Publications & Online Papers

Forthcoming  “Objectivity and Perspectival Content”. In Erkenntnis

Forthcoming  “The Coherence of Giving up Frege’s Constraint: Comments on Maria Baghramian’s and Annalisa Coliva’s Relativism”. In Analysis

2021 Varieties of Conceptual Analysis. In Analytic Philosophy.

2020 The Judge-Dependence of Aesthetic and Moral Judgement, Organon F 27 (4) 2020, 556-587

2019  “Relativism and Perspectival Content”. In Martin Kusch (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Relativism, London: Routledge 2019

2019 “Hat jede Äußerung einen einzigen Kontext? Gibt es präsemantische Alternativen zu Viebahns semantischem Pluralismus?”. Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung 73 (2019), 581–6.

2019 “Relatywizm umożliwia racjonalną dyskusję”. In Filozofui!, 2019, nr 4 (28), pp. 25–7.
English Version here.

2018 “Karriere im Fach Philosophie – was gilt es zu beachten?”. Interview mit Max Kölbel, Sophie Loidolt und Barbara Vetter in: Information Philosophie, Band 3, September 2018

2018 “Ist die objektive Realität nur eine Ideologie?”. Antrittsvorlesung Universität Wien (inaugural lecture), gehalten am 21. März 2018.
Version mit Bildern (776 KB), Version ohne Bilder (84 KB).

2018 “Perspectival representation and fallacies in metaethics” In:
Canadian Journal of Philosophy, DOI: 10.1080/00455091.2018.143239

2017 “About Concerns” In: Ilse Depraetere and Raphael Salkie (eds.), Semantics and Pragmatics: Drawing a Line, Amsterdam: Springer, 197–214.

2016 “Aesthetic Judge-Dependence and Expertise” Inquiry 59, 589–617.

2016 “Moralischer Relativismus” (German translation of “Moral Relativism”, 2015) In: Markus Rüther (ed.), Grundkurs Metaethik. Münster: Mentis Verlag.

Max Kölbel. 2015 “Moral Relativism” In Tim Crane (ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy 2015, London: Routledge.

2015 “Propositionen” In Nikola Kompa (ed), Handbuch Sprachphilosophie, Stuttgart/Weimar: Verlag J.B. Metzler.

2015 Review of John MacFarlane, Assessment Sensitivity [CORRECTED VERSION] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

2015 “Relativism 1: Representational Content” Philosophy Compass 10/1, pp. 38–51.

2015 “Relativism 2: Semantic Content” Philosophy Compass 10/1, pp. 52–67.

2014 “Agreement and Communication” Erkenntnis 79, pp. 101–120.

2013 “The Conversational Role of Centered Contents” Inquiry 56, pp. 97–121.

2013 Wörtliche illokutionäre Kraft. Eine Verteidigung der konventionalen Behauptung. in Eva Maria Konrad et al. (eds), Fiktion, Wahrheit, Interpretation, Münster: Mentis Verlag.

2013 “Should we be Pluralists about Truth?” in Nicolaj Jang Pedersen and Cory Wright (eds), Truth Pluralism: Current Debates, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2013.

2011 Objectivity, Relativism and Context Dependence (text book for master-level course) Fernuniversität Hagen.

2011 “Global Relativism and Self-Refutation” Steven D. Hales (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Relativism, Oxford: Blackwell.

2011 “Conversational Score, Assertion and Testimony” in Jessica Brown and Herman Cappelen (eds), New Essays on Assertion, Oxford Oxford University Press.

2010 “Vagueness as Semantic” Dietz and Moruzzi (eds.): Cuts and Clouds: Vagueness, its Nature and its Logic, Oxford: Oxford University Press

2009 “The Evidence for Relativism” Synthese 166 (January 2009), pp. 375–95.

2009 “Literal Force: A Defence of Conventional Assertion” in Sarah Sawyer (ed.), New Waves in Philosophy of Language, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2010.

2009 Arguing about Language (edited by Darragh Byrne and Max Kölbel) London: Routledge.

2009 “Sittenvielfalt und Moralischer Relativismus” in Gerhard Ernst (ed.): Moralischer Relativismus, Paderborn: Mentis.

2009 English translation of pp. 25-36 as well as the last paragraph of Gottlob Frege: “Über Sinn und Bedeutung”. The translation is by Max Kölbel and may be used unchanged for non commercial purposes, as long as the source is properly acknowledged. This translation has appeared also in Darragh Byrne and Max Kölbel (eds), Arguing about Language, London: Routledge 2010, pp. 49–55.

2008 “Truth in Semantics” Midwest Studies in Philosophy 32 (2008), pp. 242–57.

2008 ” ‘True’ as Ambiguous” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 77 (September 2008), pp.359–84.

2008 “Motivations for Relativism” in Garcia-Carpintero and Kölbel (eds.), Relative Truth, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2008, pp. 1–38.

Max Kölbel, Manuel García-Carpintero. 2008 Relative Truth (edited by Manuel García-Carpintero and Max Kölbel) Oxford: Oxford University Press

2007 “How to Spell Out Genuine Relativism and How to Defend Indexical Relativism” International Journal of Philosophical Studies 15 (July 2007), p. 281–288.

2006 “Conventions in Language” Keith Brown (ed.), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Oxford: Elsevier Publishers 2006. Reprinted in Alex Barber and Robert Stainton (eds), Concise Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Language and Linguistics, Oxford: Elsevier Publishers 2010.

2005 “Moral Relativism” in Dag Westerstahl and Torbjörn Tännsjö (eds), Lectures on Relativism, Göteborg University 2005.

2004 “Indexical Relativism vs Genuine Relativism” International Journal of Philosophical Studies 12 (Oct. 2004), pp. 297–313.

2004 “Sainsbury’s Programme”. Article for a Book Symposium on Departing from Frege by Mark Sainsbury Philosophical Books 45, (July 2004), pp. 187–96.

2004 “Zwei Arten von Relativismus” in R. Bluhm and C. Nimtz (eds.), Selected Papers Contributed to GAP.5, 5th International Congress of the Society for Analytical Philosophy, Bielefeld, 22-26 September 2003, Paderborn: Mentis 2004. (Shortened German version of “Indexical Relativism vs Genuine Relativism”).

2003 “Faultless Disagreement” Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 104 (October 2003), pp. 53–73.

2002 “Wright on Disputes of Inclination” Unpublished paper, deposited here in order to continue to provide access.

2002 Truth without Objectivity (table of contents) Truth without Objectivity (introduction ) London: Routledge

2001 “Two Dogmas of Davidsonian Semantics” Journal of Philosophy 98 (December 2001), pp. 613–35.

2000 “Edgington on Compounds of Conditionals” Mind 109 (Jan 2000), pp. 97–108.

1999 “Saving Relativism from its Saviour” Crítica 31 (April 1999), pp. 91–103.

1998 “Lewis, Language, Lust and Lies” Inquiry 41 (Sept 1998), pp. 301–15.

1997 Expressivism and the Syntactic Uniformity of Declarative Sentences Crítica 29 (Dec. ’97), pp. 3–51.

1997 “Wright’s Argument from Neutrality” Ratio 10, (April 1997), pp. 35–47.