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    Vann McGee (forthcoming). Thought, Thoughts, and Deflationism. Philosophical Studies:1-16.
    Deflationists about truth embrace the positive thesis that the notion of truth is useful as a logical device, for such purposes as blanket endorsement, and the negative thesis that the notion doesn’t have any legitimate applications beyond its logical uses, so it cannot play a significant theoretical role in scientific inquiry or causal explanation. Focusing on Christopher Hill as exemplary deflationist, the present paper takes issue with the negative thesis, arguing that, without making use of the notion of truth conditions, (...)
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    V. McGee (2011). Francesco Berto. There's Something About Godel. Malden, Mass., And Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. Isbn 978-1-4051-9766-3 (Hbk); 978-1-4051-9767-0 (Pbk). Pp. XX + 233. English Translation of Tutti Pazzi Per Godel! (Rome: Gius, Laterza & Figli, 2008). [REVIEW] Philosophia Mathematica 19 (3):367-369.
    There's Something about Gödel is a bargain: two books in one. The first half is a gentle but rigorous introduction to the incompleteness theorems for the mathematically uninitiated. The second is a survey of the philosophical, psychological, and sociological consequences people have attempted to derive from the theorems, some of them quite fantastical.The first part, which stays close to Gödel's original proofs, strikes a nice balance, giving enough details that the reader understands what is going on in the proofs, without (...)
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  3. Vann McGee (2010). Field's Logic of Truth. [REVIEW] Philosophical Studies 147 (3):421 - 432.
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    Vann McGee (2010). Field’s Logic of Truth. Philosophical Studies 147 (3):421-432.
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  5. Vann McGee (2006). There Are Many Things. In Judith Jarvis Thomson & Alex Byrne (eds.), Content and Modality: Themes From the Philosophy of Robert Stalnaker. Oxford University Press 93--122.
     
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  6. Vann McGee (2006). There's a Rule for Everything. In Agustín Rayo & Gabriel Uzquiano (eds.), Absolute Generality. Oxford University Press 179--202.
     
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  7. V. McGee (2005). Maximal Consistent Sets of Tarski'€™s Schema. Journal of Philosophical Logic 21 (1):235--41.
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    V. McGee (2005). Review: Two Conceptions of Truth? Comment. [REVIEW] Philosophical Studies 124 (1):71 - 104.
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    V. Mcgee (2005). Tarski's Staggering Existential Assumptions. Synthese 142 (3):371 - 387.
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    V. Mcgee (2005). Tarski?S Staggering Existential Assumptions. Synthese 142 (3):371-387.
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    Vann McGee (2005). Afterword: Trying (With Limited Success) to Demarcate the Disquotational-Correspondence Distinction. In J. C. Beall & B. Armour-Garb (eds.), Deflationary Truth. Open Court 1--143.
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  12. Vann McGee (2005). Inscrutability and its Discontents. Noûs 39 (3):397–425.
    That reference is inscrutable is demonstrated, it is argued, not only by W. V. Quine's arguments but by Peter Unger's "Problem of the Many." Applied to our own language, this is a paradoxical result, since nothing could be more obvious to speakers of English than that, when they use the word "rabbit," they are talking about rabbits. The solution to this paradox is to take a disquotational view of reference for one's own language, so that "When I use 'rabbit,' I (...)
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    Vann Mcgee (2004). Review of K. Fine, The Limits of Abstraction. Philosophia Mathematica 12 (3):278-284.
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  14. Vann Mcgee (2004). Critical Studies / Book Reviews. [REVIEW] Philosophia Mathematica 12 (3):278-284.
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  15. Vann McGee (2004). Ramsey's Dialetheism. In Graham Priest, J. C. Beall & Bradley Armour-Garb (eds.), The Law of Non-Contradiction. Clarendon Press
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  16. Vann McGee (2004). Universal Universal Quantification. In J. C. Beall (ed.), Liars and Heaps: New Essays on Paradox. Clarendon Press
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    Vann Mcgee & Brian P. Mclaughlin (2004). Logical Commitment and Semantic Indeterminacy: A Reply to Williamson. Linguistics and Philosophy 27 (1):123-136.
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    Vann McGee (2003). Ramsey and the Correspondence Theory. In Leon Horsten & Volker Halbach (eds.), Principles of Truth. De Gruyter 153-168.
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  19. Vann McGee (2003). Universal Universal Quantification: Comments on Rayo and Williamson. In J. C. Beall (ed.), Liars and Heaps: New Essays on Paradox. Oxford University Press 357.
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  20. George Boolos & Vann McGee (2001). REVIEWS-Articles in Logic, Logic, and Logic. Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 7 (1):58-61.
     
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  21. J. Etchemendy & Vann McGee (2001). REVIEWS-The Concept of Logical Consequence. Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 7 (3):379-379.
     
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  22. Vann McGee (2001). Etchemendy John. The Concept of Logical Consequence. An Unaltered Republication of Jsl Lvii 254. The David Hume Series of Philosophy and Cognitive Science Reissues. Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford 1999, Also Distributed by Cambridge University Press, New York, VII + 174 Pp. [REVIEW] Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 7 (3):379-380.
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    Vann McGee (2001). Logic, Logic, and Logic, by Boolos George, with Introductions and Afterword by John P. Burgess, Edited by Jeffrey Richard, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., and London, 1998, Ix+ 443 Pp. [REVIEW] Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 7 (1):58-62.
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  24. Vann McGee (2001). Logic, Logic, and Logic. Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 7 (1):58-62.
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    Vann McGee (2001). Review: George Boolos, Richard Jeffrey, Logic, Logic, and Logic. [REVIEW] Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 7 (1):58-62.
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    Vann McGee (2001). Review: John Etchemendy, The Concept of Logical Consequence. [REVIEW] Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 7 (3):379-380.
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    Vann Mcgee (2001). Truth by Default. Philosophia Mathematica 9 (1):5-20.
    There is no preferred reduction of number theory to set theory. Nonetheless, we confidently accept axioms obtained by substituting formulas from the language of set theory into the induction axiom schema. This is only possible, it is argued, because our acceptance of the induction axioms depends solely on the meanings of aritlunetical and logical terms, which is only possible if our 'intended models' of number theory are standard. Similarly, our acceptance of the second-order natural deduction rules depends solely on the (...)
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  28. D. Haskell, G. Hjorth, C. Jockusch, A. Kanamori, H. J. Keisler, V. McGee & T. Pitassi (2000). Structures and the Hyperarithmetical Hierarchy. Knight has Directed or Co-Directed Seven Doctoral Dissertations in Mathematics and One in Electrical Engineering. She Served on Selection Panels for the NSF Postdoctoral Fellowships, on Program Committees of Numerous Meetings, and as an Editor of The Journal of Symbolic Logic (1989-1995). [REVIEW] Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 6 (1).
     
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    V. McGee (2000). To Tell the Truth About Conditionals. Analysis 60 (1):107-111.
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  30. Vann Mcgee (2000). The Analysis of" a; is True" As. In Anil Gupta & Andre Chapuis (eds.), Circularity, Definition, and Truth. Indian Council of Philosophical Research 255.
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  31. Vann McGee (2000). To Tell the Truth About Conditionals. Analysis 60 (1):107–111.
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    Vann McGee & Brian P. McLaughlin (2000). The Lessons of the Many. Philosophical Topics 28 (1):129-151.
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    Vann Mcgee & AgustÍn Rayo (2000). A Puzzle About. Analysis 60 (268):297-299.
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    Vann McGee & Agustín Rayo (2000). A Puzzle About de Rebus Beliefs. Analysis 60 (4):297–299.
  35. A. Pillay, D. Hallett, G. Hjorth, C. Jockusch, A. Kanamori, H. J. Keisler & V. McGee (2000). 2000 Annual Meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic. Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 6 (3):361-396.
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    A. Pillay, D. Hallett, G. Hjorth, C. Jockusch, A. Kanamori, H. J. Keisler & V. McGee (2000). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 3–7, 2000. Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 6 (3).
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    V. McGee (1999). An Airtight Dutch Book. Analysis 59 (4):257-265.
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  38. Vann McGee (1999). An Airtight Dutch Book. Analysis 59 (4):257–265.
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    Vann McGee & Brian McLaughlin (1998). Timothy Williamson, Vagueness: London and New York: 1994. [REVIEW] Linguistics and Philosophy 21 (2):221-235.
  40. Vann McGee (1997). How We Learn Mathematical Language. Philosophical Review 106 (1):35-68.
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    Vann McGee (1997). “Kilimanjaro”. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 27 (sup1):141-163.
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    Vann McGee (1997). Kilimanjaro. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 27 (sup1):141-163.
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    Vann McGee (1997). Revision. Philosophical Issues 8:387-406.
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    Vann McGee (1997). The Complexity of the Modal Predicate Logic of "True in Every Transitive Model of ZF". Journal of Symbolic Logic 62 (4):1371-1378.
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    Vann Mcgee (1997). The Philosophical Review: Vol. 106, No.1, January 1997. Review of Metaphysics 51 (1):208-208.
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    Vann McGee (1996). The Revision Theory of Truth. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 56 (3):727-730.
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    Vann McGee (1996). Logical Operations. Journal of Philosophical Logic 25 (6):567 - 580.
    Tarski and Mautner proposed to characterize the "logical" operations on a given domain as those invariant under arbitrary permutations. These operations are the ones that can be obtained as combinations of the operations on the following list: identity; substitution of variables; negation; finite or infinite disjunction; and existential quantification with respect to a finite or infinite block of variables. Inasmuch as every operation on this list is intuitively "logical", this lends support to the Tarski-Mautner proposal.
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  48. Vann McGee & Brian McLaughlin (1995). Distinctions Without a Difference. Southern Journal of Philosophy 33 (S1):203-251.
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    Vann McGee (1994). Learning the Impossible. In Ellery Eells & Brian Skyrms (eds.), Probability and Conditionals: Belief Revision and Rational Decision. Cambridge University Press 179-199.
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    Vann McGee (1994). On the Degrees of Unsolvability of Modal Predicate Logics of Provability. Journal of Symbolic Logic 59 (1):253-261.
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    Vann Mcgee (1994). Truth, Vagueness, and Paradox: An Essay in the Logic of Truth. Philosophical Review 103 (1):142-144.
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    Vann McGee (1993). A Semantic Conception of Truth? Philosophical Topics 21 (2):83-111.
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    Vann McGee (1993). A Structuralist Theory of Logic by Arnold Koslow. Journal of Philosophy 90 (5):271-274.
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    Vann Mcgee (1993). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] Mind 102 (408):518-.
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    Vann McGee (1993). If P, Then Q. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (1):239-242.
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    Vann Mcgee (1993). If P, Then Q: Conditionals and the Foundations of Reasoning. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (1):239-242.
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    Vann McGee (1993). Review: James Van Aken, Axioms for the Set-Theoretic Hierarchy; Stephen Pollard, More Axioms for the Set-Theoretic Hierarchy; Michael D. Potter, Sets. An Introduction. [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 58 (3):1077-1078.
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    Vann Mcgee (1993). Review of A Theory of Counterfactuals by Igal Kvart. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 60 (3):518-519.
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    Vann McGee (1993). Van Aken James. Axioms for the Set-Theoretic Hierarchy. Journal of Symbolic Logic 58 (3):1077-1078.
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    Keith Lehrer & Vann McGee (1992). Particulars, Individual Qualities, and Universals. In Kevin Mulligan (ed.), Language, Truth and Ontology. Kluwer 37--47.
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  61. Vann McGee (1992). Etchemendy John. The Concept of Logical Consequence. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., and London, 1990, Vii + 174 Pp. [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 57 (1):254-255.
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    Vann McGee (1992). Maximal Consistent Sets of Instances of Tarski's Schema (T). Journal of Philosophical Logic 21 (3):235 - 241.
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    Vann McGee (1992). Two Problems with Tarski's Theory of Consequence. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 92:273 - 292.
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    Keith Lehrer & Vann McGee (1991). An Epistemic Principle Which Solves Newcomb's Paradox. Grazer Philosophische Studien 40:197-217.
    If it is certain that performing an observation to determine whether P is true will in no way influence whether P is tme, then the proposition that the observation is performed ought to be probabilistically independent of P. Applying the notion of "observation" liberally, so that a wide variety of actions are treated as observations, this proposed new principle of belief revision yields the result that simple utihty maximization gives the correct solution to the Fisher smoking paradox and the two-box (...)
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  65. Vann McGee (1991). Artemov S. N.. Arithmetically Complete Modal Theories. Six Papers in Logic, American Mathematical Society Translations, Ser. 2 Vol. 135, American Mathematical Society, Providence 1987, Pp. 39–54. , Vol. 14 , Pp. 115–133.)Artemov S. N.. On Modal Logics Axiomatizing Provability. Mathematics of the USSR—Izvestiya, Vol. 27 No. 3 , Pp. 401–429. , Pp. 1123–1154.)Artemov S. N.. Nonarithmeticity of Truth Predicate Logics of Provability. Soviet Mathematics—Doklady, Vol. 32 , Pp. 403–405. , Pp. 270–271.)Vardanyan V. A.. Arithmetic Complexity of Predicate Logics of Provability and Their Fragments. Soviet Mathematics—Doklady, Vol. 33 No. 3 , Pp. 569–572. , Pp. 11–14.)Artemov S. N.. Numerically Correct Provability Logics. Soviet Mathematics—Doklady, Vol. 34 , Pp. 384–387. , Pp. 1289–1292.). [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 56 (1):329-332.
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    Vann McGee (1991). Comments on NUTE and Sanford. Noûs 25 (2):212-213.
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    Vann McGee (1991). [Omnibus Review]. Journal of Symbolic Logic 56 (1):329-332.
    Reviewed Works:S. N. Artemov, B. M. Schein, Arithmetically Complete Modal Theories.S. N. Artemov, E. Mendelson, On Modal Logics Axiomatizing Provability.S.N. Artemov, E. Mendelson, Nonarithmeticity of Truth Prdicate Logics of Provability.V. A. Vardanyan, E. Mendelson, Arithmetic Complexity of Predicate Logics of Provability and Their.S. N. Artemov, E. Mendelson, Numerically Correct Provability Logics.
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    Vann McGee (1991). Reply to Christian Piller. Grazer Philosophische Studien 40:229-232.
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  69. Vann McGee (1991). Truth, Vagueness and Paradox. Hackett.
     
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  70. Vann McGee (1991). Truth, Vagueness and Paradox (Indianapolis: Hackett).(1992):'Maximal Consistent Sets of Instances of Tarski's Schema (T)'. Journal of Philosophical Logic 21:235-241.
     
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    Vann McGee (1991). We Turing Machines Aren't Expected-Utility Maximizers (Even Ideally). Philosophical Studies 64 (1):115 - 123.
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  72. Vann McGee, Jon Barwise & John Etchemendy (1991). The Liar: An Essay on Truth and Circularity. Philosophical Review 100 (3):472.
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  73. Vann McGee & Richard T. Oehrle (1990). Logic and Linguistics Meeting, Tucson, 1989. Journal of Symbolic Logic 55 (1):446.
  74. Vann McGee & Richard T. Oehrle (1990). Logic and Linguistics Meeting. Journal of Symbolic Logic 55 (1):446.
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    Vann McGee (1989). Applying Kripke's Theory of Truth. Journal of Philosophy 86 (10):530-539.
  76. Vann McGee (1989). Applying Kripke's Theory of Truth. Journal of Philosophy 86 (10):530-539.
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    Vann McGee (1989). Conditional Probabilities and Compounds of Conditionals. Philosophical Review 98 (4):485-541.
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    George Boolos & Vann McGee (1987). The Degree of the Set of Sentences of Predicate Provability Logic That Are True Under Every Interpretation. Journal of Symbolic Logic 52 (1):165-171.
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  79. Vann McGee (1985). A Counterexample to Modus Ponens. Journal of Philosophy 82 (9):462-471.
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  80. Vann McGee (1985). ``A Counterexample to Modus Ponens&Quot. Journal of Philosophy 83:462-471.
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  81. Vann McGee (1985). A Counterexample to Modus Ponens. Journal of Philosophy 82 (9):462.
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    Vann McGee (1985). How Truthlike Can a Predicate Be? A Negative Result. Journal of Philosophical Logic 14 (4):399 - 410.
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    Vann McGee (1981). Finite Matrices and the Logic of Conditionals. Journal of Philosophical Logic 10 (3):349 - 351.
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