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Richard L. Mendelsohn
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Logic
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Metaphysics
  • Frege
  • Contemporary Analytic Philosophy
  • Modality
  • Descriptions and Direct Reference
  • Russell and Wittgenstein

Courses Recently Taught

  • Anaphora, Scope and De Se Belief; co-taught with Prof. Fiengo (Spring 2011)
  • Advanced Logic (Fall 2008, Spring 2004)
  • Modal Logic; co-taught with Prof. Fitting (Fall 2010, Fall 2009, Spring 2008, Spring 2005)
  • Philosophy of Language (core) (Spring 2007, Fall 2005, Spring 2003)
  • Metaphysics (core) (Fall 2006, 2003, 2001)
  • The Philosophy of Frege (Spring 2006)

Representative Publications

"Gottlob Frege and the Grammar of Truth," to appear in Philosophy and Grammar in Early Twentieth-Century Thought, ed. Richard Gaskin, Routledge

"Frege's Treatment of Indirect Reference", in Frege: Importance and Legacy, ed. M. Schirn (de Gruyter, 1996)

"Diary: Written by Professor Gottlob Frege in the Time From 10 March to 9 May, 1924", Translation, Inquiry 39 (1996)

First-Order Modal Logic, with Melvin Fitting (Kluwer)