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Bio

Cheryl Misak is University Professor, Professor of Philosophy, and former Vice President and Provost at the University of Toronto.

She is the author numerous papers and five books: Cambridge Pragmatism: From Peirce and James to Ramsey and Wittgenstein (OUP 2016); The American Pragmatists (OUP 2013); Truth, Politics, Morality: Pragmatism and Deliberation (Routledge 2000); Verificationism: Its History and Prospects (Routledge 1995) and Truth and the End of Inquiry: A Peircean Account of Truth (OUP 1991).

Her research spans American pragmatism, the history of analytic philosophy, moral and political philosophy, and philosophy of medicine.

She has been a Rhodes Scholar; a Humboldt Research Fellow; a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at NYU; a Visiting Fellow at both St. John's College, Cambridge and Trinity College, Cambridge; and the recipient of a Humboldt Research Prize. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Her current project is an intellectual biography of the great Cambridge philosopher, economist and mathematician, Frank Ramsey. She is currently a Guggenheim Fellow and a Visitor at the Oxford Centre for Life Writing, which should help her with this rather daunting project.