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    The Dappled World: A Study of the Boundaries of Science.Storrs Mccall - 2003 - Mind 112 (445):99-106.
  2. Objective Time Flow.Storrs McCall - 1976 - Philosophy of Science 43 (3):337-362.
    A theory of temporal passage is put forward which is "objective" in the sense that time flow characterizes the universe independently of the existence of conscious beings. The theory differs from Grunbaum's "mind-dependence" theory, and is designed to avoid Grunbaum's criticisms of an earlier theory of Reichenbach's. The representation of temporal becoming is accomplished by the introduction of indeterministic universe-models; each model representing the universe at a time. The models depict the past as a single four-dimensional manifold, and the future (...)
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  3. The Supervenience of Truth: Freewill and Omniscience.Storrs McCall - 2011 - Analysis 71 (3):501-506.
  4. A Model of the Universe.Storrs Mccall - 1997 - Philosophical Quarterly 47 (186):113-115.
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    Connexive Implication.Storrs Mccall - 1966 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 31 (3):415-433.
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  6. 3D/4D Equivalence, the Twins Paradox and Absolute Time.Storrs McCall & E. J. Lowe - 2002 - Analysis 63 (2):114–123.
    The thesis of 3D/4D equivalence states that every three-dimensional description of the world is translatable without remainder into a four-dimensional description, and vice versa. In representing an object in 3D or in 4D terms we are giving alternative descriptions of one and the same thing, and debates over whether the ontology of the physical world is "really" 3D or 4D are pointless. The twins paradox is shown to rest, in relativistic 4D geometry, on a reversed law of triangle inequality. But (...)
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  7. The 3d/4d Controversy: A Storm in a Teacup.Storrs McCall & E. J. Lowe - 2006 - Noûs 40 (3):570–578.
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    A Model of the Universe: Space-Time, Probability and Decision.Richard Feist & Storrs McCall - 1995 - Philosophical Review 104 (4):632.
    The title alone of McCall’s book reveals its ambitious enterprise. The book’s structure is a long inference to the best explanation: chapters present problems that are solved by a single, ontological model. Problems as diverse as time flow, quantum measurement, counterfactual semantics, and free will are discussed. McCall’s style of writing is lucid and pointed—in general, very pleasant to read.
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  9. The Definition of Endurance.Storrs McCall & E. J. Lowe - 2009 - Analysis 69 (2):277-280.
    David Lewis, following in the tradition of Broad, Quine and Goodman, says that change in an object X consists in X's being temporally extended and having qualitatively different temporal parts. Analogously, change in a spatially extended object such as a road consists in its having different spatial parts . The alternative to this view is that ordinary objects undergo temporal change in virtue of having different intrinsic non-relational properties at different times. They endure, remaining the same object throughout change, whereas (...)
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    Aristotle's Modal Syllogisms.Storrs McCall - 1963 - Amsterdam: North-Holland Pub. Co..
  11. God’s Lottery.Storrs McCall & D. M. Armstrong - 1989 - Analysis 49 (4):223 - 224.
  12. Connexive Implication and the Syllogism.Storrs McCall - 1967 - Mind 76 (303):346-356.
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    Aristotle's Modal Syllogisms.Ruth Barcan Marcus & Storrs McCall - 1965 - Philosophical Review 74 (4):539.
  14. Indeterminist Free Will.Storrs McCall & E. J. Lowe - 2005 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 70 (3):681–690.
    The aim of the paper is to prove the consistency of libertarianism. We examine the example of Jane, who deliberates at length over whether to vacation in Colorado (C) or Hawaii (H), weighing the costs and benefits, consulting travel brochures, etc. Underlying phenomenological deliberation is an indeterministic neural process in which nonactual motor neural states n(C) and n(H) corresponding to alternatives C and H remain physically possible up until the moment of decision. The neurophysiological probabilities pr(n(C)) and pr(n(H)) evolve continuously (...)
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  15. A dynamic model of temporal becoming.Storrs McCall - 1984 - Analysis 44 (4):172.
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    Decision.Storrs McCall - 1987 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 17 (2):261 - 287.
    We all make decisions, sometimes dozens in the course of a day. This paper is about what is involved in this activity. It's my contention that the ability to deliberate, to weigh different courses of action, and then to decide on one of them, is a distinctively human activity, or at least an activity which sets man and the higher animals apart from other creatures. It is as much decisio as ratio that constitutes the distinguishing mark of human beings. Homo (...)
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    Counterfactuals Based on Real Possible Worlds.Storrs McCall - 1984 - Noûs 18 (3):463-477.
  18. Can a Turing Machine Know That the Gödel Sentence is True?Storrs McCall - 1999 - Journal of Philosophy 96 (10):525-532.
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    Time Flow Does Not Require a Second Time Dimension.Storrs McCall - 1998 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 76 (2):317 – 322.
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  20. Connexive Class Logic.Storrs McCall - 1967 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 32 (1):83-90.
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    The Definition of Endurance.Storrs Mccall & E. Lowe - 2009 - Analysis 69 (2):277-280.
    David Lewis, following in the tradition of Broad, Quine and Goodman, says that change in an object X consists in X's being temporally extended and having qualitatively different temporal parts. Analogously, change in a spatially extended object such as a road consists in its having different spatial parts. The alternative to this view is that ordinary objects undergo temporal change in virtue of having different intrinsic non-relational properties at different times. They endure, remaining the same object throughout change, whereas Lewis's (...)
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    Contrariety.Storrs McCall - 1967 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 8 (1-2):121-132.
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    Temporal Flux.Storrs McCall - 1966 - American Philosophical Quarterly 3 (4):270 - 281.
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  24. QM and STR: The Combining of Quantum Mechanics and Relativity Theory.Storrs McCall - 2000 - Philosophy of Science 67 (3):548.
    Combining quantum mechanics with special relativity requires (i) that a spacetime representation of quantum states be found; (ii) that such states, represented as extended along equal-time hyperplanes, be invariant when transformed from one frame to another; and (iii) that collapses of states be instantaneous in every frame. These requirements are met using branching spacetime, in which probabilities of outcomes are represented by the numerical proportions of branches on which the outcomes occur. Quantum states of systems are then identified with the (...)
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    Indeterminist Free Will.Storrs McCall & E. J. Lowe - 2005 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 70 (3):681-690.
    The aim of the paper is to prove the consistency of libertarianism. We examine the example of Jane, who deliberates at length over whether to vacation in Colorado or Hawaii, weighing the costs and benefits, consulting travel brochures, etc. Underlying phenomenological deliberation is an indeterministic neural process in which nonactual motor neural states n and n corresponding to alternatives C and H remain physically possible up until the moment of decision. The neurophysiological probabilities pr) and pr) evolve continuously according to (...)
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    Time and the Physical Modalities.Storrs McCall - 1969 - The Monist 53 (3):426-446.
    Relative to any point in time, how many possible futures are there? For example, it may rain tomorrow, or again it may not. So it would appear that relative to today, there are at least two possible futures, one involving rain tomorrow and the other not. Of course only one of these two future states of affairs will take place, and in that sense there is only one actual future, though there may be many possible futures. The only hypothesis under (...)
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    God's Lottery.Storrs Mccall & Alonso Church - 1989 - Analysis 49 (4):223.
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    The Strong Future Tense.Storrs McCall - 1979 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 20 (3):489-504.
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    A Simple Decision Procedure for One-Variable Implicational/Negation Formulae in Intuitionist Logic.Storrs McCall - 1962 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 3 (2):120-122.
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    Axiomatic Quantum Theory.Storrs McCall - 2001 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 30 (5):465-477.
    The basis of a rigorous formal axiomatization of quantum mechanics is constructed, built upon Dirac's bra-ket notation. The system is three-sorted, with separate variables for scalars, vectors and operators. First-order quantification over all three types of variable is permitted. Economy in the axioms is effected by, e.g., assigning a single logical function * to transform (i) a scalar into its complex conjugate, (ii) a ket vector into a bra and a bra into a ket, (iii) an operator into its adjoint. (...)
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    Controlled Indeterministic Processes in Action Theory.Storrs McCall - unknown
    A common criticism of free will or origination theories is that if what we do is not the result of an unbroken sequence of causes and effects, then it must to some degree be the product of chance. But in what sense can a chance act be intentional or deliberate, in what sense can it be based on reasons, and in what sense can a person be held responsible for it? If free and responsible action is incompatible with determinism, must (...)
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    Incline Without Necessitating.Storrs McCall - 1985 - Dialogue 24 (4):589-.
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    Fate, Logic and Time.Storrs McCall - 1968 - Journal of Philosophy 65 (22):742-746.
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  34. On "Seeing" the Truth of the Godel Sentence.Storrs McCall - 2001 - Facta Philosophica 3 (1):25-30.
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    Freedom Defined as the Power to Decide.Storrs McCall - 1984 - American Philosophical Quarterly 21 (4):329-38.
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    An Essay on Free Will.Storrs McCall - 1985 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 15 (4):663-680.
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    Past, Present and Future. By Arthur Prior. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1967. Pp. X, 217. $6.35.Storrs McCall - 1968 - Dialogue 6 (4):618-621.
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    Logical Works.Storrs McCall - 1983 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 48 (3):873-874.
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    Critical Notice.Storrs McCall - 1985 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 15 (4):663-680.
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    If, since and because: a study in conditional connection.Storrs McCall - 1983 - Logique Et Analyse 26 (3):309.
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    La Logique du Temps.Storrs McCall - 1977 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 42 (3):430-432.
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    Reviews. [REVIEW]William H. Hanson, Gilbert Harman, N. L. Wilson, M. J. Cresswell, Storrs McCall & Margaret D. Wilson - 1973 - Synthese 26 (1):146-178.
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    An Aristotelian Dilemma.Jaakko Hintikka, Nicholas Rescher & Storrs Mccall - 1972 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 37 (2):418-419.
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  44. 3D/4D Controversy: A Strom in a Teacup'.E. J. Lowe & Storrs McCall - 2006 - Noûs 40 (3):570-578.
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    Abstract Individuals.Storrs McCall - 1966 - Dialogue 5 (2):217-231.
    The title of this paper may seem to involve a contradiction: my purpose is to show that it does not.Individuals fall into two categories; those which depend for their existence upon the existence of other individuals, and those which do not. In the second category are found such things as shoes, ships, cabbages, kings, and discrete bits of sealing wax. These may be calledindividual substances, and the way in which the existence of a cabbage depends upon water and earth, or (...)
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    A. N. Prior. Recent Advances in Tense Logic. Basic Issues in the Philosophy of Time, Edited by Eugene Freeman and Wilfrid Sellars, Open Court, LaSalle, Ill., 1971, Pp. 1–15. , Pp. 325–339.). [REVIEW]Storrs McCall - 1975 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 40 (1):99.
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    A Non-Classical Theory of Truth, with an Application to Intuitionism.Storrs McCall - 1970 - American Philosophical Quarterly 7 (1):83 - 88.
    Any "classical" theory of truth will satisfy tarski's criterion ("p" is true if and only if p), And the principle of bivalence (every proposition is either true or false). A non-Classical theory may be obtained by rejecting these principles: - in fact it is shown that rejection of the second entails rejection of the first. If the resulting non-Classical theory is formalized, A system structurally isomorphic to either s4 or s5 is obtained. An attempt is made to show that the (...)
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    Atwell R. Turquette. A method for constructing implication logics. Zeitschrift für mathematische Logik und Grundlagen der Mathematik, vol. 12 , pp. 267–278. [REVIEW]Storrs McCall - 1968 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 33 (2):308-309.
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    A Study in Wittgenstein's Tractatus. By Alexander Maslow. University of California Press, 1961, Pp. Xxii, 162. [REVIEW]Storrs McCall - 1963 - Dialogue 2 (1):114-115.
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    Causes, Laws, and Free Will.Storrs McCall - 2016 - Philosophical Quarterly 66 (265):870-871.
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