Foundations of Meaning: Pictures, Perception, and Consciousness


WHEN January 14-16, 2019
WHERE Abu Dhabi WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute By Invitation Interested scholars please contact

This workshop brings together leading researchers to explore foundational issues in the study of meaning through the locus of three specific types of representation: perceptual representation, pictorial representation, and conscious representation. These forms of representation are compared and contrasted according to their syntax (form), semantics (a function from form to meaning), the types of wordly properties represented (a painting can represent liberty, while vision cannot), and meta-semantics, which studies how representations come to have their meanings. This workshop also seeks to illuminate the question of what distinguishes perceptual, pictorial, or conscious representation from other types of representation.
Convened by
  • Gabriel Rabin, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, NYUAD
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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