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Dr. John Keller (On leave from 2018-2020)

Dr. John Keller (On leave from 2018-2020)

Associate Professor

Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 356


Professor Keller joined the department in the fall of 2009. His Ph.D. is from the University of Notre Dame, and his primary areas of specialization are metaphysics and philosophy of language. He also has interests in epistemology, moral philosophy, philosophy of mind and the philosophy of logic, math and religion.

Focus of Teaching

Dr. Keller teaches Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, and Logic.

Current Research

Dr. Keller's current research is primarily on the topic of paraphrase and, in particular, the role that paraphrase plays in philosophical inquiry. Understanding this role requires thinking about the relationships between the mind and language, logic and rationality, words and the world. His interest in paraphrase is a manifestation of a more general interest in the philosophy of philosophy, especially as it pertains to debates about realism and anti-realism. His research in the philosophy of language is primarily on realism and anti-realism issues, the distinction between semantics and pragmatics, and the nature of propositions.

Educational Background

Ph.D., Univesity of Notre Dame; M.A., University of Notre Dame; B.A., University of California at Davis

Current Involvement

Professor Keller is a member of the American Philosophical Association and the Philosophy of Time Society.