Zoltan Gendler Szabo

Zolton Gendler Szabo

Professor of Philosophy and Linguistics Director of Graduate Studies

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Areas of Interests

Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics


PhD 1995, MIT

Recent Courses Taught


  • Spring 2010 Infinity
  • Fall 2010 Context
  • Spring 2011 Causation
  • Fall 2011 Philosophy of Language
  • Fall 2011 Convention
  • Spring 2012 Early Modern Philosophy
  • Spring 2012 Modality 


Recent Publications

  • ‘Against Logical Form.’  A Reappraisal of Davidson's Philosophy (G. Preyer ed.); forthcoming.
  • ‘Verbs.’ The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Language (G.Russell and D. Fara eds.); 2012.
  • ‘The Case for Compositionality.’ The Oxford Handbook on Compositionality (W. Hinzen, et al. eds.); 2011.
  • ‘Bare Quantifiers.’ Philosophical Review; 2011.
  • ‘Tasks and Ultra-tasks.’ Magyar Filozófiai Szemle; 2010.  
  • ‘Specific, Yet Opaque.’ Logic, Language, and Meaning. (M. Aloni et al. eds.); 2010.
  • ‘The Ontological Attitude.’ The Analytical Way. (T. Czarnecki et al. eds.); 2010.
  • ‘The Determination of Content.’ Philosophical Studies ; 2010.
  • ‘Structure and Conventions.’ Philosophical Studies; forthcoming.
  • ‘Counting across Times.’ Philosophical Perspectives; 2007
  • ‘The Distinction Between Semantics and Pragmatics.’ The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language (E. LePore and B. Smith eds.), 2006
  • ‘Sensitivity Training.’ Mind and Language, 2006.
  • ‘The Loss of Uniqueness.’ Mind, 2005.
  • ‘Sententialism and Berkeley’s Master Argument.’ Philosophocal Quarterly, 2005.
  • ‘On the Progressive and the Perfective.’ Noûs, 2004.
  • ‘On Qualification.’ Philosophical Perspectives, 2003.
  • ‘Descriptions Without Uniqueness: A Reply to Abbott.’ Philosophical Studies, 2003.
  • ‘Nominalism.’ The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics (M. J. Loux and D. Zimmerman eds.), 2003.
  • ‘Believing in Things.’ Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 2003.

For a complete list of publications, see CV.

Works in Progress

  • ‘Epistemic Comparativism.’ (with Jonathan Schaffer)
  • ‘Modal with a Taste of the Deontic.’ (with Joshua Knobe)
  • ‘Dyadic Truth.’
  • ‘Major Parts of Speech.’ 
  • On Predication.
  • ‘Things in Progress’
  • ‘Belief, More or Less’
  • Review of Reference without Referents by M. Sainsbury for Mind.