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Ohio State University
Department of Philosophy
PhD, 2015
Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
Areas of Specialization
Philosophy of Language
Areas of Interest

I decided early into my graduate career that I would not pursue a career in teaching philosophy. However, I went on to finish my PhD, and I retain a special affinity for the discipline, especially my AOS: philosophy of language under the influence of pragmatics, speech act theory, politeness theory, interactional sociolinguistics, conversational analysis, and rhetoric.

My dissertation, defended in March 2015, was entitled “Feigning Objectivity: An Overlooked Conversational Strategy in Everyday Disputes.” In it, I analyzed core cases of alleged “faultless disagreement” (beginning with disputes about matters of taste) and argued many such dis…

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