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  1. Michael V. Wedin (unknown). Critical Study: David Charles, Aristotle's Philosophy of Action. Philosophical Explorations:161-167.
     
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  2. Michael V. Wedin (2005). Animadversions on Burnyeat's Theaetetus: On the Logic of the Exquisite Argument. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 29:171-191.
     
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  3. Michael V. Wedin (2004). Aristotle on the Firmness of the Principle of Non-Contradiction. Phronesis 49 (3):225 - 265.
    In "Metaphysics" Gamma 3 Aristotle declares that the philosopher investigates things that are qua things that are and that he therefore should be able to state the firmest principles of everything. The firmest principle of all is identified as the principle of non-contradiction (PNC). The main focus of Gamma 3 is Aristotle's proof for this identification. This paper begins with remarks about Aristotle's notion of the firmness of a principle and then offers an analysis of the firmness proof for PNC. (...)
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  4. Michael V. Wedin (2003). A Curious Turn in Metaphysics Gamma: Protagoras and Strong Denial of the Principle of Non-Contradiction. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 85 (2):107-130.
  5. Michael V. Wedin (2000). Aristotle's Theory of Substance: The Categories and Metaphysics Zeta. Oxford University Press.
    Michael Wedin argues against the prevailing notion that Aristotle's views on the nature of reality are fundamentally inconsistent. According to Wedin's new interpretation, the difference between the early theory of the Categories and the later theory of the Metaphysics reflects the fact that Aristotle is engaged in quite different projects in the two works--the earlier focusing on ontology, and the later on explanation.
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  6. Michael V. Wedin (2000). Some Logical Problems in Metaphysics Gamma. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 19:113-62.
     
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  7. Michael V. Wedin (1996). Aristotle on How to Define a Psychological State. Topoi 15 (1):11-24.
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  8. Michael V. Wedin (1995). Keeping the Matter in Mind: Aristotle on the Passions and the Soul. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 76 (3 & 4):183-221.
    This paper considers I) whether Aristotle's notion of form is 'compositionally plastic' and II) whether matter is in any way to be included in the form of natural things. It pursues (I) and (II) with respect to two texts only: De Anima I-2's socalled definition of anger and the notorious young Socrates passage from Metaphysics VII.11. Neither passage supports indusion of anything material in the form and both are consistent with compositional plasticity. To thus extent the support what I call (...)
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  9. Theodore Scaltsas, Michael V. Wedin, Michael J. White, Anna Ioppolo, Christopher Rowe, Bob Sharples & Anne Sheppard (1993). Brill Online Books and Journals. Phronesis 38 (2).
     
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  10. Michael V. Wedin (1993). Nonsubstantial Individuals. Phronesis 38 (2):137 - 165.
  11. Michael V. Wedin (1993). Content and Cause in the Aristotelian Mind. Southern Journal of Philosophy 31 (S1):49-105.
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  12. Michael V. Wedin (1993). Tracking Aristotle's Noûs. In Michael Durrant & Aristotle (eds.), Aristotle's De Anima in Focus. Routledge.
     
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  13. Michael V. Wedin (1992). Criss-Crossing a Philosophical Landscape. Grazer Philosophische Studien 42:23-55.
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  14. Michael V. Wedin (1992). Trouble in Paradise? Grazer Philosophische Studien 42:23-55.
    It is argued that Wittgenstein did not abandon his tractarian position because he was of the opinion that the Tractatus suffered from an intemal incoherence inherited from the incompatibility of the thesis of mutual independence of elementary propositions (MI) and the picture theory of the proposition (PIC) or an incoherent notion of the elementary proposition itself. In the way suggested, TLP provides no opportunity for such concems to arise, for the inner sub-surface structure of a proposition cannot cause conflict with (...)
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  15. Michael V. Wedin (1991). PARTisanship in Metaphysics Z. Ancient Philosophy 11 (2):361-385.
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  16. Michael V. Wedin (1990). Negation and Quantification in Aristotle. History and Philosophy of Logic 11 (2):131-150.
    Two main claims are defended. The first is that negative categorical statements are not to be accorded existential import insofar as they figure in the square of opposition. Against Kneale and others, it is argued that Aristotle formulates his o statements, for example, precisely to avoid existential commitment. This frees Aristotle's square from a recent charge of inconsistency. The second claim is that the logic proper provides much thinner evidence than has been supposed for what appears to be the received (...)
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  17. Michael V. Wedin (1988). Mind and Imagination in Aristotle. Yale University Press.
  18. Michael V. Wedin, Michael Bratman, Margaret Battin, Myles Brand, Julius Moravcsik, Richard Purtill, Anita Silvers, Richard Wasserstrom & Elizabeth Wolgast (1987). Fred R. Berger: 1937 - 1986. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 60 (3):537 - 538.
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  19. A. Donogan, An Perovich & Michael V. Wedin (1986). Human Nature and Natural Knowledge. Essays Presented to Marjorie Grene on the Occasion of Her Seventy-Fifth Birthday. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science 89:3-381.
     
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  20. Michael V. Wedin (1986). Critical Study. Ancient Philosophy 6:161-167.
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  21. Michael V. Wedin (1984). Nozick on Explaining Nothing. Philosophy Research Archives 10:337-346.
    This paper raises some difficulties with the strategy suggested in Robert Nozick’s Philosophical Explanations for explaining why there is something rather than nothing. I am concerned less with his adoption of an egalitarian, as opposed to inegalitarian, explanatory stance (the net effect of which is to detach for independent consideration the question, “Why is there something?”) than with his use of a crucial assumption in reasoning from the egalitarian point of view. I argue that this assumption, that all possibilities exist, (...)
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  22. Michael V. Wedin (1981). Aristotle on the Good for Man. Mind 90 (358):243-262.
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  23. Michael V. Wedin (1978). Aristotle on the Existential Import of Singular Sentences. Phronesis 23 (2):179-196.
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  24. Michael V. Wedin (1977). Αὐτὰ Τὰ Ἴσα and the Argument at "Phaedo" 74b7-C5. Phronesis 22 (3):191 - 205.
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  25. Michael V. Wedin (1977). Αυτα Τα Iσα and the Argument at Phaedo 74b7-C5. Phronesis 22 (2):191-205.
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