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Ginger Schultheis is a philosopher working mainly in epistemology and the philosophy of language. In epistemology, her research focuses on what it takes for a belief to be rational. A rational person doesn’t believe just anything; evidence places constraints on what it is rational to believe. But how stringent are those constraints? In the philosophy of language, she studies formal semantics, especially the semantics of modals and conditionals. Her research has been published in the journal Mind and The Philosophical Review.
Schultheis earned her BA in philosophy from Reed College and her PhD in philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before coming to the University of Chicago, she was a Bersoff Faculty Fellow at New York University.