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  1. Daniel Bonevac, Josh Dever & David Sosa (2006). The Conditional Fallacy. Philosophical Review 115 (3):273 - 316.
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    Daniel Bonevac & Hans Kamp (forthcoming). Quantifiers Defined by Parametric Extensions. Journal of Philosophical Logic:1-45.
    This paper develops a metaphysically flexible theory of quantification broad enough to incorporate many distinct theories of objects. Quite different, mutually incompatible conceptions of the nature of objects and of reference find representation within it. Some conceptions yield classical first-order logic; some yield weaker logics. Yet others yield notions of validity that are proper extensions of classical logic.
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  3. Daniel Bonevac (1998). Against Conditional Obligation. Noûs 32 (1):37-53.
    The crucial feature of obligation sentences to which the puzzles point is that such sentences, and evaluative sentences more generally, are defeasible. They may be warranted, given some information, only to be defeated by further information. A theory that recognizes this no longer needs to see conditional obligation as anything more than a simple combination of unary obligation and the conditional.
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  4. Daniel Bonevac, Josh Dever & and David Sosa (2006). The Conditional Fallacy. Philosophical Review 115 (3):273-316.
    To say that this lump of sugar is soluble is to say that it would dissolve, if submerged anywhere, at any time and in any parcel of water. To say that this sleeper knows French, is to say that if, for example, he is ever addressed in French, or shown any French newspaper, he responds pertinently in French, acts appropriately or translates correctly into his own tongue.
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  5. T. K. Seung & Daniel Bonevac (1992). Plural Values and Indeterminate Rankings. Ethics 102 (4):799-813.
  6. Daniel Bonevac (1984). Systems of Substitutional Semantics. Philosophy of Science 51 (4):631-656.
    I investigate substitutional interpretations of quantifiers that count existential sentences true just in case they have true instances in a parametric extension of the language. I devise a semantics meeting four criteria: (1) it accounts adequately for natural language quantification; (2) it provides an account of justification in abstract sciences; (3) it constitutes a continuous semantics for natural and formal languages; and (4) it is purely substitutional, containing no appeal to referential interpretations. The prospects for a purely substitutional theory of (...)
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  7. Daniel Bonevac (2002). Sellars Vs. The Given. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 64 (1):1-30.
    John McDowell, Richard Rorty, and Robert Brandom invoke Sellars’s arguments against the Myth of the Given as having shown that the Given is nothing more than a myth. But most of Sellars’s arguments attack logical atomism, not the framework of givenness as such. Moreover, they do not succeed. At crucial points the arguments confuse the perspectives of a knower and those attributing knowledge to a knower. Only one argument-the “inconsistent triad” argument-addresses the Myth of the Given as such, and there (...)
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    Daniel Bonevac & Theologica Ia (forthcoming). Two Theories of Analogical Predication. Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion.
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  9. Josh Dever, David Sosa & Daniel Bonevac, Unconditionals.
    Conditionality is a modal feature (in only the trivial sense, in the case of the material conditional). For φ to be conditioned on ψ is for the appearance of φ and ψ to be connected in some way over some region of modal space.
     
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    Daniel Bonevac (2011). The Argument From Miracles. Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion 3:16-40.
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    Nicholas Asher & Daniel Bonevac (2005). Free Choice Permission is Strong Permission. Synthese 145 (3):303 - 323.
    Free choice permission, a crucial test case concerning the semantics/ pragmatics boundary, usually receives a pragmatic treatment. But its pragmatic features follow from its semantics. We observe that free choice inferences are defeasible, and defend a semantics of free choice permission as strong permission expressed in terms of a modal conditional in a nonmonotonic logic.
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    Daniel Bonevac (2012). Logic and How It Gets That Way. Analysis 72 (2):380 - 386.
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    Daniel Bonevac, Two Dogmas of Empiricism 1a.
    Modern empiricism has been conditioned in large part by two dogmas. One is a belief in some fundamental cleavage between truths which are analytic, or grounded in meanings independently of matters of fact and truths which are synthetic, or grounded in fact. The other dogma is reductionism: the belief that each meaningful statement is equivalent to some logical construct upon terms which refer to immediate experience. Both dogmas, I shall argue, are ill founded. One effect of abandoning them is, as (...)
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    Nicholas M. Asher & Daniel Bonevac (1985). How Extension Al is Extensional Perception? Linguistics and Philosophy 8 (2):203 - 228.
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    Daniel Bonevac (1982). Kant on Existence and Modality. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 64 (3):289-300.
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    Daniel A. Bonevac (2003). Deduction: Introductory Symbolic Logic. Blackwell Pub..
    New features in this edition, in addition to truth tree systems for classical and nonclassical logics, include new and simpler rules for modal logic, deontic ...
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    Nicholas Asher & Daniel Bonevac (1996). Prima Facie Obligation. Studia Logica 57 (1):19-45.
    This paper presents a nonmonotonic deontic logic based on commonsense entailment. It establishes criteria a successful account of obligation should satisfy, and develops a theory that satisfies them. The theory includes two conditional notions of prima facie obligation. One is constitutive; the other is epistemic, and follows nonmonotonically from the constitutive notion. The paper defines unconditional notions of prima facie obligation in terms of the conditional notions.
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    Daniel Bonevac (1984). Mathematics and Metalogic. The Monist 67 (1):56-71.
    In this paper I shall attempt to outline a nominalistic theory of mathematical truth. I call my theory nominalistic because it avoids a real (see [4]) ontological commitment to abstract entities. Traditionally, nominalists have found it difficult to justify any reference to infinite collections in mathematics. Even those who have tried to do so have typically restricted themselves to predicative and, thus, denumerable realms. I Indeed, many have linked impredicative definitions to platonism; nominalists have tended to agree with Weyl that (...)
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    Daniel Bonevac (2003). Pragma-Dialectics and Beyond. Argumentation 17 (4):451-459.
    Pragma-dialectics is dynamic, context-sensitive, and multi-agent; it promises theories of fallacy and argumentative structure. But pragma-dialectic theory and practice are not yet fully in harmony. Key definitions of the theory fall short of explicating the analyses that pragma-dialecticians actually do. Many discussions involve more than two participants with different and mutually incompatible standpoints. Success in such a discussion may be more than success against each opponent. Pragma-dialectics does well at analyzing arguments advanced by one party, directed at another party; it (...)
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    Nicholas Asher & Daniel Bonevac (1985). Situations and Events. Philosophical Studies 47 (1):57 - 77.
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    Daniel A. Bonevac (1988). Supervenience and Ontology. American Philosophical Quarterly 25 (January):37-47.
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    Daniel Bonevac (2008). Insensitive Semantics: A Defense of Semantic Minimalism and Speech Act Pluralism - by Herman Cappelen and Ernie Lepore. Philosophical Books 49 (2):157-161.
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    Daniel Bonevac, William James the Varieties of Religious Experience.
    Here is my copy of William James's The Varieties of Religious Experience . This classic book was first published in 1902, and has remained in print ever since. The basic issues James discusses here remain of vital concern to people in psychology and religion today. I encourage you to go to your local bookstore and buy a copy of this interesting book. (It is in the public domain, and quite reasonably..
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    Daniel Bonevac, 1898 the Monadology.
    1. The Monad, of which we shall here speak, is nothing but a simple substance, which enters into compounds. By 'simple' is meant 'without parts.' (Theod. 10.).
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    Daniel Bonevac (1984). Semantics for Clausally Complemented Verbs. Synthese 59 (2):187 - 218.
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    Daniel Bonevac (1995). Reduction in the Mind of God. In Elias E. Savellos & Ümit D. Yalçin (eds.), Supervenience: New Essays. Cambridge University Press 124--139.
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    Daniel Bonevac, A Defence of Common Sense.
    In what follows I have merely tried to state, one by one, some of the most important points in which my philosophical position differs from positions which have been taken up by some other philosophers. It may be that the points which I have had room to mention are not really the most important, and possibly some of them may be points as to which no philosopher has ever really differed from me. But, to the best of my belief, each (...)
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  28. Gerhard Preyer, Frank Siebelt, D. M. Armstrong, Jonathan Bennett, John Bigelow, Daniel Bonevac, Phillip Bricker, Peter Forrest, Terence Horgan, Harold W. Noonan, Paul Teller & Michael Tye (2001). Reality and Humean Supervenience: Essays on the Philosophy of David Lewis. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Reality and Humean Supervenience confronts the reader with central aspects in the philosophy of David Lewis, whose work in ontology, metaphysics, logic, probability, philosophy of mind, and language articulates a unique and systematic foundation for modern physicalism.
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    Daniel Bonevac (1991). Semantics and Supervenience. Synthese 87 (3):331 - 361.
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    Daniel Bonevac & T. K. Seung (1988). Conflict in Practical Reasoning. Philosophical Studies 53 (3):315 - 345.
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    Daniel Bonevac (2004). Reflection Without Equilibrium. Journal of Philosophy 101 (7):363 - 388.
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    Daniel Bonevac, Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology.
    Empiricists are in general rather suspicious with respect to any kind of abstract entities like properties, classes, relations, numbers, propositions, etc. They usually feel much more in sympathy with nominalists than with realists (in the medieval sense). As far as possible they try to avoid any reference to abstract entities and to restrict themselves to what is sometimes called a nominalistic language, i.e., one not containing such references. However, within certain scientific contexts it seems hardly possible to avoid them. In (...)
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    Nicholas Asher & Daniel Bonevac (1987). Determiners and Resource Situations. Linguistics and Philosophy 10 (4):567 - 596.
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    Daniel Bonevac (2001). Defeasibly Sufficient Reason. The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 2001:1-10.
    My aim is to show that supervenience claims follow from instances of a principle I call the principle of defeasibly sufficient reason. This principle construes the completeness of physics quite differently from strong or reductive physicalism and encodes both scientific and common sense patterns of explanation and justification. Rather than thoroughly defending the principle in the short space of this paper, I will sketch how one might defend it and a resulting fainthearted physicalism.
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    Daniel Bonevac, Apology.
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    Daniel Bonevac (1985). Quantity and Quantification. Noûs 19 (2):229-247.
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    Daniel Bonevac (2008). Rex Martin and David A. Reidy, Eds., Rawls's Law of Peoples: A Realistic Utopia? [REVIEW] Human Rights Review 9 (4):553-555.
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    Daniel Bonevac (1991). Ethical Impressionism: A Response to Braybrooke. Social Theory and Practice 17 (2):157-173.
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    Daniel Bonevac, Euthyphro.
    Commentary: Several comments have been posted about Euthyphro. Read them or add your own . Reader Recommendations: Recommend a Web site you feel is appropriate to this work, list recommended Web sites , or visit a random recommended Web site.
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    Daniel Bonevac, Carl Gustav Hempel (1905 - 1997).
    One of the leading member of logical positivism, he was born in Orianenburg, Germany, in 1905. Between March 17 and 24, 1982, Hempel gave an interview to Richard Nolan; the text of that interview was published for the first time in 1988 in Italian translation (Hempel, 'Autobiografia intellettuale' in Oltre il positivismo logico , Armando : Rome, Italy : 1988). This interview is the main source of the following biographical notes.
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    Daniel Bonevac (1990). Paradoxes of Fulfillment. Journal of Philosophical Logic 19 (3):229 - 252.
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    Daniel Bonevac (1983). Chellas on Conditional Obligation. Philosophical Studies 44 (2):247 - 255.
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    Daniel Bonevac, Meno.
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    Daniel Bonevac, Laches, or Courage.
    Lys. You have seen the exhibition of the man fighting in armour, Nicias and Laches, but we did not tell you at the time the reason why my friend Melesias and I asked you to go with us and see him. I think that we may as well confess what this was, for we certainly ought not to have any reserve with you. The reason was, that we were intending to ask your advice. Some laugh at the very notion of (...)
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  45. Daniel A. Bonevac (1982). Reduction in the Abstract Sciences.
     
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    Daniel Bonevac (1992). Edmund L. Pincoffs 1919-1991. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 65 (5):80 - 81.
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    Daniel Bonevac, The Refutation of Idealism.
    Modern Idealism, if it asserts any general conclusion about the universe at all, asserts that it is spiritual. There are two points about this assertion to which I wish to call attention. These points are that, whatever be its exact meaning, it is certainly meant to assert (1) that the universe is very different indeed from what it seems, and (2) that it has quite a large number of properties which it does not seem to have. Chairs and tables and (...)
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    Daniel Bonevac, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding.
    About the online edition. This was scanned from the 1910 edition and mechanically checked against a commercial copy of the text from CDROM. Differences were corrected against the paper edition. The text itself is thus a highly accurate rendition. The footnotes were entered manually.
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    Corrinne Bedecarre, Marilyn Friedman, Lisa M. Heldke, Robert C. Koons, Daniel Bonevac, Carol A. Mickett, Richard J. McGowan, Lynn Hankinson Nelson, Steven Yates & Leonard D. Katz (1993). Letters to the Editor. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 67 (1):23 - 36.
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    Daniel Bonevac (1983). Freedom and Truth in Mathematics. Erkenntnis 20 (1):93 - 102.
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