Who is this guy?



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Jason Turner is a philosopher. (Does that clear it up?) He received his PhD from Rutgers University in 2008 before going to work at the University of Leeds, St. Louis University, and now the University of Arizona.

He thinks a lot about metaphysics and philosophical logic, but is secretly interested in everything. Much of his recent work looks at the interaction between metaphysics and logical notions, such as existence and identity. He has also published work on modality, free will, the philosophy of religion, and the structure of mental content. He will probably continue to dabble like this until someone makes him stop.

Publications


Book

Philosophers have long been tempted by the idea that objects and properties are abstractions from the faacts. But how is this abstraction supposed to go? The Facts in Logical Space develops a novel answer to this question: The facts are arranged in a quasi-geomrtric 'logical space', and objects and properties arise from different quasi-geometric structures in this space.

Oxford University Press, 2016.

Articles and Chapters

Philosophical Perspectives 30.1 (2016): 366-396.

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forthcoming in Robert Garcia (ed.) Substance, Springer Verlag.

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in Allesandro Torza (ed.), Quantifiers, Quantifiers, and Quantifiers: Themes in Logic, Metaphysics, and Language, volume 373 of the Synthese Library (Springer, 2015): 463-487.

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Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 89.1 (2014): 229-237.

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in Donald M. Baxter and Aaron J. Cotnoir (eds.), Composition as Identity Oxford University Press (2014): 225-243.

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The Philosophical Quarterly 63.251 (2013): 313-329.

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The Australasian Journal of Philosophy 91.2 (2013): 295-310.

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The Journal of Philosophical Logic 41.2 (2012): 419-448.

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in Karen Bennett and Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.), Oxford Studies in Metaphysics Volume 6, Oxford University Press (2011): 1-50.

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The Journal of Philosophy 107.1 (2010): 5-34.

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The Australasian Journal of Philosophy 87.4 (2009): 565-587.

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Jason Turner | The University of Arizona | 213 Social Sciences | Tucson, AZ 85721

jason.t.turner@gmail.com