Upcoming Event

!Updated 2/14/14!

Despite the weather PHLINC2 will commense on 2/14/14 on time at with registration beginning at 1:30pm EST. The schedule has been revised as a result of some cancelled flights, so please note the new times.

!Updated 2/14/14!

PHLINC2: Language and Other Minds, the second-biannual interdisciplinary research symposium, will be held on February 14-15, 2014. The topic of this iteration of the symposium is attitudes and attitude ascriptions, with a special emphasis on knowledge ascription and related phenomena such as presupposition, factivity and evidentiality. PHLINC2 will include invited talks from Mandy Simons (Carnegie Mellon University) and Jason Stanley (Yale University), as well as a special session on experimental issues in this domain, led by Shevaun Lewis (Johns Hopkins University).

Please register by Wednesday, February 12th, 2014. It's free!

Check out the conference schedule for a list of presenters and times.


PHLING is an interdisciplinary reading and research group at the University of Maryland, comprising graduate students from the Departments of Philosophy and Linguistics. PHLING was formed due in part to the efforts of the Language and Logic Initiative at Maryland, and through participation in Maryland's IGERT program.

Presently, we are well into our second year discussing and conducting research within the domain of attitudes, taking advantage of the large and growing community working on attitude reports, theory of mind development, and metarepresentational content. Our third major event, an interdisciplinary symposium on desires and beliefs, follows the successful internal, interdisciplinary workshop on beliefs and desires in early 2013.

You can meet the PHLING students, take a peek at some links to sites we like, and contact us. We are actively seeking professional and research connections with colleagues in other departments or other universities.

2012-13 Meetings

August 2012-Present PHLING is meeting every second week in MMH 1108B on Mondays from 5-7. Check here for up-to-date meeting information.

PHLING is at the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Linguistics, at UMD
Address: PHLING, c/o A. Wellwood, 1401 Marie Mount Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-8505.
Email: phling@umd.edu (contact, or to get on the listserv)
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