Dr Thomas Hodgson
Address Room 506 Department of Philosophy
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS
Research interests and PhD supervision
Dr Hodgson received a PhD in Philosophy from the University of St Andrews in 2013. He has subsequently worked at the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, University College Dublin, and Queen’s University Belfast.
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- Philosophy of language
- Philosophy of mind
Dr Hodgson is interested in a cluster of issues in philosophy of language, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind that go back to the beginnings of analytic philosophy. More specifically, he is interested in whether there are propositions, things that we, e.g., mean and believe, what role they play in our theories of language and mind, and what they are like. He is also interested in how mental and linguistic representations connect thinkers and speakers to the external world, and how we communicate our thoughts.
- Hodgson, T. (forthcoming). Meaning underdetermines what is said therefore utterances express many propositions. Dialectica. https://doi.org/10.1111/1746-8361.12221
- Hodgson, T. (forthcoming). Propositions as interpreted abstracta. In C. Tillman (Ed.), Routledge handbook of propositions. Routledge.
- Hodgson, T. (2018). Russellians can have a no proposition view of empty names. Inquiry, 61(7), 670–691. https://doi.org/10.1080/0020174X.2017.1372307
- Hodgson, T. (2017). The structure of content is not transparent. Topoi. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11245-017-9520-6
- Hodgson, T. (2013). Why we should not identify sentence structure with propositional structure. Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 43(5-6), 612–633. https://doi.org/10.1080/00455091.2013.871111
Dr Hodgson has taught logic, philosophy of language, and metaethics.