Dr Eliot Michaelson
Senior 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. Michaelson works primarily on core topics in philosophy of language, like meaning and reference. He also works on the border of philosophy of language and ethics, on issues pertaining to lying and insincerity. He maintains independent research interests in the nature of skills, the metaphysics of colour, and the ethics of eating.
Dr. Michaelson welcomes enquiries from students seeking supervision in his areas of interest.
- The Lying Test. Mind & Language 31(4): 470–499
- Doing Without Believing: Intellectualism, Knowledge-How, and Belief-Attribution (with Michael Brownstein). Synthese 193(9): 2815–2836
- Act Consequentialism and Inefficacy. In Food, Ethics, and Society. Eds. Anne Barnhill, Mark Budolfson, & Tyler Doggett. Oxford University Press: 210–214
- Reference (with Marga Reimer). Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Shifty Characters. Philosophical Studies 167(3): 519–540
Expertise and engagement
Dr. Michaelson regularly teaches modules in the philosophy of language. He also sometimes teaches aesthetics and gender & philosophy.