• Nick Kroll
Assistant Professor of Philosophy



Office: LSP169


 Ph.D. in Philosophy, Yale University, 2012

Grants & Awards

  • Sanders Prize in Metaphysics, 2014
  • Yale University Dissertation Fellowship, 2010-2011
  • Yale University Graduate Fellowship, 2006-2010
  • Tuition Award, Conditionals Summer School at Central European University, 2009
  • Travel & Tuition Award, The Ohio State University Workshop on Presupposition Accommodation, 2006
  • Sage Fellowship, Cornell University, 2004-2006
  • Research Award to attend LSA Summer Institute at MIT-Harvard, Cornell 2005 


  1. "Teleological Dispositions," Oxford Studies in Metaphysics (forthcoming). Winner of the 2014 Sanders Prize in Metaphysics. 
  2. "Progressive Teleology," Philosophical Studies (forthcoming).
  3.  "On Bishops and Donkeys," Natural Language Semantics (2008) 16: 359-372.

Under Contract

  1. Singular Thought and Mental Files. Volume co-edited with Rachel Goodman and James Genone.

In Progress

  1. Temporal Passage and Events in Progress

  2. Trivializing Williamson’s Modest Proposal

  3. The Specific Yet Opaque in Situation Semantics

  4. Telicity and Teleology

  5. Masking Knowledge


  1. "Trivializing Williamson's Modest Proposal," International Conference on Williamson, Philosophy and Logic, Peking University. October 2015. 
  2. "Dibble Dabbling in -ible, -able, and -ing,Workshop on the Morphological, Syntactic and Semantic Aspects of Dispositions. University of Stuttgart.  June 2015. 
  3. "A Situation Semantics for Split Readings," ELLMM City. Yale University. October 2014.
  4. "On Byrne's account of perceptual evidence," Perceptual Evidence Conference. Rutgers University, Camden, NJ. March 2014.
  5. "Temporal Passage and Events in Progress,” APA Central Meeting (symposium paper), February 2014
  6. “On Shellenberg’s ‘The Particular Elements of Singular Thought',” Rationality and Reference Conference,  Franklin and Marshall College, March 2013
  7. “On O’Rourke and Rotschy’s ‘Against Speaker Intentions’,” Eastern Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 2011

Course Information

PHI100: Introduction to Philosophy

PHI244: Symbolic Logic

PHI272: Knowledge and Reality

PHI275: Topics in Metaphysics

PHI331: Free Will

PHI339: Philosophy of Language

PHI498: Philosophy Senior Research Seminar