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  1. Mark Siebel (2014). Ayers Kritik an Kants Definition analytischer Urteile. Kant-Studien 105 (2):196-220.
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  2. Mark Siebel (2011). It Falls Somewhat Short of Logical Precision. Bolzano on Kant's Definition of Analyticity. Grazer Philosophische Studien 82 (1):91-127.
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  3. Friedrich Christoph Doerge & Mark Siebel (2008). Gricean Communication and Transmission of Thoughts. Erkenntnis 69 (1):55 - 67.
    Gricean communication is communication between utterers and their audiences, where the utterer means something and the audience understands what is meant. The weak transmission idea is that, whenever such communication takes place, there is something which is transmitted from utterer to audience; the strong transmission idea adds that what is transmitted is nothing else than what is communicated. We try to salvage these ideas from a seemingly forceful attack by Wayne Davis. Davis attaches too much significance to the surface structure (...)
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  4. Mark Siebel (2008). Review: The Ontology of Meanings. [REVIEW] Philosophical Studies 137 (3):417 - 426.
    In part 4 of Meaning, Expression, and Thought, Davis rejects what he calls Fregean ideational theories, according to which the meaning of an expression is an idea; and then presents his own account, which states that, e.g., the meaning of 'Primzahl' in German is the property of meaning prime number. Before casting doubt on the latter ontology of meanings, I come to Frege's defence by pointing out that he was not an advocate of the position Davis named after him because (...)
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  5. Mark Siebel (2008). The Ontology of Meanings. [REVIEW] Philosophical Studies 137 (3):417 - 426.
    In part 4 of Meaning, Expression, and Thought, Davis rejects what he calls Fregean ideational theories, according to which the meaning of an expression is an idea; and then presents his own account, which states that, e.g., the meaning of ‘Primzahl’ in German is the property of meaning prime number. Before casting doubt on the latter ontology of meanings, I come to Frege’s defence by pointing out that he was not an advocate of the position Davis named after him because (...)
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  6. Mark Siebel & Werner Wolff (2008). Equivalent Testimonies as a Touchstone of Coherence Measures. Synthese 161 (2):167 - 182.
    Over the past years, a number of probabilistic measures of coherence have been proposed. As shown in the paper, however, many of them do not conform to the intuitition that equivalent testimonies are highly coherent, regardless of their prior probability.
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  7. Mark Siebel (2005). Against Probabilistic Measures of Coherence. Erkenntnis 63 (3):335 - 360.
    It is shown that the probabilistic theories of coherence proposed up to now produce a number of counter-intuitive results. The last section provides some reasons for believing that no probabilistic measure will ever be able to adequately capture coherence. First, there can be no function whose arguments are nothing but tuples of probabilities, and which assigns different values to pairs of propositions {A, B} and {A, C} if A implies both B and C, or their negations, and if P(B)=P(C). But (...)
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  8. Mark Siebel (2004). A Puzzle About Concept Possession. Grazer Philosophische Studien 68 (1):1-22.
    To have a propositional attitude, a thinker must possess the concepts included in its content. Surprisingly, this rather trivial principle refl ects badly on many theories of concept possession because, in its light, they seem to require too much. To solve this problem, I point out an ambiguity in attributions of the form 'S possesses the concept of Fs'. There is an undemanding sense which is involved in the given principle, whereas the theoretical claims concern a stronger sense which can (...)
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  9. Mark Siebel (2004). Bolzanos Urteilslehre. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 86 (1):56-87.
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  10. Mark Siebel (2004). Der Rabe Und der Bayesianist. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 35 (2):313 - 329.
    The Raven and the Bayesian. As an essential benefit of their probabilistic account of confirmation, Bayesians state that it provides a twofold solution to the ravens paradox. It is supposed to show that (i) the paradox’s conclusion is tenable because a white shoe only negligibly confirms the hypothesis that all ravens are black, and (ii) the paradox’s first premise is false anyway because a black raven can speak against the hypothesis. I argue that both proposals are not only unable to (...)
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  11. Mark Siebel (2004). Does TEC Explain the Emergence of Distal Representations? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (4):588-589.
    Hommel et al. (2001) try to explain the emergence of distal representations by an evolutionary account which includes their theory of event coding. A closer look at the way the terms “distal representations” and “representations of events” are defined reveals, however, that their hypothesis of a common code for perceived and to-be-produced events is in fact superfluous. Moreover, it shows that they mix up empirical facts with conceptual/definitional facts in the second assumption of their explanation.
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  12. Mark Siebel (2004). On Fitelson's Measure of Coherence. Analysis 64 (2):189–190.
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  13. Mark Siebel & Mark Textor (eds.) (2004). Semantik Und Ontologie. Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag.
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  14. Mark Siebel & Markus Textor (eds.) (2004). Semantik Und Ontologie: Beiträge Zur Philosophischen Forschung. Ontos Verlag.
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  15. Mark Siebel (2003). Illocutionary Acts and Attitude Expression. Linguistics and Philosophy 26 (3):351-366.
    In the classic Linguistic Communication and Speech Acts,Kent Bach and Robert M. Harnish advocated the idea that to perform an illocutionary actoften just means to express certain attitudes. The underlying definition of attitudeexpression, however, gives rise to serious problems because it requires intentions of a peculiarkind. Recently, Wayne Davis has proposed a different analysis of attitude expression whichis not subject to these difficulties and thus promises a more plausible account of illocutions.It will be shown, however, that this account is too (...)
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  16. Mark Siebel (2003). La notion bolzanienne de déductibilité. Philosophiques 30 (1):171-189.
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  17. Mark Siebel, Illocutionary Acts & Scott Soames (2003). Volume26 No. 1 February 2003. Linguistics and Philosophy 26:791-792.
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  18. Mark Siebel (2002). Bolzano's Concept of Consequence. The Monist 85 (4):580-599.
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  19. Mark Siebel (2001). Searle's Representing Account of Illocutionary Acts and Its Weak Spots. Acta Philosophica Fennica 69:97-112.
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  20. Mark Siebel (2001). William P. Alston: Illocutionary Acts and Sentence Meaning, Cornell University Press: Ithaca and London 2000. Grazer Philosophische Studien 62 (1):249-261.
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  21. Mark Siebel (2000). Red Watermelons and Large Elephants: A Case Against Compositionality? Theoria 15 (38):263-280.
    The standard argument against the compositionality of adjective-noun compounds containing "red" says that "red" does not make the same semantic contribution because a red car has to be red outside whereas a red watermelon has to be red inside. Fodor's reply to that argument is that the inside/outside feature is semantically irrelevant because "red F" just means F which is red for Fs. That account agrees with our intuitions concerning analyticity; but it seems to be in conflict with a central (...)
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  22. Mark Siebel (1999). Truth and Intra-Personal Concept Stability. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (4):632-633.
    I criticize three claims concerning simulators: (1) That a simulator provides the best-fitting simulation of the perceptual impression one has of an object does not guarantee, pace Barsalou, that the object belongs to the simulator's category. (2) The people described by Barsalou do not acquire a concept of truth because they are not sensitive about the potential inadequacy of their sense impressions. (3) Simulator update prevents Barsalou's way of individuating concepts (i.e., identifying them with simulators) from solving the problem of (...)
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  23. Mark Siebel & Der Begriffder (1999). Ableitbarkeit bei Bolzano. Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 2:265.
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  24. Mark Siebel (1997). Variation, Derivability and Necessity. Grazer Philosophische Studien 53:117-137.
    In Bolzano's view, a proposition is necessarily true iff it is derivable from true propositions that include no intuition (Anschauung). This analysis is historically important because it displays close similarities to Quine's and Kripke's ideas. Its systematic significance, however, is reduced by the fact that derivability is defined with recourse to the method of variation, which we are allowed to apply even to propositions containing none of the respective variables. This liberality leads to the result that, according to Bolzano's analysis, (...)
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