philosophy books podcast 

Interviews with philosophers about their new books.

New Books in Philosophy:
newbooksnetwork.com/category/p

philosophy conference 

This symposium with Imogen Dickie and Zoltán Gendler Szabó looks like it will be interesting:
research.kent.ac.uk/js2020/ple

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philosophy conference 

The Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and Mind Association is online this year:
research.kent.ac.uk/js2020/

I would have been there.

philosophy of language 

I have been thinking about a question that I would have expected to have been discussed, but I haven't come across much.

We are told that a theory of meaning for a language is important because it illuminates the question of how speakers can encounter a novel sentence and work out what it means.

Textbooks in semantics often start with this motivation. I have taught the topic this way too.

What about the task for the speaker of selecting the right sentence?

The 2020 Joint Session is moving online. I need to decide whether to participate in the open sessions by making a video of myself giving a talk. That would mean that I would have to learn how to do that well and host it somewhere.

aristoteliansociety.org.uk/the

remote philosophy talk 

I just attended my first remote philosophy talk, given by my former supervisor, on Zoom. It worked quite well. It's strange not to hear the room, especially during Q&A.

philosophy.sas.ac.uk/events/ev

Philosoophy conference 

This conference about David Lewis' work looks like it will be good:
philevents.org/event/show/7531

Philosophy 

A recent book in my field has a novel structure. There are three authors. Each contributes a chapter to each of fours parts. Part 1 describes a sort of view that they all endorse. In part 2 each defends their particular view. In part 3, each one criticises the other two. In part 4, each one writes a short response to the criticisms.

I believe the plan was for four authors.

I think that it works well. I haven't seen anybody else attempt it.

global.oup.com/academic/produc

I have read bits of it, and encountered ideas from it, now I am finally planning to read Sperber & Wilson's 'Relevance' properly.

wiley.com/en-gb/Relevance:+Com

The back cover has an endorsement by Umberto Eco.



The Joint Session 

The next Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association is 10–12 July 2020 at Kent.

aristoteliansociety.org.uk/the

fairphone 

I was at a big conference recently and I saw two . I don't think I have ever seen another in the wild before.

@Fairphone

philosophy jobs 

King's College London are hiring for three positions:

* Lecturer in Philosophy (Philosophy of Science) jobs.ac.uk/job/BQS687/lecturer
* Lecturer in Philosophy (Continental) jobs.ac.uk/job/BQS735/lecturer
* Lecturer in Ancient Philosophy jobs.ac.uk/job/BQH608/lecturer


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