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    Steven E. Wallis (2010). Toward a Science of Metatheory. Integral Review 6 (3):73-120.
    In this article, I explore the field of metatheory with two goals. My first goal is to present a clear understanding of what metatheory “is” based on a collection of over twenty definitions of the term. My second goal is to present a preliminary investigation into how metatheory might be understood as a science. From that perspective, I present some strengths and weaknesses of our field and suggest steps to make metatheory more rigorous, more scientific, and (...)
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    Hasmik Hovhannisyan (2015). Meta‐Argumentation as An Argumentation Metatheory. Metaphilosophy 46 (3):479-487.
    This article shows that the Rhodian model of metatheory can be successfully applied to nonformal systems of a methodological rather than an axiological nature if the demands of the model are satisfied. This requires that we take into account the possible variations of Rhodian models of argumentation and choose the most effective of them. Plato's model of meta-argumentation is only applicable to fields of argumentation that are completely formalized and could be presented as whole general theories.
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    Steven E. Wallis, Does Ken Wilber Offer a Good Metatheory? Reading Room.
    In evaluating a metatheory, it is possible and desirable to use methods found in critical metatheory. In this post, I use such tools to rigorously analyze and quantify the internal logical structure of Wilber's metatheory. The results show that Wilber's metatheory is unlikely to be of much use in practical application and that it has much room for growth and improvement.
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    Lisa Tsoi Hoshmand (1996). Cultural Psychology as Metatheory. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 16 (1):30-48.
    Examines the nature and uses of metatheory. Current needs for metatheoretical understanding are discussed in the context of increased skepticism about grand narratives. A focus on the lived meanings of existing metatheory and meta discourse points to the importance of cultural psychology in addressing some of the conceptual, methodological, and axiological problems being faced. It is proposed that cultural psychology can illuminate the semantic sources and pragmatics of academic discourse in the social sciences and facilitate a reflexive understanding (...)
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  5. Andrew Bacon (2013). Non-Classical Metatheory for Non-Classical Logics. Journal of Philosophical Logic 42 (2):335-355.
    A number of authors have objected to the application of non-classical logic to problems in philosophy on the basis that these non-classical logics are usually characterised by a classical metatheory. In many cases the problem amounts to more than just a discrepancy; the very phenomena responsible for non-classicality occur in the field of semantics as much as they do elsewhere. The phenomena of higher order vagueness and the revenge liar are just two such examples. The aim of this paper (...)
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  6. Nelson Cowan (2001). Metatheory of Storage Capacity Limits. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (1):154-176.
    Commentators expressed a wide variety of views on whether there is a basic capacity limit of 3 to 5 chunks and, among those who believe in it, about why it occurs. In this response, I conclude that the capacity limit is real and that the concept is strengthened by additional evidence offered by a number of commentators. I consider various arguments why the limit occurs and try to organize these arguments into a conceptual framework or “metatheory” of storage capacity (...)
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  7. Andreas Herzig & Ivan Varzinczak (2007). Metatheory of Actions: Beyond Consistency. Artificial Intelligence 171 (1):951–984.
    Traditionally, consistency is the only criterion for the quality of a theory in logic-based approaches to reasoning about actions. This work goes beyond that and contributes to the metatheory of actions by investigating what other properties a good domain description should have. We state some metatheoretical postulates concerning this sore spot. When all postulates are satisfied we call the action theory modular. Besides being easier to understand and more elaboration tolerant in McCarthy’s sense, modular theories have interesting properties. We (...)
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    Jamie Tappenden (1997). Metatheory and Mathematical Practice in Frege. Philosophical Topics 25 (2):213-264.
    A cluster of recent papers on Frege have urged variations on the theme that Frege’s conception of logic is in some crucial way incompatible with ‘metatheoretic’ investigation. From this observation, significant consequences for our interpretation of Frege’s understanding of his enterprise are taken to follow. This chapter aims to critically examine this view, and to isolate what I take to be the core of truth in it. However, I will also argue that once we have isolated the defensible kernel, the (...)
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    Paul E. Meehl (2004). Cliometric Metatheory III: Peircean Consensus, Verisimilitude and Asymptotic Method. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 55 (4):615-643.
    Statistical procedures can be applied to episodes in the history of science in order to weight attributes to predict short-term survival of theories; an asymptotic method is used to show that short-term survival is a valid proxy for ultimate survival; and a theoretical argument is made that ultimate survival is a valid proxy for objective truth. While realists will appreciate this last step, instrumentalists do not need it to benefit from the actuarial procedures of cliometric metatheory. Introduction A plausible (...)
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    Thomas Uebel (2013). Pragmatics in Carnap and Morris and the Bipartite Metatheory Conception. Erkenntnis 78 (3):523-546.
    This paper concerns the issue of whether the so-called left wing of the Vienna Circle (Carnap, Neurath, Frank) can be understood as having provided the blueprint for a bipartite metatheory with a formal-logical part (the “logic of science”) supporting and being supported by a naturalistic-empirical part (the “behavioristics of science”). A claim to this effect was recently met by a counterclaim that there was indeed an attempt made to broaden Carnap’s formalist conception of philosophy by the pragmatist Morris, but (...)
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    Georg Schiemer, Richard Zach & Erich Reck (forthcoming). Carnap’s Early Metatheory: Scope and Limits. Synthese:1-33.
    In Untersuchungen zur allgemeinen Axiomatik and Abriss der Logistik, Carnap attempted to formulate the metatheory of axiomatic theories within a single, fully interpreted type-theoretic framework and to investigate a number of meta-logical notions in it, such as those of model, consequence, consistency, completeness, and decidability. These attempts were largely unsuccessful, also in his own considered judgment. A detailed assessment of Carnap’s attempt shows, nevertheless, that his approach is much less confused and hopeless than it has often been made out (...)
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  12. Jason Stanley (1995). Meaning and Metatheory. Dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Semantic theory has been used for many different philosophical purposes. This thesis investigates two such uses of semantic theory. The first is the use of semantic theory in providing a justification for a formal theory. The second is the use of semantic theory in yielding an account of understanding. ;The first paper is "Truth and Metatheory in Frege". In this paper, it is contended, against much recent work in Frege interpretation, that Frege should be credited with the first semi-rigourous (...)
     
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  13. Ian Mason (1985). The Metatheory of the Classical Propositional Calculus is Not Axiomatizable. Journal of Symbolic Logic 50 (2):451-457.
  14. S. Coleman (1984). Background and Change in B.F. Skinner's Metatheory From 1930 to 1938. Journal of Mind and Behavior 5 (4).
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  15. George Ritzer (1988). Sociological Metatheory: A Defense of a Subfield by a Delineation of its Parameters. Sociological Theory 6 (2):187-200.
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  16. William Grassie (1996). Donna Haraway's Metatheory of Science and Religion: Cyborgs, Trickster, and Hermes. Zygon 31 (2):285-304.
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    Günther Eder (2016). Frege’s ‘On the Foundations of Geometry’ and Axiomatic Metatheory. Mind 125 (497):5-40.
    In a series of articles dating from 1903 to 1906, Frege criticizes Hilbert’s methodology of proving the independence and consistency of various fragments of Euclidean geometry in his Foundations of Geometry. In the final part of the last article, Frege makes his own proposal as to how the independence of genuine axioms should be proved. Frege contends that independence proofs require the development of a ‘new science’ with its own basic truths. This paper aims to provide a reconstruction of this (...)
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  18. Tendzin N. Takla & Whitney Pape (1985). The Force Imagery in Durkheim: The Integration of Theory, Metatheory, and Method. Sociological Theory 3 (1):74-88.
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    Jason Stanley (1996). Truth and Metatheory in Frege. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 77 (1).
    In this paper it is contended, against a challenging recent interpretation of Frege, that Frege should be credited with the first semirigorous formulation of semantic theory. It is argued that the considerations advanced against this contention suffer from two kinds of error. The first involves the attribution to Frege of a skeptical attitude towards the truth-predicate. The second involves the sort of justification which these arguments assume a classical semantic theory attempts to provide. Finally, it is shown that Frege was (...)
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    Geoffrey Hunter (1971). Metalogic: An Introduction to the Metatheory of Standard First Order Logic. Berkeley,University of California Press.
    This work makes available to readers without specialized training in mathematics complete proofs of the fundamental metatheorems of standard (i.e., basically ...
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    C. S. Schreiner (1993). Sartre and Psychoanalysis: An Existentialist Challenge to Clinical Metatheory (Review). Philosophy and Literature 17 (1):153-155.
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    Stephen A. Buetow (2008). Metatheory, Change and Evidence‐Based Medicine. A Commentary on Isaac & Franceschi (2008). Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 14 (5):660-662.
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    Georg Schiemer (2012). Carnap's Untersuchungen: Logicism, Formal Axiomatics, and Metatheory. In R. Creath (ed.), Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook. Springer Verlag 13--36.
    This paper discusses Carnap’s attempts in the late 1920s to provide a formal reconstruction of modern axiomatics.1 One interpretive theme addressed in recent scholarly literature concerns Carnap’s underlying logicism in his philosophy of mathematics from that time, more specifically, his attempt to “reconcile” the logicist approach of reducing mathematics to logic with the formal axiomatic method. For instance, Awodey & Carus characterize Carnap’s manuscript Untersuchungen zur allgemeinen Axiomatik from 1928 as a “large-scale project to reconcile axiomatic definitions with logicism, and (...)
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    Edwin D. Mares & Paul McNamara (1997). Supererogation in Deontic Logic: Metatheory for DWE and Some Close Neighbours. [REVIEW] Studia Logica 59 (3):397-415.
    In "Doing Well Enough: Toward a Logic for Common Sense Morality", Paul McNamara sets out a semantics for a deontic logic which contains the operator It is supererogatory that. As well as having a binary accessibility relation on worlds, that semantics contains a relative ordering relation, . For worlds u, v and w, we say that u w v when v is at least as good as u according to the standards of w. In this paper we axiomatize logics complete (...)
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  25. Thomas Uebel (2012). The Bipartite Conception of Metatheory and the Dialectical Conception of Explication. In Pierre Wagner (ed.), Carnap's Ideal of Explication and Naturalism. Palgrave Macmillan 117--130.
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  26. Donald W. Fiske & Richard A. Shweder (1986). Metatheory in Social Science Pluralisms and Subjectivities. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
  27. Hannes Leitgeb (2007). On the Metatheory of Field's 'Solving the Paradoxes, Escaping Revenge'. In J. C. Beall (ed.), Revenge of the Liar: New Essays on the Paradox. Oxford University Press
     
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    David Miller (2005). Note: Cliometric Metatheory III: Peircean Consensus, Verisimilitude and Asymptotic Method. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 56 (2):419 -.
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  29. Michael G. Wessells (1983). Unusual Terminology or Unusual Metatheory: A Reply to Professor Landwehr. Behaviorism 11 (2):193-197.
     
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    M. Dugic, Milan M. Cirkovic & D. Rakovic (2002). On a Possible Physical Metatheory of Consciousness. Open Systems and Information Dynamics 9:153-166.
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    Martti Kuokkanen & Matti Häyry (2000). Idealization in Ethics Outlining a Formal Moral Metatheory. Axiomathes 11 (1-3):21-35.
    In this paper we shall show that structuralist constraints applied to moral idealizations, have applications in critical ethical argumentation. Moreover, we developed some systematic concepts which may be used to evaluate the relevance and adequacy of descriptions of moral problems relative to given idealizing moral perspectives. Finally, it is shown that any two moral perspectives are comparable via the Kemeny-Snell measure of distance of rankings.
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  32. Joseph Anderson & Barbara Anderson (1996). The Case for an Ecological Metatheory. In David Bordwell Noel Carroll (ed.), Post-Theory: Reconstructing Film Studies. University of Wisconsin Press 347--367.
     
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    Donald N. Levine (1989). Simmel as a Resource for Sociological Metatheory. Sociological Theory 7 (2):161-174.
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    Geoffrey K. Pullum (2013). The Central Question in Comparative Syntactic Metatheory. Mind and Language 28 (4):492-521.
    Two kinds of theoretical framework for syntax are encountered in current linguistics. One emerged from the mathematization of proof theory, and is referred to here as generative-enumerative syntax (GES). A less explored alternative stems from the semantic side of logic, and is here called model-theoretic syntax (MTS). I sketch the outlines of each, and give a capsule summary of some mathematical results pertaining to the latter. I then briefly survey some diverse types of evidence suggesting that in some ways MTS (...)
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    Brian Fay (1985). Theory and Metatheory in Social Science?Or, Why the Philosophy of Social Science is so Hard. Metaphilosophy 16 (2-3):150-165.
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    Roger W. Sperry (1992). Paradigms of Belief, Theory and Metatheory. Zygon 27 (3):245-259.
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    Donelson E. Dulany (2002). Mentalistic Metatheory and Strategies. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (3):337-338.
    Mentalism (Dulany 1991; 1997) provides a metatheoretical alternative to the dominant cognitive view. This commentary briefly outlines its main propositions and what I see as strategies for its use and support at this stage. These propositions represent conscious states as the sole carriers of symbolic representations, and mental episodes as consisting exclusively of conscious states interrelated by nonconscious operations.
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    Thomas Uebel (2010). The Nature and Status of Scientific Metatheory: The Debate Between Otto Neurath and Åke Petzäll. Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook 14:181-201.
    Critics from the Nordic countries played a significant role in the development of the philosophies of the Vienna Circle. By the time the first English-language monograph-length critical study of Viennese neopositivism was published—as well as A. J. Ayer’s Language, Truth and Logic —several critical studies by philosophers from Sweden and Finland were already gathering dust: Eino Kaila’s Der logische Neupositivismus , Åke Petzäll’s Logistischer Positivismus and his Zum Methodenproblem der Erkenntnislehre . With their authors having participated in the meetings of (...)
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    Jonathan Joseph (2007). Metatheory and the State: Review of Rethinking State Theory by Mark J. Smith. [REVIEW] Journal of Critical Realism 4 (1).
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    Joseph R. Royce (1980). On Theory and Metatheory, and Normal and Revolutionary Science. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 3 (4):599.
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    Fred A. Masterson & Mary Crawford (1982). Avoidance Behavior: Assumptions, Theory, and Metatheory. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 5 (4):685.
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    H. L. Roitblat (1981). Gallistel's Metatheory of Action. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (4):637.
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    Erwin M. Segal (1982). Metatheory of Animal Behavior. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 5 (3):386.
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    M. F. E. (1971). Metalogic: An Introduction to the Metatheory of Standard First Order Logic. [REVIEW] Review of Metaphysics 25 (1):127-127.
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    Richard L. Lanigan (1979). A Semiotic Metatheory of Human Communication. Semiotica 27 (4).
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    Daniel Shaw (1986). A Kuhnian Metatheory for Aesthetics. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 45 (1):29-39.
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    Richard A. DeMillo (1977). Some Applications of Model Theory to the Metatheory of Program Schemata. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 18 (3):489-495.
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  48. M. J. Cresswell & Geoffrey Hunter (1972). Metalogic: An Introduction to the Metatheory of Standard First Order Logic. Philosophical Quarterly 22 (86):79.
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  49. Donelson E. Dulany (2004). Higher Order Representation in a Mentalistic Metatheory. In Rocco J. Gennaro (ed.), Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness: An Anthology. John Benjamins
     
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  50. D. Edgington (1974). HUNTER, G. "Metalogic: An Introduction to the Metatheory of Standard First Order Logic". [REVIEW] Mind 83:461.
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