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  1. Howard Robinson (2009). Selections From Perception. In Alex Byrne & Heather Logue (eds.), Disjunctivism: Contemporary Readings. MIT Press 153.
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    Frank Cioffi Obscurantism, G. A. Equality, Keith Graham, Peter Carruthers, Cynthia MacDonald, Paul Snowden, Howard Robinson, David Over, Paul Guyer & Ralph Walker (1990). The Mind Bursary. Mind 99:394.
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  3. Howard M. Robinson (1994). Perception. New York: Routledge.
    Questions about perception remain some of the most difficult and insoluble in both epistemology and in the philosophy of mind. This controversial but highly accessible introduction to the area explores the philosophical importance of those questions by re-examining what had until recent times been the most popular theory of perception - the sense-datum theory. Howard Robinson surveys the history of the arguments for and against the theory from Descartes to Husserl. He then shows that the objections to the theory, particularly (...)
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  4. Andrea Lavazza & Howard Robinson (eds.) (2014). Contemporary Dualism: A Defense. Routledge.
    Ontological materialism, in its various forms, has become the orthodox view in contemporary philosophy of mind. This book provides a variety of defenses of mind-body dualism, and shows that a thoroughgoing ontological materialism cannot be sustained. The contributions are intended to show that, at the very least, ontological dualism constitutes a philosophically respectable alternative to the monistic views that currently dominate thought about the mind-body relation.
     
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    Howard Robinson (2014). Modern Hylomorphism and the Reality and Causal Power of Structure: A Skeptical Investigation. Res Philosophica 91 (2):203-214.
    In recent years, a significant number of philosophers from an orthodox analytic background have begun to advocate theories of composite objects, which they say are strikingly similar to Aristotle’s hylomorphism. These theories emphasize the importance of structure, or organization—which they say is closely connected to Aristotle’s notion of form—in defining what it is for a composite to be a genuine object. The reality of these structures is closely connected with the fact that they are held to possess powers, again in (...)
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  6. Howard M. Robinson (1974). The Irrelevance of Intentionality to Perception. Philosophical Quarterly 24 (October):300-315.
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    Howard Robinson, Dualism. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    This entry concerns dualism in the philosophy of mind. The term ‘dualism’ has a variety of uses in the history of thought. In general, the idea is that, for some particular domain, there are two fundamental kinds or categories of things or principles. In theology, for example a ‘dualist’ is someone who believes that Good and Evil — or God and the Devil — are independent and more or less equal forces in the world. Dualism contrasts with monism, which is (...)
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    Howard M. Robinson (1982). Matter and Sense: A Critique of Contemporary Materialism. Cambridge University Press.
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    Howard M. Robinson (2002). Dualism. In Stephen P. Stich & Ted A. Warfield (eds.), Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Mind. Blackwell 85--101.
    This entry concerns dualism in the philosophy of mind. The term ‘dualism’ has a variety of uses in the history of thought. In general, the idea is that, for some particular domain, there are two fundamental kinds or categories of things or principles. In theology, for example a ‘dualist’ is someone who believes that Good and Evil — or God and the Devil — are independent and more or less equal forces in the world. Dualism contrasts with monism, which is (...)
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    Howard Robinson (2012). Relationalism Versus Representationalism: How Deep is the Divide? [REVIEW] Philosophical Quarterly 62 (248):614-619.
  11. Howard Robinson (2004). Review: Berkeley's Thought. [REVIEW] Mind 113 (451):571-575.
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  12. Howard Robinson (2009). Supervenience, Reductionism, and Emergence. In Robin Le Poidevin (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Metaphysics. Routledge
     
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    Howard M. Robinson (1993). Dennett on the Knowledge Argument. Analysis 53 (3):174-7.
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    John Foster & Howard Robinson (eds.) (1985). Essays on Berkeley: A Tercentennial Celebration. Oxford University Press.
    Marking the tercentenary of Berkeley's birth, this collection of previously unpublished essays covers such Berkeleian topics as: imagination, experience, and possibility; the argument against material substance; the physical world; idealism; science; the self; action and inaction; beauty; and the general good. Among the contributors are: Christopher Peacocke, Ernest Sosa, Margaret Wilson, C.C.W. Taylor, and J.O. Urmson.
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    Howard M. Robinson (1998). Materialism in the Philosophy of Mind. In Edward Craig (ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Routledge
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    Howard Robinson (1985). Matter and Sense. Philosophical Review 94 (1):117-120.
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    Howard M. Robinson (2003). Some Externalist Strategies and Their Problems. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 3 (7):21-34.
    I claim that there are four major strands of argument for externalism and set out to discuss three of them. The four are: (A) That referential thoughts are object-dependent. This I do not discuss. (B) That the semantics of natural kind terms is externalist. (C) That all semantic content, even of descriptive terms, stems from the causal relations of representations to the things or properties they designate in the external world. (D) That, because meaning is a social product and no (...)
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    Howard Robinson (2008). 12 Why Frank Should Not Have Jilted Mary. In Edmond Wright (ed.), The Case for Qualia. The MIT Press 223.
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    John Foster & Howard Robinson (1989). Essays on Berkeley. Noûs 23 (2):263-265.
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  20. Howard Robinson (2009). Idealism. In Brian McLaughlin, Ansgar Beckermann & Sven Walter (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind. OUP Oxford
     
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    Howard Robinson (2009). Why Phenomenal Content is Not Intentional. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 5 (2):79-93.
    I argue that the idea that mental states possess a primitive intentionality in virtue of which they are able to represent or ‘intend’ putative particulars derives largely from Brentano‘s misinterpretation of Aristotle and the scholastics, and that without this howler the application of intentionality to phenomenal content would never have gained currency.
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    Howard Robinson (2013). The Failure of Disjunctivism to Deal with "Philosophers' Hallucinations". In Fiona Macpherson & Dimitris Platchias (eds.), Hallucination. MIT Press 313-330.
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    Howard M. Robinson (1976). The Mind-Body Problem in Contemporary Philosophy. Zygon 11 (December):346-360.
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    Howard Robinson (2005). Reply to Nathan: How to Reconstruct the Causal Argument. [REVIEW] Acta Analytica 20 (36):7-10.
    Nicholas Nathan tries to resist the current version of the causal argument for sense-data in two ways. First he suggests that, on what he considers to be the correct reconstruction of the argument, it equivocates on the sense of proximate cause. Second, he defends a form of disjunctivism, by claiming that there might be an extra mechanism involved in producing veridical hallucination that is not present in perception. I argue that Nathan’s reconstruction of the argument is (...)
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  25. Howard M. Robinson (2001). Davidson and Nonreductive Materialism: A Tale of Two Cultures. In Carl Gillett & Barry M. Loewer (eds.), Physicalism and its Discontents. Cambridge University Press
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    Howard Robinson (2009). Vagueness, Realism, Language and Thought. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 109 (1pt1):83-101.
    The problem of vagueness and the sorites paradox arise because we try to treat natural language as if it were a unitary formal system. In fact, natural language contains a large variety of representational ontologies that serve different purposes and which cannot be united formally, but which can intuitively be taken as ways of seeing a common basic ontology. Using this framework, we can save classical logic from vagueness and avoid the sorites.
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    Howard Robinson (2011). Review of Mark C. Baker, Stewart Goetz (Eds.), The Soul Hypothesis: Investigations Into the Existence of the Soul. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2011 (2).
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    Howard Robinson (2006). The Primacy of the Subjective. International Philosophical Quarterly 46 (3):384-387.
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    Howard M. Robinson (1993). The Anti-Materialist Strategy and the "Knowledge Argument". In Objections to Physicalism. Oxford University Press 159--83.
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  30. Howard M. Robinson (1989). A Dualist Account of Embodiment. In J. R. Smythies & J. Beloff (eds.), The Case for Dualism. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia 43-57.
     
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  31. Howard M. Robinson (1982). Matter: Turning the Tables. In Matter and Sense: A Critique of Contemporary Materialism. Cambridge University Press
     
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  32. Howard Robinson (2011). Substance Dualism and its Rationale. In Richard Swinburne (ed.), Free Will and Modern Science. OUP/British Academy
     
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    Howard Robinson (2010). Quality, Thought and Consciousness. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 85 (67):203-216.
    My objective in this essay is to argue for two things. The first is that intellectual mental states are not physicalistically reducible, just as qualia are not reducible. The second is that thoughts and qualia are not as different as is sometimes believed, but not because thoughts are qualia-like by being mental images, but because qualia are universals and their apprehension is a proto-intellectual act. I shall mainly be concerned with the first of these topics.
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  34. Howard M. Robinson (2003). The Ontology of the Mental. In Michael J. Loux & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics. Oxford: Oxford University Press
     
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    Howard M. Robinson (1990). The Objects of Perceptual Experience--II. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 151:151-166.
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    Howard M. Robinson (ed.) (1993). Objections to Physicalism. Oxford University Press.
    Physicalism has, over the past twenty years, become almost an orthodoxy, especially in the philosophy of mind. Many philosophers, however, feel uneasy about this development, and this volume is intended as a collective response to it. Together these papers, written by philosophers from Britain, the United States, and Australasia, show that physicalism faces enormous problems in every area in which it is discussed. The contributors not only investigate the well-known difficulties that physicalism has in accommodating sensory consciousness, but also bring (...)
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    Howard Robinson (2003). The Nature of Perception. International Philosophical Quarterly 43 (1):128-129.
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    Howard M. Robinson (1972). Professor Armstrong on 'Non-Physical Sensory Items'. Mind 81 (January):84-86.
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    Howard M. Robinson (1986). 'Abstract Ideas' and Immaterialism. History of European Ideas 7 (6):617-622.
    Berkeley confidently asserts the connection between his attack on abstract ideas and immaterialism, But how the connection works has puzzled modern commentators. I construct an argument resting on the imagist theory of thought which connects anti-ionism and immaterialism and try to show that it is berkeleian. I then suggest that, Without the mistaken imagist theory, A similar and still interesting argument can be constructed to the weaker conclusion that matter is essentially unknowable.
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    T. L. S. Sprigge, John Foster & Howard Robinson (1987). Essays on Berkeley: A Tercentenary Celebration. Philosophical Quarterly 37 (147):218.
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    Howard Robinson (2004). Thought Experiments, Ontology, and Concept-Dependent Truthmakers. The Monist 87 (4):537-553.
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    Howard M. Robinson (1992). Experience and Externalism: A Reply to Peter Smith. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 92:221-223.
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    Howard Robinson (1933). Bayle the Sceptic. Philosophical Review 42:95.
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    Howard Robinson (2002). Realism and Appearances: An Essay in Ontology. [REVIEW] Philosophy 77 (2):283-296.
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    Howard Robinson (1996). Vision. Philosophical Review 105 (1):97-99.
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    Howard Robinson (1997). How to Give Analytical Rigour to 'Soupy' Metaphysics. Inquiry 40 (1):95 – 113.
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    Howard Robinson (1995). Objectivity, Simulation and the Unity of Consciousness: Current Issues in the Philosophy of Mind Ed.Christopher Peacocke Oxford University Press,Proceedings of the British Academy, Vol.83,1994, 162 + Xxvi, £14.95. [REVIEW] Philosophy 70 (273):469-.
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    Howard Robinson (2001). Perception, Knowledge and Belief. International Philosophical Quarterly 41 (3):380-381.
  49. Howard Robinson (1985). The General Form of the Argument for Berkeleian Idealism. In John Foster & Howard Robinson (eds.), Essays on Berkeley: A Tercentennial Celebration. Oxford University Press 163--186.
     
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    Howard Robinson (1988). Un Dilemme Pour le Physicalisme. Hermes 3:128.
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