There is a certain consensus that contemporary
philosophy has introduced something unique to our understanding
of language. But despite the currency of the linguistic turn, language
has been a central philosophical concern at least since Socrates
turned to the logoi in the Phaedo and Aristotle defined
the human being as the zoon logon echon. To what extent,
then, is the more recent turn to language a substantial innovation?
What does the philosophical tradition - ancient, medieval, modern,
and contemporary - have to say about language? To understand better
the principal conceptions of language as well as the significance
of the contemporary turn, we invite papers that address the theme
of language from a broad range of perspectives.
If you Have Any Questions.
Mail: Attn: Graduate Conference
Department of Philosophy
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3806
Schedule of Events:
Friday, April 7th
What Can We Learn About Language From Thinking About Philosophy?
John Christopher Adorno Keller (University of Notre Dame)
The Ironic Stance and the Limitations of Philosophy
Jeffrey A. Golub (Boston College)
Nietzsche's Scandalous Body and the Promise of Metaphor
Sarah K. Hansen (Vanderbilt University)
7:00 pm - Reception