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  1. Ron Wilburn (2012). Pragmatic Method and Realist Commitment. Analysis and Metaphysics 11:54-64.
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  2. Ron Wilburn (2010). Possible Worlds of Doubt. Acta Analytica 25 (2):259-277.
    A prominent contemporary anti-skeptical strategy, most famously articulated by Keith DeRose, aims to cage the skeptic′s doubts by contextualizing subjunctive conditional accounts of knowledge through a conversational rule of sensitivity. This strategy, I argue, courts charges of circularity by selectively invoking heavy counterfactual machinery. The reason: such invocation threatens to utilize a metric for modal comparison that is implicitly informed by judgments of epistemic sameness. This gives us reason to fear that said modal metric is selectively cherry-picked in advance to (...)
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  3. Ron Wilburn (2010). Skepticism, Contextualism, Externalism and Modality. Principia 10 (2):171-187.
    In this paper, I argue for the following claims. Contextualist strategies to tame or localize epistemic skepticism are hopeless if contextualist factors are construed internalistically. However, because efforts to contextualize externalism via subjunctive conditional analysis court circularity, it is only on an internalistic interpretation that contextualist strategies can even be motivated. While these claims do not give us an argument for skepticism, they do give us an argument that contextualism, as such, is not likely to provide us with an argument (...)
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  4. Dave Beisecker & Ron Wilburn (2003). World's Minds Meet in Turkey. The Philosophers' Magazine 24 (24):11-12.
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  5. Ron Wilburn (2003). Knowledge, Content and the Wellsprings of Objectivity. In Preyer Gerhard, Peter Georg & Ulkan Maria (eds.), Concepts of Meaning: Framing an Integrated Theory of Linguistic Behaviour (Philosophical Studies series volume 92). Klewer Academic Publishers.
    This volume includes contributions from well-known philosophers of language and semanticists. It is a useful collection for students in philosophy of language, semantics and epistemology. It discusses new research in semantics, theory of truth, philosophy of language and theory of communication from a trans-disciplinary perspective and addresses issues such as sentence meaning, utterance meaning, speaker's intention and reference, linguistic context, circumstances and background theories.
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  6. Ron Wilburn (2002). Does Analytic Philosophy Terminate in Pragmatism? PhilosophiegeschichteUnd Logiche Analyse (5) 5:111-140.
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  7. Ron Wilburn (2001). More Fun Than Pigs. The Philosophers' Magazine 15:33-33.
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  8. Ron Wilburn, Todd Jones & David Beisecker (2001). Moscow Nights. The Philosophers' Magazine 15 (15):30-31.
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  9. Ron Wilburn (2000). Metaphysical Realism as Less Than a Dogma. Diálogos 35 (76):85-96.
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  10. Ron Wilburn (1999). Objectivity, Triangulation and the Skeptic. Southwest Philosophy Review 15 (1):17-26.
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  11. Ron Wilburn (1998). Epistemological Realism as the Skeptic's Heart of Darkness. Journal of Philosophical Research 23:165-217.
    Michael Williams has argued that radical “external world” skepticism, far from being an interesting philosophical discovery about knowledge, is actually a philosophical artifact, a by-product of “Epistemological Realism,” the view that there are objective epistemological relations able to group distinct kinds of “knowledge” (e.g., “experiential” vs. “external worldly”) into a context-invariant evidential order. I argue against this thesis. It is the skeptic’s conception of the world’s objectivity, not his conception of knowledge’s objectivity as a singular unified context-invariant structure, I maintain, (...)
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  12. Ron Wilburn (1998). Skepticism, Objectivity and the Aspirations of Immanence. Dialectica 52 (4):291–318.
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  13. Ron Wilburn (1997). Posits and Positing. Southwest Philosophy Review 13 (1):91-102.
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  14. Ron Wilburn (1995). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] Mind 104 (414):413-419.
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  15. Ron Wilburn (1992). Semantic Indeterminacy and the Realist Stance. Erkenntnis 37 (3):281 - 308.
    Semantic Indeterminacy and Scientific Realism are perhaps the two most ubiquitous and influential doctrines of the Quinean corpus. My concern is to argue against neither in isolation, but against their joint compatibility. Scientific Realism, I argue, when understood as Quine's realistic attitude toward the posits of physical theory, is essentially intentional in character. Thus, Realism requires Intentionality. In Section 1, I provide some necessary exegesis. In Section 2, I attempt to show how this Realism/Intentionality connection arises, surprisingly, within Quine's own (...)
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