Kirk Ludwig

Kirk Ludwig

Departmental Liason to Cognitive Science, Philosophy

Professor & Chair, Philosophy


  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Philosophy, June 1990.
  • B.S., University of California, Santa Barbara, Physics, 1981, summa cum laude.

Research interests

I work on foundational issues in the philosophy of language (esp. logical form and semantics), epistemology, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of action (esp. collective action). Among other projects, I am currently working on a book on collective agency titled, Collective Action: From Individual to Institutional Agency.

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, August 2010-present.
  • Colonel Alan R. and Margaret G. Crow CLAS Term Professor, August 2008-July 2010.
  • Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Florida, June 2005 – July 2008.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Florida, June 1995 – May 2005.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Florida, August 1990 - May 1995.

Representative publications

From Plural to Institutional Agency: Collective Action II.(2017)
Kirk Ludwig
Oxford University Press.

From Individual to Plural Agency: Collective Action I.(2016)
Kirk Ludwig
Oxford University Press. 1

Is Distributed Cognition Group Level Cognition?.(2015)
Kirk Ludwig
Journal of Social Ontology, 1 (2), 189-224

What are conditional intentions?.(2015)
Kirk Ludwig
What are Conditional Intentions, 30-60

Proxy agency in collective action.(2014)
Kirk Ludwig
Noûs, 48 (1), 75-105

The ontology of collective action.(2014)
Kirk Ludwig

Intuitions and relativity.(2010)
Kirk Ludwig
Philosophical Psychology, 23 (4), 427-445

Fodor’s challenge to the classical computational theory of mind.(2008)
Kirk Ludwig and Susan Schneider
Mind & Language, 23 (1), 123-143

Collective intentional behavior from the standpoint of semantics.(2007)
Kirk Ludwig
Noûs, 41 (3), 355-393

The epistemology of thought experiments: First person versus third person approaches.(2007)
Kirk Ludwig
Midwest studies in philosophy, 31 (1), 128-159

Donald Davidson's truth-theoretic semantics.(2007)
Ernest Lepore and Kirk Ludwig
Oxford University Press.

The concept of truth and the semantics of the truth predicate.(2007)
Emil Badici and Kirk Ludwig
Inquiry, 50 (6), 622-638

The Essential Davidson.(2006)
Donald Davidson
Oxford University Press on Demand.

Semantics for nondeclaratives.(2006)
Daniel Boisvert and Kirk Ludwig
The Oxford handbook for the philosophy of language, 864-892

Donald Davidson: Meaning, Truth, Language and Reality.(2005)
Ernest Lepore and Kirk Ludwig
Oxford University Press.