Jim Hutchinson

Jim Hutchinson (150w)

Position:

Postdoctoral Fellow

Campus:

UTM,

Biography:

  • BA, University of Toronto
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Jim wrote a dissertation under John MacFarlane and John Campbell, about the sort of normativity that is central to Frege’s thinking about truth, logic and language: a sort of normativity connected with especially ambitious cognitive goals.  Currently, with Gurpreet Rattan, he is thinking about whether we should put a similar sort of normativity at the heart of our own thinking about these topics.  In particular, he suspects we might need to if we are to rule out pluralism and psychologism in logic, and have a theory of meaning based on genuinely cognitive (rather than practical) notions of justification.

Research Interests:

Epistemology, History of Analytic Philosophy, Logic