Manuel García-Carpintero Universitat de Barcelona
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  1. Manuel Garcia-Carpintero & Genoveva Martí (eds.) (forthcoming). Thinking and Talking About Nothing. Oxford University Press.
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  2. Manuel García-Carpintero (2014). Constructing the World by Chalmers, David J. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 92 (2):388-391.
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  3. Teresa Marques & Manuel García-Carpintero (2014). Disagreement About Taste: Commonality Presuppositions and Coordination. Australasian Journal of Philosophy:1-25.
    The paper confronts the disagreement argument for relativism about matters of taste, defending a specific form of contextualism. It is first considered whether the disagreement data might manifest an inviariantist attitude speakers pre-reflectively have. Semantic and ontological enlightenment should then make the impressions of disagreement vanish, or at least leave them as lingering ineffectual Müller-Lyer-like illusions; but it is granted to relativists that this does not fully happen. López de Sa’s appeal to presuppositions of commonality and Sundell’s appeal to metalinguistic (...)
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  4. Teresa Marques & Manuel García-Carpintero, Nomes Vazios. Compêndio Em Linha de Problemas de Filosofia Analítica.
    Os nomes próprios são termos singulares que intuitivamente indicam os objectos do discurso ou pensamento. Alguns nomes falham na sua função de referir, sem que, aparentemente, deixem de desempenhar um papel representacional. Isso é paradoxal: Por um lado, os objectos referidos deveriam fazer parte de uma caracterização correcta dos nomes próprios. Por outro lado, o significado das frases que incorporam nomes vácuos sugere que tais objectos são extrínsecos aos pensamentos transmitidos. Isto é o problema que se levanta com a existência (...)
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  5. Manuel García-Carpintero (2013). Norms of Fiction-Making. British Journal of Aesthetics 53 (3):339-357.
    I provide a variation on ideas presented by Walton and Currie, elaborating the view that fictive utterances are characterized by a specific form of illocutionary force in the family of directives – a proposal or invitation to imagine. I make some points on the relation between the proposal and the current debates on intentionalist and conventionalist views, and I discuss interesting recent objections made by Stacie Friend to the related, but crucially different, Gricean view of such force advanced by Currie (...)
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  6. Manuel García-Carpintero (2013). Pursuing Meaning, by Emma Borg. Mind 122 (486):fzt076.
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  7. Manuel García-Carpintero (2013). Relativism and Monadic Truth. By H. Cappelen and J. Hawthorne. (Oxford UP, 2009, Pp. Viii + 148, Price £28.00 (Hardcover), £15 (Paperback).). [REVIEW] Philosophical Quarterly 63 (252):597-602.
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  8. Manuel García-Carpintero (2013). Self-Conception: Sosa on De Se Thought. In John Turri (ed.), Virtuous Thoughts: The Philosophy of Ernest Sosa. Springer. 73--99.
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  9. Manuel García-Carpintero (2012). Editorial Introduction: History of the Philosophy of Language. In Manuel García-Carpintero & Max Kölbel (eds.), The Continuum Companion to the Philosophy of Language. Continuum International Pub.. 1.
     
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  10. Manuel García-Carpintero (2012). Foundational Semantics II: Normative Accounts. Philosophy Compass 7 (6):410-421.
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  11. Manuel García-Carpintero (2012). Foundational Semantics I: Descriptive Accounts. Philosophy Compass 7 (6):397-409.
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  12. Manuel García-Carpintero (2012). La filosofía analítica y nuestra contribución a ella: Respuesta a Guillermo Hurtado. Dianoia 57 (69):151-158.
    En este comentario se ofrece una explicación alternativa a la que dio Guillermo Hurtado en su diagnóstico de la filosofía analítica actual en general y de su ejercicio en el mundo latinoamericano, y, por consiguiente, se concluye con una muy diferente apreciación de los méritos de la filosofía analítica. This note provides an alternative explanation to the one offered by Guillermo Hurtado in his diagnostics of present-day Analytic Philosophy and its practice in the Latin-American world, and as a result offers (...)
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  13. Manuel García-Carpintero (2012). Minimalism on Quotation? Critical Review of Cappelen and Lepore's Language Turned on Itself. Philosophical Studies 161 (2):207-225.
    Research on quotation has mostly focussed in the past years on mixed or open quotation. In a recent book-length discussion of the topic, Cappelen and Lepore have abandon their previous Davidsonian allegiances, proposing a new view that they describe as minimalist, to a good extend on the basis of facts concerning mixed quotation. In this paper I critically review Cappelen and Lepore’s new minimalist proposals, briefly outlining my preferred Davidsonian view as a useful foil. I explore first their allegedly non-Davidsonian, (...)
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  14. Manuel García-Carpintero (2012). ¿ Qué es la verdad? Comentario a los libros de S. Blackburn, La verdad. Guía de perplejos, y de B. Williams, Verdad y veracidad. [REVIEW] Areté. Revista de Filosofía 19 (2):305-322.
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  15. Manuel García-Carpintero (2012). Vindicating Analyticity: Critical Notice of Truth in Virtue of Meaning, by Gillian Russell. Disputatio 4 (33).
  16. Manuel García-Carpintero & Max Kölbel (eds.) (2012). The Continuum Companion to the Philosophy of Language. Continuum International Pub..
    The Continuum Companion to Philosophy of Language offers the definitive guide to contemporary philosophy of language. The book covers all the fundamental questions asked by the philosophy of language - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Ten specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts reveal where important work continues to be done in the area and, most valuably, the exciting new directions the (...)
     
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  17. Barbara Abbott, Manuel Bremer, Elke Brendel, Sarah-Jane Conrad, Cathrine Fabricius Hansen & Manuel García-Carpintero (2011). Contributors to This Volume. In Elke Brendel (ed.), Understanding Quotation. De Gruyter Mouton.
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  18. Manuel García-Carpintero (2011). A Genealogical Notion. Teorema: Revista Internacional de Filosofía 30 (1):43-52.
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  19. Manuel García-Carpintero (2010). Gaskin's Ideal Unity. Dialectica 64 (2):279-88.
    This is a (moderately long) book-length discussion of a problem that exercised the fathers of Analytic Philosophy, following a distinguished tradition in fact traceable to Plato’s later dialogues, the Parmenides and the Sophist . It is a problem that is not often discussed these days (but see King 2007, whose views are not explicitly discussed in this book – curiously, for a work otherwise as scholarly as any I have come across, countenancing proposals about the issues it discusses not just (...)
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  20. Manuel García-Carpintero (2010). Fictional Singular Imaginings. In Robin Jeshion (ed.), New Essays on Singular Thought. Oxford University Press. 273--299.
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  21. Manuel García-Carpintero (2010). Gaskin's Ideal Unity. Dialectica 64 (2):279-288.
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  22. Manuel Garcia-Carpintero (2010). —2—Manuel Garcia-Carpintero Norms of Presupposition. In Erich Rast & Luiz Carlos Baptista (eds.), Meaning and Context. Peter Lang. 2--17.
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  23. Manuel García-Carpintero (2010). Supervaluationism and the Report of Vague Contents. In Richard Dietz & Sebastiano Moruzzi (eds.), Cuts and Clouds: Vaguenesss, its Nature and its Logic. Oup Oxford.
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  24. Manuel García-Carpintero (2010). 1. The Problem of De Re Thought. In Robin Jeshion (ed.), New Essays on Singular Thought. Oxford University Press.
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  25. Manuel Garcia-Carpintero (2009). L'asserzione E la contingenza delle convenzioni. Rivista di Estetica 49 (41):161-170.
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  26. Manuel García-Carpintero (2009). Voltolini's Ficta. Dialectica 63 (1):57-66.
    As the subtitle “A Syncretistic Account of Fictional Entities” makes clear, Alberto Voltolini intends in this book to argue for a syncretic view of the ontology and the semantics of fiction. In the process, he offers sympathetic and clear presentations of the main contenders in the field, discussing first ontological matters (chapters 1–4) and then semantic questions (chapters 5–6), and concluding with an ‘ontological’ argument for the allegedly syncretic brand of realism about fictional entities he has by then endorsed. The (...)
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  27. Manuel García-carpintero & Manuel Pérez Otero (2009). The Conventional and the Analytic. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 78 (2):239-274.
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  28. Manuel García-Carpintero & Manuel Pérez Otero (2009). The Conventional and the Analytic. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 78 (2):239-274.
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  29. Manuel García-Carpintero (2008). Homophonic Prejudices (Prejuicios homofónicos). Critica 40 (120):67 - 84.
    I critically discuss some aspects of Mark Sainsbury's Reference without Referents, from an otherwise sympathetic viewpoint. My objections focus on the adequacy of the truth-conditional framework that Sainsbury presupposes. I argue that, as semantic theories, truth-conditional accounts are both too ambitious, and too austere to be fully explanatory, and that both problems have consequences for an account of reference. The latter problem has to do with the difficulties to capture in a truth-conditional framework the descriptive contribution of indexicals and, in (...)
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  30. Manuel García-Carpintero (2008). Relativism, Vagueness and What is Said. In G. Carpintero & M. Koelbel (eds.), Relative Truth. Oxford University Press. 129.
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  31. Manuel García-Carpintero (2008). Singular Thought and the Contingent. Revue Internationale de Philosophie 1:79-98.
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  32. Manuel García-Carpintero & Max Kölbel (eds.) (2008). Relative Truth. Oxford University Press.
    With contributions from some of the key figures in the contemporary debate on relativism this book is about a topic that is the focus of much traditional and ...
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  33. Manuel Garcia-Carpintero & Max Kölbel (eds.) (2008). Relativising Utterance Truth. Oxford University Press.
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  34. Manuel García-Carpintero (2007). Bivalence and What is Said. Dialectica 61 (1):167–190.
    On standard versions of supervaluationism, truth is equated with supertruth, and does not satisfy bivalence: some truth-bearers are neither true nor false. In this paper I want to confront a well-known worry about this, recently put by Wright as follows: ‘The downside . . . rightly emphasized by Williamson . . . is the implicit surrender of the T-scheme’. I will argue that such a cost is not high: independently motivated philosophical distinctions support the surrender of the T- scheme, and (...)
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  35. Manuel Garcia-Carpintero (2007). Fiction-Making as a Gricean Illocutionary Type. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 65 (2):203–216.
    There are propositions constituting the content of fictions—sometimes of the utmost importance to understand them—which are not explicitly presented, but must somehow be inferred. This essay deals with what these inferences tell us about the nature of fiction. I will criticize three well-known proposals in the literature: those by David Lewis, Gregory Currie, and Kendall Walton. I advocate a proposal of my own, which I will claim improves on theirs. Most important for my purposes, I will argue on this basis, (...)
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  36. Manuel Garcia-Carpintero (2007). A Non-Modal Conception of Secondary Properties. Philosophical Papers 36 (1):1-33.
    There seems to be a distinction between primary and secondary properties; some philosophers defend the view that properties like colours and values are secondary, while others criticize it. The distinction is usually introduced in terms of essence; roughly, secondary properties essentially involve mental states, while primary properties do not. In part because this does not seem very illuminating, philosophers have produced different reductive analyses in modal terms, metaphysic or epistemic. Here I will argue, firstly, that some well-known examples fail, and (...)
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  37. Manuel García-Carpintero (2006). Nonconceptual Modes of Presentation. European Review of Philosophy 6:65-81.
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  38. Manuel García-Carpintero (2006). Recanati on the Semantics/Pragmatics Distinction (Recanati Sobre la Distinción Entre Semántica y Pragmática). Critica 38 (112):35 - 68.
    One of the hottest philosophical debates in recent years concerns the nature of the semantics/pragmatics divide. Some writers have expressed the reserve that this might be merely terminological, but in my view it ultimately concerns a substantive issue with empirical implications: the scope and limits of a serious scientific undertaking, formal semantics. In this critical note I discuss two arguments by Recanati: his main methodological argument --viz. that the contents posited by what he calls 'literalists' (which are, on my own (...)
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  39. Manuel García-Carpintero (2006). Two-Dimensionalism: A Neo-Fregean Interpretation. In Manuel García-Carpintero & Josep Macià (eds.), Two-Dimensional Semantics. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
     
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  40. Manuel Garcia-Carpintero & Josep Macia (eds.) (2006). Two-Dimensional Semantics. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
    Two-dimensional semantics is a framework that helps us better understand some of the most fundamental issues in philosophy: those having to do with the relationship between the meaning of words, the way the world is, and our knowledge of the meaning of words. This selection of new essays by some of the world's leading authorities in this field sheds fresh light both on foundational issues regarding two-dimensional semantics and on its specific applications. Contributors: Richard Breheny, Alex Byrne, David Chalmers, Martin (...)
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  41. Manuel García-Carpintero (2005). Estado de la Cuestión: Filosofia Del Lenguaje (State of the Art: Philosophy of Language). Theoria 20 (2):223-238.
    Se presentan propuestas recientes en tres ámbitos de la filosofía del lenguaje en que se están haciendo contribuciones significativas: el fenómeno de la vaguedad; la distinción entre semántica y pragmática, y el uso de semánticas “bidimensionales” para tratar problemas generados por las tesis de “referencia directa”. Hace unos años existia una percepción de la pérdida por la filosofia del lenguaje, en favor de la filosofia de la mente, del lugar central ocupado en la tradición analítica -una perdida que equivaldría según (...)
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  42. Manuel García-Carpintero (2005). Frascolla on Tractarian Logical Pictures of Facts. Dialectica 59 (1):87–97.
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  43. Manuel García-Carpintero (2005). Intuiciones y contenidos no-conceptuales. In Tobies Grimaltós & Julián Pacho (eds.), La Naturalización de la Filosofía: Problemas y Límites. Editorial Pre-Textos. 109.
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  44. Manuel García-Carpintero (2005). The Real Distinction Between Descriptions and Indexicals. Teorema: Revista Internacional de Filosofía 24 (3):49-74.
  45. Manuel García-Carpintero (2004). Assertion and the Semantics of Force-Markers. In Claudia Bianchi (ed.), The Semantics/Pragmatics Distinction. Csli. 133--166.
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  46. Manuel Garcia-Carpintero (2004). The Deferred Ostension Theory of Quotation. Noûs 38 (4):674 - 692.
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  47. Manuel Garcia-Carpintero (2003). Editorial: Philosophy and Cognitive Neuroscience. Dialectica 57 (1):3–6.
  48. Manuel García-Carpintero (2003). Gómez-Torrente on Modality and Tarskian Logical Consequence. Theoria 18 (2):159-170.
    Gómez-Torrente’s papers have made important contributions to vindicate Tarski’s model-theoretic account of the logical properties in the face of Etchemendy’s criticisms. However, at some points his vindication depends on interpreting the Tarskian account as purportedly modally deflationary, i.e., as not intended to capture the intuitive modal element in the logical properties, that logical consequence is (epistemic or alethic) necessary truth-preservation. Here it is argued that the views expressed in Tarski’s seminal work do not support this modally deflationary interpretation, even if (...)
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  49. Manuel Garcia-Carpintero (2003). Qualia That It is Right to Quine. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 67 (2):357-377.
    Dennett (1988) provides a much discussed argument for the nonexistence of qualia, as conceived by philosophers like Block, Chalmers, Loar and Searle. My goal in this paper is to vindicate Dennett's argument, construed in a certain way. The argument supports the claim that qualia are constitutively representational. Against Block and Chalmers, the argument rejects the detachment of phenomenal from information-processing consciousness; and against Loar and Searle, it defends the claim that qualia are constitutively representational in an externalist understanding of this. (...)
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  50. Manuel García-Carpintero (2001). Gricean Rational Reconstructions and the Semantics/Pragmatics Distinction. Synthese 128 (1-2):93 - 131.
    This paper discusses the proper taxonomy of thesemantics-pragmatics divide. Debates about taxonomyare not always pointless. In interesting casestaxonomic proposals involvetheoretical assumptions about thestudied field, which might be judged correct orincorrect. Here I want to contrast an approach to thesemantics-pragmatics dichotomy, motivated by a broadlyGricean perspective I take to be correct, with acontemporary version of an opposing ``Wittgensteinian''view. I will focus mostly on a well-known example: thetreatment of referential uses of descriptions anddescriptive uses of indexicals. The paper isstructured as follows. I (...)
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  51. Manuel Garcia-Carpintero (2001). Sense Data: The Sensible Approach. Grazer Philosophische Studien 62 (1):17-63.
    In this paper, I present a version of a sense-data approach to perception, which differs to a certain extent from well-known versions like the one put forward by Jackson. I compare the sense-data view to the currently most popular alternative theories of perception, the so-called Theory of Appearing (a very specific form of disjunctivist approaches) on the one hand and reductive representationalist approaches on the other. I defend the sense-data approach on the basis that it improves substantially on those alternative (...)
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  52. José A. Díez & Manuel García-Carpintero (2000). Presentacion. Theoria 15 (2):207-208.
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  53. Manuel García-Carpintero (2000). A Presuppositional Account of Reference Fixing. Journal of Philosophy 97 (3):109-147.
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  54. Manuel García-Carpintero (2000). Fregean Sense and the Proper Function of Assertion. Theoria 15 (2):303-316.
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  55. Manuel García-Carpintero (2000). Fregean Sense and the Proper Function of Assertion: Comments on Textor: Philosophy of Language. Theoria 15 (38):303-316.
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  56. Manuel García-Carpintero (2000). Token-Reflexivity and Indirect Discourse. The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 2000:37-56.
    According to a Reichenbachian treatment, indexicals are token-reflexive. That is, a truth-conditional contribution is assigned to tokens relative to relational properties which they instantiate. By thinking of the relevant expressions occurring in “ordinary contexts” along these lines, I argue that we can give a more accurate account of their semantic behavior when they occur in indirect contexts. The argument involves the following: (1) A defense of theories of indirect discourse which allows that a reference to modes of presentation associated with (...)
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  57. Manuel García-Carpintero (2000). Una nueva solución a la paradoja de Cartwright. Critica 32 (95):47 - 70.
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  58. Manuel Garcia-Carpintero (2000). Vagueness and Indirect Discourse. Noûs 34 (s1):258 - 270.
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  59. M. García-Carpintero (1999). Por la" quineación" de los qualia cartesianos. Análisis Filosófico 19.
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  60. Manuel Garcia-Carpintero (1999). Searle on Perception. Teorema 18 (1):19-41.
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  61. Manuel García-Carpintero & M. Pérez Otero (1999). The Ontological Commitments of Logical Theories. European Review of Philosophy 4:157-182.
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  62. M. García-Carpintero (1998). Indexicals as Token-Reflexives. Mind 107 (427):529 - 563.
    Reichenbachian approaches to indexicality contend that indexicals are "token-reflexives": semantic rules associated with any given indexical-type determine the truth-conditional import of properly produced tokens of that type relative to certain relational properties of those tokens. Such a view may be understood as sharing the main tenets of Kaplan's well-known theory regarding content, or truth-conditions, but differs from it regarding the nature of the linguistic meaning of indexicals and also regarding the bearers of truth-conditional import and truth-conditions. Kaplan has criticized these (...)
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  63. Manuel García-Carpintero (1998). 25 Años de Naming and Necessity: Presentación. Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 13 (33):413.
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  64. Manuel Garcia-Carpintero (1998). Fregean Versus Kripkean Reference. Teorema 17 (1):21-44.
    n this paper I take up these proposals, giving reasons to incorporate semantic features associated with proper names over and above their referent in any (genuine) semantic account of natural language. I also argue that my proposal is compatible with the main points made in Naming and Necessity, by contending that not Millianism but externalism was the claim most forcefully argued for in that impressive piece of work.
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  65. Manuel García-Carpintero (1998). Presentación. Theoria 13 (3):413-413.
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  66. Manuel Garcia-Carpintero & Manuel Pérez Otero (1998). Davidson, Correspondence Truth and the Frege-Gödel—Church Argument. History and Philosophy of Logic 19 (2):63-81.
    This paper argues for a conditional claim concerning a famous argument?developed by Church in elucidation of some remarks by Frege to the effect that the bedeutung of a sentence is the sentence?s truth-value?the Frege?Gödel?Church argument, or FGC for short. The point we make is this :if, and just to the extent that, Arthur Smullyan?s argument against Quine's use of FGC is sound, then essentially the same rejoinder disposes also of Davidson's use of FGC against ?correspondence? theories of truth. We thus (...)
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  67. Manuel García-Carpintero (1997). On an Incorrect Understanding of Tarskian Truth Definitions. Philosophical Issues 8:45-56.
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  68. Manuel Garcia-Carpintero (1997). Putnam's Dewey Lectures. Theoria 12 (2):213-223.
    This paper points out several difficulties to understand Putnam’s views in his recent “Dewey Lectures”, which involve a certain move away from his “internal realism”. The main goal is to set into relief tensions in Putnam’s thinking probably provoked by his philosophical development. Two such tensions are touched upon. In the first place, Putnam wants to reject an account of phenomenal consciousness (sensory experience in particular) he had subscribed to during his realist times, which he calls “Cartesianism cum Materialism”, CM. (...)
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  69. Manuel García-Carpintero (1996). Superveniencia y determinación del contenido amplio. Revista de Filosofía (Madrid) 16 (1):57.
    The paper explores different possibilities in order of maintaining a compatibilism between free will, in a strong sense, and determinism. The notion of determinism is analyzed in deep. It is defended a general conception of free will as a certain kind of mental causation in absence of fatalism. Also, it is argued that other compatibilist possibilities would be possible inside that general conception of free will, being some of them more radical than other ones.
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  70. Manuel García-Carpintero (1996). The Model-Theoretic Argument: Another Turn of the Screw. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 44 (3):305 - 316.
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  71. Manuel García-Carpintero (1996). The Nature of Externalism: A Survey Prompted by John Perry's "The Problem of the Essential Indexical and Other Essays". Critica 28 (84):3 - 39.
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  72. Manuel Garcia-Carpintero (1996). Two Spurious Varieties of Compositionality. Minds and Machines 6 (2):159-72.
    The paper examines an alleged distinction claimed to exist by Van Gelder between two different, but equally acceptable ways of accounting for the systematicity of cognitive output (two varieties of compositionality): concatenative compositionality vs. functional compositionality. The second is supposed to provide an explanation alternative to the Language of Thought Hypothesis. I contend that, if the definition of concatenative compositionality is taken in a different way from the official one given by Van Gelder (but one suggested by some of his (...)
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  73. Manuel García-Carpintero (1996). What Is a Tarskian Definition of Truth? Philosophical Studies 82 (2):113 - 144.
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  74. Manuel García-Carpintero (1995). Doubts About Fregean Reference. Philosophical Issues 6:104-112.
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  75. Manuel García-Carpintero (1995). The Philosophical Import of Connectionism: A Critical Notice of Andy Clark's Associative Engines. Mind and Language 10 (4):370-401.
  76. Manuel Garcia-Carpintero (1994). Dretske on the Causal Efficacy of Meaning. Mind and Language 9 (2):181-202.
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  77. Manuel García-Carpintero (1994). Ostensive Signs: Against the Identity Theory of Quotation. Journal of Philosophy 91 (5):253-264.
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  78. Manuel Garcia-Carpintero (1994). The Supervenience of Mental Content. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 68:117-135.
  79. Manuel García-Carpintero, Truth-Bearers and Modesty.
    In this paper I discuss Künne’s Modest Theory of truth, and develop a variation on a worry that Field expresses with respect to Horwich’s related view. The worry is not that deflationary accounts are false, but rather that, because they take propositions as truth-bearers, they are not philosophically interesting. Compatibly with the intuitions of ordinary speakers, we can understand proposition so that the proposals do account for a property that such truth-bearers have. Nevertheless, we saliently apply the truth-concept also to (...)
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