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Edmund Dain

Associate Professor

Contact Information:
St. Catherine of Siena Hall 139


Ph.D. - Cardiff University

Area(s) of Expertise:

I work principally on Wittgenstein, Philosophy of Language, and Ethics/Metaethics. I also have research and teaching interests in Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology and Ancient Greek Literature & Philosophy. Students wishing to pursue an Independent Study in any of the above areas are very welcome to contact me.

Awards and Honors:

Leif Eiriksson Research Fellowship - Research Council of Norway/University of Bergen
Editor, "Ludwig Wittgenstein" leaf category - PhilPapers
Werner and Elizabeth Leinfeller Award for Best Paper - Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society

Selected Publications:

Dain, Edmund. (2014). Eliminating Ethics: Wittgenstein, Ethics, and the Limits of Sense. Philosophical Topics, forthcoming,

Dain, Edmund. (2012). Ethical Eliminativism and the Sense of Wittgenstein's Tractatus. Contributions of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, 35, 49-50.

Dain, Edmund. (2012). Projection and Pretence in Ethics. Philosophical Papers, 41 (2), 180-208.

Dain, Edmund., Conant, James. (2011). Throwing the Baby Out. Beyond the Tractatus Wars, Routledge., 66-83.

Dain, Edmund. (2008). Wittgenstein, Contextualism and Nonsense. Journal of Philosophical Research, 33, 101-125.

Recent Presentations:

Dain, Edmund., Nordic Wittgenstein Society Wittgenstein and Phenomenology, Stavanger, Norway, "Session:". June, 2014.

Dain, Edmund., Wittgenstein Workshop at the Wittgenstein Archives, Bergen, Norway, "Paper: Ethics Without Propositions". May, 2014.

Dain, Edmund., The Wittgenstein Workshop, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, "Eliminating Ethics". October, 2013.

Dain, Edmund., Communication Breakdowns in Philosophy, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Study, University of Helsinki, Finland, "Communication Breakdowns: A Response". May, 2013.

Dain, Edmund., The Importance of Ordinary Language Philosophy, Nordic Wittgenstein Society, Abo Akademi, Turku, Finland, "The Normativities of Meaning". May, 2013.

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