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.
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.
Articles and Chapters
forthcoming in Robert Garcia (ed.) Substance, Springer Verlag.Penultimate Draft
Thought 2.3 (2013): 274-280. A reply to Skiles and Frischhut's Time, Modality, and the Unbearable Lightness of Being."Penultimate Draft Final Version
Works in Progress
Expressive Power Arguments in Metaphysics