Charles B. Cross

Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and
Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Artificial Intelligence
at the University of Georgia

Associate Editor of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy

University of Pittsburgh (Ph.D.) 
Office Hours: No longer in residence at UGA.

My office is a Safe Space.


. . . Anthony Shiver, Ph.D. (AOS: metaphysics and logic). Anthony completed his dissertation on mereology and plural logic under my supervision in April 2015, and I am not the only one who thinks he does great work. The Philosophical Studies referee for this paper said, "I suspect the author's definition of atomism will become the standard one as soon as the paper is published."


As of June 1, 2016, I am retired from UGA and no longer teaching.


    I work on issues at the intersection of metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophical logic. I am especially interested in the logic and semantics of conditionals and in the roles conditionals play in metaphysical and epistemological issues. More recently I have become interested in the metaphysics of particulars in the context of modality.

Selected Publications

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I have a Google Scholar profile.

My Erdös Number is 4.

Teaching Interests

Before retiring I regularly taught PHIL 2500 Symbolic Logic, PHIL(LING) 4510/6510 Deductive Systems, PHIL(LING) 4520/6520 Model Theory, and PHIL 8500 Seminar in Problems of Logic. I occasionally taught PHIL 3610 Theory of Knowledge, PHIL(LING) 8300 Seminar in the Philosophy of Language, and PHIL 8600 Seminar in Metaphysics.

I have directed graduate student research in metaphysics and in philosophical logic in the Ph.D. Program in Philosophy and in the M.A. Program in Philosophy. I have also served on thesis committees in the M.S. Program in Artificial Intelligence. Joint enrollment for the M.S. in Artificial Intelligence and the M.A. or Ph.D. in Philosophy is possible and represents a unique opportunity for prospective graduate students interested in logic and its applications.

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