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Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

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9-11 September 2009, Phloxshop 2: Modality, Berlin, Germany

Date: 9-11 September 2009
Location: Berlin, Germany
Deadline: 1 May 2009

The research group phlox organizes a workshop on modality with Dorothy Edgington and Keith Hossack as keynote speakers. The workshop will focus on counterfactual reasoning, modal knowledge, and modal idioms in natural language.

Questions that may be addressed include, but are not limited to, the following:
- What strength or kind of modality is expressed in different sorts of everyday modal idioms?
- What role does metaphysical possibility play for non-philosophical reasoning?
- Is knowledge of counterfactuals prior to knowledge of possibilities and necessities?
- Can modal knowledge be grounded in knowledge of some non-modal facts?

For more information, see http://phloxshop2.wordpress.com/ or write to .

The research group phlox is inviting submissions for the workshop. The deadline for submission of paper abstracts is the 1st of May 2009.

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