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Charles Travis

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    Modern & Contemporary Philosophy
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    Mind, Language & Action
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    Curriculum Vitae

    Charles Travis received his BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and his PhD from UCLA. He has taught in the U.S., Canada, The Netherlands, and the U. K., having spent most of his career in the last 3 countries. Currently he is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at King’s College – London and ‘Professor Afiliado’ at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Porto.  Before going to King’s, he was a professor at Northwestern University (Chicago), and before that at the University of Stirling. He has taught at many other places, including visiting professorships at the University of Michigan, and at Harvard. He speaks Dutch/Flemish, some French, and some Portuguese.

    In the Institute of Philosophy of Porto he is responsible, together with Sofia Miguens, for the global coordination of MLAG (Mind, Language and Action Group). His work on philosophy of language, logic and perception (cf. the 3 volumes of his Selected Papers - Occasion-Sensitivity (2008, Oxford, OUP), Objectivity and the Parochial (2010, Oxford, OUP) and Perception - Essays from Frege (2013, Oxford, OUP)) as well as his interpretations of Frege and Wittgenstein (cf. e.g.  Unshadowed Thought 2000, Harvard UP) serve as the main reference for the group's research. 

    Areas of interest: Thought, representation and experience; Philosophy of language & logic Philosophy of psychology; Epistemology.

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