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Prof Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra

Professor of Metaphysics, CUF Lecturer, Tutorial Fellow of Oriel College

gonzalo.rodriguez-pereyra@oriel.ox.ac.uk

Oriel College
Oxford OX1 4EW

Research Interests

Metaphysics
Descartes
Leibniz

Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra

Career & Education

1991 Licenciado en Filosofia, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina

1995 MPhil (Philosophy) University of Cambridge

1998 PhD (Philosophy) University of Cambridge

1998-2000 JRF Churchill College, University of Cambridge

2000-2001 Lecturer. University of Edinburgh

2001-2005 CUF Lecturer, Gilbert Ryle Fellow in Philosophy, Hertford College, Oxford.

2005-2007 Professor of Philosophy. University of Nottingham

Profesor Plenario. UTDT, Argentina

2007 – Professor of Metaphysics, CUF Lecturer, Tutorial Fellow of Oriel College

 

 

Publications

Books, authored

1. Resemblance Nominalism. A Solution to the Problem of Universals, Oxford University Press, 2002.

Reviews

  1. D. M. Armstrong, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 81 (2),2003, pp. 285-86.
  2. F. MacBride, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, February 2004.
  3. D. Zimmerman, Times Literary Supplement, 7th May 2004, pp. 10-11. My response in letter to the editor, 9th July 2004.
  4. M. T. Walker, Philosophical Books, 45 (3), 2004, pp. 243-5.
  5. C. Dorr, Mind, 114 (454),2005, pp. 457-461.
  6. A. Paseau, European Journal of Philosophy, 13 (1), 2005, pp. 146-150.
  7. J. Wilson, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 72 (1), 2006, pp. 242-46.

2. Leibniz's Principle of Identity of Indiscernibles, Oxford University Press, 2014.

Reviews

  1. M. R. Antognazza, Times Literary Supplement, 4th March 2015.
  2. M. Della Rocca, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, June 2015
  3. S. Levey, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 2016, 94 (2)pp. 405-08 (Published online June 2015)
  4. S. Steward, The Leibniz Review, vol. 25, December 2015, pp. 105-119.

Books, edited

1. Real Metaphysics. Essays in honour of D. H. Mellor (co-edited with Hallvard Lillehammer), Routledge, 2003.

Reviews

  1. J. Divers, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, November 2003.
  2. H. Dyke, Philosophical Books, 45 (4), 2004, pp. 359-61.
  3. J. Parsons, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 82 (4), 2004, pp. 530-32.
  4. E. J. Lowe, European Journal of Philosophy, 16 (1), 2008, pp. 134-38.

2. Nominalism about Properties: New Essays. Co-edited with Ghislain Guigon. Routledge. 2015

Reviews

  1. B. Pickel, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, September 2015.

Articles

  1. 'The Principles of Contradiction, Sufficient Reason, and Identity of Indiscernibles'. Forthcoming. In Maria Rosa Antognazza (ed.) Oxford Handbook of Leibniz, Oxford University Press.

  2. ‘Grounding is not a strict order’, Journal of the American Philosophical Association 1 (3), 2015, pp. 517-534.

  3. ‘Resemblance Nominalism and abstract nouns’Analysis. 75 (2), April 2015, pp. 223-231

  4. ‘Leibniz on substance in the Discourse on Metaphysics’, in Tom Stoneham and Paul Lodge (eds.), Locke and Leibniz on substance, Routledge, 2015.

  5. ‘Truthmaker Maximalism defended again’ (with Eduardo Barrio), Analysis Vol, 75 (1), January 2015, pp. 3–8.

  6. 'The language of publication of "Analytic" Philosophy', Critica, vol. 45, No. 133, 2013, pp. 83-90.

  7. 'The Subtraction Arguments for Metaphysical Nihilism: compared and defended', in Tyron Goldschmidt (ed.) The Philosophy of Existence: Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing, Routledge, 2013, pp. 197-214.

  8. 'Resemblance Nominalism, Conjunctions and Truthmakers', Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Volume CXIII (2012-2013), pp. 21-38.

  9. 'Leibniz's argument for the identity of indiscernibles in his letter to Casati (with transcription and translation)', Leibniz Review, vol.22, 2012, pp. 137-150.

  10. 'Infinite analysis, lucky proof, and guaranteed proof in Leibniz'. 2011. (co-written with Paul Lodge). Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, 93, 2, pp. 222--36.

  11. 'Metaphysics: 5 Questions'. 2010. In A. Steglich-Petersen (ed.), Metaphysics: 5 Questions, New York, NY: Automatic Press, 2010, pp. 89-93.

  12. 'The Disjunction and Conjunction Theses'. 2009. Mind, 118 (470), pp. 427-443.  

  13. 'Leibniz. Mind-body causation and pre-established harmony'. 2009. In R. Le Poidevin, P. Simons, A. McGonigal and R. Cameron (eds) Routledge Companion to Metaphysics, pp. 109-118.

  14. 'Postscript to "Why Truthmakers"'. 2008. In E. J. Lowe and A. Rami (eds) Truth and Truth-Making, Stockfield: Acumen, 2008, pp. 242-50.

  15. 'Descartes's substance dualism and his independence conception of substance'. 2008. Journal of the History of Philosophy, 46, 1, January 2008, pp. 69-89 (copyright held by the publisher of the Journal, the Johns Hopkins University Press)

  16. 'Truthmaking, entailment, and the conjunction thesis'. 2006. Mind, 115 (460), pp. 957-982. Spanish translation (‘El hacer verdad, la implicación, y la tesis de la conjunción’) by Ezequiel Zerbudis, Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofía, vol. XXXIII, N. 1, (Otoño 2007), pp. 55–85.

  17. 'Truthmaker Maximalism Defended'. 2006. Analysis, 66 (3), pp. 260-64.

  18. 'Truthmakers'. 2006. Philosophy Compass, 1 (2), pp. 186-200.

  19. 'How not to trivialise the identity of indiscernibles'. 2006. In P. F. Strawson and A. Chakrabarti (eds.) Concepts, Properties and Qualities, Ashgate, 2006, pp. 205-223.

  20. 'Why Truthmakers'. 2005. In H. Beebee and J. Dodd (eds) Truthmakers: the contemporary debate, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005, pp. 17-31. Reprinted in E. J. Lowe and A. Rami (eds) Truth and Truth-Making, Stockfield: Acumen, 2009, pp. 227-41. Spanish translation ('Por qué hacedores de verdad') in Hurtado, G. and Nudler, O. (eds.) El Mobiliario del Mundo: Ensayos de Ontología y Metafísica, UNAM, Mexico, 2006.

  21. 'Paradigms and Russell's Resemblance Regress'. 2004. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 82 (4), pp. 644-51.

  22. 'Modal Realism and Metaphysical Nihilism'. 2004. Mind, 113 (452), pp. 683-704.

  23. 'Leibniz's argument for the Principle of Identity of Indiscernibles in Primary Truths'. 2004. In M. Carrara, A. M. Nunziante, and G. Tomasi, (eds.) Individuals, minds and bodies: themes from Leibniz. Studia Leibnitiana Supplementa (32), Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, pp. 49-59.

  24. 'The Bundle Theory is compatible with distinct but indiscernible particulars'. 2004. Analysis, 64 (1), pp. 72-81. Romanian translation ('Teoria legaturilor este compatibilita cu particularele indiscernabile distincte') in Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations, 4, pp. 199-209, 2005.

  25. 'Resemblance Nominalism and counterparts: reply to Bird'. 2003. Analysis 63 (3), pp. 229-37.

  26. 'What is wrong with the Relational Theory of Change?' 2003. In H. Lillehammer and G. Rodriguez-Pereyra (eds.), Real Metaphysics, Routledge, 2003, pp. 184-195.

  27. 'Metaphysical Nihilism defended: reply to Lowe and Paseau'. 2002. Analysis, 62 (2), pp. 172-80.

  28. 'The Problem of Universals and the Limits of Conceptual Analysis'. 2002. Philosophical Papers, 31 (1), March 2002, pp. 39-47.

  29. 'Resemblance Nominalism and Russell’s Regress'. 2001. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 79 (3), pp. 395-408.

  30. 'Truthmaking and the Slingshot'. 2001. In U. Meixner (ed.), Metaphysics in the Post-Metaphysical Age, öbv&hpt Verlagsgesellschaft: Wien 2001, pp. 99-106.

  31. 'Lowe’s Argument against Nihilism'. 2000. Analysis, 60 (4), pp. 335-340.

  32. 'El Problema Metafísico de la Verdad'. 2000. Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofía (Buenos Aires) 26 (2), pp.353-59.

  33. 'What is the Problem of Universals?'. 2000. Mind, 109 (434), pp. 255-273.

  34. 'Leibniz's Argument for the Identity of Indiscernibles in his Correspondence with Clarke'. 1999. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 77 (4), pp. 429-438. (Abstract requested by and published in The Review of Metaphysics, December 1999)

  35. 'Resemblance Nominalism and the Imperfect Community'. 1999. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, vol. 59 (4), pp. 965-982.

  36. 'Searle’s Correspondence Theory of Truth and the Slingshot'. 1998. The Philosophical Quarterly, 48 (4), pp. 513-522.

  37. 'Mellor’s Facts and Chances of Causation'. 1998. Analysis, 58 (3), pp. 175-181.

  38. 'There might be Nothing: the Subtraction Argument Improved'. 1997. Analysis, 57 (3), pp. 159-166.

  39. 'Sobre una versión del Nominalismo de Semejanzas'. 1996. Revista de Filosofía (Buenos Aires), 11 (1/2), pp. 35-41.

  40. 'En torno a la observación 202 de las Investigaciones Filosóficas de Wittgenstein'. 1993. Anales del Seminario de Metafísica (Madrid), 28, pp. 25-37.

  41. 'Kripke y las Descripciones Rígidas'. 1993. Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofía (Buenos Aires), 19 (1), pp.109-113.

  42. 'Sobre los Escépticos Griegos'. 1989. Idea (San Luis, Argentina), 3 (3), pp. 59-74.

Encyclopedia Entries

1. 'Nominalism in Metaphysics'. 2008. In Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

2. 'Slingshot arguments'. 2005. In E. Craig (ed.) Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online. London: Routledge.

3. 'Particulares y Universales'. 2003. In Gonzalez, J. and Trias, E. (eds.), Enciclopedia Iberoamericana de Filosofía, Cuestiones Metafísicas, pp. 225-46.

Reviews

1. Review of T. Merricks, Truth and Ontology, 2011. Mind 120 (478), pp. 542-552

2. Review of S. Neale, Facing Facts. 2003. Mind, 112 (448), pp. 780-86. 

3. Review of J. Dodd, An Identity Theory of Truth. 2001. Philosophical Books, 42 (4), pp. 296-7.

4. Review of T. Mormann, R, Cicera and A. Ibarra (eds.) El Programa de Carnap. 1997. Revista de Filosofía (Buenos Aires). December 1997.

5. Review of R. C. Sleigh Jr., Leibniz & Arnauld. A Commentary on their correspondence. 1995. Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofía (Buenos Aires) 21 (1).

6. Review of C. Brown, Leibniz and Strawson. A New Essay in Descriptive Metaphysics. 1995. Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofía (Buenos Aires) 21 (1).

Articles in Conference Proceedings

1. ‘Truthmaking and the Slingshot’, in U. Meixner and P. Simons (Eds.), Metaphysics in the Post Metaphysical Age - Papers of the 22nd International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, 1999, volume 2, pp. 177-184

2. 'Transparencia Mental y Tabula Rasa: la Crítica de Locke contra el Conocimiento Innato', Actas de las IV Jornadas de Epistemología e Historia de la Ciencia, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina, 1993

3. 'Una cuarta versión del Principio de Identidad de los Indiscernibles', Actas del VII Congreso Nacional de Filosofía, Río Cuarto, Argentina, Noviembre de 1993

4. 'Leibniz y el Principio de Identidad de los Indiscernibles', Actas del VII Congreso Nacional de Filosofía, Río Cuarto, Argentina, Noviembre 1993

Translations

1. Translation to Spanish of 'On the Foundations of Leibniz's Metaphysics' by R. C. Sleigh Jr., Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofía, XVIII/1, 1992.

Other Publications

1. 'Los hacedores de verdad y el nominalismo de semejanzas: una solución al problema de los universales'. (Entrevista. Entrevistadores Julián Trujillo y Carlos Muñoz). El Hombre y la Máquina, 27, Julio-Diciembre 2006.

2. 'Introduction'. 2003. (with H. Lillehammer). In H. Lillehammer and G. Rodriguez-Pereyra (eds.), Real Metaphysics, Routledge, 2003, pp.

3. '¿Argumentos para la dolarización?', Diario La Nación (On line version), 2/3/1999)

4. 'Equality, diversity, and the retirement age', Oxford Magazine, No. 311, Noughth Week, Trinity Term 2011.

5. 'The de Chirico mannequin of philosophy'. Interview at 3AM Magazine. September 2012.

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