Reviews by Lamarque


"Esquisse d'une theorie nominaliste de la proposition", by Paul Gochet, Philosophical Books, 14.


"Descartes", by J Ree, Philosophical Quarterly, 25.

"Meinong", by R Grossmann, Philosophical Quarterly, 25.


"Ignorance: A Case for Scepticism", by Peter Unger, Philosophical Quarterly, 26.

"Presupposition and the Delimitation of Semantics", by Ruth Kempson, and "Presuppositions and Non-Truth-Conditional Semantics", by Deirdre Wilson, Philosophical Quarterly, 26.


"The Structure of Literary Understanding", by Stein Haugom Olsen, Philosophical Review, 87.


'Works of Art' - Review of "Art and its Objects", by Richard Wollheim and "Works and Worlds of Art", by Nicholas Wolterstorff, London Review of Books III, 6.


"Expression and Meaning", by John Searle, Philosophical Quarterly, 32.

"Rules and Representations", by Noam Chomsky, Philosophical Quarterly, 32.

"Through a Darkening Glass", by D Z Phillips, Times Higher Education Supplement, November.


"Art and Philosophy: Conceptual Issues in Aesthetics", by J Margolis, Philosophical Review, XCII.

'Durability' - review of "The Critical Historians of Art", by Michael Podro, "A World History of Art", by H Honour & J Fleming, and "The Test of Time", by Anthony Savile, London Review of Books, V, 17.

"Iris Murdoch: Work for the Spirit", by Elizabeth Dipple, Philosophy and Literature, 7.

"Language, Semantics and Ideology", by Michel Pecheux, Journal of Literary Semantics, XII.

"Notes on Literary Structure", by Daniel Burke, British Journal of Aesthetics, 23


"Aesthetics: Problems in the Philosophy of Criticism and The Aesthetic Point of View", by Monroe C Beardsley, Oxford Art Journal, 7, 1, 64-6.

"The Deconstructive Turn", by Christopher Norris, Times Higher Education Supplement, March.


"Spreading the Word", by Simon Blackburn, Philosophy and Literature, 9, 212-225.


"The Contest of Faculties", by Christopher Norris, Times Higher Education Supplement, March.

"Deconstruction Reframed", by Floyd Merrell, The British Journal of Aesthetics 26 (Summer), 290-2.

"Fictional Narrative and Truth", by L B Cebik, Philosophy and Literature, 10.

"Invitation to Philosophy", by Martin Hollis, The Philosophical Quarterly 36 (Oct), 540-3.

"What Philosophy is", by Anthony O'Hear, The Philosophical Quarterly 36 (Oct), 540-3.


"Metaphor", by David E Cooper, Times Higher Education Supplement, February.

"Metaphor and Religious Language", by Janet Martin Soskice, Philosophical Books.

"Objects of All Sorts", by Vincent Descombes, Times Literary Supplement, August.


"A Dictionary of Modern Critical Terms", The British Journal of Aesthetics 28 (Summer), 294-6.


"Knowledge, Fiction and Imagination", by David Novitz, Philosophy and Literature 13:2, 365-74.

"Literature and the Question of Philosophy", The British Journal of Aesthetics 29:1 (Winter), 82-5.

"The Philosophy of T S Eliot", by William Skaff, and "Bergson, Eliot & American Literature", by Paul Douglass, The Modern Language Review, 34, 355-7.

'Shaky Starts and Flawed Analogies' - Review of "Linguistic Thought in England 1918-1939", by Roy Harris, "How To Play Games With Words", by Roy Harris, and "Interpretive Acts", by Wendell Harris, Times Literary Supplement, February, 202.

"T. S. Eliot and the Philosophy of Criticism", by Richard Shusterman, The British Journal of Aesthetics 29:4 (Autumn), 384-5.


"Mimesis as Make-Believe", by Kendall Walton, The Journal of Aesthetics 49 (Spring), 161-6.

"Myth, Truth and Literature: Towards a true Post-modernism", by Colin Falck, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 49:1 (Winter), 102.


"The Resistance of Reference", by Ora Avni, The British Journal of Aesthetics 32 (Oct), 384-6.

"Room for Maneuver: Reading (the) Oppositional (in) Narrative", by Ross Chambers, Times Literary Supplement, 13 March.


"Definitions of Art", by Stephen Davies, The British Journal of Aesthetics 33:3 (July), 286-7.

"The Nature of Fiction", by Gregory Currie, The Philosophical Quarterly 43:171 (April), 253-6.


"The Boundaries of Art", by David Novitz, Philosophical Books, 35, 133-6.


"Interpreting Interpretation", by William Elford Rogers, The Modern Language Review 92:1 (January), 147-8.

"Values of Art", by Malcolm Budd, The British Journal of Aesthetics 37:1 (January), 84-6.


"Reading With Feeling", by Susan L Feagin, Mind (January).


"Arguing about Art", European Journal of Philosophy

Other publications

"Truth in Fiction", Hairst: University of Stirling Arts Review Magazine, 2, Autumn, 2-5, 1979.

"Foreword", John Manson & Jill Tyson, Season Words, Galliard Press, 1991.

Editorship: The British Journal of Aesthetics, from 1994

Reviews of Lamarque

On Truth, Fiction and Literature

Bjerck Hagen, Erik, "The High Proce of Evading Truth", Nordisk estetisk tidskrift 17, 1998.

Carroll, Noël, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 54 (Summer, 1996), 297-300.

Currie, Greg, Mind 104 (Oct, 1995), 911-3.

Dammann, R.M.J., Raito (New Series) 10:2 (September, 1997), 184-8.

Gaskin, Richard, The British Journal of Aesthetics 35 (Oct, 1995), 395-401.

Gaut, Berys, The Philosophical Review 105 (Jan, 1996), 85-6.

Janes, Regina, The Modern Language Review 91 (July, 1996), 715-16.

Neill, Alex, The Philosophical Quarterly 47 (April, 1997), 241-3.

Novitz, David, "The Trouble with Truth", Philosophy and Literature 19:2 (Oct, 1995), 350-9.

Pollard, Denis, Journal of Literary Semantics 24:3 (Oct, 1995), 232-6.

Risser, James, The Review of Metaphysics 49 (March, 1996), 666-7.

On Fictional Points of View

Knight, Deborah, Philosophy and Literature 21:2 (October, 1997)

Neill, Alex, British Journal of Aesthetics 38:4 (October) 427-9.

Schiralli, Martin, The Journal of Aesthetic Education 32:2 (Summer, 1998), 112-13.


Martin, Graham Dunstan, "The Facting of Fictions", British Journal of Aesthetics 25:4 (1985), 384-388.

Books by Peter Lamarque

Editor of: Philosophy and Fiction: Essays in Literary Aesthetics (Aberdeen University Press, 1983) ix, 111 pp.

With Stein Haugom Olsen: Truth, Fiction and Literaure, (Clarendon Press, 1994), 492 pp.

Philosophy Subject Editor: Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (ed. R.E. Asher - Pergamon Press, 1994), 5644 pp.

Fictional Points of View (Cornell University Press, 1996), xi, 224 pp.

Editor of: The Concise Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Language (Pergmon/Elsevier, 1997), 620 pp.

Advisory Editor (with David E. Cooper and Crispin Sartwell) of: Aesthetics : The Classic Readings (Classic Readings in Philosophy) (Blackwell, 1997), 276 pp.

Editor of: Aesthetics in Britain - Special Issue of British Journal of Aesthetics (Oxford University Press, 2000), 190 pp.



"Truth and Art in Iris Murdoch's The Black Prince", Philosophy and Literature 2:2, 209-222, revised as "Truth and Art" in Fictional Points of View.


"How Can We Fear and Pity Fictions?", British Journal of Aesthetics 21:4, 291-304, revised as "Fear and Pity" in Fictional Points of View.


"Metaphor and Reported Speech: In Defence of a Pragmatic Theory", Journal of Literary Semantics 11:1, 14-18.


"Fiction and Reality", in Philosophy and Fiction, 52-72, revised in Fictional Points of View.

"Introduction" (on literary aesthetics), in Philosophy and Fiction, 1-16.

"The Nature of Literary Theory", in Korn (ed) The State of Literary Theory Today (Middlesex Polytechnic Press), 83-92.


"Bits and Pieces of Fiction", British Journal of Aesthetics 24:1, 53-8, revised as "Fictional Characters", in Fictional Points of View

"Philosophical Theories of Metaphor", Studies in Philosophy X, 1-13.


"The Puzzle of the Flash Stockman: A Reply to David Lewis", Analysis 47:2, 93-5.


"On the Irrelevance of Psychoanalysis to Literary Criticism", Clark & Wright (eds) Mind, Psychoanalysis and Science (Blackwell), 257-73, revised as "Psychoanalysis and Criticism" in Fictional Points of View


"Expression and the Mask: The Dissolution of Personality in Noh", Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 47:2, 157-168, revised as "Expression and the Mask", in Fictional Points of View.

"Metaphor", in Urmson & Ree (eds) Consice Encyclopedia of Western Philosophy and Philosophers (Unwin Hyman), 200-202.

"'Pċ liksom', aspektbundethet og ontologi", Nordisk estetisk tidskrift, 3, 35-42.


"The Death of the Author: An Analytical Autopsy", British Journal of Aesthetics 30:4, 319-31. Revised as "The Death of the Author", in Fictional Points of View

"Make-Believe, Ontology and Point of View", in Woodfield (ed) Proceedings of the XIth International Congress of Aesthetics (Nottingham Polytechnic Press), 109-111.

"Narrative and Invention: The Limits of Fictionality", in Nash (ed) Narrative in Culture: The Uses of Storytelling in the Sciences, Philosophy and Literature (Routledge), 131-53.

? "Reasoning to What is True in Fiction", Argumentation 4, 333-346/99-112, revised as "Logic and Criticism" in Fictional Points of View.


"Rozumowanie na temat prawdy w fikcji. Dodatek", in Pasniczek (ed) Ontologia Fikcij [The Ontology of Fiction] (University of Marie Curie Press), 190-209.


"Clinique des Ficitions", L'ane: Le Magazine Freudien 49 (Janvier-Mars), 50-2.

? "Language, Interpretation and Worship", Philosophy 31, 109-22 / in Warner (ed) Religion and Philosophy (Cambridge University Press), 109-22.

"Style and Thought", Journal of Literary Semantics 21:1, 45-54.


"Fiction and Cognition", in Pochepsov (ed), Rationality and the Semiotics of Discourse (Ukrainian Academy of Sciences), 141-61.

"In and Out of Imaginary Worlds", in Knowles & Skorupski (eds), Virtue and Taste: Essays on Politics and Aesthetics in Memory of Flint Schier (Basil Blackwell), 144-53.


"Austin, J.L.", short entry in Asher (ed), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics

"Category Mistakes", short entry in Asher (ed), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics

"Imitating Style", in Ċhlberg & Zaine (eds) Aesthetic Matters: Essays presented to Göran Sörbom on his 60th birthday (Uppsala University), 76-86.

"Names and Descriptions", in Asher (ed), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics

"Philosophy of Language", in Asher (ed), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics


"Tragedy and Moral Value", Australasian Journal of Philosophy 73: 239-49, revised as "Tragedy and Moral Value" in Fictional Points of View. Also reprinted in Stephen Davies (ed) Art and Its Messages : Meaning, Morality, and Society (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997), 59-69.

"Truth, Fiction, and Literature: A reply to Keith Campbell", Literature and Aesthetics 5 (October), 141-3.


Entries on 'Benedetto Croce', 'Donald Davidson' and 'Fictitious Entities', in Mautner (ed) A Dictionary of Philosophy (Blackwell), p.88, p.92, p.151.

Entries on 'J Margolis', and 'F N Sibley' in Brown (ed) Dictionary of Twentieth Century Philosophers (Routledge), p. 511, pp. 723-4

"Introduction: Points of View", in Fictional Points of View.

"The Literary Point of View", in Fictional Points of View.

"Marks, Noises and Interpretations", Semiotica 108, 163-75.

"Tragedy and Skepticism", in Fictional Points of View.


"Learning from Literature", The Dalhousie Review 77:1 (Spring), 7-21.


"Aesthetics Value, Experience, and Indiscernibles", Nordisk estetisk tidskrift 17, 61-78.

"J L Austin", in Mey (ed) Concise Encyclopedia of Pragmatics (Pergamon)

"Fictional Entities", in Craig (ed) Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Routledge), Vol. 3, pp. 663-7.

"Truth" (with Stein Haugom Olsen), entry in Michael Kelly (ed), Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Vol. 4, 406-15.


"The Aesthetic and the Universal", Journal of Aesthetic Education 33:2 (Summer), 1-17.

"Arguing About Art", European Journal of Philosophy 7:1 (April), 89-100.

"The High Price of Evading Boredom: A Reply to Erik Bjerck Hagen", Nordisk estetisk tidskrift 18, 81-88.

"Poetry and Private Language", in The Padeia Project On-Line: Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy.

Preface to A Philosophical Study of T.S.Eliot's Four Quartets, by Martin Warner (Edwin Mellen Press) pp. vii-ix


"The British Journal of Aesthetics: Forty Years On", in Aesthetics in Britain - Special Issue of British Journal of Aesthetics, ed. P.V. Lamarque (January 2000), pp. 1-20

"Objects of Interpretation", Metaphilosophy, special issue on The Philosophy of Interpretation, Vol. 31, nos. 1/2 (January), pp. 96-124 (published in a separate volume The Philosophy of Interpretation, ed. J. Margolis and T. Rockmore, Blackwell, 2000)

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