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    A Social Ontology.David Weissman - 2013 - 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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    Alternate conceptions of metaphysics.David Weissman - 2024 - Metaphilosophy 55 (1):89-97.
    Metaphysics is the inquiry having categorial form as its aim. Once all but defunct, metaphysics has now revived, though without disciplinary focus. Nine points of entry dominate current studies, each separate from and largely oblivious to the others. This essay characterizes the nine, expressing its preference for a discipline grounded in the empirical sciences while pursuing issues they ignore.
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    Autonomy and Free Will.David Weissman - 2018 - Metaphilosophy 49 (5):609-645.
    Autonomy and free will are essential conditions for moral agency: we aren’t responsible for effects we couldn’t choose or avert. Skeptics argue that the experience of free will is illusory; those defending it say that the conscious experience of intention and responsibility are sufficient evidence of free choice. This essay defends autonomy and free will from an alternate perspective: it affirms that choice has exhaustively material conditions but disputes the determinist claim that every choice is an involuntary step in a (...)
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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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    Are we trapped in Plato’s cave?David Weissman - 2021 - Metaphilosophy 52 (5):650-654.
    We often read Plato’s cave allegory for its trajectory: out of darkness into light. The back of the cave—where imagination projects fantasies onto shadows—is a place to flee. This part of the allegory reduces reality testing to thought or imagining, ignoring action and the people or things engaged. Yet thinkers prominent in our time—Immanuel Kant and W. V. O. Quine—suppose that our experience of the world is that of the cave’s prisoners: we too mistake fantasies for reality. This is an (...)
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    Dispositional Properties.David Weissman - 1965 - Carbondale,: 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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    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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    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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    Language, Persons, and Belief.David Weissman - 1969 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 29 (3):471-472.
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    Acknowledgements.David Weissman - 2013 - In Zone Morality. De Gruyter.
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    Acknowledgment.David Weissman - 2016 - In Spinoza’s Dream: On Nature and Meaning. Berlin: De Gruyter.
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    Acknowledgments.David Weissman - 2012 - In Sensibility and the Sublime. De Gruyter.
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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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    A note on the identity thesis.David Weissman - 1965 - Mind 74 (296):571-577.
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    Bibliography.David Weissman - 2013 - In Zone Morality. De Gruyter. pp. 127-128.
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    Bibliography.David Weissman - 2016 - In Spinoza’s Dream: On Nature and Meaning. Berlin: De Gruyter. pp. 179-182.
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    Contents.David Weissman - 2013 - In Zone Morality. De Gruyter.
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    2 Character.David Weissman - 2013 - In Zone Morality. De Gruyter. pp. 29-47.
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    Contents.David Weissman - 2016 - In Spinoza’s Dream: On Nature and Meaning. Berlin: De Gruyter.
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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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    Chapter One. Sensibility.David Weissman - 2012 - In Sensibility and the Sublime. De Gruyter. pp. 13-44.
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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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    Chapter Two. Applications.David Weissman - 2012 - In Sensibility and the Sublime. De Gruyter. pp. 45-62.
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    Chapter Three. Irresolution.David Weissman - 2012 - In Sensibility and the Sublime. De Gruyter. pp. 63-90.
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    Discourse on the Method and Meditations on First Philosophy.David Weissman (ed.) - 1996 - Yale University Press.
    Descartes' ideas not only changed the course of Western philosophy but also led to or transformed the fields of metaphysics, epistemology, physics and mathematics, political theory and ethics, psychoanalysis, and literature and the arts. This book reprints Descartes' major works, _Discourse on Method_ and _Meditations_, and presents essays by leading scholars that explore his contributions in each of those fields and place his ideas in the context of his time and our own. There are chapters by David Weissman on metaphysics (...)
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    3. Existence Proofs.David Weissman - 2016 - In Spinoza’s Dream: On Nature and Meaning. Berlin: De Gruyter. pp. 60-84.
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    Eternal Possibilities: A Neutral Ground for Meaning and Existence.David Weissman & George Kimball Plochmann - 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.
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    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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    Frontmatter.David Weissman - 2016 - In Spinoza’s Dream: On Nature and Meaning. Berlin: De Gruyter.
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    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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    Introduction.David Weissman - 2013 - In Zone Morality. De Gruyter. pp. 1-3.
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    Index.David Weissman - 2016 - In Spinoza’s Dream: On Nature and Meaning. Berlin: De Gruyter. pp. 183-192.
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    Introduction.David Weissman - 2016 - In Spinoza’s Dream: On Nature and Meaning. Berlin: De Gruyter. pp. 1-15.
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    Introduction.David Weissman - 2012 - In Sensibility and the Sublime. De Gruyter. pp. 1-12.
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    Index.David Weissman - 2012 - In Sensibility and the Sublime. De Gruyter. pp. 111-120.
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  39. Intuition and Ideality.David WEISSMAN - 1987 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 3 (1):60-64.
     
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  40. Intuition and Ideality.David WEISSMAN - 1987 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 93 (2):267-267.
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    6 Justification.David Weissman - 2013 - In Zone Morality. De Gruyter. pp. 98-126.
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    Logical Positivism: A Retrospective.David Weissman - 1991 - Journal of Philosophy 88 (10):520-521.
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    8. Last thoughts.David Weissman - 2016 - In Spinoza’s Dream: On Nature and Meaning. Berlin: De Gruyter. pp. 171-178.
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    1 Morality and Metaphysics.David Weissman - 2013 - In Zone Morality. De Gruyter. pp. 4-28.
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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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    3 Moral experience.David Weissman - 2013 - In Zone Morality. De Gruyter. pp. 48-68.
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    7. Mental functions.David Weissman - 2016 - In Spinoza’s Dream: On Nature and Meaning. Berlin: De Gruyter. pp. 147-170.
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  48. Mental structure.David J. Weissman - 1969 - Ratio (Misc.) 11 (June):14-37.
     
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    5. Meaning, value, and truth.David Weissman - 2016 - In Spinoza’s Dream: On Nature and Meaning. Berlin: De Gruyter. pp. 104-127.
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    1. Nature.David Weissman - 2016 - In Spinoza’s Dream: On Nature and Meaning. Berlin: De Gruyter. pp. 16-48.
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