So, Paul Grice and Rogers Albritton, and K. J. J. Hintikka were at the
Harvard cafeteria. S. Bernadette turns up, and doesn't seem to be
what Albritton and Grice are discussing. "Free will,"
For the record, the contents of
Hintikka's "Selected Papers", in six
Vol. 1: "Ludwig
Wittgenstein: Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half-Truths"
Because of his
legendary impatience, Witters's published books are focused
solutions to his latest problems and consequently often fail to
only his earlier solutions but also his problem situation.
In the essays
collected the first volume of Hintikka's selected essays, he
the difficulty which this peculiarity of Witters''s poses to
his readers by
analysing in depth the crucial stages of Witters's
philosophical career and
the relation of his ideas to those of other philosophers,
Russell, Carnap and Husserl, with sometimes surprising
(Incidentally, Husserl is cited in Woody Allen's latest,
"Irrational man" *
now playing * -- "We'll deal with Husserl's phenomenology
tomorrow, so I
hope you get the reading done by then. I realise it can be
Vol. 2: Lingua Universalis vs. Calculus
Twentieth-century philosophy has tacitly been dominated by a
between universalist and model-theoretical visions of
The role of this contrast is studied here in Peirce, Frege,
Carnap, Quine, Husserl, Heidegger and in the development of
Hintikka also develops a new approach to
truth-definitions which strongly
supports the model-theoretical
Vol. 3: Language, Truth and Logic in Mathematics.
foundations of mathematics are examined by reference to such crucial
concepts as the informational independence of quantifiers, the
standard-nonstandard distinction, completeness, computability, parallel
the extremality of models.
Vol. 4: Paradigms for
Language Theory and Other Essays
Several of the basic ideas of current
language theory are subjected to
critical scrutiny and found wanting,
including the concept of scope, the
hegemony of generative syntax, the
Frege-Russell claim that verbs like `is' are
ambiguous [cfr. Grice,
"Aristotle on the multiplicity of being], and the
the so-called New Theory of Reference. In their stead,
ideas are proposed.
Vol. 5: Inquiry as Inquiry: A Logic of Scientific
In the essays collected here, Hintikka both defends and
outlines a genuine
logic of scientific discovery, the logic of questions
Thus inquiry in the sense of knowledge-seeking becomes
inquiry in the sense
Using this new logic,
Hintikka establishes a result that will undoubtedly
be considered the
fundamental theorem of all epistemology, viz., the virtual
optimal strategies of pure discovery with optimal deductive
Vol. 6: Analyses of Aristotle
comprises several striking interpretations of Aristotle's
methodology that Hintikka has put forward over the years,
challenge not only to Aristotelian scholars and historians of
ideas, but to
everyone interested in logic, epistemology or metaphysics and in
Incidentally, both Hintikka's second and third wives were
second philosophical wife is Ghita Holmström.
"A Formal Theory of Will", Licentiate Thesis. Department
University of Helsinki.
"Wills, Purposes and Actions" in
Ghita Holmström and Andrew J.I. Jones
(eds.), Action, Logic and Social
Theory, Acta Philosophica.