Wayne A Davis

Title

Professor
President, Faculty Senate

Department

Department of Philosophy
General profile

Portrait

Phone

+1 202-687-7445

Alt. phone

202-687-7445

Fax

202-687-4493

Location

Office hours

By appointment

Bio

Wayne A. Davis, Professor of Philosophy, Chair of the Philosophy Department, and President of the Faculty Senate.

His research interests are centered in philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, epistemology, and logic, and are focused mainly on the nature of mental states (particularly belief, desire, and thought) and the concept of meaning. Professor Davis has taught at UCLA (1976), Rice (1977), Washington University (1978), and Georgetown. (1979-Present). He was Department Chair from 1990 to 1995, has bee Faculty Senate President since 2001. He served as Executive Faculty Chair, and was a member of the Council of Deans, from 1994 to 1997.

Professor Davis is the author of An Introduction to Logic (Prentice-Hall, 1986), Implicature (Cambridge, 1998), Meaning, Expression, and Thought (Cambridge, 2003), Nondescriptive Meaning and Reference (Oxford, 2005), Irregular Negations, Implicature, and Idioms (Springer 2016)plus articles on logic, philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophical psychology, and philosophy of language, and pragmatics in Philosophical Review, Mind, Philosophical Studies, Noûs, Linguistics and Philosophy, the Journal of Pragmatics, and other journals. He is Editor of Philosophical Studies.

His next big project is to finish Indexical Meaning and Concepts.

CV

Download cv.pdf

Education

  • Ph.D. (1977) Princeton University, Philosophy
  • B.A. (1973) University of Michigan, Philosophy