[SydPhil] Reminder: Laura Schroeter (University of Melbourne) @ Wed 30 Oct 2013 15:30 - 17:30 (Seminars)

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Title: Laura Schroeter (University of Melbourne)
Rationalizing Self-Interpretation


An intuitive metasemantic constraint is that correct semantic assignments  
for a term ‘X’ must respect the subject’s ideally rational, empirically  
informed verdicts about what X is. In this paper, I focus on the methods  
and evidence that a rational agent should use to adjudicate among competing  
answers to questions of the form, ‘what is X?’. I suggest that ideal  
epistemic methods for answering such questions involve pragmatic reasoning  
about one’s past representational practice of thinking about X. This  
pragmatic meta-cognitive epistemology, I suggest, provides a motive for  
semantic externalism and marks out a distinctively normative role for  
When: Wed 30 Oct 2013 15:30 – 17:30 Eastern Time - Melbourne, Sydney
Where: S401, Level 4, via Lobby B (or Southern Vestibule), Quadrangle  
Building, University Place, The University of Sydney.
Calendar: Seminars
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