Tyrus Fisher

I finished my PhD in philosophy in 2019 at the University of California, Davis, where I currently teach as a lecturer. Most of my research is in philosophy of language and philosophy of logic. I wrote my dissertation on conditionals.

In broad terms, my research is unified by a desire to understand whether and how (if at all) facts about the languages we use should impact what we believe about the world. In the philosophy of language, this motivates my research into the meanings and logics of the conditionals we use when we reason. In history of analytic philosophy, this motivates my work on Quine's views about meaning and language and how those views shaped his views in the philosophy of science.

In my teaching, I particularly enjoy introducing people to philosophical problems of the kinds that first got me excited about philosophy. Topics in ethics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of language are among my favorite to teach and chat with others about.