Associate Professor of Philosophy
University of Reading
In summer 2019, I'm organizing a series of masterclasses on experimental methods in philosophy of language, funded by the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics at Reading. Classes will be given by Stephanie Solt (ZAS Berlin), Paul Egré (Institut Jean-Nicod), Andrea Beltrama (Paris 7-Diderot), and Helena Aparicio (MIT Computational Psycholinguistics Lab).
Emma Borg, Tim Salomons, and I have a paper forthcoming in the volume The Meaning of Pain 2: "How Should We Understand the Meaning of Pain?"
I have upcoming talks at San Francisco State University, the Barcelona Workshop on Issues in Conceptual Engineering and Conceptual Ethics, and at the University of Bochum.
I have a few new papers in draft (comments very welcome):
- "The Myth of the Common Sense Conception of Color" (with Zed Adams)
- "A Corpus Study of 'Know': On the Verification of Philosophers' Frequency Claims about Language" (with J.D. Porter and Kathryn Francis)
- "Stakes, Scales, and Skepticism" (with Kathryn Francis and Phil Beaman)
- "Metalinguistic Proposals"
My review of Avner Baz's book, The Crisis of Method in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy, has been published online in Mind.
"'Nobody Would Really Talk That Way!': The Critical Project in Contemporary Ordinary Language Philosophy" has been published online and open access in Synthese.
"Third Person Knowledge Ascriptions: A Crucial Experiment for Contextualism" (with Jumbly Grindrod and James Andow) has been published online in Mind & Language.
There is a video "trailer" for my introductory course Reason and Argument.