Kenneth Allen Taylor

Kenneth Allen Taylor

Kenneth Allen Taylor (born 1954) is an American philosopher. He is currently chairman of the department of philosophy at Stanford University. Professor Taylor specializes in philosophy of language and philosophy of mind. His interests include semantics, reference, naturalism, and relativism. He is the author of numerous articles, which have appeared in journals such as Noûs, Philosophical Studies, and Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, and two books, Meaning and Truth: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Language (Blackwell Publishers) and Reference and the Rational Mind (CSLI Publications).

Taylor received his Ph.D. in 1984 from the University of Chicago, where he completed a his dissertation under the supervision of Leonard Linsky. He received his B.A. from Notre Dame University in 1977.

Before coming to Stanford, Professor Taylor taught in the philosophy departments at Rutgers University, University of Maryland at College Park, Wesleyan University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Middlebury College. He is the co-host, with John Perry, of the radio program Philosophy Talk. His newest book, Referring to the World: An Introduction to the Theory of Reference, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.


*cite book | last=Taylor | first=Kenneth | title=Meaning and Truth | location=Oxford | publisher=Blackwell | year=1998 | isbn=1577180488
*cite book | last=Taylor | first=Kenneth | title=Reference and the Rational Mind | location=Stanford | publisher=CSLI Publications | year=2003 | isbn=1575864312
*cite book | last=Taylor | first=Kenneth | title=Referring to the World | location=Oxford | publisher=Oxford University Press | year=2007 | isbn=9780195144758


*cite web | author=Stanford Philosophy Department | title=Faculty, Staff and Students | url= | publisher=Stanford University | date= | accessdate=2007-09-12
*cite web | author= | title=Kenneth Taylor Web Page| url= | publisher=Kenneth Taylor | date= | accessdate=2007-09-12

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