Stephen Schiffer

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Stephen Schiffer
EraContemporary philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
Main interests
Philosophy of language

Stephen Schiffer (born 1940) is an American philosopher and currently Silver Professor of Philosophy at New York University. He is a specialist in the philosophy of language.

Education and career[edit]

Schiffer was awarded a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1962 and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Oxford University in 1970. He taught at the University of California, Berkeley, University of Arizona, and City University of New York before moving to NYU. He was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007.[1]

Philosophical work[edit]

He has specialized in the philosophy of language, and is the author of three significant works concerning semantic meaning: Meaning (OUP, 1972), Remnants of Meaning (MIT Press, 1987), and The Things We Mean (OUP, 2003).


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