Program

All sessions will take place in the Franke Center for the Humanities, Regenstein Library, Room S-102

SUNDAY, December 4, 2016

3:30-4:00 p.m. Coffee, tea, and pastries

Session 1: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Speaker: Paul Franks (Yale)
Title:  Flashes of Lightning: Metaphysics, Semantics, and the Esoteric Character of Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed
Chair: Kenneth Seeskin (Northwestern)

Update: Paul Franks is unable to deliver his paper; in his stead Sarah Stroumsa (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) will revisit the question of Maimonides as an “Almohad philosopher.”

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15 minute break

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Session 2: 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Speaker: Steve Nadler (Wisconsin-Madison)
Title: Maimonides on the (Intellectual) Love of God
Chair: James T. Robinson (University of Chicago)

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MONDAY, December 5, 2016

8:30-9:00 a.m. Coffee, tea, and continental breakfast

Session 3: 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Speaker: Rachel Goodman (Nebraska-Lincoln)
Title: Singular Update
Chair: Joshua Schwartz (Richmond)

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15 minute coffee break

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Session 4: 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Speaker: Aidan Gray (UIC)
Title: What Is Wrong with Indeterminate Implicature?
Chair: Nicholas Koziolek (Auburn)

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15 minute coffee break

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Session 5: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Speaker: Nat Hansen (Reading)
Title: Color Adjectives, Standards, and Thresholds: An Experimental Investigation
Chair: Ben McMyler (Texas A&M)

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Lunch 12:30-2:00 p.m. (provided for attendees who register in advance)

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Session 6: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Speaker: John Kulvicki (Dartmouth)
Title: Character, Content, and Metaphor in Pictures
Chair: Patrick Munoz (Chicago)

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15 minute coffee break

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Session 7: 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Speaker: Robin Jeshion (USC)
Title: Pride and Prejudiced: On Slur Creation, Bigotry Formation, Appropriation
Chair: Tamara Vardomskaya (Chicago)

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15 minute coffee break

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Closing Address: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Speaker: Josef Stern (Chicago)
Title: The View from After-where
Chair: Malte Willer (Chicago)

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Reception: 5:30-6:30 p.m.