2014 - Tyler Burge
Tyler Burge is a professor of philosophy at UCLA, where he has taught since 1971. He is the author of numerous articles in philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, epistemology, philosophy of language and logic, and history of philosophy, and his most recent book is Origins of Objectivity. He has published the first two of several projected volumes of essays: Truth, Thought, Reason and Foundations of Mind. Two books of essays on his work, with replies, are Reflections and Replies: Essays on the Philosophy of Tyler Burge and Meaning, Basic Self-Knowledge, and Mind. A third, Cognition Through Understanding, was published in spring 2013.
He is a former president of the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as of the British Academy, and a member of the American Philosophical Society and the Institut International de Philosophie. He has given the Locke Lectures at Oxford, the Dewey Lectures at Columbia, and the Nicod Lectures in Paris.
Burge earned his bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University in 1967 and his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1971.
* This year, the philosopher's visit will be jointly sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa and the Selzer Visiting Philosopher program.