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Representative Publications

Books

Rational Animals:  The  Teleological Roots of Intentionality, (Athens:  Ohio University Press, August 2007) .

 

 

 

 

Heidegger’s Pragmatism: Understanding, Being, and the Critique of Metaphysics, (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1988).

 

 

 

 

Articles (Selected)

Reference Articles

  • “Being” in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, (London: Routledge, 1998).
  • “The In Itself/For Itself Distinction,” in A Companion to Epistemology (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1992), pp. 194-195.

Presentations, Papers, Commentaries, And Reviews (Selected)

  • Review of Robert Brandom’s Reason in Philosophy, in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, January, 2010.
  • “Teleology, Intentionality, and Acting for Reasons” at University of New Hampshire, November, 2009.
  • “Heidegger’s Pragmatism Redux,” at conference of the International Society for Phenomenological Studies at Asilomar, California, July 2009.
  • Review of S. Gallagher, Brainstorming: Views and Interviews on the Mind, in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, March, 2009.
  • “Teleology, Intentionality, and Acting for Reasons,” at American Philosophical  Association Eastern Division Annual Meetings, Philadelphia, December 2008, invited  paper for an author meets critics session on Mark Okrent’s Rational Animals.
  • “Teleology, Intentionality, and Acting for Reasons,” at Annual Conference of  Northern New England Philosophical Association, Colby College, October 2008.
  • “Heidegger, Davidson, and Truth” at conference of the International Society for Phenomenological Studies at Asilomar, California, July 2007.
  • “On Layer Cakes,” at conference of the International Society for Phenomenological Studies at Asilomar, California, July 2006.
  • “On Layer Cakes,” at Annual Conference of Northern New England Philosophical Association, October 2006.
  • “Games and Workshops,” at Charlton University, Ottawa, Canada, November 2006.
  • “The Third dogma of Rationalism,” at conference of the International Society for Phenomenological Studies at Asilomar, California, July, 2005.
  • “Rational Action and Second Order Intentions” at Colby College, February, 2005.
  • “Games and Workshops,” at conference of the International Society for Phenomenological Studies at Asilomar, California, July, 2004.
  • “Acquaintance and Cognition,” at Sheffield University, Sheffield, England, December 2003.
  • “The ‘I Think and the ‘For Sake of Which’” at Conference on Heidegger and Transcendental Philosophy at Rice University, April, 2003.
  • “What is the ‘I Think’ Necessary For?” conference of the International Society for Phenomenological Studies at Asilomar, California, July, 2002.
  • “Goal-Directedness and Evolutionary Explanations” at Rice University, April, 2001.
  • “Acting for Goals and Evolutionary Explanations,” conference of the International Society for Phenomenological Studies at Asilomar, California, June, 2001.
  • “Heidegger in America, or, How Transcendental Philosophy Becomes Pragmatic,” invited paper at Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, October 2000. The paper was not delivered because my flight was canceled.
  • “Heidegger and Korsgaard on Human Reflection,” conference of the Northern New England Philosophical Association at University of New Hampshire, October, 2000.
  • “Heidegger in America, or, How Transcendental Philosophy Becomes Pragmatic,” conference of the International Society for Phenomenological Studies at Asilomar, California, July 2000.
  • “Heidegger and Korsgaard on Human Reflection,” conference of the International Society for Phenomenological Studies at  Asilomar, California, July 1999. Also given at the University  of Essex, England, 1999 and Warwick University, England, 1999.
  • “Intentionality, Teleology and Normativity,” given at the “Appropriating Heidegger” conference, Park City, Utah, May, 1999.
  • Commentary on M. Lucht, “Later Heidegger and Phenomenology,”  Pacific Division Meetings of the American Philosophical  Association, Berkeley, April, 1997
  • Commentary on A.Hance, “Dasein’s Animality,” Pacific Division  Meetings of the American Philosophical Association, Seattle,  April, 1996.
  • “The Action Oriented Account of Intentionality” at University of New Hampshire, April, 1996.
  • “Intentionality, Consciousness and Meaning: Or Why Heidegger Isn’t Davidson,” delivered at a conference on Crossing the Divide: New Perspectives on Continental and Analytic Philosophy, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, July 1995; Also delivered at the conference of the Heidegger Circle, University of New Hampshire, May, 1996.
  • “Intentional Content and Purposive Action,” in an author meets critics session on Hubert Dreyfus’ Being-in-the World, Pacific Meetings, American Philosophical Association, San Francisco, March 1993.
  • Review of H. Dreyfus, Being-in-the-World, The Philosophical Review, 1992.
  • “Heidegger’s Externalism,” “Davidson’s Externalism,” and “Teleology and Intentionality,” all presented at the NEH Institute on Heidegger and Davidson, University of California, Santa Cruz, July-August, 1990.
  • “Heidegger and Davidson (and Haugeland),” comments on J. Haugeland, “Dasein’s Disclosedness” at The Spindel Conference for 1989 at Memphis State University, October, 1989.
  • “Teleology and the Concept of an Agent,” Vassar College, September, 1989.
  • “Heidegger and Aristotle on Individuals,” The Heidegger Conference, Notre Dame University, May, 1989.
  • Commentary on J. Jalbert, “Motivation: A Point of Conversion  in Husserl and Dilthey,” Western Division Meetings, American Philosophical Association, Cincinnati, April, 1984.
  • Commentary on H. Longino, “On the Notion of Value Free Science,” Pacific Division  Meetings, American Philosophical Association, Oakland, March 1983.
  • Review of J. Loscerbo, Being and Technology, Review of Metaphysics, December, 1983.
  • Commentary on H. Dreyfus, “Why a Science of Human Behavior is Impossible,” Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy, October,  1982.

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