Jeff Coulter's Publications

Winter 2004


  1. "Image of Man in Marx" (co-authored with P. Walton and A. Gamble), SOCIAL THEORY AND PRACTICE, Vol. 1, No. 2. Fall 1970. (This paper formed a chapter in a book written by Walton and Gamble with myself as initial co-author [later withdrew]). The book, FROM ALIENATION TO SURPLUS VALUE (Sheed and Ward, London, 1971), won the Isaac Deutscher Memorial Award in 1974.
  2. "Marxism and the Engels Paradox" in Ralph Miliband and John Saville (Eds.), THE SOCIALIST REGISTER 1971 (Merlin Press, London, 1971).
  3. "Decontextualized Meanings: Current Approaches to Verstehende Investigations "THE SOCIOLOICAL REVIEW, Vol. 19, No. 3, August 1971 (Lead article).
  4. "Decontextualized Meanings: Current Approaches to Verstehende Investigations ", revised and expanded version, in Marcello Truzzi (Ed.), VERSTEHEN: SUBJECTIVE UNDERSTANDING IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES (Addison-Wesley, 1974).
  5. "Language, and the Conceptualization of Meaning", SOCIOLOGY Vol. 7, No. 2, May 1973 (Lead article).
  6. "The Ethnomethodological Programme in Contemporary Sociology", THE HUMN CONTEXT, Vol. 6, No.1, Spring 1974 (Originally received and accepted for publication in December 1971).
  7. "What's Wrong with the New Criminology?" THE SOCIOLOCICAL REVIEW Vol. 22 No 1, February 1974.
  8. "Perceptual Accounts and Interpretive Asymmetries", SOCIOLOGY, Vol. 9, No. 3, September 1975 (Lead article).
  9. "Theory, Madness and Membership: Comment on Ms. Hillier's Review Article", SOCIOLOGY, Vol.1O, No. 2, May 1976.
  10. "Harvey Sacks: A Preliminary Appreciation", SOCIOLOGY, Vol. 10, No. 3, September 1976.
  11. "Transparency of Mind: The Availability of Subjective Phenomena", PHILOSOPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES Vol.7 No 4 December 1977 (Lead article).
  12. "Beliefs and Practical Understanding" in George Psathas (Ed.), EVERYDAY LANGUAGE: STUDIES IN ETHNOMETHOOOLOOY (Irvington Press, N.Y., 1979).
  13. "The Brain as Agent", HUMAN STUDIES Vol. 2 No 4 October 1979.
  14. "Theoretical Problems of Cognitive Science", INQUIRY, Vol.25, No. 1. March 1982 (Lead article).
  15. "Remarks on the Conceptualization of Social Structure", PHILOSOPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, Vol. 12, No. 11, March 1982.
  16. "Contingent and A Priori Structures in Sequential Analysis", HUMAN STUDIES, Vol. 6, No. 4, October 1983.
  17. "On Comprehension and 'Mental Representation'" in G. N. Gilbert & C.C. Heath (Eds.), SOCIAL ACTION AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (Gower Press, London, 1984).
  18. "Two Concepts of the Mental" in K.J. Gergen & K. Davis (Eds.), THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE PERSON (Springer International, N.Y., 1985).
  19. "Affect and Social Context" in Rom Harre (Ed.), THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE EMOTIONS (Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1985).
  20. "'Recognition' in Wittgenstein and Contemporary Thought" in Michael Chapman & Roger Dixon (Eds.), MEANING AND THE GROWTH OF UNDERSTANDING: WITTGENSTEIN'S SIGNIFICANCE FOR DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (Max-Planck Institut: Springer-Verlag, N.Y., 1987).
  21. "Cognitive 'Penetrability' and the Emotions" in David Franks & E. Doyle McCarthy (Eds.), THE SOCIOLOGY OF EMOTION (JAI Press, N.Y., 1989).
  22. "Elementary Properties of Argument Sequences " in George Psathas (Ed.), INTERACTION COMPETENCE (University Press of America, N.Y., 1990).
  23. "The Scope of Psychological Explanation" in Daniel Robinson & Leendert P. Mos (Eds.), ANNALS OF THEORETICAL PSYCHOLOOY, Vol.6 (plenum Press, N.Y., 1990).
  24. "Logic: Ethnomethodology and the Logic of Language" in Graham Button (Ed.), ETHNOMETHODOLOCY AND THE HUMAN SCIENCES (Cambridge University Press, 1991).
  25. "Cognition in an Ethnomethodological Mode" in Graham Button (Ed.), ETHNONETHODOLOGY AND THE HUMAN SCIENCES (Cambridge University Press, 1991).
  26. "The Praxiology of Perception: Visual Orientations and Practical Action", with E.D. Parsons, INQUIRY, Vol. 33, No.3, 1991 (Lead article).
  27. "Is the 'New Sentence Problem' a Genuine Problem?", THEORY AND PSYCHOLOGY, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1991.
  28. "The Informed Neuron: Issues in the Use of Information Theory in the Behavioral Sciences" in William Rapaport (Ed.), COGNITIVE SCIENCE TECHNICAL REPORTS (S.U.N.Y., 1991). Reprinted in MINDS AND MACHINES: JOURNAL FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, PHILOSOPHY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE (Kluwer Academic Publishers), Vol. 5, No. 4, 1995.
  29. "The Grammar of Schizophrenia" in William F. Flack, Jr., Daniel R. Miller & Morton Wiener (Eds.), WHAT IS SCHIZOPHRENIA? (Springer-Verlag, N.Y., 1991).
  30. "Bilmes on 'Internal States': A Critical Commentary", (Lead article), JOURNAL FOR THE THEORY OF SOCIAL BEHAVIOR, Vol. 22, No. 3, 1992.
  31. "Materialist Conceptions of Mind: A Reappraisal". SOCIAL RESEARCH, Vol. 60, No. 1, Spring, 1993.
  32. "Is Contextualisation Necessarily Interpretive?" JOURNAL OF PRAGMATICS, Vol. 21, 1994.
  33. "Logique et Praxeologie: Esquisse d'une ' Socio-Logique ' de la Pratique", SOCIETES CONTEMPORAINES. Nos. 18-19, 1994. (Trans. Louis Quere).
  34. "The Intelligibility of Social Action" in Nobuo Shiino (Ed.), ETHNOMETHODOLOGY AS A METHOD (Keiso Shobo Publishing Company, Tokyo, Japan, 1995).
  35. "Conceptual Trans formations", SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY, Vol. 13, No. 2, Summer 1995.
  36. "Chance, Cause and Conduct: Probability Theory and the Explanation of Human Action" in S. G. Shanker (Ed.), ROUTLEDGE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY, Vol. 9: PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, LOGIC AND MATHEMATICS IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (Routledge, London & Boston, 1996: project completed: 1995).
  37. "A Logic for 'Context'", JOURNAL OF PRAGMATICS Vol. 25 1996, pp. 441-45.
  38. "Human Practices and the Observability of the "Macrosocial", ZEITSCHRIFT FUR SOZIOLOCIE, Vol. 25, No. 5, 1996. (Lead article).
  39. "Neural Cartesianism: Comments on the Epistemology of the 'Cognitive Sciences " in David Johnson & C. E. Erneling (Eds.) THE FUTURE OF THE COGNITIVE REVOLUTION (Oxford University Press, 1997).
  40. "On What We Can See" (with Wes Sharrock),' THEORY AND PSYCHOLOGY, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1998.
  41. "On J. J. Gibson: .A Response to our Commentators " (with Wes Sharrock), THEORY AND PSYCHOLOGY, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1998.
  42. "Discourse and Mind", HUMAN STUDIES, Vol. 22, Nos. 2-4, October 1999..
  43. "Elucidation versus Pseudo-Explanation in Psychology: A Response to Professor Wetherick" (with Wes Sharrock), THEORY AND PSYCHOLOGY, Vol.9, No. 4, August 1999.
  44. "Re-entering the Chinese Room" (with Button, Lee and Sharrock). MINDS AND MACHINES, Vol. 10, No. 1, February 2000, pp. 149-52.
  45. "Blunderbuss and Scattershot: A Response to Professor Wetherick" (with Wes Sharrock), THEORY AND PSYCHOLOGY, Vol.10, No. 5, 2000, pp. 699-708.
  46. "The Mind as a Chimera for the Sciences in the Twentieth Century", COMMUNICATION AND COGNITION, Vol.33, Nos. ½ , 2000.
  47. "Danwa to Kokoro" (Trans. Yoshimitsu Fujimori), CULTURE AND SOCIETY (Marge Publishers, Japan), Vol. 2, October 2000.
  48. "Human Practices and the Observability of the 'Macro-social'" (reprinted as revised) in T. Schatzki (Ed.), THE PRACTICE TURN IN CONTEMPORARY THEORY (Routledge, London and Boston, 2001).
  49. "Reflections on Reasoning: Wittgenstein and Garfinkel against Theory". (with Wes Sharrock). Trans. into French by Louis Quere and Albert Ogien ("Reflexions sur le raisonnement"), in L'ETHNOMETHODOLGIE, Dicouverte, Paris 2001.
  50. "Discourse and Mind" in Stuart Shanker & David Kilfoyle (Eds.), LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN: CRITICAL ASSESMENTS, 2nd series (London. Routledge, 2001): Volume 3: "Meaning and Mind: Wittgenstein and the Sciences of the Mind" – Chapter 44.
  51. "The Mind as Chimera for the Sciences in the 20th Century" in Stuart Shanker & David Kilfoyle (Eds.), LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN: CRITICAL ASSESSMENTS, 2nd series (London, N.Y., Routledge, 2001), Volume 3: "Meaning and Mind: Wittgenstein and the Sciences of the Mind" – Chapter 45.
  52. "The Hinterland of the Chinese Room" (with Wes Sharrock) in John Preston & Mark Bishop (Eds.), VIEWS INTO THE CHINESE ROOM: NEW ESSAYS ON SEARLE AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (Oxford University Press, Clarendon Press, Oxford: Oxford & N.Y., 2002).
  53. "Projections Errors and Cognitive Models", JOURNAL OF LEARNING SCIENCE, Vol. 12, No.3, 2003.
  54. "Ryle's 'Le Penseur'", REVUE INTERNATIONALE DE PHILOSOPHIE, Special Issue on Ryle edited by Professor Anthony Palmer, Vol. 57, No. 223, pp. 67-78, March 2003.
  55. "Dissolving the 'Projection Problem'" with Wes Sharrock, VISUAL STUDIES, Vo. 18, No. 1, 2003.
  56. "Language without Mind" in H. Te Molder & J. Potter (Eds.), CONVERSATION AND COGNITION: DISCOURSE, MIND AND SOCIAL INTERACTION (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, England, in press: 2004).
  57. In Michael Lynch & Wes Sharrock (Eds.), HAROLD GARFINKEL (Sage, N.Y., 2003), 4-vol. set. Reprints of "Ethnomethodology and the Contemporary Condition of Inquiry" (Vol. 1, pp. 195-99), "Remarks on the Conceptualization of Social Structure" (Vol. ll, pp. 187-200) and (with E.D. Parsons) "The Praxiology of Perception" (Vol. lll, pp. 211-234).
  58. "ToM: A Critical Commentary" (with Wes Sharrock). THEORY AND PSYCHOLOGY, Vol. 14, No. 5, October 2004.
  59. "What is ‘Discursive Psychology'?", HUMAN STUDIES, Vol. 27, No. 3, July 2004.


  1. APPROACHES TO INSANITY: A PHILOSOPHICAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL STUDY (U.K.: Martin Robertson, London, 1973 (paper & boards): U.S.A.: John Wiley, Halsted, 1974. Reissued worldwide by Basil Blackwell).
  2. THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF MIND (U.K.: Macmillan, London, 1979: U.S.A.: Rowman & Littlefield, N.J., 1979. Reissued in paperback by Macmillan in 1987).
  3. KOKORO NO SHAKAITEKI KOOSEE (Japan: Shinyo-sha Publishing Company, Tokyo). Japanese translation of The Social Construction of Mind by Aug Nishizaka, 1998).
  4. RETHINKING COGNITIVE THEORY (U.K.: Macmillan, London, 1983: U.S.A.: St. Martin's Press, N.Y., 1983).
  5. MIND IN ACTION (U.K.: Polity Press, Basil Blackwell, 1989: U.S.: Humanities Press, N.J., 1989 (paper a boards)).
  6. MENTE, CONOSCENZA, SOCIETA (Italian translation of Mind in Action by Giulio Severo Neri: Universale Paperbacks, Il Mulino, Bologna, Italy, 1991).
  7. ETHNOMETHODOLOGICAL SOCIOLOGY: CLASSICAL STUDIES (Edward Elgar, London, 1990). This is an edited anthology of sixteen major papers with an Introduction and Multilingual Bibliography of the Field (compiled with B.J. Fehr & Jeff Stetson).
  8. COMPUTERS, MINDS AND CONDUCT (with Wes Sharrock, John Lee & Graham Button), Polity Press, Basil Blackwell, Oxford, England, 1995 (paper and boards).
  9. Brazilian-Portuguese Translation of COMPUTERS, MINDS AND CONDUCT: COMPUTADORES, MENTES E CONDUTA (Trans. Roberto Leal Ferreira: Editora UNESP Fundacoa, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1997.
  10. KOKORO NO SHAKAITEKI KOSEE (Japan: Shinyo-sha Publishing Company, Tokyo). Japanese Translation of The Social Construction of Mind by Aug Nishizaka, 1998).


  1. Guest Editor, HUMAN STUDIES, Special 'Issue on Ethnomethodological Studies. Volume 3, Number 1, February 1980.


  1. WITTGENSTEIN AND ETHNOMETHODOLOGY: A Seminar (15 January 1987 to 15 October 1987, Department of Sociology, Boston University: Transcribed by Professor B.J. Fehr: available from Jeff Coulter - $40 copying and mailing within North America: quotes available for orders from other locations.)


  1. "Dialectic and the Philosophers: A Review of Maurice Cornforth's MARXISM AND THE LINGUISTIC PHILOSOPHY, THE HUMAN CONTEXT, Vol. 4, No. 2, Summer 1972.
  2. Review of W. P. Robinson's LANGUAGE AND SOCIAL BEHAVIOR SOCIOLOGY, Vol. 7, No. 3. September 1973.
  3. Review of Paul Filmer et al., NEW DIRECTIONS IN SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY, THE SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW, Vol. 24, No. 3, August 1976.
  5. Review of David C. Thorns (Ed.), NEW DIRECTIONS IN SOCIOLOGY, THE SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW, Vol. 25, No. 2, May 1977.
  6. Review article on Richard Hilbert THE CLASSICAL ROOTS OF ETHNOMETHODOLOGY, entitled: Ethnomethodology and the Contemporary Condition of Inquiry" in CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGY, Vol. 22, No. 2, March 1993.
  7. Review of John Searle's THE REDISCOVERY OF THE MIND (M.I.T. Press, 1992) in THEORY AND PSYCHOLOGY, Vol. 4, No. 2, May 1994: entitled "Searle's 'Simple' Solution".
  8. Review article on Harvey Sacks' LECTURES ON CONVERSATION. (Basil Blackwell, 1992): entitled: "The Sacks Lectures" In HUMAN STUDIES, Vol. 18, Nos. 2-3, July 1995.
  9. Review of Herbert A. Simon's THE SCIENCES OF THE ARTIFICIAL forthcoming (2002) in JOURNAL OF LEARNING SCIENCES (review entitled: "Projection Errors and Cognitive Models").
  10. Review of Ian Hacking's THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF WHAT? In SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND HUMAN VALUES, Vol. 26, No. 1, January 2001 (review entitled: "Ian Hacking on Constructionism").

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