Varieties of Truth, Varieties of Realism

Principal Investigator:

João Branquinho

Funding Institution: Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Portuguesas
Date: 2010-2012


Integrated Action LanCog, Univ. Lisbon & Logos, Univ. of Barcelona

The project seeks to join efforts in the two groups with the goal of providing a finer classification and evaluation of anti-realist options in different areas of contemporary debate (particularly discourse apparently about abstract objects, and moral and aesthetic evaluative or prescriptive discourse). The general objectives include:

I. To establish a typology of the forms of an anti-realist strategy, on the basis of a detailed study of various classes of expressions and phenomena;

II. To discuss the value and legitimacy of semantic relativism as a general theory of meaning;

III. To determine how the articulation of the different strategies affects the traditional division between semantics and pragmatics.

Research Team

João Branquinho, Eduardo Castro, Teresa Marques.



Logos-Lancog Workshop, 28-29 October, 2010, Faculdade de Letras de Lisboa, Room. 5.2. II Logos-Lancog Workshop, 6-7 October 2011, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Barcelona.