Department of Philosophy
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PAUL HORWICH, Professor of Philosophy (BA Oxford 1966, MA Yale 1969, PhD Cornell 1974). His principle contributions to the subject have been a probabilistic account of scientific methodology, a unified explanation of temporally asymmetric phenomena, a deflationary conception of truth, and a naturalistic use-theory of meaning. He has received fellowship support for his work from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, and (currently) the Guggenheim Foundation. He has been on the faculties of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (73-95), University College London (95-00), and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (00-05). He has also given courses at UCLA, the CNRS Institut d'Histoire et Philosophie des Sciences et Technique, the University of Sydney, the École Normale Supérieure, and the University of Tokyo. His main present project is a monograph on Wittgenstein's meta-philosophy.
Probability and Evidence.
Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1982
Asymmetries in Time.
Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press, 1987
1st edition, Oxford, Blackwell, 1980.
2nd edition, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1998
Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1998
From a Deflationary Point of View.
Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004
Reflections on Meaning.
Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2005
Oxford, Oxford University Press, forthcoming in November 2009
He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in a variety of areas, including philosophy of language, 20th century analytic philosophy, meta-philosophy, epistemology, philosophical logic, metaphysics, and philosophy of science.