Connecticut Institute for Brain and Cog. Sciences will host their annual Meet and Speak Event on March 28 in Oak Hall 101. Our ECOM Coordinator, Aliyar Ozercan will give short talk on Mental states and language development.
Here is the program of the event:
One of the most active members of ECOM, Drew Johnson, will be giving a talk with the title, “The Proper Function of Ethical Judgment: Towards a Biosemantic Theory of Ethical Thought and Discourse” at the North Carolina Philosophical Society meeting on March 27-28 at UNC Asheville. Go Drew!
Our director, Dorit Bar-On, has received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship for next year for completion of her book. The title of her project is the same as ECOM: “Expression, Communication, and Origins of Meaning” and it aims to develop her her neo-expressivist approach to the issue of continuities and discontinuities between animal communication and human language. Congrats Dorit!
ECOM director Dorit Bar-On has been invited to give a keynote address at the annual conference of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology (ESPP) 2020 (31st August – 3rd September 2020) in Leipzig, Germany. The aim of the Society is to promote interaction between philosophers, psychologists, and linguists on issues of common concern. ESPP is a great interdisciplinary venue. ECOM members are encouraged to submit papers to this conference – submissions will be solicited beginning in January 2020, so stay tuned!
Our member, Ryo Tanaka gave a talk at the 7th Nagoya Meta-Philosophy Workshop on August 9th in Japan, titled “Does Linguistic Understanding Require Knowledge of Meaning?”.
One of the most active members of our group, Drew Johnson, will give a talk titled “Deep Disagreement, Hinge Commitments, and Intellectual Humility” at the 2019 meeting of the Alabama Philosophical Society, September 27-28.
Good luck, Drew!
Our member, Phillip Barron has been awarded one of the Outstanding Student Paper awards for his paper submitted to the American Society of Aesthetics conference in October. See the link below.
The paper, “The role of poetry in Daoist texts,” was his seminar paper for Alexus McLeod’s graduate seminar on Early Chinese Philosophy from last fall.
ECOM member and ECOM Summer ’19 Graduate Research Fellow Ryo Tanaka will be giving talks in Kanazawa University, Tokyo University, Forum for Young Philosophers, and University of Salzburg in the upcoming weeks. We wish him good luck! The titles and dates are,
“Normativity of Meaning and Theories of Linguistic Understanding,” the Annual Meeting for the Japan Society for Philosophy of Science, Kanazawa University, June 19.
“Knowledge of Meaning?: Reconciling the Epistemic Intuitions and Empirical Theories of Linguistic Understanding,” Forum for Young Philosophers, Tokyo, July 13.
“Do We ‘Know’ Meaning?,” Workshop on Philosophy of Language at Tokyo University, July 24.
“Knowledge of Meaning?: Reconciling the Epistemic Intuitions and Empirical Theories of Linguistic Understanding,” SOPhiA 2019 (Salzburg Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy, 10th annual meeting), University of Salzburg, Austria, Sep 18-20.
ECOM member and coordinator Aliyar Ozercan received IBACS-BIRC Research Assistantship in Neuroimaging for 2019-2020 academic year. As an IBRAiN fellow, he will provide a teaching resource to help BIRC users design and implement experimental procedures for fMRI, EEG, TMS and other methodologies, provide resources for data analysis, and oversee use of equipment by others. Congratulations, Aliyar!