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  1. Jordan Howard Sobel, Collapsing Arguments for Facts and Propositions.
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  2. Jordan Howard Sobel, Hosiasson-Lindenbaum/Kolmogorov Probability Theory: Solutions to Exercises in Appendix a of Extended Version of “Modus Ponens and Modus Tollens ….
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  3. Jordan Howard Sobel, Not Much of a Liar Paradox: An Exercise.
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  4. Jordan Howard Sobel, On Berry/Russell Paradoxes.
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  5. Jordan Howard Sobel, On Disconfirmations and Confirmations of Theisms by the Presence and Absence of Evil.
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  6. Jordan Howard Sobel, On Nearly Believable Liars.
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  7. Jordan Howard Sobel, On William Grey’s Construction of ‘Gasking’s Proof’.
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  8. Jordan Howard Sobel, To My Critics (Taliaferro, Swinburne, and Koons).
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  9. Jordan Howard Sobel, A Calculus for Truth and Propositions.
    The token in the box in this paper of a sentence does not express a proposition. Why not? Because if it did it would express a proposition that was, amongst other things, about this token of that sentence, and that thus said that it was not true. No proposition can say that of itself.
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  10. Jordan Howard Sobel, Born Again!
    Hartshorne derives that, “There is a perfect being, or perfection exists,” from the premises that, “perfection is not impossible,” and that, “perfection could not exist contingently.” (Hartshorne 1962, pp. 50-1.).
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  11. Jordan Howard Sobel, Hyperrational Games*,.
    Hyperrational games are characterized, and conditions for their resolutions are identified. It is maintained that they can resolve only in kinds of equilibria, and that some do resolve in by deliberations that, by processes of elimination, settle a player's expectations concerning the acts of other players. Problems for hyperrational agents are identified: It is held that they would do not well in some situations and that there are some situations that though possible for other agents are ones with which hyperrational (...)
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  12. Jordan Howard Sobel, 'Hoist with His Owne Petar':.
    Key words: liar paradoxes, propositions, definite descriptions A Liar would be a sentence or sentence-token that expresses a proposition that is both true and not true. A Liar Paradox is reasoning that would do the impossible and demonstrate the reality of a Liar. It is sufficient, fully to resolve a Liar Paradox, to turn its purported demonstration that some sentence or sentence-token expresses a proposition that is both true and not true into a reductio of the existence of the proposition (...)
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  13. Jordan Howard Sobel, Notes on “Death Speaks”.
    20 June 2004. In “The Appointment,” Puzzles for the Will, 1998, Chapter II, Appendix, I say that the provenance of the tale was then unsettled. Jeffrey Archer wrote that it remained so in 2000 “despite extensive research”.
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  14. Jordan Howard Sobel, On the Storeyed Revenge of Strengthened Liars, and the Contrary Finality of No-Proposition Resolutions.
    “To this day, partiality approaches to the paradox have been dogged by the so-called ‘Strengthened Liar’. .... The Strengthened Liar observes that if we follow a partiality theorist and declare the Liar sentence* neither true nor false (or failing to express a proposition,. or suffering from some sort of grave semantic defect), then the paradox is only pushed back. For we can go on to conclude that whatever this status may be, it implies that the Liar sentence is not true. (...)
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  15. Jordan Howard Sobel, On the Storeyed Revenge of Liars.
    The Liar sentence is here the sentence ‘The Liar sentence is not true.’. “Consider a Liar sentence: ...let us take a sentence l which says l is not true. W e can, informally, reason as..
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  16. Jordan Howard Sobel, Propositions for Quine's Grelling-Quandary.
    1.Stage setting Let the sentences, GrP ‘Not true of itself’ is not an adjective or adjectival phrase that is true of exactly adjectives and adjectival phrases that are not true of themselves.2 and..
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  17. Jordan Howard Sobel, Walls and Vaults.
    II. Virtue and Vice 1. David Hume – virtue theorist. 2. W hat kinds of things are virtues and vices according to Hume? 3. Hume’s first question in order of explanation: W hat is it for something to be a virtue? 4. The nature or definition of virtue – Hume’s hypothesis, in brief. 5. Detailing Hume’s account. 6. The nature of virtue according to this hypothesis. 7. Illusory qualities. 8. “A controversy started of late” (Hume) and “The M oral Problem” (...)
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  18. Lars-Göran Johansson, Jan Österberg, Rysiek Śliwiński & Jordan Howard Sobel (eds.) (2009). Logic, Ethics and All That Jazz: Essays in Honour of Jordan Howard Sobel. Dept. Of Philosophy, Uppsala University.
     
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  19. Jordan Howard Sobel (2009). Lotteries and Miracles. In Jonathan L. Kvanvig (ed.), Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion: Volume 2. Oup Oxford.
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  20. Jordan Howard Sobel (2009). Modus Ponens and Modus Tollens for Conditional Probabilities, and Updating on Uncertain Evidence. Theory and Decision 66 (2):103 - 148.
    There are narrowest bounds for P(h) when P(e) = y and P(h/e) = x, which bounds collapse to x as y goes to 1. A theorem for these bounds -- bounds for probable modus ponens -- entails a principle for updating on possibly uncertain evidence subject to these bounds that is a generalization of the principle for updating by conditioning on certain evidence. This way of updating on possibly uncertain evidence is appropriate when updating by ’probability kinematics’ or ’Jeffrey-conditioning’ is, (...)
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  21. Jordan Howard Sobel (2008). 'Hoist with His Owne Petar':1 on the Undoing of a Liar Paradox. Theoria 74 (2):115-145.
    Abstract: A Liar would express a proposition that is true and not true. A Liar Paradox would, per impossibile, demonstrate the reality of a Liar. To resolve a Liar Paradox it is sufficient to make out of its demonstration a reductio of the existence of the proposition that would be true and not true, and to "explain away" the charm of the paradoxical contrary demonstration. Persuasive demonstrations of the Liar Paradox in this paper trade on allusive scope-ambiguities of English definite (...)
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  22. Jordan Howard Sobel (2008). Walls and Vaults: A Natural Science of Morals (Virtue Ethics According to David Hume). John Wiley & Sons, Inc..
    The work is a charitable study on what the internationally renowned presenter and author, Howard Sobel, views to be largely the truth about moral thought and talk. Discussions and observations from David Humes own writings oftentimes reinforce and elaborate the authors notions and there is an assertive attempt to weave logical thinking into the book. Applications to such mathematical concepts as game theory, decision-making, and conditionals are dispersed throughout so as to enlighten the theory behind the ideas.
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  23. Jordan Howard Sobel (2006). To My Critics with Appreciation: Responses to Taliaferro, Swinburne, and Koons. Philosophia Christi 8 (2):249 - 292.
    This response to critics includes elaboration of ideas and arguments in ’Logic and Theism’ regarding cumulative arguments for theism, probabilities, ’fine-tuning’ and many worlds, and Gödel’s ontological proof probabilities subjective and objective, and Mackiean doubts concerning the latter, are explained. There is discussion of ’dividing the evidence’ in Bayesian confirmation exercises, with some of it allowed to target ’priors’ of hypotheses, and there is a note on my problems with old evidence. Tentatively explored are Gödel’s considered modal opinions, which may (...)
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  24. Eric Bronson, Jeffrey Bloechl, Frans H. van Eemeren, Rob Grootendorst, Francois Raffoul, John Llewelyn, David Sedley & Jordan Howard Sobel (2004). Ruth Abbey, Ed., Charles Taylor (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004). Thomas Baldwin, Ed., The Cambridge History of Philosophy (1870-1945)(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004). [REVIEW] Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 25 (1).
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  25. Jordan Howard Sobel (2004). Logic and Theism: Arguments for and Against Beliefs in God. Cambridge University Press.
    This is a wide-ranging book about arguments for and against belief in God.
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  26. Jordan Howard Sobel (2004). Logic and Theism: Arguments For and Against Beliefs in God's Existence. Ars Disputandi 4.
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  27. Jordan Howard Sobel (2004). On Wakker's Critique of Allais-Preferences. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 4 (2):253-272.
    Peter Wakker impugns the rationality of Allais-preferences. He argues implicitly that otherwise perfectly reasonable subjects who have Allais preferences will in some situations choose to bet on propositions before, rather than after, learning of their truth-values. After spelling out Wakker’s argument, and identifying and repairing a weak point, I turn it around to say that aversions to information, and preferring to bet on propositions without knowing their truth-values, can be reasonable on precisely the grounds that can make Allais-preferences reasonable. Lastly, (...)
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  28. Jordan Howard Sobel (2003). Hume, Holism, and Miracles. Mind 112 (448):728-733.
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  29. Jordan Howard Sobel (2003). Review: Hume, Holism, and Miracles. [REVIEW] Mind 112 (448):728-733.
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  30. Jordan Howard Sobel (2003). Review: The Design Inference: Eliminating Chance Through Small Probabilities. [REVIEW] Mind 112 (447):521-525.
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  31. Jordan Howard Sobel (2001). Blackburn's Problem. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 62 (2):361 - 383.
  32. Jordan Howard Sobel (2001). Blackburn's Problem: On its Not Insignificant Residue. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 62 (2):361-383.
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  33. Jordan Howard Sobel (2001). Money Pumps. Philosophy of Science 68 (2):242-257.
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  34. Jordan Howard Sobel (2001). On Michael Smith's Internalisms. Erkenntnis 54 (3):345-373.
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  35. Jordan Howard Sobel (1998). Critical Notice. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 28 (1):95-117.
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  36. Jordan Howard Sobel (1998). Critical Notice of John Martin Fischer's the Metaphysics of Free Will: An Essay in Control. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 28 (1):95-117.
     
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  37. Jordan Howard Sobel (1998). Puzzles for the Will. University of Toronto Press.
     
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  38. Jordan Howard Sobel (1998). Ramsey's Foundations Extended to Desirabilities. Theory and Decision 44 (3):231-278.
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  39. Jordan Howard Sobel (1998). The Metaphysics of Free Will. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 28 (1):95-117.
  40. Jordan Howard Sobel (1997). Cyclical Preferences and World Bayesianism. Philosophy of Science 64 (1):42-73.
    An example shows that 'pairwise preferences' (certain hypothetical choices) can cycle even when rational. General considerations entail that preferences tout court (certain relations of actual valuations) cannot cycle. A world-bayesian theory is explained that accommodates these two kinds of preference, and a theory for rational actions that would have them maximize and be objects of ratifiable choices. It is observed that choices can be unratifiable either because of troublesome credences or because of troublesome preferences. An appendix comments on a third (...)
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  41. Jordan Howard Sobel (1997). Hume's Utilitarian Theory of Right Action. Philosophical Quarterly 47 (186):55–72.
    A theory of right action is implicit in Hume’s delineation of the virtues. It gives qualified priority to ‘rules of justice’ as Hume’s remarks on ‘that species of utility which attends this virtue’ require. It is a useful actual‐rule, not an ideal possible‐rule, purely utilitarian theory that discounts rules of justice in ‘extraordinary cases’, has a problem when rules conflict, and invites the question ‘Why not hark directly to the supreme law of utility in every case?’. It does not reflect (...)
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  42. Jordan Howard Sobel (1997). Kant's Compass. Erkenntnis 46 (3):365-392.
    Can I will that my maxim becomes a universal law? . . .It would be easy to show how common human reason, with this compass, knows well how to distinguish . . . what is consistent or inconsistent with duty. (Kant, Foundations, 403–4)How exactly is this compass to work? Cases bring out connected difficulties to do, (1), with whether ''social contexts'' are to be in or out of descriptions of actions maxims would have agents do – for example, ''disarming alone'' (...)
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  43. Jordan Howard Sobel (1996). Egoisms, Psychological and Ethical. Cogito 10 (1):22-28.
    Speaking rather grandly, Egoism is the philosophy of self interest. It says that actions are ‘ruled’ by self interest which makes it prima facie a philosophy of selfishness. Whether this is its real character needs to be looked into. But first a complication intrudes, for only a little reflection reveals that egoism as here characterized is not one philosophy, but two. These want to be distinguished, and once distinguished, their relations understood. These preliminaries to investigating the merits of forms of (...)
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  44. Jordan Howard Sobel (1996). Must Constrained Maximizers Be Uncharitable? Dialogue 35 (02):241-.
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  45. Jordan Howard Sobel (1996). On the Significance of Conditional Probabilities. Synthese 109 (3):311 - 344.
    The orthodoxy that conditional probabilities reflect what are for a subject evidential bearings is seconded. This significance suggests that there should be principles equating rationally revised probabilities on new information with probabilities reached by conditionalizing on this information. Several principles, two of which are endorsed, are considered. A book is made against a violator of these, and it is argued that there must be something wrong with a person against whom such books can be made. Appendices comment on Popper-functions, elaborate (...)
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  46. Jordan Howard Sobel (1996). Pascalian Wagers. Synthese 108 (1):11 - 61.
    A person who does not have good intellectual reasons for believing in God can, depending on his probabilities and values for consequences of believing, have good practical reasons. Pascalian wagers founded on a variety of possible probability/value profiles are examined from a Bayesian perspective central to which is the idea that states and options are pragmatically reasonable only if they maximize subjective expected value. Attention is paid to problems posed by representations of values by Cantorian infinities. An appendix attends to (...)
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  47. Jordan Howard Sobel (1996). The Philosophy of Perception. Cogito 10 (2):123-129.
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  48. Jordan Howard Sobel (1995). Rights to Punish for Libertarians. Dialogue 34 (04):675-.
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  49. Jordan Howard Sobel (1994). Nether Logic. Teaching Philosophy 17 (2):161-171.
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