PHLING is an interdisciplinary reading and research group at the University of Maryland, comprising graduate students from the Departments of Philosophy and Linguistics. PHLING was formed due in part to the efforts of the Language and Logic Initiative at Maryland, and through participation in Maryland's IGERT program.
Presently, we are well into our first year discussing and conducting research within the domain of attitudes, taking advantage of the large and growing community working on attitude reports, theory of mind development, and metarepresentational content. Our second major event, an internal, interdisciplinary workshop on beliefs and desires follows up our very first, and very successful interdisciplinary symposium on the language and cognition of events in early 2012.
You can meet the PHLING students, take a peek at some links to sites we like, and contact us. We are actively seeking professional and research connections with colleagues in other departments or other universities.
August 2012-Present PHLING is meeting every second week in MMH 1108B on Mondays from 5-7. Check here for up-to-date meeting information.