Harvey Lederman


I'm a Bersoff Assistant Professor / Faculty Fellow in the department of philosophy at NYU. You can view my CV here.

I received my DPhil from Oxford in 2014. My dissertation, Uncommon Knowledge, was supervised by Frank Arntzenius and Timothy Williamson. The first half of the dissertation argues that common knowledge is not as important for explaining social behavior as many have thought. The second examines common knowledge assumptions in models in epistemic logic and game theory.

Before going to Oxford, I studied Classcs at Cambridge and Princeton. I am still working on a variety of projects about Aristotle's physics and metaphysics. I also have a longstanding interest in ancient China, and am currently working (together with Ernest Brewster) on two projects about moral knowledge in the writings of Wang Yangming and his immediate successors.


Work in Progress:

Older Papers:

Thanks to Volker Schlue for the photo and Peter Fritz for sharing his style sheet.