Ph.D., Princeton University, 2002
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
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Professor Nelson taught as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Arizona and as an assistant professor at Yale University before coming to UCR. His research has focused on issues in philosophy of language and philosophy of mind. He is interested in theories of communication and how, by uttering sentences, there is, in cases of success, a meeting of minds in which the audience comes to think the thought the speaker intended.