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The Forum is open to everyone, including students, visitors, and faculty members from all departments and institutes!

The 60 minute lecture is followed by a 10 minute break and a 30-60 minute discussion. The language of presentation is English or Hungarian.

The scope of the Forum includes all aspects of theoretical philosophy, including:
  • logic and philosophy of formal sciences
  • philosophy of science
  • modern metaphysics
  • epistemology
  • philosophy of language
  • problems in history of philosophy and history of science, relevant to the above topics
  • particular issues in natural and social sciences, important for the discourses in the main scope of the Forum.


29 September 4:00 PM  Room 226
Hanoch Ben-Yami
Department of Philosophy
Central European University, Budapest

 Why Kripke's Account of Name Reference is Wrong?
I argue that Kripke’s account of the reference of names is mistaken: his ‘baptism’ plays no semantic role in the reference of names, and the semantic role played by communication chains is far more limited than he claimed. I also develop a different account of how names name. My account is not a version of description theory, although it incorporates some elements of this theory.