Book Chapters (Philosophy)
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- 7Pelletier, Francis J.
- 3Brigandt, Ingo
- 3Katalin Bimbó
- 3Morin, Marie-Eve
- 2Katalin Bimbó and J. Michael Dunn
- 2Schmitter, Amy M.
- 2Nancy, Jean-Luc
- 12-valued logic, admissibility of the cut rule, axiomatic calculus for FOL, contraction measure, sequent calculus for FOL, single cut rule
- 1Annapolis River
Introduction: Nancy engages with democracy most explicitly in his little book The Truth of Democracy, the publication of which marks the 40th anniversary of May ’68. At the beginning of the eponymous essay, ‘The Truth of Democracy,’ Nancy identifies as the ‘real singularity’ of May ’68 a certain...
Introduction: A little over a decade ago, I published a paper that tried to un- ravel the puzzling relationship between John Buridan, the most fa- mous Parisian arts master of the fourteenth century, and Nicholas of Autrecourt, the Paris-based bête noir of late-medieval Aristote- lianism, who...
The first sequent calculus, LK is the example after which many other calculi have been fashioned. We describe this calculus, prove its equivalence to the axiom system K, and provide a sound and complete interpretation too. A major part of Section 2.3 is a presentation of the proof of the cut...
Introduction: It is traditional, at least since Grice, to make a distinction between what is called the literal meaning of an utterance and what is meant by that utterance. The former notion is sometimes thought of as ‘‘the dictionary meanings of words plus standard semantic effects of the...
Because of ‘arguments from the infinity of language’, compositionality is often seen as a ‘non-negotiable’ feature of any theory of the semantics of natural language. But there are a number of features of ‘ordinary language discourse’ that make it seem that compositionality is not true of natural...
In his 1930 foreword to Human Nature and Conduct, Dewey wrote: “In the eighteenth century, the word Morals was used in English literature with a meaning of broad sweep. It included all the subjects of distinctly humane import, all of the social disciplines as far as they are intimately connected...
Environmental versus Natural Heritage Stewardship: Nova Scotia's Annapolis River and the Canadian Heritage River SystemDownload
Mindful of the keen public interest in heritage preservation, environmental organizations have routinely characterized nature as a “heritage” asset to be preserved for future generations. But while doing so has often proved effective for winning public support for environmental initiatives, it...
Vision constitutes an interesting domain, or range of domains, for debate over the extended mind thesis: the idea that minds extend physically beyond the boundaries of the body. In part this is because vision (and visual experience more particularly) are sometimes presented as a kind of line in...
Family Trees: Sympathy, Comparison and the Proliferation of the Passions in Hume and his PredecessorsDownload
Hume dubbed his Treatise account of the passions “new and extraordinary” — an assessment echoed by many contemporary scholars, who find his analysis of the social operation of the emotions particularly innovative. But Hume's explanation of how passions and sentiments are transferred, shared,...
This chapter introduces the linguistic phenomena that are called “genericity” (both the so‐called reference to a kind and the characterizing statement types) and shows how they have figured into a wide range of fields, such as ethics and philosophy of science (both within philosophy), commonsense...