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22 - 26 July 2019, 2019 Hamburg Summer School on Truthmaker Semantics, Hamburg, Germany

Date: 22 - 26 July 2019
Location: Hamburg, Germany

The Phlox Research Group at Hamburg University is delighted to announce the 2019 Hamburg Summer School on Truthmaker Semantics. Truthmaker semantics is an approach to semantics that has attracted a growing amount of interest in recent years. It takes the content of a statement to be given in terms of the states that exactly verify it, wherethis is taken to require that the state-roughly, a part or fragment of a world=be wholly relevant to the truth of the statement.

In this course, after an introduction to the history, the motivations, and the basic framework of truthmaker semantics, we will survey its applications to (i) deontic and imperative logic, (ii) conditionals, (iii) partial content, (iv) intuitionistic and relevance logic, (v) Bayesian epistemology and the theory of rational belief revision, as well as (vi) natural language semantics (attitude reports, modals, and intensional definite descriptions). The Summer School will be taught by Kit Fine (NYU), Mark Jago (Nottingham), Johannes Korbmacher (Utrecht), Stephan Krämer (Hamburg), and Friederike Moltmann (Paris, NYU).

For more information, see https://hamburgersommerkurs.wordpress.com.

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