Stephen Laurence

Edited Books

The Conceptual Mind: New Directions in the Study of Concepts
(co-edited with Eric Margolis). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2015.

Creations of the Mind: Theories of Artifacts and Their Representation
(co-edited with Eric Margolis). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

The Innate Mind: Foundations and the Future
(co-edited with Peter Carruthers and Stephen Stich). New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

The Innate Mind: Culture and Cognition
(co-edited with Peter Carruthers and Stephen Stich). New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

The Innate Mind: Structure and Content
(co-edited with Peter Carruthers and Stephen Stich). New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Concepts: Core Readings
(co-edited with Eric Margolis). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999.

Contemporary Readings in the Foundations of Metaphysics
(co-edited with Cynthia Macdonald). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1998.

Articles

Small-Scale Societies Exhibit Fundamental Variation in the Role of Intentions in Moral Judgment (co-authored with H.Clark Barrett, Alexander Bolyanatz, Alyssa Crittenden, Daniel Fessler, Simon Fitzpatrick, Michael Gurven, Joe Henrich, Martin Kanovsky, Geoffrey Kushnick, Anne Pisor, Brooke Scelza, Stephen Stich, Chris von Reudon, and Wanying Zhao). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Early Edition. [with Supplementary Information, pp. 1-71], 2016.

Moral parochialism misunderstood: A reply to Piazza and Sousa
(co-authored with Daniel M. T. Fessler , Colin Holbrook, Martin Kanovsky, H. Clark Barrett, Alexander H. Bolyanatz, Mathew M. Gervais, Michael Gurven, Joseph Henrich, Geoff Kushnick, Anne C. Pisor, Stephen Stich, and Christopher von Rueden). Proceedings of the Royal Society; B (Biological Sciences), 283, 2015262. [with Electronic Supplementary Materials (pp. 1-9)], 2016.

Moral parochialism and contextual contingency across seven societies
(co-authored with Daniel M. T. Fessler , H. Clark Barrett, Martin Kanovsky, Stephen Stich, Colin Holbrook, Joseph Henrich, Alexander H. Bolyanatz, Mathew M. Gervais, Michael Gurven, Geoff Kushnick, Anne C. Pisor, and Christopher von Rueden). Proceedings of the Royal Society; B (Biological Sciences), 282, 20150907. [with Electronic Supplementary Materials (pp. 1-65)], 2015.

Concept Nativism and Neural Plasticity
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). In E. Margolis & S. Laurence (eds.) The Conceptual Mind: New Directions in the Study of Concepts, pp. 117-147. MIT Press, 2015.

In Defense of Nativism
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). Philosophical Studies, 165.2, pp. 693-718, 2013.

Ontogeny of Prosocial Behavior across Diverse Societies
(co-authored with Bailey R. House , Joan B. Silk, Joseph Henrich, H. Clark Barrett,Brooke A. Scelza, Adam H. Boyette, Barry S. Hewlett, and Richard McElreath). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110.36, pp. 14586-14591  [with Supplementary Information (pp. 1-32)], 2013.

Early False-Belief Understanding in Traditional Non-Western Societies
(co-authored with H. Clark Barrett, Tanya Broesch, Rose M. Scott, Zijing He, Renée Baillargeon, Di Wu, Matthias Bolz, Joseph Henrich, Peipei Setoh, and Jianxin Wang). Proceedings of the Royal Society, B (Biological Sciences), vol 280, no. 1755  [with Electronic Supplementary Materials (pp. 1-29)], 2013.

Abstraction and the Origin of General Ideas
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). Philosophers' Imprint, 12.19, pp. 1-22, 2012.

The Scope of the Conceptual
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). In E. Margolis, R. Samuels, & S. Stich (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Cognitive Science, pp. 291-317. Oxford University Press, 2012.

Should the Study of Homo sapiens Be Part of Cognitive Science?
(co-authored with H. Clark Barrett and Stephen Stich). Topics in Cognitive Science, 4, pp. 379-386, 2012.

Learning Matters: The Role of Learning in Concept Acquisition
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). In Mind & Language, 26.5, pp. 507-39, 2011.

Concepts
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (revised), 2011.

Artifacts and Original Intentions: A Cross-Cultural Perspective on the Design Stance
(co-authored with H. Clark Barrett and Eric Margolis). Journal of Cognition and Culture, 8, pp. 1-22, 2008.

How to Learn the Natural Numbers: Inductive Inference and the Acquisition of Number Concepts
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). Cognition, 106.2, pp. 924-39, 2008.

Linguistic Determinism and the Innate Basis of Number
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). In P.Carruthers, S.Laurence, & S.Stich (eds.) The Innate Mind: Foundations and the Future, pp. 139-169. Oxford University Press, 2007.

The Ontology Concepts — Abstract Objects or Mental Representations?
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). Noûs, vol. 41.4, pp. 561-93, 2007.

Number and Natural Language
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). In P.Carruthers, S.Laurence, & S.Stich (eds.) The Innate Mind: Structure and Content, pp. 216-35. Oxford University Press, 2005.

Is Linguistics a Branch of Psychology?
In A. Barber (ed.) Epistemology of Language, pp. 69-106. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Concepts and Conceptual Analysis
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, vol. 67.2, pp. 253 - 282. September 2003.

Should We Trust Our Intuitions?: Deflationary Accounts of the Analytic Data
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, vol. 103.3, pp. 299-323, 2003.

Concepts
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). In S. Stich & T. Warfield (eds.) The Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Mind, pp. 190-213. Blackwell Publishers, 2003.

Radical Concept Nativism
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). Cognition, 86.1, pp. 22-55. November 2002.

Lewis's Strawman
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 52.206, pp. 22-55. January 2002.

Boghossian on Analyticity
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). Analysis, vol. 61.4, pp. 293-302. October 2001.

The Poverty of the Stimulus Argument
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, vol. 52, pp. 217-276. June 2001.

Where the Regress Argument Still Goes Wrong: Reply to Knowles
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). Analysis, vol. 59.4, pp. 321-7. October 1999.

Concepts and Cognitive Science
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). In E. Margolis & S. Laurence (eds.) Concepts: Core Readings, pp. 3-81. Bradford Books/MIT Press, 1999.

Moral Realism and Twin Earth
(co-authored with Eric Margolis & Angus Dawson). Facta Philosophica, vol. 1.1, pp. 135-65. 1999.

Convention-Based Semantics and the Development of Language
In P. Carruthers & J. Boucher, (eds.) Language and Thought, pp. 201-17. Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Multiple Meanings and the Stability of Content
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). Journal of Philosophy, vol. 95.5, pp. 255-63. May 1998.

Regress Arguments Against the Language of Thought
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). Analysis, vol. 57.1, pp. 60-6. January 1997.

A Chomskian Alternative to Convention Based Semantics
Mind, vol. 105, pp. 269-301. April 1996.

Intentionality and Naturalism
(co-authored with Stephen Stich). In P. French, T. Uehling, & H. Wettstein, (eds.) Midwest Studies in Philosophy, v 19: Naturalism, pp. 159-82. Notre Dame University Press, 1994.

Reviews & Shorter Pieces

Beyond the Building Blocks Model (Commentary on Carey, Précis of The Origin of Concepts)
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34.3, pp. 139-140, 2011.

Concepts and Theoretical Unification (Commentary on Machery, Précis of Doing without Concepts)
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 33.2-3, pp. 219-20, 2010.

Introduction
(co-authored with Peter Carruthers and Stephen Stich). In P.Carruthers, S.Laurence, & S.Stich (eds.) The Innate Mind: Foundations and the Future, pp. 3-14. Oxford University Press, 2007.

Introduction: Culture and the Innate Mind
(co-authored with Tom Simpson, Peter Carruthers, & Stephen Stich). In P.Carruthers, S.Laurence, & S.Stich (eds.) The Innate Mind: Culture and Cognition, pp. 3-19. Oxford University Press, 2006.

Introduction: Nativism Past & Present
(co-authored with Tom Simpson, Peter Carruthers, & Stephen Stich). In P.Carruthers, S.Laurence, & S.Stich (eds.) The Innate Mind: Structure and Content, pp. 3-19. Oxford University Press, 2005.

Innate Ideas
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd ed.., volume 2 Elsevier, pp. 689-91, 2005.

Concepts
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd ed.., volume 2 Elsevier, pp. 817-19, 2005.

Review of Fiona Cowie's What's Within? Nativism Reconsidered
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). European Journal of Philosophy, vol. 9.2, pp. 242-7, August 2001.

Review of Jerry Fodor's Concepts: Where Cognitive Science Went Wrong
(co-authored with Eric Margolis). British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, vol. 50, pp. 487-91, 1999.

Introduction: Metaphysics and Ontology
(co-authored with Cynthia Macdonald). In S. Laurence and C. Macdonald (eds.) Contemporary Readings in the Foundations of Metaphysics, pp. 1-7. Blackwell Publishers, 1998.