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  1. Benedict Smith (2013). Depression and Motivation. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 12 (4):615-635.
    Among the characteristic features of depression is a diminishment in or lack of action and motivation. In this paper, I consider a dominant philosophical account which purports to explain this lack of action or motivation. This approach comes in different versions but a common theme is, I argue, an over reliance on psychologistic assumptions about action–explanation and the nature of motivation. As a corrective I consider an alternative view that gives a prominent place to the body in motivation. Central to (...)
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  2. Benedict Smith (2012). What Mystery of Moral Experience? Journal of Value Inquiry 46 (2):197-207.
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  3. Benedict Smith (2011). Book Review of Maxine Sheets-Johnstone's The Roots of Morality. [REVIEW] Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 10 (3):419-422.
    Book review of Maxine Sheets-Johnstone’s The Roots of Morality Content Type Journal Article Pages 1-4 DOI 10.1007/s11097-011-9206-2 Authors Benedict Smith, Department of Philosophy, Durham University, 50 Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HN UK Journal Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences Online ISSN 1572-8676 Print ISSN 1568-7759.
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  4. Benedict Smith (2011). Review of Mario de Caro, David Macarthur (Eds.), Naturalism and Normativity. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2011 (2).
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  5. Benedict Smith (2010). Particularism and the Space of Moral Reasons. Palgrave Macmillan.
    Machine generated contents note: Introduction -- Moral Philosophy and Experience -- Moral Particularism -- Perception and The Myth of the Moral Given -- Moral Judgement -- Moral Phenomenology -- The Space of Moral Reasons -- Conclusion -- Index.
     
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  6. Benedict Smith (2009). Knowledge and the Justification of Values in Values-Based Medicine. Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 15 (2):97-105.
  7. Benedict Smith (2008). Traditional Moral Knowledge and Experience of the World. Analyse and Kritik 30 (1).
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  8. Benedict Smith (2006). Reasons, Responsibility, and Fiction. Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 13 (2):161-166.
  9. Benedict Smith (2006). Particularism, Perception and Judgement. Acta Analytica 21 (2):12-29.
    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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  10. Benedict Smith (2001). Possible Worlds and Moral Philosophy. Teorema 20 (3):41-50.
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