Dr Sean Crawford

Lecturer in Philosophy

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Research interests

Specific research interests:

My chief research interests lie in philosophy of language and mind and focus on contemporary problems about the nature of intentionality, mental content, singular reference, de re belief, propositional attitudes and the existence and nature of propositions. I also have historical interests in early analytical philosophy (especially Russell, Wittgenstein and Carnap) nineteenth- and twentieth-century philosophy of mind (especially the logical positivists) and the philosophy of mind found in early modern philosophers (especially Descartes).

Current research projects:

I am currently developing a Russellian multiple-relation style theory of thought grounded in mental acts of predication, an account of demonstrative de re belief, solutions to Frege's and Kripke's puzzles about belief, and an interpretation of Carnap's account of the difference between narrow analyticity as logical truth and broad analyticity as essential predication. 

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