L&P Workshop 2017–18

This year’s University of Chicago Linguistic and Philosophy Workshop is off to a good start with a visit John Horty this Friday, September 29. Check out the program (still developing) here.

Subjectivity at SALT 26

Next stop will be Austin in May, where Chris Kennedy and I will be presenting our joint project on subjective attitude verbs at Semantics and Linguistic Theory. The abstract is available here.

Amsterdam Colloquium

This year's Amsterdam Colloquium will see me present my paper "Simplifying Counterfactuals." Here is the abstract:


The fact that counterfactuals in general license simplification of disjunctive antecedents is a familiar problem for the traditional Lewis-Stalnaker variably strict analysis of counterfactuals. This paper argues that recent semantic attempts to solve this problem in a variably strict setting do not address related simplification patterns and demonstrates that the data are well explained by a dynamic strict analysis of counterfactuals using ideas from the inquisitive semantic tradition

Nonmonotonicity at Elucidations

Check out Matt Teichman and Daniel Smith and me musing over nonmonotonicity in Episode 75 of Elucidations.

In case you do not know it yet: Elucidations is a fabulous philosophy podcast produced here at the University of Chicago. I am thrilled that we were able to make this interview happen.