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Charles Travis

Professor Charles Travis

Photograph of Professor Charles TravisProfessor of Philosophy

Email c.s.travis@gmail.com
Address Room 607, Philosophy Building
King's College London
Strand
London, WC2R 2LS

View his personal website here 

 

Biography

Charles Travis received his BA from the University of California, Berkeley in 1963, and his Ph. D. from UCLA in 1967. He has taught in the U.S., Canada, The Netherlands, and the U.K., having spent most of his career in the last three countries.

Before coming to King’s, he was a professor at Northwestern University, and before that at the University of Stirling. He has taught at many other places, including visiting professorships at the University of Michigan, and at Harvard

He speaks Dutch/Flemish, some French, and bits of Cantonese and Portuguese.

Research interests
  • Thought, representation and experience
  • Philosophy of language & logic
  • Philosophy of psychology
  • Epistemology

Professor Travis works on a set of problems about thought, representation and experience, spanning parts of philosophy of perception, of psychology, of language, of logic, and epistemology. He has been most influenced by, among the recent dead, Wittgenstein and Austin; and, among the living, Hilary Putnam, John McDowell and Noam Chomsky.

In the Spring term of 2011, Professor Travis led a seminar at the Institute of Philosophy on Frege vs Fodor on Propositional attitudes.

Selected publications
  • Monographs (pdf)
  • Articles (pdf)
  • Reviews (pdf)

Further information

Access to some current work is available at his Mind, Language and Action group website.

Teaching

Professor Travis currently teaches on the following courses
 
Undergraduate modules:

Postgraduate modules:

He also supervises BA and MA dissertations, and a number of MPhilStud and PhD research students.

At this time, Professor Travis is unable to commit to full, primary supervision of prospective research students, though he expects to be able to offer part-time supervision in future academic years.

PhD supervision

At this time, Professor Travis is unable to commit to full, primary supervision of prospective research students, though he expects to be able to offer part-time supervision in future academic years.

Expertise and public engagement

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