Barry C. Smith

Barry Smith
Barry C. Smith
Professor & Director, Institute of Philosophy School of Advanced Study University of London

BARRY C. SMITH, a philosopher at Birkbeck, University of London, has his central interests in language and mind. His particular focus is on knowledge of language and its relation to other aspects of the mind. He has been developing a position which can do justice to both the interpretationist (Davidsonian) view of the normative nature of belief, desire and meaning and the theoretical (Chomskyan) account of our knowledge of grammar even while it accommodates first-personal knowledge of meaning and mind.