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VIth Montreal Workshop on Nominalism

VIth MONTREAL WORKSHOP ON NOMINALISM:

NOMINALIST STRATEGIES IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE

6 – 7 May 2011
University of Quebec at Montreal
Thérèse-Casgrain Hall
(455, Boul. René-Lévesque East)
Room W-5215

Friday, May 6

9H45 : OPENING OF THE WORKSHOP

10H : Chair : Alain VOIZARD (UQAM)
Claude PANACCIO (UQAM): What is Nominalism?

11H : COFFEE BREAK

11H30 :  Chair : Susan BROWER-TOLAND (Saint-Louis U.)
Gyula KLIMA (Fordham U.): Ontological Reduction by Logical Analysis and the Primitive Vocabulary of Mentalese

12H30 : LUNCH

14H : Chair: Antoine CÔTÉ (U. of Ottawa)
John MARENBON (Cambridge U.): How Parsimonious was Abelard’s Ontology?

15H :
Peter KING (U. of Toronto): Abelard’s Semantic Deflationism

16H : COFFEE BREAK

16H30 : Chair : Claude LAFLEUR (U. Laval)
Henrik LAGERLUND (U. of Western Ontario): Nominalism and Grammar: Peter of Ailly on Modist Grammar

19H : BANQUET

Saturday, May 7

10H : Chair: Sara MAGRIN (UQAM)
Calvin NORMORE (U. McGill & UCLA): The Long Road to Hobbes (and Descartes?): Mental Language, Nominalism and the 16th Century

11H : COFFEE BREAK

11H30 : Chair : David PICHÉ (U. of Montreal)
Michael LOSONSKY (Colorado State U.): Nominalism, Meaning and Language in Locke and Leibniz

12H30 : LUNCH

14H : Chair: Margaret CAMERON (U. of Victoria)
Walter OTT (Virginia Tech): The Nominalist’s Problem with Relations

15H :
Benjamin HILL (U. of Western Ontario): Realism without Forms: Non-Conventionalism in Locke’s Semantics of the Names of Modes

16H : COFFEE BREAK

16H30 :  Chair : Riccardo STROBINO (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)
Dario PERINETTI (UQAM): Meaning and Confusion in Hume

17H30 : END OF WORKSHOP

DISCUSSANTS include:  Susan BROWER-TOLAND, Margaret CAMERON (U. of Victoria), Antoine CÔTÉ (U. of Ottawa), Claude LAFLEUR (Laval U.), Sara MAGRIN (UQAM), David PICHÉ (U. of Montreal), Riccardo STROBINO (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa) and Alain VOIZARD (UQAM).

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