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Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Australian National University

Research Interests

Philosophy of language, formal semantics, philosophical logic, Metaphysics,Epistemology, History of Analytic Philosophy


Dr Rabern (Ph.D., Australian National University) joined the department in 2013. He works in the philosophy of language, semantics, and logic. His dissertation project dealt with foundational issues concerning the compositional semantics of context-sensitive languages.



(2002) B.A Philosophy, University of Oregon

(2004) M.A Philosophy, University of Colorado 

(2012) PhD Philosophy, The Austrailian National University

Visiting and Research Positions

(2012-2013) Visiting Lecturer, Philosophy Department, University of Illinois

(2013- Present) Lecturer, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh


University of Illinois, (Lecturer) 2012-2013

Introduction to Philosophy (160 Students)

Critical Thinking (160 Students)

Introduction to Ethics (160 Students)

Techniques to Argumentation (160 Students)

Symbolic Logic (40 Students)

University of Edinburgh (Lecturer)

Philosophy of Language (2013)

Introduction to Logic (2014)

Administrative Roles

Research Assistant for David Chalmers (2009-2011): Created the index for "The Character of Consciousness" and Detailed comments and proofreading for "Constructing the World"


Research outputs

  1. Frege and saving substitution

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Might generics

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. The myth of occurrence-based semantics

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Research activities & awards

  1. "Against Fregean Quantification"

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  2. "Semantic monsters",

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  3. Logic Circle

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

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