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Encyclopedia > Robert Brandom
Western Philosophers
Contemporary Philosophy
Name: Robert B. Brandom
Birth: March 13, 1950
School/tradition: Analytic
Main interests: Pragmatism, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Logic
Influences: Wilfrid Sellars, Michael Dummett, Gottlob Frege, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Immanuel Kant, G. W. F. Hegel, Richard Rorty
Influenced: Mark Lance

Robert Brandom (1950- ), nicknamed "the Iron City Kant," is American philosopher who teaches at the University of Pittsburgh. He works primarily in philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and philosophical logic. He earned his B.A. from Yale University and his Ph.D. from Princeton University, under Richard Rorty and David Lewis. He is married to Barbara Brandom, a professor in the medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Analytic philosophy is the dominant philosophical movement in University philosophy departments in English-speaking countries and in Scandinavia, although one of its founders, Gottlob Frege, was German, and many of its leading proponents, such as Ludwig Wittgenstein, Rudolf Carnap, Kurt Gödel, Karl Popper, Hans Reichenbach, Herbert Feigl, Otto Neurath... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Philosophy of language is the branch of philosophy that studies language. ... A Phrenological mapping of the brain. ... Philosophy of logic is the branch of philosophy that is concerned with the nature and justification of systems of logic. ... Wilfrid Stalker Sellars (May 20, 1912 - July 2, 1989) was an American philosopher. ... Sir Michael Anthony Eardley Dummett F.B.A., D. Litt, (born 1925) is a leading British philosopher. ... Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege (8 November 1848, Wismar – 26 July 1925, Bad Kleinen) was a German mathematician who evolved into a logician and philosopher. ... Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (IPA: ) (April 26, 1889 – April 29, 1951) was an Austrian philosopher who contributed several ground-breaking works to contemporary philosophy, primarily on the foundations of logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of mind. ... Immanuel Kant (22 April 1724 – 12 February 1804), was a German philosopher from Königsberg in East Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia). ... Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (August 27, 1770 - November 14, 1831) was a German philosopher born in Stuttgart, Württemberg, in present-day southwest Germany. ... Richard McKay Rorty (born October 4, 1931 in New York City) is an American philosopher. ... Mark Lance is an anarchist professor in the Philosophy Department and Justice and Peace Studies Program at Georgetown University. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Immanuel Kant (22 April 1724 – 12 February 1804), was a German philosopher from Königsberg in East Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia). ... A philosopher is a person who thinks deeply regarding people, society, the world, and/or the universe. ... The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Philosophy of language is the branch of philosophy that studies language. ... A Phrenological mapping of the brain. ... Philosophical logic is the study of the more specifically philosophical aspects of logic. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B.) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... Yale redirects here. ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located in Princeton, New Jersey in the United States of America. ... Richard McKay Rorty (born October 4, 1931 in New York City) is an American philosopher. ... The name David Lewis may refer to several people: David Lewis (philosopher) (1941-2001), an American-born philosopher famous for his theory of modal realism and his love for Australia. ...


Brandom's work is heavily influenced by that of Wilfrid Sellars, Richard Rorty, Michael Dummett and his Pittsburgh colleague John McDowell. He also draws heavily on the works of G. W. F. Hegel, Gottlob Frege, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. Wilfrid Stalker Sellars (May 20, 1912 - July 2, 1989) was an American philosopher. ... Richard McKay Rorty (born October 4, 1931 in New York City) is an American philosopher. ... Sir Michael Anthony Eardley Dummett F.B.A., D. Litt, (born 1925) is a leading British philosopher. ... John Henry McDowell (born 1942) is a contemporary philosopher, formerly a fellow of University College, Oxford and now University Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. ... Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (August 27, 1770 - November 14, 1831) was a German philosopher born in Stuttgart, Württemberg, in present-day southwest Germany. ... Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege (8 November 1848, Wismar – 26 July 1925, Bad Kleinen) was a German mathematician who evolved into a logician and philosopher. ... Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (IPA: ) (April 26, 1889 – April 29, 1951) was an Austrian philosopher who contributed several ground-breaking works to contemporary philosophy, primarily on the foundations of logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of mind. ...


He is best-known for an ongoing project to recast philosophy of language in an inferentialist mode (see inferential role semantics) as an alternative to representationalist semantics. Roughly, the idea is to carry out the Wittgensteinian task of explaining meaning in terms of use. This project is developed at length in his influential 1994 book, Making It Explicit, and more briefly in Articulating Reasons: An Introduction to Inferentialism (2000). Brandom has also published a collection of essays on the history of philosophy, Tales of the Mighty Dead (2002), a critical and historical sketch of what he calls the "philosophy of intentionality". He is the editor of a collection of papers about Richard Rorty's philosophy, Rorty and His Critics (2000). He delivered the 2006 John Locke lectures at Oxford University, and their publication is forthcoming. Brandom is currently working on a book dealing with Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. Inferential role semantics is an approach to the theory of meaning associated closely with accounts of proof-theoretic semantics in the semantics of logic into work as the foundational formalism of logic. ... In the main, semantics (from the Greek and in greek letters σημαντικός or in latin letters semantikós, or significant meaning, derived from sema, sign) is the study of meaning, in some sense of that term. ... Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), pictured here in 1930, made influential contributions to Logic and the philosophy of language, critically examining the task of conventional philosophy and its relation to the nature of language. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Richard McKay Rorty (born October 4, 1931 in New York City) is an American philosopher. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The John Locke lectures are a series of annual lectures in philosophy given at the University of Oxford. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... Hegels work Phänomenologie des Geistes (1807) is called The Phenomenology of Spirit or The Phenomenology of Mind in English; the German word Geist has connotations of both spirit and mind in English. ...


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Robert Brandom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (300 words)
Robert Brandom (1950-) teaches philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh.
Brandom's work is heavily influenced by that of Wilfrid Sellars, Richard Rorty, Michael Dummett and his Pittsburgh colleague John McDowell.
Brandom has also published a collection of essays on the history of philosophy, Tales of the Mighty Dead (2002), a critical and historical sketch of the so-called "philosophy of intentionality".
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