Henry Jackman

Department of Philosophy

Associate Professor

Office: Ross Building, S434
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 77595
Emailhjackman@yorku.ca
Primary websitewww.jackman.org


Area of Specialization

Philosophy

Degrees

Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh
M.A., Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh
B.A., Philosophy, summa cum laude , Columbia University

Professional Leadership

Co-chair, Society for Realist-Anti-Realist Discussion 2008-2015 (in charge of organizing sessions at the Eastern, Pacific and Central Division meetings).
Vice President, William James Society, 2015-2016

Research Interests

Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology, American Pragmatism

Selected Publications

“Externalism, Metasemantic Contextualism and Self-Knowledge”, in Goldberg, (ed.) Externalism, Self-Knowledge and Skepticism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015, pp. 228-247.

"William James", in Misak, ed., The Oxford Handbook of American Philosophy, New York: Oxford University Press, October 2008 (10,000 words),

“Meaning Holism”, , The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, (10,000 words), September 15, 2014

"Semantic Intuitions, Conceptual Analysis and Cross-Cultural Variation", Philosophical Studies, Volume 146, Number 2, November 2009, pp. 159-177.

“Temporal Externalism and Epistemic Theories of Vagueness” Philosophical Studies, Vol. 117, No.1-2, (January 2004), pp.79-94.

“The Pragmatic Method” to appear in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Methodology (10,000 words)

Selected Publications

“Externalism, Metasemantic Contextualism and Self-Knowledge”, in Goldberg, (ed.) Externalism, Self-Knowledge and Skepticism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015, pp. 228-247.

"William James", in Misak, ed., The Oxford Handbook of American Philosophy, New York: Oxford University Press, October 2008 (10,000 words),

“Meaning Holism”, , The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, (10,000 words), September 15, 2014

"Semantic Intuitions, Conceptual Analysis and Cross-Cultural Variation", Philosophical Studies, Volume 146, Number 2, November 2009, pp. 159-177.

“Temporal Externalism and Epistemic Theories of Vagueness” Philosophical Studies, Vol. 117, No.1-2, (January 2004), pp.79-94.

“The Pragmatic Method” to appear in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Methodology (10,000 words)

All Publications

Book Chapters

“Externalism, Metasemantic Contextualism and Self-Knowledge”, in Goldberg, (ed.) Externalism, Self-Knowledge and Skepticism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015, pp. 228-247.

"William James", in Misak, ed., The Oxford Handbook of American Philosophy, New York: Oxford University Press, October 2008 (10,000 words),

"Holism" Routledge Encyclopedia of American Philosophy Routledge, 2008. (800 words)

"Meaning" Routledge Encyclopedia of American Philosophy Routledge, 2008. (1800 words)

"Minimalism, psychological reality, meaning and use" Gerhard Preyer and George Peter (eds), Context-Sensitivity and Semantic Minimalism: Essays in Semantics and Pragmatics. Oxford University Press, November 2007, pp. 320-336.

"Temporal Externalism, Constitutive Norms, and Theories of Vagueness" In Tomas Marvan (ed.), What Determines Content? The Internalism/Externalism Dispute, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press (2006), pp. 221-242.

“Descriptive Atomism and Foundational Holism: Semantics between the Old Testament and the New” in Gerhard Preyer, (ed): Protosociology, Vol 21: Compositionality, Concepts and Representations, 2005, pp. 7-21.

“Epistemology and Language”, Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (2nd ed). Elsevier, 2005. (2000 words)

“Contextualism in Epistemology”, Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (2nd ed). Elsevier, 2005. (2000 words)

Journal Articles

“Meaning Holism”, , The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, (10,000 words), September 15, 2014

"Semantic Intuitions, Conceptual Analysis and Cross-Cultural Variation", Philosophical Studies, Volume 146, Number 2, November 2009, pp. 159-177.

"Comments on Hales: Relativism and the Foundations of Philosophy" International Journal of Philosophical Studies, Vol 16, No. 2, (May 2008) pp. 255-62.

“Justification, Ambiguity, and Belief: Comments on McEvoy’s ‘The internalist counterexample to reliabilism’”, Southwest Philosophy Review, Vol 21, No. 2, Summer 2005, pp. 183-186.

“Temporal Externalism, Deference and Our Ordinary Linguistic Practice” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 86 (2005) 379-94.

“Intuitions and Semantic Theory” Metaphilosophy. Vol. 36, no. 3 (April 2005) pp. 363-380.

“Jamesian Pluralism and Moral Conflict: Comments on Talisse and Aikin’s ‘Why Pragmatists Cannot be Pluralists’”, Transactions of the C.S Peirce Society, Vol. XLI, No. 1 (Winter 2005) pp. 123-28.

“James’s Empirical Assumptions: On Materialism, Meliorism and Eternalism” Streams of William James. Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 2004, pp. 23-27,

“Pragmatism, Normativity and Naturalism” to appear in Ghiraldelli, P. (ed) What is Pragmatism? Londrina: South America Theology Institute. 2004.

“Temporal Externalism and Epistemic Theories of Vagueness” Philosophical Studies, Vol. 117, No.1-2, (January 2004), pp.79-94.

“Expression, Thought and Language”, Philosophia, Vol. 31, No. 1-2 (October 2003), pp. 33-54.

“Foundationalism, Coherentism and Rule Following Skepticism” International Journal of Philosophical Studies, Volume 11, No. 1, (March 2003), pp. 25-41.

“Charity, Self-Interpretation, and Belief” Journal of Philosophical Research, Volume 28 (2003), pp. 145-170.

“Semantic Pragmatism and A Priori Knowledge” Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Vol 31, No. 4, (Dec 2001) pp. 455-480.

“Ordinary Language, Conventionalism, and A Priori Knowledge” Dialectica, Vol 55. No.1 (2001), pp. 1-11.

“Moderate Holism and the Instability Thesis”, American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 36, No. 4, October 1999, pp. 361-369.

“We Live Forwards but Understand Backwards: Linguistic Practices and Future Behavior”, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 80 (1999) pp. 157-177.

"Prudential Arguments, Naturalized Epistemology, and the Will to Believe”, Transactions of the C.S Peirce Society Winter 1999, Vol. XXXV, No. 1: pp. 1-37.

“Convention and Language”, Synthese, 117 (3) 1998: pp. 295-312.

“James’ Pragmatic Account of Intentionality and Truth”, Transactions of the C.S Peirce Society Winter 1998, Vol. XXXIV, No. 1: pp. 155-181.

“Radical Interpretation and the Permutation Principle”, Erkenntnis. 1996, v. 44, no. 3: pp. 317-326.

Conference Proceedings

“Prejudice, Humor and Alief” Southwest Philosophy Review, (vol 28, no. 2, 2012)

“Transparency, Responsibility and Self-Knowledge”, Southwest Philosophy Review, Vol 25, n. 1

"Temporal Externalism and Epistemic Theories of Vagueness". Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy, Volume 6: Epistemology. Ankara, November 2007. (Note: this paper is a shorter version of the one that appeared in the 2004 issue of Philosophical Studies)

"Incompatibility Arguments and Semantic Self-Knowledge", Southwest Philosophy Review, v. 23, n. 1, Jan 2007.

“Belief, Rationality and Psychophysical Laws," in the Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, Volume 9: Philosophy of Mind. Bowling Green: Philosophy Documentation Center, 2000; pp. 47-54.

“Deference and Self-Knowledge” Southwest Philosophy Review, V.16, n. 1, Jan 2000: pp. 171-180.

“Holism, Meaning, and Context”, Proceedings of the Ohio Philosophical Association, 1999: pp. 140-151.

“Individualism and Interpretation” Southwest Philosophy Review, V.14, n. 1, Jan 1998, pp. 31-38.

“James on Prudential Arguments and the Will to Believe”, Proceedings of the Ohio Philosophical Association, 1997, pp. 97-108.

Conference Papers

“Truth, Objectivity, and Analysis”, Society for Realist/Anti-Realist Discussion, APA Pacific Division Meeting, San Francisco., April 2010 (invited).

“Two sorts of skepticism about Intutions”, workshop on Intutions and Philosophy, Rio De Jenaro, Brazi, March 2010 (invited).

“Truth, Metasemantics and the Normativity of Meaning”, University of Toronto, December 2009 (invited).

“Philosophical Propositions and the Ethics of Belief”, Conference on “Disagreement and the Ethics of Belief”, Amsterdam, Aug 2009.

“Inconsistency, Intuitions and Analysis”, Conference on “Meaning and Understanding”, Riga, August 2009.

“Pluralism, Truth and Use”, Conference on Pragmatism, Expressivism and Pluralism, Sydney, July 2009.

“Realism, Nominalism and Pessimism about Intuitions” Society for Realist/Anti-Realist Discussion, APA Pacific Division Meeting, Vancouver, B.C., April 2009 (invited), 2009 Annual Meeting of the Australian Association of Philosophy, Melbourne, July 2009.

“Transparency, Responsibility and Self-Knowledge”, 2008 meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society, Kansas City, November 2008.

“How is Meaning Normative?”, Colloquium series, Department of Philosophy, York University, March 2008 (invited), Workshop on Pragmatism and Normativity, University of Tillburg, June 2008 (refereed), Workshop on Mind and Cognition, Cordoba, August 2008 (invited).

"Fodor on Concepts and Modes of Presentation" APA Central Division Meeting, Chicago IL, April 2006, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, March 2008.

“Explaining the Value of Truth” APA Eastern Division Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, December 2008.

"Concepts, Conceptual Analysis, and Philosophical Methodology", Presented at the Tartu workshop on "Externalism, Conceptual Analysis and the Methods of Modern Philosophy", Tartu, Estonia, June 2007, the Department of Philosophy, Kansas State University, Sept 2007 (invited), and the Department of Philosophy, Ryerson University, October 2008 (invited).

"Absolute Truth, Semantic Pessimism, and the Will to Believe". Presented to the 2007 meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, Saskatoon, May 2007.

“On Relativism and the Foundations of the Philosophy” Society for Realist/Anti-Realist Discussion, APA Pacific Division Meeting, Portland OR, April 2007 (invited).

"Assertion, Judgment and Knowledge" APA Central Division Meeting, Chicago IL, April 2007.

"Inconpatibility Arguments and Semantic Self Knowledge", 2006 meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society, Nashville, November 2006.

"Bilgrami on Self-Knowledge" presented to the 2006 meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, Toronto, May 2006. (invited)

"Minimalism and Normativity" Presented at a special conference on Semantic Mnimalism, London, May 2006.

"Externalism, Holism and Contextualism" Invited presentation at the Institute Jean Nicod, Paris, May 2006.

"Temporal Externalism, Normativity and Use", Paper presented to British Academy Workshop on Temporal Externalism, Toronto March 2006. (Invited)

“James’s Ethical Theory” APA Pacific Division Meeting, Portland OR, March 2006 (invited).

"Why does Philosophy Matter" Paper presented to a colloquium at York University on UNESCO's "World Philosophy Day", November 17, 2005 (invited).

“Temporal Externalism, Constitutive Norms, and Theories of Vagueness”, The 4th International Conference on Logic and Cognition, June 13-17, 2005, Institute of Logic and Cognition, Zhongshan University, China. (Invited)

"Foundational Semantics and Context Sensitivity". Philosophy of Language Institute, New University of Lisbon (Instituto de Filosofia da Linguagem, Universidade Nova de Lisboa], and Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science conference on “Meaning and Communication”, June 4-6, Lisbon, Portugal. (Invited)

“Temporal Externalism: Some Varieties”, Paper presented to British Academy Workshop on Temporal Externalism, University of York (U.K.) March 2005. (Invited)

“Semantic Intuitions, Charity, and Cross-Cultural Variation”, Mid-South Philosophy Conference, Memphis, February 2005, Canadian Philosophical Association, annual meeting, University of Western Ontario, May 2005.

“Holistic Atomism: Semantics between the Old Testament and the New”, presented to the 2004 meeting of the Ontario Philosophical Society (Waterloo, November 2004), and 2005 meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association (San Francisco, April 2005).

“The Dark Side of Twin Earth” 2005 Meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, University of Western Ontario, May 2005.

“Wittgenstein and James’s ‘Stream of Thought’” presented at the 2004 Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, March 2004 (refereed), and presented in expanded form to the Philosophy Department at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, September 2005 (invited), and the Department of Philosophy, McMaster University, Nov. 2006.

“Three Arguments about Externalism and Self-Knowledge” presented to the 2004 meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, Winnipeg, May 2004.

“Russell Goodman’s Wittgenstein and William James” presented to the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy at the APA Central Division Meeting, Chicago IL, April 2004. (Invited)

“Content and Context” presented to the Society for Value Inquiry at the APA Central Division Meeting, Chicago IL, April 2004. (Invited)

“Holism, Context and Content”, 2004 Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, April 2004, 2004 joint meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology and the European society for Philosophy and Psychology, Barcelona July 2004.

“Charity and the Normativity of Meaning”, presented at the 2004 meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association, March 2004.

“Constitutive Norms and Theories of Vagueness”, University of Waterloo, February 2004 (invited).

“Twins, Swampmen and our Interpretive Practice” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 2004.

“Epistemological Expertise and Epistemic Abilities”, Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 2004.

“The Internalist Counterexample to Reliabilism” 2004 Meeting of the Sothwestern Philosophy Society, New Orleans, November 2004.

“First Person Authority and Moore’s Paradox” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 2004.

“Wittgenstein, James’s and Pragmatism” Special conference in Honor of Richard Gale, university of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA April 2003.

“Temporal Externalism and Epistemic Theories of Vagueness” presented at the 2002 Mountain Plains Philosophy Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 2002; the 2002 meeting of the Ontario Philosophical Association, Waterloo, ON, November 2002, the 2003 meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association, San Francisco, CA, April 2003, and the 21st World Congress of Philosophy, Istanbul, Turkey, August 2003.

“Temporal Externalism and Our Ordinary Linguistic Practice” presented at the APA Central Division Meeting, Cleveland, OH, April 2002.

“James’s Empirical Assumptions” presented to the 2002 meeting of the William James Society at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Philadelphia, PA, December 2002

“Intutions and Semantic Theory” presented at the APA Central Division Meeting, April 2002, Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 2002, 2002 Meeting of the Ontario Philosophical Society, February 2002.

“James, prototypes and Analysis” presented at the 2002 Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, March 2002.

“What is Material Inference? Brandom on Sharing Concepts” 2002 Meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, May 2002.

“Agnosticism and Self Knowledge” Special Conference on Self-Knowledge, University of Utah, April 2002.

“Pragmatism, Neo-Pragmatism, and the Linguistic Turn” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 2002.

“Charity and Self-Interpretation” 2001 Meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, May 2001.

“James, Royce, Representation and the Will to Believe”, Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 2001.

“James’ Account of Cognition: Extending the Prototype”, Colloquium Presentation, University of Guelph, January 2001. (Invited)

“How Metaphysical should one’s Pluralism be?” Society for Realist/Anti-Realist Discussion, APA Eastern Division Meeting, December 2000. (Invited)

“Truth, Rationality, and Humanity”, 2000 Meeting of the Ontario Philosophical Society, October 2000.

"Pragmatism, meaning and objectivity", International conference on Pragmatism and Semantics, Prague, June 2000

“Conventionalism, Objectivity and Constitution” 2000 Meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, May 2000.

“Belief Ascriptions, Prototypes and Ambiguity”, APA Central Division Meeting, April 2000.

“Belief Ascriptions, Prototypes and Ambiguity”, APA Central Division Meeting, April 2000.

“James, Intentionality and Analysis”, 2000 Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, April 2000.

“Indeterminacy and Assertion”, 2000 Meeting of the Society for Exact Philosophy, March 2000.

“Ordinary Language, Conventionalism, and A Priori Knowledge” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 2000.

“What is Internal Realism?” Martin Faber Conference in honor of Peter Hare, Buffalo, Oct. 2000.

“Deference and Self-Knowledge” 1999 Meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society, November 1999.

“Holism, Meaning and Context” 1999 Meeting of the Ohio Philosophical Association, April 1999.

“Your Web Page as a Teaching Tool”, University of Toledo Center for Teaching Excellence, April 1999. (Invited)

“Content and Context” University of Toledo Geography Colloquium, March 1999. (Invited)

“Virtual Realities and Functional Kinds” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, March 1999.

“James’ Naturalistic Account of Concepts and his ‘Rejection of Logic’” 1999 Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, February 1999.

“Epistemic Value Monism” APA Central Division Meeting, May 1999.

“Skepticism and the First Person” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, March 1999.

“Belief, Rationality, and Psycho-physical Laws” World Congress of Philosophy, August 1998.

“Davidson, Skepticism and the Pragmatics of Justification” Society for Realist/Anti-Realist Discussion, APA Central Division Meeting, May 1998.

“Moderate Holism and the Instability Assumption” APA Central Division Meeting, May 1998.

“Prudential Arguments, Naturalized Epistemology, and the Will to Believe” 1998 Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, March 1998.

“Individualism, Internalism, and the Background” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 1998.

“First-Person Authority” University of Toledo Psychology Colloquium, December 1997. (Invited)

“Individualism and Interpretation” 1997 Meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society, October 1997.

“James on Prudential Arguments and the Will to Believe” 1997 Meeting of the Ohio Philosophical Association, April 1997.

“James’ Pragmatic Account of Intentionality and Truth” 1997 Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, March 1997.

“Interpretation Theory and Rule-Following Skepticism.” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 1997.

“Reliabilism and Foundationalism” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 1997.

“Self-Knowledge and Self-Interpretation” Harvard/MIT Graduate Philosophy Conference, March 1996.

“Externalism and Skepticism.” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 1996.

“Truth, Rationality and the Metaphysical Question” Martin Faber Conference on “Can Epistemology be Unified?”, Buffalo, Sept. 1996.

“Pragmatic Reasoning and the Will to Believe” APA Central Division Meeting, May 1996.

“Perception and Foundationalism” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 1996.

“Convention and Language.” APA Eastern Division Meeting, December 1994.

“On the Reality of Reference.” APA Central Division Meeting, March 1994.

“Self-Interpretation and Self-Constitution.” Pitt graduate colloquium, February 1994. (Invited)

Book Reviews

"Review of Misak (ed.): New Pragmatists,” Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, May 2008 (2000 words).

“Review of Hodges and Lachs: Thinking in the Ruins, Wittgenstein and Santayana on Contingency,” Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Vol. 15 (new series), No. 3 (2001), pp. 231-53.

“Review of Lakoff and Johnson: Philosophy in the Flesh,” Teaching Philosophy 23:4, December 2000.

“Review of Kim: Mind in a Physical World,” Teaching Philosophy 23:3, September 2000.

“Review of Block, Flanagan, and Güzeldere (eds.): The Nature of ConsciousnessTeaching Philosophy 23:1, March 2000.

“Review of Heck (ed.): Language, Thought, and Logic: Essays in Honor of Michael DummettTeaching Philosophy, 22:4, December 1999.

“Review of Ludlow (ed.): Readings in the Philosophy of Language,” Teaching Philosophy 22:2, June 1999.

“Review of Pihlström: Structuring the World: The Issue of Realism and the Nature of Ontological Problems in Classical and Contemporary Pragmatism.”, Transactions of the C.S Peirce Society, Spring 1998, Vol. XXXIV, No. 2.

"Review of Declerck: Tense In English: Its structure and use in discourse" Language, volume 69, no. 2 (1993)

Forthcoming

“Interpretivism and ‘canonical’ ascriptions”, Studia Philosophica Estonia (forthcoming).

“The Pragmatic Method” to appear in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Methodology (10,000 words)

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Summer 2017 AP/PHIL1100 3.0  The Meaning of Life BLEN  
Summer 2017 AP/PHIL4350 3.0  Seminar in the Philosophy of Language SEMR  

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/PHIL3200 3.0  Philosophy of Language LECT  
Fall 2017 AP/PHIL4800 3.0  Core Theoretical Philosophy I SEMR  

Area of Specialization

Philosophy

Degrees

Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh
M.A., Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh
B.A., Philosophy, summa cum laude , Columbia University

Professional Leadership

Co-chair, Society for Realist-Anti-Realist Discussion 2008-2015 (in charge of organizing sessions at the Eastern, Pacific and Central Division meetings).
Vice President, William James Society, 2015-2016

Research Interests:

Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology, American Pragmatism

All Publications

Book Chapters

“Externalism, Metasemantic Contextualism and Self-Knowledge”, in Goldberg, (ed.) Externalism, Self-Knowledge and Skepticism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015, pp. 228-247.

"William James", in Misak, ed., The Oxford Handbook of American Philosophy, New York: Oxford University Press, October 2008 (10,000 words),

"Holism" Routledge Encyclopedia of American Philosophy Routledge, 2008. (800 words)

"Meaning" Routledge Encyclopedia of American Philosophy Routledge, 2008. (1800 words)

"Minimalism, psychological reality, meaning and use" Gerhard Preyer and George Peter (eds), Context-Sensitivity and Semantic Minimalism: Essays in Semantics and Pragmatics. Oxford University Press, November 2007, pp. 320-336.

"Temporal Externalism, Constitutive Norms, and Theories of Vagueness" In Tomas Marvan (ed.), What Determines Content? The Internalism/Externalism Dispute, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press (2006), pp. 221-242.

“Descriptive Atomism and Foundational Holism: Semantics between the Old Testament and the New” in Gerhard Preyer, (ed): Protosociology, Vol 21: Compositionality, Concepts and Representations, 2005, pp. 7-21.

“Epistemology and Language”, Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (2nd ed). Elsevier, 2005. (2000 words)

“Contextualism in Epistemology”, Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (2nd ed). Elsevier, 2005. (2000 words)

Journal Articles

“Meaning Holism”, , The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, (10,000 words), September 15, 2014

"Semantic Intuitions, Conceptual Analysis and Cross-Cultural Variation", Philosophical Studies, Volume 146, Number 2, November 2009, pp. 159-177.

"Comments on Hales: Relativism and the Foundations of Philosophy" International Journal of Philosophical Studies, Vol 16, No. 2, (May 2008) pp. 255-62.

“Justification, Ambiguity, and Belief: Comments on McEvoy’s ‘The internalist counterexample to reliabilism’”, Southwest Philosophy Review, Vol 21, No. 2, Summer 2005, pp. 183-186.

“Temporal Externalism, Deference and Our Ordinary Linguistic Practice” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 86 (2005) 379-94.

“Intuitions and Semantic Theory” Metaphilosophy. Vol. 36, no. 3 (April 2005) pp. 363-380.

“Jamesian Pluralism and Moral Conflict: Comments on Talisse and Aikin’s ‘Why Pragmatists Cannot be Pluralists’”, Transactions of the C.S Peirce Society, Vol. XLI, No. 1 (Winter 2005) pp. 123-28.

“James’s Empirical Assumptions: On Materialism, Meliorism and Eternalism” Streams of William James. Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 2004, pp. 23-27,

“Pragmatism, Normativity and Naturalism” to appear in Ghiraldelli, P. (ed) What is Pragmatism? Londrina: South America Theology Institute. 2004.

“Temporal Externalism and Epistemic Theories of Vagueness” Philosophical Studies, Vol. 117, No.1-2, (January 2004), pp.79-94.

“Expression, Thought and Language”, Philosophia, Vol. 31, No. 1-2 (October 2003), pp. 33-54.

“Foundationalism, Coherentism and Rule Following Skepticism” International Journal of Philosophical Studies, Volume 11, No. 1, (March 2003), pp. 25-41.

“Charity, Self-Interpretation, and Belief” Journal of Philosophical Research, Volume 28 (2003), pp. 145-170.

“Semantic Pragmatism and A Priori Knowledge” Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Vol 31, No. 4, (Dec 2001) pp. 455-480.

“Ordinary Language, Conventionalism, and A Priori Knowledge” Dialectica, Vol 55. No.1 (2001), pp. 1-11.

“Moderate Holism and the Instability Thesis”, American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 36, No. 4, October 1999, pp. 361-369.

“We Live Forwards but Understand Backwards: Linguistic Practices and Future Behavior”, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 80 (1999) pp. 157-177.

"Prudential Arguments, Naturalized Epistemology, and the Will to Believe”, Transactions of the C.S Peirce Society Winter 1999, Vol. XXXV, No. 1: pp. 1-37.

“Convention and Language”, Synthese, 117 (3) 1998: pp. 295-312.

“James’ Pragmatic Account of Intentionality and Truth”, Transactions of the C.S Peirce Society Winter 1998, Vol. XXXIV, No. 1: pp. 155-181.

“Radical Interpretation and the Permutation Principle”, Erkenntnis. 1996, v. 44, no. 3: pp. 317-326.

Conference Proceedings

“Prejudice, Humor and Alief” Southwest Philosophy Review, (vol 28, no. 2, 2012)

“Transparency, Responsibility and Self-Knowledge”, Southwest Philosophy Review, Vol 25, n. 1

"Temporal Externalism and Epistemic Theories of Vagueness". Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy, Volume 6: Epistemology. Ankara, November 2007. (Note: this paper is a shorter version of the one that appeared in the 2004 issue of Philosophical Studies)

"Incompatibility Arguments and Semantic Self-Knowledge", Southwest Philosophy Review, v. 23, n. 1, Jan 2007.

“Belief, Rationality and Psychophysical Laws," in the Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, Volume 9: Philosophy of Mind. Bowling Green: Philosophy Documentation Center, 2000; pp. 47-54.

“Deference and Self-Knowledge” Southwest Philosophy Review, V.16, n. 1, Jan 2000: pp. 171-180.

“Holism, Meaning, and Context”, Proceedings of the Ohio Philosophical Association, 1999: pp. 140-151.

“Individualism and Interpretation” Southwest Philosophy Review, V.14, n. 1, Jan 1998, pp. 31-38.

“James on Prudential Arguments and the Will to Believe”, Proceedings of the Ohio Philosophical Association, 1997, pp. 97-108.

Conference Papers

“Truth, Objectivity, and Analysis”, Society for Realist/Anti-Realist Discussion, APA Pacific Division Meeting, San Francisco., April 2010 (invited).

“Two sorts of skepticism about Intutions”, workshop on Intutions and Philosophy, Rio De Jenaro, Brazi, March 2010 (invited).

“Truth, Metasemantics and the Normativity of Meaning”, University of Toronto, December 2009 (invited).

“Philosophical Propositions and the Ethics of Belief”, Conference on “Disagreement and the Ethics of Belief”, Amsterdam, Aug 2009.

“Inconsistency, Intuitions and Analysis”, Conference on “Meaning and Understanding”, Riga, August 2009.

“Pluralism, Truth and Use”, Conference on Pragmatism, Expressivism and Pluralism, Sydney, July 2009.

“Realism, Nominalism and Pessimism about Intuitions” Society for Realist/Anti-Realist Discussion, APA Pacific Division Meeting, Vancouver, B.C., April 2009 (invited), 2009 Annual Meeting of the Australian Association of Philosophy, Melbourne, July 2009.

“Transparency, Responsibility and Self-Knowledge”, 2008 meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society, Kansas City, November 2008.

“How is Meaning Normative?”, Colloquium series, Department of Philosophy, York University, March 2008 (invited), Workshop on Pragmatism and Normativity, University of Tillburg, June 2008 (refereed), Workshop on Mind and Cognition, Cordoba, August 2008 (invited).

"Fodor on Concepts and Modes of Presentation" APA Central Division Meeting, Chicago IL, April 2006, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, March 2008.

“Explaining the Value of Truth” APA Eastern Division Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, December 2008.

"Concepts, Conceptual Analysis, and Philosophical Methodology", Presented at the Tartu workshop on "Externalism, Conceptual Analysis and the Methods of Modern Philosophy", Tartu, Estonia, June 2007, the Department of Philosophy, Kansas State University, Sept 2007 (invited), and the Department of Philosophy, Ryerson University, October 2008 (invited).

"Absolute Truth, Semantic Pessimism, and the Will to Believe". Presented to the 2007 meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, Saskatoon, May 2007.

“On Relativism and the Foundations of the Philosophy” Society for Realist/Anti-Realist Discussion, APA Pacific Division Meeting, Portland OR, April 2007 (invited).

"Assertion, Judgment and Knowledge" APA Central Division Meeting, Chicago IL, April 2007.

"Inconpatibility Arguments and Semantic Self Knowledge", 2006 meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society, Nashville, November 2006.

"Bilgrami on Self-Knowledge" presented to the 2006 meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, Toronto, May 2006. (invited)

"Minimalism and Normativity" Presented at a special conference on Semantic Mnimalism, London, May 2006.

"Externalism, Holism and Contextualism" Invited presentation at the Institute Jean Nicod, Paris, May 2006.

"Temporal Externalism, Normativity and Use", Paper presented to British Academy Workshop on Temporal Externalism, Toronto March 2006. (Invited)

“James’s Ethical Theory” APA Pacific Division Meeting, Portland OR, March 2006 (invited).

"Why does Philosophy Matter" Paper presented to a colloquium at York University on UNESCO's "World Philosophy Day", November 17, 2005 (invited).

“Temporal Externalism, Constitutive Norms, and Theories of Vagueness”, The 4th International Conference on Logic and Cognition, June 13-17, 2005, Institute of Logic and Cognition, Zhongshan University, China. (Invited)

"Foundational Semantics and Context Sensitivity". Philosophy of Language Institute, New University of Lisbon (Instituto de Filosofia da Linguagem, Universidade Nova de Lisboa], and Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science conference on “Meaning and Communication”, June 4-6, Lisbon, Portugal. (Invited)

“Temporal Externalism: Some Varieties”, Paper presented to British Academy Workshop on Temporal Externalism, University of York (U.K.) March 2005. (Invited)

“Semantic Intuitions, Charity, and Cross-Cultural Variation”, Mid-South Philosophy Conference, Memphis, February 2005, Canadian Philosophical Association, annual meeting, University of Western Ontario, May 2005.

“Holistic Atomism: Semantics between the Old Testament and the New”, presented to the 2004 meeting of the Ontario Philosophical Society (Waterloo, November 2004), and 2005 meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association (San Francisco, April 2005).

“The Dark Side of Twin Earth” 2005 Meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, University of Western Ontario, May 2005.

“Wittgenstein and James’s ‘Stream of Thought’” presented at the 2004 Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, March 2004 (refereed), and presented in expanded form to the Philosophy Department at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, September 2005 (invited), and the Department of Philosophy, McMaster University, Nov. 2006.

“Three Arguments about Externalism and Self-Knowledge” presented to the 2004 meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, Winnipeg, May 2004.

“Russell Goodman’s Wittgenstein and William James” presented to the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy at the APA Central Division Meeting, Chicago IL, April 2004. (Invited)

“Content and Context” presented to the Society for Value Inquiry at the APA Central Division Meeting, Chicago IL, April 2004. (Invited)

“Holism, Context and Content”, 2004 Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, April 2004, 2004 joint meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology and the European society for Philosophy and Psychology, Barcelona July 2004.

“Charity and the Normativity of Meaning”, presented at the 2004 meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association, March 2004.

“Constitutive Norms and Theories of Vagueness”, University of Waterloo, February 2004 (invited).

“Twins, Swampmen and our Interpretive Practice” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 2004.

“Epistemological Expertise and Epistemic Abilities”, Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 2004.

“The Internalist Counterexample to Reliabilism” 2004 Meeting of the Sothwestern Philosophy Society, New Orleans, November 2004.

“First Person Authority and Moore’s Paradox” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 2004.

“Wittgenstein, James’s and Pragmatism” Special conference in Honor of Richard Gale, university of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA April 2003.

“Temporal Externalism and Epistemic Theories of Vagueness” presented at the 2002 Mountain Plains Philosophy Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 2002; the 2002 meeting of the Ontario Philosophical Association, Waterloo, ON, November 2002, the 2003 meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association, San Francisco, CA, April 2003, and the 21st World Congress of Philosophy, Istanbul, Turkey, August 2003.

“Temporal Externalism and Our Ordinary Linguistic Practice” presented at the APA Central Division Meeting, Cleveland, OH, April 2002.

“James’s Empirical Assumptions” presented to the 2002 meeting of the William James Society at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Philadelphia, PA, December 2002

“Intutions and Semantic Theory” presented at the APA Central Division Meeting, April 2002, Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 2002, 2002 Meeting of the Ontario Philosophical Society, February 2002.

“James, prototypes and Analysis” presented at the 2002 Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, March 2002.

“What is Material Inference? Brandom on Sharing Concepts” 2002 Meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, May 2002.

“Agnosticism and Self Knowledge” Special Conference on Self-Knowledge, University of Utah, April 2002.

“Pragmatism, Neo-Pragmatism, and the Linguistic Turn” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 2002.

“Charity and Self-Interpretation” 2001 Meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, May 2001.

“James, Royce, Representation and the Will to Believe”, Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 2001.

“James’ Account of Cognition: Extending the Prototype”, Colloquium Presentation, University of Guelph, January 2001. (Invited)

“How Metaphysical should one’s Pluralism be?” Society for Realist/Anti-Realist Discussion, APA Eastern Division Meeting, December 2000. (Invited)

“Truth, Rationality, and Humanity”, 2000 Meeting of the Ontario Philosophical Society, October 2000.

"Pragmatism, meaning and objectivity", International conference on Pragmatism and Semantics, Prague, June 2000

“Conventionalism, Objectivity and Constitution” 2000 Meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, May 2000.

“Belief Ascriptions, Prototypes and Ambiguity”, APA Central Division Meeting, April 2000.

“Belief Ascriptions, Prototypes and Ambiguity”, APA Central Division Meeting, April 2000.

“James, Intentionality and Analysis”, 2000 Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, April 2000.

“Indeterminacy and Assertion”, 2000 Meeting of the Society for Exact Philosophy, March 2000.

“Ordinary Language, Conventionalism, and A Priori Knowledge” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 2000.

“What is Internal Realism?” Martin Faber Conference in honor of Peter Hare, Buffalo, Oct. 2000.

“Deference and Self-Knowledge” 1999 Meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society, November 1999.

“Holism, Meaning and Context” 1999 Meeting of the Ohio Philosophical Association, April 1999.

“Your Web Page as a Teaching Tool”, University of Toledo Center for Teaching Excellence, April 1999. (Invited)

“Content and Context” University of Toledo Geography Colloquium, March 1999. (Invited)

“Virtual Realities and Functional Kinds” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, March 1999.

“James’ Naturalistic Account of Concepts and his ‘Rejection of Logic’” 1999 Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, February 1999.

“Epistemic Value Monism” APA Central Division Meeting, May 1999.

“Skepticism and the First Person” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, March 1999.

“Belief, Rationality, and Psycho-physical Laws” World Congress of Philosophy, August 1998.

“Davidson, Skepticism and the Pragmatics of Justification” Society for Realist/Anti-Realist Discussion, APA Central Division Meeting, May 1998.

“Moderate Holism and the Instability Assumption” APA Central Division Meeting, May 1998.

“Prudential Arguments, Naturalized Epistemology, and the Will to Believe” 1998 Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, March 1998.

“Individualism, Internalism, and the Background” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 1998.

“First-Person Authority” University of Toledo Psychology Colloquium, December 1997. (Invited)

“Individualism and Interpretation” 1997 Meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society, October 1997.

“James on Prudential Arguments and the Will to Believe” 1997 Meeting of the Ohio Philosophical Association, April 1997.

“James’ Pragmatic Account of Intentionality and Truth” 1997 Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, March 1997.

“Interpretation Theory and Rule-Following Skepticism.” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 1997.

“Reliabilism and Foundationalism” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 1997.

“Self-Knowledge and Self-Interpretation” Harvard/MIT Graduate Philosophy Conference, March 1996.

“Externalism and Skepticism.” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 1996.

“Truth, Rationality and the Metaphysical Question” Martin Faber Conference on “Can Epistemology be Unified?”, Buffalo, Sept. 1996.

“Pragmatic Reasoning and the Will to Believe” APA Central Division Meeting, May 1996.

“Perception and Foundationalism” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 1996.

“Convention and Language.” APA Eastern Division Meeting, December 1994.

“On the Reality of Reference.” APA Central Division Meeting, March 1994.

“Self-Interpretation and Self-Constitution.” Pitt graduate colloquium, February 1994. (Invited)

Book Reviews

"Review of Misak (ed.): New Pragmatists,” Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, May 2008 (2000 words).

“Review of Hodges and Lachs: Thinking in the Ruins, Wittgenstein and Santayana on Contingency,” Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Vol. 15 (new series), No. 3 (2001), pp. 231-53.

“Review of Lakoff and Johnson: Philosophy in the Flesh,” Teaching Philosophy 23:4, December 2000.

“Review of Kim: Mind in a Physical World,” Teaching Philosophy 23:3, September 2000.

“Review of Block, Flanagan, and Güzeldere (eds.): The Nature of ConsciousnessTeaching Philosophy 23:1, March 2000.

“Review of Heck (ed.): Language, Thought, and Logic: Essays in Honor of Michael DummettTeaching Philosophy, 22:4, December 1999.

“Review of Ludlow (ed.): Readings in the Philosophy of Language,” Teaching Philosophy 22:2, June 1999.

“Review of Pihlström: Structuring the World: The Issue of Realism and the Nature of Ontological Problems in Classical and Contemporary Pragmatism.”, Transactions of the C.S Peirce Society, Spring 1998, Vol. XXXIV, No. 2.

"Review of Declerck: Tense In English: Its structure and use in discourse" Language, volume 69, no. 2 (1993)

Forthcoming

“Interpretivism and ‘canonical’ ascriptions”, Studia Philosophica Estonia (forthcoming).

“The Pragmatic Method” to appear in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Methodology (10,000 words)


Teaching:

Current Courses

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TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Summer 2017 AP/PHIL1100 3.0  The Meaning of Life BLEN  
Summer 2017 AP/PHIL4350 3.0  Seminar in the Philosophy of Language SEMR  

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/PHIL3200 3.0  Philosophy of Language LECT  
Fall 2017 AP/PHIL4800 3.0  Core Theoretical Philosophy I SEMR