Silver Professor of Philosophy; Professor
Department of Philosophy
5 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003
D.Phil. 1970 (philosophy), Oxford University
B.A. 1962 (philosophy), University of Pennsylvania
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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, two recently published papers, and three 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)
- "Quandary and Intuitionism: Crispin Wright on Vagueness", forthcoming in A. Miller (ed.), Essays for Crispin Wright: Logic, Language and Mathematics
- "Meaning and Formal Semantics in Generative Grammar", forthcoming in Erkenntnis
- "Philosophical and Jurisprudential Issues of Vagueness", forthcoming 2015 in Vagueness and the Law: Philosophical and Legal Approaches, G. Keil and R. Poscher, eds.