Elisabeth Camp

Elisabeth Camp is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers. She obtained her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, did a post-doc at the Harvard Society of Fellows, and taught at the University of Pennsylvania before coming to Rutgers in 2013. Her research focuses on thoughts and utterances that don’t fit within the standard philosophical model of the human mind as a propositional operator. In the realm of communication, this includes phenomena like metaphor, sarcasm, and slurs. In the realm of minds, it extends to maps, nonhuman animal cognition, imagination, and emotion. Recent publications include “Why Metaphors Make Good Insults: Perspectives, Presupposition, and Pragmatics” Philosophical Studies, 2017), “Conventions’ Revenge: Davidson, Derangement, and Dormativity” (Inquiry, 2016), and “Wordsworth’s Prelude, Poetic Autobiography, and Narrative Constructions of the
Self” (Nonsite.org, 2011).