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  1. John Shand (2014). Can Animals Be Moral? Philosophical Quarterly 64 (254):205-207.
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  2. John Shand (2012). The Degradation of Human Relations Through Instant and Ever-Present Communication, and the New Etiquette It Requires. Journal of Philosophy of Life 2 (1):92-101.
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  3. John Shand (2012). The Order of Public Reason: A Theory of Freedom And Morality in a Diverse and Bounded World. By Gerald Gaus. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2011, Xx + 621 Pp., £55. ISBN: 9780521868563. [REVIEW] Philosophy 87 (02):315-318.
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  4. John Shand (2011). How Believing in an AFTERLIFE Can RUIN Your Life. Philosophy Now 84:21-21.
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  5. John Shand (2011). Love As If. Essays in Philosophy 12 (1):2.
    The primary focus here is romantic love, but it may be applied to other cases of love such as those within a family. The first issue is whether love is a non-rational occurrence leading to a state of affairs to which the normative constrains of reason do not apply. If one assumes that reasons are relevant to determining love, then the second issue is the manner in which love is and should be reasonable and governed by the indications of reason. (...)
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  6. John Shand (2010). Abhorrence and Justification. Ethical Perspectives 17 (4):515.
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  7. John Shand (2010). A Refutation of the Existence of God. Think 9 (26):61 - 79.
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  8. John Shand (2010). Reviews Aporetics: Rational Deliberation in the Face of Inconsistency by Nicholas Rescher Pittsburgh University Press, Pittsburgh Pa, 2009, Pp. IX+161, £23.95. Isbn 9780822943631. [REVIEW] Philosophy 85 (2):307-310.
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  9. John Shand (ed.) (2009). Central Issues of Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell.
    "Central Issues of Philosophy" is an indispensable companion to study, familiarizing the beginning student with the full range of issues they are likely to ...
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  10. John Shand (2009). Introduction : An Essay on Philosophy and the Four Philosophical Virtues. In , Central Issues of Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell.
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  11. John Shand (2009). Limits, Perspectives, and Thought. Philosophy 84 (3):429-435.
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  12. John Shand (2008). Futile Definitions. Think 6 (17-18):129-137.
    Settling definitions is often seen as a central tool for clarifying concepts, and answering questions. Examples might be , or . A common way of answering such questions is by formulating necessary and sufficient conditions for a thing to be of a certain sort. It is this form of real definition that is of concern here.
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  13. John Shand (2008). O Que É a Filosofia? Critica.
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  14. John Shand (2008). Sandis in Defence of Four Socratic Doctrines. Think 6 (17-18):103-107.
    John Shand also critically discusses Sandis' preceding paper.
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  15. John Shand (2007). Fear of the Future. Think 5 (15):45-53.
    Here is an unusual and intriguing philosophical response to current concerns about global warming.
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  16. John Shand (2007). How to Live? Philosophy 82 (2):347-348.
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  17. John Shand (2007). The Bits In Between. Philosophy Now 61:31-32.
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  18. John Shand (ed.) (2006). Central Works of Philosophy, Vol. 5: The Twentieth Century: Quine and After. Acumen Publishing.
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  19. John Shand (2006). Central Works of Philosophy V5: Twentieth Century: Moore to Popper. Routledge.
    Central Works of Philosophy is a major multi-volume collection of essays on the core texts of the Western philosophical tradition. From Plato's Republic to the present day, the five volumes range over 2,500 years of philosophical writing covering the best, most representative, and most influential work of some of our greatest philosophers. Each essay has been specially commissioned and provides an overview of the work, clear and authoritative exposition of its central ideas, and an assessment of the work's importance. Together (...)
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  20. John Shand (2006). Central Works of Philosophy V5: Twentieth Century: Quine and After. Routledge.
    Central Works of Philosophy is a major multi-volume collection of essays on the core texts of the Western philosophical tradition. From Plato's Republic to the present day, the five volumes range over 2,500 years of philosophical writing covering the best, most representative, and most influential work of some of our greatest philosophers. Each essay has been specially commissioned and provides an overview of the work, clear and authoritative exposition of its central ideas, and an assessment of the work's importance. Together (...)
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  21. John Shand (2005). Central Works of Philosophy V3: Nineteenth Century. Routledge.
    Central Works of Philosophy is a major multi-volume collection of essays on the core texts of the Western philosophical tradition. From Plato's Republic to the present day, the five volumes range over 2,500 years of philosophical writing covering the best, most representative, and most influential work of some of our greatest philosophers. Each essay has been specially commissioned and provides an overview of the work, clear and authoritative exposition of its central ideas, and an assessment of the work's importance. Together (...)
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  22. John Shand (2005). Central Works of Philosophy V2: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Routledge.
    Central Works of Philosophy is a major multi-volume collection of essays on the core texts of the Western philosophical tradition. From Plato's Republic to Quine's Word and Object, the five volumes range over 2,500 years of philosophical writing covering the best, most representative, and most influential work of some of our greatest philosophers, each of them primary texts studied at undergraduate level. Each essay has been specially commissioned and provides an overview of the work, clear and authoritative exposition of its (...)
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  23. John Shand (2005). Central Works of Philosophy V4: Twentieth Century: Moore to Popper. Routledge.
    "Central Works of Philosophy" is a major multi-volume collection of essays on the core texts of the Western philosophical tradition. From Plato's "Republic" to the present day, the five volumes range over 2,500 years of philosophical writing covering the best, most representative, and most influential work of some of our greatest philosophers. Each essay has been specially commissioned and provides an overview of the work, clear and authoritative exposition of its central ideas, and an assessment of the work's importance. Together (...)
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  24. John Shand (2005). Existentialism. Philosophy Now 53:44-46.
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  25. John Shand (2004). Concealment and Exposure. Philosophical Books 45 (3):218-222.
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  26. John Shand (2004). Central Works of Philosophy V1: Ancient and Medieval. Routledge.
    This collection of essays showcases the most important and influential philosophical works of the ancient and medieval period, roughly from 600 BC to AD 1600. Each chapter takes a particular work of philosophy and discusses its proponent, its content and central arguments. These are: Plato's Republic; Aristotle' Nichomachean Ethics; Lucretius' On the Nature of the Universe; Sextus Emperiicus' Outlines of Pyrrhonism; Plotinus' The Enneads; Augustine's City of God; Anselm's Proslogion; Aquinas' Summa Theologia; Duns Scotus' Ordinatio; William of Ockham's Summa Logicae.
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  27. John Shand (2004). Innate Ideas and Immortality in Descartes and Locke. Locke Studies 4:47-58.
    This paper traces the connections between the assertion or denial of innate ideas, and the possibility of the soul being immortal, in the contrasting cases of Descartes and Locke. Descartes and Locke disagree about whether there are innate ideas and the nature of the soul, but they agree that the soul is immortal. The issue explored is which theory of the mind, Descartes's or Locke's, is in the best position to contend that we to survive death, and indeed exist immortally. (...)
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  28. John Shand (2004). Thought Against Defeat. The Philosophers' Magazine 25 (25):48-49.
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  29. John Shand (2003). Cooper Measures Up. The Philosophers' Magazine 24:59-59.
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  30. John Shand (ed.) (2003). Fundamentals of Philosophy. Routledge.
    Fundamentals of Philosophy is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the major topics in philosophy and is designed to be used as a companion to any undergraduate philosophy course. Each chapter provides an authoritative overview of topics commonly taught at the undergraduate level, focusing on the major issues that typically arise when studying the subject. Discussions are up to date and written in an engaging manner so as to provide students with the core building-blocks of their degree course. Helpful exercises (...)
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  31. John Shand (2003). Thinking Fit. The Philosophers' Magazine 22:56-56.
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  32. John Shand (2001). What Problem? Philosophy Now 34:32-34.
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  33. John Shand (2000). Arguing Well. Routledge.
    What are arguments for? How do they work and how do they fail? Arguing Well gives a lucid introduction to the nature of arguments and provides a guide on when to implement reason. It explains the principles of good reasoning, how to apply it and strategies to overcome forces that lead to abandoning it. A simple introduction to symbolic logic gives the reader a useful tool in dealing with arguments. Throughout the book, the long neglected psychological factors that prevent the (...)
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  34. David Seedhouse & John Shand (1998). Health Care Discourse. Health Care Analysis 6 (3):237-260.
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  35. John Shand (1997). A Reply to Some Standard Objections to Euthanasia. Journal of Applied Philosophy 14 (1):43-47.
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  36. John Shand (1996). Philosophy: A Guide Through the Subject. Philosophical Books 37 (3):220-222.
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  37. John Shand (1995). The Place of Emotion in Argument. Philosophical Books 36 (2):114-116.
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  38. John Shand (1993/1994). Philosophy and Philosophers: An Introduction to Western Philosophy. Penguin Books.
    First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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  39. John Shand (1986). Grayling, Feyerabend and the Constancy of Sense. Analysis 46 (4):211 - 212.
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