Counterstance Contingency

My joint paper with Chris Kennedy on how the notion of counterstance contingency can help make us sense of subjectivity in language is now forthcoming in Linguistics and Philosophy—check it our here.

Composing Perspectival Content

Sæbø’s (2009) classical argument to the conclusion that perspective-sensitive predicates have a distinct semantic type appeals to patterns of acceptability in complex complements of subjective attitude verbs. Chris Kennedy and I respond to this argument…

Assertion, Expression, Experience

Chris Kennedy and I came up with an idea for making sense of the acquaintance inference and related phenomena in the language of morals. The paper is now forthcoming in Inquiry; the abstract is below…

Can in L&P

My “Two Puzzles about Ability Can” is now forthcoming in Linguistics & Philosophy (doi: 10.1007/s10988-020-09296-6). Here is the abstract: The received wisdom on ability modals is that they differ from their epistemic and deontic cousins…

Free Choice in Amsterdam

This year's Amsterdam Colloquium will see me present my paper "Widening Free Choice." Here is the abstract: Disjunctions scoping under possibility modals give rise to the free choice effect. The effect also arises if the…

Simplifying with Free Choice

My “Simplifying with Free Choice” is now forthcoming in Topoi as a contribution to a selection of papers presented at the 20th Amsterdam Colloquium. I will post the doi as soon as it becomes available….

Lessons from Sobel Sequences

My “Lessons from Sobel Sequences” is now forthcoming in Semantics and Pragmatics. I will post the doi as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, here is the abstract: Folklore has it that Sobel…

Advice for Noncognitivists

My unsolicited advice to noncognitivsts is forthcoming in Pacific Philosophical Quarterly (available online here). Here is the abstract: Metaethical noncognitivists have trouble arriving at a respectable semantic theory for moral language. The goal of this…

Dynamic Conditionals

For those who are interested a draft of my paper on dynamic conditionals, to be presented at this joyful event, is now available in the Research section.

Deontic Modals

Wading through the massive literature on deontic modality paid off and there are now two papers on deontic modals and conditionals forthcoming in very fine places: Dynamic Foundations for Deontic Logic, forthcoming in a volume…