"Varieties of Nonfactual Discourse"

Fri, Dec 11, 2015, 4:00 pm
Location: 
Bowl 2 Robertson
Speaker(s): 

Department of Philosophy Colloquium

Abstract:

Superficially descriptive language can fail to be fully factual in different ways. I compare and contrast three such ways, fixating on the language of epistemic modality, normative discourse, and aspects of spatial talk.