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The Centre for Logic and Language was inaugurated in Nov 2008 as part of the Institute of Philosophy. It was created to produce and support high quality research on logic and language in philosophy and neighbouring disciplines.

The Centre hosts a regular seminar series, the LEM – Logic, Epistemology and Metaphysics Forum. The forum generally meets fortnightly in term time (upcoming fixtures).



Corine Besson (Sussex, Philosophy & Institute of Philosophy)

Founding Director

Barry C Smith (Institute of Philosophy)

Core Members

Richard Breheny (UCL, Linguistics)
Robyn Carston (UCL, Linguistics)
Dorothy Edgington (Birkbeck College, Philosophy)
Keith Hossack (Birkbeck College, Philosophy)
Nathan Klinedinst (UCL, Linguistics)
Fraser MacBride (Glasgow, Philosophy)
Ian Rumfitt (Birmingham, Philosophy)

Associate Members

David Adger (QMU)
Maria Baghramian (UC Dublin)
Paul Boghossian (NYU)
Herman Cappelen (University of St Andrews)
Manuel Garcia-Carpintero (LOGOS, Barcelona)
Wolfgang Hinzen (Durham)
Paul Horwich (NYU)
Ernie Lepore (Rutgers University)
Alexander Miller (Otago)
Stephen Neale (CUNY)
Alex Oliver (Cambridge)
Peter Pagin (University of Stockholm)
Francois Recanati (Institute Jean Nicod)
Isidora Stojanovic (Institute Jean Nicod)
Dag Westersthal (University of Goteborg)
Tim Williamson (University of Oxford)
Crispin Wright (NIP)

The Centre provides a focus for networking activities with similar research institutions in the UK, Europe and the US, including:

Arche Centre at University of St Andrews
Institute Jean Nicod in Paris
LOGOS Group in Barcelona
Centre for Cognitive Science in Rutgers
The Irish Network for Philosophy of Language and Mind

Philosophy of Language and Mind

CeLL is involved in the activities of the PLM (http://www.illc.uva.nl/PLM/index.html). See recent and upcoming events at PLM:

  • Third PLM Workshop, Subjectivity in Thought and Language, LOGOS, Barcelona, September 22- 23, 2016. 
  • Third PLM Master Class, with Timothy Williamson, Institute of Philosophy, London, November 18 - 19, 2016. 
  • Fourth PLM Conference, Institut für Philosophie II, Bochum, September 15 - 17, 2017.
  • Fourth PLM Workshop, Meaning and Intention, Universität Wien, September 27 -- 28, 2018
  • Fourth PLM Masterclass with Angelika Kratzer, University of Salzburg, October 22 -- 23, 2018. Call for Papers.

The Centre aims to provide information about other activities and events in the philosophy of language, logic and linguistics and to create on-line resources for gathering and improving access to research papers on topics in this area. We expect activities to grow and will look for opportunities for further collaborations with our partners.

For further information about the activity of the Centre, contact the director.