Anders Schoubye is Docent in philosophy at Stockholm University. He completed his PhD in philosophy at the University of St Andrews under the supervision of Herman Cappelen, Jonathan Schaffer, and Josh Dever in 2011. After finishing his PhD, Schoubye accepted a two-year position as Mellon postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, but was hired the year after as a lecturer in the philosophy department at the University of Edinburgh. Schoubye spent seven years in Edinburgh before accepting his current position in Stockholm.

Schoubye specializes in the philosophy of language, formal semantics, and logic, but his interests extend to topics in formal epistemology, philosophy of mind, and metaphysics. Schoubye has published papers on a variety of different topics, e.g. the semantics and pragmatics of definite descriptions and proper names, future contingents, linguistic underdetermination, and question sensitivity. He is currently working on a monograph on proper names. Schoubye also has a side interest in select issues in applied ethics.

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Names are Variables
The Philosophical Review (forthcoming)

The Routledge Handbook on Linguistic Reference (forthcoming)
(ed. Stephen Biggs & Heimir Geirsson)

The Predicative Predicament
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (2018, vol. 96, 3:571-595)

Type-Ambiguous Names
Mind (2017, vol. 126, 503:715-767)

Against the Russellian Open Future
Mind (2017, vol. 126, 504:1217-1237, co-authored with Brian Rabern)

A Problem for Predicativism not Solved by Predicativism
Semantics & Pragmatics (2016, vol. 9, 18:1-11)

What is Said?
Noûs (2016, vol. 50, 4:759-793, co-authored with Andreas Stokke)

Ghosts, Murderers, and the Semantics of Descriptions
Noûs (2013, vol. 47, 3: 496-533)

Against the Argument from Convention
Linguistics and Philosophy (2012, vol. 35, 6:515-532)

Descriptions, Truth Value Intuitions, and Questions
Linguistics and Philosophy (2009, vol. 32: 583-617)


The Routledge Handbook of Semantic Frameworks
(forthcoming, 2021, Editors Nate Charlow, Daniel Harris, Anders Schoubye)


Continuum Companion to Philosophy of Language (link)
(ed. Kölbel and Garcia-Carpintero), Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews