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    Philosophy of Science for Scientists, by Lars-Göran Johansson; and The Nature of Scientific Knowledge: An Explanatory Approach, by Kevin McCain.David Boersema - 2017 - Teaching Philosophy 40 (3):385-389.
  2. Peirce on Explanation.David Boersema - 2003 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 17 (3):224-236.
    There has been a recent focused effort in philosophical scholarship to bridge the perceived divide between pragmatism and analytic philosophy. This divide, it has been suggested, is over philosophical doctrines, methods, and even aims. This is not to say there has not been fruitful—even if antagonistic—dialogue between these two philosophical traditions. Clearly there has been, e.g., Russell's famous (or infamous) disputes with James and Dewey. Clearly also, there has been direct philosophical influence from one tradition to the other, e.g., Peirce (...)
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    Pragmatism and Reference.David Boersema - 2008 - MIT Press.
    Despite a recent revival of interest in pragmatist philosophy, most work in the analytic philosophy of language ignores insights offered by classical pragmatists and contemporary neopragmatists. In Pragmatism and Reference, David Boersema argues that a pragmatist perspective on reference presents a distinct alternative--and corrective--to the prevailing analytic views on the topic. Boersema finds that the pragmatist approach to reference, with alternative understandings of the nature of language, the nature of conceptualization and categorization, and the nature of inquiry, is suggested in (...)
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    Dimensions of Moral Agency.David Boersema (ed.) - 2014 - Cambridge Scholars.
    Dimensions of Moral Agency addresses and exemplifies the multi-dimensionality of modern moral philosophy. The book is a collection of papers originally presented at the Northwest Philosophy Conference in October 2013. The papers encompass a wide variety of topics within moral philosophy, including metaethics, normative ethics, and applied ethics, and broadly fall within the areas of the nature of moral agency and moral agency as it is played out in particular aspects of people's lived experiences. The papers include assessments of the (...)
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    Peirce on Names and Reference.David Boersema - 2002 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 38 (3):351 - 362.
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    The Myth of Universal Human Rights: Its Origin, History, and Explanation, Along with a More Humane Way, by David N. Stamos: Boulder, CO: Routledge, 2014, Pp. Xiii + 291, US$37. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2016 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 94 (1):208-209.
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    Review of “Hilary Putnam: Pragmatism and Realism”. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2003 - Essays in Philosophy 4 (1):12.
    This book is the ninth volume in Routledge’s series, “Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy.” It is a collection of eleven essays, with responsesto each by Putnam. The first five essays focus on issues relating to Putnam and pragmatism; the remaining six essays deal withPutnam on realism. In addition there is an introduction to each of the book’s two parts.
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    Geach on Proper Names.David Boersema - 2007 - The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 6:37-42.
    Recently, several philosophers of language have claimed that, at least in some respects, Peter Geach proposed a view about proper names that anticipated important features of the causal theory (or historical chain theory) that was later set forth by Saul Kripke and others. Quentin Smith, for example, in his essay, "Direct, Rigid Designation and A Posteriori Necessity: A History and Critique," says explicitly that "Geach (1969) ... originated the causal or 'historical chain' theory of names" (1999). In his entry on (...)
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    Author Court D. Lewis Meets Critics on Repentance and the Right to Forgiveness.Court D. Lewis, Gregory L. Bock, David Boersema & Jennifer Kling - 2019 - The Acorn 19 (1):19-41.
    Court D. Lewis, author of Repentance and the Right to Forgiveness, presents a rights-based theory of ethics grounded in eirenéism, a needs-based theory of rights that seeks peaceful flourishing for all moral agents. This approach creates a moral relationship between victims and wrongdoers such that wrongdoers owe victims compensatory obligations. However, one further result is that wrongdoers may be owed forgiveness by victims. This leads to the “repugnant implication” that victims may be wrongdoers who do not forgive. Author Lewis addresses (...)
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    Pragmatism V. Originalism: A Mistrial?David Boersema - 2013 - Contemporary Pragmatism 10 (2):79-96.
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    Is the Descriptivist / Cluster Theory of Reference “Wrong From the Fundamentals”?David B. Boersema - 1988 - Philosophy Research Archives 14:517-538.
    In this paper I suggest that Searle’s theory of reference is immune to the specific criticisms that have been levelled against it. I first present an overview of Searle’s “cluster” theory, followed by an overview of the Kripkean critique. I then examine in detail Kripke’s objections and suggest that they are not sufficient for a rejection of Searle’s theory. Finally, I consider several general objections to the cluster theory and argue that they, too, do not suffice to reject it.
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    Legal Pragmatism: Community, Rights, and Democracy.David Boersema - 2009 - Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 37 (108):49-51.
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    "Philosophers: Debates and Dialogues," Fons Elders. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2013 - Teaching Philosophy 36 (4):417-420.
  14. Imperatives for Nonviolent Revolution. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2021 - The Acorn 21 (1-2):90-93.
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  15. Inductivism, Naturalism, and Metascientific Theories.David Boersema - 1998 - The Paideia Archive: Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 37:1-8.
    In this paper I will argue that, while inductivism as a view concerning scientific theories has been discredited, the criteria for evaluating metascientific theories is in fact primarily inductivist. The very philosophical community that has condemned and eschewed inductivism for scientific theories in fact applies inductivism for its own metascientific theories. While somewhat troubling, matters are compounded for those advocating a naturalist stance toward metascientific theories, since those advocates suggest that there is not a sharp division between scientific theories and (...)
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    Philosophy of Art: Aesthetic Theory and Practice.David Boersema - 2012 - Westview Press.
    A single-authored text incorporating short excerpts from primary sources on philosophical considerations of art and its application to the specific arts.
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  17. Philosophy of Human Rights: Theory and Practice.David Boersema - 2011 - Routledge.
  18. Review of Hilary Putnam: Pragmatism and Realism, Ed. James Conant and Urszula M. Zeglen. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2003 - Essays in Philosophy 4 (1):99-103.
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  19. Review of Pragmatism, Old and New, Ed. Susan Haack, Assoc. Ed. Robert Lane. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2007 - Essays in Philosophy 8 (1):194-195.
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  20. Review of Rights From Wrongs, by Alan Dershowitz. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2007 - Essays in Philosophy 8 (2):321-324.
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  21. "Review of" The Pragmatism Reader: From Peirce Through the Present". [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2011 - Essays in Philosophy 12 (2):12.
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  22. Review of The Liberating Power of Symbols, by Jürgen Habermas, Trans. Peter Dews; and The Postnational Constellation, by Jürgen Habermas, Trans., Ed. Max Pensky. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2004 - Essays in Philosophy 5 (1):127-130.
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    Spiritual and Political Dimensions of Nonviolence and Peace.David Boersema & Katy Gray Brown (eds.) - 2006 - Brill | Rodopi.
    This book is a collection of philosophical papers that explores theoretical and practical aspects and implications of nonviolence as a means of establishing peace. The papers range from spiritual and political dimensions of nonviolence to issues of justice and values and proposals for action and change.
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  24. Spiritual and Political Dimensions of Nonviolence and Peace.Katy Gray Brown & David Boersema (eds.) - 2006 - Rodopi.
    This book is a collection of philosophical papers that explores theoretical and practical aspects and implications of nonviolence as a means of establishing peace. The papers range from spiritual and political dimensions of nonviolence to issues of justice and values and proposals for action and change.
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    The Continental Philosophy Reader.David Boersema - 1997 - Teaching Philosophy 20 (2):193-196.
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    Sophie’s World.David Boersema - 1996 - Teaching Philosophy 19 (1):83-84.
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    Selected Logic Papers, Enlarged Edition.David Boersema - 1996 - Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 24 (75):9-10.
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    Review of “The Philosophy of Biology” and “Sex and Death: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Biology.”. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2000 - Essays in Philosophy 1 (1):3.
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    Eco on Names and Reference.David Boersema - 2005 - Contemporary Pragmatism 2 (1):167-184.
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    Review of “Metaphysics and Its Task”. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2001 - Essays in Philosophy 2 (1):4.
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    Peirce.David B. Boersema - 1986 - Teaching Philosophy 9 (4):372-373.
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    Make Up Your Mind: A Classroom Guide to 10 Age-Old Debates. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2011 - Questions 11:13-13.
    A review of Porter and Girsch’s book for gifted middle and high school children, focusing on useful classroom activities. Boersema analyzes how the book accounts for multiple philosophic discussions for children, including the following: Nature vs. Nurture, Deduction vs. Induction, Absolutism vs. Relativism, Discovered Math vs. Invented Math, Reason vs. Revelation, Free Will vs. Determinism, Liberalism vs. Conservatism, Free Markets vs. Regulated Markets, Safety vs. Risk, and Melting Pot vs. Melting Not.
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    Philosophy of Mathematics.David Boersema - 2002 - Teaching Philosophy 25 (3):261-265.
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    Review of “Rights From Wrongs”. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2007 - Essays in Philosophy 8 (2):4.
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    Representing and Intervening: Introductory Topics in the Philosophy of Natural Science. [REVIEW]David B. Boersema - 1985 - Teaching Philosophy 8 (2):177-178.
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    Pragmatism, Rights, and Democracy. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2000 - Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 28 (86):27-29.
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    Lisa Marie Anderson, Hamann and the Tradition (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2012). David Appelbaum, À Propos, Levinas (Albany: SUNY Press, 2012). Alain Badiou, The Adventure of French Philosophy, Trans. Bruno Bosteels (New York: Verso Press, 2012). [REVIEW]Alain Badiou, Miguel Beistegui, David Boersema, Steven M. Cahn, Robert B. Talisse, Adam Rosen-Carole, Todd Mayers, Françoise Dastur, Juan Manuel Garrido & Boris Gasparov - 2012 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 33 (2).
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    Wittgenstein on Names.David B. Boersema - 2000 - Essays in Philosophy 1 (2):7.
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    Representing and Intervening.David B. Boersema - 1985 - Teaching Philosophy 8 (2):177-178.
  40. American Philosophy.David Boersema - 2004 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    The term “American Philosophy,” perhaps surprisingly, has been somewhat vague. While it has tended to primarily include philosophical work done by Americans within the geographical confines of the United States, this has not been exclusively the case. For example, Alfred North Whitehead came to the United States relatively late in life. On the other hand, George Santayana spent much of his life outside of the United States. Until only recently, the term was used to refer to philosophers of European descent. (...)
     
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    Mass Extinctions and the Teaching of Philosophy of Science.David B. Boersema - 1996 - Teaching Philosophy 19 (3):263-274.
    This paper outlines an introductory lecture of a philosophy of science course that is composed of excerpts from John Summerville's article, "Umbrellaology." The lecture serves as an opening discussion and facilitates students’ engagement with the concept of Umbrellaology as an informal foundational introduction for students to engage in relevant issues and classical readings of philosophy of science. The author argues that is also a proven vehicle for confronting student assumptions and presuppositions about the nature of science.
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    Review of “The Liberating Power of Symbols”. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2004 - Essays in Philosophy 5 (1):6.
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    Review of “Pragmatism, Old and New”. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2007 - Essays in Philosophy 8 (1):2.
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    Michael Polanyi and His Generation: Origins of the Social Construction of Science.David Boersema - 2014 - Annals of Science 71 (3):1-3.
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    Review of “The Pursuit of Comparative Aesthetics: An Interface Between East and West”. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2008 - Essays in Philosophy 9 (2):12.
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    Make Up Your Mind: A Classroom Guide to 10 Age-Old Debates. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2011 - Questions 11:13-13.
    A review of Porter and Girsch’s book for gifted middle and high school children, focusing on useful classroom activities. Boersema analyzes how the book accounts for multiple philosophic discussions for children, including the following: Nature vs. Nurture, Deduction vs. Induction, Absolutism vs. Relativism, Discovered Math vs. Invented Math, Reason vs. Revelation, Free Will vs. Determinism, Liberalism vs. Conservatism, Free Markets vs. Regulated Markets, Safety vs. Risk, and Melting Pot vs. Melting Not.
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    "Review of" The Road Since Structure". [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2004 - Essays in Philosophy 5 (2):5.
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    Review of “Embryology, Epigenesis, and Evolution” and “Philosophy of Experimental Biology”. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2006 - Essays in Philosophy 7 (1):1.
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    Sophie’s World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 1996 - Teaching Philosophy 19 (1):83-84.
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    Geach on Proper Names.David Boersema - 2007 - The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 6:37-42.
    Recently, several philosophers of language have claimed that, at least in some respects, Peter Geach proposed a view about proper names that anticipated important features of the causal theory that was later set forth by Saul Kripke and others. Quentin Smith, for example, in his essay, "Direct, Rigid Designation and A Posteriori Necessity: A History and Critique," says explicitly that "Geach... originated the causal or 'historical chain' theory of names". In his entry on "Proper Names" for the Routledge Encyclopedia of (...)
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