Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Vagueness in St Andrews

I'm back in St Andrews, for some vagueness-related events: John MacFarlane's visit, the 2007 Arché Academic Audit, and the Vagueness Conference.

Oh, I was missing Arché tempo!

5 comments:

Robbie said...

Hi Dan,

Sorry I won't be around for these events. So what could vague objects possibly be?

stijn janssens said...

I hope you'll attend Leon Horsten's talk on indistinguishability. He will be presenting an argumen he and I found togehter and that we hope is a correct one. I especially hope so, because it is the key in my master thesis on formal aspects of criteria of identity. So, my fingers are crossed for comments on it.

Dan López de Sa said...

Hi Robbie!

Actually, my original plan was precisely to review critically Akiba's and your PQ papers, but I didn't manage to finish that paper, so that will have to wait for another occasion ;-).

Instead, I am going to give a paper on indeterminate reference, where I try to respond to some misgivings against the view of vagueness as semantic indecision by Merricks' and Salmon's.

(I remember having discussed with you here in St Andrews long ago about the main move: ''Kilimanjaro' refers to Kilimanjaro+' being indeterminate, as opposed to '’Kilimanjaro' refers to Kilimanjaro' (true) and ''Kilimanjaro' refers to Everest' (false).)

I really look forward to seeing what people think about that...

Dan López de Sa said...

Hi Stijn!

I will definitely attend Leon’s: the abstract looks pretty interesting! Do you know if the paper is available online?

stijn janssens said...

Hi Dan,
I'm affraid it isn't. You'll have to do with the presentation only...