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    A Logical Form for the Propositional Attitudes.Howard Burdick - 1982 - Synthese 52 (2):185 - 230.
    The author puts forth an approach to propositional attitude contexts based upon the view that one does not have beliefs of ordinary extensional entitiessimpliciter. Rather, one has beliefs of such entities as presented in various manners. Roughly, these are treated as beliefs of ordered pairs — the first member of which is the ordinary extensional entity and the second member of which is a predicate that it satisfies. Such an approach has no difficulties with problems involving identity, such as of (...)
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    What Was Leibniz's Problem About Relations?Howard Burdick - 1991 - Synthese 88 (1):1 - 13.
    The main purpose of the article is to get clear what Leibniz's concerns about relations were. His: I do not believe that you will admit an accident that is in two subjects at the same time. My judgement about relations is that paternity in David is one thing, sonship in Solomon another, but that the relation common to both is a merely mental thing whose basis is the modifications of the individuals is best seen as akin to: Father is true (...)
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    On Necessity de Dicto.Howard Burdick - 1972 - Philosophia 2 (1-2):85-115.
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    A Notorious Affair Called Exportation.Howard Burdick - 1991 - Synthese 87 (3):363 - 377.
    In Quantifiers and Propositional Attitudes, Quine held (a) that the rule of exportation is always admissible, and (b) that there is a significant distinction between a believes-true (Ex)Fx and (Ex) a believes-true F of x. An argument of Hintikka's, also urged by Sleigh, persuaded him that these two intuitions are incompatible; and he consequently repudiated the rule of exportation. Hintikka and Kaplan propose to restrict exportation and quantifying in to favoured contexts — Hintikka to contexts where the believer knows who (...)
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    On Davidson and Interpretation.Howard Burdick - 1989 - Synthese 80 (3):321 - 345.
    Davidson''s theory of interpretation, I argue, is vulnerable to a number of significant difficulties, difficulties which can be avoided or resolved by the more Quinean approach which I develop. In Section 1 I note difficulties which apply to T-theories but are avoided by translation manuals. In Section 2 I show how to construct what I call T-manuals, which are like T-theories in requiring Tarskian structure, but like translation manuals in avoiding the difficulties discussed in Section 1. In Section 3 I (...)
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    Non-Essentialistic Modal Logic or Meaning and Necessity Revisited.Howard Burdick - 1993 - Philosophia 22 (1-2):87-93.
    Using the method of ordered pairs proposed in my 'A Logical Form for the Propositional Attitudes', a non-essentialistic modal logic is possible which avoids these oddities.
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    On Symbolism and Literalism in Anthropology.Howard Burdick - 1983 - Synthese 55 (3):365 - 371.
    We have considered two strategies for using native utterances as evidence for assigning native beliefs. We have shown that each of these two strategies can avoid the logical difficulties mentioned in section 1 - so long, at least, as we employ an account of the logical form of belief sentences developed by Burdick. We have also considered the methodological principles which provide the basis for translational practice. Based on our consideration of these principles, we then argued that we must prefer (...)
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    On the Problems of Abstraction and Concretion.Howard Burdick - 1974 - Noûs 8 (3):295-297.
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    On a Criterion of Definition.Howard Burdick - 1973 - Journal of Philosophy 70 (10):294-297.
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    On a Nominalistic Criterion of Definition.Howard Burdick - 1969 - Journal of Philosophy 66 (12):382-383.
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    On Syntactical Characterization of Logical Expressions.Howard Burdick - 1974 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 15 (3):489-490.
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