Eliot Michaelson

I am a Reader in the Department of Philosophy at King's College London and an Honorary Associate Professor of Linguistics at University College London. Most of my work has centered on the philosophy of language, and in particular on non-ideal approaches to phenomena like meaning and communication. I'm also interested in a variety of other issues, including the nature of deception, manipulation, and disinformation, what colors are, the nature of skills, what consent is, and why we shouldn't eat animals. So, basically, I'm interested in philosophy.

From 2020–2024, I will be joining Rachel Sterken and Jessica Pepp on twin research projects investigating fake news and the nature of online speech. These projects are supported by the Swedish Research Council and the Research Council of Norway, respectively. If you would like to take part in either of these projects, please get in touch.

Occasionally, I also try to do non-academic philosophy. I once made a series of short videos on philosophy with the actor James Franco. Those can be found here.