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Published: 2013-12-12 at 14:45
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Language, Mind, and Knowledge
18th June – June 20th, 2014
Zagreb, Croatia

The international philosophical conference „Language, Mind, and Knowledge“ is intended to gather philosophers and other experts to discuss rich topics at the intersections of the philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and epistemology. It is expected that the participants give their talks concerning the hotly debated themes like semantic and epistemic contextualism, semantic externalism and externalism about mental content, internalism and externalism in epistemology, the role of intuitions in mathematics, sciences, and philosophy. However, the talks devoted to other related themes, deemed philosophically significant from the participants’ own perspectives and research interests, are welcome as well.

Those who would like to participate in the conference are asked to submit the abstract of their talk (less than 500 words) no later than March 1st, 2014. Together with the abstract, in your application please include the following information: the institutional affiliation and address, short biographical note, and the list of the most recent publications (up to five). The acceptance notice will be sent no later than March 15th 2014. Participants should bear in mind that papers/presentations are limited to 40 minutes, including replies and discussion.

The conference is organized by the Department of Philosophy – Centre for Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb & Society for the Advancement of Philosophy (http://en.upf.hr) at the University Campus “Borongaj” in Zagreb (http://borongaj.unizg.hr). (For the list of past conferences organised by the Department and the Society seehttp://en.upf.hr/activities/conferences.html.)

The organising committee: Ana Butković (Centre for Croatian Studies), Zvonimir Čuljak (Centre for Croatian Studies), Dušan Dožudić (Centre for Croatian Studies), Karolina Kudlek (Society for the Advancement of Philosophy), Davor Pećnjak (Institute of Philosophy/Society for the Advancement of Philosophy), Márta Ujvári (Corvinus University of Budapest).

All e-mails and applications should be sent to the following e-mail: upf@hrstud.hr.

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