Dr Eliot Michaelson
Lecturer in Philosophy
Tel +44 (0)20 7848 1160
Address Room 704, Philosophy Building
King's College London
London, WC2R 2LS
Personal website: emichaelson.org
Research interests and PhD supervision
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.
• 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.
"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.
Expertise and engagement
Dr. Michaelson teaches modules in Philosophy of Language.