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The Richard Rufus of Cornwall Project

Preparing Critical Editions of Rufus' Extant Works

Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities


Max Etchemendy

Research Assistant, Richard Rufus of Cornwall Project
Stanford University

Stanford University
Philosophy Department
Palo Alto, CA 94305-2155


B.A. Philosophy, Stanford University, 2006, Honors, with Distinction (anticipated)

B.S. Symbolic Systems, Stanford University, 2006, with Distinction (anticipated)

Academic Honors:

Phi Beta Kappa Society, Stanford University, 2006

Phi Beta Kappa Society, Stanford University, 2005

President's Award, Stanford University, 2003

Lindsay Peters, Jr., Memorial Prize for Political Science, 2003


Research Assistant, Richard Rufus of Cornwall Project, Stanford University, 2004-2006

Residence Assistant, Residential Education, Stanford University, 2004-2005

Editorial Assistant, CSLI Publications, Stanford University, 1999-2003


“An Alternative Theory of Joint Intentional Action,” Stanford Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, Stanford University, April, 2005.

Works in Progress:

“Richard Rufus on Apprehension and Interference,” forthcoming, 2006.



Latin (semi-fluent)

Medieval Latin paleography


Computer use (Mac OSX, Classic Mac OS, Windows, UNIX)

Computer programming (C, C++, LISP)

Web design (HTML, CSS, Javascript, some Perl)

Digital typography and design (TeX, LaTeX, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat)


Mathematical logic

Medieval Aristotelian psychology

Modern cognitive science, formal linguistics, and computer science

Philosophy of mind and metaphysics