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Joshua Spencer

Associate Professor
Philosophy
 (414) 229-4719
 Curtin Hall 613

Joshua Spencer’s website

Education

PhD, University of Rochester

Research Interests

Metaphysics and philosophy of language.

Teaching Interests

Metaphysics, philosophy of language and logic.

Selected Publications

Spencer, J. (2014). Review of Nikk Effingham’s Introduction to Ontology. Teaching Philosophy.
Spencer, J. (2014). Two Thoughts on ‘A Tale of Two Parts’. Res Philosophica, 91(3), 485-490.
Spencer, J. (2014). Unnecessary existents. Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 43(5-6), 766-775.
Spencer, J. (2013). Strong Composition as Identity and Simplicity. ‘Erkenntnis’, 78(5), 1177-1184.
Spencer, J. (2013). “What Time Travelers Cannot Not Do (But are Responsible for Anyway)”. ‘Philosophical Studies’, 166(1), 149-162.
Spencer, J., & Tillman, C. (2012). Semantic Stipulation and Knowledge De Re. Kabasenche, W. P., O’Rourke, M., & Slater, M. H. (Eds.). Topics in Contemporary Philosophy. The MIT Press.
Spencer, J. (2012). Ways of Being. Philosophical Compass, 7(12), 910-918.
Spencer, J. (2012). All Things Must Pass Away. Bennett, K., & Zimmerman, D. (Eds.). Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, 7(67). Oxford University Press.
Spencer, J., & Tillman, C. (2012, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Musical materialism and the Inheritance Problem. Clark, M. (Ed.). Analysis, Oxford University Press, 72(2), 252-259.
Spencer, J. (2010, March). A Tale of Two Simples. Cohen, S. (Ed.). Philosophical Studies, Springer, 148(2), 167-181.
Spencer, J., Wake, A., & Fowler, G. (2007, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Holes as Regions of Space-Time. Casati, R., & Varzi, A. (Eds.). The Monist, 90(3), 372-378.
Spencer, J. (2006, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Two Mereological Arguments against the Possibility of an Omniscient Being. Grupp, J. (Ed.). Philo, 9(1), 62-72.