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Assertion and its Norms

03 jun 2019 14:00 - 05 jun 2019 13:05
3 et 4 juin :
Institut d'études avancées de Paris
17 quai d'Anjou
Hôtel de Lauzun
75004 Paris

5 juin :
École normale supérieure
Salle des Actes
45 rue d'Ulm
75005 Paris

Workshop organized by François Recanati (Insitut Jean Nicod, Collège de France), Maryam Ebrahimi Dinani (Institut Jean Nicod) and Gregory Bochner (2018-2019 Paris IAS fellow), with the support of the Paris IAS, Institut Jean Nicod, École normale supérieure, Département d’Etudes Cognitives (program “New ideas in the philosophy of mind and language”), and EUR Frontiers in Cognition


Contemporary philosophical literature has given prominence to the idea that acts of speech can be characterized, even defined, by certain norms that would constitute them. The conference is devoted to this idea of a constitutive rule, and to the application that can be made of it in the particular case of the act of assertion. In particular, the following questions will be addressed:

- Are there constitutive rules (as opposed to simply regulatory rules) and how can they be characterized?
- Are speech acts governed by such rules?
- Among the norms that govern the act of assertion (standard of truth, knowledge, sincerity, justification...), which are intended to be said to constitute this type of act?
- What are the respective merits of normative and non-normative approaches to speech acts in general, and assertion in particular?
- Is there a fundamental difference between acts such as promise, order or permission, which create rights and duties, and assertion, or can it be conceived along the lines of them?



June 3, 2019 - IEA de Paris

17 quai d’Anjou, Hôtel de Lauzun, 75004 Paris

14h - 14h15   Opening

Chair: Maryam Ebrahimi Dinani (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)

14h15 - 15h15   "Commitments and Judgements: How to Adjust the Manner and Content of your Assertions”
Manfred Krifka (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

15h25 - 16h25   “No Norm for (non-Asserted) Implicatures”
Javier Gonzalez de Prado Salas (UNED, Madrid)

16h25 - 16h55   Break

Chair: Gregory Bochner (Paris IAS)

17h - 18h   "The collectivist account of telling”
Marija Jancovic (Davidson College, Caroline du Nord)

June 4, 2019 - IEA de Paris
17 quai d’Anjou, Hôtel de Lauzun, 75004 Paris

Chair: François Recanati (Institut Jean Nicod / Collège de France)

9h45 - 10h45   "Constitutive Norms and Their Normative Conditions”
Manuel García-Carpintero (LOGOS, Universitat de Barcelona)

10h55 - 11h55   “In Defense of the Knowledge Norm of Assertion”
Jonny McIntosh (Hertford College, Oxford)

12h - 13h   Lunch Break

Chair: Sajed Tayebi (IPM, Téhéran)

13h15 - 14h15   “Two Types of Constitutive Rules"
Maryam Ebrahimi Dinani, (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)

14h25 - 15h25   “Rules and Aims: on Truth and Assertion”
Neri Marsili (LOGOS, Universitat de Barcelona)

15h25 - 15h55   Break

Chair: Merel Semeijn (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

16h - 17h   “Disagreement with a Bald-faced Liar”
Teresa Marques (LOGOS, Universitat de Barcelona)

17h10 - 18h10   “Norms of Assertion: Empirical Data”
Markus Kneer (Universität Zürich)


June 5, 2019 - École normale supérieure
Salle des Actes, 45 rue d'Ulm, 75005 Paris

Chair: Indrek Reiland (University of Edinburgh)

9h45 - 10h45   "Assertion in a Normative Pragmatics"
Bart Geurts (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)

10h55 - 11h55   "Future Contingents, Branching Time, and Assertion”
Alessio Santelli (Università degli Studi dell’Aquila)

12h05 - 13h05   "Assertion and Discursive Normativity”
Henry Ian Schiller (University of Texas, Austin)


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