Stephen Laurence

PhD (Rutgers University)

Department of Philosophy

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Director of Impact and External Engagement (AUT), SPR leave

s.laurence@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 0585

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Stephen Laurence
Department of Philosophy
45 Victoria Street
Sheffield
S3 7QB
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Stephen came to Sheffield in February 2000. He has also taught at the University of Manchester, Hampshire College, London School of Economics, and the University of Hull. Stephen's main research interests are in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, and cognitive science. Some of the issues that interest him in these areas are: the nature of concepts, the nativism/empiricism debate, and philosophical methodology.

Publications

Books

Edited books

  • Margolis E & Laurence S (Ed.) (2015) The Conceptual Mind: New Directions in the Study of Concepts. MIT Press. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Carruthers P, Laurence S & Stich S (Eds.) (2008) The Innate Mind: Foundations and the Future. OUP. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Margolis E & Laurence S (Ed.) (2007) Creations of the Mind: Essays on Artifacts and Their Representation. OUP. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Carruthers P, Laurence S & Stich S (Eds.) (2007) The Innate Mind: Culture and Cognition. OUP. RIS download Bibtex download
  • (Ed.) (2007) The Innate Mind: Structure and Contents.. RIS download Bibtex download
  • (Ed.) (2000) In Search of a Theory of Concepts. JSTOR. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Laurence S & Macdonald C (Ed.) (1998) Contemporary Readings in the Foundations of Metaphysics. Blackwell. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Laurence S & Margolis E (2015) Concept Nativism and Neural Plasticity In Margolis E & Laurence S (Ed.), The Conceptual Mind: New Directions in the Study of Concepts RIS download Bibtex download
  • Laurence S & Margolis E (2012) The Scope of the Conceptual In Margolis E, Samuels R & Stich S (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science (pp. 291-317). New York: Oxford University Press. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Stich S & Laurence S (2011) Intentionality and Naturalism, Collected Papers: Mind and Language, 1972-2010 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Laurence S & Margolis E (2007) Linguistic Determinism and the Innate Basis of Number In Carruthers P, Laurence S & Stich SP (Ed.), The Innate Mind, Volume 3: Foundations and the Future: v. 3 (pp. 139-169). Oxford University Press, USA RIS download Bibtex download
  • Simpson T, Carruthers P, Laurence S & Stich S (2007) Introduction Nativism Past and Present, The Innate Mind: Structure and Contents RIS download Bibtex download
  • Laurence S & Margolis E (2005) Number and Natural Language In Carruthers P, Laurence S & Stich S (Ed.), The Innate Mind: Structure and Content (pp. 216-235). Oxford University Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Laurence S (2003) Is Linguistics a Branch of Psychology? In Barber A (Ed.), Epistemology of Language (pp. 69-106). Clarendon Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Margolis E & Laurence S (2003) Concepts In Stich SP & Warfield TA (Ed.), The Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Mind (pp. 190-213). Wiley-Blackwell RIS download Bibtex download
  • Laurence S & Margolis E (1999) Concepts and Cognitive Science In Margolis E & Laurence S (Ed.), Concepts: Core Readings (pp. 3-81). The MIT Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Laurence S (1998) Convention-Based Semantics and the Development of Language In Carruthers P & Boucher J (Ed.), Language and Thought: Interdisciplinary Themes (pp. 201-217). Cambridge Univ Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Stich SP & Laurence S (1994) Intentionality and Naturalism In French PA, Uehling TE & Wettstein HK (Ed.), Midwest Studies in Philosophy, v 19: Philosophical naturalism (pp. 159-182). University of Notre Dame Press RIS download Bibtex download

Dictionary/encyclopaedia entries

  • Margolis E & Laurence S (2006) Innate Ideas. In Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics Elsevier. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Margolis E & Laurence S (2006) Concepts. In Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics Elsevier. RIS download Bibtex download
Professional activities

He is Director of the AHRC Culture and the Mind Project and Director of the interdisciplinary Hang Seng Centre for Cognitive Studies. He also directed the AHRC Innateness and the Structure of the Mind Project