My PhD dissertation, The Phenomenological Dimension of the Theory of Meaning: a Critical Inquiry through Husserl and Wittgenstein, was completed in spring 2013 under the supervision of David Carr. In it I examine developments in the theories of meaning of Husserl and Wittgenstein with an eye to their respective conceptions of the role of experience against the background of Kant’s Critical epistemology. The dissertation problematizes common (if implicit) 20th-century views according to which meaning is analyzable exclusively in terms of representational structures such as language and concepts. I am currently working on revising the dissertation alongside new research as part of a larger book project.


Full Text of Dissertation (via Emory’s ETDS Repository; please do not cite without permission)