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    Boghossian on externalism and privileged access
    Analysis 59 (1): 52-59. 1999.
    Boghossian has argued that Putnam's externalism is incompatible with privileged access, i.e., the claim that a subject can have nonempirical knowledge of her thought contents ('What the externalist can know a priori', PAS 1997). Boghossian's argument assumes that Oscar can know a priori that (1) 'water' aims to name a natural kind; and (2) 'water' expresses an atomic concept. However, I show that if Burge's externalism is correct, then these assumptions may well be false. This leaves Boghossian …Read more
  •  115
    Anti-individualism and agnosticism
    Analysis 61 (3): 213-24. 2001.
    McKinsey-style reductio arguments aim to show that anti-individualism is incompatible with privileged access, the claim that a subject can have a priori knowledge of her thought contents. I defend my version of the reductio against the objections of Falvey, and McLaughlin and Tye. However, I raise and discuss a more serious objection--that it may be difficult for a subject to know a priori that she is agnostic about a concept, given that agnosticism involves being unsure whether a concept applie…Read more
  • Recognitional capacities and natural kind terms
    In Daniel N. Robinson (ed.), The Mind, Oxford University Press. pp. 107--275. 1998.
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    VI Reliabilism, Knowledge, and Mental Content
    Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 100 (n/a): 115-136. 2000.
    I consider whether one particular anti-individualist claim, the doctrine of object-dependent thoughts (DODT), is compatible with the Principle of Privileged Access, or PPA, which states that, in general, a subject can have non-empirical knowledge of her thought contents. The standard defence of the compatibility of anti-individualism and PPA emphasises the reliability of the process which produces a subject's second order beliefs about her thought contents. I examine whether this defence can be …Read more
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    This collection of essays extends the microgenetic theory of the mind/brain state to basic problems in process psychology and philosophy of mind. The author's microtemporal model of brain activity and psychological events, which was originally based on clinical studies of patients with focal brain damage, is here extended to such topics as the concept of the moment in Buddhist philosophy, conscious and unconscious thought, the nature of the self, subjective time and aesthetic perception. The aut…Read more
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    The metaphysics of similarity and analogical reasoning
    Dissertation, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. 2018.
  •  327
    Contextualism and warranted assertibility manoeuvres
    Philosophical Studies 130 (3). 2006.
    Contextualists such as Cohen and DeRose claim that the truth conditions of knowledge attributions vary contextually, in particular that the strength of epistemic position required for one to be truly ascribed knowledge depends on features of the attributor's context. Contextualists support their view by appeal to our intuitions about when it's correct (or incorrect) to ascribe knowledge. Someone might argue that some of these intuitions merely reflect when it is conversationally appropriate to a…Read more
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    Linkage analysis of X-linked cone-rod dystrophy: localization to Xp11.4 and definition of a locus distinct from RP2 and RP3 (review)
    with M. B. Gorin, A. B. Seymour, A. Dash-Modi, O'Connell Jr, M. Shaffer-Gordon, T. S. Mah, S. T. Stefko, R. Nagaraja, A. E. Kimura, and R. E. Ferrell
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    Book reviews (review)
    with Pradip Bhattacharya, Edward T. Ulrich, Joseph A. Bracken, Richard Weiss, Christopher Key Chapple, Michael C. Brannigan, Theodore M. Ludwig, S. Nagarajan, Michael H. Fisher, Steve Derné, Herman Tull, Joanna Kirkpatrick, Edward T. Ulrich, Carl Olson, and Deepak Sarma
    International Journal of Hindu Studies 8 (1-3): 203-227. 2004.
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    Buddhism in a Dark Age: Cambodian Monks under Pol Pot by Ian Harris
    Philosophy East and West 66 (3): 1052-1053. 2016.
    Buddhism in a Dark Age: Cambodian Monks under Pol Pot, by Ian Harris, is a natural follow-up to Harris’s 2005 work, Cambodian Buddhism: History and Practice, also published by the University of Hawai‘i Press. The present work, like the earlier one, is primarily focused on the social and political history of Cambodian Buddhism and expands on the final two chapters of that earlier work in that it deals with Buddhism in Democratic Kampuchea from 1975 to 1979 and the aftermath of Khmer Rouge control…Read more