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  1. A New Introduction to Modal Logic.M. J. Cresswell & G. E. Hughes - 1996 - Routledge.
    This long-awaited book replaces Hughes and Cresswell's two classic studies of modal logic: _An Introduction to Modal Logic_ and _A Companion to Modal Logic_. _A New Introduction to Modal Logic_ is an entirely new work, completely re-written by the authors. They have incorporated all the new developments that have taken place since 1968 in both modal propositional logic and modal predicate logic, without sacrificing tha clarity of exposition and approachability that were essential features of their earlier works. The book takes (...)
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    Structured Meanings.M. J. Cresswell - 1985 - MIT Press.
    Expressions in a language, whether words, phrases, or sentences, have meanings. So it seems reasonable to suppose that there are meanings that expressions have. Of course, it is fashionable in some philosophical circles to deny this.
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  3. An Introduction to Modal Logic.George Edward Hughes & M. J. Cresswell - 1968 - London, England: Methuen.
  4. A New Introduction to Modal Logic.Paolo Crivelli, Timothy Williamson, G. E. Hughes & M. J. Cresswell - 1998 - Philosophical Review 107 (3):471.
    This volume succeeds the same authors' well-known An Introduction to Modal Logic and A Companion to Modal Logic. We designate the three books and their authors NIML, IML, CML and H&C respectively. Sadly, George Hughes died partway through the writing of NIML.
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    A Combinatorial Theory of Possibility.M. J. Cresswell - 1992 - Philosophical Review 101 (3):660.
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    A New Introduction to Modal Logic.G. E. Hughes & M. J. Cresswell - 1996 - Studia Logica 62 (3):439-441.
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    The World-Time Parallel: Tense and Modality in Logic and Metaphysics.A. A. Rini & M. J. Cresswell - 2012 - Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    Is what could have happened but never did as real as what did happen? What did happen, but isn't happening now, happened at another time. Analogously, one can say that what could have happened happens in another possible world. Whatever their views about the reality of such things as possible worlds, philosophers need to take this analogy seriously. Adriane Rini and Max Cresswell exhibit, in an easy step-by-step manner, the logical structure of temporal and modal discourse, and show that every (...)
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  8. Hyperintensional Logic.M. J. Cresswell - 1975 - Studia Logica 34 (1):25 - 38.
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    Logics and Languages.M. J. Cresswell - 1973 - Synthese 40 (2):375-387.
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  10. Entities and Indices.M. J. Cresswell - 1992 - Studia Logica 51 (2):338-339.
     
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  11. Entities and Indicies.M. J. Cresswell - 1991 - Kluwer Academic Publishers.
     
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    The World-Time Parallel: Tense and Modality in Logic and Metaphysics.A. A. Rini & M. J. Cresswell - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    Is what could have happened but never did as real as what did happen? What did happen, but isn't happening now, happened at another time. Analogously, one can say that what could have happened happens in another possible world. Whatever their views about the reality of such things as possible worlds, philosophers need to take this analogy seriously. Adriane Rini and Max Cresswell exhibit, in an easy step-by-step manner, the logical structure of temporal and modal discourse, and show that every (...)
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  13. Logics and Language.M. J. Cresswell - 1973 - Mind 84 (336):623-625.
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  14. The World is Everything That is the Case.M. J. Cresswell - 1972 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 50 (1):1 – 13.
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  15. A Companion to Modal Logic.G. E. Hughes & M. J. Cresswell - 1995 - Studia Logica 54 (3):411-413.
     
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    [Omnibus Review].M. J. Cresswell - 1975 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 40 (4):602-602.
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    Necessity and Contingency.M. J. Cresswell - 1988 - Studia Logica 47 (2):145 - 149.
    The paper considers the question of when the operator L of necessity in modal logic can be expressed in terms of the operator meaning it is non-contingent that.
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    Modal Logic as Metaphysics.M. J. Cresswell - 2014 - Philosophical Quarterly 64 (255):332-338.
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    Classical intensional logics.M. J. Cresswell - 1970 - Theoria 36 (3):347-372.
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  20. Adequacy Conditions for Counterpart Theory.M. J. Cresswell - 2004 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 82 (1):28.
    David Lewis's modal realism claims that nothing can exist in more than one world or time, and that statements about how something would have been are to be analysed in terms of its counterpart. I first explain why the counterpart relation depends on de re modal statements in an intensional language, so that intuitive properties of similarity relations cannot be used to show that the counterpart relation is not an equivalence relation. I then look at test sentences in natural language, (...)
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  21. Semantic Indexicality.M. J. Cresswell - 1996 - Springer.
    Semantic Indexicality shows how a simple syntax can be combined with a propositional language at the level of logical analysis. It is the adoption of such a base language which has not been attempted before, and it is this which constitutes the originality of the book. Cresswell's simple and direct style makes this book accessible to a wider audience than the somewhat specialized subject matter might initially suggest.
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  22. Why Propositions Have No Structure.M. J. Cresswell - 2002 - Noûs 36 (4):643–662.
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    Intensional Logics and Logical Truth.M. J. Cresswell - 1972 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 1 (1):2 - 15.
  24. Adverbial Modification: Interval Semantics and its Rivals.M. J. Cresswell - 1985 - Springer.
    Adverbial modification is probably one of the least understood areas of linguistics. The essays in this volume all address the problem of how to give an analysis of adverbial modifiers within truth-conditional semantics. Chapters I-VI provide analyses of particular modifiers within a possible worlds framework, and were written between 1974 and 1981. Original publication details of these chapters may be found on p. vi. Of these, all but Chapter I make essential use of the idea that the time reference involved (...)
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    Categorial Languages.M. J. Cresswell - 1977 - Studia Logica 36 (4):257 - 269.
  26. Why Objects Exist but Events Occur.M. J. Cresswell - 1986 - Studia Logica 45 (4):371 - 375.
    I distinguish between sentences like(1) Last Thursday we drove from Wellington to Waikanae and (2) Last Thursday my copy of Aspects of the Theory of Syntax remained on my bookshelf. Sentence (2) has the subinterval property. If it is true at an interval t it is true at every subinterval of t. (1) lacks this property. (1) reports an event. (2) reports a state. Events do not have the subinterval property but states do have it, and so do objects. If (...)
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  27. What is Aristotle's Theory of Universals?M. J. Cresswell - 1975 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 53 (3):238 – 247.
  28. A Companion to Modal Logic.George Edward Hughes & M. J. Cresswell - 1984 - London, England: Methuen.
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    Prepositions and Points of View.M. J. Cresswell - 1978 - Linguistics and Philosophy 2 (1):1 - 41.
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    Quotational Theories of Propositional Attitudes.M. J. Cresswell - 1980 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 9 (1):17 - 40.
  31. Essence and Existence in Plato and Aristotle.M. J. Cresswell - 1971 - Theoria 37 (2):91-113.
    Truth of x (independently of any description of x) that it is f. A property f which holds of x but is not per se of x is said to hold per accidens of x. The essence of an individual is the sum of its per se properties. We can formulate the following: doctrine a: concrete individuals do not have essences though abstract entities do. Doctrine b: concrete individuals have essences but they do not individuate, whereas abstract entities have essences (...)
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  32. Semantical Essays: Possible Worlds and Their Rivals.M. J. Cresswell - 1988 - Springer.
    Over a longer period than I sometimes care to contemplate I have worked on possible-worlds semantics. The earliest work was in modal logic, to which I keep returning, but a sabbatical in 1970 took me to UCLA, there to discover the work of Richard Montague in applying possible-worlds semantics to natural lan guage. My own version of this appeared in Cresswell (1973) and was followed up in a number of articles, most of which were collected in Cresswell (1985b). A central (...)
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    Predicate Metric Tense Logic for 'Now' and 'Then'.M. J. Cresswell - 2013 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 42 (1):1-24.
    In a number of publications A.N. Prior considered the use of what he called ‘metric tense logic’. This is a tense logic in which the past and future operators P and F have an index representing a temporal distance, so that Pnα means that α was true n -much ago, and Fn α means that α will be true n -much hence. The paper investigates the use of metric predicate tense logic in formalising phenomena ormally treated by such devices as (...)
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  34. Propositional Identity.M. J. Cresswell - 1967 - Logique Et Analyse 40:283-291.
     
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  35. Static Semantics for Dynamic Discourse.M. J. Cresswell - 2002 - Linguistics and Philosophy 25 (5-6):545-571.
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    The Interpretation of Some Lewis Systems of Modal Logic.M. J. Cresswell - 1967 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 45 (2):198 – 206.
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    Incompleteness and the Barcan Formula.M. J. Cresswell - 1995 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 24 (4):379 - 403.
    A (normal) system of propositional modal logic is said to be complete iff it is characterized by a class of (Kripke) frames. When we move to modal predicate logic the question of completeness can again be raised. It is not hard to prove that if a predicate modal logic is complete then it is characterized by the class of all frames for the propositional logic on which it is based. Nor is it hard to prove that if a propositional modal (...)
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  38. Now is the Time.M. J. Cresswell - 2006 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 84 (3):311 – 332.
    The aim of this paper is to consider some logical aspects of the debate between the view that the present is the only 'real' time, and the view that the present is not in any way metaphysically privileged. In particular I shall set out a language of first-order predicate tense logic with a now predicate, and a first order (extensional) language with an abstraction operator, in such a way that each language can be shewn to be exactly translatable into the (...)
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  39. Temporal Reference in Linear Tense Logic.M. J. Cresswell - 2010 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 39 (2):173-200.
    The paper introduces a first-order theory in the language of predicate tense logic which contains a single simple axiom. It is shewn that this theory enables times to be referred to and sentences involving ‘now’ and ‘then’ to be formalised. The paper then compares this way of increasing the expressive capacity of predicate tense logic with other mechanisms, and indicates how to generalise the results to other modal and tense systems.
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  40. Note on the Interpretation of S0. 5.M. J. Cresswell - 1970 - Logique Et Analyse 13:376-378.
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  41. The Interpretation of Some Lewis Systems of Modal Logic.M. J. Cresswell - 1972 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 37 (2):417-418.
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  42. Abstract Entities in the Causal Order.M. J. Cresswell - 2010 - Theoria 76 (3):249-265.
    This article discusses the argument we cannot have knowledge of abstract entities because they are not part of the causal order. The claim of this article is that the argument fails because of equivocation. Assume that the “causal order” is concerned with contingent facts involving time and space. Even if the existence of abstract entities is not contingent and does not involve time or space it does not follow that no truths about abstract entities are contingent or involve time or (...)
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    Arnoud Bayart's Modal Completeness Theorems — Translated with an Introduction and Commentary.M. J. Cresswell - 2015 - Logique Et Analyse 229 (1):89-142.
    In 1958 Arnould Bayart, 1911-1998, produced a semantics for first and second-order S5 modal logic, and in 1959 a completeness proof for first-order S5, and what he calls a 'quasi-completeness' proof for second-order S5. The 1959 paper is the first completeness proof for modal predicate logic based on the Henkin construction of maximal consistent sets, and indeed may be the easier application of the Henkin method even to propositional modal logic. The semantics is in terms of possible worlds, which, Bayart (...)
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    Omnitemporal Logic and Converging Time.G. E. Hughes & M. J. Cresswell - 1975 - Theoria 41 (1):11-34.
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    Identity and Intensional Objects.M. J. Cresswell - 1975 - Philosophia 5 (1-2):47-68.
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    Metalogic: An Introduction to the Metatheory of Standard First Order Logic.M. J. Cresswell & Geoffrey Hunter - 1972 - Philosophical Quarterly 22 (86):79.
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    A Henkin Completeness Theorem for T.M. J. Cresswell - 1967 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 8:186.
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    Review. [REVIEW]M. J. Cresswell & John C. Bigelow - 1978 - Linguistics and Philosophy 2 (3):289-295.
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    Participation in Plato’s Parmenides.M. J. Cresswell - 1975 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 13 (2):163-171.
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    Mathematical Entities in the Divided Line.M. J. Cresswell - 2012 - Review of Metaphysics 66 (1):89-104.
    The second highest level of the divided line in Plato’s Republic appears to be about the entities of mathematics—entities such as particular triangles. It differs from the highest level in two respects. It involves reasoning from hypotheses, and it uses visible images. This article defends the traditional view that the passage is indeed about these mathematical ‘intermediates’; and tries to show how the apparently different features of the second level are related, by focussing on Plato’s need to give an account (...)
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