Academic Appointments


  • Professor, Philosophy

Administrative Appointments


  • Associate Professor, Stanford University (2007 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor, Stanford University (1999 - 2007)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Michigan (1999 - 1999)
  • Nina C. Crocker Research Fellow, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford (2007 - 2010)
  • Ryskamp Fellow, American Council of Learned Societies (2005 - 2006)
  • Rackham Pre-­Doctoral Fellowship, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan (1996 - 1997)

Honors & Awards


  • Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, Stanford University (2003)
  • Pedagogy Award, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan (1996-1999)
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Associate Editor, Erkenntnis (2007 - 2010)
  • Member, Program Committee, Pacific Division American Philosophical Association (2012 - Present)
  • Associate Chair, Committee on Academic Opportunities and Placement, American Philosophical Association (2013 - Present)
  • Member, Steering Committee Symbolic Systems Program, Stanford University (2002 - 2005)
  • Member, Steering Committee, Symbolic Systems Program, Stanford University (2008 - Present)
  • Member, Admissions Committee, Stanford University (2000 - 2003)
  • Chair, Stanford University (2002 - 2002)
  • Member, Tanner Library Committee, Stanford University (1999 - 2001)
  • Colloquium Committee Chair, Stanford University (1999 - 2001)
  • Colloquium Committee Chair, Stanford University (2007 - 2008)
  • Strategic Planning Committee Chair, Stanford University (2007 - 2008)
  • Member, Senior Search Committee, Stanford University (2010 - 2010)
  • Review of Philosophy Department Graduate Program, Stanford University (2010 - 2012)
  • Placement co‐director, Stanford University (2011 - 2013)
  • Member, SUES Subcommittee on Writing & Oral Communication, Stanford University (2010 - 2011)
  • Member, Humanities and Sciences Curriculum Committee, Stanford University (2012 - Present)
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Stanford University (2013 - Present)

Program Affiliations


  • Symbolic Systems Program

Professional Education


  • B.A., University of New Hampshire, Mathematics (1987)
  • M.A., Tufts University, Philosophy (1991)
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Philosophy (1999)

2019-20 Courses


Stanford Advisees


  • Doctoral Dissertation Reader (AC)
    Michael Fitzpatrick, Nathan Hauthaler, JJ Lang, John Turman
  • Doctoral Dissertation Advisor (AC)
    Michael Cohen
  • Doctoral (Program)
    Shayan Koeksal, Penn Lawrence

All Publications


  • Austin on Perception, Knowledge, and Meaning INTERPRETING J. L. AUSTIN: CRITICAL ESSAYS Lawlor, K., Tsohatzidis, S. L. 2018: 165–85
  • Precis of Assurance PHILOSOPHY AND PHENOMENOLOGICAL RESEARCH Lawlor, K. 2015; 90 (1): 194-204

    View details for DOI 10.1111/phpr.12161

    View details for Web of Science ID 000347315200009

  • Replies to Leite, Turri, and Gerken PHILOSOPHY AND PHENOMENOLOGICAL RESEARCH Lawlor, K. 2015; 90 (1): 235-255

    View details for DOI 10.1111/phpr.12163

    View details for Web of Science ID 000347315200013

  • Exploring the Stability of Belief: Resiliency and Temptation INQUIRY-AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY Lawlor, K. 2014; 57 (1): 1-27
  • Assurance: An Austinian Account of Knowledge and Knowledge Claims Lawlor, K. Oxford University Press. 2013
  • Book Review of New Essays on Singular Thought Mind Lawlor, K. 2013
  • Coreference and The Files Model of Cognition Disputatio Lawlor, K. 2013; 5 (36)
  • Varieties of Coreference PHILOSOPHY AND PHENOMENOLOGICAL RESEARCH Lawlor, K. 2010; 81 (2): 485-495
  • Knowing What One Wants PHILOSOPHY AND PHENOMENOLOGICAL RESEARCH Lawlor, K. 2009; 79 (1): 47-75
  • Book Review of Epistemic Dimensions of Personhood Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews Lawlor, K. 2009; 02 (22)
  • Knowing Beliefs, Seeking Causes AMERICAN IMAGO Lawlor, K. 2008; 65 (3): 335-356
  • Moore's paradox (G. E. Moore) AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY Lawlor, K., Perry, J. 2008; 86 (3): 421-427
  • Book Review of Self-Knowledge and Resentment Mind Lawlor, K. 2008; 117 (466): 469-472
  • Self-­knowledge of Belief: Seeking Causes American Imago Lawlor, K. 2008; 65 (3)
  • A notional worlds approach to confusion MIND & LANGUAGE Lawlor, K. 2007; 22 (2): 150-172
  • Book Review of Philosophical Psychology: a Contemporary Introduction Philosophical Books Lawlor, K. 2007; 48 (2): 180-182
  • Memory The Philosophy of Mind Lawlor, K. 2006
  • Reason and the past: The role of rationality in diachronic self-knowledge SYNTHESE Lawlor, K. 2005; 145 (3): 467-495
  • Confused thought and modes of presentation PHILOSOPHICAL QUARTERLY Lawlor, K. 2005; 55 (218): 21-36
  • Ruth Millikan The Encyclopedia of Philosophy Lawlor, K. MacMillan. 2005
  • Enough is Enough: Pretense and Invariance in the Semantics of ‘knows that’ Philosophical Perspectives Lawlor, K. 2005; 19: 211-236
  • Living without Closure Epistemological Contextualism Lawlor, K. 2005; 69: 93-117
  • Enough is enough: Pretense and invariance in the semantics of "knows that" NOUS Lawlor, K. 2005: 211-236
  • Elusive reasons: a problem for first-person authority PHILOSOPHICAL PSYCHOLOGY Lawlor, K. 2003; 16 (4): 549-564
  • Deliberation and agential authority: a rejoinder to Ferrero PHILOSOPHICAL PSYCHOLOGY Lawlor, K. 2003; 16 (4): 579-584
  • Memory, anaphora, and content preservation PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES Lawlor, K. 2002; 109 (2): 97-119
  • New Thoughts about Old Things: Cognitive Policies as the Ground of Singular Concepts Studies in Philosophy Lawlor, K. edited by Nozick, R. Garland Publishing, Inc. New York, NY. 2001