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    Het Record Verbeterd
    Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 89 (4): 292-296. 1997.
  • Vermazen, B. and Hintikka, Merrill B. , Essays on Davidson: Actions and Events
    Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 51 (n/a): 316-329. 1989.
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    Externalism, content, and causal histories
    Dialectica 48 (3-4): 267-86. 1994.
    SummaryExternalism in philosophy of mind is usually taken to be faced with the following difficulty: from the fact that meanings are externally individuated, it follows that the subjective character of mental states and events becomes problematic. On the basis of a well‐founded approach to similar problems in the philosophy of action, I propose a solution based on two connected issues: we should think of mental states not as beliefs, but as states of knowledge, and thought experiments, designed …Read more
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    Semantiek en de zin van het leven
    Bijdragen 59 (3): 315-337. 1998.
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    Social constructivist approaches to science have often been dismissed as inaccurate accounts of scientific knowledge. In this article, we take the claims of robust social constructivism (SC) seriously and attempt to find a theory which does instantiate the epistemic predicament as described by SC. We argue that Freudian psychoanalysis, in virtue of some of its well-known epistemic complications and conceptual confusions, provides a perfect illustration of what SC claims is actually going on in s…Read more
  • Lynne Rudder Bakers opraktisch realisme
    Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 89 (3): 240-243. 1997.
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    Contextualists and assessment relativists neglect the expressive dimension of assertoric discourse that seems to give rise to faultless disagreement. Discourse that generates the intuition makes public an attitudinal conflict, and the affective -expressive dimension of the contributing utterances accounts for it. The FD-phenomenon is an effect of a public dispute generated by a sequence of expressing opposite attitudes towards a salient object or state of affairs, where the protagonists are maki…Read more
  • Denken in alle staten
    with Erik Oger
    Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 55 (3): 576-576. 1993.
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    Most attempts at defining or elucidating ’weak’ or ’strong’ supervenience introduce various forms of _physical indiscernibility_. After glancing at some definitions, I argue that they must fail if mental events are supposed to be genuinely causally efficacious and non-epiphenomenal. Then I elucidate Davidson’s account of supervenience (’D-supervenience’), first as an abstract relation between a predicate and a set of predicates (to be illustrated by uncontroversial examples), and then as applied…Read more
  •  10
    De lege blik. Antwoord op Van de Vijver en Vanderbeeken
    Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 99 217-229. 2007.
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    How to Do Things Without Words - A Theory of Declarations
    with J. P. Smit
    Philosophy of the Social Sciences 47 (3): 235-254. 2017.
    Declarations like “this meeting is adjourned” make certain facts the case by representing them as being the case. Yet surprisingly little attention has been paid to the mechanism whereby the utterance of a declaration can bring about a new state of affairs. In this paper, we use the incentivization account of institutional facts to address this issue. We argue that declarations can serve to bring about new states of affairs as their utterance have game theoretical import, typically in virtue of …Read more
  • Vanderveken, D. Meaning and Speech Acts (review)
    Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 54 (2): 340. 1992.
  • Essential indexicality and the irreducibility of phenomenal concepts
    Communication and Cognition: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly Journal 34 (1-2): 75-97. 2001.
  • In this essay, I show how semantic theories in contemporary philosophy of language shed light on questions about the meaning of life. Current semantic theories tend to defend various forms of holism in semantics: the meaning of a word or sentence is explained by its place in a pattern of sentences, a framework, or a language . A second feature of these theories is that semantic holism rejects the idea that we understand words and sentences on the basis of a pre-established theory which can be ap…Read more
  • Argumentatie en formele structuur (review)
    Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 4. 2006.
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    Psychoanalytic Facts as Unintended Institutional Facts
    with M. Boudry
    Philosophy of the Social Sciences 42 (2): 239-269. 2012.
    We present an inference to the best explanation of the immense cultural success of Freudian psychoanalysis as a hermeneutic method. We argue that an account of psychoanalytic facts as products of unintended declarative speech acts explains this phenomenon. Our argument connects diverse, seemingly independent characteristics of psychoanalysis that have been independently confirmed, and applies key features of John Searle’s and Eerik Lagerspetz’s theory of institutional facts to the psychoanalytic…Read more
  • Lacan begrijpen: Naar een hermeneutiek voor filosofische beweringen
    Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 98 (3). 2006.
  • Grammatica van concepten: een inleiding tot de filosofie
    Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 66 (2): 373-374. 2004.
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    After contrasting obscurantism with bullshit, we explore some ways in which obscurantism is typically justified by investigating a notorious test-case: defences of Lacanian psychoanalysis. Obscurantism abuses the reader's natural sense of curiosity and interpretive charity with the promise of deep and profound insights about a designated subject matter that is often vague or elusive. When the attempt to understand what the speaker means requires excessive hermeneutic efforts, interpreters are re…Read more
  • De lege blik: Antwoord op Vanderbeeken en Van De Vijver
    Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 3. 2007.
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    Liefde de re: Over singuliere emoties
    Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 62 (1). 2000.
    In this paper the author argues that love de re — love for a particular person — is an emotion that is singular in that the beloved person is an external constituent of that emotion. After comparing love de re with other de re attitudes, and distinguishing it from love de dicto, he rejects reductions of love de re to love de dicto. It will be demonstrated the lover must have a dynamic conception of the person he loves which is derived from historical connections with him or her. A merely causal …Read more
  • Koppelberg, D., Die Aufhebung der analytischen Philosophie (review)
    Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 54 (2): 337. 1992.
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    Kant, Kafka, Josef K
    with Joris van Gorkom, Emmanuel Alloa, Niels Jørgen CAPPELØRN, and Steven Spileers
    Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 72 (1): 41. 2010.