Dudman

Victor Howard Dudman

Victor Howard Dudman was a most remarkable and original Australian Grammarian, Logician and Philosopher until his untimely death on December 21, 2009.  You can read a brief obituary here.  Mark and Bob learned almost all of what they know in this area from his works, published and otherwise.  And the current research project aims to extend his ideas to other languages.

This page will gradually update to include all relevant material.  For now it contains only a complete bibliography, along with a little advice.  More detailed information concerning the opus can be found here.    

The Complete Opus

V. H. Dudman (1969), “A Note on Frege on Sense”, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 47:2, 119-122
—— (1970a), “Divulsion”, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 48:1, 107-115
—— (1970b), “Frege’s Judgement Stroke”, Philosophical Quarterly 20:79, 150-161
—— (1971), “Peano’s Review of Frege’s Grundgesetze”, Southern Journal of Philosophy 71:9, 25-38
—— (1972a), “Frege on Assertion”, Philosophical Quarterly 22:86, 61-64
—— (1972b), “Critical Notice”, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 50:1, 67-75
—— (1972c), “‘Bedeutung’ in Frege: A Reply”, Analysis 33:1, 21-27
—— (1973a), “Frege on Definition”, Mind, New Series 82:328, 609-610
—— (1973b), “A Note on Parts and Enumeration”, Ratio: An International Journal of Analytic Philosophy 73:15, 114-116
—— (1975), “Schematic Letters and Variables”, Analysis 36:1, 10-12

The above are included merely for completeness. For Grammarians and Logicians, the works of interest are below. The seminal works laying out the principles of Dudman Grammar are highlighted in bold. The remainder apply the theory to the understanding of ‘If’, but also contain much of interest to Grammarians.

—— (1983), Tense and Time in English Verb Clusters of the Primary Pattern, Australian Journal of Linguistics 3:1, 25-44
—— (1984a), Conditional Interpretations of ‘If’-Sentences, Australian Journal of Linguistics 4:2, 143-204
—— (1984b), “Parsing ‘If’-Sentences”, Analysis 44:4, 145-153
—— (1985a), Towards a Theory of Predication for English, Australian Journal of Linguistics 5:2, 143-196
—— (1985b), “Thinking About the Future”, Analysis 45:4, 183-186
—— (1986), “Antecedents and Consequents”, Theoria 52:3, 168-199
—— (1987), “Appiah on ‘If’”, Analysis 47:2, 74-79
—— (1988), Indicative and Subjunctive, Analysis 48:3, 113-122
—— (1989), “Vive la Révolution!”, Mind, New Series 98:392, 591-603
—— (1990), “Grammar, Semantics and Conditionals”, Analysis 50:4, 214-224
—— (1991a), “Jackson Classifying Conditionals”, Analysis 51:3, 131-136
—— (1991b), “Interpretations of ‘If’-Sentences”, in Conditionals, Frank Jackson (ed.), New York: Oxford University Press
—— (1992a), “Probability and Assertion”, Analysis 52:4, 204-211
—— (1992b), A Popular Presumption Refuted, Journal of Philosophy 89:8, 431-432
—— (1994a), “On a Point of Logic”, Analysis 54:4, 208-214
—— (1994b), On Conditionals, Journal of Philosophy 91:3, 113-128
—— (1994c), Against the Indicative, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 72:1, 17-26
—— (1998), “On the Grammar of Conditionals: Reply to Barker”, Analysis 58:4, 277-285
—— (2000), “Classifying ‘Conditionals’: The Traditional Way is Wrong”, Analysis 60:2, 147
—— (2001), “Three Twentieth-Century Commonplaces About ‘If’”, History and Philosophy of Logic 22, 119-127