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    The Constitution of Selves.Christopher Williams & Marya Schechtman - 1998 - Philosophical Review 107 (4):641.
    Can we understand what makes someone the same person without understanding what it is to be a person? Prereflectively we might not think so, but philosophers often accord these questions separate treatments, with personal-identity theorists claiming the first question and free-will theorists the second. Yet much of what is of interest to a person—the possibility of survival over time, compensation for past hardships, concern for future projects, or moral responsibility—is not obviously intelligible from the perspective of either question alone. Marya (...)
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  2. What is Identity?Christopher John Fards Williams - 1989 - Clarendon Press.
    The concept of identity has been seen to lead to paradox: we cannot truly and usefully say that a thing is the same either as itself or as something else. This book is a full examination of this paradox in philosophical logic, and of its implications for the philosophy of mathematics, the philosphy of mind, and relativism about identity. The author's account involves detailed discussion of the views of Wittgenstein, Russell, Frege, and Hintikka.
     
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    Perverted Attractions.Christopher Williams - 2003 - The Monist 86 (1):115-140.
    When people think about perversion, sexual examples come readily to mind, and this is probably as it should be. Sexual attraction centrally involves a range of desires, some of them typically intense, for the object of the attraction; and such desires are, if anything can be, candidates for being perverted. Philosophers who investigate perversion, too, are drawn to sexual instances of perversion, doubtless for similar reasons. Up to a point, I shall conform to this tendency myself, but my chief interest (...)
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    Being, Identity, and Truth.Christopher John Fards Williams - 1992 - Oxford University Press.
    Philosophers have met with many problems in discussing the interconnected concepts being, identity, and truth, and have advanced many theories to deal with them. Williams argues that most of these problems and theories result from an inadequate appreciation of the ways in which the words "be," "same," and "true" work. By means of linguistic analysis he shows that being and truth are not properties, and identity is not a relation. He is thus able to demystify a number of metaphysical issues (...)
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    Aesthetics and Morals in the Philosophy of David Hume. [REVIEW]Christopher Williams - 2010 - Hume Studies 36 (1):109-113.
    In the opening chapter of this book, Timothy Costelloe develops an interpretation of Hume's doctrines in "Of the Standard of Taste" and then proceeds, in the second chapter, by extending that interpretation to Hume's moral philosophy. According to Costelloe, the "real value" of his attempt to clarify Hume's essay is to be found in the broader application. But since that value will not be real unless the interpretation of the essay has merit, the first chapter is clearly vital to the (...)
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  6. Persons and Passions: Essays in Honor of Annette Baier.Joyce Jenkins, Jennifer Whiting & Christopher Williams (eds.) - 2005 - University of Notre Dame Press.
     
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  7. Death and Deprivation.Christopher Williams - 2007 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 88 (2):265–283.
    The view that death is the loss of a person's future is less defensible than many philosophers have thought, in part because it is often presented as a response to an indefensibly crude Epicurean doctrine. But the most direct argument for this view suffers from two sorts of ambiguity – the first concerning what it is to "have" a future to lose, the second concerning what the loss consists in. However, another conception of what is lost is possible, and this (...)
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    Is Tragedy Paradoxical?Christopher Williams - 1998 - British Journal of Aesthetics 38 (1):47-63.
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    Hume on the Tedium of Reading Spenser.Christopher Williams - 2006 - British Journal of Aesthetics 46 (1):1-16.
    This paper looks at a passage from the History of England in which Hume says that Edmund Spenser is an excellent but unread writer. This type of remark (the ‘Spenser judgement’) should not be explained away. Hume himself does not show how the Spenser judgement is possible, but a passage in ‘Of the Standard of Taste’ can nevertheless be reinterpreted so as to yield a distinction on which an acceptable account relies.
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    De Gustibus: Arguing About Taste and Why We Do It, by Peter Kivy: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, Pp. Xii + 173, £27.50. [REVIEW]Christopher Williams - 2017 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 95 (4):830-830.
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    Global Leadership, Education, and Human Survival.Christopher Williams - 2003 - World Futures 59 (3 & 4):301 – 313.
    Global leadership is the pivotal point for appropriate policies and action to ensure human survival, but a fast-changing world requires a learning leadership. How can potential and serving leaders acquire the necessary skills, abilities, and attributes for them to recognize and address the threats and challenges to our survival in the contemporary world? Serving leaders have little time for formal learning. They learn on the job through reciprocal peer interaction and transactional relationships with their followers. But the global aspect demands (...)
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    Fair and Effective Resource Allocation in Cancer Care: Uncharted Territory? Paper Two: Allocation of Scarce Resources: The Need for Critical Analysis.Christopher Williams - 1996 - Health Care Analysis 4 (1):28-34.
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    Why Quasi‐Emotions Should Go Away: A Comment on Dos Santos.Christopher Williams - 2019 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 77 (1):79-82.
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    Teaching & Learning Guide For: Some Questions in Hume's Aesthetics.Christopher Williams - 2009 - Philosophy Compass 4 (1):292-295.
    David Hume's relatively short essay 'Of the Standard of Taste' deals with some of the most difficult issues in aesthetic theory. Apart from giving a few pregnant remarks, near the end of his discussion, on the role of morality in aesthetic evaluation, Hume tries to reconcile the idea that tastes are subjective (in the sense of not being answerable to the facts) with the idea that some objects of taste are better than others. 'Tastes', in this context, are the pleasures (...)
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    Aesthetic Judgment, Acquaintance and Testimony: A Reply to Lopes.Christopher Williams - 2009 - Modern Schoolman 86 (3-4):283-288.
  16. Seeing Twice Over.Christopher Williams - 2003 - In Matthew Kieran & Dominic Lopes (eds.), Imagination, Philosophy, and the Arts. Routledge. pp. 189--207.
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    Is Tragedy Paradoxical?Christopher Williams - 1998 - British Journal of Aesthetics 38 (1):47-62.
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    From a Restricted to Full Linguistic Space: An Affirmative Action Strategy for the Udmurt Language.Christopher Williams - 2013 - Pragmatics and Society 4 (2):221-239.
    This study analyzes the long-term reasons why Udmurt occupies a restricted linguistic space in the post-Soviet state – the low status of Udmurt, due to Soviet language and other policies; urbanization; population shifts; myths and stereotypes about Udmurts; making Russian compulsory after 1938 – and the consequences of this for the fate of the Udmurt language today (relatively few native speakers). The central argument is that Udmurts have not overcome the Stalinist legacy, which led to the reversal of Lenin’s ‘affirmative (...)
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  19. A Cultivated Reason: An Essay on Hume and Humeanism.Christopher Williams - 1991 - Pennsylvania State University Press.
    As Plato’s tripartite division of the soul, Descartes’s criterion of clear and distinct ideas, and Kant’s notion of the categorical imperative attest, philosophy has traditionally been wedded to rationalism and its “intellectualist” view of persons. In this book Christopher Williams seeks to wean his fellow philosophers away from an overly rationalistic self-understanding by using resources that are available within the philosophical tradition itself, including some that anticipate strands of Nietzsche’s thought. The book begins by developing Hume’s critique of rationalism, with (...)
     
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    Introduction: A Linguistic/Discursive Space for All?: Perspectives on Minority Languages and Identity Across Europe.Dawn Archer, Christopher Williams & Paul Fryer - 2013 - Pragmatics and Society 4 (2):127-136.
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    Some Questions in Hume's Aesthetics.Christopher Williams - 2007 - Philosophy Compass 2 (2):157–169.
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    Using Bibliometrics to Support the Facilitation of Cross-Disciplinary Communication.Christopher J. Williams, Michael O'Rourke, Sanford D. Eigenbrode, Ian O'Loughlin & Stephen Crowley - 2013 - Journal of the American Society for Information Science 64 (9):1768-1779.
    Given the importance of cross-disciplinary research, facilitating CDR effectiveness is a priority for many institutions and funding agencies. There are a number of CDR types, however, and the effectiveness of facilitation efforts will require sensitivity to that diversity. This article presents a method characterizing a spectrum of CDR designed to inform facilitation efforts that relies on bibliometric techniques and citation data. We illustrate its use by the Toolbox Project, an ongoing effort to enhance cross-disciplinary communication in CDR teams through structured, (...)
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    Constructing a Shared History, Space and Destiny: The Childrens readerUdmurtia Forever with Russia.Dawn Archer & Christopher Williams - 2013 - Pragmatics and Society 4 (2):200-220.
    The children’s reader, Udmurtiia naveki s Rossiei, celebrates the “450th anniversary of the voluntary entry of Udmurtia into the Russian State structure”. Published in Russian, one of its aims is to familiarize young children (aged 10 and under) with “key events” in Udmurt-Russian relations leading up to the inclusion of Udmurt-inhabited areas in the Russian Empire; emphasizing throughout the absence of inter-ethnic conflict in a “multi-ethnic Udmurtia”. Drawing on history, corpus linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis, we show how the official (...)
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    The Abrogation of Subjectivity in the Psychiatric Courtroom: Toward a Psychoanalytic Semiotic Analysis.Christopher R. Williams - 1998 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 11 (2):181-192.
    ConclusionWe examined, on a cursory and suggestive level, the role of desire in the psychiatric courtroom. Employing selected conceptualizations from Lacan's semiosis, we demonstrated how this desire is essentially quashed and silenced by the clinicolegal community. Put another way, given the opinion inBoggs, we see how the essential being and way of knowing for diverse mentally ill citizens, are repressed by the psycholegal establishment. Indeed, followingBoggs, the only knowledge claims embraced by the court were those articulations uttered by experts, and (...)
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    Paul Guyer, A History of Modern Aesthetics. Reviewed By.Christopher Theodore Williams - 2016 - Philosophy in Review 36 (6):255-259.
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    Anne Wagner and Sophie Cacciaguidi-Fahy (Eds.), Obscurity and Clarity in the Law, Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, 2008, ISBN 9780754671435.Christopher Williams - 2009 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 22 (4):459-466.
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    Education and Climate Change: Living and Learning in Interesting Times. Edited by F. Kagawa and D. Selby.Christopher Williams - 2011 - British Journal of Educational Studies 59 (4):500-502.
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    Pictures, Photographs, and Causes.Christopher Williams - 1999 - Journal of Philosophical Research 24:127-147.
    I argue that photographic pictures need not depict their causes. The argument proceeds by an examination of puzzle cases in which the visible content of a photograph appears to diverge from its cause. I discuss an objection to the foregoing thought experiment, and also various sources of, and reinforcements for, the causal intuition.
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    Sublime in Modern Philosophy: Aesthetics, Ethics, and Nature by Emily Brady.Christopher Williams - 2015 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 53 (2):338-339.
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    Copyright© 2006 SAGE Publications (London, Thousand Oaks, CA and New Delhi) and David Rasmussen.Mitchell Aboulafia, Barry Allen, Foreword Richard Rorty Westview Press, Bruce A. Arrigo, Christopher R. Williams, Patrick Baert, Polity Press, Iain Boal, T. J. Clark & Joseph Matthews - 2006 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 32 (7):903-907.
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    Education and Climate Change: Living and Learning in Interesting Times. Edited by F. Kagawa and D. Selby: Pp. 259. London: Routledge. 2010.£ 65 (Hbk). ISBN 10: 0-415-80585-6. [REVIEW]Christopher Williams - 2011 - British Journal of Educational Studies 59 (4):500-502.
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    The Philosophy of the Gift and the Psychology of Advocacy: Critical Reflections on Forensic Mental Health Intervention.Christopher R. Williams & Bruce A. Arrigo - 2000 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 13 (2):215-242.
    This article examines mental health advocacy,exploring the philosophy of the gift and thepsychology of forensic intervention. Byselectively, though strategically, reviewing the workof Hobbes, Emerson, and Nietzsche,we argue that egoism, charity, and pity displace altruistic, selfless gift-giving. To furtherlegitimize our analysis, we consider Derrida's semiotic deconstructionism and Lacan's psychoanalytic semiotics. Derrida points outhow gift-giving is an aporetic reality; that is,it represents an (im)possibility. Lacandemonstrates how the mirror stage of development givesrise to the self-other ego, in which the subjectis always and already (...)
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    Puzzles & Posers.Christopher Williams - 1988 - Cogito 2 (2):32-32.
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    Paper Two: Allocation of Scarce Resources: The Need for Critical Analysis.Christopher Williams - 1996 - Health Care Analysis 4 (1):28-34.
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    Modern Art Theories.Christopher Williams - 1998 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 56 (4):377-389.
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    Approach to Aesthetics: Collected Papers on Philosophical Aesthetics.Christopher Williams - 2003 - Philosophical Review 112 (4):580-586.
    His own approach to aesthetics was unusually pure. Frank Sibley wrote lapidary essays that remain models of a type of philosophical prose in which distinctions are carefully drawn, arguments are patiently developed, and a clarity of overall conception is achieved through a great economy of means. The virtues most often mentioned in connection with Sibley are those of this type of prose. But his philosophical approach was pure in another—and more substantive—sense too. Sibley characteristically investigated conceptual issues that were identifiable (...)
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    Puzzles & Posers: Heterologicality.Christopher Williams - 1988 - Cogito 2 (2):32-32.
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    Pictures, Photographs, and Causes.Christopher Williams - 1999 - Journal of Philosophical Research 24:127-147.
    I argue that photographic pictures need not depict their causes. The argument proceeds by an examination of puzzle cases in which the visible content of a photograph appears to diverge from its cause. I discuss an objection to the foregoing thought experiment, and also various sources of, and reinforcements for, the causal intuition.
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    Environmental Victims: Arguing the Costs.Christopher Williams - 1997 - Environmental Values 6 (1):3 - 30.
    The costs of anthropogenic environmental change are usually discussed in broad terms, for example embracing damage to the ecosystem or buildings. There has been little consideration of the direct human dimension – the cost to and of environmental victims – except in clinical terms. In order to prevent and minimise environmental victimisation it seems necessary to present cost arguments to governments and commerce. This paper outlines the personal, social and cash costs of environmental victimisation, using the psycho-social literature, and brief (...)
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  40. Byt: jednoznaczny czy wieloznaczny?Christopher J. F. Williams - 1994 - Roczniki Filozoficzne 42 (1):205.
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  41. Claudia M. Schmidt, David Hume: Reason in History Reviewed By.Christopher Williams - 2004 - Philosophy in Review 24 (4):286-288.
  42. Claudia M. Schmidt, David Hume: Reason in History. [REVIEW]Christopher Williams - 2004 - Philosophy in Review 24:286-288.
  43. Realism and the Cinema a Reader /Edited by Christopher Williams. --. --.Christopher Williams - 1980 - Routledge & Kegan Paul in Association with the British Film Institute, 1980.
     
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  44. Realism and the Cinema: A Reader.Christopher Williams (ed.) - 1980 - Routledge & Kegan Paul in Association with the British Film Institute.
     
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  45. The Origin of Form.Christopher Williams - 1975 - Dissertation, Union Institute and University
    Most of the biological and earth sciences are concerned with finding the differences between things and the magnitude of those differences, while science is occupied exploring these spaces and changes, religion is looking for a way to establish a unity of the parts. An interesting and valid question can be formulated by synthesizing the dedication to detail of the one with the great encompassing cohesiveness of the other. What is there to be seen if the form, material, structure, function and (...)
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  46. Law and Well-Being: Applying the Philosophy of Occupational Therapy in Schools.Farzaneh Yazdani & Christopher Williams - 2009 - Philosophical Practice 4 (1):393-406.
    How does law effect well-being? Can school rules influence the feel-good factor among children? If a self-perception of being ‘good’ improves well-being, people would prefer to be good—even children. But traditional school rules are often contrary to the principles of well-being, and create ‘good criminals’. Starting from the seemingly absurd truth—‘crime is caused by the law’— the paper proposes that children should learn to view law critically and creatively. Then, through a novel application of Occupational Therapy , and using ‘law’ (...)
     
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