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Time and Language: An Encounter Between Philosophy and Philology

May 10 - May 11
Hershey Hall Salon,
May 10-11, 2024
Hershey Hall Salon



Please join us on May 10-11, 2023 for “Time and Language: An Encounter Between Philosophy and Philology,” an interdisciplinary workshop on the topic of linguistic change.


Outside of analytic philosophy, there is a strain of contemporary research in fields such as Comparative Literature, German, French, and Religious Studies that approaches linguistic change through the lens of philology. (Much of the recent popularity of philology is due to the work of Werner Hamacher, who breathed new life into the topic with his late works, including “95 Theses on Philology” and “For—Philology”). Presently, philosophers remain largely ignorant of such philological research, just as philological researchers remain ignorant of the contemporary philosophical interest in linguistic change and “conceptual engineering.”


This workshop would be a first-of-its-kind opportunity for philosophers and those working on philology to discuss a topic about which both parties have produced significant bodies of research from radically different perspectives.


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Hershey Hall Salon


UCLA Department of Philosophy