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  1. The Elements of Being.Donald Cary Williams - 1953 - Review of Metaphysics 7 (2):3-18, 171-92.
  2. The Myth of Passage.Donald C. Williams - 1951 - Journal of Philosophy 48 (15):457-472.
  3. On the Elements of Being: I.Donald Cary Williams - 1953 - Review of Metaphysics 7 (1):3--18.
    Metaphysics is the thoroughly empirical science. Every item of experience must be evidence for or against any hypothesis of speculative cosmology, and every experienced object must be an exemplar and test case for the categories of analytic ontology. Technically, therefore, one example ought for our present theme to be as good as another. The more dignified examples, however, are darkened with a patina of tradition and partisanship, while some frivolous ones are peculiarly perspicuous. Let us therefore imagine three lollipops, made (...)
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  4. On the Elements of Being: I.Donald C. Williams - 1953 - In Tim Crane & Katalin Farkas (eds.), Metaphysics: A Guide and Anthology. Oxford University Press.
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  5. Universals and Existents.Donald C. Williams - 1986 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 64 (1):1 – 14.
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  6. Principles of Empirical Realism: Philosophical Essays.Donald Cary Williams - 1966 - Charles C. Thomas.
  7. On the Elements of Being: I.Donald C. Williams - 1997 - In D. H. Mellor & Alex Oliver (eds.), Properties. Oxford University Press.
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    On the Elements of Being: II.Donald C. Williams - 1953 - Review of Metaphysics 7 (2):171-192.
    If a bit of perceptual behavior is a trope, so is any response to a stimulus, and so is the stimulus, and so therefore, more generally, is every effect and its cause. When we say that the sunlight caused the blackening of the film we assert a connection between two tropes; when we say that Sunlight in general causes Blackening in general, we assert a corresponding relation between the corresponding universals. Causation is often said to relate events, and generally speaking (...)
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  9. The Ground of Induction.Donald Williams - 1949 - Philosophy 24 (88):86-88.
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    The Ground of Induction.Donald Cary Williams - 1947 - New York: Russell & Russell.
    A classic defense of the rationality of induction. Williams argues that induction (conceived as inference from sample to population in general) is justified by the proportional syllogism (direct inference), the argument form "Probably if most As are Bs and this is an A, then this is a B." It is a necessary mathematical fact that the vast majority of large samples of a population nearly match the population in composition (e.g. if they have an unknown proportion of black and white). (...)
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    Dispensing with Existence.Donald C. Williams - 1962 - Journal of Philosophy 59 (23):748-763.
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  12. Principles of Empirical Realism.Donald Cary Williams - 1968 - Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 24 (3):377-377.
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    The Sea Fight Tomorrow.Donald Cary Williams - 1951 - In Structure, Method and Meaning. New York: Liberal Arts Press. pp. 282-306.
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    Necessary Facts.Donald C. Williams - 1963 - Review of Metaphysics 16 (4):601 - 626.
    My main thesis is that the necessary and its necessity are factual, or matters of fact, in the sense that they are realities on the same ontic plane or planes with any other beings there may be, physical, phenomenal, or Platonically transcendent, and are no more creatures of thought and speech than dogs and gravity are; if I think they are all physical actualities, this is only because I think everything is. I have a second thesis, however, which is that (...)
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    The Theory of Probability: An Inquiry Into the Logical and Mathematical Foundations of the Calculus of Probability.Donald C. Williams - 1950 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 11 (2):252-257.
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    The Argument for Realism.Donald C. Williams - 1934 - The Monist 44 (2):186-209.
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    The Nature of Universals and of Abstractions.Donald Cary Williams - 1931 - The Monist 41 (4):583-593.
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    The Metaphysics of Logical Positivism.Donald C. Williams - 1955 - Philosophical Review 64 (4):646.
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    The Realistic Interpretation of Scientific Sentences.Donald C. Williams - 1937 - Erkenntnis 7 (1):169-178.
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    Form and Matter, II.Donald C. Williams - 1958 - Philosophical Review 67 (4):499-521.
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    The Definition of Yellow and of Good.Donald Cary Williams - 1930 - Journal of Philosophy 27 (19):515-527.
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    Probability and Induction.Donald C. Williams - 1950 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 10 (4):578-580.
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    Comments on Mr. Ushenko's Theses.Elizabeth Lane Beardsley, Herbert Feigl, Donald C. Williams, Adolf Grünbaum, Y. H. Krikorian & C. West Churchman - 1953 - Review of Metaphysics 6 (3):473 - 482.
    2. In the first place, the term "power" is used to refer to processes which are held to go on at particular times, and to be accessible to direct experience. It is not clear to me why our experiences of activity are not "explicit", or why they are not to be regarded as manifested to the senses ; but possibly these assertions could be defended on the ground that the experiences in question are phenomenologically distinctive in some way.
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    Naturalism and the Nature of Things.Donald Williams - 1944 - Philosophical Review 53 (5):417-443.
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    Analysis, Analytic Propositions, and Real Definitions.Donald C. Williams - 1935 - Analysis 3 (5):75 - 80.
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    Remarks on Causation and Compulsion.Donald C. Williams - 1953 - Journal of Philosophy 50 (4):120-124.
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    The Nature and Variety of the A Priori.Donald C. Williams - 1937 - Analysis 5 (6):85 - 94.
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    Mind as a Matter of Fact.Donald Williams - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (2):205-25.
    The definitive principle of actualism is that the world is composed wholly of actual or factual entities, including concreta like a horse and abstracta like his neigh, and the sums and the sets thereof, all on the one plane of particular and definite existents. There are no substrata of potency or prime matter, no forces or virtues, no blur of indefiniteness or press of tendency; no superstructure of unexampled essences or disembodied possibilities or transcendental acts of Be-ing. Our actual entities, (...)
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    The Principles of Empirical Realism.Donald Cary Williams - 1969 - Philosophical Review 78 (3):399-402.
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    On the Derivation of Probabilities From Frequencies.Donald Williams - 1944 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 5 (4):449-484.
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    Tokens, Types, Words, and Terms.Donald C. Williams - 1936 - Journal of Philosophy 33 (26):701-707.
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    Of Essence and Existence and Santayana.Donald C. Williams - 1954 - Journal of Philosophy 51 (2):31-42.
  33. Mr. Stace's "Refutation of Realism".Donald C. Williams - 1934 - Mind 43 (171):357-358.
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  34. The Social Scientist as Philosopher and King.Donald C. Williams - 1949 - Philosophical Review 58 (4):345-359.
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    The Development of John Stuart Mill's System of Logic.Donald C. Williams & Oskar Alfred Kubitz - 1932 - Journal of Philosophy 29 (24):669.
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  36. The Innocence of the Given.Donald C. Williams - 1933 - Journal of Philosophy 30 (23):617-628.
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  37. More on the Ordinariness of History.Donald C. Williams - 1955 - Journal of Philosophy 52 (10):269-277.
  38. The Evils of Inductive Skepticism.Donald Cary Williams - manuscript
    An extract from Williams' The Ground of Induction (1947): "The sober amateur who takes the time to follow recent philosophical discussion will hardly resist the impression that much of it, in its dread of superstition and dogmatic reaction, has been oriented purposely toward skepticism: that a conclusion is admired in proportion as it is skeptical; that a jejune argument for skepticism will be admitted where a scrupulous defense of knowledge is derided or ignored; that an affirmative theory is a mere (...)
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    The A Priori Argument for Subjectivism.Donald C. Williams - 1933 - The Monist 43 (2):173-202.
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    The Principle of Alternation.Donald Cary Williams - 1923 - The Monist 33 (4):586-600.
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    Being, Negation and Logic.Donald C. Williams - 1965 - Philosophical Review 74 (3):390.
  42. Professor Linsky on Aristotle.Donald C. Williams - 1954 - Philosophical Review 63 (2):253-255.
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    Scientific Method and the Existence of Consciousness.Donald C. Williams - 1934 - Psychological Review 41 (5):461-79.
  44. Being, Negation and Logic. [REVIEW]Donald G. Williams - 1965 - Philosophical Review 74 (3):390-392.
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  45. Book Review. [REVIEW]Donald Williams - 2004 - Philosophia Christi 6 (2):375-377.
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  46. E. S. B., the Great Truths, and Philosophies of the Big Lie.Donald C. Williams - 1958 - Philosophical Forum 16:3.
     
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  47. Note on the Definition of Good.Donald Cary Williams - 1931 - Journal of Philosophy 28:83.
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  48. On the Credibility of Personalism.Donald C. Williams - 1951 - Philosophical Forum 9:23.
     
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  49. Rejoinder to Professor Black.Donald Williams - 1946 - Philosophical Review 55:580.
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  50. Samuel Alexander and the Analytical Introverts.Donald C. Williams - 2021 - In A. R. J. Fisher (ed.), Marking the Centenary of Samuel Alexander’s Space, Time and Deity. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 89-106.
    This chapter is an expository essay on Alexander’s character as a philosopher and his philosophical system. Alexander’s belief in the substance of philosophy and its classical problems is compared and contrasted with positivism and linguisticism, arguing that the latter schools of thought are anti-philosophical at root. The main aspects of Alexander’s philosophy are outlined such as his theory of space and time, the categories, emergentism, realist epistemology, and God, with various criticisms. It is further argued however that Alexander’s approach to (...)
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