Is Language a Game?


Chris Kennedy (Linguistics, UChicago)

In Conversation with Agnes Callard (Philosophy, UChicago)

Thursday, May 28, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Central Time

Livestream on Crowdcast: click here to register for the conversation


At this event, we will discuss the following questions (and more):

  • Is civilization a game we play with words?
  • Should you respond to what I said, or what you think I meant?
  • In a conversation, is someone keeping score—and should they?
  • Can you make something happen just by saying words?
  • Can we ever demand that others believe what we say?
  • Which is more important: what’s said, or what’s left unsaid?

Links for signing up for the rest of our spring Night Owls events on Crowdcast here! The week after this: “Why Movies Matter”!

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