Chris Swoyer University of Oklahoma
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  1. C. Swoyer (forthcoming). Uses of Properties in the Philosophy of Mathematics. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  2. Chris Swoyer (2008). Abstract Entities. In Theodore Sider, John Hawthorne & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Metaphysics. Blackwell Pub..
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  3. Chris Swoyer, Relativism. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  4. C. Stephen Layman & Chris Swoyer (2004). REVIEWS-The Power of Logic. Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 10 (2):218-219.
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  5. Chris Swoyer (2004). The Power of Logic. Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 10 (2):218-219.
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  6. S. Layman & Chris Swoyer (2001). REVIEWS-The Power of Logic. Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 7 (1):79-81.
     
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  7. C. Swoyer (2001). The New Dialectic: Conversational Contexts of Argument; Ad Hominem Arguments. Philosophical Review 110 (2):291-295.
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  8. Chris Swoyer (2001). Properties. In Edward N. Zalta (ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2001).
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  9. Chris Swoyer (2001). Review: C. Stephen Layman, The Power of Logic. [REVIEW] Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 7 (1):79-81.
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  10. Chris Swoyer (2001). The New Dialectic. Philosophical Review 110 (2):291-295.
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  11. Chris Swoyer (1999). How Ontology Might Be Possible: Explanation and Inference in Metaphysics. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 23 (1):100–131.
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  12. Chris Swoyer (1998). Benacerraf and His Critics. International Philosophical Quarterly 38 (4):451-454.
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  13. Chris Swoyer (1998). Complex Predicates and Logics for Properties and Relations. Journal of Philosophical Logic 27 (3):295-325.
    In this paper I present a formal language in which complex predicates stand for properties and relations, and assignments of denotations to complex predicates and assignments of extensions to the properties and relations they denote are both homomorphisms. This system affords a fresh perspective on several important philosophical topics, highlighting the algebraic features of properties and clarifying the sense in which properties can be represented by their extensions. It also suggests a natural modification of current logics of properties, one in (...)
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  14. Chris Swoyer (1997). Complex Predicates and Conversion Principles. Philosophical Studies 87 (1):1-32.
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  15. Chris Swoyer (1996). Theories of Properties: From Plenitude to Paucity. Philosophical Perspectives 10:243 - 264.
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  16. Chris Swoyer (1995). C.I.Lewis's Calculus of Predicates. History and Philosophy of Logic 16 (1):19-37.
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  17. Chris Swoyer (1995). Leibnizian Expression. Journal of the History of Philosophy 33 (1):65-99.
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  18. Chris Swoyer (1995). Leibniz on Intension and Extension. Noûs 29 (1):96-114.
  19. Chris Swoyer (1995). Review. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 46 (4):603-609.
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  20. Chris Swoyer (1995). » The Nature of Natural Laws «. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 60:1982.
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  21. Chris Swoyer (1994). Leibniz's Calculus of Real Addition. Studia Leibnitiana 26 (1):1-30.
     
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  22. Chris Swoyer (1993). Logic and the Empirical Conception of Properties. Philosophical Topics 21 (2):199-231.
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  23. Chris Swoyer (1991). Structural Representation and Surrogative Reasoning. Synthese 87 (3):449 - 508.
    It is argued that a number of important, and seemingly disparate, types of representation are species of a single relation, here called structural representation, that can be described in detail and studied in a way that is of considerable philosophical interest. A structural representation depends on the existence of a common structure between a representation and that which it represents, and it is important because it allows us to reason directly about the representation in order to draw conclusions about the (...)
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  24. Chris Swoyer (1988). Relativism and Representation. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 49 (1):151-155.
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  25. Chris Swoyer (1984). Causation and Identity. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 9 (1):593-622.
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  26. Chris Swoyer (1983). Belief and Predication. Noûs 17 (2):197-220.
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  27. Chris Swoyer (1983). Kantian Derivations. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 13 (3):409 - 431.
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  28. Chris Swoyer (1983). Realism and Explanation. Philosophical Inquiry 5 (1):14-28.
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  29. Chris Swoyer (1982). Hume and the Three Views of the Self. Hume Studies 8 (1):43-61.
  30. Chris Swoyer (1982). The Nature of Natural Laws. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 60 (3):203 – 223.
    That laws of nature play a vital role in explanation, prediction, and inductive inference is far clearer than the nature of the laws themselves. My hope here is to shed some light on the nature of natural laws by developing and defending the view that they involve genuine relations between properties. Such a position is suggested by Plato, and more recent versions have been sketched by several writers.~ But I am not happy with any of these accounts, not so much (...)
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  31. D. E. Over, Robert W. Shahan & Chris Swoyer (1981). Essays on the Philosophy of W. V. Quine. Philosophical Quarterly 31 (123):175.
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  32. Chris Swoyer (1979). Philosophy of Science Proceedings of the 1976 Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, Vol. 2 Frederick Suppe Peter D. Asquith. [REVIEW] Bioscience 29 (3):182-182.
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  33. Chris Swoyer (1979). Sense and Nonsense. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 9 (4):685 - 700.
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  34. Chris Swoyer (1978). Editor's Note. Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 9 (2):5-6.
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  35. Chris Swoyer (1977). Private Languages and Skepticism. Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 8 (2):41-50.
  36. Chris Swoyer (1976). Metaphysics and Essence. Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 7 (3):189-192.
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  37. Chris Swoyer & Thomas C. Monson (1975). Theory Confirmation in Psychology. Philosophy of Science 42 (4):487-502.
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  38. Chris Swoyer, Relativism and the Constructive Aspects of Perception.
    The early, largely automatic stages of human visual processing involve things like feature detectors (e.g., edge detectors) that do not involve our concepts or beliefs. These stages are called data-driven or bottom up aspects of perceptual information processing. But in the later stages of processing perception often is affected by our concepts, beliefs, and expectations. Such processes are said to be hypothesis-driven or expectation-driven; they are also known as..
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  39. Chris Swoyer, The Linguistic Relativity Hypothesis.
    Many linguists, including Noam Chomsky, contend that language in the sense we ordinary think of it, in the sense that people in Germany speak German, is a historical or social or political notion, rather than a scientific one. For example, German and Dutch are much closer to one another than various dialects of Chinese are. But the rough, commonsense divisions between languages will suffice for our purposes.
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