Cameron Domenico Kirk-Giannini
Rutgers University Department of Philosophy
106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
I am a graduate student in the philosophy department at Rutgers University.
Before coming here, I completed an MPhil in Philosophical Theology at the University of Oxford and studied Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Philosophy at Harvard College. In the summer of 2014, I was a visiting student at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy at LMU. I returned to Oxford as a guest of the New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Project for Trinity Term 2015, and again as a visiting graduate student for Trinity Term 2016.
My interests include the philosophy of language, formal epistemology, the philosophy of mind, decision theory, logic, and the philosophy of religion.
''De Ray: On the Boundaries of the Davidsonian Semantic Programme'' Mind. (With Ernie Lepore.) [Online First] [Draft]
Abstract: Greg Ray (2014) believes he has discovered a crucial oversight in Donald Davidsonís semantic programme, recognition of which paves the way for a novel approach to Davidsonian semantics. We disagree: Rayís novel approach involves a tacit appeal to pre-existing semantic knowledge which vitiates its interest as a development of the Davidsonian programme.Works in Progress
Summary: I argue that the propositional object of a speakerís assertoric commitment is not always the propositional object on which she and her interlocutors doxastically coordinate in response to her assertion. Along the way, I present a series of novel arguments against Stalnakerís principle of uniformity.(Name Redacted for Blind Review).
Summary: I show how Stalnakerís principle of uniformity follows from the central aims and assumptions of his framework for modeling discourse.(Name Redacted for Blind Review).
Summary: I argue that consistent skeptical theists are committed to the claim that no amount of certain kinds of evidence about prima facie evils could justify disbelief in theism.Slurs are Imperatives.
Summary: I argue that slurs are imperatives.Recent and Upcoming Presentations