2nd Graduate International Summer School in Cognitive Sciences and Semantics; 19.-29.7.2010, Latvia

Second Graduate International Summer School in Cognitive Sciences and  Semantics

19-29 July 2010

Analytic Pragmatism, Semantic Inferentialism, and Logical Expressivism

Robert Brandom (University of Pittsburgh)
David Beisecker (University of Nevada Las Vegas)
Michael Glanzberg (University of California, Davis)
Henry Jackman (York University)
Danielle MacBeth (Haverford College)
Mark McCullaugh (University of Guelph)
Douglas Patterson (Kansas State University)
Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer (University of Leipzig)

The Seminar will focus on three interconnected themes running through  the work of Robert Brandom: (1) Analytic Pragmatism, the project of  giving a rigorous and systematic theoretical account of the relation  between meaning and our discoursive practices, (2) Semantic  Inferentialism, the strategy of taking inference rather than  representation as one’s explanatorily basic semantic category, and (3)  Logical Expressivism, the idea that the fundamental role of logical  terms is to make explicit the inferential relations in our discursive  practices.
Prof. Brandom will be lecturing and leading seminars on all three  topics, while the other members of the faculty will be leading  seminars on historical antecedents and contemporary alternatives/ criticisms of these pragmatic, inferentialist and expressivist positions.

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Please note that applications submitted by 15 April are eligible for a discounted registration fee.

Only applications submitted by 15 April will be considered for partial  scholarships.