Raymond Turner University of Essex
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  1. Raymond Turner (2014). Programming Languages as Technical Artifacts. Philosophy and Technology 27 (3):377-397.
    Taken at face value, a programming language is defined by a formal grammar. But, clearly, there is more to it. By themselves, the naked strings of the language do not determine when a program is correct relative to some specification. For this, the constructs of the language must be given some semantic content. Moreover, to be employed to generate physical computations, a programming language must have a physical implementation. How are we to conceptualize this complex package? Ontologically, what kind of (...)
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  2. R. Turner & M. Sbisà (eds.) (2013). Pragmatics of Speech Actions. De Gruyter.
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  3. Chris Fox & Raymond Turner (2012). In Defence of Axiomatic Semantics. In Piotr Stalmaszcyzk (ed.), Philosophical and Formal Approaches to Linguistic Analysis. Ontos Verlag. 145.
    We may wonder about the status of logical accounts of the meaning of language. When does a particular proposal count as a theory? How do we judge a theory to be correct? What criteria can we use to decide whether one theory is “better” than another? Implicitly, many accounts attribute a foundational status to set theory, and set-theoretic characterisations of possible worlds in particular. The goal of a semantic theory is then to find a translation of the phenomena of interest (...)
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  4. Raymond Turner (2011). Specification. Minds and Machines 21 (2):135-152.
    The specification and implementation of computational artefacts occurs throughout the discipline of computer science. Consequently, unpacking its nature should constitute one of the core areas of the philosophy of computer science. This paper presents a conceptual analysis of the central role of specification in the discipline.
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  5. R. Turner (2010). Hermann von Helmholtz's Mechanism: The Loss of Certainty. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 101:243-244.
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  6. Raymond Turner (2009). Computable Models. Springer.
    Raymond Turner first provides a logical framework for specification and the design of specification languages, then uses this framework to introduce and study ...
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  7. R. Turner (2008). The Microscope and the Eye: A History of Reflections, 1740–1870. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 99:818-819.
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  8. Amnon H. Eden & Raymond Turner (2007). Problems in the Ontology of Computer Programs. Applied Ontology 2 (1):13-36.
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  9. Raymond Turner (2007). The Philosophy of Computer Science: Introduction to the Special Issue. [REVIEW] Minds and Machines 17 (2):129-133.
  10. Raymond Turner (2007). Understanding Programming Languages. Minds and Machines 17 (2):203-216.
    We document the influence on programming language semantics of the Platonism/formalism divide in the philosophy of mathematics.
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  11. P. Blackburn, C. Ghidini, R. Turner & F. Giunchiglia (eds.) (2003). Proceedings of the Fourth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT'03), Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 2680. Springer.
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  12. R. Turner (2002). A Dentist And A Gentleman: Gender And The Rise Of Dentistry In Ontario. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 93:321-321.
    In A Dentist and a Gentleman the sociologist Tracey Adams retells a familiar professionalization story, this time about elite dental practitioners in nineteenth‐century Ontario who launched a status‐enhancement project to reshape their self‐ and public image into “professional gentlemen” and establish monopoly control over dental practice. Dentists secured legislation in 1868 giving them authority to set entrance requirements, test and license practitioners, and establish a college. In subsequent decades they campaigned against those they called “quacks” who practiced without a license, (...)
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  13. R. Turner (1995). Wissenschaft, Universitat, Professionen: Soziologische Analysen by Rudolf Stichweh. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 86:526-527.
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  14. R. Turner (1994). Universitat Und Ministerium Im Vormarz: Justus Liebigs Briefwechsel Mit Justin von Linde by Justus Liebig; Justin von Linde; Eva-Marie Felschow; Emil Heuser. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 85:163-164.
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  15. R. Turner (1992). Contrasts in Scientific Style: Research Groups in the Chemical and Biochemical Sciences by Joseph S. Fruton. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 83:503-503.
     
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  16. R. Turner (1992). The Natural and the Normative: Theories of Spatial Perception From Kant to Helmholtz by Gary Hatfield. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 83:333-333.
     
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  17. R. Turner (1991). An Institute for an Empire: The Physikalisch-Technische Reichsanstalt, 1871-1918 by David Cahan. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 82:151-152.
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  18. Raymond Turner (1990). Logics of Truth. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 31 (2):308-329.
  19. Raymond Turner (1990). Truth and Modality. Pitman.
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  20. Raymond Turner (1990). Truth and Modality for Knowledge Representation. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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  21. Gennaro Chierchia, Barbara Hall Partee & Raymond Turner (1989). Properties, Types and Meaning. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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  22. Gennaro Chierchia & Raymond Turner (1988). Semantics and Property Theory. Linguistics and Philosophy 11 (3):261 - 302.
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  23. Ray Turner (1987). A Theory of Properties. Journal of Symbolic Logic 52 (2):455-472.
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  24. R. Turner (1986). Physics History From AAPT Journals by Melba Newell Phillips. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 77:528-529.
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  25. Raymond Turner (1985). Nominalization and Scott's Domains. II. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 26 (4):463-478.
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  26. Raymond Turner (1985). Three Theories of Nominalized Predicates. Studia Logica 44 (2):165 - 186.
    By the term nominalization I mean any process which transforms a predicate or predicate phrase into a noun or noun phrase, e.g. feminine is transformed into feminity. I call these derivative nouns abstract singular terms. Our aim is to provide a model-theoretic interpretation for a formal language which admits the occurrence of such abstract singular terms.
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  27. Raymond Turner (1984). Logics for Artificial Intelligence.
     
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  28. R. Turner (1983). Bildungspolitik in Preussen Zur Zeit des Kaiserreichs by Peter Baumgart. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 74:580-581.
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  29. R. Turner (1983). Colour Vision in the Nineteenth Century. The Young-Helmholtz-Maxwell Theory. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 16 (3):297-298.
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  30. Raymond Turner (1983). Montague Semantics, Nominalization and Scott's Domains. Linguistics and Philosophy 6 (2):259 - 288.
  31. Raymond Turner (1981). Counterfactuals Without Possible Worlds. Journal of Philosophical Logic 10 (4):453 - 493.
  32. R. Turner (1979). Die Hochschule Auf Dem Wege Zum Wissenschaftlichen Grossbetrieb. Die Universitat Heidelberg Und Das Badische Hochschulwesen 1860-1914 by Reinhard Riese. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 70:333-334.
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  33. R. Turner (1977). The Ohm-Seebeck Dispute, Hermann von Helmholtz, and the Origins of Physiological Acoustics. British Journal for the History of Science 10 (1):1-24.
    The term ‘Ohm's law’ traditionally denotes the formula of Georg Simon Ohm relating voltage, current, and resistance in metallic conductors. But to students of sensory physiology and its history, ‘Ohm's law’ also denotes another relationship: the fundamental principle of auditory perception that Ohm announced in 1843. This aspect of Ohm's science has attracted very little attention, partly because his galvanic researches so thoroughly eclipsed it in success and importance, and partly because Ohm's work in physiological acoustics had so little immediate (...)
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  34. R. Turner (1976). Zur Entwicklung der Wissenschaftspolitik in Deutschland, 1750-1914 by Frank R. Pfetsch. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 67:143-145.
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  35. R. Turner (1973). Dialectical Reason. Radical Philosophy 4:30-33.
     
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  36. R. Turner (1973). T. H. Huxley On Education. A Selection From His Writings By T. H. Huxley; Cyril Bibby. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 64:272-272.
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  37. R. Turner (1961). A Note On Dhārayati "Owes". Journal of the American Oriental Society 81 (2):131.
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