ethan nowak


I am a PhD candidate in philosophy at UC Berkeley.

My dissertation is about the semantics of complex demonstratives, and my primary research areas are language and formal semantics.

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

From 2000-2010 I ran what became the US counterpart to Ayuda DIrecta, an NGO that is active in Ecuador.

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