SUMMER 2013 Reading GRoup
Monday, June 17, 2-3:30
- John Searle. 2006. “Social Ontology: Some Basic Principles.” Anthropological Theory, Vol 6(1): 12–29.
Also of interest: Daniel Little’s blog post on Searle
Monday, July 8, 2-3:30
Reading: Sarah-Jane Leslie, “Hillary Clinton is the only man in the Obama administration:
Dual Character Concepts, Generics, and Gender"
Useful background reading:
Joshua Knobe et al. 2013. "Dual character concepts and the normative dimension of conceptual representation" (if you go through Vera you should be able to access this for free).
Discussion Leader: ??
Monday, July 29, 2-3:30 << RESCHEDULED to Monday, August 19, 2:30-3:30
Reading: (note from Rebecca)The main survey reading is by Reimer and Camp, "Metaphor" in the Handbook of Philosophy of Language, edited by Lepor and Smith.
The second survey "Metaphor in the Mind: The Cognition of Metaphor," is by Camp and it has to do specifically with models of metaphor in philosophy of mind. I will discuss some parts of it, but not go into it in too much detail. It's interesting though!
Discussion Leader: Rebecca Millsop
Wednesday, August 28, 2-3:30
Continuation of discussion of metaphor, esp "Metaphor in the Mind" (see above) and Camp's "Metaphor and That Certain 'Je Ne Sais Quoi'" Phil Studies 2006.