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Stephen Neale
Position: Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Linguistics; Kornblith Chair in the Philosophy of Science and Value
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Stanford

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophical Logic
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Law
  • History of Analytic Philosophy

Courses Recently Taught

  • Linguistic Pragmatism (Spring 2011)
  • Proseminar (co-taught with David Rosenthal, Fall 2010)
  • Meaning and Interpretation (co-taught with Noël Carroll, Spring 2010)
  • Philosophy of Language (Core) (Spring 2009)
  • Language & Pragmatics (co-taught with Stephen Schiffer [NYU]) (Fall 2008)
  • Law and Language (Spring 2007)
  • Meaning (co-taught with Michael Devitt) (Fall 2007)

Representative Publications

Descriptions. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1990.

Facing Facts. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Linguistic Pragmatism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

"On Location". In M. O'Rourke and C. Washington (eds.), Situating Semantics: Essays in Honour of John Perry. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2007, pp. 251–393.v "Pragmatism and Binding". In Z. Szabo (ed.), The Semantics–Pragmatics Distinction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005, pp. 165–286.

"A Century Later." Mind, 114, 2005, pp. 809–71.

"On a Milestone of Empiricism." In P. Kotatko and A. Orenstein (eds.), Knowledge, Language and Logic: Questions for Quine. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2000, pp. 237–346.

"Term Limits Revisited". Philosophical Perspectives, 22, 1 (2008), pp. 375-442.

"Heavy Hands and Scene-Reading Traps", European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, Vol. 3, No. 2 (2007), pp. 77-132.

"Logical Form and LF." In C. Otero (ed.), Noam Chomsky: Critical Assessments, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul (1993), pp. 788–838.

"Term Limits." Philosophical Perspectives 7 (1993), pp. 89–124.

"Paul Grice and the Philosophy of Language." Linguistics and Philosophy 15, 5 (1992), pp. 509–59.

"Descriptive Pronouns and Donkey Anaphora." The Journal of Philosophy 87, 3 (1990), pp. 113–50. (Reprinted in The Philosophers' Annual, 1990.)

"Meaning, Grammar, and Indeterminacy." Dialectica, 41, 4 (1987), pp. 301–19. Reprinted in D. Føllesdal (ed.), The Philosophy of Quine, Vol. 4, New York: Garland Press, (2001) pp. 417-437.