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Gerald J. Massey
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  1. Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy.Tamara Horowitz & Gerald J. Massey (eds.) - 1991 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Despite their centrality and importance to both science and philosophy, relatively little has been written about thought experiments. This volume brings together a series of extremely interesting studies of the history, mechanics, and applications of this important intellectual resource. A distinguished list of philosophers and scientists consider the role of thought experiments in their various disciplines, and argue that an examination of thought experimentation goes to the heart of both science and philosophy.
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    The Fallacy behind Fallacies.Gerald J. Massey - 1981 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 6 (1):489-500.
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  3. Semantic Holism.Nuel D. Belnap Jr & Gerald J. Massey - 1990 - Studia Logica 49 (1):67 - 82.
    A bivalent valuation is snt iff sound (standard PC inference rules take truths only into truths) and non-trivial (not all wffs are assigned the same truth value). Such a valuation is normal iff classically correct for each connective. Carnap knew that there were non-normal snt valuations of PC, and that the gap they revealed between syntax and semantics could be "jumped" as follows. Let $VAL_{snt}$ be the set of snt valuations, and $VAL_{nrm}$ be the set of normal ones. The bottom (...)
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    Tom, Dick, and Harry, and All the King's Men.Gerald J. Massey - 1976 - American Philosophical Quarterly 13 (2):89 - 107.
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    Thought Experiments.Gerald J. Massey - 1994 - Philosophical Quarterly 44 (177):530-534.
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    An Introduction to the Philosophy of Time and Space.Gerald J. Massey - 1974 - Philosophy of Science 41 (1):90-92.
  7. In Defense of the Asymmetry.Gerald J. Massey - 1975 - Philosophy in Context 4 (9999):44-56.
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    Toward a clarification of grünbaum's conception of an intrinsic metric.Gerald J. Massey - 1969 - Philosophy of Science 36 (4):331-345.
    Much of Grünbaum's work may be regarded as a careful development and systematic elaboration of the Riemann-Poincaré thesis of the conventionality of congruence, the thesis that the continuous manifolds of space, time, and space-time are intrinsically metrically amorphous, i.e. are devoid of intrinsic metrics. Therefore, to appreciate Grünbaum's philosophical contributions, one must have a clear understanding of what he means by an intrinsic metric. The second and fourth sections of this paper are exegetical; in them we try to piece together, (...)
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    Tense logic! Why bother?Gerald J. Massey - 1969 - Noûs 3 (1):17-32.
  10. Philosophical Problems of the Internal and External Worlds: Essays on the Philosophy of Adolf Grunbaum.John Earman, Allen I. Janis, Gerald J. Massey & Nicholas Rescher (eds.) - 1994 - University of Pittsburgh Press.
    The inaugural volume of the Pitt-Konstanz series, devoted to the work of philosopher Adolf Grünbaum, encompasses the philosophical problems of space, time, and cosmology, the nature of scientific methodology, and the foundations of psychoanalysis.
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    The Pedagogy of Logic: Humanistic Dimensions.Gerald J. Massey - 1981 - Teaching Philosophy 4 (3/4):303-336.
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    Backdoor analycity.Gerald J. Massey - 1991 - In Tamara Horowitz (ed.), Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy. Rowman & Littlefield.
    When they abandoned the analytic-synthetic distinction, analytic philosophers substituted for it uncritical appeals to thought experiments or conceivability arguments. Although the history of philosophy is replete with thought experiments, medieval and early modern philosophers developed sophisticated theories concerning what governs what happens in thought experiments. By contrast, contemporary philosophers subscribe to the thesis of facile conception according to which casual allegations of conceivability or inconceivability are taken as good evidence of possibility or impossibility. Philosophers need to adopt standards of thought (...)
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    Current periodical articles.Dick Tom & Gerald J. Massey - 1976 - American Philosophical Quarterly 13 (1).
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  14. Understanding Symbolic Logic.Gerald J. Massey - 1970 - New York: Harper & Row.
  15. Understanding Symbolic Logic.Gerald J. Massey - 1971 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 36 (4):678-679.
     
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  16. Quine and Duhem on holistic hypothesis testing.Gerald J. Massey - 2011 - American Philosophical Quarterly 48 (3):239-266.
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    The theory of truth tabular connectives, both truth functional and modal.Gerald J. Massey - 1966 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 31 (4):593-608.
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    The indeterminacy of translation: A study in philosophical exegesis.Gerald J. Massey - 1992 - Philosophical Topics 20 (1):317-345.
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    Hempel's criterion of maximal specificity.Gerald J. Massey - 1968 - Philosophical Studies 19 (3):43 - 47.
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    The Indeterminacy of Translation: A Study in Philosophical Exegesis.Gerald J. Massey - 1992 - Philosophical Topics 20 (1):317-345.
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    Review of The Laboratory of the Mind: Thought Experiments in the Natural Sciences by James Robert Brown. [REVIEW]Gerald J. Massey - 1995 - Philosophy of Science 62 (2):341-343.
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    Robert Feys. Modal logics. Edited with some complements by Joseph Dopp. Collection de logique mathématique, Série B no. 4. E. Nauwelaerts, Louvain, and Gauthier-Villars, Paris, 1965, XIV + 219 pp. - J. Dopp. Editor's foreword. Therein, pp. V–VIII. [REVIEW]Gerald J. Massey - 1969 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 34 (3):501-502.
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    Tools of Thought.Gerald J. Massey - 1983 - Teaching Philosophy 6 (2):173-174.
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    Semantic holism is seriously false.Gerald J. Massey - 1990 - Studia Logica 49 (1):83 - 86.
    Semantic Holism is the claim that any semantic path from inferential semantics (the indeterminate semantics forced by the classical inference rules of PC) reaches all the way to classical semantics if it is even one step long. In our joint paper Semantic Holism, Belnap and I showed that some such semantic paths are two steps long, but we left open a number of questions about the lengths of semantic paths. Here I answer the most important of these questions by showing (...)
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    Desmond Paul Henry. The truncation of truth-functional calculation. Notre Dame journal of formal logic, vol. 2 , pp. 193–205. [REVIEW]Gerald J. Massey & Carl J. Posy - 1974 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 39 (1):174.
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    Science at Centurys End: Philosophical Questions on the Progress and Limits of S.Martin Carrier, Laura Ruetsche & Gerald J. Massey (eds.) - 2000 - University of Pittsburgh Press.
    To most laypersons and scientists, science and progress appear to go hand in hand, yet philosophers and historians of science have long questioned the inevitability of this pairing. As we take leave of a century acclaimed for scientific advances and progress, Science at Century's End, the eighth volume of the Pittsburgh-Konstanz Series in the Philosophy and History of Science, takes the reader to the heart of this important matter. Subtitled Philosophical Questions on the Progress and Limits of Science, this timely (...)
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  27. The Philosophy of Space.Gerald J. Massey - 1964 - Dissertation, Princeton University
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    A New Reconstruction of Zeno's Flying Arrow.Miloš Arsenijević, Sandra Šćepanović & Gerald J. Massey - 2008 - Apeiron 41 (1):1-44.
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    Keene G. B.. The relational syllogism. A systematic approach to relational logic. University of Exeter, Exeter 1969, iv + 35 pp. [REVIEW]Gerald J. Massey - 1970 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 35 (3):448-450.
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    Descartes’s Tests for (Animal) Mind.Gerald J. Massey & Deborah A. Boyle - 1999 - Philosophical Topics 27 (1):87-146.
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    Charles E. Caton. A stipulation of logical truth in a modal propositional calculus. Synthese, vol. 14 , pp. 196–199. - Charles E. Caton. A stipulation of a modal propositioned calculus in terms of modalized truth-values. Notre Dame journal of formal logic, vol. 4 no. 3 , pp. 224–226. [REVIEW]Gerald J. Massey - 1974 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 39 (3):611.
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    Medieval Sociobiology: Thomas Aquinas’s Theory of Sexual Morality.Gerald J. Massey - 1999 - Philosophical Topics 27 (1):69-86.
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    Negation, material equivalence, and conditioned nonconjunction: completeness and duality.Gerald J. Massey - 1977 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 18 (1):140-144.
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    A new approach to the logic of discovery.Gerald J. Massey - 2007 - Theoria 50 (1):7-27.
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    Is 'Congruence' a Peculiar Predicate?Gerald J. Massey - 1970 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1970:606 - 615.
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    Sheffer functions for many-valued S5 modal logics.Gerald J. Massey - 1969 - Zeitschrift fur mathematische Logik und Grundlagen der Mathematik 15 (7-12):101-104.
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    Sheffer functions for many‐valued S5 modal logics.Gerald J. Massey - 1969 - Mathematical Logic Quarterly 15 (7‐12):101-104.
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    Binary connectives functionally complete by themselves in s5 modal logic.Gerald J. Massey - 1967 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 32 (1):91-92.
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    An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science. Karel Lambert, Gordon G. Brittan Jr.Gerald J. Massey - 1972 - Philosophy of Science 39 (4):561-564.
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    Four Simple Systems of Modal Propositional Logic.Gerald J. Massey - 1972 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 37 (4):754-754.
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    Four simple systems of modal propositional logic.Gerald J. Massey - 1965 - Philosophy of Science 32 (3/4):342-355.
    Four progressively ambitious systems of modal propositional logic are set forth, together with decision procedures. The simultaneous employment of parenthesis notation and parenthesis-free notation, the dual use of symbols as primitive and defined, and the introduction of a new modal operator (the truth operator) are the principal devices used to effect the development of these logics. The first two logics turn out to be "the same" as two of von Wright's systems.
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    Note on Copi's system.Gerald J. Massey - 1963 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 4 (2):140-141.
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    A Stipulation of Logical Truth in a Modal Propositional Calculus.Gerald J. Massey - 1974 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 39 (3):611-611.
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    Alan Ross Anderson 1925-1973.Gerald J. Massey - 1973 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 47:210 - 212.
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    Review: Desmond Paul Henry, The Truncation of Truth-Functional Calculation. [REVIEW]Gerald J. Massey & Carl J. Posy - 1974 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 39 (1):174-174.
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    Bizarre translation defended: A reply to Kirk.Gerald J. Massey - 1982 - Philosophical Studies 42 (3):419 - 423.
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    The modal structure of the Prior-Rescher family of infinite product systems.Gerald J. Massey - 1972 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 13 (2):219-223.
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    Review: G. B. Keene, The Relational Syllogism. A Systematic Approach to Relational Logic. [REVIEW]Gerald J. Massey - 1970 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 35 (3):448-450.
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    The Relational Syllogism. A Systematic Approach to Relational Logic.Gerald J. Massey - 1970 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 35 (3):448-450.
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    Oliver Leslie Reiser 1895-1974.Gerald J. Massey - 1974 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 48:179 - 180.
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