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Ed Witherspoon

Associate Professor of Philosophy; Chair of the Philosophy Department
Philosophy, 205 Hascall Hall
p 315-228-7794

Degree

BS, Vanderbilt University, 1985; MA (1989), PhD (1996), University of Pittsburgh

Teaching Experience

Visiting assistant professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997-98; instructor, University of Pittsburgh, 1996-97

Specialties

History of analytic philosophy, epistemology, philosophy of language

Interests

History of analytic philosophy, epistemology, philosophy of language, 20th-century continental philosophy

Publications

  • "Conceptions of Nonsense in Carnap and Wittgenstein," in Alice Crary and Rupert Read, eds., (The New Wittgenstein. New York: Routledge, 2000, pp. 315-349)
  • "Logic and the Inexpressible in Frege and Heidegger," (Journal of the History of Philosophy, 40:1, 2002, 89-113)
  • "Houses, Flowers, and Frameworks: Mulhall and Cavell on the Moral of Skepticism" (European Journal of Philosophy, 10:2, 2002, 196-208)
  • "Much Ado about the Nothing: Carnap and Heidegger on Logic and Metaphysics," (forthcoming in C.G. Prado, ed., A Dubious Estrangement: Analytic and Continental Philosophy in Dialogue, Amherst, NY: Prometheus, 2003)
  • "Conventions and Forms of Life," (Frederick Schmitt, ed., Socializing Metaphysics, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2003)

Distinctions

Phi Beta Kappa