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

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It's divided into six parts: about, work, interests, 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 run free(ly).


My work lies at the intersection of metaphysics and epistemology.

I'm currently working on metaphysical structure (specifically: grounding).

I also work on epistemology. I like the question: “How, and to what extent, is epistemology a normative enterprise?”


Science: Models and fictions in science; metaphysics of (or within) physics

Language: The semantics/pragmatics distinction; metasemantics; philosophy of linguistics

Logic: Philosophical logic; plural logic; metaphysics of logic


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

  • Problems of Philosophy. Fall 2013.
  • Paradox and Infinity. Spring 2014.
  • Minds and Machines. Fall 2014.

Bonus Item: I've worked on the online version of Problems of Philosophy.


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

I'm the president of the MIT Black Graduate Student Association.

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