In the June 13th post, I said that the Rutgers Philosophy of Religion conference will take place next January. I meant this January. But this January is next January, isn't it? Did I succeed in conveying what I wanted (without relying on a lot of charitable interpretation, or extra information)?
It's confusing to me, because people say, e.g., 'this Sunday' to refer to the temporally closest Sunday in the future direction, and 'next Sunday' to refer to the one after that. I can understand using, e.g., 'this week' to refer to the week in progress at the time of the utterance, and 'next week' to refer to the one that follows it, but what's up with the Sunday-talk? Am I just being misled by some anomalous data?