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  1. Ryan Wasserman (2010). Teaching & Learning Guide For: The Problem of Change. Philosophy Compass 5 (3):283-286.score: 1170.0
    Our world is a world of change. Children are born and grow into adults. Material possessions rust and decay with age and ultimately perish. Yet scepticism about change is as old as philosophy itself. Heraclitus, for example, argued that nothing could survive the replacement of parts, so that it is impossible to step into the same river twice. Zeno argued that motion is paradoxical, so that nothing can alter its location. Parmenides and his followers went even further, arguing that the (...)
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  2. Ryan J. Wasserman (2005). Humean Supervenience and Personal Identity. Philosophical Quarterly 55 (221):582-593.score: 870.0
    Humeans hold that the nomological features of our world, including causal facts, are determined by the global distribution of fundamental properties. Since persistence presupposes causation, it follows that facts about personal identity are also globally determined. I argue that this is unacceptable for a number of reasons, and that the doctrine of Humean supervenience should therefore be rejected.
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  3. Ryan Wasserman (2006). Review of E.J. Lowe, The Four-Category Ontology: A Metaphysical Foundation for Natural Science. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2006 (4).score: 810.0
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  4. R. P. Cameron (2010). Metametaphysics, Edited by David J. Chalmers, David Manley, and Ryan Wasserman. Mind 119 (474):459-462.score: 405.0
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  5. Anthony Dardis (2012). Metametaphysics: New Essays on the Foundations of Ontology Edited by David J. Chalmers , David Manley , and Ryan Wasserman . Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2009. Pp. 529. [REVIEW] Metaphilosophy 43 (4):513-522.score: 405.0
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  6. A. Sennet, D. Jacobson, W. E. Jones, V. Tiberius & R. Wasserman (2002). Kim, S., 121 Levy, N., 43 Robinson, WS, 277 Saul, J. Philosophical Studies 111 (296).score: 360.0
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  7. Julian Wasserman, Lois Roney & İ Walter de Gruyter (1991). Emanuel J. mickel. Semiotica 85:151.score: 360.0
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  8. Linda J. Hamme & Edward A. Wasserman (1993). Cue Competition in Causality Judgments: The Role of Manner of Information Presentation. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 31 (5):457-460.score: 280.0
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  9. J. oél Fagot, Edward A. Wasserman & Michael E. Young (2001). Discriminating the Relation Between Relations: The Role of Entropy in Abstract Conceptualization by Baboons (Papio Papio). Journal of Experimental Psychology 27 (4):316-328.score: 280.0
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  10. Linda J. Van Hamme & Edward A. Wasserman (1993). Cue Competition in Causality Judgments: The Role of Manner of Information Presentation. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 31 (5):457-460.score: 280.0
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  11. Daniel Howard-Snyder, Frances Howard-Snyder & Ryan Wasserman (2013). The Power of Logic, 5th Edition. McGraw-Hill.score: 240.0
    This is a basic logic text for first-time logic students. Custom-made texts from the chapters is an option as well. And there is a website to go with text too: http://www.poweroflogic.com/cgi/menu.cgi .
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  12. David John Chalmers, David Manley & Ryan Wasserman (eds.) (2009). Metametaphysics: New Essays on the Foundations of Ontology. Oxford University Press.score: 240.0
    This volume concerns the status and ambitions of metaphysics as a discipline.
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  13. Ryan Wasserman (2002). The Standard Objection to the Standard Account. Philosophical Studies 111 (3):197 - 216.score: 240.0
    What is the relation between a clay statue andthe lump of clay from which it is made? According to the defender of the standardaccount, the statue and the lump are distinct,enduring objects that share the same spatiallocation whenever they both exist. Suchobjects also seem to share the samemicrophysical structure whenever they bothexist. This leads to the standard objection tothe standard account: if the statue and thelump of clay have the same microphysicalstructure whenever they both exist, how canthey differ in their (...)
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  14. Ryan Wasserman & Dennis Whitcomb (2011). The Paradox of the Question. Philosophical Studies 154 (1):149-159.score: 240.0
    What is the best question to ask an omniscient being? The question is intriguing; is it also paradoxical? We discuss several versions of what Ned Markosian calls the paradox of the question and suggest solutions to each of those puzzles. We then offer some practical advice about what do if you ever have the opportunity to query an omniscient being.
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  15. David Manley & Ryan Wasserman (2008). On Linking Dispositions and Conditionals. Mind 117 (465):59-84.score: 240.0
    Analyses of dispositional ascriptions in terms of conditional statements famously confront the problems of finks and masks. We argue that conditional analyses of dispositions, even those tailored to avoid.nks and masks, face five further problems. These are the problems of: (i) Achilles' heels, (ii) accidental closeness, (iii) comparatives, (iv) explaining context sensitivity, and (v) absent stimulus conditions. We conclude by offering a proposal that avoids all seven of these problems. CiteULike Connotea Del.icio.us What's this?
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  16. Ryan Wasserman (2011). Intentional Action and the Unintentional Fallacy. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 92 (4):524-534.score: 240.0
    Much of the recent work in action theory can be organized around a set of objections facing the Simple View and other intention-based accounts of intentional action. In this paper, I review three of the most popular objections to the Simple View and argue that all three objections commit a common fallacy. I then draw some more general conclusions about the relationship between intentional action and moral responsibility.
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  17. Ryan Wasserman (2006). The Problem of Change. Philosophy Compass 1 (1):48–57.score: 240.0
    Our world is a world of change. Children are born and grow into adults. Material possessions rust and decay with age and ultimately perish. Yet scepticism about change is as old as philosophy itself. Heraclitus, for example, argued that nothing could survive the replacement of parts, so that it is impossible to step into the same river twice. Zeno argued that motion is paradoxical, so that nothing can alter its location. Parmenides and his followers went even further, arguing that the (...)
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  18. Ryan Wasserman (2004). The Constitution Question. Noûs 38 (4):693 - 710.score: 240.0
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  19. Ryan Wasserman, Material Constitution. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.score: 240.0
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  20. David Manley & Ryan Wasserman (2007). A Gradable Approach to Dispositions. Philosophical Quarterly 57 (226):68–75.score: 240.0
    Previous theories of the relationship between dispositions and conditionals are unable to account for the fact that dispositions come in degrees. We propose a fix for this problem that has the added benefit of avoiding the classic problems of finks and masks.
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  21. Ryan Wasserman, John Hawthorne & Mark Scala (2004). Recombination, Causal Constraints, and Humean Supervenience: An Argument for Temporal Parts? In Dean Zimmerman (ed.), Oxford Studies in Metaphysics Volume 1. Oup Oxford.score: 240.0
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  22. Ryan Wasserman (2006). The Future Similarity Objection Revisited. Synthese 150 (1):57 - 67.score: 240.0
    David Lewis has long defended an analysis of counterfactuals in terms of comparative similarity of possible worlds. The purpose of this paper is to reevaluate Lewis’s response to one of the oldest and most familiar objections to this proposal, the future similarity objection.
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  23. Stephen J. A. Ward & Herman Wasserman (2011). Towards an Open Ethics: Implications of New Media Platforms for Global Ethics Discourse. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 25 (4):275-292.score: 240.0
    This article provides an international perspective on how new media technologies are shifting the parameters of debates about journalism ethics. It argues that new, mixed media help create an ?open media ethics? and offers an exploration of how these developments encourage a transition from a closed professional ethics to an ethics that is the concern of all citizens. The relation between an open media ethics and the idea of a global fifth estate, facilitated by global online media, is explored. The (...)
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  24. Ryan Wasserman (2011). Dispositions and Generics. Philosophical Perspectives 25 (1):425-453.score: 240.0
  25. Ryan Wasserman, Is Causation Extensional?score: 240.0
    It is widely assumed that causation is an extensional relation: if c causes e and c = d, then d causes e. Similarly, if c causes e and e = f, then c causes f. Moving to the formal mode we have: The Extensionality Thesis (ET): (i) If „c causes e‟ is true and „c‟ and „d‟ co-refer, then „d causes e‟ is true; and (ii) If „c causes e‟ is true and „e‟ and „f‟ co-refer, then „c causes f‟ (...)
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  26. Ryan Wasserman, Review Article: Hud Hudson's A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person.score: 240.0
    I am a material object. So there is a set of very small material objects (material simples, let us suppose) such that all and only the members of that set are parts of me right now. The parthood relation is a primitive, three-place relation that holds between two objects and a time. Set-membership is classical in the sense that it is never a matter of degree. I am also a human person. To say that I am a human is to (...)
     
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  27. Stephen J. A. Ward & Herman Wasserman (eds.) (2008). Media Ethics Beyond Borders: A Global Perspective. Heinemann.score: 240.0
    This volume explores the construction of an ethics for news media that is global in reach and impact.
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  28. Ryan Wasserman (2004). Indeterminacy, Ignorance and the Possibility of Parity. Philosophical Perspectives 18 (1):391–403.score: 240.0
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  29. Ryan Wasserman (2007). A Gradable Approach to Dispositions. Philosophical Quarterly 57 (226):68 - 75.score: 240.0
    Previous theories of the relationship between dispositions and conditionals are unable to account for the fact that dispositions come in degrees. We propose a fix for this problem which has the added benefit of avoiding the familiar problems of finks and masks.
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  30. Amanda R. Bolbecker, Zixi Cheng, Gary Felsten, King-Leung Kong, Corrinne C. M. Lim, Sheryl J. Nisly-Nagele, Lolin T. Wang-Bennett & Gerald S. Wasserman (2002). Two Asymmetries Governing Neural and Mental Timing. Consciousness and Cognition 11 (2):265-272.score: 240.0
  31. Ryan Wasserman (2003). A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person by Hud Hudson. Philo 6 (2):320-330.score: 240.0
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  32. J. Wasserman, M. A. Flannery & J. M. Clair (2007). Rasing the Ivory Tower: The Production of Knowledge and Distrust of Medicine Among African Americans. Journal of Medical Ethics 33 (3):177-180.score: 240.0
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  33. Hud Hudson & Ryan Wasserman (2010). Van Inwagen on Time Travel and Changing the Past. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics: Volume 5 5:41.score: 240.0
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  34. J. A. Wasserman & L. S. Dure (2008). The Social Psychology of Amateur Ethicists: Blood Product Recall Notification and the Value of Reflexivity. Journal of Medical Ethics 34 (7):530-533.score: 240.0
    The purpose of this article is to highlight ways in which institutional policymakers tend to insufficiently conceptualise their role as ethics practitioners. We use the case of blood product recall notification as a means of raising questions about the way in which, as we have observed it, discourse for those who make institutional ethics policies is constrained by routine balancing of simplified principles to the exclusion of reflexive practices—those that turn ethics reasoning back on itself. The latter allows ethics practitioners (...)
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  35. Hud Hudson & Ryan Wasserman (2010). 1. Three Potential Objections for Van Inwagen's Model. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 5:41.score: 240.0
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  36. Wasserman Ryan (2002). The Standard Objection to the Standard Account. Philosophical Studies 111 (3).score: 240.0
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  37. Jeffrey Wasserman, J. Joel May, Daniel H. Schwartz & Joy Hinson Penticuff (1983). The Doctor, the Patient, & the DRG. Hastings Center Report 13 (5):23-23.score: 240.0
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  38. Michael J. Raven (2010). David Chalmers, David Manley, and Ryan Wasserman, Eds. Metametaphysics: New Essays on the Foundations of Ontology Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 30 (3):173-175.score: 189.0
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  39. Elizabeth Barnes (2009). Review of David Chalmers, David Manley, Ryan Wasserman (Eds.), Metametaphysics: New Essays on the Foundations of Ontology. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (10).score: 120.0
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  40. Guido Imaguire (2010). Metametaphysics, Edited by David Chalmers, David Manley, and Ryan Wasserman. Disputatio.score: 120.0
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  41. Charlotte C. Morse (1997). Robert J. Blanch and Julian N. Wasserman, From “Pearl” to “Gawain”: Forme to Fynisment. Gainesville, Fla.: University Press of Florida, 1995. Pp. Vii, 207; Black-Andwhite Figures. $39.95. [REVIEW] Speculum 72 (3):789-791.score: 120.0
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  42. Stephen J. A. Ward (2010). Summary of “Toward a Global Media Ethics: Theoretical Perspectives”. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 25 (1):65 – 68.score: 30.0
    This is a summary of “Toward a Global Media Ethics: Theoretical Perspectives,” which appeared in Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies , 29(2), 2008, 135-172. The article was written by Clifford G. Christians, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Shakuntala Rao, State University of New York-Plattsburgh; Stephen J. A. Ward, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Herman Wasserman, University of Sheffield. It was the result of a workshop on global media ethics by the article's authors hosted by the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (...)
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  43. Huw Price (2009). Metaphysics After Carnap : The Ghost Who Walks? In David John Chalmers, David Manley & Ryan Wasserman (eds.), Metametaphysics: New Essays on the Foundations of Ontology. Oxford University Press. 320--46.score: 24.0
    To appear in David Chalmers, Ryan Wasserman and David Manley, eds., Metametaphysics (OUP, 2009).
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  44. Bob Hale (2013). Review of G. Duke: Dummett on Abstract Objects. [REVIEW] Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy 2 (2).score: 24.0
    Review of G. Duke: Dummett onObjects References G. Frege. Über Sinn und Bedeutung. Zeitschrift für Philosophie und philosophische Kritik, 100, 25–50, 1892. Translated in G.Frege, Collected Papers on Mathematics, Logic and Philosophy, edited by B. McGuinness. Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 157–77. G. Frege. Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik. Breslau, Verlag von W. Koebner, 1884. Translated by J.L. Austin as The Foundations of Arithmetic, Oxford, Basil Blackwell, second revised edition 1953. M. Dummett. Frege: Philosophy of Language. London, Duckworth, 1973. M. Dummett. Frege: Philosophy (...)
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  45. J. D. David Wasserman (2011). He Did It on Hot Dogs and Beer. In Gregory E. Kaebnick (ed.), The Ideal of Nature: Debates About Biotechnology and the Environment. Johns Hopkins University Press.score: 24.0
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  46. D. Bonevac, J. Dever & D. Sosa (2012). The Counterexample Fallacy. Mind 120 (480):1143-1158.score: 12.0
    Manley and Wasserman (2008) join the chorus of opposition to the possibility of conditional analysis of dispositions. But that score cannot be settled without more careful attention to the implicit philosophical methodology. Some of the opposition to such an analysis badly overestimates the effect of counterexamples, as if the Gettier example were sufficient to refute the possibility of conjunctive analysis of knowledge. A general objection to a form of analysis must satisfy a number of constraints, and Manley and (...) join the chorus too in failing to satisfy them. Most significant is the optional presupposition that the conditional used in analysis will exhibit some sort of centring. We show that even a careful effort to repair and reform Manley and Wasserman's objection to provide a satisfactory argument requires, ultimately, appeal to centring. Worse, the particular positive proposal they offer is vulnerable to a minor variant of their own counterexample. (shrink)
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