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Dominic Gregory joined the Department in September 2004, after spending three years as a Research Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge. He did his postgraduate work at Trinity College, Cambridge, and he was an undergraduate at UCL.
- Research interests
Some of his published research has concentrated on philosophical and logical issues concerning necessity and possibility; he has written on modal logic, for example, on possible worlds and on questions concerning our knowledge of modal truths. More recently, however, he has worked on the philosophical problems which are raised by the contents of a wide range of 'distinctively sensory' forms of representation, including pictures and sensory mental images.
He has published a range of papers on those topics and he has published a book providing an account of the nature of the contents belonging to the relevant representations, showing how the resulting ideas may be used to address a wide range of philosophical problems. He is currently working both on that material and also on modal epistemology.
- Showing, Sensing, and Seeming: Distinctively Sensory Representations and their Contents. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Imagery and Possibility. Nous. View this article in WRRO
- Visual expectations and visual imagination. Philosophical Perspectives. View this article in WRRO
- Counterfactual reasoning and knowledge of possibilities. Philosophical Studies, 174(4), 821-835. View this article in WRRO
- VII-Visual Content, Expectations, and the Outside World. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society (Hardback), 115(2pt2), 109-130.
- Epistemic Modality * Edited by ANDY EGAN and BRIAN WEATHERSON. Analysis, 73(1), 186-188.
- View this article in WRRO Iterated Modalities, Meaning and A Priori Knowledge. Philosophers’ Imprint, 11.
- View this article in WRRO Pictures, Pictorial Contents and Vision. British Journal of Aesthetics, 50, 15-32.
- View this article in WRRO Visual Imagery: Visual Format or Visual Content?. Mind and Language, 25, 394-417.
- Imagery, the Imagination and Experience. Philosophical Quarterly, 60, 735-753.
- The Epistemology of a Priori Knowledge - by Tamara Horowitz. Philosophical Books, 49, 167-168.
- Functionalism About Possible Worlds. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 84, 95-115.
- Keeping Semantics Pure. Noûs, 39, 505-528.
- Imagining Possibilities. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 69, 327-348.
- B is innocent (Stephanou, Aristotle). ANALYSIS, 61(3), 225-229.
- The Worlds of Possibility: Modal Realism and the Semantics of Modal Logic. Charles S. Chihara. Mind, 110(439), 736-740.
- The Worlds of Possibility: Modal Realism and the Semantics of Modal Logic. Charles S. Chihara. Mind, 110, 736-740.
- Smith on Truthmakers. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 79, 422-427.
- Completeness and Decidability Results for Some Propositional Modal Logics Containing “Actually” Operators. Journal of Philosophical Logic, 30, 57-78.
- B is Innocent. Analysis, 61, 225-229.
- View this article in WRRO Pictures, Propositions, and Predicates. American philosophical quarterly.
- Conceivability and Apparent Possibility In Hale B & Hoffman A (Ed.), Modality: Metaphysics, Logic, and Epistemology (pp. 319-342). Oxford University Press
- Possible Worlds: Philosophical Theories, Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics (pp. 774-776). Elsevier
- The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Imagination Routledge