Academic Council Faculty
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.
I have been at Stanford University since 1974. My main research interests are in the philosophy of action, where this includes issues about social agency and about practical rationality.
- Colloquium: "Chances of Impossibilities," University of California, Berkeley 2015
- Peter Menzies Plenary Speaker: "Decision Theoretic Paradoxes as Voting Paradoxes," Australasian Association of Philosophy conference, Melbourne 2009
I’m interested in issues at the intersection of philosophy of mind, neuroscience, and cognitive science. Can we get a naturalistic theory of representation that works for neuroscience?
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.
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
Philosophy is the ungainly attempt to tackle questions that come naturally to children, using methods that come naturally to lawyers.
I received my B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University in 1990. I then went to the Department of Philosophy at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I completed a Ph.D. there in 1999.
For publications, please see my personal website here.
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.
"Metaphysics Avoidance", Workshop on Mark Wilson's Physics Avoidance,Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, Nov. 9, 2019.
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.
I'm a philosopher with wide-ranging interests. My first book develops and defends a conventionalist theory of logic and mathematics:
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.
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Stanford and UC Riverside. Ph.D.Cornell, University, 1968. Taught at UCLA, 1968--1974, at Stanford, 1974--2008; at UC Riverside 2008--2014.
Co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show, called Philosophy Talk with Ken Taylor.
Paul Skokowski’s research interests are in philosophy of mind, the nature of sensation, cognitive science, philosophy of physics, philosophy of neuroscience, and intersections of these fields.