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    Concepts, analysis, generics and the canberra plan
    with Sarah-Jane Leslie
    Philosophical Perspectives 26 (1): 113-171. 2012.
  •  767
    The obscure object of hallucination
    Philosophical Studies 120 (1-3): 113-83. 2004.
    Like dreaming, hallucination has been a formative trope for modern philosophy. The vivid, often tragic, breakdown in the mind’s apparent capacity to disclose reality has long served to support a paradoxical philosophical picture of sensory experience. This picture, which of late has shaped the paradigmatic empirical understanding the senses, displays sensory acts as already complete without the external world; complete in that the direct objects even of veridical sensory acts do not transcend wh…Read more
  •  207
    The End of the Theory of Meaning
    Mind and Language 3 (1): 28-42. 1988.
  •  126
    Verificationism as philosophical narcissism
    Philosophical Perspectives 7 307-330. 1993.
  •  19
    The “Secreto de los secretos”: A Castilian Version (review)
    Speculum 72 (2): 498-499. 1997.
  •  65
    Personal Identity
    Philosophical Review 96 (1): 123. 1987.
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    Particulars and Persistence
    Dissertation, Princeton University. 1983.
    The thesis is concerned with the outline of an ontology which admits only particulars and with the persistence of particulars through time. In Chapter 1 it is argued that a neglected class of particulars--the cases--have to be employed in order to solve the problem of universals, i.e., to give a satisfactory account of properties and kinds. In Chapter 2, two ways in which particulars could persist though time are distinguished. Difficulties are raised for the view that everything perdures throug…Read more
  •  239
    Subjectivism and unmasking
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 69 (1): 187-201. 2004.
    Barry Stroud’s The Quest for Reality is a fine book that requires and repays several re-readings. Among the book’s many virtues is its appropriate skepticism towards the metaphysical ambition to treat some basic physical science as a fundamental ontology, an exhaustive account of what there is and how it hangs together. When Galileo concluded that mathematics was the key to the labyrinth of nature, he was prepared to treat all qualitative aspects of reality as sensational effects produced in us …Read more
  •  265
    Is There a Problem About Persistence?
    Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 61 (1): 107-156. 1987.
  •  156
    A mind-body problem at the surface of objects
    Philosophical Issues 7 219-229. 1996.
  •  56
    Constitution Is Not Identity
    In Michael C. Rea (ed.), Material Constitution, Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 44-62. 1992.
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    How to speak of the colors
    Philosophical Studies 68 (3): 221-263. 1992.
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    Postscript: Visual experience
    In Alex Byrne & David Hilbert (eds.), Readings on Color I: The Philosophy of Color, Mit Press. 1997.
  •  332
    Human beings revisited: My body is not an animal
    Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 3 33-74. 2007.
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    Ethical Ideologies and Older Consumer Perceptions of Unethical Sales Tactics
    with Rosemary P. Ramsey, Greg W. Marshall, and Dawn R. Deeter-Schmelz
    Journal of Business Ethics 70 (2): 191-207. 2007.
    Demographic differences among consumer groups have become increasingly important to the development of marketing strategies. Marketers depend heavily on the sales force to implement strategies at the consumer level and, not surprisingly, different groups may view the salesperson’s role differently. Unfortunately, unethical sales practices targeted at various consumer groups, and especially at seniors, have been utilized as well. The purpose of this study is to provide initial empirical evidence …Read more
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    An experimental assessment of alternative teaching approaches for introducing business ethics to undergraduate business students
    with Scot Burton and Elizabeth J. Wilson
    Journal of Business Ethics 10 (7). 1991.
    This study employs a pretest-posttest experimental design to extend recent research pertaining to the effects of teaching business ethics material. Results on a variety of perceptual and attitudinal measures are compared across three groups of students — one which discussed the ethicality of brief business situations (the business scenario discussion approach), one which was given a more philosophically oriented lecture (the philosophical lecture approach), and a third group which received no sp…Read more
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    Fission and the facts
    Philosophical Perspectives 3 369-97. 1989.
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    There are no visual fields (and no minds either)
    Analytic Philosophy 52 (4): 231-242. 2011.
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    Is the external world invisible?
    Philosophical Issues 7 185-198. 1996.
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    Are manifest qualities response-dependent?
    The Monist 81 (1): 3--43. 1998.
    The world-view to which the long arc of modern philosophy since Descartes bends is Materialism With A Bad Conscience, a Materialism continually bedeviled by the need to deal with apparently irreducible mental items. I believe this world-view to be the offspring of an introjective error; in effect, the mentalization of sensible form, finality and value. Hence the characteristic modernist accusation is that when we take sensible form, finality and value to be genuine features of the manifest we ar…Read more
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    Objectivity refigured: Pragmatism without verificationism
    In John Haldane & Crispin Wright (eds.), Reality, Representation, and Projection, Oxford University Press. pp. 85--130. 1993.
  • The Spiritual Logic of Ramon Llull
    Oxford University Press. 1987.
    This book presents a comprehensive critical survey of all the logical doctrines of the well-known but little understood Catalan philosopher and theologian, Ramon Llull (1232-1316). The highly idiosyncratic character of Llull's writings has long frustrated the efforts of general medieval historians to define his contribution to later scholastic culture, and has resisted attempts by specialists to explain exactly how his methods and procedures worked. This new study--the first book-length treatmen…Read more
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    Parts and Principles: False Axioms in Mereology
    Philosophical Topics 30 (1): 129-166. 2002.
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    Is affect always mere effect?
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 63 (1): 225-228. 2001.
    Ralph Wedgwood balks at my argument at three significant points. I have some brief, and I hope helpful, reactions to the resistance that he offers.