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  1. Derek A. McDougall (2014). Scott Soames on Gilbert Ryle. Philosophical Investigations 37 (2):113-129.
    In his exceptionally well-received history of analytic philosophy,1 Scott Soames presents accounts of the work of Wittgenstein and Ryle that rest on his acceptance of metaphysical preconceptions that these philosophers implicitly question in their writings. Their shared expressive third-person treatments of the mind, for example, serve to emphasise the inadequacy of Soames's distinction between private mental states and physical states/behaviour, which he regularly employs in assessing their views. His treatment of Gilbert Ryle in particular, reflects the radically different conceptions held (...)
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  2. Derek A. McDougall (2013). The Role of Philosophical Investigations § 258: What is 'the Private Language Argument'? Analytic Philosophy 54 (1):44-71.
    The Private Language Sections of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations, -/- generally agreed to run from §§ 243 - 271, but extending to § 315 with the book’s continued -/- treatment of the private object model and the inner and outer conception of the mind, have -/- proved remarkably resistant to any generally agreed interpretation. Even today, ways of -/- looking at these sections which were first in vogue half a century ago when discussions of -/- this aspect of Wittgenstein’s work (...)
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  3. Derek A. McDougall (2010). Necessities of Origin and Constitution. Philosophical Investigations 33 (1):24-43.
    The once deeply held conviction that all necessary truths are known a priori is now widely, although by no means universally agreed to have been subjected to penetrating, if not devastating criticism. Scott Soames, for example, on behalf of Saul Kripke, and indirectly of Hilary Putnam, argues that in respect of natural kinds, the introduction of basic essentialist assumptions grounded in our pre-theoretical habits of thinking and speaking – for example, that atomic or molecular structure provides the underlying essence of (...)
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  4. Derek A. McDougall, BRITISH WITTGENSTEIN SOCIETY BOOK REVIEWS. WITTGENSTEIN BOOK REVIEWS.
    Selection of Critical Notices of a number of books on Wittgenstein's work - over 20 by 2013 - including books devoted to The TRACTATUS, the PHILOSOPHICAL INVESTIGATIONS and various collections of essays etc. by Wittgenstein scholars and others.
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  5. DEREK A. McDOUGALL (2008). PICTURES PRIVACY AUGUSTINE AND THE MIND A UNITY IN WITTGENSTEIN'S PHILOSOPHICAL INVESTIGATIONS. Journal of Philosophical Research 33 (1):33-72.
    This paper weaves together a number of separate strands each relating to an aspect of Wittgenstein’s PHILOSOPHICAL INVESTIGATIONS. The first strand introduces his radical and incoherent idea of a private object. Wittgenstein in § 258 and related passages is not investigating a perfectly ordinary notion of first person privacy; but his critics have treated his question, whether a private language is possible, solely in terms of their quite separate question of how our ordinary sensation terms can be understood, in a (...)
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  6. Derek A. McDougall (2008). Pictures, Privacy, Augustine, and the Mind. Journal of Philosophical Research 33 (1):33-72.
    This paper weaves together a number of separate strands each relating to an aspect of Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations. The first strand introduces his radical and incoherent idea of a private object. Wittgenstein in § 258 and related passages is not investigating a perfectly ordinary notion of first person privacy; but his critics have treated his question, whether a private language is possible, solely in terms of their quite separate question of how our ordinary sensation terms can be understood, in a (...)
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  7. Derek A. McDougall (1973). &Quot;descriptive" and "Revisionary" Metaphysics. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 34 (2):209-223.
    A discussion of the concept of Descriptive v Revisionary Metaphysics as it applies to the work of P.F. Strawson amongst others.
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  8. Derek A. McDougall (1972). Religious Belief and Philosophical Analysis. Mind 81 (324):519-532.
    A discussion of how making a decision about religious belief places this kind of belief in a category which distinguishes it from 'belief in other minds' or 'belief in an external world'. This has important consequences for a philosophical approach to religious belief.
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