Brian Cantwell Smith University of Toronto
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  1. B. Smith, Ontology and Information Science (2003).
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  2. B. Smith (forthcoming). The Discovery and Development of Dolphin-Assisted Therapy. Between Species: Celebrating the Dolphin-Human Bond. Sierra Club Books, San Francisco.
     
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  3. B. C. Smith (forthcoming). Who is on Third? Subjectivity and the Physical Basis of Consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Studies.
     
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  4. Brian Smith (2014). Memory. Routledge.
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    Michael O'Neill Burns & Brian Smith (2011). Materialism, Subjectivity and the Outcome of French Philosophy: Interview with Adrian Johnston. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 7 (1):167-181.
    Adrian Johnston is well known for his work at the intersection of Lacanian psychoanalysis, German idealism, contemporary French philosophy and most recently cognitive neuroscience. In the context of the current issue, Johnston represents the most complete development of a contemporary theory of Transcendental Materialism. In the following interview we explore both the implications of Johnston’s previous work, as well as the directions his most recent projects are taking.
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  6. Michael Burns & Brian Smith (2011). Editors Introduction. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 7 (1):1-6.
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  7. Suzi Lima, Kevin Mullin & Brian Smith (eds.) (2011). Proceedings of NELS 39 - Volume 1. Amherst, MA: GLSA.
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  8. Brian Smith (2011). Haec Fabula Docet_: Anti-Essentialism and Freedom in Aldous Huxley's _Brave New World. Philosophy and Literature 35 (2):348-359.
    When Huxley quotes the famous Jefferson line in Brave New World Revisited—"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was and never will be"2—there is something, on the face, humorously explicit to it. The state of civilization the brave new world is in seems to speak directly to this point. Brave new worlders are ignorant and conspicuously not free; they "[like] what [they've] got to do"3 because they have been decanted and conditioned by the corporate (...)
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  9. M. Okada & B. Smith (eds.) (2008). Proceedings of the First Interdisciplinary Ontology Meeting (InterOntology 2008). Keio University Press.
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  10. B. Smith & B. Klagges (2008). Bioinformatics and Philosophy. In Barry Smith & Katherine Munn (eds.), Applied Ontology: An Introduction. Ontos 17-30.
    The pathbreaking scientific advances of recent years call for a new philosophical consideration of the fundamental categories of biology and its neighboring disciplines. Above all, the new information technologies used in biomedical research, and the necessity to master the continuously growing flood of data that is associated therewith, demand a profound and systematic reflection on the systematization and classification of biological data. This, however, demands robust theories of basic concepts such as kind, species, part, whole, function, process, fragment, sequence, expression, (...)
     
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    Brian Smith (2007). Democracy in America and the Possibilities. Journal of Libertarian Studies 21 (2):21-44.
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  12. Brian Smith (2007). Democracy in America and the Possibilities for Law Without the State. Journal of Libertarian Studies 21 (2):21-44.
     
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  13. Brian Smith (2006). Adam Smith, the Concept of Leisure, and the Division of Labor. Interpretation 34 (1):23-46.
     
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  14. George Wilson, E. Lepore & B. C. Smith (2006). Rule-Following, Meaning and Normativity. In Barry C. Smith (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language. Oxford University Press
     
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  15. Brian Smith (2004). Memory. Routledge.
    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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    B. Smith (2002). Analogy in Moral Deliberation: The Role of Imagination and Theory in Ethics. Journal of Medical Ethics 28 (4):244-248.
    This paper develops themes addressed in an article by Eric Wiland in the Journal of Medical Ethics 2000;26:466–8, where he aims to contribute to the debate concerning the moral status of abortion, and to emphasise the importance of analogies in moral argument. In the present paper I try to secure more firmly a novel understanding of why analogy is an essential component in the attempt to justify moral beliefs. I seek to show how analogical argument both encapsulates and exercises the (...)
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  17. Brian Cantwell Smith (2002). Reply. In Hugh Clapin (ed.), Philosophy of Mental Representation. Clarendon Press
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    Brian Cantwell Smith (2002). The Foundations of Computing. In Matthias Scheutz (ed.), Computationalism: New Directions. MIT Press
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  19. B. Smith & A. Cevolini (1999). Deferenza testuale. Divus Thomas 102 (3):92-116.
    Works of philosophy written in English have spawned a massive secondary literature dealing with ideas, problems or arguments. But they have almost never given rise to works of ‘commentary’ in the strict sense, a genre which is however a dominant literary form not only in the Confucian, Vedantic, Islamic, Jewish and Scholastic traditions, but also in relation to more recent German-language philosophy. Yet Anglo-Saxon philosophers have themselves embraced the commentary form when dealing with Greek or Latin philosophers outside their own (...)
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    B. Smith (1998). Applied Ontology: A New Discipline is Born. Philosophy Today 12 (29):5-6.
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    B. Smith & D. M. Mark (1998). Ontology and Geographic Kinds. In T. Poiker & N. Chrisman (eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling, 308–320. International Geographic Union
    An ontology of geographic kinds is designed to yield a better understanding of the structure of the geographic world, and to support the development of geographic information systems that are conceptually sound. This paper first demonstrates that geographical objects and kinds are not just larger versions of the everyday objects and kinds previously studied in cognitive science. Geographic objects are not merely located in space, as are the manipulable objects of table-top space. Rather, they are tied intrinsically to space, and (...)
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    B. Smith (1996). In Defense of Extreme (Fallibilistic) Apriorism. Journal of Libertarian Studies 12 (1):179–192.
    We presuppose a position of scientific realism to the effect (i) that the world exists and (ii) that through the working out of ever more sophisticated theories our scientific picture of reality will approximate ever more closely to the world as it really is. Against this background consider, now, the following question: 1. Do the empirical theories with the help of which we seek to approximate a good or true picture of reality rest on any non-empirical presuppositions? One can answer (...)
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  23. B. Smith (1996). N. Martin and S. Pollard, Closure Spaces and Logic. [REVIEW] History and Philosophy of Logic 17:176-177.
     
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  24. Brian Cantwell Smith (1996). On the Origin of Objects. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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  25. B. Smith (1995). E. Husserl, "Briefwechsel". [REVIEW] Husserl Studies 12 (1):98-104.
     
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  26. G. White, B. Smith & R. Casati (eds.) (1994). Philosophy and the Cognitive Sciences. Proceedings of the 16th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky.
  27. B. Smith (1992). Le Strutture Del Mondo Del Senso Comune. Iride: Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica 9:17-39.
    The paper seeks to show how the world of everyday human cognition might be treated as an object of ontological investigation in its own right. The paper is influenced by work on affordances and prototypicality of psychologists such as Gibson and Rosch, by work on cognitive universals of the anthropologist Robin Horton, and by work of Patrick Hayes and others on ‘naive’ or ‘qualitative physics’. It defends a thesis to the effect that there is, at the heart of common sense, (...)
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    K. Schuhmann & B. Smith (1991). Neo-Kantianism and Phenomenology: The Case of Emil Lask and Johannes Daubert. Kant-Studien 82 (3):303-318.
    Johannes Daubert he was an acknowledged leader, and in some respects the founder, of the early phenomenological movement, and was considered – as much by its members as by Husserl himself – the most brilliant member of the group. In Daubert’s unpublished writings we find a series of reflections on Lask, and on Neo-Kantianism, which form the subject-matter of this paper. They range over topics such as the ontology of the ‘Sachverhalt’ or state of affairs, truthvalues (Wahrheitswerte) and the value (...)
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  29. B. Smith (1991). M. A. NOTTURNO "Perspectives on Psychlogism". [REVIEW] History and Philosophy of Logic 12 (2):249.
     
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    B. Smith (1989). Logic and Formal Ontology. In Husserl’s Phenomenology: A Textbook. University Press of America
    The current resurgence of interest in cognition and in the nature of cognitive processing has brought with it also a renewed interest in the early work of Husserl, one of the most sustained attempts to come to grips with the problems of logic from a cognitive point of view. Logic, for Husserl, is a theory of science; but it is a theory which takes seriously the idea that scientific theories are constituted by the mental acts of cognitive subjects. The present (...)
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  31. B. Smith (1988). J. MACNAMARA "A Border Dispute. The Place of Logic in Psychology". [REVIEW] History and Philosophy of Logic 9 (1):126.
     
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    B. Smith (1988). On the Semantics of Clocks. In James H. Fetzer (ed.), Aspects of AI. Kluwer
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    Brian Cantwell Smith (1988). Varieties of Self-Reference. Journal of Symbolic Logic 53 (2):661-662.
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  34. B. Smith (1987). The Correspondence Continuum. Csli 87.
     
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  35. W. Grassl & B. Smith (eds.) (1986). Austrian Economics: Historical and Philosophical Background. Helm Croom.
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    K. Schuhmann & B. Smith (1985). Against Idealism: Johannes Daubert Vs. Husserl's Ideas I. Review of Metaphysics 38 (4):763 - 793.
    To seek to elucidate Husserl's phenomenology by contrasting it with that of the Munich phenomenologist Johannes Daubert (1877-1947) is to betray an intention to explain something well-known by reference to something that is wholly obscure. Thus most philosophers are somehow aware of Edmund Husserl. But Johannes Daubert?
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  37. B. Smith (1985). E. HUSSERL "Studien Zur Arithmetik Und Geometrie. Texte Aus Dem Nachlass ". [REVIEW] History and Philosophy of Logic 6 (2):228.
     
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  38. Brian Cantwell Smith (1985). The Limits of Correctness. Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 14 (1):18-26.
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    B. Smith (1984). Acta Cum Fundamentis in Re. Dialectica 38 (2‐3):157-178.
    It will be the thesis of this paper that there are among our mental acts some which fall into the category of real material relations. That is: some acts are necessarily such as to involve a plurality of objects as their relata or fundamenta. Suppose Bruno walks into his study and sees a cat. To describe the seeing, here, as a relation, is to affirm that it serves somehow to tie Bruno to the cat. Bruno's act of seeing, unlike his (...)
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  40. B. Smith (1983). R. SCHMIT "Husserls Philosophie der Mathematik. Platonistische Und Konstruktivistische Momente in Husserls Mathematikbegriff". [REVIEW] History and Philosophy of Logic 4 (2):230.
     
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    L. Wos, S. Winker, R. Veroff, B. Smith & L. Henschen (1983). Questions Concerning Possible Shortest Single Axioms for the Equivalential Calculus: An Application of Automated Theorem Proving to Infinite Domains. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 24 (2):205-223.
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  42. W. von Leyden & Brian Smith (1967). Memory. Philosophical Quarterly 17 (66):80.
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    Brian Smith (1965). Dreaming. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 43 (1):48 – 57.
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    Brian C. Smith (1963). Maine's Concept of Progress. Journal of the History of Ideas 24 (3):407.
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    B. C. Smith (1874). Immortality. Journal of Speculative Philosophy 8 (3):278 - 280.
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  46. B. Smith, Particularism, Perception and Judgement.
    According to the most detailed articulation and defence of moral particularism, it is a metaphysical doctrine about the nature of reasons. This paper addresses aspects of particularist epistemology. In rejecting the existence and efficacy of principles in moral thinking and reasoning particularists typically appeal to a theory of moral knowledge which operates with a 'perceptual' metaphor. This is problematic. Holism about valence can give rise to a moral epistemology that is a metaethical variety of atomistic empiricism. To avoid what could (...)
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  47. B. Smith, Dreaming.
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