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  1. Charles S. Chihara & Brian Skyrms (forthcoming). An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science. Synthese.
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  2. Charles Chihara (2010). New Directions for Nominalist Philosophers of Mathematics. Synthese 176 (2):153 - 175.
    The present paper will argue that, for too long, many nominalists have concentrated their researches on the question of whether one could make sense of applications of mathematics (especially in science) without presupposing the existence of mathematical objects. This was, no doubt, due to the enormous influence of Quine's "Indispensability Argument", which challenged the nominalist to come up with an explanation of how science could be done without referring to, or quantifying over, mathematical objects. I shall admonish nominalists to enlarge (...)
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  3. Charles Chihara (2008). 4. Quine's Lecture on Nominalism From the Perspective of a Nominalist. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics: Volume 4 4:79.
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  4. Charles Chihara (2007). The Burgess-Rosen Critique of Nominalistic Reconstructions. Philosophia Mathematica 15 (1):54--78.
    In the final chapter of their book A Subject With No Object, John Burgess and Gideon Rosen raise the question of the value of the nominalistic reconstructions of mathematics that have been put forward in recent years, asking specifically what this body of work is good for. The authors conclude that these reconstructions are all inferior to current versions of mathematics (or science) and make no advances in science. This paper investigates the reasoning that led to such a negative appraisal, (...)
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  5. Charles S. Chihara (2006). Burgess's `Scientific' Arguments for the Existence of Mathematical Objects. Philosophia Mathematica 14 (3):318-337.
    This paper addresses John Burgess's answer to the ‘Benacerraf Problem’: How could we come justifiably to believe anything implying that there are numbers, given that it does not make sense to ascribe location or causal powers to numbers? Burgess responds that we should look at how mathematicians come to accept: There are prime numbers greater than 1010That, according to Burgess, is how one can come justifiably to believe something implying that there are numbers. This paper investigates what lies behind Burgess's (...)
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  6. Charles Chihara (2005). Nominalism. In Stewart Shapiro (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic. Oxford University Press. 483--514.
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  7. Charles Chihara (2004). A Structural Account of Mathematics. Clarendon Press.
    A Structural Account of Mathematics will be required reading for anyone working in this field.
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  8. Charles Chihara (2003). Review of Alvin Plantinga, Matthew Davidson (Ed.), Essays in the Metaphysics of Modality. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2003 (6).
    This book consists of an introduction by the editor, eleven of Plantinga’s previously published pieces, and an index. The previously published works are presented in the following chronological order: “De Re et De Dicto” (1969); “World and Essence” (1970); “Transworld Identity or Worldbound Individuals?” (1973); Chapter VIII of The Nature of Necessity (1974); “Actualism and Possible Worlds” (1976); “The Boethian Compromise” (1978); “De Essentia” (1979); “On Existentialism” (1983); “Reply to John L. Pollock” (1985); “Two Concepts of Modality: Modal Realism and (...)
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  9. Charles Chihara (1999). Frege's and Bolzano's Rationalist Conceptions of Arithmetic/Les Conceptions Rationalistes En Arithmétique de Frege Et Bolzano. Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 52 (3):343-362.
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  10. Charles Chihara (1998). Tarski's Thesis and the Ontology of Mathematics. In Matthias Schirn (ed.), The Philosophy of Mathematics Today. Clarendon Press. 157--172.
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  11. Charles S. Chihara (1998). The Worlds of Possibility: Modal Realism and the Semantics of Modal Logic. Oxford University Press.
    A powerful challenge to some highly influential theories, this book offers a thorough critical exposition of modal realism, the philosophical doctrine that many possible worlds exist of which our own universe is just one. Chihara challenges this claim and offers a new argument for modality without worlds.
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  12. Charles S. Chihara (1995). The Mystery of Julius: A Paradox in Decision Theory. Philosophical Studies 80 (1):1 - 16.
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  13. Charles Chihara (1994). The Howson-Urbach Proofs of Bayesian Principles. In Ellery Eells, Brian Skyrms & Ernest W. Adams (eds.), Probability and Conditionals: Belief Revision and Rational Decision. Cambridge University Press. 161--178.
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  14. Charles S. Chihara (1994). The Many Persons Problem. Philosophical Studies 76 (1):45 - 49.
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  15. Charles Chihara & Carol Chihara (1993). A Biological Objection to Constructive Empiricism. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 44 (4):653-658.
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  16. Charles S. Chihara (1990). Constructibility and Mathematical Existence. Oxford University Press.
    Chihara here develops a mathematical system in which there are no existence assertions but only assertions of the constructibility of certain sorts of things. He utilizes this system in the analysis of the nature of mathematics, and discusses many recent works in the philosophy of mathematics from the viewpoint of the constructibility theory developed. This innovative analysis will appeal to mathematicians and philosophers of logic, mathematics, and science.
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  17. Charles Chihara (1989). Tharp's 'Myth and Mathematics'. Synthese 81 (2):153 - 165.
  18. Charles Chihara & Brian Skyrms (1989). Guest Editors' Preface. Synthese 81 (2):139-139.
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  19. Charles S. Chihara & Donald A. Gillies (1988). An Interchange on the Popper-Miller Argument. Philosophical Studies 54 (1):1 - 8.
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  20. Charles S. Chihara (1987). Some Problems for Bayesian Confirmation Theory. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 38 (4):551-560.
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  21. Charles S. Chihara (1985). Horwich's Justification of Induction. Philosophical Studies 48 (1):107 - 110.
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  22. Charles S. Chihara (1985). Olin, Quine, and the Surprise Examination. Philosophical Studies 47 (2):191 - 199.
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  23. Charles S. Chihara (1984). A Simple Type Theory Without Platonic Domains. Journal of Philosophical Logic 13 (3):249 - 283.
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  24. Charles S. Chihara (1984). Priest, the Liar, and Gödel. Journal of Philosophical Logic 13 (2):117 - 124.
  25. Charles S. Chihara (1984). The Semantic Paradoxes: Some Second Thoughts. Philosophical Studies 45 (2):223 - 229.
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  26. Charles S. Chihara (1982). A Gödelian Thesis Regarding Mathematical Objects: Do They Exist? And Can We Perceive Them? Philosophical Review 91 (2):211-227.
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  27. Charles S. Chihara (1982). The Wright-Wing Defense of Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Logic. Philosophical Review 91 (1):99-108.
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  28. Charles Chihara (1981). Quine and the Confirmational Paradoxes. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 6 (1):425-452.
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  29. Charles Chihara (1979). The Semantic Paradoxes: A Diagnostic Investigation. Philosophical Review 88 (4):590-618.
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  30. Ralph Kennedy & Charles Chihara (1979). The Dutch Book Argument: Its Logical Flaws, its Subjective Sources. Philosophical Studies 36 (1):19 - 33.
  31. Ralph Kennedy & Charles Chihara (1978). Beyond Zabludowskian Competitors: A New Theory of Projectibility. Philosophical Studies 33 (3):229 - 253.
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  32. Charles S. Chihara (1977). Wittgenstein's Analysis of the Paradoxes in His Lectures on the Foundations of Mathematics. Philosophical Review 86 (3):365-381.
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  33. Ralph Kennedy & Charles Chihara (1977). The Principle of Wanton Embedding. Journal of Philosophy 74 (9):539-540.
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  34. Charles S. Chihara (1976). Cohen's Defense of Cook. Philosophical Studies 29 (5):353 - 355.
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  35. Charles S. Chihara (1976). Truth, Meaning, and Paradox. Noûs 10 (3):305-311.
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  36. Jonathan Berg & Charles Chihara (1975). Church's Thesis Misconstrued. Philosophical Studies 28 (5):357 - 362.
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  37. Charles S. Chihara (1975). Davidson's Extensional Theory of Meaning. Philosophical Studies 28 (1):1 - 15.
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  38. Ralph Kennedy & Charles Chihara (1975). An Improvement on Zabludowski's Critique of Goodman's Theory of Projection. Journal of Philosophy 72 (5):137-141.
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  39. James McLelland & Charles Chihara (1975). The Surprise Examination Paradox. Journal of Philosophical Logic 4 (1):71 - 89.
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  40. Charles Chihara (1973). Operationalism and Ordinary Language Revisited. Philosophical Studies 24 (3):137 - 157.
    In "human beings", "studies in the philosophy of wittgenstein" (ed. By p winch), J cook presents a radical solution to the problem of other minds and then suggests that this treatment of the problem is to be found in the writings of wittgenstein. According to cook's interpretation, Wittgenstein's analysis of the problem does not involve in any essential way any special doctrines about criteria, Nor does it commit him to any form of behaviorism. In the course of arguing these theses, (...)
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  41. Charles S. Chihara (1973). Ontology and the Vicious-Circle Principle. Ithaca [N.Y.]Cornell University Press.
  42. Charles S. Chihara (1968). Our Ontological Commitment to Universals. Noûs 2 (1):25-46.
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  43. Charles S. Chihara (1965). On the Possibility of Completing an Infinite Process. Philosophical Review 74 (1):74-87.
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  44. Charles S. Chihara (1963). Mathematical Discovery and Concept Formation. Philosophical Review 72 (1):17-34.
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  45. Charles S. Chihara (1961). Wittgenstein and Logical Compulsion. Analysis 21 (6):136 - 140.
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