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 UniversityDepartment of Historical, Philosophical and Religious StudiesResearcher
Australian National University
School of Philosophy
Umeå, Vasterbottens Lan, Sweden