Silver Professor of Philosophy
D.Phil. 1970 (philosophy), Oxford University
B.A. 1962 (philosophy), University of Pennsylvania
Department of Philosophy
5 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003
Areas of Research/Interest:
philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, epistemology
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.
- "Communication", N. J. Smelser and P. B. Baltes (eds.), The International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Elsevier Sciences 2001)
- "Propositions, What Are They Good For?", in R. Schantz (ed.), Prospects for Meaning (de Gruyter 2012)
- "Meaning in Speech and in Thought", The Philosophical Quarterly (January 2013)
- "Meaning and Formal Semantics in Generative Grammar", Erkenntnis (January 2015)
- "Quandary and Intuitionism: Crispin Wright on Vagueness", forthcoming in A. Miller (ed.), Essays for Crispin Wright: Logic, Language and Mathematics
- "Philosophical and Jurisprudential Issues of Vagueness", forthcoming 2015 in Vagueness and the Law: Philosophical and Legal Approaches, G. Keil and R. Poscher, eds.
- "Intention and Convention in the Theory of Meaning", forthcoming in B. Hale, C. Wright and A. Miller, A Companion to the Philosophy of Language, 2nd Edition (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd)
- "Deflationist Theories of Truth, Meaning, and Content", forthcoming in B. Hale, C. Wright and A. Miller, A Companion to the Philosophy of Language, 2nd Edition (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd)
- "Cognitive Propositions", forthcoming in Philosophical Studies.