Ken Taylor

As a host of Philosophy Talk, Kenneth's Taylor work lies at the intersection of the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind, with an occasional foray into the history of philosophy. His other interests include semantics, reference, naturalism, and relativism.

Taylor is a professor of philosophy, and currently chair of the department. He is the author of numerous articles, which have appeared in journals such as Noûs, Philosophical Studies, and Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, and two published books, Meaning and Truth: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Language andReference and the Rational Mind.

His newest book, Referring to the World: An Introduction to the Theory of Reference, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. 

 

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Philosophy Talk on RADIO IQ & RADIO IQ w/BBC News

Philosophy on the radio? You've got to be kidding? Well, sometimes we do (kid, that is). Mostly we look at today's important ideas with an eye to thinking them through. Philosophy Talk is a weekly, one-hour radio series. The hosts' down-to-earth and no-nonsense approach brings the richness of philosophic thought to everyday subjects. Topics are lofty (Truth, Beauty, Justice), arresting (Terrorism, Intelligent Design, Suicide), and engaging (Baseball, Love, Happiness). This is not a lecture or a college course; it's philosophy in action! Philosophy Talk is a fun opportunity to explore issues of importance to your audience in a thoughtful, friendly fashion, where thinking is encouraged.