Jared Warren

I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University with wide-ranging philosophical interests. My CV is here. My e-mail address is jaredwar@stanford.edu.


Published Books


    (1)   Shadows of Syntax (2020) Oxford University Press. (xxii+386 pages)


Published Papers


     (1)   "The Possibility of Truth by Convention" (2015) Philosophical Quarterly 65 (258): 84-93.
     (2)  
"Quantifier Variance and the Collapse Argument" (2015) Philosophical Quarterly 65 (259): 241-253.

     (3)   "Conventionalism, Consistency, and Consistency Sentences" (2015) Synthese 192 (5): 1351-1371.
     (4)  
"Talking with Tonkers" (2015) Philosophers' Imprint 15 (24): 1-24.

     (5)   "Trapping the Metasemantic Metaphilosophical Deflationist?" (2016) Metaphilosophy 47 (1): 108-121.
     (6)  
"Sider on the Epistemology of Structure"(2016) Philosophical Studies 173 (9): 2417-2435.
     (7)  
"Epistemology versus Non-causal Realism" (2017) Synthese 194 (5): 1643-1662.
     (8)  
"​Revisiting Quine on Truth by Convention" (2017) Journal of Philosophical Logic 46 (2): 119-139.

     (9)   "Internal and External Questions Revisited" (2016) Journal of Philosophy 113 (4): 177-209.
   (10)  
"Change of Logic, Change of Meaning" (2018) Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 96 (2): 421-442.

   (11)  
"Quantifier Variance and Indefinite Extensibility" (2017) Philosophical Review 126 (1): 81-122.
   (12)   (with
Daniel Waxman) "A Metasemantic Challenge for Mathematical Determinacy" (2020)   
             Synthese 197(2): 477-495.
   (13)   (with
Eli Hirsch) "Quantifier Variance and the Demand for a Semantics" (2019) ​
             Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 98 (3): 592-605.

   (14)   "Killing Kripkenstein's Monster" (2020) Noûs 54(2): 257-289.

   (15)   (with Eli Hirsch) "Quantifier Variance" (2019) Routledge Handbook to the Philosophy of 

             Relativism: 349-357.

   (16)   (with Daniel Waxman) "Supertasks and Arithmetical Truth" (2020) Philosophical Studies 177(5): 1275-1282.

   (17)   "Ontological Commitment and Ontological Commitments" (forthcoming) Philosophical Studies

   (18)   "Infinite Reasoning" (forthcoming) Philosophy and Phenomenological Research


Papers are listed chronologically in order of acceptance.  All except (15) were blindly reviewed. Though blindly reviewed, (12) was submitted to a special issue. All other papers were unsolicited, open submissions, blindly reviewed. I have ceteris paribus policies against accepting invitations to contribute to volumes, submitting to paper prizes and competitions, and writing book reviews. In this my publication policies largely agree with those of David Lewis.


(15) is a short but fairly comprehensive introduction to quantifier variance and its applications. It might be useful to those teaching classes on metaontology and metaphysics, so I have linked to a penultimate draft above. Please cite from the published version.


The brief discussion of uniform reflection and omega inconsistency in (18) is misleading. The imagined objector's argument is made to seem stronger than it truly is, with an unjustified assumption at line 1. My position against this objection is thus somewhat stronger than it seems in the paper, since omega inconsistent theories are not automatically inconsistent with their uniform reflection principles (in general you also need a further assumption that goes beyond PA). In the next couple of weeks I'll replace this note and the above linked notes and errata for all of my published papers, to be kept up to date moving forward.