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  1. Paul Tomassi (2006). Truth, Warrant and Superassertibility. Synthese 148 (1):31 - 56.
    In a recent paper on Truth, Knowability and Neutrality Timothy Kenyon sets out to defend the coherence of a putative anti-realist truth-predicate, superassertibility, due to Wright (1992, 1999), against a number of Wright’s critics. By his own admission, the success of Kenyon’s defensive strategies turns out to hinge upon a realist conception of absolute warrant which conflicts with the anti-realist character of the original proposal, based, as it was, on a notion of defeasible warrant. Kenyon’s potential success in resisting Wright’s (...)
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  2. Paul Tomassi (2003). Logic, Form and Grammar. Mind 112 (448):754-759.
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  3. Paul Tomassi (2003). On the Metaphysics of Informed Environmental Concern. American Philosophical Quarterly 40 (4):333 - 343.
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  4. Paul Tomassi (2003). Review: Logic, Form and Grammar. [REVIEW] Mind 112 (448):754-759.
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  5. Paul Tomassi (2001). Logic After Wittgenstein. Nordic Journal of Philosophical Logic 6 (1):43-70.
    Wittgenstein's later rejection of the externalist Tractarian picture of logic according to which all rationally analysable discourse is properly understood as truth-functional rules out any conception of logic as the study of universal features of discourse. Given later references to 'the logic of our language', some conception of logic appears to survive even on Wittgenstein's later view. However, given his rejection of any conception of philosophical theory as explanatory or hypothetical, Wittgenstein seems to be forced into descriptivism. Despite these constraints, (...)
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  6. Paul Tomassi (2001). Identity, Analyticity and Epistemic Conservatism. Sorites 13:72-79.
    In the first instance, the paper proposes a response to W.V.O. Quine's infamous attack on the analytic-synthetic distinction which attempts to carve out a core notion of analyticity by strictly delimiting the extension of that concept. The resulting position -- epistemic conservatism -- provides a platform for a significant epistemic challenge to essentialist positions of the kind proposed by Saul Kripke and Hilary Putnam: under exactly which kinds of circumstance are we warranted in asserting that we have grasped the truth (...)
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  7. Paul Tomassi (2000). Linguistic Understanding And The Philosophy Of Language. Minerva 4.
    Current understanding of the nature of language owes much to two authors: Noam Chomsky and the later Wittgenstein. What is interesting is that the conceptions of language proposed by each appear to conflict. The key question is: what is it to understand a language? In these terms, the internalist/individualist view of linguistic understanding which Chomsky has consistently advocated throughout his career appears to flatly contradict the later Wittgenstein's externalist account of linguistic understanding . In short, the relation between these two (...)
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  8. Paul Tomassi (1999). From Toothache to Embarrassment: Wittgenstein on Emotion. Philosophical Papers 28 (3):187-206.
  9. Paul Tomassi (1999). Logic. Routledge.
    Logic brings elementary logic out of the academic darkness into the light of day. Paul Tomassi makes logic fully accessible for anyone trying to come to grips with the complexities of this challenging subject. This book is written in a patient and user-friendly way which makes both the nature and value of formal logic crystal clear. This textbook proceeds from a frank, informal introduction to fundamental logical notions to a system of formal logic rooted in the best of our natural (...)
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  10. Paul Tomassi (1999). Logic And Diagnostic. Minerva 3.
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  11. Paul Tomassi (1999). Terrell Ward Bynum and James H. Moor (Eds), The Digital Phoenix: How Computers Are Changing Philosophy. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 50:514-519.
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  12. Paul Tomassi & Rom Harré (1996). Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Technology. Ends and Means 1 (1).
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  13. Paul Tomassi (1992). George Davie The Scottish Enlightenment and Other Essays Mundi, Paperback. Philosophical Investigations 15 (4):372-375.