Papers


Ċ PMS Publications.pdf
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  385k v. 1 30 May 2014 03:25 Peter Simons
Ċ Simons CV 2014-01-26.pdf
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  150k v. 1 26 Jan 2014 02:07 Peter Simons
 Encyclopedia Articles
Ċ Tatsache.pdf
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History of the concept 'Tatsache' (fact)  357k v. 2 30 May 2014 03:16 Peter Simons
 Miscellaneous Pieces
Ċ AGoldenAge.pdf
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This piece, intended for non-specialists, is about Polish philosophy and logic in the period 1895-1939, a truly golden age. I wrote the original not for publication but as an essay for my 2002 Polish class at Leeds Metropolitan University, taught by Ewa Dambrowska-Pyrah. I have dug it out and added a postscript, in case anyone is interested.    466k v. 5 6 Jan 2011 02:23 Peter Simons
Ċ Bochenski.pdf
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Józef Maria Bochenski was a remarkable character: Philosopher, Priest and Pilot, as a memorial volume describes him. I met him on several occasions and this memoir recounts some of the stories from and about him. This piece was also written for a Polish class.   167k v. 3 30 May 2014 03:26 Peter Simons
 Papers
Ċ 100 Years of OD.pdf
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Another piece written in 2005 for Lublin, in (as its title makes clear) the centenary year of "On Denoting". The promised Polish translation is still awaited nine years on, so here is the original until then.  298k v. 2 26 Jan 2014 02:18 Peter Simons
Ċ Aristotles Concept of State of Affairs.pdf
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As the title says  1311k v. 2 30 May 2014 03:17 Peter Simons
Ċ artifact.pdf
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Co-authored with the late Chuck Dement, this paper grew out of Ontek's engagement with the aerospace manufacturing industry and the conceptual problems they encountered when trying to keep electronic track of the parts of complex artifacts like aircraft. The work was partly supported by the United States Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and MAnufacturing Directorate, under contract F33615-95-C-5519.  146k v. 2 1 Jul 2013 03:46 Peter Simons
Ċ Digging Deeper.pdf
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A piece on the ontic factors underlying categories, this is a text for the Catholic University of Lublin, written in 2005. I was assured it would appear in Polish translation. Since that has yet to occur, and since I do not want to wait longer, here is the original. My thinking is still along these lines except for some details.   244k v. 2 26 Jan 2014 02:19 Peter Simons
Ċ DNASequencesfromBelow.pdf
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A Nominalist Account of DNA Sequences, co-authored with biologist Yu Lin   101k v. 3 31 Aug 2010 06:58 Peter Simons
Ċ Existential Propositions.pdf
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What makes a proposition one which states the existence of something? Here an answer.  353k v. 2 30 May 2014 03:21 Peter Simons
Ċ Fabian and Simons 2nd Austrian School.pdf
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The Austrian School of economics is well known. Rather less well known is the value theory created by Austrian philosophers Brentano, Meinong, Ehrenfels and Kraus. This essay, written jointly with Reinhard Fabian (Graz) explores these figures and their relationship to the economists. Imprint: "The Second Austrian School of Value Theory". In: Barry Smith and Wolfgang Grassl, eds., Austrian Economics: Historical and Philosophical Background. Beckenham: Croom Helm, 1986, 37–101  19981k v. 3 18 Jul 2012 07:24 Peter Simons
Ċ Faces,Boundaries,andThinLayers.pdf
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From a 1991 Festschrift for Avrum Stroll, this paper considers geometric versus physical conceptions of boundaries and concludes that the only metaphysically useful conception is the physical one.  1658k v. 2 31 Aug 2010 06:59 Peter Simons
Ċ KierkegaardonAction.pdf
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The meat of Peter's MA Dissertation on Kierkegaard. Despite the existentialist subject, the treatment is indebted to Hampshire and Kenny, and is commonsense realist against Kierkegaard's truncated theory that only intentions and not results matter. Published 1976.  1054k v. 4 31 Aug 2010 06:57 Peter Simons
Ċ Lambda (Colour).pdf
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First published in 2007 in black and white, this version is enhanced with colour.  309k v. 2 2 Jul 2014 07:56 Peter Simons
Ċ LogicalAtomism.pdf
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Paper based on a talk given in Switzerland in 1990. I "came out" as a logical atomist. Reference: Logical Atomism and its Ontological Refinement: A Defense. In: K. Mulligan, ed., Language, Truth, and Ontology. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1992, 157–179.  6861k v. 3 22 Oct 2011 07:18 Peter Simons
Ċ Metaphysics.pdf
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This brief survey of metaphysics was published in 2007 without the section headings. They are here restored.  94k v. 5 1 Sep 2010 09:25 Peter Simons
Ċ On what There Isnt (Scan) copy.pdf
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An account of the Meinong-Russell Controversy, originally published in German in 1988, the English translation dates from 1992.  5851k v. 2 30 May 2014 03:12 Peter Simons
Ċ RescheronNomicNecessity.pdf
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Peter's first published paper (1975), dealing with laws and counterfactuals, and showing an early interest in negation and duality.   59k v. 4 31 Aug 2010 06:58 Peter Simons
Ċ WittgensteinonSurpriseinMathematics.pdf
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This paper was given at a conference on Wittgenstein at the University of Kent in January 2006. The paper was not considered worth publishing in the Proceedings, and I had no interest in expanding or changing it, so here it is as given.  118k v. 2 1 Jun 2011 03:17 Peter Simons
 Papers in German
Ċ Bububu.pdf
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Wittgenstein once said "Try saying 'bububu' and meaning "If it doesn't rain, I will go for a walk". Peter Hacker even claims the expression has insufficient articulation to mean that. I prove him wrong by inventing a hypothetical language developed in America by the descendants of shipwrecked Roman galley slaves. The linguistic point is serious: the history slightly less so. First published in 1990.   2438k v. 5 8 Jun 2011 13:48 Peter Simons
 Presentations
ć BelfastUltimates.ppt
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ć OnMultitudes.pptx
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PowerPoint of my talk in Opole, 18 October 2011  6412k v. 2 22 Oct 2011 06:57 Peter Simons
ć StrukturdesBewusstseins.ppt
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  472k v. 2 17 Dec 2009 14:42 Peter Simons
ć TLP.pptx
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Presentation given at a Colloquium in Tunis to mark the 60th anniversary of Wittgenstein's death. An English essay based on this presentation is forthcoming.  258k v. 4 8 Jun 2011 13:58 Peter Simons
 Reviews
Ċ Munn:SmithReview.pdf
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Review of Katherine Munn and Barry Smith Applied Ontology, appeared in Metascience   135k v. 3 21 Oct 2009 03:41 Peter Simons
 Talks
Ċ Mereology and Truth-Making.pdf
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My Oxford talk of 10 April 2014  149k v. 2 11 Apr 2014 03:57 Peter Simons
Ċ TheAbsentEngineer.pdf
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My contribution to the Hist (a)theism debate at Trinity, 21 September 2011  41k v. 2 22 Sep 2011 01:50 Peter Simons
Ċ TheConsolationsofAtheism.pdf
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  134k v. 5 23 Apr 2010 03:18 Peter Simons
Ċ WhyGoddoesnotexist.pdf
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  59k v. 2 8 Dec 2009 05:25 Peter Simons
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