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    Peter M. S. Hacker (2012). Wittgenstein on Grammar, Theses and Dogmatism. Philosophical Investigations 35 (1):1-17.
    It is sometimes argued that Wittgenstein's conception of grammar and the role he allocated to grammar (in his sense of the term) in philosophy changed between the Big Typescript and the Philosophical Investigations. It is also held that some of the grammatical propositions Wittgenstein asserted prior to his writing of the Philosophical Investigations are theses, doctrines, opinions or dogmatism, which he abandoned by 1936/37. The purpose of this paper is to show these claims to be misunderstandings and misinterpretations. On all (...)
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    Maxwell R. Bennett & Peter M. S. Hacker, History of Cognitive Neuroscience.
    History of Cognitive Neuroscience documents the major neuroscientific experiments and theories over the last century and a half in the domain of cognitive neuroscience, and evaluates the cogency of the conclusions that have been drawn from them. Provides a companion work to the highly acclaimed Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience – combining scientific detail with philosophical insights Views the evolution of brain science through the lens of its principal figures and experiments Addresses philosophical criticism of Bennett and Hacker′s previous book Accompanied (...)
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    Harry Smit & Peter M. S. Hacker (2014). Seven Misconceptions About the Mereological Fallacy: A Compilation for the Perplexed. Erkenntnis 79 (5):1077-1097.
    If someone commits the mereological fallacy, then he ascribes psychological predicates to parts of an animal that apply only to the (behaving) animal as a whole. This incoherence is not strictly speaking a fallacy, i.e. an invalid argument, since it is not an argument but an illicit predication. However, it leads to invalid inferences and arguments, and so can loosely be called a fallacy. However, discussions of this particular illicit predication, the mereological fallacy, show that it is often misunderstood. Many (...)
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    Peter M. S. Hacker (2006). Soames' History of Analytic Philosophy. Philosophical Quarterly 56 (222):121-131.
    This critical review of Soames's history of analytic philosophy evaluates Soames's enterprise by reference to the degree to which it achieves his goals of (i) providing an overview of analytic philosophy 1900-75, (ii) explaining what the most important analytic philosophers thought, (iii) selecting some of the most important works of each philosopher for discussion, and (iv) properly evaluating the developments of the period. On all counts Soames's history is found sorely wanting. The overview it offers is riddled with distortion, its (...)
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  5. Peter M. S. Hacker (2004). The Conceptual Framework for the Investigation of the Emotions. International Review of Psychiatry 16 (3):199-208.
    The experimental study of the emotions as pursued by LeDoux and Damasio is argued to be flawed as a consequence of the inadequate conceptual framework inherited from the work of William James. This paper clarifes the conceptual structures necessary for any discussion of the emotions. Emotions are distinguished from appetites and other non-emotional feelings, as well as from agitations and moods. Emotional perturbations are distinguished from emotional attitudes and motives. The causes of an emotion are differentiated from the objects of (...)
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    Peter M. S. Hacker, Kant's Transcendental Deduction - A Wittgensteinian Critique.
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    Maxwell R. Bennett & Peter M. S. Hacker, Criminal Law as It Pertains to Patients Suffering From Psychiatric Diseases.
    The McNaughton rules for determining whether a person can be successfully defended on the grounds of mental incompetence were determined by a committee of the House of Lords in 1843. They arose as a consequence of the trial of Daniel McNaughton for the killing of Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel’s secretary. In retrospect it is clear that McNaughton suffered from schizophrenia. The successful defence of McNaughton on the grounds of mental incompetence by his advocate Sir Alexander Cockburn involved a profound (...)
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    Peter M. S. Hacker (2012). Zwei Auffassungen von Sprache. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 60 (6):843-860.
    Two conceptions of language have dominated philosophical reflection over the last century on the nature of language and linguistic understanding. The first is the calculus conception, advanced in various forms by Frege, Russell, the early Wittgenstein, Carnap, Dummett and Davidson. The second is the anthropological conception of language advanced in various forms by the later Wittgenstein, Strawson, and Grice. The purpose of the paper is to compare and contrast the two conceptions. The calculus conception assigns priority to the notions of (...)
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  9. Peter M. S. Hacker (1999). Als das Pfeifen verstummen mußte. In Matthias Kross & Hans Julius Schneider (eds.), Mit Sprache Spielen: Die Ordnung Und Das Offene Nach Wittgenstein. Akademie Verlag 95-118.
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  10. Peter M. S. Hacker (2000). Carnaps Überwindung der Metaphysik: Antworten des 20. Jahrhunderts in der Diskussion: Zu Rudolf Carnap: Überwindung der Metaphysik durch logische Analyse der Sprache. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 48 (3):469-486.
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  11. Peter M. S. Hacker, The Intellectual Powers: A Study of Human Nature.
    The Intellectual Powers is a philosophical investigation into the cognitive and cogitative powers of mankind. It develops a connective analysis of our powers of consciousness, intentionality, mastery of language, knowledge, belief, certainty, sensation, perception, memory, thought, and imagination, by one of Britain’s leading philosophers. It is an essential guide and handbook for philosophers, psychologists, and cognitive neuroscientists. The culmination of 45 years of reflection on the philosophy of mind, epistemology, and the nature of the human person No other book in (...)
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