The Inter-University Workshop on Mind, Art and Morality promotes the interconnections across different areas in philosophy and, in particular, the study of issues lying at the intersection of ethics, aesthetics and the philosophy of mind.  On the 2018 edition, we intend to focus on issues having to do with the connection between language and power. We will examine issues such as hate speech and freedom of speech, silencing, pejorative terms, hermeneutical injustice and discursive injustice, political speech, dangerous speech, dog-whistles, racial fig-leaves, and semantic externalism and public meanings.

The workshop takes place on 22-23 May 2018, at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Barcelona, in the Seminario de Filosofía on the 4th Floor.


Invited Speakers:

Matthew Chrisman (University of Edinburgh)

Graham Hubbs (University of Idaho)

Deborah Mühlebach (University of Basel)

David Plunkett (Dartmouth College)

Tim Sundell (Auburn University)

Jennifer Saul (University of Sheffield).


Amanda McMullen, University of Miami

Bryan Pickel, University of Edinburgh

Laura Caponetto, Vita Salute San Raffaele University – Milan

Nils-Hennes Stear, University of Southampton, and Robin Zheng, Yale-NUS College

Patrick O’Donnell,  Johns Hopkins University

Isidora Stojanovic, Institut Jean Nicod, Bianca Cepollaro, University Vita Salute San Raffaele – Milan, and Filippo Domaneschi, University of Genoa.

Call for Papers [NOW CLOSED]
We invite submissions on any aspect of the current debate on Language and Power. Authors should submit an extended abstract (1500 words) by January 20th, 2018. Submissions should be submitted by Easychair.

The layout of the manuscript should accommodate anonymous refereeing (i.e. name and address on a separate sheet, and not repeated in the text). Notification of acceptance should be expected by early March 2018.

Esa Díaz León  (Universidad de Barcelona)
Teresa Marques (Universidad de Barcelona)

Scientific Committee:
María José Alcaraz (Universidad de Murcia)
Paloma Atencia-Linares (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
Bianca Cepollaro (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Josep Corbí (Universidad de Valencia)
Manuel García-Carpintero (Universidad de Barcelona)
Iñigo González (Universidad de Barcelona)
Josep Macià (Universidad de Barcelona)
José Luís Martí (Universidad Pompeu Fabra)
Serena Olsaretti (Universidad Pompeu Fabra)
Francisca Pérez Carreño (Universidad de Murcia)
Anna Christina Ribeiro (Texas Tech University)
Josefa Toribio (Universidad de Barcelona)
Jesús Vega Encabo (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Neftalí Villanueva (Universidad de Granada)
Dan Zeman (Universität Wien)

Sponsored by:
Spanish Research Council via grants FFI2015-73767-JIN and RYC-2012-10900; Spanish Society for Analytic Philosophy (SEFA); University of Barcelona.