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International Conference on Quine, Logic and Philosophy
2013-02-25
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International Conference on Quine, Logic and Philosophy 
 
Sponsor : Creation Project of Graduate Education, Peking University, China 
Time: July 27-29, 2013 (2 days for lectures, presentations and discussion, 1 day for tour in Beijing) 
Host: Department of Philosophy, Peking University, China Institute of Foreign Philosophy, Peking University, China 
Size : About 50 participants. 
Working Language : English 
Themes of the Conference:
(1) Quine, Mathematical Logic and Philosophy of Logic Topics: Mathematical Logic and Ontology, Extensionalism, Nature of Logical Truth, Revisability of Logic, Deviant Logics and Meaning Variance Thesis, Special Place of First-order Logic, Criticism of Modal logic and Possible Worlds Semantics, Propositional Attitudes, etc.
(2) Quine, Naturalized Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind Topics: Two Dogmas of Empiricism, Underdetermination of Theory by experiential evidence, Holistic Conception of Knowledge, Naturalized Epistemology, Body-mind Problem, Physicalism, etc.
(3) Quine and Philosophy of Language Topics: Naturalistic Conception of Language, Behaviorist Theory of Meaning, Indeterminacy of Translation, Inscrutability of Reference, Skepticism of Meaning, Theory of Truth, etc.
(4) Quine and Metaphysics Topics: Ontology and Ideology, Factual Problem about Ontology, Ontological Commitment, Ontological Reduction, Ontological Relativity, Platonism, Nominalism and Conceptualism, Posit, Choice of Ontology, Rejection of Intentional Entity, etc. 
Invited Speakers (4 persons, TBA)  
Invited speakers have 50 minutes, other senior speakers have 30 minutes, PhD students have 15 minutes, all including the time for presentation and discussion. 
Finance:
No registration fee. The conference will supply food for all registered participants of the conference, and supply hotel rooms for all foreign scholars and PhD students and for the participants from Taiwan and Hong Kong for at most 4 days.  
Submission Guideline:

Welcome papers in all themes listed above.

---Title and abstract submission: March 31, 2012

--- Paper submission deadline: June 1, 2013

--- Acceptance notification: June 30, 2013
--- Final version due: July 10, 2013
--- Please submit final papers as Microsoft Word (Doc or Docx) or Latex (with source document) by email to zzhaozhen@gmail.com.
--- Please put Conference Paper Submission as the subject of your email.
--- Please include in a separate document a cover sheet containing your name, affiliation, email address, contact telephone number and the title of your paper.
--- For all enquiries please email

Conference Committee Secretary:
Mr. Zhao Zhen, by
zzhaozhen@gmail.com
Prof. Chen Bo by
chenbo@phil.pku.edu.cnoxcb57@gmail.com