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  1. The Immaterial Self: A Defence of the Cartesian Dualist Conception of the Mind.John Foster - 1991 - Routledge.
    Dualism argues that the mind is more than just the brain. It holds that there exists two very different realms, one mental and the other physical. Both are fundamental and one cannot be reduced to the other - there are minds and there is a physical world. This book examines and defends the most famous dualist account of the mind, the cartesian, which attributes the immaterial contents of the mind to an immaterial self. John Foster's new book exposes the inadequacies (...)
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  2. Meaning and Truth Theory.John Foster - 2010 - In Darragh Byrne & Max Kölbel (eds.), Arguing About Language. Routledge.
     
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  3. The Nature of Perception.John Foster - 2000 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    John Foster addresses the question: what is it to perceive a physical object? He rejects the view that we perceive such objects directly, and argues for a new version of the traditional empiricist account, which locates the immediate objects of perception in the mind. But this account seems to imply that we do not perceive physical objects at all. Foster offers a surprising solution, which involves embracing an idealist view of the physical world.
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  4. The Case for Idealism.John A. Foster - 1982 - Routledge.
  5. The Nature of Perception.John Foster - 2001 - Philosophical Quarterly 51 (205):552-555.
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    The Divine Lawmaker: Lectures on Induction, Laws of Nature, and the Existence of God.John Foster - 2004 - Oxford University Press.
    John Foster presents a clear and powerful discussion of a range of topics relating to our understanding of the universe: induction, laws of nature, and the existence of God. He begins by developing a solution to the problem of induction - a solution whose key idea is that the regularities in the workings of nature that have held in our experience hitherto are to be explained by appeal to the controlling influence of laws, as forms of natural necessity. His second (...)
  7. A World for Us: The Case for Phenomenalistic Idealism.John Foster - 2008 - Oxford University Press.
    A World for Us aims to refute physical realism and establish in its place a form of idealism. Physical realism, in the sense in which John Foster understands it, takes the physical world to be something whose existence is both logically independent of the human mind and metaphysically fundamental. Foster identifies a number of problems for this realist view, but his main objection is that it does not accord the world the requisite empirical immanence. The form of idealism that he (...)
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    The Case for Idealism.Harold Kincaid & John Foster - 1984 - Philosophical Review 93 (3):465.
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    Induction, Explanation, and Natural Necessity.John Foster - 1982 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 83:87-101.
    I want to examine a possible solution to the problem of induction-one which, as far as I know, has not been discussed elsewhere. The solution makes crucial use of the notion of objective natural necessity. For the purposes of this discussion, I shall assume that this notion is coherent. I am aware that this assumption is controversial, but I do not have space to examine the issue here.
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    VI—Induction, Explanation and Natural Necessity.John Foster - 1983 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 83 (1):87-102.
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  11. Regulatities, Laws of Nature, and the Existance of God.John Foster - 2001 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 101 (2):145–161.
    The regularities in nature, simply by being regularities, call for explanation. There are only two ways in which we could, with any plausibility, try to explain them. One way would be to suppose that they are imposed on the world by God. The other would be to suppose that they reflect the presence of laws of nature, conceived of as forms of natural necessity. But the only way of making sense of the notion of a law of nature, thus conceived, (...)
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    Metabolism, Energy, and Entropy in Marx's Critique of Political Economy: Beyond the Podolinsky Myth.Paul Burkett & John Bellamy Foster - 2006 - Theory and Society 35 (1):109-156.
  13. The Immaterial Self: A Defence of the Cartesian Dualist Conception of the Mind.John Foster - 1993 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 36:161.
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    Regularities, Laws of Nature, and the Existence of God.John Foster - 2001 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 101 (1):145-161.
  15. A Defense of Dualism.John Foster - 1989 - In J. Smythies & John Beloff (eds.), The Case for Dualism. Univ Pr of Virginia.
  16. In S Elf - Defence.John Foster - 1970 - In Graham Macdonald (ed.), Perception and Identity. Macmillan. pp. 161-185.
     
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    Psychophysical Causal Relations.John A. Foster - 1968 - American Philosophical Quarterly 5 (1):64-70.
  18. The Case for Dualism.John A. Foster - 2000 - In Theos, Anthropos, Christos: A Compendium of Modern Philosophical Theology. New York: Lang.
     
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  19. A Brief Defense of the Cartesian View.John A. Foster - 2001 - In Kevin J. Corcoran (ed.), Soul, Body, and Survival. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
     
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    Essays on Berkeley: A Tercentennial Celebration.John Foster & Howard Robinson (eds.) - 1985 - Oxford University Press.
    Marking the tercentenary of Berkeley's birth, this collection of previously unpublished essays covers such Berkeleian topics as: imagination, experience, and possibility; the argument against material substance; the physical world; idealism; science; the self; action and inaction; beauty; and the general good. Among the contributors are: Christopher Peacocke, Ernest Sosa, Margaret Wilson, C.C.W. Taylor, and J.O. Urmson.
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  21. Dennett's Rejection of Dualism.John A. Foster - 1993 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 36 (1-2):17-31.
    In Consciousness Explained, Dennett elaborates and defends a materialist?functionalist account of the human mind, and of consciousness in particular. This defence depends crucially on his prior rejection of dualism. Dennett rejects this dualist alternative on three grounds: first, that its version of mind?to?body causation is in conflict with what we know, or have good reason to believe, from the findings of physical science; second, that the very notion of dualistic psychophysical causation is incoherent; and third, that dualism puts the mind (...)
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    The Problem Of Perception.John Foster - 2004 - The Harvard Review of Philosophy 12 (1):4-18.
    What is it for someone to perceive a physical item? I want to pursue this question in the framework of physical realism—the framework of the assumption that the physical world is something whose existence is logically independent of the human mind and metaphysically fundamental. The choice of this common-sense framework might seem hardly worth mentioning. But, as will emerge, I have a special reason for doing so.
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    Essays on Berkeley.John Foster & Howard Robinson - 1989 - Noûs 23 (2):263-265.
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    Higher Education Outreach: Examining Key Challenges for Academics.Matthew Johnson, Emily Danvers, Tamsin Hinton-Smith, Kate Atkinson, Gareth Bowden, John Foster, Kristina Garner, Paul Garrud, Sarah Greaves, Patricia Harris, Momna Hejmadi, David Hill, Gwen Hughes, Louise Jackson, Angela O’Sullivan, Séamus ÓTuama, Pilar Perez Brown, Pete Philipson, Simon Ravenscroft, Mirain Rhys, Tom Ritchie, Jon Talbot, David Walker, Jon Watson, Myfanwy Williams & Sharon Williams - 2019 - British Journal of Educational Studies 67 (4):469-491.
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    The Critique of Intelligent Design: Epicurus, Marx, Darwin, and Freud and the Materialist Defense of Science. [REVIEW]Brett Clark, John Bellamy Foster & Richard York - 2007 - Theory and Society 36 (6):515-546.
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    Making Sense of Stewardship: Metaphorical Thinking and the Environment.John Foster - 2005 - .
    This paper sketches the fundamental characteristics of metaphorical language which enable it to subserve not only the shaping of particular discourses, but also crucial aspects of our powers of enquiry and understanding. It argues that without metaphorical creativity we cannot make adequate sense of the more complex and open-ended aspects of our experience. This is illustrated from the way in which we deploy the closely related key environmental metaphors of 'stewardship' and 'natural capital', including the more specific 'real option' sub-version (...)
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    Reply To Armstrong.John Foster - 2004 - The Harvard Review of Philosophy 12 (1):27-28.
    The cognitive theory of perception, of which David Armstrong is the originator and most illustrious advocate, claims that sense perception consists in the acquisition of propositional information about the environment. In my book The Nature of Perception, I argue that the theory is vulnerable to two main objections.
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  28. Lockwood's Hypothesis.John A. Foster - 1991 - In The Immaterial Self: A Defence of the Cartesian Dualist Conception of the Mind. Routledge.
     
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    A Brief Defense of the Cartesian View.John Foster - 2001 - In Kevin J. Corcoran (ed.), Soul, Body, and Survival: Essays on the Metaphysics of Human Persons. Cornell University Press.
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  30. In Defense of History Marxism and the Postmodern Agenda.Ellen Meiksins Wood & John Bellamy Foster - 1997
     
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  31. Matter and Sense: A Critique of Contemporary Materialism.Howard Robinson & John Foster - 1983 - Religious Studies 19 (2):249-255.
     
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  32. Ayer.John Foster - 1986 - Mind 95 (379):387-389.
     
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  33. Berkeley on the Physical World.John Foster - 1985 - In John Foster & Howard Robinson (eds.), Essays on Berkeley: A Tercentennial Celebration. Oxford University Press.
     
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  34. The Succinct Case for Idealism.John Foster - 1996 - In Howard Robinson (ed.), Objections to Physicalism. Clarendon Press. pp. 293-313.
     
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    Review of The Origin Scottish Nationhood by Neil Davidson. [REVIEW]John Foster - 2002 - Historical Materialism 10 (1):258-71.
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    In Defence of Phenomenalistic Idealism.John Foster - 1994 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 54 (3):509 - 529.
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    A. J. Ayer.Anthony L. Brueckner & John Foster - 1989 - Philosophical Review 98 (1):97.
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  38. Ayer.John Foster - 1985 - Routledge.
    This book is available either individually, or as part of the specially-priced Arguments of the Philosphers Collection.
     
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    Options, Sustainability Policy and the Spontaneous Order.John Foster - unknown
    This paper examines the implications for sustainability policy of environmental uncertainty and indeterminacy, and relates the associated problems with a conventional understanding of sustainable development to Hayek's critique of collective planning. It suggests that the appropriate recourse is not, however, a Hayekian endorsement of the free market, but an extension of his key idea of spontaneous order to characterise the learning society. The argument is illustrated by a practical application: the analysis of natural capital explored in this Special Issue is (...)
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    Reply to Armstrong.John A. Foster - 2004 - Harvard Review of Philosophy 12 (1):27-28.
  41. The Dialectics of Nature and Marxist Ecology.John Bellamy Foster - 2008 - In Bertell Ollman & Tony Smith (eds.), Dialectics for the New Century. Palgrave-Macmillan.
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    On Neil Davidson's The Origins of Scottish Nationhood.John Foster - 2002 - Historical Materialism 10 (1):258-271.
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    What Price Interdisciplinarity?:Crossing the Curriculum in Environmental Higher Education.John Foster - 1999 - .
    The received understanding of interdisciplinarity in environmental higher education depends on constructions of the environmental agenda which tacitly privilege positivistic assumptions associated with the physical and biological sciences. If, however, we take seriously the heuristic force of the key humanities disciplines in regard to our environmental situation, precisely this privileging will be at issue. This suggests that collaboration across the full range of intellectual disciplines is needed not just to solve but to frame environmental problems. This requirement, however, may have (...)
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    The Origins of Scottish Nationhood Neil Davidson London: Pluto Press, 2000.John Foster - 2002 - Historical Materialism 10 (1):258-271.
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    Education as Sustainability.John Foster - 2001 - .
    The relation between education and sustainability cannot be an external, still less an instrumental one. Sustainability means humans, as individuals and societies, consciously trying to go with the grain of nature. Learning to understand the natural world and the human place in it can only be an active process through which our sense of what counts as going with the grain of nature is continuously constituted and recreated. This process cannot have its agenda set to subserve sustainability criteria which it (...)
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  46. Ayer.John Foster - 1987 - Philosophy 62 (242):536-538.
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    New Books. [REVIEW]J. D. Mabbott, John Foster, A. C. Ewing, A. J. Skillen & Les Holborow - 1970 - Mind 79 (316):624-639.
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    Discovery Learning in the Primary School.John Foster - 1973 - British Journal of Educational Studies 21 (2):230-231.
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    Beyond Costs and Benefits: Weighing Environmental Goods.John Foster - 1994 - Analyse & Kritik 16 (2):133-149.
    A teleological approach to deciding how we should act underlies the attempted extension of neo-classical economics to environmental issues, with its emphasis on comparative valuation in monetary terms. Such an extension fails because, in the environmental sphere, there are powerful reasons for denying commensurability of the relevant values. But this denial then tends to undercut any weighing of environmental goods. In response to this difficulty, the paper seeks to develop an account of the weighing of goods which would enable us (...)
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    Mythistory: The Making of a Modern Historiography by Joseph Mali.John Foster - 2008 - Journal of the Philosophy of History 2 (1):105-118.
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