Naming the coloursAustralasian Journal of Philosophy 75 (3): 325-42. 1997.
The A Posteriori ArmchairAustralasian Journal of Philosophy 93 (2): 211-231. 2015.A lot of good philosophy is done in the armchair, but is nevertheless a posteriori. This paper clarifies and then defends that claim. Among the a posteriori activities done in the armchair are assembling and evaluating commonplaces; formulating theoretical alternatives; and integrating well-known past a posteriori discoveries. The activity that receives the most discussion, however, is the application of theoretical virtues to choose philosophical theories: the paper argues that much of this is …Read more
Causal descriptivismAustralasian Journal of Philosophy 65 (1). 1987.
Umeå UniversityPost-doctoral Fellow
Australian National University
School of Philosophy
Umeå, Vasterbottens Lan, Sweden