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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, as when we conflate weight and mass via the word/concept 'heavy'. I’m especially interested in examples from science and philosophy where the different meanings stand in an important relationship to one another, in something like the way that mass partially determines weight. I’m writing about how people grasp these distinctions and subsequently mark these distinctions in thought and talk. My research interfaces with empirical work in cognitive psychology on concepts and the mechanisms constituting our classificatory dispositions.

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".

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