Applications are now open for the 2022 Metaphysics Summer School on the
topic of truthmaker semantics!
The Summer School will be hosted by the MAP – the Master in Philosophy
della Svizzera italiana* – and will be held in Lugano, Switzerland, from
June 13 to June 17, 2022. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2022.
More information on how to apply, fees, and bursaries is available at
Kit Fine (NYU)
Martin Glazier (Geneva)
On the truthmaker approach to semantics, the meaning of a statement is
identified with the set of states which exactly verify it. Truthmaker
semantics differs from possible worlds semantics in its use of states
rather than worlds. It differs from other forms of situation semantics in
its use of an exact notion of verification, which requires that a state be
wholly relevant to the statement it verifies, rather than an inexact
notion, which requires only partial relevance. This approach to semantics
is receiving increasing interest, much of it driven by a sense that the
approach can handle hyperintensional contexts better than other approaches.
During the summer school, participants will be using a pre-publication copy
of the book on truthmaker semantics that Kit Fine is co-authoring with Mark
*Who can apply:*
The Summer School is open to both graduate students and post-graduate
For any query, do not hesitate to contact the organisers at