Michael Glanzberg (Ph.D. Harvard, 1997) taught at MIT, the University of Toronto, and the University of California, Davis before joining Northwestern University. He works in the areas of philosophy of language, logic, and metaphysics. In philosophy of language, his recent work has focused on the nature of linguistic meaning, including such topic as the nature of quantification, how lexical items encode concepts, and relativism about linguistic content. He has also explored issues related to the interface between semantics, pragmatics, and syntax, and the role of mathematical techniques in the empirical study of language. In philosophical logic and in metaphysics, he has worked extensively on issues related to truth and paradox, and the status of unrestricted quantification.
Selection of Recent Articles
- “More on Operators and Tense,” Analysis 71 (2011): 112-123.
- “Semantics and Truth Relative to a World,” Synthese 166 (2009): 281-307.
- “Metaphor and Lexical Semantics,” The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication 3 (2008): 1-47, 14/13.
- “Quantification and Contributing Objects to Thoughts,” Philosophical Perspectives 22 (2008):207-231.
- “Where the Paths Meet: Remarks on Truth and Paradox” (with Jc Beall), in Truth and its
Deformities, volume 32 of Midwest Studies in Philosophy, ed. P. A. French and H. K. Wettstein, Blackwell, 2008, pp. 169-198.
- “Context, Content, and Relativism,” Philosophical Studies 136 (2007): 1-29.
- “Context and Unrestricted Quantification,” in Absolute Generality, ed. A. Rayo and G. Uzquiano, Oxford University Press, 2006, pp. 45-74.
- “Presupposition and Policing in Complex Demonstratives” (with Susanna Siegel), Nous 40 (2006): 1-42.
- “Focus: A Case Study on the Semantics/Pragmatics Boundary,” in Semantics vs. Pragmatics, ed. Z. Szabó, Oxford University Press, 2005, pp. 72-110.