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  1. Chris Daly & David Liggins, Hirsch's Charity Argument Against Revisionary Ontology.
    Eli Hirsch argues that metaphysical debates about material composition are merely verbal and the ontologists who take part in them are talking past each other. According to Hirsch, 'there is no uniquely best ontological language with which to describe the world', a doctrine he calls 'quantifier variance'. Hirsch argues that if we combine quantifier variance with an appeal to interpretative charity, we reach the conclusion that contemporary debates about composition are merely verbal. Much contemporary metaontological discussion has concerned Hirsch’s doctrine (...)
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  2. Chris Daly (ed.) (forthcoming). Palgrave Handbook of Philosophical Methods.
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  3. Chris Daly (2014). Things: Philosophical Papers, Volume 2, by Stephen Yablo. Mind 123 (489):264-268.
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  4. Chris Daly (2013). Psychology and Indispensability. The Monist 96 (4):561-581.
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  5. Chris Daly & David Liggins (2013). Animalism and Deferentialism. Dialectica 67 (4):605-609.
    Animalism is the theory that we are animals: in other words, that each of us is numerically identical to an animal. An alternative theory maintains that we are not animals but that each of us is constituted by an animal. Call this alternative theory neo-Lockean constitutionalism or Lockeanism for short. Stephan Blatti (2012) offers to advance the debate between animalism and Lockeanism by providing a new argument for animalism. In this note, we present our own objection to Blatti's argument, and (...)
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  6. Chris Daly (2012). Scepticism About Grounding. In Fabrice Correia & Benjamin Schnieder (eds.), Metaphysical Grounding: Understanding the Structure of Reality. Cambridge University Press. 81.
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  7. Chris Daly & Simon Langford (2011). Two Anti-Platonist Strategies. Mind 119 (476):1107-1116.
    This paper considers two strategies for undermining indispensability arguments for mathematical Platonism. We defend one strategy (the Trivial Strategy) against a criticism by Joseph Melia. In particular, we argue that the key example Melia uses against the Trivial Strategy fails. We then criticize Melia’s chosen strategy (the Weaseling Strategy.) The Weaseling Strategy attempts to show that it is not always inconsistent or irrational knowingly to assert p and deny an implication of p . We argue that Melia’s case for this (...)
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  8. Chris Daly & David Liggins (2011). Deferentialism. Philosophical Studies 156 (3):321-337.
    There is a recent and growing trend in philosophy that involves deferring to the claims of certain disciplines outside of philosophy, such as mathematics, the natural sciences, and linguistics. According to this trend— deferentialism , as we will call it—certain disciplines outside of philosophy make claims that have a decisive bearing on philosophical disputes, where those claims are more epistemically justified than any philosophical considerations just because those claims are made by those disciplines. Deferentialists believe that certain longstanding philosophical problems (...)
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  9. Chris Daly (2010). An Introduction to Philosophical Methods. Broadview Press.
    An Introduction to Philosophical Methods is the first book to survey the various methods that philosophers use to support their views. Rigorous yet accessible, the book introduces and illustrates the methodological considerations that are involved in current philosophical debates. Where there is controversy, the book presents the case for each side, but highlights where the key difficulties with them lie. While eminently student-friendly, the book makes an important contribution to the debate regarding the acceptability of the various philosophical methods, and (...)
     
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  10. Chris Daly (2010). Truth and Being. Metascience 19 (3):417-420.
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  11. Chris Daly & David Liggins (2010). In Defence of Error Theory. Philosophical Studies 149 (2):209-230.
    Many contemporary philosophers rate error theories poorly. We identify the arguments these philosophers invoke, and expose their deficiencies. We thereby show that the prospects for error theory have been systematically underestimated. By undermining general arguments against all error theories, we leave it open whether any more particular arguments against particular error theories are more successful. The merits of error theories need to be settled on a case-by-case basis: there is no good general argument against error theories.
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  12. Chris Daly & David Liggins (2010). Do Object-Dependent Properties Threaten Physicalism? Journal of Philosophy 107 (11):610-614.
  13. Christopher Daly (2010). An Introduction to Philosophical Methods. Broadview Press.
    An Introduction to Philosophical Methods is the first book to survey the various methods that philosophers use to support their views. Rigorous yet accessible, the book introduces and illustrates the methodological considerations that are involved in current philosophical debates. Where there is controversy, the book presents the case for each side, but highlights where the key difficulties with them lie. While eminently student-friendly, the book makes an important contribution to the debate regarding the acceptability of the various philosophical methods, and (...)
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  14. Chris Daly (2009). Moral Error Theory and the Problem of Evil. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 1 (2):89 - 105.
    Moral error theory claims that no moral sentence is (nonvacuously) true. Atheism claims that the existence of evil in the world is incompatible with, or makes improbable, the existence of God. Is moral error theory compatible with atheism? This paper defends the thesis that it is compatible against criticisms by Nicholas Sturgeon.
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  15. Chris Daly (2009). To Be. In Robin Le Poidevin (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Metaphysics. Routledge.
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  16. Chris Daly (2009). The Metaphysics Within Physics • by Tim Maudlin. Analysis 69 (2):374-375.
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  17. Chris Daly & Simon Langford (2009). Mathematical Explanation and Indispensability Arguments. Philosophical Quarterly 59 (237):641-658.
    We defend Joseph Melia's thesis that the role of mathematics in scientific theory is to 'index' quantities, and that even if mathematics is indispensable to scientific explanations of concrete phenomena, it does not explain any of those phenomena. This thesis is defended against objections by Mark Colyvan and Alan Baker.
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  18. Chris John Daly (2008). Fictionalism and the Attitudes. Philosophical Studies 139 (3):423 - 440.
    This paper distinguishes revolutionary fictionalism from other forms of fictionalism and also from other philosophical views. The paper takes fictionalism about mathematical objects and fictionalism about scientific unobservables as illustrations. The paper evaluates arguments that purport to show that this form of fictionalism is incoherent on the grounds that there is no tenable distinction between believing a sentence and taking the fictionalist's distinctive attitude to that sentence. The argument that fictionalism about mathematics is ‘comically immodest’ is also evaluated. In place (...)
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  19. Chris John Daly (2008). The Methodology of Genuine Modal Realism. Synthese 162 (1):37 - 52.
    David Lewis’s genuine modal realism is a controversial thesis in modal metaphysics. Charles Chihara and Ross Cameron have each argued that Lewis’s defence of his thesis involves his committing serious methodological errors; in particular, that his replies to two well-known and important objections are question-begging. Scott Shalkowski has further argued that Lewis’s attempt to analyse modal talk in non-modal terms is viciously circular. This paper considers the methodology which Lewis uses to argue for his thesis, and the paper tries to (...)
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  20. Chris Daly (2007). Fictionalism in Metaphysics - Edited by Mark Eli Kalderon. Philosophical Books 48 (3):272-274.
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  21. Chris Daly (2007). Wandering Significance: An Essay on Conceptual Behaviour. – Mark Wilson. Philosophical Quarterly 57 (228):498–501.
  22. Chris John Daly (2007). Acquaintance and De Re Thought. Synthese 156 (1):79 - 96.
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  23. Chris Daly (2006). Mathematical Fictionalism – No Comedy of Errors. Analysis 66 (291):208–216.
  24. Chris Daly (2005). So Where's the Explanation? In Helen Beebee & Julian Dodd (eds.), Truthmakers: The Contemporary Debate. Clarendon. 85.
  25. Christopher Daly (2004). Thomas Kuhn. International Philosophical Quarterly 44 (2):268-270.
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  26. Christopher T. Daly (2004). St. Augustine's Bones. Augustinian Studies 35 (1):121-123.
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  27. Chris Daly (2000). Properties as Truthmakers. Logique Et Analyse 43 (169-170):95-107.
     
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  28. Chris Daly (1998). Modality and Acquaintance with Properties. The Monist 81 (1):44--68.
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  29. Chris Daly (1998). Natural Kinds. In Edward Craig (ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Routledge. 682-5.
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  30. Chris Daly (1998). Review of Armstrong (1997). [REVIEW] Australasian Journal of Philosophy 76:640-642.
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  31. Chris Daly (1998). What Are Physical Properties? Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 79 (3):196-217.
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  32. Chris Daly (1997). Pluralist Metaphysics. Philosophical Studies 87 (2):185-206.
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  33. Chris Daly (1996). Defending Promiscuous Realism About Natural Kinds. Philosophical Quarterly 46 (185):496-500.
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  34. Chris Daly (1996). Universals and Property Instances: The Alphabet of Being. Philosophical Books 37 (4):266-267.
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  35. Chris Daly (1995). Does Physicalism Need Fixing? Analysis 55 (3):135-41.
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  36. Chris Daly (1995). John Earman, Allen I. Janis, Gerald J. Massey, and Nicholas Rescher, Eds., Philosophical Problems of the Internal and External Worlds: Essays on the Philosophy of Adolf Grunbaum Reviewed By. [REVIEW] Philosophy in Review 15 (3):167-171.
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  37. Chris Daly (1995). Philosophy of Science in the Twentieth Century: Four Central Themes. Philosophical Books 36 (2):136-138.
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  38. Chris Daly (1994). Laws and Coincidences Contrasted. Analysis 54 (2):98 - 104.
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  39. Chris Daly (1994). Tropes. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 94:253 - 261.
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