2007 - Wolfgang Künne
Gottlob Frege Lectures in Theoretical Philosophy 2007
Wolfgang Künne: Conceptions of Truth, February 13-15, 2007
The Frege Lectures in Theoretical Philosophy will in 2007 be delivered by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Künne from the University of Hamburg. Professor Künne is an internationally renowned philosopher who is well known for his research in metaphysics, the philosophy of language, and history of philosophy. His recent book Conceptions of Truth (OUP 2003) has received wide recognition. We are happy to have him at Tartu for a three day workshop in the beginning of February, 13.-15.02.2007.
Wolfgang Künne is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hamburg. He is author of Abstrakte Gegenstände (1983, 2nd edition forthcoming) and Conceptions of Truth (2003), co-editor of Direct Reference, Indexicality, and Propositional Attitudes (1997) and Bolzano and Analytic Philosophy (1997), and editor of Was ist Wahrheit? (2007) and Frege, Logische Untersuchungen (2007). He is President of the International Bolzano Society and Full Member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences.
The Topic - Conceptions of Truth
Truth is one of the most debated topics in philosophy. In this workshop we will attempt a comprehensive critical examination of some major theories, based on Wolfgang Künne’s exposition in his Conceptions of Truth (OUP 2003). We will engage with the ideas of many thinkers, from Aristotle and the Stoics, to Continental analytic philosophers like Bolzano, Brentano, and Kotarbinski, to such leading figures in current debates as Dummett, Putnam, Wright, and Horwich. Along the way we will learn to appreciate subtle but important distinctions between varieties of correspondence, e.g., between different conceptions of making true, between various kinds of eternalism and temporalism. Professor Künne will give lectures on
- Frege on Truth and Truth-Bearers
- Truth Without Thinkers?
- The Correspondence Intuition and the Principle of Knowability
- A Plea for a Kind of Truth-Theoretical Minimalism.
- Some Varieties of Deception
"Tõe käänuline tee" Intervjuu filosoofiaprofessor Wolfgang Künnega - Daniel Cohnitz / Kristi Lõuk ja Bruno Mölder, Sirp, 09.02.2007