My thesis is about generics, sentences like Bus drivers are grumpy or Seagulls rummage in bins. I’m interested in what we use these sentences for, under what conditions they are true and what if anything answers to those first two questions tell us about when we should say them. I also have side interests in a variety of other topics, including meta-semantics, Ramsey, indeterminacy in language and though, and non-linguistic representation of information.
Feel free to e-mail me for current versions of any of the following papers:
What generics are
What generics are for
Generics and Stereotyping
My upcoming talks have currently been postponed due to the covid-19 pandemic. For past talks, please take a look at my CV or listen to my recent talk at the Moral Sciences Club.