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  1. Maxwell J. Cresswell (2006). From Modal Discourse to Possible Worlds. Studia Logica 82 (3):307 - 327.score: 870.0
    The possible-worlds semantics for modality says that a sentence is possibly true if it is true in some possible world. Given classical prepositional logic, one can easily prove that every consistent set of propositions can be embedded in a ‘maximal consistent set’, which in a sense represents a possible world. However the construction depends on the fact that standard modal logics are finitary, and it seems false that an infinite collection of sets of sentences each finite subset of which is (...)
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  2. Maxwell J. Cresswell & Arnim Stechow (1982). De Re Belief Generalized. Linguistics and Philosophy 5 (4):503 - 535.score: 870.0
  3. [deleted]Maxwell J. Cresswell & Arnim Von Stechow (1982). "De Re" Belief Generalized. Linguistics and Philosophy 5 (4):503 - 535.score: 870.0
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  4. M. J. Cresswell (1969). Review: Lennart Aqvist, Results Concerning Some Modal Systems That Contain S2; E. J. Lemmon, Some Results on Finite Axiomatizability in Modal Logic; E. J. Lemmon, A Note on Hallden-Incompleteness. [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 34 (4):648-649.score: 540.0
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  5. M. J. Cresswell (1972). Review: E. J. Lemmon, A Theory of Attributes Based on Modal Logic; Ruth Barcan Marcus, Classes and Attributes in Extended Modal Systems. [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 37 (1):180-181.score: 540.0
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  6. M. J. Cresswell (1977). Review: J. Jay Zeman, Modal Logic. The Lewis-Modal Systems. [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 42 (4):581-581.score: 540.0
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  7. M. J. Cresswell (1994). Language in the World: A Philosophical Enquiry. Cambridge University Press.score: 520.0
    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 (...)
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  8. M. J. Cresswell (2012). The World-Time Parallel: Tense and Modality in Logic and Metaphysics. Cambridge University Press.score: 300.0
    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 (...)
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  9. H. A. Schmidt, K. Schütte, E.-J. Thiele & M. J. Cresswell (1967). Meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic. Journal of Symbolic Logic 32 (4):556-577.score: 280.0
  10. F. J. Good & M. J. Cresswell (1988). Can Teachers Enter Candidates Appropriately for Examinations Involving Differentiated Papers? Educational Studies 14 (3):289-297.score: 280.0
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  11. M. J. Cresswell (1976). Formal Philosophy, Selected Papers of Richard Montague. Philosophia 6 (1):193-207.score: 240.0
  12. M. J. Cresswell (2002). Why Propositions Have No Structure. Noûs 36 (4):643–662.score: 240.0
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  13. M. J. Cresswell (1975). Hyperintensional Logic. Studia Logica 34 (1):25 - 38.score: 240.0
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  14. M. J. Cresswell (2006). Now is the Time. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 84 (3):311 – 332.score: 240.0
    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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  15. M. J. Cresswell (2010). Temporal Reference in Linear Tense Logic. Journal of Philosophical Logic 39 (2):173 - 200.score: 240.0
    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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  16. M. J. Cresswell (1972). The World is Everything That is the Case. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 50 (1):1 – 13.score: 240.0
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  17. M. J. Cresswell (1975). What is Aristotle's Theory of Universals? Australasian Journal of Philosophy 53 (3):238 – 247.score: 240.0
  18. M. J. Cresswell (2004). Adequacy Conditions for Counterpart Theory. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 82 (1):28 – 41.score: 240.0
    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.score: 240.0
    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 (1986). Why Objects Exist but Events Occur. Studia Logica 45 (4):371 - 375.score: 240.0
    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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  21. M. J. Cresswell (2006). Arabic Numerals in Propositional Attitude Sentences. Analysis 66 (289):92–93.score: 240.0
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  22. M. J. Cresswell (2010). Abstract Entities in the Causal Order. Theoria 76 (3):249-265.score: 240.0
    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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  23. M. J. Cresswell (1990). Modality and Mellor's Mctaggart. Studia Logica 49 (2):163 - 170.score: 240.0
    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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  24. M. J. Cresswell (1978). Prepositions and Points of View. Linguistics and Philosophy 2 (1):1 - 41.score: 240.0
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  25. M. J. Cresswell (2008). Does Every Proposition Have a Unique Contradictory? Analysis 68 (298):112–114.score: 240.0
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  26. M. J. Cresswell & A. A. Rini (2010). Are Contingent Facts a Myth? Analysis 70 (3):424-431.score: 240.0
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  27. M. J. Cresswell (1995). Incompleteness and the Barcan Formula. Journal of Philosophical Logic 24 (4):379 - 403.score: 240.0
    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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  28. M. J. Cresswell (1971). Essence and Existence in Plato and Aristotle. Theoria 37 (2):91-113.score: 240.0
    Truth of x (independently of any description of x) that it is f. A property f which holds of x but is not per se of x is said to hold per accidens of x. The essence of an individual is the sum of its per se properties. We can formulate the following: doctrine a: concrete individuals do not have essences though abstract entities do. Doctrine b: concrete individuals have essences but they do not individuate, whereas abstract entities have essences (...)
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  29. M. J. Cresswell (1971). Plato's Theory of Causality: Phaedo 95-106. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 49 (3):244 – 249.score: 240.0
  30. M. J. Cresswell (1988). Necessity and Contingency. Studia Logica 47 (2):145 - 149.score: 240.0
    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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  31. M. J. Cresswell (forthcoming). Modal Logic as Metaphysics. Philosophical Quarterly.score: 240.0
  32. M. J. Cresswell (2002). Static Semantics for Dynamic Discourse. Linguistics and Philosophy 25 (5-6):545-571.score: 240.0
  33. M. J. Cresswell (2013). Predicate Metric Tense Logic for 'Now' and 'Then'. Journal of Philosophical Logic 42 (1):1-24.score: 240.0
    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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  34. M. J. Cresswell (2004). The Voices of Wittgenstein: The Vienna Circle. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 82 (3):550 – 551.score: 240.0
    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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  35. M. J. Cresswell (1980). Quotational Theories of Propositional Attitudes. Journal of Philosophical Logic 9 (1):17 - 40.score: 240.0
  36. M. J. Cresswell (1974). Adverbs and Events. Synthese 28 (3-4):455 - 481.score: 240.0
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  37. M. J. Cresswell (1972). Intensional Logics and Logical Truth. Journal of Philosophical Logic 1 (1):2 - 15.score: 240.0
  38. M. J. Cresswell (1987). Aristotle's Phaedo. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 65 (2):131 – 155.score: 240.0
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  39. William H. Hanson, Gilbert Harman, N. L. Wilson, M. J. Cresswell, Storrs McCall & Margaret D. Wilson (1973). Reviews. [REVIEW] Synthese 26 (1):146-178.score: 240.0
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  40. M. J. Cresswell & A. A. Rini (2010). Contingent Facts: Comments on Mellor's Reply. Analysis 71 (1):69-72.score: 240.0
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  41. M. J. Cresswell (1970). Classical intensional logics. Theoria 36 (3):347-372.score: 240.0
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  42. M. J. Cresswell (2003). Non-Contradiction and Substantial Predication. Theoria 69 (3):166-183.score: 240.0
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  43. M. J. Cresswell (1977). Categorial Languages. Studia Logica 36 (4):257 - 269.score: 240.0
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  44. M. J. Cresswell (1985). Structured Meanings. MIT Press.score: 240.0
    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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  45. M. J. Cresswell (1978). Can Epistemology Be Naturalized? Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 9 (2):109-118.score: 240.0
  46. M. J. Cresswell (1975). Identity and Intensional Objects. Philosophia 5 (1-2):47-68.score: 240.0
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  47. M. J. Cresswell (1967). Note on a System of Åqvist. Journal of Symbolic Logic 32 (1):58-60.score: 240.0
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  48. M. J. Cresswell (1969). The Elimination of de Re Modalities. Journal of Symbolic Logic 34 (3):329-330.score: 240.0
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