CONF: Ordinary Language, Linguistics and Philosophy

Arché Research Center at the University of St. Andrews is hosting an upcoming conference on philosophical methodology. The conference is June 23-25, 2011. Below is a description of the conference and a link to the conference website.

It has become increasingly popular to claim that the subject matter of philosophy is neither linguistic nor conceptual. In this sense, it has been suggested that the so-called “linguistic turn” was a mistake and the target of philosophy properly conceived is nonconceptual and nonlinguistic (e.g., Williamson, The Philosophy of Philosophy). Despite this, philosophers still routinely appeal to ordinary linguistic use and linguistic theory in constructing and criticising philosophical theories. The contrast between the alleged target of philosophy and continued reliance on linguistic information in solving philosophical questions raises a number of issues which are the focus of this conference.

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