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Carl Alan Matheson
University of Manitoba
  1. Does Scientific Realism Matter?Carl Alan Matheson - 1986 - Dissertation, Syracuse University
    The main claim of this work is that scientific realism is of no great use in the philosophy of science. I define scientific realism as the claim that truth is neither to be regarded as an epistemological concept nor to be relativized to conceptual scheme. After clarifying my definition and showing how it relates to other characterizations of realism, I turn to the possible uses of scientific realism in the philosophy of science. Proponents of scientific realism claim that only their (...)
     
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    Guns, Germs and Steel: A Short History of Everybody for the Last 13,000 Years.Alan Carling & Paul Nolan - 2000 - Historical Materialism 6 (1):215-264.
  3. 'Pessimism of the Intellect, Optimism of the Will': A Reconstructed Marxist Theory for the 1990s?Alan Carling - 1993 - History of the Human Sciences 6 (2):115-120.
  4. Carl Matheson.Carl Matheson & Winnipeg Manitoba Rut - 1992 - Social Epistemology 6 (1):35-43.
     
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    The Darwinian Weberian: W.G. Runciman and the Microfoundations of Historical Materialism.Alan Carling - 2004 - Historical Materialism 12 (1):71-95.
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    Review of Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel'. [REVIEW]Alan Carling & Paul Nolan - 2000 - Historical Materialism 6 (1):215-64.
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    Historical Materialism, Natural Selection and World History.Alan Carling & Paul Nolan - 2000 - Historical Materialism 6 (1):215-64.
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    Boehms Golden Age: Equality and Consciousness in Early Human Society.Alan Carling - 2000 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 7 (1-2):1-2.
    Boehm's interesting hypothesis concerning the origins of human morality within egalitarian hunter-gatherer society relies on a one-sided view of the genetic inheritance of proto-humans, and on an over-optimistic view of the egalitarian effects of evolving human consciousness. The four papers as a whole would benefit from a richer conception of evolved human nature, involving the interaction of normative, affective, and rational elements.
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    A Question of Attitude: Marcus Roberts on Analytical Marxism.Alan Carling - 1998 - Res Publica 4 (2):211-228.
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    The Logical Impossibility of Collision: A. David Kline and Carl A. Matheson.A. David Kline - 1987 - Philosophy 62 (242):509-515.
    Absolutely no one still believes that every physical interactionconsists of material bodies bumping into each other. Those who have tried to work out a completely mechanistic physics have been unable to explain common phenomena like liquidity, gravitation and magnetism. In fact, there is great reason to doubt that such a physics could ever account for attractive forces in general.
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  11. Brill Online Books and Journals.Wal Suchting, Alan Carling, Peter E. Jones, John McIlroy, John Foster, Paul Wetherly, Jason Barker, Paul Blackledge, Paul Burkett & Jan Dumolyn - 2004 - Historical Materialism 12 (1).
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    Stumbling Into Revolution: Analytical Marxism, Rationality and Collective Action.Christopher Bertram & Alan Carling - 1998 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 60:277-298.
  13. Defending Musical Perdurantism.Ben Caplan & Carl Matheson - 2006 - British Journal of Aesthetics 46 (1):59-69.
    If musical works are abstract objects, which cannot enter into causal relations, then how can we refer to musical works or know anything about them? Worse, how can any of our musical experiences be experiences of musical works? It would be nice to be able to sidestep these questions altogether. One way to do that would be to take musical works to be concrete objects. In this paper, we defend a theory according to which musical works are concrete objects. In (...)
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  14. Modality, Individuation, and the Ontology of Art.Carl Matheson & Ben Caplan - 2008 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 38 (4):491-517.
    In 1988, Michael Nyman composed the score for Peter Greenaway’s film Drowning by Numbers (or did something that we would ordinarily think of as composing that score). We can think of Nyman’s compositional activity as a “generative performance” and of the sound structure that Nyman indicated (or of some other abstract object that is appropriately related to that sound structure) as the product generated by that performance (ix).1 According to one view, Nyman’s score for Drowning by the Numbers—the musical work—is (...)
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    A Return to Musical Idealism.Wesley D. Cray & Carl Matheson - 2017 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 95 (4):702-715.
    In disputes about the ontology of music, musical idealism—that is, the view that musical compositions are ideas—has proven to be rather unpopular. We argue that, once we have a better grip on the ontology of ideas, we can formulate a version of musical idealism that is not only defensible, but plausible and attractive. We conclude that compositions are a particular kind of idea: they are completed ideas for musical manifestation.
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  16. Can a Musical Work Be Created?Ben Caplan & Carl Matheson - 2004 - British Journal of Aesthetics 44 (2):113-134.
    Can a musical work be created? Some say ‘no’. But, we argue, there is no handbook of universally accepted metaphysical truths that they can use to justify their answer. Others say ‘yes’. They have to find abstract objects that can plausibly be identified with musical works, show that abstract objects of this sort can be created, and show that such abstract objects can persist. But, we argue, none of the standard views about what a musical work is allows musical works (...)
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  17. The Metaphysics of Jazz.James O. Young & Carl Matheson - 2000 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 58 (2):125-133.
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    Observational Adequacy as Distinct From the Truth About Observables.Carl A. Matheson - 1998 - ProtoSociology 12:225-237.
  19. Defending 'Defending Musical Perdurantism'.Ben Caplan & Carl Matheson - 2008 - British Journal of Aesthetics 48 (1):80-85.
    British Journal of Aesthetics (forthcoming Jan. 2008).
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    Critical Notice.Carl Matheson & Evan Kirchhoff - 2003 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 33 (4):575-598.
    In his Art and Knowledge, the distinguished Canadian philosopher of art, James O. Young, takes on the daunting task of defending his opening claim that ‘every item properly classified as a work of art can contribute to human knowledge’. His assertion is a general one, intended to apply to any and every prospective artwork, not merely to sub-genres like the moral novel or the ‘Shock-Headed Peter’ school of didactic bedtime terror-fest. Thus, according to Young, works such as The Well-Tempered Clavier (...)
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    The Logical Impossibility of Collision.A. David Kline & Carl A. Matheson - 1987 - Philosophy 62 (242):509 - 515.
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    Is the Naturalist Really Naturally a Realist?Carl Matheson - 1989 - Mind 98 (390):247-258.
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    Brown's Rationality.Carl Matheson - 1992 - Social Epistemology 6 (1):35 – 43.
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  24. Fine Individuation.Carl Matheson & Ben Caplan - 2007 - British Journal of Aesthetics 47 (2):113-137.
    Jerrold Levinson argues that musical works are individuated by their context of origin. But one could just as well argue that musical works are individuated by their context of reception. Moderate contextualism, according to which musical works are individuated by context of origin but not by context of reception, thus appears to be an unstable position. And, although a more thoroughgoing contextualism, according to which musical works are individuated both by context of origin and by context of reception, faces a (...)
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    Guidelines for Physician-Assisted Suicide: Can the Challenge Be Met?Carl H. Coleman & Alan R. Fleischman - 1996 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 24 (3):217-224.
    The question of legalizing physician-assisted suicide has become a serious public debate. Growing interest in assisted suicide reflects a public increasingly fearful of the process of dying, particularly the prospect of dying a painful, protracted, or undignified death. PAS has been proposed as a compassionate response to unrelievable suffering, designed to give terminally or incurably ill individuals direct control over the timing, manner, and circumstances of their death. Although the American Medical Association remains firmly opposed to legalizing PAS, many physicians (...)
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    Guidelines for Physician-Assisted Suicide: Can the Challenge Be Met?Carl H. Coleman & Alan R. Fleischman - 1996 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 24 (3):217-224.
    The question of legalizing physician-assisted suicide has become a serious public debate. Growing interest in assisted suicide reflects a public increasingly fearful of the process of dying, particularly the prospect of dying a painful, protracted, or undignified death. PAS has been proposed as a compassionate response to unrelievable suffering, designed to give terminally or incurably ill individuals direct control over the timing, manner, and circumstances of their death. Although the American Medical Association remains firmly opposed to legalizing PAS, many physicians (...)
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    Historicist Theories of Rationality.Carl Matheson - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Predicting Post‐Discharge Death or Readmission: Deterioration of Model Performance in Population Having Multiple Admissions Per Patient.Carl Walraven, Jenna Wong, Alan J. Forster & Stephen Hawken - 2013 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 19 (6):1012-1018.
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    Rejection Without Acceptance.Carl A. Matheson & A. David Kline - 1991 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 69 (2):167 – 179.
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  30. . Imagination and Emotion.Tim Schroeder & Matheson & Carl - 2006 - In Shaun Nichols (ed.), The Architecture of the Imagination: New Essays on Pretence, Possibility, and Fiction. Clarendon Press.
     
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  31. How the Laws of Physics Don't Even Fib.A. David Kline & Carl A. Matheson - 1986 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1986:33-41.
    The most recent challenge to the covering-law model of explanation charges that the fundamental explanatory laws are not true. In fact explanation and truth are alleged to pull in different directions. We hold that this gets its force from confusing issues about the truth of the laws in the explanation and the precision with which those laws can yield an exact description of the event to be explained. In defending this we look at Cartwright's major case studies and sketch an (...)
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    Critical Notice.Carl Matheson - 1993 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 23 (1):125-149.
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    Pindar Translated Carl A. P. Ruck and William H. Matheson: Pindar, Selected Odes. Pp. 269. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1968. Cloth, £3·75. [REVIEW]M. M. Willcock - 1971 - The Classical Review 21 (01):13-15.
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  34. Why the No‐Miracles Argument Fails.Carl Matheson - 1998 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 12 (3):263 – 279.
    The chief argument for scientific realism is the no-miracles argument, according to which the approximate truth of our current scientific theories can be inferred from their success through time. To date, anti-realist responses to the argument have been unconvincing, largely because of their anti-realistic presuppositions. In this paper, it is shown that realists cannot pre-emptively dismiss the problem of the underdetermination of theory by evidence, and that the no-miracles argument fails because it does nothing to dispel the threat posed by (...)
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    Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Literature: An Analytic Approach.David Davies & Carl Matheson (eds.) - 2008 - Broadview Press.
    What, if anything, distinguishes works of fiction such as Hamlet and Madame Bovary from biographies, news reports, or office bulletins? Is there a "right" way to interpret fiction? Should we link interpretation to the author's intention? Ought our moral unease with works that betray sadistic, sexist, or racist elements lower our judgments of their aesthetic worth? And what, when it comes down to it, is literature? The readings in this collection bring together some of the most important recent work in (...)
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    The Rational and the Social.Carl Matheson - 1993 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 23 (1):125-149.
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    Critical Notice: James O. Young, Art and Knowledge. London: Routledge 2001. Pp. 180.Carl Matheson & Evan Kirchhoff - 2003 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 33 (4):575-598.
    In his Art and Knowledge, the distinguished Canadian philosopher of art, James O. Young, takes on the daunting task of defending his opening claim that ‘every item properly classified as a work of art can contribute to human knowledge’. His assertion is a general one, intended to apply to any and every prospective artwork, not merely to sub-genres like the moral novel or the ‘Shock-Headed Peter’ school of didactic bedtime terror-fest. Thus, according to Young, works such as The Well-Tempered Clavier (...)
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    How the Laws of Physics Don't Even Fib.A. David Kline & Carl A. Matheson - 1986 - Psa 1986:33--41.
    The most recent challenge to the covering-law model of explanation (N. Cartwright, How the laws of Physics Lie) charges that the fundamental explanatory laws are not true. In fact explanation and truth are alleged to pull in different directions. We hold that this gets its force from confusing issues about the truth of the laws in the explanation and the precision with which those laws can yield an exact description of the event to be explained. In defending this we look (...)
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    Consciousness and Synchronic Identity.Carl Matheson - 1990 - Dialogue 29 (4):523-530.
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    Critical Notice of James O. Young, Art and Knowledge.Carl Matheson & Evan Kirchhoff - 2003 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 33 (4):575-598.
    In his Art and Knowledge, the distinguished Canadian philosopher of art, James O. Young, takes on the daunting task of defending his opening claim that ‘every item properly classified as a work of art can contribute to human knowledge’. His assertion is a general one, intended to apply to any and every prospective artwork, not merely to sub-genres like the moral novel or the ‘Shock-Headed Peter’ school of didactic bedtime terror-fest. Thus, according to Young, works such as The Well-Tempered Clavier (...)
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    The Advancement of Science: Science Without Legend, Objectivity Without Illusions. [REVIEW]Carl Matheson - 1996 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):463-489.
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    Carl LinnœusKnut Hagberg Alan Blair.Conway Zirkle - 1953 - Isis 44 (3):288-289.
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    Chaos and Literature.Evan Kirchhoff & Carl Matheson - 1997 - Philosophy and Literature 21 (1):28-45.
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    Using an Interactive Voice Response System to Improve Patient Safety Following Hospital Discharge.Alan J. Forster & Carl van Walraven - 2007 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 13 (3):346-351.
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    Critical Notice. [REVIEW]Carl Matheson - 1996 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):463-489.
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    The Association Between Continuity of Care and Outcomes: A Systematic and Critical Review.Carl Van Walraven, Natalie Oake, Alison Jennings & Alan J. Forster - 2010 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 16 (5):947-956.
  47. Chance.Carl Hoefer & Alan Hájek - 2006 - In Donald Borchert (ed.), Macmillan's Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Macmillan.
    Much is asked of the concept of chance. It has been thought to play various roles, some in tension with or even incompatible with others. Chance has been characterized negatively, as the absence of causation; yet also positively—the ancient Greek τυχη´ reifies it—as a cause of events that are not governed by laws of nature, or as a feature of the laws themselves. Chance events have been understood epistemically as those whose causes are unknown; yet also objectively as a distinct (...)
     
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    Ottoman Imperialism During the Reformation: Europe and the Caucasus.Alan W. Fisher & Carl Max Kortepeter - 1974 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 94 (2):239.
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    A Meta‐Analysis of Hospital 30‐Day Avoidable Readmission Rates.Carl van Walraven, Alison Jennings & Alan J. Forster - 2012 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 18 (6):1211-1218.
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    Review: The Philosophy of Carl G. Hempel. [REVIEW]Alan Richardson - 2002 - Mind 111 (443):683-687.
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