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  1. Norman Melchert (forthcoming). Hume's Appendix on Personal Identity. Philosophy Research Archives.
    The reasons why hume expressed dissatisfaction concerning his own account of personal identity in the "treatise" are unclear. hume himself states them obscurely, and commentators have disagreed about what exactly it was that puzzled him. i offer reasons for thinking the sources of hume's retraction have not yet been understood, and propose a reading of the text of the appendix which explains why he was dissatisfied. the key to the proper understanding of this text lies in two insufficiently appreciated facts: (...)
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  2. Norman Melchert (2012). The Great Conversation: Volume I: Pre-Socratics Through Descartes. Oup Usa.
    Ideal for courses in ancient philosophy or ancient and medieval philosophy, The Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy, Volume I: Pre-Socratics through Descartes covers the same material as the first half (chapters 1-13) of author Norman Melchert's longer volume, The Great Conversation. Tracing the exchange of ideas among history's key philosophers, the book demonstrates that while constructing an argument or making a claim, one philosopher almost always has others in mind. The sixth edition features coverage of Taoism; key terms, (...)
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  3. Norman Melchert (2010). The Great Conversation: Volume II: Descartes Through Derrida and Quine. OUP USA.
    Ideal for courses in modern philosophy or modern and contemporary philosophy, The Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy, Volume II: Descartes through Derrida and Quine covers the same material as the second half (chapters 12-25) of author Norman Melchert's longer volume, The Great Conversation. Tracing the exchange of ideas among history's key philosophers, the book demonstrates that while constructing an argument or making a claim, one philosopher almost always has others in mind. It addresses the fundamental questions of human (...)
     
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  4. Norman Melchert (2009). Philosophical Conversations: A Concise Historical Introduction. Oxford Uuniversity Press.
    This brief and engaging introductory text treats philosophy as a dramatic and continuous story--a conversation about humankind's deepest and most persistent concerns, in which students are encouraged to participate. Tracing the exchange of ideas between history's key philosophers, Philosophical Conversations: A Concise Historical Introduction demonstrates that while constructing an argument or making a claim, one philosopher almost always has others in mind. The book addresses the fundamental questions of human life: Who are we? What can we know? How should we (...)
     
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  5. Norman Melchert (2007). The Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
    v. 1. Pre Socratics through Descartes -- v. 2. Descartes through Derrida and Quine.
     
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  6. Norman Melchert (1999). The Great Conversation. Mayfield Pub..
     
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  7. Norman Melchert (1995). Responsibility. Review of Metaphysics 48 (4):910-911.
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  8. Norman Melchert (1990). Kantian Freedom Naturalized. History of Philosophy Quarterly 7 (1):67 - 75.
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  9. Norman Melchert (1986). Metaphysical Realism and History. Analysis 46 (1):36 - 38.
    Could an "ideal theory" be false? metaphysical realism requires an affirmative answer. The question has usually been discussed in terms of physical theory. I argue that if we shift ground to historical narrative, We can be virtually certain that some "ideal stories" not only "can" be false, But "will" be false. If this argument is correct, Metaphysical realism is almost certainly true.
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  10. Norman P. Melchert (1986). What's Wrong with Anomalous Monism. Journal of Philosophy 83 (May):265-74.
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  11. Norman Melchert (1985). Why Constructive Empiricism Collapses Into Scientific Realism. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 63 (2):213 – 215.
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  12. Norman Melchert (1977). Mystical Experience and Ontological Claims. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 37 (4):445-463.
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  13. Norman P. Melchert (1973). A Note on the Belief Theory of Perception. Philosophical Studies 24 (November):427-429.
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  14. Norman Melchert (1968). Realism, Materialism, and the Mind: The Philosophy of Roy Wood Sellars. Springfield, Ill.,Thomas.
     
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  15. Norman P. Melchert (1967). The Independence of the Object in Critical Realism. The Monist 51 (April):206-223.
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