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  1. Logics and Languages.Max Cresswell - 2016 - Routledge.
    Originally published in 1973, this book shows that methods developed for the semantics of systems of formal logic can be successfully applied to problems about the semantics of natural languages; and, moreover, that such methods can take account of features of natural language which have often been thought incapable of formal treatment, such as vagueness, context dependence and metaphorical meaning. Parts 1 and 2 set out a class of formal languages and their semantics. Parts 3 and 4 show that these (...)
     
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    Logics and Languages.Max Cresswell - 1973 - London: Methuen [Distributed in the U.S.A. By Harper & Row.
    Originally published in 1973, this book shows that methods developed for the semantics of systems of formal logic can be successfully applied to problems about the semantics of natural languages; and, moreover, that such methods can take account of features of natural language which have often been thought incapable of formal treatment, such as vagueness, context dependence and metaphorical meaning. Parts 1 and 2 set out a class of formal languages and their semantics. Parts 3 and 4 show that these (...)
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  3. De Re Belief Generalized.Maxwell J. Cresswell & Arnim Stechow - 1982 - Linguistics and Philosophy 5 (4):503 - 535.
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    Logical Modalities From Aristotle to Carnap: The Story of Necessity.Adriane Rini, Edwin Mares & Max Cresswell (eds.) - 2016 - Cambridge University Press.
    Interest in the metaphysics and logic of possible worlds goes back at least as far as Aristotle, but few books address the history of these important concepts. This volume offers new essays on the theories about the logical modalities held by leading philosophers from Aristotle in ancient Greece to Rudolf Carnap in the twentieth century. The story begins with an illuminating discussion of Aristotle's views on the connection between logic and metaphysics, continues through the Stoic and mediaeval traditions, and then (...)
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    In Defence of the Barcan Formula.Max Cresswell - 1991 - Logique Et Analyse 34 (135-136):271-282.
  6. From Modal Discourse to Possible Worlds.Maxwell J. Cresswell - 2006 - Studia Logica 82 (3):307-327.
    The possible-worlds semantics for modality says that a sentence is possibly true if it is true in some possible world. Given classical prepositional logic, one can easily prove that every consistent set of propositions can be embedded in a ‘maximal consistent set’, which in a sense represents a possible world. However the construction depends on the fact that standard modal logics are finitary, and it seems false that an infinite collection of sets of sentences each finite subset of which is (...)
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    Interval Semantics for Some Event Expressions.Max J. Cresswell - 1979 - In Rainer Bäuerle, Urs Egli & Arnim von Stechow (eds.), Semantics From Different Points of View. Springer Verlag. pp. 90--116.
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    Propositional Attitudes.Rainer Bäuerle & Max J. Cresswell - 1989 - In Dov Gabbay & Franz Guenthner (eds.), Handbook of Philosophical Logic. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 491--512.
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    The Completeness of $S1$ and Some Related Systems.Max J. Cresswell - 1972 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 13 (4):485-496.
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    Worlds and Models in Bayart and Carnap.Max Cresswell - 2016 - Australasian Journal of Logic 13 (1).
    In the early days of the semantics for modal logic the `possible worlds' were thought of as models or interpretations. This was particularly so when the interpretation was of emph{logical} necessity or possibility, where this was understood in terms of validity. Arnould Bayart in 1958 may have been the first modal logician to argue explicitly against the identification of necessity and validity. This note contrasts his semantics with that provided by Rudolf Carnap in 1946, and examines Bayart's proof that if (...)
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    The Completeness of Carnap's Predicate Logic.Max Cresswell - 2014 - Australasian Journal of Logic 11 (1).
    The paper first proves the completeness of the first-order predicate logic presented in Carnap’s 1946 article ‘Modalities and quantification’. By contrast the modal logic defined by the semantics Carnap produces is unaxiomatisable. One can though adapt Carnap’s semantics so that a standard completeness proof for a Carnapian version of predicate S5 turns out to be available. //.
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    Note of the Use of Sequences in Logics and Languages (Methuen, London, 1973).Max J. Cresswell - 1975 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 16 (3):445-448.
  13. Reviewers of Submitted Papers During 1993.Jody Azzouni, Emmon Bach, Chris Barker, Wojciech Buzkowski, Robyn Carsten, Gennaro Chierchia, Max Cresswell, Mary Dalrymple & Martin Davies - 1993 - Linguistics and Philosophy 16:655-556.
     
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    Axiomatising the Prior Future in Predicate Logic.Max Cresswell - 2013 - Logica Universalis 7 (1):87-101.
    Prior investigated a tense logic with an operator for ‘historical necessity’, where a proposition is necessary at a time iff it is true at that time in all worlds ‘accessible’ from that time. Axiomatisations of this logic all seem to require non-standard axioms or rules. The present paper presents an axiomatisation of a first-order version of Prior’s logic by using a predicate which enables any time to be picked out by an individual in the domain of interpretation.
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  15. 1. Even Modal Realists Should Do The Best They Can.Max Cresswell - 2005 - Logique Et Analyse 48.
     
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  16. How to Complete Some Modal Predicate Logics.Max J. Cresswell - 2000 - In Michael Zakharyaschev, Krister Segerberg, Maarten de Rijke & Heinrich Wansing (eds.), Advances in Modal Logic, Volume 2. CSLI Publications. pp. 173-196.
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  17. How to Complete Some Modal Predicate Logics.Max J. Cresswell - 2000 - In Marcus Kracht, Maarten de Rijke, Heinrich Wansing & Michael Zakharyaschev (eds.), Advances in Modal Logic. CSLI Publications. pp. 173-196.
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    Revisiting McKinsey's 'Syntactical' Construction of Modality.Max Cresswell - 2020 - Australasian Journal of Logic 17 (2):123.
    In 1945 J.C.C. McKinsey produced a ‘semantics’ for modal logic based on necessity defined in terms of validity. The present papers looks at how to update F.R. Drake’s completeness proof for McKinsey’s semantics by comparing McKinsey ‘models’ with the now standard Kripke models. It also looks at the motivation behind the system McKinsey called S4.1, but which we now call S4M; and use this motivation to produce a McKinsey semantics for that system. One lesson which emerges from this work is (...)
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  19. Some Further Semantics for Deontic Logic'.Max J. Cresswell - 1967 - Logique Et Analyse 10:179-191.
     
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  20. Einführung in Die Modallogik.G. E. Hughes & Max J. Cresswell - 1978 - De Gruyter.
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    A. N. Prior on Austin's 'Sense and Sensibilia'.Chrissy van Hulst & Max Cresswell - 2016 - Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy 4 (4).
    In the early 1960s A. N. Prior was commissioned to write a review of J. L. Austin’s S ense and Sensibilia. The review was never published. The present article presents a transcription of the review from the material available in the Virtual Lab For Prior Studies maintained at Aalborg University, together with an edited version of the transcription of a longer commentary on Sense and Sensibilia from which the review was condensed.
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