“Slurs and Ideologies”
Presented at the Yale Ideology Conference, 29 January 2016.
Revised version forthcoming in Ideology. Robin Celikates, Sally Haslanger, and Jason Stanley, editors. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Critical notice of Jason Stanley’s How Propaganda Works
Forthcoming in Mind. DOI: 10.1093/mind/fzw045
“The Application of Constraint Semantics to the Language of Subjective Uncertainty”
Journal of Philosophical Logic, vol. 45, no. 2 (2016): 121–146. DOI: 10.1007/s10992-015-9367-5
“Ordering Supervaluationism, Counterpart Theory, and Ersatz
Journal of Philosophy, vol. 109, no. 6 (2014): 289–310.
“Conditional Excluded Middle without the Limit Assumption”
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, vol. 85, no. 2 (2012): 301–321. DOI: 10.1111/ j.1933-1592.2011.00507.x
“The Language of Causation”
In Delia Graff Fara and Gillian Russell (eds.), The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Language, 716–728. London: Routledge, 2012.
In Claudia Maienborn, Klaus von Heusinger, and Paul Portner (eds.), Semantics: An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning, vol. 2, 1538–1561. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2012.
“On the Treatment of Incomparability in Ordering Semantics and Premise
Journal of Philosophical Logic, vol. 40, no. 6 (2011): 693–713. DOI: 10.1007/s10992-010-9157-z
“How Not to Theorize about the Language of Subjective
In Andy Egan and Brian Weatherson (eds.), Epistemic Modality, 249–269. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
“Lessons from the Context Sensitivity of
Journal of Philosophy, vol. 107, no. 5 (2010): 221–242.
“Structurally Defined Alternatives and Lexicalizations of XOR”
Linguistics and Philosophy, vol. 33, no. 1 (2010): 31–36. DOI: 10.1007/s10988-010-9074-1
“On Scope Relations between Quantifiers and Epistemic Modals”
Journal of Semantics, vol. 27, no. 4 (2010): 529–540. DOI: 10.1093/jos/ffq010
Philosophy Compass, vol. 3, no. 6 (2008): 1193–1207. DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-9991 .2008. 00177.x
I've changed my mind about some things discussed in this article. On weak modals, and on the limit assumption, see “On the Treatment of Incomparability in Ordering Semantics and Premise Semantics” (above); on the force associated with modals, drop me an email.
on Gibbard's ‘Rational Credence and the Value of Truth’”
Oxford Studies in Epistemology, vol. 2 (2007): 179–189.
“Imperative Force in the English Modal System” (handout)
Presented at the (first) 2012 Michigan Workshop in Philosophy and Linguistics, 5 May 2012.
“Constraint Semantics and the Language of Subjective Uncertainty” (handout and slides)
Presented at the Chambers Philosophy Conference on Epistemic Modals at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 16 April 2010.
My dissertation (MIT, 2006). This contains (very) early versions of material in “Propositional Attitudes,” “How Not to Theorize about the Language of Subjective Uncertainty,” “Lessons from the Context Sensitivity of Causal Talk,” and the constraint semantics papers and presentations.