OLP and Literary Studies

I just found out about a group blog devoted to work at the intersection of Ordinary Language Philosophy and Literary Studies. I’ve put a link to it on the Blogroll, but you can also get there from here.

Byron Davies, a graduate student of ours who has been working closely with Stanley Cavell over the last year, is a central contributor.  Check it out!

P.S. – Yes, we just met in the second floor corridor of Emerson Hall and agreed to cross-link our sites.  (The top post on the OLP site is right now a link to this site!)  Fortunately, I have every confidence that our readers will be able to resist the descent into infinite regress…

About Sean D. Kelly

Sean Dorrance Kelly is the Teresa G. and Ferdinand F. Martignetti Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. He is also Faculty Dean at Dunster House, one of the twelve undergraduate Houses at Harvard. He served for six years as chair of Harvard's Department of Philosophy. Kelly earned an Sc.B. in Mathematics and Computer Science and an M.S. in Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences from Brown University in 1989. After three years as a Ph.D. student in Logic and Methodology of Science, he received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley in 1998. Before arriving at Harvard in 2006, Kelly taught at Stanford and Princeton, and he was a Visiting Professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. Sean Kelly's work focuses on various aspects of the philosophical, phenomenological, and cognitive neuroscientific nature of human experience. He is a world authority on 20th century European Philosophy, specializing in the work of Martin Heidegger and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. He has also done influential work in philosophy of mind and philosophy of perception. Kelly has published articles in numerous journals and anthologies and he has received fellowships or awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEH, the NSF and the James S. McDonnell Foundation, among others. Fun fact: He appeared on The Colbert Show in 2011 to talk about All Things Shining. Sean Kelly lives at Dunster House with his wife, the Harvard Philosopher Cheryl Kelly Chen, and their two boys, Benjamin and Nathaniel.
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2 Responses to OLP and Literary Studies

  1. Byron Davies says:

    Thanks so much, Sean. But I can’t help but feel a little embarrassed at being singled out. The site’s creator and main operator is Bernie Rhie (English, Williams College). If anyone deserves mention on your site, it’s him. And the blog’s other editors are Yi-Ping Ong (Humanities, Johns Hopkins), Magdalena Ostas (English, Boston University), and Corina Stan (Literature, Duke). I’m the newest member of this group, having only joined them in July.

  2. Sean D. Kelly says:

    Thanks for adding that important information, Byron. I certainly didn’t mean to leave out your co-contributors!

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