Princeton University
Department of Philosophy
PhD, 1984
Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
  •  649
    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
  •  15
    Human Beings
    Journal of Philosophy 84 (2): 59-83. 1987.
  •  29
    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
  •  238
    Particulars and Persistence
    Dissertation, Princeton University. 1984.
    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
  •  7
    Relativism and the Self
    In M. Krausz (ed.), Relativism: Interpretation and Confrontation, Notre Dame University Press. 1989.
  •  11
    Objectivity refigured: Pragmatism without verificationism
    In John Haldane & Crispin Wright (eds.), Reality, Representation, and Projection, Oxford University Press. pp. 85--130. 1993.
  •  49
    Constitution Is Not Identity
    In Michael C. Rea (ed.), Material Constitution, Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 44-62. 1992.
  •  165
    The End of the Theory of Meaning
    Mind and Language 3 (1): 28-42. 1988.
  •  337
    Manifest kinds
    Journal of Philosophy 94 (11): 564-583. 1997.
  •  37
    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
  •  32
    Ramon Llull (1232-1316), born on Majorca, was one of the most remarkable lay intellectuals of the thirteenth century. He devoted much of his life to promoting missions among unbelievers, the reform of Western Christian society, and personal spiritual perfection. He wrote over 200 philosophical and theological works in Catalan, Latin, and Arabic. Many of these expound on his "Great Universal Art of Finding Truth," an idiosyncratic dialectical system that he thought capable of proving Catholic bel…Read more
  • 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
  •  512
    How to speak of the colors
    Philosophical Studies 68 (3): 221-263. 1992.
  •  271
  •  203
    Is There a Problem About Persistence?
    Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 61 107-135. 1987.
  •  305
    Fission and the facts
    Philosophical Perspectives 3 (n/a): 369-97. 1989.
  •  109
    Verificationism as philosophical narcissism
    Philosophical Perspectives 7 307-330. 1993.