Kit is a university professor and Silver Professor of Philosophy and Mathematics at New York University. His specialization is in Metaphysics, Logic, and Philosophy of Language. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a corresponding fellow of the British Academy. Kit has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies and is a former editor of the Journal of Symbolic Logic. He regularly teaches at the Master in Philosophy programme of the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano. In addition to his primary areas of research, he has written papers on ancient philosophy, linguistics, computer science, and economic theory.
At THE NEW INSTITUTE Kit closely collaborated with our fellow Ruth Chang. He was a visitor in March, May, and June 2023.
What gives you hope?
That the essential goodness of human beings will prevail.
What is your current favorite read, song, or artist?
Beethoven – for his great and highly original music in the face of great individual adversity.
How does change happen?
In many ways, but it is only through understanding how it happens that we can make it happen for the betterment of mankind.
Semantic Relationism, 2007
Modality and Tense: Philosophical Papers, 2005
The Limits of Abstraction, 2002
Reasoning with Arbitrary Objects, 1985
Worlds, Times and Selves (with A. N. Prior), 1977
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