Advances in the Theory of Meaning

Event Date: 

Friday, February 17, 2006


The Third Steven Humphrey Excellence in Philosophy Conference: Advances in the Theory of Meaning took place from February 17–20, 2006, at UCSB.

Invited Speakers

  • Delia Graff Fara (Princeton University), “Descriptions with Adverbs of Quantification”
  • Kit Fine (New York University), “Kripke’s Puzzle About Belief”
  • David Kaplan (University of California, Los Angeles), “Acquaintance and Comprehension”
  • Saul Kripke (City University of New York Graduate Center),“The First Person”
  • Ian Rumfitt (University of London, Birkbeck College), “Meaning, and Disagreement Over Logical Laws”
  • Scott Soames (University of Southern California), “The Philosophical Significance of the Kripkean Necessary Aposteriori”
  • Robert Stalnaker (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), “Conditional Propositions and Conditional Assertions”
  • Timothy Williamson (Oxford University), “Indicative versus Subjunctive Conditionals, Congruential versus Non-Hyperintensional Contexts”
  • Stephen Yablo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), “Semantic Arithmetic”


  • Erin Eaker (University of Western Ontario)
  • Michael McGlone (State University of New York, Buffalo)
  • Michael Glanzberg (University of California, Davis)
  • Stavroula Glezakos (Wake Forest University)
  • Paul Hovda (Reed College)
  • Michael Rescorla (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  • Teresa Robertson (University of Kansas)
  • Isidora Stojanovic (Jean Nicod Institute)