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Cass Weller
University of Washington
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    Hume on the Normativity of Practical Reasons.Cass Weller - 2013 - Hume Studies 39 (1):3-35.
    In this paper, I argue that Hume accepts two claims. The first is that it is not possible for a human agent, having adopted an end, to remain committed to it, have it in view, and be indifferent to what he or she acknowledges as the proper means of realizing it, where indifference is the absence of a favoring attitude.1 The second is that, other things being equal, an agent who fails through weak resolve to take the acknowledged means to (...)
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    Aristotle's Two Systems.Cass Weller & Daniel W. Graham - 1991 - Philosophical Review 100 (2):324.
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    The Myth of Original Existence.Cass Weller - 2002 - Hume Studies 28 (2):195-230.
    The myth of original existence is a story told by many readers of Hume. According to it, the author of the Treatise argues that no passion is unreasonable or contrary to reason on the grounds that passions have no ingredient ideas, and, having no ingredient ideas, are in no position to disagree with or be contrary to the product of reason, belief. While Hume doesn't actually say that passions contain no ideas to provide them with their objects, he does say (...)
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    "The Philosophers of Greece", by Robert S. Brumbaugh. [REVIEW]Cass Weller - 1985 - Ancient Philosophy 5 (1):144.
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    Why Hume is a Direct Realist.Cass Weller - 2001 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 83 (3):258-285.
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    Scratched Fingers, Ruined Lives, and Acknowledged Lesser Goods.Cass Weller - 2004 - Hume Studies 30 (1):51-85.
    Everyone is familiar with the cases Hume parades in this passage when he dramatically displays just how far one’s preferences and other passions can go without being contrary to reason. His general point is tediously clear. Whatever failing there is in one who prefers the destruction of the world to the scratching of his finger or chooses his total ruin to prevent the least uneasiness of a person wholly unknown to him, it is not a failing of reason, unless this (...)
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    Fallacies in the Phaedo Again.Cass Weller - 1995 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 77 (2):121-134.
    Keyt's analysis of the argument for the imperishability of the soul at _Phaedo (102a-107b10) as well as the author's Plato relies on a causal likeness inference, 'Because of x, F's are F; so x is F'. However, for Keyt the inference occurs at the metaphysical level, so to speak: 'because of some immanent character x, living things are alive so x is alive'. Here x is of the wrong logical type to be predicatively alive. On the author's view, however, the (...)
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    BonJour and Mentalese.Cass Weller - 1997 - Synthese 113 (2):251-63.
  9. Essays on Plato's Psychology.Richard Bett, Christopher Bobonich, David Bostock, Eric A. Brown, John M. Cooper, Dorothea Frede, David Gallop, Jonathan Lear, Nicholas D. Smith, Thomas M. Robinson, Christopher Shields, C. C. W. Taylor, Cass Weller & Bernard Williams - 2001 - Lexington Books.
    The last several decades have witnessed an explosion of research in Platonic philosophy. A central focus of his philosophical effort, Plato's psychology is of interest both in its own right and as fundamental to his metaphysical and moral theories. This anthology offers, for the first time, a collection of the best classic and recent essays on cenral topics of Plato's psychological theory, including essays on the nature of the soul, studies of the tripartite soul for which Plato argues in the (...)
     
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    Intrinsic Ends and Practical Reason in Aristotle.Cass Weller - 2001 - Ancient Philosophy 21 (1):87-112.
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    Questioning the Euthyphro-Question.Cass Weller - 2014 - Ancient Philosophy 34 (1):15-28.
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    Review of David Sedley, The Midwife of Platonism: Text and Subtext in Plato's Theaetetus[REVIEW]Cass Weller - 2004 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2004 (11).
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    Review of Ronald Polansky, Aristotle's De Anima[REVIEW]Cass Weller - 2009 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (4).