brian rabern


I'm a Lecturer in philosophy at the University of Edinburgh (this is a permanent position analogous to assistant professor). My main research interests centre around philosophy of language, logic, and formal semantics.

I did my Ph.D. in philosophy at the Australian National University. My dissertation project was on issues at the foundations of natural language semantics concerning compositional semantics, assertoric content, and context-dependence, under the supervision of David Chalmers. I'm also interested in various traditional philosophical problems, so spend time thinking about puzzles and paradoxes having to do with truth, time, knowledge, and minds.


This summer I'll be Visiting Professor at Dartmouth.

Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences



University of Edinburgh

3 Charles St., Edinburgh

EH8 9AD, United Kingdom