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18-19 June 2011, Conceptual Analysis and 2-D Semantics, Cologne, Germany

Date: 18-19 June 2011
Location: Cologne, Germany

Conceptual analysis continues to play an important role in philosophical practice, even though it does not always go under this label. But the method is anything but undisputed. In particular, there seems to be little point in pondering on our concepts if, as many believe, the meaning of our expressions - as well as the content of our mental states - is determined by factors which are external to us. Against this, it has been argued that two-dimensional semantics can provide the theoretical underpinnings for conceptual analysis, while reconciling it with many insights gained from arguments put forth to support externalism.

The conference focuses on issues surrounding conceptual analysis, two-dimensional semantics and their connection. Some of the envisaged topics are:
- The role of conceptual analysis in philosophical inquiry
- The interpretation and the scope of two-dimensional semantics and its bearing on conceptual analysis
- Potential applications of two-dimensional semantics to metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, and the philosophy of mind

For more information, see http://rvps2011.net/2D/ or contact Jens Kipper at .

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