• Logical subtraction
    Erkenntnis 35 (4): 130. 1975.
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    The Universe of Discourse
    Critica 7 (19): 41-68. 1975.
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    A Note on Cosmological Arguments
    Philosophy Research Archives 3 696-701. 1977.
    The central part of any cosmological argument for the existence of God is the inference of a conclusion of the form 1-Fx from a premiss of the form 1 Fx'. Since the premiss here is known only a posteriori, such an argument would ordinarily be classified as itself a posteriori. But I point out that any argument of this form may by a trivial modifi- cation be turned into an argument which requires no a posteriori premisses, and that the modified version is in fact a less misleading presentation of…Read more
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    Frege's Way Out
    Philosophy Research Archives 1 135-140. 1975.
    I show that Frege's statement of a way to avoid Russell's paradox is defective, in that he presents two different methods as if they were one. One of these "ways out" is notably more plausible than the other, and is almost surely what Frege really intended. The well-known arguments of Lesniewski, Geach, and Quine that Frege's revision of his system is inadequate to avoid paradox are not affected by the ambiguity of Frede's statement. But a rectnt argument by Linsky and Schumm, 5-7), intended as …Read more
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    The Impact of SCHIP on Insurance Coverage of Children
    with T. M. Selden and J. S. Banthin
    Inquiry: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing 42 (3): 232-254. 2005.
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    Problem section
    with Robert Hoffman
    Philosophia 6 (1): 149-154. 1976.
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    Thomas I-Iurka has recently proposed a utilitarian theory which would effect a compromise between Average and Total utilitarianism, the better to deal with issues in population ethics. This Compromise theory would incorporate the principle that the value which an extra happy person contributes to a possible world is a decreasing function of the total population of that world: that happy people are of diminishing marginal value. In spite of its initial plausibility I argue against this principle.…Read more
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    Subjectivization in Ethics
    American Philosophical Quarterly 26 (3). 1989.
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    Schlesinger on the newcomb problem
    Australasian Journal of Philosophy 57 (2). 1979.
    This Article does not have an abstract
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    The Philosophy of Immigration
    Journal of Libertarian Studies 8 (1): 51-62. 1986.
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    The diminishing marginal value of happy people
    Philosophical Studies 51 (1). 1987.
    Thomas Hurka has recently proposed a utilitarian theory which would effect a compromise between Average and Total utilitarianism, the better to deal with issues in population ethics. This Compromise theory would incorporate the principle that the value which an extra happy person contributes to a possible world is a decreasing function of the total population of that world: that happy people are of diminishing marginal value. In spite of its initial plausibility I argue against this principle. I…Read more