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Gary Ostertag
Position: Affiliated Associate Professor
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Graduate Center

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophical Logic
  • History of Analytic Philosophy

Courses Recently Taught

  • Knowing How (Spring 2013)
  • Descriptions (Spring 2012)
  • Propositions (Spring 2011)

Representative Publications

The Analytic Tradition in PhilosophyAnalysis, 79:3 (2019), 560–571​

Cruelty and Kinds: Scalia and Dworkin on the Constitutionality of Capital Punishment, Inquiry, 61:4 (2018), 422-443.

Propositions and the Logical Form of Predication, Synthese, 196:4 (2018), 1475–1499
“Propositional Platitudes,” in Gary Ostertag, ed., Meanings and Other Things: Themes from Stephen Schiffer. (Oxford University Press, 2016)

“Russell and Quine,” in Gilbert Harman and Ernest Lepore (eds.), A Companion to W.V.O. Quine (Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2014).
Two Aspects of Propositional Unity, The Canadian Journal of Philosophy: 43 (2013): 518-533. (Special Issue: Essays on the Nature of Propositions).
Review of John Burgess, Kripke, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2013.12.29.
The ‘Gödel’ Effect, Philosophical Studies 166 (2013) 65-82.
Critical Study of Julian Dodd, Works of Music: An Essay in Ontology, Noûs 46 (2012) 355-74

Emily Elizabeth Constance Jones, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2011.

A Problem for Russellian Theories of Belief, Philosophical Studies 146 (2009) 249-67.

A Puzzle about Disbelief, The Journal of Philosophy 102 (2005) 573-93.

Has the Problem of Incompleteness rested on a Mistake? (with Ray Buchanan) Mind 114 (2005) 889-913 ( “On Denoting” centenary issue, edited by Stephen Neale).

“Descriptions and Logical Form”, in Dale Jacquette (ed.) Blackwell Companion to Philosophical Logic (Blackwell, 2002).

A Scorekeeping Error, Philosophical Studies 96 (1999) 123-46.

Definite Descriptions: A Reader (Bradford Books/The MIT Press, 1998).