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PhD: University of Chicago; Last affiliation: Stanford University
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    Psychosemantics: The Problem of Meaning in the Philosophy of Mind.Kenneth Taylor - 1990 - Noûs 24 (1):181-184.
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    Language and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Language.Kenneth A. Taylor - 1990 - Philosophical Review 99 (2):260.
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  3. On Singularity.Kenneth Taylor - 2010 - In Robin Jeshion (ed.), New Essays on Singular Thought. Oxford University Press.
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  4. Sex, Breakfast, and Descriptus Interruptus.Kenneth A. Taylor - 2001 - Synthese 128 (1-2):45 - 61.
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    Reference and the Rational Mind.Kenneth Allen Taylor - 2003 - CSLI Publications.
    Referentialism has underappreciated consequences for our understanding of the ways in which mind, language, and world relate to one another. In exploring these consequences, this book defends a version of referentialism about names, demonstratives, and indexicals, in a manner appropriate for scholars and students in philosophy or the cognitive sciences. To demonstrate his view, Kenneth A. Taylor offers original and provocative accounts of a wide variety of semantic, pragmatic, and psychological phenomena, such as empty names, propositional attitude contexts, the nature (...)
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    Indirect Reports and Pragmatics in the World Languages.Alessandro Capone, Una Stojnic, Ernie Lepore, Denis Delfitto, Anne Reboul, Gaetano Fiorin, Kenneth A. Taylor, Jonathan Berg, Herbert L. Colston, Sanford C. Goldberg, Edoardo Lombardi Vallauri, Cliff Goddard, Anna Wierzbicka, Magdalena Sztencel, Sarah E. Duffy, Alessandra Falzone, Paola Pennisi, Péter Furkó, András Kertész, Ágnes Abuczki, Alessandra Giorgi, Sona Haroutyunian, Marina Folescu, Hiroko Itakura, John C. Wakefield, Hung Yuk Lee, Sumiyo Nishiguchi, Brian E. Butler, Douglas Robinson, Kobie van Krieken, José Sanders, Grazia Basile, Antonino Bucca, Edoardo Lombardi Vallauri & Kobie van Krieken (eds.) - 2019 - Springer Verlag.
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    Orienting Response and Apparent Movement Toward or Away From the Observer.Alvin S. Bernstein, Kenneth Taylor, Buron G. Austen, Martin Nathanson & Anthony Scarpelli - 1971 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 87 (1):37.
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    Toward a Naturalistic Theory of Rational Intentionality.Kenneth A. Taylor - 2003 - In Reference and the Rational Mind. CSLI Publications.
    This essay some first steps toward the naturalization of what I call rational intentionality or alternatively type II intentionality. By rational or type II intentionality, I mean that full combination of rational powers and content-bearing states that is paradigmatically enjoyed by mature intact human beings. The problem I set myself is to determine the extent to which the only currently extant approach to the naturalization of the intentional that has the singular virtue of not being a non-starter can be aggregated (...)
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  9. Misplaced Modification and the Illusion of Opacity.Kenneth A. Taylor - 2007 - In Michael O'Rourke Corey Washington (ed.), Situating Semantics: Essays on the Philosophy of John Perry. pp. 215--250.
     
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    Names as Devices of Explicit Co-Reference.Kenneth A. Taylor - 2015 - Erkenntnis 80 (S2):235-262.
    This essay examines the syntax of names. It argues that names are a syntactically and not just semantically distinctive class of expressions. Its central claim is that names are a distinguished type of anaphoric device—devices of explicit co-reference. Finally it argues that appreciating the true syntactic distinctiveness of names is the key to resolving certain long-standing philosophical puzzles that have long been thought to be of a semantic nature.
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    Truth and Meaning: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Language.Kenneth Taylor - 1991 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    This lucid and wide-ranging volume constitutes a self-contained introduction to the elements and key issues of the philosophy of language.
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    Meaning Diminished: Toward Metaphysically Modest Semantics.Kenneth A. Taylor - 2019 - Oxford University Press.
    Kenneth A. Taylor examines the complex relationship between semantic analysis and metaphysical inquiry with the aim of bringing philosophical methodology into closer alignment with total science. He urges philosophers who seek metaphysical insight to interrogate reality itself rather than language and concepts.
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    Narrow Content Functionalism and the Mind-Body Problem.Kenneth Taylor - 1989 - Noûs 23 (3):355-72.
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    How to Hume a Hegel‐Kant: A Program for Naturalizing Normative Consciousness1.Kenneth A. Taylor - 2015 - Philosophical Issues 25 (1):1-40.
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    Belief, Information and Semantic Content: A Naturalist's Lament.Kenneth A. Taylor - 1987 - Synthese 71 (April):97-124.
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    Meaning, Reference and Cognitive Significance.Kenneth A. Taylor - 1995 - Mind and Language 10 (1-2):129-180.
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    De Re and De Dicto: Against the Conventional Wisdom.Kenneth A. Taylor - 2002 - Noûs 36 (s16):225 - 265.
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    Representing Representations: The Priority of the De Re.Kenneth A. Taylor - 2019 - In Alessandro Capone, Una Stojnic, Ernie Lepore, Denis Delfitto, Anne Reboul, Gaetano Fiorin, Kenneth A. Taylor, Jonathan Berg, Herbert L. Colston, Sanford C. Goldberg, Edoardo Lombardi Vallauri, Cliff Goddard, Anna Wierzbicka, Magdalena Sztencel, Sarah E. Duffy, Alessandra Falzone, Paola Pennisi, Péter Furkó, András Kertész, Ágnes Abuczki, Alessandra Giorgi, Sona Haroutyunian, Marina Folescu, Hiroko Itakura, John C. Wakefield, Hung Yuk Lee, Sumiyo Nishiguchi, Brian E. Butler, Douglas Robinson, Kobie van Krieken, José Sanders, Grazia Basile, Antonino Bucca, Edoardo Lombardi Vallauri & Kobie van Krieken (eds.), Indirect Reports and Pragmatics in the World Languages. Springer Verlag. pp. 61-97.
    We glide easily from thought and talk about worldly objects to thought and talk about the contents of our beliefs about such worldly objects all the time. Smith ask Jones about the whereabouts of their pet cat and on the basis of Jones’s assertion that the cat is on the mat, Smith comes to believe that the cat is on the mat. Black in turn may ascribe to Smith the belief that the cat is on the mat. Such transitions from (...)
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    How Not to Refute Eliminative Materialism.Kenneth A. Taylor - 1994 - Philosophical Psychology 7 (1):101-125.
    This paper examines and rejects some purported refutations of eliminative materialism in the philosophy of mind: a quasi-transcendental argument due to Jackson and Pettit (1990) to the effect that folk psychology is “peculiarly unlikely” to be radically revised or eliminated in light of the developments of cognitive science and neuroscience; and (b) certain straight-out transcendental arguments to the effect that eliminativism is somehow incoherent (Baker, 1987; Boghossian, 1990). It begins by clarifying the exact topology of the dialectical space in which (...)
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  20. Selfhood as Self Representation.Kenneth Taylor - manuscript
    This essay In this essay develops and defends the view that a “self “ is nothing but a creature that bears the property of selfhood, where bearing selfhood is, in turn, nothing but having the capacity to deploy self-representations. Self-representations, it is argued, are very special things. They are distinguished from other sorts of representations,not by what they represent – mysterious inner entities called selves, say -- but by how they represent what they represent. A self-representation represents nothing but a (...)
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    The Syntax and Pragmatics of The Naming Relation.Kenneth A. Taylor - unknown
    Philosophers of language have lavished attention on names and other singular referring expressions. But they have focused primarily on what might be called lexicalsemantic character of names and have largely ignored both what I call the lexicalsyntactic character of names and also what I call the pragmatic significance of the naming relation. Partly as a consequence, explanatory burdens have mistakenly been heaped upon semantics that properly belong elsewhere. This essay takes some steps toward correcting these twin lacunae. When we properly (...)
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    Review: Accomodationist Neo-Russellianism. [REVIEW]Kenneth A. Taylor - 1997 - Noûs 31 (4):538 - 556.
  23. How to Be a Relativist.Kenneth Taylor - manuscript
    Moral relativism is often rejected on grounds that it is either descriptively inadequate, at best, or self-defeating, at worst. In this essay, I swim against the predominant anti-relativistic philosophical tide. My minimal aim is to show that relativism is neither descriptively inadequate nor self-defeating. My maximal aim is to outline the beginnings of an argument that relativism is a truth resting on deep facts about the human normative predicament. And I shall suggest that far from being a source of cultural (...)
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  24. Singular Beliefs and Their Ascriptions.Kenneth A. Taylor - 2003 - In Reference and the Rational Mind. CSLI Publications.
    This essay defends three interlocking claims about singular beliefs and their ascriptions. The first is a claim about the nature of such beliefs; the second is a claim about the semantic contents of ascriptions of such beliefs; the third is a claim about the pragmatic significance of such ascriptions. With respect to the nature of singular belief, I claim that the contents of our singular beliefs are a joint product of mind and world, with neither mind nor world enjoying any (...)
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    How to Vanquish the Lingering Shadow of the Long‐Dead God.Kenneth A. Taylor - 2013 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 37 (1):68-86.
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    Telliamed in its Time: Claudine Cohen: Science, Libertinage Et Clandestinité À L’Aube des Lumières: Le Transformisme de Telliamed. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2011, Xvi+433pp, 36€ PBFrancine Markovits : Telliamed. Vol. No. 59 of Corpus, Revue de Philosophie , 2010. Nanterre: Published for L’Association Pour la Revue Corpus, by L’Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, 2011, 211pp, 16€ PB.Kenneth L. Taylor - 2012 - Metascience 21 (3):561-567.
    Telliamed in its time Content Type Journal Article Category Survey Review Pages 1-7 DOI 10.1007/s11016-011-9638-x Authors Kenneth L. Taylor, Department of the History of Science, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019-3106, USA Journal Metascience Online ISSN 1467-9981 Print ISSN 0815-0796.
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    Without the Net of Providence: Atheism and the Human Adventure.Kenneth A. Taylor - 2007 - In Louise M. Antony (ed.), Philosophers Without Gods: Meditations on Atheism and the Secular Life. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 150-164.
    At first glance, it may appear that those who believe in divine providence have a happier lot and are much less prone to despair than those who reject god and divine providence altogether. That alone may seem to give us good reason to prefer belief to non-belief. I shall argue in this essay that there is almost nothing to be said for either the view that belief in providence provides invincible armor against despair or for the view that the atheist (...)
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  28. 21 Century Economics: Syntesis of Economic Progressive Thought.William E. Halal & Kenneth B. Taylor - 2002 - Business and Society Review 107 (2):255-274.
  29. Histoire des Sciences de la Terre Entre 1790 Et 1815 Vue À Travers les Documents Inédits de la Société de Physique Et d'Histoire Naturelle de Genève: Trois Grands Protagonistes: Marc-Auguste Pictet, Guillaume-Antoine Deluc Et Jean Tollot by Albert V. Carozzi; Les Sciences de la Terre aux XVIIe Et XVIIIe Siècles: Naissance de la Géologie by Gabriel Gohau. [REVIEW]Kenneth Taylor - 1992 - Isis 83:497-499.
     
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  30. Marivetz, Goussier, and Planet Earth: A Late Enlightenment Geo-Physical Project.Kenneth L. Taylor - 2006 - Centaurus 48 (4):258-283.
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  31. Sedimentary Rocks: Concepts and History by Albert V. Carozzi. [REVIEW]Kenneth Taylor - 1977 - Isis 68:125-125.
     
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  32. The Psychology of Direct Reference.Kenneth A. Taylor - 1997 - In Dunja Jutronic (ed.), The Maribor Papers in Naturalized Semantics. Maribor. pp. 225.
     
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  33. A Little Sensitivity Goes a Long Way.Kenneth A. Taylor - 2007 - In Gerhard Preyer & Georg Peter (eds.), Context-Sensitivity and Semantic Minimalism: New Essays on Semantics and Pragmatics. Oxford University Press.
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    Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign! [REVIEW]Kenneth A. Taylor - 2007 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 75 (3):703–709.
    For Millikan, purpose pervades the biological order, including the genes and genetically encoded traits of every living thing, the unconditioned reflexes and conditioned behavior of every animal, artifacts produced by humans or non-humans. There are also the conscious, explicit purposes and intentions of human beings. These are purposes in “a quite univocal sense,” Millikan insists. “In all cases,” she says, “the thing’s purpose is … what it was selected for doing.” Moreover, “…the purposes we attribute to whole persons … are (...)
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    Histoire de la géologie. Gabriel Gohau.Kenneth L. Taylor - 1988 - Isis 79 (2):329-330.
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    Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle: Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Geological Time. Stephen Jay Gould.Kenneth L. Taylor - 1987 - Isis 78 (4):608-609.
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    The Earth Generated and Anatomized: An Early Eighteenth Century Theory of the Earth by William Hobbs; Roy Porter. [REVIEW]Kenneth Taylor - 1982 - Isis 73:313-314.
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    Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign!Kenneth A. Taylor - 2007 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 75 (3):703-709.
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    Eloge: Thomas Malcolm Smith, Jr., 1921–2005.Kenneth L. Taylor - 2005 - Isis 96 (4):612-614.
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    Four Hitherto Unpublished Geological Lectures Given by Sir Humphry Davy in 1805 by Humphry Davy; Humphry Davy on Geology: The 1805 Lectures for the General Audience by Humphry Davy; Robert Siegfried; Robert H. Dott. [REVIEW]Kenneth L. Taylor - 1981 - Isis 72 (2):303-304.
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    Neither a Populist nor a Vanguardist Be! Respecting the Wisdom and Will of the People.Kenneth A. Taylor - 2019 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 45 (9-10):1222-1238.
    In this essay, I consider three different conceptions of ‘the people’ and what it means to ‘respect’ their collective will and wisdom: the democratic conception of the people as a sprawling demos, the populist conception of the people as an authentic folk and, finally, the vanguardist conception of the people as the semi-mute masses who stand in need of revolutionary transformation. Although my ultimate aim is to defend the democratic conception of the people over both the populist conception and the (...)
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    Histoire des sciences de la terre entre 1790 et 1815 vue à travers les documents inédits de la Société de Physique et d'Histoire Naturelle de Genève: Trois grands protagonistes: Marc-Auguste Pictet, Guillaume-Antoine Deluc et Jean Tollot. Albert V. CarozziLes sciences de la terre aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles: Naissance de la géologie. Gabriel Gohau. [REVIEW]Kenneth L. Taylor - 1992 - Isis 83 (3):497-499.
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    Voltaire's Attitude Toward Geology. Marguerite Carozzi.Kenneth L. Taylor - 1983 - Isis 74 (4):614-614.
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    Sciences of the Earth: An Encyclopedia of Events, People, and Phenomena. Gregory A. Good.Kenneth L. Taylor - 2000 - Isis 91 (4):842-843.
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    Davidson's Theory of Meaning: Some Questions. [REVIEW]Kenneth A. Taylor - 1985 - Philosophical Studies 48 (1):91 - 105.
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    Framework for Understanding Fair Trade Disintermediation.Jonathan Doh & Kenneth Taylor - 2012 - Business and Society Review 117 (4):443-475.
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    Supervenience and Levels of Meaning.Kenneth A. Taylor - 1989 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 27 (3):443-58.
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    On the Pragmatics of Mode of Reference Selection.Kenneth A. Taylor - 1993 - Communication and Cognition: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly Journal 26 (1):97-127.
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    New Light on Geological Mapping in Auvergne During the Eighteenth Century: The Pasumot-Desmarest Collaboration.Kenneth L. Taylor - 1994 - Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 47 (1):129-136.
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    The Establishment of GeohistoryMartin J. S. Rudwick. Worlds Before Adam: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform. Xxiv + 614 Pp., Illus., Bibl., Index. Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 2008. $49. [REVIEW]Kenneth L. Taylor - 2009 - Isis 100 (4):872-880.
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