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Philosopher Stephen Yablo to deliver Inaugural New York Institute of Philosophy Lectures, “Topics and Topicology”–April 18, 22, and 25

March 10, 2014
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Stephen Yablo, professor of philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the inaugural New York Institute of Philosophy Lectures on April 18, 22, and 25, from 5-7 p.m. each day, with a reception to follow.

The April 18 and 22 lectures will be held at NYU’s School of Law, 40 Washington Square South, Greenberg Lounge (between Sullivan and MacDougal Streets), and the April 25 lecture will be held at NYU’s Department of Philosophy, 5 Washington Place, Room 101 (at Mercer St.).

Yablo is a philosopher of language and mind who works on issues of truth, existence, possibility, and content. His current research is concerned with subject matter as a neglected aspect of meaning. His main non-technical papers are collected in Thoughts and Things (Oxford 2009, 2010). Aboutness will be appearing this spring with Princeton University Press.

The lecture series, entitled “Topics and Topicology,” explores the aboutness-properties of sentences, with a view to finding work for sentential subject matter in various parts of philosophy. Topics to be discussed include some or all of partial truth, assertive content, extrapolation of concepts, confirmation, conditionals, desire attribution, and obligation.

The series is co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Philosophy. The event is free and open to the public, which may call 212.998.9056 or email am3565@nyu.edu for more information. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street) or N, R (8th Street).

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