Centered Content and Communication Workshop. Barcelona, 31 May - 2 June, 2012.

Centered Content and Communication Workshop

Barcelona, 31 May - 2 June 2012.

The topic of the workshop will include issues such as how to best understand the communication of centered content; what kinds of utterances, if any, involve centered/self-locating content?  Should the communication of such content be handled at the level of semantics or at the level of pragmatics? What is the best framework for such information exchange? Can an account of centered content shed light on related issues in the philosophy of language such as epistemic modals, knowledge claims, and predicates of personal taste?


Brian Ball, Oxford University

Maite Ezcurdia, UNAM, and Carla Merino, Princeton University

Kathrin Glüer-Pagin, Stockholm University

Robin Jeshion, University of Southern California

Dirk Kindermann, St.Andrews

Emar Maier, University of Groningen

Michael Nelson, University of California, Riverside

Dilip Ninan, Tufts University

Peter Pagin, Stockholm University

Francois Recanati, Institut Jean-Nicod

Isidora Stojanovic, Institut Jean-Nicod

Clas Weber, Australian National University



Thursday, 31 May

9:00-10:30 Emar Maier, "Parasitic Attitudes" (available on-line, password protected)

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:15 Dilip Ninan, "Counterfactual Attitudes and Multi-Centered Worlds"  (available on-line, password protected)

12:15-14:15 Lunch

14:15-15:45 Maite Ezcurdia and Carla Merino, "De Se Thoughts and Names"

15:45-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-17:30 Francois Recanati, "Indexical Thought : The Communication Problem"


Friday, 1 June

09:00-10:30 Michael Nelson, "Time and Person in Thought"

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:15 Kathrin Glüer, "Is the Content of Perceptual Experience Centered?"

12:15-13:45 Robin Jeshion, "Descriptivism and the Representation of Spatial Location"

13:45-15:45 Lunch

15:45-17:15 Brian Ball, "On Centered Worlds and the Semantics of Attitude Ascriptions"

17:15-17:30 Coffe break

17:30-19:00 Peter Pagin, "Communicative Success and Indexicals"

20:30 Workshop Dinner

Saturday, 2 June

9:30-11:00 Clas Weber, "Centered Communication" (available on-line, password protected)

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:00 Dirk Kinderman, "Varieties of Centering and the Common Ground"

13:00-15:00 Lunch

15:00-16:30 Isidora Stojanovic, "Speaking of Oneself"


Download the abstracts here (password protected)

Downolad the program here


No registration fee, but if interested in attending please contact

The workshop is organized by Manuel García-Carpintero (UB) and Stephan Torre (PERSP, UB) and sponsored by LOGOS and PERSP.

Assistant to the organization: Gonçalo Santos (UB)


Type of event: 
Thu, 2012-05-31 - Sat, 2012-06-02
Residència Investigadors del CSIC. C/Hospital 64, 08001, Barcelona