Language and Authority: A Conference


Friday, April 20, 2018  2pm -6pm
Satuday, April 21, 2018  9am - 4:30pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018 10am - 12 pm

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Whitney Humanities Center, 55 Wall Street

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.

Confirmed Speakers:

Luvell Anderson
Jack Balkin
Nancy Bauer
David Beaver
Rae Langton - Key Note Speaker
Sally McConnell Ginet
Mary Kate McGowan
Ishani Maitra