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    Constructibility and Mathematical Existence.Charles S. Chihara - 1990 - Oxford University Press.
    This book is concerned with `the problem of existence in mathematics'. It develops a mathematical system in which there are no existence assertions but only assertions of the constructibility of certain sorts of things. It explores the philosophical implications of such an approach through an examination of the writings of Field, Burgess, Maddy, Kitcher, and others.
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  2. The Worlds of Possibility: Modal Realism and the Semantics of Modal Logic.Charles S. Chihara - 1998 - Oxford University Press.
    A powerful challenge to some highly influential theories, this book offers a thorough critical exposition of modal realism, the philosophical doctrine that many possible worlds exist of which our own universe is just one. Chihara challenges this claim and offers a new argument for modality without worlds.
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    Ontology and the Vicious Circle Principle.Charles S. Chihara - 1973 - Ithaca [N.Y.]Cornell University Press.
  4. The Semantic Paradoxes: A Diagnostic Investigation.Charles Chihara - 1979 - Philosophical Review 88 (4):590-618.
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    The Dutch Book Argument: Its Logical Flaws, its Subjective Sources.Ralph Kennedy & Charles Chihara - 1979 - Philosophical Studies 36 (1):19 - 33.
  6. Operationalism and Ordinary Language: A Critique of Wittgenstein.C. Chihara & Jerry A. Fodor - 1965 - American Philosophical Quarterly 2 (4):281-95.
    This paper explores some lines of argument in wittgenstein's post-Tractatus writings in order to indicate the relations between wittgenstein's philosophical psychology, On the one hand, And his philosophy of language, His epistemology, And his doctrines about the nature of philosophical analysis on the other. The authors maintain that the later writings of wittgenstein express a coherent doctrine in which an operationalistic analysis of confirmation and language supports a philosophical psychology of a type the authors call "logical behaviorism." they also maintain (...)
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  7. Some Problems for Bayesian Confirmation Theory.Charles S. Chihara - 1987 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 38 (4):551-560.
  8. On the Possibility of Completing an Infinite Process.Charles S. Chihara - 1965 - Philosophical Review 74 (1):74-87.
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    The Semantic Paradoxes: Some Second Thoughts.Charles S. Chihara - 1984 - Philosophical Studies 45 (2):223 - 229.
  10. New Directions for Nominalist Philosophers of Mathematics.Charles Chihara - 2010 - Synthese 176 (2):153 - 175.
    The present paper will argue that, for too long, many nominalists have concentrated their researches on the question of whether one could make sense of applications of mathematics (especially in science) without presupposing the existence of mathematical objects. This was, no doubt, due to the enormous influence of Quine's "Indispensability Argument", which challenged the nominalist to come up with an explanation of how science could be done without referring to, or quantifying over, mathematical objects. I shall admonish nominalists to enlarge (...)
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    Quine and the Confirmational Paradoxes.Charles Chihara - 1981 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 6 (1):425-452.
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    The Burgess-Rosen Critique of Nominalistic Reconstructions.Charles Chihara - 2007 - Philosophia Mathematica 15 (1):54--78.
    In the final chapter of their book A Subject With No Object, John Burgess and Gideon Rosen raise the question of the value of the nominalistic reconstructions of mathematics that have been put forward in recent years, asking specifically what this body of work is good for. The authors conclude that these reconstructions are all inferior to current versions of mathematics (or science) and make no advances in science. This paper investigates the reasoning that led to such a negative appraisal, (...)
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    The Surprise Examination Paradox.James McLelland & Charles Chihara - 1975 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 4 (1):71 - 89.
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    On Alleged Refutations of Mechanism Using Godel's Incompleteness Results.Charles S. Chihara - 1972 - Journal of Philosophy 69 (September):507-26.
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    Wittgenstein's Analysis of the Paradoxes in His Lectures on the Foundations of Mathematics.Charles S. Chihara - 1977 - Philosophical Review 86 (3):365-381.
  16. A Gödelian Thesis Regarding Mathematical Objects: Do They Exist? And Can We Perceive Them?Charles S. Chihara - 1982 - Philosophical Review 91 (2):211-227.
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    The Many Persons Problem.Charles S. Chihara - 1994 - Philosophical Studies 76 (1):45 - 49.
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    Nominalism.Charles Chihara - 2005 - In Stewart Shapiro (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic. Oxford University Press. pp. 483--514.
    Nominalism is the view that abstract mathematical objects like numbers, functions, and sets do not exist. The chapter articulates and defends a variety of nominalism, based on a reading of mathematical statements in terms of possible linguistic constructions. The chapter responds directly to a recent study of nominalism by Gideon Rosen and John Burgess, and develops a reply to the Quine-Putnam indispensability argument for the existence of mathematical objects.
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    Church's Thesis Misconstrued.Jonathan Berg & Charles Chihara - 1975 - Philosophical Studies 28 (5):357 - 362.
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    Our Ontological Commitment to Universals.Charles S. Chihara - 1968 - Noûs 2 (1):25-46.
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    Tarski's Thesis and the Ontology of Mathematics.Charles Chihara - 1998 - In Matthias Schirn (ed.), The Philosophy of Mathematics Today. Clarendon Press. pp. 157--172.
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    Priest, the Liar, and Gödel.Charles S. Chihara - 1984 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 13 (2):117 - 124.
  23. Operationalism and Ordinary Language.C. S. Chihara & J. A. Fodor - 1967 - In Harold Morick (ed.), Wittgenstein and the Problem of Other Minds. Humanities Press. pp. 35-62.
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    A Simple Type Theory Without Platonic Domains.Charles S. Chihara - 1984 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 13 (3):249 - 283.
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    The Howson-Urbach Proofs of Bayesian Principles.Charles Chihara - 1994 - In Ellery Eells, Brian Skyrms & Ernest W. Adams (eds.), Probability and Conditionals: Belief Revision and Rational Decision. Cambridge University Press. pp. 161--178.
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    An Interchange on the Popper-Miller Argument.Charles S. Chihara & Donald A. Gillies - 1988 - Philosophical Studies 54 (1):1 - 8.
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    Davidson's Extensional Theory of Meaning.Charles S. Chihara - 1975 - Philosophical Studies 28 (1):1 - 15.
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    Olin, Quine, and the Surprise Examination.Charles S. Chihara - 1985 - Philosophical Studies 47 (2):191 - 199.
  29. A Biological Objection to Constructive Empiricism.Charles Chihara & Carol Chihara - 1993 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 44 (4):653-658.
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    The Semantic Paradoxes: A Diagnostic Investigation.Charles Chihara & Tyler Burge - 1984 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 49 (3):995-996.
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    Tharp's 'Myth and Mathematics'.Charles Chihara - 1989 - Synthese 81 (2):153 - 165.
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    Truth, Meaning, and Paradox.Charles S. Chihara - 1976 - Noûs 10 (3):305-311.
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    The Mystery of Julius: A Paradox in Decision Theory.Charles S. Chihara - 1995 - Philosophical Studies 80 (1):1 - 16.
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    Mathematical Discovery and Concept Formation.Charles S. Chihara - 1963 - Philosophical Review 72 (1):17-34.
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    The Wright-Wing Defense of Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Logic.Charles S. Chihara - 1982 - Philosophical Review 91 (1):99-108.
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    A Formalization of a Nominalistic Set Theory.C. Chihara, Y. Lin & T. Schaffter - 1975 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 4 (2):155 - 169.
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  37. A Structural Account of Mathematics.Charles Chihara - 2005 - Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 11 (1):79-83.
     
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    Burgess's `Scientific' Arguments for the Existence of Mathematical Objects.Charles S. Chihara - 2006 - Philosophia Mathematica 14 (3):318-337.
    This paper addresses John Burgess's answer to the ‘Benacerraf Problem’: How could we come justifiably to believe anything implying that there are numbers, given that it does not make sense to ascribe location or causal powers to numbers? Burgess responds that we should look at how mathematicians come to accept: There are prime numbers greater than 1010That, according to Burgess, is how one can come justifiably to believe something implying that there are numbers. This paper investigates what lies behind Burgess's (...)
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    Cohen's Defense of Cook.Charles S. Chihara - 1976 - Philosophical Studies 29 (5):353 - 355.
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  40. C. The Theory Approach.C. S. Chihara & J. A. Fodor - 1991 - In David M. Rosenthal (ed.), The Nature of Mind. Oxford University Press. pp. 137.
     
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    Frege's and Bolzano's Rationalist Conceptions of Arithmetic.Charles Chihara - 1999 - Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 52 (3):343-362.
    In this article, I compare Gottlob Frege's and Bernard Bolzano's rationalist conceptions of arithmetic. Each philosopher worked out a complicated system of propositions, all of which were set forth as true. The axioms, or basic truths, make up the foundations of the subject of arithmetic. Each member of the system which is not an axiom is related (objectively) to the axioms at the base. Even though this relation to the base may not yet be scientifically proven, the propositions of the (...)
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    Guest Editors' Preface.Charles Chihara & Brian Skyrms - 1989 - Synthese 81 (2):139-139.
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    Horwich's Justification of Induction.Charles S. Chihara - 1985 - Philosophical Studies 48 (1):107 - 110.
  44. Modality Without Worlds.C. Chihara - 1993 - In J. Czermak (ed.), Philosophy of Mathematics. Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky.
     
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    Operationalism and Ordinary Language Revisited.Charles Chihara - 1973 - Philosophical Studies 24 (3):137 - 157.
    In "human beings", "studies in the philosophy of wittgenstein" (ed. By p winch), J cook presents a radical solution to the problem of other minds and then suggests that this treatment of the problem is to be found in the writings of wittgenstein. According to cook's interpretation, Wittgenstein's analysis of the problem does not involve in any essential way any special doctrines about criteria, Nor does it commit him to any form of behaviorism. In the course of arguing these theses, (...)
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  46. Operationalism and Ordinary Language a Critique of Wittgenstein.Charles Seiyo Chihara & Jerry A. Fodor - 1965 - Bobbs-Merrill.
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    4. Quine's Lecture on Nominalism From the Perspective of a Nominalist.Charles Chihara - 2008 - Oxford Studies in Metaphysics: Volume 4 4:79.
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  48. Quine's Lecture on Nominalism From the Perspective of a Nominalist.Charles Chihara - 2008 - Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 4:79-98.
     
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    Review of Alvin Plantinga, Matthew Davidson (Ed.), Essays in the Metaphysics of Modality[REVIEW]Charles Chihara - 2003 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2003 (6).
    This book consists of an introduction by the editor, eleven of Plantinga’s previously published pieces, and an index. The previously published works are presented in the following chronological order: “De Re et De Dicto” (1969); “World and Essence” (1970); “Transworld Identity or Worldbound Individuals?” (1973); Chapter VIII of The Nature of Necessity (1974); “Actualism and Possible Worlds” (1976); “The Boethian Compromise” (1978); “De Essentia” (1979); “On Existentialism” (1983); “Reply to John L. Pollock” (1985); “Two Concepts of Modality: Modal Realism and (...)
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  50. The Worlds of Possibility: Modal Realism and the Semantics of Modal Logic.Charles Chihara - 2001 - Philosophical Quarterly 51 (202):108-110.
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