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Mitch Green

Mitch Green is the NEH/Horace Goldsmith Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Virginia. He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, the National Humanities Center, the Mead Endowment, the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Philosophy of Science, the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, the American Council of Learned Societies, the University of Virginia's Teaching Resource Center, and the University of Virginia's Shannon Center for Advanced Studies.

His specializations are in Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, and Aesthetics. He is also interested in Metaphysics, Decision Theory, the Theory of Action, and the history of analytic philosophy. His current research interests include evolutionary biology of communication, speech acts and their role in communication, empathy, self-knowledge, self-expression, and attitude ascription.


Self-Expression, Oxford University Press (U.K.), 2007. Also available on Oxford Scholarship Online.

Moore's Paradox: New Essays on Belief, Rationality and the First Person, edited with John Williams.

Engaging Philosophy: A Brief Introduction (2006, Hackett Publishing).

'Assertions,' in Sbisa and Turner (eds.) Handbook of Pragmatics (Mouton/de Gruyter).

"Moore's Paradox, Truth, and Accuracy: A Reply to Lawlor and Perry" (with J. Williams) in Acta Analytica Vol. 26 (2011).

'How to Express Yourself: Refinements and Elaborations on the Central Ideas of Self-Expression,' in Protosociology’s Contemporary Philosophy Forum (2011).

"Perceiving Emotions," Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume, vol. 89 (2010): 45-61.

"Précis of Self-Expression," and "Replies to Eriksson, Martin, and Moore," both in a special issue of Acta Analytica (vol. 25) containing a symposium on Self-Expression.

"Language, Understanding, and Meaning," in The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic, and Communication, Volume V (2010).

"Lionspeak: Expression, Meaning, and Communication," with Dorit Bar-On, in E. Rubinstein (ed.) Self, Language, and World (Ridgeview, 2010).

"Showing and Meaning: How We Make Our Ideas Clear," in Meaning and Analysis: Themes from H.P. Grice, edited by Klaus Petrus (Palgrave MacMillan, 2010).

"How and What Can We Learn From Literature?" in Hagberg and Jost (eds.) The Blackwell Companion to the Philosophy of Literature (2010).

"Speech Acts, the Handicap Principle and the Expression of Psychological States," in Mind and Language, vol. 24 (April 2009): 139-163.

"Empathy, Expression, and What Artworks Have to Teach," in G. Hagberg (ed.) Art and Ethical Criticism (Blackwell, 2008).

“How Do Speech Acts Express Psychological States?,” in S. L. Tsohatzidis (ed.) John Searle's Philosophy of Language: Force, Meaning and Mind (Cambridge, 2007): 267-84.

"Expression, Indication and Showing What’s Within," Philosophical Studies 137 (2007): 389-98.

"Direct Reference, Empty Names, and Implicature," Canadian Journal of Philosophy 37 (2007): 419-37.

“Speech Acts,” in the Stanford Online Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2007).

"Moorean Absurdity and Showing What's Within," in Moore's Paradox (2007). 'Grice's Frown: On Meaning and Expression,' in Meggle and Plunze (eds.) Saying, Meaning and Implicating (Leipzig, 2003)

"The Status of Supposition," Nous (2000)

"Illocutionary Force and Semantic Content," Linguistics and Philosophy (2000)

"Direct Reference and Implicature," Philosophical Studies (1998)

"On the Autonomy of Linguistic Meaning," Mind (1997)

"Indeterminism and the Thin Red Line," (with N. Belnap) in Philosophical Perspectives (1994)

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