Olivia Sultanescu

Collegiate Assistant Professor, Society of Fellows
Gates-Blake 312
Office Hours: Winter Quarter:
PhD, York University; BA, University of Bucharest
Teaching at UChicago since 2019
Research Interests: Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Donald Davidson

Olivia Sultanescu received her PhD from York University (Toronto) and her BA from the University of Bucharest.  She works in the philosophy of language and mind.  Her focus is on foundational issues in the theory of meaning and content, such as normativity, objectivity, and the nature of rule-following.  In her dissertation, Semantic Scepticism and the Possibility of Meaning, she revisits the challenge posed by the meaning sceptic, and attempts to address it by appealing to Donald Davidson’s later writings.