Counterpart theory

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

(forthcoming), E. Zalta (ed.)

Semantic monsters

Routledge Handbook on Linguistic Reference

(2021), Biggs & Geirsson (ed.)

Reviving the parameter revolution in semantics

The Science of Meaning : Oxford University Press

 (2018): 138-171 (w/ B. Pickel & J. Dever)

Introduction to the science of meaning

The Science of Meaning : Oxford University Press

 (2018): 1-45 (w/ D. Ball)

Index, context, and the content of knowledge

Routledge Handbook of Epistemic Contextualism

(2017), Ichikawa, J. (ed.)


Journal articles.

The myth of occurrence-based semantics 

Linguistics and Philosophy

(forthcoming) (w/ B. Pickel) ::doi

The paradox of self-blame

American Philosophical Quarterly

(forthcoming) (w/ P. Todd) ::doi

Frege and saving substitution

Philosophical Studies

(forthcoming) (w/ B. Pickel) ::doi

Binding bound variables in epistemic contexts


(forthcoming) ::doi

Future contingents and the logic of temporal omniscience


(2021), 55(1): 102-127 (w/ P. Todd) ::doi

Might generics


(2020), 39: 8-9  ::doi

Monsters and the theoretical role of context

Philosophy and Phenomenological Research

(2019), 98(2): 392-416 (w/ D. Ball) ::doi   [ supplement ]

Against the Russellian open future  


(2017), 126(504): 1217–1237 (w/ A. Schoubye)  ::doi

A bridge from semantic value to content

Philosophical Topics

(2017), 45(2): 181-207 ::doi

Does semantic relationism solve Frege's puzzle?

Journal of Philosophical Logic

(2017), 46 (1): 97-118 (w/ B. Pickel)  ::doi

The antinomy of the variable: A Tarskian resolution

Journal of Philosophy

(2016), 113(3): 137-170 (w/ B. Pickel)  ::doi

The history of the use of ⟦.⟧-notation in natural language semantics 

Semantics and Pragmatics

(2016), 9:12  ::doi

Well-founding grounding grounding

Journal of Philosophical Logic

(2016), 45(4): 349-379 (w/ G. Rabin) ::doi

Descriptions which have grown capital letters

Mind & Language

(2015), 30(3): 292-319  ::doi

Two-dimensional semantics and the nesting problem


(2014), 74(2): 210–224 (w/ D. Chalmers)  ::doi

Dangerous reference graphs and semantic paradoxes

Journal of Philosophical Logic

(2013), 42(5): 727-765 (w/ L. Rabern & M. Macauley)  ::doi

Monsters in Kaplan's logic of demonstratives   

Philosophical Studies

(2013), 164(2): 393-404 ::doi

Propositions and multiple indexing


(2012), 1(2): 116-124 ::doi

Against the identification of assertoric content with compositional value


(2012), 189(1): 75-96 ::doi

A simple solution to the hardest logic puzzle ever


(2008), 68(298): 105-112 ( w/ L. Rabern)  ::doi

Volume and Encylopedia contributions.

Papers in progress.


Against Fregean quantification (under review) 

If counterfactuals were neg-raisers, conditional excluded middle wouldn’t be valid

(forthcoming in special issue of Synthese on indeterminacy) (w/ P. Todd)

Diagonal content and assertion (in progress)

Epistemic counterpart theory (in progress) 

A note on the nesting problem for two-dimensionalism (in progress)

A formal semantics for Wittgenstein's builder language

Tree-ring semantics

Structural fixed-point theorems (w. L. Rabern),


Playing cards with Vizing's demon (w. L. Rabern),


In defense of the two question solution to the hardest logic puzzle ever (w. L. Rabern)

Compactness: From Gödel to Heine-Borel (w. L. Rabern and M. Macauley), arXiv:0808.0844 

Books and edited volumes.

The Science of Meaning:

Essays on the metatheory of natural language semantics

Oxford University Press

(2018), edited w/ D. Ball

(OUP website)

Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 21


co-edited w/ Cummins, Heycock, Rohde, and Truswell


Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences

University of Edinburgh

3 Charles St., Edinburgh

EH8 9AD, United Kingdom