NICHOLAS J.J. SMITH
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Logic: The Laws of Truth       Vagueness and Degrees of Truth

   

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Books
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Logic: The Laws of Truth
Princeton University Press
April 2012
528 + xvi pages
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Vagueness and Degrees of Truth
Oxford University Press
341 + viii pages
Hardcover: Nov 2008 (UK) / Jan 2009 (USA)
Paperback: Feb 2013 (UK) / Mar 2013 (USA)
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Reviews
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Review of Dominic Hyde Vagueness, Logic and Ontology (Ashgate, 2008)
Bulletin of Symbolic Logic
16 (2010) 531-3
BSL

Review of Michael Lynch Truth as One and Many (Oxford University Press, 2009)
Analysis
70 (2010) 191-3
Analysis   PDF

Review of Joan Weiner Frege Explained: From Arithmetic to Analytic Philosophy (Open Court, 2004)
Philosophical Books
48 (2007) 78-9
Phil Books   PDF

Review of Robin Le Poidevin Travels in Four Dimensions: The Enigmas of Space and Time (Oxford University Press, 2003)
Australasian Journal of Philosophy
82 (2004) 527-30
PDF

 

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Conferences
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AAL 2012

VVNL 2014

AAL 2015

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Papers
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I'd Do Anything to Change the Past
(But I Can't Do 'That')

American Philosophical Quarterly
forthcoming.
Abstract

Consonance and Dissonance in Solutions to the Sorites
In Otavio Bueno and Ali Abasnezhad (eds)
On the Sorites Paradox Springer, forthcoming.
Abstract   PDF

Infinite Decisions and Rationally Negligible Probabilities
Mind
May 2016, 1-14.
Abstract   MIND   PDF

Truthier Than Thou: Truth, Supertruth and Probability of Truth
Noûs
50/4 (2016) 740-58.
Abstract   Noûs  PDF

A Theory of Propositions
Logic and Logical Philosophy
25/1 (2016) 83-125.
Abstract   LLP  PDF

Fuzzy Logics in Theories of Vagueness
In Petr Cintula, Christian Fermüller and Carles Noguera (eds) Handbook of Mathematical Fuzzy Logic Volume 3, College Publications (Studies in Logic, Mathematical Logic and Foundations series), London, 2015, 1237-81.

Why Time Travellers (Still) Cannot Change the Past
Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia (Special 70th Anniversary Issue on Metaphysics: Contemporary Issues)
71/4 (2015) 677-94.
Abstract   RPF   PDF

Doubts about 'Uncertainty without all the doubt'
Mind & Language symposium
February 2015, 1-7.
Symposium  PDF

Undead Argument: The Truth-Functionality Objection to Fuzzy Theories of Vagueness
Synthese (Special Issue on Vagueness and Probability)
January 2015, 1-27.
Abstract   Synthese  PDF

Vagueness, Uncertainty and Degrees of Belief: Two Kinds of Indeterminacy -- One Kind of Credence
Erkenntnis (Special Issue: Papers from the Prague International Colloquium on Epistemic Aspects of Many-Valued Logics)
79/5 (2014) 1027-44
Abstract   Erkenntnis  PDF

Is Evaluative Compositionality a Requirement of Rationality?
Mind
123 (2014) 457-502
Abstract   MIND   PDF

One Bald Man … Two Bald Men … Three Bald Men: Aahh Aahh Aahh Aahh Aaaahhhh!
In Ken Akiba and Ali Abasnezhad (eds) Vague Objects and Vague Identity: New Essays on Ontic Vagueness (Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science series) Springer, 2014, 197-216.
Abstract   Springer  PDF

Time Travel
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
November 2013
Abstract   SEP

Measuring and Modeling Truth
American Philosophical Quarterly
49 (2012) 345-56
Abstract   APQ  PDF

Many-Valued Logics
In Delia Graff Fara and Gillian Russell (eds) Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Language Routledge, 2012, 636-51.
PDF

Fuzzy Logic and Higher-Order Vagueness
In Petr Cintula, Christian G. Fermüller, Lluis Godo and Petr Hájek (eds) Understanding Vagueness: Logical, Philosophical and Linguistic Perspectives College Publications (Studies in Logic series), London, 2011, 1-19.
Abstract   PDF

The book also contains comments on my paper by Libor Behounek and Francesco Paoli together with my replies to those comments; my comments on David Ripley's paper 'Inconstancy and Inconsistency' together with his replies to those comments; and my comments on Chris Fermüller and Petr Hájek's 'A Conversation About Fuzzy Logic and Vagueness'. The book's website includes full PDF's of all chapters, comments and replies.

Inconsistency in the A-Theory
Philosophical Studies
156 (2011) 231-47
Abstract   Phil Studies  PDF

Degree of Belief is Expected Truth Value
In Richard Dietz and Sebastiano Moruzzi (eds) Cuts and Clouds: Vagueness, its Nature and its Logic Oxford University Press, 2010, 491-506.
Abstract   PDF

Frege's Judgement Stroke and the Conception of Logic as the Study of Inference not Consequence
Philosophy Compass
4 (2009) 639-65
Abstract   Phil Compass   PDF

Why Sense Cannot Be Made of Vague Identity
Noûs
42 (2008) 1-16
Abstract   Noûs   PDF

Semantic Regularity and the Liar Paradox
Monist (Special Issue on Truth)
89 (2006) 178-202
Abstract   PDF
Longer version: PDF

A Plea For Things That Are Not Quite All There: Or, Is There a Problem about Vague Composition and Vague Existence?
Journal of Philosophy
102 (2005) 381-421
Abstract   PDF

Why Would Time Travellers Try to Kill their Younger Selves?
Monist (Special Issue on Time Travel)
88 (2005) 388-95
Abstract   PDF

Vagueness as Closeness
Australasian Journal of Philosophy
83 (2005) 157-83
Abstract   PDF

Vagueness and Blurry Sets
Journal of Philosophical Logic
33 (2004) 165-235
Abstract   PDF

Worldly Indeterminacy: A Rough Guide
co-authored with Gideon Rosen
Australasian Journal of Philosophy
(Special Issue in Honour of David Lewis)
82 (2004) 185-98
Reprinted in Frank Jackson and Graham Priest (eds) Lewisian Themes: The Philosophy of David K. Lewis Oxford University Press, 2004, 196-209.
Abstract   PDF

Vagueness by Numbers? No Worries
Mind
112 (2003) 283-90
Abstract   PDF

The Paradoxes of Time Travel
co-authored with Ken Perszyk
Public lecture at Te Papa
(National Museum of New Zealand)
Video   PDF

The Principle of Uniform Solution (of the Paradoxes of Self-Reference)
Mind
109 (2000) 117-22
Abstract   PDF

Frege's Judgement Stroke
Australasian Journal of Philosophy
78 (2000) 153-75
Abstract   PDF

The Problems of Backward Time Travel
Endeavour
22/4 (1998) 156-8
PDF

Epiphenomenalism
co-authored with Keith Campbell
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
1998
REP   PDF

Bananas Enough for Time Travel?
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
48 (1997) 363-89
Abstract   PDF

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Last modified 17 November 2016