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    The Role of Surfaces in an Ecological Theory of Perception.Avrum Stroll - 1986 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 46 (March):437-453.
  2. Moore and Wittgenstein on Certainty.Avrum Stroll - 1994 - Oxford University Press.
    Ludwig Wittgenstein's On Certainty was finished just before his death in 1951 and is a running commentary on three of G.E. Moore's greatest epistemological papers. In the early 1930s, Moore had written a lengthy commentary on Wittgenstein, anticipating some of the issues Wittgenstein would discuss in On Certainty. The philosophical relationship between these two great philosophers and their overlapping, but nevertheless differing, views is the subject of this book. Both defended the existence of certainty and thus opposed any form of (...)
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    Surfaces.Avrum Stroll - 1988
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    Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy.Avrum Stroll - 2000 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 39 (1).
    Analytic philosophy is difficult to define since it is not so much a specific doctrine as a loose concatenation of approaches to problems. As well as having strong ties to scientism -the notion that only the methods of the natural sciences give rise to knowledge -it also has humanistic ties to the great thinkers and philosophical problems of the past. Moreover, no single feature characterizes the activities of analytic philosophers. Undaunted by these difficulties, Avrum Stroll investigates the "family resemblances" between (...)
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    Moore and Wittgenstein on Certainty.John V. Canfield & Avrum Stroll - 1997 - Philosophical Review 106 (2):281.
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  6. Wittgenstein.Avrum Stroll - 2002
     
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    Proper Names, Names, and Fictive Objects.Avrum Stroll - 1998 - Journal of Philosophy 95 (10):522.
  8. 'True' and Truth.Avrum Stroll & Henry Alexander - 1975 - Philosophy of Science 42 (4):384-410.
    In Parts I, II, and III of the paper, the authors show that an argument essential to Alan White's defense of the Correspondence Theory of truth is unsuccessful. They argue that some of the premises of White's argument are false, and others incoherent. They show, further, that certain widely accepted assumptions in the philosophy of language, which underlie White's argument, must also be abandoned. In Part IV, they attempt to say something new about 'true', 'false', truth and falsity, and related (...)
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  9. Reminiscences.Rudolf Arnheim, Charles Gauss, Richard Kuhns, Avrum Stroll, Selma Jeanne Cohen, Gordon Epperson, Arnold Berleant, Hilde Hein & Charles Hartshorne - 1993 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 51 (2):279-289.
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    A Problem Concerning the Analysis of Belief Sentences.Avrum Stroll - 1953 - Analysis 14 (1):15 - 19.
    The author begins with a quote from carnap in which he states that belief sentences such as "ideas have an independent subsistence," are cognitively meaningless. The purpose in this article is to find a way in which belief statements can be analyzed even though they are cognitively meaningless. (staff).
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    A Defense of Same-Sex Marriage.Avrum Stroll - 2009 - Public Affairs Quarterly 23 (4):343-355.
    In reply to Jeremy Garrett's criticism of my paper in the July 2009 issue of Public Affairs Quarterly, I, first, clarify my view of the proper status of same-sex marriage in a liberal society. I, second, defend my claim that moral disapprobation of homosexuality may be a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason for denying same-sex couples the benefits and protections of the marriage license. Finally, I criticize the view that, as long as marriage is viewed as a contract to be entered into (...)
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    The Fragility of Moral Principles.Avrum Stroll - 1998 - Topoi 17 (2):137-147.
    According to a widely accepted conceptual model, principles play essential roles in moral reasoning: it is asserted that they hold universally and cannot be avoided in the justification of human action and belief. This paper challenges that view. It argues that, though some principles play such substantive roles, most do not. They can be characterized instead as being fragile or defeasible, i.e., they are capable of being weakened, voided or undone. The claim is made that it is the pressures exerted (...)
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    Two Conceptions of Surfaces.Avrum Stroll - 1979 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 4 (1):277-291.
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    Believing the Meaningless: A Reply to Mr. Mellor.Avrum Stroll - 1955 - Analysis 16 (2):45 - 48.
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    Wittgenstein and the Dream Hypothesis.Avrum Stroll - 2009 - Philosophia 37 (4):681-690.
    The paper deals with Wittgenstein’s treatment of radical skepticism. He holds from his earliest work to his last that skepticism is senseless and therefore no rebuttal, such as G.E. Moore offered, is necessary.
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    Seeing Surfaces.Avrum Stroll - 1987 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 10 (1):379-398.
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    Some Different Ways That Things Stand Fast for Us.Avrum Stroll - 1984 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 22:69-89.
    Foundationalism, the idea that there is a basic kind of knowledge which is ground-level and hence beyond proof or justification, is one of the oldest themes in philosophy. It has been held by such great philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Locke, Wittgenstein and Moore inter alia\ but exactly what they mean by "foundationalism" is seldom carefully or fully articulated. This paper attempts to give such an explication. It holds that a foundationalist theory must satisfy at least nine conditions, vagueness, stratification, (...)
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    Descriptions Again.Avrum Stroll - 1973 - Analysis 34 (1):27 - 28.
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    Normative Discourse.Avrum Stroll & Paul W. Taylor - 1963 - Philosophical Review 72 (2):255.
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    Surfaces.Avrum Stroll - 1991 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 (2):476-478.
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    Review of Hans-Johann Glock (Ed.), Wittgenstein and Analytic Philosophy: Essays for P.M.S. Hacker. [REVIEW]Avrum Stroll - 2010 - Philosophical Quarterly 60 (241):865-867.
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  22. Philosophy.Richard Henry Popkin & Avrum Stroll - 1993
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  23. Epistemology.Avrum Stroll - 1967 - New York: Harper & Row.
     
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    Reflections on Surfaces.Avrum Stroll - 1992 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 22 (2):191-210.
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    On Surfaces: A Rejoinder.Avrum Stroll - 1989 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 32 (2):223 – 231.
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    What Water Is or Back to Thales.Avrum Stroll - 1989 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 14 (1):258-274.
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    That Puzzle We Call the Mind.Avrum Stroll - 1993 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 44:189-210.
    The human mind remains a mystery despite the best efforts of philosophers to understand it. Each person knows that he/she has a mind, regards it as something internal, and is aware of its operations. Yet nobody knows what it is. The reason why the mind is so puzzling turns on three of its features: its invisibility while operating, the unique access which its proprietor has to it, and the inability to give a clear meaning to the polar notions of 'internal-external' (...)
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    Broadened Logic.Avrum Stroll - 2003 - Topoi 22 (1):93-104.
    The early formal logicians (Frege, Russell, Peano et al.) were worried about differentiating logic from psychology. As a result, they interpreted logic in the most abstract way possible: as a theory about inference patterns whose terms lacked descriptive content. Such a theory was also acontextual. What they did not realize was that psychological concepts like expecting someone, doubting, pain etc. each had their own logic, a logic that had two features: it was contextually oriented and its concepts had a restricted (...)
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    Essays in Ontology.Avrum Stroll - 1964 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 2 (2):285-287.
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    The Paradox of the First Person Singular Pronoun.Avrum Stroll - 1963 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 6 (1-4):217 – 233.
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    Observation and the Hidden.Avrum Stroll - 1991 - Dialectica 45 (2‐3):165-179.
    SummaryA new form of expiricism has developed recently which drives a wedge between the principles that science alone will provide a true account of reality and that any such account must be grounded in observation. These empiricists hold firm to the first principle, but have qualified adherence to the second. Using arguments like Putnam's Twin Earth scenario, they contend that a search for reality must go beneath the observable to find the microstructure of substances . Their arguments are fallacious and (...)
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    The Liar: What Paradox? [REVIEW]Avrum Stroll - 1988 - Argumentation 2 (1):63-75.
    Most philosophers believe that the Liar Paradox is semantical in character, and arises from difficulties in the predicate “true.” The author argues that the paradox is pragmatic, not semantic, and arises from violations of essential conditions that define statement-making speech acts. The author shows that his solution to the paradox will not only handle the classical Liar sentences that are “necessarily” or “intrinsically” paradoxical, but also sets of Kripke-sentences that are “contingently” paradoxical.
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    Russell's "Proof".Avrum Stroll - 1975 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 4 (4):653 - 662.
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    Counting Surfaces.Avrum Stroll - 1987 - American Philosophical Quarterly 24 (1):97 - 101.
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    Foundationalism and Common Sense.Avrum Stroll - 1987 - Philosophical Investigations 10 (4):279-298.
    The paper attempts to do two things: (1) to give a detailed account of what conditions must be satisfied by theories that hold some knowledge to be more fundamental than the rest, And (2) it asks, And answers affirmatively, Whether there is such a foundationalist account in wittgenstein's "on certainty".
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    Presupposing, Existence, and the Language of Fiction.Avrum Stroll - 1972 - Studi Internazionali Di Filosofia 4:51-66.
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    Primordial Knowledge and Rationality.Avrum Stroll - 1982 - Dialectica 36 (2‐3):179-201.
    SummaryThe author argues that there is a kind of knowledge which is fundamental or basic in the sense that it is certain, is not open to justification or doubt, and yet is – in a certain sense – based upon experience. The paper attempts to give a characterization of such knowledge, in particular showing how it differs from straightforward examples of empirical knowledge. The author's views resemble those of Wittgenstein in Über Gewissheit, but unlike Wittgenstein, he holds that such knowledge (...)
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    Wittgenstein and Modern Philosophy,.Avrum Stroll - 1967 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 5 (2):190-193.
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    Moore's Proof of an External World.Avrum Stroll - 1979 - Dialectica 33 (3‐4):379-397.
    SummaryThere is an enormous literature on Moore's so‐called “proof”per se, but practically nothing has been written on the distinctions upon which the proof is bases, such as “being presented in space” and “being met with in space”. These are crucial to the argument, since Moore wishes to draw the line between the external and internal world via such distinctions. The author argues that these distinctions themselves crucially depend on a point that Moore does not argue for, but assumes, namely that (...)
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    Censorship, Models and Self-Government.Avrum Stroll - 1967 - Journal of Value Inquiry 1 (2):81-95.
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    Four Comments on Russell's Theory of Descriptions.Avrum Stroll - 1978 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 8 (1):147 - 155.
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    Deconstruction as Analytic Philosophy.Avrum Stroll - 2004 - International Studies in Philosophy 36 (1):358-360.
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    Faces.Avrum Stroll - 1985 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 28 (1-4):177 – 194.
    In the philosophical and psychological literature of the twentieth century, the concept of a surface plays a pervasive and important role, mostly in connection with theories of perception. The author argues that the concept has interesting logical and ontological uses as well. The focus of the paper is on the question of whether surfaces are real ingredients in the world, and the argument of the paper is that, under certain construals, they are.
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    Bloomsbury's Prophet. G. E. Moore and the Development of His Moral Philosophy.Avrum Stroll - 1988 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 26 (3):504-505.
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    Uses of Analytic Statements in Ordinary Discourse.Avrum Stroll - 1957 - Mind 66 (264):541-542.
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    Linguistic Clusters and the Problem of Universals.Avrum Stroll - 1973 - Dialectica 27 (3‐4):219-260.
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    The Phenomenalistic Interpretation of Kant's Theory of Knowledge.Paul Marhenke & Avrumed Stroll - 1964 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 2 (1):47-59.
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    The Emotive Theory of Ethics.Avrum Stroll - 1954 - Berkeley: University of California Press.
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    Pragmatics and Empiricism.Avrum Stroll - 1988 - International Studies in Philosophy 20 (1):111-113.
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    Is Everyday Language Inconsistent?Avrum Stroll - 1954 - Mind 63 (250):219-225.
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