Peter W Hanks

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Philosophy
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Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 2002.
  • B.A.: Philosophy, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1995.

Specialties

  • philosophy of language
  • history of analytic philosophy
Courses Taught
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Epistemology
  • History of Modern Philosophy
Publications
  • Propositional Content, Oxford University Press, June 2015, 227 pages.
  • "Types of Speech Acts," New Work on Speech Acts, Daniel Fogal, Daniel Harris, and Matt Moss (eds.), Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
  • "Propositions, Synonymy, and Compositional Semantics," Act-Based Conceptions of Propositional Content: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives, Friederike Moltmann and Mark Textor (eds.), Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
  • "What are the Primary Bearers of Truth?" Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 43, Special Issue: Essays on the Nature of Propositions, David Hunter and Gurpreet Rattan (eds.), Oct.-Dec. 2013, 558-74.
  • "Bipolarity and Sense in the Tractatus," Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy 2, No. 9, 2014, 1-14.
  • "First-Person Propositions," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 86, 2013, 155-82.
  • "Early Wittgenstein on Judgment," in Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy, Jose Zalabardo (ed.), Oxford University Press, 2012, 37-63.
  • "Structured Propositions as Types," Mind 120, January 2011, 11-52.
  • "Recent Work on Propositions," Philosophy Compass 4, March 2009, 1-18.
  • With Brendan O'Sullivan. "Conceiving of Pain," Dialogue 47, 2008, 351-376.
  • "A Dilemma About Necessity," Erkenntnis 68, 2008, 129-148.
  • "How Wittgenstein Defeated Russell's Multiple Relation Theory of Judgment," Synthese 154, 2007, 121-146.
  • "The Content-Force Distinction," Philosophical Studies 134, 2007, 141-164.