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CUNYColloq: Kate Ritchie
September 21, 2016 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Each colloquium will be held on Wednesday at 4:15 P.M.
All colloquia will take place at the Graduate Center in rooms 9204/9205 except as otherwise noted.
Kate Ritchie (CUNY City College)
“Social Groups and Group Nouns”
Abstract: In this talk I sketch a view of certain kinds of social groups (things
like teams and committees). I then argue that this metaphysical picture of
social groups can be used to capture the semantic behavior of group nouns
(terms like ‘team’ and ‘committee’).