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  1. Will Bynoe & Nicholas K. Jones (2013). Solitude Without Souls: Why Peter Unger Hasn't Established Substance Dualism. Philosophia 41 (1):109-125.
    Unger has recently argued that if you are the only thinking and experiencing subject in your chair, then you are not a material object. This leads Unger to endorse a version of Substance Dualism according to which we are immaterial souls. This paper argues that this is an overreaction. We argue that the specifically Dualist elements of Unger’s view play no role in his response to the problem; only the view’s structure is required, and that is available to Unger’s opponents. (...)
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    Nicholas K. Jones, A Higher-Order Solution to the Problem of the Concept Horse.
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  3. Gregory Currie & Nicholas Jones, McGinn on Delusion and Imagination.
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    Nicholas K. Jones (2016). The Representational Limits of Possible Worlds Semantics. Philosophical Studies 173 (2):479-503.
    This paper evaluates Stalnaker’s recent attempt to outline a realist interpretation of possible worlds semantics that lacks substantive metaphysical commitments. The limitations of his approach are used to draw some more general lessons about the non-representational artefacts of formal representations. Three key conclusions are drawn. Stalnaker’s account of possible worlds semantics’ non-representational artefacts does not cohere with his modal metaphysics. Invariance-based analyses of non-representational artefacts cannot capture a certain kind of artefact. Stalnaker must treat instrumentally those aspects of possible worlds (...)
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    Nicholas K. Jones (2016). A Higher-Order Solution to the Problem of the Concept Horse. Ergo, an Open Access Journal of Philosophy 3.
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  6. Nicholas K. Jones (2011). Williams on Supervaluationism and Logical Revisionism. Journal of Philosophy 108 (11):633-641.
    Central to discussion of supervaluationist accounts of vagueness is the extent to which they require revisions of classical logic and if so, whether those revisions are objectionable. In an important recent Journal of Philosophy article, J.R.G. Williams presents a powerful challenge to the orthodox view that supervaluationism is objectionably revisionary. Williams argues both that supervaluationism is non-revisionary and that even if it were, those revisions would be unobjectionable. This note shows that his arguments for both claims fail.
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    Nicholas K. Jones (2014). Realism Behind the Veil. Analysis 74 (4):721-730.
    This is a critical notice of Tim Button's book "The Limits of Realism".
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    Nicholas Blurton Jones & Frank W. Marlowe (2002). Selection for Delayed Maturity. Human Nature 13 (2):199-238.
    Humans have a much longer juvenile period (weaning to first reproduction, 14 or more years) than their closest relatives (chimpanzees, 8 years). Three explanations are prominent in the literature. (a) Humans need the extra time to learn their complex subsistence techniques. (b) Among mammals, since length of the juvenile period bears a constant relationship to adult lifespan, the human juvenile period is just as expected. We therefore only need to explain the elongated adult lifespan, which can be explained by the (...)
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    Nicholas F. Jones (1991). Democracy and Participation in Athens. Ancient Philosophy 11 (1):155-158.
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    Nicholas F. Jones (2008). From Popular Sovereignty to the Sovereignty of Law. Ancient Philosophy 9 (1):118 - 121.
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    Nicholas F. Jones (1985). A Commentary on the Aristotelian Athenaion Politeia. Ancient Philosophy 5 (1):117-118.
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    Nicholas K. Jones (2013). The Universe As We Find It. [REVIEW] Philosophical Quarterly 63 (253):839-841.
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    Nicholas F. Jones (1989). From Popular Sovereignty to the Sovereignty of Law: Law, Society, and Politics in Fifth-Century Athens. Ancient Philosophy 9 (1):118-121.
  14. Nicholas Jones, On Supervaluations, Meaning and Consequence.
    University of London Jacobsen Prize Essay 2008.
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    Nicholas F. Jones (1987). Politics in the Ancient World. Ancient Philosophy 7:232-235.
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    Nicholas F. Jones (1990). The Organization of the Kretan City in Plato's "Laws". Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 83 (6):473.
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    Nicholas K. Jones (2013). The Universe As We Find It. Philosophical Quarterly 63 (253):839-841.
    This a review of John Heil's book "The Universe as We Find It".
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    Nicholas F. Jones (2009). History (P.) Harding The Story of Athens: The Fragments of the Local Chronicles of Attika. London and New York: Routledge, 2008. Pp. Xvi + 253. £70. 9780415338080 (Hbk). £18.99. 9780415338097 (Pbk). [REVIEW] Journal of Hellenic Studies 129:182-.
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  19. Nicholas F. Jones (2014). Marathon Fighters and Men of Maple: Ancient Acharnai by Danielle L. Kellogg. Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 108 (1):144-145.
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  20. Nicholas K. Jones (2016). Object as a Determinable. In Mark Jago (ed.), Reality Making. OUP 121-151.
    This paper outlines a heterodox and largely unexplored conception of objecthood according to which the notion of an individual object is a determinable. §1 outlines the view. §2 argues that the view is incompatible with a natural analysis of kind membership and, as a consequence, undermines the Quinean distinction between ontology and ideology. The view is then used to alleviate one source of Quinean hostility towards non-trivial restrictions on de re possibility in §3, and to elucidate Fine’s neo-Aristoteltian, non-modal conception (...)
     
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  21. Nicholas F. Jones (2008). Politics and Society in Ancient Greece. Praeger.
  22. Nicholas F. Jones (2001). Pliny the Younger's Vesuvius Letters (6.16 and 6.20). Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 95 (1).
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  23. Nicholas K. Jones (2011). Williams on Supervaluationism and Logical Revisionism. Journal of Philosophy 108 (11):633-641.
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  24. Gísli Sigurđsson & Nicholas Jones (2008). A History of Old Norse Poetry and PoeticsMargaret Clunies Ross. Speculum 83 (3):680-682.
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