Since John Perry presented the distinction between narrow and wide context, indexicality and context dependence have been treated as separate phenomena. The difficulties faced by the attempts of extending the indexical approach to other context dependent expressions that are not overtly indexical brought to extreme forms of contextualism, where lexical meaning disappears in favour of radical forms of context dependence (grab bag theory is but one of the many developments of this kind). The workshop addresses the challenge of radical contextualism and aims at exploring which notions of context are better suited to account for the underdetermination of meaning.
Sponsored by Northwestern Italian Philosophy Consortium FINO
with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo
J. PWe might consider this meeting as a sequel of the Conferences:
Warsaw (June 2016) Context Cognition Communication
Berlin (September 2016): What is Said and What is Meant
K. Von Heusinger. K. Turner, Current Research in the Semantics Pragmatics Interface
S. Pistoria Reda, 2014, Pragmatics, Semantics and the case of scalar Implicatures
F.Domaneschi-C.Penco 2013: What is Said and What is not
J. Perry 2012 Reference and Reflexivity, 2nd. ed. CSLI
M. Garcia Carpintero-M.Kölber 2008: Relative Truth
G. Preyer G. Peter 2005: Context Sensitivity and Semantic Minimalism
S. Predelli 2005, Contexts, Oxford: Clarendon press.
C. Bianchi 2004: The Semantics/Pragmatics Distinction
K.von Heusinger, J. Peregrin, K. Turner 2003: When Semantics Meets Pragmatics