B.A. The University of Iowa, 1959 Music and Philosophy
M.A. Brown University, 1960 Philosophy
Ph.D. The University of Iowa, 1964 Philosophy
1965 Moore and Ryle: Two Ontologists. (with D. Lewis) Martinus Nijhoff.
1975 The Logic of Society: A Philosophical Study. University of Minnesota Press.
1989 Natural Signs: A Theory of Intentionality. Temple University Press.
1999 Of Mind and Music. Cornell University Press. (paperback, 2004)
2007 Ontology and Analysis: Essays and Recollections about Gustav Bergmann.
(Editor, Introduction, and Bibliography) Ontos Verlag.
2008 Mind: Ontology and Explanation (Collected Papers 1981-2005). Ontos
2012 Nietzsche’s Ontology. Ontos Verlag.
ARTICLES, REVIEWS, AND BOOK ENTRIES
1963 --Kant’s First Analogy. Kant Studien, 54/3/237-242.
1966 --Freedom and the Marxist Philosophy of History. Philosophy of Science,
33/2/101-117. Reprinted as: The Individual and the Marxist Philosophy of
History, in Readings in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences, edited by May
Brodbeck, Macmillan, 1968, 317-335.
1967 --Particulars and Acquaintance. Philosophy of Science, 34/3/251-259.
1968 --Historicism and Historical Laws of Development. Inquiry, 11/2/155-174.
1970 --Review of E. Gellner’s Thought and Change. Philosophy of Science, 37/1/
1971 --The Philosophy of Gustav Bergmann. Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift
Voor Wijsbegeerte, 63/2/78-98.
--Presentness and the Ideal Language. Mind, 80/4/603-604.
1972 --American Philosophy Today. Amersfoortse Stemmen, 53/2/47-51.
--Aristotle and the Independence of Substance. Philosophy and
Phenomenological Research, 33/1/107-111.
1974 --Time, Substance, and Analysis. The Ontological Turn: Studies in the
Philosophy of Gustav Bergmann, edited by M. S. Gram and E. D. Klemke,
The University of Iowa Press, 184-167.
--Monistic Theories of Society. PSA 1972 (Boston Studies in the Philosophy
of Science, Volume XX), edited by R. S. Cohen and K. F. Schaffner, D.
Reidel Publishing Co., 209-216.
--Review of M. S Gram’s and E. D. Klemke’s The Ontological Turn: Studies in
the Philosophy of Gustav Bergmann, Iowa Alumni Review, 27/3/19.
1976 --On Defending the Covering-Law Model. PSA 1974 (Boston Studies in the
Philosophy of Science, Volume XXXII), edited by R. S. Cohen, C. A. Hooker,
A. C. Michalos, and J. W. Van Evra, D. Reidel Publishing Co., 361-368.
1980 --Review of C. Gould’s Marx’s Social Ontology. Noûs, 14/4/648-652.
1981 --Dispositions, Explanation, and Behavior. Inquiry, 24/2/205-227.
--Mind, Structure, and Time. Philosophical Topics, 12/3/39-52.
1982 --Behaviorism and the Philosophy of the Act. Noûs, 16/3/399-420.
1983 --Natural Signs. The Review of Metaphysics, 36/3/543-568.
1984 --Review of D. Bradford’s The Concept of Existence. The Journal of Value
--Parallelism, Interactionism, and Causation. Causation and Causal Theories
(Midwest Studies in Philosophy, Volume IX), edited by P. A. French, T. E.
Uehling, and H. K. Wettstein, University of Minnesota Press, 329-344.
1986 --Pains and Other Secondary Mental Entities. Philosophy and
Phenomenological Research, 47/1/59-74.
1988 --Dispositional Mental States: Chomsky and Freud. Zeitschrift für
Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie, 19/1/1-17.
1989 --Critical Review of L. Smith’s Behaviorism and Logical Positivism: A
Reassessment of the Alliance. Synthese, 78/3/345-356.
--Intrinsic Reference and the New Theory. Contemporary Perspectives in
The Philosophy of Language II (Midwest Studies in Philosophy, Volume
XIV), edited by P. A. French, T. E. Ueling, and H. K Wettstein, University of
Notre Dame Press, 241-257,
1990 --Review of J. C. Maloney’s The Mundane Matter of the Mental Language.
The Review of Metaphysics, 44/2/426-427.
1991 --Review of E. Pivcevic’s Change and Selves. Canadian Philosophical
1992 --Review of M. Heller’s The Ontology of Physical Objects and J. K. Swindler’s
Weaving: An Analysis of the Constitution of Objects. Canadian
Philosophical Reviews, 12/3/199-203.
--Note on Gustav Bergmann. A Companion to Epistemology, edited by J.
Dancy and E. Sosa, Basil Blackwell, 49-50.
1995 --Entries on Holism, Mannheim, Methodological Holism. The Cambridge
Dictionary of Philosophy, edited by R. Audi, Cambridge University Press,
390-391, 532, 566.
--The Ontology of Emotion. The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 33/3/261-
1998 --Human Action and the Humean Universe. Philosophia, 26/1-2/23-40.
1999 --Intellectual Biography of Gustav Bergmann. American National
Biography, Volume 2, edited by J. Garraty, Oxford University Press, 639-
2000 --Emotion in Music and Language. Proceedings of the 6th International
Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, edited by C. Woods, G.
Luck, R. Brochard, F. Seddon, and J. A. Sloboda, Keele University.
--The Simplicity of Content. Metaphysica: Zeitschrift für Ontologie &
2002 --La Musica che Attraversa la Mente: L’Immaginazione Musicale e la Natura
Della Coscienza (translation of Musical Imagery and the Nature of
Consciousness). L’Esperienza Musicale: Per Una Fenomenologia dei
Suoni, edited by L. Nostra, I Libri di Montag, 137-149.
2003 --Gilbert Ryle’s The Concept of Mind (1949): A Method and a Theory. The
Classics of Western Philosophy, edited by J. J. E Gracia, G. M. Reichberg,
and B. N. Schumacher, Blackwell Publishing, Ltd., 540-545.
2004 --Music and Knowledge. Truth, Rationality, Cognition and Music, edited by
K. Korpa and J. M. Larrazabal, Kluwer Academic Publishers B. V., 175-190.
2005 --Entry on May Brodbeck. Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers,
1860-1960, edited by E. Lepore, Thoemmes Press, 347-349.
--The Necessity and Nature of Mental Content. Intentionality: Past and
Future, edited by G. Forrai, Rodopi Publications, 1-14.
2008 --Particulars as Areas and Durations. Fostering the Ontological Turn:
Gustav Bergmann (1906-1987), edited by G. Bonino and R. Egidi, Ontos
--Entry on Carl Emil Seashore. The Iowa Biographical Dictionary, edited by
D. Hudson, M. Bergmann, and L. Horton, University of Iowa Press, 447-
2009 --Ryle and Intentionality. Metaphysica: International Journal for Ontology
and Metaphysics, 10/1/49-63.
2010 --Grossmann on Relations and Intentionality. Studies in the Philosophy of
Reinhardt Grossmann, edited by J. Cumpa, Ontos Verlag, 11-25.
2014 --Consciousness and Intentionality. Metaphysica: International Journal for
Ontology and Metaphysics, 15/2/299-312.
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TEACHING AND ADMINSTRATION
Teaching Assistant, the University of Iowa, 1960-63
Instructor, The University of Iowa, 1963-64
Assistant Professor, The University of Iowa, 1964-1968
Associate Professor, The University of Iowa, 1968-1974
Professor, The University of Iowa, 1974-2004
Professor Emeritus, The University of Iowa, 2004-
Chairman of the Department of Philosophy, 1977-85
Acting Chairman of the Department of Philosophy, 1968, 1993
Director of Undergraduate Studies in Philosophy, 1985-88
Director of Graduate Studies in Philosophy, 1988-95
Director of Lectures and Arrangements in Philosophy, 1995-2001
Committee on Student Life (one three-year term)
Faculty Senate (two three-year terms, one two-year term)
Faculty Council (two three-year terms)
Vice-President, Faculty Senate (two one-year terms)
Faculty Welfare Committee (one three-year term, chairman one year)
Faculty Senate Committee to Review the Judicial Commission’s Operations
and Experience (chairman)
President’s Task Force on the Relationship of Charitable Organizations to
the University (co-chairman)
Editorial Review Board of the University of Iowa Press (one two-year term)
President’s Committee on Appropriate Uses of the University (chairman)
Humanities Task Force
Committee on Diversity in Strategic Planning
President’s Advisory Committee on a Center for Advanced Study
Search Committee for Affirmative Action Director
Faculty Scholar Award Advisory Committee
Review Committee for Old Gold and Semester Assignments
Review Committee for the School of Music
Review Committee for the Department of Sociology (chairman)
Executive Committee (three three-year terms)
Educational Policy Committee (one three-year term)
Faculty Assembly (two three-year terms)
Search Committee for the Dean of the College (chairman)
Dean’s Advisory Committee on Promotion and Tenure (one two-year term)
Search Committee for Director of the School of Music
Review Committee for Old Gold and Semester Assignments
Faculty Advisor, Phi Beta Kappa (eight years)
Numerous Ph.D. and DMA Committees in other departments (135 in Music)
Reviewer, Proposals to National Endowment for the Humanities
Reviewer, Proposals to American Council of Learned Societies
Reviewer, Proposal to an Italian Research Grant Agency
Reviewer, Book manuscripts for University of Minnesota Press, Schocken
Books, Martinus Nijhoff, Cornell University Press, MIT Press
Reviewer, Papers for The Journal of the History of Philosophy, Philosophy of
Science, Synthese, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Journal
of Philosophical Research, Musicae Scientia, Metaphysica, Australasian
Journal of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science Association, American
Philosophical Association,and others
Editorial Board, Metaphysica: International Journal for Ontology and
Scientific Committee: Colloquium Philosophicum
Consultant for Promotion: University of Chicago, University of Minnesota,
SUNY at Buffalo, Iowa State University, University of Toronto
Organizer of annual meetings of the Ontology Discussion Group, 1974-1981
Member, National Screening Committee for France, Institute of International
Education (Fulbright-Hays Program) (one three-year term)
Chair of numerous sessions at professional meetings
Organizer of international conference on Gustav Bergmann, 2006
HONORS AND AWARDS
Phi Beta Kappa
Woodrow Wilson Fellow 1959-60
Senior Fulbright Lecturer, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 1970-71
Old Gold Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, 1971
Faculty Development Research Leaves, 1981, 1988, 1994, 2000
Senior Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities, 1986
Andrew W. Mellon Emeritus Faculty Fellowship, 2008-2011
Nominee, Outstanding Teacher Award
Nominee, Outstanding Service Award
Nominee, Graduate College Outstanding Mentor Award
Who’s Who in America
American Philosophical Association
Philosophy of Science Association
The American Society for Aesthetics
The International Society for Aesthetics
Society of Humanist Philosophers
The Leibniz Society
North American Nietzsche Society
Institute “Vienna Circle”
Iowa Philosophical Society
Silvano Miracchi, Russell, Negative Facts, and Ontology, 1972
Theodore Spencer, The Problem of Individuation, 1975
Charles List, Propositions and the Nature of Thought, 1979
Raymond Woller, Science and Metaphysics: Harre’s Philosophy of Science, 1979
Richard Combes, A Defense of the Manifest Image: Essays in the Philosophy of
James Brudvig, Events, Parallelism, and Causation, 1986
Matthew Arant, A Theory of Literary Interpretation: The Problem of Intentionalism,
David Schenk, The Nature of Time: Tense, Indexicals, and Phenomenology, 2003
(co-director with Evan Fales)
Peter Bezanson, Idealism: A Brief History, Taxonomy, and Nietzschean Evaluation,
2005 (co-director with David Cunning)
Thomas Riley, Perdurance and Foundation: An Husserlian Theory of Identity Through
Time, 2006 (co-director with Evan Fales)
Greg Jesson, The Ontology of the Epistemic Act: An Explication of Intentionality and
the Possiblity of Epistomological Realism, 2009 (co-director with Gregory