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Interviews with philosophers about their new books.
New Books in Philosophy:
This symposium with Imogen Dickie and Zoltán Gendler Szabó looks like it will be interesting:
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?
Arché, where I did my PhD, are putting videos from their Conceptual Engineering project on YouTube:
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.
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.
I have read bits of it, and encountered ideas from it, now I am finally planning to read Sperber & Wilson's 'Relevance' properly.
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.
This is the best advice for writing a #philosophy essay that I know of: http://www.jimpryor.net/teaching/guidelines/writing.html
KCL are advertising a 12 month lectureship in Modern/religion:
Angelika Kratzer is giving a lecture series at UCL:
King's College London are hiring for three positions:
* Lecturer in Philosophy (Philosophy of Science) https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BQS687/lecturer-in-philosophy-philosophy-of-science
* Lecturer in Philosophy (Continental) https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BQS735/lecturer-in-philosophy-continental
* Lecturer in Ancient Philosophy https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BQH608/lecturer-in-ancient-philosophy
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