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  1. P. J. J. M. Bakker, S. W. De Boer & C. H. Leijenhorst, Psychology and the Other Disciplines. A Case of Cross-Disciplinary Interaction (1250-1750).
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  2. Steven E. Boër (2009). Propositions and the Substitution Anomaly. Journal of Philosophical Logic 38 (5):549 - 586.
    The Substitution Anomaly is the failure of intuitively coreferential expressions of the corresponding forms “that S” and “the proposition that S” to be intersubstitutable salva veritate under certain ‘selective’ attitudinal verbs that grammatically accept both sorts of terms as complements. The Substitution Anomaly poses a direct threat to the basic assumptions of Millianism, which predict the interchangeability of “that S” and “the proposition that S”. Jeffrey King has argued persuasively that the most plausible Millian solution is to treat the selective (...)
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  3. Steven E. Boër (2007). Thought-Contents: On the Ontology of Belief and the Semantics of Belief Attribution. Springer.
    This book provides a formal ontology of senses and the belief-relation that grounds the distinction between de dicto, de re, and de se beliefs as well as the opacity of belief reports. According to this ontology, the relata of the belief-relation are an agent and a special sort of object-dependent sense (a "thought-content"), the latter being an "abstract" property encoding various syntactic and semantic constraints on sentences of a language of thought. One bears the belief-relation to a thought-content T just (...)
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  4. S. E. Boer (2005). Review: The Magic Prism: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language. [REVIEW] Mind 114 (455):791-796.
    The late 20th century saw great movement in the philosophy of language, often critical of the fathers of the subject-Gottlieb Frege and Bertrand Russell-but sometimes supportive of (or even defensive about) the work of the fathers. Howard Wettstein's sympathies lie with the critics. But he says that they have often misconceived their critical project, treating it in ways that are technically focused and that miss the deeper implications of their revolutionary challenge. Wettstein argues that Wittgenstein-a figure with whom the critics (...)
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  5. Steven E. Boër (2003). Thought-Contents and the Formal Ontology of Sense. Journal of Philosophical Logic 32 (1):43-114.
    This paper articulates a formal theory of belief incorporating three key theses: (1) belief is a dyadic relation between an agent and a property; (2) this property is not the belief's truth condition (i.e., the intuitively self-ascribed property which the agent must exemplify for the belief to be true) but is instead a certain abstract property (a "thought-content") which contains a way of thinking of that truth condition; (3) for an agent a to have a belief "about" such-and-such items it (...)
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  6. Steven E. Boër (2002). On the Multiple Relation Theory of Judgment. Erkenntnis 56 (2):181 - 214.
    The aim of this paper is to show how, by developing apparatus that has roots in Russell's own early work, it is possible to vindicate a version of his notorious "multiple relation" theory of judgment by formally reducing it to a plausible representationalist theory. Various adequacy conditions on such a reductive vindication are introduced and motivated. The theories in question are then axiomatized, and bridge principles are provided to effect the desired reduction. Finally, the reduction is shown to be a (...)
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  7. S. E. Boer (2001). A Slim Book About Narrow Content. Gabriel M. A. Segal. Mind 110 (440):1115-1119.
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  8. Steven E. Boër (2001). A Slim Book About Narrow Content. Gabriel M. A. Segal. Mind 110 (440):1115-1119.
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  9. Steven E. Boër (2000). Unmentionables and Ineffables: An Interpretation of Some Fregean Metaphysical and Semantical Discourse. [REVIEW] Philosophical Studies 97 (1):53-96.
  10. Steven E. Boer (1995). Propositional Attitudes and Compositional Semantics. Philosophical Perspectives 9:341-380.
  11. Steven E. Boër (1994). Propositional Attitudes and Formal Ontology. Synthese 98 (2):187 - 242.
    This paper develops — within an axiomatic theory of properties, relations, and propositions which accords them well-defined existence and identity conditions — a sententialist-functionalist account of belief as a symbolically mediated relation to a special kind of propositional entity, theproxy-encoding abstract proposition. It is then shown how, in terms of this account, the truth conditions of English belief reports may be captured in a formally precise and empirically adequate way that accords genuinely semantic status to familiar opacity data.
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  12. Steven E. Boër (1990). Object-Dependent Thoughts. Philosophical Studies 58 (1-2):51 - 85.
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  13. Steven E. Boer (1989). Neo-Fregean Thoughts. Philosophical Perspectives 3:187-224.
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  14. Steven E. Boër & William G. Lycan (1987). “Yes, Who?” Reply to Yagisawa. Philosophia 17 (2):187-190.
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  15. Steven Boër & William Lycan (1986). Knowing Who. MIT Press.
  16. Steven Boër (1985). Substance and Kind: Reflections on New Theory of Reference. In B. K. Matilal & J. L. Shaw (eds.), Analytical Philosophy in Comparative Perspective. D. Reidel. 103-50.
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  17. Steven E. Boër (1980). Ways of Meaning. Linguistics and Philosophy 4 (1):141-156.
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  18. Steven E. Boer & W. G. Lycan (1980). Who, Me? Philosophical Review 89 (3):427--66.
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  19. Steven E. Boër & William G. Lycan (1980). A Performadox in Truth-Conditional Semantics. Linguistics and Philosophy 4 (1):71 - 100.
    An argument is developed at some length to show that any semantical theory which treats superficially nonperformative sentences as being governed by performative prefaces at some level of underlying structure must either leave those sentences semantically uninterpreted or assign them the wrong truth-conditions. Several possible escapes from this dilemma are examined; it is tentatively concluded that such hypotheses as the Ross-Lakoff-Sadock Performative Analysis should be rejected despite their attractions.
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  20. Steven E. Boër & William G. Lycan (1980). Who, Me? Philosophical Review 89 (3):427 - 466.
  21. Steven E. Boër & William G. Lycan (1980). ``Who, Me?&Quot. Philosophical Review 89:427-466.
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  22. Steven E. Böer (1979). Meaning and Contrastive Stress. Philosophical Review 88 (2):263-298.
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  23. Steven E. Boer (1979). Meaning and Contrastive Stress. Philosophical Review 88 (2):263 - 298.
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  24. Steven E. Boër & Roy Edelstein (1979). Some Numerical Constructions in English. Journal of Philosophical Logic 8 (1):261 - 288.
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  25. Steven E. Boër (1978). Proper Names and Formal Semiotic. Synthese 38 (1):73 - 112.
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  26. Steven E. Boër (1978). The Irrelevance of the Free Will Defence. Analysis 38 (2):110 - 112.
  27. Steven E. Boër (1978). 'Who' and 'Whether': Towards a Theory of Indirect Question Clauses. [REVIEW] Linguistics and Philosophy 2 (3):307 - 345.
    This paper shows in detail how the formal semiotic of M. J. Cresswell [6] may be extended to provide an account of indirect question clauses in English. The resulting account is compared at various points with the theory recently propounded by Karttunen [12] and is argued to have two major advantages over the latter in that (i) it accommodates the manifest teleological relativity of who-clauses, and (ii) it avoids the need for categorial segregation of sentence-taking verbs from wh-clause-taking verbs while (...)
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  28. Steven E. Boër (1978). Attributive Names. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 19 (1):177-185.
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  29. Steven E. Boër (1977). Logical Truth and Indeterminacy. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 18 (1):85-94.
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  30. Steven E. Boer (1975). Redmon on `Exists'. Mind 84 (334):263-267.
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  31. Steven E. Boër (1975). Co-Reference and the Identity of Propositions. Philosophia 5 (4):467-475.
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  32. Steven E. Boër (1975). Proper Names as Predicates. Philosophical Studies 27 (6):389 - 400.
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  33. Steven E. Boër (1975). Reflections on Evaluative Asymmetry. Ethics 85 (4):343-348.
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  34. Steven E. Boër (1975). Redmon on `Exists'. Mind 84 (334):263 - 267.
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  35. Steven E. Boer (1975). Reflections on Evaluative Asymmetry. Ethics 85 (4):343 - 348.
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  36. Steven E. Boër & William G. Lycan (1975). Knowing Who. Philosophical Studies 28 (5):299 - 344.
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  37. Steven E. Boër & George S. Pappas (1975). The Epistemology of Speaker-Meaning. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 53 (3):204 – 219.
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  38. Steven E. Boer (1974). Speech Acts and Constitutive Rules. Journal of Philosophy 71 (6):169-174.
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  39. Steven E. Boër (1974). Cluster-Concepts and Sufficiency Definitions. Philosophical Studies 26 (2):119 - 125.
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  40. Steven E. Boër (1974). Cornman on Designation Rules. Philosophical Studies 26 (3-4):271 - 278.
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  41. Steven E. Boër (1974). Landesman on Conventions. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 52 (1):63 – 67.
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  42. Steven E. Boër (1974). The 'Sense' of Proper Names: A Demurrer. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 52 (3):232 – 236.
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  43. Steven E. Boër (1973). Russell on Classes as Logical Fictions. Analysis 33 (6):206 - 208.
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  44. Steven E. Boer (1972). Reference and Identifying Descriptions. Philosophical Review 81 (2):208-228.
  45. Steven E. Boër (1972). On Searle's Analysis of Reference. Analysis 32 (5):154 - 159.
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