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Second Call for Papers


26 September - 1 October, 2011
Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Jan Broersen (Utrecht) - Philippe de Brabanter (Paris) - Manuel Garcia-Carpintero (Barcelona) - Simone Duca (Bochum) - Andreas Herzig (Toulouse) - Katarzyna Jaszczolt (Cambridge) - Hannes Leitgeb (Munich) - Robert Matthews (Rutgers) - Friederike Moltmann (Paris) - Stephen Neale (New York) - Albert Newen (Bochum) - John Perry (Stanford) - Paul Saka (Texas) - Mark Richard (Harvard) - Daniele van de Velde (Lille) - Heinrich Wansing (Bochum) - Markus Werning (Bochum) - Dag Westerstahl (Gothenburg)

Markus Werning and Heinrich Wansing

It is with great pleasure that we announce the upcoming Semantics and Philosophy in Europe 4 conference. The conference will feature expert tutorials, symposia, roundtables, and a colloquium on the following topics:

A) The Semantics and Pragmatics of Quotation
B) The Semantics of Action Sentences
C) The Semantics and Epistemology of Mental State Ascriptions

The purpose of the SPE workshops is to enhance the dialogue between linguists and philosophers and to provide a new forum for presenting research in the interface between linguistic semantics and the related areas of philosophy (philosophy of language, logic, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, philosophy of mathematics, epistemology) . SPE takes place annually in different European cities. The previous meetings took place in Paris (SPE1, 2008), London (SPE2, 2009), and Paris (SPE3, 2010).

Submissions of abstracts (650 words including references) are invited for 30 min talks or poster presentations on each of the three themes of the conference or related topics. Submissions will be accepted via the conference website until 15 June, 2011.

Prof. Dr. Markus Werning/Prof. Dr. Heinrich Wansing
Department of Philosophy II
Ruhr University Bochum
44780 Bochum, Germany

Please direct email inquiries to

Simone Duca, Caroline Semmling, Tomoo Ueda.

Herman Cappelen (St. Andrews) - Thomas Hofweber (North Carolina) - Chris Kennedy (Chicago) - Peter Ludlow (Toronto) - Manuel Garcia-Carpintero (Barcelona) - Robert May (UC Davis) - Friederike Moltmann (Paris-Sorbonne) - Stephen Neale (CUNY) - Peter Pagin (Stockholm) - Zoltán Szabó (Yale) - Markus Werning (Bochum) - Crispin Wright (NYU & Aberdeen)

Submission opens: 1 April
Deadline for submissions: 15 June, extended until 30 June for poster presentations
Notification: 15 July
Registration opens: 1 July
Early Registration closes: 31 August
Registration closes: 23 September

We thank you in advance for passing this on to anybody who might be interested.