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Ori Simchen

Professor

Philosophy

Faculty of Arts

Research Themes: 

The Communicating Mind and Body

My work falls mainly within the philosophy of language and metaphysics, but I have also done some work in the philosophy of law.

My first book Necessary Intentionality (OUP, 2012; paperback 2015) brings central themes in the metaphysics of modality to bear on cognitive matters, most notably intentionality or aboutness. My second book Semantics, Metasemantics, Aboutness (OUP, 2017) studies the relationship between metasemantics and truth-conditional semantics and offers an extended response to the threat of semantic indeterminacy. 

In the course of the second book I consider how to think of aboutness in relation to the scope and aims of semantic theory. This suggests a prior and more general concern with relations between theoretical representations and their represented subject matter in the study of language and elsewhere in philosophy.