Edward Elliott

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Edward Elliott

401 Malloy



PhD, Australian National University

Research Interest

Philosophy of mind, decision theory, formal epistemology, philosophy of language, metaethics, philosophy of biology

Curriculum Vitae

My primary research interest is in philosophy of mind, and in particular the nature and content of graded beliefs and desires. This connects to measurement theory, functionalism, interpretivist theories of representation, rationality, and the foundations of probability theory and decision theory. I also have work in the philosophy of language (especially metasemantics and two-dimensional semantics) and metaethics (especially analytic naturalism and moral nihilism); and a longstanding love for philosophy of biology.

Representative Publications

'Radical Misinterpretation' in Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/papq.12436
'A Representation Theorem for Frequently Irrational Agents' in Journal of Philosophical Logic, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10992-016-9408-8
'Impossible Worlds and Partial Belief' in Synthese, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11229-017-1604-8