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Janice Dowell

Janice Dowell

Janice Dowell



308 Hall of Languages




  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Professor Janice Dowell has taught at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Bowling Green State University

Research and Teaching Interests

Philosophy of mind, metaphysics, philosophy of language, and ethics

Selected Papers

"Discourse Relations, Ritualized Situations, and Modal Interpretation." in Discourse and Coherence, ed. Gerhard Preyer, (forthcoming).

"Natural Language Semantics and Pragmatics to the Rescue: Judgment Internalism for Realists and Compositionality for Expressivists" in Oxford Studies in Metaethics, eds. Connie Rosati and David Copp (forthcoming).

Semantics for Deontic Modals” in Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy of Language, eds. Una Stojnic and Ernest Lepore, Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

Silencing and Assertion: An Account of their Conversational Dynamics” in Oxford Handbook of Applied Philosophy of Language, eds. Luvell Anderson and Ernest Lepore, Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

“The Metaethical Insignificance of Moral Twin Earth”, Oxford Studies in Metaethics, vol. 11, ed. Russ Shafer-Landau, Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 1-27. (2014 winner of the Marc Sanders Prize in Metaethics)

“Flexible Contextualism about Deontic Modals: A Puzzle about Information-sensitivity” (Special issue of Inquiry devoted to Contextualism and Relativism, volume 56, Nos. 2-3, eds. Herman Cappelen and Stewart Shapiro, 2013, pp.149-178.

“A Flexible Contextualist Account of Epistemic Modals”, Philosophers’ Imprint, 2011, pp.1-25.