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Josh Dever

Associate Professor PhD, University of California, Berkeley



Professor Dever works primarily in the philosophy of language and philosophical logic, with interests in the application of these fields to problems throughout core areas of philosophy. His publications include work on the principle of compositionality in formal semantics and its philosophical consequences ("Compositionality", a chapter in the Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Language", "Compositionality as Methodology", Linguistics and Philosophy; "Modal Fictionalism and Compositionality", Philosophical Studies) and work on the consequences of direct reference theories ("Complex Demonstratives", Linguistics and Philosophy; "Believing in Words", Synthese). His recent interests include the semantics, logic, and philosophical applications of conditionals, and foundational issues in the nature of semantic values.


Logic, philosophy of language
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