1 AVNER BAZ Associate Professor of Philosophy Department of Philosophy Tufts University Medford, MA EMPLOYMENT May 2010-Present: Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Tufts, University. July 2004 May 2010: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Department of Philosophy, Tufts University. September 2000 June 2004: A Harper and Schmidt Assistant Professor, University of Chicago. EDUCATION University of Illinois at Chicago, PhD. Degree awarded: June, University of Tel-Aviv, MA, Summa cum Laude, The Interdisciplinary Program for Fostering Excellence. Degree awarded: September, AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION Ethics, Epistemology, Perception, Kant, the later Wittgenstein, Austin. AREAS OF COMPETENCE Philosophy of Language, Aesthetics, Existentialism and Phenomenology, Early Modern Philosophy.
2 PUBLICATIONS Avner Baz, p. 2 Books The Crisis of Method in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy Oxford University Press (forthcoming). When Words Are Called For In Defense of Ordinary Language Philosophy Harvard University Press (2012). Peer-Reviewed Articles 15. Motivational Indeterminacy. European Journal of Philosophy (forthcoming). 14. The Sound of Bedrock: Lines of Grammar between Kant, Wittgenstein, and Cavell. European Journal of Philosophy 24 (2016): On Going (and Getting) Nowhere with our Words: New Skepticism about the Philosophical Method of Cases. Philosophical Psychology 29 (2016): Recent Attempts to Defend the Philosophical Method of Cases, and the Linguistic (Re)turn Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 92 (2016): Whose Dream Is It Anyway? International Journal for the Study of Skepticism 4 (2014): Must Philosophers Rely on Intuitions? Journal of Philosophy (Volume 109: 4, April 2012). 9. Geach s Refutation of Austin Revisited - Canadian Journal of Philosophy (Volume 40:1, March 2010). 8. Who Knows? European Journal of Philosophy (Volume 17:2, April 2009). 7. Being Right, and Being in the Right Inquiry (Volume 51:6, December 2008).
3 Avner Baz, p The Reaches of Words International Journal of Philosophical Studies (Volume 16:1, January 2008).. 5. Kant s Principle of Purposiveness, and the Missing Point of (Aesthetic) Judgments Kantian Review (Volume 10:1, May 2005). 4. Moral Justification and the Idea of an Ethical Position Philosophy (Volume 80: 311, January 2005). 3. What s the Point of Calling Out Beauty? The British Journal of Aesthetics (Volume 44:1, January 2004). 2. On When Words are Called For Cavell, McDowell, and the Wording of Our World Inquiry (Volume 46:4, December 2003). 1. What s the Point of Seeing Aspects? Philosophical Investigations (Volume 23:2, April 2000, pp ). Invited Articles 11. Wittgenstein and the Difficulty of What Normally Goes Without Saying. Forthcoming in The Form of Our Life with Words. Christian Martin (ed.). (de Gruyter). 10. Aspect Perception and Pre-Objective Experience. Forthcoming in Wittgenstein on Objectivity, Intuition, and Meaning. James Conant and Sebastian Greve (eds.). (Cambridge University Press). 9. Phenomenology, Language, and the Limitations of the Wittgensteinian Grammatical Investigation. Forthcoming in Wittgenstein and the Phenomenological Turn, Oskari Kuusela, Mihai Ometita and Timur Ųcan (eds.), (Routledge). 8. Ordinary Language Philosophy. In The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Methodology. Herman Cappelen, Tamar Gendler, and John Hawthorne (eds.). (Oxford University Press). 7. Aspects of Perception forthcoming in Wollheim, Wittgenstein, Seeing-as/in, and Art, Gary Kemp and Gabriele Mras (eds.), (Routledge). 6. Questioning the Method of Cases Fundamentally Reply to Deutsch. Inquiry 58 (2015): Knowing Knowing (that Such and Such) in New Essays on the Philosophy of J. L. Austin. Richard Sørly and Martin Gustafsson (eds.) (Oxford University
4 Press, 2011). Avner Baz, p Seeing Aspects and Philosophical Difficulty in Handbook on the Philosophy of Wittgenstein. Marie McGinn and Oskari Kuusela (eds.) (Oxford University Press, 2011). 3. On Learning from Wittgenstein; or What Does it Take to See the Grammar of Seeing Aspects? in Seeing Wittgenstein Anew, William Day and Victor Krebs (eds.) (Cambridge University Press, 2009). 2. Wittgenstein on Seeing Aspects in Ludwig Wittgenstein: Key Concepts, Kelly Jolley (ed.), (Acumen, 2009). 1. Ordinary Language Philosophy in Pragmatics Encyclopedia, Louise Cummins (ed.), (Routledge, 2009). Reviews 1. Review of Michael Campbell and Michael O Sullivan (eds.), Wittgenstein And Perception (Routledge, 2015) Notre Dame Philosophical Review, August Varia Mishla Asks for a New Dad (a children s book) -- (Sifriyat Po alim, Israel, July 2005). WORK IN PROGRESS Aspects of Perception (book manuscript). RECENT AND UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS 38. Phenomenology and the Limitations of the Wittgensteinian Grammatical Investigation. Keynote talk at the What s Wrong (and What s Right) with Ordinary Language Philosophy, Åbo Academy, Finland, May Stanley Cavell s Ordinary Language Philosophy Existentialism. Talk at the Changing Politics: Conversations with Stanley Cavell Conference. Tufts University, March Contextualism and the Twilight of Representationalism. Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne, December 2016.
5 Avner Baz, p Contextualism and the Twilight of Representationalism. University of Porto, May What Must be Accepted. Conference on The Form of our Life with Language. Munich, May Phenomenology, Languge, and the Limitations of the Wittgensteinian Grammatical Investigation. Keynote Talk at the Annual Conference of the Boston Phenomenology Circle. April Motivational Indeterminacy. University of Chicago. April Ordinary Language Philosophy. Western Michigan University. April Contextualism and the Twilight of Representationalism. Boston University, February Ethics and the Indeterminacy of Motivation, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, July Aspects of Perception, University of Amiens, June Aspects of Perception, "Centre de philosophie contemporaine de la Sorbonne" at Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne, May Ordinary Language Philosophy, Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne, May Aspects of Perception, Boston University, February The Sound of Bedrock: Lines of Grammar between Kant, Wittgenstein, and Cavell, Åbo Academy, Finland, May Rethinking our Concept of Concept, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, May Kant and Wittgenstein on the Sound of Bedrock, Department of Philosophy, University of Chicago, April Ordinary Language Philosophy and Empiricism, Amherst College, Spring Wittgenstein, Merleau-Ponty, and the Crisis of Method in Contemporary
6 Analytic Philosophy, Tel Aviv University, January Avner Baz, p Contemporary Analytic Philosophy and Empirical Studies of Language, The Nordic Wittgenstein Workshop, Finland, May Wittgenstein and the Crisis of Method in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy, Göttingen, Germany, May Armchair Philosophy, Experimental Philosophy, and the Crisis of Philosophical Method, California State University, Fullerton, March Armchair Philosophy, Experimental Philosophy, and the Crisis of Philosophical Method, Keynote talk at a Conference in memory of Gordon Baker, Oxford University, September Responses to Skepticism Standard and Nonstandard, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, June On Thompson Clarke on Dreams, University of Bordeaux, June Seeing Aspects and Philosophical Difficulty, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Lima, Perú, December Geach s Refutation of Austin Revisited, Department of Philosophy, University of Chicago, May Must Philosophers Rely on Intuitions?, Keynote talk at the annual meeting of the North American Wittgenstein Society, April Must Philosophers Rely on Intuitions?, University of East Anglia, July Lines of Grammar between Kant and Wittgenstein, Auburn University Conference on Beauty, March Must Philosophers Rely on Intuitions?, The Nordic Wittgenstein Workshop, Helsinki, October Who Knows? A Defense of Ordinary Language Philosophy, a series of lectures delivered at Åbo Academy, Finland, September Wittgenstein and Contextualism, Department of Philosophy, University of Bordeaux, April Who Knows?, Department of Philosophy, University of Chicago, February 2007.
7 5. Who Knows?, Mind and Society conference, Cambridge University, September Avner Baz, p Knowing Knowing, Department of Philosophy, Glasgow University, January Contextualism and Ordinary Language Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Be er-sheva University, June What Does the Skeptic Do With Her Words?, Department of Philosophy, University of Chicago, April Cavell, Travis, and the Conditions of Saying That Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science, Boston University, November OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Referee for: Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Comparative Literature, Inquiry, European Journal of Philosophy, International Journal of Philosophical Studies, Iyun, Sats, Kantian Review, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Journal of the History of Analytic Philosophy. Manuscript reviewer for: Oxford University Press, MIT Press. Grant application reviewer for the "MOVE-IN Louvain incoming post-doc Fellowships" which are offered by The Research Council of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL). Member, American Philosophical Association. GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS Visiting Professorship, University of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France, May- June Member of an international group of philosophers that received a grant from the French Institut des Sciences Humaines et Sociales, in cooperation with Tufts University, John Hopkins University, La Sapienza University in Rome, The University of Porto, and the University Paris 1 Panthéon La Sorbonne, to do a series of conferences and workshops over 4 years ( ) on "Ordinary Language Philosophy and Ordinary Views in The Social Sciences".
8 Bernstein Faculty Fellowship, Tufts, Avner Baz, p. 8 Harper and Schmidt Fellowship, University of Chicago, University Fellowship for Graduate Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, Fulbright Fellowship, The Interdisciplinary Program for Fostering Excellence Fellowship, Tel Aviv University, October June UNIVERSITY SERVICE Member, GSAS Policy and Programs Committee, Member, GSAS Executive Committee, 2010-present