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    Mereology Without Weak Supplementation.Donald Smith - 2009 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 87 (3):505 – 511.
    According to the Weak Supplementation Principle (WSP)—a widely received principle of mereology—an object with a proper part, p , has another distinct proper part that doesn't overlap p . In a recent article in this journal, Nikk Effingham and Jon Robson employ WSP in an objection to endurantism. I defend endurantism in a way that bears on mereology in general. First, I argue that denying WSP can be motivated apart from the truth of endurantism. I then go on to offer (...)
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  2. ‘Wholly Present’ Defined.Thomas M. Crisp & Donald P. Smith - 2005 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 71 (2):318–344.
    Three-dimensionalists , sometimes referred to as endurantists, think that objects persist through time by being “wholly present” at every time they exist. But what is it for something to be wholly present at a time? It is surprisingly difficult to say. The threedimensionalist is free, of course, to take ‘is wholly present at’ as one of her theory’s primitives, but this is problematic for at least one reason: some philosophers claim not to understand her primitive. Clearly the three-dimensionalist would be (...)
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  3. The Vagueness Argument for Mereological Universalism.Donald Smith - 2006 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 87 (3):357–368.
    In this paper, I critically discuss one of the more influential arguments for mereological universalism, what I will call ‘the Vagueness Argument’. I argue that a premise of the Vagueness Argument is not well supported and that there are at least two good reasons for thinking that the premise in question is false.
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    Vague Singulars, Semantic Indecision, and the Metaphysics of Persons.Donald P. Smith - 2007 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 74 (3):569-585.
    Composite materialism, as I will understand it, is the view that human persons are composite material objects. This paper develops and investigates an argument, The Vague Singulars Argument, for the falsity of composite materialism. We shall see that cogent or not, the Vague Singulars Argument has philosophically significant ramifications.
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  5. Kant on the Dependency of the Cosmological Argument on the Ontological Argument.Donald P. Smith - 2003 - European Journal of Philosophy 11 (2):206–218.
    Immanuel Kant’s well known and thoroughly discussed criticism of the cosmological argument, hereafter ‘CA’, is that it presupposes or depends upon the cogency of the ontological argument, hereafter ‘OA’. Call this criticism ‘the Dependency Thesis’. It is fair to say that the received view on the matter is that Kant failed to establish the Dependency Thesis.1 In what follows, I argue that the received view is mistaken. I begin by rehearsing the standard objection to what is typically taken to be (...)
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  6. The Fall of the Mind Argument and Some Lessons About Freedom.Donald Smith & E. J. Coffman - 2010 - In Joseph Campbell, Michael O'Rourke & Harry S. Silverstein (eds.), Action, Ethics and Responsibility. Cambridge: MIT Press. pp. 127-148.
    This chapter offers a new criticism of the Mind argument that is both decisive and instructive. It introduces a plausible principle (γ) that places a requirement on one’s having a choice about an event whose causal history includes only other events. Depending on γ’s truth-value, the Mind argument fails in such a way that one or the other of the two main species of libertarianism is the best approach to the metaphysics of freedom. Libertarians argue the compatibility of freedom and (...)
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    Religion and Politics in Burma.Josef Silverstein & Donald Eugene Smith - 1968 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 88 (3):652.
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    Chisholm's Phenomenal Argument Revisited: A Dilemma for Perdurantism.Donald Smith - 2010 - American Philosophical Quarterly 47 (1):31.
    According to perdurantism, objects persist by being spread out over time, just as composite three-dimensional objects are spread out over space. Just as a composite three-dimensional object is spread out over space by having spatial parts, objects persist, according to perdurantism, by having temporal parts. Perdurantism can be stated more precisely by saying what exactly a temporal part is. In the sequel, Theodore Sider's definition of "instantaneous temporal part" shall be assumed: x is an instantaneous temporal part of y at (...)
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    "On Zimmerman's 'The Providential Usefulness of Simple Foreknowledge'".Donald Smith - 2012 - In Kelly James Clark & Michael Rea (eds.), Reason, Metaphysics and Mind: New Essays on the Philosophy of Alvin Plantinga. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 197-202.
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  10. Knowledge and Lotteries.Donald Smith - 2005 - Philosophical Books 46 (2):123-131.
    John Hawthorne’s recent monograph Knowledge and Lotteries1 is centred on the following puzzle: Suppose you claim to know that you will not be able to afford to summer in the Hamptons next year. Aware of your modest means, we believe you. But suppose you also claim to know that a ticket you recently purchased in a multi-million dollar lottery is a loser. Most of us have the intuition that you do not know that your ticket is a loser. However, your (...)
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  11. Lottery Puzzles and Jesus' ‘Return’.Donald Smith - 2009 - Religious Studies 45 (1):37.
    This paper is about a puzzle – I'll call it ‘the Return’ – that puts considerable pressure upon Christians to accept a very robust scepticism about the future. Those familiar with work on so-called ‘lottery puzzles’ will notice much similarity between those puzzles and the Return. However, there is an important difference that renders the Return an especially difficult problem for a Christian who believes that he has much knowledge about the future. After introducing the Return, I'll argue that it (...)
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    Craig Kallendorf: Petrarch, Selected Letters. Pp. 156. Bryn Mawr: Thomas Library, Bryn Mawr College, 1986. Paper, £10.95. [REVIEW]Donald H. Smith - 1989 - The Classical Review 39 (1):162-162.
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    How to Endure an Alleged Paradox.Donald Smith - 2008 - Journal of Philosophical Research 33:285-292.
    Stephen Barker and Phil Dowe have argued, through what they call the mereological paradox, that endurantism is contradictory. In this paper, I take issue with Barker and Dowe’s argument. In addition to disarming an interesting philosophical argument against endurantism, my diagnosis of Barker and Dowe’s mereological paradox underscores what is central to the endurantism/perdurantism debate and reveals the inadequacy of a familiar way of describing enduring objects.
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    Athens: City and Empire. [REVIEW]Donald H. Smith - 1991 - The Classical Review 41 (2):506-507.
  15. Book Review. [REVIEW]Donald Smith - 1967 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 87 (2):208-209.
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  16. How to Endure an Alleged Paradox.Donald Smith - 2008 - Journal of Philosophical Research 33:285-292.
    Stephen Barker and Phil Dowe have argued, through what they call the mereological paradox, that endurantism is contradictory. In this paper, I take issue with Barker and Dowe’s argument. In addition to disarming an interesting philosophical argument against endurantism, my diagnosis of Barker and Dowe’s mereological paradox underscores what is central to the endurantism/perdurantism debate and reveals the inadequacy of a familiar way of describing enduring objects.
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  17. It Has Been Said.Donald F. Smith & Gerhard Uhlenbruck - 1987 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 30 (2):259-262.
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  18. Valuing Tradition, Valuing History: Reading Thomas McGrath’s Letter to an Imaginary Friend.Donald Smith - 1993 - Nature, Society, and Thought 6 (3):299-310.
     
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    Paul Whalen: Multas Per Gentes: A Collection of Latin Passages Selected From History, Prose and Poetry. Pp. Xvi + 64; Several Illustrations. Cambridge University Press, 1989. Paper, £3.50. - Paul Whalen: Urbs Antiqua: A Collection of Latin Passages Selected From History, Poetry, Speeches, Inscriptions and Letters, with Vocabulary, Notes and Questions. Pp. Xvi + 80; Several Illustrations. Cambridge University Press, 1989. Pp. £3.50. [REVIEW]Donald Smith - 1991 - The Classical Review 41 (2):524-524.
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    Pylos: A Colour Filmstrip with Commentary. [REVIEW]Donald H. Smith - 1991 - The Classical Review 41 (1):250-251.
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    Indian Voting Behavior: Studies of the 1962 General Elections.Donald E. Smith, Myron Weiner & Rajni Kothari - 1967 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 87 (2):208.
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    Petrarch, Selected Letters. [REVIEW]Donald Smith - 1989 - The Classical Review 39 (1):162-162.
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  23. Functional Salutogenic Mechanisms of the Brain.Donald F. Smith - 2002 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 45 (3):319-328.
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    Paul Whalen: Multas Per Gentes: A Collection of Latin Passages Selected From History, Prose and Poetry. (Themes in Latin Literature.) Pp. Xvi + 64; Several Illustrations. Cambridge University Press, 1989. Paper, £3.50.Paul Whalen: Urbs Antiqua: A Collection of Latin Passages Selected From History, Poetry, Speeches, Inscriptions and Letters, with Vocabulary, Notes and Questions. (Themes in Latin Literature.) Pp. Xvi + 80; Several Illustrations. Cambridge University Press, 1989. Pp. £3.50. [REVIEW]Donald H. Smith - 1991 - The Classical Review 41 (02):524-.
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    Cognitive Brain Mapping for Better or Worse.Donald F. Smith - 2010 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 53 (3):321-329.
    The scientific method is a potentiation of common sense, exercised with a specially firm determination not to persist in error if any exertion of hand or mind can deliver us from it. We are all affected by our past. I grew up in the “Land of Lincoln,” so stories about the 16th U.S. President, “Honest Abe” as we called him, were unavoidable in my youth. In particular, we learned that Abraham Lincoln never told a lie. Well, one day when I (...)
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    A Model of Competence for Counting.Donald A. Smith, James G. Greeno & Theresa M. Vitolo - 1989 - Cognitive Science 13 (2):183-211.
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    Interdisciplinary Approach to the Genesis of Anxiety.Donald E. P. Smith - 1956 - Educational Theory 6 (4):222-231.
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    South Asian Politics and Religion.Fritz Lehmann & Donald Eugene Smith - 1968 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 88 (3):650.
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    State Politics in India.Donald E. Smith & Myron Weiner - 1969 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 89 (1):217.
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