Reviews by Wilson

Springs of Action, by Alfred R. Mele, The Philosophical Review 103 (Jan. 1994), 175-8.

Direct Reference: From Language to Thought, by Francois Recanati, The Philosophical Review 104:1 (Jan. 1995), 159-63.

Philosophical Problems of Classical Film Theory, by NoŽl Carroll, The Philosophical Review 100 (July 1991), 506-510.

Film Language: A Semiotics of the Cinema, by Christian Metz, MLN 89:6 (Dec. 1989), 1068-1072.

"Edward Said on Contrapuntal Reading", Philosophy and Literature 18:2 (Oct. 1994), 265-73.

Reviews of Wilson

On The Intentionality of Human Action

Fischer, John Martin, The Philosophical Review 93 (July, 1984), 483-489.

On Narration in Light

Kavangh, Thomas M., MLN 102 (Dec. 1987), 1238-1241.

Levinson, Jerrold, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 47 (Summer, 1989), 290-292.

Poague, Leland, The Quarterly Journal of Speech 75 (Summer, 1989), 112-114.

Salt, Barry, The British Journal of Aesthetics 27 (Summer, 1987), 290-293.

Sesonske, Alexander, Film Quarterly 40 (Summer, 1987), 52-54.

Books by George M. Wilson

The Intentionality of Human Action (Acta Philosophica Fenica, 1980), 209 p. Revised and enlarged edition (Stanford University Press, 1989), 299 p.

Narration in Light: Studies in Cinematic Point of View (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986) 223 p.



"Pronouns and Pronominal Descriptions: A New Semantical Category", Philosophical Studies 45:1 (Jan. 1984), 1-30.


"Davidson on Intentional Action", in Actions and Events (Blackwell, 1988), 29-43.


"Comments on Mimesis as Make-Believe", Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51:2 (June), 395-400.

"Reference and Pronominal Descriptions", The Journal of Philosophy 88:7 (July, 1991), 359-87.


"Again, Theory: On Speaker's Meaning, Linguistic Meaning, and the Meaning of a Text", Critical Inquiry 19:1 (Autumn), 164-85, with replies by Steven Knapp and Walter Benn Michaels. Reprinted in Mette Hjort (ed, Rules and Conventions: Literature, Philosophy and Social Theory (Johns Hopkins UP, 1992), 1-31.


"Morals for Method", in Freeland & Wartenberg (eds), Philosophy and Film (Routledge, 1995), 49-67, contains material previously published in Narration in Light


"On Film Narrative and Narrative Meaning", in Allen & Smith (eds), Film Theory and Philosophy (Oxford UP, 1997), 221-238.

"On Some Untamed Anaphora", Canadian Journal of Philosophy 23 (Supp.) (1997), 111-140.


"Semantic Realism and Kripke's Wittgenstein", Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58:1 (March, 1998), 99-122.

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