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  1. Michael E. Lynch (1982). Closure and Disclosure in Pre-Trial Argument. Human Studies 5 (1):285 - 318.score: 870.0
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  2. Michael P. Lynch (2009). Truth as One and Many. Clarendon Press.score: 480.0
    What is truth? Michael Lynch defends a bold new answer to this question. Traditional theories of truth hold that truth has only a single uniform nature. All truths are true in the same way. More recent deflationary theories claim that truth has no nature at all; the concept of truth is of no real philosophical importance. In this concise and clearly written book, Lynch argues that we should reject both these extremes and hold that truth is a (...)
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  3. By Michael P. Lynch (2004). Minimalism and the Value of Truth. Philosophical Quarterly 54 (217):497–517.score: 450.0
    Minimalists generally see themselves as engaged in a descriptive project. They maintain that they can explain everything we want to say about truth without appealing to anything other than the T-schema, i.e., the idea that the proposition that p is true iff p. I argue that despite recent claims to the contrary, minimalists cannot explain one important belief many people have about truth, namely, that truth is good. If that is so, then minimalism, and possibly deflationism as a whole, must (...)
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  4. Michael P. Lynch (1996). Hume and the Limits of Reason. Hume Studies 22 (1):89-104.score: 450.0
    The purpose of this paper is to explain Hume's account of the way both the scope and the degree of benevolent motivation is limited. I argue that Hume consistently affirms, both in the _Treatise<D> and in the second _Enquiry<D>, (i) that the scope of benevolent motivation is very broad, such that it includes any creature that is conscious and capable of thought, and (ii) that the degree of benevolent motivation is limited, such that a person is naturally inclined to feel (...)
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  5. Michael P. Lynch (2004). Minimalism and the Value of Truth. Philosophical Quarterly 54 (217):497 - 517.score: 450.0
    Minimalists generally see themselves as engaged in a descriptive project. They maintain that they can explain everything we want to say about truth without appealing to anything other than the T-schema, i.e., the idea that the proposition that p is true iff p. I argue that despite recent claims to the contrary, minimalists cannot explain one important belief many people have about truth, namely, that truth is good. If that is so, then minimalism, and possibly deflationism as a whole, must (...)
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  6. Joseph J. Lynch (2012). Nature Red in Tooth and Claw: Theism and the Problem of Animal Suffering, by Michael Murray. Faith and Philosophy 29 (4):482-487.score: 360.0
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  7. Abbyann Lynch (1987). Withholding Treatment From Defective Newborn Children Joseph E. Magnet and Eike-Henner W. Kluge Cowansville, PQ: Brown Legal Publications, 1985. Pp. 306. $19.95. [REVIEW] Dialogue 26 (04):747-.score: 360.0
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  8. M. Lynch (1990). Book Reviews : Michael J. Shapiro, The Politics of Representation: Writing Practices in Biography, Photography, and Policy Analysis. University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 1988. Pp. Xiv, 203, $27.50. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20 (4):512-515.score: 360.0
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  9. Sandra Lynch (2014). Book Review: Friendship, Written by Michael H. Mitias. [REVIEW] Journal of Moral Philosophy 11 (6):786-788.score: 360.0
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  10. Tosca Lynch (2012). Looking at the 'Hellenistic Muse' (M.C.) Martinelli (ed.) La Musa dimenticata. Aspetti dell'esperienza musicale greca in età ellenistica. Con la collaborazione di Francesco Pelosi e Carlo Pernigotti. (Seminari e Convegni 21.) Pp. xiv + 418, pls. Pisa: Edizioni della Normale, 2009. Paper, €30. ISBN: 978-88-7642-359-8. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 62 (1):100-102.score: 360.0
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  11. Nancy Lynch (1981). Review: Michael Machtey, Paul Young, An Introduction to the General Theory of Algorithms. [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 46 (4):877-878.score: 360.0
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  12. J. A. Lynch (1939). Book Review:The National Mind: English, French, and German. Michael Demiashkevich. [REVIEW] Ethics 49 (3):378-.score: 360.0
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  13. Tosca Lynch (2012). Ancient Greek Metre and Music: The Technical Basis of an 'Interpretative' Art (M.S.) Celentano (ed.) Ricerche di metrica e musica greca per Roberto Pretagostini. Con la collaborazione di Francesco Berardi, Luigi Bravi e Paolo Di Meo. (Collana del Dipartimento di Studi Classici dall'Antico al Contemporaneo, Sezione Filologica 7.) Pp. xii + 130, ill. Alessandria: Edizioni dell'Orso, 2010. Paper, €16. ISBN: 978-88-6274-228-3. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 62 (2):364-366.score: 360.0
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  14. Holly Fernandez Lynch (forthcoming). Michael Hauskeller is an Associate Pro. Hastings Center Report.score: 360.0
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  15. William T. Lynch (2005). The Ghost of Wittgenstein: Forms of Life, Scientific Method, and Cultural Critique. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 35 (2):139-174.score: 300.0
    In developing an "internal" sociology of science, the sociology of scientific knowledge drew on Wittgenstein’s later philosophy to reinterpret traditional epistemological topics in sociological terms. By construing scientific reasoning as rule following within a collective, sociologists David Bloor and Harry Collins effectively blocked outside criticism of a scientific field, whether scientific, philosophical, or political. Ethnomethodologist Michael Lynch developed an alternative, Wittgensteinian reading that similarly blocked philosophical or political critique, while also disallowing analytical appeals to historical or institutional contexts. (...)
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  16. Michael Lynch (2013). At the Margins of Tacit Knowledge. Philosophia Scientiæ 17:55-73.score: 300.0
    Michael Polanyi and H.M. Collins contrast tacit knowledge with explicit knowledge. For Collins, secrets and other forms of “relational tacit knowledge” are tacit, but only in relation to specific circumstances and relationships. Collins treats such relational knowledge as less interesting theoretically than collective knowledge that is essentially difficult and perhaps impossible to convey through explicit formulations. In this paper I focus on relational tacit knowledge, despite its marginality in Collins’s typology, because it draws attention to conceptual ambiguities in the (...)
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  17. David Capps, Michael P. Lynch & Daniel Massey (2009). A Coherent Moral Relativism. Synthese 166 (2):413 - 430.score: 240.0
    Moral relativism is an attractive position, but also one that it is difficult to formulate. In this paper, we propose an alternative way of formulating moral relativism that locates the relativity of morality in the property that makes moral claims true. Such an approach, we believe, has significant advantages over other possible ways of formulating moral relativism. We conclude by considering a few problems such a position might face.
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  18. Michael P. Lynch (2009). Truth, Value and Epistemic Expressivism. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 79 (1):76-97.score: 240.0
  19. Michael Lynch (1991). Pictures of Nothing? Visual Construals in Social Theory. Sociological Theory 9 (1):1-21.score: 240.0
    This paper builds upon ethnomethodological and social constructivist studies of representation in the natural sciences to examine sociological theory, a field that is much closer to home. An analysis of diagrams and related illustrations in theory texts shows that labels, geometric boundaries, vectors, and symmetries often are used to convey a sense of orderly flows of causal influences in a homogeneous field. These graphic elements make up what I call a "rhetorical mathematics" that conveys an impression of rationality. Although theory (...)
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  20. Michael P. Lynch (forthcoming). The Price of Truth. In Steven Gross & Michael Williams (eds.), Pragmatism, Minimalism and Metaphysics.score: 240.0
    Like William James before him, Huw Price has influentially argued that truth has a normative role to play in our thought and talk. I agree. But Price also thinks that we should regard truth-conceived of as property of our beliefs-as something like a metaphysical myth. Here I disagree. In this paper, I argue that reflection on truth's values pushes us in a slightly different direction, one that opens the door to certain metaphysical possibilities that even a Pricean pragmatist can love.
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  21. Michael P. Lynch (1997). Three Models of Conceptual Schemes. Inquiry 40 (4):407 – 426.score: 240.0
    Despite widespread confusion over its meaning, the notion of a conceptual scheme is pervasive in Anglo-American philosophy, particularly amongst those who call themselves 'conceptual relativists'. In this paper, I identify three different ways to understand conceptual schemes. I argue that the two most common models, deriving from Kant and Quine, are flawed, and, in addition, useless for the relativist. Instead, I urge adoption of a 'neo-Kantian', broadly Wittgensteinian model, which, it is ' argued, is immune from Davidsonian objections to the (...)
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  22. Michael P. Lynch (2006). Zombies and the Case of the Phenomenal Pickpocket. Synthese 149 (1):37-58.score: 240.0
    A prevailing view in contemporary philosophy of mind is that zombies are logically possible. I argue, via a thought experiment, that if this prevailing view is correct, then I could be transformed into a zombie. If I could be transformed into a zombie, then surprisingly, I am not certain that I am conscious. Regrettably, this is not just an idiosyncratic fact about my psychology; I think you are in the same position. This means that we must revise or replace some (...)
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  23. Michael Lynch (2009). Deception and the Nature of Truth. In Clancy W. Martin (ed.), The Philosophy of Deception. Oxford University Press. 188.score: 240.0
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  24. Michael P. Lynch (2013). Expressivism and Plural Truth. Philosophical Studies 163 (2):385-401.score: 240.0
    Contemporary expressivists typically deny that all true judgments must represent reality. Many instead adopt truth minimalism, according to which there is no substantive property of judgments in virtue of which they are true. In this article, I suggest that expressivists would be better suited to adopt truth pluralism, or the view that there is more than one substantive property of judgments in virtue of which judgments are true. My point is not that an expressivism that takes this form is true, (...)
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  25. Michael P. Lynch (2004). Truth and Multiple Realizability. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 82 (3):384 – 408.score: 240.0
    Pluralism about truth is the view that there is more than one way for a proposition to be true. When taken to imply that there is more than one concept and property of truth, this position faces a number of troubling objections. I argue that we can overcome these objections, and yet retain pluralism's key insight, by taking truth to be a multiply realizable property of propositions.
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  26. Patrick Greenough & Michael P. Lynch (eds.) (2006). Truth and Realism. Oxford University Press.score: 240.0
    Is truth objective or relative? What exists independently of our minds? The essays in this book debate these two questions, which are among the oldest of philosophical issues and have vexed almost every major philosopher, from Plato, to Kant, to Wittgenstein. Fifteen eminent contributors bring fresh perspectives, renewed energy, and original answers to debates of great interest both within philosophy and in the culture at large.
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  27. Michael Lynch (2013). Epistemic Commitments, Epistemic Agency and Practical Reasons. Philosophical Issues 23 (1):343-362.score: 240.0
    In this paper, I raise two questions about epistemic commitments, and thus, indirectly, about our epistemic agency. Can we rationally defend such commitments when challenged to do so? And if so, how?
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  28. Michael Lynch (1995). Review Symposium on Ian Hacking : Narrative Hooks and Paper Trails: The Writing of Memory. History of the Human Sciences 8 (4):118-130.score: 240.0
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  29. Michael P. Lynch (2008). Alethic Pluralism, Logical Consequence and the Universality of Reason. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 32 (1):122-140.score: 240.0
  30. Michael P. Lynch & Joshua Glasgow (2003). The Impossibility of Superdupervenience. Philosophical Studies 113 (3):201-221.score: 240.0
    Supervenience has provided a way for nonreductive materialists to explain how the mental can be physically irreducible but still physically respectable. In recent years, doubts about this research program have emerged from a number of quarters. Consequently, Terence Horgan has argued that nonreductive materialists must appeal to an upgraded "superdupervenience," if supervenience is to do any materialist work. We argue that nonreductive materialism cannot meet this challenge. Superdupervenience is impossible.
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  31. Michael Lynch (1988). The Externalized Retina: Selection and Mathematization in the Visual Documentation of Objects in the Life Sciences. [REVIEW] Human Studies 11 (2-3):201 - 234.score: 240.0
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  32. Michael Lynch (1991). Science in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Moral and Epistemic Relations Between Diagrams and Photographs. [REVIEW] Biology and Philosophy 6 (2):205-226.score: 240.0
    Sociologists, philosophers and historians of science are gradually recognizing the importance of visual representation. This is part of a more general movement away from a theory-centric view of science and towards an interest in practical aspects of observation and experimentation. Rather than treating science as a matter of demonstrating the logical connection between theoretical and empirical statements, an increasing number of investigations are examining how scientists compose and use diagrams, graphs, photographs, micrographs, maps, charts, and related visual displays. This paper (...)
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  33. Michael P. Lynch (2011). After Truth Gives Way. [REVIEW] Philosophical Quarterly 61 (243):400-409.score: 240.0
    At first glance, Mark Richard's recent book When Truth Gives Out appears, in the most commendable sense of the word, ‘old-fashioned’. Its central thesis is that truth is sometimes the wrong standard to use when assessing the judgements we make about the world. Not all correct judgements are true, and not all incorrect ones are false. They can all be measured, but they cannot all be measured in the same way. -/- Many of the heroes of old, ensconced in philosophical (...)
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  34. Michael Lynch (1999). Silence in Context: Ethnomethodology and Social Theory. [REVIEW] Human Studies 22 (2-4):211-233.score: 240.0
    Ethnomethodologists (or at least many of them) have been reticent about their theoretical sources and methodological principles. It frequently falls to others to make such matters explicit. In this paper I discuss this silence about theory, but rather than entering the breach by specifying a set of implicit assumptions and principles, I suggest that the reticence is consistent with ethnomethodology's distinctive research 'program'. The main part of the paper describes the pedagogical exercises and forms of apprenticeship through which Garfinkel and (...)
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  35. Michael P. Lynch (forthcoming). Truth and Freedom: Rorty and the Problem of Priority. The European Legacy.score: 240.0
    What does truth have to do with freedom? That is, what is the relationship between our political and epistemic principles? In this paper, I grapple and reject Rorty's reasons for thinking that the former can't be based on the latter, but offer an alternative argument that supports his over-all conclusion that our epistemic and political values are ultimately intertwined.
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  36. Kenneth J. Sufka & Michael P. Lynch (2000). Sensations and Pain Processes. Philosophical Psychology 13 (3):299-311.score: 240.0
    This paper discusses recent neuroscientific research that indicates a solution for what we label the ''causal problem'' of pain qualia, the problem of how the brain generates pain qualia. In particular, the data suggest that pain qualia naturally supervene on activity in a specific brain region: the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC). The first section of this paper discusses several philosophical concerns regarding the nature of pain qualia. The second section overviews the current state of knowledge regarding the neuroanatomy and physiology (...)
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  37. Michael Lynch (2002). Ethnomethodology's Unofficial Journal. Human Studies 25 (4):485-494.score: 240.0
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  38. Michael Lynch (1993). Scientific Practice and Ordinary Action: Ethnomethodology and Social Studies of Science. Cambridge University Press.score: 240.0
    Philosophers, historians, and sociologists of science have grown interested in the daily practices of scientists. Recent studies have drawn linkages between scientific innovations and more ordinary procedures, craft skills, and sources of sponsorship. These studies dispute the idea that science is the application of a unified method or the outgrowth of a progressive history of ideas. This book critically reviews arguments and empirical studies in two areas of sociology that have played a significant role in the 'sociological turn' in science (...)
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  39. Michael P. Lynch (1997). Minimal Realism or Realistic Minimalism? [REVIEW] Philosophical Quarterly 47 (189):512–518.score: 240.0
  40. John Law & Michael Lynch (1988). Lists, Field Guides, and the Descriptive Organization of Seeing: Birdwatching as an Exemplary Observational Activity. [REVIEW] Human Studies 11 (2-3):271 - 303.score: 240.0
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  41. Michael P. Lynch (2012). In Praise of Reason. MIT Press.score: 240.0
    Can we give objective reasons for our most basic standards of reason-- our fundamental epistemic principles? I argue, against several forms of skepticism about reason, that we can, but that the reasons we can give for epistemic principles are ultimately practical, not epistemic.
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  42. Michael Patrick Lynch (2012). The Many Faces of Truth: A Response to Some Critics. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 20 (2):255-269.score: 240.0
    International Journal of Philosophical Studies, Volume 20, Issue 2, Page 255-269, May 2012.
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  43. Michael P. Lynch (ed.) (2001). The Nature of Truth: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives. The Mit Press.score: 240.0
    These essays center around two questions: Does truth have an underlying nature? And if so, what sort of nature does it have?
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  44. Michael Lynch & Steve Woolgar (1988). Introduction: Sociological Orientations to Representational Practice in Science. [REVIEW] Human Studies 11 (2-3):99 - 116.score: 240.0
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  45. Michael Lynch (1997). Ethnomethodology Without Indifference. [REVIEW] Human Studies 20 (3):371-376.score: 240.0
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  46. Michael P. Lynch (2006). Rewrighting Pluralism. The Monist 89 (1):63-84.score: 240.0
  47. Michael P. Lynch (forthcoming). Epistemic Circularity and Epistemic Incommensurability. Social Epistemology:262--77.score: 240.0
  48. Michael P. Lynch (1999). Relativity of Fact and Content. Southern Journal of Philosophy 37 (4):579-595.score: 240.0
    A common strategy amongst realists grants relativism at the level of language or thought but denies it at the level of fact. Their point is that even if our concept of an object is relative to a conceptual scheme, it doesn't follow that objects themselves are relative to conceptual schemes. This is a sensible point. But in this paper I present a simple argument for the conclusion that it is false. According to what I call the T-argument, relativism about content (...)
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  49. Michael Lynch (1997). Theorizing Practice. [REVIEW] Human Studies 20 (3):335-344.score: 240.0
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  50. Michael P. Lynch (2002). The Truth in Contextual Semantics. Grazer Philosophische Studien 63 (1):173-195.score: 240.0
    In a series of papers written over the last two decades, Terence Horgan has articulated a radical position on truth and metaphysics that he calls contextual semantics. According to Horgan, we can abandon referentialism – or the idea that truth is always and everywhere understood in terms of the referential relations between words and world – while still sensibly believing in a mind-independent world. The centerpiece of contextual semantics is that it allows for some flexibility about truth: statements of different (...)
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