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  1. added 2018-10-15
    Thinking is Believing.Eric Mandelbaum - 2014 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 57 (1):55-96.
  2. added 2018-10-09
    Proof and Falsity: A Logical Investigation.Nils Kürbis - 2019 - Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
    This book argues that the meaning of negation, perhaps the most important logical constant, cannot be defined within the framework of the most comprehensive theory of proof-theoretic semantics, as formulated in the influential work of Michael Dummett and Dag Prawitz. Nils Kürbis examines three approaches that have attempted to solve the problem - defining negation in terms of metaphysical incompatibility; treating negation as an undefinable primitive; and defining negation in terms of a speech act of denial - and concludes that (...)
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    The Importance of Being Erroneous.Nils Kürbis - forthcoming - Australasian Philosophical Review 2 (3).
    This is a commentary on MM McCabe's "First Chop your logos... Socrates and the sophists on language, logic, and development". In her paper MM analyses Plato's Euthydemos, in which Plato tackles the problem of falsity in a way that takes into account the speaker and complements the Sophist's discussion of what is said. The dialogue looks as if it is merely a demonstration of the silly consequences of eristic combat. And so it is. But a main point of MM's paper (...)
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    Negation on the Australian Plan.Franz Berto & Greg Restall - forthcoming - Journal of Philosophical Logic.
    We present and defend the Australian Plan semantics for negation. This is a comprehensive account, suitable for a variety of different logics. It is based on two ideas. The first is that negation is an exclusion-expressing device: we utter negations to express incompatibilities. The second is that, because incompatibility is modal, negation is a modal operator as well. It can, then, be modelled as a quantifier over points in frames, restricted by accessibility relations representing compatibilities and incompatibilities between such points. (...)
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    Bilateralism: Negations, Implications and Some Observations and Problems About Hypotheses.Nils Kürbis - 2017 - In Thomas Piecha & Jean Fichot (eds.), Beyond Logic. Proceedings of the Conference held in Cerisy-la-Salle, 22-27 May 2017. Tübingen, Germany:
    This short paper has two loosely connected parts. In the first part, I discuss the difference between classical and intuitionist logic in relation to different the role of hypotheses play in each logic. Harmony is normally understood as a relation between two ways of manipulating formulas in systems of natural deduction: their introduction and elimination. I argue, however, that there is at least a third way of manipulating formulas, namely the discharge of assumption, and that the difference between classical and (...)
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    The Problem of Future Contingents: Scoping Out a Solution.Patrick Todd - forthcoming - Synthese:1-22.
    Various philosophers have long since been attracted to the doctrine that future contingent propositions systematically fail to be true - what is sometimes called the doctrine of the open future. However, open futurists have always struggled to articulate how their view interacts with standard principles of classical logic - most notably, with the Law of Excluded Middle (LEM). For consider the following two claims: (a) Trump will be impeached tomorrow; (b) Trump will not be impeached tomorrow. According to the kind (...)
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    A Modality Called ‘Negation’.Francesco Berto - 2015 - Mind 124 (495):761-793.
    I propose a comprehensive account of negation as a modal operator, vindicating a moderate logical pluralism. Negation is taken as a quantifier on worlds, restricted by an accessibility relation encoding the basic concept of compatibility. This latter captures the core meaning of the operator. While some candidate negations are then ruled out as violating plausible constraints on compatibility, different specifications of the notion of world support different logical conducts for negations. The approach unifies in a philosophically motivated picture the following (...)
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    More on Empirical Negation.Michael De & Hitoshi Omori - 2014 - In Rajeev Goré, Barteld Kooi & Agi Kurucz (eds.), Advances in Modal Logic, Volume 10. CSLI Publications. pp. 114-133.
    Intuitionism can be seen as a verificationism restricted to mathematical discourse. An attempt to generalize intuitionism to empirical discourse presents various challenges. One of those concerns the logical and semantical behavior of what has been called ' empirical negation'. An extension of intuitionistic logic with empirical negation was given by Michael De and a labelled tableaux system was there shown sound and complete. However, a Hilbert-style axiom system that is sound and complete was missing. In this paper we provide the (...)
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    There is More to Negation Than Modality.Michael De & Hitoshi Omori - 2018 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 47 (2):281-299.
    There is a relatively recent trend in treating negation as a modal operator. One such reason is that doing so provides a uniform semantics for the negations of a wide variety of logics and arguably speaks to a longstanding challenge of Quine put to non-classical logics. One might be tempted to draw the conclusion that negation is a modal operator, a claim Francesco Berto, 761–793, 2015) defends at length in a recent paper. According to one such modal account, the negation (...)
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    Classical and Empirical Negation in Subintuitionistic Logic.Michael De & Hitoshi Omori - 2016 - In Lev Beklemishev, Stéphane Demri & András Máté (eds.), Advances in Modal Logic, Volume 11. CSLI Publications. pp. 217-235.
    Subintuitionistic (propositional) logics are those in a standard intuitionistic language that result by weakening the frame conditions of the Kripke semantics for intuitionistic logic. In this paper we consider two negation expansions of subintuitionistic logic, one by classical negation and the other by what has been dubbed “empirical” negation. We provide an axiomatization of each expansion and show them sound and strongly complete. We conclude with some final remarks, including avenues for future research.
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    Bilateralism, Independence and Coordination.Gonçalo Santos - 2018 - Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy 37 (1):23-27.
    Bilateralism is a theory of meaning according to which assertion and denial are independent speech acts. Bilateralism also proposes two coordination principles for assertion and denial. I argue that if assertion and denial are independent speech acts, they cannot be coordinated by the bilateralist principles.
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    Molnar on Truthmakers for Negative Truths.Nils Kürbis - 2018 - Metaphysica 19 (2):251-257.
    Molnar argues that the problem of truthmakers for negative truths arises because we tend to accept four metaphysical principles that entail that all negative truths have positive truthmakers. This conclusion, however, already follows from only three of Molnar´s metaphysical principles. One purpose of this note is to set the record straight. I provide an alternative reading of two of Molnar´s principles on which they are all needed to derive the desired conclusion. Furthermore, according to Molnar, the four principles may be (...)
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    On Negation, Truth and Warranted Assertibility.Neil Tennant - 1995 - Analysis 55 (2):98-104.
    All parties to the proceedings that follow concur with DS. The question is whether there is anything more to truth than can be gleaned from DS alone. Deflationism holds that there is nothing more to truth than this. Now it would appear that 'warrantedly assertible' can play the role of T in DS. Hence it would appear that the deflationist would be able to identify truth with warranted assertibility.
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    Negative Findings in Electronic Health Records and Biomedical Ontologies: A Realist Approach.Werner Ceusters, Peter Elkin & Barry Smith - 2007 - International Journal of Medical Informatics 76 (3):S326-S333.
    PURPOSE—A substantial fraction of the observations made by clinicians and entered into patient records are expressed by means of negation or by using terms which contain negative qualifiers (as in “absence of pulse” or “surgical procedure not performed”). This seems at first sight to present problems for ontologies, terminologies and data repositories that adhere to a realist view and thus reject any reference to putative non-existing entities. Basic Formal Ontology (BFO) and Referent Tracking (RT) are examples of such paradigms. The (...)
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    Weak Rejection.Luca Incurvati & Julian J. Schlöder - 2017 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 95 (4):741-760.
    ABSTRACTLinguistic evidence supports the claim that certain, weak rejections are less specific than assertions. On the basis of this evidence, it has been argued that rejected sentences cannot be premisses and conclusions in inferences. We give examples of inferences with weakly rejected sentences as premisses and conclusions. We then propose a logic of weak rejection which accounts for the relevant phenomena and is motivated by principles of coherence in dialogue. We give a semantics for which this logic is sound and (...)
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    Formal Language and Natural Language: Negation in English.Jonathan Barnes - 1995 - Rue Descartes 14:153-184.
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    What is Wrong with Negative Properties.Richard Vallée - 2004 - Manuscrito 27 (2):361-382.
    Negative properties, like not flying, are controversial. I introduce negative properties, and offer semantic arguments against the inclusion of such properties in ontology. I distinguish predicate negation and sentential negation, and examine the syntactic and semantic behaviour of predicate negation. I contend that predicate negation is identical with sentential negation. If it is not, then we lose a lot of intuitive inferences found in natural languages and make no clear metaphysical gain. Other arguments based on Ockham’s razor are offered. Finally, (...)
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    Negative . . . Concord?Anastasia Giannakidou - unknown
    The main claim of this paper is that a general theory of negative concord (NC) should allow for the possibility of NC involving scoping of a universal quantifier above negation. I propose that Greek NC instantiates this option. Greek n-words will be analyzed as polarity sensitive universal quantifiers which need negation in order to be licensed, but must raise above negation in order to yield the scoping ∀¬. This gives the correct interpretation of NC structures as general negative statements. The (...)
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    Denial, Negation, and the Forces of the Negative.Marcella Tarozzi Goldsmith - 2006 - Review of Metaphysics 60 (2):431-432.
  20. added 2017-02-07
    Negation and Disjunction in Discourse Representation Theory.Krahmer Emiel & Muskens Reinhard - 1995 - Journal of Semantics 12 (4):357-376.
    Classical Discourse Representation Theory (DRT) predicts that an indefinite noun phrase cannot antecede an anaphoric element if the noun phrase is, but the anaphoric element is not, in the scope of a negation; the theory also predicts that no anaphoric links are possible between the two parts of a disjunction. However, it is well known that these predictions meet with counterexamples. In particular, anaphora is often possible if a double negation intervenes between antecedent and anaphoric element, and also if the (...)
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    Information Structure in Pa/Sn or Descriptive/Metalinguistic Negation: With Reference to Scalar Implicatures.Chungmin Lee - 2009 - In Dingfang Shu & Ken Turner (eds.), Contrasting Meanings in Languages of the East and West. Peter Lang.
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    The Phenomenology of Negation.Jean-Michel Saury - 2009 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 8 (2):245-260.
    Negation is a fundamental component of communication (no-answers), cognition (logical negation), perception (different color), attitude (dislike), emotion (hatred), and volition (disagreement). Its many uses make it difficult to provide an integrated definition of the concept. The aim of this paper is to show that an integrated definition of the concept can be arrived at by means of a phenomenological method structuring it into three general essences labelled lack, otherness and obstruction.
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    Existential Sentences, BE, and the Genitive of Negation in Russian.Barbara Partee & Vladimir Borschev - manuscript
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    12. Possibility, Probability, Negation, and Change.Daniel Goldstick - 2009 - In Reason, Truth and Reality. University of Toronto Press. pp. 119-126.
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    Extensions of the Basic Constructive Logic for Negation-Consistency BKc4.Gemma Robles - 2008 - Logique Et Analyse 51.
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    Converse Ackermann Property and Minimal Negation.G. Robles & J. MÉndez - 2005 - Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy 24 (1).
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    How to Synthesize a Paraconsistent Negation: The Case of CluN.Mariusz Urbanski - 2004 - Logique Et Analyse 47.
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    Denying Existence: The Logic, Epistemology and Pragmatics of Negative Existenials and Fictional Discourse.Arindam Chakrabarti - 2000 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 61 (1):233-235.
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    A Natural History of Negation LAURENCE R. HORN.John Snapper - 1990 - Philosophical Psychology 3 (2/3):319.
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    Negative Adverbials, Prototypical Negation and the de Morgan Taxonomy.Atlas Jay David - 1997 - Journal of Semantics 14 (4).
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    Four Kinds of Subminimal Negation Within the Context of the Basic Positive Logic B+ Jose M. Mendez, Francisco Salto and Pedro Mendez R.Jose M. Mendez - 2002 - Logique Et Analyse 45 (178):119-128.
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    Inverse Negation and Classical Implicative Logic.V. M. Popov - 1998 - Logique Et Analyse 161:145-154.
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    The Written Representation of Negation.David R. Olson - 1997 - Pragmatics and Cognitionpragmatics and Cognition 5 (2):235-252.
    While negatives are fundamental to the functioning of human languages and while they are acquired extremely early by children, there is some evidence that an aware-ness of the logical and representational functions of negation is late to develop and may depend in part on the invention of notational means for representing it. This hypothesis is explored by reference to the presence or absence of notations for negation in the world's writing systems, the acquisition of notational devices for representing negation by (...)
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    Evidence and Negation.D. Faust - 1997 - Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 3:364.
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    Negation in Skinner's System.N. E. Wetherick - 1984 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 7 (4):606.
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    Negative Features on Negative Indefinites: Evidence From Split Scope.D. Penka - 2012 - Journal of Semantics 29 (3):373-402.
    The assumption that negative indefinites (NIs) are semantically non-negative elements associating with sentential negation has proven fruitful to account for the behaviour of NIs in languages exhibiting negative concord (NC). Under this view, NIs carry a negative feature that has to be licenced by a semantic negation. There are, however, different ways in which licencing of negative features can be spelled out. This paper shows that several accounts proposed in the literature are problematic. Crucial evidence comes from constructions where another (...)
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    Negation and Truth.Richard Dien Winfield - 2010 - Review of Metaphysics 64 (2):273-289.
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    Negation and Freedom.Thomas S. Knight - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (3):407 - 411.
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    The Principle of Four-Cornered Negation in Indian Philosophy.P. T. Raju - 1953 - Review of Metaphysics 7 (4):694 - 713.
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    Dialectic and Negation.Otis Lee - 1947 - Review of Metaphysics 1 (1):3 - 23.
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    External and Verb Phrase Negations in Actual Dialogues.Rob T. P. Wiche - 1991 - Journal of Semantics 8 (1-2):107-125.
    Negations play an important role in actual dialogues. If one participant of a dialogue is negating an utterance of the other participant (or is uttering a sentence that entails a negation of an utterance of the other participant), there occurs a verbal conflict between the participants.1 This conflict is resolved as soon as a participant is forced (only by verbal means, of course) to give up a sentence so that there is no longer a conflict. In recent theories about.negation a (...)
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    Presupposition and Negation.Pieter A. M. Seuren - 1988 - Journal of Semantics 6 (1):175-226.
    This paper is an attempt to show that given the available observations on the behaviour of negation and presuppositions there is no simpler explanation than to assume that natural language has two distinct negation operators, the minimal negation which preserves presuppositions and the radical negation which does not. The three-valued logic emerging from this distinction, and especially its model-theory, are discussed in detail. It is, however, stressed that the logic itself is only epiphenomenal on the structures and processes involved in (...)
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    Negation, Ambiguity, and the Identity Test.John N. Martin - 1982 - Journal of Semantics 1 (3-4):251-274.
    Negation has been closely tied to semantic presupposition since the concept was first discussed. In most accounts there is a definition or a theorem to the effect that A presupposes B if and only if A and the negation of A, in one sense of negation, both entail B. The multiple senses of negation assumed by such principles have been criticized and along with it the concept of presupposition. Indeed one of the most interesting arguments against semantic presupposition is the (...)
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    Negation, Denial and Language Change in Philosophical Logic.Jamie Tappenden - unknown
    This paper uses the strengthened liar paradox as a springboard to illuminate two more general topics: i) the negation operator and the speech act of denial among speakers of English and ii) some ways the potential for acceptable language change is constrained by linguistic meaning. The general and special problems interact in reciprocally illuminating ways. The ultimate objective of the paper is, however, less to solve certain problems than to create others, by illustrating how the issues that form the topic (...)
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    How to Interpret “Expletive” Negation Under Bevor in German.Manfred Krifka - unknown
    (2) Peter wollte Potsdam nicht verlassen bevor das Projekt in ruhigem Fahrwasser war. There are other well-known examples of non-interpreted negation, viz. cases of so-called negative concord in Slavic and Romance languages, but also in dialects of German and English. But arguably, in those cases the “superfluous” negation has to be present for grammatical reasons, which is not the case here. I will show that the negation is in fact interpreted, and that, due to a complex interplay of semantic and (...)
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    Negation, Anti-Realism, and the Denial Defence.Imogen Dickie - 2010 - Philosophical Studies 150 (2):161 - 185.
    Here is one argument against realism. (1) Realists are committed to the classical rules for negation. But (2) legitimate rules of inference must conserve evidence. And (3) the classical rules for negation do not conserve evidence. So (4) realism is wrong. Most realists reject 2. But it has recently been argued that if we allow denied sentences as premisses and conclusions in inferences we will be able to reject 3. And this new argument against 3 generates a new response to (...)
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    “La Negation Sous Divers Aspects”. Colloque Organisé Par le Centre de Recherches Sémiologiques de Neuchâtel Et Hommage À Jean-Blaise Grize.Miguel Sánchez-Mazas - 1987 - Theoria 2 (2):659-660.
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    Negation and Negative Concord in Romance.De Swart Henriëtte & A. Sag Ivan - 2002 - Linguistics and Philosophy 25 (4):373-417.
    This paper addresses the two interpretations that a combination ofnegative indefinites can get in concord languages like French:a concord reading, which amounts to a single negation, and a doublenegation reading. We develop an analysis within a polyadic framework,where a sequence of negative indefinites can be interpreted as aniteration of quantifiers or via resumption. The first option leadsto a scopal relation, interpreted as double negation. The secondoption leads to the construction of a polyadic negative quantifiercorresponding to the concord reading. Given that (...)
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    Noughty Bits: The Subatomic Scope of Negation.Barry Schein - 2016 - Linguistics and Philosophy 39 (6):459-540.
    Since Fodor 1970, negation has worn a Homogeneity Condition to the effect that homogeneous predicates, ) denote homogeneously—all or nothing —to characterize the meaning of – when uttered out-of-the blue, in contrast to –:The mirrors are smooth. The mirrors are not smooth. The mirrors circle the telescope’s reflector. The mirrors do not circle the telescope’s reflector. It has been a problem for philosophical logic and for the semantics of natural language that – appear to defy the Principle of Excluded Middle (...)
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    Meaning, Truth and Negation.Bernard Harrison & Guy Stock - 1983 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 57 (1):179-206.
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