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Edmund Dain

Associate Professor

Contact Information:

edain@providence.edu
401-865-2887
St. Catherine of Siena Hall 139

Education:

Ph.D. - Cardiff University

Area(s) of Expertise:

I work primarily on various issues in the philosophy of Wittgenstein, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, and Ethics/Metaethics. I also have research and teaching interests Ancient Greek Literature & Philosophy, Epistemology (particularly skepticism) and Philosophy of Science. Students wishing to pursue an Independent Study in any of the above areas are very welcome to contact me.

Awards and Honors:

Leif Eiriksson Research Fellowship - Research Council of Norway/University of Bergen (2014)
Editor, "Ludwig Wittgenstein" leaf category (2013-) - PhilPapers
Werner and Elizabeth Leinfeller Award for Best Paper - Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society (2012)

Selected Publications:

Dain, Edmund. (2014). Eliminating Ethics: Wittgenstein, Ethics, and the Limits of Sense. Philosophical Topics, forthcoming,

Dain, Edmund. (2012). Ethical Eliminativism and the Sense of Wittgenstein's Tractatus. Contributions of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, 35, 49-50.

Dain, Edmund. (2012). Projection and Pretence in Ethics. Philosophical Papers, 41 (2), 180-208.

Dain, Edmund., Conant, James. (2011). Throwing the Baby Out. Beyond the Tractatus Wars, Routledge., 66-83.

Dain, Edmund. (2008). Wittgenstein, Contextualism and Nonsense. Journal of Philosophical Research, 33, 101-125.

Recent Presentations:

Dain, Edmund., A Science of the Soul? Philosophy, Ethics, and the Mind, University of Helsinki, Finland, "An Attitude Towards a Soul". October, 2014.

Dain, Edmund., University of Bergen, Norway, "Ethics Without Propositions". May, 2014.

Dain, Edmund., The Wittgenstein Workshop, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, "Eliminating Ethics". October, 2013.

Dain, Edmund., Communication Breakdowns in Philosophy, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Study, University of Helsinki, Finland, "Communication Breakdowns: A Response". May, 2013.

Dain, Edmund., The Importance of Ordinary Language Philosophy, Nordic Wittgenstein Society, Abo Akademi, Turku, Finland, "The Normativities of Meaning". May, 2013.

Dain, Edmund., Wittgenstein in Relation to Philosophical Traditions, Lichtenberg Kolleg, University of Goettingen, Germany, "Wittgenstein, Ethics, and the Limits of Sense". May, 2013.

Dain, Edmund., 35th International Ludwig Wittgenstein Symposium , Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria, "Ethical Eliminativism and the Sense of Wittgenstein's Tractatus". August, 2012.


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