ethan nowak

е.nоwак@ucl.ас.uк (NB:copy/paste won't work)

I am currently a Teaching Fellow at UCL, where I teach modules in logic and language. I finished my PhD in 2016 at UC Berkeley. 

Most of my work is on the philosophy of language and formal semantics.

One major line of enquiry for me concerns demonstratives; I argue that if we want to understand them, we have to look at a much broader range of uses than philosophers usually do, and I develop a semantic theory that will cover those uses.

In another project I have been developing lately, I take up the question of what is at stake when languages become endangered.  

I am also interested in mind and metaphysics (my BPhil thesis was on emergentism), as well as some of the philosophical themes in Russian literature.

In 2000, I co-founded a non-profit organization that I ran until 2010. In 2005, the organization became the US counterpart to Ayuda Directa, an NGO that is currently active in Ecuador.

In 2011-2012, I studied at the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow, on a Fulbright fellowship.