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  1. Utilitarianism: For and Against.J. J. C. Smart & Bernard Williams - 1973 - Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    Two essays on utilitarianism, written from opposite points of view, by J. J. C. Smart and Bernard Williams. In the first part of the book Professor Smart advocates a modern and sophisticated version of classical utilitarianism; he tries to formulate a consistent and persuasive elaboration of the doctrine that the rightness and wrongness of actions is determined solely by their consequences, and in particular their consequences for the sum total of human happiness. In Part II Bernard Williams offers a sustained (...)
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  2. Philosophy and Scientific Realism.J. J. C. Smart - 1963 - Routledge.
    Originally published in 1963. In an introductory chapter the author argues that philosophy ought to be more than the art of clarifying thought and that it should concern itself with outlining a scientifically plausible world view. Early chapters deal with phenomenalism and the reality of theoretical entities, and with the relation between the physical and biological sciences. Free will, issues of time and space and man’s place in nature are covered in later chapters.
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  3. Sensations and Brain Processes.J. J. C. Smart - 2003 - In John Heil (ed.), Philosophy of Mind: A Guide and Anthology. Oxford University Press.
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  4. An Outline of a System of Utilitarian Ethics.J. J. C. SMART - 1961 - [Carlton]Melbourne University Press on Behalf of the University of Adelaide.
     
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    The Anthropic Cosmological Principle.J. J. C. Smart - 1987 - Philosophical Quarterly 37 (149):463-466.
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  6. Free Will, Praise and Blame.J. J. C. Smart - 1961 - Mind 70 (279):291-306.
    In this article I try to refute the so-called "libertarian" theory of free will, and to examine how our conclusion ought to modify our common attitudes of praise and blame. In attacking the libertarian view, I shall try to show that it cannot be consistently stated. That is, my dscussion will be an "analytic-philosophic" one. I shall neglect what I think is in practice an equally powerful method of attack on the libertarian: a challenge to state his theory in such (...)
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  7. The River of Time.J. J. C. Smart - 1949 - Mind 58 (232):483-494.
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    Utilitarianism: For and Against.Gerald Dworkin, J. J. C. Smart & Bernard Williams - 1975 - Philosophical Review 84 (3):419.
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  9. Free-Will, Praise and Blame.J. J. C. Smart - 1961 - Mind 70 (279):291-306.
  10. Metaphysics and Morality: Essays in Honour of J. J. C. Smart.J. J. C. Smart, Philip Pettit, Richard Sylvan & Jean Norman (eds.) - 1987 - Blackwell.
     
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  11. Extreme and Restricted Utilitarianism.J. J. C. Smart - 1956 - Philosophical Quarterly 6 (25):344-354.
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  12. On Some Criticisms of a Physicalist Theory of Colors.J. J. C. Smart - 1975 - In Charles L. Y. Cheng (ed.), Philosophical Aspects of the Mind-Body Problem. University Press of Hawaii. pp. 54-63.
     
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    Time and Becoming.J. J. C. Smart - 1980 - In Peter van Inwagen (ed.), Time and Cause. D. Reidel. pp. 3--15.
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  14. The Natural Philosophy of Time, by G. J. Whitrow. [REVIEW]J. J. C. Smart - 1961 - Philosophical Review 72 (3):405-407.
  15. Utilitarianism; For and Against.J. J. C. Smart, Bernard Williams & Anthony Quinton - 1974 - Philosophy 49 (188):212-215.
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    Review of T He Direction of Time.J. J. C. Smart - 1958 - Philosophical Quarterly 8 (30):72-77.
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  17. The Tenseless Theory of Time.J. J. C. Smart - 2008 - In Theodore Sider, John Hawthorne & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Metaphysics. Blackwell. pp. 226--38.
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    Ethics, Persuasion and Truth.J. J. C. Smart - 1984 - Routledge & Kegan Paul.
    I INTRODUCTION FIRST ORDER QUESTIONS AND SECOND ORDER QUESTIONS In this book I wish to discuss certain questions that are about ethics rather than in ethics ...
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  19. Spatialising Time.J. J. C. Smart - 1955 - Mind 64 (254):239-241.
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    The Structure of Science. Problems in the Logic of Scientific Explanation.J. J. C. Smart - 1962 - Journal of Philosophy 59 (8):216-223.
  21. Materialism.J. J. C. Smart - 1963 - Journal of Philosophy 60 (October):651-62.
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    Needs, Values, Truth: Essays in the Philosophy of Value.J. J. C. Smart - 1990 - Ethics 100 (3):628-640.
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  23. Our Place in the Universe: A Metaphysical Discussion.J. J. C. Smart - 1989 - Blackwell.
     
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    Utilitarianism: For and Against.Utilitarian Ethics.J. J. C. Smart, B. Williams & Anthony Quinton - 1974 - Philosophical Quarterly 24 (96):279-281.
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    Physicalism and Emergence.J. J. C. Smart - 1981 - Neuroscience 6:109-13.
  26. Ockham’s Razor.J. J. C. Smart - 1984 - In James H. Fetzer (ed.), Principles of Philosophical Reasoning. Rowman & Allanheld. pp. 118--28.
     
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  27. Extreme and Restricted Utilitarianism.J. J. C. Smart - 1998 - In James Rachels (ed.), Ethical Theory 2: Theories About How We Should Live. Oxford University Press.
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    The Nature of Physical Reality. [REVIEW]J. J. C. Smart - 1951 - Philosophical Review 60 (3):411-413.
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    Can Biology Be an Exact Science?J. J. C. Smart - 1959 - Synthese 11 (4):359 - 368.
  30. Laws of Nature and Cosmic Coincidences.J. J. C. Smart - 1985 - Philosophical Quarterly 35 (140):272-280.
  31. Our Place in the Universe.J. J. C. Smart - 1990 - Mind 99 (394):315-316.
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    Ethics, Persuasion and Truth.David O. Brink & J. J. C. Smart - 1987 - Philosophical Review 96 (2):290.
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    A Note on Categories.J. J. C. Smart - 1953 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 4 (15):227-228.
    The relation between categories and sentence frames as presented in ryle's "the concept of mind" is discussed. smart states, "it is important to note that the fact that two expressions 'a' and 'b' "will" go into the same blank in a sentence frame does "not" prove that they are of the same category." (staff).
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    Explanation—Opening Address: J. J. C. Smart.J. J. C. Smart - 1990 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 27:1-19.
    It is a pleasure for me to give this opening address to the Royal Institute of Philosophy Conference on ‘Explanation’ for two reasons. The first is that it is succeeded by exciting symposia and other papers concerned with various special aspects of the topic of explanation. The second is that the conference is being held in my old alma mater , the University of Glasgow, where I did my first degree. Especially due to C. A. Campbell and George Brown there (...)
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    Nicholas Maxwell, the Comprehensibility of the Universe: A New Conception of Science.J. J. C. Smart - 2000 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 51 (4):907-911.
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    Science, History and Methodology. [REVIEW]J. J. C. Smart - 1972 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 23 (3):266-274.
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    Atheism and Theism.Hugh J. McCann, J. J. C. Smart & J. J. Haldane - 1998 - Philosophical Review 107 (3):462.
    In this volume, the sixth in Blackwell's Great Debates in Philosophy series, Smart and Haldane discuss the case for and against religious belief. The debate is unusual in beginning with the negative side. After a short jointly authored introduction, there is a fairly extended presentation of the atheist position by Smart. Haldane then offers an equally extended defense of theism. The authors respond to one another in the same order, and the book concludes with a brief co-authored treatment of antirealism, (...)
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    Explanation—Opening Address.J. J. C. Smart - 1990 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 27:1-19.
    It is a pleasure for me to give this opening address to the Royal Institute of Philosophy Conference on ‘Explanation’ for two reasons. The first is that it is succeeded by exciting symposia and other papers concerned with various special aspects of the topic of explanation. The second is that the conference is being held in my old alma mater, the University of Glasgow, where I did my first degree. Especially due to C. A. Campbell and George Brown there was (...)
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    A Form of Metaphysical Realism.J. J. C. Smart - 1995 - Philosophical Quarterly 45 (180):301-315.
    This essay defends a view which is near enough to Putnam's characterization of metaphysical realism for it to be called by the same name. Indeterminacy of reference is conceded, in the sense that there may be multiple reference relations, but it is denied that this implied belief in unknowable noumena. It is enough for metaphysical realism as conceived here, that there be at least one reference relation. The essay also argues against defining truth epistemically. Even a Peircean ideal theory might (...)
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    Realism V. Idealism.J. J. C. Smart - 1986 - Philosophy 61 (237):295 - 312.
  41. From a Logical Point of View. [REVIEW]J. J. C. Smart - 1955 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 33:45.
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  42. The Space-Time World.J. J. C. Smart - 2004 - In Tim Crane & Katalin Farkas (eds.), Metaphysics: A Guide and Anthology. Oxford University Press.
     
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  43. Metaphysical Illusions.J. J. C. Smart - 2006 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 84 (2):167 – 175.
    The paper begins by considering David Armstrong's beautiful paper 'The Headless Woman Illusion and the Defence of Materialism', which conjectures how we get the illusion that there are non-physical qualia. There are discussions of other metaphysical illusions, that there is a passage of time, that we have libertarian free will, and that consciousness is ineffable (which last also relates to Armstrong), and of their possible explanations. Moral: avoid appeal to so called intuition or phenomenology.
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    Causal Theories of Time.J. J. C. Smart - 1969 - The Monist 53 (3):385-395.
    This paper expresses certain qualms about causal theories of time, Such as have been put forward by h. Mehlberg and adolf gruenbaum. These qualms arise from doubts about the clarity of the notion of causality. It is suggested that a metalinguistic concept of causality cannot occur within the object language of physics, And that any non-Metalinguistic concept of causality leads to more difficulties than do the concepts of physical geometry which a causal theory of time is supposed to elucidate.
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    The Methods of Ethics and the Methods of Science.J. J. C. Smart - 1965 - Journal of Philosophy 62 (13):344-349.
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    Realism V. Idealism: J. J. C. Smart.J. J. C. Smart - 1986 - Philosophy 61 (237):295-312.
    It is characteristic of realists to separate ontology from epistemology and of idealists to mix the two things up. By ‘idealists’ here I am mainly referring to the British neo-Hegelians but the charge of mixing up ontology and epistemology can be made against at least one ‘subjective idealist’, namely Bishop Berkeley, as his wellknown dictum ‘esse ispercipi’ testifies. The objective idealists rejected the correspondence theory of truth and on the whole accepted a coherence theory. The qualification is needed here because (...)
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    Metaphysical Realism.J. J. C. Smart - 1982 - Analysis 42 (1):1 - 3.
  48. "Tensed Statements": A Comment.J. J. C. Smart - 1962 - Philosophical Quarterly 12 (48):264-265.
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  49. Further Remarks on Sensations and Brain Processes.J. J. C. Smart - 1961 - Philosophical Review 70 (July):406-407.
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    Colours.J. J. C. Smart - 1961 - Philosophy 36 (April-July):128-142.
    In this paper I wish first of all to argue against two possible views about colour qualities, which I shall label the Objectivist and Subjectivist views respectively. I find these views to be prevalent among philosophers of my acquaintance, though sometimes they are hidden by a veneer of post-Wittgensteinian sophistication. Part of my argument will depend on modern scientific theories of colour vision. In the second part of the paper I shall argue for a different view of my own.
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