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Curriculum Vitae

of

Michael Joseph Kremer


Department of Philosophy,

University of Chicago,

1115 E. 58th St.,

Chicago, IL 60637

kremer@uchicago.edu

(773) 834-9884


EDUCATION:

University of Pittsburgh: M.A., 1983; Ph.D., 1986.

University of Toronto: B.A.,1980.
DISSERTATION:

Logic and Truth, University of Pittsburgh, 1986.
ACADEMIC POSITIONS:

1University of Chicago:

Mary R. Morton Professor in the College and the Philosophy Department, 2011- present.

Professor, 2002-2010.

University of Notre Dame:

Professor, 2001-2002.

Associate Professor, 1993-2001.

Assistant Professor, 1987-1993.

Instructor, 1986-87.
PUBLICATIONS:

(a) Peer-reviewed articles:

“Soames on Russell’s Logic: A Reply,” Philosophical Studies 139 (2008), 209-212.

“Read on identity and harmony ‑ friendly correction and simplification,”Analysis 67 (2007), 157-59.

“How Not to Argue for Incompatibilism,” Erkenntnis 60 (2004), 1-26.

“Some Supervaluation-Based Consequence Relations,” with Philip Kremer, Journal of Philosophical Logic 32 (2003), 225-244.

Intuitive Consequences of the Revision Theory of Truth,” Analysis 62 (2002), 330-336.

“Mathematics and Meaning in the Tractatus,” Philosophical Investigations 25 (2002), 272-303.

“The Purpose of Tractarian Nonsense,” Noûs 35 (2001), 39‑73.

“Judgment and Truth in Frege,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 38 (2000), 549-581.

“Wilson on Kripke’s Wittgenstein,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 60 (2000), 571-584.

“Marti on Descriptions in Carnap’s S2,” Journal of Philosophical Logic 26 (1997), 629-634.

“The Argument of ‘On Denoting’,” Philosophical Review 103 (1994), pp. 249-297.

“The Multiplicity of General Propositions,” Noûs 26 (1992), pp. 409-426.

“Set-Theoretic Realism and Arithmetic,” Philosophical Studies 64 (1991), pp. 253-271.

“Kripke and the Logic of Truth,” Journal of Philosophical Logic 17 (1988), pp. 225-278.

“Logic and Meaning: The Philosophical Significance of the Sequent Calculus,” Mind 97 (1988), pp. 50-72.

“‘If’ is unambiguous,” Noûs 21 (1987), pp. 199-217.

“Frege's Theory of Number and the Distinction between Function and Object,” Philosophical Studies 47 (1985), pp. 313-323.
2(b) Invited contributions:

“Definitions in the Begriffsschrift and the Grundgesetze,” forthcoming in a Companion to Frege’s Grundgesetze, M. Rossberg and P. Ebert, eds. (Oxford University Press).

3“Acquaintance, Analysis, and Knowledge of Persons in Russell,” in Acquaintance, Knowledge, and Logic: New Essays on Bertrand Russell’s The Problems of Philosophy, B. Linsky and D. Wishon, eds. (Stanford: CSLI Publications, 2015).

“The Whole Meaning of a Book of Nonsense: Introducing Wittgenstein’s Tractatus,” in the Oxford Handbook of the History of Analytic Philosophy, M. Beaney, ed. (Oxford University Press, 2013).

“What is the Good of Philosophical History?”, in The Historical Turn in Analytic Philosophy, E. Reck, ed. (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013).

“Russell’s Merit,” in Wittgenstein’s Early Philosophy, J. Zalabardo, ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).

“Sense and Meaning: The Origins and Development of the Distinction,” in the Cambridge Companion to Frege, T. Ricketts and M. Potter, eds. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,, 2010).

“Representation or Inference: Must We Choose? Should We?” in Reading Brandom, B. Weiss and J. Wanderer, eds. (New York: Routledge, 2010).

“Logicist Responses to Kant: (Early) Russell and (Early) Frege,”Philosophical Topics 34 (2006), 163-188. (Appeared 2008.)

“The Cardinal Problem of Philosophy,” in Wittgenstein and the Moral Life, A. Crary, ed. (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2007). 143-176.

“To What Extent is Solipsism a Truth?”, in Post-Analytic Tractatus, Barry Stocker, ed., (Aldershot: Ashgate Pub. Co., 2004), 59-84.

“Contextualism and Holism in the Early Wittgenstein: from Prototractatus to Tractatus,” Philosophical Topics 25/2 (Fall 1997), 87-120.

“Paradox and Reference,” in Truth or Consequences: Essays in Honor of Nuel Belnap, J.M. Dunn and A. Gupta, eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1990, pp. 33-48.
(c) Reprinted articles:

“Judgment and Truth in Frege,” reprinted in Gottlob Frege: Critical Assessments, E. Reck and M. Beaney, eds. (Routledge, 2005)


(d) Reviews:

“Review of Mark Textor, Frege on Sense and Reference,” Journal of the History of Analytical Philosophy 2 (2014). 9 pp. (https://jhaponline.org/jhap/article/view/2425/2320).

“Review of Gottlob Frege, The Foundations of Arithmetic, Dale Jacquette (tr.),” Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2008.01.07 (http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=12065). (3800 words.)

“Review of Scott Soames, Philosophical Analysis in the Twentieth Century” (2 volumes), Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2005.09.19 (http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=4061). (6900 words.)

“Review of Erich Reck, ed., From Frege to Wittgenstein: Perspectives on Early Analytic Philosophy,” Mind 114 (2005), 447-453.

“Review of Ian Proops, Logic and Language in Wittgenstein's Tractatus,” Philosophical Review 111 (2002), 327-330.

“Review of Eli Friedlander, Signs of Sense: Reading Wittgenstein’s Tractatus,”Philosophical Quarterly 209 (2002), 652-654.

“Review of James Baillie, ed., Contemporary Analytic Philosophy,” Teaching Philosophy 21 (1998), 286-9.

“Review of Bertrand Russell, Foundations of Logic 1903-05,” Philosophia Mathematica 4 (1996), 294-297.

4WORK IN PROGRESS:



Articles: “Letting Logic Take Care of Itself: Wittgenstein’s Criticisms of Russell in the Tractatus.”

“Gilbert Ryle’s Fregean Inheritance.”

“Ryle’s ‘Intellectualist Legend’ in Historical Context.”

5“A Capacity to Get Things Right: Gilbert Ryle on the Unity of Knowledge.”

6“Gilbert Ryle,” for Analytic Philosophy: An Interpretive History, A. Preston, ed. (Routledge)
7Review: Review of Penelope Maddy, The Logical Must, for The Journal of Philosophy.
LECTURES AND ADDRESSES:

“A Capacity to Get Things Right: Gilbert Ryle on the Unity of Knowledge,” Workshop on Ryle: Intelligence, Practice, Skill, Åbo Akademi, Turku, Finland, June 8, 2015.

“Ryle’s ‘Intellectualist Legend’ in Historical Context,” keynote, Society for the Study of the History of Analytic Philosophy, Trinity College, Dublin, June 4, 2015.

8“Gilbert Ryle’s Fregean Inheritance,” Workshop on Periodisation, Relevance and Method in the History of Analytical Philosophy, McMaster University, April 16, 2015.

“Knowing How,” University of Chicago Humanities Day, October 22, 2014.

“A Capacity for Getting Things Right: Gilbert Ryle on Knowledge,” University of Chicago Wittgenstein Workshop, April 4, 2014.

9“Letting Logic Take Care of Itself: Wittgenstein’s Criticisms of Russell in the Tractatus,” Workshop on Early Analytic Philosophy, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan, March 18, 2014.

“A Capacity for Getting Things Right: Gilbert Ryle on Knowledge,” Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan, March 17, 2014.

“Acquaintance, Analysis, and Knowledge of Persons in Russell,” University of Arkansas, Nov. 15, 2013.

“Letting Logic Take Care of Itself: Wittgenstein’s Criticisms of Russell in the Tractatus,” Wittgenstein and Russell at the Crossroads, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Nov. 8, 2013.

“Definitions in the Begriffsschrift and the Grundgesetze,” Fregefest IV, University of Califorina, Irvine, April 13, 2013.

“Definitions in the Begriffsschrift and the Grundgesetze,” Fregefest IV, University of Califorina, Irvine, April 13, 2013.

“Acquaintance before ‘On Denoting’,” Society for the Study of the History of Analytical Philosophy, Central Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, New Orleans, LA, Feb. 22, 2013.

“Acquaintance, Analysis, and Knowledge of Persons in Russell,” Bertrand Russell’s The Problems of Philosophy: The Centenary Conference, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, December 1, 2012.

“Acquaintance, Analysis, and Knowledge of Persons in Russell,” conference on Mind, Language and Cognition: Historical Perspectives, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, May 24, 2012.

10“What is Logic?” Niles West High School, Skokie, IL, Feb. 1, 2012.

“The Whole Meaning of a Book of Nonsense: Introducing Wittgenstein’s Tractatus,” Wittgenstein and the Ethical, the Literal, the Unsayable, University of Chicago, June 2-4, 2011.

“Master Class: Reading Wittgenstein’s Tractatus,” Georgetown University Philosophy Department, April 30, 2011.

“The Whole Meaning of a Book of Nonsense: Introducing Wittgenstein’s Tractatus,” Georgetown University Philosophy Department, April 29, 2011.

“What is the Good of Philosophical History,” University of Chicago Wittgenstein Workshop, March 12, 2010.

“Russell’s Merit,” University of East Anglia Wittgenstein Workshop, Norwich, United Kingdom, March 19, 2009.

“Introducing Ludwig Wittgenstein,” University of Chicago East Coast Alumni Caucus, November 17, 2007.

“What did Wittgenstein Learn from ‘On Denoting,’” Department of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, October 26, 2007.

“What did Wittgenstein Learn from ‘On Denoting,’” Reading Wittgenstein: Conference in Honour of Hidé Ishiguro, University College, London, September 14, 2007.

“Logic and Inferentialism,” Presentation to the “School of Inferentialism” in conjunction with Robert Brandom’s Locke Lectures, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, April 26, 2007. “What did Wittgenstein Learn from ‘On Denoting,’” Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto, November 3, 2006.

“The Good of Philosophical History,” Author meets Critics session on Scott Soames, Philosophical Analysis in the Twentieth Century, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, Portland, OR, March 25, 2006.

“What did Wittgenstein Learn from ‘On Denoting’?” Invited Lecture, Conference on “Descriptions and Logical Forms: 100 Years of ‘On Denoting’,” University of Padua, Italy, December 16, 2005.

“The Cardinal Problem of Philosophy,” University of Illinois at Chicago, April 11, 2005.

“The Essential Richness of the Metalanguage,” University of Notre Dame Philosophy of Mathematics Workshop, February 3, 2005.

“The Cardinal Problem of Philosophy,” Universitá di Roma, La Sapienza, November 24, 2003.

“The Cardinal Problem of Philosophy,” University of Chicago Wittgenstein Workshop, November 7, 2003.

“The Origins of Analytic Philosophy and the Origins of Modern Logic,” Franke Institute every Wednesday series, March 5, 2003.

“Logicist Responses to Kant: (early) Russell and (early) Frege,” UCLA Colloquium, February 28, 2003.

“Logicist Responses to Kant: Russell and Frege,” University of Chicago Faculty Colloquium, November 14, 2002.

“Sense and Meaning: The Origins and Development of the Distinction,” University of Chicago Wittgenstein Workshop, October 18, 2002.

“Logicist Responses to Kant: Russell and Frege,” University of Notre Dame Workshop in the Philosophy of Mathematics, November 8, 2001.

“To What Extent is Solipsism a Truth?”, University of Chicago Wittgenstein Workshop, May 4, 2001.

“Representation or Inference: Must We Choose? Should We?” University of Chicago Philosophy Department, January 30, 2001.

“To What Extent is Solipsism a Truth?”, University of East Anglia, November 9, 2000.

“To What Extent is Solipsism a Truth?”, University of Notre Dame, October 27, 2000.

“Mathematics and Meaning,” Zeno Conference on Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, University of Utrecht, June18, 2000.

“The Purpose of Tractarian Nonsense,” symposium paper, Central Division Meetings of the American Philosophical Association, New Orleans, May 6, 1999.

“The Purpose of Tractarian Nonsense,” University of Notre Dame, February 26, 1999.

“The Argument of ‘On Denoting’,” University of Notre Dame, October 9, 1992.

“The Multiplicity of General Propositions,” University of Notre Dame, March 8, 1991.

“Reconsidering Russell’s Theory of Types,” University of Wisconsin, January 20, 1989.

“Reconsidering Russell’s Theory of Types,” University of Notre Dame, February 19, 1988.
11OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Led informal discussion on Wittgenstein’s Tractatus for graduate students at the University of Arkansas, Nov. 15, 2013.

Moderated forum on Pope Francis: First Pope from the Americas, Lumen Christi Institute, University of Chicago, Nov. 6, 2013.

12Invited discussant, Panel on Brian Davies, Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil, University of Chicago, April 11, 2012.

13Invited conference participant, Achieving the Aims of Higher Education: Problems of Morality and Justice, Northwestern University, October 5-7, 2011.

14Invited conference participant, Wittgenstein and the Ethical, the Literal, the Unsayable, University of Chicago, June 2-4, 2011.

Chaired conference session, Kant and Aristotle on Form and Matter, University of Chicago, April 15, 2011.

Moderated workshop on Deus Caritas Est, Lumen Christi Institute, University of Chicago, May 1, 2009.

Invited discussant at Logics of Consequence: A Celebration of Nuel Belnap’s Work in Philosophical Logic, University of Pittsburgh, April 3-4, 2009.

Participated in panel discussion, Conference on “Physics, Philosophy, Physiology: Three Paths, One Spirited Product,” University of Chicago, Divinity School, January 26, 2007.

Participated in Panel Discussion on “Benedict XVI on Faith, Reason and the University: The Regensburg Address in Context,” University of Chicago, November 1, 2006.
Commented on:

15Christopher Pynes, “XKCD’s Blue Eyes Puzzle: Backwards Induction and Collective Knowledge,” IPA Annual Meeting, Urbana-Champaign, Nov. 2, 2012.

Paul Saka, “Speaking of the Unspeakable,” APA Central Division meeting, Chicago, April 17, 2008.

Patrick Heelan, “The Role of Consciousness as Meaning-Maker in Science, Culture, and Religion,” Conference on “Physics, Philosophy, Physiology: Three Paths, One Spirited Product,” University of Chicago Divinity School, January 26, 2007.

Dan Arnold, “Justification and Truth, Relativism and Pragmatism: Reflections on Indian Philosophy and its Lessons for Religious Studies,” The Religion and Culture Web Forum, November 2006 (https://cforum.uchicago.edu/)

Paul Griffiths, “Curiosity as a Vice,” Philosophy of Religion Workshop, Divinity School, University of Chicago, February 21, 2006.

Peter Sullivan and Thomas Ricketts, symposium on “Analytic Philosophy: Past and Future,” APA Central Division Meeting, Washington, D.C., December 30, 2003.

Patricia Blanchette, “Frege’s Metatheory and the 1906 Independence Test,” University of Notre Dame, March 18, 1999.

John Nuechterlein, “A Proposed Solution to Kripke’s Puzzle about Belief,” APA Central Division Meeting, Pittsburgh, April 26, 1997.

Gyula Klima, “Contemporary ‘Essentialism’ vs. Aristotelian Essentialism,” University of Notre Dame, October 18, 1996.

Matthew McKeon, “Bertrand Russell and Logical Truth,” APA Central Division Meeting, Chicago, April 26, 1996.

Byeong-Uk Yi, “How Sets are Determined by their Members,” APA Central Division Meeting, Chicago, April 29, 1995.

Neil Tennant, “The Transmission of Truth and the Transitivity of Deduction,” APA Eastern Division Meeting, Washington, December 30, 1992.

Tim McCarthy, “Radical Interpretation and Indeterminacy,” University of Notre Dame, May 10, 1991.

Bradford Petrie, “Puzzling Beliefs,” University of Notre Dame, November 17, 1989.

Kosta Dosen, “Logical Constants as Punctuation Marks,” University of Notre Dame, February 6, 1987.

John Burgess, “On Trading Logic for Ontology,” Workshop on the Role of Logic in the Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, April 29, 1985.
Reviewer for: Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Philosophical News, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Language, Review of Symbolic Logic, Journal of Religion, Theoria, Dialectica, Journal of Philosophical Research, Erkenntnis, Philosophical Studies, Dialogue, Journal of Philosophical Logic, Journal of Symbolic Logic, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, Faith and Philosophy, Nous, Synthese, American Philosophical Quarterly, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Journal of the History of Philosophy, Philosophical Quarterly, Perspectives on Biology and Medicine, Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy, Harvard University Press, Oxford University Press, Synthese Library, SSHRC (Canada) and Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study.
AWARDS:

Franke Institute Fellowship, 2009-2010, Franke Institute for the Humanities, University of Chicago. Project: Frege on Sense and Meaning: The Origins and Development of the Distinction.

Llewellyn John & Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Chicago, 2008.

Travel Grants, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, University of Notre Dame, June 18, 2000 ($500), November 9, 2000 ($500).

Nominated for Howard Foundation Fellowship for 2000-01 by the University of Notre Dame.

National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowship for University Teachers, selected as alternate, 1998-99.

University of Notre Dame: Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts Summer Research Stipend, 1987($2500), 1992 ($3000), 1996 ($4000).

University of Pittsburgh: Apple for the Teacher Award, 1986; Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship, 1980-81, 1984-5; Michael Bennet Essay Prize, 1983.

University of Toronto: Lieutenant-Governor's Medal in Philosophy, 1980; J. Macdonald Award in Philosophy, 1979; Entrance Scholarship,1976.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Fellow, Lumen Christi Institute, 2004- .

American Philosophical Association, 1985- ; Association for Symbolic Logic, 1992- .
TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

University of Chicago: 2002- .

University of Notre Dame: 1986-2002.

University of Pittsburgh: Teaching Assistant, 1981-82; Teaching Fellow, 1982-83, 1985-86.

University of Toronto: Teaching Assistant (mathematics), 1979-80.
OTHER EXPERIENCE:

Consultant, Arché Grundgesetze translation project, 2008-2011.

Editorial Board, Philosophy Compass (early analytic philosophy), 2006-2011.

Editorial Board, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2006-present.

Editorial Board, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, 1995-present.

Associate Editor, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, 1987-88.

Editorial Assistant, Journal of Philosophical Logic, 1983-84.

Assistant, Frank P. Ramsey Archives, University of Pittsburgh, Winter Term, 1983.


LANGUAGES:

Fluent in spoken and written French. Good reading skills in Spanish and German.


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