The Aristotelian Society

The Aristotelian Society

est. 1880


Jennifer Hornsby & Gila Sher

18 april 2013


Jennifer Hornsby

"Truth: The Identity Theory"



Jennifer Hornsby has been Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London since 1995, and has been Co-Director of the Rational Agency section of the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature since its inception in 2007. She is an Emeritus Fellow of Corpus Christi College where she was a Tutorial Fellow from 1978 until 1994. She is a Fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. She has published work in philosophy of mind and action, philosophy of language, and on questions about free speech as they relate, among other things, to pornography.

Jennifer Hornsby was president of the Aristotelian Society from 1996 to 1997.


Gila Sher (California - San Diego)

"Introduction to and Commentary on Jennifer Hornsby’s ‘Truth: The Identity Theory’"



Gila Sher is a professor of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. Her publications include The Bounds of Logic: A Generalized Viewpoint (1991), “Did Tarski Commit ‘Tarski’s Fallacy’?” (1996), “Is There a Place for Philosophy in Quine’s Theory?” (1999), “In Search of a Substantive Theory of Truth” (2004), “Epistemic Friction: Reflections on Knowledge, Truth, and Logic” (2010), “Is Logic in the Mind or in the World?” (2011), “Forms of Correspondence: The Intricate Route from Thought to Reality” (Forthcoming), and “The Foundational Problem of Logic” (Forthcoming). She is an Editor in Chief of Synthese and a Consulting Editor of the Journal of Philosophy.