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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Wissenschaftstheorie der Naturwissenschaften und Naturphilosophie

English page: Research – Forschung

Emanuel Viebahn

 

Email: first.last@hu-berlin.de

Phone: +49 30 2093-2556

Postal address:

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut für Philosophie
Unter den Linden 6 
10099 Berlin
Germany

 

Office: Unter den Linden 6, Room 3042d

 

Research Interests

Philosophy of language (esp. issues in semantics and pragmatics)

Ethics of language use (esp. lying and misleading) 

Metaphysics (esp. philosophy of time)

History of analytic philosophy

 

Research network: The semantics and metasemantics of context-sensitive language

I'm a coordinator of a DFG-funded research network (“Wissenschaftliches Netzwerk”) on the semantics and metasemantics of context-sensitive language.

Further information is available here:

https://thesmcsl.wordpress.com

 

Career and Education

2013–present:

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Lecturer) in Philosophy, Humboldt University of Berlin

On parental leave: April–September 2016

 

2010–2015

D.Phil. in Philosophy, New College, University of Oxford

Supervisor: Cian Dorr 

Thesis: Semantic Pluralism (submitted December 2014; defended March 2015)

Examiners: Ofra Magidor and Herman Cappelen

 

2012

Visiting student at the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), Stanford University, (March-May) and at Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris (September-December)

 

2010–2013

David Wiggins Scholar, New College, University of Oxford

 

2008–2010

B.Phil. in Philosophy, Merton College, University of Oxford

 

2004–2007

B.A. in Philosophy and German Literature, Humboldt University of Berlin

 
 
Publications
 
Books

Forthcoming: Semantic Pluralism. Forthcoming in the series "Studies in Theoretical Philosophy", Vittorio Klostermann, Frankfurt am Main.

Forthcoming: Einführung in die Sprachphilosophie. Introduction to the philosophy of language, forthcoming with Metzler Verlag, Stuttgart.

 

Papers

2017: Non-literal lies. Erkenntnis: Online First. 

2016: How many meanings for 'may'? The case for modal polysemyPhilosophers' Imprint 16 (with Barbara Vetter)

2013: Against context-sensitivity testsGrazer Philosophische Studien 88: 189-209.

2013: Counting StagesAustralasian Journal of Philosophy 91: 311-324. 

 

 

Selected talks

 

2017: "In defence of the presentism-eternalism debate", Kongress der DGPhil, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, September 24-27

 

2017: "Asserting, presupposing and lying", Conference on Topics at the Intersection of Philosophy and Linguistics, University of Zurich, June 5-7

 

2017: "Behaupten, Präsupponieren und Lügen", Oberseminar Theoretische Philosophie, Universität Göttingen, May 19

 

2017: "Selecting Meanings", Workshop: What context can and cannot do, Hamburg, April

 

2016: "What, if anything, is wrong with non-propositional semantics?" Zurich Early Career Postdoc Workshop in Theoretical Philosophy, July 1-3*

 

2016: "Was ist eine Lüge?" Institutskolloqium, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, June 8

 

2016: "From Intentionalism to Pluralism: On the semantics and metasemantics of demonstratives", Workshop on Conceptual Thought and Linguistic Communication,  Salzburg, May 19-20*

 

2015: "On Permanentism", Workshop on New Developments in the Philosophy of Time, Bonn, December

 

2015: "Ambiguity and Zeugma", GAP 9 Conference, Osnabrück, September*

 

2014: "Zur Rolle des Kontexts in Semantik und Metasemantik", Mittelbaukolloquium, University Duisburg-Essen, May

 

2014: "How many meanings for 'may'? The case for modal polysemy" together with Barbara Vetter

1. Workshop Empirical Methods of Linguistics in Philosophy, Dortmund, March*

2. Logic, Grammar, and Meaning, Norwich, June*

3. Semantics and Philosophy in Europe 7, Berlin, June*

 

2013: "Invariantism about 'may' "

1. 2nd CRNAP Graduate Workshop, Oxford, June*

2. Workshop in Philosophy of Language and Linguistics, Dubrovnik, September

 

2013: Comments on Michael Devitt's "The fundamental layer of meaning", Big vs. Small Conference, Hamburg, July

 

2012: "Speaker intentions and semantic content"

1. GAP 8 Conference, Konstanz, September*

2. CPR Seminar, Institut Nicod, Paris, December

 

2012: "What's in a that-clause?" together with Patrick Butlin,

1. 1st CRNAP Graduate Workshop, Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris, July

2. 16th Annual BPPA Conference, Edinburgh, September*

3. 16th Oxford Philosophy Graduate Conference, Oxford, November*

 

2012: "Semantics without intentions," 10th Annual Northwest Student Philosophy Conference, Western Washington University, Bellingham, May*

 

2011: "Semantik ohne Propositionen," Mittelbaukolloquium, University of Göttingen, December

 

2011: "Testing for context sensitivity: saying, agreeing and the distinction between semantic and communicated content," ILCLI International Workshop on Semantics, Pragmatics and Rhetoric, San Sebastian (Spain), November*

 

2011: "In defence of semantic modesty," together with Yuuki Ohta

1. Open Minds VI, Manchester, June*

2. Contexts, Perspectives and Relative Truth, Bonn, June*

3. Meaning, Context and Implicit Content, Cerisy (France), May/June*

 

2010: "How to count as a perdurantist," Ockham Society, Oxford, October

 

2010: "Vierdimensionalismus und die Paradoxa der Koinzidenz," Salzburger Tagung für Junge Analytische Philosophie, Salzburg, September*

 

* = refereed; others invited