Works by Oppenheimer, Paul (exact spelling)

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  1. A Computationally-Discovered Simplification of the Ontological Argument.Paul Oppenheimer & Edward N. Zalta - 2011 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 89 (2):333 - 349.
    The authors investigated the ontological argument computationally. The premises and conclusion of the argument are represented in the syntax understood by the automated reasoning engine PROVER9. Using the logic of definite descriptions, the authors developed a valid representation of the argument that required three non-logical premises. PROVER9, however, discovered a simpler valid argument for God's existence from a single non-logical premise. Reducing the argument to one non-logical premise brings the investigation of the soundness of the argument into better focus. Also, (...)
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    Relations Vs Functions at the Foundations of Logic: Type-Theoretic Considerations.Paul Oppenheimer & Edward N. Zalta - 2011 - Journal of Logic and Computation 21:351-374.
    Though Frege was interested primarily in reducing mathematics to logic, he succeeded in reducing an important part of logic to mathematics by defining relations in terms of functions. By contrast, Whitehead & Russell reduced an important part of mathematics to logic by defining functions in terms of relations (using the definite description operator). We argue that there is a reason to prefer Whitehead & Russell's reduction of functions to relations over Frege's reduction of relations to functions. There is an interesting (...)
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  3. "Goethe and Modernism: The Dream of Anachronism in Goethe's" Roman Elegies".Paul Oppenheimer - forthcoming - Arion.
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    The Certainty of Skepticism.Paul Oppenheimer & Ralf Meerbote - 1980 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 11 (1):125-128.
    Carrier in a recent paper urges for consideration an argument for skepticism which is based on premises one of which in turn is to be defended by yet another principle (the "Janus Principle" of the text). We feel that the latter principle and the way Carrier wants to use it to defend his skeptical argument will find adherents, but we show that this argument rests on an interesting equivocation quite beyond repair even if we accept the "Janus Principle".
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  5. Dangerous Thoughts, Puzzling Responses: Theodore Ziolkowski, The Sin of Knowledge: Ancient Themes and Modern Variations. [REVIEW]Paul Oppenheimer - 2002 - Arion 10 (2).
     
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  6. Evil and the Demonic: A New Theory of Monstrous Behavior.Paul Oppenheimer - 1996 - New York University Press.
    "A wild and exuberant romp through the terrain of the monstrous . . . Oppenheimer's lucid explanations are the perfect antidotes to the sordid scenes he recreates." -American Book Review "A masterly and original study of one of the most frightening topics with which human beings have to struggle." -Literary Review "What is compelling, different and page-turning about this impressive book is that the author analyses evil through the medium of films and literature . . . Cinema buffs will find (...)
     
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  7. Metamorphoses of the Vampire in Literature and Film: Cultural Transformations in Europe, 1732-1933. [REVIEW]Paul Oppenheimer - 2012 - Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History 41 (2):408-413.
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  8. The Dream of Anachronism in Goethe’s Roman Elegies.Paul Oppenheimer - unknown - Arion 6 (1).
     
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