I am an assistant professor at the University of Southern California. My main interests are in metaphysics, epistemology, the philosophy of language and philosophical logic. My most recent work focuses on issues relating to probabilities of conditionals, vagueness and the semantic paradoxes. I am currently writing a book on vagueness entitled "Vagueness and Thought".

Contact

E-mail: ab(remove me)acon@usc.edu
Address: Andrew Bacon, Department of Philosophy, University of Southern California, 3709 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Office: 224 Stonier Hall

Book

Vagueness and Thought. (Please note that this is a draft.) Under contract with OUP. [Description].

Papers          [Expand abstracts]

Relative Locations. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics. Forthcoming. (Awarded the 2016 Marc Sanders Prize in Metaphysics.) . [Abstract]. Please note that the following is not the final draft: PDF

Higher-Order Free Logic and the Prior-Kaplan Paradox (with John Hawthorne and Gabriel Uzquiano). Forthcoming in Williamson on Modality, Juhani Yli-Vakkuri and Mark McCullagh (eds.) . [Abstract]. Penultimate draft draft: PDF

Scharp on Replacing Truth. Inquiry. Forthcoming. [Abstract]. Penultimate draft: PDF

Tense and Relativity. Nous. Forthcoming . [Abstract].Penultimate draft: PDF

Can The Classical Logician Avoid The Revenge Paradoxes? Philosophical Review. Volume 124, Number 3: 299-352 . [Abstract].Penultimate draft: PDF

Stalnaker's Thesis in Context. The Review of Symbolic Logic. March 2015, Volume 8, Number 1, pp131-163. [Abstract]. Penultimate draft: PDF. (Reprinted in the Philosopher's Annual)

Paradoxes of Logical Equivalence and Identity. Topoi. April 2015, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 89-98. [Abstract]. Penultimate draft: PDF

Giving Your Knowledge Half a Chance. Philosophical Studies. November 2014, Volume 171, Issue 2, pp 373-397. [Abstract]. Penultimate draft: PDF

Representing Counterparts. The Australasian Journal of Logic. Vol 11, Number 2, November 2014. [Abstract]. PDF

Quantificational Logic and Empty Names. Philosophers' Imprint. Volume 13, Number 24, December 2013. [Abstract]. Penultimate draft: PDF. (Awarded the APA Article prize for 2012 and 2013. Also reprinted in the Philosopher's Annual.)

A New Conditional for NaÔve Truth Theory. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic. Volume 54, Number 1 (2013), 87-104. [Abstract]. Penultimate draft: PDF

Curry's Paradox and Omega-inconsistency. Studia Logica. Volume 101, Issue 1, February 2013, pp 1-9. [Abstract]. Penultimate draft: PDF

Non-classical Metatheory for Non-classical Logics. Journal of Philosophical Logic. April 2013, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp 335-355. [Abstract]. Penultimate draft PDF

Non-wellfounded Mereology. (with Aaron J. Cotnoir) The Review of Symbolic Logic. Volume 5, Issue 02, June 2012, pp 187-204. [Abstract]. Penultimate draft: PDF

A Paradox for Supertask Decision Makers. Philosophical Studies: Volume 153, Issue 2 (2011), Page 307. [Abstract]. Penultimate draft: PDF

In Progress

Vagueness and Thought. Book project with Oxford University Press.

The Broadest Necessity.

The Logic of Opacity. (With Jeff Russell).

Vagueness at Every Order. In progress.

In Defence of a Naive Conditional Epistemology. NOTE: [No longer in progress].

Stalnaker on the KK Principle. No longer in progress.

Selected Talks

Quantificational Logic and Empty Names. Handout. USC, March 2013

In Defence of a Naive Conditional Epistemology. Handout. UC Irvine, January 2013. University of Barcelona, June 2013

What A Revenge-Free Solution to the Semantic Paradoxes Can and Can't Look Like. Handout. USC, January 2012. Brown, February. Yale, February 2012. Munich, March 2012

Vagueness at Every Order. Handout. Barcelona, September 2010.

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