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    The Faces of Existence: An Essay in Nonreductive Metaphysics.JOHN F. POST - 1987 - Cornell University Press.
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    Infinite Regresses of Justification and of Explanation.John F. Post - 1980 - Philosophical Studies 38 (1):31 - 52.
  3. Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction.John F. Post - 1991 - Paragon House.
     
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    Is Supervenience Asymmetric?John F. Post - 1999 - Manuscrito 22 (2):305-344.
    After some preliminary clarifications, arguments for the supposed asymmetry of supervenience and determination, such as they are, are shown to be unsound. An argument against the supposed asymmetry is then constructed and defended against objections. This is followed by explanations of why the intuition of asymmetry is nonetheless so entrenched, and of how the asymmetric ontological priority of the physical over the non-physical can be understood without the supposed asymmetry of supervenience and determination.
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  5. How to Refute Principles of Sufficient Reason.John F. Post - manuscript
    Outlines a conceptual argument against the Principle of Sufficient reason. The argument is presented in detail in earlier work, and is based on deductive inferences from PSR's own concept of explanation. The argument shows that not everything can have an explanation of the sort claimed by PSR. So far from being a presupposition of reason itself, as some think, PSR can be refuted by reason, arguing only from PSR's own concept of explanation. Hence PSR cannot be used to argue that (...)
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    A Realistic Theory of Science.John F. Post - 1989 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 49 (3):517-520.
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    Comment on Teller.John F. Post - 1984 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 22 (S1):163-167.
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  8. Naturalism, Reduction and Normativity: Pressing From Below.John F. Post - 2006 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 73 (1):1–27.
    David Papineau’s model of scientific reduction, contrary to his intent, appears to enable a naturalist realist account of the primitive normativity involved in a biological adaptation’s being “for” this or that (say the eye’s being for seeing). By disabling the crucial anti-naturalist arguments against any such reduction, his model would support a cognitivist semantics for normative claims like “The heart is for pumping blood, and defective if it doesn’t.” No moral claim would follow, certainly. Nonetheless, by thus “pressing from below” (...)
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  9. The Faces of Existence: An Essay in Nonreductive Metaphysics.John F. Post - 1990 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 28 (2):119-120.
     
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    White Queen Psychology and Other Essays for Alice.John F. Post - 1998 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58 (1):233-237.
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    The Possible Liar.John F. Post - 1970 - Noûs 4 (4):405-409.
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    On the Determinacy of Valuation.John F. Post - 1984 - Philosophical Studies 45 (May):315-33.
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    Shades of the Liar.John F. Post - 1973 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 2 (3):370 - 386.
  14. Naturalism.John F. Post - 1995 - In Audi Robert (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. pp. 517--518.
     
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    Omniscience, Weak PSR, and Method.John F. Post - 2003 - Philo 6 (1):33-48.
    Adhering to the traditional concept of omniscience lands Gale in the incoherence Grim’s Cantorian arguments reveal in talk of “all propositions.” By constructing variants and extensions of Grim’s arguments, I explain why various ways out of the incoherence are unacceptable, why theists would do better to adopt a certain revisionary concept of omniscience, and why the Cantorian troubles are so deep as to be troubles as well for Gale’s Weak PSR. I conclude with some brief reflections on method, suggesting that (...)
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    Sense and Supervenience.John F. Post - 2001 - Philo 4 (2):123-137.
    Alleged counter-examples based on conceptual thought experiments, including those involving sense or content, have no force against physicalist supervenience theses properly construed. This is largely because of their epistemological status and their modal status. Still, there are empirical examples that do contradict Kim-style theses, due to the latter’s individualism. By contrast, non-individualist supervenience, such as “global” supervenience, remains unscathed, a possibility overlooked by Lynne Baker, as is dear from a physicalist account of sense in the case of non-human biological adaptations (...)
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    Propositions, Possible Languages and the Liar's Revenge.John F. Post - 1974 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 25 (3):223-234.
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    Review of Supervenience and Mind: Selected Philosophical Essays by Jaegwon Kim. [REVIEW]John F. Post - 1995 - Philosophy of Science 62 (2):338-3340.
    "Adaptation properties," as individuated according to evolutionary biology, cannot be reduced to physical properties of the token items that have the adaptation properties. This causes serious if not fatal trouble for several of Kim's crucial theses: the Causal Individuation of Kinds, Weak Supervenience, Alexander's Dictum, the synchronicity thesis (that all psychological kinds supervene on the contemporaneous physical states of the organism), the Correlation Thesis, and indeed his Restricted Correlation Thesis. All these theses are strongly individualist, in the sense of entailing (...)
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    On the Nature and Existence of God.John F. Post - 1993 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (4):950-954.
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    The Foundationalism in Irrealism, and the Immorality.John F. Post - 1996 - Journal of Philosophical Research 21:1-14.
    The foundationalism in irrealism is structural foundationalism, according to which reason giving must terminate with some affair beyond the reach of noncircular inferential justification or critique. Even relativist irrealists are structural foundationalists. But structural foundationalism is only as good as the regress argument for it, which presupposes that the relevant forms of inferential justification are all transitive. Since they are not, structural foundationalism fails. So too does the “God’s-eye-view” or look-see argument against realism, to the effect that when it comes (...)
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  21. Paradox in Critical Rationalism and Related Theories.John F. Post - 1971 - Philosophical Forum 3 (1):27.
     
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  22. "Global" Determination: Too Permissive?John F. Post - 1995 - In Elias E. Savellos & U. Yalcin (eds.), Supervenience: New Essays. Cambridge University Press.
     
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    Response: Comment on Teller.John F. Post - 1984 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 22 (S1):163-167.
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    From is to Ought: Another Way.John F. Post - manuscript
    Argues for an objective protomoral normativity in terms of what an adaptation is for, without falling victim to Hume's Law, open-question arguments, queerness arguments, and internalism/externalism debates. Also provides a general strategy for naturalizing objective moral normativity which is likewise proof against the usual-suspect objections.
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    Shades of Possibility.John F. Post - 1974 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 3 (1/2):155 - 158.
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    Is Supervenience Asymmetric?John F. Post - unknown
    After some preliminary clarifications, arguments for the supposed asymmetry of supervenience and determination, such as they are, are shown to be unsound. An argument against the supposed asymmetry is then constructed and defended against objections. This is followed by explanations of why the intuition of asymmetry is nonetheless so entrenched, and of how the asymmetric ontological priority of the physical over the non-physical can be understood without the supposed asymmetry of supervenience and determination.
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    Book Review:Supervenience and Mind: Selected Philosophical Essays Jaegwon Kim. [REVIEW]John F. Post - 1995 - Philosophy of Science 62 (2):338-.
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    The Foundationalism in Irrealism, and the Immorality.John F. Post - 1996 - Journal of Philosophical Research 21:1-14.
    The foundationalism in irrealism is structural foundationalism, according to which reason giving must terminate with some affair beyond the reach of noncircular inferential justification or critique. Even relativist irrealists are structural foundationalists. But structural foundationalism is only as good as the regress argument for it, which presupposes that the relevant forms of inferential justification are all transitive. Since they are not, structural foundationalism fails. So too does the “God’s-eye-view” or look-see argument against realism, to the effect that when it comes (...)
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    On the Determinacy of Truth and Translation.John F. Post - 1984 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 22 (S1):117-135.
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    Objective Value, Realism, and the End of Metaphysics.John F. Post - 1990 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 4 (2):146 - 160.
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    Does Knowing Make a Difference to What is Known?John F. Post - 1965 - Philosophical Quarterly 15 (60):220-228.
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    Reply to Gale and Pruss.John F. Post - 2004 - Philo 7 (1):114-121.
    Richard Gale and Alexander Pruss raise a number of excellent questions in their separate responses to my comments on Gale’s book, On the Nature and Existence of God. They focus on aspects of my discussion that need at least to be clarified, if not retracted, in ways I explain in this reply.
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    Philosophical Logic.John F. Post - 1991 - Teaching Philosophy 14 (1):92-94.
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    Cortens, Global-Anti-Realism: A Metaphysical Inquiry. [REVIEW]John F. Post - 2001 - Review of Metaphysics 54 (4):910-910.
    This book should be required reading for anyone who cares about the realism/antirealism issue, but also, and perhaps above all, for those who have tired of the dispute because they suspect it is meaningless. In response to those who thus turn their backs on the issue, Professor Cortens argues at length, and with great clarity and rigor, that “unless they give up on philosophy altogether” they will likely be unable “to avoid discussing the issues that give life to these labels”. (...)
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    Quine with God.John F. Post - 1974 - Journal of Philosophy 71 (19):736-748.
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    Method, Madness, and Normativity.John F. Post - 2003 - Philo 6 (2):235-248.
    The method in question is conceptual analysis. The madness comes of its privileging received usage over theories that would revise our concepts so as to conform to the phenomena, not the other way around. The alternatives to capture-the-concept include revisionary theory-construction as practiced not only in the sciences but in some philosophies. I present a revisionary theory of an important kind of normativity -- the normativity involved in a biological adaptation's being for this or that -- which theory, I argue, (...)
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    Philosophical Logic: An Introduction. [REVIEW]John F. Post - 1991 - Teaching Philosophy 14 (1):92-94.
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    Naturalism, Reduction and Normativity: Pressing From Below.John F. Post - 2006 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 73 (1):1-27.
    David Papineau's model of scientific reduction, contrary to his intent, appears to enable a naturalist realist account of the primitive normativity involved in a biological adaptation's being "for" this or that. By disabling the crucial anti-naturalist arguments against any such reduction, his model would support a cognitivist semantics for normative claims like "The heart is for pumping blood, and defective if it doesn't." No moral claim would follow, certainly. Nonetheless, by thus "pressing from below" we may learn something about moral (...)
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    Presupposition, Bivalence, and the Possible Liar.John F. Post - 1979 - Philosophia 8 (4):645-650.
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    Book Reviews and Critical Studies. [REVIEW]John F. Post, Harold Morick & Bruce Johnston - 1981 - Philosophia 9 (3-4):405-435.
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    On the Determinacy of Truth and Translation.John F. Post - 1984 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 22 (S1):117-135.
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    Dance, Dialogue, and Despair: Existentialist Philosophy and Education for Peace in Israel, by Haim Gordon.John F. Post - 1989 - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 20 (1):98-99.
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  43. Stuart G. Shanker, Ed., Gödel's Theorem in Focus Reviewed By.John F. Post - 1989 - Philosophy in Review 9 (7):287-290.
     
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]E. D. Klemke, John F. Post & Aryeh Leo Motzkin - 1982 - Philosophia 12 (1-2):127-146.
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    White Queen Psychology and Other Essays for Alice.John F. Post - 1998 - Philosophical and Phenomenological Research 58 (1):233-237.
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    Referential Presupposition.John F. Post - 1972 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 50 (2):160-167.
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    Breakwater: The New Wave, Supervenience and Individualism.John F. Post - unknown
    New-wave psychoneural reduction, a la Bickle and Churchland, conflicts with the way certain adaptation properties are individuated according to evolutionary biology. Such properties cannot be reduced to physical properties of the token items that have the adaptation properties. The New Wave may entail a form of individualism inconsistent with evolutionary biology. All of this causes serious trouble as well for Jaegwon Kim's thesis of the Causal Individuation of Kinds, his Weak Supervenience thesis, Alexander's Dictum, his synchronicity thesis that all psychological (...)
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    Special Reasons and Specific Answers.John F. Post - 1965 - Analysis 25 (Suppl-3):86 - 93.
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    Global-Anti-Realism.John F. Post - 2001 - Review of Metaphysics 54 (4):910-911.
  50. Shades of Possibility. Rejoinder to R. L. Martin.John F. Post - 1974 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 3 (1/2):155.
     
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