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    The Anatomy of Historical Knowledge.Fred Wilson - 1977 - Philosophical Review 88 (4):663-668.
  2. 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.
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    Hume’s Defence of Causal Inference.Fred Wilson - 1983 - Dialogue 22 (4):661-694.
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    John Stuart Mill.Fred Wilson - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Marras on Sellars on Thought and Language.Fred Wilson - 1975 - Philosophical Studies 28 (August):91-102.
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    Hume's Sceptical Argument Against Reason.Fred Wilson - 1983 - Hume Studies 9 (2):90-129.
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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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    Acquaintance, Ontology, and Knowledge.Fred Wilson - 1970 - New Scholasticism 44 (1):1-48.
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    The Concept of Physical Law.Fred Wilson - 1987 - Philosophy of Science 54 (1):130-132.
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    Explanation, Causation and Deduction.Fred Wilson - 1987 - Philosophy of Science 54 (2):311-313.
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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.
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    Empiricism and the Epistemology of Instruments.Fred Wilson - 1995 - The Monist 78 (2):207-229.
    There are scientific theories that can be tested only through the use of instruments. Thus, we use, for example, instruments such as microscopes, telescopes, Wilson cloud chambers, and so on, to test theories. This use of instruments in science has been pointed out often by philosophers of science, who then correctly draw the conclusion that what is tested is not so much a single theory T but rather a conjunction.
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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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  15. Empiricism and Darwin's Science.Fred Wilson - 1991 - Kluwer Academic Publishers.
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    Dispositions: Defined or Reduced?Fred Wilson - 1969 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 47 (2):184 – 204.
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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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    Hume on the Abstract Idea of Existence: Comments on Cummins' "Hume on the Idea of Existence".Fred Wilson - 1991 - Hume Studies 17 (2):167-201.
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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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    Weinberg's Refutation of Nominalism.Fred Wilson - 1969 - Dialogue 8 (3):460-474.
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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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    Kuhn and Goodman: Revolutionary Vs. Conservative Science. [REVIEW]Fred Wilson - 1983 - Philosophical Studies 44 (3):369 - 380.
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    Hume's Defence of Science.Fred Wilson - 1986 - Dialogue 25 (4):611.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Is There a Prussian Hume? Or How Far Is It From Könisberg to Edinburgh?Fred Wilson - 1982 - Hume Studies 8 (1):1-18.
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    Critical Notice. [REVIEW]Fred Wilson - 1978 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 8 (3):587-597.
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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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  31. Definition and Discovery (I).Fred Wilson - 1967 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 18 (4):43-56.
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    Hume and Derrida on Language and Meaning.Fred Wilson - 1986 - Hume Studies 12 (2):99-121.
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    Notes.Fred Wilson - 2008 - In The External World and Our Knowledge of It: Hume's Critical Realism, an Exposition and a Defence. University of Toronto Press. pp. 693-770.
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    Bradley’s Conception of Ideality: Comments on Ferreira’s Defence.Fred Wilson - 1995 - Bradley Studies 1 (2):139-152.
    Ferreira outlines Bradley’s account of judgment and perception, and then, towards the end of his essay, indicates the sort of reason that Bradley takes to be an argument in favour of his views. I want to look at that argument, but will first summarize Ferreira’s account of Bradley’s views. This account seems to me to make a very important point about the role of feeling in Bradley’s philosophy, specifically that feeling in Bradley’s ontology/epistemology has a very different status and role (...)
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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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    Critical Notice of Ian Hacking, The Emergence of Probability.Fred Wilson - 1978 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 8 (3):587-597.
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    Implicit Definition Once Again.Fred Wilson - 1965 - Journal of Philosophy 62 (14):364-374.
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    12. Bosanquet on the Ontology of Logic and the Method of Scientific Inquiry.Fred Wilson - 2005 - In William Sweet (ed.), Bernard Bosanquet and the Legacy of British Idealism. University of Toronto Press. pp. 267-296.
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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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    Wright's Enquiry Concerning Humean Understanding.Fred Wilson - 1986 - Dialogue 25 (4):747-.
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    Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge. By I. Lakatos and A. Musgrave Cambridge: The University Press. 1970. Pp. Viii, 282. £1-00. [REVIEW]Fred Wilson - 1971 - Dialogue 10 (4):829-832.
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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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    Hume's Fictional Continuants.Fred Wilson - 1989 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 6 (2):171 - 188.
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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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    Is There a Prussian Hume?Fred Wilson - 1982 - Hume Studies 8 (1):1-18.
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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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    Some Controversies About Method in Nineteenth-Century Psychology.Fred Wilson - 1999 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 30 (1):91-127.
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    Hume's Cognitive Stoicism.Fred Wilson - 1982 - Hume Studies 1985 (1):52-68.
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    Ontology and the Vicious-Circle Principle.Fred Wilson - 1975 - Philosophy of Science 42 (3):339-341.
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  50. American New Realism, 1910-1920, 3 Vols, Edited by Cornelis de Waal. [REVIEW]Fred Wilson - 2002 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 38 (4):705-707.
     
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