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  • Nick Kroll

    Assistant Professor of Philosophy
    Office: LSP169
    Office Hours: On Sabbatical Fall 2014
    Summary: Specialization: Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics


     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 and 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.  "On Bishops and Donkeys," Natural Language Semantics (2008) 16: 359-372.
    Under Review
    1. "Progressive Teleology"
    2. "Temporal Passage and Events in Progress"
    In Progress
    1. Singular Thought and Mental Files. Volume co-edited with Rachel Goodman and James Genone. Under Contract with Oxford University Press. 
    2. Trivializing Williamson’s Modest Proposal
    3. The Specific Yet Opaque in Situation Semantics
    4. Telicity and Teleology
    5. Masking Knowledge


    1. "On Byrne's account of perceptual evidence," Perceptual Evidence Conference. Rutgers University, Camden, NJ. March 2014.
    2. "Temporal Passage and Events in Progress,” APA Central Meeting (symposium paper), February 2014
    3. “On Shellenberg’s ‘The Particular Elements of Singular Thought',” Rationality and Reference Conference,  Franklin and Marshall College, March 2013
    4. “On O’Rourke and Rotschy’s ‘Against Speaker Intentions’,” Eastern Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 2011

    Course Information

    PHI100: Introduction to Philosophy

    PHI272: Knowledge and Reality

    PHI275: Topics in Metaphysics

    PHI331: Free Will

    PHI339: Philosophy of Language

    PHI498: Philosophy Senior Research Seminar