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    Tropes: Properties, Objects, and Mental Causation.Douglas Ehring - 2011 - Oxford University Press.
    Properties and objects are everywhere, but remain a philosophical mystery. Douglas Ehring argues that the idea of tropes--properties and relations understood as particulars--provides the best foundation for a metaphysical account of properties and objects. He develops and defends a new theory of trope nominalism.
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    Causation and Persistence: A Theory of Causation.Douglas Ehring - 1997 - Oxford University Press.
    Ehring shows the inadequacy of received theories of causation, and, introducing conceptual devices of his own, provides a wholly new account of causation as the persistence over time of individual properties, or "tropes.".
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  3. Mental Causation, Determinables, and Property Instances.Douglas Ehring - 1996 - Noûs 30 (4):461-80.
  4. Temporal Parts and Bundle Theory.Douglas Ehring - 2001 - Philosophical Studies 104 (2):163 - 168.
    In this paper, I try to make a bundle theory of objects consistentwith a temporal parts theory of object persistence. To that end,I propose that such bundles are made up of tropes includingthe co-instantiation relation.
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  5. Fission, Fusion and the Parfit Revolution.Douglas Ehring - 1999 - Philosophical Studies 94 (3):329-332.
  6. Part-Whole Physicalism and Mental Causation.Douglas Ehring - 2003 - Synthese 136 (3):359-388.
    A well-known ``overdetermination''argument aims to show that the possibility of mental causes of physical events in a causally closed physical world and the possibility of causally relevant mental properties are both problematic. In the first part of this paper, I extend an identity reply that has been given to the first problem to a property-instance account of causal relata. In the second, I argue that mental types are composed of physical types and, as a consequence, both mental and physical types (...)
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    Why Parfit Cannot Generalize From Fission.Douglas Ehring - 2018 - Analytic Philosophy 59 (3):413-425.
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  8. Causal Relata.Douglas Ehring - 1987 - Synthese 73 (2):319 - 328.
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    Johansson on Fission.Douglas Ehring - 2019 - Acta Analytica 34 (2):155-163.
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    Tropeless in Seattle: The Cure for Insomnia.Douglas Ehring - 1999 - Analysis 59 (1):19-24.
  11. Why Parfit Did Not Go Far Enough.Douglas Ehring - 2013 - Philosophical Studies 165 (1):133-149.
    Parfit has argued for the revolutionary thesis that personal identity does not matter in ordinary survival, only the R-relation does. “Reconciliationists,” such as Lewis, have tried to stop this revolution, arguing that both personal identity and the R-relation matter. The disagreement has been between those who hold that only the R-relation matters and those who hold that, in addition, personal identity matters. But there is a third option. I argue that Parfit is right that personal identity does not matter but (...)
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    Property Counterparts and Natural Class Trope Nominalism.Douglas Ehring - 2004 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 82 (3):443 – 463.
    'Natural class' trope nominalism makes a trope's being of a certain sort--its nature--a matter of its membership in a certain natural class of actual tropes. It has been objected that on this theory had even a single member of the class of red tropes not existed, for example, then the type 'being red' would not have been instantiated and nothing would have been red. I argue that natural class trope nominalism can avoid this implication by way of counterpart theory as (...)
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  13. Lewis, Temporary Intrinsics and Momentary Tropes.Douglas Ehring - 1997 - Analysis 57 (4):254–258.
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    The Transference Theory of Causation.Douglas Ehring - 1986 - Synthese 67 (2):249 - 258.
  15. Personal Identity and Time Travel.Douglas Ehring - 1987 - Philosophical Studies 52 (3):427 - 433.
    Memory theories of personal identity are subject to the difficulty that distinct simultaneous person stages may both stand in the memory relation to an earlier person stage. Apparently, Such theories entail that these two duplicate person stages are stages of the same person, A claim argued to be "obviously false". In this paper, I argue that the characteristics of these duplication cases usually cited to support this claim do not provide adequate evidence to make it cogent.
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  16. Distinguishing Universals From Particulars.Douglas Ehring - 2004 - Analysis 64 (4):326–332.
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    Donald Cary Williams.Keith Campbell, James Franklin & Douglas Ehring - 2013 - In Edward Zalta (ed.), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Stanford: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. pp. 0.
    Stanford Encyclopedia article surveying the life and work of D.C. Williams, notably in defending realism in metaphysics in the mid-twentieth century and in justifying induction by the logic of statistical inference.
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    Causal Asymmetry.Douglas Ehring - 1982 - Journal of Philosophy 79 (12):761-774.
    This thesis addresses the problem of causal asymmetry. This problem may be characterized as follows: what is the relation R such that if an event c causes an event e c bears relation R to e but e does not bear relation R to e. The traditional Humean account of causal asymmetry is that "R" may be replaced by "temporally prior." Difficulties with this account based on consideration of cases of simultaneous causation and backward causation have given rise to non-Humean (...)
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    Compound Emphasis and Causal Relata.Douglas Ehring - 1987 - Analysis 47 (4):209 - 213.
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    The Causal Argument Against Natural Class Trope Nominalism.Douglas Ehring - 2002 - Philosophical Studies 107 (2):179 - 190.
    In this paper, I consider an objection to ``natural class''trope nominalism, the view that a trope's nature isdetermined by its membership in a natural class of tropes.The objection is that natural class trope nominalismis inconsistent with causes' being efficacious invirtue of having tropes of a certain type. I arguethat if natural class trope nominalism is combinedwith property counterpart theory, then this objectioncan be rebutted.
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    Simultaneous Causation and Causal Chains.Douglas Ehring - 1985 - Analysis 45 (2):98 - 102.
    A standard objection to the thesis that all causation is simultaneous causation is that this claim rules out temporally extended causal chains. Defenders of universal simultaneous causation have suggested two replies: deny the supposed incompatibility between simultaneous causation and causal chains or deny the existence of causal chains. In this paper, I argue that neither type of defense of universal causation against this objection is plausible.
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    On Mackie's New Account of Causal Priority.Douglas Ehring - 1980 - Analysis 41 (2):82 - 83.
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  23. Personal Identity and the R-Relation: Reconciliation Through Cohabitation.Douglas E. Ehring - 1995 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 73 (3):337-346.
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    Papineau on Causal Asymmetry.Douglas Ehring - 1987 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 38 (1):81-87.
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    Abstracting Away From Preemption.Douglas Ehring - 2009 - The Monist 92 (1):41-71.
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    Manipulability Theory and Event Types.Douglas Ehring - 1982 - Analysis 42 (3):149 - 151.
  27. Survival and Trivial Facts.Douglas E. Ehring - 1987 - Analysis 47 (January):50-54.
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    Non-Simultaneous Causation.Douglas Ehring - 1987 - Analysis 47 (1):28 - 32.
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    Closed Causal Loops, Single Causes, and Asymmetry.Douglas Ehring - 1986 - Analysis 46 (1):33 - 35.
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    Probabilistic Causality and Preemption.Douglas Ehring - 1984 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 35 (1):55-57.
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    Nonbranching and Nontransitivity.Douglas Ehring - 1990 - Analysis 50 (4):268 - 271.
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    Bunzl on Causal Overdetermination.Douglas Ehring - 1981 - Philosophical Studies 39 (2):209 - 210.
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    Causal Asymmetry and Causal Relata: Reply to Lee.Douglas Ehring - 1988 - Synthese 76 (3):371 - 375.
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    The 'Only T1 Through T2' Principle.Douglas Ehring - 1989 - Analysis 49 (4):176 - 177.
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    Preemption and Eells on Token Causation.Douglas Ehring - 1994 - Philosophical Studies 74 (1):39 - 50.
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    Preemption and Probabilistic Counterfactual Theory.Douglas Ehring - 1989 - Philosophical Studies 56 (3):307 - 313.
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    Preemption, Direct Causation, and Identity.Douglas Ehring - 1990 - Synthese 85 (1):55 - 70.
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    The System-Property Theory of Goal-Directed Processes.Douglas Ehring - 1984 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 14 (4):497-504.
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    Motion, Causation, and the Causal Theory of Identity.Douglas Ehring - 1991 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 69 (2):180 – 194.
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    Non-Simultaneous Causation.Douglas Ehring - 1986 - Analysis 46 (4):28-32.
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    Physical Causation.Douglas Ehring - 2003 - Mind 112 (447):529-533.
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    Teleology and Impossible Goals.Douglas Ehring - 1986 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 47 (1):127-131.
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    Review: Physical Causation. [REVIEW]Douglas Ehring - 2003 - Mind 112 (447):529-533.
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    Dispositions and Functions: Cummins on Functional Analysis. [REVIEW]Douglas Ehring - 1985 - Erkenntnis 23 (3):243-249.
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    Trope Persistence and Temporary External Relations.Douglas Ehring - 1998 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 76 (3):473 – 479.
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    Are Workers Forced to Work?Douglas Ehring - 1989 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 19 (4):589 - 602.
    G. A. Cohen, in his ‘The Structure of Proletarian Unfreedom,’ addresses the classical Marxist claim that workers are forced to sell their labour power under capitalism. This claim has been the object of much debate and controversy. Cohen brings his very considerable analytical skills to bear on this question with the result that he supports, in distinctive but non-conflicting ways, both sides of the controversy. On Cohen’s analysis this claim is ambiguous, i.e., the term ‘proletariat’ has two importantly different senses. (...)
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  47. Counterfactual Theories, Preemption, and Persistence.Douglas Ehring - 2004 - In Phil Dowe & Paul Noordhof (eds.), Cause and Chance: Causation in an Indeterministic World. Routledge.
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    The Brownian Direction of Causation.Douglas Ehring - 1980 - Journal of Critical Analysis 8 (2):51-56.
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    Mental Identity.Douglas Ehring - 1984 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 22 (2):189-194.
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    Causation and Universals.Douglas Ehring - 1992 - Philosophical Review 101 (4):884.
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