Josef Stern, William H. Colvin Professor of Philosophy, works and teaches in two main areas: medieval philosophy, especially Jewish and Arabic philosophy, and contemporary philosophy of language. His interests in the philosophy of language focus on the theory of reference, the role of context in semantic interpretation, the distinction between literal and non-literal meaning, and between linguistic and non-linguistic modes of representation and communication. In medieval philosophy, Stern is completing a number of book projects that focus on epistemological and metaphysical issues in the philosophy of Moses Maimonides and his relation both to the Arabic philosophical tradition and to later Jewish thinkers, such as Nahmanides. He is also interested in Hume’s Dialogues concerning Natural Religion, the philosophy of art, skepticism, and the history of philosophical interpretation of Scripture.
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