Nikhil Mahant

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I am interested in the Philosophy of Language. My thesis addresses some central questions concerning the semantics of names e.g., What is the function of proper names in language? What are the linguistic properties of names and what is the best way to account for them? Should names—like words generally—be thought of as belonging to a language? How can names be individuated? How should names be represented in a formal semantic theory?

I am currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin.


MA (Philosophy), St. Stephens College, University of Delhi
B. Tech. (Civil Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi