Richard Cartwright

The late Richard Cartwright (MIT) didn't publish much, but, when he did, it was well-regarded. In his memory, MIT published a helpful summary of his influence (here). His influence on my professors is undeniable. But, his clear and rigorous writing style makes him one of my favorites. (Some errors were noted by my WMU colleague, John Dilworth.)


MIT's list of his complete publications list.

(1954). "Ontology and the Theory of Meaning.Philosophy of Science 21(4): pp. 316-325.

(1962). "Propositions." Analytical Philosophy, R. J. Butler, ed.: Oxford: Blackwell, 1962: pp. 81-103; Reprinted in Cartwright's Philosophical Essays, pp. 33-53.

(1966). "Substitutivity." The Journal of Philosophy 63(21): pp. 684-685.

(1967). "Classes and Attributes." Nous 1(3): pp. 231-241.

(1968). "Propositions Again." Nous 2(3): pp. 229-246.

(1968). "Some Remarks on Essentialism.The Journal of Philosophy 65(20): pp. 615-626.

(1970). "Negative Existentials." The Journal of Philosophy 57(20/21): pp. 629-639.

(1975). "Scattered Objects." Analysis and Metaphysics, K. Lehrer, ed.: Dordrecht: D. Reidel Publishing Company, pp. 153-171.

(1979). "Indiscernibility Principles." Midwest Studies in Philosophy 4(1): pp. 293-306

(1982). "Propositions of Pure Logic." The Journal of Philosophy 79(11): pp. 689-692.

(1987). "On the Logical Problem of the Trinity." Philosophical Essays, R. L. Cartwright, ed. Cambridge: MIT Press.

(1994). "Speaking of Everything." Nous 28(1): pp. 1-20.

(1996). "Aquinas on What Could Have Been." Nous 30; Supplement: Philosophical Perspectives: Metaphysics 10: pp. 447-458.

(1996). "The Second Way." Medieval Philosophy and Theology 5: pp. 189-204.

(1997). "Aquinas on Infinite Multitudes." Medieval Philosophy and Theology 6: pp. 183-201.

(1997). "On Singular Propositions." Canadian Journal of Philosophy 23: pp. 63-87.

(2001). "A Question About Sets." Fact and Value: Essays in Ethics And Metaphysics for Judith Jarvis Thomson, A. Byrne, R. Stalnaker, and R. Wedgwood, eds. Cambridge: MIT Press.

(2005). "Remarks on Propositional Functions." Mind 114(456): pp. 915-927.