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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.


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


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


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.".


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


American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


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

Saul Yablo

Gloria Yablo

Sally Haslanger

Isaac Yablo

Zina Yablo