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  1. David Shier & J. Lee Tilson (2006). The Temporal Stage Fallacy: A Novel Statistical Fallacy in the Medical Literature. [REVIEW] Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 9 (2):243-247.
    Celebrated for disproving the traditional view that lack of oxygen at birth (perinatal asphyxia) contributes significantly to cerebral palsy, a 1986 New England Journal of Medicine article by Karin Nelson and Jonas Ellenberg engineered a new consensus in the medical community: that lack of oxygen at birth rarely causes cerebral palsy. We demonstrate that the article's central argument relies on straightforwardly fallacious statistical reasoning, and we discuss significant implications -- e.g. how carefully fetuses are monitored during labor and delivery, expert (...)
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  2. Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O'Rourke & David Shier (eds.) (2005). Law and Social Justice. Mit Press.
  3. David Shier, Michael O'Rourke & Joseph Keim Campbell (eds.) (2004). Freedom and Determinism. MIT Press/Bradford Book.
    A state-of-the-art collection of previously unpublished essays on the topics of determinism, free will, moral responsibility, and action theory, written by some of the most important figures in these fields of study.
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  4. Joseph K. Campbell, Michael O'Rourke & David Shier (eds.) (2002). Meaning and Truth - Investigations in Philosophical Semantics. Seven Bridges Press.
  5. J. Campbell, M. O. Rourke & David Shier (eds.) (2001). Meaning and Truth. New York: Seven Bridges Press.
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  6. David Shier (2000). Can Human Rationality Be Defended "A Priori"? Behavior and Philosophy 28 (1/2):67 - 81.
    In this paper, I develop two criticisms of L. Jonathan Cohen's influential a priori argument that human irrationality cannot be experimentally demonstrated. The first is that the argument depends crucially on the concept of a normal human but that no such concept suitable for Cohen's purposes is available. The second is that even if his argument were granted, his thesis of an unimpeachable human capacity for reasoning is not a defense of human reasoning, but rather amounts to the claim that (...)
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  7. David Shier (1998). Why Kant Finds Nothing Ugly. British Journal of Aesthetics 38 (4):412-418.
  8. Timothy J. McGrew, David Shier & Harry S. Silverstein (1997). The Two-Envelope Paradox Resolved. Analysis 57 (1):28–33.
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  9. David Shier (1997). How Can Pictures Be Propositions? Ratio 10 (1):65-75.
  10. Arthur C. Graesser, Cheryl A. Bowers, Tom Trabasso, Brian Harvey, Sunil Cherian, Wade O. Troxell, Timothy Joseph day, Robert M. French, Roger Sansom, Kenneth Aizawa, David Shier, Yakir Levin & Nicholas Power (1996). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] Minds and Machines 6 (3).
  11. David Shier (1996). Direct Reference for the Narrow Minded. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 77 (3):225-248.
     
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  12. David Shier (1993). Russellian Non-Parallelism: Direct Reference Without Anti-Individualism. Dissertation, Wayne State University
    The Direct Reference account of the semantics of singular terms is widely assumed to be inconsistent with the traditional Individualist account of psychological states. Because of this assumption, and because of the weight of the evidence for Direct Reference, Anti-Individualism has found supporters despite its counterintuitiveness. In this dissertation, it is argued that Direct Reference and Individualism are not genuinely inconsistent, but that the inconsistency emerges only with the additional assumption of Propositionalism--the orthodox, proposition-based framework for understanding thought and language. (...)
     
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