Conference: The Historical and Philosophical Significance of Ayer’s Language, Truth and Logic

The MTA BTK Lendület Morals and Science Research Group, the NKFI 124970 “Empiricism and atomism in the twentieth-century Anglo-Saxon philosophy” Research Group and the Department of Sociology (University of Pécs) cordially invites you to the upcoming conference on

The Historical and Philosophical Significance of Ayer’s Language, Truth and Logic

Organizer and contact: Adam Tamas Tuboly (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Date of the conference: 19-20 September 2018.
Location of the conference: University of Pécs, Ifjúság street 6, room A329.

19 September 2018.

09:45-10:00 Opening

10:00-11:00 Andreas Vrahimis: A. J. Ayer and ‘Continental’ philosophy
11:00-12:00 Aaron Preston: Ayer’s Book of Mistakes and the Crises of Contemporary Western Culture

12:00-12:30 Coffee Break

12:30-13:30 László Kocsis: Definition versus Criterion: Ayer on the Problem of Truth and Validation

13:30-15:00 Lunch

15:00-16:00 Christoph Limbeck-Lilienau: Phenomenalism: from the Vienna Circle to Ayer

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:30 Hans-Johann Glock: Ayer’s Verificationism – Dead as a Dodo?

20 September 2018.

10:00-11:00 Siobhan Chapman: ‘Viennese bombshells’: Reactions to Language, Truth and Logic from Ayer’s philosophical contemporaries
11:00-12:00 Krisztián Pete: Ayer and Berkeley on the Meaning of Ethical and Religious Language

12:00-12:30 Coffee Break

12:30-13:30 Thomas Uebel: Other Minds in Early Ayer and Carnap

13:30-15:00 Lunch

15:00-16:00 Christian Damböck: Ayer versus Carnap on Value Statements

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

16:30-17:30 Adam Tamas Tuboly: A Cricket Game, a Train Ticket and a Vacuum to be Filled: Ayer in the Web of Fascism-debates

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