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  1. Outline of a Theory of Scientific Understanding.Gerhard Schurz & Karel Lambert - 1994 - Synthese 101 (1):65-120.
    The basic theory of scientific understanding presented in Sections 1–2 exploits three main ideas.First, that to understand a phenomenonP (for a given agent) is to be able to fitP into the cognitive background corpusC (of the agent).Second, that to fitP intoC is to connectP with parts ofC (via arguments in a very broad sense) such that the unification ofC increases.Third, that the cognitive changes involved in unification can be treated as sequences of shifts of phenomena inC. How the theory fits (...)
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    Meinong and the Principle of Independence: Its Place in Meinong's Theory of Objects and its Significance in Contemporary Philosophical Logic.Karel Lambert - 1983 - Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
    As well as aiming to revive interest in Meinong's thought, this book challenges many of the most widespread assumptions of philosophical logic.
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    Philosophical Applications of Free Logic.Karel Lambert (ed.) - 1991 - Oxford University Press.
    Free logic, an alternative to traditional logic, has been seen as a useful avenue of approach to a number of philosophical issues of contemporary interest. In this collection, Karel Lambert, one of the pioneers in, and the most prominent exponent of, free logic, brings together a variety of published essays bearing on the application of free logic to philosophical topics ranging from set theory and logic to metaphysics and the philosophy of religion. The work of such distinguished philosophers as Bas (...)
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    Free Logic: Selected Essays.Karel Lambert - 2002 - Cambridge University Press.
    Free logic is an important field of philosophical logic that first appeared in the 1950s. J. Karel Lambert was one of its founders and coined the term itself. The essays in this collection explore the philosophical foundations of free logic and its application to areas as diverse as the philosophy of religion and computer science. Amongst the applications on offer are those to the analysis of existence statements, to definite descriptions and to partial functions. The volume contains a proof that (...)
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    The Nature of Argument.Karel Lambert & William Ulrich - 1980 - New York, NY, USA: Upa.
    The authors contend that most contemporary logic textbooks fail the average student because they emphasize the evaluation of arguments over their clarification, assuming that the student already understands what motivations underlie logic.
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  6. Free Logics.Karel Lambert - 2001 - In Lou Goble (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to Philosophical Logic. Blackwell. pp. 258--279.
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    Existential Import Revisited.Karel Lambert - 1963 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 4 (4):288-292.
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    Derivation and Counterexample: An Introduction to Philosophical Logic.Karel Lambert - 1972 - Encino, CA, USA: Encino, Calif., Dickenson Pub. Co..
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    Philosophical Problems in Logic: Some Recent Developments.Karel Lambert (ed.) - 1970 - Dordrecht: Reidel.
    The essays in this volume are based on addresses presented during a colloquium on free logic, modal logic and related areas held at the University of California at Irvine, in May of 1968. With the single exception of Dagfinn F011esdal, whose revised address is included in a recent issue of Synthese honoring W. V. Quine, all of the speakers at the Irvine colloquium are contributors to this volume. Thanks are due to Professor A. I. Melden, Chairman of the Department of (...)
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  10. Free Logic: Selected Essays.Karel Lambert - 2003 - Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 9 (4):521-523.
     
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    The Logical Way of Doing Things.Karel Lambert (ed.) - 1969 - New Haven: Yale University Press.
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    Free Logic and the Concept of Existence.Karel Lambert - 1967 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 8 (1-2):133-144.
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    Universally Free Logic and Standard Quantification Theory.Robert K. Meyer & Karel Lambert - 1968 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 33 (1):8-26.
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  14. Free Logics Their Foundations, Character and Some Applications Thereof.Karel Lambert - 1997
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    On the Philosophical Foundations of Free Logic.Karel Lambert - 1981 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 24 (2):147 – 203.
    The essay outlines the character of free logic, and motivation for its construction and development. It details some technical achievements of high philosophical interest, but urges that the role of existence assumptions in logic is still not fully understood, that unresolved old problems, both technical and philosophical, abound, and presents some new problems of considerable philosophical import in free logic.
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    Notes on E! III: A Theory of Descriptions.Karel Lambert - 1962 - Philosophical Studies 13 (4):51--59.
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  17. Philosophical Application of Free Logic.Karel Lambert - 1995 - Studia Logica 54 (3):422-423.
     
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    Meinong and the Principle of Independence.Karel Lambert - 1985 - Philosophical Review 94 (3):423-426.
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    On Free Description Theory.Bas C. Van Fraassen & Karel Lambert - 1967 - Zeitschrift fur mathematische Logik und Grundlagen der Mathematik 13 (15):225-240.
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    The Nature of Argument.Karel Lambert - 1980 - New York, NY, USA: University Press of America.
    The authors contend that most contemporary logic textbooks fail the average student because they emphasize the evaluation of arguments over their clarification, assuming that the student already understands what motivations underlie logic.
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    Notes on “E!”.Karel Lambert - 1958 - Philosophical Studies 9 (4):60 - 63.
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    Impossible Objects.Karel Lambert - 1974 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 17 (1-4):303 – 314.
    This paper deals with the Meinong-Russell controversy on nonsubsistent objects. The first part notes the similarity of certain contemporary semantical developments to Meinonj;'s theory of nonsubsistent objects. Then it lays out the major features of Meinong's famous theory, considers Russell's objections to same and Meinong's counter-objections to Russell, and argues that Russell's well-known argument fails. However, it is possible to augment Russell's argument against Meinong with sound Russellian principles in such a way that it presents at least a strong inclining (...)
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  23. A Theory of Definite Descriptions.Karel Lambert - 1991 - In Philosophical Applications of Free Logic. Oxford University Press. pp. 17--27.
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    On Free Description Theory.Bas van Fraassen & Karel Lambert - 1967 - Mathematical Logic Quarterly 13 (15):225-240.
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    On Free Description Theory.Bas C. Van Fraassen & Karel Lambert - 1967 - Mathematical Logic Quarterly 13 (15):225-240.
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  26. Logic Bivalence and Denotation.Ermanno Bencivenga, Karel Lambert & Bas C. Van Fraassen - 1999 - Atascadero, CA, USA: Ridgeview.
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    Philosophical Problems in Logic: Some Recent Developments.Karel Lambert (ed.) - 1970 - Dordrecht, Netherland: Sold and Distributed in the U.S.A. And Canada by Kluwer Boston.
    The essays in this volume are based on addresses presented during a colloquium on free logic, modal logic and related areas held at the University of California at Irvine, in May of 1968. With the single exception of Dagfinn F011esdal, whose revised address is included in a recent issue of Synthese honoring W. V. Quine, all of the speakers at the Irvine colloquium are contributors to this volume. Thanks are due to Professor A. I. Melden, Chairman of the Department of (...)
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    On the on Type Theory of Significance.Karel Lambert - 1968 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 46 (1):79 – 86.
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  29. The logical way of doing things.Karel Lambert - 1969 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 160:494-495.
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    Notes on “E!” IV: A Reduction in Free Quantification Theory with Identity and Descriptions.Karel Lambert - 1964 - Philosophical Studies 15 (6):85--88.
  31. A translation theorem for two systems of free logic.Karel Lambert & Thomas Scharle - 1967 - Logique Et Analyse 10 (39):328-341.
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    Predication and Extensionality.Karel Lambert - 1974 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 3 (3):255 - 264.
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    Russell's Version of the Theory of Definite Descriptions.Karel Lambert - 1992 - Philosophical Studies 65 (1-2):153 - 167.
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    An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science.Karel Lambert - 1970 - Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall.
  35. Derivation and Counterexample, an Introduction to Philosophical Logic.Karel Lambert & Bas C. Van Fraassen - 1972 - Dickinson.
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    Deviant Logic. Some Philosophical Issues.Karel Lambert - 1978 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 43 (2):377-379.
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    Notes on “E!”: II.Karel Lambert - 1961 - Philosophical Studies 12 (1-2):1 - 5.
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    Predication and Ontology.Karel Lambert - 1987 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 17 (3):603 - 614.
    It is an historical fact that one of Russell's greatest philosophical contributions was to highlight the role that premises about logical form play in ontological arguments. A pair of quotations will introduce his point that great metaphysical systems are often not only based on, but are debased by, the belief that certain statements of philosophical discourse are logically subject-predicate in form.Speaking of Hegel's Absolute Idealism, Russell wrote in Our Knowledge of The Extemal World:Mr. Bradley has worked out a theory according (...)
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    A Free Logic with Simple and Complex Predicates.Karel Lambert & Ermanno Bencivenga - 1986 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 27 (2):247-256.
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    On Logic an Existence.Karel Lambert - 1965 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 6 (2):135-141.
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    Singular Terms and Truth.Karel Lambert - 1959 - Philosophical Studies 10 (1):1 - 5.
    A 'free logic' for singular terms with restrictions on existential generalization and universal instantiation is set out and argued for. Weaker logics, Such as lambert's fd and fd1 are held incapable of proving instances of tarski's truth schema for languages containing non-Denoting terms. Stronger logics, Such as scott's and lambert's fd2, Are held to yield false theorems when given natural interpretations. The logic defended conforms essentially to russell's semantical intuitions. Some consequences are drawn for the theory of identity.
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    On the Philosophical Foundations of Free Description Theory.Karel Lambert - 1987 - History and Philosophy of Logic 8 (1):57-66.
    This essay lays out the leading principles of the theories of definite descriptions advocated by Frege, Russell, and Hilbert and Bernays, and discusses various difficulties, philosophical and otherwise, with each treatment, fixing especially on the treatment of singular existence claims. Then the leading principles of free (definite) description theory are presented and it is shown how it resolves difficulties confronting the more traditional approaches. Finally, a pair of technical problems in free (definite) description theory are addressed. They help to show (...)
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    Russell's Theory of Definite Descriptions.Karel Lambert - 1990 - Dialectica 44 (1‐2):137-152.
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    Set Theory and Definite Descriptions: Four Solutions in Search of a Common Problem.Karel Lambert - 2000 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 60 (1):1-11.
    This paper offers an explanation of the maj or traditions in the logical treatment of definite descriptions as reactions to paradoxical naive definite descriptiontheory. The explanation closely parallels that of various set theories as reactions to paradoxical naive set theory. Indeed, naive set theory is derivable from naive definite description theory given an appropriate definition of set abstracts in terms of definite descriptions.
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    Characterizing and Classifying: Explicating a Biological Distinction.Karel Lambert & Peter Simons - 1994 - The Monist 77 (3):315-328.
    Regimentation of an intuitively plausible distinction enhances understanding of that distinction. In Carnap’s words, it is an explication. Properly employed, it is, in the case to be considered, and in almost all others, an indispensable aid to good philosophizing.
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    Non-Existent Objects: Why Theories About Them Are Important.Karel Lambert - 1985 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 25 (1):439-446.
    This essay argues for the importance of developing theories of nonexistent objects. The grounds are utility and smoothness of logical theory. In the latter case a parallel with the theory of negative and imaginary numbers is exploited. The essay concludes with a counterexample to a general argument against the enterprise of developing theories of nonexistent objects, and outlining the foremost problem an adequate theory of nonexistent objects must solve.
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    Synonymity Again.Karel J. Lambert - 1955 - Analysis 16 (3):71 - 72.
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  48. Logic, Bivalence and Denotation.Ermano Bencinvega, Karel Lambert & Bas C. van Fraassen - 1988 - Studia Logica 47 (4):440-441.
     
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  49. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science [by] Karel Lambert [and] Gordon G. Brittan. --.Karel Lambert & Gordon G. Brittan - 1970 - Prentice-Hall.
  50. A Note on Singular and General Existence.Karel Lambert - 1994 - Kriterion - Journal of Philosophy 1 (7):3-4.
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