NIght Owls: Is Language a Game?

WhenMay 28, 2020 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
WhereOther Location
Contact InformationPhilosophy Department
DescriptionNight Owls Presents:

Is Language a Game?

Chris Kennedy (Linguistics, UChicago)
In Conversation with Agnes Callard (Philosophy, UChicago)
Thursday, May 28, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Central Time
Livestream on Crowdcast: click on https://www.crowdcast.io/e/sjvu7vvw to register for the conversation

At this event, we will discuss the following questions (and more):

• Is civilization a game we play with words?
• Should you respond to what I said, or what you think I meant?
• In a conversation, is someone keeping score—and should they?
• Can you make something happen just by saying words?
• Can we ever demand that others believe what we say?
• Which is more important: what's said, or what's left unsaid?

Links for signing up for the rest of our spring Night Owls events on Crowdcast are live on our Night Owls website! The website will also have the details for each week’s writing contest once those are finalized. The week after this: “Why Movies Matter”!
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Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.