NEWS

New videos available

María Cerezo (UCM): "Frege's doctrines on sense (Sinn): the case of verbal tense and temporal expressions"
Luis Fernández Moreno (UCM): "On theoretical and observational terms in Putnam's theory"

New video available

Joshua Shepherd (Carleton U): "Knowledge and control"
Adam Sennet (UC Davis): "Thoughts about the Ethics of Use and Mention"

Last Wednesday Seminar

Eleonora Orlando (SADAF, U Buenos Aires): "Are thick aesthetic predicates assessment-sensitive?"

25 May 2022, 15:00:00

Online

Seminar on Language and Communication

María Cerezo (UCM): "Frege's doctrines on sense (Sinn): the case of verbal tense and temporal expressions"
Luis Fernández Moreno (UCM): "On theoretical and observational terms in Putnam's theory"

17 May 2022, 07:30:00

Taller de docencia (CS)

LAST EVENTS

 

"Are thick aesthetic predicates assessment-sensitive?"

Last Wednesday Seminar

The aim of the paper is to evaluate the prospects for an aesthetically informed assessment-sensitive semantic account of thick aesthetic predicates (TAPs) such as ‘balanced’, ‘unified’, ‘sombre’, and ‘shocking’. We distinguish two meaning dimensions concerning TAPs, truth-conditional and use-conditional or expressive, and provide a dualist semantics that posits assessment sensitivity at both levels. Then we evaluate the extent to which assessment sensitivity is an apt rendition of aesthetic discourse involving TAPs. We distinguish between experiential TAPs (‘sombre’, ‘shocking’) and theoretical TAPs (‘unified’, ‘balanced’), and argue that there is evidence for a relativistic construal both at the truth-conditional and the expressive level for experiential TAPs, but not for theoretical TAPs. Thus, an upper bound is found on how much assessment sensitivity characterises aesthetic discourse.

Eleonora Orlando

SADAF (U Buenos Aires)

VIDEOS

  • YouTube
 

The research group on Language, Action, and Thought ---at the Institute of Logic, Cognition, Language and Information (ILCLI)--- mostly focuses on the Philosophy of Language and Mind as well as on the Philosophy of Action. Most of its members are philosophers (some, in particular, the external collaborator John Perry, with a renowned international career) but it also includes linguists (Yolanda García Lorenzo and Larraitz Zubeldia) and psychologists (Aida Fernández Cotarelo), as a clear sign of its interdisciplinary nature.

An important part of our research has evolved around Critical Pragmatics, a theory created and developed by some of us, with applications to the study of linguistic communication, and important assumptions and implications about thought and action.

During the last decade, we have received several grants from the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU), the Basque Government and the Government of Spain. Currently, we are finishing a work on the explicit and implicit elements of moral, aesthetic and political discourses. We are a consolidated group of the Basque University System of category A (90,5 points, IT1032-16).

 

Address: ILCLI. UPV/EHU. Carlos Santamaria Zentroa.

Elhuyar Plaza 2. 20018. Donostia

About Us