Kenneth Taylor

Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of Philosophy


Contact Me

My CV(pdf)


(I am no longer Chair of the Philosophy Department.   I’ve been succeed by Helen Longino)


My work lies at the intersection of the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind, with an occasional foray into the history of philosophy.


I’m currently trying to finish a long overdue smallish book called Referring to the World and getting started on a massive tome called Toward a Natural History of Normativity.


Check out some of my papers


Read my book of essays,  Reference  and the Rational Mind.




Along with my dear friend and colleague,  John Perry, I have developed and co-host a radio program called

Philosophy Talk: The Program that Questions Everything --  Except your Intelligence





Philosophy Talk is about to begin its 6th season.

The program originates on KALW 91.7 FM, San Francisco,  where it airs Sundays from 10am – 11am,  PT.

We are also on the stations of Oregon Public Broadcasting and on a growing number of stations around the country.


To learn more, to listen to past episode, to send us an e-mail comment, or submit a conundrum,  visit The Philosophy Talk Official Webpage


Also check out our blog,   and our Facebook page