Thomas William Strickland Hodgson

Portrait of Thomas Hodgson by Marysia Jaszczurowska


Thomas Hodgson is a philosopher who works on philosophy of language, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind.

‘Hodgson’ is written in Chinese as: 霍奇森.

Thomas Hodgson is a Specially Appointed Research Professor at the School of Philosophy and Sociology at Shanxi University.

Thomas Hodgson was a Teaching Fellow at the Department of Philosophy at King’s College London, a University Tutor at the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University Belfast, a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Philosophy at University College Dublin funded by the Irish Research Council, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Thomas Hodgson got his PhD in Philosophy from the University of St Andrews. He was a member of the Arché research centre as part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project Contextualism and Relativism. His thesis is titled Propositions: An Essay on Linguistic Content. His supervisors were Herman Cappelen and François Recanati.

Thomas Hodgson edits the Propositions category on PhilPapers.



Hodgson, Thomas. 2020. ‘The Structure of Content Is Not Transparent’. Topoi 39: 425–37.
Hodgson, Thomas. 2019. ‘Neutral Predication’. Erkenntnis.
Hodgson, Thomas. 2018. ‘Russellians Can Solve the Problem of Empty Names with Nonsingular Propositions’. Synthese.
Hodgson, Thomas. 2018. ‘Russellians Can Have a No Proposition View of Empty Names’. Inquiry 61 (7): 670–91.
Hodgson, Thomas. 2018. ‘Meaning Underdetermines What Is Said, Therefore Utterances Express Many Propositions’. Dialectica 72 (2): 165–89.
Hodgson, Thomas. 2016. Review of Propositions, by Trenton Merricks. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 24 (4): 585–87.
Hodgson, Thomas. 2014. Review of New Thinking about Propositions, by Jeffrey C. King, Scott Soames, and Jeff Speaks. Polish Journal of Philosophy 8 (2): 80–83.
Hodgson, Thomas. 2013. ‘Why We Should Not Identify Sentence Structure with Propositional Structure’. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 43 (5–6): 612–33.
Hodgson, Thomas. 2013. ‘Propositions: An Essay on Linguistic Content’. PhD, St Andrews: University of St Andrews.
Hodgson, Thomas. 2012. ‘Underdeterminacy and Attitude-Reports’. Philosophical Writings, 77–85.
Hodgson, Thomas. 2012. ‘Structured Propositions and Shared Content’. In Philosophical and Formal Approaches to Linguistic Analysis, edited by Piotr Stalmaszczyk, 177–95. Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag.
Hodgson, Thomas. 2012. ‘Propositions, Structure and Representation’. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 112 (3): 339–49.
Hodgson, Thomas. 2011. ‘Underdeterminacy and Attitude-Reports’. UCL Working Papers in Linguistics 23: 21–46.


Thomas Hodgson has taught logic, ethics and metaethics, philosophy of language, history of analytic philosophy, programming to cognitive science students, and philosophy of medicine to medical students at the University of St Andrews, University College Dublin, Queen’s University Belfast, and King’s College London.

Thomas Hodgson was module coordinator for the undergraduate module Philosophy of Communication at University College Dublin: syllabus.

Thomas Hodgson was module coordinator for the undergraduate and MA module Philosophy of Language at King’s College London.

Last updated on 19 October 2020.