PALMYR X: Logic and the Use of Language

PALMYR X will be hosted jointly by the Institut Jean Nicod (IJN) and the Institut d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (IHPST). All talks will take place in the meeting room at the École Normale Supérieure, Pavillon Jardin, 29 Rue d'Ulm, on the ground floor of the building. The meeting will start on Friday at 14:45.

Note: Not only that Kit Fine is our keynote speaker, but there will be a Kit Fine feast around the PALMYR meeting. On Friday, 20 May, between 11:00 and 13:00, he will give a talk in the Jean Nicod Colloquium, entitled "Counterfactuals without Possible Worlds". The location is the same as for the PALMYR meeting. For those of you who stay over the weekend, there will be a third lecture at IJN, on Monday, 23 May, from 14:00 to 16:00, in the Salle des Actes at the École Normale Supérieure, 45 Rue d'Ulm, entitled "The Possibility of Vagueness". You are cordially invited to attend all these lectures. Kit Fine's visit was made possible by Paul Egré's ANR project "Cognitive Origins of Vagueness".



Keynote speaker

Kit Fine (New York)
"Truthmaker Semantics"


Confirmed participants

Theodora Achourioti (Amsterdam) 
"Truth and Natural Language"
Comments: Denis Bonnay (Paris)

Inés Crespo (Amsterdam)
"Certainty in Pain and Taste"
Comments: Nat Hansen (Paris)

Angelika Port & Maria Aloni (Amsterdam)
"The German Irgendein and Its Various Readings"
Comments: Nicholas Asher (Toulouse) & Julie Hunter (Paris)

Robert van Rooij (Amsterdam)
"Why is Language Vague?"
Comments: Paul Egré & David Spector (Paris)

Olivier Roy (München)
"Substantive Assumptions and the Use of Language in Interaction" (joint work with Eric Pacuit, Tilburg)
Comments: Matthijs Westera (Amsterdam)

Katrin Schultz (Amsterdam)
"Conditionals between Syntax and Semantics"
Comments: Friederike Moltmann (Paris)

Lucian Zagan (Amsterdam)
"Vagueness, Bivalence, and What Is Said"
Comments: Jonas Åkerman (Paris & Stockholm)

Liying Zhang (Beijing & Amsterdam)
"Reasoning with Generics and Induction"
Comments: Isabelle Drouet (Paris)


Conference files

You can download the PALMYR X poster here.

The programme of our meeting is posted here.

Here you can download the book of abstracts.



If you have any questions, please direct them to the organising committee: Alexandra Arapinis (IHPST, Paris), Inés Crespo (ILLC, Amsterdam), Isidora Stojanovic (IJN, Paris), and Lucian Zagan (ILLC, Amsterdam). Many thanks to Marco Vervoort for helping us with the website!