Rutgers Philosophy

Professor Jeffrey C. King

Selected Publications and Work in Progress

    Certain publications are marked as available in pdf form. Others will be available soon.

Works in Progress

New Thinking About Structured Propositions, book ms with Scott Soames and Jeff Speaks under contract with Oxford University Press

'Acquaintance, Singular Thought and Singular Propositions', under revision

'"Descriptive Readings" of Indexicals and Demonstratives', book ms 


The Nature and Structure of Content. New York: Oxford University Press, (2007). View

Complex Demonstratives: A Quantificational Account. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, (2001). View


'Propositional Unity: What's the Problem, Who has it and Who Solves it?' forthcoming in Philosophical Studies PDF

'Speaker Intentions in Context', forthcoming in Nous  PDF

'On Fineness of Grain', forthcoming in Philosophical Studies  PDF

"Questions of Unity ", Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society CIX, Part 3, (2009), pp. 257-277.  PDF

"Complex Demonstratives, QI Uses and Direct Reference", The Philosophical Review 117, (2008), pp. 99-117 . PDF

"Complex Demonstratives as Quantifiers: Objections and Replies", Philosophical Studies 141(2), (2008), pp. 209-242. PDF

"What in the world are the ways things might have been?", Philosophical Studies 133, (2007), pp. 443-453 . PDF

"Singular Terms, Reference and Methodology in Semantics", Philosophical Issues, supplement to Nous 16, (2006), pp. 141-161. PDF

"Semantics for Monists", Mind 115(460), (2006), pp. 1023-1058. PDF

"Semantics, Pragmatics and the Role of Semantic Content". In Semantics versus Pragmatics, Zóltan Gendler Szabó (ed.), New York: Oxford University Press, (2005) pp. 111-164. PDF
Co-authored with Jason Stanley

"Context Dependent Quantifiers and Donkey Anaphora". In New Essays in the Philosophy of Language, Supplement to Canadian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 30, M. Ezcurdia, R. Stainton and C. Viger (ed.), Calgary, Alberta, Canada: University of Calgary Press, (2004) pp. 97-127. PDF

"Tense, Modality and Semantic Values". In Philosophical Perspectives, vol. 15, J. Hawthorne (ed.), Atascadero, CA: Ridgeview Press, (2003) pp. 195-245. PDF

"Syntactic Evidence for Semantic Claims", Unpublished Ms. Reply to Johnson and Lepore (2003), RuCSS Technical Report 69, (2003), pp. 17. PDF

"Two Sorts of Claims about Logical Form". In Logical Form and Language, G. Preyer and G. Peter (ed.), New York: Oxford University Press, (2002) pp. 118-131. PDF

"Designating Propositions", Philosophical Review 111(3), (2002), pp. 341-371. PDF

"Remarks on the Syntax and Semantics of Day Designators". In Philosophical Perspectives, vol. 15, J. Tomberlin (ed.), Atascadero, CA: Ridgeview Press, (2001) pp. 291-333. PDF

"Are Complex 'That' Phrases Devices of Direct Reference?", Nous 33(2), (1999), pp. 155-182. PDF

"What is a Philosophical Analysis?", Philosophical Studies 90, (1998), pp. 155-179. PDF

"The Sources of Necessity", Protosociology 10, (1997), pp. 86-109.

"Structured Propositions and Sentence Structure", Journal of Philosophical Logic 25(5), (1996), pp. 495-521.

"Structured Propositions and Complex Predicates", Nous 29(4), (1995), pp. 516-535. PDF

"Can Propositions be Naturalistically Acceptable?", Midwest Studies in Philosophy 19, (1994), pp. 53-75.

"Anaphora and Operators", Nous Supplement Philosophical Issues, vol.8, (1994), pp. 221-250. PDF

"Intentional Identity Generalized", Journal of Philosophical Logic 22(1), (1993), pp. 61-93.

"Instantial Terms, Anaphora and Arbitrary Objects", Philosophical Studies 61(3), (1991), pp. 239-266. PDF

"Are Indefinite Descriptions Ambiguous?", Philosophical Studies 53(3), (1988), pp. 417-440. PDF

"Pronouns, Descriptions and the Semantics of Discourse", Philosophical Studies 51(3), (1987), pp. 341-363. PDF