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  1.  141 DLs
    Patrick Suppes & Stephan Hartmann (2010). Entanglement, Upper Probabilities and Decoherence in Quantum Mechanics. In M. Suaráz et al (ed.), EPSA Philosophical Issues in the Sciences: Launch of the European Philosophy of Science Association. Springer 93--103.
    Quantum mechanical entangled configurations of particles that do not satisfy Bell’s inequalities, or equivalently, do not have a joint probability distribution, are familiar in the foundational literature of quantum mechanics. Nonexistence of a joint probability measure for the correlations predicted by quantum mechanics is itself equivalent to the nonexistence of local hidden variables that account for the correlations (for a proof of this equivalence, see Suppes and Zanotti, 1981). From a philosophical standpoint it is natural to ask what sort of (...)
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    Patrick Suppes (1957/1999). Introduction to Logic. Dover Publications.
    Coherent, well organized text familiarizes readers with complete theory of logical inference and its applications to math and the empirical sciences. Part I deals with formal principles of inference and definition; Part II explores elementary intuitive set theory, with separate chapters on sets, relations, and functions. Last section introduces numerous examples of axiomatically formulated theories in both discussion and exercises. Ideal for undergraduates; no background in math or philosophy required.
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    J. C. C. McKinsey & Patrick Suppes (1955). On the Notion of Invariance in Classical Mechanics. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 5 (20):290-302.
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    Patrick Suppes (2010). The Nature of Probability. Philosophical Studies 147 (1):89 - 102.
    The thesis of this article is that the nature of probability is centered on its formal properties, not on any of its standard interpretations. Section 2 is a survey of Bayesian applications. Section 3 focuses on two examples from physics that seem as completely objective as other physical concepts. Section 4 compares the conflict between subjective Bayesians and objectivists about probability to the earlier strident conflict in physics about the nature of force. Section 5 outlines a pragmatic approach to the (...)
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    Donald Davidson, J. C. C. McKinsey & Patrick Suppes (1955). Outlines of a Formal Theory of Value, I. Philosophy of Science 22 (2):140-160.
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    Patrick Suppes (2007). Where Do Bayesian Priors Come From? Synthese 156 (3):441 - 471.
    Bayesian prior probabilities have an important place in probabilistic and statistical methods. In spite of this fact, the analysis of where these priors come from and how they are formed has received little attention. It is reasonable to excuse the lack, in the foundational literature, of detailed psychological theory of what are the mechanisms by which prior probabilities are formed. But it is less excusable that there is an almost total absence of a detailed discussion of the highly differentiating nature (...)
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    Patrick Suppes (1961). Probability Concepts in Quantum Mechanics. Philosophy of Science 28 (4):378-389.
    The fundamental problem considered is that of the existence of a joint probability distribution for momentum and position at a given instant. The philosophical interest of this problem is that for the potential energy functions (or Hamiltonians) corresponding to many simple experimental situations, the joint "distribution" derived by the methods of Wigner and Moyal is not a genuine probability distribution at all. The implications of these results for the interpretation of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle are analyzed. The final section consists (...)
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    Patrick Suppes (2006). Ramsey's Psychological Theory of Belief. In Maria Carla Galavotti (ed.), Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands 35-53.
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    Patrick Suppes (1972). Some Open Problems in the Philosophy of Space and Time. Synthese 24 (1-2):298 - 316.
    This article is concerned to formulate some open problems in the philosophy of space and time that require methods characteristic of mathematical traditions in the foundations of geometry for their solution. In formulating the problems an effort has been made to fuse the separate traditions of the foundations of physics on the one hand and the foundations of geometry on the other. The first part of the paper deals with two classical problems in the geometry of space, that of giving (...)
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    Patrick Suppes (1964). On an Example of Unpredictability in Human Behavior. Philosophy of Science 31 (2):143-148.
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    Patrick Suppes (1960). A Comparison of the Meaning and Uses of Models in Mathematics and the Empirical Sciences. Synthese 12 (2-3):287--301.
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    Patrick Suppes, What is “Formal Logic”?
    Many people understand the expression “formal logic” as meaning modern mathematical logic by opposition to traditional logic before the revolution that happened in the second part of the 19th century with Boole, Frege and others. But in fact this expression was created by Kant (see Scholz 1931). Some people like to quote a excerpt of the preface of the second edition of the Critic of pure reason (1787), where Kant says that formal logic is a finished and closed science: (...)
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    Patrick Suppes (1966). The Probabilistic Argument for a Non-Classical Logic of Quantum Mechanics. Philosophy of Science 33 (1/2):14-21.
    The aim of this paper is to state the single most powerful argument for use of a non-classical logic in quantum mechanics. In outline the argument is the following. The working logic of a science is the logic of the events and propositions to which probabilities are assigned. A probability should be assigned to every element of the algebra of events. In the case of quantum mechanics probabilities may be assigned to events but not, without restriction, to the conjunction of (...)
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    Patrick Suppes & Mario Zanotti (1991). Existence of Hidden Variables Having Only Upper Probabilities. Foundations of Physics 21 (12):1479-1499.
    We prove the existence of hidden variables, or, what we call generalized common causes, for finite sequences of pairwise correlated random variables that do not have a joint probability distribution. The hidden variables constructed have upper probability distributions that are nonmonotonic. The theorem applies directly to quantum mechanical correlations that do not satisfy the Bell inequalities.
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    Patrick Suppes & Mario Zanotti (1981). When Are Probabilistic Explanations Possible? Synthese 48 (2):191 - 199.
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    Patrick Suppes (2011). Future Development of Scientific Structures Closer to Experiments: Response to F.A. Muller. Synthese 183 (1):115-126.
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    Patrick Suppes (2002). Representational Measurement Theory. In J. Wixted & H. Pashler (eds.), Stevens' Handbook of Experimental Psychology. Wiley
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    Patrick Suppes & Joseph Zinnes (1963). Basic Measurement Theory. In D. Luce (ed.), Journal of Symbolic Logic. John Wiley & Sons. 1--1.
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    Patrick Suppes (2000). Invariance, Symmetry and Meaning. Foundations of Physics 30 (10):1569-1585.
    The role of the concept of invariance in physics and geometry is analyzed, with attention to the closely connected concepts of symmetry and objective meaning. The question of why the fundamental equations of physical theories are not invariant, but only covariant, is examined in some detail. The last part of the paper focuses on the surprising example of entropy as a complete invariant in ergodic theory for any two ergodic processes that are isomorphic in the measure-theoretic sense.
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    Dana Scott & Patrick Suppes (1958). Foundational Aspects of Theories of Measurement. Journal of Symbolic Logic 23 (2):113-128.
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    Patrick Suppes (1974). Aristotle's Concept of Matter and its Relation to Modern Concepts of Matter. Synthese 28 (1):27 - 50.
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    Patrick Suppes & Mario Zanotti (1974). Stochastic Incompleteness of Quantum Mechanics. Synthese 29 (1-4):311 - 330.
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    Patrick Suppes (1951). A Set of Independent Axioms for Extensive Quantities. Portugaliae Mathematica 10 (4):163-172.
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    Patrick Suppes (1978). The Plurality of Science. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1978:3 - 16.
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    Patrick Suppes (2007). Statistical Concepts in Philosophy of Science. Synthese 154 (3):485--496.
    This article focuses on the role of statistical concepts in both experiment and theory in various scientific disciplines, especially physics, including astronomy, and psychology. In Sect. 1 the concept of uncertainty in astronomy is analyzed from Ptolemy to Laplace and Gauss. In Sect. 2 theoretical uses of probability and statistics in science are surveyed. Attention is focused on the historically important example of radioactive decay. In Sect. 3 the use of statistics in biology and the social sciences is examined, with (...)
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    Patrick Suppes (1964/2002). First Course in Mathematical Logic. Dover Publications.
    This introduction to rigorous mathematical logic is simple enough in both presentation and context for students of a wide range of ages and abilities. Starting with symbolizing sentences and sentential connectives, it proceeds to the rules of logical inference and sentential derivation, examines the concepts of truth and validity, and presents a series of truth tables. Subsequent topics include terms, predicates, and universal quantifiers; universal specification and laws of identity; axioms for addition; and universal generalization. Throughout the book, the authors (...)
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    Rolando Chuaqui & Patrick Suppes (1995). Free-Variable Axiomatic Foundations of Infinitesimal Analysis: A Fragment with Finitary Consistency Proof. Journal of Symbolic Logic 60 (1):122-159.
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    Fred S. Roberts & Patrick Suppes (1967). Some Problems in the Geometry of Visual Perception. Synthese 17 (June):173-201.
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    Patrick Suppes (1968). The Desirability of Formalization in Science. Journal of Philosophy 65 (20):651-664.
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    Patrick Suppes (1973). Space, Time and Geometry. Boston,Reidel.
    Griinbaum's own article sets forth his views on the ontology of the curvature of empty space, especially in the geometrodynamics of Clifford and Wheeler. ...
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    Patrick Suppes (2009). Rhythm and Meaning in Poetry. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 33 (1):159-166.
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    Donald Davidson & Patrick Suppes (1957). Decision Making: An Experimental Approach. Stanford University Press.
    PREVIOUS WORK Theoretical discussion of the interval measurement of utility based upon theories of decision making under conditions of risk has been voluminous and will not be reviewed here. Those interested will find extensive ...
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    Patrick Suppes (1993). The Transcendental Character of Determinism. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 18 (1):242-257.
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    Patrick Suppes (1977). Is Visual Space Euclidean? Synthese 35 (4):397 - 421.
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    Patrick Suppes (ed.) (1973). Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science. New York,American Elsevier Pub. Co..
    ELEMENTARY LOGIC GR. C. MOISIL Institute of Mathematics, Rumanian Academy, Bucharest, Rumania 1. We shall consider a typified logic of propositions. ...
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    Patrick Suppes (1999). The Noninvariance of Deterministic Causal Models. Synthese 121 (1-2):181-198.
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    Patrick Suppes (1961). The Philosophical Relevance of Decision Theory. Journal of Philosophy 58 (21):605-614.
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    Patrick Suppes (1977). Some Remarks on the Concept of Resiliency. Journal of Philosophy 74 (11):713-714.
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    Patrick Suppes (1977). The Distributive Justice of Income Inequality. Erkenntnis 11 (1):233 - 250.
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    Patrick Suppes (2001). Finitism in Geometry. Erkenntnis 54 (1):133-144.
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    Patrick Suppes (1987). Propensity Representations of Probability. Erkenntnis 26 (3):335 - 358.
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    Patrick Suppes (2000). Quantifier-Free Axioms for Constructive Affine Plane Geometry. Synthese 125 (1-2):263-281.
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    Patrick Suppes (1985). Explaining the Unpredictable. Erkenntnis 22 (1-3):187 - 195.
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    Patrick Suppes & Mario Zanotti (1989). Conditions on Upper and Lower Probabilities to Imply Probabilities. Erkenntnis 31 (2-3):323 - 345.
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    Patrick Suppes (2012). Reflections On Ernest Nagel's 1977 Dewey Lectures Teleology Revisited. Journal of Philosophy 109 (8-9):503-515.
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    Colleen Crangle & Patrick Suppes (1989). Geometrical Semantics for Spatial Prepositions. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 14 (1):399-422.
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    Patrick Suppes (1970). Probabilistic Grammars for Natural Languages. Synthese 22 (1-2):95 - 116.
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    Patrick Suppes & Mario Zanotti (1976). Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Existence of a Unique Measure Strictly Agreeing with a Qualitative Probability Ordering. Journal of Philosophical Logic 5 (3):431 - 438.
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    Patrick Suppes (1956). Nelson Goodman on the Concept of Logical Simplicity. Philosophy of Science 23 (2):153-159.
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    Patrick Suppes (1983). The Meaning of Probability Statements. Erkenntnis 19 (1-3):397 - 403.
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