Brian Cantwell Smith University of Toronto
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  1. B. Smith (forthcoming). Ontology and Information Science. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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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 (2012). Haec Fabula Docet: Anti-Essentialism and Freedom in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World1. 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 (...)
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  5. 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.
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  6. B. Smith (2010). Relativism, Disagreement and Predicates of Personal Taste. In François Recanati, Isidora Stojanovic & Neftali Villanueva (eds.), Context-Dependence, Perspective and Relativity. Mouton de Gruyter. 195--225.
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  7. B. Smith (2009). Taste, Philosophical Perspectives. In Hal Pashler (ed.), Encyclopedia of the Mind. Sage Publications.
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  8. 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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  9. Brian Smith (2007). Democracy in America and the Possibilities. Journal of Libertarian Studies 21 (2):21-44.
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  10. 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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  11. B. Smith (2002). Analogy in Moral Deliberation: The Role of Imagination and Theory in Ethics. Journal of Medical Ethics 28 (4):244-248.
  12. Brian Cantwell Smith (2002). Reply. In Hugh Clapin (ed.), Philosophy of Mental Representation. Clarendon Press.
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  13. Brian Cantwell Smith (2002). The Foundations of Computing. In Matthias Scheutz (ed.), Computationalism: New Directions. Mit Press.
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  14. B. Smith (2000). Garry Stevens, The Favoured Circle: The Social Foundations of Architectural Distinction. Thesis Eleven 61:128-130.
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  15. B. Smith & A. Varzi (2000). Bona Fide and Fiat Boundaries. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 60:401-420.
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  16. B. Smith & A. Cevolini (1999). Deferenza testuale. Divus Thomas 102 (3):92-116.
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  17. B. Smith (1998). Applied Ontology: A New Discipline is Born. Philosophy Today 12 (29):5-6.
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  18. B. Smith (1998). Mark Patten, Islands in Time: Island Sociogeography and Mediterranean Prehistory. Thesis Eleven 55:111-114.
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  19. 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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  20. B. Smith (1997). Gene H. Bell-Villada, Art for Art's Sake and Literary Life. Thesis Eleven 50:126-127.
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  21. B. Smith (1997). Norman Robert Glass, Working Emptiness: Toward a Third Reading of Emptiness in Buddhism and Postmodern Thought. Buddhist Christian Studies 17:242-245.
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  22. B. Smith (1996). In Defense of Extreme (Fallibilistic) Apriorism. Journal of Libertarian Studies 12:179–192.
    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). NM Martin and S. Pollard, Closure Spaces and Logic. History and Philosophy of Logic 17:176-177.
     
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  24. G. White, B. Smith & R. Casati (eds.) (1994). Philosophy and the Cognitive Sciences. Proceedings of the 16th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky.
  25. B. Smith (1992). Le Strutture Del Mondo Del Senso Comune. Iride 9:17-39.
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  26. K. Schuhmann & B. Smith (1991). Neo-Kantianism and Phenomenology, the Case of Lask, Emil and Daubert, Johannes. Kant-Studien 82 (3):303-318.
     
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  27. B. Smith (1990). Towards a History of Speech Act Theory. In [Book Chapter].
    That uses of language not only can, but even normally do have the character of actions was a fact largely unrealised by those engaged in the study of language before the present century, at least in the sense that there was lacking any attempt to come to terms systematically with the action-theoretic peculiarities of language use. Where the action-character of linguistic phenomena was acknowledged, it was normally regarded as a peripheral matter, relating to derivative or non-standard aspects of language which (...)
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  28. 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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  29. B. Smith (1989). Logic and the Sachverhalt. The Monist 72 (1):52-69.
    Those who conceive logic as a science have generally favoured one of two alternative conceptions as to what the subject-matter of this science ought to be. On the one hand is the nowadays somewhat old-fashioned-seeming view of logic as the science of judgment, or of thinking or reasoning activities in general. On the other hand is the view of logic as a science of ideal meanings, 'thoughts', or 'propositions in themselves'. There is, however, a third alternative conception, which enjoyed only (...)
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  30. B. Smith (1988). On the Semantics of Clocks. In James H. Fetzer (ed.), Aspects of AI. Kluwer.
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  31. B. Smith (1987). The Correspondence Continuum. Csli 87.
     
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  32. 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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  33. Brian Cantwell Smith (1985). The Limits of Correctness. Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 14 (1):18-26.
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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. W. von Leyden & Brian Smith (1967). Memory. Philosophical Quarterly 17 (66):80.
    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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  37. Brian Smith (1965). Dreaming. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 43 (1):48 – 57.
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  38. B. C. Smith (1874). Immortality. Journal of Speculative Philosophy 8 (3):278 - 280.
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