Dr. Edmund Dain
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Office: Siena Hall 139
Areas of Specialisation
Wittgenstein, Philosophy of Language, Ethics & Metaethics
Areas of Competence
Ancient Greek Philosophy and Literature, Epistemology, History of Analytic Philosophy, Logic, Mind, Political Philosophy
* Students interested in conducting an Independent Study in any of the above areas are welcome to contact me at any time.
- Ed spent the winter break conducting research at Lichtenberg Kolleg, the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Goettingen (Germany) and presented his paper "The Normativities of Meaning" at the Wittgenstein Workshop at the University of East Anglia (UK).
Ed's paper "Throwing the Baby Out" (co-authored with James Conant) was discussed as part of reviews of the book Beyond the Tractatus Wars (Routledge, 2011) in Philosophical Investigations 31:1 (January, 2013) & Philosophy (June 2013).
- Ed received the Werner and Elizabeth Leinfellner Award from the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society for his paper "Ethical Elimination and the Sense of Wittgenstein's Tractatus", presented at the 35th International Ludwig Wittgenstein Symposium on "Ethics - Society - Politics", in Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria (August, 2012). His paper was also published in the conference proceedings.
- Ed's paper "Projection and Pretence in Ethics", on fictionalist analyses of ethical discourse, was published in Philosophical Papers 41:2 (July, 2012), 180-208.