C. Anthony Anderson

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Curtis Anthony Anderson (born May 29, 1940) is a contemporary American philosopher, presently Professor of Philosophy at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from University of California at Los Angeles in 1977, where he worked closely with the ground-breaking[opinion] logician Alonzo Church. He also holds an M.S. in mathematics from the University of Houston (1965), where he earned his undergraduate degree in physics and mathematics (1964).

Dr. Anderson's work over the years has focused primarily in the philosophy of logic and the philosophy of language, although he also works in such areas as the philosophy of religion and has an interest in most areas of traditional philosophy. He is known[citation needed] for his high level of logical competence and for the precision and clarity of expression he applies in his work. (An example of his work that combines his skill at logic with his interest in the philosophy of religion appears in his paper[citation needed] on Gödel's ontological proof.)

Prior to his professorship at U.C. Santa Barbara, Dr. Anderson held posts notably at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, and the University of Texas at Austin.

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  • The Paradox of the Knower, 1983.
  • Divine Omnipotence and Impossible Tasks: An Intensional Analysis, 1984.
  • Some Difficulties Concerning Russellian Intensional Logic, 1986.
  • Bealer's Quality and Concept, 1987.
  • Propositional Attitudes: The Role of Content in Logic, Language, and Mind, 1990.
  • Analyzing Analysis, 1993.

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