My research concerns the history of late modern philosophy and connections between philosophy and literature. In late modern history, I have focused primarily on Kant and his influence on 19th century philosophy.
I work on topics in Greek ethics, political theory, psychology and related issues in epistemology and metaphysics. I’m currently working on a project about the relations between knowledge and action in Plato.
Alan Code is Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University, and Professor Emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley. He was formerly Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University at New Brunswick.
I am interested in language, mind, and reality: semantic accounts of natural languages including puzzling phenomena such as vagueness and attitude ascription, theories of consciousness, representation and propositional attitudes, and explanations of ontological commitment and its connection to existence.
I am most interested in the basic questions that classically define the subject of moral philosophy: What is the best kind of life, and where does morality fit into it? What is moral motivation and how does it differ from other ways of being motivated? How much is morality universal, how much a product of custom, history, and other forms of contingency? How are we to balance moral values and other kinds of values when they conflict? How seriously should we take moral skepticism?
My interests include: Kant, Philosophy of Science, History of Twentieth Century Philosophy, including the interaction between philosophy and the exact sciences from Kant through the logical empiricists, prospects for post-Kuhnian philosophy of science in light of these developments, and the relationship between analytic and continental
In philosophy of mind, I work on issues about coreference and confusion. In epistemology, I work on a variety of issues including the nature of assurance, the semantics of knowledge ascription, self-knowledge, memory and inference, and J.L. Austin's contributions to epistemology.
Antonia Peacocke joined the Philosophy Department at Stanford as an Assistant Professor in 2019. In 2018-19, she completed a Bersoff Faculty Fellowship in the Philosophy Department at New York University. She received her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley in 2018, and her A.B. from Harvard College in 2012.
Wendy Salkin is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at Stanford University, where she is also a Faculty Affiliate at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, and the Clayman Institute for Gender Research.
Johan van Benthem is a University Professor emeritus of pure and applied logic at the University of Amsterdam, Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University, and Jin Yuelin Professor of Logic at Tsinghua University Beijing.
For 2022-23, Leif Wenar is Laurence S. Rockefeller Visiting Professor at the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University
After receiving his AB in Philosophy at Stanford, Leif Wenar earned his PhD in Philosophy at Harvard, then worked in Britain, and returned to the Stanford Philosophy Department in September 2020. He is currently developing unity theory, a new theory of what makes for more valuable lives, relationships, and societies.