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    Jerrold J. Katz (1997). Analyticity, Necessity, and the Epistemology of Semantics. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 57 (1):1-28.
    Contemporary philosophy standardly accepts Frege's conceptions of sense as the determiner of reference and of analyticity as (necessary) truth in virtue of meaning. This paper argues that those conceptions are mistaken. It develops referentially autonomous notions of sense and analyticity and applies them to the semantics of natural kind terms. The arguments of Donnellan, Putnam, and Kripke concerning natural kind terms are widely taken to refute internalist and rationalist theories of meaning. This paper shows that the counter-intuitive consequences about (...)
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  2. Simon Evnine (2008). Modal Epistemology: Our Knowledge of Necessity and Possibility. Philosophy Compass 3 (4):664-684.
    I survey a number of views about how we can obtain knowledge of modal propositions, propositions about necessity and possibility. One major approach is that whether a proposition or state of affairs is conceivable tells us something about whether it is possible. I examine two quite different positions that fall under this rubric, those of Yablo and Chalmers. One problem for this approach is the existence of necessary a posteriori truths and I deal with some of the ways in which (...)
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    Eli Dresner (2002). Measurement Theoretic Semantics and the Semantics of Necessity. Synthese 130 (3):413 - 440.
    In the first two sections I present and motivate a formal semantics program that is modeled after the application of numbers in measurement (e.g., of length). Then, in the main part of the paper, I use the suggested framework to give an account of the semantics of necessity and possibility: (i) I show thatthe measurement theoretic framework is consistent with a robust (non-Quinean) view of modal logic, (ii) I give an account of the semantics of the modal (...)
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  4. C. Legg (2012). The Hardness of the Iconic Must: Can Peirce's Existential Graphs Assist Modal Epistemology? Philosophia Mathematica 20 (1):1-24.
    Charles Peirce's diagrammatic logic — the Existential Graphs — is presented as a tool for illuminating how we know necessity, in answer to Benacerraf's famous challenge that most ‘semantics for mathematics’ do not ‘fit an acceptable epistemology’. It is suggested that necessary reasoning is in essence a recognition that a certain structure has the particular structure that it has. This means that, contra Hume and his contemporary heirs, necessity is observable. One just needs to pay attention, not merely to (...)
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  5. Eli Dresner (2004). Measurement Theoretic Semantics And The Semantics Of Necessity. Synthese 130 (3):413-440.
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  6. Enrique Villanueva (ed.) (1990). Information, Semantics and Epistemology. Cambridge: Blackwell.
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    Carlos Mariscal (2011). Epistemology, Necessity, and Evolution: A Critical Review of Michael Ruse's Philosophy After Darwin. Biology and Philosophy 26 (3):449-457.
    Michael Ruse’s new anthology Philosophy After Darwin provides great history and background in the major impacts Darwinism has had on philosophy, especially in ethics and epistemology. This review focuses on epistemology understood through the lens of evolution by natural selection. I focus on one of Ruse’s own articles in the collection, which responds to two classic articles by Konrad Lorenz and David Hull on the two major forms of evolutionary epistemology. I side with Ruse against Lorenz’s account of the necessity (...)
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    Sanford Goldberg (ed.) (2007). Internalism and Externalism in Semantics and Epistemology. Oxford University Press.
    Internalism and Externalism in Semantics and Epistemology presents eleven specially written essays exploring these debates in metaphysics and epistemology and ...
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    Miika Vähämaa (2013). A Group Epistemology is a Group Necessity: A Reply to Fallis and Mathiesen. Social Epistemology 27 (1):26 - 31.
    (2013). A Group Epistemology is a Group Necessity: A Reply to Fallis and Mathiesen. Social Epistemology: Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 26-31. doi: 10.1080/02691728.2012.760667.
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  10. Sanford C. Goldberg (ed.) (2007). Internalism and Externalism in Semantics and Epistemology. Oxford University Press Uk.
    To what extent are meaning, on the one hand, and knowledge, on the other, determined by aspects of the 'outside world'? Internalism and Externalism in Semantics and Epistemology presents twelve specially written essays exploring these debates in metaphysics and epistemology and the connections between them. In so doing, it examines how issues connected with the nature of mind and language bear on issues about the nature of knowledge and justification. Topics discussed include the compatibility of semantic externalism and epistemic (...)
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    Rudolf Carnap (1988). Meaning and Necessity: A Study in Semantics and Modal Logic. University of Chicago Press.
    This is identical with the first edition (see 21: 2716) except for the addition of a Supplement containing 5 previously published articles and the bringing of the bibliography (now 73 items) up to date. The 5 added articles present clarifications or modifications of views expressed in the first edition. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved).
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  12. F. Vandamme (1976). Epistemology and Semantics. Revue Internationale de Philosophie 30 (117):435-449.
     
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    Laurent Cesalli & Nadja Germann (2008). Signification and Truth Epistemology at the Crossroads of Semantics and Ontology in Augustine's Early Philosophical Writings. Vivarium 46 (2):123-154.
    This article is about the conception of truth and signification in Augustine's early philosophical writings. In the first, semantic-linguistic part, the gradual shift of Augustine's position towards the Academics is treated closely. It reveals that Augustine develops a notion of sign which, by integrating elements of Stoic epistemology, is suited to function as a transmitter of true knowledge through linguistic expressions. In the second part, both the ontological structure of signified (sensible) things and Augustine's solution to the apparent tautologies of (...)
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    Sahotra Sarkar (ed.) (1996). Logic, Probability, and Epistemology: The Power of Semantics. Garland Pub. Co..
    A new direction in philosophy Between 1920 and 1940 logical empiricism reset the direction of philosophy of science and much of the rest of Anglo-American philosophy. It began as a relatively organized movement centered on the Vienna Circle, and like-minded philosophers elsewhere, especially in Berlin. As Europe drifted into the Nazi era, several important figures, especially Carnap and Neurath, also found common ground in their liberal politics and radical social agenda. Together, the logical empiricists set out to reform traditional philosophy (...)
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    Katherine H. Tachau (1988). Vision and Certitude in the Age of Ockham: Optics, Epistemology, and the Foundations of Semantics, 1250-1345. E.J. Brill.
    When William of Ockham lectured on Lombard's "Sentences" in 1317-1319, he articulated a new theory of knowledge.
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  16. Simon Blackburn (ed.) (1975). Meaning, Reference, and Necessity: New Studies in Semantics. Cambridge University Press.
    A volume of studies in philosophical logic by a group of younger philosophers in the UK. There is a core of problems in the theory of meaning which have been accorded a central importance by philosophers, logicians and theoretical linguists, and which have stimulated some of the most powerful and original work in these subjects. The contributors to the volume have a common interest in these topics, insist on their continuing and fundamental importance, and offer here a distinctive and original (...)
     
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    Enrique Villanueva (1993). Information, Semantics & Epistemology. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (3):721-726.
  18. C. Peacocke (1997). Metaphysical Necessity: Understanding, Truth and Epistemology. Mind 106 (423):521-574.
    This paper presents an account of the understanding of statements involving metaphysical modality, together with dovetailing theories of their truth conditions and epistemology. The account makes modal truth an objective matter, whilst avoiding both Lewisian modal realism and mind-dependent or expressivist treatments of the truth conditions of modal sentences. The theory proceeds by formulating constraints a world-description must meet if it is to represent a genuine possibility. Modal truth is fixed by the totality of the constraints. To understand modal discourse (...)
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    Alberto Peruzzi (2002). Ilge Interference Patterns in Semantics and Epistemology. Axiomathes 13 (1):39-64.
    The issue as to whether an atomistic or holistic viewof knowledge and meaning is correct relies on the way part/whole relationships is analysed,exactly as the issue as to whether a constructive or realistic view of knowledge and meaningis correct relies on the way internal/external relationships is analysed. Both theprinciple of compositionality and the context principle depend on how finely the constituents,the nature and the size of the context are identified; both the notion of meaning andthe notion of truth depend on (...)
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    Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, Investigations Into Information Semantics and Ethics of Computing.
    The recent development of the research field of Computing and Philosophy has triggered investigations into the theoretical foundations of computing and information. This thesis consists of two parts which are the result of studies in two areas of Philosophy of Computing (PC) and Philosophy of Information (PI) regarding the production of meaning (semantics) and the value system with applications (ethics). The first part develops a unified dual-aspect theory of information and computation, in which information is characterized as structure, and (...)
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    Steven Horst, New Semantics, Physicalism and a Posteriori Necessity.
    The New Semantics (NS) introduced by Kripke and Putnam is often thought to block antiphysicalist arguments that involve an inference from an explanatory gap to a failure of supervenience. But this “NS Rebuttal” depends upon two assumptions that are shown to be dubious. First, it assumes that mental-kind terms are among the kinds of terms to which NS analysis is properly applied. However, there are important differences in this regard between the behavior of notions like ‘pain’ and notions like (...)
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  22. John Symons (2010). Semantics for Epistemology. In Sven Bernecker & Duncan Pritchard (eds.), Routledge Companion to Epistemology. New York: Routledge
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    Nino Cocchiarella (1975). On the Primary and Secondary Semantics of Logical Necessity. Journal of Philosophical Logic 4 (1):13 - 27.
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    Rudolph Carnap (1948). Meaning and Necessity. A Study in Semantics and Modal Logic. Journal of Philosophy 45 (17):467-472.
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    Alex Levine (2010). Thomas Kuhn's Cottage Fred d'Agostino ,Naturalizing Epistemology: Thomas Kuhn and the Essential Tension(London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) Edwin H.-C. Hung ,Beyond Kuhn: Scientific Explanation, Theory Structure, Incommensurability and Physical Necessity(Hants: Ashgate, 2006) Hanne Andersen , Peter Barker , and Xiang Chen ,The Cognitive Structure of Scientific Revolutions(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006). [REVIEW] Perspectives on Science 18 (3):369-377.
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    Ernest Nagel (1948). Meaning and Necessity. A Study in Semantics and Modal Logic. [REVIEW] Journal of Philosophy 45 (17):467-472.
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    Robert Alan Coleman & Herbert Korté (1995). A New Semantics for the Epistemology of Geometry I: Modeling Spacetime Structure. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 42 (2):141 - 160.
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    Robert Alan Coleman & Herbert Korté (1995). A New Semantics for the Epistemology of Geometry II: Epistemological Completeness of Newton—Galilei and Einstein—Maxwell Theory. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 42 (2):161 - 189.
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    Edward Shirley (1998). Appearance and the Necessity of Epistemology. Southwest Philosophy Review 14 (1):201-206.
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    Adèle Mercier (2007). Meaning and Necessity: Can Semantics Stop Same-Sex Marriage? Essays in Philosophy 8 (1):14.
    Think of this paper as an exercise in applied philosophy of language. It has both semantic and deontic concerns. More than about the meaning of ‘marriage,’ it is about how one goes about determining the meaning of social kind terms like ‘marriage’. But it is equally about the place of philosophy of language in the legislative sphere, and inter alia, about the roles and responsibilities of philosophers in public life.
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  31. Ernest Sosa (1990). Information, Semantics and Epistemology. Cambridge: Blackwell.
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    Salim Kemal (1983). Aesthetic Necessity, Culture and Epistemology. Kant-Studien 74 (2):176-205.
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    John P. Doyle (1990). Vision and Certitude in the Age of Ockham: Optics, Epistemology and the Foundations of Semantics, 1250-1345. By Katherine H. Tachau. [REVIEW] Modern Schoolman 67 (4):320-325.
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    J. Christopher Maloney (1993). Information, Semantics & Epistemology. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (3):721-726.
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    N. L. Wilson (1984). Propositions for Semantics and Propositions for Epistemology. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 14 (3):375 - 399.
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    Alexander Broadie (1990). Katherine H. Tachau, Vision and Certitude in the Age of Ockham: Optics, Epistemology and the Foundations of Semantics, 1250–1345.(Studien Und Texte Zur Geistesgeschichte des Mittelalters, 22.) Leiden, New York, and Copenhagen: EJ Brill, 1988. Paper. Pp. Xxii, 428. [REVIEW] Speculum 65 (4):1061-1063.
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    S. M. J. (1957). Book Review:Meaning and Necessity: A Study in Semantics and Modal Logic Rudolf Carnap. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 24 (1):92-.
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    Hanseung Kim (2008). Review of Sanford C. Goldberg (Ed.), Internalism and Externalism in Semantics and Epistemology. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2008 (8).
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    Alexander Broadie (1990). Vision and Certitude in the Age of Ockham: Optics, Epistemology and the Foundations of Semantics. [REVIEW] Speculum 65 (4):1061-1063.
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  40. C. Lewy (1949). CARNAP, R. - Meaning and Necessity: A Study in Semantics and Modal Logic. [REVIEW] Mind 58:228.
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  41. M. T. Antonelli (1949). Rudolf Carnap: "Meaning and necessity, a study in semantics and modal logic". [REVIEW] Giornale di Metafisica 4 (5):554.
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  42. Paul Bernays (1950). Review: Rudolf Carnap, Meaning and Necessity. A Study in Semantics and Modal Logic. [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 14 (4):237-241.
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  43. Claro R. Ceniza (2001). Thought, Necessity, and Existence: Metaphysics, and Epistemology for Lay Philosophers: Written in the Spirit of Parmenides of Elea. De La Salle University Press.
  44. Moravcsik Julius M. (1976). The Epistemology of Grammar and Semantics| Some Significant Differences. Revue Internationale de Philosophie 30 (117-118):229-242.
  45. J. E. Llewelyn (1976). Meaning, Reference and Necessity: New Studies in Semantics. Philosophical Books 17 (2):75-78.
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  46. Julius M. Moravcsik (1976). The Epistemology of Grammar and Semantics: Some Significant Differences. Revue Internationale de Philosophie 30 (3/4=117/118):229.
  47. Galen Strawson (2000). Epistemology, Semantics, Ontology, and David Hume. Facta Philosophica 1:113-31.
  48. C. C. V. (1957). Meaning and Necessity: A Study in Semantics and Modal Logic. [REVIEW] Review of Metaphysics 10 (3):536-536.
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    Y. Wilks (1990). Form and Content in Semantics. Synthese 82 (3):329-51.
    This paper continues a strain of intellectual complaint against the presumptions of certain kinds of formal semantics (the qualification is important) and their bad effects on those areas of artificial intelligence concerned with machine understanding of human language. After some discussion of the use of the term epistemology in artificial intelligence, the paper takes as a case study the various positions held by McDermott on these issues and concludes, reluctantly, that, although he has reversed himself on the issue, there (...)
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  50. Peter Fritz (2013). A Logic for Epistemic Two-Dimensional Semantics. Synthese 190 (10):1753-1770.
    Epistemic two-dimensional semantics is a theory in the philosophy of language that provides an account of meaning which is sensitive to the distinction between necessity and apriority. While this theory is usually presented in an informal manner, I take some steps in formalizing it in this paper. To do so, I define a semantics for a propositional modal logic with operators for the modalities of necessity, actuality, and apriority that captures the relevant ideas of epistemic two-dimensional semantics. (...)
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