Logos

Logic, Language and Cognition Research Group

Philosophy of language/ Metaethics

GOAL
 
• examine metaphysical, epistemological, psychological, and
semantic issues concerning moral thought and talk in
contemporary metaethics.
• questions of interest: Are there moral facts? If there are, are they
objective? What is the nature of moral judgment? Are moral
judgments more like belief or more like desire? What relationship
is there, if any, between the nature of moral judgment and the
conventional meaning of moral language? What is the connection
between making a moral judgment and being motivated to act in
accordance with it?
• examine issues in debates between Cognitivism vs. Expressivism
vs. Hybrid theories
• investigate prospects of resolving the Frege-Geach problem;
• examine issues about moral truth and moral disagreements
• discuss recent literature on slurs and pejoratives and the
prospects of the analogy between moral terms and pejorative/slur
terms



Sessions

  • 1. Stephen Barker

    Is Value Content a Component of Conventional Implicature?

    11 November 2014

    16:00

  • 2. Stephen Finlay

    Value and Implicature

    18 November 2014

    16:00

  • 3. Stephen Barker

    Pure versus Hybrid Expressivism and the Enigma of Conventional Implicature

    25 November 2014

    16:00

  • 4. Mark Schroeder

    Truth In Hybrid Semantics

    02 December 2014

    16:00

  • 5. Laura Schroeter and Francois Schroeter

    Why Go Hybrid? A Cognitivist Alternative to Hybrid Theories of Normative Judgment

    09 December 2014

    16:00

  • 6. David Copp

    Can a Hybrid Theory Have it Both Ways? Moral Thought, Open Questions and Moral Motivation

    16 December 2014

    16:00

  • 7. Alex Silk

    How to Be an Ethical Expressivist

    20 January 2015

    16:00

  • 8

    27 January 2015

    16:00

  • 9

    02 February 2015

    16:00

  • 10

    10 February 2015

    16:00

  • 11

    17 February 2015

    16:00

  • 12

    24 February 2015

    16:00

  • 13

    10 March 2015

    16:00

  • 14

    17 March 2015

    16:00

  • 15

    24 March 2015

    16:00

  • 16

    31 March 2015

    16:00

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