email: dmacbeth@haverford.edu
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Publications

excluding reviews and encyclopedia articles

Note: Most papers are available for download on my Academia page

Books:

  • 2014Realizing Reason: A Narrative of Truth and Knowing (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
  • 2005Frege’s Logic (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press).

Articles:

  • (2017) “Reading Rorty: A Sketch of a Plan” in A Companion to Rorty, ed. Alan Malachowski (Wiley-Blackwell).
  • 2017 “The Place of Philosophy”, Philosophy East and West 67 (4): 966 – 985.
  • 2017 “Descartes on the Creation of the Eternal Truths”, Acta Baltica Historiae et Philosophiae Scientiarum 5 (1): 5 – 27.
  • 2017 “Précis of Realizing Reason: A Narrative of Truth and Knowing” (DOI: 10.1080/0967559.2016.1275330) and “Responses to Brassier, Redding, and Wolfsdorf” (DOI: 10.1080/09672559.2016.1275332), as part of a book symposium on Realizing Reason with contributions by Ray Brassier, American University of Beirut, Paul Redding, Sydney University, and David Wolfsdorf, Temple University, in the International Journal of Philosophical Studies 24:5.
  • 2017 “Natural Truth” in Sellars and Contemporary Philosophy, ed. David Pereplyotchik and Deborah R. Barnbaum (Routledge).
  • 2017 “Being Minded”, in Giving a Damn: Essays in Dialogue with John Haugeland, ed. Zed Adams and Jake Brown (MIT Press).
  • 2016 “Frege and the Aristotelian Model of Science”, in Early Analytic Philosophy: New Perspectives on the Tradition, ed. Sorin Costreie (Springer), pp. 31-48.
  • 2015 “Waiting for the Revolution”, Expositions: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities 9.2: 80-87. Expositions (online) ISSN: 1747-5376.
  • 2015 “Reasoning in Mathematics and Machines: The Place of Mathematical Logic in Mathematical Understanding”, AISB Convention 2015 Proceedings (online).
  • 2014  “Logic Through Its History”, APA Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy 14 (1): 8-12.
  • 2013  “Writing Reason”, Logique et Analyse 221: 25-44.
  • 2012  “Diagrammatic Reasoning in Frege’s Begriffsschrift”, Synthese 186: 289-314.
  • 2012 “Varieties of Analytic Pragmatism”, Philosophia 40 (1): 27-39.
  • 2012 “Proof and Understanding in Mathematical Practice”, Philosophia Scientiae 16 (1): 29-54.
  • 2011 “Reading Rorty: A Sketch of a Plan”, Annales Philosophici 2: 66-73.
  • 2011  “Seeing How It Goes: Paper-and-Pencil Reasoning in Mathematical Practice”, Philosophia Mathematica 20 (1): 58-85.
  • 2010 “Inference, Meaning, and Truth in Brandom, Sellars, and Frege”, in Reading Brandom: On Making It Explicit, eds. Bernhard Weiss and Jeremy Wanderer (Routledge).
  • 2010 “Diagrammatic Reasoning in Euclid’s Elements”, in Philosophical Perspectives on Mathematical Practice, Texts in Philosophy, vol. 12, ed. Bart Van Kerkhove, Jonas De Vuyst, and Jean Paul Van Bendegem (London: College Publications).
  • 2009 “Quine on Analytic Truth and A Priori Science”, in Cuvinte, teorii, si lucruri: Quine în perspectiva, ed. Mircea Dumitru and Constantin Stoenescu (Bucharest: Editura Pelican).
  • 2009 “An Antinomy of Empirical Judgment: Brandom and McDowell”, in Italian, Lo Spazio Sociale della Ragione: De Hegel in Avanti, ed. Luigi Ruggiu and Italo Testa (Milan: Mimesis).
  • 2009 “The Problem of Mathematical Truth”, Studies in Logic 2: 1-17.
  • 2009 “Meaning, Use, and Diagrams”, Ethics and Politics 11: 369-384. Special issue on prelinguistic practice, social ontology, and semantics. Available at http://www.units.it/etica.
  • 2008 “The Truth in Pragmatism”, Philosophy of Pragmatism II: Salient Inquiries, ed. Bogdan Dicher and Adrian Ludusan (Cluj-Napoca, Romania: European Studies Foundation).
  • 2008 “The Truths of Logic and Logical Truth”, Manuscrito 31: 51-67.
  • 2008 “Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics”, The Oxford Handbook of American Philosophy, ed. Cheryl Misak (Oxford: Oxford University Press). PDF
  • 2008 “From Contingency to Solidarity: Rorty’s Pragmatist Turn”, Soochow Journal of Philosophical Studies 17: 1-9.
  • 2007 “Understanding the Goodness of Inference: Modality and Relevance in Frege’s System of Logic”, Soochow Journal of Philosophical Studies 16: 133-151. (Special conference proceedings issue.)
  • 2007 “Naturalism in the Philosophy of Mathematics”, in Naturalized Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, Rodopi Philosophical Studies 7, ed. Chienkuo Michael Mi and Ruey-lin Chen (Amsterdam: Rodopi).
  • 2007 “Logical Analysis, Reduction, and Philosophical Understanding”, Croatian Journal of Philosophy 7: 475-485.
  • 2007 “Striving for Truth in the Practice of Mathematics: Kant and Frege”, Grazer Philosophische Studien 75: 65-92. PDF
  • 2007 “Pragmatism and Objective Truth”, in New Pragmatists, ed. Cheryl Misak (Oxford University Press).
  • 2006 “Logical Analysis, Reduction, and Philosophical Understanding”, translated into Hungarian, Pro Philosophia Füzetek 45: 127-139. Also available in Hungarian at http://www.c3.hu/~prophil/profi061/macbeth.html
  • 2005 “Inferentialism and Holistic Role Abstraction in the Telling of Tales”, European Journal of Philosophy 13: 409-420.
  • 2005 “Reading Begriffsschrift”, Harvard Review of Philosophy 13: 4-24.
  • 2004 “Overcoming Kant: McDowell, and Sellars, on Judgment”, Theoria 70: 216-242.
  • 2004 “Viète, Descartes, and the Emergence of Modern Mathematics”, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 25: 87-117.PDF
  • 2004 “Putnam’s New Realism”, translated into Italian, Iride 41: 211-215.
  • 2002 “Frege and Early Wittgenstein on Logic and Language”, in From Frege to Wittgenstein: Essays on Early Analytic Philosophy, ed. Erich Reck (Oxford University Press).
  • 2000 “Empirical Knowledge: Kantian Themes and Sellarsian Variations”, Philosophical Studies 101: 113-142.PDF
  • 1997 “Brandom on Inference and the Expressive Role of Logic”, in Truth: Proceedings of the 9th SOFIA Conference, ed. E. Villanueva (Atascadero: Ridgeview, 1997), pp. 169-179.
  • 1995 “Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Language”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 55: 501-523. Also available at: http://www.ditext.com/macbeth/macbeth.html. Reprinted in Richard Rorty, four volumes, edited Alan Malachowski (Oxford University Press, 2002).
  • 1995 “Names, Natural Kind Terms, and Rigid Designation”, Philosophical Studies 79: 259-281.
  • 1995 “The Logic of Relations and the Ideality of Space”, Journal of Philosophical Research 20: 367-379.
  • 1994 “The Coin of the Intentional Realm”, Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior 24: 143-166.PDF

Reviews

  • 2014 Of Patricia Blanchette, Frege’s Conception of Logic (Oxford University Press, 2012) in Journal of the History of Philosophy 52 (1): 176-7.

Dictionary entry

  • 2015 “McDowell, John”, The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, third edition, ed. Robert Audi (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).