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- 42Brigandt, Ingo
- 25Pelletier, Francis J.
- 17Morin, Marie-Eve
- 16Wilson, Robert A.
- 14Koslicki, Kathrin
- 12Welchman, Jennifer
Introduction: In the preface of this book, Copi explains that he has \"tried to give an account of the Theory of Logical Types which shall not be so technical as to repel the non-specialist nor so informal as to disappoint the serious student who wants to see exactly what it is and how it works\"...
It is an extremely popular view among logicians and some linguists (McCawley, Hurford) that there are two distinct or's in English - an \"inclusive\" and an \"exclusive\". It seems equally popular among lexicographers, experts on proper usage, and some linguists (R. Lakoff) that there is only...
One way of 'restricting linguistic theory' is the L-view: place sufficient restrictions on the allowable rules of grammars so as to reduce their generative power. Another way is the G-view: disallow certain grammars, regardless of whether this results in a reduction of generative capacity. The...
Introduction: We describe an approach to parsing and logical translation that was inspired by Gazdar's work on context-free grammar for English. Each grammar rule consists of a syntactic part that specifies an acceptable fragment of a parse tree, and a semantic part that specifies how the logical...
Introduction: James McCawley is a noted linguist whose concern with semantic matters in dealing with linguistic issues is well-known amongst philosophers of language. McCawley's goal here was to write a textbook that surveyed all those areas of logic he thinks are potentially of use in analyzing...
P.P. Gibbins closes his article (\"The Strange Modal Logic of Indeterminacy\" Logique et Analyse #100 :443446) with \"But indeterminacy generates a strange modal logic. The semantical business of there being classes of indeterminate worlds accessible to no worlds not even to themselves is strange...
I wish to first formulate a criterion according to which two systems of logic might be said to be \"really the same system\" in spite of their having different vocabulary — especially where the difference is in the logical operators each has. One way of doing this might be to show that the...
In this paper we explore a class of belief update operators, in which the definition of the operator is compositional with respect to the sentence to be added. The goal is to provide an update operator that is intuitive, in that its definition is based on a recursive decomposition of the update...
Introduction: Some problems that are difficult for automated theorem provers (ATPs) are so merely because of their size, but not because of any logical or conceptual complexity. Examples of this type of difficult problem have been published in the past: see Pelletier [1986: problems 12, 29, 34,...
One of the great unsolved mysteries of Dewey scholarship is the date of Dewey's rejection of absolute idealism. The earliest explicit indication that a break had occurred appeared in the 1903 Studies in Logical Theory. Presumably, Dewey had converted from idealism to instrumentalism sometime...