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  1.  79
    Linguistic Behaviour.Jonathan Bennett - 1976 - Cambridge University Press.
    First published in 1976, this book presents a view of language as a matter of systematic communicative behaviour.
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  2. A Philosophical Guide to Conditionals.Jonathan Bennett - 2003 - Oxford University Press.
    Conditional sentences are among the most intriguing and puzzling features of language, and analysis of their meaning and function has important implications for, and uses in, many areas of philosophy. Jonathan Bennett, one of the world's leading experts, distils many years' work and teaching into this Philosophical Guide to Conditionals, the fullest and most authoritative treatment of the subject. An ideal introduction for undergraduates with a philosophical grounding, it also offers a rich source of illumination and stimulation for graduate students (...)
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  3. Events and Their Names.Jonathan Bennett - 1988 - Hackett.
    Various as these are, they have enough in common for them all to count as events, and in recent years philosophers have turned their attention to this..
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  4. Locke, Berkeley, Hume; Central Themes.Jonathan Bennett - 1971 - Oxford University Press UK.
  5. A Study of Spinoza's Ethics.Jonathan Bennett - 1984 - Cambridge University Press.
    "With an astonishing erudition... and in a direct no-nonsense style, Bennett expounds, compares, and criticizes Spinoza’s theses.... No one can fail to profit from it. Bennett has succeeded in making Spinoza a philosopher of our time." --W. N. A. Klever, _Studia Spinoza_.
     
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    Philosophical Guide to Conditionals.Jonathan Bennett - 2003 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Conditional sentences are among the most intriguing and puzzling features of language, and analysis of their meaning and function has important implications for, and uses in, many areas of philosophy. Jonathan Bennett, one of the world's leading experts, distils many years' work and teaching into this book, making it the fullest and most authoritative treatment of the subject.
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  7. The Conscience of Huckleberry Finn.Jonathan Bennett - 1974 - Philosophy 49 (188):123-134.
    In this paper1 I shall present not just the conscience of Huckleberry Finn but two others as well. One of them is the conscience of Heinrich Himmler. He became a Nazi in 1923; he served drably and quietly, but well, and was rewarded with increasing responsibility and power. At the peak of his career he held many offices and commands, of which the most powerful was that of leader of the S.S. - the principal police force of the Nazi regime. (...)
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    The Act Itself.Jonathan Bennett - 1995 - Oxford University Press.
    In this major new book, the internationally renowned thinker Jonathan Bennett offers a deeper understanding of what is going on in our own moral thoughts about human behavior. The Act Itself presents a conceptual analysis of descriptions of behavior on which we base our moral judgements, and shows that this analysis can be used as a means toward getting more control of our thoughts and thus of our lives.
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  9. Kant's Analytic.Jonathan Bennett - 1966 - Cambridge University Press.
    'Mr Bennett, as was to be expected, has written a first-rate book on Kant's Analytic. It is vivid, entertaining, and extremely instructive. It will be found of absorbing interest both by those who already know the Critique and by those - if there are any such - who have a developed interest in philosophy, yet no direct acquaintance with Kant. These last it will surely drive to the text and, as surely, will drive them to approach it in a truly (...)
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  10. Events and Their Names.Jonathan Bennett - 1988 - Oxford University Press UK.
    In this study of events and their places in our language and thought, Bennett propounds and defends views about what kind of item an event is, how the language of events works, and about how these two themes are interrelated. He argues that most of the supposedly metaphysical literature is really about the semantics of their names, and that the true metaphysic of events--known by Leibniz and rediscovered by Kim--has not been universally accepted because it has been tarred with the (...)
     
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  11. Accountability.Jonathan Bennett - unknown
    I shall present a problem about accountability, and its solution by Strawson’s ‘Freedom and Resentment’. Some readers of this don’t see it as a profound contribution to moral philosophy, and I want to help them. It may be helpful to follow up Strawson’s gracefully written discussion with a more staccato presentation. My treatment will also be angled somewhat differently from his, so that its lights and shadows will fall with a certain difference, which may make it serviceable even to the (...)
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  12. Why Is Belief Involuntary?Jonathan Bennett - 1990 - Analysis 50 (2):87 - 107.
    This paper will present a negative result—an account of my failure to explain why belief is involuntary. When I announced my question a year or so ahead of time, I had a vague idea of how it might be answered, but I cannot make it work out. Necessity, this time, has not given birth to invention. Still, my tussle with the question may contribute either towards getting it answered or showing that it cannot be answered because belief can be voluntary (...)
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  13. Rationality.Jonathan Bennett - 1967 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 18 (1):74-76.
  14. Learning From Six Philosophers: Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, 2 Volumes.Jonathan Bennett - 2001 - Oxford University Press (Hardcover).
    In this illuminating, highly engaging book, Jonathan Bennett acquaints us with the ideas of six great thinkers of the early modern period: Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume. For newcomers to the early modern scene, this lucidly written work is an excellent introduction. For those already familiar with the time period, this book offers insight into the great philosophers, treating them as colleagues, antagonists, students, and teachers.
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  15. Counterfactuals and Temporal Direction.Jonathan Bennett - 1984 - Philosophical Review 93 (1):57-91.
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    Kant's Dialectic.Jonathan Bennett - 1974 - New York]Cambridge University Press.
    Jonathan Bennett here examines the second half of the Critique of Pure Reason, the Dialectic, where Kant is concerned with problems about substance, the nature ...
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  17. Counterfactuals And Possible Worlds.Jonathan Bennett - 1974 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 4 (December):381-402.
    This article is a selective review of David Lewis's Counterfactuals, a challenging, provocative, absorbingly interesting attempt to analyze statements of the form “If it were the case that P, then it would be the case that Q.” I shall follow Lewis in calling these “counterfactuals,” and shall nearly follow him in abbreviating them to the form P→Q.Chapter 1, which is nearly a third of the whole, gives the analysis and proves that it endows counterfactuals with some properties which they evidently (...)
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  18. Morality and Consequences.Jonathan Bennett - 1980 - Tanner Lectures.
    In this lecture I shall offer to make clear, deeply grounded, objective sense of a certain contrast: I call it the contrast between positive and negative instrumentality, and it shows up in ordinary speech in remarks about what happens because a person did do such and such, as against what happens because he did not. The line between positive and negative instrumentality lies fairly close to some others which are drawn by more ordinary bits of English. For instance, the difference (...)
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    Some Remarks About Concepts.Jonathan Bennett - 1978 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 1 (4):557-560.
  20. Whatever the Consequences.Jonathan Bennett - 1966 - Analysis 26 (3):83 - 102.
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    Why is Belief Involuntary?Jonathan Bennett & Alonso Church - 1990 - Analysis 50 (2):87.
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    Learning From Six Philosophers: Volume 2.Jonathan Bennett - 2001 - Clarendon Press.
    Jonathan Bennett engages with the thought of six great thinkers of the early modern period: Descaretes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume. While not neglecting the historical setting of each, his chief focus is on the words they wrote. What problem is being tackled? How exactly is the solution meant to work? Does it succeed? If not, why not? What can be learned from its success or failure? For newcomers to the early modern scene, this clearly written work is an excellent (...)
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  23. What Events Are.Jonathan Bennett - 2002 - In Richard M. Gale (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to Metaphysics. Blackwell. pp. 43.
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    Cognitive Ethology: Theory or Poetry?Jonathan Bennett - 1983 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 6 (3):356.
  25. Descartes's Theory of Modality.Jonathan Bennett - 1994 - Philosophical Review 103 (4):639-667.
    Descartes propounded the allegedly "strange", "peculiar", "curious" and "incoherent" doctrine that necessary truths are made true by God's voluntary act. It is generally held that this doctrine must be kept out of sight while other Cartesian topics are being discussed. This paper offers an interpretation of this Cartesian doctrine under which it comes out as reasonable, consistent with the rest of his philosophy, and possible even true. According to this interpretation--which is more respectful of and close to Descartes's text than (...)
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  26. Farewell to the Phlogiston Theory of Conditionals.Jonathan Bennett - 1988 - Mind 97 (388):509-527.
  27. Identity and Cardinality: Geach and Frege.William P. Alston & Jonathan Bennett - 1984 - Philosophical Review 93 (4):553-567.
    P. T. Geach, notoriously, holds the Relative Identity Thesis, according to which a meaningful judgment of identity is always, implicitly or explicitly, relative to some general term. ‘The same’ is a fragmentary expression, and has no significance unless we say or mean ‘the same X’, where ‘X’ represents a general term (what Frege calls a Begriffswort or Begriffsausdruck). (P. T. Geach, Mental Acts (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1957), p. 69. I maintain that it makes no sense to judge whether (...)
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  28. Classifying Conditionals: The Traditional Way is Right.Jonathan Bennett - 1995 - Mind 104 (414):331-354.
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    Stimulus, Response, Meaning.Jonathan Bennett - unknown
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    Substance, Reality, and Primary Qualities.Jonathan Bennett - 1965 - American Philosophical Quarterly 2 (1):1-17.
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    Even If.Jonathan Bennett - 1982 - Linguistics and Philosophy 5 (3):403 - 418.
  32. Event Causation: The Counterfactual Analysis.Jonathan Bennett - 1987 - Philosophical Perspectives 1:367-386.
  33. Locke on People and Substances.William P. Alston & Jonathan Bennett - 1988 - Philosophical Review 97 (1):25-46.
  34. Locke, Berkeley, Hume: Central Themes.Jonathan Bennett - 1974 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 3 (4):691-701.
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    Quotation.Jonathan Bennett - 1988 - Noûs 22 (3):399-418.
    In his paper “Quotation”, Donald Davidson contrasts three theories about how quotation marks do their work, that is, about how tokens like this one: "sheep” refer to the type of which the following is a token: sheep. He rejects the “proper name” and “spelling” theories, and propounds and defends a new account of quotation which he calls the “demonstrative theory”. I shall argue that the truth about how quotation works has points of resemblance with both the spelling and demonstrative theories, (...)
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    Shooting, Killing and Dying.Jonathan Bennett - 1973 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 2 (3):315 - 323.
    There was a duel at dawn between A and B. A shot B, who lingered on until dusk of that day, and then died of his bulletwound. Certain background conditions are satisfied which make it right to say not just that A caused B's death but that he killed him. So, A shot B and killed him. This seems to be structurally different from "A shot B and he kicked him," but what is this structural difference? How does the shooting (...)
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  37. Kant's Theory of Freedom.Jonathan Bennett - 1984 - In Allen W. Wood (ed.), Self and Nature in Kant's Philosophy. Cornell University Press.
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    On Maximising Happiness.Jonathan Bennett - unknown
    When it is wrong to bring into existence someone who will be miserable, what makes it wrong is not the threat of misery hanging over the possible person, but rather the fact that if one does it there will be real misery for an actual person. This belongs in the same category as the wrongness of making a happy person miserable, or of failing to make a person less miserable than he is. These arc all matters of the (dis)utilities—the ill-fare (...)
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    Entailment.Jonathan Bennett - 1969 - Philosophical Review 78 (2):197-236.
    Following Moore, I use ‘P entails Q’ as a convenient shorthand for ‘Q can be deduced logically from P’, ‘From P, Q follows logically’, ‘There is a logically valid argument with P as sole premise and Q as conclusion’, and the like.1 Apart from a minor point to be raised in Section XVI, distinctions within this cluster do not matter for present purposes. An analysis of the concept of entailment is answerable to careful, educated uses of expressions such as those. (...)
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    Quotation.Jonathan Bennett - 1988 - Noûs 22 (3):399-418.
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    Folk-Psychological Explanations.Jonathan Bennett - 1991 - In John D. Greenwood (ed.), The Future of Folk Psychology. Cambridge University Press. pp. 176.
  42. Negation and Abstention: Two Theories of Allowing.Jonathan Bennett - 1993 - Ethics 104 (1):75-96.
  43. Two Departures From Consequentialism.Jonathan Bennett - 1989 - Ethics 100 (1):54-66.
  44. Kant’s Dialectic.Jonathan Bennett - 1974 - Cambridge University Press.
    Jonathan Bennett's analysis of the second half of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, in which Kant concerns himself with topics such as substance, the nature of the self, the cosmos, freedom and the existence of God, continues to be an engaging and accessible exploration of Kant's major work. Presented in a fresh twenty-first-century series livery, and including a specially commissioned preface written by Karl Ameriks, illuminating its enduring importance and relevance to philosophical enquiry, this influential work has been revived for (...)
     
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    4 Locke's Philosophy of Mind.Jonathan Bennett - 1994 - In V. C. Chappell (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Locke. Cambridge University Press. pp. 89.
  46. Analytic-Synthetic.Jonathan Bennett - 1959 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 59:163 - 188.
    The aim of this paper1 is to attack Quine’s views on the analytic-synthetic distinction (ASD), but more than half of it will be devoted to arguing that an attack is still required. This preliminary thesis is based on the claim that what Quine presents as (1) an attack on the ASD, followed by (2) some remarks about confirmation and disconfirmation, offers a more formidable obstacle to the adherent of the traditional ASD if (2) is built into (1) as a positive (...)
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    Substratum.Jonathan Bennett - 1987 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 4 (2):197 - 215.
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    On Forward and Backward Counterfactual Conditionals.Jonathan Bennett - 2001 - In Gerhard Preyer (ed.), Reality and Humean Supervenience: Essays on the Philosophy of David Lewis. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 177--202.
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    The Difference Between Right and Left.Jonathan Bennett - 1970 - American Philosophical Quarterly 7 (3):175--91.
    Kant seems to have been the first to notice that there is something peculiar about the difference between right and left, but he failed to say exactly what the peculiarity is. His clearest account of the matter is in his inaugural lecture (see Bibliography at the end of the paper): We cannot describe [in general terms] the distinction in a given space between things which lie towards one quarter, and things which are turned towards the opposite quarter. Thus if we (...)
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    How Matter Might at First Be Made.Jonathan Bennett & Peter Remnant - 1978 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 8 (sup1):1-11.
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