Meaning, Metaphor, and Maimonides

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago is organizing a conference in honor of Josef Stern, William H. Colvin Professor Emeritus in the Department of Philosophy and in the College, and Inaugural Director of the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies. The conference will be an occasion to honor Josef Stern’s work and his contributions to the University, where he retired in the Spring quarter 2016 after having taught almost continuously since 1979.

The conference will be held at the Franke Institute for the Humanities on December 4–5, 2016.

Confirmed speakers:

Paul Franks (Yale)
Rachel Goodman (Nebraska-Lincoln)
Aidan Gray (UIC)
Nat Hansen (Reading)
Robin Jeshion (USC)
John Kulvicki (Dartmouth)
Steven Nadler (Wisconsin-Madison)

With a keynote presentation by Josef Stern to follow.

RSVP via email to William Weaver ( by November 18 encouraged but not required. Please include dietary restrictions.

The conference is sponsored by the Franke Institute for the Humanities, the University of Chicago Humanities Division, the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Linguistics, the Center for Jewish Studies, the Divinity School, and the Linguistics and Philosophy of Language Workshop

The Franke Institute for the Humanities requests that persons with a disability who require assistance contact them at 773-702-8274.