This is the website of Kevin Richardson. (Keywords: graduate student, philosophy, MIT, UNC Chapel Hill.)

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It's divided into five parts: about, work, teaching, links, and contact.


I'm a graduate student in philosophy at MIT.

Before I came to MIT, I attended UNC Chapel Hill.

For fun, I like to make things.


I practice a kind of anthropological metaphysics. You can find me at the intersection of metaphysics, epistemology, and pragmatism.

My dissertation is on metaphysical structure. (Or at least, it is on people who use structure-talk, and what they're doing when they talk that way.)


I've been a teaching assistant for the following classes:

  • Problems of Philosophy. Fall 2013.
  • Problems of Philosophy. Fall 2013. (Online)
  • Paradox and Infinity. Spring 2014.
  • Minds and Machines. Fall 2014.
  • Minds and Machines. Spring 2015. (Online)


We can illuminate the nature of meaning by reflecting on its origins.

President of the MIT Black Graduate Student Association.

Co-organizer of PIKSI-Boston.

Shout out to Matthias Jenny, Alex Byrne, and Rebecca Millsop.


kev1n (at) mit (dot) edu

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 32-D928
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307