Education

  • M.A Concentration: Linguistics, University of Chicago, 2021
  • B.A. Philosophy, Reed College, 2017
  • Summary Statement of Research Interests

    My primary research interests are in political philosophy, philosophy of language, and metaphysics. I have published work on generics, action theory, biological teleology, and Hume on denial.

    Within political philosophy, I have research interests in colonialism, self-respect, egalitarianism, and just war theory. Within philosophy of language, I have research interests in generics, subjective propositional attitudes, and implicatures. And within metaphysics, I have research interests in habits, free will, and nonexistent objects.

  • Journal Article

    • Nguyen, A. (2017). Can Hume Deny Reid’s Dilemma?. Hume Studies. Vol. 43 (2), pp. 57-78.
    • Nguyen, A. (2020). Unable to Do the Impossible. Mind. Vol. 129 (514), pp. 585-602.
    • Nguyen, A. (2020). The Radical Account of Bare Plural Generics. Philosophical Studies. Vol. 177 (5), pp. 1303-1331.
    • Nguyen, A. (2021). A Functional Naturalism. Synthese. Vol. 198 (1), pp. 295-313.
    • Lee, J., Nguyen, A. (2022). What’s Positive and Negative About Generics: A Constrained Indexical Approach. Philosophical Studies. Vol. 179,pp. 1739-1761.