Christopher Gauker

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Christopher Gauker
EducationUniversity of Pittsburgh (PhD)
Era21st-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
ThesisThe Refutation of Internalism: An Essay on Intentionality (1984)
Doctoral advisorWilfrid Sellars
Main interests
Philosophy of language

Christopher Gauker is an American philosopher and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Salzburg. He is known for his works on philosophy of language.[1][2][3][4]


Gauker grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota and attended the University of Chicago, where Donald Davidson directed his bachelor's thesis. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh, where Wilfrid Sellars directed his dissertation. Before coming to Salzburg, he was a Professor at the University of Cincinnati.


  • Words and Images: An Essay on the Origin of Ideas, Oxford University Press, 2011
  • Conditionals in Context, MIT Press, 2005
  • Words without Meaning, MIT Press, 2003
  • Thinking Out Loud: An Essay on the Relation between Thought and Language, Princeton University Press, 1994

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  1. ^ "Review: Christopher Gauker, Words without Meaning. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003. pp. xxi, 299" (PDF).
  2. ^ Weatherson, Brian (8 September 2003). "Review of Words Without Meaning". Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. ISSN 1538-1617.
  3. ^ Machery, Edouard (23 August 2012). "Review of Words and Images: An Essay on the Origin of Ideas". Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. ISSN 1538-1617.
  4. ^ Mölder, Bruno (2015). "Interview with Christopher Gauker". Vikerkaar Kultuuriajakiri. 3: 75–80.

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