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Joel I. Friedman [11]Joel Irwin Friedman [1]
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    Was Spinoza Fooled by the Ontological Argument?Joel I. Friedman - 1982 - Philosophia 11 (3-4):307-344.
  2. Modal Platonism: An Easy Way to Avoid Ontological Commitment to Abstract Entities.Joel I. Friedman - 2005 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 34 (3):227-273.
    Modal Platonism utilizes "weak" logical possibility, such that it is logically possible there are abstract entities, and logically possible there are none. Modal Platonism also utilizes a non-indexical actuality operator. Modal Platonism is the EASY WAY, neither reductionist nor eliminativist, but embracing the Platonistic language of abstract entities while eliminating ontological commitment to them. Statement of Modal Platonism. Any consistent statement B ontologically committed to abstract entities may be replaced by an empirically equivalent modalization, MOD(B), not so ontologically committed. This (...)
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    An Overview of Spinoza'sehics.Joel I. Friedman - 1978 - Synthese 37 (1):67 - 106.
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    Was Spinoza Fooled by the Ontological Argument?Joel I. Friedman - 1984 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 49 (3):997-998.
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    Spinoza's Problem of “Other Minds”.Joel I. Friedman - 1983 - Synthese 57 (1):99 - 126.
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    Plato'seuthyphro and Leibniz' Law.Joel I. Friedman - 1982 - Philosophia 12 (1-2):1-20.
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    Necessity and the Ontological Argument.Joel I. Friedman - 1980 - Erkenntnis 15 (3):301-331.
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    The Mystic's Ontological Argument.Joel I. Friedman - 1979 - American Philosophical Quarterly 16 (1):73 - 78.
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    Towards an Adequate Definition of Distribution for First-Order Logic.Joel I. Friedman - 1995 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 24 (2):161 - 192.
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    The Natural God: A God Even an Atheist Can Believe In.Joel I. Friedman - 1986 - Zygon 21 (3):369-388.
    . In this paper, I attempt to dissolve the theism/atheism boundary. In the first part, I consider last things, according to mainstream science. In the second part, I define the Natural God as the Force of Nature—evolving, unifying, maximizing—and consider Its relation to last things. Finally, I discuss our knowledge of the Natural God and Its relevance to our personal lives. I argue that we can know the Natural God through scientific reason combined with global intuition, and that this knowledge, (...)
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    The Generalized Continuum Hypothesis is Equivalent to the Generalized Maximization Principle.Joel I. Friedman - 1971 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 36 (1):39-54.
    In spite of the work of Gödel and Cohen, which showed the undecidability of the Generalized Continuum Hypothesis from the axioms of set theory, the problem still remains to decide GCH on the basis of new axioms. It is almost 100 years since Cantor first conjectured the Continuum Hypothesis, yet we seem to be no closer to determining its truth. Nevertheless, it is a sound methodological principle that given any undecidable set-theoretical statement, we should search for “other axioms of set (...)
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