Hi, I’m Taylor A. Dunn

I am currently a philosophy PhD candidate at the University of California, Irvine (Department of Philosophy). I’m also a visiting scholar at UNC Chapel Hill for the 2022-23 academic year. I’m advised by Annalisa Coliva. My research interests include topics in the philosophy of logic, epistemology, philosophy of language, and metaphysics.

My research is motivated by the intuition that logic is normative, that logic tells us something about how we ought to think or reason. In my work, I defend this intuition by arguing that there is a distinctive kind of logical normativity that arises in virtue of what it is for us to think at all.

Before coming to UC Irvine, I completed a terminal MA in philosophy at Cal State LA, and a BA in philosophy at the University of Missouri, Columbia.

When I find time, I also make music.

Myself and my son, Bruno, at six months old