Kevin Scharp

 

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Department of Philosophy                                                                                          

University of St Andrews                                                                                                          

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EMPLOYMENT

2018 – present         

Director of Arché Philosophical Research Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology, University of St Andrews

2016 – present         

Member of the Centre for Exoplanet Science, University of St Andrews

2016 – present         

Management Committee for Arché Philosophical Research Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology, University of St Andrews

2016 – present         

Reader
University of St. Andrews
School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies
Department of Philosophy

2014 – 2016         

Full Professor with tenure
The Ohio State University
Philosophy Department / most teaching at Marion Campus

2010 – 2014         

Associate Professor with tenure

The Ohio State University
Philosophy Department/ most teaching at Marion Campus

2005 – 2010         

Assistant Professor
The Ohio State University
Philosophy Department/ most teaching at Marion Campus


EDUCATION

University of Pittsburgh, PhD., Philosophy, August 2005

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, MA, Philosophy, May 1998

Washington University, BA, Mathematics, December 1995



AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Philosophy of Language, Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, History of Analytic Philosophy


AREAS OF COMPETENCE

Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mathematics, Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, History of Western Philosophy, Continental Philosophy


PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

The Study of Truth. Oxford: Oxford University Press, under contract.  


Semantics for Reasons (with Bryan Weaver). Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.  


Replacing Truth. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.  352pp.  ISBN: 978-0199653850

Book Symposium, with Andrew Bacon, Matti Eklund, and Patrick Greenough, Inquiry, forthcoming.
Review by Graham Priest,
Mind, forthcoming.
Critical Notice by Jennifer Duke-Yonge,
Analysis 76: 88-96, January 2016.
Author Meets Critics Session, American Philosophical Association Eastern, December 2014.
Review by Stephen Read,
Philosophical Quarterly 64: 535-537, July 2014.
Review by John Burgess,
Studia Logica 103, June 2014.
Review by David Ripley,
Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, June 2014.


In the Space of Reasons: Selected Essays of Wilfrid Sellars. Editor (with Robert Brandom) and co-author of the introduction, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007.  525pp.  ISBN: 978-0674024984


ARTICLES

“Aletheic and Logical Pluralism,” in a collection on pluralism about truth and logic, edited by Nikolaj Pedersen, forthcoming.


“Conceptual Engineering for Truth: Aletheic Properties and New Aletheic Concepts,” invited for a special issue of Synthese on the concept of truth, Jeremy Wyatt and Nikolaj Pedersen (eds.).

“Replacing Knowledge,” in a collection on epistemic incoherence edited by Patrick Greenough, forthcoming.

“Importing Revenge,” in a collection on Hartry Field edited by Nikolaj Pedersen, forthcoming.

“Replies to Bacon, Eklund, and Greenough on Replacing Truth,”
Inquiry, forthcoming.


“Shrieking in the Face of Vengeance,”
Analysis, forthcoming.


“On the Indeterminacy of the Meter,”
Synthese, forthcoming.


“Philosophy as the Study of Defective Concepts,” in
Conceptual Engineering and Conceptual Ethics, Burgess, Cappelen, and Plunkett (eds.), Oxford University Press, forthcoming.


“Analytic Pragmatism and Universal LX Vocabulary,” (with Richard Samuels),
Philosophia, forthcoming.


“Revising Inconsistent Concepts,” (with Stewart Shapiro) in
The Relevance of the Liar.  Edited by Bradley Armour-Garb. Oxford University Press. Forthcoming.


“Tolerance and the Multi-range View of Vagueness,”
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 90: 467-474, 2015.


“Pragmatism without Idealism,” (with Robert Kraut) in
The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophical Methods.  Edited by Christopher Daly.  Palgrave.  2015.


“Truth, Revenge, and Internalizability,”
Erkenntnis 79: 597-645, 2014.


“Truth, the Liar, and Relativism,”
The Philosophical Review 122: 427-510, 2013.


“On Richard’s When Truth Gives Out,” (with Stewart Shapiro)
Philosophical Studies 160: 455-463, 2012.


“Robert Brandom: Inference and Meaning,” in
Philosophical Profiles in the Theory of Communication. Edited by Jason Hannon and Robert Rutland.  McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012.


“Wilfrid Sellars’ Anti-Descriptivism,” in
Categories of Being: Essays on Metaphysics and Logic.  Edited by Heikki Koskinen.  Oxford University Press, 2012.


“Xeno Semantics for Ascending and Descending Truth,” in
Foundational Adventures: Essays in Honor of Harvey M. Friedman.  Edited by Neil Tennant.  Templeton Press (Online) and College Publications, London. 2011.


“Truth’s Savior? Critical Study of Field’s Saving Truth From Paradox,”
The Philosophical Quarterly 60: 183-188, 2010.


“Falsity,” in
New Waves in Truth.  Edited by Nikolaj Jang Pedersen and Cory Wright. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.


“Truth and Expressive Completeness,” in
Reading Brandom. Edited by Bernhard Weiss and Jeremy Wanderer.  Routledge, 2009.


“Locke’s Theory of Reflection,”
British Journal for the History of Philosophy 16: 25-63, 2008.


“Aletheic Vengeance,” in
The Revenge of the Liar: New Essays on the Paradox.  Edited by Jc Beall.  Oxford University Press, 2008.


“Replacing Truth,”
Inquiry 50: 606-621, 2007.


“Scorekeeping in a Defective Language Game,”
Pragmatics and Cognition 13: 203-226, 2005 (issue on Robert Brandom’s Making It Explicit).


Reprinted in:
The Pragmatics of Making It Explicit. Edited by Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer. Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2008.  


“Communication and Content: Circumstances and Consequences of the Habermas-Brandom Debate,”
International Journal of Philosophical Studies 11: 43-61, 2003.

Reprinted in: Habermas II. Edited by David Rasmussen and James Swindal. Sage Publications, 2009.  

PROFESSIONAL TALKS

“Truth or Consequences?” Semantic Paradox and Revenge Conference, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Germany, 27 June 2018.

“Truth or Consequences?” Engineering Logical Concepts, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, 8 March 2018.

“Philosophy as the Study of Defective Concepts: Diaphora Remix,” Diaphora Midterm Conference, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 14 December 2017.

“Philosophy as the Study of Defective Concepts,” University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, 8 November 2017.

“Replacing Naturalness,” Bad Ideas Conference, University of Leeds, Leeds, England, 23 May 2017.

“Meaning Reflection and Constitutive Principles,” Epistemic analyticity conference, University of Oslo, Norway, 20 May 2017.

“Philosophical Applications of Neighborhood Semantics,” Arché Semantics Group, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland, 20 April 2017.

“Conceptual Engineering,” Debate about Conceptual Engineering with Patrick Greenough, Philosophy Society, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland, 4 April 2017.

“Replacing Knowledge: Pritchard Remix,” Epistemology Research Group, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, 26 March 2017.

“Replacing Naturalness,” ConceptLab workshop on conceptual engineering, Zermatt, Switzerland, 18 February 2017.

“Meaning Reflection and Constitutive Principles,” Reflectorium, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 5 December 2016.

“Replacing Knowledge,” Scots Philosophical Society, University of Dundee, Scotland, 1 December 2016.

“Philosophy and Defective Concepts,” Philosophy Society, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 24 October 2016.

“Replacing Knowledge,” workshop on epistemic incoherence, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 7 December 2015.

“On the Indeterminacy of the Meter”, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 3 December 2015.

“Aletheic and Logical Pluralism” conference on truth pluralism and logical pluralism, University of Connecticut, 18 April 2015.

“Philosophy and Defective Concepts,” Inaugural Lecture, The Ohio State University, 25 February 2015.

“Metrological Naturalism,” Arché Center, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 20 January 2015

“Conceptual Engineering,” Arché Center, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 19 January 2015

“Theories of Descending Truth,” Arché Center, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 16 January 2015

“Defective Concepts,” workshop on conceptual engineering, University of Oslo, Norway, 14 January 2015.

“Replies to Beall and Greenough,” Author Meets Critics Session on Replacing Truth, Eastern APA, 29 December 2014.

“Celsius and Kelvin,” workshop on conceptual revisionism, University of Oslo, Norway, 23 October 2013.

“Celsius and Kelvin,” Simon Frasier University, Vancouver, British Columbia, 09 August 2013.

“Revising Inconsistent Concepts,” (with Stewart Shapiro) Society for Exact Philosophy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 12 October 2012.

“Truth, the Liar, and Assessment-Sensitivity,” Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, 12 July 2012.

“Truth, Revenge, and Internalizability,” Truth, Paradox, and Abstraction Workshop, The Northern Institute of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen, 5 July 2011.

“Ascending and Descending Truth,” keynote for The Ohio State University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, Columbus, Ohio, 8 May 2010.

“Truthmakers for Truths about Truth,” Pacific APA, San Francisco, 1 April 2010.

“Celsius and Kelvin,” University of Sydney Winter School, Australia, 21 July 2009.

“Davidson, Interpretation, and Measurement,” University of Sydney Winter School, Australia, 20 July 2009.

“Replacing Truth,” Australasian Association of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, Australia, 8 July 2009.

“Modal Logic and the Theory of Ascending and Descending Truth,” Internal Colloquium Series, The Ohio State University, 8 June 2009.

“Modal Semantics for Descending Truth,” Foundational Adventures: Conference in Honor of the 60th Birthday of Harvey M. Friedman, The Ohio State University, 17 May 2009.

“Truth Unconcealed,” University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27 April 2009.

“Rationality and Pragmatics,” University of Sydney, Australia, 21 January 2009.

“Brandom on Scorekeeping,” Pragmatics Workshop in Linguistics, The Ohio State University, 23 October 2008.

“Naturalism, Pragmatism, and Truth,” Tilburg University, The Netherlands, 8 May 2008.

“Defective Concepts,” University of Richmond, 28 February 2008.

“Replacing Truth,” Arché Center, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 7 December 2007.

“Replacing Truth,” Working Group in History of Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Science, University of California—Berkeley, 12 September 2007.

“The Aletheic Problem,” Internal Colloquium Series, The Ohio State University, 3 August 2006.

“Aletheic Vengeance,” Northwestern University, 6 January 2006.

“Risky Business: Truth and Paradoxicality,” Internal Colloquium Series, The Ohio State University, 5 August 2005.

“Internalizable Semantic Theories,” Wayne State University, 6 January 2005.

“Internalizable Semantic Theories,” University of Georgia, 12 January 2005.

“Internalizable Semantic Theories,” The Ohio State University, 6 February 2005.

“Truth and Expressive Completeness,” Conference on the Methodology of Making It Explicit, University of Munich, 6 November 2004.

“Humean Supervenience and Natural Laws,” University of California–San Diego Graduate Student Conference, 12 April 2003.

“The Analytic/Continental Divide as a Philosophical Distinction,” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago, 12 October 2002.

“Truth and Inferential Role Semantics,” Philosophy Colloquium, University of Pittsburgh, 19 October 2001.

COMMENTS

On Derek Ball’s “Contextual Parameters,” ConceptLab workshop on conceptual engineering, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 05 October 2017.

On Chris Kennedy’s “Numerals do not Form Horn Scales,” OSU Linguistics and Philosophy workshop on semantics for cardinals, The Ohio State University, 06 March 2014.

On Paul Saka’s “Paradox and Incompleteness,” the American Philosophical Association Eastern meeting, Baltimore, 27 December 2013.

Panel discussion on truth and conceptual engineering with Matti Eklund and Alexis Burgess, workshop on conceptual revisionism, University of Oslo, Norway, 24 October 2013.

On Chris Kennedy’s “Vagueness, Imprecision and Tolerance,” OSU Linguistics and Philosophy workshop on vagueness, The Ohio State University, 24 February 2012.

On Jason Ledington’s “Perceptual Presence,” Kentucky Philosophical Association Spring meeting, Thomas More College, 14 April 2007.

PUBLIC EVENTS

Atheist participant in “Is There Evidence For God?” (with William Lane Craig), sponsored by The Veritas Forum, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 24 February 2016.  Over 2300 in attendance. Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KMd_eS2J7o.

Atheist participant in “Spirituality and the 21st Century College Student” (a Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, and atheist panel discuss the nature of faith), sponsored by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Students Association, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 15 September 2014.

Atheist participant in “What is the Meaning of Life?  Two Professors discuss God, Science, and the Nature of Reality” (with Satyan Devadoss), sponsored by The Veritas Forum, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 27 March 2013.  Over 1300 in attendance. Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5oO2Y4h_8Y

DISTINCTIONS

Director, Arché Philosophical Research Centre for Logic, Metaphysics and Epistemology at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, Jan 2018 - present.

Supervisor for Conceptual Engineering Research Stream at Arché Philosophical Research Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology, University of St Andrews, Sept 2017 – present.

Professional Development Grant, The Ohio State University Marion, 2012 for $1300.

Visiting Fellow, Center for Time at the University of Sydney, Australia, July 2009, March 2010-July 2010.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship on Pragmatic Foundations of Language and Thought, Center for Time at the University of Sydney, Australia, May 2008.  Declined.

Visiting Scholar, Arché Philosophical Research Centre for Logic, Metaphysics and Epistemology at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, Oct. – Dec. 2007.

Visiting Scholar, University of California—Berkeley, Sept. 2007.

Alan Ross Anderson Fellowship in Logic, University of Pittsburgh, 2002.