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    Truth.Alexis G. Burgess & John P. Burgess - 2011 - Princeton University Press.
    This is a concise, advanced introduction to current philosophical debates about truth. A blend of philosophical and technical material, the book is organized around, but not limited to, the tendency known as deflationism, according to which there is not much to say about the nature of truth. In clear language, Burgess and Burgess cover a wide range of issues, including the nature of truth, the status of truth-value gaps, the relationship between truth and meaning, relativism and pluralism about truth, and (...)
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  2. Saul Kripke. [REVIEW]Alexis Burgess - 2012 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
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  3. Conceptual Ethics I.Alexis Burgess & David Plunkett - 2013 - Philosophy Compass 8 (12):1091-1101.
    Which concepts should we use to think and talk about the world and to do all of the other things that mental and linguistic representation facilitates? This is the guiding question of the field that we call ‘conceptual ethics’. Conceptual ethics is not often discussed as its own systematic branch of normative theory. A case can nevertheless be made that the field is already quite active, with contributions coming in from areas as diverse as fundamental metaphysics and social/political philosophy. In (...)
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    Conceptual Ethics II.Alexis Burgess & David Plunkett - 2013 - Philosophy Compass 8 (12):1102-1110.
    Which concepts should we use to think and talk about the world, and to do all of the other things that mental and linguistic representation facilitates? This is the guiding question of the field that we call ‘conceptual ethics’. Conceptual ethics is not often discussed as its own systematic branch of normative theory. A case can nevertheless be made that the field is already quite active, with contributions coming in from areas as diverse as fundamental metaphysics and social/political philosophy. In (...)
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  5. Truth.Alexis G. Burgess & John P. Burgess - 2012 - Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 18 (2):271-272.
     
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    What in the World Is Semantic Indeterminacy?David E. Taylor & Alexis Burgess - 2015 - Analytic Philosophy 56 (4):298-317.
    Discussions of “indeterminacy” customarily distinguish two putative types: semantic indeterminacy (SI)—indeterminacy that’s somehow the product of the semantics of our words/concepts—and metaphysical indeterminacy (MI)—indeterminacy that exists as a mind/language-independent feature of reality itself. A popular and influential thought among philosophers is that all indeterminacy must be SI. In this paper we challenge this thought. Our challenge is guided by the question: What, exactly, does it take for a case of indeterminacy to count as SI? We argue that the only satisfactory (...)
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    How to Reconcile Deflationism and Nonfactualism.Alexis Burgess - 2010 - Noûs 44 (3):433-450.
    There are three general ways to approach reconciliation: from the side of nonfactualism, from the side of deflationism, or from both sides at once. To approach reconciliation from a given side, as I will use the expression, just means to attend in the first instance to the details of that side’s position. (It will be important to keep in mind that the success of an approach from one side may ultimately require concessions from the other side.) The only attempts at (...)
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    Metasemantics: New Essays on the Foundations of Meaning.Alexis Burgess & Brett Sherman (eds.) - 2014 - Oxford University Press.
    Metasemantics presents new work on the philosophical foundations of linguistic semantics. Experts in the philosophy of language, metaphysics, and the theory of content provide new perspectives on old problems about linguistic meaning, pose questions that suggest novel research projects, and sharpen our understanding of linguistic representation.
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  9. A Puzzle About Identity.Alexis Burgess - 2012 - Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 1 (2):90-99.
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    The Things We Do with Identity.Alexis Burgess - 2018 - Mind 127 (505):105-128.
    Cognitive partitions are useful. The notion of numerical identity helps us induce them. Consider, for instance, the role of identity in representing an equivalence relation like taking the same train. This expressive function of identity has been largely overlooked. Other possible functions of the concept have been over-emphasized. It is not clear that we use identity to represent individual objects or quantify over collections of them. Understanding what the concept is good for looks especially urgent in light of the fact (...)
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  11. Mainstream Semantics + Deflationary Truth.Alexis Burgess - 2011 - Linguistics and Philosophy 34 (5):397-410.
    Recent philosophy of language has been profoundly impacted by the idea that mainstream, model-theoretic semantics is somehow incompatible with deflationary accounts of truth and reference. The present article systematizes the case for incompatibilism, debunks circularity and “modal confusion” arguments familiar in the literature, and reconstructs the popular thought that truth-conditional semantics somehow “presupposes” a correspondence theory of truth as an inference to the best explanation. The case for compatibilism is closed by showing that this IBE argument fails to rule out (...)
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    Metalinguistic Descriptivism for Millians.Alexis Burgess - 2013 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 91 (3):443-457.
    Metalinguistic descriptivism is the view that proper names are semantically equivalent to descriptions featuring their own quotations (e.g., ?Socrates? means ?the bearer of ?Socrates??). The present paper shows that Millians can actually accept an inferential version of this equivalence thesis without running afoul of the modal argument. Indeed, they should: for it preserves the explanatory virtues of more familiar forms of descriptivism while avoiding objections (old and new) to Kent Bach's nominal description theory. We can make significant progress on Frege's (...)
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    Keeping ‘True’: A Case Study in Conceptual Ethics.Alexis Burgess - 2014 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 57 (5-6):580-606.
    Suppose our ordinary notion of truth is ‘inconsistent’ in the sense that its meaning is partly given by principles that classically entail a logical contradiction. Should we replace the notion with a consistent surrogate? This paper begins by defusing various arguments in favor of this revisionary proposal, including Kevin Scharp’s contention that we need to replace truth for the purposes of semantic theorizing . Borrowing a certain conservative metasemantic principle from Matti Eklund, the article goes on to build a positive (...)
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    Negative Existentials in Metaphysical Debate.Alexis Burgess - 2012 - Metaphilosophy 43 (3):221-234.
    There are statements of the form “There are no Fs” that we would like to count as true, yet it is hard to see how they could be true. The relevant Fs are general terms that we take to be semantically fundamental or primitive, especially those native to metaphysical discourse. A case can be made the problem is no less difficult than the corresponding problem for singular terms.
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    What Is It Like To Be Asleep?Alexis Burgess - 2014 - The Harvard Review of Philosophy 21:18-22.
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  16. A Plea for the Metaphysics of Meaning.Alexis Burgess & Brett Sherman - 2014 - In Alexis Burgess & Brett Sherman (eds.), Metasemantics: New Essays on the Foundations of Meaning. Oxford University Press.
  17. Metaphysics as Make-Believe.Alexis Burgess - 2010 - In John Woods (ed.), Fictions and Models. Philosophia.
     
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  18. Truth in Fictionalism.Alexis Burgess - forthcoming - In Michael Glanzberg (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Truth. Oxford University Press.
     
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  19. What is It Like to Be Asleep?Alexis Burgess - 2014 - Harvard Review of Philosophy 21:18-22.
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    Fiction and Narrative by Derek Matravers, 2014 Oxford, Oxford University Press192 Pp., £30. [REVIEW]Alexis Burgess - 2014 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 31 (4):434-436.
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    Chapter Four. Indeterminacy.John P. Burgess & Alexis G. Burgess - 2014 - In John P. Burgess & Alexis G. Burgess (eds.), Truth. Princeton University Press. pp. 52-67.
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    Chapter Two. Tarski.John P. Burgess & Alexis G. Burgess - 2014 - In John P. Burgess & Alexis G. Burgess (eds.), Truth. Princeton University Press. pp. 16-32.
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    Chapter Three. Deflationism.John P. Burgess & Alexis G. Burgess - 2014 - In John P. Burgess & Alexis G. Burgess (eds.), Truth. Princeton University Press. pp. 33-51.
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    University Press, 2011, Pp. 176; Leon Horsten, The Tarskian Turn. Deflationism and Axiomatic Truth, Cambridge (MA), The MIT Press, 2011, Pp. XII-165; Volker Halbach, Axiomatic Theories of Truth, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2011, Pp. 376. [REVIEW]Alexis G. Burgess–John P. Burgess - 2012 - Rivista di Filosofia 103 (2).
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    Contents.John P. Burgess & Alexis G. Burgess - 2014 - In John P. Burgess & Alexis G. Burgess (eds.), Truth. Princeton University Press.
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    Chapter Seven. Kripke.John P. Burgess & Alexis G. Burgess - 2014 - In John P. Burgess & Alexis G. Burgess (eds.), Truth. Princeton University Press. pp. 102-115.
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    Chapter Five. Realism.John P. Burgess & Alexis G. Burgess - 2014 - In John P. Burgess & Alexis G. Burgess (eds.), Truth. Princeton University Press. pp. 68-82.
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    Preface.John P. Burgess & Alexis G. Burgess - 2014 - In John P. Burgess & Alexis G. Burgess (eds.), Truth. Princeton University Press.
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  29. An Inferential Account of Referential Success.Alexis Burgess - 2015 - In Steven Gross, Nicholas Tebben & Michael Williams (eds.), Meaning Without Representation. Oxford University Press.
     
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  30. Bibliography.John P. Burgess & Alexis G. Burgess - 2014 - In John P. Burgess & Alexis G. Burgess (eds.), Truth. Princeton University Press. pp. 143-152.
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  31. Conceptual Engineering and Conceptual Ethics.Alexis Burgess, Herman Cappelen & David Plunkett (eds.) - forthcoming - Oxford University Press.
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  32. Chapter Eight. Insolubility?John P. Burgess & Alexis G. Burgess - 2014 - In John P. Burgess & Alexis G. Burgess (eds.), Truth. Princeton University Press. pp. 116-134.
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  33. Chapter One. Introduction.John P. Burgess & Alexis G. Burgess - 2014 - In John P. Burgess & Alexis G. Burgess (eds.), Truth. Princeton University Press. pp. 1-15.
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  34. Chapter Six. Antirealism.John P. Burgess & Alexis G. Burgess - 2014 - In John P. Burgess & Alexis G. Burgess (eds.), Truth. Princeton University Press. pp. 83-101.
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  35. Further Reading.John P. Burgess & Alexis G. Burgess - 2014 - In John P. Burgess & Alexis G. Burgess (eds.), Truth. Princeton University Press. pp. 135-142.
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  36. How We Ought to Do Things with Words.Alexis Burgess - 2014 - In Robert Bolger & Scott Korb (eds.), Gesturing Toward Reality. Bloomsbury Academic.
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  37. Singular Ontology: How To.Alexis Burgess - 2015 - In Christopher Daly (ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophical Methods. Palgrave. pp. 77-111.
     
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  38. Review of Michael P. Lynch, Truth as One and Many. [REVIEW]Alexis Burgess - 2011 - Review of Metaphysics.
     
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  39. The Construction of Logical Space. [REVIEW]Alexis Burgess - 2014 - Critica 46 (136).
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