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  1. Robert Anton Wilson (1990). Quantum Psychology: How Brain Software Programs You and Your World. New Falcon.score: 870.0
  2. Robert Anton Wilson (forthcoming). Synchronicity, Isomorphism, and the Implicate Order. Gnosis.score: 870.0
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  3. Robert A. Wilson (2010). Review of Robert D. Rupert, Cognitive Systems and the Extended Mind. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (3).score: 540.0
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  4. Robert A. Wilson (2004). Boundaries of the Mind: The Individual in the Fragile Sciences: Cognition. Cambridge University Press.score: 520.0
    Where does the mind begin and end? Robert Wilson establishes the foundations for the view that the mind extends beyond the boundary of the individual. He blends traditional philosophical analysis, cognitive science, and the history of psychology and the human sciences. Wilson then develops novel accounts of mental representation and consciousness, discussing a range of other issues, such as nativism and the idea of group minds. Boundaries of the Mind re-evaluates the place of the individual in the (...)
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  5. Robert A. Wilson (2005). Genes and the Agents of Life: The Individual in the Fragile Sciences, Biology. Cambridge University Press.score: 520.0
    What are the agents of life? Central to our conception of the biological world is the idea that it contains various kinds of individuals, including genes, organisms, and species. How we conceive of these agents of life is central to our understanding of the relationship between life and mind, the place of hierarchical thinking in the biological sciences, and pluralistic views of biological agency. Genes and the Agents of Life rethinks the place of the individual in the biological sciences, drawing (...)
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  6. Robert A. Wilson (2001). Group-Level Cognition. Philosophy of Science 3 (September):S262-S273.score: 420.0
    David Sloan Wilson has recently revived the idea of a group mind as an application of group selectionist thinking to cognition. Central to my discussion of this idea is the distinction between the claim that groups have a psychology and what I call the social manifestation thesis-a thesis about the psychology of individuals. Contemporary work on this topic has confused these two theses. My discussion also points to research questions and issues that Wilson's work raises, as well as (...)
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  7. Eric Entrican Wilson (2013). Review: Robert, Understanding Moral Obligation: Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard. [REVIEW] Kantian Review 18 (3):492-496.score: 360.0
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  8. Holly L. Wilson (2001). Louden, Robert B. Kant's Impure Ethics: From Rational Beings to Human Beings. Review of Metaphysics 54 (4):923-924.score: 360.0
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  9. Catherine Wilson (1984). Morality and the Self in Robert Musil's The Perfecting of a Love. Philosophy and Literature 8 (2):222-235.score: 360.0
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  10. Fred Wilson (1971). Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. VI (Ernst Mach: Physicist and Philosopher). Robert S. Cohen and Raymond J. Seeger (Eds.). New York: Humanities Press; Dordrecht: D. Reidel. 1970. Pp. Viii, 295. $11.50. [REVIEW] Dialogue 10 (03):584-589.score: 360.0
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  11. N. G. Wilson (1971). Fritz Fajen: Überlieferungsgeschichtliche Untersuchungen zu den Halieutika des Oppian. (Beiträge zur Klassischen Philologie, 32.) Pp. viii+72. Meisenheim (Glan): Anton Hain, 1969. Paper, DM. 17. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 21 (03):450-451.score: 360.0
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  12. N. G. Wilson (1972). Robert Renehan: Greek Textual Criticism: A Reader. Pp. Viii + 152. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press (London: Oxford University Press), 1969. Cloth, £2·25. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 22 (01):146-.score: 360.0
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  13. N. G. Wilson (1975). Günter Berger (ed.): Etymologicum Genuinum et Etymologicum Symeonis (β). (Beiträge zur klassischen Philologie, 45.) Pp. xxxi+188. Meisenheim (Glan): Anton Hain, 1972. Paper, DM.31. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 25 (02):331-.score: 360.0
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  14. Robert A. Wilson (1995). Cartesian Psychology and Physical Minds: Individualism and the Sciences of the Mind. Cambridge University Press.score: 300.0
    This book offers the first sustained critique of individualism in psychology, a view that has been the subject of debate between philosophers such as Jerry Fodor and Tyler Burge for many years. The author approaches individualism as an issue in the philosophy of science and by discussing issues such as computationalism and the mind's modularity he opens the subject up for non-philosophers in psychology and computer science. Professor Wilson carefully examines the most influential arguments for individualism and identifies the (...)
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  15. Frank C. Keil & Robert A. Wilson (2000). The Shadows and Shallows of Explanation. In Frank C. Keil & Robert A. Wilson (eds.), Explanation and Cognition. MIT Press.. 137-159.score: 300.0
    Reprinted, with modification, from Wilson and Keil 1998.
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  16. Daniel B. Botkin, John E. Estes, Robert M. MacDonald & Mark V. Wilson (1984). Studying the Earth's Vegetation From Space. BioScience 34 (8):508-514.score: 280.0
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  17. Robert R. Bush & Thurlow R. Wilson (1956). Two-Choice Behavior of Paradise Fish. Journal of Experimental Psychology 51 (5):315.score: 280.0
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  18. Robert G. Isaac, L. Kim Wilson & Douglas C. Pitt (2004). Value Congruence Awareness: Part 2. DNA Testing Sheds Light on Functionalism. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 54 (3):303 - 315.score: 280.0
    Part 1 of this exploratory study demonstrated that for terminal, instrumental, and work values, supervisors could only accurately assess the extent to which their terminal values are congruent with their employees, whereas, employees could only accurately describe degrees of alignment with their supervisors' work values. Thus, supervisors appear to possess conscious awareness of the terminal values held by their employees and employees similarly possess conscious awareness of their supervisors' work values. Part 2 of the study examined what each of these (...)
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  19. Robert L. Margolis & Leslie Wilson (1998). Microtubule Treadmilling: What Goes Around Comes Around. Bioessays 20 (10):830-836.score: 280.0
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  20. Robert A. Wilson, Matthew J. Barker & Ingo Brigandt (2007). When Traditional Essentialism Fails. Philosophical Topics 35 (1-2):189-215.score: 240.0
    Essentialism is widely regarded as a mistaken view of biological kinds, such as species. After recounting why (sections 2-3), we provide a brief survey of the chief responses to the “death of essentialism” in the philosophy of biology (section 4). We then develop one of these responses, the claim that biological kinds are homeostatic property clusters (sections 5-6) illustrating this view with several novel examples (section 7). Although this view was first expressed 20 years ago, and has received recent discussion (...)
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  21. Robert A. Wilson & Andy Clark (2009). How to Situate Cognition: Letting Nature Take its Course. In Murat Aydede & P. Robbins (eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Situated Cognition. Cambridge. 55--77.score: 240.0
    1. The Situation in Cognition 2. Situated Cognition: A Potted Recent History 3. Extensions in Biology, Computation, and Cognition 4. Articulating the Idea of Cognitive Extension 5. Are Some Resources Intrinsically Non-Cognitive? 6. Is Cognition Extended or Only Embedded? 7. Letting Nature Take Its Course.
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  22. Robert A. Wilson (2005). Collective Memory, Group Minds, and the Extended Mind Thesis. Cognitive Processing 6 (4).score: 240.0
    While memory is conceptualized predominantly as an individual capacity in the cognitive and biological sciences, the social sciences have most commonly construed memory as a collective phenomenon. Collective memory has been put to diverse uses, ranging from accounts of nationalism in history and political science to views of ritualization and commemoration in anthropology and sociology. These appeals to collective memory share the idea that memory ‘‘goes beyond the individual’’ but often run together quite different claims in spelling out that idea. (...)
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  23. Matthew J. Barker & Robert A. Wilson (2010). Cohesion, Gene Flow, and the Nature of Species. Journal of Philosophy 107 (2):59-77.score: 240.0
    A far-reaching and influential view in evolutionary biology claims that species are cohesive units held together by gene flow. Biologists have recognized empirical problems facing this view; after sharpening the expression of the view, we present novel conceptual problems for it. At the heart of these problems is a distinction between two importantly different concepts of cohesion, what we call integrative and response cohesion. Acknowledging the distinction problematizes both the explanandum of species cohesion and the explanans of gene flow that (...)
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  24. Robert A. Wilson (2003). Intentionality and Phenomenology. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 84 (4):413-431.score: 240.0
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  25. Robert A. Wilson (1994). Wide Computationalism. Mind 103 (411):351-72.score: 240.0
  26. Carl F. Craver & Robert A. Wilson (2006). Realization. In P. Thagard (ed.), Handbook of the Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science. Elsevier.score: 240.0
    For the greater part of the last 50 years, it has been common for philosophers of mind and cognitive scientists to invoke the notion of realization in discussing the relationship between the mind and the brain. In traditional philosophy of mind, mental states are said to be realized, instantiated, or implemented in brain states. Artificial intelligence is sometimes described as the attempt either to model or to actually construct systems that realize some of the same psychological abilities that we and (...)
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  27. Robert A. Wilson (2002). Locke's Primary Qualities. Journal of the History of Philosophy 40 (2):201-228.score: 240.0
    Introduction in chapter viii of book ii of An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, John Locke provides various putative lists of primary qualities. Insofar as they have considered the variation across Locke's lists at all, commentators have usually been content simply either to consider a self-consciously abbreviated list (e.g., "Size, Shape, etc.") or a composite list as the list of Lockean primary qualities, truncating such a composite list only by omitting supposedly co-referential terms. Doing the latter with minimal judgment about what (...)
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  28. Robert A. Wilson (2010). Meaning Making and the Mind of the Externalist. In Richard Menary (ed.), The Extended Mind. Mit Press. 167--188.score: 240.0
    This paper attempts to do two things. First, it recounts the problem of intentionality, as it has typically been conceptualized, and argues that it needs to be reconceptualized in light of the radical form of externalism most commonly referred to as the extended mind thesis. Second, it provides an explicit, novel argument for that thesis, what I call the argument from meaning making, and offers some defense of that argument. This second task occupies the core of the paper, and in (...)
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  29. Frank C. Keil & Robert A. Wilson (2000). The Concept Concept: The Wayward Path of Cognitive Science. Mind and Language 15 (2-3):308-318.score: 240.0
    Critical discussion of Jerry Fodor's Concepts: Where Cognitive Science Went Wrong (1998).
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  30. Robert A. Wilson, Review of Derek Melser, The Act of Thinking. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.score: 240.0
    This is a book that challenges the current orthodoxy, both in the philosophy of mind and in the cognitive sciences, that thinking (construed broadly to include perceiving, imagining, remembering, etc.) is a mental process in the head. Such a view has been largely taken for granted since the demise of behaviorism in the 1960s, and it underpins both the representational and computational theories of mind, including their connectionist and dynamicist variants. While the orthodoxy has been rejected in recent years by (...)
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  31. Robert A. Wilson (2004). Review of Laporte on Natural Kinds. [REVIEW] Philosophy in Review 24:423-426.score: 240.0
    Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change is a refreshingly direct book that challenges a range of orthodox views in the philosophy of science (especially biology), the philosophy of language, and metaphysics. Amongst these are the views that species are individuals rather than natural kinds; that scientists discover the essences of natural kinds; that the causal theory of reference has commonly-ascribed implications for realism and analyticity; that there is an unacceptable form of incommensurability entailed by descriptivism about reference; and that there are (...)
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  32. Robert A. Wilson & Lucia Foglia (2011). Embodied Cognition. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.score: 240.0
    Cognition is embodied when it is deeply dependent upon features of the physical body of an agent, that is, when aspects of the agent's body beyond the brain play a significant causal or physically constitutive role in cognitive processing. In general, dominant views in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science have considered the body as peripheral to understanding the nature of mind and cognition. Proponents of embodied cognitive science view this as a serious mistake. Sometimes the nature of the (...)
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  33. Robert A. Wilson (2005). Persons, Social Agency, and Constitution. Social Philosophy and Policy 22 (2):49-69.score: 240.0
    In her recent book Persons and Bodies1, Lynne Rudder Baker has defended what she calls the constitution view of persons. On this view, persons are constituted by their bodies, where “constitution” is a ubiquitous, general metaphysical relation distinct from more familiar relations, such as identity and part-whole composition.
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  34. Robert A. Wilson (2008). The Drink You Have When You're Not Having a Drink. Mind and Language 23 (3):273–283.score: 240.0
    The Architecture of the Mind is itself built on foundations that deserve probing. In this brief commentary I focus on these foundations—Carruthers’ conception of modularity, his arguments for thinking that the mind is massively modular in structure, and his view of human cognitive architecture.
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  35. Robert A. Wilson (2009). The Transitivity of Material Constitution. Noûs 43 (2):363-377.score: 240.0
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  36. Robert A. Wilson (2007). A Puzzle About Material Constitution and How to Solve It: Enriching Constitution Views in Metaphysics. Philosophers' Imprint 7 (5):1-20.score: 240.0
    Are materially constituted entities, such as statues and glasses of liquid, something more than their material constituents? The puzzle that frames this paper stems from conflicting answers to this question. At the core of the paper is a distinctive way of thinking about material constitution that posits two concepts of constitution, compositional and ampliative constitution, with the bulk of the discussion devoted to developing distinct analyses for these concepts. Distinguishing these concepts solves our initial puzzle and enriches the space of (...)
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  37. Amanda Barnier, John Sutton, Celia Harris & Robert A. Wilson (2008). A Conceptual and Empirical Framework for the Social Distribution of Cognition: The Case of Memory. Cognitive Systems Research 9 (1):33-51.score: 240.0
  38. Robert A. Wilson (2001). Two Views of Realization. Philosophical Studies 104 (1):1-31.score: 240.0
    This paper examines the standard view of realization operative incontemporary philosophy of mind, and proposes an alternative, generalperspective on realization. The standard view can be expressed, insummary form, as the conjunction of two theses, the sufficiency thesis andthe constitutivity thesis. Physicalists of both reductionist and anti-reductionist persuasions share a conception of realization wherebyrealizations are determinative of the properties they realize and physically constitutive of the individuals with those properties. Centralto the alternative view that I explore here is the idea that (...)
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  39. Robert A. Wilson (2005). What Computers (Still, Still) Can't Do: Jerry Fodor on Computation and Modularity. Canadian Journal of Philosophy Supp 30:407-425.score: 240.0
    Fodor's thinking on modularity has been influential throughout a range of the areas studying cognition, chiefly as a prod for positive work on modularity and domain-specificity. In _The Mind Doesn't Work That Way_, Fodor has developed the dark message of _The Modularity of Mind_ regarding the limits to modularity and computational analyses. This paper offers a critical assessment of Fodor's scepticism with an eye to highlighting some broader issues in play, including the nature of computation and the role of recent (...)
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  40. Robert A. Wilson & Frank C. Keil (1999). MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences. MIT Press.score: 240.0
  41. Robert A. Wilson (2004). Realization: Metaphysics, Mind, and Science. Philosophy of Science 71 (5):985-996.score: 240.0
    For the greater part of the last 50 years, it has been common for philosophers of mind and cognitive scientists to invoke the notion of realization in discussing the relationship between the mind and the brain. In traditional philosophy of mind, mental states are said to be realized, instantiated, or implemented in brain states. Artificial intelligence is sometimes described as the attempt either to model or to actually construct systems that realize some of the same psychological abilities that we and (...)
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  42. Robert A. Wilson (2005). Philosophy of Psychology. In Sahotra Sarkar (ed.), The Philosophy of Science: An Encyclopedia. Routledge.score: 240.0
    In the good old days, when general philosophy of science ruled the Earth, a simple division was often invoked to talk about philosophical issues specific to particular kinds of science: that between the natural sciences and the social sciences. Over the last 20 years, philosophical studies shaped around this dichotomy have given way to those organized by more fine-grained categories, corresponding to specific disciplines, as the literatures on the philosophy of physics, biology, economics and psychology--to take the most prominent four (...)
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  43. Robert A. Wilson (1992). Individualism, Causal Powers, and Explanation. Philosophical Studies 68 (2):103-39.score: 240.0
    This paper examines a recent, influential argument for individualism in psychology defended by Jerry Fodor and others, what I call the argument from causal powers. I argue that this argument equivocates on the crucial notion of "causal powers", and that this equivocation constitutes a deep problem for arguments of this type. Relational and individualistic taxonomies are incompatible, and it does not seem in general to be possible to factor the former into the latter. The distinction between powers and properties plays (...)
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  44. Robert A. Wilson (2006). Seeing, Doing, and Knowing: A Philosophical Theory of Sense Perception (Review). Canadian Journal of Philosophy 36 (1):117-132.score: 240.0
    This is a critical notice of Mohan Matthen's 2005 book "Seeing, Doing, and Knowing".
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  45. Robert A. Wilson (2008). What Computers (Still, Still) Can't Do: Jerry Fodor on Computation and Modularity. In Robert J. Stainton (ed.), New Essays in Philosophy of Language and Mind.score: 240.0
    Fodor's thinking on modularity has been influential throughout a range of the areas studying cognition, chiefly as a prod for positive work on modularity and domain-specificity. In The Mind Doesn't Work That Way, Fodor has developed the dark message of The Modularity of Mind regarding the limits to modularity and computational analyses. This paper offers a critical assessment of Fodor's scepticism with an eye to highlighting some broader issues in play, including the nature of computation and the role of recent (...)
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  46. Robert A. Wilson (2008). Material Constitution and the Many-Many Problem. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 38 (2):pp. 201-217.score: 240.0
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  47. Robert A. Wilson (2010). The Primal Path to Kinship: A Critical Review of Bernard Chapais, Primeval Kinship: How Pair-Bonding Gave Birth to Human Society. Biology and Philosophy 25 (1):111-123.score: 240.0
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  48. Frank C. Keil & Robert A. Wilson (2000). Explanation and Cognition. MIT Press.score: 240.0
    These essays draw on work in the history and philosophy of science, the philosophy of mind and language, the development of concepts in children, conceptual...
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  49. Robert Wilson & Andy Clark (2006). Situated Cognition: Letting Nature Take its Course. In M. Aydede & P. Robbins (eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Situated Cognition.score: 240.0
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