Diana Raffman


BA (music, Yale); PhD (philosophy, Yale)



Undergraduate (Department Chair, UTM):  Academic Annex, Rm. 214, chair.philosophy.utm@utoronto.ca

Graduate: 170 St George St, Rm. 502, diana.raffman@utoronto.ca


For more information visit Prof. Raffman’s personal webpage.

Research Interests:  
philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, vagueness, philosophy of music



— Language, Music, and Mind  (MIT/Bradford 1992)
— Unruly Words: A Study of Vague Language (OUP, 2014)


Selected articles:

— “Can We Do Without Concepts?  Comments on Machery’s Doing Without Concepts.  Philosophical Studies, February 2010.
— “Demoting Higher-Order Vagueness”. In S. Moruzzi, R. Dietz, C. Wright, Cuts and Clouds, OUP, 2010.
— “Music, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science”.  Forthcoming in T. Gracyk (ed.), Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Music.
— “From the Looks of Things”.  In Edmond Wright (ed.), The Case for Qualia (MIT, 2008).
— “Borderline Cases and Bivalence”, The Philosophical Review 114(1). 2005.
— “Even Zombies Can Be Surprised”, Philosophical Studies. 2005.
— “How to Understand Contextualism About Vagueness: Reply to Stanley”, Analysis. 2005.
— “Some Thoughts on Thinking About Consciousness“, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 72(). 2005.  For a symposium on David Papineau’s Thinking About Consciousness.  Published together with commentaries by Tim Crane and Chris Hill and a response by Papineau.
— “Is Twelve-tone Music Artistically Defective?”, Midwest Studies in Philosophy. 2003.
— “Review of Rosanna Keefe, Theories of Vagueness”, The Philosophical Review. 2003. (with Stewart Shapiro)
— “What Autism May Tell Us About Self-Awareness”, Mind and Language. 2000.
— “Is Perceptual Indiscriminability Nontransitive?”, Philosophical Topics. 1999.
— “Vagueness and Context-Relativity”, Philosophical Studies 81, 1996.
— “On the Persistence of Phenomenology”. In Thomas Metzinger, Conscious Experience, Schoningh Verlag. 1995.
— “Vagueness Without Paradox”, Philosophical Review 103(1), 1994.