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  1. Michael D. Root (1996). Book Review:The Philosophy of Social Science: An Introduction. Martin Hollis. [REVIEW] Ethics 107 (1):157-.
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  2. Michael D. Root (1977). Nelson Goodman and the Logical Articulation of Nominal Compounds. Linguistics and Philosophy 1 (2):259 - 271.
    Nelson Goodman claims to have given us a criterion for likeness of meaning that is more stringent than simple coextensiveness and yet that avoids the familiar extentionalist objections. The notion of a nominal compound plays a key role in his account. I show that Goodman's comments concerning this notion are inadequate, that his comments concerning expressions like unicorn-picture are subject to two serious objections: (1) they don't support his claims about likeness of meaning (i.e., the claims that his criterion (...)
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  3. Michael D. Root (1976). Speaker Intuitions. Philosophical Studies 29 (4):221 - 234.
    I compare the tasks that Noam Chomsky and W. V. Quine assign the grammarian and point out that in many cases where Chomsky sees a question of fact Quine sees only a question of convenience. I argue that these differences are attributable, at least in part, to a difference in view concerning the data. Chomsky relies mostly on a speaker's reports of his linguistic intuitions. Quine finds this source methodologically moot. I develop a series of arguments that draw on Quine's (...)
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  4. Michael D. Root (1974). Quine's Methodological Reflections. Metaphilosophy 5 (1):36–50.
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