Ben is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Ohio State University. He got his BA from McGill University and his PhD from UCLA, and before moving to Ohio State he was on faculty at the University of Manitoba. He has also been a Visiting Associate Professor at UCLA and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Copenhagen and at CSMN.
Ben works mainly in metaphysics and is especially interested in objects that have traditionally been taken to be abstract: for example, propositions, sets, fictional characters, works of fiction, and musical works. His current research project is on why propositions have truth-conditions.