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NYIP: Stephen Yablo
April 18, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Inaugural New York Institute of Philosophy Lectures featuring Stephen Yablo (MIT) will be held on April 18th, April 22nd, and April 25th, 5-7pm each day, with a reception to follow. The April 18th and April 22nd lectures will be held in the Greenberg Lounge (NYU Law School, 40 Washington Square South) and the April 25th lecture will be held at 5 Washington Place, Room 101. Title/abstract are below.
Topics and Topicology
Sentences “express” propositions and are “about” topics, or subject matters. These two types of semantic correlate have traditionally been treated separately. But it is possible to combine them into a single object, a so-called directed proposition. A theory of directed propositions is developed and applied to issues such as asserted content, conditionals, desire, and obligation.