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Dale Lynn Holt
Mississippi State University
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    Regularity in Nonlinear Dynamical Systems.D. Lynn Holt & R. Glynn Holt - 1993 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 44 (4):711-727.
    Laws of nature have been traditionally thought to express regularities in the systems which they describe, and, via their expression of regularities, to allow us to explain and predict the behavior of these systems. Using the driven simple pendulum as a paradigm, we identify three senses that regularity might have in connection with nonlinear dynamical systems: periodicity, uniqueness, and perturbative stability. Such systems are always regular only in the second of these senses, and that sense is not robust enough to (...)
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    Teleological Explanation: A Species of Causal Explanation.D. Lynn Holt - 1988 - Philosophical Psychology 1 (3):313-325.
    Abstract The thesis that teleological explanations are best understood as causal explanations is defended (contra Valentine). I shift the focus of debate from behavior simpliciter to allegedly rational behavior. Teleological explanation, in the case of rational agents, involves reason?giving; and the reasons agents give for acting must be causative of that action if those agents are to be rational in practice. I argue initially that to abandon the claim that reasons are causes of action is to abandon that which renders (...)
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    Rationality is Hard Work: An Alternative Interpretation of the Disruptive Effects of Thinking About Reasons.D. Lynn Holt - 1993 - Philosophical Psychology 6 (3):251 – 266.
    Recent experimental work by T.D. Wilson et al. indicates that a consequence of asking subjects to reflect on their attitudes is that they not only reduce the consistency between their attitudes and behavior, but they perform actions which they come to regret. Wilson interprets this work via intra-psychic concepts, and arrives at the conclusion that it is rational to avoid deliberating about a wide range of attitudes and behaviors. This consequence has objectionable implications for philosophical theories of deliberative practical rationality. (...)
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    Causation, Transitivity, and Causal Relata.D. Lynn Holt - 1990 - Journal of Philosophical Research 15:263-277.
    I consider an alleged example of a non-transitive causal chain, on the basis of which J. Lee has argued that causation is non-transitive. I show that his analysis of the example rests on too coarse-grained an approach to causal relata. I develop a fine-grained analysis of events which owes much to Dretske’s notion of an allomorphic event, and I use this analysis to show that in the example all the genuine causal chains are indeed transitive. It emerges that when fine-grained (...)
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    Metaphors as Imaginative Propositions.D. Lynn Holt - 1982 - Process Studies 12 (4):252-256.
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    Metaphor, History, Consciousness: From Locke to Dennett.D. Lynn Holt - 1999 - Philosophical Forum 30 (3):187-200.
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    Moral Philosophy.D. Lynn Holt - 1991 - Teaching Philosophy 14 (3):313-316.
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    Moral Philosophy: Theories, Skills, and Applications. [REVIEW]D. Lynn Holt - 1991 - Teaching Philosophy 14 (3):313-316.