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Truth 2021 Poster

Truth 2021 poster

Truth 2021: An Online Conference
July 19–30, 2021

The Virtual International Consortium for Truth Research (VICTR) is pleased to announce TRUTH 2021, an online conference on the value and nature of truth, from 21 July through 29 July 2021. This conference will bring together leaders in the field and early career researchers from across the globe in an inclusive and discussion-oriented series of events. The conference is free and open to anyone with an interest in truth research.

The conference will feature five sessions over a two week period -- details below:

Session 1: A Theory of Truthmaking | July 21, 12:00 UTC

Author-meets-critics session on Jamin Asay’s (Hong Kong University) A Theory of Truthmaking (Cambridge University Press, 2020). With comments from Aaron Griffith (College of William and Mary), Mengyu Hu (University of Connecticut), and Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra (University of Oxford).

Session 2: Relativism | July 22, 15:00 UTC

Author-meets-critics session on Maria Baghramian (University College Dublin) and Annalisa Coliva’s (University of California Irvine) new book, Relativism (Routledge, 2020). With comments from Paul Boghossian (New York University), Max Kölbel (University of Vienna), and Eduardo Pérez-Navarro (University of Granada).

Session 3: Truth and Politics | July 28, 14:00 UTC

A panel discussion on truth and politics. Moderated by Michael Lynch (University of Connecticut) and Joe Ulatowski (University of Waikato). With panelists Michael Hannon (University of Nottingham), C. Thi Nguyen (University of Utah), and Lynne Tirrell (University of Connecticut).

Session 4: Truth and the Tractatus | July 29, 16:00 UTC

In celebration of the centenary of the publication of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, this session features a series of paper presentations examining truth in the context of Wittgenstein’s early work. Presentations from Hans-Johan Glock (University of Zurich), Juliet Floyd (Boston University), and Jose Zalabardo (University College London).

Session 5: Truth and Objectivity: A 30-year Retrospective | Date TBD (rescheduled from July 26 owing to unforeseen circumstances)

A panel discussion on the enduring influence of Crispin Wright’s Truth and Objectivity (Harvard University Press, 1992). With Crispin Wright (New York University, University of Stirling), Jamie Dreier (Brown University), Mark Sainsbury (University of Texas Austin), and Gila Sher (University of California San Diego).

Register for the event. Further details about the event, including Zoom links for the sessions, will be emailed to all registrants closer to the conference dates. You can also check out the conference webpage here.

A conference program with some session abstracts (and more to come) is available here.