Mitchell Green

ETT-Fellow 2015

Prof. Green visited the MGSE as an ETT-Fellow from mid-May to mid-June 2015. He is Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut, USA, with a focus in the philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and aesthetics. Currently he is conducting research in the areas of evolutionary biology of communication, speech acts and their role in conversation, empathy, self-knowledge, self-expression, and attitude ascription.

Prof. Green's interests also include Metaphysics, Decision Theory, the Theory of Action, and the history of analytic philosophy. He held a series of fellowships, e.g. from the Andrew Mellon Foundation and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and has directed Project High-Phi, which works to incorporate philosophy into American high schools.

During his stay Prof. Green gave a public lecture on "Biological signaling sheds light on both the ontogeny and phylogeny of language" and was actively involved in a workshop on the"Evolution of Meaning".