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  1. Michael Hicks (forthcoming). Serialism and Comprehensibility: A Guide for the Teacher. Journal of Aesthetic Education.
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  2. Michael R. Hicks (forthcoming). Pretense and Fiction-Directed Thought. Philosophical Studies:1-25.
    Thought about fictional characters is special, and needs to be distinguished from ordinary world-directed thought. On my interpretation, Kendall Walton and Gareth Evans have tried to show how this serious fiction-directed thought can arise from engagement with a kind of pretending. Many criticisms of their account have focused on the methodological presupposition, that fiction-directed thought is the appropriate explanandum. In the first part of this paper, I defend the methodological claim, and thus the existence of the problem to which pretense (...)
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  3. Michael Townsen Hicks & Peter van Elswyk (forthcoming). Humean Laws and Circular Explanation. Philosophical Studies.
    Humeans are often accused of accounting for natural laws in such a way that the fundamental entities that are supposed to explain the laws circle back and explain themselves. Loewer (Philos Stud 160(1):115–137, 2012) contends this is only the appearance of circularity. When it comes to the laws of nature, the Humean posits two kinds of explanation: metaphysical and scientific. The circle is then cut because the kind of explanation the laws provide for the fundamental entities is distinct from the (...)
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  4. Michael Hicks (2010). A Note on Pretense and Co-Reference. Philosophical Studies 149 (3):395 - 400.
    Anna Pautz has recently argued that the pretense theory of thought about fiction cannot explain how two people can count as thinking about the same fictional character. This is based on conflating pretending and the serious thought that can be based on pretend. With this distinction in place, her objections are groundless.
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  5. Michael Hicks (2010). JS Bothwell, Falling From Grace: Reversal of Fortune and the English Nobility, 1075–1455. Manchester, Eng., and New York: Manchester University Press, 2008. Pp. Xv, 269; 15 Black-and-White Figures. $85. Distributed in the US by Palgrave, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010. [REVIEW] Speculum 85 (4):939-941.
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  6. Michael Hicks (2009). Naturalism in Action. Inquiry 52 (6):609-635.
    Can a naturalist earn the right to talk of a shared empirical world? Hume famously thought not, and contemporary stipulative naturalists infer from this inability that the demand is somehow unnatural. The critical naturalist, by contrast, claims to earn that right. In this paper, I motivate critical naturalism, arguing first that stipulative naturalism is question begging, and second, that the pessimism it inherits from Hume about whether the problem can be solved is misplaced. Hume's mistake was to mis-identify exemplary contexts (...)
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  7. Michael A. Hicks (2006). Keith Dockray, Henry V. Stroud, Eng.: Tempus, 2004. Pp. 255; Black-and-White Figures. $45. [REVIEW] Speculum 81 (2):501-502.
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  8. Michael A. Hicks (2005). Ian Mortimer, The Greatest Traitor: The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, Ruler of England, 1327–1330. London: Random House, 2003. Pp. Xix, 377 Plus Black-and-White Figures; Maps. £17.99. [REVIEW] Speculum 80 (2):644-645.
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  9. Michael A. Hicks (2003). A. J. Pollard, Late Medieval England, 1399–1509. (Longman History of Medieval England.) Harlow, Eng.: Pearson Education, 2000. Paper. Pp. Xviii, 454 Plus Black-and-White Plates; 3 Maps and 1 Genealogical Table. $16.99. [REVIEW] Speculum 78 (3):983-984.
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  10. Michael Hicks (1987). Energeia and The Work Itself. Journal of Aesthetic Education 21 (3):69-75.
     
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