Research in the L&M group focuses on philosophical issues about language and mind. We have a broad range of interests; in recent semesters, we have discussed topics including the foundations of formal semantic theory, slurs and pejoratives, the distinction between semantics and pragmatics, context-sensitivity, the experience of time, mental representation in humans and animals, the relation between consciousness and personal identity, and more.
Dr Derek Ball, Dr Ephraim Glick, Dr Simon Prosser
PhD Students: Marvin Backes, Lisa Bastian, Matthew Cameron, Miguel Egler, Josh Habgood-Coote, Ethan Landes, Poppy Mankowitz, Travis Manuel, Deborah Marber, Lewis Ross, Mona Simion, Wes Skolits, Ravi Thakral, Sara Vikesdal, Alper Yavuz
Language and Mind group meets on a weekly basis to discuss a variety of issues in philosophy of language and/or philosophy of mind. These seminars take place every Tuesday (during Arché semesters) 12:00 - 14:00. For details of the current program and venue see the Arché Calendar.
Semantics Reading Group (ASG) meets every Friday (during Arché semesters) 14:00 - 16:00 in Edgecliffe G03. For details of the current programme, see Arché Calendar.
June 2016: Concepts and Understanding
June 2017: Slurring and Swearing