Roberta Ballarin

Associate Professor
location_on Buchanan E 363

Research Area

Education

Ph.D. University of California–Los Angeles

Research

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Logic. My current work in metaphysics focuses on the sources of necessity, the contrast between origin and definition, and the distinction between alternative forms of actualism. In philosophy of language, I am developing a new interpretation of names as a subspecies of honorific titles.


Publications

  • ‘The Naked “Duchess”: Names are Titles’. Linguistics and Philosophy.  42.4. (2019): 349-379.
  • ‘Modern Origins of Modal Logic’. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. (November 2010). Revised May 2017.
  • ‘How Kripke Carnaps Mill’. The Importance of Being Called Ernesto: Reference, Truth, and Logical Form. Eds. Bianchi, Morato and Spolaore. Padova: Padova University Press, 2016, pp. 13-35.
  • ‘Disjunctive Effects and the Logic of Causation’. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. 65.1. (2014): 21-38.
  • ‘The Necessity of Origin: A Long and Winding Route’. Erkenntnis. 78.2. (2013): 353-370.
  • ‘Opacity and the Double Life of Singular Propositions’. The Journal of Applied Logic. 10.3. (2012): 250-259.
  • ‘Quine on Intensional Entities: Modality and Quantification, Truth and Satisfaction’. The Journal of Applied Logic. 10.3. (2012): 238-249.
  • ‘The Perils of Primitivism: Takashi Yagisawa’s Worlds and Individuals, Possible and Otherwise’. Analytic Philosophy. 52.4. (2011): 273-282.
  • ‘Prior on the Logic and the Metaphysics of Time’. Logique et Analyse. 50.199 (2007): 317-334.
  • ‘Validity and Necessity’. The Journal of Philosophical Logic. 34.3 (2005): 275-303.
  • ‘The Interpretation of Necessity and the Necessity of Interpretation’. The Journal of Philosophy. 101.12 (2004): 609-638.

Additional Department Role

Director of Graduate Studies


Roberta Ballarin

Associate Professor
location_on Buchanan E 363

Ph.D. University of California–Los Angeles

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Logic. My current work in metaphysics focuses on the sources of necessity, the contrast between origin and definition, and the distinction between alternative forms of actualism. In philosophy of language, I am developing a new interpretation of names as a subspecies of honorific titles.

  • ‘The Naked “Duchess”: Names are Titles’. Linguistics and Philosophy.  42.4. (2019): 349-379.
  • ‘Modern Origins of Modal Logic’. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. (November 2010). Revised May 2017.
  • ‘How Kripke Carnaps Mill’. The Importance of Being Called Ernesto: Reference, Truth, and Logical Form. Eds. Bianchi, Morato and Spolaore. Padova: Padova University Press, 2016, pp. 13-35.
  • ‘Disjunctive Effects and the Logic of Causation’. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. 65.1. (2014): 21-38.
  • ‘The Necessity of Origin: A Long and Winding Route’. Erkenntnis. 78.2. (2013): 353-370.
  • ‘Opacity and the Double Life of Singular Propositions’. The Journal of Applied Logic. 10.3. (2012): 250-259.
  • ‘Quine on Intensional Entities: Modality and Quantification, Truth and Satisfaction’. The Journal of Applied Logic. 10.3. (2012): 238-249.
  • ‘The Perils of Primitivism: Takashi Yagisawa’s Worlds and Individuals, Possible and Otherwise’. Analytic Philosophy. 52.4. (2011): 273-282.
  • 'Prior on the Logic and the Metaphysics of Time'. Logique et Analyse. 50.199 (2007): 317-334.
  • ‘Validity and Necessity’. The Journal of Philosophical Logic. 34.3 (2005): 275-303.
  • ‘The Interpretation of Necessity and the Necessity of Interpretation’. The Journal of Philosophy. 101.12 (2004): 609-638.

Director of Graduate Studies

Roberta Ballarin

Associate Professor
location_on Buchanan E 363

Ph.D. University of California–Los Angeles

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Logic. My current work in metaphysics focuses on the sources of necessity, the contrast between origin and definition, and the distinction between alternative forms of actualism. In philosophy of language, I am developing a new interpretation of names as a subspecies of honorific titles.

  • ‘The Naked “Duchess”: Names are Titles’. Linguistics and Philosophy.  42.4. (2019): 349-379.
  • ‘Modern Origins of Modal Logic’. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. (November 2010). Revised May 2017.
  • ‘How Kripke Carnaps Mill’. The Importance of Being Called Ernesto: Reference, Truth, and Logical Form. Eds. Bianchi, Morato and Spolaore. Padova: Padova University Press, 2016, pp. 13-35.
  • ‘Disjunctive Effects and the Logic of Causation’. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. 65.1. (2014): 21-38.
  • ‘The Necessity of Origin: A Long and Winding Route’. Erkenntnis. 78.2. (2013): 353-370.
  • ‘Opacity and the Double Life of Singular Propositions’. The Journal of Applied Logic. 10.3. (2012): 250-259.
  • ‘Quine on Intensional Entities: Modality and Quantification, Truth and Satisfaction’. The Journal of Applied Logic. 10.3. (2012): 238-249.
  • ‘The Perils of Primitivism: Takashi Yagisawa’s Worlds and Individuals, Possible and Otherwise’. Analytic Philosophy. 52.4. (2011): 273-282.
  • 'Prior on the Logic and the Metaphysics of Time'. Logique et Analyse. 50.199 (2007): 317-334.
  • ‘Validity and Necessity’. The Journal of Philosophical Logic. 34.3 (2005): 275-303.
  • ‘The Interpretation of Necessity and the Necessity of Interpretation’. The Journal of Philosophy. 101.12 (2004): 609-638.

Director of Graduate Studies