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  1. Stephen Coleman & Richard Hanley (2009). Homo Sapiens, Robots, and Persons in/, Robot and Bicentennial Man. In Sandra Shapshay (ed.), Bioethics at the Movies. Johns Hopkins University Press. 44.
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  2. Richard Hanley (2009). Fictional Objects. In Robin Le Poidevin (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Metaphysics. Routledge.
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  3. Richard Hanley (2009). Miracles and Wonders: Science Fiction as Epistemology. In Susan Schneider (ed.), Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travel to Superintelligence. Wiley-Blackwell. 335--342.
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  4. Richard Hanley (2009). Where is the Twilight Zone? In Noël Carroll & Lester H. Hunt (eds.), Philosophy in the Twilight Zone. Wiley-Blackwell.
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  5. Michael Devitt & Richard Hanley (eds.) (2006). The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Language. Blackwell Pub..
    The Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Language is a collection of twenty new essays in a cutting-edge and wide-ranging field. Surveys central issues in contemporary philosophy of language while examining foundational topics Provides pedagogical tools such as abstracts and suggestions for further readings Topics addressed include the nature of meaning, speech acts and pragmatics, figurative language, and naturalistic theories of reference.
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  6. Richard Hanley (2005). Never the Twain Shall Meet: Reflections on the Very First Matrix. In Christopher Grau (ed.), Philosophers Explore the Matrix. Oxford University Press. 115.
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  7. Richard Hanley (2004). A Modest Proposal. Public Affairs Quarterly 18 (1):1-12.
    Peter Singer does not think that eating meat is wrong in and of itself. The case he makes in Practical Ethics against the use of non-human animals for food consists of two connected arguments.1 It will be convenient to call them the Suffering Argument and the Killing Argument. The Suffering Argument is primarily an argument against factory farm- ing—the mass production of meat and animal products as it occurs in developed nations at least—and is well expressed by paraphrasing an explicit (...)
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  8. Richard Hanley (2004). Lewis on Truth in Fiction. In Frank Jackson & Graham Priest (eds.), Lewisian Themes: The Philosophy of David K. Lewis. Oxford University Press. 113.
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  9. Richard Hanley (2004). No End in Sight: Causal Loops in Philosophy, Physics and Fiction. Synthese 141 (1):123 - 152.
    There have been many objections to the possibility oftime travel. But all the truly interesting ones concern the possibility of reversecausation. What is objectionable about reverse causation? I diagnose that the trulyinteresting objections are to a further possibility: that of causal loops. I raisedoubts about whether there must be causal loops if reverse causation obtains; but devote themajority of the paper to describing, and dispelling concerns about, various kinds ofcausal loop. In short, I argue that they are neither logically nor (...)
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  10. Richard Hanley (2004). As Good as It Gets: Lewis on Truth in Fiction. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 82 (1):112 – 128.
    David Lewis's approach to analysing truth in fiction, significantly amended by 'Postscripts' in 1983, has been widely criticized on three main grounds, and it seems fair to say that nearly every writer on the subject thinks that one of these grounds is sufficient to show that Lewis is mistaken. I argue that with some minor revision, Lewis's approach survives all extant objections. Indeed, I judge the Lewis approach to be even more successful than Lewis himself seems to think.
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  11. Richard Hanley (2003). Much Ado About Nothing: Critical Realism Examined. Philosophical Studies 115 (2):123 - 147.
    Critical realism is the view that fictional characters arecontingent, actual, abstract individuals, ontologically on a par with such things as plots and rhyme schemes, andquantified over in statements such as A character inHamlet is a prince. A strong contender for thecorrect account of fictional characters, critical realismnevertheless has difficulty satisfying all that we intuitivelyrequire of such an account.
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  12. Richard Hanley (1999). A Wolf in Sheep's Cloning? Monash Bioethics Review 18:59-62.
    Cloning scares the hell out of people, because the idea of cloning people scares the hell out of people. Some of this fear is well-founded. Like any new reproductive technology, the cloning of entire human organisms can be put to good or bad effect, for good or bad reasons. But much of the fear is not well-founded. Before you could say “Hello, Dolly,” the U.S. administration moved to ban federal funding of human cloning research; and there is considerable support in (...)
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  13. Richard Hanley (1997/1998). Is Data Human?: The Metaphysics of Star Trek. Basic Books.
    Professor Richard Hanley faced the dilemma plaguing so many philosophy professors today—how to entice students into the classroom. Based upon his own successful course, Is Data Human presents a thoroughly unique and enjoyable way of introducing students to the basic concepts of philosophy as seen through the lens of Star Trek. From the nature of a person, of minds, and of consciousness, to ethics and morality, to the nature and extent of knowledge and free will, Hanley brings a fresh perspective (...)
     
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  14. Richard Hanley (1993). On Valuing Radical Transformation. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 74 (3):209-220.
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