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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)
  • Modal Logic; co-taught with Prof. Fitting (Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Spring 2012, Fall 2010)
  • Logic (Fall 2012)

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)