Rod Bertolet

Rod Bertolet

Professor // Philosophy

PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison


Office Information

Office: BRNG 7105D
Office Phone: (765) 494-4275
Office Fax: (765) 496-1616


Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

Selected Publications


What Is Said: A Theory of Indirect Speech Reports.  Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishing, 1990.


“Modes of Presentation and Modes of Determination in Frege,” Journal of Philosophical Research 31(2006), 233-238.

“Saving Eliminativism,” Philosophical Psychology 7:1 (1994), 87-100.

“Speaker Reference,” Philosophical Studies 52:2 (1987), 199-226.

“Donnellan's Distinctions,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy 64:4 (1986), 477-487.

“Reference, Fiction, and Fictions,” Synthese 60 (1984), 413- 38.

“The Semantic Significance of Donnellan's Distinction,” Philosophical Studies 37:3 (1980), 281-288.

"McKinsey, Causes and Intentions,” Philosophical Review 88:4 (1979), 619-632.

Book Chapters

“Philosophy of Language.” In The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Science, eds. M. Curd and S. Psillos, 36-46.  Routledge, 2008.“Are There Indirect Speech Acts?” In Foundations of Speech Act Theory: Philosophical and Linguistic Perspectives, ed. S. L. Tsohatzidis, 335-349.  Routledge, 1994.

Work in Progress

“Belief, Belief Reports, Semantics, and Psychology”“Intentions and Implicature”Other untitled articles on propositional attitudes

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