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    Fitch and Mary
    Axiomathes 1-7. forthcoming.
    There is a rather famous “Fitch argument” that not everything that is true is knowable. There is a rather famous “Mary argument” that is often used to argue that reductive physicalism is false. This paper sets out the two side by side as the Fitch Knowability Paradox and the Mary Knowability Paradox. It is found that they have the same logical form and thus the question of validity can be evaluated with the same tools. Likening the two is useful, since it avoids the problem that since the logica…Read more
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    Wittgenstein's Tractarian Apprenticeship
    Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 23 (2). 2003.
    The years since the publication of Wittgenstein's Tractatus have produced a good many interpretations of its central tenets. Time has produced something of a consensus concerning the nature of the Tractarian criticisms of Russell's philosophy. Recent work on Russell's philosophy of logic reveals, however, that the agreed account of Tractarian criticisms relies upon characterizing Russell with positions he did not hold
  • Karel Lambert Free logic: Selected essays
    History and Philosophy of Logic 25 244-249. 2004.
  • Report on the 3rd Early Analytic Philosophy Conference
    The Bertrand Russell Society Quarterly 122. 2004.
  • This dissertation is a study in the comparative formal ontology of fiction. We deal primarily with the alternative ontological frameworks of Alexius Meinong and early Bertrand Russell as each appears in or has influenced the development of intensional logics reconstructing their basic insights. Our aim is to develop an early Russellian account of fiction--an account that can handle the semantics of stories about any manner of "object" of thought, purple gnomes, "round-squares", paradoxical sets,…Read more
  • Wittgenstein reads Russell
    In Marie McGinn & Oskari Kuusela (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Wittgenstein, Oxford University Press. 2011.