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  1. Alex Burri & Anna Kollenberg (2015). Introductory Remark. Erkenntnis 80 (1):1-1.
    The contributions to this special issue trace back to a conference entitled “Language: The Limits of Representation and Understanding” that was held at the University of Erfurt, August 30th to September 1st, 2012. We thank the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft for financial support.
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  2. Alex Burri (2014). Das wissenschaftliche Weltbild und sein narratives Gegenstück. In Ingrid Vendrell Ferran & Christoph Demmerling (eds.), Wahrheit, Wissen Und Erkenntnis in der Literatur: Philosophische Beiträge. De Gruyter 25-40.
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  3. Alex Burri (2010). Bedeutung–diesseits und jenseits von Millikan. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 58 (6):935-953.
    I both outline and criticize Millikan′s tripartite view on meaning. Besides hinting at an ontological problem raised by her notion of a “conception”, I especially argue that her radical externalist theory of reference presupposes referential atomism and is, therefore, incompatible with its presumed biological foundation. A sketch of an alternative picture of what reference might be completes the article.
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  4. Christian Beyer & Alex Burri (2007). Preface. Grazer Philosophische Studien 74:vii-vii.
     
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  5. Christian Beyer & Alex Burri (eds.) (2007). Philosophical Knowledge: Its Possibility and Scope. Rodopi.
    The former "Queen of Science" seems to be lacking both a specific subject and a particular method. Thus the need arises for intra- and metaphilosophical orientation – especially since the way philosophy sees itself stems from various influential schools and traditions whose mutual exchange is not as lively as one might have hoped.
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  6. Alex Burri (2007). A Priori Existence. Grazer Philosophische Studien 74 (1):163-175.
    This paper deals with the question whether existence claims may be supported in an a priori manner. I examine a particular case in point, namely the argument for the existence of so-called logical atoms to be found in Wittgenstein's Tractatus. Although I find it wanting, I argue that more general reflections on the notion of existence allow us to straightforwardly answer our initial question in the affirmative.
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  7. Alex Burri & Wolfgang Huemer (eds.) (2007). Kunst Denken. Mentis.
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  8. Alex Burri (2003). Symmetries and Solipsism. In Andreas Bächli & Klaus Petrus (eds.), Monism. Ontos 9--157.
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  9. Alex Burri (1999). Wahrheit, Referenz und Realismus. Eine Studie zur Sprachphilosophie und Metaphysik. [REVIEW] Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 53 (4).
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  10. Alex Burri (1998). Methoden der radikalen Interpretation. Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Philosophie 23 (3):205-230.
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  11. Alex Burri (1997). Sprache Und Denken = Language and Thought.
     
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  12. Alex Burri (1996). Realismus in Duhems Naturgemässer Klassifikation. Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 27 (2):203 - 213.
    Realism in Duhem's Natural Classification. Pierre Duhem is an outstanding exponent of empiricism. According to the empiricist view scientific laws and theories merely describe formal relations between observable phenomena. Duhems' important notion of natural classification is intended to explain the predictive success of science. I shall argue that it can only be interpreted realistically. Besides the success of science, two further arguments are put forward in favor of realism: (i) the fact that laws of nature are necessary, and (ii) the (...)
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  13. Alex Burri (1996). Realismus in duhems naturgemässer klassifikationRealism in duhem's natural classification. Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 27 (2):203-213.
    Realism in Duhem's Natural Classification. Pierre Duhem is an outstanding exponent of empiricism. According to the empiricist view scientific laws and theories merely describe formal relations between observable phenomena. Duhems' important notion of natural classification is intended to explain the predictive success of science. I shall argue that it can only be interpreted realistically. Besides the success of science, two further arguments are put forward in favor of realism: the fact that laws of nature are necessary, and the extension of (...)
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  14. Alex Burri (1995). Book Review. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 42 (3):405-408.
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  15. Alex Burri (1995). On What We Know We Don't Know: Explanation, Teory, Linguistics and How Questions Shape Them. History of European Ideas 21 (1):139-140.
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  16. Alex Burri (1995). Rezension. Erkenntnis 42 (3):403-404.
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  17. Alex Burri (1994). Le caractère social du langage et de la pensée. Dialectica 48 (3‐4):337-352.
    SummaryI argue that language is a social phenomenon and that thoughts take place in a linguistic medium of representation. Davidson's private language approach to communication is reviewed and criticised in sections 2 and 3, respectively. It is shown that Dretske's recent definition of thought is not narrow enough to exclude algorithmic symbol manipulations done by computers from being thoughts. The difference between mere algorithmic symbol manipulation and thought is to be found in the human ability to infer the truth value (...)
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  18. Alex Burri & Stephan Furrer (1994). European Review of Philosophy, Volume 1: Philosophy of Mind. Stanford: CSLI Publications.
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  19. Alex Burri & Stephan Furrer (1994). Truth and Knowledge of Other Minds. In European Review of Philosophy, Volume 1: Philosophy of Mind. Stanford: CSLI Publications
     
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  20. Alex Burri (1993). Kurze Einführung in die Metaphysiche Abhandlung. Kriterion: Journal of Philosophy 6 (1):13-17.
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  21. Alex Burri (1993). Relativismus, Realismus, Mathematik. Grazer Philosophische Studien 44:293-312.
    Relativisten betrachten die unterschiedlichen logischen und mathematischen Axiomensysteme als prinzipiell gleichwertige Darstellungsmittel, deren Anwendung sich nur pragmatisch rechtfertigen läßt. Nach realistischer Deutung haben aber zumindest einige Axiomensysteme als objektiv zu gelten. Allerdings vermögen die Gründe, die die beiden wichtigsten Verfechter des Realismus, Frege und Gödel, für die Objektivität vorgebracht haben, nicht zu überzeugen. Dessen ungeachtet erweist sich, wie zum Schluß argumentiert wird, eine realistische Philosophie der Mathematik als unumgängüch.
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  22. Alex Burri & Jürg Burri (eds.) (1993). Relativismus Und Kontextualismus: Festschrift Für Henri Lauener. Rodopi.
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/Contents: H.G. CALLAWAY: Open Transcendentalism and the Normative Character of Methodology. Roger F. GIBSON: Two Conceptions of Philosophy. Jürg FREUDIGER: Quine und die Unterdeterminiertheit empirischer Theorien. David PEARS: The Ego and the Eye: Wittgenstein's Use of an Analogy. Guido KÜNG: Welterkennen und Textinterpretation bei Roman Ingarden und Nelson Goodman. Barry SMITH: Putting the World Back into Semantics. Herbert STACHOWIAK: Offen für Ophelia? Paul GOCHET & Michel KEFER: Henri Lauener's Open Transcendentalism. Rudolf HALLER: Zum Problem des Relativismus in der Philosophie. Andreas (...)
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  23. Henri Lauener, Alex Burri & Jürg Freudiger (1993). Relativismus Und Kontestualismus Festschrift Für Henri Lauener = Relativism and Contextualism : Essays in Honor of Henri Lauener. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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  24. Alex Burri (1992). Hegel über unmittelbares Wissen. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 40 (6):666-669.
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  25. Alex Burri (1992). The Linguistic Winding Road. Dialectica 46 (3‐4):215-224.
    SummaryThe aim of this paper is to put the linguistic turn into a broader context.
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  26. Franz Balsiger & Alex Burri (1990). Sind Die Klassische Mechanik Und Die Spezielle Relativitätstheorie Kommensurabel? Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 21 (1):157 - 162.
    Are Classical Mechanics and the Special Theory of Relativity Commensurable? In its first part, this paper shows why a recently made attempt to reduce the special theory of relativity to Newtonian kinematics is bound to fail. In the second part, we propose a differentiated notion of incommensurability which enables us to amend the contention that the special theory of relatively and Newtonian kinematics are "incommensurable".
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  27. Alex Burri & Jürg Freudiger (1990). Zur Analytizität Hypothetischer Imperative. Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 44 (1):98 - 105.