About

My main philosophical interests are in the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mind, and metaphysics. I received my PhD from MIT in 2008, and then spent three years at the University of St Andrews as an Arché research fellow.
Curriculum Vitae

Published and forthcoming work

  1. Names in Fiction
    Forthcoming in Theoretical Linguistics.
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  2. Aboutness and Justification
    Forthcoming in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
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  3. Relational Semantics and Domain Semantics for Epistemic Modals
    2016. Journal of Philosophical Logic. Advance online publication.
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  4. Review of John MacFarlane, Assessment Sensitivity: Relative Truth and Its Applications.
    2016. Philosophical Review 125(3): 439-447.
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  5. Imagination and the Self
    2016. In A. Kind (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Imagination, Routledge.
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  6. What is the Problem of De Se Attitudes?
    2016. In M. Garcia-Carpintero and S. Torre (eds.),
    About Oneself: De Se Attitudes and Communication, Oxford University Press.
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  7. On Recanati's Mental Files
    2015. Inquiry 58(4): 368-377.
    local file | DOI: 10.1080/0020174X.2014.883751
  8. Taste Predicates and the Acquaintance Inference
    2014. Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 24: 290-309. 24.
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  9. Self-Location and Other-Location
    2013. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 87(2):301-331.
    local file | DOI: 10.1111/phpr.12051
  10. Counterfactual Attitudes and Multi-Centered Worlds
    2012. Semantics and Pragmatics 5(5):1-57.
    DOI: 10.3765/sp.5.5
  11. Propositions, Semantic Values, and Rigidity
    2012. Philosophical Studies 158(3): 401-413.
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  12. Review of Robin Jeshion (ed.), New Essays on Singular Thought.
    2011. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
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  13. Review of Stephen Yablo, Thoughts: Philosophical Papers, Vol. I.
    2011. Protosociology.
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  14. Semantics and the Objects of Assertion
    2010. Linguistics and Philosophy 33(5): 355-380.
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  15. De Se Attitudes: Ascription and Communication
    2010. Philosophy Compass 5(7): 551-567.
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  16. Persistence and the First-Person Perspective
    2009. Philosophical Review 118(4): 425-464.
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  17. Two Puzzles About Deontic Necessity
    2005. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 51: 149-178.
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Other work

  1. Imagination, Content, and the Self
    2008. PhD dissertation, MIT.
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  2. Illusions of Influence in Newcomb's Problem
    2006. Unpublished manuscript.
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Contact

223a Miner Hall, Tufts University
Medford, MA, 02155, USA
dilip.ninan [at] tufts.edu
+1 (857) 756-2324