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  1. On a Supposed Counterexample to Modus Ponens.Bernard D. Katz - 1999 - Journal of Philosophy 96 (8):404.
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    The Identity of Indiscernibles Revisited.Bernard D. Katz - 1983 - Philosophical Studies 44 (1):37 - 44.
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    A Tale of Two Envelopes.Bernard D. Katz & Doris Olin - 2007 - Mind 116 (464):903-926.
    This paper deals with the two-envelope paradox. Two main formulations of the paradoxical reasoning are distinguished, which differ according to the partition of possibilities employed. We argue that in the first formulation the conditionals required for the utility assignment are problematic; the error is identified as a fallacy of conditional reasoning. We go on to consider the second formulation, where the epistemic status of certain singular propositions becomes relevant; our diagnosis is that the states considered do not exhaust the possibilities. (...)
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    Davidson on the Identity Theory.Bernard D. Katz - 1977 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 7 (March):81-90.
    I discuss donald davidson's argument for the psycho-Physical identity theory and contend that it fails: it relies on an implausible account of mental and physical events. Davidson proposes a linguistic test for determining whether a given event is mental or physical. I argue that the assumptions that are necessary for employing such a criterion of the mental are either false or presuppose the truth of the identity theory.
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    Is the Causal Criterion of Event-Identity Circular?Bernard D. Katz - 1978 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 56 (3):225 – 229.
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    On the Limits of Divine Power.Bernard D. Katz - 2003 - Sophia 42 (1):1-7.
    This paper considers the question of whether there are truths independent of God's power. It defends a traditional conception of divine power, according to which God's power does not extend to logically necessary truths, such as those of logic and mathematics, against Cartesian voluntarism, here taken as the doctrine that every truth falls within the compass of God's creative will. The paper argues that the voluntarist position is internally inconsistent. It concludes that if God is an absolute, unconditioned reality, then (...)
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    Making Comparisons.Bernard D. Katz - 1995 - Mind 104 (414):369-392.
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    Kim on Events.Bernard D. Katz - 1978 - Philosophical Review 87 (3):427-441.
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  9. On a Sophisma of Richard Kilvington and a Problem of Analysis.Bernard D. Katz - 1996 - Medieval Philosophy and Theology 5 (1):31-38.
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    On a Sophisma of Richard Kilvington and a Problem of Analysis.Bernard D. Katz - 1996 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 5 (1):31-38.
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    Perils of an Uneventful World.Bernard D. Katz - 1983 - Philosophia 13 (1-2):1-12.
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    Reasoning About Closure.Bernard D. Katz & Doris Olin - 2011 - Logos and Episteme 2 (1):67-76.
    The specter of epistemic closure haunts current epistemology: some regard the refutation of closure as obvious, while others take its denial to be an epistemicoutrage. To some extent, the strong difference of opinion has its source in certain misapprehensions. This paper tries to formulate and clarify the key issues dividing the two sides and contends that, in certain respects, the difference between the friend and the foe of closure may be more a matter of semantics than substance. The paper goes (...)
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    Substance and Attribute.Bernard D. Katz - 1987 - Philosophia 17 (4):537-549.