Sam Cumming

sam Associate Professor
PhD Rutgers, 2007


Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Semantics, Pragmatics, Literature, Film

Online Work

Research Summary


On An Alleged Ambiguity in Attitude Reports

Linguistic Convention and Paradox

Faithfulness and De Se (with Y. Sharvit), forthcoming in a volume on indirect reports

Definite Reports of Indefinite Utterances, forthcoming in a volume on mental files

The Attentional Foundations of Coherence

Narrative and POV

The Semantics of Space in Visual Narrative (with G. Greenberg and R. Kelly), under construction

The Cognitive Foundations of POV in Film (with G. Greenberg, E. Kaiser and R. Kelly), under construction


Review of Context by Robert Stalnaker, Mind.


The Dilemma of Indefinites, in A. Bianchi (ed.), On Reference, Oxford: OUP, pp. 335-349 (penultimate version)


Discourse Content, in A. Burgess & B. Sherman (eds.), Metasemantics: New Essays on the Foundations of Meaning, Oxford: OUP, pp. 214-230 (penultimate version)

Semantics for Nominalists, in Y. Jiang and E. Lepore (eds.), Language and Value, Protosociology Vol. 31 (penultimate version)


Creatures of Darkness, Analytic Phil. 54(4): 379-400 (penultimate version)

From Coordination to Content, Phil. Imprint 13(4): 1-16

Indefinites and Intentional Identity, Phil. Studies 168(2): 371-395 (penultimate version)


Variabilism, Phil. Review 117(4): 525-554 (penultimate version)


Proper Nouns, Dissertation, Rutgers