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Kevin M. Cahill

Professor, Philosophy
  • E-mailKevin.Cahill@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 30 09
  • Visitor Address
    Sydnesplassen 12/13
    5007 Bergen
    Room 
    315
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7805
    5020 BERGEN

My main interests are in Skepticism, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Wittgenstein, Early Analytic Philosophy, and in the relationship between Analytic and Continental philosophy.

Philosophy of Language

Wittgenstein

Philosophy of the Social Sciences

Origins of Analytic Philosophy

Books
  • Cahill, Kevin M. 2011. The Fate of Wonder: Wittgenstein's Critique of Metaphysics and Modernity. Columbia University Press. 272 pages. ISBN: 978-0-231-15800-8.
  • Johannessen, Lene M; Cahill, Kevin M. 2007. Considering Class: Essays on the Discourse of the American Dream. LIT Verlag. 224 pages. ISBN: 978-3-8258-0259-2.
Journal articles
  • Cahill, Kevin M. 2016. The habitus, coping practices, and the search for the ground of action. Philosophy of the social sciences. 46: 498-524. doi: 10.1177/0048393116654664
  • Cahill, Kevin M. 2015. BOOK REVIEW The Nature of Philosophical Problems: Their Causes and Implications. By John Kekes. Philosophical quarterly (Print). 3 pages. doi: 10 . 1093 /pq/pqv 054
  • Cahill, Kevin M. 2014. Quietism or description? McDowell in dispute with Dreyfus. Review of Metaphysics. 68: 395-409.
  • Cahill, Kevin M. 2014. Naturalism and the friends of understanding. Philosophy of the social sciences. 44: 460-477. Published 2013-10-29. doi: 10.1177/0048393113506496
  • Cahill, Kevin M. 2009. Bildung and Decline. Philosophical investigations (Print). 32: 23-43. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9205.2008.01360.x
  • Cahill, Kevin M. 2009. Explanation, wonder, and the cultural point of the Tractatus. Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift. 44: 206-217.
  • Cahill, Kevin M. 2008. Wittgenstein and the Fate of Metaphysics. Sats: Nordic Journal of Philosophy. 9: 61-73.
  • Cahill, Kevin M. 2008. Elucidation, Meta-Philosophy, and Hacker's Use of "External Evidence". Journal of Philosophical Research (JPR). 33: 73-99.
  • Cahill, Kevin M. 2006. The Concept of Progress in Wittgenstein's Thought. Review of Metaphysics. LX: 71-100.
  • Cahill, Kevin M. 2004. The Tractatus, Ethics, and Authenticity. Journal of Philosophical Research (JPR). 29: 267-288.
  • Cahill, Kevin M. 2004. Ethics and the Tractatus: A resolute failure. Philosophy. 79: 33-35.
Book sections
  • Cahill, Kevin M. 2016. Wittgenstein's Paganism. Chapter 8, pages 174-191. In:
    • Bevir, Mark; Galisanka, Andrius. 2016. Wittgenstein and Normative Inquiry. Brill Academic Publishers. 220 pages. ISBN: 9789004324091.
  • Cahill, Kevin M. 2011. ?30. Dezember 1929, Zu Heidegger: Was Konnte Wittgenstein sich Denken?? in Ungesellige Geselligkeiten/Unsocial Sociabilities,. kapittel, pages 97-118. In:
    • Ramharter, Esther. 2011. Ungesellige Geselligkeiten/Unsocial Sociabilities. 300 pages. ISBN: 3937262962.
  • Johannessen, Lene M; Cahill, Kevin M. 2007. Introduction. forord. In:
    • Johannessen, Lene M; Cahill, Kevin M. 2007. Considering Class: Essays on the Discourse of the American Dream. LIT Verlag. 224 pages. ISBN: 978-3-8258-0259-2.

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Books -

Co-editor with Thomas Raleigh, Wittgenstein and Naturalism, Forthcoming with Routledge

Co-editor with Martin Gustafsson and Thomas Schwarz-Wenzer, Finite but Unbounded: New Essays in Philosophical Anthropology, Berlin Studies in Knowledge Research (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2017)

The Fate of Wonder: Wittgenstein’s Critique of Metaphysics and Modernity (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011)

Co-editor with Lene Johannessen Considering Class: Essays on The Discourse of the American Dream (Lit-Verlag: Berlin, 2007)

Papers -

“The Book’s Point is an Ethical One: Ethics in the Tractatus” Forthcoming in The Cambridge Companion to Wittgenstein, 2nd ed. (eds.) Hans Sluga and David Stern (Cambridge: Cambridge, 2017)                                

“The Habitus, Coping Practices and the Search for the Ground of Action” Forthcoming in Philosophy of the Social Sciences  DOI: 10.1177/0048393116654664                            

“A Degenerate Case of Action” Forthcoming in Finite but Unbounded: New Essays in Philosophical Anthropology, Berlin Studies in Knowledge Research, (de Gruyter, 2017) 119-132                                

“Wittgenstein’s Paganism” Forthcoming in Mark Bevir and Andrius Galisanka, eds., Ludwig Wittgenstein and Normative Inquiry (Leiden: Brill, 2016) 174-191    

“Quietism or Description? McDowell in Dispute with Dreyfus”, The Review of Metaphysics 68 (December 2014) 395-409

“Naturalism and the Friends of Understanding” Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 44(4), 2014, 460-477

“30. Dezember 1929, Zu Heidegger: Was Konnte Wittgenstein sich Denken?” in Ungesellige Geselligkeiten/Unsocial Sociabilities, ed. Esther Ramharter (Berlin: Parerga Verlag, 2011) 97-118

"Explanation, Wonder, and the Cultural Point of the Tractatus”
Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift, vol. 44, no. 3-4, 2009, 206-217

“Wittgenstein and the Fate of Metaphysics”
 Sats: Nordic Journal of Philosophy, vol. 9, no. 2. pp. 61-73
                                   
“Bildung and Decline”
Philosophical Investigations, 32:1 January, 2009, 23-43

“Elucidation, Meta-Philosophy, and Hacker’s Use of ‘External Evidence’”
Journal of Philosophical Research, Volume 33, 2008, 73-99
        
 Co-editor with Lene Johannessen
 Considering Class: Essays on The Discourse of the American Dream
 Lit-Verlag: Berlin, 2007

“The Concept of Progress in Wittgenstein’s Thought”
 Review of Metaphysics, September, 2006, Volume LX (1), 71-100

“What Kripke Missed: The Antinomical Structure of the Remarks on Rule-following” Ludwig Wittgenstein and Analytic Philosophy: Papers of the Conference on the Occasion of the 115th Anniversaryof his Birth (Sofia, 2005) 22-34

“Ethics and the Tractatus: A Resolute Failure”
 Philosophy, January, 2004, Volume 79 (1), 2004, 33-55

“The Tractatus, Ethics, and Authenticity”
Journal of Philosophical Research, Volume 29, 2004, 267-288

AOS:  History of Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Ethics and Culture, Skepticism, Wittgenstein, Philosophy of the Social Sciences
   
AOC:  Ethics, Modern Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Kant, Critical Thinking/Logic, Existentialism, Metaphysics, Epistemology, American Philosophy, Heidegger

From 2010 to 2013 I was project leader of the NordForsk Nordic Network for Philosophical Anthropology http://www.philosophicalanthropology.org/

My current work examines the problem of skepticism from an anthropological and historical perspective.