Associate Professor of Philosophy
Professor Goldberg joined Washington and Lee in 2008 as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy. He previously taught at Ohio University and Mount St. Mary’s University. He is Vice President (and Acting President) of the Virginia Philosophical Association.
Professor Goldberg researches at the intersection of philosophy of language, epistemology, modern philosophy, and metaphysics. In over a dozen publications he has explored how meaning and conceptual change interplay in a Kantian framework. He is now synthesizing these themes into an original monograph, Kantian Conceptual Geography.
Ph.D. Philosophy, Georgetown University (2004)
M.A. Philosophy, Tufts University (1999)
B.A. Philosophy, Brandeis University (1996)
Epistemology, Metaphysics, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Language
American Pragmatism, Introduction to Logic, Intermediate Logic, Epistemology: Knowledge and Doubt, Metaphysics: Existence and Reality, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy and Science Fiction, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Time Travel
“Psychological Eudaimonism and Interpretation in Greek Ethics” with Mark LeBar, in Rachana Kamtekar, ed., Virtue and Happiness: Essays in Honor of Julia Annas, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2012): 287–320
“Where Does Knowledge Come From? Quine, Davidson, and Traditional Epistemology,” in David Stewart, H. Gene Blocker, and James Petrik, eds., Fundamentals of Philosophy (Prentice Hall), 8th ed. (2012, ch. 18) and 7th ed. (2009, ch. 19, pp. 210–8)
“Tension within Triangulation,” Proceedings of the Ohio Philosophical Association 5 (2008), permanent link: http://proceedings.ohiophilosophy.org/005001
“Response-Dependence, Ethnocentrism, and Incommensurability,” Proceedings of the Ohio Philosophical Association 4 (2007), permanent link: http://proceedings.ohiophilosophy.org/004007
“Davidson’s Return to Kant,” in José María Torralba, ed., Doscientos Años Después: Retornos y Relecturas de Kant [Two Hundred Years After: Returns and Re-Interpretations of Kant] (Publication Services of University of Navarra, Spain, 2005): 33–48