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Skidmore College
Philosophy Department
Peter Murray

Peter Murray

teaching Professor

Office:  Ladd 108
Phone: (518) 580-5401


  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Chicago
  • M.A. in Philosophy, UC Santa Cruz
  • B.A. in Philosophy, UC Santa Cruz
  • B.A. in Russian and Soviet Studies, UC San Diego 

Teaching and Research Interests:

Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Ancient Greek Philosophy, Wittgenstein


  • (forthcoming) “Language, Thought, and Experience in Chiang’s ‘Story of Your Life’”.Ted Chiang and Philosophy (Palgrave)

  • “Review of Neil Smith (1999). Chomsky: Ideas and Ideals”, Journal of Literary Semantics (Oct. 2000, vol. 29, issue 3, pp. 203-211)

Work in Progress:

  • “Patternism and the Numerical Identity of Persons”
  • “Are We Essentially Mortal Beings?”
  • “Personhood as an Moral Project”