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Dr Nat Hansen

Dr Nat Hansen
Job Title:
Associate Professor



  • Part 3 Coordinator
  • Visiting Speaker Co-Coordinator

Areas of Interest

Philosophy of Language (contextualism, experimental semantics and pragmatics, the meaning of color terms)

Undergraduate Modules Frequently Taught:

Part Three:

  • Speech Attacks: Bullshit, Lying, Propaganda 
  • Colour 

Nat received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 2010 and has held postdoctoral research fellowships at Umeå University in Sweden and at the Institut Jean-Nicod in Paris. His research concerns the intersection of philosophy of language, linguistics and psychology, with a focus on experimental evidence for semantic and pragmatic theories, the nature of context sensitivity, and the meaning of color terms.

In 2016-2017, he was an external faculty fellow at Stanford University's Humanities Center, and in 2018 he was a visiting scholar at Stanford's Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI).

PhD supervision

I am happy to supervise doctoral research in any of the following areas: any topic in philosophy of language (especially contextualism), contextualism in epistemology, the role of experiments in philosophy and semantics and pragmatics, the philosophy of J.L. Austin and ordinary language philosophy.

Please view my personal website here

Research groups / Centres

Nat is a member of the Centre for Cognition Research at the University of Reading.


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