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  1. Mary Frances Williams (forthcoming). The Character of Aeëtes in the'Argonautica'of Apollonius Rhodius. Hermes.
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  2. Mary-Anne Williams (2008). Representation= Grounded Information. In. In Tu-Bao Ho & Zhi-Hua Zhou (eds.), Pricai 2008: Trends in Artificial Intelligence. Springer. 473--484.
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  3. Salem Benferhat, Didier Dubois, Henri Prade & Mary-Anne Williams (2002). A Practical Approach to Revising Prioritized Knowledge Bases. Studia Logica 70 (1):105-130.
    This paper investigates simple syntactic methods for revising prioritized belief bases, that are semantically meaningful in the frameworks of possibility theory and of Spohn''s ordinal conditional functions. Here, revising prioritized belief bases amounts to conditioning a distribution function on interpretations. The input information leading to the revision of a knowledge base can be sure or uncertain. Different types of scales for priorities are allowed: finite vs. infinite, numerical vs. ordinal. Syntactic revision is envisaged here as a process which transforms a (...)
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  4. Wei Liu & Mary-Anne Williams (2001). A Framework for Multi-Agent Belief Revision. Studia Logica 67 (2):291-312.
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  5. Pavlos Peppas, Costas D. Koutras & Mary-Anne Williams (2001). Prolegomena to Concise Theories of Action. Studia Logica 67 (3):403-418.
    A new methodology for developing theories of action has recently emerged which provides means for formally evaluating the correctness of such theories. Yet, for a theory of action to qualify as a solution to the frame problem, not only does it need to produce correct inferences, but moreover, it needs to derive these inferences from a concise representation of the domain at hand. The new methodology however offers no means for assessing conciseness. Such a formal account of conciseness is developed (...)
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  6. Mary-Anne Williams, Thomas Meyer, Basic Infobase Change, David Billington & Andrew Rock (2001). Witold A. Pogorzelski, Piotr Wojtylak/Cn-Defini-Tions of Propositional Connectives 1 Su Gao, Peter Gerdes/Computably Enumerable Equiva-Lence Relations 27 Yoshihito Tanaka/Model Existence in Non-Compact Modal. [REVIEW] Studia Logica 67:439-440.
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  7. Stephen Darwall, Allan Gibbard, Peter Railton, Robbie Davis-Floyd, P. Sven, Patrice DiQuinzio, Iris Marion, M. David Ermann, Mary B. Williams & Michele S. Shauf (1998). Curtler, Hugh Mercer. Rediscover. Teaching Philosophy 21 (1):115.
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  8. Mary Frances Williams (1998). Ethics in Thucydides: The Ancient Simplicity. University Press of America.
    Ethics in Thucydides uses the historian's account of the resolution at Corcyra as the basis for determining a moral or ethical perspective in Thucydides'History.
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  9. Pavlos Peppas & Mary-Anne Williams (1995). Constructive Modelings for Theory Change. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 36 (1):120-133.
    Alchourrón, Gärdenfors and Makinson have developed and investigated a set of rationality postulates which appear to capture much of what is required of any rational system of theory revision. This set of postulates describes a class of revision functions, however it does not provide a constructive way of defining such a function. There are two principal constructions of revision functions, namely an epistemic entrenchment and a system of spheres. We refer to their approach as the AGM paradigm. We provide a (...)
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  10. Pavlos Peppas, Norman Foo & Mary-Anne Williams (1992). On the Expressibility of Propositions. Logique Et Analyse 139 (140):251-272.
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  11. Mary B. Williams (1990). Geoffrey Brown, The Information Game: Ethical Issues in a Microchip World Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 10 (8):306-308.
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  12. Mary B. Williams, David Ermann & Glaudio Gutierrez (1989). Cautionary Tales and the Impact of Computers on Society. Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 19 (3):23-31.
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  13. Alexander Rosenberg & Mary Williams (1986). Fitness as Primitive and Propensity. Philosophy of Science 53 (3):412-418.
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  14. Mary B. Williams (1986). The Logical Skeleton of Darwin's Historical Methodology. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1986:514 - 521.
    Narrative explanations in evolutionary biology have seemed fundamentally different from other scientific explanations, and similar to historical explanations. This investigation of the structure of narrative explanations in evolutionary biology reveals that narrative explanations do have a deductive-nomological base, but that their structure contains two significant additional elements as well. The additional elements are: the multidimensional recursive connection between the different sub-explanations in a narrative explanation; and a set of generic explanations which make possible the integration of multiple co-existing processes.
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  15. Mary B. Williams (1985). Species Are Individuals: Theoretical Foundations for the Claim. Philosophy of Science 52 (4):578-590.
    This paper shows that species are individuals with respect to evolutionary theory in the sense that the laws of the theory deal with species as irreducible wholes rather than as sets of organisms. 'Species X' is an instantiation of a primitive term of the theory. I present a sketch of a proof that it cannot be defined within the theory as a set of organisms; the proof relies not on details of my axiomatization but rather on a generally accepted property (...)
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  16. Mary B. Williams & Alexander Rosenberg (1985). "Fitness" in Fact and Fiction: A Rejoinder to Sober. Journal of Philosophy 82 (12):738 - 749.
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  17. Mary B. Williams (1982). The Importance of Prediction Testing in Evolutionary Biology. Erkenntnis 17 (3):291 - 306.
    It is clear from the above discussion that if I had wished to do so I could have truthfully presented every paper as either testing a prediction, presenting evidence needed in the test of a prediction, or presentin a D-N explanation. (I would not have been able to do this if I had not been sufficiently familiar with the evolutionary literature to recognize what hypotheses were at stake in several of the papers; even when the authors mention the hypotheses they (...)
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  18. Mary B. Williams (1980). Similarities and Differences Between Evolutionary Theory and the Theories of Physics. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1980:385 - 396.
    Many philosophers have claimed that the structure of evolutionary theory is intrinsically different from the structure of physical theories. These claims were based on the appearance of the immature structure of the theory. Refutations of these claims have been based on newly available glimpses of the mature structure of the theory. These claims and their refutations show that the relationship between the immature and mature structures of evolutionary theory is dramatically different from this relationship for Newtonian physics. Analysis of the (...)
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  19. Mary B. Williams (1978). Discounting Versus Maximum Sustainable Yield. In Richard I. Sikora & Brian M. Barry (eds.), Obligations to Future Generations. White Horse Press. 169--185.
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  20. Mary B. Williams (1978). Ethical Theories Underlying the Recombinant DNA Controversy1. In John Richards (ed.), Recombinant Dna: Science, Ethics, and Politics. Academic Press. 177.
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  21. Mary B. Williams (1978). Recombinant Dna: Science. Ethics. And Politics. In John Richards (ed.), Recombinant Dna: Science, Ethics, and Politics. Academic Press. 177.
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  22. Robert Frank Weiss, Michael J. Gluts, Mary Jane Williams & Franklin G. Miller (1977). Communication and Conditioning: Correlated Reinforcement. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 10 (1):37-38.
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  23. Mary B. Williams (1976). The Logical Structure of Functional Explanations in Biology. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1976:37 - 46.
    This paper: (1) gives a schema of the logical structure of functional explanation in biology; (2) shows that it falls under the covering law model of explanation by proving that the explanandum follows from the explanans; and (3) supports the claim that it captures the logical structure underlying the biological usage by analyzing in detail two cases from biology.
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  24. Mary B. Williams (1973). Falsifiable Predictions of Evolutionary Theory. Philosophy of Science 40 (4):518-537.
    Many philosophers have asserted that evolutionary theory is unfalsifiable. In this paper I refute these assertions by detailing some falsifiable predictions of the theory and the evidence used to test them. I then analyze both these predictions and evidence cited to support assertions of unfalsifiability in order to show both what type of predictions are possible and why it has been so difficult to spot them. The conclusion is that the apparent logical peculiarity of evolutionary theory is not a property (...)
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  25. Mary B. Williams (1973). The Logical Status of the Theory of Natural Selection and Other Evolutionary Controversies. In. In Mario Augusto Bunge (ed.), The Methodological Unity of Science. Boston,Reidel. 84--102.
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