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    A Social Ontology.David Weissman - 2000 - Yale University Press.
    Moral and social philosophers often assume that humans beings are and ought to be autonomous. This tradition of individualism, or atomism, underlies many of our assumptions about ethics and law; it provides a legitimating framework for liberal democracy and free market capitalism. In this powerful book, David Weissman argues against atomistic ontologies, affirming instead that all of reality is social. Every particular is a system created by the reciprocal causal relations of its parts, he explains. Weissman formulates an original metaphysics (...)
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    Dispositional Properties.David Weissman - 1965 - Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
    DAVID WEISSMAN DISPOSITIONAL PROPERTIES FOREWORD BY George Kimball ...
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    Autonomy and Free Will.David Weissman - 2018 - Metaphilosophy 49 (5):609-645.
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    Are We Trapped in Plato’s Cave?David Weissman - 2021 - Metaphilosophy 52 (5):650-654.
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    Dispositional Properties.David Weissman - 2008 - Southern Illinois University Press.
    In_ Dispositional Properties_, David Weissman attacks a problem central to the philosophy of mind and, by implication, to the theory of being: Are there potentialities, capabilities, which dispose the mind to think in one way rather than another? The volume is arranged in the form of four arguments that converge upon a single point. First, there is an intricate discussion of the shortcomings of Hume's account of mind as ideas and impressions. Next comes a brief treatment of the arguments of (...)
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    Intuition and Ideality.David Weissman - 1987 - State University of New York Press.
    This book shows how idealism is a consequence of the intuitionist method.
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    On the Plurality of Worlds.David Weissman - 1987 - Review of Metaphysics 40 (3):585-588.
    This book is an explication and defense of the author's modal realism. There are possible worlds and individuals, he says, different from the possibles realized in this world of ours. The reality of the many possibilities is a hypothesis needed for explaining the representational character of our language, as when we say that there might be talking donkeys, though there are none. It is the reality of these possibles, as worlds and individuals, that Lewis defends.
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    Cities, Real and Ideal: Categories for an Urban Ontology.David Weissman - 2010 - De Gruyter.
    Cities are conspicuous among settlements because of their bulk and pace: Venice, Paris, or New York. Each is distinctive, but all share a social structure that mixes systems, their members, and a public regulator. Cities alter this structure in ways specific to themselves: orchestras play music too elaborate for a quartet; city densities promote collaborations unachievable in simpler towns. Cities, Real and Ideal avers with von Bertalanffy, Parsons, Simmel, and Wirth that a theory of social structure is empirically testable and (...)
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    Why Free Will Is Real. By Christian List. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2019. Pp. Viii + 215.David Weissman - 2019 - Metaphilosophy 50 (5):743-747.
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    Dispositions as Geometrical-Structural Properties.David Weissman - 1978 - Review of Metaphysics 32 (2):275 - 297.
    I suggest that we may settle the question of their relatedness by way of two arguments. The first argument holds that two worlds might be identical in structure but different in their dispositions and subsequent behaviors. This argument loosens the relation of dispositional to structural properties; but, though plausible in itself, the argument has disastrous implications for the uniformity of processes within each world. The second argument supports our intuitive belief that the dependency of a thing’s dispositions upon its structure (...)
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  11. Logical Positivism: A Retrospective.David Weissman - 1991 - Journal of Philosophy 88 (10):520-521.
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    Agency: Moral Identity and Free Will.David Weissman - 2020 - Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers.
    There is agency in all we do: thinking, doing, or making. We invent a tune, play, or use it to celebrate an occasion. Or we make a conceptual leap and ask more abstract questions about the conditions for agency. They include autonomy and self-appraisal, each contested by arguments immersing us in circumstances we don’t control. But can it be true we that have no personal responsibility for all we think and do? Agency: Moral Identity and Free Will proposes that deliberation, (...)
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  13. Bibliography.David Weissman - 2016 - In Spinoza's Dream: On Nature and Meaning. De Gruyter. pp. 179-182.
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  14. Book Review. [REVIEW]David Weissman - 1987 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 1:165-172.
     
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  15. 3. Existence Proofs.David Weissman - 2016 - In Spinoza's Dream: On Nature and Meaning. De Gruyter. pp. 60-84.
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  16. Eternal Possibilities: A Neutral Ground for Meaning and Existence.David Weissman - 1977 - Southern Illinois University Press.
    _Eternal Possibilities: A Neutral Ground for Meaning and Existence_ builds on David Weissman's earlier_ Dispositional Properties_ and makes a signal contribution to the study of metaphysics. Here, broadening and enriching the point of view adopted in his earlier work, Weissman cites and criticizes a large number of theories proposed by authors from Plato to Wittgenstein and others exploring language theory and metaphysics. __ Students of Wittgenstein will be especially interested in Mr. Weissman's critical examination of Wittgenstein's claim in the_ Tractatus_ (...)
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  17. Future Philosophy.David Weissman - 2009 - Balkan Journal of Philosophy 1 (1):7-8.
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    Hypothesis and the Spiral of Reflection: Levinas and the Politics of Reproduction.David Weissman - 1989 - State University of New York Press.
    A sequel to Weissman's Intuition and ideality (1987).
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  19. Index.David Weissman - 2016 - In Spinoza's Dream: On Nature and Meaning. De Gruyter. pp. 183-192.
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  20. Mark D. White, Kantian Ethics and Economics: Autonomy, Dignity, and Character. [REVIEW]David Weissman - 2012 - Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History 42 (1):103-109.
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  21. Mental Structure.David J. Weissman - 1969 - Ratio (Misc.) 11 (June):14-37.
     
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  22. 1. Nature.David Weissman - 2016 - In Spinoza's Dream: On Nature and Meaning. De Gruyter. pp. 16-48.
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  23. 4. Other Ontologies.David Weissman - 2016 - In Spinoza's Dream: On Nature and Meaning. De Gruyter. pp. 85-103.
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  24. 5 Politics.David Weissman - 2014 - In Zone Morality. De Gruyter. pp. 77-97.
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  25. 4 Regulation.David Weissman - 2014 - In Zone Morality. De Gruyter. pp. 69-76.
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  26. Sensibility and the Sublime.David Weissman (ed.) - 2012 - De Gruyter.
    Philosophic attention shifted after Hegel from Kant's emphasis on sensibility to criticism and analyses of the fine arts. The arts themselves seemed as ample as nature; a disciplined science could devote as much energy to one as the other. But then the arts began to splinter because of new technologies: photography displaced figurative painting; hearing recorded music reduced the interest in learning to play it. The firm interiority that Hegel assumed was undermined by the speed, mechanization, and distractions of modern (...)
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  27. 2. Silent Conditions.David Weissman - 2016 - In Spinoza's Dream: On Nature and Meaning. De Gruyter. pp. 49-59.
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  28. Spinoza’s Dream: On Nature and Meaning.David Weissman (ed.) - 2016 - De Gruyter.
    Meaning and nature are this book’s principal topics. They seem an odd couple, like raisins and numbers, though they elide when meanings of a global sort—ideologies and religions, for example—promote ontologies that subordinate nature. Setting one against the other makes reality contentious. It signifies workmates and a coal face to miners, gluons to physicists, prayer and redemption to priests. Are there many realities, or many perspectives on one? The answer I prefer is the comprehensive naturalism anticipated by Aristotle and Spinoza: (...)
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  29. Styles of Thought: Interpretation, Inquiry, and Imagination.David Weissman - 2009 - State University of New York Press.
    _Differentiates inquiry from interpretation in order to secure a foundation for truth._.
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  30. The Cage: Must, Should, and Ought From Is.David Weissman - 2006 - State University of New York Press.
    Philosophical examination of the relationship of normativity and freedom.
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  31. The Cage: Must, Should, and Ought From Is.David Weissman - 2007 - State University of New York Press.
    _Philosophical examination of the relationship of normativity and freedom._.
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  32. Truth's Debt to Value.David Weissman - 1993 - Yale University Press.
    Is something true because we believe it to be so or because it is true? How can a culturally bound community achieve scientific knowledge when values, attitudes, and desires shape its beliefs? In this book an eminent philosopher considers various schools of thought on the nature of truth. David Weissman argues that truth exists in the correspondence between statement and fact: what can be said about our world can be measured against a reality that has a character and existence independent (...)
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  33. Walter Watson, "The Architectonics of Meaning". [REVIEW]David Weissman - 1987 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 1 (2):165.
     
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  34. Zone Morality.David Weissman - 2014 - De Gruyter.
    Zone Morality describes systems families and businesses created by the causal reciprocities of their members. These relations embody the duties and permissions of a system s moral code. We move easily among core systems, though interests and moral demands may vary. Procedural democracy promises equity to people or systems having diverse interests when society fails to create a public that governs for the common interest.".
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  35. Styles of Thought: Interpretation, Inquiry, and Imagination.David Weissman - 2007 - State University of New York Press.
    Differentiates inquiry from interpretation in order to secure a foundation for truth.
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    A Combinatorial Theory of Possibility.David Weissman - 1991 - Review of Metaphysics 44 (3):614-617.
    "Wherever possible," said Bertrand Russell, "substitute constructions out of known entities for inferences to unknown entities." Metaphysics in this style is the activity of formulating and applying a calculus. We are to supply a list of primitive ideas, with a specification of the rules for combining them, and a sample of complexes created by combining these simples. Every obscure idea is to be reformulated as the complex deriving from these simples. The values impelling us include economy, clarity, decidability, and fruitfulness.
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    Leibniz's Metaphysics of Nature. [REVIEW]David Weissman - 1985 - Review of Metaphysics 38 (3):679-682.
    These are seven essays, four of them published before and rewritten, on issues fundamental to Leibniz's metaphysics and theory of knowledge. Rescher summarizes the matters discussed.
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    Carnap and Twentieth-Century Thought.David Weissman - 2009 - Teaching Philosophy 32 (2):227-231.
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    Platonism In the Tractatus.David Weissman - 1972 - Idealistic Studies 2 (1):51-80.
    In the Tractatus Wittgenstein espouses a theory of mind and knowledge that is like Plato’s: he exhibits the theory as he argues that propositional signs picture states of affairs. That is the conclusion for which I shall argue in this paper.
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    Pain Assessment and Management in the Long-Term Care Setting.David E. Weissman & Sandra Matson - 1999 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 20 (1):31-43.
    The assessment and management of pain is a significant public health problem in the United States. Long-term care facilities face unique barriers and challenges to pain management due to the large population of cognitively impaired residents, little physician contact and poor pain education for nurses and nurse assistants. In addition, common misconceptions about pain and pain treatment in the elderly along with health professional and resident fears of addiction and drug toxicity, add to the problem of pain management. The basic (...)
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    Metaphysics After Pragmatism.David Weissman - 1989 - Review of Metaphysics 42 (3):513 - 546.
    ONE ASSUMPTION ABOUT METAPHYSICS is often shared by those who renounce it. Metaphysical theories are not true, they say, because of being neither true nor false. Opponents of one sort excoriate the theories as meaningless. Others say that truth and falsity are irrelevant to metaphysics, as they are to literature. Like novelists and playwrights, we metaphysicians are said to formulate the stories used for thinking about possible worlds, such as the imaginary ones of fiction and this actual world. Metaphysics, this (...)
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    The Faces of Existence.David Weissman - 1988 - Review of Metaphysics 42 (1):163-165.
    Some of us might think that a logician turned metaphysical has lost his way. Everyone else can enjoy the persistence and rigor of this daring book. The Faces of Existence demands that we find a place, within a physicalist ontology and a realist theory of knowledge, for many of the topics which normally baffle those theories. There are chapters or sections about subjectivity, value, God, and metaphor, all within a context where there is said to be no difference within these (...)
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    Some Thoughts About the Requirements for Reviewing Books.David Weissman - 2010 - Metaphilosophy 41 (5):715-716.
    Abstract: The quality of peer-reviewed journals is vulnerable to the absence of declared standards for book reviews. Reviewers should agree to several simple rules before undertaking to review books and while writing them. Sensitivity to an author's aims is one requirement; familiarity with an author's previous and relevant publications is another. Critical judgment is always appropriate, but it can be set apart from an account of the ideas reviewed.
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    Chapter Four. Interiority and Selfhood.David Weissman - 2012 - In Sensibility and the Sublime. De Gruyter. pp. 91-110.
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  45. Intuition and Ideality.David WEISSMAN - 1987 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 3 (1):60-64.
     
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  46. Intuition and Ideality.David WEISSMAN - 1987 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 93 (2):267-267.
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    Lost Souls: The Philosophic Origins of a Cultural Dilemma.David Weissman - 2003 - State University of New York Press.
    _Traces the history of mind-body dualism._.
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    Zone Morality.David Weissman - 2013 - Metaphilosophy 44 (5):589-603.
    Traditional moral theory usually has either of two emphases: virtuous moral character or principles for distributing duties or goods. “Zone morality” introduces a third: families and businesses are systems created by the causal reciprocities of their members. These relations embody the duties and permissions of a system's moral code. Core systems satisfy basic interests and needs; we move easily among them, hardly noticing that moral demands vary from system to system. Moral conflicts arise because of discord within or among systems (...)
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    7. Mental Functions.David Weissman - 2016 - In Spinoza's Dream: On Nature and Meaning. De Gruyter. pp. 147-170.
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    Free Speech.David Weissman - 1996 - Metaphilosophy 27 (4):339-355.
    Recognition of the harms done by free speech is a function of the social ontology presupposed. An atomist ontology implies that the harms suffered are restricted to individual people. This paper suggests an alternate ontology—one that describes systems established by the causal reciprocities of their proper parts. It proposes a consequentialist moral theory, and considers the harms suffered by these systems when speech exposes their internal, otherwise private, behaviors or features, when speech is malicious and false, and when speech is (...)
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