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15. 'Indexicals and reference-shifting: towards a pragmatic approach' (Forthcoming in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Early View published version available online here, pre-print available via PhilPapers.)

14. 'The sorites paradox and tolerance intuitions' (Forthcoming in a volume on Springer, edited by Otávio Bueno and Ali Abasnezhad, pre-print available upon request.)

13. 'Infelicitous cancellation: the explicit cancellability test for conversational implicature revisited' (Australasian Journal of Philosophy 93 (2015): 465–474. Available online here, pre-print here.)

12. 'The communication desideratum and theories of indexical reference' (Mind & Language 30 (2015): 474–499. Available online here, pre-print version available via PhilPapers.)

11. Review of Diana Raffman’s Unruly Words. A Study of Vague Language. (Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2014). Available online here.)

10. 'Forced-march Sorites arguments and linguistic competence' (dialectica 67 (2013): 403-426. Available online here, pre-print here.)

9. 'Philosophy of language and mind' (With Peter Pagin and Robert van Rooij. Synthese 190 (2013): 1731-1733.)

8. 'Contextualist theories of vagueness' (Philosophy Compass 7 (2012): 470-480. Available online here, pre-print here.)

7. 'Vagueness, Semantics and Psychology' (Philosophical Quarterly 61 (2011): 1-5. Available online here, pre-print here.)

6. 'Communication and Indexical Reference' (Philosophical Studies 149 (2010): 355-366. Available online here, pre-print here.)

5. 'Hold the Context Fixed, Vagueness Still Remains' (With Patrick Greenough, in Cuts and Clouds: Vaguenesss, its Nature and its Logic, Edited by Richard Dietz and Sebastiano Moruzzi, Oxford University Press (2010): 275-288. Available online here.)

4. 'Vagueness and Non-Indexical Contextualism' (With Patrick Greenough, in New Waves in Philosophy of Language, Edited by Sarah Sawyer, Palgrave Macmillan (2010): 8-23.)

3. 'A Plea for Pragmatics' (Synthese 170 (2009): 155-167. Available online here, pre-print here.)

2. Extensions in Flux: An Essay on Vagueness and Context Sensitivity (Doctoral Thesis (2009). Click here to download.)

1. Review of Françios Recanati's Perspectival Thought (The Review of Metaphysics, Vol. 62, No. 4 (2009). Pre-print available here.)

NOTE: If you are interested in reading any of the above papers and cannot access the online version, please contact me and I will be happy to provide you with a pdf of the published paper or a pre-print version (depending on the publisher’s restrictions).


Selected Presentations and Commentaries

  • ‘Speaker meaning without intention’, Logic, Epistemology and Metaphysics Seminar, Institute of Philosophy, London, 8 December, 2015.
  • ‘Ordinary speakers’ judgements on lying, misleading, and what is said’ (joint work with Brent Strickland), Lying and Deceiving, Institute of Philosophy, London, 13–14 November, 2015.
  • ‘Gricean meaning without communicative intentions?’, ENFA6, Universidade dos Açores, Ponta Delgada, 10 September 2015.
  • ‘How to theorise about indexicals’, Semantics and Pragmatics at Manchester University, 29 July, 2015.
  • ‘Meaning, intention and belief constraints’, Swedish Philosophy Conference, Linköping University, 14 June, 2015.
  • Comments on Robin Jeshion’s 'Slurs, dehumanization, and the expression of contempt', first lecture of the Wedberg Lectures 2015, Stockholm University.
  • 'Indexicals, pretence and associative processes: a pragmatic solution to the answering machine puzzle', Symposium on the work of François Recanati, Arché (St Andrews), 16 October, 2014
  • 'Towards a non-intentionalist subjectivist theory of indexical reference', 2nd PLM Workshop, Donostia/San Sebastian, 29 September, 2014
  • 'Infelicitous cancelation', Final Conference of the ESF Eurounderstanding Euroscores Programme: Understanding and Misunderstanding, Lisbon, 7–11 May, 2014
  • 'Subjectivist metasemantics for indexicals and perspectival communication', ESF Eurounderstanding Workshop: Varieties of Shared Intentionality, Institute of Philosophy, London, 2-3 December, 2013
  • 'Subjectivist metasemantics for indexicals', Workshop in Philosophy of Language, Institut Jean Nicod (ENS, Paris), 25 November, 2013
  • 'Recording pragmatics', Colloquium d'Institut Jean Nicod, Ecole Normale Superieure (Paris), 15 November, 2013
  • Comments on Timothy Williamson's 'Logic and Dialectic', first lecture of The Hägerström Lectures, Uppsala University, 14 September, 2013
  • Speakers and Context', Swedish Congress of Philosophy, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm), June 14-16, 2013
  • 'Intentions, indexicals and communication', CCCOM Conference, NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim), 22 May, 2013
  • 'Speaker intentions gone wrong?', University of Gothenburg, 11 November, 2011
  • 'How to be an intentionalist about indexical reference', ECAP 7, Milan, 3 September, 2011
  • 'Vagueness and Context', Pragmatist and Contextualist Approaches to Vagueness, University of Freiburg, 1 July, 2011
  • 'Intuitions and indexical reference', Meaning, context and implicit content (Sense et contexte: l'implicite), Centre Culturel International de Cerisy-La-Salle, 1 June, 2011
  • Comments on Lucian Zagan's 'Vagueness, bivalence, and what is said', PALMYR X, 20 May, 2011
  • Comments on Adrian Briciu's Briciu's 'Context dependence and compositionality', Institut Jean Nicod-LOGOS Workshop, 24-25 March, 2011
  • 'Content and communication', CPR workshop, Institut Jean Nicod, 1 March 2011
  • 'Referential Intentions', Stockholm June Workshop in Philosophy, 3 June 2010
  • 'The Case for Contextualism about Vagueness', ECAP 6, Krakow, 26 Aug 2008
  • 'Vagueness, Belief Forming, and Similarity Constraints', Oxford 11th Graduate Conference, 11 November 2007
  • 'Contextualist Theories of Vagueness', with Patrick Greenough, Arché 7th Vagueness Workshop, 4 November 2006)



Previous academic positions





Stockholm University:

  • 2004 (fall) History of Philosophy (tutorials)
  • 2004-2009 Introduction to Logic (tutorials and occasional lectures)
  • 2008 (fall) Vagueness (lectures etc; details are available in Swedish here)
  • 2010 (spring) Philosophy of Language (lectures etc)
  • 2010 (spring) Philosophy of Mind (supervision, second-term essays)
  • 2010 (summer) Argument Analysis (lectures etc)
  • 2012-2015 Philosophy of Language (lectures, seminars etc)
  • 2011-2013 Reading groups/Seminars on John Searle's Intentionality, Alexis & John Burgess' Truth, Kent Bach's Thought and Reference, Herman Cappelen's Philosophy Without Intuitions.
  • 2014-2015 Bachelor's level literature seminar

Umeå University:

  • 2010 (fall) Epistemology (lectures, seminars, etc)
  • 2010 (fall) Logic (lectures etc)
  • 2010 (fall) History of Philosophy (lectures, seminars, etc)
  • 2010 (fall) Artificial Intelligent Behaviour (lectures on computers and thought)
  • 2010 (fall) Knowledge and Memory (lectures on intentionality)