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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


  • “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:

  • "Why There is No Place for Intention in an Analysis of Intentional Action"
  • "What Knowing a Language is Not: Representations and Rule-Following”
  • "Two Concepts of Basic Action"
  • "'An Arm Rising': the Illusory 'Neutral Component' in Causal Theories of Action"