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  1. Philosophy, Technology, and the Arts in the Early Modern Era. Translated by Salvator Attanasio. Edited by Benjamin Nelson.Paolo Rossi & Benjamin Nelson - 1970 - Harper & Row.
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    The Idea of Usury.Benjamin N. Nelson - 1950 - Journal of Philosophy 47 (15):452-452.
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    On Orient and Occident in Max Weber.Benjamin Nelson - 1976 - Social Research 43.
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  4. The Point of View for My Work as an Author a Report to History, and Related Writings.Søen Kierkegaard, Walter Lowrie & Benjamin Nelson - 1962 - Harper & Row.
     
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  5. Methodology, Metaphysics, and the History of Science in Memory of Benjamin Nelson.Robert Sonné Cohen, Marx W. Wartofsky & Benjamin Nelson - 1984
     
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    Note on the Notion of Civilization.Emile Durkheim, Marcel Mauss & Benjamin Nelson - forthcoming - Social Research.
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  7. On Creativity and the Unconscious.Sigmund Freud & Benjamin Nelson - 1958
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    A Non-Standard View of Intuitions.Benjamin Nelson - 2018 - Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy 22:75-80.
    In this short paper, I outline a non-standard account of what it feels like to have an intuition. According to this account, intuitive contents are ontologically ambiguous. Because intuition alone is liable to persuade us of both motivated inferences and necessary truths, it is not a reliable source of evidence. However, we would not be able to grasp the concept of necessity without intuitions. Hence, I do not think it is any good to ignore or quarantine our intuitions when forming (...)
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    Aspects of the Rise of Economic Individualism. [REVIEW]Benjamin N. Nelson - 1935 - Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung 4 (3):461-461.
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  10. Der Ursprung der Moderne. Vergleichende Studien zum Zivilisationsprozess.Benjamin Nelson - 1980 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 42 (2):386-387.
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    Freud and the 20th Century.Benjamin Nelson - 1959 - Modern Schoolman 36 (3):230-235.
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    Finding Written Law.Benjamin L. S. Nelson -
    In this paper I argue that textualism is far less attractive as a theory of written law than some of its modern proponents think. For it is not usually sensible to expect the grammatical meaning of a provision to determine its appropriate legal meaning. Factors that are unrelated to grammar in the identification of law (e.g., legal theory, context) do too much of the work.
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  13. Hobbes’s Third Jurisprudence: Legal Pragmatism and the Dualist Menace.Benjamin L. S. Nelson - 2020 - Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 33 (1).
    This paper explores the possibility that Hobbesian jurisprudence is best understood as a ‘third way’ in legal theory, irreducible to classical natural law or legal positivism. I sketch two potential ‘third theories’ of law -- legal pragmatism and legal dualism -- and argue that, when considered in its broadest sense, Leviathan is best viewed as an example of legal pragmatism. I consider whether this legal pragmatist interpretation can be sustained in the examination of Leviathan’s treatment of civil law, and argue (...)
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    Irrational Intentionality.Benjamin L. S. Nelson -
    There at least three ways of thinking about rationality: instrumental, substantive, and intentional. By far, the instrumental account is most influential. This essay proposes that intentional rationality can provide substantive accounts with room to breathe, and in a way that is facially distinct from instrumental accounts. I suggest that the intentionality of a judgment is made up of what it is about and the orientation through which it is judged, while irrationality is the subversion of a strict supporting connection between (...)
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    Making Minds Like Ours.Benjamin Nelson - 2014 - The Philosophers' Magazine 64:41-45.
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  16. Note on the Notion of Civilization by Emile Durkheim and Marcel Mauss.Benjamin Nelson - 1971 - Social Research 38 (4):808-13.
     
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  17. Review - The Aesthetics of Design, by Jane Forsey. [REVIEW]Benjamin Nelson - 2016 - American Society for Aesthetics Graduate E-Journal 8 (2).
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    Secret Law Revisited.Benjamin L. S. Nelson - 2019 - Ratio Juris 32 (4):473-486.
    What follows is an attempt to do some conceptual housekeeping around the notion of secret law as provided by Christopher Kutz (2013). First I consider low-salience (or merely obscure) law, suggesting that it fails to capture the legal and moral facts that are at stake in the case which Kutz used to motivate it. Then I outline a theoretical contrast between mere obscurity and secrecy, in contrast to the 'neutral' account of secrecy provided by Sissela Bok (1989). The upshot of (...)
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    The Depiction of Unwritten Law.Benjamin L. S. Nelson - 2016 - Dissertation, University of Waterloo
    Even though tacit legal norms are deeply important to our past, present, and future, the very idea of unwritten law has been difficult to pin down, and problematic in a range of ways. Existing discussions of the phenomenon fall short of adequacy on one of several fronts: either they have focused on describing the normative features of one kind of unwritten law, or completely conflated the study of unwritten law with natural law, or else offered examinations of unwritten social rules, (...)
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  20. There is No Actual Problem of Other Minds.Benjamin Nelson - manuscript
    I shall argue that you can substantially refute the most persuasive variety of solipsism by taking its most plausible version seriously, and then showing that it is not rational to hold, once one understands the nature of metaphysical commitments.1 In the first section, I argue that the only viable form of solipsism involves de dicto self-reference. In the second, I argue that this position involves a claim of contingent identity, for which some actual worlds are those where solipsism is not (...)
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  21. Vico and Comparative Historical Civilizational Sociology.Benjamin Nelson - 1976 - Social Research 43.
     
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