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    What Do We Experience When Listening to a Familiar Language?
    Croatian Journal of Philosophy 20 (3): 365-389. 2020.
    What do we systematically experience when hearing an utterance in a familiar language? A popular and intuitive answer has it that we experience understanding an utterance or what the speaker said or communicated by uttering a sentence. Understanding a meaning conveyed by the speaker is an important element of linguistic communication that might be experienced in such cases. However, in this paper I argue that two other elements that typically accompany the production of spoken linguistic utteran…Read more
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    Epistemic injustice is a kind of injustice that arises when one’s capacity as an epistemic subject is wrongfully denied. In recent years it has been argued that psychiatric patients are often harmed in their capacity as knowers and suffer from various forms of epistemic injustice that they encounter in psychiatric services. Acknowledging that epistemic injustice is a multifaceted problem in psychiatry calls for an adequate response. In this paper I argue that, given that psychiatric patients des…Read more
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    Experiences of understanding as epistemic feelings
    Mind and Language. forthcoming.
    It has been argued that when listening to utterances in a familiar language, competent language users typically have experiences of understanding the meanings of these utterances (Hunter, 1998; Fricker, 2003; Brogaard, 2018). The nature of such experiences is a hotly debated topic. In this paper I argue for a new proposal according to which experiences of understanding are epistemic feelings of fluency that result from evaluative monitoring processes that operate in spoken language comprehension…Read more
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    Linguistic Intuitions: Evidence and Method
    with Samuel Schindler and Karen Brøcker
    Oxford University Press. 2020.
    This book examines the evidential status and use of linguistic intuitions, a topic that has seen increased interest in recent years. Linguists use native speakers' intuitions - such as whether or not an utterance sounds acceptable - as evidence for theories about language, but this approach is not uncontroversial. The two parts of this volume draw on the most recent work in both philosophy and linguistics to explore the two major issues at the heart of the debate. Chapters in the first part addr…Read more
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    Increasing the Role of Phenomenology in Psychiatric Diagnosis–The Clinical Staging Approach
    Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 45 (6): 683-702. 2020.
    Recent editions of diagnostic manuals in psychiatry have focused on providing quick and efficient operationalized criteria. Notwithstanding the genuine value of these classifications, many psychiatrists have argued that the operationalization approach does not sufficiently accommodate the rich and complex domain of patients’ experiences that is crucial for clinical reasoning in psychiatry. How can we increase the role of phenomenology in the process of diagnostic reasoning in psychiatry? I argue…Read more
  • Speakers’ intuitions about meaning provide empirical evidence – towards experimental pragmatics
    In Studies in Philosophy of Language and Linguistics, Vol. 3: Evidence, Experiment and Argument in Linguistics and Philosophy of Language. pp. 65-90. 2016.
  • Descriptive ineffability reconsidered
    Lingua 177 1-16. 2016.
    Ordinary competent language speakers experience difficulty in paraphrasing words such as ‘the’, ‘but’ or ‘however’ as compared to words such as ‘chair’ or ‘run’. The difficulty experienced in the first case is sometimes called descriptive ineffability. In recent debates about meaning types in pragmatics and philosophy of language, descriptive ineffability has been used as a test for the presence of expressive (as opposed to descriptive) meaning, or procedural (as opposed to conceptual) meaning. …Read more
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    When you hear a person speaking in a familiar language you perceive the speech sounds uttered and the voice that produces them. How are speech sounds and voice related in a typical auditory experience of hearing speech in a particular voice? And how to conceive of the objects of such experiences? I propose a conception of auditory objects of speech perception as temporally structured mereologically complex individuals. A common experience is that speech sounds and the voice that produces them ap…Read more
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    Do we hear meanings? – between perception and cognition
    Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy (x): 1-33. 2019.
    ABSTRACTIt is often observed that experiences of utterance understanding are what surfaces in hearer’s consciousness in the course of language comprehension. The nature of such experiences has been...
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    Speakers’ Intuitive Judgements about Meaning – The Voice of Performance View
    Review of Philosophy and Psychology 9 (1): 177-195. 2018.
    Speakers’ intuitive judgements about meaning provide important data for many debates in philosophy of language and pragmatics, including contextualism vs. relativism in semantics; ‘faultless’ disagreement; the limits of truth-conditional semantics; vagueness; and the status of figurative utterances. Is the use of speakers intuitive judgments about meaning justified? Michael Devitt has argued that their use in philosophy of language is problematic because they are fallible empirical judgements ab…Read more
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    Philosophical expertise beyond intuitions
    Philosophical Psychology 31 (2): 253-277. 2018.
    In what sense, if any, are philosophers experts in their domain of research and what could philosophical expertise be? The above questions are particularly pressing given recent methodological disputes in philosophy. The so-called expertise defense recently proposed as a reply to experimental philosophers postulates that philosophers are experts qua having improved intuitions. However, this model of philosophical expertise has been challenged by studies suggesting that philosophers’ intuitions a…Read more