Areas of Specialization
- Contemporary Continental Philosophy
- Philosophy of Social Science
Dr. D'Amico (University of Buffalo) works in the areas of philosophy of social science and history of modern philosophy. His specific interests have lately been in reconstructing debates about philosophy of mind in the late 19th and early 20th century, the problem of law-like explanations for social phenomena, and criticisms of naturalized epistemology.
- Historicism and Knowledge. 2nd Edition. New York; Routledge, 2016.
- Contemporary Continental Philosophy. Boulder; Westview Press, 1999 Dimensions of Philosophy Series (Perseus Books)
- Historicism and Knowledge. New York; Routledge, 1988.
- "Normativity and Institutional Metaphysics," Argumenta, forthcoming
- "Reply to Further Defenses of Incentivization," Philosophy of the Social Sciences 47/6 (2017): 463-471. Co-author, William Butchard.
- "Arguments Concerning Ethical Realism and Rights: A Further Reply to Corlett." Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 5, no. 6 (2016): 50-51.
- "Reply to Corlett's 'Searle on Human Rights'," Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 5, No. 5 (2016): 30-36.
- "Alone Together: Why 'Incentivization' Fails As an Account of Institutional Facts," Philosophy of the Social Sciences, June 2015 vol. 45 no. 3 pp.315-330. Co-author William Butchard.
- "How Not to Save Searle: Reply to Elijah Weber," Philosophy of the Social Sciences, September 2012; Vol. 42, no. 3: pp. 445-448. Co-author William Butchard.
- "'Counting as' a Bridge Principle: Against Searle Against Social-Scientific Law," Philosophy of the Social Sciences, December 2011 vol. 41 no. 4 pp. 455-469. Co-author William Butchard.
- "Historicism" in Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography. Edited by Aviezer Tucker. Blackwell Publishing, 2007. pp. 243-252.
- "Disease and the Concept of Supervenience" Establishing Medical Reality: Essays in the Metaphysics and Epistemology of the Biomedical Sciences. Edited by Harold Kincaid and Jennifer McKitrick. Springer Verlag, 2007, pp. 35-45.
- "Foreword" to Giovanni Mari, The Postmodern, Democracy History. Translated from the Italian by Santiago Zabarella. The Contemporary European Cultural Studies Series. The Davies Group Publishers, 2006, pp. xi-xii.
- "Son Posibiles Las Leyes Científicas Sociales?" Revista Discusiones Filosóficas Año 6 No. 9 Enero-Deciembre 2005, pp. 62-87.
- "Laws and Concepts" Telos, No. 131, Summer, 2005, pp. 50-64.
- "Sensation and Methodology" in Pain: New Essays on Its Nature and the Methodology of its Study. Edited by Murat Aydede. MIT Press, 2005, pp. 291-297.
- "Three Kinds of Argument in Political Philosophy" Rechtstheorie 18 (1998) pp. 17-26.
- "Impossible Laws" Philosophy of the Social Sciences Vol. 27, No. 3, September, 1997, pp. 309-327.
- "Is Disease a Natural Kind?" Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 20: 551-569, 1995.
- "Sed Amentes Sunt Isti: Against Michel Foucault's Account of Cartesian Skepticism and Madness" Philosophical Forum Vol. XXVI, No. 1, Fall 1994, pp. 33-48.
- On M. Haochen's Karl Popper in Journal of Modern History 76(1) March 2004, pp. 897-899.
- "Holistic Republicanism" on two books by Philip Pettit in Telos 118, Winter 2000.
- "Poverty of Cosmopolitanism" on Martha Nussbaum's For Love of Country in Telos 117, Fall 1999.