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    Existence and the Particular Quantifier.Alex Orenstein - 1978 - Temple University Press.
  2. W. V. Quine.Alex Orenstein - 2002 - Princeton University Press.
    The most influential philosopher in the analytic tradition of his time, Willard Van Orman Quine changed the way we think about language and its relation to the world. His rejection of the analytic/synthetic distinction, his scepticism about modal logic and essentialism, his celebrated theme of the indeterminacy of translation, and his advocacy of naturalism have challenged key assumptions of the prevailing orthodoxy and helped shape the development of much of recent philosophy.This introduction to Quine's philosophical ideas provides philosophers, students, and (...)
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    Existence and the Particular Quantifier.Michael R. Lipton & Alex Orenstein - 1980 - Philosophical Review 89 (3):487.
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    Knowledge, Language and Logic: Questions for Quine.Alex Orenstein & Petr Kotatko (eds.) - 2000 - Dordrecht, Netherland: Kluwer Academic Print on Demand.
    The essays in this collection are by some of the leading figures in their fields and they touch on the most recent turnings in Quine's work.
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  5. W.V.O.Quine.Alex Orenstein - 2002 - Routledge.
    The most influential philosopher in the analytic tradition of his time, Willard Van Orman Quine changed the way we think about language and its relation to the world. His rejection of the analytic/synthetic distinction, his scepticism about modal logic and essentialism, his celebrated theme of the indeterminacy of translation, and his advocacy of naturalism have challenged key assumptions of the prevailing orthodoxy and helped shape the development of much of recent philosophy. This introduction to Quine's philosophical ideas provides philosophers, students (...)
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  6. W. V. Quine.Alex Orenstein - 2004 - Philosophical Quarterly 54 (214):186-188.
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  7. Is Existence What Existential Quantification Expresses?Alex Orenstein - unknown
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    The Logical Form of Categorical Sentences.Alex Orenstein - 2000 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 78 (4):517 – 533.
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    Plato's Beard, Quine's Stubble And Ockham's Razor.Alex Orenstein - 2000 - In A. Orenstein & Petr Kotatko (eds.), Knowledge, Language and Logic: Questions for Quine. Kluwer Academic Print on Demand. pp. 195--212.
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    Reconciling Aristotle and Frege.Alex Orenstein - 1999 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 40 (3):391-413.
    An account of Aristotle's syllogistic (including a full square of opposition and allowing for empty nouns) as an integral part of first-order predicate logic is lacking. Some say it is not possible. It is not found in the tradition stemming from ukasiewicz's attempt nor in less formal approaches such as Strawson's. The ukasiewicz tradition leaves Aristotle's syllogistic as an autonomous axiomatized system. In this paper Aristotle's syllogistic is presented within first-order predicate logic with special restricted quantifiers. The theory is not (...)
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    Geach, Aristotle and Predicate Logics.Alex Orenstein - 2015 - Philosophical Investigations 38 (1-2):96-114.
    Geach's account of the Aristotelian logic of categorical sentences supplemented the views shared by Frege, Russell, Quine and others. I argue that this particular predicate logic approach and Geach's points apply to only one variety of natural language categorical sentences. For example, it takes the universal categorical as a universal conditional “If anything is a man, then it is mortal”. A different natural language form can and should be invoked: “Every man is a mortal.” Employing special restricted quantifiers in a (...)
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  12. Arguing From Inscrutability of Reference to Indeterminacy of Meaning.Alex Orenstein - 1997 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 51 (202):507-519.
  13. W.V.O.Quine.Alex Orenstein - 2002 - Routledge.
    The most influential philosopher in the analytic tradition of his time, Willard Van Orman Quine changed the way we think about language and its relation to the world. His rejection of the analytic/synthetic distinction, his scepticism about modal logic and essentialism, his celebrated theme of the indeterminacy of translation, and his advocacy of naturalism have challenged key assumptions of the prevailing orthodoxy and helped shape the development of much of recent philosophy. This introduction to Quine's philosophical ideas provides philosophers, students (...)
     
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    Referential and Nonreferential Substitutional Quantifiers.Alex Orenstein - 1984 - Synthese 60 (2):145 - 157.
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    VI—How to Get Something From Nothing.Alex Orenstein - 1995 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 95 (1):93-112.
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    Fiction, Prepositional Attitudes, and Some Truths About Falsehood.Alex Orenstein - 2003 - Dialectica 57 (2):177–190.
    This paper presents an anti‐realist account of fictional objects. Arguing for the involvement of non‐veridical prepositional attitude ascriptions in the understanding of fiction, I maintain that there is no need to invoke Meinongian objects, possibilia or abstract objects for this purpose. In addition I argue against object dependent views . I make a case for empty names playing a more significant role than that accorded on direct reference accounts of names. I close by noting points of similarity and of difference (...)
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    Truth, Language, and History.Alex Orenstein - 2006 - Review of Metaphysics 60 (1):147-148.
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    Quintessence: Basic Readings From the Philosophy of W. V. Quine.Alex Orenstein - 2009 - Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 15 (2):215-216.
  19. Logical Properties: Identity, Existence, Predication, Necessity, Truth. [REVIEW]Alex Orenstein - 2003 - Review of Metaphysics 56 (3):665-666.
    Each of the topics mentioned in the title has its own chapter. The unifying theme is McGinn’s conception of naive common sense views of identity, existence, predication, necessity, and truth, which are argued for as being correct. McGinn thinks they should replace entrenched rival treatments of these subjects. However, some of the views McGinn takes as naive seem far from naive or in common use to this reader. This is a technical work in philosophical logic, not in the sense that (...)
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  20. Manifesto of a Passionate Moderate: Unfashionable Essays. [REVIEW]Alex Orenstein - 1999 - Review of Metaphysics 53 (2):447-448.
    What is a passionate moderate? What are the extremes to be avoided? The positions Susan Haack carves out for herself in these essays are defined by what they stand in opposition to. On the one side we find a set of more or less traditional views on pragmatism, truth, science, knowledge, and the roles in society, academia, and philosophy of women, minorities, and ethnic groups. These are accompanied by their well worn defenses. At the other extreme are a variety of (...)
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  21. Now You Have the Key Idea of How Syntax and Semantics Interact in the Transmission of Information to Resolve the Refer-Ence of Pronouns.Alex Orenstein - 1983 - In Alex Orenstein & Rafael Stern (eds.), Developments in Semantics. Haven. pp. 2--88.
     
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  22. Quine, Willard Van Ornam.Alex Orenstein - 2001 - Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 8 (1):17-39.
     
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  23. Strawson, Frege and Hilbert on Meaning and Definite Descriptions.Alex Orenstein - 1975 - Ratio (Misc.) 17 (1):91.
     
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  24. WV Quine, Quiddities, An Intermittently Philosophical Dictionary Reviewed By.Alex Orenstein - 1989 - Philosophy in Review 9 (6):249-251.
     
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  25. W.V. Quine, Quiddities, An Intermittently Philosophical Dictionary. [REVIEW]Alex Orenstein - 1989 - Philosophy in Review 9:249-251.
     
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    What Is Existence?Alex Orenstein - 1984 - International Philosophical Quarterly 24 (4):444-447.
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    Summulae de Dialectica.Alex Orenstein - 2003 - Review of Metaphysics 57 (2):389-391.
    This is a most significant publication. Buridan’s Summulae de Dialectica is among the finest contributions to philosophical logic, and aside from its own time, there is no better period than the present for it to be made available. No stage in the history of Western thought is closer to current work on logic and language than the fourteenth century. In their own way Ockham and Buridan dealt with the same central questions that Frege, Russell, Quine, Davidson, and Kripke have. It (...)
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    McGinn, Colin. Logical Properties: Identity, Existence, Predication, Necessity, Truth.Alex Orenstein - 2003 - Review of Metaphysics 56 (3):665-667.
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    Aristotle on Truth.Alex Orenstein - 2006 - Review of Metaphysics 59 (4):875-877.
    Too often Aristotle’s account of truth is summed up by repeating some variant of “to say of what is that it is and of what it is not that it is not, is to say the true; while to say of what is that it is not or of what is not that it is, is to say the false,” and matters are left at that. Or worse still, it is simply described as a “correspondence theory.” The importance of Paolo (...)
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    Intensionality and Truth: An Essay on the Philosophy of A. N. Prior.Alex Orenstein - 1999 - Review of Metaphysics 52 (3):688-689.
    This is an excellent exposition of Arthur Prior’s views on propositional attitudes and truth. It is also an interpretation and defense of these views. Prior’s work on propositional attitudes was collected by Peter Geach and Anthony Kenny and then published posthumously under the title Objects of Thought.
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    Charles, David. Aristotle on Meaning and Essence.Alex Orenstein - 2002 - Review of Metaphysics 56 (2):416-417.
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    Ontological Arguments.Alex Orenstein - 2009 - Polish Journal of Philosophy 3 (2):47-66.
    There are good reasons for being dissatisfied with standard criticisms of the various arguments, all of which are referred to as being “The Ontological Argument”. While refutation by logical analogy is compelling, it merely teaches us that something is amiss. It does not specify the exact nature of the flaw. The first part of this paper examines and rejects several well-known attempts at refuting and clarifying the argument(s). The second part attempts to provide a principled uniform account of what is (...)
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    Reasoning, Meaning, and Mind.Alex Orenstein - 2000 - Review of Metaphysics 54 (2):433-434.
    This is a collection of previously published papers. It is a pleasure to see them reedited, updated, and available under one cover at an accessible paperback price. The collection is divided into four parts: Reasoning, Analyticity, Meaning, and Mind. Harman is one of the best expositors of Quine’s views and part of his originality lies in extending Quinian lines of investigation. By adopting this as a unifying theme for the review, I fail to do justice to other interesting and important (...)
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    In Defense of Pure Reason.Alex Orenstein - 1999 - Review of Metaphysics 53 (1):147-148.
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    Haack, Susan. Manifesto of a Passionate Moderate: Unfashionable Essays.Alex Orenstein - 1999 - Review of Metaphysics 53 (2):447-449.
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    Truth and Predication.Alex Orenstein - 2006 - Review of Metaphysics 60 (1):145-147.
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    How Ficta Follow Fiction: A Syncretistic Account of Fictional Entities.Alex Orenstein - 2007 - Review of Metaphysics 61 (2):449-450.
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  38. Developments in Semantics.Alex Orenstein & Rafael Stern (eds.) - 1983 - Haven.
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    Intensionality and Truth: An Essay on the Philosophy of A. N. Prior. [REVIEW]Alex Orenstein - 1999 - Review of Metaphysics 52 (3):688-689.
    This is an excellent exposition of Arthur Prior’s views on propositional attitudes and truth. It is also an interpretation and defense of these views. Prior’s work on propositional attitudes was collected by Peter Geach and Anthony Kenny and then published posthumously under the title Objects of Thought.
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  40. A Peircisn Reconcilistion of the Old and the New Logic.Alex Orenstein - 2012 - Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric 27 (40).
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    Aristotle on Meaning and Essence. [REVIEW]Alex Orenstein - 2002 - Review of Metaphysics 56 (2):416-416.
    The central topics of this work are Aristotle’s conceptions of meaning, essence, and necessity. These are dealt with in the two parts of the book: in part 1, “Aristotle on Language and Thought,” and then in part 2, “Aristotle on Definition, Essence and Natural Kinds.” Aristotle is examined both from the perspective of his improvements on his contemporaries and predecessors, and also in relation to current twentieth-century views. The two leading current figures whose views are discussed are Saul Kripke and (...)
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    In Defense of Pure Reason — A Rationalist Account of a Priori Justification. [REVIEW]Alex Orenstein - 1999 - Review of Metaphysics 53 (1):147-147.
    This work contains interesting criticisms of and rebuttals to opponents of rationalism. In addition it contains a bold, heady, imaginative positive account of pure reason. BonJour offers us a late-twentieth-century persuasive rationalist approach to a priori knowledge. As a preliminary to stating and defending his positive theory, the opening chapters offer criticisms of varieties of empiricism on a priori knowledge: of Moderate Empiricism—which allows for the a priori but attempts to demythologize it by grounding it in analyticity—and of Radical, that (...)
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    Fiction, Prepositional Attitudes, and Some Truths About Falsehood.Alex Orenstein - 2003 - Dialectica 57 (2):177-190.
    This paper presents an anti‐realist account of fictional objects. Arguing for the involvement of non‐veridical prepositional attitude ascriptions in the understanding of fiction, I maintain that there is no need to invoke Meinongian objects, possibilia or abstract objects for this purpose. In addition I argue against object dependent views. I make a case for empty names playing a more significant role than that accorded on direct reference accounts of names. I close by noting points of similarity and of difference with (...)
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