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  1. The External World and Our Knowledge of It: Hume's Critical Realism, an Exposition and a Defence.Fred Wilson (ed.) - 2008 - University of Toronto Press.
  2. Psychological Analysis and the Philosophy of John Stuart Mill.Fred Wilson - 1990
     
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    Hume's Defence of Causal Inference.Fred Wilson - 1983 - Dialogue 22 (4):661-694.
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    Explanation, Causation and Deduction.Fred Wilson - 1985 - Philosophy of Science 54 (2):311-313.
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    Hume's Sceptical Argument Against Reason.Fred Wilson - 1983 - Hume Studies 9 (2):90-129.
  6. Laws and Other Worlds. A Humean Account of Laws and Counterfactuals.Fred Wilson - 1989 - Studia Logica 48 (2):261-262.
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    Empiricism and the Epistemology of Instruments.Fred Wilson - 1995 - The Monist 78 (2):207-229.
  8. Empiricism and Darwin's Science.Fred Wilson - 1991 - Kluwer Academic Publishers.
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    Hume and Derrida on Language and Meaning.Fred Wilson - 1986 - Hume Studies 12 (2):99-121.
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    Mill's Proof That Happiness is the Criterion of Morality.Fred Wilson - 1982 - Journal of Business Ethics 1 (1):59 - 72.
    This paper considers the converse of the principle that ought implies can, namely, the principle that must implies ought. It argues that this principle is the central premiss for Mill's argument that happiness is desirable (worthy of desire), and it examines the sense of must that is relevant and the implications it has for Mill's moral philosophy.
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    Dispositions: Defined or Reduced?Fred Wilson - 1969 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 47 (2):184 – 204.
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    Marras on Sellars on Thought and Language.Fred Wilson - 1975 - Philosophical Studies 28 (August):91-102.
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    Definition and Discovery (I).Fred Wilson - 1967 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 18 (4):43-56.
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    The Logic of Probabilities in Hume's Argument Against Miracles.Fred Wilson - 1989 - Hume Studies 15 (2):255-275.
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    Is Hume a Sceptic with Regard to the Senses?Fred Wilson - 1989 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 27 (1):49-73.
  16. The Logic and Methodology of Science in Early Modern Thought Seven Studies.Fred Wilson - 1999
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    Kuhn and Goodman: Revolutionary Vs. Conservative Science. [REVIEW]Fred Wilson - 1983 - Philosophical Studies 44 (3):369 - 380.
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    Exemplification, Then and Now.Fred Wilson - 2013 - Axiomathes 23 (2):269-289.
    Exemplification can be found in ontologies from the ancient world, such as those of Plato and Aristotle, and more recent ontologies, in particular those that take what exists to be determined by the empiricist’s Principle of Acquaintance. This study examines some of the ways in which exemplification takes different forms in these different ontologies. Exemplification has also been criticized as an ontological category. This paper examines a number of these criticisms, to see the extent to which they are viable.
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    I. Addis on Analysing Disposition Concepts.Fred Wilson - 1985 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 28 (1-4):247-260.
    Addis (1981) has criticized a proposal of ours (Wilson [1969b]) for analysing disposition predications in terns of the horseshoe of material implication, and has proposed a related but significantly different analysis. This paper restates the original proposal, and defends it against Addis's criticisms. It is further argued that his proposal will not do as a general account of disposition predications; that, however, if it is suitably qualified, then it does account for certain special sorts of disposition predication; but that so (...)
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    Carnap and Goodman: Two Formalists.Alan Hausman & Fred Wilson - 1969 - Philosophy of Science 36 (3):327-330.
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  21. Socrates' Argument for Immortality: Socrates, Maritain, Grant and the Ontology of Morals.Fred Wilson - 2004 - Maritain Studies/Etudes Maritainiennes 20:3-26.
     
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    Mill's 'Proof' of Utility and the Composition of Causes.Fred Wilson - 1983 - Journal of Business Ethics 2 (2):135 - 155.
    John Stuart Mill proposed that all policy precepts, be they in the areas of morality or prudence or aesthetics, are all subordinate to the precepts of the Art of Life. The value which he assumes in defining the Art of Life is the Principle of Utility. This principle, being normative rather than fact, can admit of no proof based solely on deductive inference. Yet Mill proposed considerations that he believed capable of rationally persuading one to accept his principle as the (...)
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    Acquaintance, Ontology, and Knowledge.Fred Wilson - 1970 - New Scholasticism 44 (1):1-48.
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    On Hume's Theory of Consciousness.Fred Wilson - 1995 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 18 (1):271-275.
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    Galileo's Lunar Observations: Do They Imply the Rejection of Traditional Lunar Theory?Fred Wilson - 2001 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 32 (3):557-570.
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    Explanation in Aristotle, Newton, and Toulmin: Part I.Fred Wilson - 1969 - Philosophy of Science 36 (3):291-310.
    The claim that scientific explanation is deductive has been attacked on both systematic and historical grounds. This paper briefly defends the claim against the systematic attack. Essential to this defence is a distinction between perfect and imperfect explanation. This distinction is then used to illuminate the differences and similarities between Aristotelian (anthropomorphic) explanations of certain facts and those of classical mechanics. In particular, it is argued that when one attempts to fit classical mechanics into the Aristotelian framework the latter becomes (...)
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    Definition and Discovery (II).Fred Wilson - 1968 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 19 (1):43-56.
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    Contents.Fred Wilson - 1999 - In The Logic and Methodology of Science in Early Modern Thought: Seven Studies. University of Toronto Press.
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    Is Operationism Unjust to Temperature?Fred Wilson - 1968 - Synthese 18 (4):394 - 422.
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    The Role of a Principle of Acquaintance in Ontology.Fred Wilson - 1969 - Modern Schoolman 47 (1):37-56.
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    Critical Notice of Ian Hacking, The Emergence of Probability.Fred Wilson - 1978 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 8 (3):587-597.
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    Philosophical Melancholy and Delirium. [REVIEW]Fred Wilson - 2003 - International Studies in Philosophy 35 (2):162-164.
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    The Distribution of Terms: A Defense of the Traditional Doctrine.Fred Wilson - 1987 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 28 (3):439-454.
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    The Categorical Structure of the World.Fred Wilson - 1986 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 16 (1):163-180.
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    Hume on the Abstract Idea of Existence.Fred Wilson - 1991 - Hume Studies 17 (2):167-201.
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    Effability, Ontology, and Method.Fred Wilson - 1983 - Philosophy Research Archives 9:419-469.
    Bergmann has proposed an ontology that contains an entity many find strange: particularity. And in fact, Bergmann, too, seems to find it strange. He proposes a phenomenological method in ontology, and holds, as he therefore should, that particularity is presented. Nonetheless, he also holds that it is ineffable, that its presence in a particular is an unsayable state of affairs, and that it is something which is not a thing and yet is also not nothing. Bergmann’s position has been long (...)
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    Problems of the Logic of Scientific Knowledge. Edited by P. V. Tanavec, Trans. J.T. Blakeley. New York: Humanities Press; Dordrecht: D. Reidel. 1970. Pp. Xii, 429 $28.00. [REVIEW]Fred Wilson - 1971 - Dialogue 10 (3):590-591.
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    Hume and the Role of Testimony in Knowledge.Fred Wilson - 2010 - Episteme 7 (1):58-78.
    It has been argued that Hume's account of testimony is seriously inadequate: an autonomous knower of the sort Hume defends cannot, through simple inductive methods, justify accepting another's testimony as true. This conclusion is no doubt correct. But Hume does not defend the idea of an autonomous knower, nor does he defend relying upon simple inductive methods. An examination of Hume's critique of Descartes’ method of doubt shows him as a defender of what might be called the responsible knower, and (...)
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    Fact, Science and Morality.Fred Wilson - 1988 - Teaching Philosophy 11 (2):179-181.
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    Dispositions Defined: Harré and Madden on Analyzing Disposition Concepts.Fred Wilson - 1985 - Philosophy of Science 52 (4):591-607.
    If one proposes to analyze dispositions by means of statements involving only the 'if-then' of material implication--that is, for example, to define 'x is soluble' by means of 'x is in water ⊃ x dissolves'--then one faces the problem first raised by Carnap, the match which is never put in water and which therefore turns out to be not only soluble but also both soluble and insoluble. I have elsewhere argued that if one refers to appropriate laws, then one can (...)
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  41. Methods and Systematic Reflections, Postmodern Reflections on Death.George Kovacs, Judith A. Boss & Fred Wilson - 2002 - Ultimate Reality and Meaning 25 (3):203-213.
     
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    The Origins of Hume's Sceptical Argument Against Reason.Fred Wilson - 1985 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 2 (3):323 - 335.
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    Was Hume a Subjectivist?Fred Wilson - 1988 - Philosophy Research Archives 14:247-282.
    In a crucial passage in the Treatise, Hume argues that all our sense impressions are dependent for their existence upon the state of our sense organs. Hume points out that this is not the same as an ontological dependence upon minds; and moreover the argument is clearly causal. Hume uses it to establish the system of the philosophers as opposed to the system of the vulgar. This paper argues that Hume’s case parallels that which, in this century, the critical realists (...)
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    The Philosophy of Wilfrid Sellars.Fred Wilson - 1982 - Review of Metaphysics 36 (2):469-470.
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    Is Hume a Sceptic with Regard to Reason?Fred Wilson - 1984 - Philosophy Research Archives 10:275-319.
    This paper argues that, contrary to most interpretations, e.g., those of Reid, Popkin and Passmore, Hume is not a sceptic with regard to reason. The argument of Treatise I, IV. i, of course, has a sceptical conclusion with regard to reason, and a somewhat similar point is made by Cleanthes in the Dialogues. This paper argues that the argument of Treatise I, IV. i is parallel to similar arguments in Bentham and Laplace. The latter are, as far as they go, (...)
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    Book Review:The Concept of Physical Law Norman Swartz. [REVIEW]Fred Wilson - 1987 - Philosophy of Science 54 (1):130-.
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    Weinberg's Refutation of Nominalism.Fred Wilson - 1969 - Dialogue 8 (3):460-474.
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    Bradley's Critique of Associationism.Fred Wilson - 1998 - Bradley Studies 4 (1):5-60.
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    Language and Other Abstract Objects.Fred Wilson - 1984 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 14 (4):663-673.
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    Implicit Definition Once Again.Fred Wilson - 1965 - Journal of Philosophy 62 (14):364-374.
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