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23-24 September 2016, Truth: Deflationism & Beyond, Alghero, Italy

Date: 23-24 September 2016
Location: Alghero, Italy
Deadline: 3 July 2016

*CFP** Truth: Deflationism and Beyond*
Alghero (Italy) 23-24 September 2016
University of Sassari

Invited Speakers

Marian David Pascal Engel Paul Horwich David Liggins Jeremy Wyatt


The last thirty years have witnessed a veritable explosion of the philosophical debate on truth. The touchpaper which lit the fuse for this was undoubtedly the Deflationist Renaissance (half a century after the seminal work of Ramsey) that took place starting from the Seventies. By arguing on the merits and shortcomings of deflationism, philosophers have come to broaden and deepen the discussion on truth even beyond the boundaries of deflationism itself.

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers working on truth, both advocates and critics of deflationary conceptions, in order to take stock of deflationism about truth and of its implications in fields such as metaphysics, logics, epistemology, meta-ethics. We invite therefore submissions of abstracts aiming at evaluating in some respect deflationary conceptions of truth. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Deflationism and the general facts about truth.
  • Deflationism and the correspondence intuition.
  • Deflationism and so-called factual-defective discourse.
  • Deflationism and the normativity of truth.
  • Deflationism and paradoxes.
  • Deflationism and alethic-pluralism.
  • Deflationism and alethic-relativism.
  • The 'unsubstantiality' of truth.

Call For Papers

7 slots are open for submitted papers. Submissions should include a title and an abstract of about 1000 words. They must be received by *July 3rd, 2016*. Abstract should be submitted as blind PDF documents, and emailed to the following address: . Please include your name, affiliation, and contact information in the body of the e-mail. Notification of decisions is expected by July 3rd, 2016. Selected papers may be considered for publication in a volume of conference proceedings.

Conference Organizers

Important Dates

  • Deadline for abstracts submission: *July 3rd, 2016*.
  • Notification of acceptance of proposals: *July 31st, 2016*
  • Convention: *23-24 September, 2016*

For general inquiries please contact

Marco Marongiu:

Research projects involved

The conference is organized in partnership with the Italian 2012 PRIN Project 'Models and Inferences in Science', Sassari Research Unit Project on 'Grounding: fundamental properties, casual efficacy and truth-making models'.

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