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  1. Helen Beebee, Christopher Hitchcock & Huw Price (eds.) (forthcoming). Making a Difference. Oxford University Press.
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  2. Helen Beebee (2013). Hume's Two Definitions: The Procedural Interpretation. Hume Studies 37 (2):243-274.
    Hume's two definitions of causation have caused an extraordinary amount of controversy. The starting point for the controversy is the fact, well known to most philosophy undergraduates, that the two definitions aren't even extensionally equivalent, let alone semantically equivalent. So how can they both be definitions? One response to this problem has been to argue that Hume intends only the first as a genuine definition—an interpretation that delivers a straightforward regularity interpretation of Hume on causation. By many commentators' lights, however, (...)
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  3. Helen Beebee (2013). Michelle Bastian Completed Her Ph. D. In Philosophy at the University of New South Wales. She is Currently a Chancellor's Fellow at the Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. Her Work Focuses on the Use of Time in Social Practises of Inclusion and Exclusion. [REVIEW] In Katrina Hutchison & Fiona Jenkins (eds.), Women in Philosophy: What Needs to Change? Oup Usa. 261.
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  4. Helen Beebee (2013). Nature Without Abandoning Kripke–Putnam Semantics1. In Stephen Mumford & Matthew Tugby (eds.), Metaphysics and Science. Oxford University Press. 141.
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  5. Helen Beebee (2013). Reply to Strawson:'David Hume: Objects and Power'. In Stewart Duncan & Antonia LoLordo (eds.), Debates in Modern Philosophy: Essential Readings and Contemporary Responses. Routledge. 242.
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  6. Helen Beebee (2012). Causation and Necessary Connection. In Alan Bailey & Dan O'Brien (eds.), The Continuum Companion to Hume. Continuum. 131.
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  7. Helen Beebee (2012). Free Will Sans Metaphysics? Metascience 21 (1):77-81.
    Free will sans metaphysics? Content Type Journal Article Pages 1-5 DOI 10.1007/s11016-011-9525-5 Authors Helen Beebee, Department of Philosophy, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT UK Journal Metascience Online ISSN 1467-9981 Print ISSN 0815-0796.
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  8. Helen Beebee (2011). Hume's Impact on Causation. The Philosophers' Magazine (54):75-79.
    Many philosophers came to regard “causation” as an illegitimate pseudo-concept. This was a dominant view in analytic philosophy until quite late in the twentieth century. Russell famously quipped that “the law of causality” was “a relic of a bygone age, surviving, like the monarchy, only because it is erroneously supposed to do no harm”.
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  9. Helen Beebee (2011). Metaphysics: The Key Concepts. Routledge.
    Informative, accessible, and fun to read ” this is an excellent reference guide for undergraduates and anyone wanting an introduction to the fundamental ...
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  10. Kate Abramson, Donald Ainslie, Lilli Alanen, Annette Baier, Tom Beauchamp, Helen Beebee, Martin Bell, Christopher Berry, Lorraine Besser-Jones & John Biro (2010). Hume Studies Referees, 2009–2010. Hume Studies 36 (2):261-263.
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  11. Helen Beebee (2010). Metametaphysics. The Philosophers' Magazine 50:24-25.
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  12. Helen Beebee & Nigel Sabbarton-Leary (2010). Are Psychiatric Kinds Real? European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 6 (1):11-27.
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  13. Helen Beebee & Nigel Sabbarton-Leary (2010). Introduction. In Helen Beebee & Nigel Sabbarton-Leary (eds.), The Semantics and Metaphysics of Natural Kinds. Routledge.
     
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  14. Helen Beebee & Nigel Sabbarton-Leary (2010). On the Abuse of the Necessary a Posteriori. In Helen Beebee & Nigel Sabbarton-Leary (eds.), The Semantics and Metaphysics of Natural Kinds. Routledge. 159--79.
     
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  15. Helen Beebee & Nigel Sabbarton-Leary (eds.) (2010). The Semantics and Metaphysics of Natural Kinds. Routledge.
    Essentialism--roughly, the view that natural kinds have discrete essences, generating truths that are necessary but knowable only a posteriori --is an increasingly popular view in the metaphysics of science. At the same time, philosophers of language have been subjecting Kripke’s views about the existence and scope of the necessary a posteriori to rigorous analysis and criticism. Essentialists typically appeal to Kripkean semantics to motivate their radical extension of the realm of the necessary a posteriori ; but they rarely attempt to (...)
     
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  16. Helen Beebee & Markus Schrenk (eds.) (2010). Hume. Metaphysics and Epistemology. mentis.
    The articles in this special issue of the yearbook Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy all concern, in one way or another, Hume’s epistemology and metaphysics. -/- There are discussions of our knowledge of causal powers, the extent to which conceivability is a guide to modality, and testimony; there are also discussions of our ideas of space and time, the role in Hume’s thought of the psychological mechanism of ‘completing the union’, the role of impressions, and Hume’s argument against the (...)
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  17. Helen Beebee (2009). Causation and Observation. In Helen Beebee, Christopher Hitchcock & Peter Menzies (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Causation. Oup Oxford.
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  18. Helen Beebee (2009). John Foster the Divine Lawmaker. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 60 (2):453-457.
  19. Helen Beebee, Peter Menzies & Christopher Hitchcock (eds.) (2009). The Oxford Handbook of Causation. Oxford University Press.
    Causation is a central topic in many areas of philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, ethics, history of philosophy, and philosophy ...
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  20. Donald Ainslie, Carla Bagnoli, Donald Baxter, Tom Beauchamp, Helen Beebee, Martin Bell, Deborah Boyle, John Bricke, Deborah Brown & Dorothy Coleman (2008). Hume Studies Referees, 2007–2008. Hume Studies 34 (2):323-324.
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  21. Helen Beebee (2008). Smilansky's Alleged Refutation of Compatibilism. Analysis 68 (299):258–260.
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  22. Abraham Anderson, Margaret Atherton, Annette Baier, Tom Beauchamp, Helen Beebee, Martin Bell, Lorraine Besser-Jones, Richard Bett, Mark Box & Deborah Boyle (2007). Hume Studies Referees, 2006–2007. Hume Studies 33 (2):385-387.
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  23. Helen Beebee (2007). Humes Old and New: Peter Millican and Helen Beebee: The Two Definitions and the Doctrine of Necessity. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 107:413 - 431.
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  24. Helen Beebee (2007). Hume on Causation : The Projectivist Interpretation. In Huw Price & Richard Corry (eds.), Causation, Physics, and the Constitution of Reality: Russell's Republic Revisited. Oxford University Press.
  25. Helen Beebee (2007). The Two Definitions and the Doctrine of Necessity. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 107 (1pt3):413-431.
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  26. Helen Beebee & Julian Dodd (eds.) (2007). Reading Metaphysics: Selected Texts with Interactive Commentary. Wiley-Blackwell.
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  27. Peter Millican & Helen Beebee (2007). Humes Old and New: Four Fashionable Falsehoods, and One Unfashionable Truth. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 81 (1):163-199.
    Hume has traditionally been understood as an inductive sceptic with positivist tendencies, reducing causation to regular succession and anticipating the modern distinctions between analytic and synthetic, deduction and induction. The dominant fashion in recent Hume scholarship is to reject all this, replacing the ‘Old Hume’ with various New alternatives. Here I aim to counter four of these revisionist readings, presenting instead a broadly traditional interpretation but with important nuances, based especially on Hume’s later works. He asked that we should treat (...)
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  28. Helen Beebee (2006). Does Anything Hold the Universe Together? Synthese 149 (3):509-533.
    According to ‘regularity theories’ of causation, the obtaining of causal relations depends on no more than the obtaining of certain kinds of regularity. Regularity theorists are thus anti-realists about necessary connections in nature. Regularity theories of one form or another have constituted the dominant view in analytic Philosophy for a long time, but have recently come in for some robust criticism, notably from Galen Strawson. Strawson’s criticisms are natural criticisms to make, but have not so far provoked much response from (...)
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  29. Helen Beebee (2006). Hume on Causation. Routledge.
    Causation is one of the most important and enduring topics in philosophy, going back to Aristotle. In this important book, Helen Beebee covers all the major debates and issues in the philosophy of causation. Beginning with an introduction to the concept, Causation examines the most important philosopher of causation, David Hume, and assesses the problems of induction and necessary connection in light of Hume's thought. Beebee then investigates different theories of causation and challenges to the Humane approach. She considers the (...)
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  30. Helen Beebee & Julian Dodd (2005). Introduction. In Helen Beebee & Julian Dodd (eds.), Truthmakers: The Contemporary Debate. Clarendon.
  31. Helen Beebee & Julian Dodd (eds.) (2005). Truthmakers: The Contemporary Debate. Clarendon.
    This volume will be the starting point for future discussion and research.
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  32. H. Beebee (2004). Review: Scientific Essentialism. [REVIEW] Mind 113 (450):334-340.
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  33. Helen Beebee (2004). Causing and Nothingness. In L. A. Paul, E. J. Hall & J. Collins (eds.), Causation and Counterfactuals. The Mit Press. 291--308.
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  34. Helen Beebee (2004). Chance-Changing Causal Processes. In Phil Dowe & Paul Noordhof (eds.), Cause and Chance: Causation in an Indeterministic World. Routledge.
     
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  35. Helen Beebee (2004). Review: Ellis, Scientific Essentialism; The Philosophy of Nature. [REVIEW] Mind 113 (450).
  36. Helen Beebee (2004). The Philosophy of Nature. Mind 113 (450):334-340.
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  37. Helen Beebee (2003). Local Miracle Compatibilism. Noûs 37 (2):258-277.
  38. Helen Beebee (2003). Seeing Causing. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 103 (3):257-280.
    Singularists about causation often claim that we can have experiences as of causation. This paper argues that regularity theorists need not deny that claim; hence the possibility of causal experience is no objection to regularity theories of causation. The fact that, according to a regularity theorist, causal experience requires background theory does not provide grounds for denying that it is genuine experience. The regularity theorist need not even deny that non-inferential perceptual knowledge of causation is possible, despite the fact that (...)
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  39. Helen Beebee (2003). XII-Seeing Causing. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 103 (1):257-280.
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  40. Helen Beebee & Michael Rush (2003). Non-Paradoxical Multi-Location. Analysis 63 (4):311–317.
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  41. Co-Authored & Helen Beebee (2003). Probability as a Guide to Life. In David Papineau (ed.), The Roots of Reason: Philosophical Essays on Rationality, Evolution, and Probability. Oxford University Press.
     
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  42. Helen Beebee (2002). Contingent Laws Rule: Reply to Bird. Analysis 62 (3):252–255.
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  43. Helen Beebee (2002). Reply to Huemer on the Consequence Argument. Philosophical Review 111 (2):235-241.
  44. Helen Beebee (2002). Transfer of Warrant, Begging the Question, and Semantic Externalism. Philosophical Quarterly 51 (204):356-74.
  45. Helen Beebee & Alfred R. Mele (2002). Humean Compatibilism. Mind 111 (442):201-223.
    Humean compatibilism is the combination of a Humean position on laws of nature and the thesis that free will is compatible with determinism. This article's aim is to situate Humean compatibilism in the current debate among libertarians, traditional compatibilists, and semicompatibilists about free will. We argue that a Humean about laws can hold that there is a sense in which the laws of nature are 'up to us' and hence that the leading style of argument for incompatibilism?the consequence argument?has a (...)
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  46. Helen Beebee (2001). Recent Work on Causation. Philosophical Books 42 (1):33-45.
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  47. Helen Beebee (2000). The Non-Governing Conception of Laws of Nature. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 61 (3):571-594.
  48. H. Beebee (1998). Review. Causation & Persistence: A Theory of Causation. D Ehring. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 49 (1):181-184.
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  49. Helen Beebee (1998). Do Causes Raise the Chances of Effects? Analysis 58 (3):182–190.
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  50. Helen Beebee (1998). Review of Skyrms & Eells (Eds.), Probabilities & Conditionals. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 49 (1).
  51. Douglas Ehring & Helen Beebee (1998). Causation & Persistence: A Theory of Causation. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 49 (1):181-184.
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  52. Helen Beebee (1997). Counterfactual Dependence and Broken Barometers: A Response to Flichman's Argument. Crítica 29 (86):107 - 119.
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  53. Helen Beebee (1997). Taking Hindrance Seriously. Philosophical Studies 88 (1):59-79.
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  54. Helen Beebee & David Papineau (1997). Probability as a Guide to Life. Journal of Philosophy 94 (5):217-243.
  55. Helen Beebee & David Papineau (1997). Probability as a Guide to Life. Journal of Philosophy 94 (5):217-243.
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