Varieties of Non-Propositional Content

A Workshop with Elisabeth Camp (Rutgers University)
Forum eikones, Rheinsprung 11, Basel
09:00 - 17:00

Some philosophers focus on the intersection of philosophy of mind and cognitive ethology; others on the intersection of philosophy and literary engagements with fiction and poetry; by contrast, more politically interested philosophers focus on the intersection of language use and the exertion of power. Drawing from her expertise in these scattered branches of philosophy, Elisabeth Camp has started a discussion the aim of which is to make insights from these branches useful to one another.

The goal of this workshop is to have such a discussion with the author herself by studying how issues from the philosophical study of, say, the use of slurs or narrative fictions inform our philosophical understanding of, say, mental representations in animals and vice versa. The workshop begins with a presentation by Camp of some of her own recent unpublished research.

The sessions that follow will comprise discussions of the various aspects of her published record. Each part begins with a comment by some philosopher from Basel and is followed by discussion. All participants will be expected to have read the papers in question. The workshop will be held in English. All are welcome to participate, but since seats are limited, please confirm before June 1st with