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Consuelo Preti

Consuelo Preti, Professor

Ph.D. CUNY Graduate Center

Some areas of special interest:  Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, History of Early Analytic Philosophy.

Teaches: courses in the above areas, as well as 20th Century Philosophy, Metaphysics, Wittgenstein.

Research: (Books)The Metaphysical Basis of Ethics: The Early Philosophy of G.E. Moore, Palgrave/Macmillan (forthcoming); G.E. Moore: Early Philosophical Writings (with T. Baldwin), Cambridge University Press (2011); On Kripke (Wadsworth, 2003); On Fodor (with Victor Velarde) (Wadsworth, 2000). (Book chapters): “My Arguments Depend Upon a New Logic” (Logic in Kant’s Wake, Oxford University Press, forthcoming); “Some Problems of Moore Interpretation,” in Preston, ed. Analytic Philosophy: Interpretations (March 2017); “The Origin and Influence of G.E. Moore’s “The Nature of Judgment” ” in Theories of Judgment in Early Analytic Philosophy and Phenomenology (ed. M. Textor), Palgrave/Macmillan ( 2011); “A Defense of Common Sense,” in Bullshit and Philosophy (Open Court (2007): 19-32; (Recent Articles):”How to Read Moore’s ‘Proof of An External World’ (JHAP, March 2016); “ “He Was In Those Days Beautiful and Slim”: Bertrand Russell and G.E. Moore, 1894-1901,” Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies, n.s. 28 (winter 2008–09): 101–26 ; “On the origins of the contemporary notion of propositional content: anti-psychologism in nineteenth-century psychology and G.E. Moore’s early theory of judgment,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science,” Part A (Vol. 39, issue 2): June 2008, pp. 176-185. (Conference Presentations):  McMaster University (Logic in Kant’s Wake conference, May 2016); Society for the History of Analytical Philosophy (June 2016); Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne, Early Analytic Philosophy Conference (April 2009): “Russell and Moore, 1898”; McMaster University Research Talks on Moore and Russell (October, 2008); British Society for the History of Philosophy Conference (March 2005): “Moore’s Theory of Propositions: A Reconsideration”; APA Eastern Division Conference: (December 2004): “Moore’s Early Theory of Judgment”;  (Research Awards): Franklin Grant for Research, American Philosophical Society (2007); (Recent Reviews):  T. Horgan and M. Timmons, Metaethics After Moore (Oxford University Press), in Journal of Value Inquiry, January 2011; S. Boulter, The Rediscovery of Common Sense Philosophy (Palgrave/Macmillan), Mind, April 2009; 118: 445-448; S. Nuccetelli and Gary Seay, Themes From G.E. Moore: New Essays in Epistemology and Ethics (Oxford University Press), Philosophical Quarterly, July, 2009, (59): 563-566. Associate Editor: Journal of the History of Analytical Philosophy.

Also at TCNJ: College Promotions Committee (2007-2009), Interim Chair (Philosophy Dept), Spring 2008; SOSA committee (2003-2007); Library Liaison.

Other: I teach yoga and when I’m not doing that I’m playing hockey. 

Currently working on: The development of G.E. Moore’s early philosophical views.