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  1. John Shand (unknown). Central Works of Philosophy, Volume 4: The Twentieth Century: Moore to Popper. Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
    About the Author:John Shand is an associate lecturer in philosophy at The Open University.
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  2. John Shand (unknown). Central Works of Philosophy, Volume 3: The Nineteenth Century. Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
    About the Author:John Shand is an associate lecturer in philosophy at The Open University.
     
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  3. John Shand (2014). Can Animals Be Moral? Philosophical Quarterly 64 (254):205-207.
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  4. 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.
    The new possibility opened up by recent technology of ever-present, unbroken and potentially instant communication has had a fundamental effect on human relations, presenting us with modes of communication unprecedented in human history. Although there are some good effects, one of the bad effects is the potential for degradation in human relations in respect of the capacity for, and habit of, empathy, understanding and thoughtfulness between individuals, and an undermining of the expectation of reasonable anticipation in relation to others and (...)
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  5. 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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  6. John Shand (2011). A Valuable And Meaningful Individual Life. Journal of Philosophy of Life 1:74-83.
    Analogously the determinants of the value and meaning of an artwork are fundamentally the same as for an individual life. In both the value and meaning are determined by the parts, in their particularity and in their configuration, as well as, respectively, the subjective contribution of the person whose life it is and whomsoever observes the artwork. However, a person and his life are inextricably linked in a way an observer and an artwork are not. We should learn caution from (...)
     
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  7. John Shand (2011). How Believing in an AFTERLIFE Can RUIN Your Life. Philosophy Now 84:21-21.
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  8. 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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  9. John Shand (2010). Abhorrence and Justification. Ethical Perspectives 17 (4):515.
    The paper explores a subclass of ethical judgements that are disturbing in that the strength of moral abhorrence generally associated with such judgements is not remotely matched by any rational moral arguments supporting them, and yet we nevertheless appear to think we have no intellectual obligation to change the said ethical judgments so as to accord with the degree of justification. This may stand as a warning that we should be guarded in holding our ethical beliefs since we may not (...)
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  10. John Shand (2010). A Refutation of the Existence of God. Think 9 (26):61 - 79.
    The following argument presents a refutation of the existence of God under a certain description, which, it will be maintained, is the only description that most traditional monotheists could accept. Therefore, either God, as defined by traditional monotheism, does not exist or something that might be called ‘God’ exists, but would not be acceptable to monotheism as truly being God. Either way, God does not exist. 1.
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. John Shand (2009). Introduction : An Essay on Philosophy and the Four Philosophical Virtues. In Central Issues of Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell.
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  14. John Shand (2009). Limits, Perspectives, and Thought. Philosophy 84 (3):429-435.
    Imagine a universe without human beings. Now imagine a universe devoid of any creatures like human beings, beings who could think about the universe and in so doing consider it as divided up into different kinds of things that could be objects of understanding. Now imagine – this is harder – your not being there, or anyone else, to imagine such a universe. Next think about setting about describing in physical laws such a universe in line with a completist physicalist (...)
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  15. 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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  16. John Shand (2008). O Que É a Filosofia? Critica.
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. John Shand (2007). How to Live? Philosophy 82 (2):347-348.
    This paper is not about truth but about consistency. Pointing to inconsistency would be a dry worthless exercise were there not people who are inconsistent in the specific way described and for whom such inconsistency matters. There are those who tell us that life has no value and is pointless, that it is ‘absurd’, and yet that it matters how we live our lives; in particular that we ought to square up to the truth that life has no value and (...)
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  20. John Shand (2007). The Bits In Between. Philosophy Now 61:31-32.
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  21. John Shand (ed.) (2006). Central Works of Philosophy, Vol. 5: The Twentieth Century: Quine and After. Acumen Publishing.
    About the Author:John Shand is an associate lecturer in philosophy at The Open University.
     
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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. John Shand (2005). Existentialism. Philosophy Now 53:44-46.
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  28. John Shand (2004). Concealment and Exposure. Philosophical Books 45 (3):218-222.
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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. John Shand (2004). Thought Against Defeat. The Philosophers' Magazine 25 (25):48-49.
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  32. John Shand (2003). Cooper Measures Up. The Philosophers' Magazine 24:59-59.
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  33. 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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  34. John Shand (2003). Thinking Fit. The Philosophers' Magazine 22:56-56.
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  35. John Shand (2001). What Problem? Philosophy Now 34:32-34.
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  36. 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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  37. David Seedhouse & John Shand (1998). Health Care Discourse. Health Care Analysis 6 (3):237-260.
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  38. John Shand (1997). A Reply to Some Standard Objections to Euthanasia. Journal of Applied Philosophy 14 (1):43-47.
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  39. John Shand (1996). Philosophy: A Guide Through the Subject. Philosophical Books 37 (3):220-222.
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  40. John Shand & Gary Lachman (1996). Colin Wilson as Philosopher.
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  41. John Shand (1995). The Place of Emotion in Argument. Philosophical Books 36 (2):114-116.
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  42. 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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  43. John Shand (1986). Grayling, Feyerabend and the Constancy of Sense. Analysis 46 (4):211 - 212.
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  44. Peter Stein & John Shand (1974). Legal Values in Western Society. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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