Rachel Etta Rudolph


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Auburn University. I work primarily in philosophy of language and metaethics. I am especially interested in experiential language (sentences like "this food is tasty" or "this dress looks blue"), which we use to communicate at once about the objective world and about our subjective experience. I have also been thinking about how speakers negotiate about and compare alternative linguistic conventions.

I got my PhD in philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. Before that, I lived in Montreal, Canada. I was drawn to philosophy through the Liberal Arts Program at Dawson College, and completed my BA in philosophy and German at McGill University.


  • Our paper, "Comparing Conventions" (co-authored with Arc Kocurek) is now out in SALT 30 (here)

  • Our paper "Against Conventional Wisdom" (co-authored with Arc Kocurek and Ethan Jerzak) is now out in Philosophers' Imprint (here)



My department page is here.

You can also find me on philpeople here and on Google Scholar here.