Professional Publications of Tomis Kapitan


The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Philosophical Essays on Self-Determination, Terrorism, and the One-State Solution.  Coauthored with Raja Halwani, London: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2008.   Publisher's blurb

'Terör' ün ve 'Cihad' in Retoriği.  Coauthored with Caner Taslaman, Istanbul : Istanbul Yayınevi, 2007.

Books Edited

The Phenomeno-Logic of the I: Essays on Self-Consciousness by Hector-Neri Castañeda..  Coedited with James G. Hart:  Bloomington , IN : Indiana University Press. 1999.  

Archaeology, History, and Culture in Palestine and the Near East.  Atlanta: American Schools of Oriental Research. 1999.

Philosophical Perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.   New York : M.E. Sharpe Inc. 1997.

Articles in Journals and Book Chapters

"A Compatibilist Reply to the Consequence Argument," forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Free Will, second edition, Robert Kane editor (Oxford University Press).

"Agency and First Person Reference,"  forthcoming in Critica.

"Violence and Self-Determination in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” forthcoming in Journal of Peace Research (2011).

"Evaluating Religion,"  Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Religion, volume 29 (Oxford 2009), pp. 80-104.

"Terror,"  in Israel, Palestine, and Terror, edited by Stephen Law (Continuuum, 2008), 234-248.

"The Phenomenology of Freedom," The Journal of Mind and Behavior, vol. 28, nos. 3 and 4 (Summer and Autumn 2007), 234-248.

"Die Verantwortung Europas," in Georg Meggle, ed., Deutschland , Israel , Palästina.  ( Hamburg , Europäische Verlagsanstalt, 2007), 41-70.

“Indexicality and Self-Awareness,” in Consciousness and Self Reference, Uriah Kriegel and Ken Williford, editors, ( Cambridge : MIT Press, 2006), 379-408. 

"International Order and the Principle of Self-Determination," The Monist vol. 89, no. 2 (April 2006), 356-371. 

“Self-Consciousness and Freedom,” in Anatomie der Subjektivität, Thomas Grundman, et al., editors, ( Frankfurt : Suhrkamp Verlag, 2005), 277-299. 

‘Terrorism’ as a Method of Terrorism,” in Georg Meggle, ed., Ethics of Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism (Ontos, Heusenstamm, 2004), 21-37

"Terrorism in the Arab-Israeli Conflict," in Igor Primoratz, ed., Terrorism: The Philosophical Issues.  (London: Palgrave, 2004)..

"The Terrorism of 'Terrorism',"  in James Sterba, ed., Terrorism and International Justice (Oxford University Press, 2003). Translated and published as "Terörizm Yöntemi Olarak 'terörizm' in Kullanilmasi," in Caner Taslaman, ed., "Terör' ün ve 'Cihad' in Retoriði ( Istanbul : Istanbul Yayýnevi, 2007): 104-128

"The Rhetoric of 'Terrorism' and its Consequences," with Erich Schulte, Journal of Political and Military Sociology (Summer 2002), 172-196.  Translated and published as "'Terrörizm' Retoriði Ve Sonuçlari" in Caner Taslaman, ed., "Terör' ün ve 'Cihad' in Retoriði ( Istanbul : Istanbul Yayýnevi, 2007): 60-103. 

“The Ontological Significance of Variables,” Metaphysica Volume 3 (2002), 27-56.

“A Master Argument for Incompatibilism?”  The Free Will Handbook, edited by Robert Kane (Oxford University Press, 2002), 127-157.

“Quasi-Indexikalische Einstellungen,”  Indexikalität und Weltbezug, edited by Helmut Pape and Matthias Kettner (Paderborn: Mentis 2002), 35-56.

“Indexical identification: a perspectival account,” Philosophical Psychology 14, 3 (2001),  293-312.

“Indexical Metaphysics,” in Uwe Meixner, ed., Metaphysics in the Post-Metaphysical Age (Wien, 2001), pp. 81-88.

"Abduction as Practical Inference," Digital Encyclopedia of C. S. Peirce,

"Autonomy and Manipulated Freedom," Philosophical Perspectives 14 (2000), 81-104.

"Quasi-Indexical Attitudes," Sorites 11 (December 1999), 24-40.

"The Ubiquity of Self-Awareness," Grazer Philosophische Studien 57 (1999), 17-44.

Entries in Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, Robert Audi, editor, (Cambridge University Press, Second Ed. 1999):
     "The Free Will Problem," 326-328
     "Guise Theory," 357-358
     "Practition," 729
     "Quasi-Indicator," 767
     "Self-Determination," 825-826

"Vision, Vector, Veracity," Blick und Bild, edited by Christian Strub, (Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 1998), 31-44.

"On Depicting Indexical Reference," in Thought, Language and Ontology: Essays in Memory of Hector-Neri Castaneda, edited by Francesco Orilia and William Rapaport, (Kluwer, 1998), 183-215.

"Acting and the Open Future: A Brief Rejoinder to David Hunt," Religious Studies 33 (1997), 287-292.

"Peirce and the Structure of Abductive Inference," in Nathan Houser et al, editors, Studies in the Logic of Charles Sanders Peirce (Indiana University Press, 1997), 477-496.

"Incompatibilism and Ambiguity in the Practical Modalities," Analysis 56 (April 1996), 102-110.

"Modal Principles in the Metaphysics of Free Will," in James Tomberlin, ed., Philosophical Perspectives Vol. 10 (Oxford: Blackwell, 1996), 419-445.

Entries in the Encyclopedia of War and Ethics, Donald A. Wells, ed., (Greenwood, 1996):
     "Arab/Israeli Wars," 19-23.
     "Iran/Iraq War," 240-243.
     "Sabra and Shatilla Massacre," 422-424.

Entries in Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, Robert Audi, editor, (Cambridge University Press, 1995):
     "The Free Will Problem," 280-282
     "Guise Theory," 307
     "Practition," 637
     "Quasi-Indicator," 670-671

"Intentions and Self-Referential Content," Philosophical Papers XXIV (1995), 151-166.

"Self-Determination in the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict," in Laurence Bove and Laura Duhan Kaplan, eds., In the Eye of the Storm: Philosophers Reflect on Regional Crises (Rodopi, 1995), 223-248.

"The Incompatibility of Omniscience and Intentional Action," Religious Studies 30 (1994), 55-66.

"A Critical Study of Richard Double, The Non-Reality of Free Will (Oxford, 1991), Nous 28 (1994), 90-95.

"Exports and Imports: Anaphora in Attitudinal Ascriptions," in J. Tomberlin, ed., Philosophical Perspectives Vol. 8: Logic and Language (1994), 273-292.

"An Intensional Interpretation of Variables," in T. Borsche et al, eds., Zeit und Zeichen (Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 1993), 211-225.

"Providence, Freedom, and Decision Procedures," Faith and Philosophy 10 (July 1993), 415-420.

"Keeping a Happy Face on Exportation," Philosophical Studies 70 (1993), 337-345.

"I and You, He* and She*," Analysis 52, no. 2 (1992), 125-128.

"Review Essay: Thinking, Language and Experience," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 52 (1992), 203-214.

"Peirce and the Autonomy of Abductive Reasoning," Erkenntnis (1992), 1-26.

"Ability and Cognition: A Defense of Compatibilism," Philosophical Studies 63 (1991),

"How Powerful Are We?" American Philosophical Quarterly 28 (1991), 331-338.

"Agency and Omniscience," Religious Studies 27 (1991), 105-120.

"In What Way is Abductive Inference Creative?" Transactions of the C. S. Peirce Society 26 (1990), 497-510.
Translated and published as "Inwiefern sind abduktive Schlusse kreativ?" in H. Pape, ed., Kreativitat und Logik(Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1994), 144-158.

"Action, Uncertainty, and Divine Impotence," Analysis 50 (March 1990), 127-133.

"Preserving a Robust Sense of Reality," K. Jacobi and H. Pape eds., Das Denken und die Struktur der Welt (Berlin: De Gruyter, 1990), 449-458.

"A Critical Study of J. E. Tomberlin, ed., Hector-Neri Castaneda," Nous 24 (June 1990), 473-486. Translated and published as "Perfil de Hector-Neri Castaneda," in Revista Latino Americana de Filosophia Vol. XVI (Marzo 1990), 87-107.

"Devine on Defining Religion," Faith and Philosophy 6 (April 1989), 207-214.

"Doxastic Freedom: A Compatibilist Alternative," American Philosophical Quarterly 26 (January 1989), 31-42.

"Responsibility and Free Choice: a critical study of Peter van Inwagen, An Essay on Free Will.  Nous 20 (1986), 241-260.

"Deliberation and the Presumption of Open Alternatives," The Philosophical Quarterly 36 (1986), 230-251.

"Lucey's Agnosticism," International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion 18 (1985), 87-90.

"Reliability and Indirect Justification," The Monist 68 (1985), 277-287.

"Castaneda's Dystopia," Philosophical Studies 46 (1984), 263-270.

"Can God Make Up His Mind?" International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion 17 (1984), 37-47.

"Form and Implication," Logique et Analyse 27 (1984), 15-38.

"On the Concept of Material Consequence," History and Philosophy of Logic 3 (1982), 193-211.

"A Definition of Enthymematic Consequence," International Logic Review 11 (1980) 53-56.

"Symbolic Logic in Education," Philosophical Studies in Education (1979), 95-103.

"Perfection and Modality: Charles Hartshorne"s Ontological Proof," International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion 7  (1976), 379-385.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

“Indexical Inferences and Direct Reference,” The Logica Yearbook 2003, edited by Libor Behounek (Filosofia 2004), 145-158.

“Fatalistic Inferences,” The Logica Yearbook 2001, edited by Timothy Childers and Ondrej Major, (Filosofia, 2001), 87-100.

"Indexical Metaphysics,"  in Metaphysics in the Post-Metaphysical Age, edited by Uwe Meixner and Peter Simons.  Papers of the 22nd International Wittgenstein Symposium, Volume VII (1) (1999), 291-297.

"The Cognitive Significance of Variables," in The Logica Yearbook 1998, edited by Timothy Childers.  Prague: Filosofia  (1999), 180-193.


Review of Psychology and the question of agency, Philosophical Psychology 18 (5), 2005: 656-660.

Review of Francois Recanati, Oratio Obliqua, Oratio Recta (MIT Press, 2000), forthcoming in The Philosophical Review.

Review of Bernard Berofsky, Liberation From Self: A Theory of Personal Autonomy (Cambridge 1995), in International Philosophical Quarterly 37, 3 (September 1997), 370-372.

Review of Francois Recanati, Direct Reference (Blackwell 1993), in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 56, no. 4 (December1996), 953-956.

Review of David Papineau, Philosophical Naturalism, in Mind 104 (April 1995), 426-430.

Review of Robert Audi, Action, Intention, and Reason, in The Philosophical Review Vol. 104, No. 2 (April 1995), 308-310.

Review of J. David Velleman, Practical Reflection, in Nous 26 (March 1992).

Review of G. Forbes, Languages of Possibility, in History and Philosophy of Logic 12 (1991), 263-266.

Review of Galen Strawson, Freedom and Belief, in Nous 24 (December 1990), 807-810.

Review of Dorothy Emmet, The Effectiveness of Causes, in Nous 23 (April 1989), 276-277.

Review of Nicholas Denyer, Time, Action & Necessity: a proof of free will, in Nous 18 (September, 1984), 526-530.

Review of Anil Gupta, The Logic of Common Nouns, in Nous 18 (March, 1984), 166-172.

Review of Lawrence Becker, Property Rights: Philosophical Foundations, in The Structuralist Review 1 (1979), 92-96.


"Report on the Castaneda Nachlass," and "Philosophical Bibliography of Hector-Neri Castaneda," in Thought, Language and Ontology: Essays in Memory of Hector-Neri Castaneda, edited by Francesco Orilia and William Rapaport, (Kluwer, 1998), 333-344.

"Noise and Human Response," with Frank D. Bell, The Foil (Winter 1980), 13-22.