Publication

I am delighted to report that I’ve had a paper accepted by Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. It is called ‘Singular Troubles with Singleton Socrates’, and it develops a modification of Fine’s truthmaker semantics in order to make it consistent with what I argue to be a very natural view of the structure of the grounds of the existence of the singleton set of Socrates (or anybody, indeed anything, else). A penultimate version is available here.

New team member

We are delighted to announce that Singa Behrens will be joining our team as a PhD researcher, with a planned start date of 1 August. Singa’s current and recent research is focused, among other things, on the grounds of normative facts, and the question of the logical and metaphysical autonomy of the normative realm. We are very happy to have her on board!

Summer Events on Truthmaker Semantics

We are delighted to announce a conference on truthmaker semantics and its applications in philosophy and linguistics that we will organize together with Kit Fine. The conference will take place July 29-31, 2019 at the University of Hamburg. Keynote speakers are Steve Yablo, Friederike Moltmann, Mark Jago, Daniel Rothschild and Louis deRosset. More information, including the conference programme as well as abstracts for the keynotes, can be found here.

In the week before the conference, there will also be a Summer School on the topic of Truthmaker Semantics taught by Kit Fine, Mark Jago, Friederike Moltmann, Johannes Korbmacher, and Stephan Krämer. The Summer School is organized by the Phlox Research Group. More information is available at https://hamburgersommerkurs.wordpress.com.

 

Videos of talks

We are pleased to announce that video recordings are now available of some of the talks from our recent first RelEvent — a workshop on Varieties of Relevance. Click here to see talks by Gerhard Schurz on Relevance in the Theory of Confirmation and by Hannes Leitgeb on Relevance: Semantics, Logic, and the Logic of Belief. Thanks to the Lecture2Go team at the University of Hamburg for providing these!

Still talking talks

Some more talks by group members are upcoming:

  • Stephan will be speaking about Difference-Making in Truthmaker Semantics at ConceptLab in Oslo (13 Nov 2018)
  • Martin will be speaking on Essence and Actuality at a Workshop on Necessity and Essence in Tübingen (23 Nov 2018)
  • Stephan will be speaking about Higher-Degree Exact Entailments at a Workshop on Hyperintensionality in Utrecht (23-24 Nov 2018)