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  1. Plural Predication.Thomas J. McKay - 2006 - Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
    Plural predication is a pervasive part of ordinary language. We can say that some people are fifty in number, are surrounding a building, come from many countries, and are classmates. These predicates can be true of some people without being true of any one of them; they are non-distributive predications. However, the apparatus of modern logic does not allow a place for them. Thomas McKay here explores the enrichment of logic with non-distributive plural predication and quantification. His book will be (...)
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  2. A Reconsideration of an Argument Against Compatibilism.Thomas J. Mckay & David Johnson - 1996 - Philosophical Topics 24 (2):113-122.
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    Stuff and Coincidence.Thomas J. McKay - 2015 - Philosophical Studies 172 (11):3081-3100.
    Anyone who admits the existence of composite objects allows a certain kind of coincidence, coincidence of a thing with its parts. I argue here that a similar sort of coincidence, coincidence of a thing with the stuff that constitutes it, should be equally acceptable. Acknowledgement of this is enough to solve the traditional problem of the coincidence of a statue and the clay or bronze it is made of. In support of this, I offer some principles for the persistence of (...)
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    Against Constitutional Sufficiency Principles.Thomas J. McKay - 1986 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 11 (1):295-304.
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    Representing de Re Beliefs.Thomas J. McKay - 1991 - Linguistics and Philosophy 14 (6):711 - 739.
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    Critical Notice.Thomas J. McKay - 2008 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 38 (2):301-323.
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    Essentialism in Quantified Modal Logic.Thomas J. McKay - 1975 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 4 (4):423 - 438.
    This paper mentions several different sorts of "essentialism," and examines various senses in which quantified modal logic is "committed to" the most troublesome kind of essentialism. It is argued that essentialism is neither provable, Nor entailed by any contingently true non-Modal sentence. But quantified modal logic is committed to the meaningfulness of essentialism. This sort of commitment may be made innocuous by requiring that essentialism simply be made logically false; some of the consequences of taking this line are explored.
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  8. Review of H. Laycock, Words Without Objects: Semantics, Ontology, and Logic for Non-Singularity[REVIEW]Thomas J. Mckay - 2008 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 38 (2):pp. 301-323.
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    Analogy and Argument.Thomas J. McKay - 1997 - Teaching Philosophy 20 (1):49-60.
    This paper critiques the standard presentation of arguments from analogy in logic textbooks and offers an alternative way of understanding them which renders them both more plausible and more easily evaluated for their strength. The typical presentation presents analogies as inductive arguments in which a set of properties, known to be shared by two logical domains, supports an inference about a further property, known to belong to one domain and inferred to belong to the target domain. But framed in these (...)
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    On Showing Invalidity.Thomas J. Mckay - 1984 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 14 (1):97 - 101.
    In studying logic, one learns how to establish that a conclusion follows from a set of premises. Those arguments that exhibit one of the valid forms of the deductive system under study are valid. There may be questions about what forms are exhibited by various arguments - Is this English conditional really truth-functional? Is this disjunction really inclusive? Are the English predicates used with uniform meaning? - but none of these problems undermine the claim that if an argument exhibits a (...)
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    De Re and De Se Belief.Thomas J. McKay - 1988 - In D. F. Austin (ed.), Philosophical Analysis. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 207--217.
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    Modern Formal Logic.Thomas J. McKay - 1989 - New York, NY, USA: Prentice Hall.
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    Words Without Objects: Semantics, Ontology, and Logic for Non-Singularity.Thomas J. Mckay - 2008 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 38 (2):301-323.
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    Words Without Objects: Semantics, Ontology, and Logic for Non-Singularity. [REVIEW]Thomas J. Mckay - 2008 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 38 (2):301-323.
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    The Principle of Predication.Thomas J. McKay - 1978 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 7 (1):19 - 26.
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    Lowe and Baldwin on Modalities.Thomas J. McKay - 1986 - Mind 95 (380):499-505.
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    Plural Reference and Unbound Pronouns.Thomas J. Mckay - 1994 - In Dag Prawitz & Dag Westerståhl (eds.), Logic and Philosophy of Science in Uppsala. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 559--582.
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