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  1. Michael Wreen (forthcoming). How Tolerant Must a Relativist Be? Public Affairs Quarterly.
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  2. Michael Wreen (2013). A P.S. On B.S.: Some Remarks on Humbug and Bullshit. Metaphilosophy 44 (1-2):105-115.
    While lies have attracted philosophical attention since antiquity, phenomena in the near area have generated considerably less interest. Lately, however, Max Black and Harry Frankfurt have visited a close relative: humbug or bullshit, as it's either more politely or more rudely called. In this article their views on humbug and bullshit are exposed, explained, critiqued, and, ultimately, rejected. An alternative view is then proposed and defended.
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  3. Richard C. Taylor David Twetten & Michael Wreen (eds.) (2011). Tolle Lege: Essays on Augustine & on Medieval Philosophy in Honor of Roland J. Teske. Marquette University Press.
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  4. Richard C. Taylor, David Twetten & Michael Wreen (2011). American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 662. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 85 (4).
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  5. Roland J. Teske, Richard C. Taylor, David Twetten & Michael J. Wreen (eds.) (2011). Tolle Lege: Essays on Augustine and on Medieval Philosophy in Honor of Roland J. Teske, Sj. Marquette University Press.
     
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  6. Michael Wreen (2010). The Ontology of Intellectual Property. The Monist 93 (3):433-449.
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  7. Michael Wreen (2009). Look Before You Leap. Social Epistemology 23 (2):89 – 104.
    This paper is a critical analysis of three theories of fallacy, those of Ralph Johnson, of Jaakko Hintikka, and of Robert Fogelin and Timothy Duggan. Although the theories are very different from one another, all oppose the traditional, non-dialectical view of a fallacy as a mistaken inference. The theories are exposed and explained in detail, and then subjected to critical examination. For a variety of reasons, all are found seriously wanting. The mistakes of each suggest that it is better to (...)
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  8. Michael Wreen (2008). Three Arguments Against Intentionalism in Interpretation. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 1:283-287.
    Some philosophers identify the meaning of a work of art with what the artist intended the work to mean. Other philosophers think that although an artist’s intentions don’t fully determine a work’s meaning, they are a partial determinate of it. Last, there are philosophers who think that an artist’s intentions have no bearing on a work’s meaning. This paper is an examination of several arguments for the last of these three positions. In particular, it is a critical examination of three (...)
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  9. Michael Wreen (2008). Three Related Objections to Relativism. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 10:453-457.
    The most frequent charges brought against moral relativism are probably that it is inconsistent, that it has morally repugnant implications, and that it leads to amoralism, or the breakdown of morality altogether. A less frequent but still common objection is more conceptual in nature: relativism cannot make any sense of a certain species of comparative moral judgment, namely those that morally compare two moral codes. The general form of this kind of judgment is: ‘Moral code A is morally superior to (...)
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  10. Michael J. Wreen (2007). A Second Form of Argument From Analogy. Theoria 73 (3):221-239.
    One form of argument from analogy is identified and Stephen Barker's remarks about a second kind of argument from analogy, non-inductive (and non-deductive) argument from analogy, are used as a springboard to identify a second form. That form is then refined, explained, exemplified, and related to the first form. It is argued that there is a spectrum of different forms of argument from analogy, with the two forms identified being end points on the spectrum. Except in terms of form, however, (...)
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  11. Michael Wreen (2005). A Prolegomenon to Moral Relativism. Philosophia 32 (1-4):253-274.
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  12. Michael Wreen (2005). Paul Edwards, 1923-2004. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 78 (5):166 - 168.
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  13. Michael J. Wreen (2004). The Standing is Slippery. Philosophy 79 (4):553-572.
    This paper is a critical examination of the so-called slippery slope argument for the conservative position on abortion. The argument was discussed in the philosophic literature some time back, but has since fallen into disfavor. The argument is first exposed and a general objection to it is advanced, then rebutted. Rosalind Hursthouse's more detailed and stronger objection is next aired, but also found less than convincing. In the course of discussing her objection, the correct form of the argument is identified, (...)
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  14. Hye-Kyung Kim & Michael Wreen (2003). Relativism, Absolutism, and Tolerance. Metaphilosophy 34 (4):447-459.
  15. Michael Wreen (2002). Forgery. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 32 (2):143 - 166.
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  16. Michael Wreen (2001). Major Change. Philosophy Now 32:54-54.
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  17. Michael Wreen (2000). Douglas Walton (1995) Arguments From Ignorance. Argumentation 14 (1):51-55.
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  18. Michael Wreen (1998). Nihilism, Relativism, and Engelhardt. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 19 (1):73-88.
    This paper is a critical analysis of Tristram Engelhardt''s attempts to avoid unrestricted nihilism and relativism. The focus of attention is his recent book, The Foundations of Bioethics (Oxford University Press, 1996). No substantive or content-full bioethics (e.g., that of Roman Catholicism or the Samurai) has an intersubjectively verifiable and universally binding foundation, Engelhardt thinks, for unaided secular reason cannot show that any particular substantive morality (or moral code) is correct. He thus seems to be committed to either nihilism or (...)
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  19. Michael Wreen (1998). Proper Names and the Necessity of Identity Statements. Synthese 114 (2):319-335.
    An identity statement flanked on both sides with proper names is necessarily true, Saul Kripke thinks, if it's true at all. Thus, contrary to the received view – or at least what was, prior to Kripke, the received view – a statement like(A) Hesperus is Phosphorus.
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  20. Michael J. Wreen (1998). Lawrence D. Roberts: How Reference Works: Explanatory Models for Indexicals, Descriptions and Opacity. [REVIEW] Pragmatics and Cognition 6 (1):349-357.
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  21. Michael Wreen (1997). H.G. Callaway, Context for Meaning and Analysis: A Critical Study in the Philosophy of Language. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 46 (3):401-405.
    Context is mainly a critical history of one of the central strands – arguably, the central strand – of the analytic tradition in philosophy, namely, the philosophy of language. Key figures that put in an appearance include Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, Carnap, Ayer, Hempel, Tarski, Quine, Davidson, Putnam, and Dewey, the last being a somewhat odd figure, given the general tenor of Callaway’s cavalcade of stars. Meaning and analysis are the focus of attention, and true to his title, Callaway doesn’t hesitate (...)
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  22. Michael J. Wreen (1997). A Feeling Disputation. Dialogue 36 (04):787-.
    This, the latest volume in The Douglas Walton Encyclopedia of Argumentation—well, it's starting to look like that, anyway—is primarily concerned with four purported fallacies that involve an appeal to emotion: ad populum, ad misericordiam, ad baculum, and ad hominem. In very rough outline, the layout of the book is this. After some preliminary remarks about the four fallacies in the first chapter, and some remarks about the theoretical framework he will be working with in the second, Walton devotes a chapter (...)
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  23. Michael J. Wreen (1997). Absent Thee From Fallacy a While? Philosophy and Rhetoric 30 (4):351 - 366.
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  24. Michael Wreen (1996). Arguing with a Good Man. Philosophy and Rhetoric 29 (1):65 - 74.
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  25. Michael Wreen (1996). Importune Death a While. Public Affairs Quarterly 10 (2):153-162.
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  26. Michael J. Wreen (1996). Most Assur'd of What He is Most Ignorant. Erkenntnis 44 (3):341 - 368.
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  27. Michael J. Wreen (1995). Knockdown Arguments. Informal Logic 17 (3):316-336.
    Two brainless curs, Alan Brinton and Douglas Walton, have recently had the impudence to suggest that several of my views on argumentum ad baculum are mistaken. While hardship and toil await them in this life and eternal damnation in the next, punishment begins with this paper. In it, I clarify my position, defend my views, and critique their arguments. Last, I argue ad baculum against both of them, threatening both with the loss of reputation, employment, and respect unless they repudiate (...)
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  28. Michael Wreen & Alan Brinton (1995). Preface. Argumentation 9 (4):521-521.
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  29. Michael Wreen (1994). Fred Feldman., Confrontations with the Reaper: A Philosophical Study of the Nature and Value of Death. International Studies in Philosophy 26 (4):126-128.
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  30. Michael J. Wreen (1994). Look, Ma! No Frans! Pragmatics and Cognition 2 (2):285-306.
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  31. Michael Wreen (1993). Jump with Common Spirits: Is an Ad Populum Argument Fallacious? Metaphilosophy 24 (1-2):61-75.
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  32. Michael Wreen (1992). Abortion and Pregnancy Due to Rape. Philosophia 21 (3-4):201-220.
  33. Philip J. Rossi & Michael Wreen (eds.) (1991). Kant's Philosophy of Religion Reconsidered. Indiana University Press.
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  34. MichaelJ Wreen (1991). Payingfor health. Journal of Medical Ethics 7 (3).
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  35. Michael Wreen (1990). Once is Not Enough? British Journal of Aesthetics 30 (2):149-158.
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  36. Michael Wreen (1990). The Asymmetry of Verification and Falsification. Sophia 29 (1):42-55.
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  37. Michael Wreen (1989). Light From Darkness, From Ignorance Knowledge. Dialectica 43 (4):299-314.
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  38. Michael J. Wreen (1989). A Bolt of Fear. Philosophy and Rhetoric 22 (2):131 - 140.
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  39. Michael J. Wreen (1989). Jealousy. Noûs 23 (5):635-652.
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  40. Michael J. Wreen (1989). Socrates is Called “Socrates”. Linguistics and Philosophy 12 (3):359 - 371.
  41. Michael Wreen (1988). The 'By' Word. Analysis 48 (3):154 - 159.
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  42. Michael Wreen (1988). The Definition of Euthanasia. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 48 (4):637-653.
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  43. Michael Wreen (1988). The Definition of Suicide. Social Theory and Practice 14 (1):1-23.
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  44. Michael J. Wreen (1988). Admit No Force But Argument. Informal Logic 10 (2).
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  45. Michael J. Wreen (1988). May the Force Be with You. Argumentation 2 (4):425-440.
    This paper is a critical assessment of argumentum ad baculum, or appeal to force. Its principal contention is that, contrary to common opinion, there is no general fallacy of ad baculum. Most real-life ad baculums are, in fact, fairly strong. A basic logical form for reconstructed ad baculums is proposed, and a number of heterodoxical conclusions are also advanced and argued for. They include that ad baculum is not necessarily a prudential argument, that ad baculum need not involve force, violence, (...)
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  46. Michael Wreen (1987). Abortion: The Extreme Liberal Position. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 12 (3):241-265.
    Discussions regarding abortion are often misguided and confused. This paper critically examines the extreme liberal view, which argues that neither the fetus, at any stage of development, nor the young infant has a right to life. It focuses on the general argumentative strategy employed by a number of philosophers in arriving at an extreme liberal view. An evaluative critique of an extreme liberal view is offered as a step toward clarifying and expanding upon the abortion debate. Keywords: abortion, personhood, speciesism, (...)
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  47. Michael Wreen (1987). Intentionality. International Studies in Philosophy 19 (3):113-114.
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  48. Michael Wreen (1987). Two 'By' Ways. Analysis 47 (2):120 - 124.
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  49. Michael Wreen (1987). The Logical Opaqueness of Death. Bioethics 1 (4):366–371.
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  50. Michael J. Wreen (1987). The Definition of Death. Public Affairs Quarterly 1 (4):87-99.
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