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Name Dr Anthony Everett
Job title Senior Lecturer
Department Department of Philosophy University of Bristol
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Qualifications BA(Cantab), MA(Notre), PhD(Stan)
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Keywords philosophy of language
philosophy of mind
empty names
semantic paradoxes
Areas of expertise I have a broad range of research interests within the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mind, metaphysics, philosophical logic, and aesthetics. My current research projects include the nature of truth and reference and the philosophical issues surrounding empty names, fiction, the imagination, and non-existence. In my current work I argue for anti-deflationist accounts of truth and reference that take a functional analysis of these phenomena as their starting point. I am also developing a new pretense theoretic account of our talk about existence and fiction which dispenses with the need to postulate fictional objects. My published work includes papers on Millianism, empty names, and the semantic paradoxes.