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Steve Kuhn
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  1. Quantifiers as Modal Operators.Steven T. Kuhn - 1980 - Studia Logica 39 (2-3):145 - 158.
    Montague, Prior, von Wright and others drew attention to resemblances between modal operators and quantifiers. In this paper we show that classical quantifiers can, in fact, be regarded as S5-like operators in a purely propositional modal logic. This logic is axiomatized and some interesting fragments of it are investigated.
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    Minimal Non-Contingency Logic.Steven T. Kuhn - 1995 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 36 (2):230-234.
    Simple finite axiomatizations are given for versions of the modal logics K and K4 with non-contingency (or contingency) as the sole modal primitive. This answers two questions of I. L. Humberstone.
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    Signaling Theory and Technologies of Communication in the Paleolithic.Steven L. Kuhn - 2014 - Biological Theory 9 (1):42-50.
    Between 300,000 and 250,000 years ago early humans in Africa and Eurasia began to use durable material substances and objects as media for signaling. Initially material signals were confined to ochre and other pigments, but over time objects such as beads were also added as technologies for sending messages. Changes in the types of materials used, their durability and costs, and the contexts of their disposal indicate a series of transitions in how early humans employed signaling media. Signaling theory from (...)
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    An Axiomatization of Predicate Functor Logic.Steven T. Kuhn - 1983 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 24 (2):233-241.
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    Prisoner's Dilemma.Steven Kuhn - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Notes on Some Ideas in Lloyd Humberstone’s Philosophical Applications of Modal Logic.Steven Kuhn & Brian Weatherson - 2018 - Australasian Journal of Logic 15 (1).
    Lloyd Humberstone’s recently published Philosophical Applications of Modal Logic presents a number of new ideas in modal logic as well explication and critique of recent work of many others. We extend some of these ideas and answer some questions that are left open in the book.
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  7. Reflections on Ethics and Game Theory.Steven T. Kuhn - 2004 - Synthese 141 (1):1 - 44.
    Applications of game theory to moral philosophy are impededby foundational issues and troublesome examples. In the first part of this paper,questions are raised about the appropriate game-theoretical frameworks for applications to moralphilosophy and about the proper interpretations of the theoretical devices employed inthese frameworks. In the second part, five examples that should be of particular interest to thoseinterested in the connections between ethics and game theory are delineated and discussed. Thefirst example comprises games in which there is an outcome unanimously (...)
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    The Domino Relation: Flattening a Two-Dimensional Logic. [REVIEW]Steven Kuhn - 1989 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 18 (2):173 - 195.
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    Paleolithic Ornaments: Implications for Cognition, Demography and Identity.Steven L. Kuhn & Mary C. Stiner - 2007 - Diogenes 54 (2):40 - 48.
    Beads and other ‘body ornaments’ are very widespread components of the archaeological record of early modern humans (Homo sapiens). They appear first in the Middle Stone Age in Africa, and somewhat later in the Early Upper Paleolithic of Eurasia. The manufacture and use of ornaments is widely considered to be evidence for significant developments in human cognition. In our view, the appearance of these objects represents the interaction of evolved cognitive capacities with changing social and demographic conditions. Body ornamentation is (...)
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    Tense and Time.Steven T. Kuhn - 1989 - In Dov Gabbay & Franz Guenthner (eds.), Handbook of Philosophical Logic. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 513-552.
    The semantics of tense has received a great deal of attention in the contemporary linguistics, philosophy and logic literatures. This is probably due partly to a renewed appreciation for the fact that issues involving tense touch on certain issues of philosophical importance (viz., determinism, causality, and the nature of events, of time and of change). It may also be due partly to neglect. Tense was noticeably omitted from the theories of meaning advanced in previous generations. In the writings of both (...)
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    Pure and Utilitarian Prisoner's Dilemmas: Steven T. Kuhn and Serge Moresi.Steven T. Kuhn - 1995 - Economics and Philosophy 11 (2):333-343.
    The prisoner 's dilemma game has acquired large literatures in several disciplines. It is surprising, therefore, that a good definition of the game is hard to find. Typically an author relates a story about captured criminals or military rivals, provides a particular payoff matrix and asserts that the PD is characterized, or illustrated, by that matrix. In the few cases in which characterizing conditions are given, the conditions, and the motivations for them, do not always agree with each other or (...)
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    Logical Expressions, Constants, and Operator Logic.Steven T. Kuhn - 1981 - Journal of Philosophy 78 (9):487-499.
  13. Many-Sorted Modal Logics.Steven Thomas Kuhn - 1977 - [Filosofiska Föreningen].
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    A Simple Embedding of T Into Double S.Steven Kuhn - 2004 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 45 (1):13-18.
    The system obtained by adding full propositional quantification to S5 is known to be decidable, while that obtained by doing so for T is known to be recursively intertranslatable with full second-order logic. Recently it was shown that the system with two S5 operators and full propositional quantification is also recursively intertranslatable with second-order logic. This note establishes that the map assigning [1][2]p to \squarep provides a validity and satisfaction preserving translation between the T system and the double S5 system, (...)
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    Agreement Keeping and in Direct Moral Theory.Steven T. Kuhn - 1996 - Journal of Philosophy 93 (3):105-128.
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    Is the “Histone Code” an Organic Code?Stefan Kühn & Jan-Hendrik S. Hofmeyr - 2014 - Biosemiotics 7 (2):203-222.
    Post-translational histone modifications and their biological effects have been described as a ‘histone code’. Independently, Barbieri used the term ‘organic code’ to describe biological codes in addition to the genetic code. He also provided the defining criteria for an organic code, but to date the histone code has not been tested against these criteria. This paper therefore investigates whether the histone code is a bona fide organic code. After introducing the use of the term ‘code’ in biology, the criteria a (...)
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    The Logic of Time. A Model-Theoretic Investigation Into the Varieties of Temporal Antology and Temporal Discourse.Steven T. Kuhn & J. F. A. K. van Benthem - 1987 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 52 (3):874.
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    Agreement Keeping and in Direct Moral Theory.Steven T. Kuhn - 1996 - Journal of Philosophy 93 (3):105.
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  19. Mousterian Lithic Technology: An Ecological Perspective.Stephen L. Kuhn & Jeffrey H. Schwartz - 1997 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 19 (3):423.
     
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    Did Human Culture Emerge in a Cultural Evolutionary Transition in Individuality?Dinah R. Davison, Claes Andersson, Richard E. Michod & Steven L. Kuhn - 2021 - Biological Theory 16 (4):213-236.
    Evolutionary Transitions in Individuality have been responsible for the major transitions in levels of selection and individuality in natural history, such as the origins of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, multicellular organisms, and eusocial insects. The integrated hierarchical organization of life thereby emerged as groups of individuals repeatedly evolved into new and more complex kinds of individuals. The Social Protocell Hypothesis proposes that the integrated hierarchical organization of human culture can also be understood as the outcome of an ETI—one that produced (...)
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    Philosophical Applications of Modal Logic, by Lloyd Humberstone: Milton Keynes: College Publications, 2016, Pp. Vi + 578, £22.50. [REVIEW]Steven T. Kuhn - 2018 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 96 (3):619-623.
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    John E. Clifford. Tense and Tense Logic. Janua Linguarum, Series Minor, No. 215. Mouton, The Hague and Paris1975, 173 Pp. [REVIEW]Steven Kuhn - 1978 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 43 (2):381.
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    Robert Bull and Krister Segerberg. Basic Modal Logic. Handbook of Philosophical Logic, Volume II, Extensions of Classical Logic, Edited by D. Gabbay and F. Guenthner, Synthese Library, Vol. 165, D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Boston, and Lancaster, 1984, Pp. 1–88. - John P. Burgess. Basic Tense Logic. Handbook of Philosophical Logic, Volume II, Extensions of Classical Logic, Edited by D. Gabbay and F. Guenthner, Synthese Library, Vol. 165, D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Boston, and Lancaster, 1984, Pp. 89–133. - Richmond H. Thomason. Combinations of Tense and Modality. Handbook of Philosophical Logic, Volume II, Extensions of Classical Logic, Edited by D. Gabbay and F. Guenthner, Synthese Library, Vol. 165, D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Boston, and Lancaster, 1984, Pp. 135–165. - Johan van Benthem. Correspondence Theory. Handbook of Philosophical Logic, Volume II, Extensions of Classical Logic, Edited by D. Gabbay and F. Guenthner, Synthese Library, Vol. [REVIEW]Steven T. Kuhn - 1989 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 54 (4):1472-1477.
  24. Peter Remnant and Jonathan Bennett, Translators and Editors, "G. W. Leibniz: New Essays on Human Understanding". [REVIEW]Steven J. Kuhn - 1982 - Dialogue 21 (3):545.
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    Van Benthem Johan. The Logic of Time. A Model-Theoretic Investigation Into the Varieties of Temporal Ontology and Temporal Discourse. Second Edition of LII 874. Synthese Library, Vol. 156. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Boston, and London, 1991, Xxii + 280 Pp. [REVIEW]Steven T. Kuhn - 1992 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 57 (3):1137-1138.
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    Modality and Tense: Philosophical Papers.Steven T. Kuhn - 2006 - International Philosophical Quarterly 46 (4):493-502.
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    Free Riding.Steven T. Kuhn - 2010 - Philosophical Review 119 (1):112-115.
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    Stenius on Meaning.Steven T. Kuhn - 1984 - Theoria 50 (2-3):165-177.
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    Universalizability: A Study in Morals and Metaphysics.Steven T. Kuhn - 1983 - International Studies in Philosophy 15 (3):107-109.
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    Gauthier and the Prisoner’s Dilemma.Steven Kuhn - 2016 - Dialogue 55 (4):659-676.
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    Embedded Definite Descriptions: Russellian Analysis and Semantic Puzzles.ST Kuhn - 2000 - Mind 109 (435):443-454.
    A sentence containing a number of definite descriptions, each lying within the scope of its predecessor, is naturally read as asserting the uniqueness of a sequence of objects satisfying the descriptions. The project of providing a general uniform procedure for eliminating embedded definite descriptions that gets this and other logical forms right is impeded by several puzzles.
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    Review: Robert Bull, Krister Segerberg, D. Gabbay, F. Guenthner, Extensions of Classical Logic. [REVIEW]Steven T. Kuhn - 1989 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 54 (4):1472-1477.
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    Modality and Tense: Philosophical Papers. [REVIEW]Steven T. Kuhn - 2006 - International Philosophical Quarterly 46 (4):493-502.
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    Universalizability: A Study in Morals and Metaphysics. [REVIEW]Steven T. Kuhn - 1983 - International Studies in Philosophy 15 (3):107-109.
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    Modal Logic: An Introduction Brian F. Chellas New York: Cambridge University Press, 1980. Pp. Xii, 295. $42.50 , $14.95. [REVIEW]Steven J. Kuhn - 1982 - Dialogue 21 (3):545-549.
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    The Pragmatics of Tense.Steven Kuhn - 1979 - Synthese 40 (2):231 - 263.
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    Les parures au paléolithique.Steven L. Kuhn & Mary C. Stiner - 2006 - Diogène 214 (2):47.
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    Review: John E. Clifford, Tense and Tense Logic. [REVIEW]Steven Kuhn - 1978 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 43 (2):381-381.