Danilo Linhares

Ph.D. Student

Graduate Teaching Assistant

My main interests lie in metaethics, the philosophy of language, and the law.

At the intersection of the first two, I'm particularly interested in the pragmatics of moral discourse - the way in which moral statements shape the context of a conversation. I hope analysis of the uses of moral language can be illuminating for the discussion of correctness in moral judgment, particularly with respect to the publicity of practical reasons debate.

At the law and language front, I am primarily interested in questions of grounding and justification in law - particularly in expressivist and interpretivist accounts of the two. I also have an interest in the relationship between legal and moral reasons in judicial decision-making.