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  1. Arnold Koslow (forthcoming). The Modality and Non-Extensionality of the Quantifiers. Synthese:1-10.
    We shall try to defend two non-standard views that run counter to two well-entrenched familiar views. The standard views are (1) the universal and existential quantifiers of first-order logic are not modal operators, and (2) the quantifiers are extensional. If that is correct then the counterclaims create genuine problems for some traditional philosophical doctrines.
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  2. Arnold Koslow (2013). The Explanation of Laws. Journal of Philosophy 109 (8/9):479-502.
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  3. Arnold Koslow (2012). The Explanation of Laws: Some Unfinished Business. Journal of Philosophy 109 (8-9):479-502.
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  4. Arnold Koslow (2011). Carnap's Problem: What is It Like to Be a Normal Interpretation of Classical Logic? Abstracta 6 (1):117-135.
    Carnap in the 1930s discovered that there were non-normal interpretations of classical logic - ones for which negation and conjunction are not truth-functional so that a statement and its negation could have the same truth value, and a disjunction of two false sentences could be true. Church ar-gued that this did not call for a revision of classical logic. More recent writers seem to disa-gree. We provide a definition of "non-normal interpretation" and argue that Church was right, and in fact, (...)
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  5. Arnold Koslow (2010). Theories and Their Worth. Journal of Philosophy 107 (12):616-647.
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  6. Arnold Koslow (2007). Structuralist Logic: Implications, Inferences, and Consequences. [REVIEW] Logica Universalis 1 (1):167-181.
    . On a structuralist account of logic, the logical operators, as well as modal operators are defined by the specific ways that they interact with respect to implication. As a consequence, the same logical operator (conjunction, negation etc.) can appear to be very different with a variation in the implication relation of a structure. We illustrate this idea by showing that certain operators that are usually regarded as extra-logical concepts (Tarskian algebraic operations on theories, mereological sum, products and negates of (...)
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  7. Arnold Koslow (2006). The Representational Inadequacy of Ramsey Sentences. Theoria 72 (2):100-125.
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  8. Michael Dickson, Don Howard, Scott Tanona, Mathias Frisch, Eric Winsberg, Arnold Koslow, Paul Teller, Ronald N. Giere, Mary S. Morgan & Mauricio Suárez (2004). 1. Preface Preface (P. Vii). Philosophy of Science 71 (5).
     
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  9. Arnold Koslow (2004). Laws and Possibilities. Philosophy of Science 71 (5):719-729.
    The initial part of this paper explores and rejects three standard views of how scientific laws might be systematically connected with physical necessity or possibility. The first concerns laws and their consequences, the second concerns the so‐called counterfactual connection, and the third concerns a possible worlds construction of physical necessity. The remaining part introduces a neglected notion of possibility, and, with the aid of some examples, illustrates the special way in which laws reduce or narrow down possibilities.
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  10. Arnold Koslow (2003). Laws, Explanations and the Reduction of Possibilities. In Hallvard Lillehammer & Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra (eds.), Real Metaphysics. Routledge. 169--183.
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  11. Arnold Koslow (2000). Truthlike and Truthful Operators. In Gila Sher & Richard L. Tieszen (eds.), Between Logic and Intuition: Essays in Honor of Charles Parsons. Cambridge University Press. 27.
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  12. Arnold Koslow (1992/2005). A Structuralist Theory of Logic. Cambridge University Press.
    Professor Koslow advances a new account of the basic concepts of logic. A central feature of the theory is that it does not require the elements of logic to be based on a formal language. Rather, it uses a general notion of implication as a way of organizing the formal results of various systems of logic in a simple, but insightful way. The study has four parts. In the first two parts the various sources of the general concept of an (...)
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  13. Arnold Koslow (1982). Quantity and Quality: Some Aspects of Measurement. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:183 - 198.
    A description is given of the quantitative-qualitative distinction for terms in theories of measurable attributes, and, adjoined to that account, a suggestion is made concerning the sense in which empirical relational systems have an empirical attribute as their topic or focus. Since this characterization of quantitative terms, relative to a partition, makes no explicit reference to numbers, concatenation operations, or ordering relations, we show how our results are related to some standard theorems in the literature. Analogs of representation and uniqueness (...)
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  14. Arnold Koslow (1976). Ontological and Ideological Issues of the Classical Theory of Space and Time. In Peter K. Machamer & Robert G. Turnbull (eds.), Motion and Time, Space and Matter. Ohio State University Press. 224--263.
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  15. Arnold Koslow (1975). More on 19(K). Journal of Chinese Philosophy 2 (2):181-196.
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  16. Arnold Koslow (1970). Review: Rolf Schock, Some Definitions of Subjunctive Implication, of Counterfactual Implication, and of Related Concepts; Rolf Schock, A Note on Subjunctive and Counterfactual Implication. [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 35 (2):319-319.
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  17. Arnold Koslow (1970). Review: Rolf Schock, A Definition of Event and Some of Its Applications. [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 35 (2):319-320.
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  18. Arnold Koslow (1970). Review: Rolf Schock, On Determinism, the Universe, and Related Concepts. [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 35 (4):577-578.
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  19. Arnold Koslow (1969). The Law of Inertia: Some Remarks on Its Structure and Significance. In Ernest Nagel, Sidney Morgenbesser, Patrick Suppes & Morton Gabriel White (eds.), Philosophy, Science, and Method. New York, St. Martin's Press.
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