John MacFarlane (philosopher)

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John MacFarlane
Other namesjgm[not verified in body]
Known forPandoc, Commonmark

John MacFarlane is a professor. He graduated from Harvard University.[1]

MacFarlane is a professor of philosophy at UC Berkeley[2] interested in logic and metaphysics. He is noted for his contributions to free software, most especially creation of Pandoc, the document converter, and other Markdown parsers.

His recent book Assessment Sensitivity has been extensively reviewed in philosophical journals,[3] and has been the subject of a book symposium with Diana Raffman, Jason Stanley, and Crispin Wright.[4] Unusually, it has been made available as open access.


Books and monographs


  1. ^ MacFarlane, John. "John MacFarlane - CV". Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  2. ^ "John MacFarlane - Philosophy UC Berkeley". University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  3. ^ Dilip Ninan, Philosophical Review, Review of Assessment Sensitivity; Fillipo Ferrari, Analysis, Assessment–Sensitivity; Max Kölbel, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2015.08.32; Adam Podlaskowski, Polish Journal of Philosophy 8 (2014), 95–98, Review of John MacFarlane’s “Assessment Sensitivity; and Francesco Gallina, in Universa: Recensioni di filosfia.
  4. ^ Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 92:1 (2016).