Fourth Philosophy of Language and Mind Conference

PLM is a European network of centers devoted to the Philosophy of Language and Mind. PLM was founded in 2010 and organizes international conferences, workshop and master classes taught by leading experts in the field  (see

The Fourth PLM conference will take place:

Venue: Ruhr University Bochum

Time: 21-23 September 2017

Conference Homepage:

Plenary Speakers:

  • Emma Borg (U Reading)
  • Ophelia Deroy (LMU Munich & IP London)
  • Paul Egré (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)
  • Max Kölbel (U Vienna)
  • Nikola Kompa (U Osnabrück)
  • Bence Nanay (U Antwerp)
  • Albert Newen (U Bochum)
  • Markus Werning (U Bochum)

Organization: Markus Werning (speaker), Albert Newen and Heinrich Wansing

PLM Board/Member Institutions:

Call for Papers 

The conference welcomes the submission of abstracts in the areas of philosophy of language (widely construed, including philosophical logic and philosophy of linguistics) and philosophy of mind (including philosophy of psychology and cognitive science). Abstracts accepted as talks will be allocated 40 minutes, including 10 minutes of discussion. In addition, we will allow for poster presentations.

Submission of Abstracts 

Abstracts should be anonymous, not more than two pages of A4 (1 inch margins, 11 Times Roman) and submitted as a pdf file via EasyChair at:

Submission opens:  1 April 2017

Submission closes: 15 June 2017

Notification of acceptance: 30 July 2017 

Registration opens: 1 August 2017

Publication of Selected Papers:

Selected papers from all three previous PLM conferences have been published in special issues of Synthese or Review of Philosophy and Psychology. A similar special issue with selected papers is intended for PLM4.