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Signification, closure and indirect speech reports
(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 ...
Aristotle and Lukasiewicz on existential import
(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 ...
Essentialism, nominalism, and modality: the modal theories of Robert Kilwardby & John Buridan
(University of St Andrews, 2015-11-30) - Thesis
In the last 30 years there has been growing interest in and a greater appreciation of the unique contributions that medieval authors have made to the history of logic. In this thesis, we compare and contrast the modal ...
Realism: a critical analysis of some arguments by Michael Dummett
(University of St Andrews, 1981-07) - Thesis
CHAPTER ONE This thesis is a critical analysis of arguments which Michael Dummett has developed against realism. Dummett characterizes realism as the thesis that the meaning of sentences should be analyzed in terms of the ...
Harmonic inferentialism and the logic of identity
(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 ...
Concepts and meaning in medieval philosophy
(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, ...