• Berkeley's Ontology
    Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 184 (3): 386-387. 1992.
  • Revolutions, Systems, and Theories Essays in Political Philosophy
    with Harold Joseph Johnson and J. J. Leach
    . 1979.
  • Prichard's Philosophy of Perception
    Dissertation, The University of Iowa. 1968.
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    George Berkeley: Idealism and the Man
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 34 (2): 305-306. 1996.
    BOOK REVIEWS $0 5 David Berman. George Ber~ley: Idealism anti the Man. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994. Pp. xi + 230. Cloth, $42.00. Professor Berman's focus on Berkeley is more on "the Man" than on the metaphysics and this engaging study will therefore be of greater value to those with a historical, rather than a philosophical, interest in the good bishop. The book is aptly subtitled, particularly if we understand 'idealism' in its first, or Platonic sense , rather than just in the peculi…Read more
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    The role of perceptual relativity in Berkeley's philosophy
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 29 (3): 397-425. 1991.
    My purpose herein is to demonstrate that Berkeley's only use of the argument from perceptual relativity (APR), in both of his major works, is ad hominem, that he uses it to undermine what he calls materialism. Specifically, I show that Berkeley does not use APR to conclude that sensible qualities are mind-dependent; rather he uses APR only to conclude that they are not in material substances; and that his real argument for the former is a quite different one: the heat-pain identification argumen…Read more
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    Editors' Note
    with Fred Wilson
    Hume Studies 19 (1). 1993.
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    Berkeley's Metaphysics: Structural, Interpretive, and Critical Essays (edited book)
    Pennsylvania State University Press. 1995.
    This collection of fourteen interpretative essays on the philosophy of George Berkeley focuses specifically on Berkeley’s theory of the nature and variety of existing things. The collection is notable for containing the first four winners of the Turbayne International Berkeley Essay Prize. The seven essays in the first part, entitled “Idealism,” attempt to illuminate Berkeley’s notorious thesis that to be is to be perceived, that the _esse_ of sensible things is _percipi._ Most of the essays in …Read more
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    Berkeley's Onotolgy and the Epistemology of Idealism
    Canadian Journal of Philosophy 8 (1): 89-111. 1978.
    Berkeley's idealism consists of the following claims. Objects such as chairs, apples, mountains, and our bodies are combinations of sensible qualities. Sensible qualities and combinations of such are ideas or sensations. In the philosophical sense of ‘substance’ there is no such entity as a substance. There are minds which perceive and will: When a mind perceives it has sensations or ideas; and when a mind wills it produces or causes sensations or ideas. These claims are grounded in the ontologi…Read more
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    Russell and Wittgenstein on identity
    Philosophical Quarterly 19 (76): 221-230. 1969.
    This paper consists of a thorough examination of the russell-Wittgenstein controversy over identity. The early wittgenstein's comments on this issue are cryptic and obscure; yet one thing is obvious. His views on identity are partly, If not wholly a negative response to russell's. In unearthing the source of the controversy, I distinguish several senses of 'identity'. I then examine several texts of russell's showing that he fails to make these necessary distinctions. I conclude by demonstrating…Read more
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    Editors' Note
    with Fred Wilson
    Hume Studies 16 (2). 1990.
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    Arthur W. Collins, "Thought and Nature. Studies in Rationalist Philosophy" (review)
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 26 (3): 482. 1988.
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    John Davis, Colleague
    Hume Studies 18 (2): 6-6. 1992.