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.
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