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  1. Douglas Eden Patterson (2006). Tarski on the Necessity Reading of Convention T. Synthese 151 (1):1 - 32.score: 870.0
    Tarski’s Convention T is often taken to claim that it is both sufficient and necessary for adequacy in a definition of truth that it imply instances of the T-schema where the embedded sentence translates the mentioned sentence. However, arguments against the necessity claim have recently appeared, and, furthermore, the necessity claim is actually not required for the indefinability results for which Tarski is justly famous; indeed, Tarski’s own presentation of the results in the later Undecidable Theories makes no mention of (...)
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  2. Douglas Eden Patterson (2006). Tarski, the Liar, and Inconsistent Languages. The Monist 89 (1):150-177.score: 870.0
  3. Douglas Patterson (2005). Deflationism and the Truth Conditional Theory of Meaning. Philosophical Studies 124 (3):271 - 294.score: 240.0
    Controversy has arisen of late over the claim that deflationism about truth requires that we explain meaning in terms of something other than truth-conditions. This controversy, it is argued, is due to unclarity as to whether the basic deflationary claim that a sentence and a sentence that attributes truth to it are equivalent in meaning is intended to involve the truth-predicate of the object language for which we develop an account of meaning, or is intended to involve the truth-predicate of (...)
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  4. Douglas Patterson (2008). Truth-Definitions and Definitional Truth. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 32 (1):313-328.score: 240.0
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  5. Douglas Patterson (2009). Inconsistency Theories of Semantic Paradox. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 79 (2):387 - 422.score: 240.0
    It is argued that a certain form of the view that the semantic paradoxes show that natural languages are "inconsistent" provides the best response to the semantic paradoxes. After extended discussions of the views of Kirk Ludwig and Matti Eklund, it is argued that in its strongest formulation the view maintains that understanding a natural language is sharing cognition of an inconsistent semantic theory for that language with other speakers. A number of aspects of this approach are discussed and a (...)
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  6. Douglas Patterson (2004). Correspondence and Metaphysics: Andrew Newman's the Correspondence Theory of Truth. Inquiry 47 (5):490 – 504.score: 240.0
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  7. Douglas Patterson (2002). Theories of Truth and Convention T. Philosophers' Imprint 2 (5):1-16.score: 240.0
    Partly due to the influence of Tarski's work, it is commonly assumed that any good theory of truth implies biconditionals of the sort mentioned in Convention T: instances of the T-Schema "s is true in L if and only if p" where the sentence substituted for "p" is equivalent in meaning to s. I argue that we must take care to distinguish the claim that implying such instances is sufficient for adequacy in an account of truth from the claim that (...)
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  8. Douglas Patterson (ed.) (2008). New Essays on Tarski and Philosophy. Oxford University Press.score: 240.0
    The essays can be seen as addressing Tarski's seminal treatment of four basic questions about logical consequence. (1) How are we to understand truth, one of ...
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  9. Douglas Patterson (2007). On the Determination Argument Against Deflationism. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 88 (2):243–250.score: 240.0
    (Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 2007) > Another look at Bar-On, Horisk and Lycan’s criticism of deflationism. I claim that their argument turns on a simple confusion about definitions and thereby fails to establish that deflationism somehow requires meaning to be explained in terms of truth conditions.
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  10. Douglas Patterson (2005). Learnability and Compositionality. Mind and Language 20 (3):326–352.score: 240.0
    In recent articles Fodor and Lepore have argued that not only do considerations of learnability dictate that meaning must be compositional in the wellknown sense that the meanings of all sentences are determined by the meanings of a finite number of primitive expressions and a finite number of operations on them, but also that meaning must be 'reverse compositional' as well, in the sense that the meanings of the primitive expressions of which a complex expression is composed must be determined (...)
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  11. Douglas Patterson (2007). Inconsistency Theories: The Significance of Semantic Ascent. Inquiry 50 (6):575-589.score: 240.0
    This is a discussion of different ways of working out the idea that the semantic paradoxes show that natural languages are somehow “inconsistent”. I take the workable form of the idea to be that there are expressions such that a necessary condition of understanding them is that one be inclined to accept inconsistent claims (an conception also suggested by Matti Eklund). I then distinguish “simple” from “complex” forms of such views. On a simple theory, such expressions are meaningless, while on (...)
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  12. Douglas Patterson (2004). Review of Wolfgang Kunne, Conceptions of Truth. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2004 (3).score: 240.0
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  13. Douglas Patterson (2005). Sentential Truth, Denominalization, and the Liar: Aspects of the Modest Account of Truth. Dialogue 44 (3):527-537.score: 240.0
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  14. Douglas Patterson (2002). Two Arguments Against Disquotationalism. Dialectica 56 (2):99–108.score: 240.0
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  15. Douglas Patterson (2005). Robust and Genuine. Southwest Philosophy Review 21 (2):151-158.score: 240.0
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  16. Douglas Patterson (2010). Editor's Introduction. The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication 5 (1).score: 240.0
    It can seem a truism that to understand a language is to know what its expressions mean.
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  17. Douglas Patterson (2006). Finn Collin and Finn Guldmann, Meaning, Use and Truth: Introducing the Philosophy of Language Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 26 (1):15-17.score: 240.0
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  18. Douglas Patterson (2007). Guest Editor's Introduction. Inquiry 50 (6):552 – 558.score: 240.0
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  19. Douglas Patterson (2005). Gerald Vision, Veritas: The Correspondence Theory and Its Critics Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 25 (2):144-145.score: 240.0
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  20. Douglas Patterson (2002). John Perry, Knowledge, Possibility, and Consciousness Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 22 (4):299-301.score: 240.0
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  21. Douglas Patterson (2012). Alfred Tarski: Philosophy of Language and Logic. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 240.0
     
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  22. Douglas Patterson (2008). Introduction. In , New Essays on Tarski and Philosophy. Oup Oxford.score: 240.0
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  23. Douglas Patterson, Inconsistency Theories: The Importance of Being Metalinguistic.score: 240.0
    This is a discussion of different ways of working out the idea that the semantic paradoxes show that natural languages are somehow “inconsistent”. I take the workable form of the idea to be that there are expressions such that a necessary condition of understanding them is that one be inclined to accept inconsistent claims (an conception also suggested by Matti Eklund). I then distinguish “simple” from “complex” forms of such views. On a simple theory, such expressions are meaningless, while on (...)
     
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  24. Douglas Patterson, Meaning, Communication and Knowledge by Testimony.score: 240.0
    A central component of ordinary thought about language is that things like English, Japanese and so on exist and that expressions of these languages mean things in them. A familiar philosophical take on this is that communication between speakers is something that happens in such languages and that happens because expressions have meanings in them: one communicates by means of English sentences because these sentences mean something in English. Opposed to this sort of philosophical common sense are two closely related (...)
     
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  25. Douglas Patterson (2010). Truth as Conceptually Primitive. In Cory D. Wright & Nikolaj J. L. L. Pedersen (eds.), New Waves in Truth. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 240.0
  26. Douglas Patterson (2008). Tarski's Conception of Meaning'. In , New Essays on Tarski and Philosophy. Oxford University Press. 157--191.score: 240.0
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  27. Douglas Patterson (2009). Tarski on Definition, Meaning and Truth. In Sandra Lapointe, Jan Wolenski, Mathieu Marion & Wioletta Miskiewicz (eds.), The Golden Age of Polish Philosophy: Kazimierz Twardowski's Philosophical Legacy. Springer. 16--155.score: 240.0
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  28. Douglas Patterson (2006). Theories of Meaning and Semantic Paradox. In Marta Bílková & Ondřej Tomala (eds.), The Logica Yearbook 2005. Filosofia. 139--148.score: 240.0
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  29. Douglas Patterson, Understanding, Seeming and Believing.score: 240.0
    A short discussion of whether or not an error theorist of understanding should construe understanding in terms of belief. This is a comment on a discussion between Dean Pettit and Steven Gross.
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  30. Douglas Patterson (2007). Understanding the Liar. In J. C. Beall (ed.), Revenge of the Liar: New Essays on the Paradox. Oxford University Press. 197.score: 240.0
    (Beall ed. The Revenge of the Liar, forthcoming from Oxford University Press) > The main presentation of my approach to the semantic paradoxes. I take them to show that understanding a natural language is sharing a cognitive relation to a logically false semantic theory with other speakers.
     
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  31. Philip Patterson (1992). Book Review: Deceptive Advertising: Review by Philip Patterson. [REVIEW] Journal of Mass Media Ethics 7 (1):59 – 62.score: 120.0
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  32. Angela E. Douglas (2011). SymbiosisThe Symbiotic Habit.Angela E. Douglas . Princeton University Press , 2010 . 214 Pp., Illus. $45.00 (ISBN 9780691113418 Cloth). [REVIEW] Bioscience 61 (4):326-327.score: 120.0
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  33. Philip Patterson (1995). Anthology of Quality: A Book Review by Philip Patterson. [REVIEW] Journal of Mass Media Ethics 10 (1):51 – 52.score: 120.0
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  34. J. Douglas (2006). Den Uyl and Douglas B. Rasmussen," The Myth of Atomism,". Review of Metaphysics 59:843-70.score: 120.0
     
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  35. L. G. Patterson, Andrew Brian McGowan, Brian Daley & Timothy J. Gaden (eds.) (2009). God in Early Christian Thought: Essays in Memory of Lloyd G. Patterson. Brill.score: 120.0
    These essays use particular issues, thinkers and texts to engage the question of God in early Christianity.
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  36. Berit Brogaard, Inconsistency Theories of Semantic Paradox, by Douglas Patterson. Philosopher's Digest.score: 96.0
    Douglas Patterson argues that the best way to respond to the semantic paradoxes that arise in natural language is to take natural language semantics to be (explosively) inconsistent. According to Patterson, to understand a natural language is to share with others cognition of a false semantic theory. Patterson’s main argument runs as follows. English is expressively rich. So, the first sentence occurring in this review could be.
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  37. Dennis M. Patterson (1996). Law and Truth. Oxford University Press.score: 60.0
    Are propositions of law true or false? If so, what does it mean to say that propositions of law are true and false? This book takes up these questions in the context of the wider philosophical debate over realism and anti-realism. Despite surface differences, Patterson argues that the leading contemporary jurisprudential theories all embrace a flawed conception of the nature of truth in law. Instead of locating that in virtue of which propositions of law are true, Patterson argues (...)
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  38. Mary Douglas (1996). Thought Styles: Critical Essays on Good Taste. Sage Publications.score: 60.0
    We know we have thoughts, but are we aware that we have styles of thought? This book, written by one of the most gifted and celebrated social thinkers of our time, is a contribution to understanding the rules of the different styles of thinking. Author Mary Douglas takes us through a range of thought styles from the vulgar to the refined. Throughout this fascinating journey, Thought Styles shows us how the different styles work and how outsiders can learn the (...)
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  39. Richard Patterson (1995). Aristotle's Modal Logic: Essence and Entailment in the Organon. Cambridge University Press.score: 60.0
    Aristotle's Modal Logic presents a very new interpretation of Aristotle's logic by arguing that a proper understanding of the system depends on an appreciation of its connection to the metaphysics. Richard Patterson develops three striking theses in the book. First, there is a fundamental connection between Aristotle's logic of possibility and necessity, and his metaphysics, and that this connection extends far beyond the widely recognised tie to scientific demonstration and relates to the more basic distinction between the essential and (...)
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  40. Heather Douglas (2011). Fraud From the Frontlines: The Importance of Being Nice. [REVIEW] Metascience 20 (3):553-556.score: 60.0
    Fraud from the frontlines: the importance of being nice Content Type Journal Article DOI 10.1007/s11016-010-9492-2 Authors Heather Douglas, Department of Philosophy, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 815 McClung Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996-0480, USA Journal Metascience Online ISSN 1467-9981 Print ISSN 0815-0796.
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  41. Heather Douglas (2009). Science, Policy, and the Value-Free Ideal. University of Pittsburgh Press.score: 60.0
    Douglas proposes a new ideal in which values serve an essential function throughout scientific inquiry, but where the role values play is constrained at key points, protecting the integrity and objectivity of science.
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  42. William Scott Douglas (ed.) (1993). Collected Works of Robert Burns. Routledge.score: 60.0
    William Scott Douglas's six volume edition of Burns's work is the most oustanding of all the nineteenth century editions in terms of completeness and scholarship. The first three volumes contain Burn's poetry, and the prose works in the final volumes include some sixty-eight previously unpublished letters or parts of letters.
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  43. Donald G. Douglas (1973). Philosophers on Rhetoric: Traditional and Emerging Views. Skokie, Ill.,National Textbook Co..score: 60.0
    Johnstone, H. W., Jr. Rhetoric and communication in philosophy.--Smith, C. R. and Douglas, D. G. Philosophical principles in the traditional and emerging views of rhetoric.--Wallace, K. R. Bacon's conception of rhetoric.--Thonssen, L. W. Thomas Hobbes's philosophy of speech.--Walter, O. M., Jr. Descartes on reasoning.--Douglas, D. G. Spinoza and the methodology of reflective knowledge in persuasion.--Howell, W. S. John Locke and the new rhetoric.--Doering, J. F. David Hume on oratory.--Douglas, D. G. A neo-Kantian approach to the epistomology of (...)
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  44. Dennis M. Patterson (ed.) (1994). Postmodernism and Law. New York University Press.score: 60.0
    In this cutting edge volume. Dennis Patterson has put together a collection of essays on the topic of law and justice in postmodern society. While trying to avoid a singular point of view for this compilation, Patterson has carefully chosen articles which highlight common themes, problems, and questions.
     
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  45. Sue M. Patterson (1999). Realist Christian Theology in a Postmodern Age. Cambridge University Press.score: 60.0
    This book cuts new ground in bringing together traditional Christian theological perspectives on truth and reality with a contemporary philosophical view of the place of language in both divine and wordly reality. Patterson seeks to reconcile the requirements that Christian theology should both take account of postmodern insights concerning the inextricability of language and world as well as taking God's truth to be absolute for all reality. Yet it is not simply about theological language and truth as such. Instead (...)
     
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  46. Roman Murawski (2013). Review of D. Patterson, Alfred Tarski: Philosophy of Language and Logic. [REVIEW] Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy 1 (9).score: 42.0
    Review of Douglas Patterson. Alfred Tarski: Philosophy of Language and Logic.
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  47. Heather Douglas (2004). The Irreducible Complexity of Objectivity. Synthese 138 (3):453 - 473.score: 30.0
    The terms ``objectivity'''' and ``objective'''' are among the mostused yet ill-defined terms in the philosophy of science and epistemology. Common to all thevarious usages is the rhetorical force of ``I endorse this and you should too'''', orto put it more mildly, that one should trust the outcome of the objectivity-producing process.The persuasive endorsement and call to trust provide some conceptual coherenceto objectivity, but the reference to objectivity is hopefully not merely an attemptat persuasive endorsement. What, in addition to epistemological endorsement,does (...)
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  48. Heather Douglas (2000). Inductive Risk and Values in Science. Philosophy of Science 67 (4):559-579.score: 30.0
    Although epistemic values have become widely accepted as part of scientific reasoning, non-epistemic values have been largely relegated to the "external" parts of science (the selection of hypotheses, restrictions on methodologies, and the use of scientific technologies). I argue that because of inductive risk, or the risk of error, non-epistemic values are required in science wherever non-epistemic consequences of error should be considered. I use examples from dioxin studies to illustrate how non-epistemic consequences of error can and should be considered (...)
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  49. Mark Douglas (2000). Integrative Social Contracts Theory: Hype Over Hypernorms. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 26 (2):101 - 110.score: 30.0
    Applying social contract theory to business ethics is a relatively new idea, and perhaps nobody has pursued this direction better than Thomas Donaldson and Thomas W. Dunfee. Their "Integrative Social Contracts Theory" manages to combine culturally sensitive decision making capacities with trans-cultural norms by setting up a layered system of social contracts. Lurking behind their work is a concern with the problems of relativism. They hope to alleviate these problems by introducing three concepts important to the ISCT: "authentic norms," which (...)
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  50. Heather Douglas (2004). Prediction, Explanation, and Dioxin Biochemistry: Science in Public Policy. [REVIEW] Foundations of Chemistry 6 (1):49-63.score: 30.0
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