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13-14 March 2014, Workshop "Empirical Methods of Linguistics in Philosophy",, Dortmund (Germany)

Date: 13-14 March 2014
Location: Dortmund (Germany)
Deadline: 1 December 2013

The "experimental philosophy" movement has recently gained some momentum in the philosophical community. The movement's basic idea is to introduce experimental methods (other than thought experiments) or, more broadly conceived, empirical methods to philosophy. This workshop brings together researchers who implement empirical methods from linguistics in philosophical research.

Although the focus of the workshop is on the use of such methods in philosophy, both philosophers and linguists will be involved. Each of the workshop sessions will open with a paper demonstrating the application of a specific linguistic method in philosophy. This paper will be followed by two peer commentaries, one by a linguist, the other by a philosopher. The primary purpose of the workshop is exploratory: The potential applications, the benefits and the limits of linguistic methods in philosophy stand in need of clarification. The secondary purpose is to create a networking opportunity for researchers who employ (and those who intend to employ) empirical methods from linguistics in philosophy.

For more information, see the workshop page at PhilEvents: http://philevents.org/event/show/11885.

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