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  1. Essays on Socialist Humanism, in Honour of the Centenary of Bertrand Russell 1872-1970.Bertrand Russell, Ken Coates & Günther Anders - 1972
     
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    The Ethics of War.A. J. Coates - 1997 - Distributed Exclusively in the Usa by St. Martin's Press.
    Drawing on examples from the history of warfare from the crusades to the present day, "The ethics of war" explores the limits and possibilities of the moral regulation of war. While resisting the commonly held view that 'war is hell', A.J. Coates focuses on the tensions which exist between war and morality. The argument is conducted from a just war standpoint, though the moral ambiguity and mixed record of that tradition is acknowledge and the dangers which an exaggerated view (...)
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    The Claims of Common Sense: Moore, Wittgenstein, Keynes and the Social Sciences.John Coates - 1996 - Cambridge University Press.
    The Claims of Common Sense investigates the importance of ideas developed by Cambridge philosophers between the World Wars for the social sciences concerning common sense, vague concepts and ordinary language. John Coates examines the thought of Moore, Ramsey, Wittgenstein and Keynes, and traces their common drift away from early beliefs about the need for precise concepts and a canonical notation in analysis. He argues that Keynes borrowed from Wittgenstein and Ramsey their reappraisal of vague concepts, and developed the novel (...)
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  4. Nature: Western Attitudes Since Ancient Times.Peter Coates - 1998 - University of California Press.
    In an advertisement for water filter cartridges, we see a tumbling waterfall. The caption reads, "Like nature, Brita is beautifully simple." What kind of thinking is this? Is nature an objective reality that, in its beautiful simplicity, is unaffected by time, culture, and place? The word _nature _itself: what do we actually mean by it? These are some of the riveting questions examined by Peter Coates as he demonstrates that nature, like us, has a history of its own. Beginning (...)
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    The Claims of Common Sense: Moore, Wittgenstein, Keynes and the Social Science.John Coates - 1996 - Cambridge University Press.
    Moore, Wittgenstein, Keynes and the Social Sciences John Coates. Darwin's theory of natural selection offers a causal connection between subjective simplicity and objective truth in the following way. Innate subjective standards of simplicity ...
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  6. Free Will, Moral Responsibility, and Mechanism: Experiments on Folk Intuitions.Eddy Nahmias, D. Justin Coates & Trevor Kvaran - 2007 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 31 (1):214–242.
    In this paper we discuss studies that show that most people do not find determinism to be incompatible with free will and moral responsibility if determinism is described in a way that does not suggest mechanistic reductionism. However, if determinism is described in a way that suggests reductionism, that leads people to interpret it as threatening to free will and responsibility. We discuss the implications of these results for the philosophical debates about free will, moral responsibility, and determinism.
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  7. Rational Epistemic Akrasia.Allen Coates - 2012 - American Philosophical Quarterly 49 (2):113-24.
    Epistemic akrasia arises when one holds a belief even though one judges it to be irrational or unjustified. While there is some debate about whether epistemic akrasia is possible, this paper will assume for the sake of argument that it is in order to consider whether it can be rational. The paper will show that it can. More precisely, cases can arise in which both the belief one judges to be irrational and one’s judgment of it are epistemically rational in (...)
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  8. Reasons-Responsiveness and Degrees of Responsibility.D. Justin Coates & Philip Swenson - 2013 - Philosophical Studies 165 (2):629-645.
    Ordinarily, we take moral responsibility to come in degrees. Despite this commonplace, theories of moral responsibility have focused on the minimum threshold conditions under which agents are morally responsible. But this cannot account for our practices of holding agents to be more or less responsible. In this paper we remedy this omission. More specifically, we extend an account of reasons-responsiveness due to John Martin Fischer and Mark Ravizza according to which an agent is morally responsible only if she is appropriately (...)
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  9. The Nature and Ethics of Blame.D. Justin Coates & Neal A. Tognazzini - 2012 - Philosophy Compass 7 (3):197-207.
    Blame is usually discussed in the context of the free will problem, but recently moral philosophers have begun to examine it on its own terms. If, as many suppose, free will is to be understood as the control relevant to moral responsibility, and moral responsibility is to be understood in terms of whether blame is appropriate, then an independent inquiry into the nature and ethics of blame will be essential to solving (and, perhaps, even fully understanding) the free will problem. (...)
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  10. The Metaphysics of Perception: Wilfrid Sellars, Perceptual Consciousness and Critical Realism.Paul Coates - 2007 - Routledge.
    This book is an important study in the philosophy of the mind; drawing on the work of philosopher Wilfrid Sellars and the theory of critical realism to develop a novel argument for understanding perception and metaphysics.
     
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  11. Explaining the Value of Truth.Allen Coates - 2009 - American Philosophical Quarterly 46 (2):105-115.
    Truth is a value in that sense that a belief is good (or successful, or correct) just in case it is true. But it does not follow that truth is a good-making property, nor does it follow that the nature of truth explains its value. Instead, this paper argues that the nature of belief explains its value.
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  12. The Enkratic Requirement.Allen Coates - 2013 - European Journal of Philosophy 21 (2):320-333.
    : Agents are enkratic when they intend to do what they believe they should. That rationality requires you to be enkratic is uncontroversial, yet you may be enkratic in a way that does not exhibit any rationality on your part. Thus, what I call the enkratic requirement demands that you be enkratic in the right way. In particular, I will argue that it demands that you base your belief about what you should do and your intention to do it on (...)
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  13. The Metaphysics of Perception: Wilfrid Sellars, Critical Realism, and the Nature of Experience.Paul Coates - 2007 - Routledge.
  14. Ethicists' Courtesy at Philosophy Conferences.Eric Schwitzgebel, Joshua Rust, Linus Ta-Lun Huang, Alan T. Moore & D. Justin Coates - 2012 - Philosophical Psychology 25 (3):331 - 340.
    If philosophical moral reflection tends to promote moral behavior, one might think that professional ethicists would behave morally better than do socially comparable non-ethicists. We examined three types of courteous and discourteous behavior at American Philosophical Association conferences: talking audibly while the speaker is talking (versus remaining silent), allowing the door to slam shut while entering or exiting mid-session (versus attempting to close the door quietly), and leaving behind clutter at the end of a session (versus leaving one's seat tidy). (...)
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    A Review of Empathy Education in Nursing. [REVIEW]Scott Brunero, Scott Lamont & Melissa Coates - 2010 - Nursing Inquiry 17 (1):65-74.
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    No (New) Troubles with Ockhamism.Garrett Pendergraft & D. Justin Coates - 2014 - Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion 5:185-208.
    The Ockhamist claims that our ability to do otherwise is not endangered by God’s foreknowledge because facts about God’s past beliefs regarding future contingents are soft facts about the past—i.e., temporally relational facts that depend in some sense on what happens in the future. But if our freedom, given God’s foreknowledge, requires altering some fact about the past that is clearly a hard fact, then Ockhamism fails even if facts about God’s past beliefs are soft. Recent opponents of Ockhamism, including (...)
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  17. Deviant Causal Chains and Hallucinations: A Problem for the Anti-Causalist.Paul Coates - 2000 - Philosophical Quarterly 50 (200):320-331.
    The subjective character of a given experience leaves open the question of its precise status. If it looks to a subject K as if there is an object of a kind F in front of him, the experience he is having could be veridical, or hallucinatory. Advocates of the Causal Theory of perception (whom I shall call.
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  18. The Main Problem with Usc Libertarianism.Levy Ken - 2001 - Philosophical Studies 105 (2):107-127.
    Libertarians like Robert Kane believe that indeterminism is necessary for free will. They think this in part because they hold both that my being the ultimate cause of at least part of myself is necessary for free will and that indeterminism is necessary for this "ultimate self-causation". But seductive and intuitive as this "USC Libertarianism" may sound, it is untenable. In the end, no metaphysically coherent conception of ultimate self-causation is available. So the basic intuition motivating the USC Libertarian is (...)
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  19. Brandom's Two-Ply Error.Willem A. DeVries & Paul Coates - 2009 - In Willem A. deVries (ed.), Empiricism, Perceptual Knowledge, Normativity, and Realism: Essays on Wilfrid Sellars. Oxford University Press.
    Robert Brandom makes several mistakes in his discussion of Sellars's "Two-Ply" account of observation. Brandom does not recognize the difference in "level" between observation reports concerning physical objects and 'looks'-statements. He also denies that 'looks'-statements are reports or even make claims. They then demonstrate a more correct reading of Sellars on 'looks'-statements.
     
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  20. Current Issues in Idealism.Paul Coates - 1996 - Bristol: Thoemmes.
     
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  21. Meaning, Mistake, and Miscalculation.Paul Coates - 1997 - Minds and Machines 7 (2):171-97.
    The issue of what distinguishes systems which have original intentionalityfrom those which do not has been brought into sharp focus by Saul Kripke inhis discussion of the sceptical paradox he attributes to Wittgenstein.In this paper I defend a sophisticated version of the dispositionalistaccount of meaning against the principal objection raised by Kripke in hisattack on dispositional views. I argue that the objection put by the sceptic,to the effect that the dispositionalist cannot give a satisfactory account ofnormativity and mistake, in fact (...)
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    Ethnicity and Advance Care Directives.Sheila T. Murphy, Joycelynne M. Palmer, Stanley Ken, Gelya Frank, Vicki Michel & Leslie J. Blackhall - 1996 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 24 (2):108-117.
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    In Defense of Love Internalism.D. Justin Coates - 2013 - The Journal of Ethics 17 (3):233-255.
    In recent defenses of moral responsibility skepticism, which is the view that no human agents are morally responsible for their actions or character, a number of theorists have argued against Peter Strawson’s (and others’) claim that “the sort of love which two adults can sometimes be said to feel reciprocally, for each other” would be undermined if we were not morally responsible agents. Among them, Derk Pereboom (2001, 2009) and Tamler Sommers (2007, 2012) most forcefully argue against this conception of (...)
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  25. The Multiple Contents of Experience: Representation and the Awareness of Phenomenal Qualities.Paul Coates - 2009 - Philosophical Topics 37 (1):25-47.
    This paper examines the contents of perceptual experience, and focuses in particular on the relation between the representational aspects of an experience and its phenomenal character. It is argued that the Critical Realist two-component analysis of experience, advocated by Wilfrid Sellars, is preferable to the Intentionalist view. Experiences have different kinds of representational contents: both informational and intentional. An understanding of the essential navigational role of perception provides a principled way of explaining the nature of such representational contents. Experiences also (...)
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    A Strictly Millian Approach to the Definition of the Proper Name.Richard Coates - 2009 - Mind and Language 24 (4):433-444.
    A strictly Millian approach to proper names is defended, i.e. one in which expressions when used properly ('onymically') refer directly, i.e. without the semantic intermediaryship of the words that appear to comprise them. The approach may appear self-evident for names which appear to have no component parts (in current English) but less so for others. Two modes of reference are distinguished for potentially ambiguous expressions such as The Long Island . A consequence of this distinction is to allow a speculative (...)
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  27. Sense-Data.Paul Coates - 2007 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Experiences of all kinds have a distinctive character, which marks them out as intrinsically different from states of consciousness such as thinking. A plausible view is that the difference should be accounted for by the fact that, in having an experience, the subject is somehow immediately aware of a range of phenomenal qualities. For example, in seeing, grasping and tasting an apple, the subject may be aware of a red and green spherical shape, a certain feeling of smoothness to touch, (...)
     
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  28. Wilfrid Sellars, Perceptual Consciousness, and Theory of Attention.Paul Coates - 2004 - Essays in Philosophy 5 (1):1-25.
    The problem of the richness of visual experience is that of finding principled grounds for claims about how much of the world a person actually sees at any given moment. It is argued that there are suggestive parallels between the two-component analysis of experience defended by Wilfrid Sellars, and certain recently advanced information processing accounts of visual perception. Sellars' later account of experience is examined in detail, and it is argued that there are good reasons in support of the claim (...)
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    Perception and Metaphysical Skepticism.Paul Coates - 1998 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 72 (72):1-28.
    Much recent discussion about the nature of perception has focused on the dispute between the Causal Theory of Perception and the rival Disjunctive View. There are different versions of the Causal Theory (the abbreviation I shall use), but the point upon which they agree is that perception involves a conscious experience which is logically distinct from the particular physical object perceived. 1 On the opposed Disjunctive View, the perceptual experience is held to be inseparable from the object perceived; what is (...)
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  30. Chesterton and Theology.John Coates - 2011 - The Chesterton Review 37 (1/2):59-78.
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    Modal Meaning: The Semantic–Pragmatic Interface.Jennifer Coates - 1990 - Journal of Semantics 7 (1):53-63.
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  32. Practical Conflicts.A. Coates - 2007 - Philosophical Review 116 (4):654-656.
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    Memory, Trauma, and Embodied Distress: The Management of Disruption in the Stories of Cambodians in Exile.Gay Becker, Yewoubdar Beyene & Pauline Ken - 2000 - Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 28 (3):320-345.
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    Ibn 'Arabi and Modern Thought: The History of Taking Metaphysics Seriously.Peter Coates - 2002 - Anqa.
    These penetrating metaphysical and spiritual teachings cross the divides of culture and time, providing unexpectedly modern insight.
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    The Athenian Trireme: The History and Reconstruction of an Ancient Greek Warship. [REVIEW]J. F. Lazenby, J. S. Morrison & J. F. Coates - 1988 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 108:250-250.
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    Fins, Limbs, and Tails: Outgrowths and Axial Patterning in Vertebrate Evolution.Michael I. Coates & Martin J. Cohn - 1998 - Bioessays 20 (5):371-381.
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    17 Hallucinations and the Transparency of Perception.Paul Coates - 2013 - In Fiona Macpherson & Dimitris Platchias (eds.), Hallucination. MIT Press. pp. 381.
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    Experience, Action and Representations: Critical Realism and the Enactive Theory of Vision. [REVIEW]Paul Coates - 2007 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 6 (4):445-462.
    This paper defends a dynamic model of the way in which perception is integrated with action, a model I refer to as ‘the navigational account’. According to this account, employing vision and other forms of distance perception, a creature acquires information about its surroundings via the senses, information that enables it to select and navigate routes through its environment, so as to attain objects that satisfy its needs. This form of perceptually guided activity should be distinguished from other kinds of (...)
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  39. Idealism and Theories of Perception.Paul Coates - 1996 - In Current Issues in Idealism. Bristol: Thoemmes.
     
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    Perceived Numerosity as a Function of Array Number, Speed of Array Development, and Density of Array Items.Walter H. Hollingsworth, J. Paul Simmons, Tammy R. Coates & Henry A. Cross - 1991 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 29 (5):448-450.
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    Computers and Business — a Case of Ethical Overload.Joseph F. Coates - 1982 - Journal of Business Ethics 1 (3):239 - 248.
    A technological revolution with first order implications is undeniable and underway. That is the permeation of society by computers and telecommunications technology. For western society, committed to a social, economic, and value structure premised upon an industrial society, the move to an information society is more than disruptive; it is transformational. Current changes are so rapidly paced in relation to business planning that it creates major challenges and opportunities to reach out, influence, and guide the change.The telematics revolution will affect (...)
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    The Inaugural Address: Perception and Metaphysical Scepticism.Paul Coates - 1998 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 72 (1):1–28.
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    What Might We Say About a Circular Economy? Some Temptations to Avoid If Possible.Webster Ken - 2013 - World Futures 69 (7-8):542-554.
    (2013). What Might We Say about a Circular Economy? Some Temptations to Avoid if Possible. World Futures: Vol. 69, Reclaiming Free Enterprise: The Scientific and Human Story, pp. 542-554.
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    Symbol and Structure In.John Coates - 1978 - The Chesterton Review 4 (2):246-259.
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    Chess, Imagination, and Perceptual Understanding.Paul Coates - 2013 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 73:211-242.
    Chess is sometimes referred to as a ‘mind-sport’. Yet, in obvious ways, chess is very unlike physical sports such as tennis and soccer; it doesn't require the levels of fitness and athleticism necessary for such sports. Nor does it involve the sensory-governed, skilled behaviour required in activities such as juggling or snooker. Nevertheless, I suggest, chess is closer than it may at first seem to some of these sporting activities. In particular, there are interesting connections between the way that we (...)
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    Ancestors and Homology.M. I. Coates - 1993 - Acta Biotheoretica 41 (4):411-424.
    Current issues concerning the nature of ancestry and homology are discussed with reference to the evolutionary origin of the tetrapod limb. Homologies are argued to be complex conjectural inferences dependant upon a pre-existing phylogenetic analysisand a theoretical model of the evolutionary development of ontogenetic information. Ancestral conditions are inferred primarily from character (synapomorphy/homology) distributions within phylogeny, because of the deficiencies of palaeontological data. Recent analyses of tetrapod limb ontogeny, and the diverse, earliest morphologies known from the fossil record, are inconsistent (...)
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    Branching, Segmentation and the Metapterygial Axis: Pattern Versus Process in the Vertebrate Limb.M. J. Cohn, C. O. Lovejoy, L. Wolpert & M. I. Coates - 2002 - Bioessays 24 (5):460-465.
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    Swinburne on Thought and Consciousness.Paul Coates - 1987 - Philosophical Studies 52 (September):227-238.
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    Albert Schweitzer. My Life and Thought. An Autobiography. Translated by C. T. Campion, M.A. (London: G. Allen & Unwin, Ltd. 1933. Pp. 288. Price 10s. 6d.)The Faiths and Heresies of a Poet and Scientist. By Ronald Campbell Macfie, M.A., M.B., CM., LL.D. (London: Williams & Norgate. 1932. Pp. 184. Price 7s. 6d.)Bewilderment and Faith. By F. E. England, Ph.D., M.A., B.D. (London: Williams & Norgate. 1933. Pp. 91. Price 3s.). [REVIEW]Adrian Coates - 1933 - Philosophy 8 (32):496-.
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    Chesterton and the Modernist Cultural Context.John Coates - 1989 - The Chesterton Review 15 (1/2):51-76.
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