Karen Lewis
Assistant Professor
Philosophy
Barnard-Columbia University

Karen Lewis teaches philosophy at Barnard-Columbia.  Previously, she was an assistant professor in the school of philosophy at USC. Her research is mainly in the philosophy of language, though it often brings me into the realms of metaphysics, epistemology, cognitive science, philosophy of mind, and linguistics.

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Gricean Pragmatics

Karen explores the relationship between language and communication, looking at the question of how it is that people regularly use words to communicate more than their literal meanings.  This video introduces us to the most philosophically influential theory on this matter, H.P. Grice’s th

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