Dr Alex Silk Department of PhilosophyLecturer in Philosophy Contact details Emaila.email@example.com AddressERI BuildingUniversity of BirminghamEdgbastonB15 2TTUK I'm a Lecturer in Philosophy. My research is primarily in philosophy of language, ethics, and metaethics. Personal website: umich.edu/~asilk Qualifications PhD in Philosophy (University of Michigan, 2013) MA in Philosophy (University of Michigan, 2010), BA in Philosophy (Wheaton College, 2008) Biography I completed my PhD at the University of Michigan. My dissertation was on the meaning of normative language and how incorporating insights from philosophy of language and linguistics can illuminate classic questions in normative and metanormative theory. Postgraduate supervision I'm happy to supervise or co-supervise graduate students in philosophy of language, ethics, and metaethics. Research Modals Conditionals Normative language Contextualism Relativism Expressivism Nietzsche Publications Monograph Discourse Contextualism: A Framework for Contextualist Semantics and Pragmatics. Articles “Normative Language in Context.” Forthcoming. In R. Shafer-Landau (Ed.), Oxford Studies in Metaethics, Vol. 12. Winner of the 2015 Sanders Prize in Metaethics. “The Progressive and Verbs of Creation.” Forthcoming. Journal of Semantics. “Nietzsche and Contemporary Metaethics.” Forthcoming. In P. Katsafanas (Ed.), Routledge Philosophy Minds: Nietzsche. “Contextualism in Metaethics.” Forthcoming. In T. McPherson & D. Plunkett (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Metaethics. “Normativity in Language and Law”: Forthcoming. In D. Plunkett, S. Shapiro, K. Toh (Eds.), volume on metaethics and philosophy of law. Oxford University Press. “How to Be an Ethical Expressivist.” 2015. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 91(1): 47-81 “What Normative Terms Mean and Why It Matters for Ethical Theory.” 2015. In M. Timmons (Ed.), Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Vol. 5, pp. 296-325. “Nietzschean Constructivism.” 2015. Inquiry, Special Issue: Nietzsche’s Moral Psychology, 58(3): 244-280. “Accommodation and Negotiation with Context-Sensitive Expressions.” 2014. Thought 3(2): 115-123. “Evidence-Sensitivity in Weak Necessity Deontic Modals.” 2014. Journal of Philosophical Logic 43(4): 691-723. “Why ‘Ought’ Detaches.” 2014. Philosophers’ Imprint 14(7): 1-16. “Wither Anankastics?” (with Billy Dunaway). 2014. Philosophical Perspectives 28: Ethics, 75-94. “Truth-Conditions and the Meanings of Ethical Terms.” 2013. In R. Shafer-Landau (Ed.), Oxford Studies in Metaethics, Vol. 8. “Deontic Conditionals: Weak and Strong." 2013. In Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Linguists, Départment de Linguistique de l’Université de Genève. “Modality, Weights, and Inconsistent Premise Sets.” In A. Chereches (Ed.), Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 22, pp. 43-64. 2012. Book Reviews Critical Notice of G. Fletcher & M. Ridge (Eds.), Having it Both Ways: Hybrid Theories and Modern Metaethics. Analysis. Forthcoming. Review of P. Katsafanas, Agency and the Foundations of Ethics. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. Review of R. Shafer-Landau (Ed.), Oxford Studies in Metaethics, Vol. 6. Ethics 122(3): 622–627.