Jason Stanley

Jason Stanley (B.A. State University of New York; Ph.D. MIT) is currently Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. Before that, he was Distinguished Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Rutgers University. He has also been Professor at the University of Michigan (2000-2004) and at Cornell University (1995-2000).

His main areas of work and interest are Epistemology, Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Language, Social and Political Philosophy, and History of 20th Century Philosophy.

Professor Stanley has also published three books with Oxford University Press: Knowledge and Practical Interests (2005), Language and Context (2007) and Know How (2011). His fourth book, How Propaganda Works, is forthcoming with Princeton University Press in 2015.

Recent publications include:

  • “Constructing Meanings”, Analysis 74(4): 662-676 (2014).
  • “Motor Skill Depends on Knowledge of Facts”, with J. Krakauer, Frontiers of Human Neurosicence 7 (2013).
  • “Empirical Tests of Interest-Relative Invariantism”, with C. Spripada, Episteme 9(1): 3-26 (2012).
  • “Precis of Know How”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 85(3): 696-699, and
    “Replies to Imogen Dicie, Mark Schroeder, and Robert Stalnaker”: 725-741.
  • “Knowing (How)”, Nous 45(2): 207-238 (2011).
  • “Singular Thoughts and Singular Propositions”, with J. Armstrong, Philosophical Studies 154(2): 205-222 (2011).

Recent lectures and talks (2013 onwards):

  • The Foundations of Social Control, Three Lectures at Ecole Normale Superior, Institut Jean Nicod, Paris (2015)
  • Dominating Speech, University of Connecticut Law School (2014)
  • Semantics in Europe 7, Humboldt University (2014)
  • The Gail Stine Lecture, Wayne State University (2014)
  • The Fritz Marti Lecture, Southern Illinois University (2014)
  • Phling, University of Maryland Graduate Conference in Philosophy and Linguistics (2014)
  • Stanford University Political Theory Colloquium (2014)
  • Yale University Law School, Legal Theory Colloquium (2014)
  • Humboldt Universitat Practical Philosophy Colloquium (2014)
  • Freie Universitat Practical Philosophy Colloquium (2014)
  • Rome Festival of Science (2014)
  • Symposium Speaker, Current Trends in Epistemology, XXIII World Congress of Philosophy, Athens, Greece (2013)
  • Second Annual Hebrew University Graduate Conference (2013)
  • New Work on Speech Acts, Columbia University (2013)