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Stephen Barker

Associate Professor and Reader in Philosophy, Faculty of Arts


Expertise Summary

Before joining the Department, Stephen Barker held post-doc positions at Monash University Australia, UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico) and the University of Tasmania. He works on the philosophy of language, metaphysics and metaethics and can often be heard proclaiming his slogans: No quantification theory! No sense/force distinction! No semantics of conditions! No metaphysics!

Recent Publications

  • STEPHEN BARKER, 2016. ‘Figurative Speech: Pointing a Poisoned Arrow at the Heart of Semantics’ Philosophical Studies (online). 1-18
  • STEPHEN BARKER, 2015. 'Irony and the Sense/Force Distinction' Analysis. 75, 9-16
  • STEPHEN BARKER, 2015. Expressionism about Reference and Quantification over the Non-Existent without Meinongian Metaphysics Erkenntnis. 80, 215-234
  • 2015. ‘Performatives and the Function of Truth in Semantics' Organon F. 22, 74-95

Department of Philosophy

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