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UC Davis Department of Philosophy

Robert May

Philosophy Department

1240 Social Sciences and Humanities
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Phone: (530) 752-0607

Fax: (530) 752-8964

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Office: 2294 Social Sciences and Humanities Building

Phone: (530) 554-9554


Ph.D.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977

Dissertation: “The Grammar of Quantification,” supervised by Noam Chomsky

Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of language, philosophy of logic, history of early analytic philosophy, Frege, theoretical linguistics: syntax and semantics.

Joined the UC Davis Philosophy Faculty: 2006

2011-2012 Course Schedule

Not Teaching

178 Frege
238 Philosophy of Language Workshop

12 Introduction to Symbolic Logic
137A Theory of Reference

Other Courses
17 Language, Thought and World
189J Topics in Philosophy of Language (Chomsky)
237 Philosophy of Language Seminar
290 History of Philosophy Seminar (Frege)

Recent Publications

“The Invariance of Sense,” Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 103, 111-144, 2006

“Frege on Indexicals,” The Philosophical Review, Vol. 115, 487 - 516, 2006

Currently Supervising Dissertations