Daniel Kaplan

Paper: Objectivity, Rule Following, and Joint Commitment
Co-authored with Bennett Helm

In this paper, we intend to give criticism of John Haugeland's account of truth and objectivity, developing it in turn by appeal to the idea of a joint constitutive commitment made intelligible by interpersonal patterns of emotions, and finally drawing out some implications for psychology and cognitive science.

Daniel Kaplan is a fourth year undergraduate at Franklin and Marshall college working towards earning a B.A. in philosophy and mathematics. He has plans to pursue a PhD in philosophy and is currently working on his senior thesis titled “The Role of the Conceptual in Experience: Dreyfus and McDowell”. His primary research interests are metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and epistemology.