Research Group
in Analytic Philosophy

Expressive Speech, Expressive Action

Some representations are prima facie hybrids. By ‘representations’ we refer to activities such as linguistic speech acts, communicative acts in different media, the products of such activities, and the mental states or attitudes that these activities and their products typically express or aim to produce. In this workshop, we will explore two of dimensions of such representations: expressive actions and expressive speech.


DAY 1, October 19


9:30 – 11:00: Chris Bennet. “An Expressive Theory of Emotion: the Case of Guilt”

Coffee Break: 30 min

11:30 – 13:00: Marta Cabrera. “Smiling versus Jumping for Joy: Lessons from the Debate on Expressive Action”

13:00 – 14:30: LUNCH

14:30 – 16:00: Jean Moritz Müller (Tübingen). "Emotion and Expressive Action as Forms of Acknowledgment"

Break: 15 min

16:15 – 17:45 Josep Corbí (Valencia). "Dialectical Activities and Expressive Action: The Case of Care"



DAY 2, October 20


9:30 – 11:00: Eduardo Pérez Navarro (Barcelona). "Common ground for expressivists"

Coffee Break: 30 min

11:30 – 13:00: Teresa Marques (Barcelona). “Talking of Beauty” 

13:00 – 14:30: LUNCH

14:30 – 16:00: Daniel Gregory. "Do we perform speech acts in inner speech?"

Break: 15 min 

16:15 – 17:45: Isidora Stojanovic (Jean Nicod, Paris), Bianca Cepollaro (Vita-Salute, Milan), Filippo Domaneschi (Genoa): "Literally 'a jerk'. An experimental investigation of expressive content"

Organized by:

Teresa Marques
Duccio Calosi

Attendance is free, but if you intend to attend please let us know by writing an email to, so that we can count you in for organizational purposes

This workshop is an activity of the Research Project The Philosophy of Hybrid Representations in collaboration with BIAP, is financially supported by grant PID2020-119588GB-I00 and by CEX2021-001169-M,  funded by MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033.