Kevan Edwards

Undergraduate Director and Associate Professor, Philosophy


Research and Teaching Interests

Kevan Edwards primarily works in philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and cognitive science. He is especially interested in a framework that combines a use-theoretic conception of natural language with a compositional and referentialist-cum-representational account of mental content. He has side-interests in related areas of metaphysics and epistemology.


Kevan recently moved from University of Kansas, where he spent two years. Prior to this, he did his graduate work at Rutgers, under the supervision of Jerry Fodor.


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Named Spring 2014 SU Humanities Faculty Fellow




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Selected Publications

Recent Papers

  • "Keeping (Direct) Reference of Mind" (Noûs, 2013)
  • "Concept Referentialism and the Role of Empty Concepts" (Mind and Language, 2010)
  • "What Concepts Do" (Synthese, 2009)
  • "Referring When Push Comes to Shove" (New Waves in Philosophy of Language, ed., Sarah Sawyer, 2009)