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  1. Matthew Burstein (2010). Epistemological Behaviorism, Nonconceptual Content, and the Given. Contemporary Pragmatism 7 (1):168-89.
  2. Matthew Burstein (2009). The Thanatoria of Soylent Green: On Reconciling the Good Life with the Good Death. In Sandra Shapshay (ed.), Bioethics at the Movies. Johns Hopkins University Press. 275.
  3. Matthew Burstein (2009). Review of Paul Coates, The Metaphysics of Perception: Wilfrid Sellars, Critical Realism and the Nature of Experience. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (2).
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  4. Matthew Burstein (2007). Taking As: Experience & Judgment in the Life of Agents. Philosophical Explorations 10 (3):227 – 243.
    Although appearances may deceive them, agents are capable of achieving their ends; this success is frequently explained by the fact that the agents may, for example, see a stick in water as bent without believing that it is actually bent. Although the notion of 'seeing as' is supposed to both bridge the gap between experience and action and explain our reaction to illusions, such accounts break down because of their exclusive focus on visual episodes and their tendency to interpret the (...)
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  5. Matthew Burstein (2006). Prodigal Epistemology: Coherence, Holism, and the Sellarsian Tradition. In M. P. Wolf & M. N. Lance (eds.), The Self-Correcting Enterprise: Essays on Wilfrid Sellars. Rodopi. 197-216.
  6. Matthew Burstein (2006). Situating Experience: Agency, Perception, and the Given. Southern Journal of Philosophy 44 (1):1-29.
    William Alston has been a long-time critic of the arguments of Wilfrid Sellars, and he has recently revisited the arguments made by Sellars in “Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind.” Alston’s work attempts to show how Sellarsian views fail to account for our understanding of perception by making a two-part attack on Sellars’s account: part one of the attack takes up the Sellarsian approach to ‘looks’-talk, and part two concerns Sellars’s thoroughgoing conceptualism with regard to perception. In this article, I (...)
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