William Demopoulos: Selected Publications

Authored Volumes

  1. Logicism and its Philosophical Legacy, Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Edited Volumes

  1. Meaning and Cognitive Structure: Issues in the Computational Theory of Mind, co-editor with Z. Pylyshyn, (Ablex Publishing Co.: 1986)

  2. Language Learning and Concept Acquisition, co-editor with A. Marras, (Ablex Publishing Co.: 1986)

  3. Learnability and Linguistic Theory, Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics, Vol. 9,co-editor with R.J. Matthews, (Kluwer: 1990)

  4. Frege's Philosophy of Mathematics, (Harvard University Press: 1995)

  5. Physical Theory and Its Interpretation: Essays in Honor of Jeffrey Bub, co-editor with Itamar Pitowsky (Springer: 2006)

Papers and Critical Notices

  1. "On the Relation of Topological to Metrical Structure," Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. IV, ed. by M. Radner and S. Winokur (University of Minnesota Press: 1970) 263-272.

  2. "The Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics," with Jeffrey Bub, Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. XIII, ed. by R. Cohen and M. Wartofsky (Reidel: 1974) 92-122.

  3. "Fundamental Statistical Theories," in Logic, Probability and Quantum Mechanics, ed. by P. Suppes (Reidel: 1975) 421-431.

  4. "Critical Notice of Robert Colodny (ed.), Paradigms and Paradoxes: The Philosophical Challenge of the Quantum Domain," with Jeffrey Bub, Philosophia 6 (1976) 333-344.

  5. "Critical Notice of Clifford Hooker (ed.), Contemporary Research in the Foundations and Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics," Synthese 33 (1976) 489-504.

  6. "Remark on a Paper of Maczynski," Reports on Mathematical Physics 9 (1976) 39-44.

  7. "What is the Logical Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics?," Philosophy of Science Association Proceedings 1974, ed. by R.S. Cohen et al. (Reidel: 1976) 721-728.

  8. "The Possibility Structure of Physical Systems," in Foundations of Probability Theory, Statistical Inference and Statistical Theories, Vol. III, ed. by C.A. Hooker and W.L. Harper (Reidel: 1976) 55-80.

  9. "Completeness and Realism in Quantum Mechanics," Foundational Problems in the Special Sciences, ed. by R. Butts & J. Hintikka (Reidel: 1977) 81-88.

  10. "Boolean Representations of Physical Magnitudes and Locality," Synthese 42 (1979) 101-119.

  11. "A Remark on the Completeness of the Computational Model of Mind," The Behavioral and Brain Sciences 3 (1980) 135.

  12. "Locality and the Algebraic Structure of Quantum Mechanics," Studies in the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, ed. by P. Suppes, (East Lansing: 1980) 119-144.

  13. "The Rejection of Truth Conditional Semantics by Putnam and Dummett," Philosophical Topics: Special Issue on Realism 13 (1982) 135-154.

  14. "Count Relations and Regular Languages", with Edward Stabler, Jr., Seventh International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Volume 1 Abstracts of Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7 (1983) 125-128.

  15. "On the Hypothesis that Grammars are Mentally Represented," with R.J. Matthews, The Behavioral and Brain Sciences 6 (1983) 405-406.

  16. "Russell's Analysis of Matter: Its Historical Context and Contemporary Interest," with Michael Friedman, Philosophy of Science 52 (1985) 621-639.

  17. "On Some Fundamental Distinctions of Computationalism," Synthese 70 (1987) 79-96.

  18. "Critical Notice of Hilary Putnam's Representation and Reality" Philosophy of Science 57 (1990) 325-333.

  19. "The Homogeneous Form of Logic Programs with Equality," Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 31 (1990) 291-303.

  20. "On Applying Learnability Theory to the Rationalism-Empiricism Controversy," Learnability and Linguistic Theory, ed. by R. J. Matthews and W. Demopoulos (Kluwer: 1990), 77-88.

  21. "Frege's Theory of Concepts and Objects and the Interpretation of Second Order Logic," with John Bell, Philosophia Mathematica (Series III) 1 (1993) 139-156.

  22. "Critical Notice of Michael Dummett's Frege: Philosophy of Mathematics," Canadian Journal of Philosophy 23 (1993) 477-497.

  23. "Frege, Hilbert, and the Conceptual Structure of Model Theory," History and Philosophy of Logic 15 (1994) 211-225.

  24. "Frege and the Rigorization of Analysis," Journal of Philosophical Logic 23 (1994) 225-245. Reprinted in Frege's Philosophy of Mathematics, 68-89.

  25. "The Contemporary Interest of an Old Doctrine," PSA, 1994; Volume 2: Symposia and Invited Papers, ed. by D. Hull et al., Philosophy of Science Association: (1995) 209-216.

  26. "Editor's Introduction" to Frege's Philosophy of Mathematics, 1-20.

  27. "Elementary Propositions and Independence," with John Bell, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 37 (1996) 112-124.

  28. "Bertrand Russell," The Encyclopedia of Empiricism, ed. by E. Barbanell and D. Garrett (Greenwood Press: 1997), 373-385.

  29. "The Centrality of Truth to Theory of Meaning," Proceedings of the 1996 Maribor Conference on Naturalized Semantics, ed. by Dunja Jutronic (Univerza Mariboru: 1997) 24-32.

  30. "The Philosophical Basis of Our Knowledge of Number," Noûs 32 (1998) 481-503.

  31. "The Theory of Meaning of 'On Denoting'," Noûs 33 (1999) 439-458.

  32. "Critical Notice of Michael Potter's Reason's Nearest Kin: Philosophies of Mathematics from Kant to Carnap," British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 52 (2001) 599-612.

  33. "The origin and status of our conception of number," Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, 41 (2000) 210-26.

  34. "The Philosophical Interest of Frege Arithmetic," Philosophical Books 44 (2003) 220-228.

  35. "On The Rational Reconstruction of Our Theoretical Knowledge," British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 54 (2003) 371-403.

  36. "Elementary Propositions and Essentially Incomplete Knowledge: A framework for the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics," Noûs (2004) 38 86-109.

  37. "The Logicism of Frege, Dedekind and Russell," with Peter Clark, The Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics, Stewart Shapiro (ed.) (Oxford U Press: 2005) 129-165.

  38. "On Our Knowledge of Numbers as Self-Subsistent Objects," Dialectica 59 (2005) 141-159.

  39. "The Neo-Fregean Program in the Philosophy of Arithmetic," Intuition and the Axiomatic Method, E. Carson and R. Huber (eds) (Springer: 2005) 87-112.

  40. "On the Notion of a Physical Theory of an Incompletely Knowable Domain," in Physical Theory and Its Interpretation: Essays in Honor of Jeffrey Bub (Springer: 2006) 101-116.

  41. "Carnap and the Reconstruction of Scientific Theories," The Cambridge Companion to Carnap, Richard Creath and Michael Friedman (eds) (CUP: 2007) 248-272.

  42. "The 1910 Principia's Theory of Functions and Classes and the Theory of Descriptions," for a special issue of The European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, edited by Michael Liston and entitled Descriptions: Their content, uses and historical significance, 3 (2007) 159-178.

  43. "Some Remarks on the Bearing of Model Theory on the Theory of Theories," for a special issue of Synthese edited by Paolo Mancosu and entitled, Interpolations: Essays in Honor of William Craig, 164 (2008) 359-384.

  44. "Effects and Propositions," Foundations of Physics 40 (2010) 36-389.

  45. "The Role of the Foundations of Mathematics in the Development of Carnapís Theory of Theories," Discourse on a New Method: Reinvigorating the Marriage of History and Philosophy of Science, M. Domski and M. Dickson (eds) (Open Court: 2010) 473-492.

  46. "Bertrand Russell," The Routledge Companion to Epistemology, Sven Bernecker and Duncan Pritchard (eds) (Routledge: 2011): 750-762.

  47. "Three views of theoretical knowledge," British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 62 (2011) 177-205.

  48. "On logicist conceptions of functions and classes," Vintage Enthusiasm: Essays in Honour of John L. Bell, David DeVidi, Michael Hallett and Peter J. Clark (eds) (Springer: 2011) 3-18.

  49. "On extending 'Empiricism, Semantics and Ontology' to the realism-instrumentalism controversy," Journal of Philosophy 108 (2011) 647-669.

  50. "Generalized probability measures and the framework of effects," The Probable and the Improbable: A Memorial Volume for Itamar Pitowsky, Meir Hemmo and Yemima Ben-Menahem (eds) (Springer: 2012) 201-217.

  51. With Mélanie Frappier and Jeffrey Bub, "Poincaré's 'Les conceptions nouvelles de la matière,'" Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 43 (2012) 221-225.