Scott Soames is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Southern California and, since 2007, the Director of its School of Philosophy. After earning a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he went on to teach philosophy at the universities of Yale and Princeton. His areas of research interest are the philosophy of language, history of analytic philosophy, and philosophy of law. Among his recent book publications are The Analytic Tradition in Philosophy, Vol 2: A New Vision, Rethinking Language, Mind, and Meaning and The Analytic Tradition in Philosophy, Vol 1: Founding Giants. He is co-editor, with Andre Marmor, of Philosophical Foundations of Language in the Law, and co-editor, with Nathan Salmon, of Propositions and Attitudes, (Oxford 1988). He is presently working on a new book, The World Philosophy Made.