Jason Stanley

Jason Stanley

Jason Stanley (b. October 12, 1969) is an American philosopher currently teaching at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. His primary interests include linguistics, cognitive science, philosophy of language, and epistemology. Stanley is an occasional contributor to Brian Leiter's "Leiter Reports" blog.


Jason Stanley graduated from Corcoran High School in his hometown of Syracuse, New York. He studied in Lünen, Germany from 1985–1986 as part of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange, after which he enrolled in the State University of New York in Binghamton, NY, where he studied philosophy of language under Jack Kaminsky. In 1987 he transferred to Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, but returned to the State University of New York in 1988, this time at the Stony Brook campus. There, he studied philosophy and linguistics under Peter Ludlow and Richard Larson. He received his BA in May 1990, and went on to receive his PhD from MIT in January 1995 with Robert Stalnaker as his thesis advisor.

Academic career

After receiving his doctorate, Stanley accepted a position at University College, Oxford as a stipendiary lecturer. He returned from England shortly thereafter to New York to teach at Cornell University. In 2000, he left Cornell and became an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is currently a Professor at Rutgers University, where he has been since 2004. His book "Knowledge and Practical Interests" won the 2007 American Philosophical Association book prize. [http://www.apa.udel.edu/apa/opportunities/prizes/book.html]


* "Language in Context: Selected Essays" (Oxford, Oxford University Press: 2007) [http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199225927]
* "Knowledge and Practical Interests" (Oxford, Oxford University Press: 2005) [http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199288038]

External links

* [http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~jasoncs/ Staff Homepage at Rutgers University]

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