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Faculty Fellow

Malte Willer

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and the College University of Chicago

Biography

Malte Willer is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and the College. He received his graduate training at the University of Texas at Austin, where he wrote his dissertation, Modality in Flux, under the direction of Nicholas Asher and Josh Dever. Before that, he studied philosophy, logic, and theory of science at LMU Munich and at Oxford University. Willer's main area of interest is philosophy of language and philosophical logic, and specifically the dynamic perspective on discourse and reasoning. He has published on epistemic and deontic modals as well on conditionals and on the language of morals, and is currently thinking about agentive modals and problems surrounding subjective language and thought. In 2016 he was among the recipients of the Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.


To learn more about Malte Willer's research and publications, please see his profile page at the Department of Philosophy.

Featured Project

An Organon for the Information Age

2018 – 2021

Projects

Subjectivity in Language and Thought

Subjectivity in Language and Thought

Linguists and philosophers collaborated to investigate the nature of subjective language and thought, with the goal of overcoming the limitations of the prevailing view of linguistic and mental content as essentially descriptive.

This project brought together faculty from linguistics and philosophy for a three-year program of activities investigating the nature of subjective language and thought. Linguists and philosophers have traditionally examined the role of language and thought as a medium for (mis)representing...

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