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  1. Theories of Theories of Mind.Peter Carruthers & Peter K. Smith - 1999 - Philosophical Quarterly 49 (194):115-119.
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    An Introduction to Gödel's Theorems.Peter Smith - 2007 - Cambridge University Press.
    In 1931, the young Kurt Gödel published his First Incompleteness Theorem, which tells us that, for any sufficiently rich theory of arithmetic, there are some arithmetical truths the theory cannot prove. This remarkable result is among the most intriguing in logic. Gödel also outlined an equally significant Second Incompleteness Theorem. How are these Theorems established, and why do they matter? Peter Smith answers these questions by presenting an unusual variety of proofs for the First Theorem, showing how to prove the (...)
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    Vagueness: A Reader.Rosanna Keefe & Peter Smith (eds.) - 1996 - MIT Press.
    Vagueness is currently the subject of vigorous debate in the philosophy of logic and language. Vague terms -- such as 'tall', 'red', 'bald', and 'tadpole' -- have borderline cases ; and they lack well-defined extensions. The phenomenon of vagueness poses a fundamental challenge to classical logic and semantics, which assumes that propositions are either true or false and that extensions are determinate.This anthology collects for the first time the most important papers in the field. After a substantial introduction that surveys (...)
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  4. An Introduction to Gödel's Theorems.Peter Smith - 2009 - Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 15 (2):218-222.
     
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  5. Theories of Theories of Mind.Peter Carruthers & Peter K. Smith (eds.) - 1996 - Cambridge University Press.
    Theories of Theories of Mind brings together contributions by a distinguished international team of philosophers, psychologists, and primatologists, who between them address such questions as: what is it to understand the thoughts, feelings, and intentions of other people? How does such an understanding develop in the normal child? Why, unusually, does it fail to develop? And is any such mentalistic understanding shared by members of other species? The volume's four parts together offer a state of the art survey of the (...)
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    Absolute Generality.Peter Smith - 2006 - Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 14 (3):398-401.
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  7. Ancestral Arithmetic and Isaacson's Thesis.Peter Smith - 2008 - Analysis 68 (1):1-10.
  8. Bad news for anomalous monism?Peter Smith - 1982 - Analysis 42 (4):220.
  9. Rejection and Valuations.Luca Incurvati & Peter Smith - 2010 - Analysis 70 (1):3 - 10.
    Timothy Smiley’s wonderful paper ‘Rejection’ (1996) is still perhaps not as well known or well understood as it should be. This note first gives a quick presentation of themes from that paper, though done in our own way, and then considers a putative line of objection – recently advanced by Julien Murzi and Ole Hjortland (2009) – to one of Smiley’s key claims. Along the way, we consider the prospects for an intuitionistic approach to some of the issues discussed in (...)
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    Explaining Chaos.Peter Smith - 1998 - Cambridge University Press.
    Chaotic dynamics has been hailed as the third great scientific revolution in physics this century, comparable to relativity and quantum mechanics. In this book, Peter Smith takes a cool, critical look at such claims. He cuts through the hype and rhetoric by explaining some of the basic mathematical ideas in a clear and accessible way, and by carefully discussing the methodological issues which arise. In particular, he explores the new kinds of explanation of empirical phenomena which modern dynamics can deliver. (...)
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    Does Play Matter? Functional and Evolutionary Aspects of Animal and Human Play.Peter K. Smith - 1982 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 5 (1):139-155.
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    Cultures and Persons: Characterizing National and Other Types of Cultural Difference Can Also Aid Our Understanding and Prediction of Individual Variability.Peter Bevington Smith & Michael Harris Bond - 2019 - Frontiers in Psychology 10.
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  13. Explaining Chaos.Peter Smith - 2000 - Philosophical Quarterly 50 (198):126-128.
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    Innate Ideas.Peter Smith - 1976 - Philosophical Quarterly 26 (104):277-279.
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  15. Approximate Truth and Dynamical Theories.Peter Smith - 1998 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 49 (2):253-277.
    Arguably, there is no substantial, general answer to the question of what makes for the approximate truth of theories. But in one class of cases, the issue seems simply resolved. A wide class of applied dynamical theories can be treated as two-component theories—one component specifying a certain kind of abstract geometrical structure, the other giving empirical application to this structure by claiming that it replicates, subject to arbitrary scaling for units etc., the geometric structure to be found in some real-world (...)
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  16. An Introduction to Formal Logic.Peter Smith - 2003 - Cambridge University Press.
    Formal logic provides us with a powerful set of techniques for criticizing some arguments and showing others to be valid. These techniques are relevant to all of us with an interest in being skilful and accurate reasoners. In this highly accessible book, Peter Smith presents a guide to the fundamental aims and basic elements of formal logic. He introduces the reader to the languages of propositional and predicate logic, and then develops formal systems for evaluating arguments translated into these languages, (...)
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    Aeschylus - Sommerstein Aeschylus I. Persians, Seven Against Thebes, Suppliants, Prometheus Bound. Pp. Xlviii + 576. Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press, 2008. Cased, £15.95, €22.50, US$24. ISBN: 978-0-674-99627-4. - Sommerstein Aeschylus II. Oresteia: Agamemnon, Libation-Bearers, Eumenides. Pp. Xxxviii + 494. Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press, 2008. Cased, £15.95, €22.50, US$24. ISBN: 978-0-674-99628-1. - Sommerstein Aeschylus III. Fragments. Pp. Xiv + 363. Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press, 2008. Cased, £15.95, €22.50, US$24. ISBN: 978-0-674-99629-8. [REVIEW]Peter Smith - 2010 - The Classical Review 60 (2):347-349.
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    Pretend Play.Chris Jarrold, Peter Carruthers, Jill Boucher & Peter K. Smith - 1994 - Mind and Language 9 (4):445-468.
    Children’s ability to pretend, and the apparent lack of pretence in children with autism, have become important issues in current research on ‘theory of mind’, on the assumption that pretend play may be an early indicator of metarepresentational abilities.
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    The Shape of Space.Peter Smith - 1978 - Philosophical Quarterly 28 (111):167-169.
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    Is 'No' a Force-Indicator? Sometimes, Possibly.Luca Incurvati & Peter Smith - 2012 - Analysis 72 (2):225-231.
    Some bilateralists have suggested that some of our negative answers to yes-or-no questions are cases of rejection. Mark Textor (2011. Is ‘no’ a force-indicator? No! Analysis 71: 448–56) has recently argued that this suggestion falls prey to a version of the Frege-Geach problem. This note reviews Textor's objection and shows why it fails. We conclude with some brief remarks concerning where we think that future attacks on bilateralism should be directed.
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  21. Modest Reductions and the Unity of Science.Peter Smith - 1992 - In K. Lennon & D. Charles (eds.), Reduction, Explanation, and Realism. Oxford University Press. pp. 19--43.
     
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    Could We Be Brains in a Vat?Peter Smith - 1984 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 14 (1):115--23.
    The course of my experience is quite consistent with the hypothesis that it is being produced by a mad scientist who is feeding into my sensory receptors entirely delusive stimuli. Indeed, I could at this very moment be nothing more than a brain floating in a vat of nutrients, my nerve ends linked up to some infernal apparatus by means of which my unknown deceiver induces in me utterly erroneous beliefs about the world.So begins a familiar line of thought which (...)
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  23. An Introduction to Formal Logic.Peter Smith - 2004 - Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 10 (4):563-565.
     
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  24. Review of M. Baaz, C. H. Papadimitriou, H. W. Putnam, D. S. Scott, and C. L. Harper, Jr (Eds.), Kurt Godel and the Foundations of Mathematics: Horizons of Truth[REVIEW]Peter Smith - 2012 - Philosophia Mathematica 20 (2):260-266.
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    The Philosophy of Mind.Peter Smith & Jones O. R. - 1986 - Cambridge University Press.
    This is a straightforward, elementary textbook for beginning students of philosophy. The general aim is to provide a clear introduction to the main issues arising in the philosophy of mind. Part I discusses the Cartesian dualist view which many find initially appealing, and contains a careful examination of arguments for and against. Part II introduces the broadly functionalist type of physicalism which has Aristotelian roots. This approach is developed to yield accounts of perception, action, belief and desire, and the emerging (...)
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    Category Theory: A Gentle Introduction.Peter Smith - manuscript
    This Gentle Introduction is very much still work in progress. Roughly aimed at those who want something a bit more discursive, slower-moving, than Awodey's or Leinster's excellent books. -/- The current [Jan 2018] version is 291pp.
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  27. Smart's Argument for Realism.Peter Smith - 1983 - Analysis 43 (2):74 - 78.
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    Philosophical Problems of Modern Physics.Peter Smith & Peter Mittelstaedt - 1977 - Philosophical Quarterly 27 (107):188.
  29. Introducing Wilfrid Hodges, a Shorter Model Theory.Peter Smith - unknown
    In the opening chapter of ‘the Shorter Hodges’, we get a lot of fixing of terminology and notation, and some fairly natural definitions of ideas like that of isomorphism between structures. There are no really tricky ideas which need further exploration, nor any nasty proofs that could do with more elaboration. So I don’t pretend to have anything very thrilling by way of introductory comments. But let me make some more general philosophical comments.
     
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  30. Solitary Speakers.Peter Smith - 1975 - Mind 84 (336):590-594.
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    Dynamic Understanding?Peter Smith - 1995 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 26 (2):213-222.
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    Realism and the Progress of Science.Peter James Smith - 1981 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book examines the philosophical foundations of the realist view of the progress of science as cumulative. It is a view that has recently been faced with a number of powerful attacks in which successive scientific theories are seen, not as extending their scope and honing their explanations, but as incommensurable. There is, it is held, in principle no way of establishing that they are about the same things. From the voluminous literature on the topic, Dr Smith has selected relevantly (...)
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    Godel Without (Too Many) Tears.Peter Smith - manuscript
    odel’s Theorems (CUP, heavily corrected fourth printing 2009: henceforth IGT ). Surely that’s more than enough to be going on with? Ah, but there’s the snag. It is more than enough. In the writing, as is the way with these things, the book grew far beyond the scope of the lecture notes from which it started. And while I hope the result is still pretty accessible to someone prepared to put in the time and effort, there is – to be (...)
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  34. Anomalous Monism and Epiphenomenalism: A Reply to Honderich.Peter Smith - 1984 - Analysis 44 (2):83-86.
  35. Realism and the Progress of Science.Peter Smith - 1984 - Mind 93 (371):463-465.
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  36. Approximate Truth for Minimalists.Peter Smith - 1998 - Philosophical Papers 27 (2):119-128.
  37. Metaphysical Realism and Historical Interpretation.Peter Smith - 1986 - Analysis 46 (3):157 - 158.
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  38. Formal Logic.Peter Smith - unknown
    ... and a reading knowledge of formal logical symbolism is essential too. (Philosophers often use bits of logical symbolism to clarify their arguments.) Because the artificial and simply formal languages of logic give us highly illuminating objects of comparison when we come thinking about how natural languages work. (Relevant to topics in ‘philosophical logic’ and the philosophy of language.) But mainly because it us the point of entry into the study of one of the major intellectual achievements by philosophers of (...)
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    Could We Be Brains in a Vat?Peter Smith - 1984 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 14 (1):115-123.
    The course of my experience is quite consistent with the hypothesis that it is being produced by a mad scientist who is feeding into my sensory receptors entirely delusive stimuli. Indeed, I could at this very moment be nothing more than a brain floating in a vat of nutrients, my nerve ends linked up to some infernal apparatus by means of which my unknown deceiver induces in me utterly erroneous beliefs about the world.So begins a familiar line of thought which (...)
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    Men’s Approval of Family Planning in Bangladesh.Mohammad Amirul Islam, Sabu S. Padmadas & Peter W. F. Smith - 2006 - Journal of Biosocial Science 38 (2):247-259.
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    The Galois Connection Between Syntax and Semantics.Peter Smith - unknown
    Preface 1 Partially ordered sets 1.1 Posets introduced 1.2 Partial orders and strict orders 1.3 Maps between posets 1.4 Compounding maps 1.5 Order similarity 1.6 Inclusion posets as typical..
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  42. Constructivism Exploded?Peter Smith - 2003 - Analysis 63 (3):263–266.
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  43. Review of P. Maddy, Defending the Axioms: On the Philosophical Foundations of Set Theory[REVIEW]Luca Incurvati & Peter Smith - 2012 - Mind 121 (481):195-200.
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    Mathematical Thought and its Objects.Peter Smith - 2009 - Analysis 69 (3):549 - 557.
    Needless to say, Charles Parsons’s long awaited book1 is a must-read for anyone with an interest in the philosophy of mathematics. But as Parsons himself says, this has been a very long time in the writing. Its chapters extensively “draw on”, “incorporate material from”, “overlap considerably with”, or “are expanded versions of” papers published over the last twenty-five or so years. What we are reading is thus a multi-layered text with different passages added at different times. And this makes for (...)
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    Hess on Reasons and Causes.Peter Smith - 1981 - Analysis 41 (4):206 - 209.
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    The Philosophy of Mind: An Introduction.Peter Smith & O. R. Jones - 1986 - Cambridge University Press.
    This is a straightforward, elementary textbook for beginning students of philosophy. The general aim is to provide a clear introduction to the main issues arising in the philosophy of mind. Part I discusses the Cartesian dualist view which many find initially appealing, and contains a careful examination of arguments for and against. Part II introduces the broadly functionalist type of physicalism which has Aristotelian roots. This approach is developed to yield accounts of perception, action, belief and desire, and the emerging (...)
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    Blackburn on Saying That.Peter Smith - 1976 - Philosophical Studies 30 (6):423 - 426.
  48. The Philosophy of Mind: An Introduction.Peter Smith & O. R. Jones - 1989 - Mind 98 (390):311-313.
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    On Animal Beliefs.Peter Smith - 1982 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 20 (4):503-512.
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    Space, Time and Motion: A Philosophical Introduction.Peter Smith & Wesley C. Salmon - 1976 - Philosophical Quarterly 26 (105):371.
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