New York University
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Photo of Stephen SchifferStephen Schiffer
Silver Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
5 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003 

Phone: (212) 998-7381

Fax: (212) 995-4179


D.Phil. 1970 (philosophy), Oxford University
B.A. 1962 (philosophy), University of Pennsylvania

Photo credit Scott Walden

Stephen Schiffer (D.Phil., Oxford), Silver Professor of Philosophy, works primarily in philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and metaphysics. He is the author of numerous articles and of three books: Meaning (Oxford University Press, 1972), Remnants of Meaning (MIT Press, 1987), and The Things We Mean (Oxford University Press, fall 2003). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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