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Published on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by Loïc Le Pape

Summary

On the one hand, the concept of identity naturally enters the discussion concerning many types of paradox that are not, primarily, about identity itself. On the other hand, there are a number of paradoxes considered as paradoxes of identity in which identity is apparently the concept generating the paradox (e.g., the ship of Theseus paradox, Chrysippus's paradox, the paradox of change, the paradox of constitution). The goal of the workshop is to discuss philosophical, logical and linguistic aspects of paradoxes in which the notion of identity plays a role. More specifically, we wish to examine whether the so-called paradoxes of identity really are paradoxes of identity in the sense that their paradoxicality is primarily connected to the concept of identity; and we want to investigate the role of concepts of identity in connection with the formulation/solution of other types of paradoxes.

Announcement

CNRS research unit "Savoirs, Textes, Langage" http://stl.recherche.univ-lille3.fr/

Workshop Description

On the one hand, the concept of identity naturally enters the discussion concerning many types of paradox that are not, primarily, about identity itself. On the other hand, there are a number of paradoxes considered as paradoxes of identity in which identity is apparently the concept generating the paradox (e.g., the ship of Theseus paradox, Chrysippus's paradox, the paradox of change, the paradox of constitution).

The goal of the workshop is to discuss philosophical, logical and linguistic aspects of paradoxes in which the notion of identity plays a role. More specifically, we wish to examine whether the so-called paradoxes of identity really are paradoxes of identity in the sense that their paradoxicality is primarily connected to the concept of identity; and we want to investigate the role of concepts of identity in connection with the formulation/solution of other types of paradoxes. The language of the workshop is English.

Invited speakers

  • Jonathan Lowe (Durham)
  • David Nicolas (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)
  • Manuel Rebuschi (Nancy)
  • Gerhard Schaden (Lille 3)

Submission Guidelines

We invite submissions presenting novel contributions to the topic from the viewpoints of philosophy, logic and/or linguistics.

Up to 4 papers will be accepted for presentation at the workshop.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Identity and logic
  • Identity, change,  and paradox
  • Identity, composition, and paradox
  • Identity, counting, and paradox
  • Relative identity and paradox

The language of the workshop is English.

Papers should be around 4000 words (7-8 pages) and should be suitable for a 30-minute presentation.

All papers should be prepared for blind review and should be emailed as attached pdf-files to the organizers: ronzitti@gmail.com, tero.tulenheimo@univ-lille3.fr.

The deadline is January 16, 2013.

Contact: ronzitti@gmail.com, tero.tulenheimo@univ-lille3.fr

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: January 16, 2013
  • Notification of acceptance: February 28, 2013
  • Workshop: April 11-12, 2013, in Lille, France

Program Committee

  • Giuseppina Ronzitti (STL)
  • Tero Tulenheimo (STL, Lille 3)

Places

  • Lille, France (59)

Date(s)

  • Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Keywords

  • identité, logique, linguistique, métaphysique, paradoxe, philosophie analytique

Contact(s)

  • Tero Tulenheimo
    courriel : tero [dot] tulenheimo [at] univ-lille3 [dot] fr
  • Giuseppina Ronzitti
    courriel : ronzitti [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Tero Tulenheimo
    courriel : tero [dot] tulenheimo [at] univ-lille3 [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Identity and Paradox », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, https://calenda.org/224601

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