email: dmacbeth@haverford.edu
Phone: (610) 896-1025
Office: GEST 204

Publications

excluding reviews and encyclopedia articles

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

Books:

  • Realizing Reason (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
  • 2005Frege’s Logic (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press).

Articles:

  • 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