Kevin Mulligan

Philosophical papers dedicated to Kevin Mulligan. 

© 2011 Anne Reboul and the authors


edited by Anne Reboul
~ 2011 ~
ISBN 978-2-8399-1028-6



Jessica Leech

Formal Objects and the Argument from Knowledge

Damiano Costa

Temporal Parts and Spatial Location

Arianna Betti

The Naming of Facts

Pierre Livet

Fundamental Ontology and Ontology of Epistemic Processes

Jan Wolenski

Truth-makers and convention T

Fabrice Correia

From Grounding to Truth-Making: Some Thoughts

Philipp Blum

Connectives, prenectives and dishonoured cheques of metaphysical explanation

Herbert Hochberg

The Facts of Tropes

Keith Lehrer & Joseph Tolliver

Tropes and Truth

Fraser MacBride

The Transcendental Metaphysic of G.F. Stout: His Defence and elaboration of trope theory

Benjamin Schnieder

Counting the Colours

Andrea Bottani

Two Problems for Resemblance Nominalism

Johannes Stern

The Truth on Predicates and Connectives

Paolo Leonardi


Ingvar Johansson

All Relations are Internal

François Clementz

Internal, Formal and Thin Relations

Ingar Brinck, Göran Hermerén, Johannes Persson & Nils-Eric Sahlin

Why Metaphysicians Do Not Explain

Michael Esfeld

Science and Metaphysics: the Case of Quantum Physics

Emma Tieffenbach

The Sounds of Institutional Facts


Mind and Value

Alberto Voltolini

How Picture Perception Defies Cognitive Impenetrability

Clotilde Calabi

The Blurred Hen

Bernard Baertschi

The Argument of Ethical Naturalism

Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen

For Kevin's Sake

Carlos Moya

Alternatives and Responsibility: an Asymmetrical Approach

Christine Tappolet

The Normativity of Evaluative Concepts

Anita Konzelmann Ziv

Knowledge, Emotion, Value and Inner Normativity: KEVIN Probes Collective Persons

Patrizia Lombardo

Literature and the Emotions: Hazlitt, Stendhal

Cain Todd

Imaginative Acceptance and Attending Emotionally to Fiction

Wlodek Rabinowicz

Value Relations — Old Wine in New Barrels

Pascal Engel

L'avenir du crétinisme

Diego Marconi

Three Easy Points on Relative Truth

Göran Sundholm

The Vocabulary of Epistemology, with Observations on Some Surprising Shortcomings of the English Language

Maria van der Schaar

Mere Belief and the Etiolations of Language

Fabrice Teroni

The Epistemological Disunity of Memory

Julien Deonna & Bence Nanay

Simulation vs. Theory-Theory: A Plea for an Epistemological Turn

Jérôme Dokic

Mental Simulation and the Reification of Beliefs

Philip Gerrans

Singular Thoughts, Seeing Doubles and Delusional Misidentification

Martine Nida-Rümelin

Basic Intentionality, Primitive Awareness and Awareness of Oneself



Barry Smith

Austrian and Hungarian Philosophy: On the Logic of Wittgenstein and Pauler

Peter Simons

Winnowing Wittgenstein: What’s Worth Salvaging from the Wreck of the Tractatus

Melika Ouelbani

Wittgenstein, ses prédécesseurs et ses contemporains

Tim Crane

Wittgenstein on Intentionality and Mental Representation

Denis Fisette

Austrian Philosophy and its Institutions: Remarks on the Philosophical Society of the University of Vienna (1888–1938)

Wolfgang Künne

Über Lügner, ‘Lügner’ und harmlosen Selbstbezug: Bolzano vs. Savonarola und die Geschichte einer Antinomie

Jan Sebestik

Bolzano's Lehrjahre

Paola Cantù

Bolzano versus Kant: Mathematics as Scientia Universalis

Alain de Libera

Le direct et l'oblique: sur quelques aspects antiques et médiévaux de la théorie brentanienne des relatifs

Jonathan Barnes

Frege's New Language

Íngrid Vendrell Ferran

La noción de valor en la filosofía de Meinong

Roberta Lanfredini

The Mind-Body Problem in Husserl and Merleau-Ponty

Mathieu Marion

Wittgenstein on Heidegger and Cosmic Emotions

Jean-Maurice Monnoyer

Le dogme de la vérité selon Parménide

Laurent Cesalli

M&Ms — Mentally Mediated Meanings

Richard Glauser

Locke and the Problem of Weakness of the Will

Daniel Schulthess

Bergson, Truth-making, and the Retrograde Movement of the True


Roberto Casati

Numerals and Word Sequences

Uwe Meixner

Causal Equivalence as a Basis for the Specification of Neural Correlates

Alfredo Paternoster

Reconstructing (Phenomenal) Consciousness

François Recanati

Mental Files and Identity

Marco Santambrogio

Did ‘Madagascar’ Undergo a Change in Referent?

Anne Reboul

Live Metaphors

Manuel García-Carpintero

Constitutive vs. Normative Accounts of Speech and Mental Acts

Luigi Rizzi

Syntactic Cartography and the Syntacticisation of Scope-discourse Semantics

Francis Cheneval

Cosmopolitanism, Endless History, and Game Theory


Philosophical Recreations

Elena Casetta & Giuliano Torrengo

Paradoxalis cookbook

Amanda Garcia

K.M. : Tollendo Tollens

Achille C. Varzi


Tabula gratulatoria

The following persons were unable to contribute a paper, but wanted nevertheless to participate in the present homage to Kevin Mulligan:

  • Julien Dutant
  • Peter Goldie
  • Pierre Grenon
  • Ghislain Guigon
  • Clare Mac Cumhaill
  • Akiko Frischhut
  • Olivier Massin
  • Cristina Meini
  • Robert Michels
  • Graham Peebles
  • Raffaele Rodogno
  • Luc Schneider
  • Gianfranco Soldati
  • Nicolas Tavaglione
  • Claudine Tiercelin


Bibliography of Kevin Mulligan's Work

A Bibliography of Kevin Mulligan's Work


How to cite papers from the volume

Ingar Brinck, Göran Hermerén, Johannes Persson & Nils-Eric Sahlin (2010) ‘Why Metaphysicians Do Not Explain’, in A. Reboul (ed.), Philosophical papers dedicated to Kevin Mulligan, Genève. URL

Each paper has its own page numbers.

The ISBN of the volume is 978-2-8399-1028-6.