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  1. Identity theories of truth and the tractatus.Peter M. Sullivan - 2005 - Philosophical Investigations 28 (1):43–62.
    The paper is concerned with the idea that the world is the totality of facts, not of things – with what is involved in thinking of the world in that way, and why one might do so. It approaches this issue through a comparison between Wittgenstein’s Tractatus and the identity theory of truth proposed by Hornsby and McDowell.The paper’s positive conclusion is that there is a genuine affinity between these two. A negative contention is that the modern identity theory is (...)
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  2. On Trying to be Resolute: A Response to Kremer on the Tractatus.Peter M. Sullivan - 2002 - European Journal of Philosophy 10 (1):43-78.
    A way of reading the Tractatus has been proposed which, according to its advocates, is importantly novel and essentially distinct from anything to be found in the work of such previously influential students of the book as Anscombe, Stenius, Hacker or Pears. The point of difference is differently described, but the currently most used description seems to be Goldfarb’s term ‘resolution’ – hence one speaks of ‘the resolute reading’. I’ll shortly ask what resolution is. For now, it is enough that (...)
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  3. What is the tractatus about?Peter M. Sullivan - 2004 - In Max Kölbel & Bernhard Weiss (eds.), Wittgenstein's Lasting Significance. Routledge. pp. 28-41.
     
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  4. The general propositional form is a variable’.Peter M. Sullivan - 2004 - Mind 113 (449):43-56.
    Wittgenstein presents in the Tractatus a variable purporting to capture the general form of proposition. One understanding of what Wittgenstein is doing there, an understanding in line with the ‘new’ reading of his work championed by Diamond, Conant and others, sees it as a deflationary or even an implosive move—a move by which a concept sometimes put by philosophers to distinctively metaphysical use is replaced, in a perspicuous notation, by an innocent device of generalization, thereby dispersing the clouds of philosophy (...)
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  5. The totality of facts.Peter M. Sullivan - 2000 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 100 (2):175–192.
    Wittgenstein, in the Tractatus, conceives the world as ‘the totality of facts’. Type-stratification threatens that conception : the totality of facts is an obvious example of an illegitimate totality. Wittgenstein’s notion of truthoperation evidently has some role to play in avoiding that threat, allowing propositions, and so facts, to constitute a single type. The paper seeks to explain that role in a way that integrates the ‘philosophical’ and ‘technical’ pressures on the notion of an operation.
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    The Totality of Facts.Peter M. Sullivan - 2000 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 100 (1):175-192.
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  7. Frege's logic.Peter M. Sullivan - 2004 - In Dov M. Gabbay, John Woods & Akihiro Kanamori (eds.), Handbook of the History of Logic. Elsevier. pp. 659-750.
  8. 4. A Version of the Picture Theory.Peter M. Sullivan - unknown - In Wilhelm Vossenkuhl (ed.), Ludwig Wittgenstein: Tractatus logico-philosophicus. Akademie Verlag. pp. 89-110.
    0. My aims in this paper are largely expository: I am more interested in presenting the picture theory than deciding its truth. Even so, I hope that the arguments by which I develop the theory will do something to support it, since I believe that what I will present as Wittgenstein's view is indeed the truth. This is not an admission of insanity, though some things that have been thought intrinsic to the picture theory are things it would be insane (...)
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    Identity Theories of Truth and the Tractatus.Peter M. Sullivan - 2005 - Philosophical Investigations 28 (1):43-62.
    The paper is concerned with the idea that the world is the totality of facts, not of things – with what is involved in thinking of the world in that way, and why one might do so. It approaches this issue through a comparison between Wittgenstein's Tractatus and the identity theory of truth proposed by Hornsby and McDowell. The paper's positive conclusion is that there is a genuine affinity between these two. A negative contention is that the modern identity theory (...)
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    The functional model of sentential complexity.Peter M. Sullivan - 1992 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 21 (1):91 - 108.
  11. The 'Truth' in Solipsism, and Wittgenstein's Rejection of the A Priori.Peter M. Sullivan - 1996 - European Journal of Philosophy 4 (2):195-220.
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    IX-The Totality of Facts.Peter M. Sullivan - 2000 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 100 (2):175-192.
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  13. Problems for a construction of meaning and intention.Peter M. Sullivan - 1994 - Mind 103 (410):147-168.
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    The sense of `a name of a truth-value'.Peter M. Sullivan - 1994 - Philosophical Quarterly 44 (177):476-481.
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    The ‘Truth’ in Solipsism, and Wittgenstein's Rejection of the A Priori.Peter M. Sullivan - 1996 - European Journal of Philosophy 4 (2):195-219.
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  16. Simplicity and analysis in early Wittgenstein.Peter M. Sullivan - 2003 - European Journal of Philosophy 11 (1):72–88.
    But logic as it stands, e.g. in Principia Mathematica, can quite well be applied to our ordinary propositions; e.g. from ‘All men are mortal’ and ‘Socrates is a man’ there follows according to this logic ‘Socrates is mortal’, which is obviously correct, even though I equally obviously do not know what structure is possessed by the thing Socrates or the property of mortality. Here they just function as simple objects.
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    Wittgenstein on “The Foundations of Mathematics”, June 1927.Peter M. Sullivan - 1995 - Theoria 61 (2):105-142.
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  18. A note on incompleteness and heterologicality.Peter M. Sullivan - 2003 - Analysis 63 (1):32–38.
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    3. Wittgenstein's Context Principle.Peter M. Sullivan - 2001 - In Wilhelm Vossenkuhl (ed.), Ludwig Wittgenstein: Tractatus logico-philosophicus. Akademie Verlag. pp. 65-88.
  20. Michael Dummett's Frege.Peter M. Sullivan - 2010 - In Tom Ricketts & Michael D. Potter (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Frege. Cambridge University Press.
     
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  21. What is Squiggle? Ramsey on Wittgenstein's Theory of Judgement.Peter M. Sullivan - 2005 - In Hallvard Lillehammer & D. H. Mellor (eds.), Ramsey's Legacy. Oxford University Press.
    At the age of 20, and fresh from his undergraduate studies in mathematics, Ramsey set about writing what would be his first substantial publication, his 1923 Critical Notice of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus. It is hard for modern students of that book, who negotiate its obscurities with generations of previous commentary to serve as guides, to appreciate the task Ramsey confronted; and, to the extent that one can appreciate it, it is hard not to feel intimidated by the brilliance of his success. (...)
     
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  22. What is squiggle? Ramsey on Wittgenstein's theory of judgement.Peter M. Sullivan - 2005 - In Hallvard Lillehammer & D. H. Mellor (eds.), Ramsey's Legacy. Oxford University Press. pp. 53--71.
     
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    The "modal extension principle": A question about Peacocke's approach to modality.Peter M. Sullivan - 1998 - Mind 107 (427):653-660.
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    Thinking Out Loud: An Essay on the Relation between Thought and Language.Peter M. Sullivan - 1996 - Philosophical Books 37 (3):195-198.
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    New Essays on the Philosophy of Michael Dummett.Johannes Brandl & Peter M. Sullivan (eds.) - 1998 - Rodopi.
    Ever since the publication of 'Truth' in 1959 Sir Michael Dummett has been acknowledged as one of the most profoundly creative and influential of contemporary philosophers. His contributions to the philosophy of thought and language, logic, the philosophy of mathematics, and metaphysics have set the terms of some of most fruitful discussions in philosophy. His work on Frege stands unparalleled, both as landmark in the history of philosophy and as a deep reflection on the defining commitments of the analytic school.This (...)
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    Preface.Johannes L. Brandl & Peter M. Sullivan - 1998 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 55:1-2.
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    Preface.Johannes L. Brandl & Peter M. Sullivan - 1998 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 55:1-2.
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    Georg Cavallar.Peter M. Sullivan - 1994 - Mind 103 (410).
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    How did Frege fall into the contradiction?Peter M. Sullivan - 2007 - Ratio 20 (1):91–107.
    Quine made it conventional to portray the contradiction that destroyed Frege’s logicism as some kind of act of God, a thunderbolt that descended from a clear blue sky. This portrayal suited the moral Quine was antecedently inclined to draw, that intuition is bankrupt, and that reliance on it must therefore be replaced by a pragmatic methodology. But the portrayal is grossly misleading, and Quine’s moral simply false. In the person of others – Cantor, Dedekind, and Zermelo – intuition was working (...)
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    Russell's Idealist Apprenticeship.Peter M. Sullivan - 1992 - Philosophical Books 33 (3):146-148.
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    Simplicity and Analysis in Early Wittgenstein.Peter M. Sullivan - 2003 - European Journal of Philosophy 11 (1):72-88.
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  32. Syntehsizing without concepts.Peter M. Sullivan - 2007
     
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    The Nature of All Being: A Study of Wittgenstein's Modal Atomism.Peter M. Sullivan - 1993 - Philosophical Books 34 (3):148-151.
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    Thinking Out Loud: An Essay on the Relation between Thought and Language.Peter M. Sullivan - 1996 - Philosophical Books 37 (3):195-198.
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  35. Frege: Importance and Legacy. [REVIEW]Peter M. Sullivan - 2000 - Philosophical Review 109 (4):648.
    Nine of the papers collected here derive directly from a conference organized by Schirn in Munich in 1991. Seven others, three of them reprinted, have been intelligently chosen to complement the original nine. The collection has no overarching theme, nor is it dominated by any particular approach to Frege’s thought. It is “a mixed selection”, and aims to reflect “the prevailing tendency in current Frege scholarship”. The influence of Dreben is less in evidence than one might expect, but otherwise the (...)
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