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Daniel Hoek

Daniel Hoek, Assistant Professor

Daniel Hoek, Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-4564 |

Daniel Hoek researches the philosophy of language and mathematics, and has written about loose talk, questions, choices, probability and infinity. Before coming to Virginia Tech, Hoek was a Louis Skolnick postdoc at Princeton, and completed his PhD at NYU under Cian Dorr. Hoek is a regular visitor of the Institut Jean Nicod in Paris.

Hoek is interested in conversational exculpature, a pragmatic process by which information is subtracted from what we literally say. This can account for a range of linguistic phenomena, including loose talk and some metaphors. His other major research project is on inquisitive decision theory, an account of belief-guided action that emphasises the centrality of questions in decision-making.

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Mathematics
  • Decision Theory
  • Formal Pragmatics
  • PhD, New York University
  • M.MathPhil, University of Oxford

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