Roy A. Sorensen is a professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, a professorial fellow in Philosophy at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and the Jackman Humanities Institute’s Distinguished Visiting Fellow for the academic year 2023-24. He has research interests in epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of language, areas in which he has published widely.
Jason Stanley, the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University, is renowned for his contributions to philosophy of language and epistemology, whose tools in his more recent work he brings to bear on questions of political philosophy.
Matti Eklund has been Chair Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at Uppsala University in Sweden since 2013. His work concentrates primarily on metaphysics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of logic.
Aidan Gray (Illinois Chicago) has research interests in the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mind, linguistics, and the history of analytic philosophy. Most of his work focuses on proper names, reference, and issues surrounding Frege’s Puzzle.
Gillian Russell, a professor of philosophy at the Australian Catholic University, works in the philosophy of logic and language, and epistemology.
What is language? How does it compare to music? Does language have an inner logical spine? How does human language compare to the communication systems of other animals? Distinguished Visiting Professor Philippe Schlenker will be visiting UTM for conversations with faculty and students. Ask him anything!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TALK WITH KEVIN ZOLLMAN HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO THE COMING ACADEMIC YEAR. We will update our events page with the exact date as son as possible.
Professor Roberts’ areas of specialization are formal semantics and pragmatics. She has been working on long-term projects that pertain to projective meaning and natural language metaphysics. She will deliver a talk titled “The Character of Epistemic Modals in Natural Language: Evidential Indexicals.”
Professor Greenberg’s research is oriented around language, mind, and depiction. His publications include “Beyond Resemblance”, in Philosophical Review (2013), and “Varieties of Iconicity”, in a special issue of the Review of Philosophy and Psychology (2015).
This year’s Alexander Lecture welcomes Christopher Mole, Chair of the Programme in Cognitive Systems at UBC where he also teaches in the Department of Philosophy. Professor Mole will deliver a talk on “Dynamic Semantics, Embodied Syntax, and the Evidence of Sign-Language Aphasia”
Prof. Gertler’s research is focused on the philosophy of mind, particularly self-knowledge, mental content, consciousness, and the self. She will deliver a talk on “Rational Agency”.
Prof. DeRosset’s research is focused on metaphysics and the philosophy of language, with a particular interest in the metaphysics of modality, and the utility and limits of explanation and reduction in metaphysics. He will deliver a talk titled “Skepticism about Grounding”.