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educator , Philosopher

Stephen Yablo is David W. Skinner Professor of Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , and taught previously at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Background

Yablo, Stephen was born on September 30, 1957 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Son of Saul and Gloria Yablo.

Education

His Ph.D. is from University of California, Berkeley, where he worked with Donald Davidson and George Myro.

Career

He specializes in the philosophy of logic, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and philosophy of language. In 1993, he published a short paper showing that a liar-like paradox can be generated without self-reference. He has published a number of influential papers in philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and metaphysics, and gave the John Locke Lectures at Oxford in 2012, which formed the basis for his book Aboutness, which one reviewer described as "an important and far-reaching book that philosophers will be discussing for a long time.".

Achievements

  • In 2012, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Membership

American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Connections

Married Sally Haslanger, August 3, 1990. Children: Isaac, Zina.

father:
Saul Yablo

mother:
Gloria Yablo

spouse:
Sally Haslanger

children:
Isaac Yablo

Zina Yablo