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  1. M. J. Cresswell (forthcoming). Modal Logic as Metaphysics. Philosophical Quarterly.
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  2. M. J. Cresswell (2013). Predicate Metric Tense Logic for 'Now' and 'Then'. Journal of Philosophical Logic 42 (1):1-24.
    In a number of publications A.N. Prior considered the use of what he called ‘metric tense logic’. This is a tense logic in which the past and future operators P and F have an index representing a temporal distance, so that Pnα means that α was true n -much ago, and Fn α means that α will be true n -much hence. The paper investigates the use of metric predicate tense logic in formalising phenomena ormally treated by such devices as (...)
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  3. M. J. Cresswell (2012). Mathematical Entities in the Divided Line. Review of Metaphysics 66 (1):89-104.
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  4. M. J. Cresswell (2012). The World-Time Parallel: Tense and Modality in Logic and Metaphysics. Cambridge University Press.
    Is what could have happened but never did as real as what did happen? What did happen, but isn't happening now, happened at another time. Analogously, one can say that what could have happened happens in another possible world. Whatever their views about the reality of such things as possible worlds, philosophers need to take this analogy seriously. Adriane Rini and Max Cresswell exhibit, in an easy step-by-step manner, the logical structure of temporal and modal discourse, and show that every (...)
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  5. M. J. Cresswell (2010). Predicate Wormism a Quinean Account of de Re Modality. Logique Et Analyse 212:449-464.
     
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  6. M. J. Cresswell (2010). The Modal Predicate Logic of Real Time. Logique Et Analyse 209:3-7.
     
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  7. M. J. Cresswell (2010). Temporal Reference in Linear Tense Logic. Journal of Philosophical Logic 39 (2):173 - 200.
    The paper introduces a first-order theory in the language of predicate tense logic which contains a single simple axiom. It is shewn that this theory enables times to be referred to and sentences involving ‘now’ and ‘then’ to be formalised. The paper then compares this way of increasing the expressive capacity of predicate tense logic with other mechanisms, and indicates how to generalise the results to other modal and tense systems.
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  8. M. J. Cresswell (2010). Abstract Entities in the Causal Order. Theoria 76 (3):249-265.
    This article discusses the argument we cannot have knowledge of abstract entities because they are not part of the causal order. The claim of this article is that the argument fails because of equivocation. Assume that the “causal order” is concerned with contingent facts involving time and space. Even if the existence of abstract entities is not contingent and does not involve time or space it does not follow that no truths about abstract entities are contingent or involve time or (...)
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  9. M. J. Cresswell & A. A. Rini (2010). Are Contingent Facts a Myth? Analysis 70 (3):424-431.
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  10. M. J. Cresswell & A. A. Rini (2010). Contingent Facts: Comments on Mellor's Reply. Analysis 71 (1):69-72.
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  11. M. J. Cresswell (2008). Does Every Proposition Have a Unique Contradictory? Analysis 68 (298):112–114.
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  12. M. J. Cresswell (2007). The Prior Future. Logique Et Analyse 199:289-302.
     
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  13. M. J. Cresswell (2006). Arabic Numerals in Propositional Attitude Sentences. Analysis 66 (289):92–93.
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  14. M. J. Cresswell (2006). Estimating the Effects of Reducing the Number of Papers in an Examination. Educational Studies 10 (1):1-5.
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  15. M. J. Cresswell (2006). Now is the Time. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 84 (3):311 – 332.
    The aim of this paper is to consider some logical aspects of the debate between the view that the present is the only 'real' time, and the view that the present is not in any way metaphysically privileged. In particular I shall set out a language of first-order predicate tense logic with a now predicate, and a first order (extensional) language with an abstraction operator, in such a way that each language can be shewn to be exactly translatable into the (...)
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  16. M. J. Cresswell (2004). Possibility Semantics for Intuitionistic Logic. Australasian Journal of Logic 2:11-29.
    The paper investigates interpretations of propositional and firstorder logic in which validity is defined in terms of partial indices; sometimes called possibilities but here understood as non-empty subsets of a set W of possible worlds. Truth at a set of worlds is understood to be truth at every world in the set. If all subsets of W are permitted the logic so determined is classical first-order predicate logic. Restricting allowable subsets and then imposing certain closure conditions provides a modelling for (...)
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  17. M. J. Cresswell (2004). The Voices of Wittgenstein: The Vienna Circle. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 82 (3):550 – 551.
    Book Information The Voices of Wittgenstein: The Vienna Circle. The Voices of Wittgenstein: The Vienna Circle Ludwig Wittgenstein and Friedrich Waismann , ed. Gordon Baker , London : Routledge , 2003 , 528 , US$100 ( cloth ) Edited by Gordon Baker . By Ludwig Wittgenstein. and Friedrich Waismann. Routledge. London. Pp. 528. US$100 (cloth:).
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  18. M. J. Cresswell (2004). Adequacy Conditions for Counterpart Theory. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 82 (1):28 – 41.
    David Lewis's modal realism claims that nothing can exist in more than one world or time, and that statements about how something would have been are to be analysed in terms of its counterpart . I first explain why the counterpart relation depends on de re modal statements in an intensional language, so that intuitive properties of similarity relations cannot be used to show that the counterpart relation is not an equivalence relation. I then look at test sentences in (the (...)
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  19. M. J. Cresswell (2003). Logical Form and Language. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 81 (2):283 – 284.
    Book Information Logical Form and Language. Edited by G. Preyer and G. Peter. Clarendon Press. Oxford. 2002. Pp. x + 512. Hardback, £55. Paperback, £19.99.
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  20. M. J. Cresswell (2003). Non-Contradiction and Substantial Predication. Theoria 69 (3):166-183.
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  21. M. J. Cresswell (2003). The Worlds of Possibility. International Studies in Philosophy 35 (4):194-195.
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  22. M. J. Cresswell (2002). Static Semantics for Dynamic Discourse. Linguistics and Philosophy 25 (5-6):545-571.
  23. M. J. Cresswell (2002). Why Propositions Have No Structure. Noûs 36 (4):643–662.
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  24. M. J. Cresswell (2000). How Do We Know What Galileo Said? In K. Jaszczolt (ed.), The Pragmatics of Propositional Attitude Reports. Elsevier. 77--98.
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  25. M. J. Cresswell (1997). A Note on de Re Modalities. Logique Et Analyse 158:147-153.
     
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  26. M. J. Cresswell (1997). Some Incompletable Modal Predicate Logics. Logique Et Analyse 160 (1997):321-334.
     
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  27. M. J. Cresswell (1996). Modalities. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 56 (4):978-979.
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  28. M. J. Cresswell (1995). Incompleteness and the Barcan Formula. Journal of Philosophical Logic 24 (4):379 - 403.
    A (normal) system of propositional modal logic is said to be complete iff it is characterized by a class of (Kripke) frames. When we move to modal predicate logic the question of completeness can again be raised. It is not hard to prove that if a predicate modal logic is complete then it is characterized by the class of all frames for the propositional logic on which it is based. Nor is it hard to prove that if a propositional modal (...)
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  29. M. J. Cresswell (1994). Language in the World: A Philosophical Enquiry. Cambridge University Press.
    What makes the words we speak mean what they do? Possible-worlds semantics articulates the view that the meanings of words contribute to determining, for each sentence, which possible worlds would make the sentence true, and which would make it false. M. J. Cresswell argues that the non-semantic facts on which such semantic facts supervene are facts about the causal interactions between the linguistic behaviour of speakers and the facts in the world that they (...)
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  30. M. J. Cresswell (1992). The Ontological Status of Matter in Aristotle. Theoria 58 (2-3):116-130.
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  31. M. J. Cresswell (1991). Entities and Indicies. Kluwer.
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  32. M. J. Cresswell (1990). Modality and Mellor's Mctaggart. Studia Logica 49 (2):163 - 170.
    This paper explores a modal analogue of Hugh Mellor''s version of McTaggart''s argument against the reality of tense. I show that if Mellor''s argument succeeds in showing that the present moment cannot be any more real than any other moment then it also shows that the actual world cannot be any more real than any other possible world.
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  33. M. J. Cresswell (1990). Mark Richard, Propositional Attitudes: An Essay on Thoughts and How We Ascribe Them Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 10 (10):430-432.
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  34. M. J. Cresswell (1990). Anaphoric Attitudes. Philosophical Papers 19 (1):1-18.
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  35. M. J. Cresswell (1989). JF Bennett, Events and Their Names Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 9 (6):215-217.
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  36. M. J. Cresswell (1988). Necessity and Contingency. Studia Logica 47 (2):145 - 149.
    The paper considers the question of when the operator L of necessity in modal logic can be expressed in terms of the operator meaning it is non-contingent that.
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  37. M. J. Cresswell (1988). Review. [REVIEW] Linguistics and Philosophy 11 (4):289-295.
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  38. F. J. Good & M. J. Cresswell (1988). Can Teachers Enter Candidates Appropriately for Examinations Involving Differentiated Papers? Educational Studies 14 (3):289-297.
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  39. M. J. Cresswell (1987). Aristotle's Phaedo. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 65 (2):131 – 155.
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  40. M. J. Cresswell (1987). Describing Examination Performance: Grade Criteria in Public Examinations. Educational Studies 13 (3):247-265.
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  41. M. J. Cresswell (1987). Magari's Theorem Via the Recession Frame. Journal of Philosophical Logic 16 (1):13 - 15.
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  42. M. J. Cresswell (1986). A Review of Borderline Reviewing. [REVIEW] Educational Studies 12 (2):175-190.
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  43. M. J. Cresswell (1986). Why Objects Exist but Events Occur. Studia Logica 45 (4):371 - 375.
    I distinguish between sentences like(1) Last Thursday we drove from Wellington to Waikanae and (2) Last Thursday my copy of Aspects of the Theory of Syntax remained on my bookshelf. Sentence (2) has the subinterval property. If it is true at an interval t it is true at every subinterval of t. (1) lacks this property. (1) reports an event. (2) reports a state. Events do not have the subinterval property but states do have it, and so do objects. If (...)
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  44. G. E. Hughes & M. J. Cresswell (1986). A Companion to Modal Logic: Some Corrections. Logique Et Analyse 29:41-51.
     
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  45. M. J. Cresswell (1985). Structured Meanings. MIT Press.
    Expressions in a language, whether words, phrases, or sentences, have meanings. So it seems reasonable to suppose that there are meanings that expressions have. Of course, it is fashionable in some philosophical circles to deny this.
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  46. M. J. Cresswell (1985). The Decidable Normal Modal Logics Are Not Recursively Enumerable. Journal of Philosophical Logic 14 (3):231 - 233.
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  47. M. J. Cresswell (1984). An Incomplete Decidable Modal Logic. Journal of Symbolic Logic 49 (2):520-527.
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