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Dr Daniel Rothschild

Fifty-Pound Fellow since 2014
Reader in Philosophy of Language at University College London
My research is in natural language semantics and pragmatics. In particular, I study presupposition, the logical connectives, definite descriptions and pronouns, epistemic language, questions, context-sensitivity, and game-theoretic accounts of meaning.


  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, All Souls College (from 2009 to 2013)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Columbia University (from 2006 to 2009)
  • Postgraduate, Princeton University (from 2001 to 2006)
  • Undergraduate, Yale University (from 1997 to 2001)

Research interests

  • Philosophy of language
  • Linguistic semantics
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of cognitive science


  • 'The Dynamics of Conversation', (with Seth Yalcin) Noûs, forthcoming.
  • 'Game Theory and Scalar Implicatures', Philosophical Perspectives, 27(1), 2013, pages 438- 478.
  • 'Do Indicative Conditionals Express Propositions?' Noûs, 47(1), 2013, pages 49-68.
  • (with Nathan Klinedinst), 'Connectives without Truth Tables', Natural Language
    , 20(2), 2012, pages 137-175.
  • 'Explaining Presupposition Projection with Dynamic Semantics', Semantics and Pragmatics, 4(3), (2011), pages 1-43.
  • Link to publications

Other professional memberships and roles

  • Honorary Research Associate, Department of Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London (from 2008)