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  1. Nathan Salmon (2015). Recurrence Again. Philosophical Studies 172 (2):445-457.
    Kit Fine has replied to my criticism of a technical objection he had given to the version of Millianism that I advocate. Fine evidently objects to my use of classical existential instantiation in an object-theoretic rendering of his meta-proof. Fine’s reply appears to involve both an egregious misreading of my criticism and a significant logical error. I argue that my rendering is unimpeachable, that the issue over my use of classical EI is a red herring, and that Fine’s original argument (...)
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  2. Nathan Salmon (2013). A Note on Kripke’s Paradox About Time and Thought Nathan Salmon. Journal of Philosophy 110 (4):213-220.
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  3. Nathan Salmon (2013). A Note on Kripke's Paradox About Time and Thought. Journal of Philosophy 110 (4):213-220.
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  4. Nathan Salmon (2012). Generality. Philosophical Studies 161 (3):471-481.
    A distinction is drawn among predicates, open sentences (or open formulas), and general terms, including general-term phrases. Attaching a copula, perhaps together with an article, to a general term yields a predicate. Predicates can also be obtained through lambda-abstraction on an open sentence. The issue of designation and semantic content for each type of general expression is investigated. It is argued that the designatum of a general term is a universal, e.g., a kind, whereas the designatum of a predicate is (...)
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  5. Nathan Salmon (2012). Recurrence. Philosophical Studies 159 (3):407-441.
    Standard compositionality is the doctrine that the semantic content of a compound expression is a function of the semantic contents of the contentful component expressions. In 1954 Hilary Putnam proposed that standard compositionality be replaced by a stricter version according to which even sentences that are synonymously isomorphic (in the sense of Alonzo Church) are not strictly synonymous unless they have the same logical form. On Putnam’s proposal, the semantic content of a compound expression is a function of: (i) the (...)
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  6. Nathan Salmon (2011). Lambda in Sentences with Designators. Journal of Philosophy 107 (9):445-468.
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  7. Nathan Salmon (2010). Lambda in Sentences with Designations: An Ode to Complex Predication. Journal of Philosophy 107 (9):445-468.
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  8. Nathan Salmon (2010). On Quantifying In. In Robin Jeshion (ed.), New Essays on Singular Thought. Oxford University Press. 64.
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  9. Nathan Salmon (2010). Three Perspectives on Quantifying In. In Robin Jeshion (ed.), New Essays on Singular Thought. Oup Oxford.
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  10. Nathan Salmon (2010). Vagaries About Vagueness. In Richard Dietz & Sebastiano Moruzzi (eds.), Cuts and Clouds: Vaguenesss, its Nature and its Logic. Oup Oxford.
  11. Nathan Salmon (2009). Points, Complexes, Complex Points, and a Yacht. In Nicholas Griffin & Dale Jacquette (eds.), Russell Vs. Meinong: The Legacy of "on Denoting". Routledge.
  12. Nathan Salmon (2009). Quantifying Into the Unquantifiable: The Life and Work of David Kaplan. In Joseph Almog & Paolo Leonardi (eds.), The Philosophy of David Kaplan. Oxford University Press. 25.
     
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  13. Nathan Salmon (2008). Numbers Versus Nominalists. Analysis 68 (299):177–182.
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  14. Nathan Salmon (2008). That F. Philosophical Studies 141 (2):263 - 280.
    Jeffrey King's principal objection to the direct-reference theory of demonstratives is analyzed and criticized. King has responded with a modified version of his original argument aimed at establishing the weaker conclusion that the direct-reference theory of demonstratives is either incomplete or incorrect. It is argued that this fallback argument also fails.
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  15. J. L. Austin, Anthony Brueckner, Noam Chomsky, Donald Davidson, Keith Donnellan, Michael Dummett, Gareth Evans, Gottlob Frege, H. P. Grice, Paul Horwich, David Kaplan, Saul Kripke, David Lewis, John McDowell, Michael McKinsey, Ruth Millikan, Stephen Neale, Hilary Putnam, W. V. Quine, Bertrand Russell, Nathan Salmon, Stephen Schiffer, John Searle, P. F. Strawson, Alfred Tarski & Ludwig Wittgenstein (2007). Philosophy of Language: The Central Topics. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    This collection of classic and contemporary essays in philosophy of language offers a concise introduction to the field for students in graduate and upper-division undergraduate courses. It includes some of the most important basic sources in philosophy of language, as well as new essays by scholars on the leading edge of innovation in this increasingly influential area of philosophy. Each chapter is preceded the editors' introduction.
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  16. Nathan Salmon (2007). About Aboutness. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 3 (2):59-76.
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  17. Nathan U. Salmon (2007). Content, Cognition, and Communication. Oxford University Press.
    The volume concludes with four essays about the distinction between meaning and use, or more generally, the distinction between semantics and pragmatics.
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  18. Nathan Salmon (2006). Pronouns as Variables. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 72 (3):656 - 664.
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  19. Nathan Salmon (2006). A Theory of Bondage. Philosophical Review 115 (4):415-448.
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  20. Nathan Salmon (2006). Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Meaning. Philosophical Papers I. Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 68 (3):671-672.
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  21. Nathan Salmon (2006). Nathan Salmon, Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Meaning: Philosophical Papers I. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2005. ISBN-10 0-19-928176-9, ISBN-13 978-0-19-928176-3 ; ISBN-10 0-19-928471-7, ISBN-13 978-0-19-928471-9 . Pp. Xiv + 419. [REVIEW] Philosophia Mathematica 14 (2):267-268.
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  22. Nathan Salmon (2006). Terms in Bondage. Philosophical Issues 16 (1):263–274.
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  23. Nathan Salmon (2006). The Resilience of Illogical Belief. Noûs 40 (2):369–375.
    Although Professor Schiffer and I have many times disagreed, I share his deep and abiding commitment to argument as a primary philosophical tool. Regretting any communication failure that has occurred, I endeavor here to make clearer my earlier reply in “Illogical Belief” to Schiffer’s alleged problem for my version of Millianism.1 I shall be skeletal, however; the interested reader is encouraged to turn to “Illogical Belief” for detail and elaboration. I have argued that to bear a propositional attitude de re (...)
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  24. Nathan Salmon (2005). Are General Terms Rigid? Linguistics and Philosophy 28 (1):117 - 134.
    On Kripke’s intended definition, a term designates an object x rigidly if the term designates x with respect to every possible world in which x exists and does not designate anything else with respect to worlds in which x does not exist. Kripke evidently holds in Naming and Necessity, hereafter N&N (pp. 117–144, passim, and especially at 134, 139–140), that certain general terms – including natural-kind terms like ‘‘water’’ and ‘‘tiger’’, phenomenon terms like ‘‘heat’’ and ‘‘hot’’, and color terms like (...)
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  25. Nathan Salmon (2005). On Designating. Mind 114 (456):1069-1133.
    A detailed interpretation is provided of the ‘Gray's Elegy’ passage in Russell's ‘On Denoting’. The passage is suffciently obscure that its principal lessons have been independently rediscovered. Russell attempts to demonstrate that the thesis that definite descriptions are singular terms is untenable. The thesis demands a distinction be drawn between content and designation, but the attempt to form a proposition directly about the content (as by using an appropriate form of quotation) inevitably results in a proposition about the thing designated (...)
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  26. Nathan Salmon (2005). Two Conceptions of Semantics. In Zoltan Szabo (ed.), Semantics Versus Pragmatics. Oxford University Press. 317-328.
     
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  27. Nathan U. Salmon (2005). Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Meaning. Oxford University Press.
    Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Meaning brings together Nathan Salmon's influential papers on topics in the metaphysics of existence, non-existence, and fiction; modality and its logic; strict identity, including personal identity; numbers and numerical quantifiers; the philosophical significance of Godel's Incompleteness theorems; and semantic content and designation. Including a previously unpublished essay and a helpful new introduction to orient the reader, the volume offers rich and varied sustenance for philosophers and logicians.
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  28. Nathan U. Salmon (2005). Reference and Essence. Prometheus Books.
  29. Nathan Salmon (2004). The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. In Marga Reimer & Anne Bezuidenhout (eds.), Descriptions and Beyond. Oxford University Press. 230--260.
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  30. Nathan Salmon (2003). Naming, Necessity, and Beyond. [REVIEW] Mind 112 (447):475-492.
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  31. Nathan Salmon (2003). Review: Naming, Necessity, and Beyond. [REVIEW] Mind 112 (447):475 - 492.
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  32. Nathan Salmon (2002). Demonstrating and Necessity. Philosophical Review 111 (4):497-537.
  33. Nathan Salmon (2002). Identity Facts. Philosophical Topics 30 (1):237-267.
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  34. Nathan Salmon, Andrew Melnyk, Trenton Merricks, John Stuart Mill, Matt Millen, Ruth G. Millikan, Piet Mondrian, Isaac Newton, David Owens & David Papineau (2002). Ramsey 311,314 Rembrandt 388 Rosenberg, Alexander Xxi Ross, WD. 274. In Jaegwon Kim (ed.), Supervenience. Ashgate. 397.
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  35. William G. Lycan, Penelope Maddy, Gideon Rosen & Nathan Salmon (2001). Externalism, Naturalism, Nominalism, and Mathematics. Philosophical Perspectives 15:17-117.
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  36. Nathan Salmon (2001). The Limits of Human Mathematics. Noûs 35 (s15):93 - 117.
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  37. Nathan Salmon (2001). The Very Possibility of Language: A Sermon on the Consequences of Missing Church. In C. Anthony Anderson & Michael Zelëny (eds.), Logic, Meaning, and Computation: Essays in Memory of Alonzo Church. Kluwer.
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  38. Nathan Salmon (1998). Nonexistence. Noûs 32 (3):277-319.
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  39. Nathan Salmon (1997). Is de Re Belief Reducible to de Dicto? Canadian Journal of Philosophy 27 (sup1):85-110.
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  40. Nathan Salmon (1997). Wholes, Parts, and Numbers. Philosophical Perspectives 11 (s11):1-15.
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  41. Nathan Salmon (1996). Trans-World Identification and Stipulation. Philosophical Studies 84 (2-3):203 - 223.
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  42. Nathan Salmon (1995). Being of Two Minds: Belief with Doubt. Noûs 29 (1):1-20.
  43. Nathan Salmon (1993). Analyticity and Apriority. Philosophical Perspectives 7:125-133.
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  44. Nathan Salmon (1993). A Problem in the Frege-Church Theory of Sense and Denotation. Noûs 27 (2):158-166.
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  45. Nathan Salmon (1993). Relative and Absolute Apriority. Philosophical Studies 69 (1):83 - 100.
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  46. Nathan Salmon (1993). This Side of Paradox. Philosophical Topics 21 (2):187-197.
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  47. Nathan Salmon (1992). On Content. Mind 101 (404):733-751.
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  48. Nathan Salmon (1992). Reflections on Reflexivity. Linguistics and Philosophy 15 (1):53 - 63.
  49. Nathan Salmon (1991). How Not to Become a Millian Heir. Philosophical Studies 62 (2):165 - 177.
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  50. Nathan Salmon (1991). The Pragmatic Fallacy. Philosophical Studies 63 (1):83--97.
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