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KYLE LANDRUM

klandrum [at] princeton [dot] edu

I'm a postdoc in the Philosophy Department at Princeton University, where I also got my PhD. Before moving to Princeton, I completed an MA at the University of Houston (where I'm originally from) and a BA at the University of Texas at Austin. I work mainly at the intersection of philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science, and philosophy of language, but I also have research interests in general philosophy of science, epistemology, and metaethics. You can find my CV here.

Most of my research deals with words or concepts that have multiple meanings, sometimes to the ignorance of their masters. I'm especially interested in examples from science and philosophy where the different meanings stand in a theoretically important relationship to one another, e.g., the way mass and weight relate to one another via the word/concept 'heavy'. I'm writing about how people grasp these distinctions and subsequently mark the distinction in thought and talk.

Outside of philosophy, I'm an amateur musician, watch David Lynch movies repeatedly, and am writing an overly-ambitious dark fantasy story. The image to the right was generated using ML (Craiyon) via the following input, composed from some of my interests: "concept inference logic ambiguity equivocation distinction".

craiyon_104513_concept_inference_logic_ambiguity_equivocation_distinction_indigo_br__edited_edited.j
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