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    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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    Leslie Stevenson (1989). G. S. Kavka, "Moral Paradoxes of Nuclear Deterrence". [REVIEW] Philosophical Quarterly 39 (55):250.
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  3. Leslie Stevenson (1971). P. D. Shaw on Particularity-Assumptions. Mind 80 (319):409-412.
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  4. 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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  5. 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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    Leslie Stevenson (1999). First Person Epistemology. Philosophy 74 (4):475-497.
    I argue that the distinction between first-person present and other-directed contexts of justification throws new light on epistemology. In particular, it has implications for the relations between justification, knowledge and truth, the debate between externalism and internalism, and the prospects for reflective equilibrium. I suggest that to focus on the third-person questions about knowledge or justification is to risk missing the main point of epistemology, namely to help us make reflective judgments about what to believe.
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    Leslie Stevenson (1972). Relative Identity and Leibniz's Law. Philosophical Quarterly 22 (87):155-158.
    The indiscernibility of identicals is incompatible with geach's theory of 'relative' identity, But consistent with the view that x is identical with y iff x is the same a as y, For some count-Noun 'a'. 'x is the same a as y' expresses identity only if x is an a, Otherwise it is merely an equivalence relation.
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    Leslie Stevenson (1969). Are Dispositions Causes? Analysis 29 (6):197 - 199.
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  9. Leslie Forster Stevenson & Henry Byerly (1995). The Many Faces of Science an Introduction to Scientists,Values, and Society. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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    Leslie Stevenson (1989). Is Scientific Research Value-Neutral? Inquiry 32 (2):213 – 222.
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    Leslie Stevenson & Karl Ameriks (1984). Kant's Theory of Mind. Philosophical Quarterly 34 (137):514.
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    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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    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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    Leslie Stevenson (1982). Wittgenstein's Transcendental Deduction and Kant's Private Language Argument. Kant-Studien 73 (1-4):321-337.
    I first criticize strawson's account of the transcendental deduction, And then argue that wittgenstein's considerations (in his later work) of the rule-Governed nature of judgment can be used to reconstruct a valid argument for a certain kind of objectivity, Which excludes solipsims. I suggest how kant's talk of synthesis can be reinterpreted in the light of this, As indeed can the doctrine of empirical realism and transcendental idealism.
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  15. 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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    Leslie Stevenson & W. V. Quine (1972). Philosophy of Logic. Philosophical Quarterly 22 (86):80.
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    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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    Leslie Stevenson (1983). Sartre on Bad Faith. Philosophy 58 (224):253 - 258.
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    Leslie Stevenson (1975). A Formal Theory of Sortal Quantification. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 16 (2):185-207.
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    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 (...)
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    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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    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 (117):149.
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    Leslie Stevenson (1993). Heidegger on Cartesian Scepticism. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 1 (1):81 – 98.
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    Leslie Stevenson (1973). Philosophy of Logic. [REVIEW] Philosophical Quarterly 23 (93):366-367.
    First published in 1971, Professor Putnam's essay concerns itself with the ontological problem in the philosophy of logic and mathematics - that is, the issue of whether the abstract entities spoken of in logic and mathematics really exist. He also deals with the question of whether or not reference to these abstract entities is really indispensible in logic and whether it is necessary in physical science in general.
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    Leslie Stevenson (1971). Whiteley's Epistemological Strategy. Mind 80 (318):246.
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    Leslie Stevenson (1986). Is Nuclear Deterrence Ethical? Philosophy 61 (236):193 - 214.
    We are morally perplexed about nuclear weapons. Popular debate oscillates tediously between an apparently impractical idealism which would have nothing to do with the things, and a military and political realism which insists that we have to use such means to attain our legitimate ends. The choice, it too often seems, is between laying down our nuclear arms–thus avoiding the moral odium of resting our defence policies on threats to vaporize millions of civilians–but leaving ourselves open to domination by those (...)
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    Leslie Stevenson (1970). Applied Philosophy. Metaphilosophy 1 (3):258–267.
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    Leslie Stevenson (1993). Kant's Theory of Self-Consciousness. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (1):242-245.
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    Leslie Stevenson & David Fisher (1985). Morality and the Bomb. Philosophical Quarterly 35 (141):437.
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    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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    Leslie Stevenson (1994). External and Internal Private Language Arguments. Wittgenstein-Studien 1 (1).
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    Leslie Stevenson (2009). Immortality Defended. Faith and Philosophy 26 (2):228-230.
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    Leslie Stevenson (1988). Can Truth Be Relativized to Kinds of Mind? Mind 97 (386):281-284.
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    Leslie Stevenson (1976). On What Sorts of Thing There Are. Mind 85 (340):503-521.
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    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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    Leslie Stevenson (1999). Towards A General Theory Of Infelicities And Implications. Philosophical Inquiry 21 (1):45-60.
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    Leslie Stevenson (1988). Defense Policies and the Evaluation of Risk. Social Theory and Practice 14 (2):215-234.
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    Leslie Stevenson (2014). Who's Afraid of Determinism? Philosophy 89 (3):431-450.
    Because of the idealizations involved in the ideas of a total state of the world and of all the laws of nature, the thesis of all-encompassing determinism is unverifiable. Our everyday non-scientific talk of causation does not imply determinism; nor is it needed for the Kantian argument for a general causal framework as a condition for experience of an objective world. Determinism is at best a regulative ideal for science, something to be approached but never reached.
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    Leslie Stevenson (1971). An Alleged Materialist Fallacy of Mind. Philosophy 46 (176):159.
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    Leslie F. Stevenson (1995). Experiences in the Cave, the Closet and the Vat—and in Bed: Leslie F. Stevenson. Philosophy 70 (272):167-189.
    The notion of experience plays a deeply ambiguous role in philosophical thinking. In ordinary discourse we say that applicants for employment as joiner, farmhand or nanny should have some previous experience with carpentry, livestock or children. Such uses of the word clearly presuppose the existence of the relevant objects of experience. In other usages the focus is more on the mental effect on the subject , as when someone says that they have had several unpleasant experiences that day–a wetting in (...)
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    Leslie Stevenson (1973). Frege's Two Definitions of Quantification. Philosophical Quarterly 23 (92):207-223.
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    Leslie Stevenson, Jenny Teichman & T. E. Wilkerson (1975). The Mind and the Soul. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind.Minds, Brains, and People. Philosophical Quarterly 25 (98):89.
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    Leslie Stevenson (1978). Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 29 (4):398-399.
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    Leslie Stevenson & Ralph Walker (1983). Empirical Realism and Transcendental Anti-Realism. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 57:131 - 177.
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    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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    Leslie Stevenson (1998). Kant's Many Concepts of Appearance. Cogito 12 (3):181-186.
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    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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    Leslie Stevenson (1982). The Absoluteness of Identity. Philosophical Books 23 (1):1-7.
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    Leslie Stevenson (1988). Meaning, Assertion and Time. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 66 (1):13 – 25.
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    Leslie Stevenson (1984). Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 35 (1):398-399.
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