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  1. J. J. C. Smart (1959). Sensations and Brain Processes. Philosophical Review 68 (April):141-56.
    SUPPOSE that I report that I have at this moment a roundish, blurry-edged after-image which is yellowish towards its edge and is orange towards its centre. What is it that I am reporting?l One answer to this question might be that I am not reporting anything, that when I say that it looks to me as though there is a roundish yellowy orange patch of light On the wall I am expressing some sort of temptation, the temptation to say that (...)
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  2. J. J. C. Smart (1963). Philosophy And Scientific Realism. Humanities Press.
    Originally published in 1963. In an introductory chapter the author argues that philosophy ought to be more than the art of clarifying thought and that it should concern itself with outlining a scientifically plausible world view. Early chapters deal with phenomenalism and the reality of theoretical entities, and with the relation between the physical and biological sciences. Free will, issues of time and space and man’s place in nature are covered in later chapters.
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  3. J. J. C. Smart (1955). Critical Notice. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 33 (1):45 – 56.
    Book reviewed in this article:F.H. Bradley, Collected Works Volumes 1–5.
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  4. J. J. C. Smart, The Mind/Brain Identity Theory. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    The identity theory of mind holds that states and processes of the mind are identical to states and processes of the brain. Strictly speaking, it need not hold that the mind is identical to the brain. Idiomatically we do use ‘She has a good mind’ and ‘She has a good brain’ interchangeably but we would hardly say ‘Her mind weighs fifty ounces’. Here I take identifying mind and brain as being a matter of identifying processes and perhaps states of the (...)
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  5. J. J. C. Smart (1963). Free Will, Praise and Blame. Mind 70 (279):291-306.
    In this article I try to refute the so-called "libertarian" theory of free will, and to examine how our conclusion ought to modify our common attitudes of praise and blame. In attacking the libertarian view, I shall try to show that it cannot be consistently stated. That is, my dscussion will be an "analytic-philosophic" one. I shall neglect what I think is in practice an equally powerful method of attack on the libertarian: a challenge to state his theory in such (...)
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  6. J. J. C. Smart, Philip Pettit, Richard Sylvan & Jean Norman (eds.) (1987). Metaphysics and Morality: Essays in Honour of J.J.C. Smart. B. Blackwell.
     
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  7. J. J. C. Smart (1956). Extreme and Restricted Utilitarianism. Philosophical Quarterly 6 (25):344-354.
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  8. J. J. C. Smart (1949). The River of Time. Mind 58 (232):483-494.
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    J. J. C. Smart (1999). Laws and Cosmology. In Howard Sankey (ed.), Causation and Laws of Nature. Kluwer 161--169.
    The main purpose of this paper is to seek a reconciliation between two apparently conflicting views of mine. I have argued (for example, Smart, 1963) for realism about theoretical entities, for example electrons, protons, photons, possibly space-time points, perhaps the ‘Y’-wave of Schrödinger’s equation and so on. Quine has also plausibly argued that we should believe in mathematical entities, since in physics we quantify over them no less than over electrons and protons. I except cases in which in physics the (...)
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  10. J. J. C. Smart (1963). Is Time Travel Possible? Journal of Philosophy 60 (9):237-241.
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    J. J. C. Smart (1963). Bolzano's Logic. [REVIEW] Journal of Philosophy 60 (19):562-564.
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  12. J. J. C. Smart (2008). The Tenseless Theory of Time. In Theodore Sider, John Hawthorne & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Metaphysics. Blackwell Pub. 226--38.
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  13. J. J. C. Smart (1979). Critical Notice. Synthese 41 (3):45 – 56.
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  14. J. J. C. Smart (1962). "Tensed Statements": A Comment. Philosophical Quarterly 12 (48):264-265.
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  15. J. J. C. Smart (1978). The Content of Physicalism. Philosophical Quarterly 28 (October):339-41.
    It has been said that physicalism is an empty doctrine, Because if new forces are needed to explain biological or psychological phenomena they will have to be incorporated into physics. In reply it is argued that we can tie physicalism to present day physics. There may be revolutionary changes in physics but these are likely to affect only the field of elementary particles and cosmology. Our understanding of such things as the nervous system or of protein molecules is unlikely to (...)
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  16. Graham Cairns-Smith, Thomas W. Clark, Ravi Gomatam, Robert H. Kane, Nicholas Maxwell, J. J. C. Smart, Sean A. Spence & Henry P. Stapp (2005). Commentaries on David Hodgson's "a Plain Person's Free Will". Journal of Consciousness Studies 12 (1):20-75.
    REMARKS ON EVOLUTION AND TIME-SCALES, Graham Cairns-Smith; HODGSON'S BLACK BOX, Thomas Clark; DO HODGSON'S PROPOSITIONS UNIQUELY CHARACTERIZE FREE WILL?, Ravi Gomatam; WHAT SHOULD WE RETAIN FROM A PLAIN PERSON'S CONCEPT OF FREE WILL?, Gilberto Gomes; ISOLATING DISPARATE CHALLENGES TO HODGSON'S ACCOUNT OF FREE WILL, Liberty Jaswal; FREE AGENCY AND LAWS OF NATURE, Robert Kane; SCIENCE VERSUS REALIZATION OF VALUE, NOT DETERMINISM VERSUS CHOICE, Nicholas Maxwell; COMMENTS ON HODGSON, J.J.C. Smart; THE VIEW FROM WITHIN, Sean Spence; COMMENTARY ON HODGSON, Henry Stapp.
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  17. J. J. C. Smart (1961). Free-Will, Praise and Blame. Mind 70 (279):291-306.
  18. J. J. C. Smart (1963). Materialism. Journal of Philosophy 60 (October):651-62.
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  19. J. J. C. Smart (1961). Further Remarks on Sensations and Brain Processes. Philosophical Review 70 (July):406-407.
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    J. L. Mackie & J. J. C. Smart (1953). A Variant of the 'Heterological' Paradox. Analysis 13 (3):61 - 65.
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  21. J. J. C. Smart (1985). Laws of Nature and Cosmic Coincidences. Philosophical Quarterly 35 (140):272-280.
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  22. J. J. C. Smart (2004). Consciousness and Awareness. Journal of Consciousness Studies 11 (2):41-50.
    This article is an attempt to show how the so called 'hard problem' in the philosophy of mind may in fact not be as hard as is usually supposed.
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  23. J. J. C. Smart (1955). Spatialising Time. Mind 64 (254):239-241.
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    J. J. C. Smart (1980). Time and Becoming. In Peter van Inwagen (ed.), Time and Cause. D. Reidel 3--15.
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    J. J. C. Smart (2000). Nicholas Maxwell the Comprehensibility of the Universe: A New Conception of Science. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 51 (4):907-911.
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    J. J. C. Smart (1951). The Theory of Types: A Further Note. Analysis 12 (1):24 -.
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  27. J. J. C. Smart (2004). The Space-Time World. In Tim Crane & Katalin Farkas (eds.), Metaphysics: A Guide and Anthology. OUP Oxford
     
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  28. J. J. C. Smart & Bernard Williams (2013). Utilitarianism: For and Against. Cambridge University Press.
    Two essays on utilitarianism, written from opposite points of view, by J. J. C. Smart and Bernard Williams. In the first part of the book Professor Smart advocates a modern and sophisticated version of classical utilitarianism; he tries to formulate a consistent and persuasive elaboration of the doctrine that the rightness and wrongness of actions is determined solely by their consequences, and in particular their consequences for the sum total of human happiness. In Part II Bernard Williams offers a sustained (...)
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    J. J. C. Smart (1978). Utilitarianism and Justice. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 5 (3):287-299.
  30. J. J. C. Smart (1975). On Some Criticisms of a Physicalist Theory of Colors. In Charles L. Y. Cheng (ed.), Philosophical Aspects of the Mind-Body Problem. University Press of Hawaii
     
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    J. J. C. Smart (1951). The Theory of Types Again. Analysis 11 (6):131 - 133.
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    J. J. C. Smart (1964). Philosophical Problems of Space and Time. [REVIEW] Journal of Philosophy 61 (13):395-402.
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    J. J. C. Smart (1962). The Structure of Science. Problems in the Logic of Scientific Explanation. [REVIEW] Journal of Philosophy 59 (8):216-223.
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    J. J. C. Smart (1961). Dispositional Properties. Analysis 22 (2):44 - 46.
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  35. J. J. C. Smart (2002). The Compatibility of Direct Realism with the Scientific Account of Perception; Comment on Mark Crooks. Journal of Mind and Behavior 23 (3):239-244.
    These comments are concerned to show that direct realism about perception is quite compatible with the physical and neuroscientific story. Use is made of D.M. Armstrong's account of perception as coming to believe by means of the senses. What we come to believe about is the bird on the gatepost, say. So the account is direct realist. But it is obviously compatible with the scientific story which explains how the coming to believe comes about. We can also identify beliefs with (...)
     
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    J. J. C. Smart (1984). Ethics, Persuasion, and Truth. Routledge & Kegan Paul.
    I INTRODUCTION FIRST ORDER QUESTIONS AND SECOND ORDER QUESTIONS In this book I wish to discuss certain questions that are about ethics rather than in ethics ...
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    J. J. C. Smart (1981). Physicalism and Emergence. Neuroscience 6:109-13.
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    J. J. C. Smart (1982). Metaphysical Realism. Analysis 42 (1):1 - 3.
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  39. J. J. C. Smart (1989). Our Place in the Universe: A Metaphysical Discussion. Blackwell.
     
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  40. J. J. C. Smart (1961). An Outline of a System of Utilitarian Ethics. [Carlton]Melbourne University Press on Behalf of the University of Adelaide.
     
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    J. J. C. Smart (1999). Ruth Anna Putnam and the Fact-Value Distinction. Philosophy 74 (3):431-437.
    This article is a defence of the Fact-Value distinction against considerations brought up by Ruth Anna Putnam in three articles in Philosophy, especially her ‘Perceiving Facts and Values’ January 1998. I defend metaphysical realism about facts and anti-realism about values against Putnam' intermediate position about both and I relate the matter to the logic of imperatives. The motivations of scientists or historians to select fields of investigation are irrelevant to the objectivity of their hypotheses, and so is the goodness or (...)
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    J. J. C. Smart (1960). Sensations and Brain Processes: A Rejoinder to Dr Pitcher and Mr Joske. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 38 (December):252-54.
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    J. J. C. Smart (1954). The Temporal Asymmetry of the World. Analysis 14 (4):79 - 83.
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    J. L. Mackie & J. J. C. Smart (1954). A Variant of the 'Heterological' Paradox: A Further Note. Analysis 14 (6):146 - 149.
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    G. H. von Wright, A. C. Lloyd, Stephen Toulmin, J. J. C. Smart, J. Z. Young, G. J. Whitrow, Mario M. Rossi, R. J. Spilsbury, Iris Murdoch & B. Mayo (1950). New Books. [REVIEW] Mind 59 (233):116-133.
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    J. J. C. Smart (1953). A Note on Categories. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 4 (15):227-228.
    The relation between categories and sentence frames as presented in ryle's "the concept of mind" is discussed. smart states, "it is important to note that the fact that two expressions 'a' and 'b' "will" go into the same blank in a sentence frame does "not" prove that they are of the same category." (staff).
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    J. J. C. Smart (2006). Metaphysical Illusions. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 84 (2):167 – 175.
    The paper begins by considering David Armstrong's beautiful paper 'The Headless Woman Illusion and the Defence of Materialism', which conjectures how we get the illusion that there are non-physical qualia. There are discussions of other metaphysical illusions, that there is a passage of time, that we have libertarian free will, and that consciousness is ineffable (which last also relates to Armstrong), and of their possible explanations. Moral: avoid appeal to so called intuition or phenomenology.
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    J. J. C. Smart (1967). The Unity of Space-Time: Mathematics Versus Myth Making. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 45 (2):214 – 217.
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    J. J. C. Smart (1982). Sellars on Process. The Monist 65 (3):302-314.
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    J. J. C. Smart (2013). Why Philosophers Disagree. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 23 (sup1):67-82.
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