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    Thomas C. Vinci (1998). Cartesian Truth. Oxford University Press.
    This book argues that science and metaphysics are closely and inseparably interwoven in the work of Descartes, such that the metaphysics cannot be understood without the science and vice versa. In order to make his case, Thomas Vinci offers a careful philosophical reconstruction of central parts of Descartes' metaphysics and of his theory of perception, each considered in relation to Descartes' epistemology. Many authors of late have written on the relation between Descartes' metaphysics and his physics, especially insofar as the (...)
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    Thomas C. Vinci & Jason Scott Robert (2005). Aristotle and Modern Genetics. Journal of the History of Ideas 66 (2):201-221.
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    Thomas C. Vinci (1981). Sellars and the Adverbial Theory of Sensation. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 11 (June):199-217.
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    Thomas C. Vinci (1988). Objective Chance, Indicative Conditionals and Decision Theory; or, How You Can Be Smart, Rich and Keep on Smoking. Synthese 75 (1):83 - 105.
    In this paper I explore a version of standard (expected utility) decision theory in which the probability parameter is interpreted as an objective chance believed by agents to obtain and values of this parameter are fixed by indicative conditionals linking possible actions with possible outcomes. After reviewing some recent developments centering on the common-cause counterexamples to the standard approach, I introduce and briefly discuss the key notions in my own approach. (This approach has essentially the same results as the causal (...)
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    Thomas C. Vinci (2008). Review of James R. O'Shea, Wilfrid Sellars: Naturalism with a Normative Turn. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2008 (4).
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    Thomas C. Vinci (1974). What is the Ground for the Principle of the Identity of Indiscernibles in Leibniz's Correspondence with Clarke? Journal of the History of Philosophy 12 (1):95-101.
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    Thomas C. Vinci (1984). Theoretical Models and the Theory of Sense-Data. Metaphilosophy 15 (April):112-128.
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    Nicholas Rescher & Thomas C. Vinci (1975). On the Truth-Relevancy of the Pragmatic Utility of Beliefs. Review of Metaphysics 28 (3):443 - 452.
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  9. Thomas C. Vinci (1987). Paul K. Mosher, Empirical Knowledge Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 7 (3):118-121.
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  10. Thomas C. Vinci (2015). Space, Geometry, and Kant's Transcendental Deduction of the Categories. OUP Usa.
    Thomas C. Vinci argues that Kant's Deductions demonstrate Kant's idealist doctrines and have the structure of an inference to the best explanation for correlated domains. With the Deduction of the Categories the correlated domains are intellectual conditions and non-geometrical laws of the empirical world. With the Deduction of the Concepts of Space, the correlated domains are the geometry of pure objects of intuition and the geometry of empirical objects.
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