We’ll be organising a conference on inferentialist accounts of the meaning and of our understanding of logical expressions (and other expressions too). The conference will be held in London, at the Institute of Philosophy, on March 19-20 2015.

Invited speakers: Corine Besson (Sussex), Paul Boghossian (NYU), Matthew Chrisman (Edinburgh), Sinan Dogramaci (Austin), Gil Harman (Princeton), Gail Leckie (Sussex), Ian Rumfitt (Birmingham), Joshua Schechter (Brown).


March 19

  • 9:00-10:30 Paul Boghossian (NYU): Inference and Inferential Semantics
  • 10:30-11:00     Coffee break
  • 11:00-12:30 Sinan Dogramaci (Austin): Why Is a Valid Inference a Good Inference?
  • 12:30-2:00 Lunch
  • 2:00-3:30 Matthew Chrisman (Edinburgh): Metanormative Theory and the Meaning of Deontic Modals
  • 3:30-4:00 Coffee break
  • 4:00-5:30 Gail Leckie (Sussex, Oxford): Logical Expressions and Knowledge How
  • 7:00 Dinner

March 20

  • 9:00-10:30 Gil Harman (Princeton): Reasoning
  • 10:30-11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00-12:30 Corine Besson (Sussex): Lewis Carroll and the Normativity of Logic
  • 12:30-2:00 Lunch
  • 2:00-3:30 Joshua Schechter (Brown): Small Steps and Great Leaps in Thought: The Epistemology of Basic Deductive Rules
    Deductive Rules
  • 3:30-4:00 Coffee break
  • 4:00-5:30 Ian Rumfitt (Birmingham): Against Harmony

A printable copy of the programme with abstracts can be downloaded here.


Venue: Room G37, Senate House, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU, ground floor.

The conference is funded by the Institute of Philosophy, the British Academy, the Aristotelian Society, and the Mind Association.