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    Discourse Structure and Cartesian Scepticism.David Ryan - 2003 - South African Journal of Philosophy 22 (1):40-50.
    I provide a new account of the nature of Cartesian scepticism, in which I show that if we draw on the notion of discourse structure we can show exactly how Cartesian scepticism is induced and that it is, in principle, impossible to dispel. The account proceeds by showing that, given the nature of discourse structure, there is no absolute distinction between what we normally think of as factual discourse– as discourse about “the actual world” – and what we normally think (...)
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    Judgment in Fiction.David Ryan - 2002 - South African Journal of Philosophy 21 (1):63-82.
    In this pa per, I show that in order to gain an understanding of the facts about fiction it is more fruitful to pursue an analysis of judgment in fiction than an analysis of truth in fiction. I do so in two steps. First I take the analyses of truth in fiction which David Lewis provides in “Truth in Fiction”, which are formulated in terms of possible worlds, and provide counterpart analyses of judgment in fiction, formulated in terms of (mental) (...)
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    Doing and Allowing: Dispensing with Rights and Agency.David Ryan - 2004 - Philosophia 31 (3-4):557-573.
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  4. Talking Painting: Dialogues with Twelve Contemporary Abstract Painters.David Ryan - 2004 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 62 (1):74-76.
     
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