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    Wandering Significance: An Essay on Conceptual Behavior.Mark Wilson - 2006 - Oxford: Clarendon Press.
    Mark Wilson presents a highly original and broad-ranging investigation of the way we get to grips with the world conceptually, and the way that philosophical problems commonly arise from this. He combines traditional philosophical concerns about human conceptual thinking with illuminating data derived from a large variety of fields including physics and applied mathematics, cognitive psychology, and linguistics. Wandering Significance offers abundant new insights and perspectives for philosophers of language, mind, and science, and will also reward the interest of psychologists, (...)
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  2. Determinism and the Mystery of the Missing Physics.Mark Wilson - 2009 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 60 (1):173-193.
    This article surveys the difficulties in establishing determinism for classical physics within the context of several distinct foundational approaches to the discipline. It explains that such problems commonly emerge due to a deeper problem of ‘missing physics'. The Problems of Formalism Norton's Example Three Species of Classical Mechanics 3.1 Mass point physics 3.2 The physics of perfect constraints 3.3 Continuum mechanics Conclusion CiteULike Connotea Del.icio.us What's this?
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  3. Predicate Meets Property.Mark Wilson - 1982 - Philosophical Review 91 (4):549-589.
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    David Chalmers Versus the Boll Weevil.Mark Wilson - 2014 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 89 (1):238-248.
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    What is “Classical Mechanics” Anyway?Mark Wilson - 2013 - In Robert Batterman (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Physics. Oup Usa. pp. 43.
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    Frege: The Royal Road From Geometry.Mark Wilson - 1992 - Noûs 26 (2):149-180.
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  7. What Can Contemporary Philosophy Learn From Our “Scientific Philosophy” Heritage?Mark Wilson - 2010 - Noûs 44 (3):545-570.
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    Stitching Together A Language For Science.Mark Wilson - 2015 - Analytic Philosophy 56 (4):338-353.
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    The Unreasonable Uncooperativeness of Mathematics in The Natural Sciences.Mark Wilson - 2000 - The Monist 83 (2):296-314.
  10. Back to "Back to Kant".Mark Wilson - 2010 - In Michael Friedman, Mary Domski & Michael Dickson (eds.), Discourse on a New Method: Reinvigorating the Marriage of History and Philosophy of Science. Open Court.
     
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    There's a Hole and a Bucket, Dear Leibniz.Mark Wilson - 1993 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 18 (1):202-241.
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  12. Of Whales and Pendulums: A Reply to Brandom.Mark Wilson - 2011 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 82 (1):202-211.
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    Critical Notice: John Earman's a Primer on Determinism.Mark Wilson - 1989 - Philosophy of Science 56 (3):502-532.
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    Can We Trust Logical Form?Mark Wilson - 1994 - Journal of Philosophy 91 (10):519-544.
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    Mixed-Level Explanation.Mark Wilson - 2010 - Philosophy of Science 77 (5):933-946.
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    Philosophy and the Foundations of Dynamics.Mark Wilson - 2015 - Philosophical Review 124 (2):269-272.
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  17. What is This Thing Called 'Pain'? The Philosophy of Science Behind the Contemporary Debate.Mark Wilson - 1985 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 66 (January):227-67.
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    Nature's Demands on Language.Mark Wilson - 1988 - Philosophical Topics 16 (1):285-336.
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  19. Review of Jerry A. Fodor, Lot 2: The Language of Thought Revisited[REVIEW]Mark Wilson - 2009 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (2).
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    Wittgenstein.Mark Wilson - 1997 - Philosophical Topics 25 (2):289-316.
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    Law Along the Frontier: Differential Equations and Their Boundary Conditions.Mark Wilson - 1990 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1990:565 - 575.
    Physicists often allow the "laws" of a discipline, formulated as partial differential equations, to be disobeyed along various surfaces, arrayed along the boundary and inside the medium under study. What kinds of considerations permit these lapses in the applicability of the equations? This paper surveys a variety of answers found in the physical literature.
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    Mechanism and Fracture in Cartesian Physics.Mark Wilson - 1997 - Topoi 16 (2):141-152.
    I'm scarcely the only reader who has found it puzzling that the self-consistent author of the Meditations, with his firm faith that God has supplied us with clear and distinct ideas sufficient to understand the material world, could have been satisfied with the messy jumble of physical doctrine we seem to find in his ~Priuci les. For example, although Descartes seems to be committed to a relationalism of some sort, his notorious laws of impact look as if they blatantly rely (...)
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    Maxwell's Condition--Goodman's Problem.Mark Wilson - 1979 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 30 (2):107-123.
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    The Double Standard in Ontology.Mark Wilson - 1981 - Philosophical Studies 39 (4):409 - 427.
    A standard illustration' of this situation in this: let M~ be a theory of mechanics employing mass points as basic objects and let Mz be similar yet with only extended objects as its primitive elements. Let M> postulate that mass points come only in dense collections. Granted reasonable assumptions about the further details of Mq and M2, we can define the extended objects of Mz in M~ as dense sets of mass points whereas the latter can be defined in Mz (...)
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    Semantics Balkanized. [REVIEW]Mark Wilson - 2007 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 74 (3):709-719.
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    Ghost World: A Context for Frege's Context Principle.Mark Wilson - unknown
    There is considerable likelihood that Gottlob Frege began writing his Foundations of Arithmetic with the expectation that he could introduce his numbers, not with sets, but through some algebraic techniques borrowed from earlier writers of the Gottingen school. These rewriting techniques, had they worked, would have required strong philosophical justification provided by Frege's celebrated "context principle," which otherwise serves little evident purpose in the published Foundations.
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    Frege's Mathematical Setting.Mark Wilson - unknown
    This survey article describes Frege's celebrated foundational work against the context of other late nineteenth century approaches to introducing mathematically novel "extension elements" within both algebra and geometry.
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    Some Remarks on 'Naturalism'as We Now Have It1.Mark Wilson - 2013 - In Don Ross, James Ladyman & Harold Kincaid (eds.), Scientific Metaphysics. Oxford University Press. pp. 198.
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    Duhem Before Breakfast.Mark Wilson - unknown
    This essay traces some of Pierre Duhem's motives for his celebrated "Quine- Duhem thesis" to a specific worry about theory underdetermination that arises within classical mechanics, concerned with the rivalry between Duhem's own thermomechanical approach and the more narrowly "mechanical" treatment pursued by Hertz and others. In the context of the treatments of "physical infinitesimals" common at the time, these two approaches seem empirically indistinguishable. After an exposition of the basic issues, this alleged "underdetermination" is then evaluated from a more (...)
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    The Observational Uniqueness of Some Theories.Mark Wilson - 1980 - Journal of Philosophy 77 (4):208-233.
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    12. Beware of the Blob: Cautions for Would-Be Metaphysicians.Mark Wilson - 2008 - In Dean W. Zimmerman (ed.), Oxford Studies in Metaphysics. Oxford University Press. pp. 4--275.
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    Why Contingent Identity is Necessary.Mark Wilson - 1983 - Philosophical Studies 43 (3):301 - 327.
    This paper argues that the principle of necessary identity (f)(g)(f=g then necessarily f=g) cannot be maintained, At least in second order form. A paradox based upon scientific definitional practice is introduced to demonstrate this. A non-Fregean reading of standard contingent identity semantics is provided to explain how such 'definition breaking' works.
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    Against Method.Mark Wilson & Paul Feyerabend - 1978 - Philosophical Review 87 (1):106.
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    To Err is Humean.Mark Wilson - 1999 - Philosophia Mathematica 7 (3):247-257.
    George Boolos, Crispin Wright, and others have demonstrated how most of Frege's treatment of arithmetic can be obtained from a second-order statement that Boolos dubbed ‘Hume's principle’. This note explores the historical evidence that Frege originally planned to develop a philosophical approach to numbers in which Hume's principle is central, but this strategy was abandoned midway through his Grundlagen.
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    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Formalism.Mark Wilson - unknown
    Attempts to arrange all of classical mechanics upon a self-contained basis encounter difficulties due to "the lousy encyclopedia phenomenon": hard cases involving, e.g., billiard balls, often require that the standard treatments be abandoned in favor of conceptually different accounts. Worse yet, these chains of interdependence often travel in circular loops, where the practitioner is returned to formalisms that she had previously abandoned. However, behaviors of this sort are to be expected if classical doctrine is instead viewed as a "reduced variable" (...)
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  36. Tie for Ourselves by a Poor Understanding of the Composition of the Continuum.Mark Wilson - unknown
    Early travelers often appreciate the charms of a landscape more vividly than the settlers of later years, who gaze upon the encircling splendors with a dull and acclimated eye. Success in science frequently relies upon subtle forms of explanatory structure that exploit data drawn from different scale levels in surprising ways, yet we moderns overlook the oddities of these procedures through inattentive familiarity. G.W. Leibniz, among his many singular accomplishments, was one of the first scientists to attempt physical modeling in (...)
     
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    Hilasterion and Imperial Ideology: A New Reading of Romans 3:25.Mark Wilson - 2017 - Hts Theological Studies 73 (3):1-9.
    Paul uses the hapax legomenon ίλαστήριον in Romans 3:25. Pauline scholars have discussed the background for Paul's use of the word, whether from the LXX, Second Temple practice or pagan inscriptions. Two altars were found in the Asian city of Metropolis in the early 1990s with the dedication Καίσαρος ἱλαστηρίου. This article discusses their discovery, the history of Metropolis and the possible relationship of Paul to the city. It explores the date of the erection of the altars by establishing a (...)
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  38. Inference and Correlational Truth'.Mark Wilson - unknown
    This is one of those cases to which Dr. 8 oodhouse's remark applies with all its force, that a method which leads to true results must have its logic — H.S Smith (" On Some of the Methods at Present in Use in Pure Geometry," p. 6) A goodly amount of modern metaphysics has concerned itself, in one form or another, with the question: what attitude should we take in regard to a language whose semantic underpinnings seem less than certain? (...)
     
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    Vulnerable Subjects and Canadian Research Governance.Mark Wilson - forthcoming - IRB: Ethics & Human Research.
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    A Theory of the Measurement of Knowledge Content, Access, and Learning.Peter Pirolli & Mark Wilson - 1998 - Psychological Review 105 (1):58-82.
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    Theory Façades.Mark Wilson - 2004 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 104 (3):271–286.
    Many common approximation methods in physics practice 'causal process avoidance' in their operative procedures and such methodologies weave densely throughout the usual fabric of 'classical mechanics'. It is observed that Hume was unable to find any grounding for a robust conception of 'cause' largely because he unwittingly looked in those regions of mechanics where genuine causal processes had already been tacitly expunged.
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    Quality and Concept.Mark Wilson - 1984 - Philosophical Review 93 (4):636.
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    XIII-Theory Façades.Mark Wilson - 2004 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 104 (1):273-288.
    Many common approximation methods in physics practice 'causal process avoidance' in their operative procedures and such methodologies weave densely throughout the usual fabric of 'classical mechanics'. It is observed that Hume was unable to find any grounding for a robust conception of 'cause' largely because he unwittingly looked in those regions of mechanics where genuine causal processes had already been tacitly expunged.
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    Frege and Russell: Does Science Talk Sense?Mark Wilson - 2007 - European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 3 (2):179-190.
  45. Is There Life in Possible Worlds?Mark Wilson - unknown
    Two ordinary dice ... are thrown, displaying two numbers face up. For each die there are six possible results. Hence there are thirty-six possible states of the pair of dice..
     
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    Effects of Intertrial Nonreinforcement in Instrumental Escape Conditioning.Jeffrey A. Seybert, G. Lynn Vandenberg, Mark A. Wilson & Ivan C. Gerard - 1977 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 10 (1):39-42.
  47. Leibniz: How Does Sword Steel Get to Be so Smart?Mark Wilson - unknown
    In substantial ways, the strangest aspects of Leibniz's wild metaphysical architecture (monads and all that) lie grounded in his efforts to understand the "unreasonable effectiveness" of the mathematics utilized in the classical modeling of ordinary materials (of which we will adopt sword steel as a chief paradigm, for reasons to be explained later). In doing so, Leibniz proceeds in a more acutely reasoned fashion than does Eugene Wigner in the famously fuzzy article from which the phrase "unreasonable effectiveness" descends. There (...)
     
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    Generality and Nomological Form.Mark Wilson - 1979 - Philosophy of Science 46 (1):161-164.
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    On the Mathematics of Spilt Milk.Mark Wilson - 2000 - In Emily Grosholz & Herbert Breger (eds.), The Growth of Mathematical Knowledge. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 143--152.
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    Philosophy Learn From Our 'Scientific Philosophy'Heritage?Mark Wilson - 2013 - In Don Ross, James Ladyman & Harold Kincaid (eds.), Scientific Metaphysics. Oxford University Press. pp. 151.
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