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  1. What is money? An alternative to Searle's institutional facts.J. P. Smit, Filip Buekens & Stan du Plessis - 2011 - Economics and Philosophy 27 (1):1-22.
    In The Construction of Social Reality, John Searle develops a theory of institutional facts and objects, of which money, borders and property are presented as prime examples. These objects are the result of us collectively intending certain natural objects to have a certain status, i.e. to ‘count as’ being certain social objects. This view renders such objects irreducible to natural objects. In this paper we propose a radically different approach that is more compatible with standard economic theory. We claim that (...)
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  2. Developing the incentivized action view of institutional reality.J. P. Smit, Filip Buekens & Stan Du Plessis - 2014 - Synthese 191 (8).
    Contemporary discussion concerning institutions focus on, and mostly accept, the Searlean view that institutional objects, i.e. money, borders and the like, exist in virtue of the fact that we collectively represent them as existing. A dissenting note has been sounded by Smit et al. (Econ Philos 27:1–22, 2011), who proposed the incentivized action view of institutional objects. On the incentivized action view, understanding a specific institution is a matter of understanding the specific actions that are associated with the institution and (...)
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  3. Cigarettes, dollars and bitcoins – an essay on the ontology of money.J. P. Smit, Filip Buekens & Stan Du Plessis - 2016 - Journal of Institutional Economics 12 (2):327 - 347.
    What does being money consist in? We argue that something is money if, and only if, it is typically acquired in order to realise the reduction in transaction costs that accrues in virtue of agents coordinating on acquiring the same thing when deciding what thing to acquire in order to exchange. What kinds of things can be money? We argue against the common view that a variety of things (notes, coins, gold, cigarettes, etc.) can be money. All monetary systems are (...)
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  4. Faultless Disagreement, Assertions and the Affective-Expressive Dimension of Judgments of Taste.Filip Buekens - 2011 - Philosophia 39 (4):637-655.
    Contextualists and assessment relativists neglect the expressive dimension of assertoric discourse that seems to give rise to faultless disagreement. Discourse that generates the intuition makes public an attitudinal conflict, and the affective -expressive dimension of the contributing utterances accounts for it. The FD-phenomenon is an effect of a public dispute generated by a sequence of expressing opposite attitudes towards a salient object or state of affairs, where the protagonists are making an attempt to persuade the other side into joining the (...)
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  5. The Dark Side of the Loon. Explaining the Temptations of Obscurantism.Filip Buekens & Maarten Boudry - 2014 - Theoria 81 (2):126-142.
    After contrasting obscurantism with bullshit, we explore some ways in which obscurantism is typically justified by investigating a notorious test-case: defences of Lacanian psychoanalysis. Obscurantism abuses the reader's natural sense of curiosity and interpretive charity with the promise of deep and profound insights about a designated subject matter that is often vague or elusive. When the attempt to understand what the speaker means requires excessive hermeneutic efforts, interpreters are reluctant to halt their quest for meaning. We diagnose this as a (...)
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  6. The Epistemic Predicament of a Pseudoscience: Social Constructivism Confronts Freudian Psychoanalysis.Maarten Boudry & Filip Buekens - 2011 - Theoria 77 (2):159-179.
    Social constructivist approaches to science have often been dismissed as inaccurate accounts of scientific knowledge. In this article, we take the claims of robust social constructivism (SC) seriously and attempt to find a theory which does instantiate the epistemic predicament as described by SC. We argue that Freudian psychoanalysis, in virtue of some of its well-known epistemic complications and conceptual confusions, provides a perfect illustration of what SC claims is actually going on in science. In other words, the features SC (...)
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  7. The Incentivized Action View of Institutional Facts as an Alternative to the Searlean View: A Response to Butchard and D’Amico.J. P. Smit, Filip Buekens & Stan du Plessis - 2016 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 46 (1):44-55.
    In our earlier work, we argued, contra Searle, that institutional facts can be understood in terms of non-institutional facts about actions and incentives. Butchard and D’Amico claim that we have misinterpreted Searle, that our main argument against him has no merit and that our positive view cannot account for institutional facts created via joint action. We deny all three charges.
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    How to Do Things Without Words - A Theory of Declarations.J. P. Smit & Filip Buekens - 2017 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 47 (3):235-254.
    Declarations like “this meeting is adjourned” make certain facts the case by representing them as being the case. Yet surprisingly little attention has been paid to the mechanism whereby the utterance of a declaration can bring about a new state of affairs. In this paper, we use the incentivization account of institutional facts to address this issue. We argue that declarations can serve to bring about new states of affairs as their utterance have game theoretical import, typically in virtue of (...)
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    Is there a philosophy of information?Filip Buekens, Alessandro Salice, Luciano Floridi, Bert Baumgaertner & Filippo Domaneschi - 2016 - Topoi 35 (1):161-171.
    In 2002, Luciano Floridi published a paper called What is the Philosophy of Information?, where he argues for a new paradigm in philosophical research. To what extent should his proposal be accepted? Is the Philosophy of Information actually a new paradigm, in the Kuhninan sense, in Philosophy? Or is it only a new branch of Epistemology? In our discussion we will argue in defense of Floridi’s proposal. We believe that Philosophy of Information has the types of features had by other (...)
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    Psychoanalytic Facts as Unintended Institutional Facts.Filip Buekens & Maarten Boudry - 2012 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 42 (2):239-269.
    We present an inference to the best explanation of the immense cultural success of Freudian psychoanalysis as a hermeneutic method. We argue that an account of psychoanalytic facts as products of unintended declarative speech acts explains this phenomenon. Our argument connects diverse, seemingly independent characteristics of psychoanalysis that have been independently confirmed, and applies key features of John Searle’s and Eerik Lagerspetz’s theory of institutional facts to the psychoanalytic edifice. We conclude with a brief defence of the institutional approach against (...)
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    Judgments of taste as strategic moves in a coordination game.Filip Buekens - forthcoming - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy.
    Recent work on evaluative discourse and judgements of personal taste in particular has focused on active interpersonal disagreements. I explore the communicative import of judgements of taste: why we issue them, why we sometimes get involved in disputes about taste, and what acceptance or rejection of such judgements consists of. The view developed here – that the core use of such judgements lies in seeking to align our attitudes in view of a shared project – makes it plausible that the (...)
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    Relativism, Assertion, and Disagreement in Matters of Taste.Filip Buekens - 2009 - Logique Et Analyse 52 (208):389-405.
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    Evolutionair revisionisme en de integriteit van het manifeste zelfbeeld.Filip Buekens - 2010 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 72 (1):101-129.
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    Externalism, content, and causal histories.Filip Buekens - 1994 - Dialectica 48 (3-4):267-86.
    SummaryExternalism in philosophy of mind is usually taken to be faced with the following difficulty: from the fact that meanings are externally individuated, it follows that the subjective character of mental states and events becomes problematic. On the basis of a well‐founded approach to similar problems in the philosophy of action, I propose a solution based on two connected issues: we should think of mental states not as beliefs, but as states of knowledge, and thought experiments, designed to strip off (...)
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  15. Essential indexicality and the irreducibility of phenomenal concepts.Filip Buekens - 2001 - Communication and Cognition: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly Journal 34 (1-2):75-97.
     
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    Compositionality, Aberrant Sentences and Unfamiliar Situations.Filip Buekens - 2005 - In Gerhard Schurz, Edouard Machery & Markus Werning (eds.), Applications to Linguistics, Psychology and Neuroscience. De Gruyter. pp. 63-82.
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    Comments on Roversi 'Acting within and outside an institution'.Filip Buekens, Michaël Bauwens & Lode Cossaer - 2015 - Methode: Analytic Perspectives 4 (6):213-221.
    In his stimulating contribution, Corrado Roversi uses speech act theory to propose a more nuanced and shaded account of how agents can relate themselves to institutions than H. Hart’s binary distinction between the internal and external point of view. Although we agree on the central importance of Hart in charting recent work in social ontology, we propose to recast Roversi’s contribution in terms of the various ways in which an agent’s commitment to an institution can corrode or strengthen an institution. (...)
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    Drie kanttekeningen bij Hans Radder.Filip Buekens - 2007 - Krisis 8 (1):87-94.
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    De lege blik. Antwoord op Van de Vijver en Vanderbeeken.Filip Buekens - 2007 - Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 99:217-229.
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  20. De lege blik: Antwoord op Vanderbeeken en Van De Vijver.Filip Buekens - 2007 - Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 3.
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    Externalism, Content, and Causal Histories.Filip Buekens - 1994 - Dialectica 48 (3-4):267-286.
    SummaryExternalism in philosophy of mind is usually taken to be faced with the following difficulty: from the fact that meanings are externally individuated, it follows that the subjective character of mental states and events becomes problematic. On the basis of a well‐founded approach to similar problems in the philosophy of action, I propose a solution based on two connected issues: we should think of mental states not as beliefs, but as states of knowledge, and thought experiments, designed to strip off (...)
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  22. Evolutionary Revisionism and the Integrity of the Manifest Scheme.Filip Buekens - 2010 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 72 (1):101-129.
     
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  23. Grammatica van concepten: een inleiding tot de filosofie.Filip Buekens - 2004 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 66 (2):373-374.
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  24. Gerecenseerde werken-bibilgraphische notities-Bermudez, jl (ed.), Thought, reference and experience. Themes from the philosophy of Gareth Evans.Filip Buekens - 2007 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 69 (1):184.
     
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    Het teken en de wereld: over betekenis en referentie in de analytische taalfilosofie.Filip Buekens - 2001 - Leuven: Acco.
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    Keeping Track of Pierre's Mind. A Davidsonian Solution to Kripke's Puzzle About Belief.Filip Buekens - 1994 - In Ulla Wessels & Georg Meggle (eds.), Analyōmen 1 =. De Gruyter. pp. 434-443.
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    Kritiek van de interpreterende rede: grondslagen van Donald Davidsons filosofische project.Filip Buekens - 1996 - Leuven: Universitaire Pers.
    In zijn jongste boek, Kritiek van de interpreterende rede, bekijkt Filip Buekens de centrale thema's in de taalfilosofie van Davidson. Vertrekkend vanuit de stelling dat spreken en verstaan een vorm van rationeel handelen is, wordt onderzocht hoe een theorie voor een taal (in de vorm van een Tarskiaanse waarheidstheorie) wordt geconstrueerd vanuit het standpunt van een 'radicale interpretator' die inzicht wil krijgen in het talig handelen van personen. In een uitgebreide vergelijking met de filosofie van Michael Dummett en W.V. Quine (...)
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  28. Lacan begrijpen: Naar een hermeneutiek voor filosofische beweringen.Filip Buekens - 2006 - Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 98 (3).
     
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    Lacan Begrijpen. Over Filosofische Beweringen.Filip Buekens - 2006 - Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 98:197-215.
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    Lacans conceptueel surrealisme / Lacan's conceptual surrealism.Filip Buekens - 2006 - Krisis 7 (2):17-35.
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    Lacans conceptueel surrealisme / Lacan's conceptual surrealism.Filip Buekens - 2006 - Krisis 7 (2):17-35.
  32. Lynne Rudder Bakers opraktisch realisme.Filip Buekens - 1997 - Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 89 (3):240-243.
     
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  33. Proceedings of Information, Indexicality and Consciousness: A Conference on John Perry.Filip Buekens (ed.) - 2001 - Department of Philosophy, Tilburg University.
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    Semantiek en de zin van het leven.Filip Buekens - 1998 - Bijdragen 59 (3):315-337.
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  35. Semantiek en de zin van het leven Semantics and the Meaning of Life.Filip Buekens - 1998 - Bijdragen 59 (3):315-337.
    In this essay, I show how semantic theories in contemporary philosophy of language shed light on questions about the meaning of life. Current semantic theories tend to defend various forms of holism in semantics: the meaning of a word or sentence is explained by its place in a pattern of sentences, a framework, or a language . A second feature of these theories is that semantic holism rejects the idea that we understand words and sentences on the basis of a (...)
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    Semantiek En De Zin Van Het Leven.Filip Buekens - 1998 - Bijdragen 59 (3):315-337.
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  37. Supervenience without duplication.Filip Buekens - unknown
    Most attempts at defining or elucidating ’weak’ or ’strong’ supervenience introduce various forms of _physical indiscernibility_. After glancing at some definitions, I argue that they must fail if mental events are supposed to be genuinely causally efficacious and non-epiphenomenal. Then I elucidate Davidson’s account of supervenience (’D-supervenience’), first as an abstract relation between a predicate and a set of predicates (to be illustrated by uncontroversial examples), and then as applied to the mental/physical relation. I argue that Davidson must defend that (...)
     
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    Saying 'Yes' and 'No' in Matters of Personal Taste.Filip Buekens - 2017 - Logique Et Analyse 60 (239):209 - 226.
    This paper examines the communicative function of public pronouncements about what is tasty, agreeable or attractive, followed by an equally public endorsement or rejection. The typical and expected reaction to contributions like ‘This is tasty’ or ‘Roller coasters are fun’ in a conversational setting is not ‘how come?’ or ‘How do you know that?’, but a reply that reveals one’s own attitude towards an object or state of affairs. Judgements of taste are explored in the context of a cooperative view (...)
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    The Genesis of Meaning (a Myth).Filip Buekens - 1997 - ProtoSociology 10:110-133.
    In ‘Meaning Revisited’, a reconsideration of his famous views on meaning, H.P. Grice has put forward the thesis that natural meaning (n-meaning) might be a precursor or predecessor of non-natural meaning. In this paper, I will take up Grice’s challenge and sketch a picture of how natural meaning could give rise to nn-meaning. The relevance of Grice’s challenge is obvious for current attempts at naturalizing nn-meaning: a plausible theory of the genesis of meaning must show why nn-meaning is not an (...)
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    The Organism-Centered Approach to Cultural Evolution.Filip Buekens, Alessandro Salice, Luciano Floridi, Bert Baumgaertner & Filippo Domaneschi - 2016 - Topoi 35 (1):283-290.
    In this paper, we distinguish two different approaches to cultural evolution. One approach is meme-centered, the other organism-centered. We argue that in situations in which the meme- and organism-centered approaches are competing alternatives, the organism-centered approach is in many ways superior. Furthermore, the organism-centered approach can go a long way toward understanding the evolution of institutions. Although the organism-centered approach is preferable for a broad class of situations, we do leave room for super-organismic or sub-organismic explanations of some cultural phenomena.
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  41. Denken in alle staten.Erik Oger & Filip Buekens - 1993 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 55 (3):576-576.
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    Introduction: Social Ontology, Culture and Institutions.Alessandro Salice & Filip8 Buekens - 2016 - Topoi 35 (1):267-270.
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    Connectivity is not Enough. Socially Networked Professional Environments and Epistemic Norms.Frederik Truyen & Filip Buekens - unknown
    With the help of key normative concepts borrowed from social epistemology and work on epistemic duties and norms of justification we want to clarify what is at the core of learning mediated through testimony. In socially networked professional contexts, assessment of the epistemic reliability of networked information is important: justification of knowledge acquired via the word of others has an intrinsic social and normative dimension. Whereas the former has been largely taken into account in today’s learning theories based on social (...)
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    Kant, Kafka, Josef K.Joris van Gorkom, Filip Buekens, Niels Jørgen CAPPELØRN & Steven Spileers - 2010 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 72 (1):41.
  45. Argumentatie en formele structuur. [REVIEW]Filip Buekens - 2006 - Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 4.
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  46. De Twintigste Eeuw. [REVIEW]Filip Buekens - 2008 - Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 100 (3):254-256.
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  47. Is Oedipus Online? Sigmund Freud after Freud. [REVIEW]Filip Buekens - 2006 - Nexus 46.
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    Review of JA Flieger, Is Oedipus Online? Sigmund Freud after Freud. [REVIEW]Filip Buekens - 2006 - Nexus 46:165-169.
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    Review of Willem R. De Jong, Argumentatie en formele structuur. [REVIEW]Filip Buekens - 2006 - Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 98:316-318.
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