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    Ontology after Carnap (edited book)
    Oxford University Press UK. 2016.
    Analytic philosophy is once again in a methodological frame of mind. Nowhere is this more evident than in metaphysics, whose practitioners and historians are actively reflecting on the nature of ontological questions, the status of their answers, and the relevance of contributions both from other areas within philosophy and beyond. Such reflections are hardly new: the debate between Willard van Orman Quine and Rudolf Carnap about how to understand and resolve ontological questions is widely seen…Read more
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    On Bolzano’s Alleged Explicativism
    Synthese 150 (2): 229-246. 2006.
    Bolzano was the first to establish an explicit distinction between the deductive methods that allow us to recognise the certainty of a given truth and those that provide its objective ground. His conception of the relation between what we, in this paper, call "subjective consequence", i.e., the relation from epistemic reason to consequence and "objective consequence", i.e., grounding however allows for an interpretation according to which Bolzano advocates an "explicativist" conception of proof:…Read more
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    This paper is aimed at understanding one central aspect of Bolzano's views on deductive knowledge: what it means for a proposition and for a term to be known a priori. I argue that, for Bolzano, a priori knowledge is knowledge by virtue of meaning and that Bolzano has substantial views about meaning and what it is to know the latter. In particular, Bolzano believes that meaning is determined by implicit definition, i.e. the fundamental propositions in a deductive system. I go into some detail in…Read more
  •  104
    Is Logic Formal? Bolzano, Kant and the Kantian Logicians
    Grazer Philosophische Studien 85 (1): 11-32. 2012.
    In the wake of Kant, logicians seemed to have adhered to the idea that what is distinctive of logic is its “formality”. In the paper, I discuss the distinction Kant draws between formality and generality of logic and argue that he ultimately conflates the two notions. I argue further that Kant's views on the formality of logic rest on a series of non trivial assumptions concerning the nature of cognition. I document the way in which these assumptions were received in his successors. In the secon…Read more
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    Preuves par excellence
    Philosophiques 30 (1): 219-234. 2003.
    Bolzano fut le premier philosophe à établir une distinction explicite entre les procédés déductifs qui nous permettent de parvenir à la certitude d’une vérité et ceux qui fournissent son fondement objectif. La conception que Bolzano se fait du rapport entre ce que nous appelons ici, d’une part, « conséquence subjective », à savoir la relation de raison à conséquence épistémique et, d’autre part, la « conséquence objective », c’est-à-dire la fondation , suggère toutefois que Bolzano défendait une…Read more
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    Bolzano and the Analytical Tradition
    Philosophy Compass 9 (2): 96-111. 2014.
    In the course of the last few decades, Bolzano has emerged as an important player in accounts of the history of philosophy. This should be no surprise. Few authors stand at a more central junction in the development of modern thought. Bolzano's contributions to logic and the theory of knowledge alone straddle three of the most important philosophical traditions of the 19th and 20th centuries: the Kantian school, the early phenomenological movement and what has come to be known as analytical phil…Read more
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    Analyticité, universalité et quantification chez Bernard Bolzano
    Les Etudes Philosophiques 455-470. 2000.
    Jusqu'à maintenant, il semble qu'on n'ait pas établi de lien entre le rejet par Bolzano de la notation quantificationnelle des propositions universelles de la logique traditionnelle et l'articulation inédite de sa notion de validité universelle. C'est ce que je veux faire ici. En particulier, dans la mesure où l'analyticité est un cas spécial de la validité universelle, j'ai l'intention de défendre l'idée qui veut que la notion bolzanienne d'analyticité cherche à résoudre des problèmes qui sont …Read more
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    This book offers new perspectives on the history of analytical philosophy, surveying recent scholarship on the philosophical study of mind, language, logic and reality over the course of the last 200 years. Each chapter contributes to a broader engagement with a wider range of figures, topics and disciplines outside of philosophy than has been traditionally associated with the history of analytical philosophy. The book acquaints readers with new aspects of analytical philosophy’s revolutionary p…Read more
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    Philosophiques 30 (1): 235-243. 2003.
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    Erratum: On Bolzano's Alleged Explicativism
    Synthese 152 (1): 155-155. 2006.
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    This volume portrays the Polish or Lvov-Warsaw School, one of the most influential schools in analytic philosophy, which, as discussed in the thorough introduction, presented an alternative working picture of the unity of science.
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    Les études colligées dans le présent ouvrage ont pour objet les Recherches logiques de Edmund Husserl. La plupart de ces études sont issues du colloque "Les Recherches logiques d'Edmund Husserl, origines et postérité de la phénoménologie (1900/1)" qui a eu lieu à Montréal au mois de mai 2001. Le prétexte à cet événement était de marquer le centenaire de la publication de l'ouvrage séminal de la phénoménologie par une réflexion sur sa signification actuelle, ses origines et sa postérité. L'ouvr…Read more
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    The New Anti-Kant
    Palgrave. 2014.
    Finally available in English, Príhonský's New Anti-Kant is an inescapable book for anyone interested in Kant's Critical philosophy. It provides a concise and systematic recapitulation of Bolzano's insightful, trenchant criticisms of Kant, and provides a fresh window into historical developments in 19th century post-Kantian philosophy
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    _Themes from Ontology, Mind and Logic_ is a tribute to Peter Simons’s formidable contribution to contemporary philosophy. With themes ranging from metaphysics to phenomenology, it offers insights into some of today’s most significant philosophical questions.
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    L'a priori conceptuel. Bolzano, Husserl, Schlick (review)
    Dialogue 41 (2): 398-400. 2002.
    L'une des doctrines traditionnelles qui a le plus stimulé les deux premières générations de philosophes analytiques est l'idée kantienne d'une distinction entre jugements analytiques et synthétiques. À cet égard, l'ardeur philosophique fut d'ailleurs si grande que dès le début des années cinquante on était parvenu au constat qu'elle ne survivrait pas au XXe siècle. Ce fut d'abord la notion de jugement synthétique a priori qui tomba sous la critique que lui adressaient les membres du Cercle de Vi…Read more
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    Philosophy and the Historical Perspective ed. by Marcel van Ackeren and Lee Klein
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 58 (4): 830-832. 2020.
    Philosophy and the Historical Perspective contains fourteen chapters, each of which is an attempt to enrich our conception of the relationship of analytical philosophy to history. Some chapters seek insight from the philosophical canon: Robert Pippin offers an insightful discussion of Hegel's historiographical methodology, and Brian Leiter presents aspects of Nietzsche's. Many of the chapters set research agendas that would deserve entire volumes. For instance, van Ackeren asks whether there are…Read more
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    Logic from Kant to Russell (edited book)
    Routledge. 2018.
    The scope and method of logic as we know it today eminently reflect the ground-breaking developments of set theory and the logical foundations of mathematics at the turn of the 20th century. Unfortunately, little effort has been made to understand the idiosyncrasies of the philosophical context that led to these tremendous innovations in the 19thcentury beyond what is found in the works of mathematicians such as Frege, Hilbert, and Russell. This constitutes a monumental gap in our understanding …Read more
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    Critical Studies/Book Reviews
    Philosophia Mathematica. forthcoming.
    RusnockPaul* * and ŠebestíkJan. _ Bernard Bolzano: His Life and His Work. _Oxford University Press,2019. Pp. xxxiii + 667. ISBN: 978-0-19-882368-1 ; 978-0-19-255683-7 ; 978-0-19-255684-4. doi.org/ 10.1093/oso/9780198823681.001.0001.
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    Grazer Philosophische Studien 85 (1): 1-10. 2012.
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    Kant -- Decomposition -- Meaning and analysis -- A substitutional theory -- Analyticity -- Consequence -- Justification and proof -- A priori knowledge -- Things, collections and numbers -- Frege -- Husserl, logical psychologism, and the theory of knowledge.
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    Themenschwerpunkt/Special Topic: Bolzano & Kant Gastherausgeber/Guest Editor: Sandra Lapointe Sandra Lapointe: Introduction Sandra Lapointe: Is Logic Formal? Bolzano, Kant and the Kantian Logicians Nicholas F. Stang: A Kantian Reply to Bolzano’s Critique of Kant’s Analytic-Synthetic Distinction Clinton Tolley: Bolzano and Kant on the Place of Subjectivity in a Wissenschaftslehre Timothy Rosenkoetter: Kant and Bolzano on the Singularity of Intuitions Waldemar Rohloff: From Ordinary Language to De…Read more
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    Philosophy of Mind in the Nineteenth Century (edited book)
    Routledge. forthcoming.
  • La philosophie dite analytique constitue l’une des traditions philosophiques les plus importantes du vingtième siècle. Ce qui la caractérise, par contraste avec d’autres courants comme l’existentialisme ou la phénoménologie, est sa préoccupation pour « l’analyse » conceptuelle ou logique. Qu’est-ce que l’analyse et en quoi informe-t-elle des notions philosophiques fondamentales et en particulier la notion d’analyticité? En quoi les conceptions de l’analyse et de l’analyticité évoluent-elles de K…Read more