Samuel Alexander Ohio State University
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    Samuel Alexander (2016). Guessing, Mind-Changing, and the Second Ambiguous Class. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 57 (2):209-220.
    In his dissertation, Wadge defined a notion of guessability on subsets of the Baire space and gave two characterizations of guessable sets. A set is guessable if and only if it is in the second ambiguous class, if and only if it is eventually annihilated by a certain remainder. We simplify this remainder and give a new proof of the latter equivalence. We then introduce a notion of guessing with an ordinal limit on how often one can change one’s mind. (...)
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  2. Samuel A. Alexander (2014). A Machine That Knows Its Own Code. Studia Logica 102 (3):567-576.
    We construct a machine that knows its own code, at the price of not knowing its own factivity.
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  3. Samuel Alexander (2013). An Axiomatic Version of Fitch's Paradox. Synthese 190 (12):2015-2020.
    A variation of Fitch’s paradox is given, where no special rules of inference are assumed, only axioms. These axioms follow from the familiar assumptions which involve rules of inference. We show (by constructing a model) that by allowing that possibly the knower doesn’t know his own soundness (while still requiring he be sound), Fitch’s paradox is avoided. Provided one is willing to admit that sound knowers may be ignorant of their own soundness, this might offer a way out of the (...)
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    Samuel Alexander (2013). Biologically Unavoidable Sequences. Electronic Journal of Combinatorics 20 (1):1-13.
    A biologically unavoidable sequence is an infinite gender sequence which occurs in every gendered, infinite genealogical network satisfying certain tame conditions. We show that every eventually periodic sequence is biologically unavoidable (this generalizes König's Lemma), and we exhibit some biologically avoidable sequences. Finally we give an application of unavoidable sequences to cellular automata.
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    Samuel Alexander (2013). Fast-Collapsing Theories. Studia Logica (1):1-21.
    Reinhardt’s conjecture, a formalization of the statement that a truthful knowing machine can know its own truthfulness and mechanicalness, was proved by Carlson using sophisticated structural results about the ordinals and transfinite induction just beyond the first epsilon number. We prove a weaker version of the conjecture, by elementary methods and transfinite induction up to a smaller ordinal.
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    Samuel Alexander (2013). Infinite Graphs in Systematic Biology, with an Application to the Species Problem. Acta Biotheoretica 61 (2):181--201.
    We argue that C. Darwin and more recently W. Hennig worked at times under the simplifying assumption of an eternal biosphere. So motivated, we explicitly consider the consequences which follow mathematically from this assumption, and the infinite graphs it leads to. This assumption admits certain clusters of organisms which have some ideal theoretical properties of species, shining some light onto the species problem. We prove a dualization of a law of T.A. Knight and C. Darwin, and sketch a decomposition result (...)
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    Samuel Alexander (2013). This Sentence Does Not Contain the Symbol X. The Reasoner 7 (9):108.
    A suprise may occur if we use a similar strategy to the Liar's paradox to mathematically formalize "This sentence does not contain the symbol X".
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    Samuel Alexander (2012). A Purely Epistemological Version of Fitch's Paradox. The Reasoner 6 (4):59-60.
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    Samuel Alexander (2011). A Paradox Related to the Turing Test. The Reasoner 5 (6):90-90.
  10. S. Alexander (1993). 30 Years Ago. Hastings Center Report 23 (6).
     
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  11. Y. V. Knorozov & S. Alexander (1962). The Problem of Deciphering Mayan Writing. Diogenes 10 (40):122-128.
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    C. Tardits & S. Alexander (1962). Religion, Epic, History: Notes on the Underlying Functions of Cults in Benin Civilizations. Diogenes 10 (37):16-27.
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    M. Delcourt & S. Alexander (1961). Social Significance of a Religious Rite. Diogenes 9 (36):76-86.
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  14. D. Holzman & S. Alexander (1961). A Chinese Conception of the Hero. Diogenes 9 (36):33-51.
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  15. A. Metraux & S. Alexander (1961). The Inca Empire: Despotism or Socialism. Diogenes 9 (35):78-98.
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    S. Morawski & S. Alexander (1961). Vicissitudes in the Theory of Socialist Realism: A Little Lesson in History Not to Be Ignored. Diogenes 9 (36):110-136.
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  17. I. Olague & S. Alexander (1961). The Study of Comparative Civilizations. Diogenes 9 (35):1-22.
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    S. Alexander (1936). Form and Subject-Matter in Art: The Presidential Address. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 37:117 - 136.
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    S. Alexander (1935). Valeur et grandeur. Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 42 (4):463 - 480.
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  20. S. Alexander (1933). Beauty and Other Forms of Value by C. Delisle Burns. [REVIEW] Ethics 44:259.
     
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  21. S. Alexander (1933). Spinoza. Philosophy 8 (32):500-501.
     
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  22. S. Alexander (1933). Value. Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 17 (2):219-229.
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  23. Siegfried Hessing, Edward L. Schaub & S. Alexander (1933). Spinoza-Festschrift. Journal of Philosophy 30 (24):669-671.
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  24. S. Alexander (1932). Poetry and Prose in the Arts. Philosophy 7 (25):15.
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  25. S. Alexander (1932). Poetry and Prose in the Arts (I). Philosophy 7 (25):15 - 26.
    So far I have taken prose and poetry where admittedly they exist, in literature, and attempted to discover the difference between them by taking pieces of prose or poetry which have the same or much the same subjects and comparing them with one another. In all these pairs of passages I thought I could detect this difference: that in the poem the subject as rendered in words acquires a life of its own, is a living thing, as it were, living (...)
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  26. S. Alexander (1932). Poetry and Prose in the Arts (II). Philosophy 7 (26):153 - 167.
    So far I have taken prose and poetry where admittedly they exist, in literature, and attempted to discover the difference between them by taking pieces of prose or poetry which have the same or much the same subjects and comparing them with one another. In all these pairs of passages I thought I could detect this difference: that in the poem the subject as rendered in words acquires a life of its own, is a living thing, as it were, living (...)
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  27. S. Alexander (1931). Pascal The Writer. Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 15 (2):317-335.
     
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    S. Alexander (1930). Science and Art : Journal of Philosophical Studies. Philosophy 5 (20):516-532.
    It has been explained how science, with the freedom which makes it an art, uses ideas of its own construction, and that they are verified by nature shows them to be, directly or indirectly, at differing degrees of remoteness, congenial to and so far inherent in the material which is the subject-matter of the science. Take, for an instance, velocity. It is expressed by the ratio of two integers which measure distance and time respectively. Now a ratio is a construction (...)
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    S. Alexander (1930). Science and Art: Science and Art. Philosophy 5 (19):331-352.
    My object in these lectures is to show that Science is a form of Art, though not of fine art; in other words, that it is one example of a process of which fine art is the most obvious example, the process of making out of certain materials a result into which the mind itself enters. Clearly enough the material of the artist, whatever it be, marble or paints or tones or words, is moulded by the artist into a shape (...)
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    S. Alexander (1930). Science and Art. Philosophy 5 (19):331-.
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    S. Alexander (1929). Beauty and Greatness in Art. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 30:205 - 228.
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    S. Alexander (1929). Locke's Lantern. Mind 38 (150):271.
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  33. S. Alexander (1929). Philosophy and Art: Journal of Philosophical Studies. Philosophy 4 (14):157-161.
    It is much more certain that the artist can help the philosopher than that the philosopher can help the artist. The purpose of this paper is to indicate the kind of questions about art which the philosopher asks, in order that those whose concern is with art, artists themselves in the first instance, and critics of art, may judge if these questions are interesting to them, and if so may co-operate with the philosophers in seeking to answer them. Now that (...)
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    S. Alexander (1929). Philosophy and Art. Philosophy 4 (14):157-.
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  35. S. Alexander (1928). Morality as an Art1: Journal of Philosophical Studies. Philosophy 3 (10):143-157.
    In describing morality as an art, I do not merely mean that there is a fine art of conduct, of which good manners are an obvious instance: the delicate adjustment of behaviour to small or subtle changes in our circumstances, the variation of our responses with differences in the age, standing, consideration of the persons with whom we talk. That there is such an art of good life is true, but it only means that in the instruments of life, as (...)
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  36. S. Alexander (1928). Naturalism and Value. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 9 (4):243.
     
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  37. S. Alexander (1928). The Art Of Jane Austen. Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 12 (2):314-335.
     
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  38. S. Alexander (1928). Morality As an Art. Philosophy 3 (10):143-.
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  39. S. Alexander (1927). Art And Nature. Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 11 (1):256-272.
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    S. Alexander (1926). Art and Science: Art and Science. Philosophy 1 (1):5-19.
    The thesis which I wish to recommend to you is that science is a form of art though not of fine art: that like art, it is a human invention, not less real for that, and having value, or being valuable, partly if not mainly because of that. I mean to indicate by this statement that for me at least a better insight can be got into the nature of science by considering it as a form of art, and asking (...)
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  41. S. Alexander (1926). Molière And Life. Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 10 (2):288-308.
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  42. S. Alexander (1926). Theism and Pantheism. Hibbert Journal 25:251.
     
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    S. Alexander (1926). Art and Science. Philosophy 1 (1):5.
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  44. S. Alexander (1924). The Artistry of Truth. Hibbert Journal 23:294.
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  45. S. Alexander (1923). Natural Piety. Philosophical Review 32:114.
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    S. Alexander (1923). Sense-Perception: A Reply to Mr. Stout. Mind 32 (125):1-11.
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    S. Alexander (1921). Some Explanations. Mind 30 (120):409-428.
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    S. Alexander (1920). Space, Time, and Deity. Macmillan.
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    S. Alexander (1915). Mind and its Objects. Mind 24 (95):439-440.
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    S. Alexander (1913). Collective Willing and Truth. Mind 22 (85):14-47.
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    S. Alexander (1913). Freedom. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 14:322 - 354.
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  52. S. Alexander (1913). I.—Collective Willing and Truth—. Mind 22 (4):161-189.
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  53. S. Alexander (1912). Discussion. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 12:206.
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  54. S. Alexander (1912). Foundations and Sketch-Plan of a Conational Psychology. Philosophical Review 21:389.
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    S. Alexander (1912). On Relations; and in Particular the Cognitive Relation. Mind 21 (83):305-328.
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  56. S. Alexander (1912). The Method of Metaphysics; and the Categories. Mind 21 (81):1-20.
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  57. Beatrice Edgell & S. Alexander (1911). Imagery and Memory [with Discussion]. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 12:188 - 215.
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    S. Alexander (1910). Self as Subject and as Person. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 11:1 - 28.
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    S. Alexander (1909). On Sensations and Images. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 10:1 - 35.
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    S. Alexander (1908). Mental Activity in Willing and in Ideas. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 9:1 - 40.
  61. S. Alexander (1908). The Nature of Mental Activity. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 8:215.
     
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    S. Alexander, James Ward, Carveth Read & G. F. Stout (1907). The Nature of Mental Activity. A Symposium. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 8:215 - 257.
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  63. S. Alexander (1899). T. Lipps, Raumaesthetik Und Geometrisch - Optische Täuschungen. [REVIEW] Mind 8:84.
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    S. Alexander (1899). V.--Critical Notices. Mind 8 (1):84-91.
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    S. Alexander (1897). New Books. [REVIEW] Mind 6 (4):572-573.
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  66. S. Alexander (1897). The Psychology of the Moral Self, by B. Bosanquet. [REVIEW] Ethics 8:252.
     
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    S. Alexander (1894). Critical Notices. Mind 3 (9):563-566.
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  68. S. Alexander (1894). H. Spencer, The Principles of Ethics. [REVIEW] Mind 3:125.
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  69. S. Alexander (1894). Vi.—Critical Notices. Mind 3 (9):125-130.
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  70. J. H. Muirhead, J. S. Mackenzie, S. Alexander & David G. Ritchie (1894). The Meaning of "Motive". Ethics 4 (2):229.
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  71. S. Alexander (1893). Character and Conduct. Ethics 3 (4):466.
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    S. Alexander (1893). Critical Notices. Mind 2 (5):563-566.
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  73. S. Alexander (1893). Fechner's Vorschule der Aesthetik. [REVIEW] Mind 2:102.
     
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  74. S. Alexander (1893). Notes on the Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle, by J. A. Stewart. Ethics 4:123.
     
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    S. Alexander (1893). Book Review:Notes on the Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle. J. A. Stewart; The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle. J. E. C. Welldon. [REVIEW] Ethics 4 (1):123-.
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    S. Alexander (1892). Dr. Münsterberg and His Critics. Mind 1 (2):251-264.
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  77. S. Alexander (1892). Natural Selection in Morals. Ethics 2 (4):409.
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    S. Alexander (1892). The Idea of Value. Mind 1 (1):31-55.
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    S. Alexander & G. D. Hicks (1892). Symposium: Has the Perception of Time an Origin in Thought? Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 2 (2):51 - 68.
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  80. S. Alexander (1891). J. S. Mackenzie, An Introduction to Social Philosophy. [REVIEW] Mind 16:114.
     
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  81. S. Alexander (1891). Vi.—Critical Notices. Mind 61:114-119.
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    Henry Sidgwick, J. H. Muirhead, G. F. Stout & S. Alexander (1891). Symposium: Is the Distinction Between "Is" and "Ought" Ultimate and Irreducible? Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 2 (1):88 - 107.
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  83. S. Alexander (1890). W. C. Coupland, The Gain of Life. [REVIEW] Mind 15:563.
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  84. S. Alexander (1889). Moral Order and Progress. Mind 14 (56):554-564.
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  85. S. Alexander (1889). St. G. Mivart, On Truth. [REVIEW] Mind 14:420.
     
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    William L. Gildea, S. Alexander & G. J. Romanes (1889). Symposium: Is There Evidence of Design in Nature? Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 1 (3):49 - 76.
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    S. Alexander (1887). Erratum: "Hegel's Conception of Nature". Mind 12 (45):160.
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    Shadworth H. Hodgson, David G. Ritchie, G. F. Stout, Bernard Bosanquet & S. Alexander (1887). Symposium: Is Mind Synonymous with Consciousness? Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 1 (1):5 - 33.
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  89. S. Alexander (1886). H. Steinthal, Allgemeine Ethik. [REVIEW] Mind 11:275.
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  90. S. Alexander (1886). Vii.—Critical Notices. Mind 42:275-283.
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  91. S. Alexander (1885). J. Roycè, The Religious Aspect of Philosophy. [REVIEW] Mind 10:599.
     
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  92. S. Alexander (1885). O. Pfleiderer, Religionsphilosophie Etc. [REVIEW] Mind 10:285.
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