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    James Higginbotham (2009). The Nature and Structure of Content. Philosophical Books 50 (1):29-37.
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    James Higginbotham (2008). Expression, Truth, Predication, and Context: Two Perspectives. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 16 (4):473 – 494.
    In this article I contrast in two ways those conceptions of semantic theory deriving from Richard Montague's Intensional Logic (IL) and later developments with conceptions that stick pretty closely to a far weaker semantic apparatus for human first languages. IL is a higher-order language incorporating the simple theory of types. As such, it endows predicates with a reference. Its intensional features yield a conception of propositional identity (namely necessary equivalence) that has seemed to many to be too coarse to be (...)
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    James Higginbotham (1985). On Semantics. Linguistic Inquiry 16:547--593.
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  4. James Higginbotham (1996). The Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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    James Higginbotham (2003). Remembering, Imagining, and the First Person. In Alex Barber (ed.), Epistemology of Language. Oxford University Press 496--533.
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    James Higginbotham (1989). Elucidations of Meaning. Linguistics and Philosophy 12 (4):465 - 517.
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  7. James Higginbotham, Fabio Pianesi & Achille C. Varzi (eds.) (2000). Speaking of Events. Oxford University Press.
    The idea that an adequate semantics of ordinary language calls for some theory of events has sparked considerable debate among linguists and philosophers. On the one hand, so many linguistic phenomena appear to be explained if (and, according to some authors, only if) we make room for logical forms in which reference to or quantification over events is explicitly featured. Examples include nominalization, adverbial modification, tense and aspect, plurals, and singular causal statements. On the other hand, a number of deep (...)
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    James Higginbotham (2006). Sententialism: The Thesis That Complement Clauses Refer to Themselves. Philosophical Issues 16 (1):101–119.
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  9. James T. Higginbotham (1983). The Logic of Perceptual Reports: An Extensional Alternative to Situation Semantics. Journal of Philosophy 80 (February):100-127.
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    James Higginbotham (1987). Is Semantics Necessary? Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 88 (1):219-242.
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  11. James Higginbotham (1992). Truth and Understanding. Philosophical Studies 65 (1-2):3 - 16.
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    James Higginbotham (1991). Belief and Logical Form. Mind and Language 6 (4):344-369.
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  13. James Higginbotham (2000). On Events in Linguistic Semantics. In James Higginbotham, Fabio Pianesi & Achille Varzi (eds.), Speaking of Events. Oxford University Press
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  14. James Higginbotham (1986). Linguistic Theory and Davidson's Program in Semantics. In Ernest LePore (ed.), Truth and Interpretation: Perspectives on the Philosophy of Donald Davidson. Cambridge: Blackwell 29--48.
     
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    James Higginbotham (1995). Tensed Thoughts. Mind and Language 10 (3):226-249.
    : Consider mental states of the type that relate a subject to a content expressed by a sentence. I propose that some of these states necessarily include as constituents of their contents the states themselves. These reflexive states arise when one locates a content as belonging, for example, to one's own present or past. That content is then a tense% thought, ordering one's present state with respect to the content. Anaphoric cross‐reference between an event or state and a constituent of (...)
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    James T. Higginbotham (1998). Conceptual Competence. Philosophical Issues 9:149-162.
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    James Higginbotham (2006). Languages and Idiolects: Their Language and Ours. In Barry C. Smith (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language. Oxford University Press 140--50.
    An idiolectal conception of language is compatible with a substantive role for external things — objects, including other people — in the characterization of idiolects. Illustrations of this role are not hard to come by. The point of looking outward from the individual is pretty evident for the case of reference to perceptually encountered objects: had the world been significantly different, a person with the same molecular history would have acquired, and called by the same familiar names, different physical and (...)
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    James Higginbotham (2002). Why is Sequence of Tense Obligatory? In Gerhard Preyer Georg Peter (ed.), Logical Form and Language. Oxford University Press 207--227.
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    James Higginbotham (1991). Remarks on the Metaphysics of Linguistics. Linguistics and Philosophy 14 (5):555 - 566.
  20. James Higginbotham (1987). The Autonomy of Syntax and Semantics. In Jay L. Garfield (ed.), Modularity in Knowledge Representation and Natural-Language Understanding. MIT Press 119--131.
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    James Higginbotham (1990). Penrose's Platonism. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):667-668.
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    James Higginbotham (2003). Conditionals and Compositionality. Philosophical Perspectives 17 (1):181–194.
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    James T. Higginbotham (2001). On Referential Semantics and Cognitive Science. In João Branquinho (ed.), The Foundations of Cognitive Science. Oxford: Clarendon Press 145.
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  24. James Higginbotham (1989). Knowledge of Reference. In A. George (ed.), Reflections on Chomsky. Blackwell 153--74.
     
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  25. James Higginbotham (2002). On Linguistics in Philosophy, and Philosophy in Linguistics. Linguistics and Philosophy 25 (5-6):573-584.
    After reviewing some major features of theinteractions between Linguistics and Philosophyin recent years, I suggest that the depth and breadthof current inquiry into semanticshas brought this subject into contact both with questionsof the nature of linguistic competence and with modern andtraditional philosophical study of the nature ofour thoughts, and the problems of metaphysics.I see this development as promising for thefuture of both subjects.
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    James Higginbotham (2002). Competence with Demonstratives. Philosophical Perspectives 16 (s16):1-16.
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    James Higginbotham (1999). Tense, Indexicality, and Consequence. In Jeremy Butterfield (ed.), The Arguments of Time. Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press 197--215.
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    Marina Folescu & James Higginbotham (2012). Two Takes on the De Se. In Simon Prosser & Francois Recanati (eds.), Immunity to Error Through Misidentification: New Essays. Cambridge University Press
    In this article we consider, relying in part upon comparative semantic evidence from English and Romanian, two contrasting dimensions of the sense in which our thoughts, including the contents of imagination and memory, and extending to objects of fear, enjoyment, and other emotions directed toward worldly happenings, may be distinctively first-personal, or "de se," to use the terminology introduced in Lewis (1979), and exhibit the phenomenon of immunity to error through misidentification (hereafter: IEM) in the sense of Shoemaker (1968) and (...)
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    James Higginbotham (1990). Searle's Vision of Psychology. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):608-610.
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  30. James Higginbotham (2008). Language and Idiolects. In Ernest Lepore & Barry C. Smith (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language. OUP Oxford
     
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    James Higginbotham & Gabriel Segal (1994). Priorities in the Philosophy of Thought. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 68 (1):85 - 130.
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    James Higginbotham (1998). Visions and Revisions: A Critical Notice of Noam Chomsky's the Minimalist Program. Mind and Language 13 (2):215–224.
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    James Higginbotham (1993). Grammatical Form and Logical Form. Philosophical Perspectives 7:173-196.
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  34. James Higginbotham (1998). On Knowing One's Own Language. In Crispin Wright, Barry C. Smith & Cynthia Macdonald (eds.), Knowing Our Own Minds. Clarendon Press
     
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    James T. Higginbotham (1995). Fodor's Concepts. In Philosophical Issues. Atascadero: Ridgeview 25-37.
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  36. James Higginbotham (1983). Is Grammar Psychological? In Leigh S. Cauman (ed.), How Many Questions? Essays in Honor of Sidney Morgenbesser. Hackett Publishing Co. 170--179.
     
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  37. James Higginbotham (2000). On Second-Order Logic and Natural Language. In Gila Sher & Richard L. Tieszen (eds.), Between Logic and Intuition: Essays in Honor of Charles Parsons. Cambridge University Press 79--99.
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    James Higginbotham (1986). Peacocke on Explanation in Psychology. Mind and Language 1 (4):358-361.
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    James Higginbotham (2003). Jackendoff's Conceptualism. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (6):680-681.
    In this commentary, I concentrate upon Ray Jackendoff's view of the proper foundations for semantics within the context of generative grammar. Jackendoff (2002) favors a form of internalism that he calls “conceptualism.” I argue that a retreat from realism to conceptualism is not only unwarranted, but even self-defeating, in that the issues that prompt his view will inevitably reappear if the latter is adopted.
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  40. James Higginbotham (1996). The Semantics of Questions. In Shalom Lappin (ed.), The Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press
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    James Higginbotham (1982). Noam Chomsky's Linguistic Theory. Social Research 49.
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    James Higginbotham (1980). Montague Grammar by Barbara H. Partee, Ed. Journal of Philosophy 77 (5):278-312.
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    James Higginbotham (1992). Skepticism Naturalized. Philosophical Issues 2:115-129.
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    James Higginbotham (2006). Truth and Reference as the Basis of Meaning. In Michael Devitt & Richard Hanley (eds.), The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Language. Blackwell Pub.
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    James Higginbotham (2004). On Higher-Order Logic and Natural. In T. J. Smiley & Thomas Baldwin (eds.), Studies in the Philosophy of Logic and Knowledge. Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press 249.
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    James Higginbotham (1975). Wallace on Desire and Rationality. Journal of Philosophy 72 (11):307-313.
  47. James Higginbotham (1990). Frege, Concepts, and the Design of Language. In Enrique Villanueva (ed.), Information, Semantics and Epistemology. Cambridge: Blackwell 153--171.
     
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  48. James Higginbotham (1987). On Semantics. In Ernest Lepore (ed.), New Directions in Semantics. Academic Press 1--54.
     
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    James Higginbotham (1995). 12. Mass and Count Quantifiers. In Emmon Bach, Eloise Jelinek, Angelika Kratzer & Barbara Partee (eds.), Quantification in Natural Languages. Kluwer 2--383.
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    James Higginbotham (1993). McGinn's Logicisms. Philosophical Issues 4:119-127.
    Russian translation of Higginbotham J. McGinn's Logicisms // Philosophical Issues, 4, 1993. Translated by Kristina Goncharenko with kind permission of the author.
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