Faculty

reinaldo elugardo

Reinaldo Elugardo Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Western Ontario
Research areas: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

(405) 325-6447
relugardo@ou.edu
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My main areas of research are in philosophy of language and philosophy of mind.  I have written papers on proper names, definite descriptions, and Davidsonian paratactic accounts of mixed quotation.  My most recent work has been on semantic minimalism and on the existence and nature of sub-sentential speech-acts, a topic on which Robert J. Stainton (University of Western Ontario) and I have co-authored several articles.  I am currently working on the metaphysics and semantics of sortals, mass terms, and generics.  I am also currently exploring the connections (if any) between self-knowledge, the (alleged) immunity of self-avowals to errors of mis-ascription and mis-identification, and the essential indexical.  For a complete list of my publications and courses, please see my vita.

Courses (recent or upcoming):

PHIL 3503 Self & Identity (Fall 2009, Spring 2010)
PHIL 5333 Empiricism (Spring 2008)
PHIL 6533 Seminar in the Philosophy of Language: The Metaphysics of Propositions (Spring 2008)

Selected Publications:

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“Identity Through Change and Substitutivity Salva Veritate” (with Robert J. Stainton). Forthcoming in Topics in Contemporary Philosophy, Volume 6: Time and Identity, edited by Michael O’Rourke, et al.  (Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press).  (.pdf)

“Minimal Propositions, Cognitive Safety Mechanisms, and Psychological Reality”. In Context-Sensitivity and Semantic Minimalism: Essays on Semantics and Pragmatics, edited by G. Preyer and G. Peter, (Oxford University Press, 2007), pp. 278-302. (.pdf)

“Fodor’s Inexplicitness Argument”. In The Compositionality of Concepts and Meanings, Volume I: Foundational Issues, edited by E. Machery, G. Schurz, and M. Werning, (Germany: Ontos Verlag, 2005), pp.59-85. (.pdf)

“Conceptual Minimalism and Anti-Individualism: A Reply to Goldberg” (with Kent Bach), Noûs 37:1, (2003), pp. 151-160. (JSTOR)

“Logical Form and the Vernacular” (with Robert J. Stainton), Mind and Language16:4,  (2001), pp. 393-424. (Wiley)

"Burge on Content", Philosophy and Phenomenological Research Vol. LIII, (1993), pp. 367-384.  (JSTOR)

Works in Progress:

“Back In Context: Fodor and Lepore on Semantic Cartesianism”

“Triangulation and Inscrutability”

“Literal Meaning, Truth-Conditions, and the Background”