London Philosophy Talk

This is a podcast in which I, Florian Steinberger, a philosopher at BIrkbeck College, University of London, have informal philosophical discussions with experts in a range of fields.

Episode 004 - Alex Grzankowski on Reference and Attitude Ascriptions

January 3rd, 2021

In this first episode of 2021, I am delighted to welcome my colleague Alex Grzankowski ( We discuss questions in the philosophy of language and mind surrounding reference and the ascriptions of mental attitudes such as beliefs.

Our discussion revolves around Saul Kripke's important paper "A Puzzle About Belief", In A. Margalit (ed.), Meaning and Use. Reidel. pp. 239--83 (1979).


London Philosophy Talk ( is a philosophy podcast of the Department of Philosophy of Birkbeck College, University of London. It is hosted by me, Florian Steinberger ( Each episode I have an informal philosophical discussion with an expert in the field. 

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