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1-3 October 2009, Amsterdam Graduate Philosophy Conference on "Meaning and Truth" (AGPC'09), Amsterdam

Date: 1-3 October 2009
Location: Amsterdam
Deadline: 10 June 2009

The conference is dedicated to exploring new ideas on what has been and remains a fundamental theme in the philosophy of language, namely, the relation between meaning and truth. We invite papers from young researchers who have an original contribution to make regarding the role of truth in a theory of meaning, the role of meaning in a theory of truth, or even the question of whether meaning and truth are actually related in an interesting way.

The conference is motivated by the ongoing debates and discussions that pose new challenges on how to conceive of meaning and of truth, and the relation between them. Some areas of interest here include: truth-functional vs. proof-theoretic semantics; semantic theories of truth; the role of context in interpretation; semantic normativity; deflationism; meaning as use; inferentialism; compositionality; vagueness; the semantics-pragmatics interface; language evolution.

The program committee invites submissions in the form of short papers (not longer than 4000 words) accompanied by short abstracts (not longer than 500 words). The deadline for submission is June 10 and it should follow the on-line submission form, available on the conference website. Candidates eligible for submission are graduate students and those who have completed a doctoral dissertation within the last three years.

For more information, please visit the conference website at http://www.illc.uva.nl/agpc/agpc09/, or contact

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