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26 marzo 2018: ore 11: Max Kölbel: Conversational Score and Harmful Speech

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Seminars of Philosophy of Perception, Mind, and Language — Spring session, 2018

 

Max Kölbel (Vienna)

Conversational Score and Harmful Speech

 

26 marzo 2018, h. 11.00-13.00 (invece che alle 15 come precedentemente previsto)

Sala "Enzo Paci" — Direzione del Dipartimento (Via Festa del Perdono 7, Milano)

 

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Abstract

We are all aware that it is possible to harm someone by linguistic utterances, for example by slander or insult. In this talk, I shall examine the possibilities that the Stalnaker-Lewis framework of conversational analysis offers for explaining the nature of such harm. I shall look at some cases of derogatory speech and argue that there are at least two types of harm that can be done. One depends on the social significance afforded to the conversational score by the conversationalists, the other consists in the contribution to maintaining linguistic means that are designed to do the first kind of harm. I finally draw some tentative conclusions in the applied ethics of speech.

26 marzo 2018
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