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  1. Materialism, Reduction, Replacement, and the Place of Consciousness in Science.Jeffrey E. Foss - 1995 - Journal of Philosophy 92 (8):401-429.
  2. Subjectivity, Objectivity, and Nagel on Consciousness.Jeffrey Foss - 1993 - Dialogue 32 (4):725-36.
  3. Introduction to the Epistemology of the Brain: Indeterminacy, Micro-Specificity, Chaos, and Openness.Jeffrey Foss - 1992 - Topoi 11 (1):45-57.
    Given that the mind is the brain, as materialists insist, those who would understand the mind must understand the brain. Assuming that arrays of neural firing frequencies are highly salient aspects of brain information processing (the vector functional account), four hurdles to an understanding of the brain are identified and inspected: indeterminacy, micro-specificity, chaos, and openness.
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    Beyond Environmentalism: A Philosophy of Nature.Jeffrey E. Foss - 2008 - Wiley.
    Beyond Environmentalism is the first book of its kind to present a timely and relevant analysis of environmentalism.
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  5. Ronald N. Giere (Ed.): Cognitive Models of Science. [REVIEW]Jeffrey E. Foss - 1993 - Philosophy in Review 13 (6):311-315.
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    Science and the Riddle of Consciousness: A Solution.Jeffrey E. Foss - 2000 - Springer Verlag.
    The questions examined in the book speak directly to neuroscientists, computer scientists, psychologists, and philosophers.
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    On the Evolution of Intentionality as Seen From the Intentional Stance.Jeffrey E. Foss - 1994 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 37 (3):287-310.
    Like everyone with a scientific bent of mind, Dennett thinks our capacity for meaningful language and states of mind is the product of evolution (Dennett [1987, ch. VIII]). But unlike many of this bent, he sees virtue in viewing evolution itself from the intentional stance. From this stance, ?Mother Nature?, or the process of evolution by natural selection, bestows intentionality upon us, hence we are not Unmeant Meaners. Thus, our intentionality is extrinsic, and Dennett dismisses the theories of meaning of (...)
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    How Many Beliefs Can Dance in the Head of the Self-Deceived?Jeffrey E. Foss - 1997 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (1):111-112.
    Mele desires to believe that the self-deceived have consistent beliefs. Beliefs are not observable, but are instead ascribed within an explanatory framework. Because explanatory cogency is the only criterion for belief attribution, Mele should carefully attend to the logic of belief-desire explanation. He does not, and the consistency of his own account as well as that of the self-deceived, are the victims.
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    Rethinking Self-Deception.Jeffrey E. Foss - 1980 - American Philosophical Quarterly 17 (3):237-242.
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    Masters in Our Own House: A Reply to Brown.Jeffrey Foss - 1996 - Dialogue 35 (1):165-176.
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    Is the Mind-Body Problem Empirical?Jeffrey Foss - 1987 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 17 (September):505-32.
    There is no problem more paradigmatically philosophical than the mind-body problem. Nevertheless, I will argue that the problem is empirical. I am not even suggesting that conceptual analysis of the various mind-body theories be abandoned – just as I could not suggest it be abandoned for theories in physics or biology. But unlike the question, ‘Is every even number greater than 2 equal to the sum of two primes?’ the mind-body problem cannot be solved a priori, by analysis alone; though (...)
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    On Seeking the Mythical Fountain of Consciousness.Jeffrey Foss - 1995 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 18 (4):682-682.
  13. Patricia Smith Churchland, Brain-Wise: Studies in Neurophilosophy. [REVIEW]Jeffrey Foss - 2004 - Philosophy in Review 24:89-92.
     
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    Irresistible Environment Meets Immovable Neurons.Jeffrey Foss - 1997 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (4):565-566.
    Quartz & Sejnowski's main accomplishment is the presentation of increasing complexity in the developing brain. Although this cuts a colorful swath through current theories of learning, it leaves the central question untouched: How does the environment direct neural structure? In answer, Q&S offer us only Hebb's half-century-old suggestion once again.
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    Arithmetic and Old Lace.Jeffrey Foss - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (2):252-253.
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  16. Patricia Smith Churchland, Brain-Wise: Studies in Neurophilosophy Reviewed By.Jeffrey Foss - 2004 - Philosophy in Review 24 (2):89-92.
     
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    Is The Mind-Body Problem Empirical?Jeffrey Foss - 1987 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 17 (3):505-532.
    There is no problem more paradigmatically philosophical than the mind-body problem. Nevertheless, I will argue that the problem is empirical. I am not even suggesting that conceptual analysis of the various mind-body theories be abandoned – just as I could not suggest it be abandoned for theories in physics or biology. But unlike the question, ‘Is every even number greater than 2 equal to the sum of two primes?’ the mind-body problem cannot be solved a priori, by analysis alone; though (...)
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    A Rule of Minimal Rationality: The Logical Link Between Beliefs and Values.Jeffrey Foss - 1976 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 19 (1-4):341 – 353.
    The object of this essay is to demonstrate a logical connection between beliefs and values. It is argued that such a connection can be established only if one keeps in mind the question: What is minimally required in order that it makes sense to speak of beliefs and values at all? Thus, the concept of minimal rationality is indispensable to the task at hand. A particular example of a logical connection between a belief and a value is examined, which leads (...)
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    Perception and Cognition.Jeffrey Foss - 1986 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 16 (2):303-322.
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    C. I. Lewis and Dayton on Pragmatic Contradiction.Jeffrey E. Foss - 1981 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 17 (2):153 - 157.
    Dayton's account of lewis' pragmatic contradiction seriously misconstrues this key concept by analyzing it in terms of logical contradiction. this order of analysis is explicitly rejected by lewis as the reverse of the proper order in which the pragmatic concept is foundational to logic and epistemology. i outline a correct account of pragmatic contradiction. then lewis' application of the idea to moral skepticism and the liar paradox is reconsidered, and is seen to vindicate his claim that both skeptic and liar (...)
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    Game Theory for Reformation of Behavioral Science Based on a Mistake.Jeffrey Foss - 2007 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 30 (1):24-25.
    Gintis assumes the behavioral (=social) sciences are in disarray, and so proposes a theory for their unification. Examination of the unity of the physical sciences reveals he misunderstands the unity of science in general, and so fails to see that the social sciences are already unified with the physical sciences. Another explanation of the differences between them is outlined. (Published Online April 27 2007).
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    Critical Notice. [REVIEW]Jeffrey Foss - 1986 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 16 (2):303-322.
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    Just the Facts, and Only the Facts, About Human Rationality?Jeffrey Foss - 2011 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 34 (5):254-255.
    Elqayam & Evans' (E&E's) laudable program to keep the scientific investigation of human reasoning norm-free and focused on the facts alone is an essential part of a long tradition in the philosophy of science – but it faces deeper difficulties than the authors seem to realize, since reasoning is a competence, and the very concept of competence is normative.
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    A Materialist's Misgivings About Eliminative Materialism.Jeffrey Foss - 1985 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 15 (sup1):105-133.
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    Abstract Solutions Versus Neurobiologically Plausible Problems.Jeffrey Foss - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (1):95-96.
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    Good Science, Bad Philosophy.Jeffrey Foss - 2004 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (6):791-792.
    Behrendt's & Young's (B&Y's) persuasive scientific theory explains hallucinations, and is supported by a wide variety of psychological evidence, both normal and abnormal – unlike their philosophical thesis, Kantian idealism. I argue that the evidence cited by the authors in support of idealism actually favors realism. Fortunately, their scientific theory is separable from their philosophy, and is methodologically consistent with realism.
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  27. Susan Haack, Defending Science-Within Reason: Between Scientism and Cynicism Reviewed By.Jeffrey Foss - 2004 - Philosophy in Review 24 (3):190-193.
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    The Logical and Sociological Structure of Science.Jeffrey E. Foss - 1998 - ProtoSociology 12:66-77.
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    A Scientific Fix for the Classical Account of Addiction.Jeffrey Foss - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):579-579.
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    Mad About Hue.Jeffrey Foss - 1997 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (2):189-189.
    Despite the heat of their attack, Saunders & van Brakel do illuminate various shortcomings of color research in the tradition of Berlin & Kay. Berlin and Kay elicit a pan-cultural pattern in color language, but the pattern does not provide much insight into the human mind.
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  31. John D. Greenwood, Ed., The Future of Folk Psychology: Intentionality and Cognitive Science Reviewed By.Jeffrey Foss - 1992 - Philosophy in Review 12 (3):162-166.
     
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  32. Paul M. Churchland, A Neurocomputational Perspective: The Nature of Mind and the Structure of Science Reviewed By.Jeffrey Foss - 1990 - Philosophy in Review 10 (10):399-402.
  33. Terrence Horgan and John Tienson, Eds., Connectionism and the Philosophy of Mind Reviewed By.Jeffrey Foss - 1992 - Philosophy in Review 12 (6):398-400.
     
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    Testosterone and the Second Sex.Jeffrey Foss - 1998 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (3):374-375.
    Because the reciprocal theory of Mazur & Booth dominates the static basal model, given the evidence they present, it is worth considering the implications for women's equality, supposing it true. Testosterone might well give males a competitive edge, and hence higher status, creating an inequality that mere social legislation would be ill-suited to address. Further research on the role of testosterone is needed.
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  35. A Materialist's Misgivings About Eliminative Materialism.Jeffrey Foss - 1985 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary Volume 11:105-33.
  36. A Materialist's Misgivings About Eliminative Materialism.Jeffrey Foss - 1985 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary Volume 11:105.
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  37. Nicholas Maxwell, From Knowledge to Wisdom: A Revolution in the Aims and Methods of Science Reviewed By.Jeffrey Foss - 1986 - Philosophy in Review 6 (5):235-237.
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  38. Radu J. Bogdan, Ed., Mind and Common Sense: Philosophical Essays on Commonsense Psychology Reviewed By.Jeffrey Foss - 1992 - Philosophy in Review 12 (3):162-166.
     
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  39. Science and the World: Philosophical Approaches.Jeffrey Foss (ed.) - 2013 - Broadview Press.
    This new anthology includes both classic and contemporary readings on the methods and scope of science. Jeffrey Foss depicts science in a broadly humanistic context, contending that it is philosophically interesting because it has reshaped nearly all aspects of human culture—and in so doing has reshaped humanity as well. While providing a strong introduction to epistemological and metaphysical issues in science, this text goes beyond the traditional topics, enlarging the scope of philosophical engagement with science. Substantial introductions and critical questions (...)
     
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