Speaker: CANCELLED Ian Rumfitt (Oxford)
Title: [DiP / EXPRESS Talk] Inquisitive Semantics and Indeterminacy
Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Location: ILLC Seminar Room, F1.15
Ian Rumfitt's talk has been cancelled due to personal reasons.
Abstract: An interesting recent product of the Amsterdam School in logic has been Inquisitive Semantics, a novel treatment of direct and indirect questions. I ask whether this theory can cast light on the difficult notion of indeterminacy. I contend that it can, but that some forms of indeterminacy require adjustments to the theory's basic notions. I consider a range of putative instances of indeterminacy, from common-or-garden vagueness to quantum phenomena.