Associate Professor of Philosophy & Placement Coordinator
Steven Gross has previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, and University College London. He specializes in the philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and metaphysics.
Knowledge of Meaning, Conscious and Unconscious. In Meaning, Understanding and Knowledge, eds. B. Armour-Garb, D. Patterson, and J. Woodbridge.The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication, Vol. 5. (New Prairie Press, 2009 -- actually appeared 2010). [pdf]
Vagueness, Indeterminacy, and Uncertainty. In Indeterminacy, ed. J. Ciprut (MIT Press, 2008), pp. 129-49. (Written in 1999-2000 for an interdisciplinary workshop; the publication of the proceedings was delayed. A much longer version circulated under the title An Invitation to Vagueness.)
Relating Conscious and Unconscious Semantic Knowledge. In Croatian Journal of Philosophy 7, 2007, pp. 427-45.
Can One Sincerely Say What One Doesn't Believe? In Mind & Language, Symposium on Cappelen and Lepore, 21, 2006, pp. 11-20. [pdf]
Vagueness, Indirect Speech Reports, and the World. In Protosociology (Special Issue on Semantic Theory and Reported Speech) 17, 2002, pp. 153-68.
Is Context-Sensitivity Eliminable? Some Remarks. In The Dialogue (Yearbook of Philosophical Hermeneutics: The Legitimacy of Truth, Proceedings of the Third Meeting, Italian-American Philosophy) 2, 2002, pp. 21-38. [pdf]
Putnam, Kontext und Ontologie. In Hilary Putnam und die Tradition des Pragmatismus, eds. Marie-Luise Raters and Marcus Willaschek (Suhrkamp, 2002), pp. 404-36.
Review of Fiona Cowie, What's Within? Nativism Reconsidered, in The Philosophical Review 110 (January 2001), pp. 94-7. [pdf]
Vagueness in Context. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, eds. Lila Gleitman and Avarind Joshi (Lawrence Erlbaum, 2000), pp. 208-13.
Essays on Linguistic Context-Sensitivity and its Philosophical Significance. Studies in Philosophy: Outstanding Dissertations (Routledge, 2001).
Contents: Introduction; I. The Pervasiveness and Utility of Context-Sensitivity; II. What is a Context?; III. Context-Sensitivity and Truth-Theoretic Accounts of Semantic Competence; IV. Context, Vagueness, and the Sorites Paradox; V. Context and Ontology (Some Initial Considerations).