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Peter Ludlow (PhD Columbia U, 1985) taught at the state University of New York at Stony Brook, the University of Michigan, and the University of Toronto before joining Northwestern University. Following is a list of some of his areas of research.
- The Philosophy of Generative Linguistics
- Language and Epistemology (contextualism, etc.)
- Microlanguages and the Dynamic Lexicon
- Natural Logic, Directional Entailingness, and the Logical Form of Determiners
- Tensism and Presentism in the Philosophy of Time
- The Syntax and Semantics of Intensional Environments
- Expressivist Foundations for Natural Language Semantics
- Conceptual Issues in Cyberspace
For more detailed information, please refer to his personal web page.
Books in Core Philosophy
- Ludlow, Peter. The Philosophy of Generative Linguistics. Oxford University Press, 2011.
- Nagasawa, Yujin, Daniel Stoljar, and Peter Ludlow (eds.). There's Something About Mary: Essays on Frank Jackson's Knowledge Argument. MIT Press, 2004.
- Ludlow, Peter. Semantics, Tense and Time: An Essay in the Metaphysics of Natural Language. MIT Press, 1999.
- Ludlow, Peter, and Norah Martin (eds.). Externalism and Self-Knowledge. CSLI Publications, Stanford University (Dist. by Cambridge University Press), 1998.
- Ludlow, Peter (ed.). Readings in the Philosophy of Language. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1997.
- Beakley, Brian, and Peter Ludlow (eds.). The Philosophy of Mind: Classical Problems/Contemporary Issues. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1992. 2nd edition, 2006.
Books on Conceptual Cyberspace
- Ludlow, Peter. Our Future in Virtual Worlds. 40K Books, 2010.
-Translated into Italian as Il Nostro Futuro Nei Mondi Virtuali. 40K Books, 2010.
-Translated into Portuguese as Nosso Futuro nos Mundos Virtuais. 40K Books, 2010.
- Ludlow, Peter and Mark Wallace. The Second Life Herald: The Virtual Tabloid the Witnessed the Birth of the Metaverse. MIT Press, 2007.
-American Association of Publishers, Professional/Scholarly Publishing award for “Best Book in Media and Cultural Studies, 2007” Choice
-“Outstanding Academic Title, 2008” Library Journal
-“Top Sci-Tech Book, 2007,” (Ranked one of top 39 science books of 2007 and top book in category of Computer Science).
- Ludlow, Peter. (ed.) Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2001.
-Russian Translation (Криптоанархия, кибергосударства и пиратские утопии) published by Ultra Cultura Press, Ekaterineburg, Russia, 2005.
- Ludlow, Peter. (ed.) High Noon on the Electronic Frontier: Conceptual Issues in Cyberspace. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1996.
For list of recent papers, see Current CV.
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