Hanoch Ben-Yami

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Home institution: 
Central European University
  • Logic & Natural Language: On Plural Reference and Its Semantic and Logical Significance, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2004.
Journal Articles
  • Response to Westerståhl. Logique et Analyse, forthcoming, 2011.
  • Could Sherlock Holmes Have Existed? Croatian Journal of Philosophy 10(30), 2010: 175-181.
  • A Wittgensteinian Solution to the Sorites. Philosophical Investigations 33(3), 2010: 229‑44, doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9205.2010.01406.x.
  • Backwards Causation still Impossible. Analysis 70(1), 2010: 89-92, doi:10.1093/analys/anp126.
  • Generalized Quantifiers, and Beyond. Logique et Analyse 208, 2009: 309-326.
  • Plural Quantification Logic: A Critical Appraisal. Review of Symbolic Logic 2(1), 2009: 208-232.
  • Critical Study of Amie L. Thomasson, Ordinary Objects, Oxford University Press, New York, 2007. Croatian Journal of Philosophy VIII(23), 2008: 267‑79.
  • The Impossibility of Backwards Causation. The Philosophical Quarterly 57(228), 2007: 439‑55.
  • Causality and Temporal Order in Special Relativity. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 57(3), 2006: 459‑79.
  • A Critique of Frege on Common Nouns. Ratio (new series) 19(2), 2006: 148‑55.
  • Behaviorism and Psychologism: Why Block’s Argument against Behaviorism is Unsound. Philosophical Psychology 18(2), 2005: 179‑86.
  • The Semantics of Kind Terms. Philosophical Studies 102(2), 2001: 155‑84.
  • An Argument against Functionalism. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 77(3), 1999: 320‑24.
  • Against Characterizing Mental States as Propositional Attitudes. The Philosophical Quarterly 47, 1997: 84‑9.
  • Attributive Adjectives and the Predicate Calculus. Philosophical Studies 83(3), 1996: 277‑89.
  • A Note on the Chinese Room. Synthese 95(2), 1993: 169‑72.

So far I have presented or am about to present in PETAF workshops two papers I have been working on.

1.         An account of Donkey Anaphora. I try to show why the indefinite article in conditional donkey sentences has universal force, and I also discuss a large variety of related anaphora.

2.         Rigidity. I derive something close to Kripke’s rigidity from more fundamental semantic principles (Buridan’s Law) and show that the remaining aspects of Kripke’s concept should be rejected.

Please write to me if you’re interested in these papers.