Reinaldo Elugardo

Reinaldo Elugardo
University of Oklahoma | ou · Department of Philosophy

Ph.D.

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Additional affiliations
August 1989 - July 2012
University of Oklahoma
Position
  • Professor (Full) ~ Emeritus
September 1984 - June 1989
Southern Methodist University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
September 1981 - June 1983
University of San Diego
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
September 1974 - June 1980
The University of Western Ontario
Field of study
  • Philosophy
September 1971 - June 1974
University of Alberta
Field of study
  • Philosophy
January 1971 - July 1971
The Ohio State University
Field of study
  • Philosophy

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Publications (36)
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Berkeley’s thoughts on the philosophy of language can be divided into two streams: a critical, negative stream detailing what language is not or does not do and a positive, development stream concerning what language really does. Within the negative stream are three main currents. First is Berkeley’s rejection of the need for abstract ideas to prov...
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This paper has three modest aims: to present a puzzle, to show why some obvious solutions aren’t really “easy outs”, and to introduce our own solution. The puzzle is this. When it was small and had waterlogged streets, Toronto carried the moniker ‘Muddy York’. Later, the streets were drained, it grew, and Muddy York officially changed its name to ‘...
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The article begins with a summary of three important philosophical dichotomies:, and the analytic/synthetic distinction, the a priori/a posteriori distinction, and the necessary/contingent distinction. The summary also includes a discussion of their alleged connections. The bulk of the article is devoted to W. V. O. Quine's rejection of the analyti...
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The papers in this volume address two main topics: Q1: What is the nature, and especially the scope, of ellipsis in natural l- guage? Q2: What are the linguistic/philosophical implications of what one takes the nature/scope of ellipsis to be? As will emerge below, each of these main topics includes a large sub-part that deals speci?cally with nonse...
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Our first aim in this paper is to respond to four novel objections in Jason Stanley's 'Context and Logical Form'. Taken together, those objections attempt to debunk our prior claims that one can perform a genuine speech act by using a sub‐sentential expression--where by 'sub‐sentential expression' we mean an ordinary word or phrase, not embedded in...
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Perhaps a philosopher’s worst nightmare is discovering that his or her view on a certain topic leads to a dilemma. The dilemma that will be the focus of this paper is directed against a philosopher who holds the following three claims. First, Bertrand Russell’s Theory of Descriptions, or some modified version thereof, explains what is literally sta...
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Vernacularism is the view that logical forms are fundamentally assigned to natural language expressions, and are only derivatively assigned to anything else, e.g., propositions, mental representations, expressions of symbolic logic, etc. In this paper, we argue that Vernacularism is not as plausible as it first appears because of non-sentential spe...
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Vernacularism is the view that logical forms are fundamentally assigned to natural language expressions, and are only derivatively assigned to anything else, e.g., propositions, mental representations, expressions of symbolic logic, etc. In this paper, we argue that Vernacularism is not as plausible as it first appears because of non-sentential spe...
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Conclusion In this paper, I have argued that Lewis fails to undermine thatP-theory by means of a variation of Kripke'sPuzzle. The flaw in Lewis's argument, given a wide interpretation ofworld-fitness, is that it simply begs the question against theP-theorist. I then argued that, given the narrow interpretation ofworld-fitness, Lewis's argument fail...
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It has recently become quite fashionable for one to defend a functionalist theory of mental states. However, as with most trends, functionalism has come under fire in certain philosophical quarters. In this paper, I shall not take up the question of whether any version of functionalism is true. I shall instead discuss a particular objection to a sp...
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And supposing there were a machine, so constructed as to think, feel, and have perception, it might be conceived as increased in size, while keeping the same proportions, so that one might go into it as into a mill. That being so, we should, on examining its interior, find only parts which work on one another, and never anything by which to explain...
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In a well known paper, “Mind and Ideas in Berkeley” George Pitcher has argued that Berkeley's account of how minds are related to sensible ideas must be incoherent. Douglas Odegard has already criticized Pitcher's treatment of Berkeley, but the criticisms pertain to other questions. No one appears to have challenged Pitcher's most important argumen...
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This chapter, which consists of two parts, focuses on Herman Cappelen and Ernest Lepore's claim in Insensitive Semantics that minimal propositions are psychologically real. In the first part, I present their notion of a minimal proposition and discuss what they call "The Psychological Objection": minimal propositions play no substantive role in lin...
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Western Ontario, 1980. Includes bibliographical references.

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