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  1. Uwe Meixner (2004). The Two Sides of Being: A Reassessment of Psychophysical Dualism. Mentis.
    This book is intended as a comprehensive defense of psycho-physical dualism. It gives answers to the question of what dualism may consist in, and inquires into the broadly cultural motivation behind accepting dualism or its opponent physicalism. Arguments for dualism, among them strengthened versions of the famous classical arguments, are presented and defended against objections. Moreover, the various general objections to dualism are criticized in detail, for example, the allegation that dualism is of an (...)
     
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    Friedrich Beck, Carl Johnson, Franz von Kutschera, E. Jonathan Lowe, Uwe Meixner, David S. Oderberg, Ian J. Thompson & Henry Wellman (2008). Psycho-Physical Dualism Today: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Lexington Books.
    Until quite recently, mind-body dualism has been regarded with deep suspicion by both philosophers and scientists. This has largely been due to the widespread identification of dualism in general with one particular version of it: the interactionist substance dualism of Réné Descartes. This traditional form of dualism has, ever since its first formulation in the seventeenth century, attracted numerous philosophical objections and is now almost universally rejected in scientific circles as empirically inadequate. During the last few years, however, renewed attention (...)
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    Uwe Meixner (2005). Laws of Nature—A Skeptical View. In Jan Faye, Paul Needham, Uwe Scheffler & Max Urchs (eds.), Nature's Principles. Springer 229--238.
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    Uwe Meixner (2010). Modelling Metaphysics: The Metaphysics of a Model. Ontos.
    This book models and simulates metaphysics by presenting the metaphysics of a model.
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  5. Uwe Meixner (2006). Classical Intentionality. Erkenntnis 65 (1):25-45.
    In the first part, the paper describes in detail the classical conception of intentionality which was expounded in its most sophisticated form by Edmund Husserl. This conception is today largely eclipsed in the philosophy of mind by the functionalist and by the representationalist account of intentionality, the former adopted by Daniel Dennett and David Chalmers, the latter by John Searle and Fred Dretske. The very considerable differences between the classical and the modern conceptions are pointed out, and it is argued (...)
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  6. Uwe Meixner (2008). New Perspectives for a Dualistic Conception of Mental Causation. Journal of Consciousness Studies 15 (1):17-38.
    The paper provides new perspectives for a dualistic conception of mental causation by putting causation that originates in a nonphysical self into an evolutionary perspective. Nonphysical causation of this type - free agency -, together with nonphysical consciousness, is regarded as being not only compatible with physics, but also as having a natural place in nature. It is described how free agency can work, on the basis of the brain, and how it can be compatible with the result of the (...)
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  7. Uwe Meixner (2001). Theorie der Kausalität Ein Leitfaden Zum Kausalbegriff in Zwei Teilen.
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    Uwe Meixner (1992). Table of Contents. Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 7 (1-2):1-6.
    In fact, Godel gave an important model of pure predication, where he showed that restricted comprehension without parameters is valid, but where restricted comprehension with parameters is not (although this invalidity was not established until Cohen). This is the model based on ordinal definability in set theory.
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  9. Uwe Meixner (2009). Three Indications for the Existence of God in Causal Metaphysics. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 66 (1):33 - 46.
    With the emergence of modern physics a conflict became apparent between the Principle of Sufficient Cause and the Principle of Physical Causal Closure. Though these principles are not logically incompatible, they could no longer be considered to be both true; one of them had to be false. The present paper makes use of this seldom noticed conflict to argue on the basis of considerations of comparative rationality for the truth of causal statements that have at least some degree of philosophico-theological (...)
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    Uwe Meixner (2003). Events and Their Reality. Logic and Logical Philosophy 2 (5):23-33.
    This paper presents a set-theoretical conceptual framework for theorizing about (possible) events , and states some analytical and synthetical principles which describe the way in which the concept of reality (or actuality ) applies to them. The conceptual framework has few primitives, but is nevertheless of great definitional power; the demonstration of this will fill the first part of the paper.
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    Uwe Meixner (2004). Causation in a New Old Key. Studia Logica 76 (3):343 - 383.
    I argue (1) that it is not philosophically significant whether causation is linguistically represented by a predicate or by a sentence connective; (2) that there is no philosophically significant distinction between event- and states-of-affairs-causation; (3) that there is indeed a philosophically significant distinction between agent- and event-causation, and that event-causation must be regarded as an analog of agent-causation. Developing this point, I argue that event-causation's being in the image of agent-causation requires, mainly, (a) that the cause is temporally prior to (...)
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    Uwe Meixner (2009). From Plato to Frege: Paradigms of Predication in the History of Ideas. [REVIEW] Metaphysica 10 (2):199-214.
    One of the perennial questions of philosophy concerns the simple statements which say that an object is so and so or that such and such objects are so and so related: simple predicative statements. Do such statements have an ontological basis, and if so, what is that basis? The answer to this question determines—or in any case, is expressive of—a specific fundamental outlook on the world. In the course of the history of Western philosophy, various philosophers have given various answers (...)
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    Uwe Meixner (2014). The Case for Agent-Causation. In Marek Rosiak & Miroslaw Szatkowski (eds.), Substantiality and Causality. De Gruyter 113-128.
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    Uwe Meixner (2006). The Theory of Ontic Modalities. Ontos Verlag.
    This book presents a comprehensive, non-model-theoretic theory of ontic necessity and possibility within a formal (and formalised) ontology consisting of states of affairs, properties, and individuals.
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  15. Uwe Meixner (2009). Materialism Does Not Save the Phenomena and the Alternative Which Does. In Robert C. Koons & George Bealer (eds.), The Waning of Materialism: New Essays. Oxford University Press
     
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    Uwe Meixner & Albert Newen (eds.) (2003). Seele, Denken, Bewusstsein: zur Geschichte der Philosophie des Geistes. Walter de Gruyter.
    Welchen ontologischen Status hat das Ich? Verfugen wir uber Selbstwissen und wenn ja, in welchem Sinne?
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    Uwe Meixner (1998). Actual Existence, Identity and Ontological Priority. Erkenntnis 48 (2-3):209-226.
    The paper first distinguishes ontological priority from epistemological priority and unilateral ontic dependence. Then explications of ontological priority are offered in terms of the reducibility of the actual existence or identity of entities in one ontological category to the actual existence or identity of entities in another. These explications lead to incompatible orders of ontological priority for individuals, properties of individuals and states of affairs. Common to those orders is, however, that the primacy of the category of individuals is abandoned. (...)
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    Uwe Meixner (2012). A Cosmo-Ontological Argument for the Existence of a First Cause–Perhaps God. In Miroslaw Szatkowski (ed.), Ontological Proofs Today. Ontos Verlag 50--193.
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    Uwe Meixner (1992). Table of Contents. Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 7 (1-2):1-6.
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    Uwe Meixner (2003). Philosophie des Geistes. In Uwe Meixner & Albert Newen (eds.), Seele, Denken, Bewusstsein: Zur Geschichte der Philosophie des Geistes. Walter de Gruyter 308.
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    Uwe Meixner (1994). Parmenides und die Logik der Existenz. Grazer Philosophische Studien 47:59-75.
    Es wird gezeigt, daß sich Parmenides' Argument gegen Veränderung und Vielheit aus den Fragmenten seines Lehrgedichts so rekonstruieren läßt, daß es entweder formal korrekt wird, oder aber seine Prämisse ,,Seiendes ist, Nichtseiendes ist nicht" evidentermaßen richtig ist. Beides zugleich ist nicht zu haben. Es wird plausibel gemacht, daß die Rekonstruktionen in Parmenides' Sinn sind. Betrachtet man sein Argument als formal korrekt, so stellt es, wenn wir das Zeugnis der Erfahrung akzeptieren, eine redactio ad absurdum der auch heute noch vielfach vertretenen (...)
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    Uwe Meixner (1992). Eine logische Rekonstruktion der platonischen Prädikationstheorie. Grazer Philosophische Studien 43:163-175.
    In diesem Aufsatz wird eine axiomatisierte logische Rekonstmktion der Platonischen Prädikationstheorie vorgeschlagen, aufbauend auf der Ähnlichkeitsrelation. Die Theorie ist konsistent und trivial. Selbst-Prädikation bereitet darin keine Schwierigkeiten und das Dritte-Mann-Argument wird als harmlos aufgezeigt. Es werden Kriterien dafür, daß etwas ein Standardgegenstand (eine Form oder Idee) ist, aufgestellt und ausgeführt, daß diese die Platonische Ideentheorie implizieren. Die Grenzen von Piatons Prädikationstheorie werden klar gemacht; sie ist von der adjektivischen (linguistischen) Prädikation abgeleitet und kann ontologisch nur diesen Typ der Prädikation abdecken, (...)
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    Uwe Meixner (1993). Rezension von Erwin Tegtmeier: Grundzüge einer kategorialen Ontologie. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 2:416-419.
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    Uwe Meixner (1992). Table of Contents. Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 7 (1-2):1-6.
    Montague (1970a) presented a semantic treatment of adjectives which he credited to unpublished work done independently by Hans Kamp and Terence Parsons; that work, and similar independent work of Romane Clark, was subsequently published (Clark 1970, Kamp 1975, Parsons 1970). The central claim in that work was that adjective meanings should be analyzed as functions from properties to properties. Among adjective meanings, some might satisfy further constraints such as intersectivity or subsectivity, but no such constraint can be imposed on the (...)
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    Uwe Meixner (2008). Review of Yujin Nagasawa, God and Phenomenal Consciousness: A Novel Approach to Knowledge Arguments. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2008 (8).
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  26. Uwe Meixner (2010). The Emergence of Rational Souls. In A. Corradini & T. O’Connor (eds.), Emergence in Science and Philosophy. Routledge 6--163.
     
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    Uwe Meixner (1989). Descartes' Argument für den psycho-physischen Dualismus im Lichte der modal-epistemischen Logik. Grazer Philosophische Studien 35:83-101.
    Der cartesische DuaUsmus besteht nicht in der Behauptung, daß die Person und ihr Körper voneinander verschieden sind, sondern in der stärkeren Behauptung, daß sie beide ohne den anderen existieren können. Können ist dabei in einem außerordentlich schwachen Sinn zu nehmen, nämlich im Sinne der analytischen Möglichkeit. Descartes' Argument für diese Behauptung in der 6. Meditation ist im Rahmen der modal-epistemischen Logik als logisch korrektes Argument präzisierbar; daneben auch sein mit dem ersteren verquicktes Argument dafür, daß es eine essentielle Eigenschaft von (...)
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    Uwe Meixner (2008). Joseph E. Brenner, Logic in Reality , Springer 2008. Metaphysica 9 (2):247-250.
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    Uwe Meixner (1992). On Negative and Disjunctive Properties. In Kevin Mulligan (ed.), Language, Truth and Ontology. Kluwer 28--36.
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    Uwe Meixner (2014). Of Quantum Physics and DOMINDARs. In Uwe Meixner & Antonella Corradini (eds.), Quantum Physics Meets the Philosophy of Mind: New Essays on the Mind-Body Relation in Quantum-Theoretical Perspective. De Gruyter 17-34.
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    Uwe Meixner (1993). Propensity and Possibility. Erkenntnis 38 (3):323 - 341.
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    Uwe Meixner (2005). The Rationality of (a Form of) Relative Identity. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 71 (2):449–455.
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    Uwe Meixner (2006). An Onto-Nomological Theory of Modality. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 91 (1):47-72.
    This paper is dedicated to the formulation of a restricted theory of ontic modality (for example, I do not address questions that arise when modal operators interact with quantifiers, although some of the theoretical developments presented here certainly suggest such questions). As will be seen, notwithstanding its restrictions, the theory has a pleasing richness to it, as well as formal rigor and intuitive satisfactoriness. It also offers an unusual perspective on modality.
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  34. Uwe Meixner (1998). Negative Theology, Coincidentia Oppositorum, and Boolean Algebra. Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 1:75-89.
    In Plato's Parmenides we find on the one hand that the One is denied every property , and on the other hand that the One is attributed every property . In the course of the history of Platonism , these assertions - probably meant by Plato as ontological statements of an entirely formal nature - were repeatedly made the starting points of metaphysical speculations. In the Mystical Theology of the Pseudo-Dionysius they became principles of Christian mysticism and negative theology. I (...)
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    Uwe Meixner (2013). Three Logico-Ontological Notions and Mereology. In Christer Svennerlind, Jan Almäng & Rögnvaldur Ingthorsson (eds.), Johanssonian Investigations. Ontos Verlag 5--439.
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    Uwe Meixner (1992). An Alternative Semantics for Modal Predicate-Logic. Erkenntnis 37 (3):377 - 400.
    The semantical framework is fundamentally intensional: neither possible worlds nor sets as basic entities, but rather, besides individuals, propositions, properties and relations (in intension). Logical truth is defined in terms of logical form (without mentioning this notion) without employing sets of models and the concept of truth in a model. Truth itself is explicitly defined (without recursion); the truth-conditions for the logical constants of the object-language become theorems derivable from the axioms for "to intend"--the basic semantical relation.
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    Uwe Meixner (2014). Appendix to Chapter I: The German Originals Appendix to Chapter I: The German Originals of the Quotations From Husserl and Wittgenstein in Chapter I, and Remarks on Matters of Translation. In Defending Husserl: A Plea in the Case of Wittgenstein & Company Versus Phenomenology. De Gruyter 90-102.
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    Uwe Meixner (2014). Chapter I: On Imagining. In Defending Husserl: A Plea in the Case of Wittgenstein & Company Versus Phenomenology. De Gruyter 1-89.
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    Uwe Meixner (2014). Chapter II: On Knowing the Inward Mental Life. In Defending Husserl: A Plea in the Case of Wittgenstein & Company Versus Phenomenology. De Gruyter 103-225.
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    Uwe Meixner (2014). Physik und Metaphysik. In Christof Breitsameter & Christian Tapp (eds.), Theologie Und Naturwissenschaften. De Gruyter 157-184.
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    Uwe Meixner (1989). Handlung, Zeit, Notwendigkeit. Eine Ontologisch-Semantische Untersuchung. Journal of Symbolic Logic 54 (4):1487-1487.
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    Uwe Meixner (1995). Ontologically Minimal Logical Semantics. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 36 (2):279-298.
    Ontologically minimal truth law semantics are provided for various branches of formal logic (classical propositional logic, S5 modal propositional logic, intuitionistic propositional logic, classical elementary predicate logic, free logic, and elementary arithmetic). For all of them logical validity/truth is defined in an ontologically minimal way, that is, not via truth value assignments or interpretations. Semantical soundness and completeness are proved (in an ontologically minimal way) for a calculus of classical elementary predicate logic.
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    Uwe Meixner (2000). Essential Conceptions of Events. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 76:183-194.
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    Uwe Meixner (2005). Review: The Rationality of (A Form of) Relative Identity. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 71 (2):449 - 455.
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    Antonella Corradini & Uwe Meixner (eds.) (2014). Quantum Physics Meets the Philosophy of Mind: New Essays on the Mind-Body Relation in Quantum-Theoretical Perspective. De Gruyter.
  46. Uwe Meixner (2001). Augustinus über Zeitmessung, Gleichzeitigkeit und die Widerlegung der Astrologie. Bemerkungen zur Philosophie der Zeit in Augustinus' Confessiones. Philosophia Naturalis 38 (2):299-318.
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  47. Uwe Meixner (2000). Axiomatic Formal Ontology. Studia Logica 64 (1):137-140.
     
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  48. Uwe Meixner (1996). Aquinas on Forms, Individuation, and Matter. Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie Und Theologie 43 (1/2):45-64.
     
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  49. Uwe Meixner (1993). An Ontology of Intensional Entities. In Werner Stelzner (ed.), Philosophie Und Logik: Frege-Kolloquien 1989 Und 1991. De Gruyter 226-228.
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  50. Uwe Meixner (2014). Appendix to Chapter II: The German Originals of the Quotations From Husserl and Wittgenstein in Chapter II, and Remarks on Matters of Translation. In Defending Husserl: A Plea in the Case of Wittgenstein & Company Versus Phenomenology. De Gruyter 226-246.
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