Jeff Speaks

Jeff Speaks

Title

Professor of Philosophy
Department Chair

Contact Information

Department of Philosophy
University of Notre Dame
100 Malloy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Phone: (574) 631-7579
Email: jspeaks@nd.edu

Office: 100B Malloy Hall
Office Hours: Click here for office hours

 

 

Education

Ph.D., Princeton University

Areas of Interest

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Profile

Books:

  • The Phenomenal and the Representational  (Oxford University Press: 2015).

  • New Thinking About Propositions, with Jeffrey King and Scott Soames (Oxford University Press: 2014).

 

Articles:

  • “Is there a problem about nonconceptual content?”, Philosophical Review 114:3 (2005), 359- 398.

  • “Is mental content prior to linguistic meaning?” Nous 40:3 (2006), 428-467.

  • “Truth theories, translation manuals, and theories of meaning,” Linguistics & Philosophy 29:4 (2006), 487-505.

  • “Conversational implicature, thought, and communication,” Mind & Language 23:1 (2008), 107-122.

  • “The normativity of content and ‘the Frege point’,” European Journal of Philosophy 17:3 (2009), 405-415.

  • “Transparency, intentionalism, and the nature of perceptual content,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 79:3 (2009), 539-573.

  • “Epistemic two-dimensionalism and the epistemic argument,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy 88:1 (2010), 59-78.

  • “Attention and intentionalism,” Philosophical Quarterly 60:239 (2010), 325-342.

  • “Explaining the disquotational principle,” Canadian Journal of Philosophy 40:2 (2010), 211-238.

  • “Millian descriptivism defended,” Philosophical Studies 149:2 (2010), 201-208.

  • “Spectrum inversion without a difference in representation is impossible,” Philosophical Studies 156:3 (2011), 339-361.

  • “Frege’s puzzle and descriptive enrichment,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 83:2 (2011), 267-282.

  • “Foreknowledge, evil, and compatibility arguments,” Faith & Philosophy 28:3 (2011), 269-293.

  • “On possibly nonexistent propositions,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 85:3 (2012), 528-562.

  • “Individuating Fregean sense,” Canadian Journal of Philosophy 43:5-6 (2013), 634-654.

  • “What are debates about qualia really about?” Philosophical Studies 170:1 (2014), 59-84.

  • “No easy argument for two-dimensionalism,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy 92:4 (2014), 775-781.

  • “The method of perfect being theology,” Faith & Philosophy 31:3 (2014), 256-266.

  • “Is phenomenal character out there in the world?” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 91:2 (2015), 465-482.

  • “The roles of speaker and hearer in the character of demonstratives,” forthcoming in Mind.

  • ‘Permissible tinkering with the concept of God,” forthcoming in Topoi (in a special issue on the divine attributes).

  • “Merricks vs. the Russellian orthodoxy,” forthcoming in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (in a book symposium on Merricks’ Propositions).

  • “Perfect being theology and modal truth,” forthcoming in Faith & Philosophy.

  • “A puzzle about demonstratives and semantic competence,” forthcoming in Philosophical Studies.

    

Website: http://www.nd.edu/~jspeaks

Jeff Speaks's Curriculum Vitae (PDF)