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Dr Eliot Michaelson

michaelson2 for webLecturer in Philosophy

Tel +44 (0)20 7848 1160
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King's College London
London, WC2R 2LS  

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Dr. Eliot Michaelson received his Ph.D. from UCLA in 2013.  Before joining King's, he spent the 2013-14 academic year as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University.  His undergraduate training was split between the University of Chicago, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy in 2005, and Deep Springs College, where he received an Associate of Arts degree in 2001.

Research interests and PhD supervision
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
Dr. Eliot Michaelson works primarily on core topics in philosophy of language, such as meaning and reference.  In particular, he is interested in how we give voice to our thoughts via language, how we are ultimately able to communicate those thoughts to each other, and what language might teach us about the nature of thought itself.
Dr. Eliot Michaelson is also interested in the nature of skills or knowledge-how and the metaphysics of so-called “secondary qualities”, like colours and (possibly) ethical properties.
For more details, please see his full research profile.
Selected publications

"Reference" (with Marga Reimer), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Winter 2014 edition

Lying, forthcoming with OUP, co-edited with Andreas Stokke

Truth, Trust, and Testimony, forthcoming in Lying

Shifty Characters, Philosophical Studies 167(3): 519-540

Indexicality and the Answering Machine Paradox (with Jonathan Cohen), Philosophy Compass 8(6): 580-592
Justice for Unicorns, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 112(3): 351-360

For a complete list of publications, please see Eliot's full research profile.


Dr. Michaelson teaches modules in Philosophy of Language.

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