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  1. 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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    What is a Law of Nature?Mark Wilson - 1987 - Philosophical Review 96 (3):435-441.
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    Against Method.Mark Wilson - 1978 - Philosophical Review 87 (1):106.
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    Physics Avoidance: And Other Essays in Conceptual Strategy.Mark Wilson - 2017 - Oxford University Press.
    Mark Wilson explores our strategies for understanding the world. We frequently cannot reason about nature in the straightforward manner we anticipate, but must use alternative thought processes that reach useful answers in opaque and roundabout ways; and philosophy must find better descriptive tools to reflect this.
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  5. Predicate Meets Property.Mark Wilson - 1982 - Philosophical Review 91 (4):549-589.
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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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    Quality and Concept.Mark Wilson - 1984 - Philosophical Review 93 (4):636.
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  8. 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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  9. Frege: The Royal Road From Geometry.Mark Wilson - 1992 - Noûs 26 (2):149-180.
  10. The Unreasonable Uncooperativeness of Mathematics in The Natural Sciences.Mark Wilson - 2000 - The Monist 83 (2):296-314.
    Let us begin with the simple observation that applied mathematics can be very tough! It is a common occurrence that basic physical principle instructs us to construct some syntactically simple set of differential equations, but it then proves almost impossible to extract salient information from them. As Charles Peirce once remarked, you can’t get a set of such equations to divulge their secrets by simply tilting at them like Don Quixote. As a consequence, applied mathematicians are often forced to pursue (...)
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    Counterfactuals in the Real World.James Woodward & Mark Wilson - 2019 - In James Robert Brown, Shaoshi Chen, Robert M. Corless, Ernest Davis, Nicolas Fillion, Max Gunzburger, Benjamin C. Jantzen, Daniel Lichtblau, Yuri Matiyasevich, Robert H. C. Moir, Mark Wilson & James Woodward (eds.), Algorithms and Complexity in Mathematics, Epistemology, and Science: Proceedings of 2015 and 2016 Acmes Conferences. Springer New York. pp. 269-294.
    Following Jacques Hadamard, applied mathematicians typically investigate their models in the form of well-set problems, which actually consist of a family of applicational circumstances that vary in specific ways with respect to their initial and boundary values. The chief motive for investigating models in this wider manner is to avoid the improper behavioral conclusions one might reach from the consideration of a more restricted range of cases. Suitable specifications of the required initial and boundary variability typically appeal to previously established (...)
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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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    A Systematic Review of Commercial Cognitive Training Devices: Implications for Use in Sport.David J. Harris, Mark R. Wilson & Samuel J. Vine - 2018 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
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  14. What is This Thing Called 'Pain'? The Philosophy of Science Behind the Contemporary Debate.Mark Wilson - 1985 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 66 (3-4):227-67.
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    Innovation and Certainty.Mark Wilson - 2020 - Cambridge University Press.
    Beginning in the nineteenth century, mathematics' traditional domains of 'number and figure' became vigorously displaced by altered settings in which former verities became discarded as no longer sacrosanct. And these innovative recastings appeared everywhere, not merely within the familiar realm of the non-Euclidean geometries. How can mathematics retain its traditional status as a repository of necessary truth in the light of these revisions? The purpose of this Element is to provide a sketch of this developmental history.
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    Corporate Political Donations: Influences From Directors’ Networks.Yi Lu, Greg Shailer & Mark Wilson - 2016 - Journal of Business Ethics 135 (3):461-481.
    Motivated by contemporary debates concerning whether directors inappropriately deploy corporate funds for corporate political donations and the limited research into managerial influence on corporate political donations, we examine the impact of director influences from a network perspective. Using a sample of large listed Australian corporations and their political party donation activity during 2000–2007, we find that both the professional and non-professional networks of directors influence corporate political donations. We observe these influences in relation to donations at the federal and state (...)
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    Mixed-Level Explanation.Mark Wilson - 2010 - Philosophy of Science 77 (5):933-946.
    Explanations in physics commonly appeal to data drawn from different length or time scales, as when a “top-down” macroscopic constraint such as rigidity is used to evade the complexities one would confront in attempting to model the situation in a purely “bottom-up” fashion. Such techniques commonly embody rather complex shifts in explanatory strategy.
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  18. Can We Trust Logical Form?Mark Wilson - 1994 - Journal of Philosophy 91 (10):519-544.
  19. David Chalmers Versus the Boll Weevil.Mark Wilson - 2014 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 89 (1):238-248.
  20. The Perils of Pollyanna.Mark Wilson - 2012 - In Pierre Wagner (ed.), Carnap's Ideal of Explication and Naturalism. Palgrave-Macmillan.
     
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    Critical Notice: John Earman's a Primer on Determinism.Mark Wilson - 1989 - Philosophy of Science 56 (3):502-532.
    Your story is there waiting for you, it has been waiting for you there a hundred years, long before you were born and you cannot change a comma of it. Everything you do you have to do. You are the twig, and the water you float on swept you here. You are the leaf, and the breeze you were borne on blew you here. This is your story and you cannot escape it.—Cornell Woolrich, I Married a Dead Man.
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  22. Inference and Correlational Truth.Mark Wilson - 2000 - In Andre Chapuis & Anil Gupta (eds.), Circularity, Definition and Truth. New Delhi, India: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd. in Association with Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi.
    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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    A Framework for the Testing and Validation of Simulated Environments in Experimentation and Training.David J. Harris, Jonathan M. Bird, Philip A. Smart, Mark R. Wilson & Samuel J. Vine - 2020 - Frontiers in Psychology 11.
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    Praxeis as Praxis: Odegeology as Practical Theology in the Book of Acts.Mark Wilson - 2019 - Hts Theological Studies 75 (2).
    This article introduces the neologism ‘odegeology’ to encompass theological discussion concerning divine guidance, a significant issue for spiritual formation and discipleship in the church. Jesus’ promise of power and his commission to be witnesses in Acts 1:8 establish the theme for the book called Praxeis in the Greek text. Acts is replete with examples of guidance for completing that mission, particularly in the ministries of Peter and Paul. Can Paul’s experiences with guidance, whether natural or supernatural, be considered a matter (...)
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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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    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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    Player Experience During the Junior to Senior Transition in Professional Football: A Longitudinal Case Study.Scott C. Swainston, Mark R. Wilson & Martin I. Jones - 2020 - Frontiers in Psychology 11.
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    Can We Trust Logical Form?Mark Wilson - 1994 - Journal of Philosophy 91 (10):519-544.
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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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    What I’Ve Learned From the Early Moderns.Mark Wilson - 2019 - Synthese 196 (9):3465-3481.
    Original explorers often see a puzzling conceptual landscape more vividly than jaded later travelers. This essay surveys several ways in which Descartes and Leibniz recognized descriptive problems within applied mathematics more clearly than later commentators have appreciated.
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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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    Was the Global Settlement Effective in Mitigating Systematic Bias in Affiliated Analyst Recommendations?Minzhi Wu, Mark Wilson & Yi Wu - 2017 - Journal of Business Ethics 146 (3):485-503.
    Regulators have recently relaxed some provisions of the Global Research Analyst Settlement of 2003 and associated reforms, which arose from charges that conflicts of interest within investment banks had induced the issuance of fraudulent or otherwise misleading analyst research reports. We examine the effectiveness of the Global Settlement in reducing the systematic optimism observed in stock recommendations of analysts whose employer is a merger and acquisition advisor for the covered firm, by comparing the optimism exhibited in stock recommendations issued by (...)
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    Wittgenstein: Physica Sunt, Non Leguntur.Mark Wilson - 1997 - Philosophical Topics 25 (2):289-316.
  34. Beware the Blob: Cautions for Would-Be Metaphysicians.Mark Wilson - 2008 - Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 4.
     
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  35. Beware the Blob: Cautions for Would-Be Metaphysicians.Mark Wilson - 2008 - In Dean Zimmerman (ed.), Oxford Studies in Metaphysics: Volume 4. Oxford University Press.
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  36. Ghost World: A Context for Frege's Context Principle.Mark Wilson - 2005 - In Michael Beaney & Erich Reck (eds.), Gottlob Frege: Frege's philosophy of mathematics. London: Routledge. pp. 157-175.
    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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    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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    The Observational Uniqueness of Some Theories.Mark Wilson - 1980 - Journal of Philosophy 77 (4):208-233.
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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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    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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  41. 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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    A Conceptual and Psychometric Framework for Distinguishing Categories and Dimensions.Paul De Boeck, Mark Wilson & G. Scott Acton - 2005 - Psychological Review 112 (1):129-158.
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    Wittgenstein: Physica Sunt, Non Leguntur.Mark Wilson - 1997 - Philosophical Topics 25 (2):289-316.
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    A plea for distinctions.Mark Wilson - 2022 - Synthese 200 (2):1-28.
    The quality of philosophical diagnosis within the philosophy of science will be greatly improved if the original distinctions of applied mathematics are employed instead of the inadequate substitutes provided by the logical empiricists. The problem of evaluating counterfactual claims is examined from this point of view.
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    Précis of Physics Avoidance.Mark Wilson - 2021 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 103 (2):462-465.
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Volume 103, Issue 2, Page 462-465, September 2021.
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  46. 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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  47. What Can Contemporary Philosophy Learn From Our “Scientific Philosophy” Heritage?Mark Wilson - 2010 - Noûs 44 (3):545-570.
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    Philosophical Analysis in the Twentieth Century.Mark Wilson - 2006 - Philosophical Review 115 (4):517-523.
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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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    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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