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    The Responsibility Question and the Foundations of Knowledge.Edward Pols - 1983 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 57:25.
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  2. Mind Regained.Edward Pols - 1998 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 61 (2):394-396.
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    Radical Realism: Direct Knowing in Science and Philosophy.Edward POLS (ed.) - 1992 - Cornell University Press.
    Introduction A Preliminary Look at the Scandal of Radical Realism: Direct and Indirect Knowing • This book is about the nature and scope of rationality, ...
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    Making Sense of Your Freedom: Philosophy for the Perplexed. [REVIEW]Edward Pols - 1997 - Faith and Philosophy 14 (2):259-261.
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    The Acts of Our Being: A Reflection on Agency and Responsibility.Edward Pols - 1982 - University of Massachusetts Press.
    I The Question of the Authenticity of Responsibility The Prima Facie Explanatory Value of Rational Action When we act, something comes into being : in the...
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  6. Meditation on a Prisoner. Towards Understanding Action and Mind.Edward Pols - 1975 - Southern Illinois University Press.
    In this brilliant analysis of mind-body problems Edward Pols adds new dimen­sions to the discussion of basic issues. The prisoner is Socrates, who, in a se­ries of actions involving moral decisions, finds himself under sentence of death, and who has now decided to undergo the sentence rather than accept the opportuni­ty to escape provided by powerful friends. Pols takes as his point of departure Socrates’ nai;ve statement of the contrast be­tween a scientific analysis of a moral action and the point (...)
     
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    Rational Action and the Complexity of Causality.Edward Pols - 2002 - Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 22 (1):1-18.
    After a contrast of the the prima facie complexity of the causality of the rational agent with the received scientific doctrine of causality, it is noticed that the prima facie causal authority of rational action belongs to a macroscopic domain in which all science and philosophy takes place and in which the formal/telic nature of that causality must be taken for granted. Any philosophical justification or philosophical criticism of the status of that macroscopic arena must therefore take place within that (...)
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    Power and Agency.Edward Pols - 1971 - International Philosophical Quarterly 11 (3):293-313.
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    The Ontology of the Rational Agent.Edward Pols - 1980 - Review of Metaphysics 33 (4):689 - 710.
    THERE would appear to be no philosophical consensus about the nature of human action, even though discussion of that ancient topic has intensified in the last two decades. I shall nevertheless ask the reader to suppose that the question has at last been settled in its main lines, and settled in a way I shall describe in a moment. The supposition I have in mind is no light matter. The universe it envisions is radically different from what it would be (...)
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    A System of Pragmatic Idealism Volume 1: Human Knowledge in Idealistic Perspective.Edward Pols - 1993 - Review of Metaphysics 46 (4):870-872.
    The author is a writer of startling productivity: his publisher reminds us that he has written fifty-nine books and two hundred thirteen journal articles. It is not surprising that, as Rescher observes, reviewers of his individual works have generally failed to understand that a systematic whole is at issue. In the projected trilogy of which the present work is the first volume, he intends to present his philosophical ideas "in a sufficiently comprehensive and coordinated form that their systematic interrelatedness becomes (...)
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    Human Agents as Actual Beings.Edward Pols - 1978 - Process Studies 8 (2):103-113.
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    Action and Its Physiological Basis.Edward Pols - 1978 - Review of Metaphysics 31 (3):365 - 386.
    THAT a human action is in some sense identical with its physiological basis is true. The sense in which that identity is properly to be understood is a very subtle one, and although I shall make some suggestions about it here, this paper is designed chiefly to make the negative point that the identity is, at any rate, not properly to be understood in the sense that a physicalist would maintain. The physicalist theory of the identity of A and PB (...)
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    Moral Action: A Phenomenological Study.Edward Pols - 1986 - Review of Metaphysics 40 (2):399-402.
    "This book," the author tells us in his introduction, "rests on two supports, on the thought of Husserl and on the moral philosophy of Plato and Aristotle. We will use issues from classical moral philosophy, issues such as deliberation, choice, character, and action, as a kind of magnet to draw out potentials in Husserl's thought that have not yet been actualized. At the same time we will use the superbly rigorous technique and the powerful insights found in Husserl's writing to (...)
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    Pictures, Quotations, and Distinctions: Fourteen Essays in Phenomenology.Edward Pols - 1994 - Review of Metaphysics 47 (3):638-640.
    In this book the author collects a number of "phenomenological studies of various kinds of intentionality" written over the years since the appearance of his Presence and Absence: A Philosophical Investigation of Language and Being. He thinks of that book as a very formal one, and hopes to show in this one how Husserl's style of philosophical thinking illuminates "a range of diverse and more concrete phenomena". Although the book is thus frankly about appearances, the author makes the important reservation (...)
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    Knowing God Directly.Edward Pols - 1999 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 45 (1):31-49.
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    The Nonspeculative Basis of Metaphysics.Edward Pols - 1986 - Process Studies 15 (2):95-105.
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    Dynamics in Action: Intentional Behavior as a Complex System.Edward Pols - 2000 - Review of Metaphysics 54 (2):441-444.
    The general theme of this book is action, so I begin by contrasting two past approaches to action. The first accepts the arena of common sense: the arena in which the term “action” had its first use—and it focuses on what is available in that arena by virtue of the deployment of our rational awareness toward the prima facie level of action. This approach does not feel obliged to regard what is found in that prima facie level as phenomenal. The (...)
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    What Is Metaphysics?Edward Pols - 1988 - Philosophie Et Culture: Actes du XVIIe Congrès Mondial de Philosophie 5:112-116.
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    Freedom and Agency.Edward Pols - 1969 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 7 (4):417-421.
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    Freedom and Agency: A Reply.Edward Pols - 1970 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 7 (4):415-419.
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    Whitehead on Subjective Agency.Edward Pols - 1972 - Modern Schoolman 49 (2):144-150.
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    Realism Vs Antirealism: The Venue of the Linguistic Consensus.Edward Pols - 1990 - Review of Metaphysics 43 (4):717 - 749.
    THE PHILOSOPHIC POSITION of which this essay is a partial expression shows science to be realistic in certain circumstances and antirealistic in others. But the position is not so irenic as this beginning might suggest. For one thing, the realism upon which this view of science depends, which I call radical realism, is different from any of the versions proposed over the years by the forces of realism in that controversy. For another, the antirealism envisioned for some of the multiform (...)
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    The Conditions of Ontic Responsibility.Edward Pols - 1981 - Review of Metaphysics 35 (2):297 - 319.
    In this essay I will assume that all well-developed discussions of the authenticity of responsibility are metaphysical ones. But as I intend to make use of the notion of being at a number of crucial points, I will call responsibility ontic responsibility rather than metaphysical responsibility. If ontic responsibility should be authentic, both social responsibility and its most important particular instance, legal responsibility, will be qualified by it, and we shall not be able to capture their full meaning in terms (...)
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    Logical Implication and the Ambiguity of Extensional Logic.Edward Pols - 1993 - Review of Metaphysics 47 (2):235 - 259.
    COUNTERREVOLUTIONARY RESPONSES to the twentieth-century revolution in logic have usually started from the assumption that there is in fact a body of theory for which the name 'extensional logic' is appropriate. Debate has centered not on that assumption but rather on such questions as whether that logic includes every important feature that belongs in a proper logic and whether it excludes all features that should be excluded from that ordered realm. Revisionist logicians have usually supposed that extensional logic, for all (...)
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    After the Linguistic Consensus: The Real Foundation Question.Edward Pols - 1986 - Review of Metaphysics 40 (1):17 - 40.
    FOR THE GREATER part of this century a certain dogmatic complex of analytic-linguistic philosophy has prevented philosophers of that persuasion from acknowledging the real foundation question. It has been taken for granted instead that the foundation question begins and ends with the fate of what has come to be called, in the last two decades, foundationalism. If the thesis of this essay should prove persuasive, it will reinforce the dominant conviction that foundationalism is unacceptable. But that is only incidental to (...)
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    Whitehead's Metaphysics: A Reply to A. H. Johnson.Edward Pols - 1968 - Dialogue 7 (3):476-479.
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    On Knowing Directly: The Actualization of First Philosophy.Edward Pols - 1987 - Review of Metaphysics 41 (2):229 - 253.
    IN RETURNING again and again, over the years, to the same topics in first philosophy, I have tried on each occasion to justify what I was doing by reassessing our cognitive authority for dealing with such topics. By doing so, I allied myself with an old and familiar tradition: the one that takes it for granted that first philosophy is always under an obligation to justify itself. Its substantive topics, according to this tradition, can be legitimately pursued only if it (...)
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    Causal Powers: A Theory of Natural Necessity. [REVIEW]Edward Pols - 1976 - International Philosophical Quarterly 16 (3):369-377.
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    Privacy.Edward Pols - 1984 - Review of Metaphysics 37 (4):875-878.
    The privacy defined and discussed in this book is not the privacy we are said to have a right to as over against the intrusions of our neighbor or the state or some other corporate body. Weiss, as it happens, is also concerned with our rights and in fact devotes the last chapter to them; but he takes the privacy of the book's title to be the source of all human rights, including the right to privacy just mentioned. In that (...)
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    Documentation.Edward Pols & Charles Hartshorne - 1987 - Review of Metaphysics 40 (4):821 - 822.
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    Meditation on a Prisoner.Edward Pols - 1976 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 37 (2):271-273.
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    Causal Powers.Edward Pols - 1976 - International Philosophical Quarterly 16 (3):369-377.
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    A System of Pragmatic Idealism Volume 1: Human Knowledge in Idealistic Perspective. [REVIEW]Edward Pols - 1993 - Review of Metaphysics 46 (4):870-872.
    The author is a writer of startling productivity: his publisher reminds us that he has written fifty-nine books and two hundred thirteen journal articles. It is not surprising that, as Rescher observes, reviewers of his individual works have generally failed to understand that a systematic whole is at issue. In the projected trilogy of which the present work is the first volume, he intends to present his philosophical ideas "in a sufficiently comprehensive and coordinated form that their systematic interrelatedness becomes (...)
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    Whitehead on Subjective Agency: A Reply to Lewis S. Ford.Edward Pols - 1972 - Modern Schoolman 49 (2):144-150.
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    The Body/Mind Conceptual Framework & the Problem of Personal Identity.Edward Pols - 1987 - Review of Metaphysics 41 (1):164-167.
    The author of this substantial and illuminating book believes that philosophy consists in conceptual analysis, or at least that the appropriate method of philosophy is conceptual analysis, which he does not equate with linguistic analysis. It is the philosopher's job "to attempt to clarify concepts, to attempt to weigh up arguments, and above all, to attempt to discover the presuppositions involved in the vocabularies of the doctrines themselves". Although Shalom acknowledges his indebtedness to Collingwood for this view of philosophy, his (...)
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    M. Phillips Mason.Edward Pols - 1957 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 31:107 -.
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    C. Douglas McGee 1926-1993.Edward Pols - 1995 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 68 (5):102 - 103.
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  38. Mind Regained.Edward Pols - 1998 - Cornell University Press.
     
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  39. The Recognition of Reason.Edward Pols - 1963 - Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
  40. Whitehead's Metaphysics.Edward Pols - 1967 - Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
     
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  41. "Whitehead's Metaphysics": A Reply.Edward Pols - 1968 - Dialogue 7 (3):476.
     
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  42. Whitehead's Metaphysics a Critical Examination of Process and Reality.Edward Pols - 1967 - Southern Illinois University Press.
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