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Selected papers

since 2000

  • ‘Children: Mastery of a language and the unfolding of human nature’,

        Keynote Lecture at International Conference of European Network for Hyperactivity Disorders (Eunethydis),          Cardiff, September 2022.  

  • ‘Other minds, other people, and human opacity’, 

        Cottingham Lecture 2022

  • ‘Personhood, Identity and Autonomy’ in Dementia and Society,

        Ed. Mathieu Vandenbulcke, Erik Schokkaert, and Rose-Marie Dröes (Cambridge University Press,                            Cambridge, 2022), pp.  , co-authored with Bart Pattyn, with commentary from Ursula Basset, Matthieu  V                Vandenbulke, and Rose-Marie Dröes,

  • ‘I should have liked to produce a good book. It has not turned out that way.’ 

       Nordic Wittgenstein Review 10 (2022), pp. 7-28

  • Wittgenstein legacy : the principles of the private language argument

       Philosophical Investigations 41 (2018) pp.123-140


  • Wittgenstein's philosophy of psychology as a critical instrument for the psychological sciences
    The Role and Use of Conceptual Analysis in Psychology (Timothy Racine and Kathleen Slaney ed., Palgrave, 2013)

  • What is Wrong Indeed?
    Philosophical Investigations 36 (2013), pp. 251-68

  • Kant and Wittgenstein: The Matter of Transcendental Argument
    The Textual Genesis of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations (N. Venturinha ed., Routledge, London, 2013)

  • The linguistic turn in analytic philosophy
    Oxford Handbook for the History of Analytic Philosophy (M. Beaney ed., Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2013), pp. 926-47

  • Kant's Transcendental Deduction - a Wittgensteinian Critique
    Knowledge, Language and Mind , A. Marques, and N. Venturinha (eds.),  (De Gruyter, Berlin, 2012), pp. 11-35

  • The sad and sorry history of consciousness: being among other things a challenge to the "consciousness studies community"
    Royal Institute of Philosophy, supplementary volume 70 (2012), pp. 1-20

  • The brain and consciousness
    Psychology for the 3rd millennium, R. Harré and F. M. Moghadan,  (Sage, London, 2012), pp. 57-74

  • Wittgenstein on Grammar, Theses and Dogmatism
    Philosophical Investigations 35 (2012), pp. 1-17

  • Language, Language-games, and Forms of Life
    Forms of Life and Language Games , Jesus Padilla Gàlvez and Margit Gaffal eds.(Ontos Verlag, Frankfurt, 2011), pp. 17-36

  • A Normative Conception of Necessity: Wittgenstein on Necessary Truths of Logic, Mathematics and Metaphysics
    Language and the World, Part One: Essays on the Philosophy of Wittgenstein, V. Munz, K. Puhl, and J. Wang eds. Proceedings of the 32nd International Ludwig Wittgenstein Symposium in Kirchberg, 2009 (Ontos Verlag, Frankfurt, 2010), pp. 13-34

  • Wittgenstein’s Anthropological and Ethnological Approach
    Philosophical Anthropology – Wittgenstein’s Perspective ,Jesus Padilla Galvez ed.  (Ontos Verlag, Frankfurt, 2010), pp. 15-32

  • Covert Cognition in the Persistent Vegetative State
    Progress in Neurobiology 80 , co-authored with P. Nachev , (2010), pp. 68-76

  • The development of Wittgenstein’s philosophy of psychology
    Mind, Method and Morality – Essays in Honour of Anthony Kenny, P. M. S. Hacker and J. Cottingham eds. (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2010), pp. 275-305

  • Philosophy: a contribution, not to human knowledge, but to human understanding
    The Nature of Philosophy, in Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures, Anthony O’Hear ed. (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010), pp. 219-54

  • A Philosopher of Philosophy, a critical notice of Timothy Williamson’s The Philosophy of Philosophy,
    The Philosophical Quarterly 59 (April 2009), pp. 337-48

  • Agential Reasons and the Explanation of Human Behaviour
    New Essays on Action Explanation ,C. Sandis ed. (Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2008), pp. 75-93

  • Analytic Philosophy: Beyond the linguistic turn and back again
    The Analytic Turn: Analysis in Early Analytic Philosophy and Phenomenology, M. Beaney ed.  (Routledge, London, 2007), pp. 125-41

  • Gordon Baker’s late interpretation of Wittgenstein
    Interpretations of Wittgenstein, G. Kahane, E. Kanterian, and O. Kuusela eds.  (Blackwell, Oxford, 2007), pp. 88-122

  • Language and Cortical Function: from Wernicke to Levelt
    Progress in Neurobiology 76 ,co-authored with M. R. Bennett, (2006), pp. 20-52

  • Scott Soames’s Philosophical Analysis in the Twentieth Century
    Critical notice, Philosophical Quarterly 56 (2006) pp. 121-31

  • Passing by the Naturalistic Turn:On Quine’s cul-de-sac 

       Philosophy 81 (2006), pp. 221-43

  • What is a Philosophical Problem?

       ​Think 12 (2006), pp. 17-28

  • Thought and Action: A Tribute to Stuart Hampshire
    Philosophy vol. 80 (2005), pp. 175-197

  • Of knowledge and of knowing that someone is in pain
    Wittgenstein: the Philosopher and his Works, A. Pichler and S. Säätelä eds. (The Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen, Bergen, 2005), (volume repr. Ontos Verlag, Frankfurt, 2006), pp. 123-56.

  • The conceptual framework for the investigation of the emotions
    International Review of Psychiatry, 16 (2004), repr. in Y. Gustafsson, C. Kronqvist, and M. McEachran eds. pp. 199-208 Emotions and Understanding (Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2008), pp. 43-59

  • New Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: J. L. Austin; N. A. Malcolm; L. Wittgenstein

  • Substance: Things and Stuffs
    Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society CIV (2004),pp. 41-63

  • Of the ontology of belief
    Semantik und Ontologie , Mark Siebel and Mark Textor ed. (Ontos Verlag, Frankfurt, 2004), pp. 185-222

  • On Strawson’s Rehabilitation of Metaphysics
    Strawson and Kant, H.J. Glock ed.,  (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2003), pp. 43 - 66

  • Functions in Begriffsschrift
    Synthese 135, co-authored with G. P. Baker, (2003), pp. 273-297

  • Wittgenstein, Carnap and the New American Wittgensteinians
    Philosophical Quarterly 53 (2003), pp. 1 -23

  • Is there anything it is like to be a bat?
    Philosophy 77 (2002), pp. 157-74.
    Repr. e-Journal Philosophie der Psychologie, Nr. 5, May, 2006

  • Strawson’s Concept of a Person
    Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society vol. CII (2002), pp. 21-40

  • Wittgenstein and the Autonomy of Humanistic Understanding
     Wittgenstein: Theory and the Arts, R. Allen and M. Turvey eds., (Routledge, London, 2001), pp. 39-74

  • An Orrery of Intentionality
    Language and Communication, 21(2001), pp.119-141

  • Eliminative Materialism
    Wittgenstein and Contemporary Philosophy of Mind, S. Schroeder ed. (Palgrave, London, 2001), pp. 60-84

  • When the Whistling had to Stop
    Wittgensteinian Themes: Essays in Honour of David Pears ,D. O. M. Charles and T. W. Child eds. (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2001), pp. 13-48

  • Was he Trying to Whistle it?
    The New Wittgenstein, A. Crary and R. Read eds.  (Routledge, London, 2000), pp. 353-88

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