Marian David

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Marian David (* 1959 ) is an Austrian philosopher .


Marian David studied philosophy and linguistics at the University of Graz . He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Colorado Boulder and at the University of Arizona , where he received his doctorate in 1990 with Vann McGee and Keith Lehrer . He then worked from 1990 to 2012 at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana USA, first as an assistant professor, from 1996 as an associate professor and from 2003 as a full professor. In 1999 he was visiting professor at the University of New Orleans .

In 2011 David was appointed professor for theoretical philosophy at the Institute for Philosophy at the University of Graz, starting on July 1, 2012. From 2013 to 2015 he was head of the Institute for Philosophy.


David is mainly concerned with the philosophy of language (with its related areas of philosophy of mind, especially the theory of truth and meaning, judgment theory, intentionalism theory) and epistemology. In addition, he does research on the history of modern philosophy (especially Descartes and Locke), metaphysics, philosophy of logic and the history of analytical philosophy.


  • 1986: Philosophical essays in honor of Roderick M. Chisholm (co-editor)
  • 1994: Correspondence and Disquotation: An Essay on the Nature of Truth

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