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    Conditionals: A Debate with Jackson
    Priest, G (Oxford University PressOxford, 2010-05-01)
    Abstract This chapter presents a number of concerns about Jackson's approach to conditionals. The first section discusses the view defended by Frank Jackson in his book Conditionals; it describes his account and notes some of its shortcomings. There are good reasons for doing this. Views of the kind defended there are, if not orthodox, still very common. And Jackson defends the view in, arguably, its most cogent form. The second section sketches a rather different account, which avoids these shortcomings. It proposes a general framework for an account of conditionals, one that leaves plenty of parameters to be adjusted for fine tuning.
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    The paradoxes of denotation
    PRIEST, G (CSLI Publications, 2006)
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    Hopes Fade For Saving Truth
    Priest, G (CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, 2010-01-01)
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    Inclosures, Vagueness, and Self-Reference
    Priest, G (University of Notre Dame, 2010-01-01)
    In this paper, I start by showing that sorites paradoxes are inclosure paradoxes. That is, they fit the Inclosure Scheme which characterizes the paradoxes of self-reference. Given that sorites and self-referential paradoxes are of the same kind, they should have the same kind of solution. The rest of the paper investigates what a dialetheic solution to sorites paradoxes is like, connections with a dialetheic solution to the self-referential paradoxes, and related issues— especially so called “higher order” vagueness.
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    NEIGHBORHOOD SEMANTICS FOR INTENTIONAL OPERATORS
    Priest, G (CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, 2009-06-01)
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    THE STRUCTURE OF EMPTINESS
    Priest, G (UNIV HAWAII PRESS, 2009-10-01)
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    MANY-VALUED MODAL LOGICS: A SIMPLE APPROACH
    Priest, G (CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, 2008-08-01)
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    THE CLOSING OF THE MIND: HOW THE PARTICULAR QUANTIFIER BECAME EXISTENTIALLY LOADED BEHIND OUR BACKS
    Priest, G (CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, 2008-06-01)
    The paper argues that the view that the particular quantifier is ‘existentially loaded’ is a relatively new one historically and that it has become entrenched in modern philosophical logic for less than happy reasons.
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    Spiking the field-artillery
    PRIEST, GG ; BEALL, JC ; ARMOUR-GARB, B (Oxford University Press, 2005)
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    Non-Transitive Identity
    Priest, G (Oxford University PressOxford, 2010-05-01)
    Abstract This chapter defines a notion of identity in the second-order paraconsistent logic LP. The notion does not have the properties of transitivity or substitutivity, but these may be regained in consistent contexts. The chapter then discusses applications of this notion of identity, especially to entities involved in change. Soritical changes come in for special consideration.