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  1. Douglas Patterson, Inconsistency Theories: The Importance of Being Metalinguistic.
    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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  2. Douglas Patterson, Understanding, Seeming and Believing.
    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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  3. Douglas Patterson, Meaning, Communication and Knowledge by Testimony.
    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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  4. Douglas Patterson (2012). Alfred Tarski: Philosophy of Language and Logic. Palgrave Macmillan.
     
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  5. Douglas Patterson (2010). Editor's Introduction. The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication 5 (1).
    It can seem a truism that to understand a language is to know what its expressions mean.
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  6. Douglas Patterson (2010). Truth as Conceptually Primitive. In Cory D. Wright & Nikolaj J. L. L. Pedersen (eds.), New Waves in Truth. Palgrave Macmillan.
  7. Douglas Patterson (2009). Inconsistency Theories of Semantic Paradox. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 79 (2):387 - 422.
    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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  8. 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.
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  9. Douglas Patterson (2008). Introduction. In , New Essays on Tarski and Philosophy. Oup Oxford.
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  10. Douglas Patterson (ed.) (2008). New Essays on Tarski and Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
    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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  11. Douglas Patterson (2008). Truth-Definitions and Definitional Truth. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 32 (1):313-328.
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  12. Douglas Patterson (2008). Tarski's Conception of Meaning'. In , New Essays on Tarski and Philosophy. Oxford University Press. 157--191.
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  13. Douglas Patterson (2007). Guest Editor's Introduction. Inquiry 50 (6):552 – 558.
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  14. Douglas Patterson (2007). Inconsistency Theories: The Significance of Semantic Ascent. Inquiry 50 (6):575-589.
    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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  15. Douglas Patterson (2007). On the Determination Argument Against Deflationism. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 88 (2):243–250.
    (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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  16. Douglas Patterson (2007). Understanding the Liar. In J. C. Beall (ed.), Revenge of the Liar: New Essays on the Paradox. Oxford University Press. 197.
    (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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  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.
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  18. Douglas Patterson (2006). Theories of Meaning and Semantic Paradox. In Marta Bílková & Ondřej Tomala (eds.), The Logica Yearbook 2005. Filosofia. 139--148.
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  19. Douglas Eden Patterson (2006). Tarski on the Necessity Reading of Convention T. Synthese 151 (1):1 - 32.
    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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  20. Douglas Eden Patterson (2006). Tarski, the Liar, and Inconsistent Languages. The Monist 89 (1):150-177.
  21. Douglas Patterson (2005). Deflationism and the Truth Conditional Theory of Meaning. Philosophical Studies 124 (3):271 - 294.
    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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  22. Douglas Patterson (2005). Gerald Vision, Veritas: The Correspondence Theory and Its Critics Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 25 (2):144-145.
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  23. Douglas Patterson (2005). Learnability and Compositionality. Mind and Language 20 (3):326–352.
    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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  24. Douglas Patterson (2005). Robust and Genuine. Southwest Philosophy Review 21 (2):151-158.
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  25. Douglas Patterson (2005). Sentential Truth, Denominalization, and the Liar: Aspects of the Modest Account of Truth. Dialogue 44 (3):527-537.
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  26. Douglas Patterson (2004). Correspondence and Metaphysics: Andrew Newman's the Correspondence Theory of Truth. Inquiry 47 (5):490 – 504.
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  27. Douglas Patterson (2004). Review of Wolfgang Kunne, Conceptions of Truth. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2004 (3).
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  28. Douglas Patterson (2002). John Perry, Knowledge, Possibility, and Consciousness Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 22 (4):299-301.
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  29. Douglas Patterson (2002). Two Arguments Against Disquotationalism. Dialectica 56 (2):99–108.
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  30. Douglas Patterson (2002). Theories of Truth and Convention T. Philosophers' Imprint 2 (5):1-16.
    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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