Welcome to my site!
I'm a Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Philosophy, Slovak Academy of Sciences. Previously, I had various postdoctoral and research grants in Paris, Barcelona, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Vienna, Bratislava, Warsaw, and I was a member of HiTT, GLiF and LOGOS.
You can find my CV here and on my ORCID, Google Scholar, Web of Science, Scopus, or PhilPeople profiles.
My research focuses on the semantics of "perspectival" expressions - predicates of taste, aesthetic adjectives, moral terms etc. I'm involved in the contemporary debate between contextualism and relativism about these expressions. I'm also interested in the semantics of knowledge ascriptions, epistemic modals and tense. Theories of speaker meaning and methodological issues such as the status of certain arguments (e.g., "the argument from binding", "the argument from disagreement" etc.) in current semantic debates are among my interests too. Recently, I became interested in the semantics of slurs and gender terms, hate speech, propaganda.
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Non-standard Uses of Hybrid Evaluatives and the Echoic View, Pragmatics & Cognition 30 (1), 222-227.
Review of Michael Blome-Tillmann, The Semantics of Knowledge Attributions, Oxford University Press, 2022, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
Illocutionary Disagreement in the Aesthetic Realm, Filozofia Nauki 30 (4), 41-62 (“Value and Emotion” special issue).
Perspectives on Taste: Aesthetics, Language, Metaphysics, and Experimental Philosophy, Routledge (edited with Jeremy Wyatt and Julia Zakkou).
See my complete list of publications here.
On November 11-12, I will participate in the Cross-Linguistic Disagreement 2023 conference in Kanazawa city.
The STAL seminar, one of the regular activities of the STAL network, kicked off on October 31 with a talk by Philippe Schlenker (based on joint work with Jason and Jonathan Lamberton) about the projection of slurs in ASL.
On the 25th of October, I gave a talk at the PhiLang seminar series entitled "Retraction: Conceptual and Empirical Challenges".
I started the new academic year with giving a talk at SPE12/OASIS3, at the Côte d’Azur University.
ECAP 11 (Central European University/University of Vienna, 21-25.08) was great! I presented my recent paper on retraction.
In July I participated in the Hate Speech, Fake News and Freedom of Speech workshop, University of Rijeka.
Congratulations to Diogo Santos for defending his PhD thesis at the University of Lisbon on June 12!
STAL-2023 has been a blast! Great talks, excellent atmosphere, and lots of fun. The project continues - stay tuned for more news.
The workshop Syntactic Arguments in the Contextualism/Relativism Debate, the last one pertaining to my research project at the University of Warsaw, took place on May 17. I enjoyed the talks and discussions!
Between 12 and 14 of May, I was at PhiLang 2023. My talk was on disagreement.
The program of STAL-2023, a workshop on slurring terms from understudied languages Isidora Stojanovic and I are organizing in Paris in June, is now available! Participation is free, but registration mandatory (see details on the workshop's webpage).
Daniela Vacek was our guest at the Analytic Philosophy Department seminar (University of Warsaw) on April 20, with a talk entitled "Towards the Semantics of Divine Names". See the abstract here.
On April 13, I gave a talk at the Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences, entitled "A Polysemy View of Slurs and of Other Evaluative Expressions".
Between March 24 and 28, Kathrin Glüer-Pagin & Peter Pagin (Stockholm University) gave three Lectures on Switcher Semantics at the University of Warsaw, presenting material from their upcoming book.
I'm happy to have participated in the Themes in Oppressive Language workshop at the University of Manchester in March! Check out the schedule here.
The deadline for the Slurring Terms Across Languages workshop (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris, June 7-8) has passed. Thanks to all those who submitted! Results by the end of February.
On January 19, Robert Stainton was the invited speaker at the Analytic Philosophy Department seminar (University of Warsaw) with a joint talk entitled "Platonism in Philosophy of Linguistics" (co-authors: Christopher Viger and Arthur Sullivan).
In December, I went to SEFA X at the University of Santiago de Compostela, where I co-organized a symposium entitled "Assessment-Sensitivity: New Developments and Applications" with papers by Eduardo Pérez Navarro, Justina Berskyte and myself.
The first call for papers for Slurring terms Across Languages (STAL-23), a workshop Isidora Stojanovic and I are organizing at Institut Jean Nicod in Paris on June 7-8, 2023 was published. Check it here.
The last two papers in the "New Work on Disagreement" topical collection are online: "Diaphonic Pluralism: From Truth Pluralism to Disagreement Pluralism", by Sebastiano Moruzzi and "Disagreement and Inconsistency: A Problem for Orthodox Expressivism" by John Eriksson. Thanks to all involved! Mihai Hîncu and I will write the Introduction soon - stay tuned!
On October 20, I gave a talk at the Krakow Seminars in Law, Language, and Philosophy, Jagiellonian University in Krakow. I presented some of my work on slurs.
Justin Khoo was the invited speaker at the first meeting of the Analytic Philosophy Department seminar at the University of Warsaw this year (October 13). His talk was entitled "On Scariness".
September was a busy month - I gave talks at the GAP11, the CCC3 and the 2022 SIFA midterm conference.
Two more papers from the "New Work on Disagreement" topical collection of Synthese have appeared online: Guy Axtell's "Risk-limited Indulgent Persmissivism" and James Cartlidge's "Lyotard, the Differend and the Philosophy of Deep Disagreement".
Mihai Hîncu and I are continuing our editorial cooperation! Retraction Matters. New Developments in the Philosophy of Language (provisional title) will come out with Springer (the Synthese Library series) in 2023.
My last talk of the academic year was at Indexicals and Demonstratives II, the second workshop in a series organized by Tadeusz Ciecierski at the University of Warsaw. This one was centered on the work of Geoff Georgi.
I gave my first keynote talk at the Zderzenia Poznawcze 2022 graduate conference, organized by the Cognitive Science unit of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Warsaw! The talk was entitled "Slurs: What Are They and Why They Matter".
On June 17, we had Delia Belleri (University of Lisbon) as our guest at the ALEF Seminar, with a talk entitled "Conceptual Engineering and Trust in Our Concepts".
New papers from the Synthese "New Work on Disagreement" topical collection have appeared online: Rasmus Jaksland's "Disagreement in Metametaphysical Dispute" and Annalisa Coliva & Louis Doulas' "What Philosophical Disagreement and Philosophical Skepticism Hinge on".
From June 6 to 10, I was a visitor at the University of Split, as part of an Erasmus Teacher Mobility scheme. I taught a class in Ljudevit Hanžek's "Contemporary Philosophy II" course and gave a talk at the Berislav Žarnić Research Center.
Fabrizio Calzavarini (University of Bergamo & LLC Turin) was the guest speaker at the June 3 meeting of the ALEF Seminar. His talk was entitled "The Empirical Status of Semantic Perceptualism".
On May 27-28, the Perspectival Plurality workshop took place. Many thanks to the participants and the audience!
The "New Work on Disagreement" topical collection is shaping up! Two more papers have been published: "A Critique of Strong Anti-Archimedeanism: Metaethics, Conceptual Jurisprudence, and Legal Disagreements" by Pablo A. Rapetti and "Worldview Disagreement and Subjective Epistemic Obligations" by Daryl Ooi.
On April 8, I gave a talk in the Seminar Series in Analytic Philosophy of the LanCog research centre.
Indexicals and Demonstratives I, a workshop organized by Tadeusz Ciecierski at the University of Warsaw, took place on April 6-7, with focus on the work of Alexandru Rădulescu.
On March 25, we had the pleasure of hosting Matti Eklund at the ALEF Seminar, who gave a talk entitled "Alien Structure: Language and Metaphysics".
Two more papers have been published in the topical collection Mihai Hîncu and I are editing for Synthese:
Marko-Luka Zubčić's "Disagreement Without Discovery and the Epistemological Argument for Freedom from Poverty" and Giulio Pietroiusti's "Having a Disagreement: Expression, Persuasion and Demand".
Starting with March 1, I'm a Visiting Scholar (remotely, for 4 months) at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.
Miljana Milojević was our guest at the ALEF Seminar on February 25. You can watch her talk, entitled "Persons as Properties: Motivation and Consequences", here.
A new paper from New Work on Disagreement, the topical collection Mihai Hîncu and I are editing for Synthese, has been published: Catherine Z. Elgin, "Disagreement in Philosophy".
The ALEF Seminar started the new year with a talk by Alex Davies entitled "Distributing Meanings across Contexts: When Hermeneutical Injustice Meets Linguistic Contextualism". which you can watch here.
On January 12, I gave a talk at the Analytic Philosophy Department seminar on retraction. Thanks to all participants for the discussion!
Tadeusz Ciecierski was our invited speaker at the last ALEF Seminar this year, with a talk entitled "Demonstrations as Actions and Products". See the recording here.
On November 5, the ALEF Seminar hosted a talk by Carlotta Pavese, "Epistemic Luck, Knowledge-How and Intentional Action", whose recording can be found here.
The first meeting of the ALEF Seminar this year academic took place on October 11, with Gillian Russell as our invited speaker. The recording of the talk can be found here, on our YouTube channel.
"Value in Language", a special issue I guest-edited for Organon F, is now online - and open access!
Between September 30 and October 3 I participated in the Analytic Philosophy Meets Legal Theory conference at the University of Krakow, where I presented my work on ameliorative accounts of gender terms.
The ALEF research group has a new website! Also, check here the schedule of the ALEF Seminar for the winter semester 2021-2022.
On September 24, I gave a talk at the SIFA 2021 entitled "Three Rich-Lexicon Theories of Slurs: A Comparison".
Jeremy Wyatt's paper "The nature of disagreement: matters of taste and environs" is the first to be published from the "New Work on Disagreement" Topical Collection that Mihai Hîncu and I are guest-editing for Synthese.
On June 18, 2021 we had the pleasure of hosting Sònia Roca-Royes's talk "Next Steps in the Epistemology of Modality" at the ALEF seminar. See the abstract here.
June 15, 2021 was the deadline for submissions to "New Work on Disagreement", a Topical Collection that Mihai Hîncu and I are guest-editing for Synthese. Many thanks for your submissions!
Eliot Michaelson and Ethan Nowak gave a talk ("Metasemantics, Into the Pluriverse") at the Department of Analytic Philosophy, University of Warsaw's regular seminar on June 8. Abstract here.
Between May 14-16, 2021, I was at PhiLang 2021, the second conference where I gave a talk this year!
On April 26, 2021, I gave a talk at the Monday Research Seminar, University of Bucharest: "Slurs and the Lexicon: Meaning Variation as Polysemy Resolution".
My paper "A Rich-Lexicon Theory of Slurs and Their Uses" has been published online first in Inquiry. Check it out here.
Value in Language, a workshop I organized with Matteo Pascucci and Mirco Sambrotta as part of the Slovak-Austrian Philosophy of Language Network , took place on March 29-30 and was hosted (online) by the Slovak Academy of Sciences.
On March 22, 2021, together with Joanna Odrowąż-Sypniewska, I organized a meeting with François Recanati, as part of the regular seminar of the Department of Analytic Philosophy, University of Warsaw. The format of the meeting was pre-read, with Tadeusz Ciecierski, Fiora Salis and Indrek Reiland providing comments on François' paper "Entertaining as Simulation".
The activities of the Slovak-Austrian Philosophy of Language Network have resumed in March, 2021. 9 individual talks and a workshop are planned by the end of the semester. Check the schedule here.
On February 16-17, 2021, Topics in Analytic Philosophy 4 - a workshop that I organized together with Adrian Briciu, Milan Jovanović and Miljana Milojević, and which continues a collaboration between analytic philosophers from Serbia in Romania - took place.
Mihai Hîncu and I are guest-editing a Topical Collection of Synthese, entitled "New Work on Disagreement". The deadline for submissions is on June 15, 2021. See the call for papers here.
My paper "Invariantist, Contextualist, and Relativiat Accounts of Gender Terms" has been published in a special issue of EurAmerica.
On December 16, 2020 I gave a talk at the Linguistics and Philosophy of Language Group seminar, Buenos Aires, entitled "Slurs and the Lexicon: Meaning Change as Polysemy Resolution". See a list of my past talks here.
The group ALEF (Cluj-Napoca, Romania) is starting a new series of talks in analytic philosophy (broadly conceived), in both English and Romanian. Check this Facebook page for details!
The book symposium on Jason Stanley's How Propaganda Works, which I guest-edited for Disputatio, is online now.
On October 1 2020 I started a new project, Semantic Relativism about Perspectival Expressions: A Reassessment and Defense, funded by the OPUS 17 programme of the Polish National Science Center. It lasts 3 years (2020-2023) and it will be hosted by the University of Warsaw. Check this page for events.
On September 25, 2020 I gave a talk at the Second ALEF Workshop in Analytic Philosophy (Babeș-Bolyai University, 25-26.09.2020), entitled "Implicaturist-Expressivist Accounts of Disagreement" (joint work with José R. Torices).