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    The Logic Book.Merrie Bergmann - 2003 - Mcgraw-Hill.
    This outstanding book is a leading text for symbolic or formal logic courses. All techniques and concepts are presented with clear, comprehensive explanations and numerous, carefully constructed examples. Its flexible organization (all chapters are complete and self-contained) allows instructors the freedom to cover the topics they want in the order they choose.
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    Eva Feder Kittay: Metaphor Its Cognitive Force and Linguistic Structure. [REVIEW]Merrie Bergmann - 1991 - Philosophical Review 100 (1):112-115.
    Taking into account pragmatic considerations and recent linguistic and psychological studies, the author forges a new understanding of the relation between metaphoric and literal meaning. The argument is illustrated with analysis of metaphors from literature, philosophy, science, and everyday language.
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  3. Metaphorical Assertions.Merrie Bergmann - 1982 - Philosophical Review 91 (2):229-245.
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    On a Three-Valued Logical Calculus and its Application to the Analysis of the Paradoxes of the Classical Extended Functional Calculus.D. A. Bochvar & Merrie Bergmann - 1981 - History and Philosophy of Logic 2 (1-2):87-112.
    A three-valued propositional logic is presented, within which the three values are read as ?true?, ?false? and ?nonsense?. A three-valued extended functional calculus, unrestricted by the theory of types, is then developed. Within the latter system, Bochvar analyzes the Russell paradox and the Grelling-Weyl paradox, formally demonstrating the meaninglessness of both.
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  5. How Many Feminists Does It Take to Make A Joke? Sexist Humor and What's Wrong with It.Merrie Bergmann - 1986 - Hypatia 1 (1):63 - 82.
    In this paper I am concerned with two questions: What is sexist humor? and what is wrong with it? To answer the first question, I briefly develop a theory of humor and then characterize sexist humor as humor in which sexist beliefs (attitudes/norms) are presupposed and are necessary to the fun. Concerning the second question, I criticize a common sort of argument that is supposed to explain why sexist humor is offensive: although the argument explains why sexist humor feels offensive, (...)
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    Finite Tree Property for First-Order Logic with Identity and Functions.Merrie Bergmann - 2005 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 46 (2):173-180.
    The typical rules for truth-trees for first-order logic without functions can fail to generate finite branches for formulas that have finite models–the rule set fails to have the finite tree property. In 1984 Boolos showed that a new rule set proposed by Burgess does have this property. In this paper we address a similar problem with the typical rule set for first-order logic with identity and functions, proposing a new rule set that does have the finite tree property.
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    Presupposition and Two-Dimensional Logic.Merrie Bergmann - 1981 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 10 (1):27 - 53.
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    Cross-Categorial Semantics for Conjoined Common Nouns.Merrie Bergmann - 1982 - Linguistics and Philosophy 5 (3):399 - 401.
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    Logic and Sortal Incorrectness.Merrie Bergmann - 1977 - Review of Metaphysics 31 (1):61 - 79.
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    Conjunction-Based Sorites: A Misguided Objection to Degree-Theoretic (Fuzzy) Solutions to Sorites Paradoxes. [REVIEW]Merrie Bergmann - 2010 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 39 (1):1 - 4.
    In 1987, Crispin Wright argued that degree-theoretic (fuzzy) solutions to the Sorites paradox fail because the solutions do not work when the paradox is restated using a conjunctive major premise. I show that Wright is incorrect: degree-theoretic solutions also work when the paradox is stated with a conjunctive major premise.
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    Conjunction-Based Sorites: A Misguided Objection to Degree-Theoretic Solutions to Sorites Paradoxes.Merrie Bergmann - 2010 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 39 (1):1-4.
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    Expressibility in Two-Dimensional Languages for Presupposition.Merrie Bergmann - 1982 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 23 (4):459-470.
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    An Introduction to Many-Valued and Fuzzy Logic: Semantics, Algebras, and Derivation Systems.Merrie Bergmann - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    Professor Merrie Bergmann presents an accessible introduction to the subject of many-valued and fuzzy logic designed for use on undergraduate and graduate courses in non-classical logic. Bergmann discusses the philosophical issues that give rise to fuzzy logic - problems arising from vague language - and returns to those issues as logical systems are presented. For historical and pedagogical reasons, three-valued logical systems are presented as useful intermediate systems for studying the principles and theory behind fuzzy logic. The major fuzzy logical (...)
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  14. A Presuppositional Theory of Semantic Categories.Merrie Bergmann & Ont Toronto - 1976 - [S.N.].
     
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