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    Paul Sheldon Davies, James H. Fetzer & Thomas R. Foster (1995). Logical Reasoning and Domain Specificity. Biology and Philosophy 10 (1):1-37.
    The social exchange theory of reasoning, which is championed by Leda Cosmides and John Tooby, falls under the general rubric evolutionary psychology and asserts that human reasoning is governed by content-dependent, domain-specific, evolutionarily-derived algorithms. According to Cosmides and Tooby, the presumptive existence of what they call cheater-detection algorithms disconfirms the claim that we reason via general-purpose mechanisms or via inductively acquired principles. We contend that the Cosmides/Tooby arguments in favor of domain-specific algorithms or evolutionarily-derived mechanisms fail and that the notion (...)
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    Thomas R. Foster (1982). Symmetrical Universes and the Identity of Indiscernibles. Philosophy Research Archives 8:169-183.
    The view that numerical difference entails qualitative difference has come under attack from various quarters. One classical attack, advanced by Black, involves possible worlds which are symmetrical. In a symmetrical world, it is claimed, the identity of indiscernibles is false. I argue that such attacks are mistaken, basically because they confuse epistemological issues (such as, how to specify a quality difference) with ontological ones (such as, whether there is such a quality difference). In brief, though there may be some reasons (...)
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    David J. Buller & Thomas R. Foster (1992). The New Paradox of Temporal Transience. Philosophical Quarterly 42 (168):357-366.
    McTaggart raised a famed paradox regarding the transientist conception of time, the idea that the present moves into the future to overtake future events (or, alternatively, that future events move into the present) and past events recede further and further into the past as time goes on. Schlesinger has recently attempted an ingenious transientist solution to McTaggart's paradox. We will argue that Schlesinger's solution to McTaggart's paradox itself gives rise to a new, yet perfectly parallel, paradox which can only be (...)
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    Luise H. Morton & Thomas R. Foster (1991). Goodman, Forgery, and the Aesthetic. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 49 (2):155-159.
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    Gregory Landini & Thomas R. Foster (1991). The Persistence of Counterexample: Re-Examining the Debate Over Leibniz Law. Noûs 25 (1):43-61.
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  6. Thomas R. Foster (1983). Russell on Particularized Relations. Russell 3 (2):129.
     
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    Thomas R. Foster, Joseph Losco & Pamela Miller (1990). Book Review:Wisdom, Information and Wonder: What is Knowledge For? Mary Midgley. [REVIEW] Ethics 100 (4):902-.
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