MW 2:45-3:45 and by appointment
Matthew received his PhD from Georgetown in 2019. His primary research is in philosophy of language and epistemology. His work centers around trying to make sense of what we are doing as speakers when we articulate or defend a certain understanding of a concept or term. His research also addresses questions of how best to understand and theorize about the phenomena of linguistic meaning, concepts, and conceptual change. He also thinks about these questions from the perspective of various traditions in the history of philosophy and other areas of contemporary philosophy, including post-Kantian European philosophy, the pragmatist tradition, philosophy of science, feminist philosophy, and Jewish philosophy.
During the Spring 2020, Matthew will teach Philosophy and Gender (Phil/WGST 2290-001, 002, and 100).
For Spring 2020, his office hours will be held in HLMS 276 MW 2:45-3:45pm and by appointment.
His website can be found here: https://sites.google.com/view/matthew-shields.