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    The Old and the New Logic of Metascience.Veikko Rantala - 1978 - Synthese 39 (2):233 - 247.
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    Quantified Modal Logic: Non-Normal Worlds and Propositional Attitudes.Veikko Rantala - 1982 - Studia Logica 41 (1):41 - 65.
    One way to obtain a comprehensive semantics for various systems of modal logic is to use a general notion of non-normal world. In the present article, a general notion of modal system is considered together with a semantic framework provided by such a general notion of non-normal world. Methodologically, the main purpose of this paper is to provide a logical framework for the study of various modalities, notably prepositional attitudes. Some specific systems are studied together with semantics using non-normal worlds (...)
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    On the Logical Basis of the Structuralist Philosophy of Science.Veikko Rantala - 1980 - Erkenntnis 15 (3):269 - 286.
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    New Foundations for Metascience.David Pearce & Veikko Rantala - 1983 - Synthese 56 (1):1 - 26.
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    Urn Models: A New Kind of Non-Standard Model for First-Order Logic.Veikko Rantala - 1975 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 4 (4):455 - 474.
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    A New Approach to Infinitary Languages.Jaakko Hintikka & Veikko Rantala - 1976 - Annals of Mathematical Logic 10 (1):95-115.
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  7. Aspects of Definability.Veikko Rantala - 1977
     
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    Realism and Formal Semantics.David Pearce & Veikko Rantala - 1982 - Synthese 52 (1):39--53.
    The doctrines of scientific realism have enjoyed a close and enduring, if not always harmonious, association with Tarski's semantic conception of truth and theories of formal semantics generally. From its inception Tarski's theory received unqualified support from some realists, like Karl Popper, who saw it as legitimizing the use of semantic notions in epistemology and the philosophy of science.
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    Realism and Reference.David Pearce & Veikko Rantala - 1982 - Synthese 52 (3):439 - 448.
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    Constructing General Models of Theory Dynamics.David Pearce & Veikko Rantala - 1983 - Studia Logica 42 (2-3):347 - 362.
    This essay is an attempt to consider dynamic aspects of scientific theorising from a formal perspective. Our emphasis will be on the aims and methods for constructing formal models of theory dynamics which will be conceived from a general or 'theoretical' rather than 'applied' standpoint.
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  11. Essays on the Philosophy of Music.Veikko Rantala, Lewis Eugene Rowell & Eero Tarasti (eds.) - 1988 - Akateeminen Kirjakauppa.
     
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    Review. [REVIEW]Veikko Rantala - 1991 - Synthese 86 (2):297-319.
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    Approximative Explanation is Deductive-Nomological.David Pearce & Veikko Rantala - 1985 - Philosophy of Science 52 (1):126-140.
    We revive the idea that a deductive-nomological explanation of a scientific theory by its successor may be defensible, even in those common and troublesome cases where the theories concerned are mutually incompatible; and limiting, approximating and counterfactual assumptions may be required in order to define a logical relation between them. Our solution is based on a general characterization of limiting relations between physical theories using the method of nonstandard analysis.
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    Correspondence as an Intertheory Relation.David Pearce & Veikko Rantala - 1983 - Studia Logica 42 (2-3):363 - 371.
    In this paper we give the gist of our reconstructed notion of (limiting case) correspondence. Our notion is very general, so that it should be applicable to all the cases in which a correspondence has been said to exist in actual science.
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    A Logical Study of the Correspondence Relation.David Pearce & Veikko Rantala - 1984 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 13 (1):47 - 84.
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    The Worlds of Fiction and the Worlds of Science: A Comparative Study.Veikko Rantala & Liselotte Wiesenthal - 1989 - Synthese 78 (1):53 - 86.
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    Constructing a General Model of Theory Dynamics.David Pearce & Veikko Rantala - 1982 - Bulletin of the Section of Logic 11 (1/2):56-60.
    Though formal metascience has made rapid advances over the past few decades, it has seldom been seen to contribute much to the rational reconstruction of scientic development; for the most part, logical concepts have found application in the synchronic analysis of scientic theories. It should be important, therefore, to consider to what extent diachronic or dynamic aspects of scientic theorizing may also be captured within the connes of a formal metascientic framework, and what tools are best suited for constructing a (...)
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  18. On the Theory of Definability in First-Order Logic.Veikko Rantala - 1973
  19. The Work of Art, Identity and Interpretation.Veikko Rantala - 1991 - Semiotica 87 (3-4):271-292.
     
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    Knowledge Representation: Two Kinds of Emergence.Veikko Rantala - 2001 - Synthese 129 (2):195 - 209.
    Two different but closely related issues in current cognitive science will be considered in this essay. One is the controversial and extensively discussed question of how connectionist and symbolic representations of knowledge are related to each other. The other concerns the notion of connectionist learning and its relevance for the understanding of the distinction between propositional and nonpropositional knowledge. More specifically, I shall give an overview of a result in Rantala and Vadén (1994) establishing a limiting case correspondence between symbolic (...)
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    Knowledge Representation: Two Kinds Of Emergence.Veikko Rantala - 2001 - Synthese 129 (2):195-209.
    Two different but closely related issues in current cognitive science will be considered in this essay. One is the controversial and extensively discussed question of how connectionist and symbolic representations of knowledge are related to each other. The other concerns the notion of connectionist learning and its relevance for the understanding of the distinction between propositional and nonpropositional knowledge. More specifically, I shall give an overview of a result in Rantala and Vadén establishing a limiting case correspondence between symbolic and (...)
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  22. Scientific Change, Continuity, and Problem Solving.David Pearce & Veikko Rantala - 1984 - Philosophia Naturalis 21 (2/4):389-399.
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    Possible Worlds.Veikko Rantala - 2003 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 80 (1):179-199.
    Finland is internationally known as one of the leading centers of twentieth century analytic philosophy. This volume offers for the first time an overall survey of the Finnish analytic school. The rise of this trend is illustrated by original articles of Edward Westermarck, Eino Kaila, Georg Henrik von Wright, and Jaakko Hintikka. Contributions of Finnish philosophers are then systematically discussed in the fields of logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, history of philosophy, ethics and social philosophy. Metaphilosophical reflections on (...)
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    The Literary Work and Intentionality.Veikko Rantala - 1992 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 5 (8).
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    Translation and Scientific Change'.Veikko Rantala - 1995 - In HerfelWilliam (ed.), Theories and Models in Scientific Processes. Rodopi. pp. 249--268.
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    Reduction and Explanation: Science Vs. Mathematics.Veikko Rantala - 1992 - In Javier Echeverria, Andoni Ibarra & Thomas Mormann (eds.), The Space of Mathematics. De Gruyter. pp. 47-59.
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  27. Learning and Epistemic Logic.Veikko Rantala - 2006 - Acta Philosophica Fennica 78:139.
     
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    Facts and the Choice of Logical Foundations.Veikko Rantala - 1984 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 25 (4):347-353.
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  29. The End of Art and Beyond: Essays After Danto.Arto Haapala, Jerrold Levinson & Veikko Rantala (eds.) - 1997 - Humanities Press.
     
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  30. Corespondence as an Intertheory Relation.Davis Pearce & Veikko Rantala - 1982 - Bulletin of the Section of Logic 11 (1-2):48-53.
    It used to be a common view in the philosophy of science as well as among the scientists themselves that scientic change has been and will be continuos. Even in the most radical changes of theories the growth of knowledge was claimed to be cumulative. Thus, for instance, physicists may say that in radical, revolutionary changes of theories there obtains, however, some kind of correspondence between the old and new theories; the old theory can be regarded at least as a (...)
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  31. Aesthetic Tension. Cognitive Aspects of Interpretation.Veikko Rantala - 2011 - Peter Lang.
    This is an interdisciplinary study of what is cognitively going on when we interpret, respresent, or evaluate cultural entities, works of art included. In addition, the role of interpretation in experience and in cultural objects is elucidated from a cognitive point of view. The book relies on theories of action, perception, possible worlds, modalities, intentionality. cognition, and brain research, and it contains anumber of case studies. The book ptovides some new insights into some much-discussed problems related to interpretation.
     
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    Explanatory Translation. Beyond the Kuhnian Model of Conceptual Change.Veikko Rantala - 2002 - Kluwer/Springer.
    A systematic attempt to understand cognitive characteristics of translation by bringing its logical, pragmatic, and hermeneutic features together and examining a number of scientific, logical (philosophical and formal),and philosophical applications. The notion of translation investigated here is called explanatory since it is not a translation in the standard, meaning-saving sense but aims to provide an explanation for the meaning change in exact terms.
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  33. Johdatus modaalilogiikkaan.Veikko Rantala & Ari Virtanen - 2004 - Gaudeamus.
    The book studies philosophical and mathematical-logical problems of modal notions. Its starting points are possible worlds semantics and Kripke models, and it also concentrates on proof-theoretic methods.
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  34. Metaphor and Conceptual Change.Veikko Rantala - 1996 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 31:181.
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