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    In defense of ordinary language philosophy
    Metaphilosophy 53 (2-3): 221-237. 2022.
    Metaphilosophy, Volume 53, Issue 2-3, Page 221-237, April 2022.
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    Ideology and Intersectionality
    In Ernie Lepore & Luvell Anderson (eds.), Oxford Handbook Of Applied Philosophy of Language, Oup. forthcoming.
    Analytic philosophers increasingly make reference to the concept of ideology to think about how representational structures can lead to oppression, and argue that the distinctively pernicious functioning of things like propaganda and generic generalizations need to be explained in terms of ideology. The aim of this paper is two-fold. First, it aims to serve as an introduction to (some of) the best contemporary work on ideology in the analytic tradition. Second, it proposes a novel challenge for …Read more
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    A Semantic Problem For Stage Theory
    Ergo: An Open Access Journal of Philosophy 4. 2017.
    Stage theory is the metaphysical view that everyday objects like you and the Eiffel tower are stages—instantaneous temporal parts. Existing defenses of stage theory by Katherine Hawley and Ted Sider quite explicitly include certain semantic claims. Thus Sider says that stages are.
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    Positing covert variables and the quantifier theory of tense
    Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 64 (5-6): 624-645. 2021.
    ABSTRACT A crucial issue in the debate about the correct treatment of natural language tense concerns covert variables: do we have reason to think there are any in the syntax, as the quantifier theorist maintains? If not, it seems we can quickly discount the quantifier theory from consideration, without even considering the data in its favour. And, indeed, there is a good reason to doubt that there are such variables: contemporary syntactic theory, notably, does not seem to posit them. I respond…Read more
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    It’s generally assumed that a compositional semantic theory will have to recognise a semantic category of expressions which serve simply to pick out some one object: e-type expressions. Kripke’s views about names, Kaplan’s about indexicals and demonstratives, the standard Tarskian semantics for bound variables, Heim and Kratzer’s Strawsonian view about definites, even an analysis of indefinites, assume as much. In this thesis, I argue that recent advances in the semantics of names and of quotati…Read more
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