Alexander George 
Mind Games

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A selection:
[NB: Alexander George now disavows much in many of these works.  Others may judge as they please.]



  • "Philosophy and the Birth of Computer Science," Robotics Age, January-February 1983, 26-31
  • "Skølem and the Löwenheim-Skølem Theorem: A Case Study of The Philosophical Significance of Mathematical Results," History and Philosophy of Logic, 6, 1985, 75-89
    [Reprinted in Stewart Shapiro (editor), The Limits of Logic, Dartmouth Publishing Company, 1996, 403-417]
  • "Whence and Whither the Debate between Quine and Chomsky?," The Journal of Philosophy, September 1986, 489-500
    [Reprinted in Carlos Otero (editor), Noam Chomsky: Critical Assessments, Routledge, 1994]
    [Reprinted in Dagfinn Føllesdal (editor), The Philosophy of W.V. Quine, Garland Publishing, 2001]
  • "The Imprecision of Impredicativity," Mind, October 1987, 514-18
  • "The Conveyability of Intuitionism, an Essay on Mathematical Cognition," The Journal of Philosophical Logic, 17, 1988, 133-56
  • "How Not To Become Confused About Linguistics," chapter in Reflections on Chomsky, supra, 1989, 90-110
    [Reprinted in Carlos Otero (editor), Noam Chomsky: Critical Assessments, Routledge, 1994]
  • "Whose Language Is It Anyway?: Some Notes on Idiolects," The Philosophical Quarterly, July 1990, 275-298
  • "How Not To Refute Realism," The Journal of Philosophy, March 1993, 53-72
  • "Intuitionism and the Poverty of the Inference Argument," Topoi, 13, 1994, 79-82
  • "Has Dummett Oversalted His Frege?: Remarks on the Conveyability of Thought," in Richard G. Heck, Jnr. (editor), Realism, Thought, and Language: Essays in Honour of Michael Dummett, Oxford University Press, 1997, 35-69
  • "Two Conceptions of Natural Number" (with Daniel J. Velleman), in Garth Dales and Gianluigi Oliveri (editors), Truth in Mathematics, Oxford University Press, 1998, 311-327
  • "Quine and Observation," in Alex Orenstein and Petr Kotatko (editors), Knowledge, Language, and Logic: Questions for Quine, Reidel, 2000, 21-45
  • "On Washing the Fur Without Wetting It: Quine, Carnap, and Analyticity," Mind, January 2000, 1-24
  • "Linguistic Practice and Its Discontents: Quine and Davidson on the Source of Sense," Philosophers' Imprint, Volume 4, Number 1, February 2004, 1-37
  • "A Proof of Induction?," Philosophers' Imprint, Volume 7, Number 2, March 2007, 1-5
  • "Quine's Legacy," American Philosophical Quarterly, July 2011, Volume 48, Number 3, 301-4
  • "Opening the Door to Cloud-Cuckoo-Land: Hempel and Kuhn on Rationality," Journal for the History of Analytical PhilosophyVolume 1, Number 4, 1-17
  • "Quine's Indeterminacy: A Paradox Resolved and a Problem Revealed," The Harvard Review of Philosophy, volume XXI, 2014
  • "Anatomy of a Muddle: Wittgenstein and Philosophy," in Wittgenstein on Philosophy, Objectivity, and Meaning, James Conant and Sebastian Sunday (editors), Cambridge University Press, 2019, 1-27

Brief Discussions and Extended Reviews:

  • "On Devitt on Dummett," The Journal of Philosophy, September 1984, 516-27
  • "Reply to Weir on Dummett and Intuitionism," Mind, July 1987, 404-406
  • "Review of Knowledge of Language by Noam Chomsky," Mind & Language, Summer 1987, 155-64
  • "Intuitionism, Excluded Middle and Decidability: A Response to Weir on Dummett," Mind, October 1988, 597-602
  • "'Goldbach's Conjecture Can Be Decided in One Minute': On An Alleged Problem for Intuitionism," Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, January 1991, 187-89
  • "Noam Chomsky," in Richard Fox and James Kloppenberg (editors), A Companion to American Thought, Blackwell, 1995, 117-118
  • "Nativism, Innatism," in The Encyclopedia of Philosophy: A Supplement, Macmillan, 1996, 370-72
  • "Katz Astray," in Mind & Language, Volume 11, Number 3, September 1996, 295-305
  • "Review of From Stimulus to Science by W.V. Quine," Mind, Volume 106, Number 421, January 1997, 195-201
  • "Frege, Gottlob" (with Richard G. Heck, Jnr.), in Edward Craig (editor), The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Routledge, 1998, 765-78
  • "Leveling the Playing Field Between Mind and Machine: Response to McCall" (with Daniel J. Velleman), The Journal of Philosophy, Volume XCVII, Number 8, August 2000, 456-461