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    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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    Veikko Rantala (1978). The Old and the New Logic of Metascience. Synthese 39 (2):233 - 247.
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    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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    Jaakko Hintikka & Veikko Rantala (1976). A New Approach to Infinitary Languages. Annals of Mathematical Logic 10 (1):95-115.
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    Veikko Rantala (1980). On the Logical Basis of the Structuralist Philosophy of Science. Erkenntnis 15 (3):269 - 286.
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    David Pearce & Veikko Rantala (1983). New Foundations for Metascience. Synthese 56 (1):1 - 26.
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  7. Veikko Rantala (1977). Aspects of Definability.
     
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  8. Veikko Rantala (1991). The Work of Art, Identity and Interpretation. Semiotica 87 (3-4):271-292.
     
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    David Pearce & Veikko Rantala (1982). Constructing a General Model of Theory Dynamics. Bulletin of the Section of Logic 11 (1/2):56-60.
    Though formal metascience has made rapid advances over the past few decades, it has seldom been seen to contribute much to the rational reconstruction of scientic development; for the most part, logical concepts have found application in the synchronic analysis of scientic theories. It should be important, therefore, to consider to what extent diachronic or dynamic aspects of scientic theorizing may also be captured within the connes of a formal metascientic framework, and what tools are best suited for constructing a (...)
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    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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    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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    David Pearce & Veikko Rantala (1984). A Logical Study of the Correspondence Relation. Journal of Philosophical Logic 13 (1):47 - 84.
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    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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    David Pearce & Veikko Rantala (1982). Realism and Reference. Synthese 52 (3):439 - 448.
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    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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    Veikko Rantala (1991). Review. [REVIEW] Synthese 86 (2):297-319.
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    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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    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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  19. Veikko Rantala, Lewis Eugene Rowell & Eero Tarasti (eds.) (1988). Essays on the Philosophy of Music. Distributed by Akateeminen Kirjakauppa.
     
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    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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    Veikko Rantala (1992). The Literary Work and Intentionality. Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 5 (8).
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  22. Veikko Rantala (1973). On the Theory of Definability in First-Order Logic. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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    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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  24. David Pearce & Veikko Rantala (1984). Scientific Change, Continuity, and Problem Solving. Philosophia Naturalis 21 (2/4):389-399.
     
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    Veikko Rantala (1984). Facts and the Choice of Logical Foundations. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 25 (4):347-353.
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  26. Veikko Rantala (2006). Learning and Epistemic Logic. Acta Philosophica Fennica 78:139.
     
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    Veikko Rantala (1995). Translation and Scientific Change'. In HerfelWilliam (ed.), Theories and Models in Scientific Processes. Rodopi 249--268.
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  28. Arto Haapala, Jerrold Levinson & Veikko Rantala (eds.) (1997). The End of Art and Beyond: Essays After Danto. Humanities Press.
     
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  29. Veikko Rantala (2011). Aesthetic Tension. Cognitive Aspects of Interpretation. Peter Lang.
    This is an interdisciplinary study of what is cognitively going on when we interpret, respresent, or evaluate cultural entities, works of art included. In addition, the role of interpretation in experience and in cultural objects is elucidated from a cognitive point of view. The book relies on theories of action, perception, possible worlds, modalities, intentionality. cognition, and brain research, and it contains anumber of case studies. The book ptovides some new insights into some much-discussed problems related to interpretation.
     
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    Veikko Rantala (2002). Explanatory Translation. Beyond the Kuhnian Model of Conceptual Change. Kluwer/Springer.
    A systematic attempt to understand cognitive characteristics of translation by bringing its logical, pragmatic, and hermeneutic features together and examining a number of scientific, logical (philosophical and formal),and philosophical applications. The notion of translation investigated here is called explanatory since it is not a translation in the standard, meaning-saving sense but aims to provide an explanation for the meaning change in exact terms.
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  31. Veikko Rantala & Ari Virtanen (2004). Johdatus modaalilogiikkaan. Gaudeamus.
    The book studies philosophical and mathematical-logical problems of modal notions. Its starting points are possible worlds semantics and Kripke models, and it also concentrates on proof-theoretic methods.
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  32. Veikko Rantala (2004). Knowledge Representation: Two Kinds Of Emergence. Synthese 129 (2):195-209.
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  33. Veikko Rantala (1996). Metaphor and Conceptual Change. Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 31:181.
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