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James McGilvray
Department of Philosophy
McGill University
Leacock Building
855 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montreal QC H3A 2T7
Canada
Phone: (514) 398 3922/6060

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Degrees:

PhD Yale, 1968
BA Carleton, 1964

Research areas:

Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Language
Metaphysics

Teaching areas:

Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Language
Metaphysics

Current research:

A monograph on innateness of meaning

Studies on science and common sense

Studies in internalist semantics

Volume of interviews with Noam Chomsky (with extensive commentary and explication).  To appear:  Cambridge University Press.


Selected publications

Books

Editor and new introduction to third edition of Chomsky, Noam.  Cartesian Linguistics.  Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Editor for and contributor to Cambridge Companion to Chomsky, 2005.

Editor and new introduction to second edition of Chomsky, Noam. Cartesian Linguistics. Cybereditions (paper and electronic), 2003.

Chomsky. Cambridge, UK: Polity (Blackwell's), 1999.

Tense, Reference, and Worldmaking. McGill-Queen's, 1991.


Articles / Book Chapters


"Meaning and Creativity."  In Cambridge Companion to Chomsky, 2005.

"On the Innateness of Language."  In Stainton, ed.  Contemporary Debates in Cognitive Science.  Blackwell's, 2006.

"MOPs: The Science of Concepts". In Belief and Meaning (ed. Hinzen and Rott), 2002.

"Meanings are Syntactically Individuated and Found in the Head." Mind and Language, 1998.

"Constant Colors in the Head." Synthese, 1994.

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