Books - Articles

(Updated September 2014)


   From Empiricism to Expressivism: Brandom Reads Sellars

Harvard University Press, forthcoming (Nov. 2014), 304 pp.

   Wiedererinnerter Idealismus

Falk Hamann and Aaron Shoichet (trans.), Suhrkamp Verlag,
forthcoming, September 2014, 400 pp.

   Perspectives on Pragmatism: Classical, Recent, and Contemporary

Harvard University Press, 2011, 248 pp.

   Reason in Philosophy: Animating Ideas

Harvard University Press, 2009, 248 pp.

   Between Saying and Doing: Towards an Analytic Pragmatism

Oxford University Press, 2008, 240 pp.

Między mówieniem a działaniem nowość: W stronę analitycznego pragmatyzmu

(Polish translation of Between Saying and Doing)
Marcin Gokieli (trans.), Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Warsaw 2012

   In the Space of Reasons: Selected Essays of Wilfrid Sellars

Edited with an Introduction by Kevin Scharp and Robert Brandom.
Harvard University Press, 2007, 528 pp.

   Tales of the Mighty Dead: Historical Essays in the Metaphysics of Intentionality

Harvard University Press, 2002, 430 pp.

   Articulating Reasons: An Introduction to Inferentialism

Harvard University Press, 2000 (paperback 2001), 230 pp.
ISBN#0-674-00158-3 (cloth), #0-674-00692-5 (paper)

Begründung und Begreifen: Eine Einfuhrung in den Inferentialismus

(German translation of Articulating Reasons)
Eva Gilmer (trans.), Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt 2001

La articulación de las rezones: Una introducción al inferencialismo

(Spanish translation of Articulating Reasons)
Eduardo de Bustos & Eulalia Perez Sedeño (trans.), Siglo XXI (Veintiuno) de España Editores, Madrid 2002

Articolare le Ragioni: Un'introduzione all'inferenzialismo

(Italian translation of Articulating Reasons)
Carlo Nizzo (trans.), Il Saggiatore, Milano 2002

L'Articulation des raisons

(French translation of Articulating Reasons)
Claudine Tercelin and Jean-Pierre Cometti (trans.), Les Editions du Cerf, Paris, 2009

Articulando Razões: Uma Introdução ao Inferencialismo

(Portuguese translation of Articulating Reasons)
Agemir Bavaresco, Eduardo Garcia Lara, Juliano do Carmo (trans.), ediPUCRS, Porto Alegre, 2013

Japanese translation in preparation.

   Rorty and His Critics

Edited, with an Introduction (includes "Vocabularies of Pragmatism") by Robert Brandom
Original essays by: Rorty, Habermas, Davidson, Putnam, Dennett, McDowell, Bouveresse, Brandom, Williams, Allen, Bilgrami, Conant, and Ramberg.
Blackwell's Publishers, Oxford, July 2000
ISBN#0-631-20981-6 (cloth), #0-631-20982-4 (paper)

Chinese translation in preparation.

   Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind

by Wilfrid Sellars
Robert B. Brandom (ed.) Harvard University Press, 1997
With an Introduction by Richard Rorty and Study Guide by Robert Brandom
ISBN#0-674-25154-7 (cloth) #0-674-25155-5 (paper)

ο εμπειρισμοσ και η φιλοσοφια του νου

(Greek translation of Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind)
Christos Marsellos (trans.), Hestia, 2005, 239 pp.

Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind

(Japanese translation)
Iwanami Shoten Publishers, Tokyo, 2006, 240 pp.

Empirismo e a Filosofia da Mente

(Portuguese translation)
Editora Vozes, PetrC3polis, 2008, 176 pp.

   Making It Explicit: Reasoning, Representing, and Discursive Commitment

Harvard University Press (Cambridge) 1994. 741 pp.
ISBN#0-674-54319-X 9 (cloth), #0-674-54330-0 (paper)

Expressive Vernunft: Begründung, Repräsentation und diskursive Festlegung

(German translation of Making It Explicit)
Eva Gilmer and Hermann Vetter (trans.), Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt 2000, 1001 pp.

Hacerlo Explícito

(Spanish transation of Making It Explicit)
Ángela Ackermann Pilári and Joana Rosselló (trans.), Herder, Barcelona, 2005, 943 pp.

Rendre explicite I

(French transation of Volume I of Making It Explicit)
Anne-Gaëlle Argy, Gilles Bouttier, Élise Domenach, Goufrane Mansour, Sabine Plaud, Bertrand Rouge, Ludovic Soutif and Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel (trans.), Les Éditions du Cerf, Paris, 2010, 505 pp.

Rendre explicite II

(French transation of Volume II of Making It Explicit)
Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel (trans.), Les Éditions du Cerf, Paris, 2011, 1148 pp.

   The Logic of Inconsistency

with Nicholas Rescher
Basil Blackwell, Oxford 1980, 174 pp.


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  • "Conceptual Content and Discursive Practice"

    Grazer Philosophische Studien, Vol. 81, 2010, pp. 13-35.

  • "How Analytic Philosophy Has Failed Cognitive Science"

    Critique and Humanism, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2010, pp. 151-174.

    Translated into Bulgarian as "Как аналитичната философия не успя да изпълни дълга си към когнитивната наука"

    in Критика & Хуманизъм, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2010, pp. 151-174

    Translated into Polish as"Jak filozofia analityczna zawiodła kognitywistykę"

    in Przegląd Filozoficzny - Nowa Seria, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 17–40, 2013, doi 10.2478/pfns-2013-0026.

  • "Classical German Philosophy, American Pragmatism and Inferentialist Semantics"

    Part One of an interview with Robert Brandom by Chen Ya-jun
    Philosophical Analysis, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2010, pp. 170-177.

  • "Analytic Philosophy, Existentialism and Contemporary American Philosophers"

    Part Two of an interview with Robert Brandom by Chen Ya-jun
    Philosophical Analysis, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2010, pp. 168-173.


  • "Metaphilosophical Reflections on the Idea of Metaphysics"

    The Harvard Review of Philosophy, Vol XVI, Fall 2007, pp. 44-57.

  • "Autonomy, Community and Freedom"

    in Autonomy of Reason?, Proceedings of the V Meeting Italian-American Philosophy, Riccardo Dottori (ed.), The Dialogue: Yearbook of Philosophical Hermeneutics, 1/2009, pp. 166-178.

  • "Pragmatism, Inferentialism, and Modality in Sellars's Arguments against Empiricism"

    in Empiricism, Perceptual Knowledge, Normativity, and Realism, Willem deVries (ed.), Oxford University Press, 2009, pp. 33-62.

  • "Why Philosophy Paints its Blue on Grey: Irony and the Pragmatist Enlightenment"

    in Pragmatism, Nation, and Race: Community in the Age of Empire, Chad Katzer and Eduardo Medieta (eds.), Indiana University Press, 2009, pp. 19-45.

  • "La Struttura del desiderio e del riconoscimento: auto-coscienza e auto-constituzione"

    in Lo Spazio sociale della ragione. Luigio Ruggio and Italo Testa (eds.), Mimesis Edizione, 2009, pp. 261-290

  • "Ein Gedankenbogen: Rortys Weg vom eliminativen Materialismus zum Pragmatismus"

    Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie, 2009, pp. 5-11

  • "La Structure du dÉsir et de la reconnaissance: conscience de soi et autoconstitution"

    La PhÉnomenologie de l'Ésprit de Hegel: lectures contemporaines, Dario Perinetti and Marie-AndrÉ Ricard (eds.), Presses Universitaires de France, 2009, pp. 17-51

  • "The Structure of Desire and Recognition: Self-Consciousness and Self-Constitution"

    in Dialectics, Self-Consciousness, and Recognition, A. Grøn, M. Raffnsøe-Møller, and A. Sørensen (eds.), Aarhus University Press/NSU Press, 2009, pp. 140-171


  • "Towards an Analytic Pragmatism"

    with replies to papers by John McDowell, John MacFarlane, Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer, Huw Price, Jaroslav Peregrin and Sebastian Rödl
    Philosophical Topics, Vol 36 No. 2, Fall 2008, pp. 1-27 and pp. 135-155

  • "Esquisse d'un programme pour une lecture critique de Hegel. Comparer les concepts empiriques at les concepts logiques"

    Philosophie, Vol. 99, 2008, pp. 63-95

  • "Untimely Review of Georg Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit"

    Topoi: An International Review of Philosophy, Vol. 27, 2008, pp. 161-164

  • "Towards an Analytic Pragmatism"

    in Robert Brandom: Analytic Pragmatist, Bernd Prien and David P. Schweikard (eds.), Transaction Books, 2008

  • "Replies"

    in Robert Brandom: Analytic Pragmatist, Bernd Prien and David P. Schweikard (eds.), Transaction Books, 2008, pp. 163- 194



  • "Kantian Lessons About Mind, Meaning, and Rationality"

    Southern Journal of Philosophy, Vol 44 Supplement, 2006, pp. 49-71

  • Also in Philosophical Topics, Vol 34, Nos. 1 & 2, 2006, pp. 1-20

    Also in Modern Schoolman: A Quarterly Journal of Philosophy, Vol 84, 2007, pp. 109-129

  • "Semantik ohne Wahrheit"

    An interview with Robert Brandom by Matthias Haase
    Deutsche-Zeitschrift-für-Philosophie, Vol 54 No 3, 2006, pp. 449-466


  • "Responses to Pippin, Macbeth, and Haugeland"

    European Journal of Philosophy, Vol 13 No 3, December 2005, pp. 429-441

  • "Responses"

    Pragmatics and Cognition, Vol 13 No 1, 2005, pp. 227-249

  • "Sketch of a Program for a Critical Reading of Hegel. Comparing Empirical and Logical Concepts"

    Internationales Jahrbuch des Deutschen Idealismus, Vol 3, 2005, pp. 131-161




  • "When Philosophy Paints its Blue on Grey: Irony and the Pragmatist Enlightenment"

    boundary2, Vol 29 No 2, Summer 2002, pp. 1-28, doi:10.1215/01903659-29-2-1.

    Translated into German as "Wenn die Philosophie Ihr Blau in Grau malt: Ironie und die pragmatische Aufklärung"

    in Pragmatisch denken AndrÉ Fuhrmann und Erik J. Olsson (hrsg), Ontos Verlag, Frankfurt 2004, pp. 1-31

  • "Geist als Verantwortung: Im Gespräch mit Philosophen Robert Brandom."

    Interview by Ralf Müller in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, August 17, 2002

  • "Overcoming a Dualism of Concepts and Causes: The Basic Argument of Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind"

    in the Blackwell Guide to Metaphysics Richard M. Gale (ed.), Blackwell Publishing 2002, pp. 263-281

  • "Expressive vs. Explanatory Deflationism about Truth"

    in What Is Truth? Richard Schantz (ed.), Hawthorne de Gruyter, Berlin & N.Y 2002, pp. 103-119

    Reprinted in Deflationary Truth, Bradley P. Armour-Garb and JC Beall (eds.), Open Court, Chicago, 2005, pp. 237-257

    To be reprinted in a forthcoming book edited by James Conant

  • "Non-inferential Knowledge, Perceptual Experience, and Secondary Qualities: Placing McDowell's Empiricism"

    in Reading McDowell: On Mind and World, Nicholas H. Smith (ed.), Routledge 2002

    Abbreviated version in Mind in World, János Boros (ed.), Brambauer, PÉcs 2005, pp. 117 - 130

  • "Pragmatics and Pragmatisms"

    in Hilary Putnam: Pragmatism and Realism, James Conant and Urszula M. Zeglen (eds.), Routledge, 2002, pp. 40-59

    Translated into German as "Pragmatik und Pragmatismus"

    in Die Renaissance des Pragmatismus, M. Sandbothe (ed.), Velbrück Wissenschaft, 2000, pp. 29-58


  • "Pragmatisto e metafisica hegeliana (Intervista)"

    An interview with Robert Brandom by Italo Testa
    Iride, No 34, December 2001, pp. 575-595

  • "Modality, Normativity, and Intentionality"

    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol 63 No 3, November 2001, pp. 587-609

    Translated into German as "Das Modale und die Normativität der Intentionalität"

    in Hilary Putnam und die Tradition des Pragmatismus, Marie-Luise Raters und Marcus Willaschek (hrsg.), Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, pp. 383-403

    Translated into Czech as "Modalita, normativita a intencionalita"

    in Možnost Skutecnost Nutnost: príspevky k modální propedeutice Vojtech Kolman (ed.), Filosofia, Praha 2005, pp. 249-274

  • "Der Mensch, das normative Wesen: über die Grundlagen unseres Sprechens. Eine Einführung"

    Die Zeit (Hamburg) 29, July 12, 2001

    Translated into Finnish as "Ihminen - Normatiivinen olento"

    in Paatos filosofinen kulttuurilehti, No. 1/2014, March 2014

  • "Le armi linguistiche della repressione sociale"

    Interview, Il Manifesto (Italy), June 5, 2001

  • "Holism and Idealism in Hegel's Phenomenology"

    Hegel Studien Walter Jaeschke & Ludwig Siep (eds) Band 36, Felix Meiner Verlag, Hamburg 2001, pp. 57-92

    Translated into Italian as "Olismo e idealismo nella Fenomenologia di Hegel"

    in Hegel Contemporaneo, Luigi Ruggiu e Italo Testa (eds.), Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici, Napoli 2003, pp. 247-289

    Translated into Polish as "Holizm i idealizm w 'Fenomenologii' Hegla"

    in Przeglad Filozoficzno-Literacki, Vol 1 No 7, 2004

  • "Objektivität und die normative Feinstruktur der Rationalität"

    in Die öffentlichkeit der Vernunft und die Vernunft der öffentlichkeit: Festschrift für Jürgen Habermas, Lutz Wingert und Klaus Günther (hrsg), Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt 2001, pp. 126-150

  • "Reason, Expression, and the Philosophical Enterprise"

    in What Is Philosophy?, C.P. Ragland and Sarah Heidt (eds.), Yale University Press, 2001, pp. 74-95

    Translated into Czech as "Rozum, vyjádrení a filosofie"

    in Filosofický časopis, ročnik 48, 2000, pp. 419-437.

    Forthcoming in German translation in a book edited by Richard Raatzsche

  • "What Do Expressions of Preference Express?"

    in Practical Rationality and Preference: Essays for David Gauthier, Christopher Morris and Arthur Ripstein (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2001, pp. 11-36.


  • "Facts, Norms, and Normative Facts: Reply to Habermas' 'From Kant to Hegel: On Robert Brandom's Pragmatic Philosophy of Language'"

    European Journal of Philosophy, Vol 8 No 3, December 2000, pp. 356-374

  • "Fighting Skepticism with Skepticism: Supervaluational Epistemology, Semantic Autonomy, and Natural Kind Skepticism"

    Facta Philosophica, Vol 2 No 2, 2000, pp. 163-178

  • "Vocabularies of Pragmatism: Synthesizing Naturalism and Historicism"

    in Richard Rorty: The Philosopher Meets his Critics, Robert B. Brandom (ed.), Basil Blackwell U.K., Oxford 2000, pp. 156-183

  • "Die zentrale Funktion von Sellars' Zwei-Komponenten-Konzeption für die Argumente in 'Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind'"

    Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie, Vol 4 No 48, Berlin 2000, pp. 599-613


  • "Some Pragmatist Themes in Hegel's Idealism: Negotiation and Administration in Hegel's Account of the Structure and Content of Conceptual Norms"

    European Journal of Philosophy, Vol 7 No 2, August 1999, pp. 164-189

    "Some Pragmatist Themes in Hegel's Idealism: Negotiation and Administration in Hegel's Account of the Structure and Content of Conceptual Norms"

    in Die Weltgeschichte- das Weltgericht Stuttgartner Hegel-Kongreß 1999 R. Bubner and W. Mesch (eds.), Klett-Cotta 2001

    Translated into French as "Quelques themes pragmatists dans l'idÉalisme de Hegel: NÉgociation et administration dans la conception hÉgÉlienne de la structure et du contenu des normes conceptuelles"

    in Philosophiques, Vol 27 No 2, Autumn 2000, pp. 231-261

    Translated into German as " Pragmatische Themen in Hegels Idealismus: Unterhandlung und Verwaltung der Struktur und des Gehalts in Hegels Erklärung begrifflicher Normen"

    in the Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie, Vol 47 No 3, Berlin 1999, pp. 355-381

    Translated into Czech as "NiektorÉ pragmatickÉtÉmy v Hegelovam idealizme: vyjednávanie a spravovanie v Hegelovam vysvetieni štruktúry a obsahu pojmových noriem"

    Filozofia, Vol 55 No 9, 2000 pp. 719-741

    Translated into Japanese

    in Thought, 2003.4 No 948, pp. 111-147

    Italian translation forthcoming

  • "Von Begriffsanalyse zu einer systematischen Metaphysik"

    Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie Vol 47 No 6, 1999, pp. 1005-1020

  • "Interview with Robert Brandom"

    Interview with Carlo Penco
    Epistemologia XXII, 1999, pp. 143-150

  • "Dasein, the Being that Thematizes"

    EpochÉ, Vol 5 No.s 1&2, 1997 (published Fall of 1999), pp. 1-40

    Translated into Finnish as "Dasein-tematisoiva oleva"

    in Katseen Tarkentaminen:kirjoituksia Martin Heideggerin Olemisesta ja ajasta, Leena Kakkori (ed.), SoPhi, Jyvaskylän Yliopisto 2003, pp. 42-65.

  • "Sapere e Agire: Una Questione di Responsabilitá"

    Il Sole-24 Ore, May 23, 1999, p. 32



  • "From Truth to Semantics: A Path Through Making It Explicit"

    with replies to comments by James Tomberlin, Danielle Macbeth, and Mark Lance
    Philosophical Issues 8: Truth, Sociedad Filosofica Ibero-Americano, 1997, pp. 141-154 and pp. 199-214

  • Reprinted in The Pragmatism Reader, R. Talisse and S. Aikin (eds.), Princeton University Press, 2011, pp. 440-450

  • PrÉcis of Making It Explicit

    with replies to papers by John McDowell, Gideon Rosen, Richard Rorty, and Jay Rosenberg
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol 57 No 1, March 1997, pp. 153-156 and pp. 189-204






  • "Three Problems with the Empiricist Conception of Concepts"

    New Directions in Artificial Intelligence, Volume 2, Eero Hyvönen, Jouko Seppänen, and Markku Syrjänen (eds.), STeP-92 Tekoälyn uudet suunat, Publications of the Finnish Artificial Intelligence Society (FAIS), 1992

    Reprinted in Mind and Cognition: Philosophical Perspectives into Cognitive Science and AI, Leila Haaparanta and Sara Heinämaa, (eds.), Acta Philosophica Fennica, Vol 58, 1995, pp. 16-35



  • "Inference, Expression, and Induction: Sellarsian Themes"

    Philosophical Studies, Vol 54, 1988, pp. 257-285.

  • "Pragmatism, Phenomenalism, and Truth Talk"

    Midwest Studies in Philosophy, Vol 12: Realism, 1988, pp. 75-93

    Translated into Italian as "Pragmatismo, fenomenismo e discorso sulla verita"

    in Il Neopragmatismo, Giancarlo Marchetti (ed.), La Nuova Italia, Biblioteca di Cultura #245, Scandicci, Firenze, 1999



  • "Frege's Technical Concepts"

    in Frege Synthesized: Essays on the Philosophical and Foundational Work of G. Frege, L. Haaparanta and J. Hintikka, Synthese Library, D. Reidel 1986 pp. 253-295


  • "Varieties of Understanding"

    in Reason and Rationality in Natural Science, N. Rescher (ed.), University Press of America, 1985, pp. 27-51


  • "Reference Explained Away"

    Journal of Philosophy, Vol 81 No 9, September 1984, pp. 469-492

    Reprinted in Philosopher's Annual "Best 10 philosophical articles of 1984", Ridgeview Publishing Co., 1985

    Reprinted in Deflationary Truth, Bradley P. Amrour-Garb and JC Beall (eds.), Open Court, Chicago 2005, pp. 258-281


  • "Asserting"

    Noûs, Vol 17 No 4, November 1983, pp. 637-650

  • "Heidegger's Categories in Being and Time"

    Monist, Vol 66 No 3, July 1983, pp. 387-409

    Reprinted in Heidegger : A Critical Reader, Hubert L. Dreyfus and Harrison Hall (eds.), Blackwell, Oxford 1992, pp. 45-64.

    Reprinted in A Companion to Heidegger, Hubert L. Dreyfus and Mark A. Wrathall (eds.), Blackwell, Oxford 2005, pp. 214-232

    Translated into German in Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie, Vol 45 No 4, 1997, pp. 531-549

  • "Uptake and Distribution of Halothane in Infants: In Vivo Measurements and Computer Simulations"

    with B. W. Brandom, M.D. and D. R. Cook, M.D.
    Anesthesia and Analgesia, Vol 62, 1983, pp. 404-410.



  • "Leibniz and Degrees of Perception"

    Journal of the History of Philosophy, Vol 19 No 4, October 1981, pp. 447-479

    Reprinted in Leibniz: Critical Assessments, R. S. Woolhouse (ed.), Routledge, London 1994

  • "A Semantic Paradox of Material Implication"

    Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, Vol 22 No 2, April 1981, pp. 129-132

  • Review of Philosophy of Logics, by Susan Haack

    Journal of History and Philosophy of Logic, 1981.


  • "Asserting,"

    Abstract of Invited APA paper, Journal of Philosophy, December, 1980

  • "A Microcomputer Based Model of Anesthetic Uptake and Distribution"

    with B. W. Brandom, M.D.
    Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Conference on Modeling and Simulation, Instrument Society of America, 1980, pp. 295-300