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  1. On Inferences From Inconsistent Premises.Nicholas Rescher & Ruth Manor - 1970 - Theory and Decision 1 (2):179-217, 1970-1971.
    The main object of this paper is to provide the logical machinery needed for a viable basis for talking of the ‘consequences’, the ‘content’, or of ‘equivalences’ between inconsistent sets of premisses.With reference to its maximal consistent subsets (m.c.s.), two kinds of ‘consequences’ of a propositional set S are defined. A proposition P is a weak consequence (W-consequence) of S if it is a logical consequence of at least one m.c.s. of S, and P is an inevitable consequence (I-consequence) of (...)
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    Solving the Heap.Ruth Manor - 2006 - Synthese 153 (2):171 - 186.
    The present offers a pragmatic solution of the Heap Paradox, based on the idea that vague predicates are “indexical” in the sense that their denotation does not only depend on the context of their use, but it is a function of the context. The analysis is based on the following three claims. The borderlines of vague terms are undetermined in the sense that though they may be determined in some contexts, they may differ from one context to the next. Vagueness (...)
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    Nuel Belnap: Doctoral Students.Carlos Giannoni, Robert Meyer, J. Michael Dunn, Peter Woodruff, James Garson, Kent Wilson, Dorothy Grover, Ruth Manor, Alasdair Urquhart & Garrel Pottinger - 1990 - In J. Dunn & A. Gupta (eds.), Truth or Consequences. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
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    A Semantic Analysis of Conditional Assertion.Ruth Manor - 1974 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 3 (1/2):37 - 52.
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    Propositional Commitment and Presuppositions.Ruth Manor - 1975 - American Philosophical Quarterly 12 (2):141 - 149.
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  6. Conditional Forms: Assertion, Necessity, Obligation and Commands.Ruth Manor - 1971 - Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh
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  7. Pragmatics and the Logic of Questions and Assertions.Ruth Manor - 1982 - Philosophica 29:45-96.
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    Pragmatic Considerations in Semantic Analyses.Ruth Manor - 1995 - Pragmatics and Cognition 3 (2):225-245.
    In this paper I argue against a sharp separation of semantics from pragmatics. While it may be useful to consider semantics independently of pragmatics, in some cases this strategy may lead us astray. First, I make a methodological point. Competing semantic analyses are often presented as supported by competing semantic intuitions of native speakers. Functional considerations are pragmatic considerations which should affect our choice of semantics. These are inferences from the linguistic goals the speakers actually achieve to the meanings their (...)
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    On the Overlap of Pragmatics and Semantics.Ruth Manor - 2001 - Synthese 128 (1-2):63 - 73.
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    Dialogue Representation.Ruth Manor - 1984 - Topoi 3 (1):63-73.
    We consider question-answer dialogues between participants who may disagree with each other. The main problems are: (a) How different speech-acts affect the information in the dialogue; and (b) How to represent what was said in a dialogue, so that we can summarize it even when it involves disagreements (i.e., inconsistencies).We use a fully-typed many-sorted language L with a possible-worlds semantics. L contains nominals representing short answers. The speech-acts are uniformly represented in a dialogue language DL by focus structures, consisting of (...)
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  11. International Pragmatics Conference On.Anat Biletzki, Shoshana Blum-Kulka, Marcelo Dascal, Nomi Erteschik-Shir, Tamar Katriel, Ruth Manor, George-Elia Sarfati, Tamar Sovran, Elda Weizman & Yael Ziv - 1999 - Pragmatics and Cognition 7 (1):247-248.
     
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    A Note on the Breadth and Depth of Terms.Asa Kasher & Ruth Manor - 1979 - Theory and Decision 11 (1):71-79.
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    Durations: Temporal Intervals with Gaps and Undetermined Edges.Ruth Manor - 1990 - In J. Dunn & A. Gupta (eds.), Truth or Consequences. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 133-154.
    The study of the meanings of temporal expressions in natural language can proceed in two ways. The first consists of borrowing an ontological theory concerning how time “really” is, and then showing how temporal expressions are interpreted in this model. Let us call this the physicalist approach. The other approach is to start off by studying the temporal presuppositions employed in the language, and defining a model as the structure which satisfies these conditions. This approach we shall call the analytist (...)
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    Modal Elaborations of Propositional Logics.Nicholas Rescher & Ruth Manor - 1972 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 13 (3):323-330.
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    On The Overlap Of Pragmatics And Semantics.Ruth Manor - 2001 - Synthese 128 (1):63-73.
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    On The Overlap Between Semantics and Pragmatics.Ruth Manor - 2001 - Synthese 128 (1-2):63-73.