values in context

Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon

23-24 May 2013

‘A thousand different sentiments, excited by the same object, are all right’, wrote David Hume, ‘because no sentiment represents what is really in the object … Beauty is no quality in things themselves’ (Of the Standard of Taste, 1757)

Dispositional accounts of the properties expressed by value predicates elaborate on the apparent mind-dependence of the properties at stake, and contextualism seems to provide a coherent semantic explanation for the expression of a ‘thousand different sentiments excited by the same object’. This workshop provides a forum for the discussion of contextualist accounts of value predicates.

The workshop is organized by the LanCog Group of the Philosophy Center at the University of Lisbon.

  • Speakers

Tim Sundell, Kentucky
David Plunkett, Dartmouth
Pekka Väyrynen, Leeds
Gunnar Björnsson, Umeå
Isidora Stojanovic, UPF Barcelona
Josh Parsons, Corpus Christi, Oxford
Dan López de Sa, LOGOS/UB Barcelona

Local organizers:

Teresa Marques, Luís Duarte d’Almeida, Fiora Salis, José Mestre, Gonçalo Santos, Célia Teixeira.

  • Sponsors

LanCog – Research Group in Language, Mind and Cognition
FCT Project – Online Companion PTDC/FIL-FIL/121209/2010
FCT project Contextualism, Relativism and Practical Conflicts and Disagreement — EuroUnders/0001/2010
FCT – Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, Ministério da Educação e Ciência
CFUL – Centro de Filosofia, Universidade de Lisboa
FLUL – Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa
QREN – Quadro de Referência Estratégico Nacional

Pastéis de Belém

Cafés Delta




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