Prof. J.P. Smit is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy. He holds a DPhil from Stellenbosch University (completed in 2003 under the supervision of AA van Niekerk) and a P.D from Cambridge (completed 2013 under the supervision of Simon Blackburn). The first thesis was on meta-ethics, the second on the theory of reference. His research interests are in Semantics and the Philosophy of Economics.
Prof. J.P. Smit
142 – Logic and Critical Thinking
262 – Philosophy of Science
354 – History of Analytic Philosophy
12882778 – The Theory of Meaning
- “Developing the incentivized action view of institutional reality” in Synthese (2014) 191: 1813 – 1830 (with Filip Buekens and Stan du Plessis).
- “Why bare demonstratives need not semantically refer” in Canadian Journal of Philosophy (2012) 42: 43 – 66.
- “What is money? An alternative to Searle’s institutional facts” in Economics and Philosophy (2011), 27: 1-22 (with Filip Buekens and Stan du Plessis).
- “Anaphora and semantic innocence” in Journal of Semantics (2010), 27: 119-124 (with Asbjorn Steglich-Peterson).
- “Cigarettes, dollars and bitcoins – an essay on the ontology of money” (with Filip Buekens and Stan du Plessis) in Journal of Institutional Economics. 2016, vol. 12 issue 2.
- “The incentivised action view of institutional facts as an alternative to the Searlean view – a response to Butchard and D’Amico (with Filip Buekens and Stan du Plessis) in Philosophy of the Social Sciences. 2016, vol 46 issue 1.