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  1. B. H. Slater, Motivation by de Se Beliefs.
    I have become more convinced, over the years, by the truth of Wittgenstein’s characterisation of philosophy as arising through misconceptions of grammar. Such a misconception of grammar characterises a very popular approach to indexicality which has been current since the 1970s, stemming from the work of Casteñeda, and Kaplan. Gareth Evans was inclined to allow, for instance, that one could say ‘“To the left (I am hot)” is true, as uttered by x at t iff there is someone moderately near (...)
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  2. B. H. Slater (forthcoming). Namely-Riders: An Update. Electronic Journal of Analytic Philosophy.
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  3. B. H. Slater (forthcoming). Self-Reference with Operators. Logique Et Analyse.
     
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  4. B. H. Slater (2006). Grammar and Sets. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 84 (1):59 – 73.
    'Philosophy arises through misconceptions of grammar', said Wittgenstein. Few people have believed him, and probably none, therefore, working in the area of the philosophy of mathematics. Yet his assertion is most evidently the case in the philosophy of Set Theory, as this paper demonstrates (see also Rodych 2000). The motivation for twentieth century Set Theory has rested on the belief that everything in Mathematics can be defined in terms of sets [Maddy 1994: 4]. But not only are there notable items (...)
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  5. B. H. Slater (2005). Logic and Arithmetic. In L. Behounek & M. Bilkova (eds.), The Logica Yearbook 2004. Praha: Filosofia.
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  6. B. H. Slater (2005). The Epsilon Logic of Fictions. In John Woods, Kent A. Peacock & A. D. Irvine (eds.), Mistakes of Reason: Essays in Honour of John Woods. University of Toronto Press. 33--48.
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  7. B. H. Slater (2004). Ramsey's Tests. Synthese 141 (3):431 - 444.
    This paper starts by criticising some olderaccounts of conditionals based on the so-called `Ramsey Test', and ends by proposing their replacement, in part with a material account, in part with a probabilistic account using epsilon terms. The combined replacement is in fact closer to Ramsey's ideas. But there is also a resemblance between the latter and a more recent account of conditionals, which relates some of them to causality. The comparison (...)
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  8. B. H. Slater (2002). Syntactic Liars. Analysis 62 (274):107–109.
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  9. B. H. Slater (2001). Prior's Analytic Revised. Analysis 61 (269):86–90.
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  10. B. H. Slater (2001). Seeing Pains. Grazer Philosophische Studien 62 (1):65-81.
    P.M.S. Hacker, recounting some of Wittgenstein's views, says (Hacker 1996, p134): [T]he pervasive conception of behaviour that has informed philosophical psychology for the last three centuries has misrepresented human behaviour as 'bare bodily movement', from which it is supposed we infer, by analogy or inference to best explanation, the inner state and so on from which the behaviour might be thought to arise … But we see the pain in a person's face hear the glee in his chortles, (...)
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  11. B. H. Slater (2000). Quantifier/Variable-Binding. Linguistics and Philosophy 23 (3):309-321.
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  12. B. H. Slater (1999). Attitudes De Dicto and De Se. Critica 31 (92):67 - 92.
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  13. B. H. Slater (1998). Peirce's Graphs Amended. History and Philosophy of Logic 19 (2):101-106.
    One of the claims made for C. S. Peirce's existential graphs has been that they are a deductively complete formulation of first-order logic with identity. As Peirce presented them, this is true only for certain versions of first-order logic :those which do not include terms for individuals. I amend Peirce's rules here, showing, in particular, how they are capable of demonstrating that, for instance, ?Jack is in the kitchen? contradicts ?Jack is not in the kitchen?
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  14. B. H. Slater (1997). De-Mystieylng Situations. Philosophical Papers 26 (2):165-178.
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  15. B. H. Slater (1997). Review of E. Eells and B. Skirms (Eds.), Probability and Conditionals, CUP, Cambridge. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 46:273-276.
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  16. B. H. Slater (1996). Non-Conditional 'If's. Ratio 9 (1):47-55.
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  17. B. H. Slater (1995). Paraconsistent Logics? Journal of Philosophical Logic 24 (4):451 - 454.
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  18. B. H. Slater (1994). The Epsilon Calculus' Problematic. Philosophical Papers 23 (3):217-242.
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  19. B. H. Slater (1994). Getting Kant Right. Synthese 99 (2):305 - 306.
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  20. B. H. Slater (1994). Some Wittgensteinian Theses Proved. Wittgenstein Studien 1 (2).
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  21. B. H. Slater (1993). Epsilon Identities. Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofía 16 (1):153-180.
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  22. B. H. Slater (1993). Farewell to Opacity. Dialectica 47 (1):37-53.
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  23. B. H. Slater (1993). Probabilistic Foundations for Operator Logic. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 44 (3):517-530.
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  24. B. H. Slater (1992). Routley's Formulation of Transparency. History and Philosophy of Logic 13 (2):215-224.
    Routley?s Formula says, for instance, that if it is believed there is a man then there is something which is believed to be a man. In this paper I defend the formula; first directly, but then by looking at work by Gensler and Hintikka against it, and at the original work of Routley, Meyer and Goddard for it. The argument ultimately reduces to a central point about the extensionality of objects in Routley, Meyer and Goddard?s intensional system, i.e. in its (...)
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  25. B. H. Slater (1992). Conditional Logic. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 70 (1):76 – 81.
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  26. B. H. Slater (1992). Descriptive Opacity. Philosophical Studies 66 (2):167 - 181.
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  27. B. H. Slater (1992). Thought Unlimited. Mind 101 (402):347-353.
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  28. B. H. Slater (1991). Liar Syllogisms and Related Paradoxes. Analysis 51 (3):146 - 153.
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  29. B. H. Slater (1991). The Epsilon Calculus and its Applications. Grazer Philosophische Studien 41:175-205.
    The paper presents and applies Hilbert's Epsilon Calculus, first describing its standard proof theory, and giving it an intensional semantics. These are contrasted with the proof theory of Fregean Predicate Logic, and the traditional (extensional) choice function semantics for the calculus. The semantics provided show that epsilon terms are referring terms in Donnellan's sense, enabling the symbolisation and validation of argument forms involving E-type pronouns, both in extensional and intensional contexts. By providing for transparency in intensional constructions they support a (...)
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  30. B. H. Slater (1990). Using Hilbert's Calculus'. Logique Et Analyse 129 (130):45-67.
     
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  31. B. H. Slater (1989). Hilbertian Tense Logic. Philosophia 19 (1):96-96.
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  32. B. H. Slater (1989). Modal Semantics. Logique Et Analyse 127 (8):195-209.
     
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  33. B. H. Slater (1989). Prior and Cresswell on Indirect Speech. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 67 (1):25 – 36.
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  34. B. H. Slater (1988). Contradiction and Freedom. Philosophy 63 (245):317 - 330.
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  35. B. H. Slater (1988). Excluding the Middle. Critica 20 (60):55 - 71.
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  36. B. H. Slater (1988). Hilbertian Reference. Noûs 22 (2):283-297.
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  37. B. H. Slater (1988). Subjuntives. Critica 20 (58):97 - 106.
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  38. B. H. Slater (1988). Subjunctives. Critica 20 (58):97-106.
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  39. B. H. Slater (1987). Hilbertian Tense Logic. Philosophia 17 (4):96-96.
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  40. B. H. Slater (1986). A Defence of Linguistic Philosophy. Philosophical Investigations 9 (3):205-215.
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  41. B. H. Slater (1986). E-Type Pronouns And E-Terms. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 16 (March):27-38.
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  42. B. H. Slater (1986). Prior's Analytic. Analysis 46 (2):76 - 81.
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  43. B. H. Slater (1984). 'Experiencing' Architecture. Philosophy 59 (228):253 - 258.
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  44. B. H. Slater (1984). Sensible Self-Containment. Philosophical Quarterly 34 (135):163-164.
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  45. B. H. Slater (1982). Incomplete Assertions. Studia Logica 41 (2-3):293 - 296.
    Fregean logic has difficulty with certain arguments in which there is cross-reference between premises and conclusion. In this paper I describe a method of handling arguments of the troublesome kind: It involves replacing standard quantifiers with explicit existential statements, and turns standard logic into a free one. A validation procedure is provided for the logic.
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  46. B. H. Slater (1981). Direct Tableaux Proofs. Analysis 41 (4):192 - 194.
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  47. B. H. Slater (1980). Expressions of Ignorance. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 58 (1):47 – 53.
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  48. B. H. Slater (1979). “It's on the Middle of My Tongue”. Philosophical Investigations 2 (1):51-52.
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  49. B. H. Slater (1979). Wittgenstein's Later Logic. Philosophy 54 (208):199 - 209.
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  50. B. H. Slater (1979). Aristotle's Propositional Logic. Philosophical Studies 36 (1):35 - 49.
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