Claudine Verheggen

Department of Philosophy

Professor

Office: Ross Building, S436
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 77553
Emailcverheg@yorku.ca
Primary websitewww.yorku.ca/cverheg/


Area of Specialization

Philosophy

Degrees

Ph. D., Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Philosophy, University of Chicago
Diploma, Cinema, Institut National Superieur des Arts du Spectacle, Brussels

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies


Research Interests

Philosophy of language and related issues in philosophy of mind, metaphysics and epistemology , Wittgenstein and Davidson

Selected Publications

Wittgenstein and Davidson on Language, Thought, and Action (ed.), Cambridge University Press (in press)

Donald Davidson’s Triangulation Argument: A Philosophical Inquiry, with Robert Myers, Routledge (2016)

Current Research Projects

Current research

Description: 
My current research builds on the work I have done both for the book I co-authored with Robert Myers (Donald Davidson's Triangulation Argument: A Philosophical Inquiry, Routledge, 2016) and for the volume I recently edited (Wittgenstein and Davidson on Language, Thought, and Action, Cambridge University Press, in press). My most important project is a book, entitled Minding the World, in which I address critiques of what I take to be Wittgenstein and Davidson’s conception of the relation between thought and reality, and develop and defend the conception of objectivity that can be based upon it. Other projects include further work connected to non-reductionism. First, I plan to address attempts, more and more frequent in the past few years, to reduce propositional thought, no longer, as used to be the goal, to altogether non-intentional facts, but rather to intentional facts that are not propositional or semantic. Relatedly, I also plan to address attempts to establish a continuity between non-propositional thought and propositional thought. Second, I wish further to consider the claim, often made by commentators on Wittgenstein, that non-reductionism and quietism necessarily go hand in hand. In connection to this, I plan to investigate further the kind of answer Wittgenstein is often taken to give to the sceptic about the external world, viz., a “therapeutic” kind of response, according to which the sceptic can be silenced but not shown to be mistaken, as the non-quietist would have it.

Selected Publications

Wittgenstein and Davidson on Language, Thought, and Action (ed.), Cambridge University Press (in press)

Donald Davidson’s Triangulation Argument: A Philosophical Inquiry, with Robert Myers, Routledge (2016)

All Publications

Books

Wittgenstein and Davidson on Language, Thought, and Action (ed.), Cambridge University Press (in press)

Donald Davidson’s Triangulation Argument: A Philosophical Inquiry, with Robert Myers, Routledge (2016)

Book Chapters

“Davidson’s Treatment of Wittgenstein’s Rule-Following Paradox”, C. Verheggen, ed., Wittgenstein and Davidson on Language, Thought, and Action, Cambridge University Press (in press)

“Introduction”, C. Verheggen, ed., Wittgenstein and Davidson on Language, Thought, and Action, Cambridge University Press (in press)

“Triangulation”, in E. Lepore and K. Ludwig, eds., A Companion to Davidson, Wiley-Blackwell (2013)

“Triangulation and Philosophical Skepticism”, in C. Amoretti and G. Preyer, eds., Triangulation. From the Epistemological Point of View, Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag (2011)

Journal Articles

“Davidson’s Semantic Externalism: From Radical Interpretation to Triangulation”, Argumenta, special issue for the centenary of Donald Davidson’s birth, C. Amoretti, M. de Caro and F. Ervas, eds. (forthcoming 2017)

“Towards a New Kind of Semantic Normativity”, International Journal of Philosophical Studies Vol.23, 3, DOI: 10.1080/09672559.2015.1042005 (June 2015), pp.410-24

“Semantic Normativity and Naturalism”, Logique et Analyse Vol.216 (October 2011), pp.553-67

“The Community View Revisited”, Metaphilosophy Vol.38 No.5 (October 2007), pp.612-31.

“Triangulating with Davidson”, The Philosophical Quarterly Vol.57 No.226 (January 2007), pp.96-103.

“How Social Must Language Be?”, Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour Vol.36 No.2 (June 2006), pp.203-19.

“Stroud on Wittgenstein, Meaning, and Community”, Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review Vol.XLIV (April 2005), pp.67-85.

“Wittgenstein’s Rule-Following Paradox and the Objectivity of Meaning”, Philosophical Investigations Vol.26 No.4 (October 2003), pp.285-310.

“The Meaningfulness of Meaning Questions”, Synthese Vol.123 No.2 (May 2000), pp.195-216.

“Davidson’s Second Person”, The Philosophical Quarterly Vol.47 No.188 (July 1997), pp.361-9.

“Wittgenstein and ‘Solitary’ Languages”, Philosophical Investigations Vol.18 No.4 (October 1995), pp.329-47.

Conference Proceedings

“Was Wittgenstein a Normativist about Meaning?” in V.A. Munz, K. Puhl and J. Wang, eds., Language and World, Papers of the 32nd International Wittgenstein Symposium, Austria (August 2009)

“Meaning and Practice” in J.C. Marek and M.E. Reicher, eds., Experience and Analysis, Papers of the 27th International Wittgenstein Symposium, Austria (August 2004)

“How Dissolving the Rule-Following Paradox Can Give Philosophy a Future” in R. Haller and K. Puhl, eds., Wittgenstein and the Future of Philosophy, a Reassessment after 50 Years, Papers of the 24th International Wittgenstein Symposium, Austria (August 2001), pp.345-50.

“Was Wittgenstein a Quietist about Meaning?” in P. Weingartner, G. Shurz and G. Dorn, eds., The Role of Pragmatics in Contemporary Philosophy, Papers of the 20th International Wittgenstein Symposium, Austria (August 1997), pp.985-90.

Area of Specialization

Philosophy

Degrees

Ph. D., Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Philosophy, University of Chicago
Diploma, Cinema, Institut National Superieur des Arts du Spectacle, Brussels

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Interests:

Philosophy of language and related issues in philosophy of mind, metaphysics and epistemology , Wittgenstein and Davidson

Current Research Projects

Current research

Description: 
My current research builds on the work I have done both for the book I co-authored with Robert Myers (Donald Davidson's Triangulation Argument: A Philosophical Inquiry, Routledge, 2016) and for the volume I recently edited (Wittgenstein and Davidson on Language, Thought, and Action, Cambridge University Press, in press). My most important project is a book, entitled Minding the World, in which I address critiques of what I take to be Wittgenstein and Davidson’s conception of the relation between thought and reality, and develop and defend the conception of objectivity that can be based upon it. Other projects include further work connected to non-reductionism. First, I plan to address attempts, more and more frequent in the past few years, to reduce propositional thought, no longer, as used to be the goal, to altogether non-intentional facts, but rather to intentional facts that are not propositional or semantic. Relatedly, I also plan to address attempts to establish a continuity between non-propositional thought and propositional thought. Second, I wish further to consider the claim, often made by commentators on Wittgenstein, that non-reductionism and quietism necessarily go hand in hand. In connection to this, I plan to investigate further the kind of answer Wittgenstein is often taken to give to the sceptic about the external world, viz., a “therapeutic” kind of response, according to which the sceptic can be silenced but not shown to be mistaken, as the non-quietist would have it.

All Publications

Books

Wittgenstein and Davidson on Language, Thought, and Action (ed.), Cambridge University Press (in press)

Donald Davidson’s Triangulation Argument: A Philosophical Inquiry, with Robert Myers, Routledge (2016)

Book Chapters

“Davidson’s Treatment of Wittgenstein’s Rule-Following Paradox”, C. Verheggen, ed., Wittgenstein and Davidson on Language, Thought, and Action, Cambridge University Press (in press)

“Introduction”, C. Verheggen, ed., Wittgenstein and Davidson on Language, Thought, and Action, Cambridge University Press (in press)

“Triangulation”, in E. Lepore and K. Ludwig, eds., A Companion to Davidson, Wiley-Blackwell (2013)

“Triangulation and Philosophical Skepticism”, in C. Amoretti and G. Preyer, eds., Triangulation. From the Epistemological Point of View, Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag (2011)

Journal Articles

“Davidson’s Semantic Externalism: From Radical Interpretation to Triangulation”, Argumenta, special issue for the centenary of Donald Davidson’s birth, C. Amoretti, M. de Caro and F. Ervas, eds. (forthcoming 2017)

“Towards a New Kind of Semantic Normativity”, International Journal of Philosophical Studies Vol.23, 3, DOI: 10.1080/09672559.2015.1042005 (June 2015), pp.410-24

“Semantic Normativity and Naturalism”, Logique et Analyse Vol.216 (October 2011), pp.553-67

“The Community View Revisited”, Metaphilosophy Vol.38 No.5 (October 2007), pp.612-31.

“Triangulating with Davidson”, The Philosophical Quarterly Vol.57 No.226 (January 2007), pp.96-103.

“How Social Must Language Be?”, Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour Vol.36 No.2 (June 2006), pp.203-19.

“Stroud on Wittgenstein, Meaning, and Community”, Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review Vol.XLIV (April 2005), pp.67-85.

“Wittgenstein’s Rule-Following Paradox and the Objectivity of Meaning”, Philosophical Investigations Vol.26 No.4 (October 2003), pp.285-310.

“The Meaningfulness of Meaning Questions”, Synthese Vol.123 No.2 (May 2000), pp.195-216.

“Davidson’s Second Person”, The Philosophical Quarterly Vol.47 No.188 (July 1997), pp.361-9.

“Wittgenstein and ‘Solitary’ Languages”, Philosophical Investigations Vol.18 No.4 (October 1995), pp.329-47.

Conference Proceedings

“Was Wittgenstein a Normativist about Meaning?” in V.A. Munz, K. Puhl and J. Wang, eds., Language and World, Papers of the 32nd International Wittgenstein Symposium, Austria (August 2009)

“Meaning and Practice” in J.C. Marek and M.E. Reicher, eds., Experience and Analysis, Papers of the 27th International Wittgenstein Symposium, Austria (August 2004)

“How Dissolving the Rule-Following Paradox Can Give Philosophy a Future” in R. Haller and K. Puhl, eds., Wittgenstein and the Future of Philosophy, a Reassessment after 50 Years, Papers of the 24th International Wittgenstein Symposium, Austria (August 2001), pp.345-50.

“Was Wittgenstein a Quietist about Meaning?” in P. Weingartner, G. Shurz and G. Dorn, eds., The Role of Pragmatics in Contemporary Philosophy, Papers of the 20th International Wittgenstein Symposium, Austria (August 1997), pp.985-90.