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  1. Alexander George, What’s Wrong with Intelligent Design, and with its Critics.
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  2. Alexander George (2012). Opening the Door to Cloud-Cuckoo-Land: Hempel and Kuhn on Rationality. Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy (4).
    A reading is offered of Carl Hempel’s and Thomas Kuhn’s positions on, and disagreements about, rationality in science that relates these issues to the debate between W.V. Quine and Rudolf Carnap on the analytic/synthetic distinction.
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  3. Alexander George (2011). Q Quine's Legacy. American Philosophical Quarterly 48 (3).
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  4. Alexander George & Elisa Mai (eds.) (2011). What Should I Do?: Philosophers on the Good, the Bad, and the Puzzling. Oxford University Press.
    What Should I Do? is a collection of some of the most interesting questions about ethics to have appeared on the website during its first five years.
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  5. Alexander George (2007). A Proof of Induction? Philosophers' Imprint 7 (2):1-5.
    Does the past rationally bear on the future? David Hume argued that we lack good reason to think that it does. He insisted in particular that we lack — and forever will lack — anything like a demonstrative proof of such a rational bearing. A surprising mathematical result can be read as an invitation to reconsider Hume's confidence.
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  6. Alexander George (2004). Linguistic Practice and its Discontents: Quine and Davidson on the Source of Sense. Philosophers' Imprint 4 (1):1-37.
    A rich tradition in philosophy takes truths about meaning to be wholly determined by how language is used; meanings do not guide use of language from behind the scenes, but instead are fixed by such use. Linguistic practice, on this conception, exhausts the facts to which the project of understanding another must be faithful. But how is linguistic practice to be characterized? No one has addressed this question more seriously than W. V. Quine, who sought for many years to formulate (...)
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  7. Alexander George (2002). Philosophies of Mathematics. Blackwell Publishers.
    This book provides an accessible, critical introduction to these three projects as it describes and investigates both their philosophical and their mathematical ...
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  8. Alexander George (2000). On Washing the Fur Without Wetting It: Quine, Carnap, and Analyticity. Mind 109 (433):1-24.
    Despite its centrality and its familiarity, W. V. Quine's dispute with Rudolf Carnap over the analytic/synthetic distinction has lacked a satisfactory analysis. The impasse is usually explained either by judging that Quine's arguments are in reality quite weak, or by concluding instead that Carnap was incapable of appreciating their strength. This is unsatisfactory, as is the fact that on these readings it is usually unclear why Quine's own position is not subject to some of the very same arguments. A satisfying (...)
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  9. Alexander George (2000). Quine and Observation. In. In A. Orenstein & Petr Kotatko (eds.), Knowledge, Language and Logic: Questions for Quine. Kluwer Academic Print on Demand. 21--45.
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  10. Alexander George & Daniel J. Velleman (1998). Two Conceptions of Natural Number. In H. G. Dales & Gianluigi Oliveri (eds.), Truth in Mathematics. Oxford University Press, Usa. 311.
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  11. Alexander George (1997). Has Dummett Over-Salted His Frege? Remarks on the Conveyability of Thought. In Richard Heck (ed.), Language, Thought, and Logic: Essays in Honour of Michael Dummett. Oxford University Press. 35--69.
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  12. Alexander George (1996). Katz Astray. Mind and Language 11 (3):295-305.
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  13. Alexander George (1996). Metaphysical Myths, Mathematical Practice. Philosophical Review 105 (1):89-91.
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  14. Alexander George (1994). Intuitionism and the Poverty of the Inference Argument. Topoi 13 (2):79-82.
    Intuitionism is occasionally advanced on the grounds that a classical understanding of mathematical discourse could not be acquired, given limitations of the experience available to the language learner. In this note, focusing on the acquisition of the universal quantifier, I argue that this route of attack against a classical construal results, at best, in a Pyrrhic victory. The conditions under which it is successful are such as to redound upon the tenability of intuitionism itself. Adjudication will not follow merely from (...)
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  15. Alexander George (ed.) (1994). Mathematics and Mind. Oxford University Press.
    Those inquiring into the nature of mind have long been interested in the foundations of mathematics, and conversely this branch of knowledge is distinctive in that our access to it is purely through thought. A better understanding of mathematical thought should clarify the conceptual foundations of mathematics, and a deeper grasp of the latter should in turn illuminate the powers of mind through which mathematics is made available to us. The link between conceptions of mind and of mathematics has been (...)
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  16. Alexander George (1993). How Not to Refute Realism. Journal of Philosophy 60 (2):53-72.
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  17. Alexander George (1990). 'Goldbach's Conjecture Can Be Decided in One Minute': On an Alleged Problem for Intuitionism. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 91:187 - 189.
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  18. Alexander George (1990). Whose Language is It Anyway? Some Notes on Idiolects. Philosophical Quarterly 40 (160):275-298.
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  19. Alexander George (1989). How Not to Become Confused About Linguistics. In A. George (ed.), Reflections on Chomsky. Blackwell. 90--110.
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  20. Alexander George (1988). Intuitionism, Excluded Middle and Decidability: A Response to Weir on Dummett: A Response to Weir on Dummett. Mind 97 (388):597-602.
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  21. Alexander George (1988). Intuitionism, Excluded Middle and Decidability: A Response to Weir on Dummett. Mind 97 (388):597-602.
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  22. Alexander George (1988). The Conveyability of Intuitionism, an Essay on Mathematical Cognition. Journal of Philosophical Logic 17 (2):133 - 156.
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  23. Alexander George (1987). Reveiw Discussion. Mind and Language 2 (2):155-164.
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  24. Alexander George (1987). Reply to Weir on Dummett and Intuitionism. Mind 96 (383):404-406.
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  25. Alexander George (1987). The Imprecision of Impredicativity. Mind 96 (384):514-518.
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  26. Alexander George (1986). Whence and Whither the Debate Between Quine and Chomsky? Journal of Philosophy 83 (9):489-499.
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  27. Alexander George (1985). Skolem and the Löwenheim-Skolem Theorem: A Case Study of the Philosophical Significance of Mathematical Results. History and Philosophy of Logic 6 (1):75-89.
    The dream of a community of philosophers engaged in inquiry with shared standards of evidence and justification has long been with us. It has led some thinkers puzzled by our mathematical experience to look to mathematics for adjudication between competing views. I am skeptical of this approach and consider Skolem's philosophical uses of the Löwenheim-Skolem Theorem to exemplify it. I argue that these uses invariably beg the questions at issue. I say ?uses?, because I claim further that Skolem shifted his (...)
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  28. Alexander George (1984). On Devitt on Dummett. Journal of Philosophy 81 (9):516-527.