Sanford Shieh Wesleyan University
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  1. Sanford Shieh (2009). Review of Robert B. Brandom, Between Saying and Doing: Towards an Analytic Pragmatism. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (4).
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  2. Sanford Shieh (2009). Teaching & Learning Guide For: Frege on Definitions. Philosophy Compass 4 (5):885-888.
    Three clusters of philosophically significant issues arise from Frege's discussions of definitions. First, Frege criticizes the definitions of mathematicians of his day, especially those of Weierstrass and Hilbert. Second, central to Frege's philosophical discussion and technical execution of logicism is the so-called Hume's Principle, considered in The Foundations of Arithmetic . Some varieties of neo-Fregean logicism are based on taking this principle as a contextual definition of the operator 'the number of …', and criticisms of such neo-Fregean programs sometimes appeal (...)
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  3. Sanford Shieh (2008). Could Kant Have Been a Logicist? In Valerio Hrsg V. Rohden, Ricardo Terra & Guido Almeida (eds.), Recht Und Frieden in der Philosophie Kants. 1--203.
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  4. Sanford Shieh (2008). Frege on Definitions. Philosophy Compass 3 (5):992-1012.
    This article treats three aspects of Frege's discussions of definitions. First, I survey Frege's main criticisms of definitions in mathematics. Second, I consider Frege's apparent change of mind on the legitimacy of contextual definitions and its significance for recent neo-Fregean logicism. In the remainder of the article I discuss a critical question about the definitions on which Frege's proofs of the laws of arithmetic depend: do the logical structures of the definientia reflect the understanding of arithmetical terms prevailing prior to (...)
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  5. Sanford Shieh (2008). The Anti-Realist's Past. History and Theory 47 (2):270–278.
  6. Alice Crary & Sanford Shieh (eds.) (2006). Reading Cavell. Routledge.
    Alongside Richard Rorty, Hilary Putnam and Jacques Derrida, Stanley Cavell is arguably one of the best-known philosophers in the world. In this state-of-the-art collection, Alice Crary explores the work of this original and interesting figure who has already been the subject of a number of books, conferences and Phd theses. A philosopher whose work encompasses a broad range of interests, such as Wittgenstein, scepticism in philosophy, the philosophy of art and film, Shakespeare, and philosophy of mind and language, Cavell has (...)
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  7. Sanford Shieh (2006). What is Non-Realism About Arithmetic? Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 90 (1):317-341.
     
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  8. Sanford Shieh & Alice Crary (eds.) (2006). Reading Cavell. Routledge.
    Alongside Richard Rorty, Hilary Putnam and Jacques Derrida, Stanley Cavell is arguably one of the best-known philosophers in the world. In this state-of-the-art collection, Alice Crary explores the work of this original and interesting figure who has already been the subject of a number of books, conferences and Phd theses. A philosopher whose work encompasses a broad range of interests, such as Wittgenstein, scepticism in philosophy, the philosophy of art and film, Shakespeare, and philosophy of mind and language, Cavell has (...)
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  9. Sanford Shieh (2005). Review of Danielle Macbeth, Frege's Logic. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2005 (11).
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  10. S. Shieh (2002). Reason's Nearest Kin. Philosophical Review 111 (3):442-447.
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  11. Juliet Floyd & Sanford Shieh (eds.) (2001). Future Pasts: The Analytic Tradition in Twentieth-Century Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
    This collection of previously unpublished essays presents a new approach to the history of analytic philosophy--one that does not assume at the outset a general characterization of the distinguishing elements of the analytic tradition. Drawing together a venerable group of contributors, including John Rawls and Hilary Putnam, this volume explores the historical contexts in which analytic philosophers have worked, revealing multiple discontinuities and misunderstandings as well as a complex interaction between science and philosophical reflection.
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  12. Sanford Shieh (2000). Hao Wang, a Logical Journey: From Gödel to Philosophy. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 52 (1):109-115.
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  13. Sanford Shieh (1998). On the Conceptual Foundations of Anti-Realism. Synthese 115 (1):33-70.
    The central premise of Michael Dummett's global argument for anti-realism is the thesis that a speaker's grasp of the meaning of a declarative, indexical-free sentence must be manifested in her uses of that sentence. This enigmatic thesis has been the subject of a great deal of discussion, and something of a consensus has emerged about its content and justification. The received view is that the manifestation thesis expresses a behaviorist and reductive theory of meaning, essentially in agreement with Quine's view (...)
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  14. Sanford Shieh (1998). Undecidability in Anti-Realism. Philosophia Mathematica 6 (3):324-333.
    In this paper I attempt to clarify a relatively little-studied aspect of Michael Dummett's argument for intuitionism: its use of the notion of ‘undecidable’ sentence. I give a new analysis of this concept in epistemic terms, with which I resolve some puzzles and questions about how it works in the anti-realist critique of classical logic.
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  15. Sanford Shieh (1997). Frege's Philosophy of Mathematics. Philosophical Review 106 (2):275-280.
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  16. Sanford Shieh (1997). Some Senses of Holism: An Anti-Realist's Guide to Quine. In Richard G. Heck (ed.), Language, Thought, and Logic: Essays in Honour of Michael Dummett. Oup Oxford.
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  17. Sanford Shieh (1997). Undecidability, Epistemology and Anti-Realist Intuitionism. Nordic Journal of Philosophical Logic 2:55-67.
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  18. Sanford Shieh (1993). Review of M. Dummett, Frege and Other Philosophers; and Frege: Philosophy of Mathematics. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Philosophy 31 (2):303-306.
  19. Sanford Shieh (1993). Review: Michael Dummett, The Logical Basis of Metaphysics. [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 58 (3):1086-1090.
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