Kirk Ludwig

Kirk Ludwig

Departmental Liason to Cognitive Science, Philosophy

Professor, Philosophy

Education

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Philosophy, June 1990.
  • B.S., University of California, Santa Barbara, Physics, 1981, summa cum laude.

Research interests

I work on foundational issues in the philosophy of language (esp. logical form and semantics), epistemology, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of action (esp. collective action). Among other projects, I am currently working on a book on collective agency titled, Collective Action: From Individual to Institutional Agency.

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, August 2010-present.
  • Colonel Alan R. and Margaret G. Crow CLAS Term Professor, August 2008-July 2010.
  • Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Florida, June 2005 – July 2008.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Florida, June 1995 – May 2005.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Florida, August 1990 - May 1995.

Representative publications

From Plural to Institutional Agency: Collective Action II (2017)
Kirk Ludwig
Oxford University Press.

From Individual to Plural Agency: Collective Action I (2016)
Kirk Ludwig
Oxford University Press. 1

Is Distributed Cognition Group Level Cognition? (2015)
Kirk Ludwig
Journal of Social Ontology, 1 (2), 189-224

What are conditional intentions? (2015)
Kirk Ludwig
What are Conditional Intentions, 30-60

Proxy agency in collective action (2014)
Kirk Ludwig
Noûs, 48 (1), 75-105

The ontology of collective action (2014)
Kirk Ludwig

Intuitions and relativity (2010)
Kirk Ludwig
Philosophical Psychology, 23 (4), 427-445

Fodor’s challenge to the classical computational theory of mind (2008)
Kirk Ludwig and Susan Schneider
Mind & Language, 23 (1), 123-143

Collective intentional behavior from the standpoint of semantics (2007)
Kirk Ludwig
Noûs, 41 (3), 355-393

The epistemology of thought experiments: First person versus third person approaches (2007)
Kirk Ludwig
Midwest studies in philosophy, 31 (1), 128-159

Donald Davidson's truth-theoretic semantics (2007)
Ernest Lepore and Kirk Ludwig
Oxford University Press.

The concept of truth and the semantics of the truth predicate (2007)
Emil Badici and Kirk Ludwig
Inquiry, 50 (6), 622-638

The Essential Davidson (2006)
Donald Davidson
Oxford University Press on Demand.

Semantics for nondeclaratives (2006)
Daniel Boisvert and Kirk Ludwig
The Oxford handbook for the philosophy of language, 864-892

Donald Davidson: Meaning, Truth, Language and Reality (2005)
Ernest Lepore and Kirk Ludwig
Oxford University Press.