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  1. Leslie Stevenson (forthcoming). Who's Afraid of Determinism? Philosophy:1-20.
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  2. Leslie Stevenson (2014). Kant on Freewill, Grace and Forgiveness. Diametros 39:125-139.
    How do our secular reflections on freewill relate to the theological tradition of human freedom and divine grace? I will pursue this question with reference to Kant, who represents a half-way house between Christianity and the atheism of other Enlightenment thinkers. But are those the only two alternatives? I suggest that Kant’s wrestling with the notion of divine grace can draw us all towards recognition of the ultimate mystery of human motivation and behaviour, and our need for forgiveness and hope.
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  3. David Collison, Stuart Cross, John Ferguson, David Power & Lorna Stevenson (2012). Legal Determinants of External Finance Revisited: The Inverse Relationship Between Investor Protection and Societal Well-Being. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 108 (3):393-410.
    This article investigates relationships between countries' legal traditions and their quality of life as measured by a number of widely reported social indicators; in so doing it also offers a critique of a highly influential body of work which is widely cited in the literatures of corporate governance, economics and finance. That body of work has shown, inter alia, statistically significant relationships between legal traditions and various proxies for investor protection. We show statistically significant relationships between legal traditions and various (...)
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  4. Leslie Forster Stevenson (2012). Twelve Theories of Human Nature. Oxford University Press.
    Lucid and accessible, Twelve Theories of Human Nature compresses into a manageable space the essence of religious traditions such as Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, the Jewish Scriptures, the Christian New Testament, and Islam, as well as the philosophical theories of Plato, Aristotle, Kant, and Sartre, and the would-be scientific accounts of human nature by Marx, Freud, and Darwin and his successors.
     
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  5. John Ferguson, David Collison, David Power & Lorna Stevenson (2011). Accounting Education, Socialisation and the Ethics of Business. Business Ethics 20 (1):12-29.
    This study provides empirical evidence in relation to a growing body of literature concerned with the ‘socialisation’ effects of accounting and business education. A prevalent criticism within this literature is that accounting and business education in the United Kingdom and the United States, by assuming a ‘value-neutral’ appearance, ignores the implicit ethical and moral assumptions by which it is underpinned. In particular, it has been noted that accounting and business education tends to prioritise the interests of shareholders above all other (...)
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  6. Leslie Stevenson (2011). Objects of Representation. Diametros 27:4-24.
    I distinguish four questions within Kant's "problem of reality": (1) What constitutes propositional content? (2) What constitutes truth? (3) What constitutes referential content? (4) What constitutes successful singular reference? I argue that Kant's transcendental idealism applies primarily to (3) - understood as: What makes some mental or linguistic items would-be referential representations - and secondly to (1). But with regard to (4) and (2), we do not create the objects and states of affairs in the world (there are human artifacts, (...)
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  7. Leslie Forster Stevenson (2011). Inspirations From Kant: Essays. Oxford University Press.
    Objects of representation: Kant's Copernican revolution re-interpreted -- Synthetic unities of experience -- Three ways in which space and time might be said to be transcendentally ideal -- The given, the unconditioned, the transcendental object, and the reality of the past -- A theory of everything?: Kant speaks to Stephen Hawking -- Opinion, belief or faith, and knowledge -- Freedom of judgment in Descartes, Spinoza, Hume and Kant -- Six levels of mentality -- A Kantian defense of freewill.
     
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  8. Kara Schick Makaroff, Janet Storch, Lorelei Newton, Tom Fulton & Lynne Stevenson (2010). Dare We Speak of Ethics? Attending to the Unsayable Amongst Nurse Leaders. Nursing Ethics 17 (5):566-576.
    There is increasing emphasis on the need for collaboration between practice and academic leaders in health care research. However, many problems can arise owing to differences between academic and clinical goals and timelines. In order for research to move forward it is important to name and address these issues early in a project. In this article we use an example of a participatory action research study of ethical practice in nursing to highlight some of the issues that are not frequently (...)
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  9. Makaroff K. Schick, Janet Storch, Lorelei Newton, Tom Fulton & Lynne Stevenson (2010). Dare We Speak of Ethics? Attending to the Unsayable Amongst Nurse Leaders. Nursing Ethics 17 (5):566-576.
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  10. Leslie Stevenson (2009). Immortality Defended. Faith and Philosophy 26 (2):228-230.
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  11. Leslie Forster Stevenson (2009). Ten Theories of Human Nature. Oxford University Press.
    Over three previous editions, Ten Theories of Human Nature has been a remarkably popular introduction to some of the most influential developments in Western and Eastern thought. This thoroughly revised fourth edition features substantial new chapters on Aristotle and on evolutionary theories of human nature; the latter centers on Edward O. Wilson but also outlines the ideas of Emile Durkheim, B. F. Skinner, Nikolaas Tinbergen, Konrad Lorenz, Noam Chomsky, and recent evolutionary psychology. This edition also includes a rewritten introduction that (...)
     
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  12. Lynn Stevenson, Katarina Britz & Tertia Hörne (2008). KT and S4 Satisfiability in a Constraint Logic Environment. In. In Tu-Bao Ho & Zhi-Hua Zhou (eds.), Pricai 2008: Trends in Artificial Intelligence. Springer. 370--381.
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  13. Leslie Stevenson (2004). Freedom of Judgement in Descartes, Hume, Spinoza and Kant. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 12 (2):223 – 246.
    Is our judgement of the truth-value of propositions subject to the will? Do we have any voluntary control over the formation of our beliefs – and if so, how does it compare with the control we have over our actions? These questions lead into interestingly unclear philosophical and psychological territory which remains a focus of debate today. I will first examine the classic early modern discussions in Descartes, Spinoza and Hume. Then I will review some relevant themes in Kant, including (...)
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  14. L. Stevenson (2003). Opinion, Belief or Faith, and Knowledge. Kantian Review 7 (1):72-101.
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  15. Leslie F. Stevenson (2003). Twelve Conceptions of Imagination. British Journal of Aesthetics 43 (3):238-59.
    The ability to think of something not presently perceived, but spatio-temporally real. (2) The ability to think of whatever one acknowledges as possible in the spatio-temporal world. (3) The liability to think of something that the subject believes to be real, but which is not. (4) The ability to think of things that one conceives of as fictional. (5) The ability to entertain mental images. (6) The ability to think of anything at all. (7) The non-rational operations of the mind, (...)
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  16. Leslie F. Stevenson (2002). Six Levels of Mentality. Philosophical Explorations 5 (2):105-124.
    Examination of recent debates about belief shows the need to distinguish: (a) non-linguistic informational states in animal perception; (b) the uncritical use of language, e.g. by children; (c) adult humans' reasoned judgments. If we also distinguish between mind-directed and object-directed mental states, we have: Perceptual 'beliefs' of animals and infants about their material environment. 'Beliefs' of animals and infants about the mental states of others. Linguistically-expressible beliefs about the world, resulting from e.g. the uncritical tendency to believe what we are (...)
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  17. Leslie Stevenson (2001). Human Freedom After Darwin: A Critical Rationalist View. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 52 (4):795-799.
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  18. Leslie Stevenson (2001). Review of John Watkins 'Human Freedom After Darwin: A Critical Ratonalist View'. [REVIEW] British Journal of Philosophy of Science 52:795-99.
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  19. L. Stevenson (2000). Review. Possible Experience: Understanding Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. AW Collins. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 51 (3):535-538.
  20. Leslie F. Stevenson (2000). Synthetic Unities of Experience. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 60 (2):281-306.
    Inspired by Kant, Merleau-Ponty and Sellars, I illustrate and identify certain kinds of unity which are typical (if not universal) features of our conscious experience, and argue that Kant was right to claim that such unities are produced by unconscious processes of synthesis: A perceptual experience of succession is not reducible to a succession of perceptual experiences. The experience of perceiving one object as having several features is not reducible to a conjunction of perceptual experiences of those features. A cross-modal (...)
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  21. Leslie Forster Stevenson (ed.) (2000). The Study of Human Nature: A Reader. Oxford University Press.
    The second edition of this exceptional anthology provides an introduction to a wide variety of views on human nature. Drawing from diverse cultures over three millennia, Leslie Stevenson has chosen selections ranging from ancient religious texts to contemporary theories based on evolutionary science. An ideal companion to the editor's recent book, Ten Theories of Human Nature, 3/e (OUP, 1998), this interdisciplinary reader can also be used independently. The Study of Human Nature, 2/e offers substantial selections illustrating the ten perspectives discussed (...)
     
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  22. Simon Critchley, William R. Schroeder, Andrea Gentile, Mary Gregor, Norbert Hinske, Alvaro Lopez Fernandez, Rio Piedras, Leslie Stevenson & David L. Haberman (1999). Books Received. Kantian Review 3:149.
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  23. Leslie Stevenson (1999). First Person Epistemology. Philosophy 74 (4):475-497.
  24. Leslie Stevenson (1999). Towards A General Theory Of Infelicities And Implications. Philosophical Inquiry 21 (1):45-60.
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  25. Leslie Stevenson (1999). The Arms Trade and the Slave Trade. Journal of Applied Philosophy 16 (1):85–94.
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  26. Leslie Stevenson (1998). Kant's Many Concepts of Appearance. Cogito 12 (3):181-186.
  27. Leslie Stevenson (1997). The Chance of a Singular Event? Philosophy 72 (280):312-16.
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  28. Leslie F. Stevenson (1995). Experiences in the Cave, the Closet and the Vat - and in Bed. Philosophy 70 (272):167 - 189.
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  29. Leslie Stevenson (1994). External and Internal Private Language Arguments. Wittgenstein Studien 1 (1).
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  30. Leslie Stevenson (1994). What Should Everyone Know About Science? Cogito 8 (2):183-186.
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  31. Leslie Stevenson (1993). Unnatural Doubts: Epistemological Realism and the Basis of Scepticism By Michael Williams (Oxford: Blackwell 1991) Xxiii + 386pp., £40.00. [REVIEW] Philosophy 68 (263):110-.
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  32. Leslie Stevenson (1993). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] Mind 102 (407):534-535.
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  33. Leslie Stevenson (1993). Heidegger on Cartesian Scepticism. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 1 (1):81 – 98.
  34. Leslie Stevenson (1993). Kant's Theory of Self-Consciousness. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (1):242-245.
  35. Leslie Stevenson (1993). Why Believe What People Say? Synthese 94 (3):429 - 451.
    The basic alternatives seem to be either a Humean reductionist view that any particular assertion needs backing with inductive evidence for its reliability before it can retionally be believed, or a Reidian criterial view that testimony is intrinscially, though defeasibly, credible, in the absence of evidence against its reliability.Some recent arguments from the constraints on interpreting any linguistic performances as assertions with propositional content have some force against the reductionist view. We thus have reason to accept the criterial view, at (...)
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  36. Lois Stevenson (1990). Some Methodological Problems Associated with Researching Women Entrepreneurs. Journal of Business Ethics 9 (4-5):439 - 446.
    There is a need to feminize the research on entrepreneurs — to include the experiences of women in what we know to be true about entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial process. This paper highlights some of the most significant methodological problems in researching women's entrepreneurial experience, problems which in the past, have prevented researchers from gaining an understanding of this experience, and which continues to stand in the way of developing female perspectives. Instead of using the existing male-based models, new approaches (...)
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  37. Leslie Stevenson (1989). Is Scientific Research Value-Neutral? Inquiry 32 (2):213 – 222.
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  38. Leslie Stevenson & G. S. Kavka (1989). Moral Paradoxes of Nuclear Deterrence. Philosophical Quarterly 39 (155):250.
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  39. Leslie Stevenson (1988). Can Truth Be Relativized to Kinds of Mind? Mind 97 (386):281-284.
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  40. Leslie Stevenson (1988). Defense Policies and the Evaluation of Risk. Social Theory and Practice 14 (2):215-234.
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  41. Leslie Stevenson (1988). Meaning, Assertion and Time. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 66 (1):13 – 25.
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  42. Leslie Stevenson (1987). Theory of Meaning or Theory of Knowledge? Philosophical Papers 16 (1):1-21.
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  43. Leslie Forster Stevenson (1987). Seven Theories of Human Nature. Oxford University Press.
    Drawing on philosophy, psychology, sociology, politics, biology, and theology, Stevenson introduces readers to the endlessly fascinating subject of human nature. He outlines background theories of the universe, basic approaches to human nature, diagnoses of what is wrong with humankind and prescriptions for putting it right while offering clear, critical analyses of the ideas of Plato, Christianity, Karl Marx, Freud, Sartre, Skinner, and Lorenz. Including completely revised and updated bibliographies, the second edition also provides a new interdisciplinary final chapter suggesting areas (...)
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  44. Leslie Stevenson & M. G. Dickson (1987). Understanding Kant's Critique of Pure Reason: A Simplified and Basic Summary and Commentary. Philosophical Quarterly 37 (148):338.
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  45. Leslie Stevenson (1986). Is Nuclear Deterrence Ethical? Philosophy 61 (236):193 - 214.
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  46. Leslie Forster Stevenson, Roger Squires & John Haldane (eds.) (1986). Mind, Causation, & Action. B. Blackwell.
     
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  47. Leslie Stevenson (1985). Language, Sense and Nonsense: A Critical Investigation Into Modern Theories of Language By G. P. Baker and P. M. S. Hacker Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1984, Xiii + 397 Pp., £22.50. [REVIEW] Philosophy 60 (232):270-.
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  48. Leslie Stevenson & David Fisher (1985). Morality and the Bomb. Philosophical Quarterly 35 (141):437.
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  49. Leslie Stevenson (1984). Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 35 (1):398-399.
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  50. Leslie Stevenson & Karl Ameriks (1984). Kant's Theory of Mind. Philosophical Quarterly 34 (137):514.
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