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  1. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2015). Editorial Preface. Synthese 192 (4):877-879.
    This special issue of Synthese on Peirce’s Logic and Philosophy of Language collects papers by Rocco Gangle & Gianluca Caterina, Chuangshen He, Risto Hilpinen, Matthew Moore, Charles S. Peirce, Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen and Frederik Stjernfelt.Charles Sanders Peirce was a scientist, philosopher, mathematician and semiotician, as well as one of the undisputed giants in the founding of modern logic. He advanced virtually endless areas in exact sciences. He worked throughout his long career as a scientist, logician, philosopher, mathematician, and meaning analyst. As (...)
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  2. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2015). Exploring the Beta Quadrant. Synthese 192 (4):941-970.
    The theory of existential graphs, which Peirce ultimately divided into four quadrants , is a rich method of analysis in the philosophy of logic. Its $$\upbeta $$ β -part boasts a diagrammatic theory of quantification, which by 1902 Peirce had used in the logical analysis of natural-language expressions such as complex donkey-type anaphora, quantificational patterns describing new mathematical concepts, and cognitive information processing. In the $$\upbeta $$ β -quadrant, he came close to inventing independence-friendly logic, the idea of which he (...)
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  3. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2015). Two Papers on Existential Graphs by Charles Peirce. Synthese 192 (4):881-922.
    The following two articles comprise two sets of Charles Peirce’s manuscripts, “Recent Developments of Existential Graphs and their Consequences for Logic” (MS 498, MS 499, MS 490 & S-36, 1906) and “Assurance through Reasoning” (MS 669 & MS 670, 1911), written for the National Academy of Sciences meetings in 1906 and 1911. The papers are deposited at Houghton Library, Harvard University. Only some parts of MS 470 have been published before, and in somewhat defective form. Although “Assurance” follows “Recent Developments” (...)
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  4. Ahti-Veikko J. Pietarinen (2015). The Science to Save Us From Philosophy of Science. Axiomathes 25 (2):149-166.
    Are knowledge and belief pivotal in science, as contemporary epistemology and philosophy of science nearly universally take them to be? I defend the view that scientists are not primarily concerned with knowing and that the methods of arriving at scientific hypotheses, models and scenarios do not commit us having stable beliefs about them. Instead, what drives scientific discovery is ignorance that scientists can cleverly exploit. Not an absence or negation of knowledge, ignorance concerns fundamental uncertainty, and is brought out by (...)
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  5. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen & Francesco Bellucci (2015). New Light on Peirce's Conceptions of Retroduction, Deduction, and Scientific Reasoning. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 28 (4):353-373.
    We examine Charles S. Peirce's mature views on the logic of science, especially as contained in his later and still mostly unpublished writings . We focus on two main issues. The first concerns Peirce's late conception of retroduction. Peirce conceived inquiry as performed in three stages, which correspond to three classes of inferences: abduction or retroduction, deduction, and induction. The question of the logical form of retroduction, of its logical justification, and of its methodology stands out as the three major (...)
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  6. Frederik Stjernfelt & Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2015). Peirce and Diagrams: Two Contributors to an Actual Discussion Review Each Other. Synthese 192 (4):1073-1088.
    The following two review papers have a common origin. Pietarinen’s book Signs of Logic and Stjernfelt’s book Diagrammatology were both published in the same Synthese Library Series being published by Springer. The two books also share the common topic of diagrammatic reasoning in Charles Peirce’s work. Beginning in a conference Applying Peirce held in Helsinki in conjunction with the World Congress of Semiotics in June 2007, two authors have commented upon these books under the headline of Synthese Library Book Session (...)
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  7. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2014). A Scholastic-Realist Modal-Structuralism. Philosophia Scientiæ 18:127-138.
    How are we to understand the talk about properties of structures the existence of which is conditional upon the assumption of the reality of those structures? Mathematics is not about abstract objects, yet unlike fictionalism, modal-structuralism respects the truth of theorems and proofs. But it is nominalistic with respect to possibilia. The problem is that, for fear of reducing possibilia to actualities, the second-order modal logic that claims to axiomatise modal existence has no real semantics. There is no cross-identification of (...)
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  8. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2014). Misrepresentation in “Misrepresentation in Context” in Context. Foundations of Science 19 (4):381-386.
    I argue that in aiming to integrate the notions of representation and resemblance in the arts, philosophy of sciences and cognitive sciences one needs to focus on those processes of reasoning and creative inquiry that exploit our faculties of imagination and mental imagery, create novel and useful metaphors based on iconic types of meaning, and may result in discovery through the interactive practices of artists and scientists. To address these matters within the confines of Goodmanian conventionalist and symbolic theories of (...)
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  9. Mathieu Marion & Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2013). Editors' Introduction. Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication 8 (1).
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  10. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2013). Christine Ladd-Franklin's and Victoria Welby's Correspondence with Charles Peirce. Semiotica 2013 (196):139-161.
    Journal Name: Semiotica - Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies / Revue de l'Association Internationale de Sémiotique Volume: 2013 Issue: 196 Pages: 139-161.
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  11. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2012). Peirce and the Logic of Image. Semiotica 2012 (192):251-261.
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  12. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2011). Existential Graphs: What a Diagrammatic Logic of Cognition Might Look Like. History and Philosophy of Logic 32 (3):265-281.
    This paper examines the contemporary philosophical and cognitive relevance of Charles Peirce's diagrammatic logic of existential graphs (EGs), the ?moving pictures of thought?. The first part brings to the fore some hitherto unknown details about the reception of EGs in the early 1900s that took place amidst the emergence of modern conceptions of symbolic logic. In the second part, philosophical aspects of EGs and their contributions to contemporary logical theory are pointed out, including the relationship between iconic logic and images, (...)
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  13. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2011). Moving Pictures of Thought II: Graphs, Games, and Pragmaticism's Proof. Semiotica 2011 (186):315-331.
    Peirce believed that his pragmaticism can be conclusively proven. Beginning in 1903, he drafted several attempts, ending by 1908 with a semeiotic proof. Around 1905, he exposes the proof using the theory of Existential Graphs . This paper modernizes the semantics Peirce proposed for EGs in terms of game-theoretic semantics . Peirce's 1905 proof is then reconstructed in three parts, by relating pragmaticism to the GTS conception of meaning, showing that Peirce's proof is an argument for a relational structure of (...)
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  14. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2010). Peirce's Pragmatic Theory of Proper Names. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 46 (3):341-363.
    Charles Peirce's theory of proper names is intimately connected to a number of central topics in contemporary philosophy of language and logic. Several papers have appeared in the past in which Peirce's theory of names has been attested to be a precursor of the causal-historical theory of reference.2 The causal-historical theory in turn has customarily been pigeonholed as the 'new' theories of reference that have been emerging since the 1950s (Devitt 1981; Donellan 1966; Kripke 1980; Marcus 1950; Putnam 1973). Among (...)
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  15. Ondrej Majer, Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen & Tero Tulenheimo (eds.) (2009). Games: Unifying Logic, Language, and Philosophy. Springer Verlag.
    This volume presents mathematical game theory as an interface between logic and philosophy.
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  16. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2009). Significs and the Origins of Analytic Philosophy. Journal of the History of Ideas 70 (3):467-490.
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  17. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2008). Comments on Hookway,“The Pragmatic Maxim and the Proof of Pragmatism : After 1903”: Comentários Sobre Hookway, “A Máxima Pragmática E a Prova Do Pragmatismo : Depois de 1903”. [REVIEW] Cognitio 9 (1).
     
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  18. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2008). Comentários sobre Hookway,“A Máxima Pragmática ea Prova do Pragmatismo (2): Depois de 1903”. Cognitio: Revista de Filosofia 9 (1):85-92.
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  19. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2008). The Place of Logic in Pragmatism. Cognitio 9 (2)):247.
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  20. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2006). Interdisciplinarity and Peirce's Classification of the Sciences: A Centennial Reassessment. Perspectives on Science 14 (2):127-152.
    : This paper discusses the American scientist and philosopher Charles S. Peirce's (1839–1914) classification of the sciences from the contemporary perspective of interdisciplinary studies. Three theses are defended: (1) Studies on interdisciplinarity pertain to the intermediate class of Peirce's classification of all science, the sciences of review (retrospective science), ranking below the sciences of discovery (heuretic sciences) and above practical science (the arts). (2) Scientific research methods adopted by interdisciplinary inquiries are cross-categorial. Making them converge to an increasing extent with (...)
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  21. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2006). Independence-Friendly Logic and Games of Incomplete Information. In Johan van Benthem, Gerhard Heinzman, M. Rebushi & H. Visser (eds.), The Age of Alternative Logics. Springer. 243--259.
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  22. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2006). Peirce's Contributions to Possible-Worlds Semantics. Studia Logica 82 (3):345 - 369.
    A century ago, Charles S. Peirce proposed a logical approach to modalities that came close to possible-worlds semantics. This paper investigates his views on modalities through his diagrammatic logic of Existential Graphs (EGs). The contribution of the gamma part of EGs to the study of modalities is examined. Some ramifications of Peirce’s remarks are presented and placed into a contemporary perspective. An appendix is included that provides a transcription with commentary of Peirce’s unpublished manuscript on modality from 1901.
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  23. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2006). The Evolution of Semantics and Languagegames for Meaning. Interaction Studies 7 (1):79-104.
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  24. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen & Lauri Snellman (2006). Kuinka pragmatisismi todistetaan. Ajatus 63:119.
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  25. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2005). Cultivating Habits of Reason: Peirce and the Logica Utens Versus Logica Docens Distinction. History of Philosophy Quarterly 22 (4):357 - 372.
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  26. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2005). Compositionality, Relevance, and Peirce's Logic of Existential Graphs. Axiomathes 15 (4):513-540.
    Charles S. Peirce’s pragmatist theory of logic teaches us to take the context of utterances as an indispensable logical notion without which there is no meaning. This is not a spat against compositionality per se , since it is possible to posit extra arguments to the meaning function that composes complex meaning. However, that method would be inappropriate for a realistic notion of the meaning of assertions. To accomplish a realistic notion of meaning (as opposed e.g. to algebraic meaning), Sperber (...)
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  27. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2005). The Composition of Concepts and Peirce's Pragmatic Logic. In M. Wening, E. Machery & G. Schurz (eds.), The Compositionality of Concepts and Meanings: Foundational Issues. Ontos. 247--270.
     
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  28. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2004). Grice in the Wake of Peirce. Pragmatics and Cognition 12 (2):295-316.
    I argue that many of the pragmatic notions that are commonly attributed to 1-1. P. Grice, or are reported to be inspired by his work on pragmatics, such as assertion, conventional implicature, cooperation, common ground, common knowledge, presuppositions and conversational strategies, have their origins in C. S. Peirce's theory of signs and his pragmatic logic and philosophy. Both Grice and Peirce rooted their theories in normative rationality, anti-psychologism and the relevance of assertions. With respect to the post-Gricean era of pragmatics, (...)
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  29. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2004). Peirce's Diagrammatic Logic in IF Perspective. In A. Blackwell, K. Marriott & A. Shimojima (eds.), Diagrammatic Representation and Inference. Springer. 97--111.
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  30. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2004). Semantic Games in Logic and Epistemology. In S. Rahman J. Symons (ed.), Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science. Kluwer Academic Publisher. 57--103.
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  31. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen & Gabriel Sandu (2004). If Logic, Game-Theoretical Semantics, and the Philosophy of Science. In S. Rahman J. Symons (ed.), Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science. Kluwer Academic Publisher. 105--138.
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  32. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2003). Games as Formal Tools Versus Games as Explanations in Logic and Science. Foundations of Science 8 (4):317-364.
    This paper addresses the theoretical notion of a game as it arisesacross scientific inquiries, exploring its uses as a technical andformal asset in logic and science versus an explanatory mechanism. Whilegames comprise a widely used method in a broad intellectual realm(including, but not limited to, philosophy, logic, mathematics,cognitive science, artificial intelligence, computation, linguistics,physics, economics), each discipline advocates its own methodology and aunified understanding is lacking. In the first part of this paper, anumber of game theories in formal studies are critically (...)
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  33. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2003). Logic, Language Games and Ludics. Acta Analytica 18 (30/31):89-123.
    Wittgenstein’s language games can be put into a wider service by virtue of elements they share with some contemporary opinions concerning logic and the semantics of computation. I will give two examples: manifestations of language games and their possible variations in logical studies, and their role in some of the recent developments in computer science. It turns out that the current paradigm of computation that Girard termed Ludics bears a striking resemblance to members of language games. Moreover, the kind of (...)
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  34. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2001). Propositional Logic of Imperfect Information: Foundations and Applications. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 42 (4):193-210.
    I will show that the semantic structure of a new imperfect-information propositional logic can be described in terms of extensive forms of semantic games. I will discuss some ensuing properties of these games such as imperfect recall, informational consistency, and team playing. Finally, I will suggest a couple of applications that arise in physics, and most notably in quantum theory and quantum logics.
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  35. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (2000). Logic and Coherence in the Light of Competitive Games. Logique Et Analyse 43:371-391.
     
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