Institute for Research in Fundamental SciencesDepartment of PhilosophyAssistant Professor
Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences
Department of Philosophy
In defense of the unification argument for predicativismLinguistics and Philosophy 1-20. forthcoming.The unification argument, usually regarded as the main argument for predicativism about proper names, has recently been attacked by Robin Jeshion. According to Jeshion, the unification argument is based on the assumption of the literality of predicative uses of proper names in statements such as “There is one Alfred in Princeton.” In such a use, a proper name ‘N’ is used predicatively to denote those, and only those, objects called N. As Jeshion argues, however, there are many other examples in …Read more
Indexicality, Agency, and Opacity: In Defense of the Received ViewAnalytic Philosophy 57 (3): 236-246. 2016.
Recanati on Communication of First‐person ThoughtsThought: A Journal of Philosophy 1 (3): 210-218. 2012.
Recanati on Communication of First-person ThoughtsThought: A Journal of Philosophy 1 (3): 210-218. 2012.In this paper, I will provide a counterexample to Recanati's account of first-person communication (1995, 2010, 2012). In particular, I will show that Recanati's constraints are not sufficient for the success of first-person communication. My argument against Recanati's account is parallel to Recanati's argument against neo-Russellian accounts, and shows that the same problem resurfaces even in the presence of linguistically encoded mode of presentation in a neo-Fregean framework of mental files…Read more