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    Who were the American Postulate Theorists?Michael Scanlan - 1991 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 56 (3):981-1002.
    Articles by two American mathematicians, E. V. Huntington and Oswald Veblen, are discussed as examples of a movement in foundational research in the period 1900-1930 called American postulate theory. This movement also included E. H. Moore, R. L. Moore, C. H. Langford, H. M. Sheffer, C. J. Keyser, and others. The articles discussed exemplify American postulate theorists' standards for axiomatizations of mathematical theories, and their investigations of such axiomatizations with respect to metatheoretic properties such as independence, completeness, and consistency.
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    Who were the american postulate theorists?Michael Scanlan - 1991 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 56 (3):981-1002.
    Articles by two American mathematicians, E. V. Huntington and Oswald Veblen, are discussed as examples of a movement in foundational research in the period 1900-1930 called American postulate theory. This movement also included E. H. Moore, R. L. Moore, C. H. Langford, H. M. Sheffer, C. J. Keyser, and others. The articles discussed exemplify American postulate theorists' standards for axiomatizations of mathematical theories, and their investigations of such axiomatizations with respect to metatheoretic properties such as independence, completeness, and consistency.
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    On Finding Compactness in Aristotle.Michael Scanlan - 1983 - History and Philosophy of Logic 4 (1&2):1-8.
    Jonathan Lear has suggested that Aristotle attempts to demonstrate a proof-theoretic analogue of a compactness theorem in Posterior analyticsI, chs. 19?22. Aristotle argues in these chapters that there cannot be in finite series of predications of terms. Lear's analysis of Aristotle's arguments are shown to be based on confusions about the nature of infinite orderings. Three distinct confusions are identified. In final remarks, it is suggested that a compactness claim is irrelevant to the issues which motivate Aristotle's arguments.
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    American Postulate Theorists and Alfred Tarski.Michael Scanlan - 2003 - History and Philosophy of Logic 24 (4):307-325.
    This article outlines the work of a group of US mathematicians called the American Postulate Theorists and their influence on Tarski's work in the 1930s that was to be foundational for model theory. The American Postulate Theorists were influenced by the European foundational work of the period around 1900, such as that of Peano and Hilbert. In the period roughly from 1900???1940, they developed an indigenous American approach to foundational investigations. This made use of interpretations of precisely formulated axiomatic theories (...)
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    The Known and Unknown H.M. Sheffer.Michael Scanlan - 2000 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 36 (2):193 - 224.
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    Informational privacy and moral values.Michael Scanlan - 2001 - Ethics and Information Technology 3 (1):3-12.
    A case from 1996 in Oregon in which citizens' legally publicmotor vehicle information was disseminated on a World Wide Website is considered. The case evoked widespread moral outrageamong Oregonians and led to changes in the Oregon records laws.The application of either consequentialist ornon-consequentialist moral theories to this and otherinformational privacy cases is found to be inadequate.Adjudication of conflicting desires is offered as the appropriateanalytical model for moral disputes. The notion of adjudicationoffered here diverges from traditional moral theories in itsindeterminate nature.
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    The Work of John Corcoran: An Appreciation.Stewart Shapiro & Michael Scanlan - 1999 - History and Philosophy of Logic 20 (3-4):149-158.
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    Sheffer's Criticism of Royce's Theory of Order.J. Brent Crouch, Michael Scanlan, Scott L. Pratt, Robert W. Burch & Phillip Deen - 2010 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 46 (2):178-201.
    Henry Sheffer’s 1908 Harvard Ph.D. thesis contains an interesting appendix on a central feature of the logical work of his thesis advisor, Josiah Royce. This is the claim in Royce’s 1905 article “The Relations of the Principles of Logic to the Foundations of Geometry” that an unsymmetric ordering relation can be defined on the single symmetric O-relation for which he gives postulates in that paper. Sheffer criticizes Royce’s specific definition from the point of view of the evolving twentieth century conception (...)
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    John Corcoran.José M. Sagüillo, Michael Scanlan & Stewart Shapiro - 2021 - History and Philosophy of Logic 42 (3):201-223.
    We present a memorial summary of the professional life and contributions to logic of John Corcoran. We also provide a full list of his many publications.Courtesy of Lynn Corcoran.
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    First page preview.Michael Scanlan - 2005 - History and Philosophy of Logic 26 (4).
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    Relating Ontology and Logic [review of Bernard Linsky, Russell's Metaphysical Logic ].Michael Scanlan - 2000 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 20 (2).
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    The Denoting Century, 1905–2005 [review of Guido Imaguire and Bernard Linsky, eds., “On Denoting”, 1905–2005 ].Michael Scanlan - 2006 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 26 (2):167-178.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:_Russell_ journal (home office): E:CPBRRUSSJOURTYPE2602\REVIEWS.262 : 2007-01-24 01:12 eviews THE DENOTING CENTURY, 1 19 90 05 5– –2 20 00 05 5 Michael Scanlan Philosophy / Oregon State U. Corvallis, or 97331, usa [email protected] Guido Imaguire and Bernard Linsky, eds. On Denoting: 1905–2005. Munich: Philosophia Verlag, 2005. Pp. 451. 98.00. isbn 3-88405-091-5. his anniversary collection of papers connected with Russell’s 1905 publiTcation of “On Denoting” reflects both the almost (...)
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    The Evolution of Logic.Michael Scanlan - 2011 - History and Philosophy of Logic 32 (4):405 - 405.
    History and Philosophy of Logic, Volume 32, Issue 4, Page 405, November 2011.
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    Wittgenstein, Truth-Functions, and Generality.Michael Scanlan - 1995 - Journal of Philosophical Research 20:175-193.
    Although it is eommon to attribute to Wittgenstein in the Tractatus a treatment of general propositions as equivalent to eonjunctions and disjunctions of instance propositions, the evidence for this is not perfeetly clear. This article considers Wittgenstein’s comments in 5.521, which can be read as rejecting such a treatment. It argues that properly situating the Tractatus historically allows for a revised reading of 5.521 and other parts of the Tractatus relevant to Wittgenstein’s theory of generality. The result is that 5.521 (...)
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    Wittgenstein, Truth-Functions, and Generality.Michael Scanlan - 1995 - Journal of Philosophical Research 20:175-193.
    Although it is eommon to attribute to Wittgenstein in the Tractatus a treatment of general propositions as equivalent to eonjunctions and disjunctions of instance propositions, the evidence for this is not perfeetly clear. This article considers Wittgenstein’s comments in 5.521, which can be read as rejecting such a treatment. It argues that properly situating the Tractatus historically allows for a revised reading of 5.521 and other parts of the Tractatus relevant to Wittgenstein’s theory of generality. The result is that 5.521 (...)
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    Mind Celebrates OD 's Centenary [review of "100 Years of `On Denoting'", Mind 114, no. 456 (Oct. 2005)].Michael Scanlan - 2007 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 27 (2):259-270.
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    Essays on Argumentation in Antiquity. [REVIEW]Michael Scanlan - 2022 - History and Philosophy of Logic 43 (4):391-394.
    Most readers will consult this volume for one or two of the articles in it. However, reading through the volume as a whole gives an interesting perspective on research in this area. I will briefly...
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    James Gasser. Essai sur la nature et les critères de la preuve. DelVal, Cousset, Fribourg, 1989, xiii + 144 pp. [REVIEW]Michael Scanlan - 1991 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 56 (2):757-758.
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    Review: James Gasser, Essai sur la Nature et les Criteres de la Preuve. [REVIEW]Michael Scanlan - 1991 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 56 (2):757-758.
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    Mind Celebrates OD 's Centenary [review of "100 Years of `On Denoting'", Mind 114, no. 456 (Oct. 2005)]. [REVIEW]Michael Scanlan - 2007 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 27 (2):259-270.
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    Russell vs. Meinong: 100 Years Later [review of Nicholas Griffin and Dale Jacquette, eds., Russell vs. Meinong: the Legacy of “On Denoting” ]. [REVIEW]Michael Scanlan - 2010 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 30 (1):69-81.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:September 25, 2010 (2:45 pm) C:\Users\Milt\Desktop\backup copy of Ken's G\WPData\TYPE3001\russell 30,1 032 red corrected.wpd russell: the Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies n.s. 30 (summer 2010): 69–94 The Bertrand Russell Research Centre, McMaster U. issn 0036-01631; online 1913-8032 eviews RUSSELL VS.z MEINONG, 100 YEARS LATER Michael Scanlan South StraTord, vt 05070, usa [email protected] Nicholas GriUn and Dale Jacquette, eds. Russell vs. Meinong: the Legacy of “On Denoting”. London and New (...)
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    The History of Philosophical and Formal Logic from Aristotle to Tarski. [REVIEW]Michael Scanlan - 2019 - History and Philosophy of Logic 40 (2):200-203.
    This book is intended for an undergraduate student who has taken one introductory course in first-order logic.1 It focuses on great figures and periods: Aristotle, the Stoics, the medieval logician...
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