What If: The Semantics, Pragmatics, & Psychology of Counterfactuals

One-Day Workshop: May 20, 2017

Sponsored by the Jackman Humanities Institute's Working Group Fund, University of Toronto





If you are planning to attend, please email to register by May 10. There is no registration fee. 



Jackman Humanities Building (Room 100)


Talk abstracts

See here.


Schedule (Tentative)

10:00am  //  COFFEE

10:30 – 12:00pm  //  Kyle Rawlins, "Asking What-Ifs" (joint work with Justin Bledin). Commentator: Nate Charlow.

12:00 – 2:00pm  //  LUNCH

2:00 – 3:30pm  //  Patricia Ganea, "What if reality matters? Children’s representation of reality affects their ability to reason counterfactually" (joint work with Angela Nyhout). Commentator: Brian Leahy (Linguistics, Konstanz).

4:00 – 5:30pm //  Karen Lewis, "Counterfactual Contextualism and Embedded Counterfactuals". Commentator: Michela Ippolito.

7:00pm  //  DINNER (TBA)


Organized by Nate Charlow (Philosophy, Toronto) and Michela Ippolito (Linguistics, Toronto)