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  1. Gabriel Uzquiano (forthcoming). Quantification and Quantifiers. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  2. Gabriel Uzquiano (forthcoming). Mereology and Modality. In Shieva Kleinschmidt (ed.), Mereology and Location. Oxford University Press.
    Do mereological fusions have their parts necessarily? None of the axioms of non-modal formulations of classical mereology appear to speak directly to this question. And yet a great many philosophers who take the part-whole relation to be governed by classical mereology seem to assume that they do. In addition to this, many philosophers who make allowance for the part-whole relation to obtain merely contingently between a part and a mereological fusion tend to depart from non-modal formulations of classical mereology at (...)
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  3. Gabriel Uzquiano (forthcoming). Varieties of Indefinite Extensibility. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic.
    We look at two recent accounts of the indefinite extensibility of set, and compare them with a linguistic model of the indefinite extensibility. I suggest the linguistic model has much to recommend over extant accounts of the indefinite extensibility of set, and we defend it against three prima facie objections.
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  4. Gabriel Uzquiano (2012). Before-Effect Without Zeno Causality. Noûs 46 (2):259-264.
    We argue that not all cases of before-effect involve causation and ask how to demarcate cases of before-effect in which the events that follow exert causal influence over the before-effect from cases in which they do not.
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  5. Gabriel Uzquiano (2011). Mereological Harmony. In Karen Bennett & Dean Zimmerman (eds.), Oxford Studies in Metaphysics. Oxford University Press.
    This paper takes a close look at the thought that mereological relations on material objects mirror, and are mirrored by, parallel mereological relations on their exact locations. This hypothesis is made more precise by means of a battery of principles from which more substantive consequences are derived. Mereological harmony turns out to entail, for example, that atomistic space is an inhospitable environment for material gunk or that Whiteheadian space is not a hospitable environment for unextended material atoms.
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  6. Gabriel Uzquiano (2011). Plural Quantification and Modality. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 111 (2pt2):219-250.
    Identity is a modally inflexible relation: two objects are necessarily identical or necessarily distinct. However, identity is not alone in this respect. We will look at the relation that one object bears to some objects if and only if it is one of them. In particular, we will consider the credentials of the thesis that no matter what some objects are, an object is necessarily one of them or necessarily not one of them.
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  7. Gabriel Uzquiano (2010). How to Solve the Hardest Logic Puzzle Ever in Two Questions. Analysis 70 (1):39-44.
    Rabern and Rabern (2008) have noted the need to modify `the hardest logic puzzle ever’ as presented in Boolos 1996 in order to avoid trivialization. Their paper ends with a two-question solution to the original puzzle, which does not carry over to the amended puzzle. The purpose of this note is to offer a two-question solution to the latter puzzle, which is, after all, the one with a claim to being the hardest logic puzzle ever.
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  8. Øystein Linnebo & Gabriel Uzquiano (2009). Which Abstraction Principles Are Acceptable? Some Limitative Results. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 60 (2):239-252.
    Neo-Fregean logicism attempts to base mathematics on abstraction principles. Since not all abstraction principles are acceptable, the neo-Fregeans need an account of which ones are. One of the most promising accounts is in terms of the notion of stability; roughly, that an abstraction principle is acceptable just in case it is satisfiable in all domains of sufficiently large cardinality. We present two counterexamples to stability as a sufficient condition for acceptability and argue that these counterexamples can be avoided only by (...)
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  9. Gabriel Uzquiano (2009). Bad Company Generalized. Synthese 170 (3):331 - 347.
    The paper is concerned with the bad company problem as an instance of a more general difficulty in the philosophy of mathematics. The paper focuses on the prospects of stability as a necessary condition on acceptability. However, the conclusion of the paper is largely negative. As a solution to the bad company problem, stability would undermine the prospects of a neo-Fregean foundation for set theory, and, as a solution to the more general difficulty, it would impose an unreasonable constraint on (...)
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  10. Stewart Shapiro & Gabriel Uzquiano (2008). Frege Meets Zermelo: A Perspective on Ineffability and Reflection. Review of Symbolic Logic 1 (2):241-266.
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  11. Gabriel Uzquiano (2007). Erata: Receptacles. Noûs 41 (2):354 -.
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  12. B. Hale, C. Wright & Gabriel Uzquiano (2006). REVIEWS-The Reason's Proper Study: Essays Toward a Neo-Fregean Philosophy of Mathematics. Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 12 (2):291-293.
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  13. Agustín Rayo & Gabriel Uzquiano (eds.) (2006). Absolute Generality. Oxford University Press.
    The problem of absolute generality has attracted much attention in recent philosophy. Agustin Rayo and Gabriel Uzquiano have assembled a distinguished team of contributors to write new essays on the topic. They investigate the question of whether it is possible to attain absolute generality in thought and language and the ramifications of this question in the philosophy of logic and mathematics.
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  14. Agustin Rayo & Gabriel Uzquiano (2006). Introduction. In Agustin Rayo & Gabriel Uzquiano (eds.), Absolute Generality. Oxford University Press.
    Whether or not we achieve absolute generality in philosophical inquiry, most philosophers would agree that ordinary inquiry is rarely, if ever, absolutely general. Even if the quantifiers involved in an ordinary assertion are not explicitly restricted, we generally take the assertion’s domain of discourse to be implicitly restricted by context.1 Suppose someone asserts (2) while waiting for a plane to take off.
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  15. Gabriel Uzquiano (2006). Hale Bob and Wright Crispin. The Reason's Proper Study: Essays Toward a Neo-Fregean Philosophy of Mathematics. Oxford University Press, New York. 2001, 472 Pp. [REVIEW] Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 12 (2):291-294.
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  16. Gabriel Uzquiano (2006). Oxford University. Philosophical Perspectives 20:427.
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  17. Gabriel Uzquiano (2006). Receptacles. Philosophical Perspectives 20 (1):427–451.
    This paper looks at the question of what regions of space are possibly exactly occupied by a material object.
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  18. Gabriel Uzquiano (2006). The Price of Universality. Philosophical Studies 129 (1):137 - 169.
    I present a puzzle for absolutely unrestricted quantification. One important advantage of absolutely unrestricted quantification is that it allows us to entertain perfectly general theories. Whereas most of our theories restrict attention to one or another parcel of reality, other theories are genuinely comprehensive taking absolutely all objects into their domain. The puzzle arises when we notice that absolutely unrestricted theories sometimes impose incompatible constraints on the size of the universe.
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  19. Gabriel Uzquiano (2006). Unrestricted Unrestricted Quantification: The Cardinal Problem of Absolute Generality. In Agustín Rayo & Gabriel Uzquiano (eds.), Absolute Generality. Oxford University Press. 305--32.
     
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  20. Gabriel Uzquiano & Agustin Rayo (eds.) (2006). Absolute Generality. Oxford University Press.
    The problem of absolute generality has attracted much attention in recent philosophy. Agustin Rayo and Gabriel Uzquiano have assembled a distinguished team of contributors to write new essays on the topic. They investigate the question of whether it is possible to attain absolute generality in thought and language and the ramifications of this question in the philosophy of logic and mathematics.
     
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  21. N. M. L. Nathan & Gabriel Uzquiano (2005). Metaphysics. Philosophical Books 46 (3):268-271.
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  22. Gabriel Uzquiano (2005). Review of M. Potter, Set Theory and its Philosophy: A Critical Introduction. [REVIEW] Philosophia Mathematica 13 (3):308-346.
  23. Gabriel Uzquiano (2005). Semantic Nominalism. Dialectica 59 (2):265–282.
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  24. Ignacio Jané & Gabriel Uzquiano (2004). Well- and Non-Well-Founded Fregean Extensions. Journal of Philosophical Logic 33 (5):437-465.
    George Boolos has described an interpretation of a fragment of ZFC in a consistent second-order theory whose only axiom is a modification of Frege's inconsistent Axiom V. We build on Boolos's interpretation and study the models of a variety of such theories obtained by amending Axiom V in the spirit of a limitation of size principle. After providing a complete structural description of all well-founded models, we turn to the non-well-founded ones. We show how to build models in which foundation (...)
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  25. Gabriel Uzquiano (2004). An Infinitary Paradox of Denotation. Analysis 64 (2):128–131.
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  26. Gabriel Uzquiano (2004). Plurals and Simples. The Monist 87 (3):429-451.
  27. Gabriel Uzquiano (2004). The Paradox of the Knower Without Epistemic Closure? Mind 113 (449):95-107.
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  28. Gabriel Uzquiano (2004). The Supreme Court and the Supreme Court Justices: A Metaphysical Puzzle. Noûs 38 (1):135–153.
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  29. Gabriel Uzquiano (2003). Plural Quantification and Classes. Philosophia Mathematica 11 (1):67-81.
    When viewed as the most comprehensive theory of collections, set theory leaves no room for classes. But the vocabulary of classes, it is argued, provides us with compact and, sometimes, irreplaceable formulations of largecardinal hypotheses that are prominent in much very important and very interesting work in set theory. Fortunately, George Boolos has persuasively argued that plural quantification over the universe of all sets need not commit us to classes. This paper suggests that we retain the vocabulary of classes, but (...)
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  30. Gabriel Uzquiano (2003). Review of Volker Halbach, Leon Horsten (Eds), Principles of Truth. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2003 (4).
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  31. Gabriel Uzquiano (2002). Categoricity Theorems and Conceptions of Set. Journal of Philosophical Logic 31 (2):181-196.
    Two models of second-order ZFC need not be isomorphic to each other, but at least one is isomorphic to an initial segment of the other. The situation is subtler for impure set theory, but Vann McGee has recently proved a categoricity result for second-order ZFCU plus the axiom that the urelements form a set. Two models of this theory with the same universe of discourse need not be isomorphic to each other, but the pure sets of one are isomorphic to (...)
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  32. Michael Detlefsen, Erich Reck, Colin McLarty, Rohit Parikh, Larry Moss, Scott Weinstein, Gabriel Uzquiano, Grigori Mints & Richard Zach (2001). 2000-2001 Spring Meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic. Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 7 (3).
     
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  33. Michael Detlefsen, Erich Reck, Colin McLarty, Rohit Parikh, Larry Moss, Scott Weinstein, Gabriel Uzquiano, Grigori Mints & Richard Zach (2001). The Minneapolis Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, Minnesota May 3–4, 2001. Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 7 (3).
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  34. Gabriel Uzquiano (1999). Models of Second-Order Zermelo Set Theory. Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 5 (3):289-302.
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