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  1. David Leech Anderson (2007). Consciousness and Realism. Journal of Consciousness Studies 14 (1):1-17.
    There is a long and storied history of debates over 'realism' that has touched literally every academic discipline. Yet realism- antirealism debates play a relatively minor role in the contemporary study of consciousness. In this paper four basic varieties of realism and antirealism are explored (existential, epistemological, semantic, and ontological) and their potential impact on the study of consciousness is considered. Reasons are offered to explain why there is not more debate over these issues, including a discussion of the powerful (...)
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  2. David Leech Anderson (1995). A Dogma of Metaphysical Realism. American Philosophical Quarterly 32 (1):1 - 11.
    There is a dogma about metaphysical realism that is well nigh universal: "If one is a metaphysical realist about the external world, then one ought to be a semantic realist about (all) external- world statements". I argue that this dogma should be rejected. It is possible for a metaphysical realist to be a "semantic dualist", holding that some middle- sized object statements receive a realist interpretation, but that most such statements require an antirealist interpretation. To show that a semantically dual (...)
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  3. David Leech Anderson (1993). What is the Model-Theoretic Argument? Journal of Philosophy 60 (6):311-322.
    Putnam's model theoretic reductio against metaphysical realism cannot be dismissed as easily as some critics seem to think.E.g. the causal account of reference is either too insubstantial to determine reference or implusilble.
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