rebecca victoria millsop


I am a graduate student in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT. At the moment I'm curious about why we care about logic, what is so cool about expericing works of art and doing mathematics, how it is that some properties are dependent on our conceptual structures, what properties are, and some other stuff too. More generally I'm interested in issues in philosophical logic, metaphysics, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of art, and Kant. We'll see how all of that works out.

Before coming to MIT I graduated from UC Berkeley, where I was lucky enough to study with this guy and this guy. I wrote my thesis on something about the problem of normativity in Kant's philosophy of logic. Before that I went to City College of San Francisco. And before that I went to the San Francisco Art Institute, where I attempted to make conceptual art. Then I realized I had no idea what a concept was. So I decided to study philosophy...

When I am not in my office working I enjoy painting, swimming, baking, and watching basketball.

rvm @ mit dot edu|CV