Stuart Shanker

Professor Emerita
Distinguished Research Professor

Office: Calumet College, 331
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 20386
Emailshanker@yorku.ca
Primary websitewww.self-reg.ca

Early Years Study 2: Putting Science Into Action, by internationally renowned child development expert Dr. Fraser Mustard, Margaret Norrie McCain and Stuart Shanker of York's Faculty of Health, is a 185-page follow-up report to the groundbreaking 1999 Early Years Study: Reversing the Real Brain Drain commissioned by the former Ontario government, wrote the Winnipeg Free Press April 4. The report places Canada's efforts at early childhood education at the very bottom of all 30 nations in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

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Stuart Shanker is Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at York University. He was educated at Oxford, where he obtained a First in PPE and won the Marian Buck Fellowship at Christ Church, where he obtained a First in a B Phil in Philosophy and a D Phil with Distinction in Philosophy. Among his awards are a Canada Council Doctoral Fellowship and Postdoctoral Fellowship; a Calgary Institute for the Humanities Fellowship; a University of Alberta Mactaggart Fellowship; an Iszaak Walton Killam Fellowship; and the Walter L. Gordon Fellowship at York University. He has received many grants, among them a $7,000,000 grant from the Harris Steel Foundation to establish the Milton and Ethel Harris Research Initiative (MEHRI), a state-of-the-art cognitive and social neuroscience institute at York University.

Among his recent monographs are Apes, language and the human mind (with Sue Savage-Rumbaugh and Talbot Taylor, 1998); Wittgenstein’s remarks on the foundations of AI (1998); Toward a Psychology of Global Interdependency (with Stanley Greenspan, 2002), The First Idea (with Stanley Greenspan, 2004), Early Years Study II (with J. Fraser Mustard and Margaret McCain, 2006) and El rizoma de la racionalidad (with Pedro Reygadas, 2007). He is the editor of several collections, among them The Routledge History of Philosophy (with G.H.R. Parkinson, 1994-2000); Language, Culture, Self (with David Bakhurst, 2001), Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments (with David Kilfoyle, 2002), Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (a member of the PDM Steering Committee, 2006), and Human Development in the 21st Century (with Alan Fogel and Barbara King, 2008).

In addition to serving as Director of MEHRI, Dr. Shanker is currently Director of the Council for Human Development and Past President of the Council of Early Child Development. He is also Director of the Cuba-Canada Research Initiative, an international, multi-disciplinary investigation into preventative mental health (funded by IDRC of Canada).

Area of Specialization

Philosophy/Psychology

Degrees

D.Phil. , Oxford
B.Phil., Oxford. First Class
M.A., English Literature. , University of Toronto. First Class
B.A., Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Oxford. First Class
B.A., English Literature. , University of Toronto. First Class

Appointments

Faculty of Health

Professional Leadership

Science Director, The Canadian Self-Regulation Initiative Director, The MEHRIT Centre – Foreword for the Ontario Government’s Every Child Every Opportunity and Alberta Government’s Growing Miracles, Board of Directors, Interdisciplinary Couuncil of Learning and Developmental Disorders (ICDL)

2009
- Author of the Supplementary Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Paid, Maternity, Paternity and Parental Leave’, New South Wales, Australia
- Member of the ‘Scaling Up’ Steering Group, Wolfensohn Centre, Brookings
Institute

2008
- Consultant, Senate Sub-Committee on Population Health
- Consultant, NSW Commission for Children and Young People, Australia
- Critical Friend, Toronto District School Board, Coquitlam School Board

Research Interests

Philosophy , Psychology , Self-regulation, Developmental disorders, Educational Theory

All Publications

Books

Calm, Alert and Learning. Pearson

J. Fraser Mustard, Margart McCain, and Stuart Shanker, Early Years Study II. Toronto, The Council of Early Child Development. 2007

Pedro Reygadas y Stuart Shanker, El rizoma de la racionalidad: El sustrato emocional del lenguaje (Grupo Editorial Cenzontle y La Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí 2007).

Alan Fogel, Barbara King and Stuart Shanker, Human development in the 21st Century. Cambridge, Mass: Cambridge University Press. 2007

J. Fraser Mustard, Margart McCain, and Stuart Shanker, Early Years Study II. Toronto, The Council of Early Child Development. 2007

Member of Steering Committee and Task Force, PDM Task Force. (2006) . Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual. Silver Spring, MD: Alliance of Psychoanalytic Organizations

Stanley Greenspan and Stuart Shanker, The First Idea: How symbols, language and intelligence evolved from our primate ancestors to modern humans. Da Capo Press, Perseus Books, 2004.

Stuart Shanker and David Kilfoyle (eds), Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments, vols.5-8. London, Routledge, 2002.

Stanley Greenspan and Stuart Shanker, Toward a Psychology of Global Interdependency: a Framework for International Collaboration. Washington: ICDL Press, 2002.

David Bakhurst and Stuart Shanker, (eds), Language, Culture, Self: The Philosophical sychology of Jerome Bruner. London: Sage, 2001.

Wittgenstein Remarks on the Foundations of AI. London: Routledge, 1998.

E.S. Savage-Rumbaugh, S.G. Shanker, and Talbot J. Taylor, Apes, Language and Mind. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

G.H.R. Parkinson and S.G. Shanker (General Editors), Routledge History of Philosophy, 12 vols, London, Routledge, 1993 -

John V. Canfield and Stuart G. Shanker (eds), Wittgenstein's Intentions. New York: Garland Press, 1992.

Ed. Gödel's Theorem in Focus. London: Croom Helm; New York, Methuen, 1988.

Wittgenstein and the Turning-Point in the Philosophy of Mathematics. London: Croom Helm Publishers, Ltd.; New York, State University of New York Press, 1987.

Ed. Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments. Four Volumes. London, Croom Helm Publishers, Ltd., 1986. Reprinted 1996: London, Routledge.

S.G. Shanker and V.A. Shanker, A Wittgenstein Bibliography. London: Croom Helm Publishers, 1986.

Ed. Philosophy in Britain Today. London: Croom Helm Publishers, Ltd.; New York, State University of New York Press, 1986.

Ed. The Philosophy of Science, Mathematics, and Logic in the Twentieth-century, Routledge History of Philosophy, vol. IX.

Pedro Reygadas y Stuart Shanker, El rizoma de la racionalidad: emoción y lenguaje en la Teoría de Sistemas Dinámicos ─ más allá de la lingüística cartesiana.

Book Chapters

Stuart Shanker (2010), ‘Emotion Regulation through the Ages’, in A Foolen, U Luedke, J Zlatev, & T Racine (eds), Moving ourselves, moving others: The role of (e)motion in intersubjectivity, consciousness and language. London, John Benjamins.

Stuart Shanker and Jim Stieben (2009), ‘The Roots of Mindblindness’, in Ivan Leudar (ed), Against Theory of Mind. London, Palgrave Macmillan.

Stuart Shanker (2009), ‘Three Concepts of Liberty, in Leidlmaier, K. (ed) . After Cognitivism. Springer.

Stanley Greenspan and Stuart Shanker (2006), ‘A developmental framework for depth psychology and a definition of healthy emotion functioning’, Psychodynamic diagnostic Manual (PDM), pp.431 - 482.

‘The broader implications of borderline areas of language research’, in Anthropology beyond culture. Richard G. Fox and Barbara J. King (eds). New York: Berg, 2002.

‘Reassessing the Cognitive Revolution’, in Reassessing the Cognitive Revolution, David M. Johnson and Christina Erneling (eds). New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

‘Wittgenstein versus Quine on the Nature of Language and Cognition’, in Wittgenstein and Quine, R.L. Arrington and H.J. Glock (eds). London: Routledge, 1996.

‘Descartes’ Legacy: The Mechanist/Vitalist Debates’, in Philosophy of Science, Logic, and Mathematics in the 20th Century, 1996.

‘Attualitŕ delle osservazioni di Wittgenstein sulle intenzioni’, Dino Ferreri (trans), in La Psicologia dopo Wittgenstein, John Hyman (ed.). Roma: Casa Editrice Astrolabio, 1994.

‘Wittgenstein versus Russell on the Analysis of Mind’, in Russell and the Rise of Analytic Philosophy, Andrew Irvine and Gary Wedekind (eds), Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993

‘The Enduring Relevance of Wittgenstein’s Remarks on Intentions’, in Investigating Psychology, John Hyman (ed.) (London, Routledge, 1991)

‘Artificial Intelligence at the Crossroads’, in Brian Bloomfield (ed.), Questions in Artificial Intelligence (London, Croom Helm, 1987)

‘The Nature of Mathematical Reality’, in Essays in Honour of Q.A. Qadir, N. Ahmed (ed.) (Lahore, University of Lahore, 1987)

‘The Decline and Fall of the Mechanist Metaphor’, in Born, R. (ed.) , Artificial Intelligence: The Case Against (London, Croom Helm Publishers, Ltd., 1986)

‘Computer Vision or Mechanist Myopia?’, in Philosophy in Britain Today

‘Wittgenstein’s Remarks on the Significance of Gödel’s Theorem’, in Gödel’s Theorem in Focus

‘The Nature of Psychological Cause’, in Canfield and Shanker (eds), Wittgenstein’s Intentions

‘Developing Mentally Healthy Children,' in Sharna Olfman (ed), Drugging our Children

Stuart Shanker, ‘Developing Mentally Healthy Children’, in Sharna Olfman (ed), Drugging our Children.

Journal Articles

Stuart Shanker (2010) Self-Regulation: Calm, Alert and Learning, Education Canada, 50:3

Stuart Shanker (2009) Enhancing the Mental Wellness of Children, Child & Family Professional, 12:3

Stuart Shanker (2008), ‘In Search of the Pathways that lead to mentally healthy children’, Journal of Developmental Processes, 3,1: 22-33

Stuart Shanker (2008), ‘Moving from the Middle Ages into the 21st Century in our Views of the Development of the Mind’, Espaciotiempo 2: 53-61. Dossier: Enfoques de la complejidad y el desarollo en las Humanidades y las Ciencias Sociales

Stuart Shanker and Stanley Greenspan, ‘The developmental pathways leading to pattern-recognition, joint attention, language and cognition’, New Ideas in Psychology 25 (2007) 128-142

Stuart Shanker and Stanley Greenspan, ‘The Role of Affect in Language Development', Theoria: Revista de teoria, historia y fundamentos de la ciencia, 20/354 (2005) 329-344

Stuart Shanker 2004 ‘The Roots of Mindblindness’, Theory and Psychology, 14, pp.685-703

Stuart Shanker 2004 ‘A Dynamic Developmental Model of Emotions’, Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, 11, 219-33

Barbara King and Stuart Shanker, How can we know the dancer from the dance? The dynamic nature of African great ape social communication. Anthropological Theory 3(1): 5-26. 2003

‘The generativist-interactionist debate over specific language impairment: Psycholinguistics at a crossroads’, American Journal of Psychology, 2002, vol.115, no.3 pp.415-450

Taylor, T. and Shanker, S. Rethinking language development. In T.J. Taylor and H. Davis (eds), Rethinking linguistics. London: Curzon Press, 2002.

Stuart Shanker y Pedro Reygadas 2002 ‘La red de la racionalidad: emoción y lenguaje’, Cuicuilco: Revista de la Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia, 9, 24, pp.37-60

Stanley I. Greenspan & Stuart G. Shanker 2002 ‘Differences in Affect Cuing: A window for the identification of risk patterns for Autism Spectrum Disorders in the first year of life’, The Journal of Developmental and Learning Disorders, 6, pp.23-30

Stuart Shanker and Barbara King 2002 ‘The Emergence of a new paradigm in ape language research’, Target Article, Behavioral & Brain Sciences 25: 605-626

Stuart Shanker & Talbot Taylor, ‘The House that Bruner Built’, in Language, Culture, Self: The Philosophical Psychology of Jerome Bruner, 2001, pp.50-70.

David Bakhurst and Stuart Shanker, ‘Bruner’s Way’, in Language, Culture, Self: The Philosophical Psychology of Jerome Bruner. London: Sage, 2001.

Stuart Shanker, ‘What a Child Knows When She Knows What a Name is: The Non-Cartesian View of Language Acquisition’, Target Article, Current Anthropology, 42, 2001, 481-513.

Review of Jonathan Reé, I See a Voice. Sign Language Studies 1.1 (2000) 93-102

Stuart Shanker, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, and Talbot J. Taylor, ‘Kanzi: A New Beginning’, Animal Learning & Behavior 27 (1) 24-25, 1999

Talbot J. Taylor and Stuart G. Shanker, ‘Ape Linguistics (Or: is Kanzi a Cartesian?)’, in Cram, David, Andrew Linn, and Elke Nowak (eds), The History of Linguistics, 1996 (Studies in the History of the Language Sciences, 94). Amsterdam, John Benjamins, 1999. pp57-70

Review of Jean-Pierre Changeux and Alain Connes, Conversations on Mind, Matter, and Mathematics, Philosophia Mathematica, 6, 1998, pp.241-45

‘The Logic of Integrationism’, Critical Review of Michael Toolan’s Total Speech, Metaphor and Symbol, Metaphor and Symbol, 13, 1998, pp.235-41

Barbara King and Stuart Shanker, ‘The Expulsion of Primates from the Garden of Language’, Evolution of Communication, vol.1 no.1 (1997), pp.59-99

E. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, S. G. Shanker and Talbot J. Taylor, ‘Apes with Language’, Critical Quarterly, 1996

Michael Detlefsen and Stuart G. Shanker (eds), The Mechanization of Reason, Philosophica Mathematica, Vol.Three, Series III (1995)

‘Turing and the Origins of AI’, Philosophica Mathematica, Vol.Three, Series III (1995), pp.52-85

Review of Martin Kusch, Psychologism: A Case Study in the Sociology of Knowledge, Metascience, Issue Eight (1995), pp.26-30.

‘The Nature of Insight’, Minds and Machines, vol.5 no.4 (1995) pp.561-581

‘Ape Language in a New Light’, Primate Communication, Barbara King (ed), Language & Communication, Vol.14 (1994), pp.59-86

Review of Margaret Boden, The Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms, Minds and Machines, vol.3 (1993), 109-114

‘Locating Bruner’, Language & Communication, Vol.13, No.4 (1993) pp.239-263

‘The Demise of AI’, Bulletin of the Toronto Cognitive Science Society, no.001, 1993

‘In Search of Bruner’, Language & Communication, vol.12 (1992)

‘Selective Forces at Work’, Language & Communication, vol.11 (1991), pp.89-91

‘Muddles of Discovery’, in Bill Rapaport (ed.), Where Does I Come From: Subjectivity and the Debate over Computational Cognitive Science, Buffalo: Center for Cognitive Science Technical Report (1991), pp.60-99

Review of P.M.S. Hacker, Meaning and Mind, Canadian Philosophical Reviews, vol.XI no.3 (1991)

‘The Relevance of Wittgenstein’s Remarks on Köhler for GPS’ (in Chinese), Tang Chao (trans) Psychological Development and Education (1991, no.3)

‘The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence’, in The Chinese Philosophical Yearbook, 1990

Review of Colin Blakemore and Susan Greenfield (eds), ‘Mindwaves’, Human Studies, vol.13 (1990), pp.417-25

Review of Hao Wang, Reflections on Kurt Gödel, Canadian Philosophical Reviews, volume X (April 1990) pp.166-8

‘The Dawning of (Machine) Intelligence’, Philosophica, vol.42 (1988)

‘Wittgenstein versus Turing on the Nature of Church’s Thesis’, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, vol. 28, no. 4, October 1987

‘Introduction to Ambrose, A. and Lazerowitz, M., Necessity and Language (London, Croom Helm Publishers, Ltd., 1985)

‘Sceptical Confusions about Rule-Following’, Mind, vol.XCIII (August 1984)

‘The Challenge of Mass Unemployment’, Contemporary Review, vol.243, no.1415 (December, 1984)

‘Principles of Political Education’, Contemporary Review, vol.244, no.1416 (February 1984)

‘The Enduring Role of Government’, Contemporary Review, vol.244, no.1420 (May 1984)

‘Orwell on Liberty’, Contemporary Review, vol.245, no.1423 (August 1984)

‘Paradigms of Political Theory’, Contemporary Review, vol.245, no.1425 (October, 1984)

‘Wittgenstein’s Solution of the "Hermeneutic Problem"‘, Conceptus, vol.XVIII, no.44 (1984)

‘Philosophy, Computers, and the Preservation of Values’, Humanist in Canada, vol.16, no.4 (Winter 1983/84)

‘Dummett’s Interpretation of Frege’, Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review (Spring 1983)

‘Canadian Politics’, Contemporary Review, vol.242, no.1406 (March 1983)

‘The Search for a National Identity’, World Press Review (May 1983)

‘The Perils of Post-Industrialism’, Contemporary Review, vol.243, no.1413 (October 1983)

‘A Precursor of Post-Industrial Political Philosophy’, Contemporary Review, vol.240, no.1394 (March 1982)

‘Wittgenstein: Understanding and Meaning’, University of Toronto Quarterly, (Spring 1981)

‘Nixon’s Breach of Faith’, Oxford Literary Review (Oxford, 1977)

‘Ludwig Wittgenstein: 1889-1951’, in Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments, Vol. I

‘The Philosophical Significance of the Tractatus’, in Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments, Vol.I

‘Approaching the Investigations’, in Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments, Vol.II

‘The Portals of Discovery’, in Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments, Vol.III

‘The Foundations of the Foundations of Mathematics’, in Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments, Vol.III

‘The Appel-Haken Solution of the Four-Colour Problem’, in Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments, Vol.III

(trans.) Waismann, F., ‘The Nature of Mathematics: Wittgenstein’s Standpoint’, in Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments, Vol.III

‘The Nature of Philosophy’, in Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments, Vol.IV

V.A. Shanker and S.G. Shanker, ‘A Wittgenstein Bibliography’, in Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments, Vol.V

‘Philosophy in the U.K. Today’, in Philosophy in Britain Today

Stuart Shanker & Talbot Taylor, ‘The Significance of Ape Language Research’, in The Mind as a Scientific Object, David Johnson & Christina Erneling (eds). New York: Oxford University Press.

Stuart Shanker and Pedro Reygadas, ‘Emoción, lengua, cultura y razon’, la Revista Latina de Pensamiento y Lenguaje

Ellen Biaystok, Simon Sherry, Stuart Shanker, and Judith Codd, ‘Executive Function Deficits in Children with Autism’, The Journal of Developmental and Learning Disorders


Early Years Study 2: Putting Science Into Action, by internationally renowned child development expert Dr. Fraser Mustard, Margaret Norrie McCain and Stuart Shanker of York's Faculty of Health, is a 185-page follow-up report to the groundbreaking 1999 Early Years Study: Reversing the Real Brain Drain commissioned by the former Ontario government, wrote the Winnipeg Free Press April 4. The report places Canada's efforts at early childhood education at the very bottom of all 30 nations in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development


Stuart Shanker is Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at York University. He was educated at Oxford, where he obtained a First in PPE and won the Marian Buck Fellowship at Christ Church, where he obtained a First in a B Phil in Philosophy and a D Phil with Distinction in Philosophy. Among his awards are a Canada Council Doctoral Fellowship and Postdoctoral Fellowship; a Calgary Institute for the Humanities Fellowship; a University of Alberta Mactaggart Fellowship; an Iszaak Walton Killam Fellowship; and the Walter L. Gordon Fellowship at York University. He has received many grants, among them a $7,000,000 grant from the Harris Steel Foundation to establish the Milton and Ethel Harris Research Initiative (MEHRI), a state-of-the-art cognitive and social neuroscience institute at York University.

Among his recent monographs are Apes, language and the human mind (with Sue Savage-Rumbaugh and Talbot Taylor, 1998); Wittgenstein’s remarks on the foundations of AI (1998); Toward a Psychology of Global Interdependency (with Stanley Greenspan, 2002), The First Idea (with Stanley Greenspan, 2004), Early Years Study II (with J. Fraser Mustard and Margaret McCain, 2006) and El rizoma de la racionalidad (with Pedro Reygadas, 2007). He is the editor of several collections, among them The Routledge History of Philosophy (with G.H.R. Parkinson, 1994-2000); Language, Culture, Self (with David Bakhurst, 2001), Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments (with David Kilfoyle, 2002), Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (a member of the PDM Steering Committee, 2006), and Human Development in the 21st Century (with Alan Fogel and Barbara King, 2008).

In addition to serving as Director of MEHRI, Dr. Shanker is currently Director of the Council for Human Development and Past President of the Council of Early Child Development. He is also Director of the Cuba-Canada Research Initiative, an international, multi-disciplinary investigation into preventative mental health (funded by IDRC of Canada).

Area of Specialization

Philosophy/Psychology

Degrees

D.Phil. , Oxford
B.Phil., Oxford. First Class
M.A., English Literature. , University of Toronto. First Class
B.A., Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Oxford. First Class
B.A., English Literature. , University of Toronto. First Class

Appointments

Faculty of Health

Professional Leadership

Science Director, The Canadian Self-Regulation Initiative Director, The MEHRIT Centre – Foreword for the Ontario Government’s Every Child Every Opportunity and Alberta Government’s Growing Miracles, Board of Directors, Interdisciplinary Couuncil of Learning and Developmental Disorders (ICDL)

2009
- Author of the Supplementary Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Paid, Maternity, Paternity and Parental Leave’, New South Wales, Australia
- Member of the ‘Scaling Up’ Steering Group, Wolfensohn Centre, Brookings
Institute

2008
- Consultant, Senate Sub-Committee on Population Health
- Consultant, NSW Commission for Children and Young People, Australia
- Critical Friend, Toronto District School Board, Coquitlam School Board

Research Interests:

Philosophy , Psychology , Self-regulation, Developmental disorders, Educational Theory

All Publications

Books

Calm, Alert and Learning. Pearson

J. Fraser Mustard, Margart McCain, and Stuart Shanker, Early Years Study II. Toronto, The Council of Early Child Development. 2007

Pedro Reygadas y Stuart Shanker, El rizoma de la racionalidad: El sustrato emocional del lenguaje (Grupo Editorial Cenzontle y La Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí 2007).

Alan Fogel, Barbara King and Stuart Shanker, Human development in the 21st Century. Cambridge, Mass: Cambridge University Press. 2007

J. Fraser Mustard, Margart McCain, and Stuart Shanker, Early Years Study II. Toronto, The Council of Early Child Development. 2007

Member of Steering Committee and Task Force, PDM Task Force. (2006) . Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual. Silver Spring, MD: Alliance of Psychoanalytic Organizations

Stanley Greenspan and Stuart Shanker, The First Idea: How symbols, language and intelligence evolved from our primate ancestors to modern humans. Da Capo Press, Perseus Books, 2004.

Stuart Shanker and David Kilfoyle (eds), Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments, vols.5-8. London, Routledge, 2002.

Stanley Greenspan and Stuart Shanker, Toward a Psychology of Global Interdependency: a Framework for International Collaboration. Washington: ICDL Press, 2002.

David Bakhurst and Stuart Shanker, (eds), Language, Culture, Self: The Philosophical sychology of Jerome Bruner. London: Sage, 2001.

Wittgenstein Remarks on the Foundations of AI. London: Routledge, 1998.

E.S. Savage-Rumbaugh, S.G. Shanker, and Talbot J. Taylor, Apes, Language and Mind. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

G.H.R. Parkinson and S.G. Shanker (General Editors), Routledge History of Philosophy, 12 vols, London, Routledge, 1993 -

John V. Canfield and Stuart G. Shanker (eds), Wittgenstein's Intentions. New York: Garland Press, 1992.

Ed. Gödel's Theorem in Focus. London: Croom Helm; New York, Methuen, 1988.

Wittgenstein and the Turning-Point in the Philosophy of Mathematics. London: Croom Helm Publishers, Ltd.; New York, State University of New York Press, 1987.

Ed. Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments. Four Volumes. London, Croom Helm Publishers, Ltd., 1986. Reprinted 1996: London, Routledge.

S.G. Shanker and V.A. Shanker, A Wittgenstein Bibliography. London: Croom Helm Publishers, 1986.

Ed. Philosophy in Britain Today. London: Croom Helm Publishers, Ltd.; New York, State University of New York Press, 1986.

Ed. The Philosophy of Science, Mathematics, and Logic in the Twentieth-century, Routledge History of Philosophy, vol. IX.

Pedro Reygadas y Stuart Shanker, El rizoma de la racionalidad: emoción y lenguaje en la Teoría de Sistemas Dinámicos ─ más allá de la lingüística cartesiana.

Book Chapters

Stuart Shanker (2010), ‘Emotion Regulation through the Ages’, in A Foolen, U Luedke, J Zlatev, & T Racine (eds), Moving ourselves, moving others: The role of (e)motion in intersubjectivity, consciousness and language. London, John Benjamins.

Stuart Shanker and Jim Stieben (2009), ‘The Roots of Mindblindness’, in Ivan Leudar (ed), Against Theory of Mind. London, Palgrave Macmillan.

Stuart Shanker (2009), ‘Three Concepts of Liberty, in Leidlmaier, K. (ed) . After Cognitivism. Springer.

Stanley Greenspan and Stuart Shanker (2006), ‘A developmental framework for depth psychology and a definition of healthy emotion functioning’, Psychodynamic diagnostic Manual (PDM), pp.431 - 482.

‘The broader implications of borderline areas of language research’, in Anthropology beyond culture. Richard G. Fox and Barbara J. King (eds). New York: Berg, 2002.

‘Reassessing the Cognitive Revolution’, in Reassessing the Cognitive Revolution, David M. Johnson and Christina Erneling (eds). New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

‘Wittgenstein versus Quine on the Nature of Language and Cognition’, in Wittgenstein and Quine, R.L. Arrington and H.J. Glock (eds). London: Routledge, 1996.

‘Descartes’ Legacy: The Mechanist/Vitalist Debates’, in Philosophy of Science, Logic, and Mathematics in the 20th Century, 1996.

‘Attualitŕ delle osservazioni di Wittgenstein sulle intenzioni’, Dino Ferreri (trans), in La Psicologia dopo Wittgenstein, John Hyman (ed.). Roma: Casa Editrice Astrolabio, 1994.

‘Wittgenstein versus Russell on the Analysis of Mind’, in Russell and the Rise of Analytic Philosophy, Andrew Irvine and Gary Wedekind (eds), Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993

‘The Enduring Relevance of Wittgenstein’s Remarks on Intentions’, in Investigating Psychology, John Hyman (ed.) (London, Routledge, 1991)

‘Artificial Intelligence at the Crossroads’, in Brian Bloomfield (ed.), Questions in Artificial Intelligence (London, Croom Helm, 1987)

‘The Nature of Mathematical Reality’, in Essays in Honour of Q.A. Qadir, N. Ahmed (ed.) (Lahore, University of Lahore, 1987)

‘The Decline and Fall of the Mechanist Metaphor’, in Born, R. (ed.) , Artificial Intelligence: The Case Against (London, Croom Helm Publishers, Ltd., 1986)

‘Computer Vision or Mechanist Myopia?’, in Philosophy in Britain Today

‘Wittgenstein’s Remarks on the Significance of Gödel’s Theorem’, in Gödel’s Theorem in Focus

‘The Nature of Psychological Cause’, in Canfield and Shanker (eds), Wittgenstein’s Intentions

‘Developing Mentally Healthy Children,' in Sharna Olfman (ed), Drugging our Children

Stuart Shanker, ‘Developing Mentally Healthy Children’, in Sharna Olfman (ed), Drugging our Children.

Journal Articles

Stuart Shanker (2010) Self-Regulation: Calm, Alert and Learning, Education Canada, 50:3

Stuart Shanker (2009) Enhancing the Mental Wellness of Children, Child & Family Professional, 12:3

Stuart Shanker (2008), ‘In Search of the Pathways that lead to mentally healthy children’, Journal of Developmental Processes, 3,1: 22-33

Stuart Shanker (2008), ‘Moving from the Middle Ages into the 21st Century in our Views of the Development of the Mind’, Espaciotiempo 2: 53-61. Dossier: Enfoques de la complejidad y el desarollo en las Humanidades y las Ciencias Sociales

Stuart Shanker and Stanley Greenspan, ‘The developmental pathways leading to pattern-recognition, joint attention, language and cognition’, New Ideas in Psychology 25 (2007) 128-142

Stuart Shanker and Stanley Greenspan, ‘The Role of Affect in Language Development', Theoria: Revista de teoria, historia y fundamentos de la ciencia, 20/354 (2005) 329-344

Stuart Shanker 2004 ‘The Roots of Mindblindness’, Theory and Psychology, 14, pp.685-703

Stuart Shanker 2004 ‘A Dynamic Developmental Model of Emotions’, Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, 11, 219-33

Barbara King and Stuart Shanker, How can we know the dancer from the dance? The dynamic nature of African great ape social communication. Anthropological Theory 3(1): 5-26. 2003

‘The generativist-interactionist debate over specific language impairment: Psycholinguistics at a crossroads’, American Journal of Psychology, 2002, vol.115, no.3 pp.415-450

Taylor, T. and Shanker, S. Rethinking language development. In T.J. Taylor and H. Davis (eds), Rethinking linguistics. London: Curzon Press, 2002.

Stuart Shanker y Pedro Reygadas 2002 ‘La red de la racionalidad: emoción y lenguaje’, Cuicuilco: Revista de la Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia, 9, 24, pp.37-60

Stanley I. Greenspan & Stuart G. Shanker 2002 ‘Differences in Affect Cuing: A window for the identification of risk patterns for Autism Spectrum Disorders in the first year of life’, The Journal of Developmental and Learning Disorders, 6, pp.23-30

Stuart Shanker and Barbara King 2002 ‘The Emergence of a new paradigm in ape language research’, Target Article, Behavioral & Brain Sciences 25: 605-626

Stuart Shanker & Talbot Taylor, ‘The House that Bruner Built’, in Language, Culture, Self: The Philosophical Psychology of Jerome Bruner, 2001, pp.50-70.

David Bakhurst and Stuart Shanker, ‘Bruner’s Way’, in Language, Culture, Self: The Philosophical Psychology of Jerome Bruner. London: Sage, 2001.

Stuart Shanker, ‘What a Child Knows When She Knows What a Name is: The Non-Cartesian View of Language Acquisition’, Target Article, Current Anthropology, 42, 2001, 481-513.

Review of Jonathan Reé, I See a Voice. Sign Language Studies 1.1 (2000) 93-102

Stuart Shanker, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, and Talbot J. Taylor, ‘Kanzi: A New Beginning’, Animal Learning & Behavior 27 (1) 24-25, 1999

Talbot J. Taylor and Stuart G. Shanker, ‘Ape Linguistics (Or: is Kanzi a Cartesian?)’, in Cram, David, Andrew Linn, and Elke Nowak (eds), The History of Linguistics, 1996 (Studies in the History of the Language Sciences, 94). Amsterdam, John Benjamins, 1999. pp57-70

Review of Jean-Pierre Changeux and Alain Connes, Conversations on Mind, Matter, and Mathematics, Philosophia Mathematica, 6, 1998, pp.241-45

‘The Logic of Integrationism’, Critical Review of Michael Toolan’s Total Speech, Metaphor and Symbol, Metaphor and Symbol, 13, 1998, pp.235-41

Barbara King and Stuart Shanker, ‘The Expulsion of Primates from the Garden of Language’, Evolution of Communication, vol.1 no.1 (1997), pp.59-99

E. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, S. G. Shanker and Talbot J. Taylor, ‘Apes with Language’, Critical Quarterly, 1996

Michael Detlefsen and Stuart G. Shanker (eds), The Mechanization of Reason, Philosophica Mathematica, Vol.Three, Series III (1995)

‘Turing and the Origins of AI’, Philosophica Mathematica, Vol.Three, Series III (1995), pp.52-85

Review of Martin Kusch, Psychologism: A Case Study in the Sociology of Knowledge, Metascience, Issue Eight (1995), pp.26-30.

‘The Nature of Insight’, Minds and Machines, vol.5 no.4 (1995) pp.561-581

‘Ape Language in a New Light’, Primate Communication, Barbara King (ed), Language & Communication, Vol.14 (1994), pp.59-86

Review of Margaret Boden, The Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms, Minds and Machines, vol.3 (1993), 109-114

‘Locating Bruner’, Language & Communication, Vol.13, No.4 (1993) pp.239-263

‘The Demise of AI’, Bulletin of the Toronto Cognitive Science Society, no.001, 1993

‘In Search of Bruner’, Language & Communication, vol.12 (1992)

‘Selective Forces at Work’, Language & Communication, vol.11 (1991), pp.89-91

‘Muddles of Discovery’, in Bill Rapaport (ed.), Where Does I Come From: Subjectivity and the Debate over Computational Cognitive Science, Buffalo: Center for Cognitive Science Technical Report (1991), pp.60-99

Review of P.M.S. Hacker, Meaning and Mind, Canadian Philosophical Reviews, vol.XI no.3 (1991)

‘The Relevance of Wittgenstein’s Remarks on Köhler for GPS’ (in Chinese), Tang Chao (trans) Psychological Development and Education (1991, no.3)

‘The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence’, in The Chinese Philosophical Yearbook, 1990

Review of Colin Blakemore and Susan Greenfield (eds), ‘Mindwaves’, Human Studies, vol.13 (1990), pp.417-25

Review of Hao Wang, Reflections on Kurt Gödel, Canadian Philosophical Reviews, volume X (April 1990) pp.166-8

‘The Dawning of (Machine) Intelligence’, Philosophica, vol.42 (1988)

‘Wittgenstein versus Turing on the Nature of Church’s Thesis’, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, vol. 28, no. 4, October 1987

‘Introduction to Ambrose, A. and Lazerowitz, M., Necessity and Language (London, Croom Helm Publishers, Ltd., 1985)

‘Sceptical Confusions about Rule-Following’, Mind, vol.XCIII (August 1984)

‘The Challenge of Mass Unemployment’, Contemporary Review, vol.243, no.1415 (December, 1984)

‘Principles of Political Education’, Contemporary Review, vol.244, no.1416 (February 1984)

‘The Enduring Role of Government’, Contemporary Review, vol.244, no.1420 (May 1984)

‘Orwell on Liberty’, Contemporary Review, vol.245, no.1423 (August 1984)

‘Paradigms of Political Theory’, Contemporary Review, vol.245, no.1425 (October, 1984)

‘Wittgenstein’s Solution of the "Hermeneutic Problem"‘, Conceptus, vol.XVIII, no.44 (1984)

‘Philosophy, Computers, and the Preservation of Values’, Humanist in Canada, vol.16, no.4 (Winter 1983/84)

‘Dummett’s Interpretation of Frege’, Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review (Spring 1983)

‘Canadian Politics’, Contemporary Review, vol.242, no.1406 (March 1983)

‘The Search for a National Identity’, World Press Review (May 1983)

‘The Perils of Post-Industrialism’, Contemporary Review, vol.243, no.1413 (October 1983)

‘A Precursor of Post-Industrial Political Philosophy’, Contemporary Review, vol.240, no.1394 (March 1982)

‘Wittgenstein: Understanding and Meaning’, University of Toronto Quarterly, (Spring 1981)

‘Nixon’s Breach of Faith’, Oxford Literary Review (Oxford, 1977)

‘Ludwig Wittgenstein: 1889-1951’, in Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments, Vol. I

‘The Philosophical Significance of the Tractatus’, in Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments, Vol.I

‘Approaching the Investigations’, in Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments, Vol.II

‘The Portals of Discovery’, in Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments, Vol.III

‘The Foundations of the Foundations of Mathematics’, in Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments, Vol.III

‘The Appel-Haken Solution of the Four-Colour Problem’, in Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments, Vol.III

(trans.) Waismann, F., ‘The Nature of Mathematics: Wittgenstein’s Standpoint’, in Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments, Vol.III

‘The Nature of Philosophy’, in Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments, Vol.IV

V.A. Shanker and S.G. Shanker, ‘A Wittgenstein Bibliography’, in Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments, Vol.V

‘Philosophy in the U.K. Today’, in Philosophy in Britain Today

Stuart Shanker & Talbot Taylor, ‘The Significance of Ape Language Research’, in The Mind as a Scientific Object, David Johnson & Christina Erneling (eds). New York: Oxford University Press.

Stuart Shanker and Pedro Reygadas, ‘Emoción, lengua, cultura y razon’, la Revista Latina de Pensamiento y Lenguaje

Ellen Biaystok, Simon Sherry, Stuart Shanker, and Judith Codd, ‘Executive Function Deficits in Children with Autism’, The Journal of Developmental and Learning Disorders