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John Perry

John Perry is an emeritus professor of philosophy at Stanford. His office is Cordura 127 at CSLI, Stanford University, where he conducts several research projects. He is also a professor of philosophy (half-time) at the University of California, Riverside, on leave 2012–13.


His most recent book is The Art of Procrastination, published by Workman.

Other books, recent and less recent, by John Perry

REFERENCE AND REFLEXIVITY Reference and Reflexivity, 2nd enlarged edition (CSLI Publications)

CRTICAL PRAGMATICS Korta & Perry Critical Pragmatics (Cambridge University Press)

CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE SELF Liu and Perry (eds) Consciousness and the Self (Cambridge University Press)

PERSONAL IDENTITY John Perry (ed.) Personal Identity (University of California Press)

IDENTITY, PERSONAL IDENTITY, AND THE SELF Identity, Personal Identity and the Self (Hackett Publications)

KNOWLEDGE, POSSIBILITY AND CONSCIOUSNESS Knowledge, Possibility and Consciousness (MIT Press)

DIALOGUE ON PERSONAL IDENTITY AND IMMORTALITY Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality (Hackett Publications)

DIALOGUE ON GOOD, EVIL, AND THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Dialogue on Good, Evil and the Existence of God (Hackett Publications)

PROBLEM OF THE ESSENTIAL INDEXICAL The Problem of the Essential Indexical and other Essays, 2nd edition (CSLI Publications)

SITUATIONS AND ATTITUDES Jon Barwise and John Perry Situations and Attitudes, 2nd edition (CSLI Publications)

Other books of interest:

SITUATING SEMANTICS Michael O’Rourke and Corey Washington (eds.) Situating Semantics: Essays on the Philosophy of John Perry (MIT Press)

IDENTITY, LANGUAGE AND MIND Albert Newen and Raphael Van Riell (eds.) Identity, Language and Mind: An Introduction to the Philosophy of John Perry. (CSLI Publications/University of Chicago Press)


C.V. with list of publications; most articles can be downloaded (PDF version)

My page at Amazon

Structured Procrastination and other light essays

The Philosophy Talk Website

Structured Procrastination in Psychology Today

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Interview with JP