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  1. 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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    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.
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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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    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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    Legal Pragmatism.David Boersema - 2009 - Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 37 (108):49-51.
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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.David Boersema - 2016 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 94 (1):208-209.
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    The Continental Philosophy Reader.David Boersema - 1997 - Teaching Philosophy 20 (2):193-196.
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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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    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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    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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    Eco on Names and Reference.David Boersema - 2005 - Contemporary Pragmatism 2 (1):167-184.
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    Make Up Your Mind. [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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    Peirce.David B. Boersema - 1986 - Teaching Philosophy 9 (4):372-373.
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    Philosophy of Mathematics.David Boersema - 2002 - Teaching Philosophy 25 (3):261-265.
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    Sophie's World.David Boersema - 1996 - Teaching Philosophy 19 (1):83-84.
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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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    Pragmatism V. Originalism: A Mistrial?David Boersema - 2013 - Contemporary Pragmatism 10 (2):79-96.
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    Philosophers: Debates and Dialogues," Fons Elders".David Boersema - 2013 - Teaching Philosophy 36 (4):417-420.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Metaphysics, Mind, and the Unity of Science.David Boersema - 2004 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (5):627-628.
    Ross & Spurrett's (R&S's) rebuttal of recent reductionistic work in the philosophy of mind relies on claims about the unity of science and explanation. I call those claims into question.
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    Make Up Your Mind.David Boersema - 2011 - Questions: Philosophy for Young People 11:13-13.
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    Representing and Intervening.David B. Boersema - 1985 - Teaching Philosophy 8 (2):177-178.
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    Philosophy For Children.David Boersema - 2011 - Philosophy Now 84:4-4.
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    Review of Charles Crittenden, Language, Reality, and Mind: A Defense of Everyday Thought[REVIEW]David Boersema - 2009 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (12).
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    Review of “Pragmatism, Old and New”. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2007 - Essays in Philosophy 8 (1):2.
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    Review of “Rights From Wrongs”. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2007 - Essays in Philosophy 8 (2):4.
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    "Review of" Reconsidering Logical Positivism". [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2002 - Essays in Philosophy 3 (1):13.
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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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    Review of “Metaphysics and Its Task”. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2001 - Essays in Philosophy 2 (1):4.
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    Introduction: Pragmatism and Neopragmatism.David Boersema - 2002 - Essays in Philosophy 3 (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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    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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    "Review of" The Road Since Structure". [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2004 - Essays in Philosophy 5 (2):5.
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    Wittgenstein on Names.David B. Boersema - 2000 - Essays in Philosophy 1 (2):7.
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    Peirce and Sartre on Consciousness and the Ego.David Boersema - 2003 - Philosophy Now 43:12-15.
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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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    Review of “The Liberating Power of Symbols”. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2004 - Essays in Philosophy 5 (1):6.
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    Legal Pragmatism: Community, Rights, and Democracy. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2009 - Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 37 (108):49-51.
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    Help for the Perplexed. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2004 - Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 32 (99):20-28.
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  45. Dimensions of Moral Agency.David Boersema (ed.) - 2014 - Cambridge Scholars Press.
     
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  46. 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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  47. Paul Custodio Bube and Jeffrey Geller, Eds. Conversations with Pragmatism: A Multi-Disciplinary Study. Amsterdam and New York: Editions Rodopi, 2002. Value Inquiry Book Series, Volume 129. Pp. Xiv + 126. ISBN 90-420-1560-8. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2004 - Contemporary Pragmatism 1 (2):179-182.
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  48. "Philosophers: Debates and Dialogues," Fons Elders. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2013 - Teaching Philosophy 36 (4):417-420.
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  49. Philosophy of Art: Aesthetic Theory and Practice.David Boersema - 2012 - Westview Press.
     
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  50. 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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