Chris Hookway

Department of Philosophy

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Chris Hookway
Department of Philosophy
45 Victoria Street
Sheffield
S3 7QB
Profile

Christopher joined the department in 1995, having taught at the University of Birmingham since 1977. Before taking up his post at Birmingham he was a Research Fellow at Peterhouse Cambridge. He has also spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University and been Visiting Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Qualifications

MA Oxford, B.Phil. East Anglia, Ph.D. Cambridge

Research interests

One of his central interests has been American Pragmatism: he has written extensively on Charles S Peirce, and wrote Peirce (1985) for Routledge's Arguments of the Philosophers series, after spending a year as a Fullbright Scholar at Harvard working on Peirce's papers. In 1995, he was President of the Charles S Peirce Society, a leading American organization devoted to the study of American philosophy. His interests in pragmatism have led more recently to an examination of the ideas of William James and John Dewey on rationality, truth and mind.

Although much of his current research is not historical, his ideas are shaped by this exposure to the pragmatist tradition. As well as completing a book on the influence of pragmatist ideas on recent philosophy, he has written a book on Scepticism (1990) and papers on epistemic evaluation which try to preserve what is of value in pragmatism.

A major interest is in the relations between the evaluations of beliefs studied by epistemologists and the evaluations of actions and agents examined by those working in ethics: he hopes for a general account of norms and evaluations which finds room for both. This project was the focus of his research during his research readership.

Another interest, which was the subject of Christopher Hookway's PhD thesis, is the philosophy of language and mind. This has led to a book on Quine: Language, Experience and Reality (1988) and to an interest in Cognitive Science: he edited a collection on Minds, Machines and Evolution (1984) and co-edited Philosophy and Cognitive Science (1994).

Publications

Books

  • Hookway CJ (2012) The Pragmatic Maxim: Essays on Peirce and Pragmatism. Oxford: Oxford University Press. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Moore ME (2010) New Essays on Peirce's Mathematical Philosophy. Open Court Pub Co. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Misak CJ (2008) The Oxford Handbook of American Philosophy. Oxford University Press, USA. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Misak CJ (2008) The Oxford Handbook of American Philosophy. Oxford University Press, USA. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Greco J (2008) Oxford Handbook of Skepticism. Oxford University Press, USA. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (2003) Truth, Rationality, and Pragmatism. Oxford University Press, USA. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (1999) Peirce. Taylor & Francis. RIS download Bibtex download

Edited books

  • Misak C (Ed.) (2008) The Oxford Handbook of American Philosophy. Oxford University Press. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

  • Hookway CJ (2011) James's Epistemology and the Will to Believe. European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy, 3(1), 30-38. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway CJ (2010) Some varieties of epistemic injustice: response to Fricker. Etudes Episteme. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway CJ (2010) Psychologism and the American Pragmatists: Peirce and Dewey. Paradigmi, XXVIII, 45-56. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (2009) Between Saying and Doing: Towards an Analytic Pragmatism * By ROBERT B. BRANDOM. Analysis, 69(3), 568-570. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (2009) Belief and freedom of mind. Philosophical Explorations, 12(2), 195-204. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway CJ (2009) Lotze and the Classical Pragmatists. European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy, 1, 1-9. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway CJ (2008) Questions, Epistemology, and Inquiries. Grazer Philosophische Studien: internationale Zeitschrift fuer analytische Philosophie, 77, 1-21. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (2007) Short on Peirce's early theory of signs. Transactions of the Charles S Peirce Society, 43(4), 619-625. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (2007) Peirce's theory of signs. TRANSACTIONS OF THE CHARLES S PEIRCE SOCIETY, 43(4), 619-625. RIS download Bibtex download
  • hookway C (2006) Reasons for Belief, Reasoning, Virtues. Philosophical Studies, 130(1), 47-70. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (2006) Ethics without Ontology. JOURNAL OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY, 3(2), 231-236. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (2006) The Collapse of the Fact/Value Dichotomy and Other Essays. JOURNAL OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY, 3(2), 231-236. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookaway C (2005) Interrogatives and Uncontrollable Abductions. Semiotica, 2005(153 - 1/4). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (2004) W.V. Quine.. PHILOSOPHICAL QUARTERLY, 54(214), 186-188. RIS download Bibtex download
  • HOOKWAY C (2004) The Principle of Pragmatism: Peirce's Formulations and Examples. Midwest Studies in Philosophy, 28(1), 119-136. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (2003) Affective States and Epistemic Immediacy. Metaphilosophy, 34(1‐2), 78-96. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (2002) ... A sort of composite photograph: Pragmatism, ideas, and schematism. Transactions of the Charles S Peirce Society, 38(1-2). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (2001) The divided self of William James. PHILOSOPHICAL QUARTERLY, 51(202), 100-102. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (2000) Reply to comments on 'Scepticism and the Principle of Inferential Justification'. NOUS, 395-399. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (2000) Scepticism and the Principle of Inferential Justification. Nous, 34(s1), 344-365. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (1999) Epistemic Norms and Theoretical Deliberation. Ratio, 12(4), 380-397. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (1999) Peirce, pragmatism and the logic of Scripture. RELIGIOUS STUDIES, 35(3), 376-379. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (1999) Meta-epistemology and scepticism. PHILOSOPHICAL QUARTERLY, 49(195), 266-270. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway CJ (1998) Normative concepts and epistemological internalism (Richard Fumerton, 'Metaepistemology and Skepticism'). PHILOS PHENOMEN RES, 58(4), 907-912. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (1998) Reference to items and the development of pragmatism: Peirce and Royce. DEUTSCHE ZEITSCHRIFT FUR PHILOSOPHIE, 46(1), 79-102. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (1997) Metaphysics and semiosis. Semiotica, 114(1-2), 169-180. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (1997) From time and chance to consciousness: Studies in the metaphysics of Charles S. Peirce - Moore,EC, Robin,RS. PHILOSOPHICAL QUARTERLY, 47(187), 270-272. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C & Anderson DR (1997) Strands of System: The Philosophy of Charles Peirce.. The Philosophical Review, 106(2), 286-286. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (1997) Ecstatic naturalism: Signs of the world - Corrington,R. SEMIOTICA, 114(1-2), 169-180. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (1997) Design and chance: The evolution of Peirce's evolutionary cosmology. TRANSACTIONS OF THE CHARLES S PEIRCE SOCIETY, 33(1), 1-34. RIS download Bibtex download
  • HOOKWAY C (1996) Book Reviews. Mind, 105(420), 709-710. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (1996) On Quine: New essays - Leonardi,P, Santambrogio,M. REVIEW OF METAPHYSICS, 50(1), 168-170. RIS download Bibtex download
  • HOOKWAY CJ (1988) FREEDOM AND BELIEF - STRAWSON,G. PHILOS QUART, 38(153), 533-535. RIS download Bibtex download
  • HOOKWAY CJ (1985) COLLECTED PAPERS ON MATHEMATICS, LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY - FREGE,G. PHILOS BOOK, 26(2), 90-90. RIS download Bibtex download
  • HOOKWAY CJ (1978) NATURAL AND CONVENTIONAL MEANING - EXAMINATION OF DISTINCTION - ROLLIN,B. J LITERARY SEMANTICS, 7(1), 53-54. RIS download Bibtex download
  • HOOKWAY CJ (1978) SEMANTICS - LYONS,J. PHILOSOPHY, 53(205), 421-423. RIS download Bibtex download
  • HOOKWAY CJ (1978) UNIVERSALISM VERSUS RELATIVISM IN LANGUAGE AND THOUGHT - PROCEEDINGS OF A COLLOQUIUM ON SAPIR-WHORF HYPOTHESES - PINXTEN,R. J LITERARY SEMANTICS, 7(2), 111-112. RIS download Bibtex download
  • HOOKWAY CJ (1976) 4 PRAGMATISTS - SCHEFFLER,I. J PHILOS, 73(16), 546-554. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C () Peirce, Pragmatism, and Philosophical Style. Journal of Philosophical Research, 39, 325-337. RIS download Bibtex download

Chapters

  • Hookway C (2013) ‘The principle of Peirce’ and the origins of pragmatism, The Cambridge Companion to Pragmatism (pp. 17-35). Cambridge University Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway CJ (2012) Normative Logic and Psychology: Peirce’s rejection of psychologism, The pragmatic maxim: Essays on Peirce and Pragmatism (pp. 83-114). Oxford: Oxford University Press. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway CJ (2010) New Essays on Peirce's Mathematical Philosophy In Moore ME (Ed.), New Essays on Peirce's Mathematical Philosophy (pp. 19-40). Chicago and LaSalle Illinois: Open Court Pub Co. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway CJ (2010) New Essays on Peirce's Mathematical Philosophy In Moore ME (Ed.), New Essays on Peirce's Mathematical Philosophy (pp. 19-40). Chicago and LaSalle Illinois: Open Court Pub Co. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway CJ & Hookway (2010) The form of a relation: Peirce's mathematical structuralism, New Essays on Peirce's Mathematical Philosophy (pp. 19-40). Chicago and La Salle Illinois: Open Court. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (2008) Pragmatism and the Given: C. I. Lewis, Quine, and Peirce Oxford University Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway CJ (2008) Pragmatism and the Given: C I Lewis, Peirce, and Quine In Misak CJ (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of American Philosophy (pp. 149-164). Oxford University Press, USA RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway CJ (2008) Oxford Handbook of Skepticism In Greco J (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Skepticism (pp. 20-38). Oxford University Press, USA RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway CJ (2008) Peirce and Skepticism In Greco J (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Skepticism (pp. 20-38). Oxford University Press, USA RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookaway C (2004) Truth, Reality, and Convergence, The Cambridge Companion to Peirce (pp. 127-149). Cambridge University Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (2003) How to be a Virtue Epistemologist, Intellectual Virtue (pp. 183-202). Oxford University Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Moore FCT (2003) Bergson, The Cambridge History of Philosophy 1870–1945 (pp. 67-73). Cambridge University Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Stone MWF () Proper Ambition of Science Routledge RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C () William James: Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking, Central Works of Philosophy Volume 4 (pp. 54-70). Acumen Publishing Limited RIS download Bibtex download
  • () Metaphysics from A to Z, A Companion to Metaphysics (pp. 466-523). Wiley-Blackwell RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway CJ () Introduction: The pragmatist maxim, the method of science, and representation, Introduction: The pragmatist maxim, the method of science, and representation RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway CJ () How Peirce argued for pragmatism, The Pragmatic maxim" Essays on Peirce and Pragmatism (pp. 197-234). November 2012: OUP. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway CJ () The Pragmatic Maxim: Essays on Peirce and Pragmatism RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Hookway C (2000) Regulating inquiry: Virtue, doubt, and sentiment. PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWENTIETH WORLD CONGRESS OF PHILOSOPHY, VOL 5 (pp 149-157) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (1997) Analyticity, linguistic rules and epistemic evaluation. PHILOSOPHY (pp 197-218) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hookway C (1996) I—The Presidential Address: Questions of Context. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Vol. 96(1) (pp 1-16) RIS download Bibtex download
Professional activities

Christopher was President of the Aristotelian Society for 1995-6. From 1998-2000, he held a British Academy Research Readership.