Non-Propositional Attitudes Workshop

Propositional attitudes, such as belief and desire, have long been taken to play a foundational role in the theories of meaning and mind. But recently, semantic, perceptual, and cognitive considerations have emerged that illustrate the limitations of theories that countenance only propositional attitudes, and the need for attitudes toward various other kinds of contents, including both sub-propositional contents and questions. In this conference we will explore ways in which incorporating various non-propositional attitudes into our theories of meaning and mind can serve to enrich our understanding of the nature of mental and linguistic intentionality.


9:30am - Coffee and Welcome

10am - Sam Cumming: "Axial Symmetry as Focal Point in Spatial Interpretation of Film"

11:45am - Jessica Keiser: "Language Without Information Exchange"

1:15 - Lunch

2:30 - Justin D'Ambrosio: "Depiction and Perceptual Content: Empirical Results"

4:15 - Gabe Greenberg: "The Structure of Visual Content"

6:30 - Conference Dinner at Bicicletta

The workshop will take place on the ANU's Acton campus, in the Center for China and the World, Room TBA, and is supported by the Center for Consciousness and the School of Philosophy, RSSS, ANU.

We look forward to seeing you, and to having some great discussions.


Justin D'Ambrosio, Jessica Keiser, and Daniel Stoljar

Date & time

Tue 03 Jul 2018, 9:00am to 5:00pm


China in the World Seminar Room


Daniel Stoljar
Justin D'Ambrosio
Jessica Keiser

Event series


School of Philosophy


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