1990 On Being In The World: Wittgenstein and Heidegger on Seeing Aspects (Routledge)
1992 Liberals and Communitarians (Blackwell) - with Adam Swift.
1994 Stanley Cavell: Philosophy's Recounting of the Ordinary (Oxford University Press)
1994 Faith and Reason (Duckworth)
1996 Heidegger and Being and Time (Routledge).
1996 The Cavell Reader (Blackwell) - editor
1996 Liberals and Communitarians: A Revised Edition (Blackwell)
2001 Inheritance and Originality: Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Kierkegaard (OUP)
2002 On Film (Routledge)
2005 Philosophical Myths of the Fall (Princeton)
2005 Heidegger and Being and Time: Second Edition (Routledge)
2006 Martin Heidegger: International Library of Essays in the History of Social and Political Thought (Ashgate) - editor
2006 Wittgenstein's Private Language (OUP)
2007 The Conversation of Humanity (University of Virginia Press)
2008 On Film: Second Edition (Routledge)
2009 The Wounded Animal: J.M.Coetzee and the Difficulty of Reality in Literature and Philosophy (Princeton)
2013 The Self and Its Shadows: A Book of Essays on Individuality as Negation in Philosophy and the Arts (Oxford University Press)

2015 The Great Riddle: Wittgenstein and Nonsense, Theology and Philosophy (Oxford University Press)

2016 On Film: 3rd Edition (Routledge)



1987 "Davidson on Interpretation and Understanding" - discussion note in The Philosophical Quarterly (July)
1987 "The Theoretical Foundations of Liberalism" - European Journal of Sociology
1989 "No Smoke Without Fire: The Meaning of Grue" - The Philosophical Quarterly (April)
1993 "Expression" - Blackwell's Companion to Aesthetics
1993 "Consciousness, Cognition and the Phenomenal: A Reply to Falk" - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society (Supp. Vol)
1993 "Liberalisms and Communitarianisms: Whose Misconceptions?" - Political Studies (Dec) [with Adam Swift].
1994 "Liberalism, Morality and Rationality: MacIntyre, Rawls and Cavell" - in Horton and Mendus (Eds.), After MacIntyre (Polity)
1994 "Picturing the Human (Body and Soul): A Reading of Blade Runner" - Film and Philosophy
1994 "Politics, Perfectionism and the Social Contract" -Journal of Political Philosophy (Sept)
1994 "Wittgenstein and Heidegger: Orientations to the Ordinary" - European Journal of Philosophy (August)
1995 "Re-Monstrations: Heidegger, Derrida and Wittgenstein's Hand" - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology (Jan)
1995 "Reply to Alain Boyer on 'Democracy and Disagreement'" -Ratio Juris (March)
1995 "The Social Self in Political Theory" (with Adam Swift) - D.Bakhurst and C.Sypnowich (Eds.), The Social Self (Sage)
1996 "On Refusing to Begin: A Reading of The Claim of Reason" - Common Knowledge (Fall)
1996 "Sources of the Self's Senses of Itself: the Making of a Theistic Reading of Modernity" - in D.Z.Phillips (Ed.), Can Religion Be Explained Away?, Claremont Studies in the Philosophy of Religion (Macmillan)
1997 "Promising, Consent and Citizenship: Rawls and Cavell on the Social Contract" - Political Theory (Spring)
1997 "Can There Be an Epistemology of Moods?" - in A. O'Hear (Ed.), Verstehen and Humane Understanding: The 1995-6 Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures (CUP)
1997 "Constructing a Hall of Reflection: Perfectionist Edification in Iris Murdoch's Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals' -Philosophy (April)
1998 "The Givenness of Grammar: A Reply to Affeldt" - European Journal of Philosophy 6/1 (April)
1998 "Species-Being: teleology and Individuality - Parts I-III" - Angelaki 3/I (April)
1998 "A Solemn Combination of Souls: A Reading of Twelfth Night" -Angelaki 3/I (April)
1998 "Stanley Cavell" - entry for the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (June)
1998 "Political Liberalism and Civic Education" - Journal of Philosophy of Education 32/2 (July)
1999 "God's Plagiarist: The Philosophical Fragments of Johannes Climacus" -Philosophical Investigations 22/1 (Jan)
1999 "Alisdair MacIntyre' - entry for Blackwell Companion to the Philosophers (May)
1999 'Clint Eastwood dans la ligne de mire de la camera' - Trafic 31 (Automne)
1999 'Wittgenstein En De Godsdienstfilosofie' - Bijdragen, tijdschrift voor filosofie en theologie 60
2000 "Misplacing Freedom, Displacing the Imagination: Cavell and Murdoch on the fact/value distinction" - in A.O'Hear (ed),Philosophy, the Good, the True and the Beautiful: the 1998-9 Royal Institute of Philosophy Annual Lectures (CUP)
2000 "Wittgenstein and Deconstruction" -Ratio XIII/4 (Dec)
2001 'Crimes and Deeds of Glory: Michael Fried's Modernism' - in British Journal of Aesthetics 41/1 (Jan)
2001 'Deconstruction and the Ordinary' - in L.Nagl and C.Mouffe (eds), The Legacy of Wittgenstein: Pragmatism or Deconstruction (Peter Lang: Frankfurt)
2001 'Seeing Aspects' - in H-J.Glock (ed), Wittgenstein: A Critical Reader (Blackwell: Oxford [Aug])
2001 'Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Religion' - in D.Z.Phillips and T.Tessin (eds), Philosophy of Religion in the Twenty-First Century (Palgrave: London)
2002 'Post-Analytic Philosophy' - in J.Baggini and J.Stangroom (eds), New British Philosophy: the Interviews (Routledge, London)
2002 'Ethics in the Light of Wittgenstein' - in Philosophical Papers (Nov - vol 31, no 3)
2002 'Rawls and Communitarianism' - (with Adam Swift) in S.Freeman (ed), The Cambridge Companion to Rawls (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge)
2003 ' Stanley Cavell's Vison of the Normativity of Language: Grammar, Criteria and Rules' - in R.Eldridge (ed), Stanley Cavell: Contemporary Philosophy in Focus (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge)
2003 'Reading, Writing, Re-membering: What Cavell and Heidegger Call Thinking' - in K.Dauber and W.Jost (eds), Ordinary Language Criticism: Literary Thinking After Cavell After Wittgenstein (Northwestern University Press: Evanston, Ill.)
2003 'Ways of Thinking: A Response to Andersen and Baggini' - in Film-Philosophy vol 7, no 25, August (
2004 'Articulating the Horizons of Liberalism: Taylor's Political Philosophy' - in R.Abbey (ed), Charles Taylor: Contemporary Philosophy in Focus (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge)
2004 'Nietzsche's Genealogy of Humanity' - in Tijdschrift voor Filosofie 66
2004 'Philosophy's Hidden Essence' - in Ammereller and Fischer (eds), Wittgenstein at Work (Routledge: London)
2004 'Liberals and Communitarians' - in Think 7
2005 'Human Mortality: how to Portray the Impossible Possibility of Dasein' - in Dreyfus and Wrathall (eds), Blackwell Companion to Heidegger (Blackwell: Oxford)
2005 'Ways of Thinking: A response to Andersen and Baggini' - in Film and Philosophy Vol 9/2005 (reprinted from 2004)
2005 'On Refusing to Begin' - in Goodman (ed), Contending with Stanley Cavell (OUP)
2005 'In Space No-one Can Hear You Scream: Acknowledging the Human Voice in the Alien Universe' - in Read and Goodenough (eds), Film as Philosophy
2005 'Avoiding Nonsense, Keeping Cool: Nielsen, Phillips and Philosophy in the First Person' - in Nielsen and Phillips, Wittgensteinian Fideism? (SCM Press)
2006 'Suffering a Sea Change: Crisis, Catastrophe and Convention in the Theory of Speech-Acts' - in Crary and Shieh (eds) Reading Cavell (Routledge)
2006 'The Impersonation of Personality: Film as Philosophy in Mission: Impossible' - in Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism Vol 64:1 (winter 2006); simultaneously published in Smith and Wartenberg (eds), Thinking Through Cinema (Blackwell)
2007 '"All the World Must be Religious": Iris Murdoch's Ontological Arguments' - in Rowe (ed), Iris Murdoch: A Re-Assessment (Palgrave: London)
2007 'Stanley Cavell' - in Costello and Vickery (eds), Art: Key Contemporary Thinkers (Berg: Oxford)
2007 'Luck, Mystery and Supremacy: D.Z.Phillips reads Nagel and Williams on Morality' - in Philosophical Investigations Vol 30:3 (July)
2007 'The Mortality of the Soul: Bernard Williams' Character(s)' - in Crary (ed), Wittgenstein and the Moral Life (MIT Press: Cambridge Mass.)
2007 'Words, Waxing and Waning: Ethics in/and/of the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus' in Kahane, Kanterian and Kuusela (eds), Wittgenstein and His Interpreters (Blackwell: Oxford)
2007 'Redeeming Truth: A Respnse to Laurence Paul Hemming' - in Hemming and Parsons (eds), Redeeming Truth: Considering Faith and Reason (SCM Press: London)
2007 'Wittgenstein's Temple: Three Styles of Philosophical Architecture' - in Sanders (ed), D.Z.Phillips' Contemplative Philosophy of Religion (Ashgate: London)
2007 '"The Presentation of the Infinite in the Finite": The Place of God in Post-Kantian Philosophy' - in Leiter and Rosen (eds), The Oxford Handbook Of Continental Philosophy (OUP: Oxford)
2008 'Film as Philosophy: The Very Idea' - in Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society (Vol CVII, Part 3)
2008 'The Violence of Paint' - in Inquiry (Vol 51, no 6: Dec)
2009: 'Nietzsche's Style of Address: A Response to Janaway's Beyond Selflessness' - in European Journal of Philosophy (Vol 17, No. 1: March)
2009: 'Autobiography and Biography' - in Eldridge (ed), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Literature (OUP: Oxford)
Who Goes There? Sight’ (The Philosopher’s Magazine 45: 2nd Quarter)
‘Private Language: The Very Idea’ – in Forsberg and Jansson (eds), Acknowledging Stanley Cavell (Uppsala Philosophical Studies 56)
2009: ‘Language-games and Language: Rules, Normality Conditions and Conversation’ – in Glock and Hyman (eds), Wittgenstein and Analytic Philosophy: Essays for P.M.S. Hacker (OUP: Oxford)
2009: ‘Why is There Something Called Philosophy Rather Than Nothing?’ – in A.O’Hear (ed), Conceptions of Philosophy (Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement No. 65)
‘”Hopelessly Strange”: Bernard Williams’ Portrait of Wittgenstein as a Transcendental Idealist’ – European Journal of Philosophy (Vol 17, No. 3: September)
2010: ‘The Work of Wittgenstein’s Words: A Reply to Baz’ – in W.Day and V.Krebs (eds), Seeing Wittgenstein Anew (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge)
‘The Cat and the Camel: A Hesitant Response to “Morality or Moralism?”’ – in Common Knowledge Vol 16 No. 2 (Spring)
‘Heidegger’ – in J.Skorupski (ed), The Routledge Companion to Ethics (Routledge: London)
2011: ‘A Critical Commentary on Fried, Why Photography Matters…’ – in British Journal of Aesthetics, vol. 51, no. 1 (Jan)
‘Theology and Narrative: the Self, the Novel, the Bible’ – in International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol. 69, Issue 1 (pp 29-43)
2011: ‘The Loom of Fate: Graphic Origins and Digital Ontology in Wanted’ – in H.Carel and G.Tuck (eds), New Takes in Film-Philosophy (Macmillan: London)
2011: ‘Wittgenstein on Faith, Rationality and the Passions’ – in Modern Theology Vol 27, No. 2: Special Issue on Faith, Rationality and the Passions
2011: ‘The Work of Saintly Love: the religious impulse in Gaita’s writings’ – in C.Cordner (ed), Philosophy, Ethics and Humanity: Essays in honour of Raimond Gaita (Routledge: Oxford)
2011: ‘Attunement and Disorientation: the Moods of Philosophy in Heidegger and Sartre’ – in H.Kenaan and I.Ferber (eds), Philosophy’s Moods: The Affective Grounds of Thinking (Springer: Dordrecht)
2011: ‘Heidegger and the Enigma of the Human’ – in N.Forsberg and S.Jansson (eds), Making and Difference: Rethinking Humanism and the Humanities (Thales)
2011: ‘Wittgenstein on Religious Belief’ – in O.Kuusela and M.McGinn (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Wittgenstein (OUP: Oxford)
2011: ‘Reforging Siegfried’s Sword: Wittgenstein and Anscombe, Wagner and Malory’ – in American Catholic Philsophical Quarterly 85:4 (Fall 2011 Special Edition on Wittgenstein, edited by M. von der Ruhr)
‘The Promising Animal: On Reading The Genealogy of Morality as Testimony’ – in S.May (ed), Nietzsche’s On the Genealogy of Morality: A Critical Guide (CUP: Cambridge)
‘Learning Philosophy in Balliol (1980-83)’ – in C.Montefiore, N.Bunnin, P.Flather, M.Fraser and S.Lewis (eds), Life and Philosophy: Essays to honour Alan Montefiore (FEP Publishers: Oxford)
2012: "Realism, Modernism and the Realistic Spirit: Diamond’s Inheritance of Wittgenstein, Early and Late" – in Nordic Wittgenstein Review Vol 1
2012: "Wonder, Perplexity, Sublimity: Philosophy as the Self-overcoming of Self-exile in Heidegger and Wittgenstein" – in S.Vasalou (ed), Practices of Wonder: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives (Pickwick: London)
2013: "The Meaning of Being and the Possibility of Discourse: Heidegger and Wittgenstein Converse" – in Egan, Reynolds, Wendland (eds), Wittgenstein and Heidegger (Routledge)

2013: 'Orchestral Metaphysics:
The Birth of Tragedy between Drama, Opera and Metaphysics' - inThe Journal of Nietzsche Studies: 44/2
2013: 'Sharing a Dream of Scepticism' - inThe Harvard Review of Philosophy XIX (Spring)

2014: 'Inner Constancy, Outer Variation: Stanley Cavell on Grammar, Criteria and Rules' - in Conant and Kern (eds),Varieties of Scepticism (De Gruyter: Berlin)

2014: 'Nothingness and Phenomenology: The Co-Disclosure of Sartre and Heidegger' - in McManus (ed),
Authenticity and the Self: Themes from Division Two of Being and Time (Routledge: London)

2015: ‘”Loopings Among the Parts”: Stanley Cavell’s The Claim of Reason’ – International Journal for the Study of Skepticism (5:1)

2015: ‘”Hopelessly Strange”: Bernard Williams’ Portrait of Wittgenstein as a Transcendental Idealist’ reprinted in Gardner and Grist (eds), The Transcendental Turn (OUP)

2015: ‘Zhora through the Looking Glass: Notes on an Esper Analysis of Leon’s Photograph’ in Coplan and Davies (eds), Blade Runner (Routledge)

2016:‘Cats on the Table, New Blood for Old Dogs: What Distinguishes Reading Philosophers (on Poets) from Reading Poets?’ in Grève and Mácha (eds), Wittgenstein and the Creativity of Language (Palgrave Macmillan)

2016 ‘Nismo, kar naj bi bili’ (Slovenian translation of ‘David Fincher’s Se7en’) in Razpotja 22

2016 ‘A Nice Arrangement of Epigrams: Stanley Cavell on Soren Kierkegaard’ – in Gjesdal (ed), Debates in Nineteenth Century European Philosophy: Essential Readings and Contemporary Responses (Routledge)

2016 ‘A Splinter of Ice: Spectre’ in Cambridge Humanities Review 11 (Lent Term)

2016 ‘Foreword’ to re-issue of D. Burrell, Analogy and Philosophical Language (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf&Stock)

2016 ‘Quartet: Wallace’s Wittgenstein, Moran’s Amis’ in G.Hagberg (ed), Fictional Characters, Real Problems: the Search for Ethical Content in Literature (OUP)

2016 'Doubt as Faith, Ethics as Temptation: The Trials of Soren Kierkegaard’s Pseudonyms’ in Buhler, Berg, Hunziker & von Sass (eds), Anfechtung (Mohr Siebeck: Tubingen)

2017 ‘Wittgenstein and Continental Philosophy’ in Hyman and Glock (eds), A Companion to Wittgenstein (Blackwell)

2017 ‘Adrian Moore’s Wittgenstein’ in ‘The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics: Responses to A.W.M. Moore with his Replies’ (Philosophical Topics 43: 1&2)

2017 ‘Health and Deviance, Irony and Incarnation: Embedding and Embodying Philosophy in Literature and Theology in The Childhood of Jesus’ in P. Hayes and J. Wilm (eds), Beyond the Ancient Quarrel: Literature, Philosophy and J. M. Coetzee (Oxford University Press: Oxford)

2017 ‘Critical Response’: in Stations on the Journey of Inquiry: Formative Writings of David B. Burrell (Cascade Books: Eugen, Oregon)

2018 ‘The Well is Not the World: William Golding’s Sense of Reality in Darkness Visible’, in Falcato and Cardiello (eds), Philosophy in the Condition of Modernism (Palgrave Macmillan: London)

2018 ‘Riddles, Nonsense and Religious Language’, in Burley (ed), Wittgenstein, Religion and Ethics: New Perspectives from Philosophy and Theology (Bloomsbury: London)

2018 ‘Deep Relationality and the Hinge-Like Structure of History: Michael Fried’s Photographs’, in Abbott (ed), Michael Fried and Philosophy: Modernism, Intention and Theatricality (Routledge: Oxford)




Short Reviews
N.Malcolm, Nothing Is Hidden [in Mind (Jan 1987)]
S.Shanker, Wittgenstein and the Turning Point in the Philosophy of Mathematics [in Philosophical Books (Jan 1988)]
D. Peterson, Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy, and P.Carruthers, Tractarian Semantics and The Metaphysics of the Tractatus [in Times Literary Supplement (Jan 1991)]
P.Winch, Simone Weil: the Just Balance [in Philosophical Books (April 1992)]
J.Kekes, The Morality of Pluralism [in Times Literary Supplement (Sept, 1993)]
P.Johnston, Wittgenstein: Rethinking the Inner, J.F.Peterman, Philosophy as Therapy, G.Ryle, Aspects of Mind, C.Wright, Realism, Meaning and Truth [in Philosophical Investigations (April, 1994)]
J.Rawls, Political Liberalism [in Philosophical Quarterly (Oct, 1994)] - with Adam Swift
A.Rudd, Kierkegaard and the Limits of the Ethical [in Philosophical Books, Jan 1995]
S.Cavell, Philosophical Passages [in European Journal of Philosophy, August 1995]
S.Cavell, A Pitch of Philosophy [in Radical Philosophy, July/August 1995]
B.Allen, Truth in Philosophy [inPhilosophical Quarterly, January 1996]
J.Tully (Ed.), Philosophy in an Age of Pluralism [inPhilosophical Investigations, 19.2, 1996]
G.Currie, Image and Mind [inPhilosophy, October 1996]
D.Bordwell and N.Carroll, Post-Theory [inBritish Journal Of Aesthetics, April 1997]
S.Cavell, Contesting Tears [inEuropean Journal of Philosophy, June 1997]
M.Dickstein (ed), The Revival of Pragmatism [in Radical Philosophy 98: Nov/Dec 1999]
T.Gould, Hearing Things: Voice and Method in the Writing of Stanley Cavell [inMind 109/434, April 2000]
R.Polt, Heidegger: An Introduction [inPhilosophical Books, July 2000]
H.Philipse, Heidegger's Philosophy of Being [in Philosophical Investigations, Oct 2000]
D.Z.Phillips, Philosophy's Cool Place [in Philosophical Quarterly, Jan 2001]
M.McGhee, Transformations of Mind [in THES, Jun 2001]
H.Lawson, Closure [in TLS, Dec 2001]
J.Young, Heidegger's Later Philosophy [in Mind, July 2002]
L.P.Hemming, Heidegger's Atheism [in Religious Studies 39, 2003]
S.Cavell, Emerson's Transcendental Etudes [in TLS, May 2004]
P.Edwards, Heidegger's Confusions [in Philosophical Books, Vol 46, No 3: July 2005]
T.Thornton, John McDowell [in Philosophical Investigations 29:1 Jan 2006]
D.Moran, Husserl [in THES, April 2006]
J.Beilby, Epistemology as Theology [in TLS, March 2007] 
C.&G.MacDonald (eds), McDowell and His Critics [in TLS, October 2007]
A.Honneth, Reification [in TLS, May 2009]
G.Lloyd, Providence Lost [in TLS, Jan 2010]
S.Cavell, Little Did I Know [in Common Knowledge 17/3 Fall]
G.Steiner, The Poetry of Thought [in Common Knowledge 19/1 Winter 2013]

K.Thomson-Jones, Aesthetics and Film; R. Pippin, Fatalism in American Film Noir [in, Aug 2014]

Eldridge and Rhie (eds), Stanley Cavell and Literary Studies [in Comparative Literary Studies 52.1]

Paul Kahn, Finding Ourselves at the Movies [in TLS, February 2015]

Eldridge and Rhie (eds), Stanley Cavell and Literary Studies [in Comparative Literary Studies 52.1]

J.Malpas and I.Farin (eds), Reading Heidegger’s Black Notebooks 1931-41 [in NDPR, July 2016]

Critical Notices
D.Pears, The False Prison (vols I and II); in Philosophical Investigations (October 1989).
B.Rundle, Wittgenstein and Contemporary Philosophy of Language; in Philosophical Investigations (July 1991).
C.Taylor, Sources of the Self; in Philosophical Investigations (July 1991).
K.Popper, In Search of a Better World; in London Review of Books (June 1993).
I.Murdoch, Existentialists and Mystics; in Times Literary Supplement (October, 1997).
J.McMahan, The Ethics of Killing, in London Review of Books (Aug 2002)
O.Flanagan, The Problem of the Soul, in London Review of Books (September 2003)
M.Nussbaum, Hiding From Humanity, in London Review of Books (July 2004)
G.Vattimo, Nihilism and Emancipation, in London Review of Books (September 2005)
T.Brennan, The Stoic Life, in London Review of Books (September 2006)
J.Hyman, The Objective Eye, in London Review of Books (January 2007)
P.M.S.Hacker, Human Nature, in The Philosophical Quarterly: 60/ 239 (April 2010)
E.Stump, Wandering in Darkness, in Times Literary Supplement (May, 2011)

Y.Sherratt, Hitler’s Philosophers, in Literary Review (April 2013)

Berkman and Mattison (eds), Searching for a Universal Ethic: Multidisciplinary, Ecumenical and Interfaith Responses to the Catholic Natural Law Tradition, in Modern Theology (Jan 2016)