Dr Bryan Pickel

  • Senior Lecturer (Philosophy)

Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Glasgow. Previously, I was a Reader at the University of Edinburgh, having begun as a Chancellor's Fellow in 2013. Prior to that, I held a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Barcelona through the PERSP project as a member of the LOGOS research group. I received my PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.

Although my philosophical interests are very broad, my main areas of research are metaphysics, the philosophy of language, and the history of analytic philosophy.   I also work on philosophical logic and epistemology.  

Two major themes in my recent research are that the structure of our thoughts can differ from the structure of the sentences we use to express them and that we should be willing to revise any view in light of new evidence. I also have a longstanding interest in the philosophy of Susan Stebbing.

I am keen to supervise or co-supervise post-graduate students in projects pertaining to many areas of philosophy of language, metaphysics, and the history of analytic philosophy (including work that broadens the traditional canon).  

Publications

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Number of items: 26.

2022

Pickel, B. and Rabern, B. (2022) Scorekeeping in a chess game. Semantics and Pragmatics, (Accepted for Publication)

Pickel, B. (2022) Susan Stebbing’s intellectualism. Journal for the History of Analytic Philosophy, 10(4),

2021

Pickel, B. and Rabern, B. (2021) Against Fregean quantification. Ergo, (Accepted for Publication)

Pickel, B. (2021) The functional composition of sense. Synthese, 199(3), pp. 6917-6942. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-021-03099-3)

Pickel, B. and Rabern, B. (2021) Frege and saving substitution. Philosophical Studies, 178(8), pp. 2687-2697. (doi: 10.1007/s11098-020-01576-y)

Pickel, B. and Rabern, B. (2021) The myth of occurrence-based semantics. Linguistics and Philosophy, 44(4), pp. 813-837. (doi: 10.1007/s10988-020-09302-x)

2020

Pickel, B. (2020) Structured propositions and trivial composition. Synthese, 197(7), pp. 2991-3006. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-018-1853-1)

2019

Pickel, B. (2019) Unity through truth. Synthese, 196(4), pp. 1425-1452. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-016-1279-6)

Pickel, B. (2019) Structured propositions in a generative grammar. Mind, 128(510), pp. 329-366. (doi: 10.1093/mind/fzw074)

2018

Pickel, B. and Schulz, M. (2018) Quinean updates: In defense of "two dogmas". Journal of Philosophy, 115(2), pp. 57-91. (doi: 10.5840/jphil201811524)

Pickel, B. , Rabern, B. and Dever, J. (2018) Reviving the parameter revolution in semantics. In: Ball, D. and Rabern, B. (eds.) The Science of Meaning: Essays on the Metatheory of Natural Language Semantics. Oxford University Press: Oxford, United Kingdom, pp. 138-171. ISBN 9780198739548 (doi: 10.1093/oso/9780198739548.003.0005)

2017

Pickel, B. (2017) Are propositions essentially representational? Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 98(3), pp. 470-489. (doi: 10.1111/papq.12123)

Pickel, B. (2017) Naming, saying, and structure. Noûs, 51(3), pp. 594-616. (doi: 10.1111/nous.12145)

Pickel, B. and Rabern, B. (2017) Does semantic relationism solve Frege’s puzzle? Journal of Philosophical Logic, 46(1), pp. 97-118. (doi: 10.1007/s10992-016-9420-z)

2016

Pickel, B. (2016) Frontloading, supposition, and contraction. Philosophical Quarterly, 66(264), pp. 559-578. (doi: 10.1093/pq/pqv112)

Pickel, B. and Rabern, B. (2016) The antinomy of the variable: a Tarskian resolution. Journal of Philosophy, 113(3), pp. 137-170. (doi: 10.5840/jphil201611338)

2015

Pickel, B. (2015) Nominalism about Properties: New Essays / Ghislain Guigon and Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra (eds.), Routledge, 2015, 217pp., $145.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138849938. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 10 Sep. [Book Review]

Pickel, B. (2015) Variables and attitudes. Noûs, 49(2), pp. 333-356. (doi: 10.1111/nous.12044)

2014

Pickel, B. (2014) Complex predication and the metaphysics of properties. Dialectica, 68(2), pp. 209-230. (doi: 10.1111/1746-8361.12060)

Ball, D. and Pickel, B. (2014) One dogma of Millianism. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 88(1), pp. 70-92. (doi: 10.1111/phpr.12009)

2013

Pickel, B. (2013) Russell on incomplete symbols. Philosophy Compass, 8(10), pp. 909-923. (doi: 10.1111/phc3.12071)

2012

Pickel, B. (2012) Rigidification and attitudes. Philosophical Studies, 158(1), pp. 43-58. (doi: 10.1007/s11098-010-9666-1)

Pickel, B. and Mantegani, N. (2012) A Quinean critique of Ostrich nominalism. Philosophers' Imprint, 12(6), pp. 1-21.

Pickel, B. (2012) Things: Papers on Objects, Events, and Properties. By Stephen Yablo. (Oxford UP, 2010. Pp. 323. Price £55.00.). Philosophical Quarterly, 62(246), pp. 215-217. (doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9213.2011.00014.x)[Book Review]

2010

Pickel, B. (2010) Syntax in basic laws §§29–32. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, 51(2), pp. 253-277. (doi: 10.1215/00294527-2010-016)

2008

Pickel, B. (2008) There is no ‘Is’ of constitution. Philosophical Studies, 147, pp. 193-211. (doi: 10.1007/s11098-008-9275-4)

This list was generated on Sat Sep 24 03:22:45 2022 BST.
Number of items: 26.

Articles

Pickel, B. and Rabern, B. (2022) Scorekeeping in a chess game. Semantics and Pragmatics, (Accepted for Publication)

Pickel, B. (2022) Susan Stebbing’s intellectualism. Journal for the History of Analytic Philosophy, 10(4),

Pickel, B. and Rabern, B. (2021) Against Fregean quantification. Ergo, (Accepted for Publication)

Pickel, B. (2021) The functional composition of sense. Synthese, 199(3), pp. 6917-6942. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-021-03099-3)

Pickel, B. and Rabern, B. (2021) Frege and saving substitution. Philosophical Studies, 178(8), pp. 2687-2697. (doi: 10.1007/s11098-020-01576-y)

Pickel, B. and Rabern, B. (2021) The myth of occurrence-based semantics. Linguistics and Philosophy, 44(4), pp. 813-837. (doi: 10.1007/s10988-020-09302-x)

Pickel, B. (2020) Structured propositions and trivial composition. Synthese, 197(7), pp. 2991-3006. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-018-1853-1)

Pickel, B. (2019) Unity through truth. Synthese, 196(4), pp. 1425-1452. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-016-1279-6)

Pickel, B. (2019) Structured propositions in a generative grammar. Mind, 128(510), pp. 329-366. (doi: 10.1093/mind/fzw074)

Pickel, B. and Schulz, M. (2018) Quinean updates: In defense of "two dogmas". Journal of Philosophy, 115(2), pp. 57-91. (doi: 10.5840/jphil201811524)

Pickel, B. (2017) Are propositions essentially representational? Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 98(3), pp. 470-489. (doi: 10.1111/papq.12123)

Pickel, B. (2017) Naming, saying, and structure. Noûs, 51(3), pp. 594-616. (doi: 10.1111/nous.12145)

Pickel, B. and Rabern, B. (2017) Does semantic relationism solve Frege’s puzzle? Journal of Philosophical Logic, 46(1), pp. 97-118. (doi: 10.1007/s10992-016-9420-z)

Pickel, B. (2016) Frontloading, supposition, and contraction. Philosophical Quarterly, 66(264), pp. 559-578. (doi: 10.1093/pq/pqv112)

Pickel, B. and Rabern, B. (2016) The antinomy of the variable: a Tarskian resolution. Journal of Philosophy, 113(3), pp. 137-170. (doi: 10.5840/jphil201611338)

Pickel, B. (2015) Variables and attitudes. Noûs, 49(2), pp. 333-356. (doi: 10.1111/nous.12044)

Pickel, B. (2014) Complex predication and the metaphysics of properties. Dialectica, 68(2), pp. 209-230. (doi: 10.1111/1746-8361.12060)

Ball, D. and Pickel, B. (2014) One dogma of Millianism. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 88(1), pp. 70-92. (doi: 10.1111/phpr.12009)

Pickel, B. (2013) Russell on incomplete symbols. Philosophy Compass, 8(10), pp. 909-923. (doi: 10.1111/phc3.12071)

Pickel, B. (2012) Rigidification and attitudes. Philosophical Studies, 158(1), pp. 43-58. (doi: 10.1007/s11098-010-9666-1)

Pickel, B. and Mantegani, N. (2012) A Quinean critique of Ostrich nominalism. Philosophers' Imprint, 12(6), pp. 1-21.

Pickel, B. (2010) Syntax in basic laws §§29–32. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, 51(2), pp. 253-277. (doi: 10.1215/00294527-2010-016)

Pickel, B. (2008) There is no ‘Is’ of constitution. Philosophical Studies, 147, pp. 193-211. (doi: 10.1007/s11098-008-9275-4)

Book Sections

Pickel, B. , Rabern, B. and Dever, J. (2018) Reviving the parameter revolution in semantics. In: Ball, D. and Rabern, B. (eds.) The Science of Meaning: Essays on the Metatheory of Natural Language Semantics. Oxford University Press: Oxford, United Kingdom, pp. 138-171. ISBN 9780198739548 (doi: 10.1093/oso/9780198739548.003.0005)

Book Reviews

Pickel, B. (2015) Nominalism about Properties: New Essays / Ghislain Guigon and Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra (eds.), Routledge, 2015, 217pp., $145.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138849938. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 10 Sep. [Book Review]

Pickel, B. (2012) Things: Papers on Objects, Events, and Properties. By Stephen Yablo. (Oxford UP, 2010. Pp. 323. Price £55.00.). Philosophical Quarterly, 62(246), pp. 215-217. (doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9213.2011.00014.x)[Book Review]

This list was generated on Sat Sep 24 03:22:45 2022 BST.

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