• Book Reviews (review)
    with Stephen Read, C. B. Schmitt, Thomas Kesselring, Rolf George, S. J. Surma, A. Grieder, P. M. Simons, Wolfe Mays, David B. Resnik, Allen Stairs, N. C. A. Da Costa, J. W. Van Evra, and Richard L. Epstein
    History and Philosophy of Logic 7 (1): 77-117. 1986.
  • Soundtracks: A Study of Auditory Perception, Memory, and Valuation
    with Jean Gabbert Harrell'S.
    Noûs 26 (3): 373-377. 1992.
  • Knapp on Kelley
    Reason Papers 13 206-207. 1988.
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    If I look from the outside at the practices of a discipline—any discipline—and see some members declaring themselves to be upholders of one “ism,” or labeling others’ views as representatives of some other failed or flawed “ism,” then I would frankly form the suspicion that this is an immature profession, not quite developed. It has tendencies to fall into modes of discourse that are more characteristic of religious or political fealty and factionalism
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    Art, Artifacts, and Regarded Intentions
    American Philosophical Quarterly 23 (4). 1986.
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    The mathematical structure of the world: The world as graph
    Journal of Philosophy 94 (7): 329-358. 1997.
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    Set-theoretical music analysis
    with Randall R. Diper and R. M. Whelden
    Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 35 (1): 15-22. 1976.
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    Few philosophers today know much about Charles Peirce’s metaphysics, although a great many know something about his epistemology, philosophy of science, and logic. Indeed, few Peirce experts have written much on his metaphysics or made it the focus of their research. To an extent, this is understandable. Peirce’s writings were left in a disastrously disorganized state (mostly unpublished), and the crucial papers on metaphysics from his later years have not yet been republished in the first-rate …Read more
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    Preventive War and the Epistemological Dimension of the Morality of War
    Journal of Military Ethics 5 (1): 32-54. 2006.
    This essay makes three claims about preventive war, which is demarcated from preemptive war and is part of a broader class of ?anticipatory? wars. Anticipatory wars, but especially preventive war, are ?hard cases? for traditional Just War theory; other puzzles for this tradition include nuclear deterrence, humanitarian intervention, and provability a priori of the success of Tit-for-Tat. First, and despite strong assertions to the contrary, it is far from clear that preventive war is absolutely …Read more
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    Coherence and engineering design
    Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 37 (1): 152-158. 2006.
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    The Ethics of Cyberwarfare
    Journal of Military Ethics 9 (4): 384-410. 2010.
    The paper addresses several issues in the morality of cyberwar and cyberwarfare, defined as one nation's attacks on the governmental or civilian information systems of another nation. It sketches the diverse technical ways in which an attack may occur, including denial-of-service attacks and the insertion of various forms of malware. It argues that existing international law and widely discussed principles of Just War Theory do not straightforwardly apply to cyberwarfare, and many forms of cyber…Read more
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    Peirce on Mach and Absolute Space
    Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 9 (2). 1973.
  • Lewis Rowell, Thinking About Music Reviewed by
    Philosophy in Review 4 (4): 178-181. 1984.
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    Book reviews (review)
    with Beth Preston, Matthew Elton, Michael Losonsky, Saul Traiger, and Jerome A. Shaffer
    Minds and Machines 4 (3): 353-376. 1994.
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    Artifacts, Art Works, and Agency
    Temple University Press. 1993.
    This is the first philosophical study of artifacts that is book length. In it Randall Dipert develops a theory of what artifacts are and applies it extensively to one of the most complex and intriguing kind of artifacts, art works. He presents his own account of what agents, intentions, and actions are, then uses these notions to clarify what it is for an agent to "make" something. From this starting point, he develops a full theory of artifacts and other artificial things - and, especially, a t…Read more
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    The Mathematical Structure of the World: The World as Graph
    Journal of Philosophy 94 (7): 329-358. 1997.
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    One of the most significant discoveries of early twentieth century mathematical logic was a workable definition of ‘ordered pair’ totally within set theory. Norbert Wiener, and independently Casimir Kuratowski, are usually credited with this discovery. A definition of ‘ordered pair’ held the key to the precise formulation of the notions of ‘relation’ and ‘function’ — both of which are probably indispensable for an understanding of the foundations of mathematics. The set-theoretic definition of ‘…Read more
  • Charles S. Peirce , "Studies in Logic by Members of the Johns Hopkins University" (review)
    Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 20 (4): 469. 1984.
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