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    • Aristotle and Lukasiewicz on existential import 

      Read, Stephen (2015) - Journal article
      Jan Lukasiewicz's treatise on Aristotle's Syllogistic, published in the 1950s, has been very influential in framing contemporary understanding of Aristotle's logical systems. However, Lukasiewicz's interpretation is based ...
    • Concepts and meaning in medieval philosophy 

      Read, Stephen (Fordham University Press, 2014-12) - Book item
      In his recent study, Concepts, Fodor identifies five nonnegotiable constraints on any theory of concepts. These theses were all shared by the standard medieval theories of concepts. However, those theories were cognitivist, ...
    • Contextualism about evidential support 

      Brown, Jessica Anne (2016-03) - Journal article
      In this paper, I examine a contextualist thesis that has been little discussed in comparison with contextualism about knowledge, namely contextualism about evidential support. This seems surprising since, prima facie, ...
    • General-elimination stability 

      Jacinto, Bruno Miguel; Read, Stephen Louis (2017-04) - Journal article
      General-elimination harmony articulates Gentzen's idea that the elimination-rules are justified if they infer from an assertion no more than can already be inferred from the grounds for making it. Dummett described the ...
    • Harmonic inferentialism and the logic of identity 

      Read, Stephen (2016-02-09) - Journal article
      Inferentialism claims that the rules for the use of an expression express its meaning without any need to invoke meanings or denotations for them. Logical inferentialism endorses inferentialism specically for the logical ...
    • Indexicality, transparency, and mental files 

      Ball, Derek Nelson (2014) - Journal article
      Francois Recanati’s Mental Files (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012) presents a picture of the mind on which mental representations are indexical and transparent. I dispute this picture: there is no clear case for ...
    • Knowing without knowing : implicit cognition and the minds of infants and animals 

      Gomez, Juan-Carlos; Kersken, Verena Angela; Ball, Derek Nelson; Seed, Amanda Madeleine (2017) - Journal article
      The main aim of this paper is to highlight the need to address the conceptual problem of “implicit knowledge” or “implicit cognition” —a notion especially important in the study of the nonverbal minds of animals and infants. ...
    • Paradoxes of signification 

      Read, Stephen (2016-11-24) - Journal article
      Ian Rumfitt has recently drawn our attention to a couple of paradoxes of signification, claiming that although Thomas Bradwardine's "multiple-meanings'' account of truth and signification can solve the first of them, it ...
    • Richard Kilvington and the theory of obligations 

      Read, Stephen (2015-09) - Journal article
      Kretzmann and Spade were led by Richard Kilvington’s proposed revisions to the rules of obligations in his discussion of the 47th sophism in his Sophismata to claim that the purpose of obligational disputations was the ...
    • Semantic pollution and syntactic purity 

      Read, Stephen (2015-12) - Journal article
      Logical inferentialism claims that the meaning of the logical constants should be given, not model-theoretically, but by the rules of inference of a suitable calculus. It has been claimed that certain proof-theoretical ...
    • Signification, closure and indirect speech reports 

      Read, Stephen (2015-06) - Journal article
      Bradwardine’s solution to the the logical paradoxes depends on the idea that every sentence signifies many things, and its truth depends on things’ being wholly as it signifies. This idea is underpinned by his claim that ...
    • Transformative treatments 

      Paul, L. A.; Healy, Kieran (2018-06) - Journal article
      Contemporary social-scientific research seeks to identify specific causal mechanisms for outcomes of theoretical interest. Experiments that randomize populations to treatment and control conditions are the “gold standard” ...
    • Two-dimensionalism and the social character of meaning 

      Ball, Derek Nelson (2014-04) - Journal article
      This paper develops and critiques the two-dimensionalist account of mental content developed by David Chalmers. I first explain Chalmers's account and show that it resists some popular criticisms. I then argue that the ...