Manuel Garcia-Carpintero

Academic Degree:
Professional Category:
Catedrático de Universidad
Research group: LanCog
Manuel García-Carpintero was born in Daimiel (Ciudad Real, Spain) in 1957. He got his “Licenciatura” ( ≈ BA) at the University of Barcelona (1979) and his PhD also at the University of Barcelona (1988), where he has taught since 1984, after teaching at secondary schools between 1979 and 1984. He visited the CSLI, Stanford University, for one academic year (1990-91), and for three-month periods the philosophy departments at MIT (1992), NYU (1997), Oxford (1998) and Lisbon (2011, 2012). He was a fellow at the Center for the Advanced Studies in the Humanities (Edinburgh, 2001), and he has been appointed Visiting Professor at the University of Lisbon (2013-2016, 2016-2020), where he is a member of LanCog, CFUL. His main interests are in philosophical logic, the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mind and related epistemological and metaphysical issues. He was awarded a “Distinció de Recerca” for senior researchers by the Catalan Government between 2002 and 2008, and in 2009 (2009-2013) and 2014 (2014-2018) the prize “ICREA Acadèmia” for excellence in research, also funded by the Generalitat de Catalunya. He is completing a book on the nature of assertion under contract with OUP, entitled Tell Me What You Know.

Selected Publications



Self-Experience: Essays on Inner Awareness, Manuel García-Carpintero & Marie Guillot (eds.), Oxford University Press, 2023.




Manuel García-Carpintero. 2023

‘Lying vs. Misleading, with Language and Pictures: The Adverbial Account’, Linguistics & Philosophy

DOI: 10.1007/s10988-022-09355-0.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2023

‘Semantics of Fiction’, Mind and Language, 38 (2), 604-618

DOI: 10.1111/mila.12412.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2022

(with Michele Palmira) ‘What Do Propositions Explain? Inflationary vs. Deflationary Perspectives and The Case of Singular Propositions’, Synthese

DOI: 10.1007/s11229-022-03467-7.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2022

‘Aristotle and Inner Awareness’, The Journal for the philosophy of language, mind and the arts, Vol. 3 (1), 119-134.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2022

Truth in Fiction Reprised’, British Journal of Aesthetics, 62 (2), 307-324

DOI: 10.1093/aesthj/ayab066.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2022

‘Predelli on Fictional Discourse’, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 80 (1), 83-94

DOI: 10.1093/jaac/kpab062.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2022

‘How to Understand Rule-Constituted Kinds’, Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 13, 7-27

DOI: 10.1007/s13164-021-00576-z.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2021

‘Pretense, Cancellation, and the Act Theory of Propositions’, Inquiry

DOI: 10.1080/0020174X.2021.1990795.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2021

‘Lying vs. Misleading: The Adverbial Account’, Intercultural Pragmatics 18(3), 391-413.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2021

Documentaries and the Fiction/Nonfiction Divide

Studies in Documentary Film 15 (2), 163-74


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2021

Metasemantics: A Normative Perspective (and the Case of Mood)

P. Stalmaszczyk (ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of the Philosophy of Language, Cambridge: CUP, Cambridge: CUP, 2021, 401-418.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2021

Models as Hypostatizations: The Case of Supervaluationism in Semantics

Alejandro Cassini & Juan Redmond (eds.): Models and Idealizations in Science: Fictional and Artifactual Approaches, Cham: Springer, 179-197


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2021

Reference-fixing and Presuppositions

S. Biggs & H. Geirsson (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Linguistic Reference, London: Routledge, 179-197.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2020

On the Nature of Presupposition: A Normative Speech Act Account

Erkenntnis 85(2), 269-293, 2020


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2020

Co-Identification and fictional names

Philosophy and phenomenological research, 101 (1), 3-34, DOI: 10.1111/phpr.12552


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2020

Referential Indeterminacy in Fiction

Journal of Applied Logic, 7(2), 177-190


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2020

Mario Gómez-Torrente’ Roads to Reference: An Essay on Reference Fixing in Natural Language

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2020

Commentary on Greg Currie’s Imagining and Knowing

The Junkyard


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2020

Semantics and Metaphysics of Truth

M. Kusch (ed.), Routledge Handbook to the Philosophy of Relativism, London: Routledge, 468-76


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2019

Singular Reference in  Fictional Discourse?

Disputatio 54 (2019), 143-177, DOI: 10.2478/disp-2019-0015


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2019

Semantics of Fictional Terms 

Teorema 38(2), 2019, 73-100.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2019

Conventions and Constitutive Norms

Journal of Social Ontology, 5 (1), 2019, 35-52, DOI: 10.1515/jso-2019-0013


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2019

Normative Fiction-Making and the World of the Fiction

Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 77 (3), 2019, 267-279, DOI: 10.1111/jaac.12660


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2019

Assertions in Fictions: An Indirect Speech Act Account

Grazer Philosophische Studien  96(3), 445-462, DOI: 10.1163/18756735-09603013


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2019

On the Nature of Fiction-Making: Grice or Austin?

British Journal of Aesthetics 59 (2), 2019, 203-210, DOI: 10.1093/aesthj/ayy054


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2018

De Se Thoughts and Immunity to Error through Misidentification

Synthese 195, 3311-3333, DOI: 10.1007/s11229-015-0817-y.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2018

John Woods’ Truth in Fiction

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2018

Sneaky Assertions

Philosophical Perspectives 32, 188-218


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2018

Pure Quotation Is Demonstrative Reference

Journal of Philosophy 115 (7): 361-381


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2016

Mark Richard’s Truth and Truth-Bearers

Notre Dame Philosophical Review


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2016

Relatar lo ocurrido como invención: una introducción a la filosofía de la ficción contemporánea

Editorial Cátedra, Madrid


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2016

Recent Debates on Learning from Fiction

Teorema 35(3), 5-20


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2016

Token-reflexive Presuppositions and the De Se

García-Carpintero, M. & Torre, S. (eds.), About Oneself, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, 179-199.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2015

Contexts as Shared Commitments

Frontiers in Psychology, 6:1932, 2015, DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01932.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2015

Is Fictional Reference Rigid?

Organon F 22, suppl. 1, 145-168.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2015

Accommodating Presuppositions

Topoi, DOI: 10.1007/s11245-014-9264-5


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2014

Understanding Anaphoric Dependence: A Reply to Glezakos

Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Costa Rica 53, 136, suppl. vol. (2014), 119-124.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2014

Introduction: The Problem of Empty Representations

García-Carpintero, M. & Martí, G. (eds.), Empty Representations: Reference and Non-Existence, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, 1-22.


Manuel García-Carpintero, Teresa Marques. 2014

Disagreement about taste: commonality presuppositions and coordination

Australasian Journal of Philosophy, DOI: 10.1080/00048402.2014.922592


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2013

Critical Study: Relativism and Monadic Truth

Philosophical Quarterly, 2013, DOI: 10.1111/1467-9213.12011 .


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2013

The Self File and Immunity to Error Through Misidentification

Disputatio 36, (2013), 191-206


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2013

Norms of Fiction -Making

British Journal for Aesthetics, DOI: 10.1093/aesthj/ayt021


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2013

Insinuating Information and Accommodating Presuppositions

Brevity, Laurence Goldstein (ed.), OUP: Oxford, 214-229.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2013

Referencia y Ficción

Perspectivas en Filosofía del Lenguaje, David Pérez-Chico (coord.), Prensas de la Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2013

Self-Conception: Sosa on De Se Thought

J. Turri (ed.), Virtuous Thoughts: The Philosophy of Ernest Sosa, Philosophical Studies Series, Springer, Dordrecht 2013, 73-99.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2013

Explicit Performatives Revisited

Journal of Pragmatics, DOI: 10.1016/j.pragma.2013.01.005


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2013

Relativism, the Open Future, and Propositional Truth

F. Correia & A. Iacona (eds.), Around the Tree, Synthese Library, Springer, 2013, 1-27.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2012

Vindicating Analyticity

Disputatio 33, 4 (2012), 495-513.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2012

Editorial Introduction: the History of the Philosophy of Language

García-Carpintero, M. & Kölbel, M. (eds.), The Continuum Companion to the Philosophy of Language, Continuum, London, London, 2012, 1-1.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2012

Foundational Semantics II: Normative Accounts

Philosophy Compass 7(6), 2012, 410-421 DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2012.00485.x


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2012

Foundational Semantics I: Descriptive Accounts

Philosophy Compass 7(6), 2012, 397-409 DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2012.00484.x.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2012

Minimalism on Quotation?

Philosophical Studies, 161 (2012) , 207-225. DOI: 10.1007/s11098-011-9730-5 .


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2011

Review of Assertion, Brown & Cappelen (eds.), OUP 2011

Teorema 30 (2011), 167-17.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2011

Double-duty Quotation, Conventional Implicatures and What Is Said

E. Brendel, J. Meibauer & M. Steinbach (eds.): Understanding Quotation, Mouton Series in Pragmatics 7, 107-138.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2011

A Genealogical Notion

Teorema 30, 43-52.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2011

Truth-Bearers and Modesty

Grazer Philosophische Studien, 82, 49-75.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2010

Supervaluationism and the Report of Vague Contents

S. Moruzzi & R. Dietz. (eds.), Cuts and Clouds: Essays in the Nature and Logic of Vagueness, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 345-359.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2010

Fictional Entities, Theoretical Models and Figurative Truth

Frigg, R, and Hunter, M. (eds.), Beyond Mimesis and Convention – Representation in Art and Science, Springer, 139-68.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2010

Fictional Singular Imaginings

Jeshion, R. (ed.), New Essays on Singular Thought, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 273-299.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2010

Gaskin’s Ideal Unity

Dialectica 64, 2, 279-288.


Manuel García-Carpintero, Manuel Pérez-Otero. 2009

The Conventional and the Analytic

Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 78, 2, 239-274.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2009

Voltolini’s Ficta

Dialectica 63, 57-66.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2008

Homophonic Prejudices

Crítica 40, 67-84.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2008

Singular Thought and the Contingent A Priori

Revue Internationale de Philosophie, special issue “Contemporary Analytic Philosophy of Mind” edited by Joëlle Proust, 62, 79-98.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2008

Relativism, Vagueness and What Is Said

In García-Carpintero, M. & Kölbel, M. (eds.), Relative Truth, Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2007

Recanati on the Semantics-Pragmatics Distinction

Crítica 38, 35-68.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2007

Fiction-Making as an Illocutionary Act

The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 65, 203-216.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2007

A Non-Modal Conception of Secondary Properties

Philosophical Papers 36, 1-36.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2007

Bivalence and What Is Said

Dialectica 61, 167-190.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2006

Logical Form: Syntax and Semantics

Wittgenstein Today, A. Coliva & E. Picardi (eds.) Il Poligrafo, Padova, 2004, 63-87.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2006

Frascolla on Tractarian Logical Pictures of Facts

Dialectica 59, 87-97.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2006

Nonconceptual Modes of Presentation

European Review of Philosophy 6, 65-81.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2006

Two-Dimensional Semantics: A Neo-Fregean Interpretation

In Two-Dimensional Semantics, M. García-Carpintero & J. Macià (eds.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 181-204.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2005

Double-Duty Quotation: The Deferred Ostension Account

Belgian Journal of Linguistics 17, 89-106.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2005

The Real Distinction between Descriptions and Indexicals

Teorema 24, 49-74.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2004

Assertion and the Semantics of Force Markers

The Semantics/Pragmatics Distinction, C. Bianchi (ed.) CSLI Lecture Notes, The University of Chicago Press Stanford, 2004,133-166.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2004

The Deferred Ostension Theory of Quotation

Noûs 38, 674-692.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2003

Qualia that It Is Right to Quine

Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 63, 357-377.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2002

Sense-Data: the Sensible Approach

Grazer Philosophische Studien, 62, 17-63.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2001

Gricean Rational Reconstructions and the Semantics/Pragmatics Distinction

Synthese, 97, 93-131.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 2000

A Presuppositional Account of Reference-Fixing

Journal of Philosophy, 97 (3),109-147.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 1999

Searle on Perception

Teorema 18/1, 19-41


Manuel García-Carpintero, Manuel Pérez Otero. 1999

The Ontological Commitments of Logical Theories

European Review of Philosophy 4, 157-182.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 1998

Indexicals as Token-Reflexives

Mind 107, pp. 529-563


Manuel García-Carpintero. 1998

Fregean versus Kripkean Reference

Teorema 17/1, 21-44


Manuel García-Carpintero. 1998

A Paradox of Truth-Minimalism

C. Martínez, U. Rivas & L. Villegas-Forero (eds.), Truth in Perspective, Ashgate, Aldershott (UK), pp. 37-63.


Manuel García-Carpintero, Manuel Pérez Otero. 1998

Davidson, Correspondence Truth, and the Frege-Gödel-Church Argument

History and Philosophy of Logic, pp. 63-81.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 1996

What Is a Tarskian Theory of Truth?

Philosophical Studies 82, pp. 113-144


Manuel García-Carpintero. 1996

The Model-Theoretic Argument: Another Turn of the Screw

Erkenntnis 44, pp. 305-316


Manuel García-Carpintero. 1995

The Philosophical Import of Connectionism : A Critical Notice of Andy Clark’s Associative Engines

Mind and Language 10, pp. 370-401


Manuel García-Carpintero. 1994

Ostensive Signs: Against the Identity Theory of Quotation

Journal of Philosophy, 91, 253-264.


Manuel García-Carpintero. 1994

Dretske on the Causal Efficacy of Meaning

Mind and Language 9 (2), 181-202


Manuel García-Carpintero. 1993

The Grounds for the Model-Theoretic Account of the Logical Properties

Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, vol. 34, núm. 1, 107-131


Manuel García-Carpintero. 1994

The Supervenience of Mental Content

Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Vol. 94 (1994), pp. 117-135