How are propositional attitudes represented? How are they linguistically encoded? What is the metaphysical or ontological basis for talk of propositional attitudes? How is this related to developing theory of mind? PHLING's "attitudes" project attempts to bring together researchers and thinkers across interdisciplinary boundaries to figure out how such questions relate.

As part of this project, we have organized the very first UMD internal, interdisciplinary workshop on //beliefs and desires//, featuring presentations and posters by faculty and students from different departments at UMD whose work intersects here.



!Updated 2/14/14!

Despite the weather PHLINC2 will commense on 2/14/14 on time at with registration beginning at 1:30pm EST. The schedule has been revised as a result of some cancelled flights, so please note the new times.

!Updated 2/14/14!

PHLINC2: Language and Other Minds (Conference Schedule)

The second in a series of biannual interdisciplinary research symposium, PHLINC2 will be held on February 14-15, 2014. The topic of this iteration of the symposium is attitudes and attitude ascriptions, with a special emphasis on knowledge ascription and related phenomena such as presupposition, factivity and evidentiality. PHLINC2 will include invited talks from Mandy Simons (Carnegie Mellon University) and Jason Stanley (Yale University), as well as a special session on experimental issues in this domain, led by Shevaun Lewis (Johns Hopkins University).

Please register by Wednesday, February 12th, 2014. It's free!



PHLINT (Philosophy & Linguistics Internal) 1: Beliefs and Desires

Across a number of departments at the University of Maryland, researchers are pursuing lines of inquiry pertaining to mental states like beliefs and desires. The goal of PHLINT is to afford an opportunity for members of the UMD community to share their work with colleagues from other departments on campus, bringing into conversation research in different disciplines. Our hope is that this will foster greater communication between researchers in the UMD community who are working on this important topic.

Date: 06 April 2013
Time: 9-5
Place: MMH, Maryland room, and Atrium
Party: After the show, at Paul and Sue's house

Please register: it's free, but it helps us plan for food & drink!


9:00 - 10:00: Breakfast and registration

10:00 - 10:45: Invited speaker: Valentine Hacquard
10:50 - 11:35: Invited speaker: Jonathan Beier
11:35 - 12:15: Poster session I (w/ refreshments)
       Andrew Knoll
       Emma Nguyen (joint work with Valentine Hacquard)
       Alexis Wellwood
       Tom Grano

12:15 - 1:20: Lunch break

1:20 - 2:00: Poster session II (w/ refreshments)
       Aaron Steven White (joint work with Tom Grano)
       Morgan Moyer (joint work with Rachel Dudley, Naho Orita, Valentine Hacquard, Jeffrey Lidz)
       Shevaun Lewis (joint work with Valentine Hacquard and Jeffrey Lidz)
       Yu Izumi (joint work with Shun Tsugita and Masaharu Mizumoto)
2:00 - 2:45: Invited speaker: Eric Pacuit
2:50 - 3:35: Invited speaker: Aidan Lyon

3:35 - 4:00: Coffee break

4:00 - 5:00: Discussion

PHLING is at the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Linguistics, at UMD
Address: PHLING, c/o A. Wellwood, 1401 Marie Mount Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-8505.
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