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    The Scientific Image.William Demopoulos & Bas C. van Fraassen - 1982 - Philosophical Review 91 (4):603.
  2. Bertrand Russell's the Analysis of Matter: Its Historical Context and Contemporary Interest.William Demopoulos & Michael Friedman - 1985 - Philosophy of Science 52 (4):621-639.
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    Frege's Philosophy of Mathematics.William Demopoulos (ed.) - 1995 - Harvard University Press.
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    Logicism and its Philosophical Legacy.William Demopoulos - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    The idea that mathematics is reducible to logic has a long history, but it was Frege who gave logicism an articulation and defense that transformed it into a distinctive philosophical thesis with a profound influence on the development of philosophy in the twentieth century. This volume of classic, revised and newly written essays by William Demopoulos examines logicism's principal legacy for philosophy: its elaboration of notions of analysis and reconstruction. The essays reflect on the deployment of these ideas by the (...)
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  5. On the Rational Reconstruction of Our Theoretical Knowledge.William Demopoulos - 2003 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 54 (3):371-403.
    This paper concerns the rational reconstruction of physical theories initially advanced by F. P. Ramsey and later elaborated by Rudolf Carnap. The Carnap–Ramsey reconstruction of theoretical knowledge is a natural development of classical empiricist ideas, one that is informed by Russell's philosophical logic and his theories of propositional understanding and knowledge of matter ; as such, it is not merely a schematic representation of the notion of an empirical theory, but the backbone of a general account of our knowledge of (...)
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    The Logicism of Frege, Dedekind, and Russell.William Demopoulos & Peter Clark - 2005 - In Stewart Shapiro (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic. Oxford University Press. pp. 129--165.
    The common thread running through the logicism of Frege, Dedekind, and Russell is their opposition to the Kantian thesis that our knowledge of arithmetic rests on spatio-temporal intuition. Our critical exposition of the view proceeds by tracing its answers to three fundamental questions: What is the basis for our knowledge of the infinity of the numbers? How is arithmetic applicable to reality? Why is reasoning by induction justified?
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    On the Hypothesis That Grammars Are Mentally Represented.William Demopoulos & Robert J. Matthews - 1983 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 6 (3):405-406.
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    [Omnibus Review].William Demopoulos - 1998 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 63 (4):1598-1602.
    Richard G. Heck, On the Philosophical Significance of Frege's Theorem. Language, Thought, and Logic, Essays in Honour of Michael Dummett.George Boolos, Is Hume's Principle Analytic?.Charles Parsons, Wright onion and Set Theory.Richard G. Heck, The Julius Caesar Objection.
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    Unity of Science.William Demopoulos - 1981 - Philosophical Review 90 (1):150-153.
  10. The Philosophical Basis of Our Knowledge of Number.William Demopoulos - 1998 - Noûs 32 (4):481-503.
  11. Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik, §§ 82-3. [REVIEW]William Demopoulos - 1998 - Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 6 (4):407-28.
    This paper contains a close analysis of Frege's proofs of the axioms of arithmetic §§70-83 of Die Grundlagen, with special attention to the proof of the existence of successors in §§82-83. Reluctantly and hesitantly, we come to the conclusion that Frege was at least somewhat confused in those two sections and that he cannot be said to have outlined, or even to have intended, any correct proof there. The proof he sketches is in many ways similar to that given in (...)
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    Frege, Hilbert, and the Conceptual Structure of Model Theory.William Demopoulos - 1994 - History and Philosophy of Logic 15 (2):211-225.
    This paper attempts to confine the preconceptions that prevented Frege from appreciating Hilbert?s Grundlagen der Geometrie to two: (i) Frege?s reliance on what, following Wilfrid Hodges, I call a Frege?Peano language, and (ii) Frege?s view that the sense of an expression wholly determines its reference.I argue that these two preconceptions prevented Frege from achieving the conceptual structure of model theory, whereas Hilbert, at least in his practice, was quite close to the model?theoretic point of view.Moreover, the issues that divided Frege (...)
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    Some Remarks on the Bearing of Model Theory on the Theory of Theories.William Demopoulos - 2008 - Synthese 164 (3):359 - 383.
    The present paper offers some remarks on the significance of first order model theory for our understanding of theories, and more generally, for our understanding of the “structuralist” accounts of the nature of theoretical knowledge that we associate with Russell, Ramsey and Carnap. What is unique about the presentation is the prominence it assigns to Craig’s Interpolation Lemma, some of its corollaries, and the manner of their demonstration. They form the underlying logical basis of the analysis.
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    Frege and the Rigorization of Analysis.William Demopoulos - 1994 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 23 (3):225 - 245.
    This paper has three goals: (i) to show that the foundational program begun in the Begriffsschroft, and carried forward in the Grundlagen, represented Frege's attempt to establish the autonomy of arithmetic from geometry and kinematics; the cogency and coherence of 'intuitive' reasoning were not in question. (ii) To place Frege's logicism in the context of the nineteenth century tradition in mathematical analysis, and, in particular, to show how the modern concept of a function made it possible for Frege to pursue (...)
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    Effects and Propositions.William Demopoulos - 2010 - Foundations of Physics 40 (4):368-389.
    The quantum logical and quantum information-theoretic traditions have exerted an especially powerful influence on Bub’s thinking about the conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics. This paper discusses both the quantum logical and information-theoretic traditions from the point of view of their representational frameworks. I argue that it is at this level—at the level of its framework—that the quantum logical tradition has retained its centrality to Bub’s thought. It is further argued that there is implicit in the quantum information-theoretic tradition a set (...)
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    On the Origin and Status of Our Conception of Number.William Demopoulos - 2000 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 41 (3):210-226.
    This paper concerns the epistemic status of "Hume's principle"--the assertion that for any concepts and , the number of s is the same as the number of s just in case the s and the s are in one-one correspondence. I oppose the view that Hume's principle is a stipulation governing the introduction of a new concept with the thesis that it represents the correct analysis of a concept in use. Frege's derivation of the basic laws of arithmetic from Hume's (...)
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    On Extending "Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology" to the Realism/Instrumentalism Controversy.William Demopoulos - 2011 - Journal of Philosophy 108 (12):647-669.
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    Elementary Propositions and Essentially Incomplete Knowledge: A Framework for the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics.William Demopoulos - 2004 - Noûs 38 (1):86–109.
    A central problem in the interpretation of non-relativistic quantum mechanics is to relate the conceptual structure of the theory to the classical idea of the state of a physical system. This paper approaches the problem by presenting an analysis of the notion of an elementary physical proposition. The notion is shown to be realized in standard formulations of the theory and to illuminate the significance of proofs of the impossibility of hidden variable extensions. In the interpretation of quantum mechanics that (...)
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    Representation and Reality.William Demopoulos - 1990 - Philosophy of Science 57 (2):325-333.
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  20. On Some Fundamental Distinctions of Computationalism.William Demopoulos - 1987 - Synthese 70 (January):79-96.
    The following paper presents a characterization of three distinctions fundamental to computationalism, viz., the distinction between analog and digital machines, representation and nonrepresentation-using systems, and direct and indirect perceptual processes. Each distinction is shown to rest on nothing more than the methodological principles which justify the explanatory framework of the special sciences.
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    On the Philosophical Interest of Frege Arithmetic.William Demopoulos - 2003 - Philosophical Books 44 (3):220-228.
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    On the Theory of Meaning of "on Denoting".William Demopoulos - 1999 - Noûs 33 (3):439-458.
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    Our Knowledge of Numbers as Self-Subsistent Objects.William Demopoulos - 2005 - Dialectica 59 (2):141–159.
    A feature of Frege's philosophy of arithmetic that has elicited a great deal of attention in the recent secondary literature is his contention that numbers are ‘self‐subsistent’ objects. The considerable interest in this thesis among the contemporary philosophy of mathematics community stands in marked contrast to Kreisel's folk‐lore observation that the central problem in the philosophy of mathematics is not the existence of mathematical objects, but the objectivity of mathematics. Although Frege was undoubtedly concerned with both questions, a goal of (...)
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    Our Knowledge of Numbers as Self‐Subsistent Objects.William Demopoulos - 2005 - Dialectica 59 (2):141-159.
    A feature of Frege's philosophy of arithmetic that has elicited a great deal of attention in the recent secondary literature is his contention that numbers are ‘self‐subsistent’ objects. The considerable interest in this thesis among the contemporary philosophy of mathematics community stands in marked contrast to Kreisel's folk‐lore observation that the central problem in the philosophy of mathematics is not the existence of mathematical objects, but the objectivity of mathematics. Although Frege was undoubtedly concerned with both questions, a goal of (...)
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  25. [Obituary: Robert E. Butts].William Demopoulos & Philip Kitcher - 1997 - Philosophy of Science 64 (1).
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    Elementary Propositions and Independence.John L. Bell & William Demopoulos - 1996 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 37 (1):112-124.
    This paper is concerned with Wittgenstein's early doctrine of the independence of elementary propositions. Using the notion of a free generator for a logical calculus–a concept we claim was anticipated by Wittgenstein–we show precisely why certain difficulties associated with his doctrine cannot be overcome. We then show that Russell's version of logical atomism–with independent particulars instead of elementary propositions–avoids the same difficulties.
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    Representation and Reality. Hilary Putnam.William Demopoulos - 1990 - Philosophy of Science 57 (2):325-333.
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    Critical Notice.William Demopoulos - 1976 - Synthese 33 (1):489-504.
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    Crispin Wright. On the Philosophical Significance of Frege's Theorem. Language, Thought, and Logic, Essays in Honour of Michael Dummett, Edited by Richard G. HeckJnr., Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York 1998 , Pp. 201–244. - George Boolos. Is Hume's Principle Analytic? Language, Thought, and Logic, Essays in Honour of Michael Dummett, Edited by Richard G. HeckJnr., Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York 1998 , Pp. 245–261. - Charles Parsons. Wright on Abstraction and Set Theory. Language, Thought, and Logic, Essays in Honour of Michael Dummett, Edited by Richard G. HeckJnr., Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York 1998 , Pp. 263–271. - Richard G. HeckJnr. The Julius Caesar Objection. Language, Thought, and Logic, Essays in Honour of Michael Dummett, Edited by Richard G. HeckJnr., Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York 1998 , Pp. 273–308. [REVIEW]William Demopoulos - 1998 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 63 (4):1598-1602.
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    George Boolos and Richard G. HeckJnr. Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik, §§82–3. The Philosophy of Mathematics Today, Edited by Matthias Schirn, Clarendon Press, Oxford University, Oxford and New York 1998, Pp. 407–428. - Richard G. HeckJnr. The Finite and the Infinite in Frege's Grundgesetze der Arithmetik. The Philosophy of Mathematics Today, Edited by Matthias Schirn, Clarendon Press, Oxford University, Oxford and New York 1998 Pp. 429–466. - Crispin Wright. On the Harmless Impredicativity of N= . The Philosophy of Mathematics Today, Edited by Matthias Schirn, Clarendon Press, Oxford University, Oxford and New York 1998 Pp. 339–368. - Michael Dummett. Neo-Fregeans: In Bad Company? The Philosophy of Mathematics Today, Edited by Matthias Schirn, Clarendon Press, Oxford University, Oxford and New York 1998 Pp. 369–387. - Crispin Wright. Response to Dummett. The Philosophy of Mathematics Today, Edited by Matthias Schirn, Clarendon Press, Oxford University, Oxford and New York 1998 Pp. 389–4. [REVIEW]William Demopoulos - 2000 - Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 6 (4):498-504.
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    The Uncertainty Principle and Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: A Fifty Years' Survey.William Demopoulos - 1979 - Philosophy of Science 46 (2):336-338.
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    Reason's Nearest Kin: Philosophies of Arithmetic From Kant to Carnap Michael Potter.William Demopoulos - 2001 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 52 (3):599-612.
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    The Neo-Fregean Program in the Philosophy of Arithmetic.William Demopoulos - 2006 - In Emily Carson & Renate Huber (eds.), Intuition and the Axiomatic Method. Springer. pp. 87--112.
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    Critical Notices-Michael Potter Reason's Nearest Kin: Philosophies of Arithmetic From Kant to Carnap.William Demopoulos - 2001 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 52 (3):599-612.
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    Book Symposium: The Reason's Proper Study: Essays Towards a Neo-Fregean Philosophy of Mathematics by Bob Hale and Crispin Wright: On the Philosophical Interest of Frege Arithmetic.William Demopoulos - 2003 - Philosophical Books 44 (3):220-228.
    The paper considers Fregean and neo-Fregean strategies for securing the apriority of arithmetic. The Fregean strategy recovers the apriority of arithmetic from that of logic and a family of explicit definitions. The neo-Fregean strategy relies on a principle which, though not an explicit definition, is given the status of a stipulation; unlike the Fregean strategy it relies on an extension of second order logic which is not merely a definitional extension. The paper argues that this methodological difference is important in (...)
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    12 RusselPs Structuralism and the Absolute Description of the World.William Demopoulos - 2003 - In Nicholas Griffin (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Bertrand Russell. Cambridge University Press. pp. 392.
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    Itamar Pitowsky 1950–2010.Jeffrey Bub & Williams Demopoulos - 2010 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 41 (2):85-.
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    Review of Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik, §§82-3, by George Boolos and Richard G. Heck; The Finite and the Infinite in Frege's Grundgesetze der Arithmetik, by Richard G. Heck; On the Harmless Impredicativity of N= ('Hume's Principle'), by Crispin Wright; Neo-Fregeans: In Bad Company? By Michael Dummett; Response to Dummett, by Crispin Wright.William Demopoulos - 2000 - Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 6 (4):498-504.
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    Critical Notice.William Demopoulos - 1993 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 23 (3):477-497.
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    Frege: Philosophy of Mathematics. [REVIEW]William Demopoulos - 1993 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 23 (3):477-497.
  41. Physical Theory and Its Interpretation: Essays in Honor of Jeffrey Bub. Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science (72).William Demopoulos & Itamar Pitowsky (eds.) - 2006 - Springer.
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    The Rejection of Truth-Conditional Semantics by Putnam and Dummett.William Demopoulos - 1982 - Philosophical Topics 13 (1):135-153.
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    Review of Yemima Ben-Menahem, Conventionalism: From Poincaré to Quine[REVIEW]William Demopoulos - 2007 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2007 (6).
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    New Work on Russell's Early Philosophy [Review of "Bertrand Russell's Early Philosophy", Part I, Ed. Jaakko Hintikka, Synthese, 45, 1 ]. [REVIEW]William Demopoulos - 1981 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 1 (2):163.
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    BAIER, KURT, The Rational and the Moral Order: The Social Roots of Reason and Morality, Reviewed by Sarah Stroud.. 577.Edwin B. Allaire, Peter Carruthers, B. Allaire, John Charvet, Terry Pinkard, Gerald A. Cohen, Stephen Darwall, Herbert A. Davidson, William Demopoulos & Fred Dretske - 1997 - Philosophical Review 106 (4):589.
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    What Is the Logical Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics?William Demopoulos - 1974 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1974:721 - 728.
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    The Contemporary Interest of an Old Doctrine.William Demopoulos - 1994 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1994:209 - 216.
    We call Frege's discovery that, in the context of second-order logic, Hume's principle-viz., The number of Fs = the number of Gs if, and only if, F a G, where F a G (the Fs and the Gs are in one-to-one correspondence) has its usual, second-order, explicit definition-implies the infinity of the natural numbers, Frege's theorem. We discuss whether this theorem can be marshalled in support of a possibly revised formulation of Frege's logicism.
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    The 1910 *Principia*'s Theory of Functions and Classes and the Theory of Descriptions'.William Demopoulos - 2007 - European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 3 (2):159-178.
  49. Language Learning and Concept Acquisition.William Demopoulos (ed.) - 1986 - Ablex.
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    Poincaré's “Les conceptions nouvelles de la matière”.William Demopoulos, Melanie Frappier & Jeffrey Bub - 2012 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 43 (4):221-225.
    We present a translation of Poincaré's hitherto untranslated 1912 essay together with a brief introduction describing the essay's contemporary interest, both for Poincaré scholarship and for the history and philosophy of atomism. In the introduction we distinguish two easily conflated strands in Poincaré's thinking about atomism, one focused on the possibility of deciding the atomic hypothesis, the other focused on the question whether it can ever be determined that the analysis of matter has a finite bound. We show that Poincaré (...)
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