Will Gamester: The diversity of truth.

Many congratulations to NatRep PhD student Will Gamester, who recently successfully completed his PhD “The Diversity of Truth: a case study in pluralistic metasemantics.” His examiners were Prof. Matti Eklund (Tufts) and Dr Jack Woods (Leeds).

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Two new team-members for NatRep’s final month

In the final month of the project, I’m finalizing the monograph on the Nature of Representation (you can read raw versions of these ideas on my personal blog).

I’m delighted that Jack Woods (UAF in mathematical philosophy, University of Leeds) and Paolo Santorio (currently lecturer in philosophy, University of Leeds, soon to be associate professor of Philosophy, San Diego) have agreed to join the project this month to support this work.

Placement updates

Some excellent placement news for NatRep PhD students!

Nicholas Tasker (project PhD student, 2013-17) has taken up a fixed-term stipendiary lectureship at Hertford College, University of Oxford, in 2017-18.

Laura Crosilla (project PhD student 2015-16) has taken up a fix a fixed-term lectureship at the University of Birmingham.

 

Current placement record:

Jennifer Carr (postdoc 2013-15) is assistant professor of philosophy (tenure-track) at UC San Diego.

Rachel Goodman (postdoc 2013-16) is assistant professor of philosophy (tenure-track) at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Edward Elliott (postdoc 2016) is lecturer of mind and language (permanent post) at the University of Leeds, and is also a Marie Curie Incoming Fellow at Leeds.

Daniel Elstein (postdoc 2015-17) is lecturer of ethical and political philosophy (permanent post) at the University of Leeds, starting 2017.

Simon Hewitt (postdoc 2016-17) will be Leverhulme early career fellow at the University of Leeds 2018-2021, following a period as lecturer at Leeds in 2017-18.

Gail Leckie (postdoc 2015-17) will be taking up a stipendiary lectureship at Mansfield, University of Oxford in 2018.

Thomas Brouwer (RDA/postdoc 2016-17) will continue as a research development assistant in the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, Leeds.

Nicholas Tasker (project PhD student, 2013-17) has taken up a fixed-term stipendiary lectureship at Hertford College, University of Oxford, in 2017-18.

Laura Crosilla (project PhD student 2015-16) has taken up a fix a fixed-term lectureship at the University of Birmingham.

NatRep reunion/recap event

On September 7th/8th, we’re reconvening NatRep members past and present for a workshop to look at what we’ve learnt over the past five years. The schedule and speakers are below (other project members will also be in attendance).

Thursday. 
 
1400-1500. Introduction: Nature of Representation after 5 years. (Robert Williams).
break.
1530-1700. Jennifer Carr (project postdoc 2013-15)
1700—drinks/meal (probably Hansa’s?)
Friday. 
 
1030-1200—Nick Tasker (project PhD student 2013-17).
lunch (byo sandwiches etc)
1300-1350—Rachel Goodman (project postdoc 2013-16).
1350-1440—Ed Elliott (project postdoc 2016).
break.
1500-1630—Will Gamester (project PhD student 2013-17).

Upcoming series of posts

Over the next few weeks, I will be posting a series of posts in my personal blog that set out the core account of the nature of representation that I have been developing.

Nick Tasker. The Foundations of Public Language: Words as Social Artefacts.

Many congratulations to NatRep PhD student Nick Tasker, who recently successfully completed his PhD “The Foundations of Public Language: Words as Social Artefacts.” His examiners were Profs. Brian Epstein (Tufts) and John Divers (Leeds).

Current locations of NatRep members.

Jennifer Carr is assistant professor of philosophy (tenure-track) at UC San Diego.

Rachel Goodman is assistant professor of philosophy (tenure-track) at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Edward Elliott is lecturer of mind and language (permanent post) at the University of Leeds, and is also a Marie Curie Incoming Fellow at Leeds.

Of current postdocs:

Daniel Elstein will be lecturer of ethical and political philosophy (permanent post) at the University of Leeds, starting 2017.

Simon Hewitt will be Leverhulme early career fellow at the University of Leeds 2018-2021, following a period as lecturer at Leeds in 2017-18.

Gail Leckie will be taking up a stipendiary lectureship at Mansfield, University of Oxford in 2018.