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  1. Functions.Larry Wright - 1973 - Philosophical Review 82 (2):139-168.
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  2. Critical Thinking: An Introduction to Analytical Reading and Reasoning.Larry Wright - 2001 - Oxford University Press.
    Extensively classroom-tested, Critical Thinking: An Introduction to Analytical Reading and Reasoning provides a non-technical vocabulary and analytic apparatus that guide students in identifying and articulating the central patterns found in reasoning and in expository writing more generally. Understanding these patterns of reasoning helps students to better analyze, evaluate, and construct arguments and to more easily comprehend the full range of everyday arguments found in ordinary journalism. Critical Thinking distinguishes itself from other texts in the field by emphasizing analytical reading as (...)
     
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  3. A Comment on Ruse's Analysis of Function Statements.Larry Wright - 1972 - Philosophy of Science 39 (4):512-514.
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    Explanation and Teleology.Larry Wright - 1972 - Philosophy of Science 39 (2):204-218.
    This paper develops and draws the consequences of an etiological analysis of goal-directedness modeled on one that functions centrally in Charles Taylor's work on action. The author first presents, criticizes, and modifies Taylor's formulation, and then shows his modified formulation accounts easily for much of the fine-structure of teleological concepts and conceptualizations. Throughout, the author is at pains to show that teleological explanations are orthodox from an empiricist's point of view: they require nothing novel methodologically.
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    Reasons.Larry Wright - forthcoming - Topoi:1-12.
    The temptation to look for the “purely normative essence” of argument stems from the understandable ambition to distinguish rational persuasion from mere persuasion. But in seeking a purely normative notion of argument it is easy to overlook—or actually deny—that rational persuasion is a kind of persuasion. The burden of this essay is to show that the concept of reason from which our interest in argument derives can only exist and have normative force as a kind of persuasion, that is, as (...)
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    Teleological Explanations.Andrew Woodfield & Larry Wright - 1978 - Philosophical Quarterly 28 (110):86.
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    The Astronomy of Eudoxus: Geometry or Physics?Larry Wright - 1973 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 4 (2):165-172.
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    Reasoning and Explaining.Larry Wright - 2002 - Argumentation 16 (1):33-46.
    When regimented in a certain natural way, the concepts of explanation and justification manifest a pattern of interrelations connected more or less systematically to their object. Besides its intrinsic interest, this pattern may give us some insight into the nature, source, and limits of the concept of argument.
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    The Case Against Teleological Reductionism.Larry Wright - 1968 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 19 (3):211-223.
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    Revisiting Deep Disagreement.Dale Turner & Larry Wright - 2005 - Informal Logic 25 (1):25-35.
    Argument-giving reasons for a view-is our model of rational dispute resolution. Fogelin suggests that certain "deep" disagreements cannot be resolved in this way because features of their context "undercut the conditions essential to arguing" . In this paper we add some detail to Fogelin's treatment of intractable disagreements. In doing so we distinguish between his relatively modest claim that some disputes cannot be resolved through argument and his more radical claim that such disputes are beyond rational resolution. This distinction, along (...)
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    Argument and Deliberation: A Plea for Understanding.Larry Wright - 1995 - Journal of Philosophy 92 (11):565-585.
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    Reasons and the Deductive Ideal.Larry Wright - 1999 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 23 (1):197–206.
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    Explanation, Contrast, and the Primacy of Practice.Larry Wright - 2014 - European Journal of Philosophy 22 (1):82-95.
    : The common practice of giving (comparing, rejecting and inferring) explanations of phenomena is at the root of articulate learning, including the enterprises we collect under the noun ‘science’. The way that practice privileges a single item from the myriad relevant to any phenomenon tells us something about articulateness itself.
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    Emergency Behavior.Larry Wright - 1974 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 17 (1-4):43 – 47.
    There is a class of actions — reflex actions — which seem not to spring from any intention, but for which we nevertheless wish to take responsibility. It is suggested that these actions are appropriately said to be done intentionally, in spite of our never having an intention to do them. And this grammatical anomaly indicates that the behavior in question requires a special kind of account; one which might be characterized as derivative: parasitic on the more paradigmatic sort of (...)
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    Justification, Discovery, Reason & Argument.Larry Wright - 2001 - Argumentation 15 (1):97-104.
    In distinguishing justification from discovery, the logical empiricists hoped to avoid confusing causal matters with normative ones. Exaggerating the virtue of this distinction, however, has disguised from us important features of the concept of a reason as it functions in human practice. Surfacing those features gives some insight into reasoning and argument.
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    Reply to Grim.Larry Wright - 1976 - Analysis 36 (3):156 - 157.
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  17. Teleological Etiologies.Larry Wright - 1973 - Philosophical Forum 4 (4):575.
     
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    Teleological Explanations.Teleology.John V. Canfield, Larry Wright & Andrew Woodfield - 1978 - Philosophical Review 87 (2):284.
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    I. The Ins and Outs of Teleology: A Critical Examination of Woodfield∗.Larry Wright - 1978 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 21 (1-4):223-237.
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    Teleology.Larry Wright - 1977 - International Studies in Philosophy 9:187-189.
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    Mechanisms and Purposive Behavior III.Larry Wright - 1974 - Philosophy of Science 41 (4):345-360.
    It is commonly thought that the dispositional view of purposiveness is itself incompatible with the programmatic claims of neurophysiologists. In this paper, various versions of four arguments for this incompatibility are examined, and rejected as unsound. Central to the argument is a rough sketch of a "mechanistic" position which seems clearly compatible with a dispositional view of purposiveness.
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    Rejoinder to Utz.Larry Wright - 1977 - Philosophy of Science 44 (2):321-325.
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  23. Argument and Deliberation: A Plea for Understanding.Larry Wright - 1995 - Journal of Philosophy 92 (11):565.
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  24. Critical Thinking: An Introoduction to Analytical Reading and Reasoning.Larry Wright - 2012 - Oxford University Press USA.
    Critical Thinking: An Introduction to Analytical Reading and Reasoning, Second Edition, provides a nontechnical vocabulary and analytic apparatus that guide students in identifying and articulating the central patterns found in reasoning and in expository writing more generally. Understanding these patterns of reasoning helps students to better analyze, evaluate, and construct arguments and to more easily comprehend the full range of everyday arguments found in ordinary journalism. Critical Thinking, Second Edition, distinguishes itself from other texts in the field by emphasizing analytical (...)
     
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  25. Critical Thinking: An Introduction to Analytical Reading and Reasoning.Larry Wright - 2016 - Oup Usa.
    Critical Thinking: An Introduction to Analytical Reading and Reasoning, Second Edition, provides a nontechnical vocabulary and analytic apparatus that guide students in identifying and articulating the central patterns found in reasoning and in expository writing more generally. Understanding these patterns of reasoning helps students to better analyze, evaluate, and construct arguments and to more easily comprehend the full range of everyday arguments found in ordinary journalism. Critical Thinking, Second Edition, distinguishes itself from other texts in the field by emphasizing analytical (...)
     
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  26. Teleology. [REVIEW]Larry Wright - 1977 - International Studies in Philosophy 9:187-189.
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  27. The Astronomy of Eudoxus: Geometry or Physics?Larry Wright - 1973 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 4 (2):165.
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