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  1. Edward S. Shirley (2009). Observables, Unobservables, and The. Journal of Critical Analysis 5 (3):99-103.
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  2. Edward S. Shirley (1995). Marquis' Argument Against Abortion. Southwest Philosophy Review 11 (1):79-89.
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  3. Edward S. Shirley (1993). A Refutation of the Dream Argument. Southwest Philosophy Review 9 (1):1-22.
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  4. Edward S. Shirley (1990). Wittgenstein´ S Private Objects: Investigations 277 and 304. Daimon 2:175-183.
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  5. Edward S. Shirley (1990). Why the Problem of the External World is a Pseudo-Problem: Santayana and Danto. Journal of Speculative Philosophy 4 (4):298 - 309.
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  6. Edward S. Shirley (1988). Putnam's Brains in a Vat and Bouwsma's Flowers. Southwest Philosophy Review 4 (1):121-126.
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  7. Edward S. Shirley (1985). A Defense of Kant's Refutation of Descartes. Philosophical Topics 13 (2):185-193.
  8. Edward S. Shirley (1985). The Mapping Argument and Descartes' Deceitful Demon. Philosophical Topics 13 (2):53-60.
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  9. Edward S. Shirley (1984). A Defense of Strawson's Anti-Skeptical Method. Southwest Philosophy Review 1:98-106.
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  10. Edward S. Shirley (1981). An Unnoticed Flaw in Barker and Achinstein's Solution to Goodman's New Riddle of Induction. Philosophy of Science 48 (4):611-617.
    Barker and Achinstein misread Goodman's definitions of 'grue' and 'bleen'. If we stick to Goodman's definition of 'grue' as applying "to all things examined before t just in case they are green but to other things just in case they are blue" (my italics), and his parallel definition of 'bleen', then Barker and Achinstein's arguments are seen to be irrelevant. The result is to by-pass the question whether Mr. Grue sees things as grue rather than as green while showing that (...)
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  11. Edward S. Shirley (1980). A Flaw in Chisholm's Foundationalism. Philosophical Studies 38 (2):155 - 160.
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  12. Edward S. Shirley (1980). Quine and Referential Scepticism. Journal of Critical Analysis 8 (2):29-33.
  13. Edward S. Shirley (1977). Freud and Reductive Hermeneutics. Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 8 (2):65-72.
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  14. Edward S. Shirley (1977). Sense Datum Terminology. Journal of Critical Analysis 7 (1):21-29.
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  15. Edward S. Shirley (1976). 'Appear' and Incorrigibility. Southern Journal of Philosophy 14 (2):197-201.
  16. Edward S. Shirley (1976). Hintikka on Investigations 265. Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 7 (1):67-73.
  17. Edward S. Shirley (1976). Reply to Professor Sanders. Philosophy and Rhetoric 9 (3):175 - 180.
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  18. Edward S. Shirley (1975). The Impossibility of a Speech Act Theory of Meaning. Philosophy and Rhetoric 8 (2):114 - 122.
    I argue that john r searle's speech-Act theory of meaning violates his own requirement that such a theory specify a set of conditions for the performance of a certain illocutionary (speech) act which does not include the performance of any other illocutionary act. For the "propositional act" mentioned in searle's analysans is in actuality an illocutionary act. Then I show that any speech-Act theory must include a subsidiary speech act in the analysans. Since the analysans must not contain such an (...)
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  19. Edward S. Shirley (1974). Observables, Unobservables, and the "Disappearance" Version of the Identity Theory. Journal of Critical Analysis 5 (3):99-103.
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  20. Edward S. Shirley (1974). Rorty's "Disappearance" Version of the Identity Theory. Philosophical Studies 25 (January):73-75.
    In "mind-Body identity, Privacy and categories" richard rorty set forth a new form of the identity theory of the mind, (called the 'disappearance' version) in which he suggested that instead of identifying sensations with neural events, Sensations might be eliminated. Using an illustration of rorty's I show that 'pain' cannot come to refer to a brain process for neural events are neither pleasant nor unpleasant. For 'pain' to refer to something unpleasant, We would have to give 'brain process' the connotation (...)
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  21. Edward S. Shirley (1973). Castañeda on the Private-Language Argument. Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 4 (1):133-138.
  22. Edward S. Shirley (1973). Putnam on Analyticity. Philosophical Studies 24 (4):268 - 271.
  23. Edward S. Shirley (1972). The Illusion of a Private Language. Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):55-64.
  24. Edward S. Shirley (1971). Stimulus Meaning and Indeterminacy of Translation. Southern Journal of Philosophy 9 (4):417-422.
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