Contributors

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Assistant Professor / 
Philosophy
The University of Memphis
Luvell Anderson (PhD, Rutgers University) specializes in the philosophy of language and philosophy of race and has published articles on racial slurs. His work concentrates on the semantics and ethics of racial language and racist humor and the normativity of offense. Luvell also has interests in social and political philosophy and the philosophy of mind.
Andrew Downey Orrick Professor / 
Philosophy
Yale University
Stephen Darwall teaches at the Department of Philosophy at Yale University.  Previously, he taught for twenty-four years at the University of Michigan and, before that for twelve at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  His primary interests are in metaethics and normative ethics.                           
Junior Fellow / 
Philosophy
Society of Fellows Harvard University
Tom grew up in Sevenoaks, Kent. As an undergraduate, he studied mathematics and philosophy at Oxford University. He then moved to the US to go to graduate school at Rutgers. He's currently a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. He works on pragmatism, the philosophy of mathematics and logic, and metaphysics. He's also working on an introductory philosophy textbook, with Stephen Stich. When he's not doing philosophy, he's often on a bike or eating pancakes.
Senior Fellow / 
Philosophy
Rivendell Institute at Yale University
Greg Ganssle has been thinking about the intersection of Christian faith and contemporary scholarship for over thirty years. After graduating from the University of Maryland in 1978, he worked in campus ministry on a variety of campuses. Hundreds of conversations with students from a wide variety of religious and philosophical perspectives drove him to a sustained self-study program. Eventually it occurred to him that he was reading philosophy.  Within weeks, he was hooked. Greg has been married to Jeanie since 1985. They have three children, none of whom are philosophers. Although happily married, Greg has a secret crush on Jane Austen.             
Associate Professor / 
Philosophy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Caspar Hare is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at MIT.  He writes about ethics, practical rationality, metaphysics, and the connections between them. He knows a magic trick that Winston Churchill once insisted be performed half a dozen times (he was still baffled).
Professor / 
Philosophy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sally Haslanger is a Professor of Philosophy at MIT, and the Director of the MIT Women’s and Gender Studies program. Her philosophical interests are broad. She began her life in philosophy interested in metaphysics, epistemology and ancient philosophy; over time she has developed her interests in social and political philosophy and feminist theory. She has an adorable dog named ‘Sparky’.                       
Graduate Student / 
Philosophy
Duke University
Paul Henne is a PhD student at Duke University. Before attending Duke, he received his MA from Arizona State University and his BA from Lake Forest College. His primary interests in philosophy are in metaphysics and empirical philosophy, and they are particularly about absences, omissions, and nothingness. He is, for instance, curious about the gap between our judgments about omissions and their relation to the world.
Professor / 
Philosophy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Richard Holton is a Professor of Philosophy at MIT (though he will soon take an appointment at Cambridge University). His dissertation was on philosophy of language, and he continues to work in that area, but he currently works mainly in moral psychology, ethics, and philosophy of law. If you need your bike fixed, Richard’s your man.
Associate Professor / 
Philosophy and Cognitive Science
Yale University
Joshua Knobe is an experimental philosopher, appointed in both the Program in Cognitive Science and the Department of Philosophy. Most of his work involves using the kinds of experimental methods associated with cognitive science to address the kinds of questions associated with philosophy.
Assistant Professor / 
Philosophy
Northern Illinois University
Geoff Pynn (PhD, Yale University) specializes in epistemology and philosophy of language, in particular on issues concerning the nature, function, and norms of assertion, and the semantics and pragmatics of epistemic terms like "know".  He also regularly teaches logic and early modern philosophy.  
Associate Professor / 
Philosophy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Agustin Rayo is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at MIT. He works in the intersection of philosophy of logic and philosophy of language. The largest finite number ever named by a human being was named by Agustin on January 26, 2007. It is really big.
Assistant Professor / 
Linguistics
University of Minnesota Duluth
William Salmon is an assistant professor of linguistics at the University of Minnesota Duluth. His research and teaching interests are primarily in semantics, pragmatics, and sociolinguistic variation in dialects of English as well as Belizean Kriol.  Will did his PhD in linguistics at Yale University working with Larry Horn.  His last name, Salmon, appears in the Old Testament, in the book of Joshua, in the story of the battle of Jericho. Salmon was a spy in this battle, and he was given shelter by a harlot named Rahab, whom he later married. The name also appears in the New Testament, in the book of Matthew, in the long lineage of begats stretching from Abraham to Jesus.
Graduate Student / 
Philosophy
Yale University
Kelley Schiffman is a PhD student at Yale University with interests in Early Modern Philosophy and Ethics. Kelley also leads the New Haven Philosophy Outreach Program which aims to bring philosophy to New Haven high school students and to knit closer intellectual and social ties between Yale University philosophy students and the New Haven community.
Assistant Professor  / 
Philosophy
Humboldt-University
Dr. Stephan Schmid teaches at the Humboldt-University in Berlin, Germany. In his research, he mainly focuses on philosophy of mind and metaphysics of Early Modern and Late Medieval Philosophy. He is also interested in contemporary metaphysics, particularly in questions of modality, causation, and explanation.
Assistant Professor / 
Philosophy
University of Georgia
Jennifer Wang will be an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Georgia starting Fall 2013.  She earned her PhD at Rutgers University where she worked with Dean Zimmerman.  Her dissertation research is in the metaphysics of modality, although she is also interested in logic, epistemology, and early modern philosophy. Jenn once dressed up as the Ship of Theseus for Halloween.  It's debatable if she survived the night.
Assistant Professor / 
Philosophy
University of Mississippi
Timothy Yenter is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Mississippi. He earned his PhD from Yale University.  His dissertation examined demonstrative arguments in David Hume. Tim also occasionally reads and writes about film, television, sports, and music.
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