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  1. Veikko Rantala (2006). Learning and Epistemic Logic. Acta Philosophica Fennica 78:139.
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  2. Veikko Rantala (2003). Possible Worlds. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 80 (1):179-199.
    Finland is internationally known as one of the leading centers of twentieth century analytic philosophy. This volume offers for the first time an overall survey of the Finnish analytic school. The rise of this trend is illustrated by original articles of Edward Westermarck, Eino Kaila, Georg Henrik von Wright, and Jaakko Hintikka. Contributions of Finnish philosophers are then systematically discussed in the fields of logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, history of philosophy, ethics and social philosophy. Metaphilosophical reflections on (...)
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  3. Veikko Rantala (2001). Knowledge Representation: Two Kinds of Emergence. Synthese 129 (2):195 - 209.
    Two different but closely related issues in current cognitive science will be considered in this essay. One is the controversial and extensively discussed question of how connectionist and symbolic representations of knowledge are related to each other. The other concerns the notion of connectionist learning and its relevance for the understanding of the distinction between propositional and nonpropositional knowledge. More specifically, I shall give an overview of a result in Rantala and Vadén (1994) establishing a limiting case correspondence between symbolic (...)
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  4. Arto Haapala, Jerrold Levinson & Veikko Rantala (eds.) (1997). The End of Art and Beyond: Essays After Danto. Humanities Press.
     
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  5. Veikko Rantala (1996). Metaphor and Conceptual Change. Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 31:181.
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  6. Veikko Rantala (1995). Translation and Scientific Change'. In HerfelWilliam (ed.), Theories and Models in Scientific Processes. Rodopi. 249--268.
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  7. Veikko Rantala (1992). Reduction and Explanation: Science Vs. Mathematics. In Javier Echeverria, Andoni Ibarra & Thomas Mormann (eds.), The Space of Mathematics. De Gruyter. 47-59.
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  8. Veikko Rantala (1992). The Literary Work and Intentionality. Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 5 (8).
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  9. Veikko Rantala (1991). Review. [REVIEW] Synthese 86 (2):297-319.
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  10. Veikko Rantala (1991). The Work of Art, Identity and Interpretation. Semiotica 87 (3-4):271-292.
     
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  11. Veikko Rantala & Liselotte Wiesenthal (1989). The Worlds of Fiction and the Worlds of Science: A Comparative Study. Synthese 78 (1):53 - 86.
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  12. Veikko Rantala, Lewis Eugene Rowell & Eero Tarasti (eds.) (1988). Essays on the Philosophy of Music. Distributed by Akateeminen Kirjakauppa.
     
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  13. David Pearce & Veikko Rantala (1985). Approximative Explanation is Deductive-Nomological. Philosophy of Science 52 (1):126-140.
    We revive the idea that a deductive-nomological explanation of a scientific theory by its successor may be defensible, even in those common and troublesome cases where the theories concerned are mutually incompatible; and limiting, approximating and counterfactual assumptions may be required in order to define a logical relation between them. Our solution is based on a general characterization of limiting relations between physical theories using the method of nonstandard analysis.
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  14. David Pearce & Veikko Rantala (1984). A Logical Study of the Correspondence Relation. Journal of Philosophical Logic 13 (1):47 - 84.
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  15. Veikko Rantala (1984). Facts and the Choice of Logical Foundations. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 25 (4):347-353.
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  16. David Pearce & Veikko Rantala (1983). Correspondence as an Intertheory Relation. Studia Logica 42 (2-3):363 - 371.
    In this paper we give the gist of our reconstructed notion of (limiting case) correspondence. Our notion is very general, so that it should be applicable to all the cases in which a correspondence has been said to exist in actual science.
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  17. David Pearce & Veikko Rantala (1983). Constructing General Models of Theory Dynamics. Studia Logica 42 (2-3):347 - 362.
    This essay is an attempt to consider dynamic aspects of scientific theorising from a formal perspective. Our emphasis will be on the aims and methods for constructing formal models of theory dynamics which will be conceived from a general or 'theoretical' rather than 'applied' standpoint.
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  18. David Pearce & Veikko Rantala (1983). New Foundations for Metascience. Synthese 56 (1):1 - 26.
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  19. David Pearce & Veikko Rantala (1982). Constructing a General Model of Theory Dynamics. Bulletin of the Section of Logic 11 (1/2):56-60.
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  20. David Pearce & Veikko Rantala (1982). Realism and Formal Semantics. Synthese 52 (1):39--53.
    The doctrines of scientific realism have enjoyed a close and enduring, if not always harmonious, association with Tarski's semantic conception of truth and theories of formal semantics generally. From its inception Tarski's theory received unqualified support from some realists, like Karl Popper, who saw it as legitimizing the use of semantic notions in epistemology and the philosophy of science.
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  21. David Pearce & Veikko Rantala (1982). Realism and Reference. Synthese 52 (3):439 - 448.
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  22. Veikko Rantala (1982). Quantified Modal Logic: Non-Normal Worlds and Propositional Attitudes. Studia Logica 41 (1):41 - 65.
    One way to obtain a comprehensive semantics for various systems of modal logic is to use a general notion of non-normal world. In the present article, a general notion of modal system is considered together with a semantic framework provided by such a general notion of non-normal world. Methodologically, the main purpose of this paper is to provide a logical framework for the study of various modalities, notably prepositional attitudes. Some specific systems are studied together with semantics using non-normal worlds (...)
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  23. Veikko Rantala (1980). On the Logical Basis of the Structuralist Philosophy of Science. Erkenntnis 15 (3):269 - 286.
    It is argued in this paper that the structuralist methodology (represented by sneed, Stegmuller, "et al") suffers from set-Theoretic and model-Theoretic inadequacies. Some suggestions are made which would improve the structuralist approach, But, Nevertheless, Maintain many of its basic principles. Especially important is to notice that the structuralist approach can be considerably improved by using concepts of general model theory (i.E.,logic).
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  24. Veikko Rantala (1978). The Old and the New Logic of Metascience. Synthese 39 (2):233 - 247.
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  25. Jaakko Hintikka & Veikko Rantala (1976). A New Approach to Infinitary Languages. Annals of Mathematical Logic 10 (1):95-115.
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  26. Veikko Rantala (1975). Urn Models: A New Kind of Non-Standard Model for First-Order Logic. Journal of Philosophical Logic 4 (4):455 - 474.
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