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  1. Ethics: Inventing Right and Wrong.John Leslie Mackie - 1977 - Penguin Books.
    John Mackie's stimulating book is a complete and clear treatise on moral theory. His writings on normative ethics-the moral principles he recommends-offer a fresh approach on a much neglected subject, and the work as a whole is undoubtedly a major contribution to modern philosophy.The author deals first with the status of ethics, arguing that there are not objective values, that morality cannot be discovered but must be made. He examines next the content of ethics, seeing morality as a functional device, (...)
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    The Cement of the Universe: A Study of Causation.John L. Mackie - 1974 - Clarendon Press.
    Studies causation both as a concept and as it is 'in the objects.' Offers new accounts of the logic of singular causal statements, the form of causal regularities, the detection of causal relationships, the asymmetry of cause and effect, and necessary connection, and it relates causation to functional and statistical laws and to teleology.
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  3. Truth and Knowability.John L. Mackie - 1980 - Analysis 40 (2):90 - 92.
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    The Law of the Jungle: Moral Alternatives and Principles of Evolution: J. L. Mackie.John L. Mackie - 1978 - Philosophy 53 (206):455-464.
    When people speak of ‘the law of the jungle’, they usually mean unions restrained and ruthless competition, with everyone out solely for his own advantage. But the phrase was coined by Rudyard Kipling, in The Second Jungle Book , and he meant something very different. His law of the jungle is a law that wolves in a pack are supposed to obey. His poem says that ‘the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is (...)
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    Review of C Ausality and Determinism.John L. Mackie - 1976 - Journal of Philosophy 73 (8):213-218.
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    Newcomb’s Paradox and the Direction of Causation.John L. Mackie - 1977 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 7 (2):213 - 225.
    Newcomb's paradox was first presented by Robert Nozick and has been discussed by a considerable number of writers. You are playing a game with a Being who seems to have extraordinary predictive powers. Before you are two boxes, in one of which you can see $1,000. The other is closed and you cannot see what it contains, but you know that the Being has put a million dollars into it if he has predicted that you will take it only, but (...)
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    The Direction of Causation.John L. Mackie - 1966 - Philosophical Review 75 (4):441-466.
  8. Fallacies.John L. Mackie - 1967 - In Paul Edwards (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Philosophy. New York: Macmillan. pp. 3--169.
     
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    Logic and Knowledge.John Leslie Mackie Mackie - 1985 - Clarendon Press.
    This collection of John Mackie's papers on topics in epistemology, some of which have not previously been published, deal with such issues as: incorrigible empirical statements; rationalism and empiricism; the philosophy of John Anderson; self-refutation; Plato's theory of idea; ideological explanation; problems of intentionality; Popper's third world;; mind, brain, and causation; Newcomb's Paradox and the direction of causation; induction; causation in concept, knowledge, and reality; absolutism; Locke and representative perception; and anti-realisms.
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    Causal Priority and the Direction of Conditionality.John L. Mackie - 1981 - Analysis 41 (2):84 - 86.
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    Genes and Egoism.John L. Mackie - 1981 - Philosophy 56 (218):553 - 555.
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  12. B. De Mori, Inventare ilgiusto e I'ingiusto: Saggio sull'etica di.John Leslie Mackie - 2001 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 1 (1-3):181.
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    Kant on Personal Identity.John L. Mackie - 1980 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 10 (1):87-90.
    Kant, in the third paralogism, needs to be rescued from his commentators. His argument that the identity of one's consciousness of oneself is no proof of the numerical identity of a soul-substance, since an indistinguishable identity of consciousness could result from one subject's handing over of memories to another, is sound and complete, and does not need the supplementations offered by Strawson, Bennett and James Anderson. But a possible supplementation is that this identity of consciousness calls for explanation and is (...)
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    Kant on Personal Identity.John L. Mackie - 1980 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 10 (1):87-90.
    Kant, in the third paralogism, needs to be rescued from his commentators. His argument that the identity of one's consciousness of oneself is no proof of the numerical identity of a soul-substance, since an indistinguishable identity of consciousness could result from one subject's handing over of memories to another, is sound and complete, and does not need the supplementations offered by Strawson, Bennett and James Anderson. But a possible supplementation is that this identity of consciousness calls for explanation and is (...)
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  15. Selected Papers, vol. 1 : Logic and knowledge ; vol. 2 : Persons and values.John L. Mackie, Joan Mackie & Penelope Mackie - 1988 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 178 (2):215-216.
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  16. Truth, Probability and Paradox: Studies in Philosophical Logic.John Leslie Mackie - 1905 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Classic work by one of the most brilliant figures in post-war analytic philosophy.
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  17. What’s Really Wrong With Phenomenalism.John L. Mackie - 1969 - Proceedings of the British Academy 55:113-127.
     
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