David Braun

Director of Graduate Studies
Patrick & Edna J. Romanell Chair in Philosophy

Contact Information:

115 Park Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 645-0162
Email: dbraun2@buffalo.edu

Personal Website: David Braun

Dr. Korsmeyer.

Areas of Specialization

Philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, logic

Current Research

Non-referring terms, indexicals and demonstratives, attitude ascriptions, and questions and answers


Philosophy of Language

Philosophy of Mind


Introduction to Philosophy

Selected Publications

  • “Still for Direct Reference,” in Andrea Bianchi (Ed.), Language and Reality from a Naturalistic Perspective: Themes from Michael Devitt. Springer, 2019.
  • “Utterances and Expressions in Semantics and Logic,” in Ken Turner and Laurence Horn, (Eds.), Pragmatics, Truth, and Underspecification: Towards an Atlas of Meaning. Brill, 2018.
  • “Implicating Questions,” Mind & Language 26 (2011), 574-595.
  • “Complex Demonstratives and Their Singular Contents,” Linguistics and Philosophy 31 (2008), 57-99.
  • “Vague, So Untrue,” (with Theodore Sider), Noûs 41 (2007), 133-156.
  • “Now You Know Who Hong Oak Yun Is,” Philosophical Issues 16 (2006), pp.24-42.
  • “Empty Names, Fictional Names, Mythical Names,” Noûs 39 (2005), pp. 596-631.