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Edmund Dain

Assistant Professor

Contact Information:

edain@providence.edu
401-865-2887
St. Catherine of Siena Hall 139

Education:

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., The Wittgenstein Workshop, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, "Eliminating Ethics". November, 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.

Dain, Edmund., Wittgenstein in Relation to Philosophical Traditions, Lichtenberg Kolleg, University of Goettingen, Germany, "Wittgenstein, Ethics, and the Limits of Sense". May, 2013.

Dain, Edmund., 35th International Ludwig Wittgenstein Symposium , Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria, "Ethical Eliminativism and the Sense of Wittgenstein's Tractatus". August, 2012.


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