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    The Nature and Structure of Content.James Higginbotham - 2009 - Philosophical Books 50 (1):29-37.
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    On Semantics.James Higginbotham - 1985 - Linguistic Inquiry 16:547--593.
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    Expression, Truth, Predication, and Context: Two Perspectives.James Higginbotham - 2008 - 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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  4. The Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory.James Higginbotham - 1996 - Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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    Remembering, Imagining, and the First Person.James Higginbotham - 2003 - In Alex Barber (ed.), Epistemology of Language. Oxford University Press. pp. 496--533.
  6. Speaking of Events.James Higginbotham, Fabio Pianesi & Achille C. Varzi (eds.) - 2000 - 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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    Elucidations of Meaning.James Higginbotham - 1989 - Linguistics and Philosophy 12 (4):465 - 517.
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    Sententialism: The Thesis That Complement Clauses Refer to Themselves.James Higginbotham - 2006 - Philosophical Issues 16 (1):101–119.
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  9. The Semantics of Questions.James Higginbotham - 1996 - In Shalom Lappin (ed.), The Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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  10. The Logic of Perceptual Reports: An Extensional Alternative to Situation Semantics.James Higginbotham - 1983 - Journal of Philosophy 80 (February):100-127.
  11. Truth and Understanding.James Higginbotham - 1992 - Philosophical Studies 65 (1-2):3 - 16.
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    Belief and Logical Form.James Higginbotham - 1991 - Mind and Language 6 (4):344-369.
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  13. Linguistic Theory and Davidson's Program in Semantics.James Higginbotham - 1986 - In Ernest LePore (ed.), Truth and Interpretation: Perspectives on the Philosophy of Donald Davidson. Cambridge: Blackwell. pp. 29--48.
     
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  14. On Events in Linguistic Semantics.James Higginbotham - 2000 - In James Higginbotham, Fabio Pianesi & Achille Varzi (eds.), Speaking of Events. Oxford University Press.
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    Languages and Idiolects: Their Language and Ours.James Higginbotham - 2006 - In Barry C. Smith (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language. Oxford University Press. pp. 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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    Remarks on the Metaphysics of Linguistics.James Higginbotham - 1991 - Linguistics and Philosophy 14 (5):555 - 566.
  17. Conceptual Competence.James Higginbotham - 1998 - Philosophical Issues 9:149-162.
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    Tensed Thoughts.James Higginbotham - 1995 - 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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  19. The Autonomy of Syntax and Semantics.James Higginbotham - 1987 - In Jay L. Garfield (ed.), Modularity in Knowledge Representation and Natural-Language Understanding. MIT Press. pp. 119--131.
     
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    Why is Sequence of Tense Obligatory?James Higginbotham - 2002 - In Gerhard Preyer Georg Peter (ed.), Logical Form and Language. Oxford University Press. pp. 207--227.
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    Is Semantics Necessary?James Higginbotham - 1987 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 88 (1):219-242.
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    Penrose's Platonism.James Higginbotham - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):667-668.
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    Conditionals and Compositionality.James Higginbotham - 2003 - Philosophical Perspectives 17 (1):181–194.
  24. Knowledge of Reference.James Higginbotham - 1989 - In A. George (ed.), Reflections on Chomsky. Blackwell. pp. 153--74.
     
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    On Referential Semantics and Cognitive Science.James T. Higginbotham - 2001 - In João Branquinho (ed.), The Foundations of Cognitive Science. Oxford: Clarendon Press. pp. 145.
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  26. Is Grammar Psychological?James Higginbotham - 1983 - In Leigh S. Cauman (ed.), How Many Questions? Essays in Honor of Sidney Morgenbesser. Hackett Publishing Co.. pp. 170--179.
     
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    Priorities in the Philosophy of Thought.James Higginbotham & Gabriel Segal - 1994 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 68 (1):85 - 130.
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  28. On Linguistics in Philosophy, and Philosophy in Linguistics.James Higginbotham - 2002 - 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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    Competence with Demonstratives.James Higginbotham - 2002 - Philosophical Perspectives 16 (s16):1-16.
  30. XIII—Is Semantics Necessary?James Higginbotham - 1988 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 88 (1):219-242.
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    Tense, Indexicality, and Consequence.James Higginbotham - 1999 - In Jeremy Butterfield (ed.), The Arguments of Time. Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press. pp. 197--215.
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    Searle's Vision of Psychology.James Higginbotham - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):608-610.
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  33. Two Takes on the De Se.Marina Folescu & James Higginbotham - 2012 - 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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  34. Language and Idiolects.James Higginbotham - 2008 - In Ernest Lepore & Barry C. Smith (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language. Oxford University Press.
     
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  35. On Knowing One's Own Language.James Higginbotham - 1998 - In Crispin Wright, Barry C. Smith & Cynthia Macdonald (eds.), On knowing our own minds. Clarendon Press.
     
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    Grammatical Form and Logical Form.James Higginbotham - 1993 - Philosophical Perspectives 7:173-196.
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    Visions and Revisions: A Critical Notice of Noam Chomsky's the Minimalist Program.James Higginbotham - 1998 - Mind and Language 13 (2):215–224.
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  38. On Second-Order Logic and Natural Language.James Higginbotham - 2000 - In Gila Sher & Richard L. Tieszen (eds.), Between Logic and Intuition: Essays in Honor of Charles Parsons. Cambridge University Press. pp. 79--99.
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    Peacocke on Explanation in Psychology.James Higginbotham - 1986 - Mind and Language 1 (4):358-361.
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    Fodor's Concepts.James T. Higginbotham - 1995 - In Philosophical Issues. Atascadero: Ridgeview. pp. 25-37.
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    Noam Chomsky's Linguistic Theory.James Higginbotham - 1982 - Social Research 49.
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    Montague Grammar by Barbara H. Partee, Ed. [REVIEW]James Higginbotham - 1980 - Journal of Philosophy 77 (5):278-312.
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    Jackendoff's Conceptualism.James Higginbotham - 2003 - 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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    Truth and Reference as the Basis of Meaning.James Higginbotham - 2006 - In Michael Devitt & Richard Hanley (eds.), The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Language. Blackwell.
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    Skepticism Naturalized.James Higginbotham - 1992 - Philosophical Issues 2:115-129.
  46. Frege, Concepts, and the Design of Language.James Higginbotham - 1990 - In Enrique Villanueva (ed.), Information, Semantics and Epistemology. Cambridge: Blackwell. pp. 153--171.
     
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  47. On Semantics.James Higginbotham - 1987 - In Ernest Lepore (ed.), New Directions in Semantics. Academic Press. pp. 1--54.
     
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    Wallace on Desire and Rationality.James Higginbotham - 1975 - Journal of Philosophy 72 (11):307-313.
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    On Higher-Order Logic and Natural.James Higginbotham - 2004 - In T. J. Smiley & Thomas Baldwin (eds.), Studies in the Philosophy of Logic and Knowledge. Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press. pp. 249.
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    McGinn's Logicisms.James Higginbotham - 1993 - 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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