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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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  4. 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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    Comment on Teller.John F. Post - 1984 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 22 (S1):163-167.
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    The Possible Liar.John F. Post - 1970 - Noûs 4 (4):405-409.
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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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    A Realistic Theory of Science.John F. Post - 1989 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 49 (3):517-520.
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  9. Paradox in Critical Rationalism and Related Theories.John F. Post - 1971 - Philosophical Forum 3 (1):27.
     
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  10. 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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    Shades of the Liar.John F. Post - 1973 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 2 (3):370 - 386.
  12. How to Refute Principles of Sufficient Reason.John F. Post - 1999
    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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  13. Naturalism.John F. Post - 1995 - In Audi Robert (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. pp. 517--518.
     
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    Sic Transitivity: Reply to McGrew and McGrew.John Post & Derek Turner - 2000 - Journal of Philosophical Research 25:67-82.
    In order to defend the regress argument for foundationalism against Post’s objection that relevant forms of inferential justification are not transitive, Lydia McGrew and Timothy McGrew define a relation E of positive evidence, which, they contend, has the following features: It is a necessary condition for any inferential justification; it is transitive and irreflexive; and it enables both a strengthened regress argument proof against Post’s objection and an argument that nothing can ever appear in its own justificational ancestry. In reply, (...)
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    On the Determinacy of Valuation.John F. Post - 1984 - Philosophical Studies 45 (May):315-33.
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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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    White Queen Psychology and Other Essays for Alice.John F. Post - 1998 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58 (1):233-237.
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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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  19. "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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    Sic Transitivity: Reply to McGrew and McGrew.John Post & Derek Turner - 2000 - Journal of Philosophical Research 25:67-82.
    In order to defend the regress argument for foundationalism against Post’s objection that relevant forms of inferential justification are not transitive, Lydia McGrew and Timothy McGrew define a relation E of positive evidence, which, they contend, has the following features: It is a necessary condition for any inferential justification; it is transitive and irreflexive; and it enables both a strengthened regress argument proof against Post’s objection and an argument that nothing can ever appear in its own justificational ancestry. In reply, (...)
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    Shades of Possibility.John F. Post - 1974 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 3 (1/2):155 - 158.
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  22. REVIEW of Beilby, James, Ed., Naturalism Defeated? For Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2002). [REVIEW]John Post - unknown
    This collection of eleven critical essays, together with Plantinga's replies, examines his evolutionary argument against naturalism (EAAN). All but one of the eleven are printed here for the first time, all are of high quality, and all receive Plantinga's trademark treatment -- rigorous, perceptive, thorough. In view of the numerous arguments, sub-arguments and observations advanced by the eleven against EAAN, his responses amount to a tour de force . It would take too long to sort through the point-counterpoint with a (...)
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    Response: Comment on Teller.John F. Post - 1984 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 22 (S1):163-167.
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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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    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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  26. FISK, M: "Nature and Necessity". [REVIEW]John F. Post - 1978 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 29:189.
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  27. "Harward", J., The Platonic Epistles, With Introduction and Notes.John W. Post - 1932 - Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 26:100-101.
     
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  28. "Harward", J., The Platonic Epistles, With Introduction and Notes.John W. Post - 1932 - Classical Weekly 26:100-101.
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  29. MACKIE, J. L. "Truth, Probability and the Paradoxes". [REVIEW]John F. Post - 1975 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 26:73.
  30. Stuart G. Shanker, Ed., Gödel's Theorem in Focus. [REVIEW]John Post - 1989 - Philosophy in Review 9:287-290.
  31. The Logic of Presupposition.John Frederic Post - 1968 - Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley
     
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  32. Why Does Anything at All Exist?John Post - manuscript
    To ask the question "Why does anything at all exist?" is equivalent to asking "What is the explanation of why anything at all exists." Thus the question presupposes that there is an explanation, known or unknown or unknowable, of why anything at all exists.
     
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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.
  35. Using Language to Get Outside Language.John Post - manuscript
    They say it can't be done . You can't use language to get outside language . The very idea . Thus Putnam : "our language cannot be divided up into two parts, a part that describes the world `as it is anyway,' and a part that describes our conceptual contribution," in order..
     
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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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  38. Minimal Epistemology: BeyondTerminal Philosophy to Truth (Latest Working Title).John Post - unknown
    . In whatever form, terminal philosophy holds that some matters are so fundamental that they are presupposed in any practice of reason-giving; accordingly, if reason-giving were applied to such matters in order to justify them, or even to criticize, then the very attempt to do so would necessarily assume what is at issue, a fatal circularity . No further argumentative recourse is possible at this level of fundamentality ; rational reason-giving must terminate.
     
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  39. 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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    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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    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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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]E. D. Klemke, John F. Post & Aryeh Leo Motzkin - 1982 - Philosophia 12 (1-2):127-146.
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    Referential Presupposition.John F. Post - 1972 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 50 (2):160-167.
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    Intuition and Ideality.John F. Post - 1988 - Review of Metaphysics 42 (2):415-417.
    What distinctive philosophical position unites Whitehead, Heidegger, Carnap, J. L. Austin, Quine, van Fraassen, and Derrida, among many others? According to David Weissman, they all assert or presuppose intuitionism, as he calls it, or the view that "everything real should be present or presentable, in its entirety, to the mind." An implausible set of bedfellows, perhaps, yet Weissman argues persuasively that they are indeed intuitionists, and that "we as philosophers have lost sight of this most fundamental truth about our history (...)
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    Philosophical Logic: An Introduction. [REVIEW]John F. Post - 1991 - Teaching Philosophy 14 (1):92-94.
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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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    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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    White Queen Psychology and Other Essays for Alice.John F. Post - 1998 - Philosophical and Phenomenological Research 58 (1):233-237.
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    Can Theories Be Refuted? Essays on the Duhem-Quine Thesis by Sandra G. Harding. [REVIEW]John Post - 1978 - Isis 69:148-149.
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