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  1. The Nature of Natural Laws.Chris Swoyer - 1982 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 60 (3):203 – 223.
    That laws of nature play a vital role in explanation, prediction, and inductive inference is far clearer than the nature of the laws themselves. My hope here is to shed some light on the nature of natural laws by developing and defending the view that they involve genuine relations between properties. Such a position is suggested by Plato, and more recent versions have been sketched by several writers.~ But I am not happy with any of these accounts, not so much (...)
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  2. Structural Representation and Surrogative Reasoning.Chris Swoyer - 1991 - Synthese 87 (3):449 - 508.
    It is argued that a number of important, and seemingly disparate, types of representation are species of a single relation, here called structural representation, that can be described in detail and studied in a way that is of considerable philosophical interest. A structural representation depends on the existence of a common structure between a representation and that which it represents, and it is important because it allows us to reason directly about the representation in order to draw conclusions about the (...)
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  3. Theories of Properties: From Plenitude to Paucity.Chris Swoyer - 1996 - Philosophical Perspectives 10:243 - 264.
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  4. Properties.Chris Swoyer - 2001 - In Edward N. Zalta (ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2001).
     
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  5. Abstract Entities.Chris Swoyer - 2008 - In Theodore Sider, John Hawthorne & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Metaphysics. Blackwell.
     
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    How Ontology Might Be Possible: Explanation and Inference in Metaphysics.Chris Swoyer - 1999 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 23 (1):100–131.
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    Relativism.Chris Swoyer - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Causation and Identity.Chris Swoyer - 1984 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 9 (1):593-622.
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    Realism and Explanation.Chris Swoyer - 1983 - Philosophical Inquiry 5 (1):14-28.
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    Leibnizian Expression.Chris Swoyer - 1995 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 33 (1):65-99.
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    Leibniz on Intension and Extension.Chris Swoyer - 1995 - Noûs 29 (1):96-114.
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    Logic and the Empirical Conception of Properties.Chris Swoyer - 1993 - Philosophical Topics 21 (2):199-231.
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    C.I.Lewis's Calculus of Predicates.Chris Swoyer - 1995 - History and Philosophy of Logic 16 (1):19-37.
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    Complex Predicates and Logics for Properties and Relations.Chris Swoyer - 1998 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 27 (3):295-325.
    In this paper I present a formal language in which complex predicates stand for properties and relations, and assignments of denotations to complex predicates and assignments of extensions to the properties and relations they denote are both homomorphisms. This system affords a fresh perspective on several important philosophical topics, highlighting the algebraic features of properties and clarifying the sense in which properties can be represented by their extensions. It also suggests a natural modification of current logics of properties, one in (...)
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  15. The Linguistic Relativity Hypothesis.Chris Swoyer - manuscript -
    Many linguists, including Noam Chomsky, contend that language in the sense we ordinary think of it, in the sense that people in Germany speak German, is a historical or social or political notion, rather than a scientific one. For example, German and Dutch are much closer to one another than various dialects of Chinese are. But the rough, commonsense divisions between languages will suffice for our purposes.
     
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    Belief and Predication.Chris Swoyer - 1983 - Noûs 17 (2):197-220.
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    Complex Predicates and Conversion Principles.Chris Swoyer - 1997 - Philosophical Studies 87 (1):1-32.
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    Metaphysics and Essence.Chris Swoyer - 1976 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 7 (3):189-192.
  19. Relativism and the Constructive Aspects of Perception.Chris Swoyer - manuscript -
    The early, largely automatic stages of human visual processing involve things like feature detectors (e.g., edge detectors) that do not involve our concepts or beliefs. These stages are called data-driven or bottom up aspects of perceptual information processing. But in the later stages of processing perception often is affected by our concepts, beliefs, and expectations. Such processes are said to be hypothesis-driven or expectation-driven; they are also known as..
     
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    Relativism and Representation.Chris Swoyer - 1988 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 49 (1):151-155.
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    Hume and the Three Views of the Self.Chris Swoyer - 1982 - Hume Studies 8 (1):43-61.
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    Editor's Note.Chris Swoyer - 1978 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 9 (2):5-6.
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    Private Languages and Skepticism.Chris Swoyer - 1977 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 8 (2):41-50.
  24. Leibniz's Calculus of Real Addition.Chris Swoyer - 1994 - Studia Leibnitiana 26 (1):1-30.
    In der vorliegenden Arbeit wird Leibniz' wahrscheinlich detailliertestes und ausgefeiltestes System untersucht: ein Kalkül der Einfügung und eine der Konjunktion ähnliche Operation, die er realis abjectio nennt. Das System soll hinreichend detailliert und mit hinreichender Präzision vorgestellt werden, um zu zeigen, daβ es ausgefeilt formal logisch ist und eine Anzahl originärer und wichtiger Züge aufweist. Neben seinem eigenständigen Interesse ist dieses System wichtig wegen seiner Auswirkungen auf andere Aspekte von Leibniz' Logik und Philosophie, und ein weiteres Ziel dieser Arbeit ist, (...)
     
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    The New Dialectic.Chris Swoyer - 2001 - Philosophical Review 110 (2):291-295.
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    Kantian Derivations.Chris Swoyer - 1983 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 13 (3):409 - 431.
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    Theory Confirmation in Psychology.Chris Swoyer & Thomas C. Monson - 1975 - Philosophy of Science 42 (4):487-502.
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    Sense and Nonsense.Chris Swoyer - 1979 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 9 (4):685 - 700.
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    Review: C. Stephen Layman, The Power of Logic. [REVIEW]Chris Swoyer - 2001 - Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 7 (1):79-81.
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    Benacerraf and His Critics.Chris Swoyer - 1998 - International Philosophical Quarterly 38 (4):451-454.
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    Essays on the Philosophy of W. V. Quine.D. E. Over, Robert W. Shahan & Chris Swoyer - 1981 - Philosophical Quarterly 31 (123):175.
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    The Power of Logic.Chris Swoyer - 2004 - Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 10 (2):218-219.
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    Review. [REVIEW]Chris Swoyer - 1995 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 46 (4):603-609.
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  35. REVIEWS-The Power of Logic.S. Layman & Chris Swoyer - 2001 - Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 7 (1):79-81.
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    Essays on the Philosophy of W. V. Quine.D. E. Over, Robert W. Shahan & Chris Swoyer - 1979 -
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  37. REVIEWS-The Power of Logic.C. Stephen Layman & Chris Swoyer - 2004 - Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 10 (2):218-219.
  38. Editor’s Note.Chris Swoyer - 1978 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 9 (2):5-6.
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  39. John W. Carroll Laws of Nature. [REVIEW]Chris Swoyer - 1995 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 46 (4):603.
     
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  40. The New Dialectic: Conversational Contexts of ArgumentAd Hominem Arguments.Chris Swoyer & Douglas Walton - 2001 - Philosophical Review 110 (2):291.
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  41. The New Dialectic: Conversational Contexts of Argument. [REVIEW]Chris Swoyer - 2001 - Philosophical Review 110 (2):291-295.
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  42. The Power of Logic.Chris Swoyer - 2001 - Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 7 (1):79-81.