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Stephen Schiffer

Silver Professor of Philosophy

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

Office Address: 

Department of Philosophy
5 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003


(212) 998-7381


(212) 995-4179

Areas of Research/Interest: 

philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, epistemology

External Affiliations:

American Philosophical Association.


Visiting Senior Fellow, Council of the Humanities, and Old Dominion Fellow in Philosophy, Princeton University, 1990; City University of New York Creative Incentive Award, 1990; Summer Research Stipend, Committee for Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Arizona, 1985; National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 1982; German Academic Exchange Service, Summer Research Grant, 1981.

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.

A published paper with a bizarre history, three recently published papers, and five forthcoming papers.

Updated on 02/01/2016