quinta-feira, 4 de outubro de 2012

Workshop "Identity and Paradox"

CNRS research unit "Savoirs, Textes, Langage"
Lille, France, April 11-12, 2013


Organizers: 
Giuseppina Ronzitti (STL), 
Tero Tulenheimo (STL, Lille 3)


Workshop Description

On the one hand, the concept of identity naturally enters the discussion concerning many types of 
paradox that are not, primarily, about identity itself. On the other hand, there are a number of 
paradoxes considered as paradoxes of identity in which identity is apparently the concept 
generating the paradox (e.g., the ship of Theseus paradox, Chrysippus's paradox, the paradox of 
change, the paradox of constitution).

The goal of the workshop is to discuss philosophical, logical and linguistic aspects of paradoxes in 
which the notion of identity plays a role. More specifically, we wish to examine whether the so-
called paradoxes of identity really are paradoxes of identity in the sense that their paradoxicality is 
primarily connected to the concept of identity; and we want to investigate the role of concepts of 
identity in connection with the formulation/solution of other types of paradoxes.

Invited speakers:

Jonathan Lowe (Durham)

and

David Nicolas (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)
Manuel Rebuschi (Nancy)
Gerhard Schaden (Lille 3)

We invite submissions presenting novel contributions to the topic from the viewpoints of 
philosophy, logic and/or linguistics. Up to 4 papers will be accepted for presentation at the 
workshop.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Identity and logic
- Identity, change,  and paradox
- Identity, composition, and paradox
- Identity, counting, and paradox
- Relative identity and paradox

Submission details

Papers should be between 3000 and 4000 words in length and should be suitable for a 30-minute 
presentation. All papers should be prepared for blind review and should be emailed as attached 
pdf-files to the organizers: ronzitti@gmail.com, tero.tulenheimo@univ-lille3.fr. The deadline is 
January 16, 2013.

Important dates:

Submission deadline: January 16, 2013
Notification of acceptance: February 28, 2013
Workshop: April 11-12, 2013


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