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  1. António Zilhão (forthcoming). Free Will and Rationality. Axiomathes:1-14.
    In this paper I analyse different justifications for the claim that the minor premise of the libertarian argument is true, namely, intuition, van Inwagen’s argument from moral responsibility and an argument from rationality. I claim none of these is satisfactory. I conclude by suggesting a possible way of interpreting the meaning of the free will intuition libertarians claim we have.
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  2. António Zilhão (2010). From Radical Translation to Radical Interpretation and Back. Principia 7 (1-2):229-249.
    Both Quine and Davidson put forth programs of empirical semantics satisfy-ing the conditions that characterize the so-called “standpoint of interpreta-tion.” Quine’s less ambitious program of radical translation rests upon two buttresses: causality and empathy. Davidson’s more ambitious program of radical interpretation replaces causality with truth and empathy with ration-ality. Although the replacement of causality with intersubjective truth seems to me to be a fully justified move, I nevertheless contend that it is more real-istic to develop the work of interpretation drawing (...)
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  3. António Zilhão (2010). Incontinence, Honouring Sunk Costs and Rationality. In Mauricio Suarez, Mauro Dorato & Miklos Redei (eds.), Epsa Philosophical Issues in the Sciences. Springer. 303--310.
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  4. António Zilhão (2010). The Pertinence of Incontinence. Principia 9 (1-2):193-211.
    In this paper I suggest a reconstruction of the traditional concepts of continent and incontinent action. This reconstruction proceeds along the lines of a standpoint of bounded rationality. My suggestion agrees with some relevant aspects of Davidson’s treatment of this topic. One of these aspects is that incontinent action is typically signalled by the following two subjective experiences: a feeling of surprise towards one’s own action and a difficulty in understanding oneself; another is that incontinence cannot simply be disposed of (...)
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  5. António Zilhão (ed.) (2007). Do Círculo de Viena à Filosofia Analítica Contemporânea. Livros de Areia Editores.
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  6. António Zilhão (ed.) (2005). Evolution, Rationality, and Cognition: A Cognitive Science for the Twenty-First Century. Routledge.
    Evolutionary thinking has expanded in the last decades, spreading from its traditional stronghold - the explanation of speciation and adaptation in Biology - to new domains including the human sciences. The essays in this collection attest to the illuminating power of evolutionary thinking when applied to the understanding of the human mind. The contributors to Cognition, Evolution and Rationality use an evolutionary standpoint to approach the nature of the human mind, including both cognitive and behavioral functions. Cognitive science is by (...)
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  7. António Zilhão (2001). * Psicologia Popular, Teoria da Decisão E Comportamento Humano Comum. Disputatio:1-21.
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  8. António Zilhão (1998). Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and The Meanings of Life, de Daniel C. Dennett. Disputatio.
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  9. António Zilhão (1998). Folk-Psychology, Rationality and Human Action. Grazer Philosophische Studien 56:1-28.
    Ramseyan decision theory is the best explication of the philosophical model of folk-psychology. Davidson contends that its basic axioms are synthetic a priori truths of human psychology. This contention admits being reduced to the claim that human agents have to be regarded as rational betters. Tversky and Kahneman challenge this claim. Consideration of the evidence indicates that theory-contradicting interpretations of human actions make frequently more cognitive sense and are more 'commonsensical' than theory-preserving interpretations. Thus, the philosophical model of folk- psychology (...)
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  10. António Zilhão (1998). Introduction. Grazer Philosophische Studien 56:1-3.
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