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Northwestern University's Department of Philosophy presents Liz Camp

When: Friday, March 31, 2023
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM CT

Where: 555 Clark Street, B03, Evanston, IL 60208 Evanston map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Emily Berry   (847) 491-3656

Group: Philosophy Colloquium Series

Category: Academic


"Nicknames as Tools for Navigating Social Space "


Nicknames are expressions for identifying and tracking individuals. But they also mark and modulate social relations; and they frame their referents by purporting to ‘fit’ them in an intuitive way. These social functions make them especially potent rhetorical devices, for good and for ill; and also especially challenging to model within orthodox theories of meaning.

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