Dilip Ninan

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Tufts University
Department of Philosophy
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Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind

Dilip Ninan received his Ph.D. from MIT, B.Phil. from Oxford University, and B.A. from the University of Western Ontario. Before coming to Tufts, he spent three years as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.

His research interests include the philosophy of language, formal semantics, metaphysics, and the philosophy of mind. He has worked on the representation of de se and de re attitudes, the nature of personal identity over time, and on foundational questions in semantics.

When not philosophizing, he enjoys reading, running, cooking, and skiing.

Ph.D., MIT
B.Phil., Oxford University
BA, University of Western Ontario


  • "Propositions, Semantic Values, and Rigidity." Philosophical Studies (forthcoming).
  • "Semantics and the Objects of Assertion." Linguistics and Philosophy (2010): 335-380.
  • "De Se Attitudes: Ascription and Communication." Philosophy Compass (2010): 551-567.
  • "Persistence and the First-Person Perspective." Philosophical Review (2009): 425-464.
  • "Two Puzzles About Deontic Necessity." In Gajewski, Hacquard, Nickel, and Yalcin (eds.), New Work on Modality, MIT Working Papers in Linguistics (2005): 149-178.