How does language mediate social rank, power, and authority? This is a central topic of the philosophical work of Rae Langton. In this conference, we bring together philosophers who have been working on these themes over the past two decades, together with theorists outside philosophy who have contributed significantly to this topic. Besides initiating an interdisciplinary discussion, the goal is to help further systematic work on language and authority in the field of philosophy.
Luvell Anderson Jack Balkin Nancy Bauer David Beaver Rae Langton - Key Note Speaker B R George Sally McConnell Ginet Mary Kate McGowan Ishani Maitra Eric Swanson
Generous Support from Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund, Information Society Project, and Whitney Humanities Center