I’m giving a presentation, entitled “Merely Verbal Disputes and Coordinating on Logical Constants,” on proof theory, modality, existence and verbal disputes at a workshop held at the University of Oxford in May, 2015.
I will attempt to be precise about the notion of a merely verbal disagreement, and explain how we can fix on the meaning of our logical constants, how they can play a coordinating role in dialogue, and how (in a certain sense), it might be impossible to a have a merely verbal dispute concerning logical constants such as conjunction, negation, the quantifiers, and even—if you’re really careful—modal operators.
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