•  3
    Review of Teleological Realism: Mind, Agency, and Explanation, by Scott Sehon (review)
    Essays in Philosophy 11 (2): 231-237. 2010.
  •  15
    In this paper I propose a form of free will fallibilism. Unlike the free will realist who is fully persuaded that we have sufficient evidence of freedom to justify holding individuals morally responsible for what they do and imposing punishment, and unlike the free will skeptic who is fully persuaded that we do not have enough evidence to believe that we face a future of open alternatives, the free will fallibilist will believe that we have enough evidence to justify a belief in freedom for some…Read more
  •  4
    The Logic of Intentional Action
    Philosophy Research Archives 5 554-575. 1979.
    Five purposive relations are investigated: endeavoring, endeavoring for a certain purpose, bringing something about in a certain endeavor, bringing something about for a certain purpose, and bringing something about intentionally. No satisfactory analysis of these terms has yet been proposed, either in mentalistic -- belief, desire, intending -- or in action terms. While bringing something about for a certain purpose may seem too obscure to be taken as a primitive, there are at least two argumen…Read more
  • Plantinga on necessity De Re
    Logique Et Analyse 17 (67): 445. 1974.
  •  59
    The Brentano-Vailati correspondence
    with Roderick M. Chisholm
    Topoi 1 (1-2): 3-30. 1982.
  •  65
    What De Re Belief Is Not
    Analysis 35 (6). 1975.
  •  16
    Professor Chisholm and the Criterion
    Journal of Critical Analysis 7 (2): 55-57. 1978.
  •  22
    Proper names and necessary properties
    Philosophical Studies 24 (2). 1973.
    It has been proposed that, Under the restriction of singular terms to proper names, Singular de re propositions would be equivalent to certain de dicto propositions. But that is so only if a certain thesis--A thesis which is itself irreducibly de re--Is true of proper names. The conclusion is that the restriction to proper names is not, By itself, Sufficient to render the de re and de dicto equivalent
  •  25
    American Philosophical Quarterly 20 (2). 1983.
  •  49
    Egalitarianism and the Problem of Tort Liability
    Noûs 35 (s1): 388-419. 2001.
    Is the negligence standard in accident law acceptable to the egalitarian? The egalitarian - the egalitarian who would compensate only losses for which the actor was not responsible - cannot accept either a system of strict liability for all accidents or a system of social insurance for all accidents. A system of tort law acceptable to the responsibility - egalitarian must be a system based on negligence. But what will negligence mean? A negligence system in which the notion of reasonableness is …Read more
  • What "de re" belief is not
    Analysis 35 (6): 188. 1975.
  •  14
  •  5
    Consequences, Dispositions, and the Burden of Proof
    Criminal Justice Ethics 33 (3): 236-245. 2014.
  •  19
    The case for states of affairs
    Philosophia 7 (3-4): 523-536. 1978.
  •  7
    A Bibliography of Italian Logical Pragmatism
    with Bartolomeo Martello
    Philosophy Research Archives 6 75-89. 1980.
    The writings of the Italian philosophers Giovanni Vailati and Mario Calderoni, sometimes called logical pragmatists, are not well-known in the English-speaking countries. A recent revival of interest is due in part to the reflection in the works of these men of later developments in analytic and pragmatic philosophy. This bibliography has three parts; In Part I are listed English and French translations of some of Vailati's writings, and commentaries in English and French on his work. Part II in…Read more
  •  21
    There is a lot of material in this book, and Duff handles most of it very well. It is unfortunate that he felt the need to tie his discussion of serious philosophical questions in the criminal law to larger overarching questions of philosophy. It is possible that current conceptions of intentional action implicate dualism (or Dualism), I suppose, but that would be a book-length discussion all of its own. It would begin with a careful discussion of just what dualism is, and would track down the v…Read more
  •  49
    Punishment, quarantine, and preventive detention
    Criminal Justice Ethics 15 (2): 3-13. 1996.
  •  3
    Review of “Freedom and Determinism” (review)
    Essays in Philosophy 10 (2): 7. 2009.
  •  11
    The power to act
    Philosophical Studies 37 (2). 1980.
  •  12
    The Nature of Necessity (review)
    International Philosophical Quarterly 15 (2): 231-234. 1975.