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    One Dogma of Philosophy of Action.Matthew Smith - 2016 - Philosophical Studies 173 (8):2249-2266.
    An oft-rehearsed objection to the claim that an intention can give one reasons is that if an intention could give us reasons that would allow an agent to bootstrap herself into having a reason where she previously lacked one. Such bootstrapping is utterly implausible. So, intentions to φ cannot be reasons to φ. Call this the bootstrapping objection against intentions being reasons. This essay considers four separate interpretations of this argument and finds they all fail to establish that non-akratic, nonevil, (...)
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    Practical Imagination and its Limits.Matthew Noah Smith - 2010 - Philosophers' Imprint 10:1-20.
    It is common to talk about options, where an option is a course of action an agent can take. A course of action, in turn, is that which can be the object of intention. It has not often been noticed in the literature, though, that there are two ways to understand what makes something an option: first, an option just is some course of action physically open (or, to be maximally liberal, logically open) to an agent; second, an option just (...)
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    The Importance of What They Care About.Matthew Noah Smith - 2013 - Philosophical Studies 165 (2):297-314.
    Many forms of contemporary morality treat the individual as the fundamental unit of moral importance. Perhaps the most striking example of this moral vision of the individual is the contemporary global human rights regime, which treats the individual as, for all intents and purposes, sacrosanct. This essay attempts to explore one feature of this contemporary understanding of the moral status of the individual, namely the moral significance of a subject’s actual affective states, and in particular her cares and commitments. I (...)
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    Reliance.Matthew Noah Smith - 2010 - Noûs 44 (1):135-157.
    A version of this paper is forthcoming in Nous.
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    Political Obligation and the Self.Matthew Noah Smith - 2013 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 86 (2):347-375.
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    The Law as a Social Practice: Are Shared Activities at the Foundations of Law?Matthew Noah Smith - 2006 - Legal Theory 12 (3):265-292.
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    Rethinking Sovereignty, Rethinking Revolution.Matthew Noah Smith - 2008 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 36 (4):405-440.
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    The Total Work of Art: From Bayreuth to Cyberspace.Matthew Wilson Smith - 2007 - Routledge.
    Total work of art in an age of mechanical reproduction -- Total stage: Wagner's festspielhaus -- Total machine: the Bauhaus theatre -- Total montage: Brecht's reply to Wagner -- Total state: Riefenstahl's triumph of the will -- Total world: Disney's theme parks -- Total vacuum: Warhol's performances -- Total immersion: cyberspace.
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    The Role of the Experimenter in Parapsychological Research.Matthew Smith - 2003 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 10 (6-7):6-7.
    A major challenge facing modern parapsychology continues to be the replicability of psi. Whilst some researchers appear to consistently obtain positive evidence for psi, others, equally consistently, appear to be less successful. Previous research has attempted to explain this so-called 'experimenter effect' in terms of both psychological variables and parapsychological variables . In this paper, both of these interpretations are considered, as are other possible interpretations . Research in this area emphasises the important role of the experimenter in parapsychology. The (...)
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    Officials and Subjects in Gardner’s Law as a Leap of Faith.Matthew Noah Smith - 2014 - Law and Philosophy 33 (6):795-811.
    In his collection of essays, Law as a Leap of Faith, John Gardner lucidly develops a powerful account of legal positivism, primarily via a careful interrogation of H. L. A. Hart’s work, with a particular focus on Hart’s most important text, The Concept of Law. In this essay, I raise a question regarding the significance of legal subjects’ understanding of themselves as legal subjects. I claim that as Gardner fills out the picture of what it takes to have an ideal (...)
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    Terrorism, Shared Rules and Trust.Matthew Noah Smith - 2008 - Journal of Political Philosophy 16 (2):201–219.
  12. JUSTIFICATORY INDEPENDENCE AND INTERPERSONAL MUTUALITY. [REVIEW]Matthew Smith - unknown - /A.
    Can there be an obligation to obey laws produced by patently illegitimate political institutions, or are these laws like rules of etiquette – rules we might have reasons to follow but which we are not obligated to obey?2 Exclude from the scope of this question laws that recapitulate or contradict independently valid moral principles. Let us instead query only whether there is an obligation to obey laws that (i) do not recapitulate or contradict valid moral principles, and (ii) are products (...)
     
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    Book Review: Understanding Autism: Parents, Doctors, and the History of a DisorderSilvermanChloe, Understanding Autism: Parents, Doctors, and the History of a Disorder. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012. 340 Pp. £23.70. ISBN-10: 069115046X, ISBN-13: 978-0691150468. [REVIEW]Matthew Smith - 2012 - History of the Human Sciences 25 (3):154-159.
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    Costs of Preparing to Implement a Virtual Reality Job Interview Training Programme in a Community Mental Health Agency: A Budget Impact Analysis.Matthew J. Smith, Andrea K. Graham, Rachel Sax, E.‐Shawn Spencer, Lisa A. Razzano, Justin D. Smith & Neil Jordan - 2020 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 26 (4):1188-1195.
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    Dignity, Rank, and Rights By Jeremy Waldron.Matthew Noah Smith - 2014 - Analysis 74 (4):740-743.
  16. Film Reviews and Announcements From 1896: Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto.Matthew Smith - 2001 - Lonergan Review 6:1.
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  17. Ideas of Justice: Positive.Matthew Smith - manuscript
    We use the term “justice” in many different ways. In this essay, I consider justice only as it used in Anglo-American political and legal theory. In this realm of discourse, all forms of justice consist of non-utilitarian allocative principles, i.e., principles governing, to put it as broadly as possible, who gets how much of what. Some may wish to treat utilitarian principles as principles of justice. As a matter of nomenclatural pedantry, this is surely reasonable. But, perhaps as a consequence (...)
     
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    Intentions: Past, Present, Future.Matthew Noah Smith - 2017 - Philosophical Explorations 20 (sup2):1-12.
    Intentions have been a central subject of research since contemporary philosophy of action emerged in the middle of the twentieth century. For almost that entire period, the approach has been to treat the study of intentions as separate from the study of morality. This essay offers a brief overview of that history and then suggests some ways forward, as exemplified by the essays collected in this volume.
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    Justice Beyond Borders: A Global Political Theory. [REVIEW]Matthew Smith - 2006 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 3 (1):100-102.
  20. Justificatory Independence.Matthew Smith - manuscript
    This is paper argues for the view that rules produced by illegitimate authorities may nonetheless be authoritative for those to whom the rules are addressed. (draft only - please do not quote).
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  21. Justificatory Independence: Interpersonal Mutuality and the Authority of the Law.Matthew Smith - unknown
    Can the laws produced by patently illegitimate political institutions be authoritative, or are they like the rules of etiquette – rules we might have conclusive reasons to follow but which are not authoritative?[2] Exclude from the scope of this question laws that recapitulate or contradict independently valid moral principles and so are authoritative in virtue of their content. Let us instead query only whether laws that (i) do not recapitulate or contradict valid moral principles, and (ii) are products of illegitimate (...)
     
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    Kurt A. Schreyer, Shakespeare's Medieval Craft: Remnants of the Mysteries on the London Stage. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2014. Pp. Xv, 258; 9 Black-and-White Figures. $49.95. ISBN: 978-0-8014-5290-1. [REVIEW]Matthew J. Smith - 2015 - Speculum 90 (3):851-852.
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    Legal Truths and Falsities.Matthew Noah Smith - 2009 - Ratio Juris 22 (1):95-109.
    This paper has a two-pronged thesis. First, laws should be understood as making factual claims about the moral order. Second, the truth or falsity of these claims depends as much on the content of the law as on whether the lawmaker has political authority. In particular, laws produced by legitimate authorities are successful as laws when they guide subjects’ behavior by giving subjects authoritative reasons for action. This paper argues that laws produced by legitimate authorities accomplish this task by being (...)
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  24. Legal Truths and Falsities &Ast.Matthewnoah Smith - 2009 - Ratio Juris 22 (1):95-109.
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    Moving Toward the Modern: The Nationalist Imagery of Malik Al‑Shu‘Arā Bahār.Matthew C. Smith - 2016 - In William Granara, Roy P. Mottahedeh, Wheeler M. Thackston & Alireza Korangy (eds.), Essays in Islamic Philology, History, and Philosophy. De Gruyter. pp. 3-28.
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    News of War: Civilian Poetry 1936–1945 by Rachel Galvin.Matthew B. Smith - 2019 - Substance 48 (3):112-117.
    Rachel Galvin’s News of War: Civilian Poetry 1936–1945 is a focused and forceful study of six major modernist poets who crafted similar styles in response to WWII and the Spanish Civil War: César Vallejo, W.H. Auden, Wallace Stevens, Raymond Queneau, Marianne Moore, and Gertrude Stein. A chapter is dedicated to each of these poets, with the exception of Auden, in many respects the book’s central figure, who is treated in two consecutive chapters. As can be seen in her choice of (...)
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  27. Property Rights, Social Norms and the Law: A Natural Law Theory of Property.Matthew Noah Smith - 2004 - Dissertation, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    The problem area of distributive justice includes at its core questions about what ought to be owned, how it can be owned and who ought to own it. A fundamental assumption behind recent attempts to address these questions is that the power to shape the property institutions of a society lies entirely in that society's laws. This view, I argue, is mistaken. In this dissertation I provide an account of how property institutions are related to other social practices in a (...)
     
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    Religion and the Freedom-Weighted View: Reconsidering First Amendment Challenges to Laws Promoting Autonomy.Matthew A. Smith - unknown
    In this paper, I defend a novel view of the religion clauses. The historical origins of the clause suggest two competing conceptual interpretations: one which privileges religion (the religion-weighted view) and one which privileges freedom (the freedom-weighted view). I argue for the freedom-weighted view and explore the jurisprudential implications of both views. I also argue for the counterintuitive result that, if we accept the freedom-weighted view, Free Exercise challenges to certain laws promoting autonomy (freedom) in children are analytically incoherent. Because (...)
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    Review of Daniel Shapiro, Is the Welfare State Justified?[REVIEW]Matthew Smith - 2008 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2008 (2).
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    Review of S. A. Lloyd, Morality in the Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes: Cases in the Law of Nature[REVIEW]Matthew Noah Smith - 2010 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (12).
  31. Rethinking Revolution.Matthew Smith - manuscript
    This paper argues for a rehabilitation of philosophical engagement with the question of whether revolution can be justified. Such a renewed engagement with the problem of revolution appears to be stymied by the intuition that we have strong moral arguments ruling out revolution in almost every case. I aim to show that we should abandon this intuition. I will argue that standard arguments against revolution are not strong enough to warrant the relative inattention the question of the justifiability revolution has (...)
     
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  32. Reliance Structures: How Urban Public Policy Shapes Human Agency.Matthew Noah Smith - 2018 - In David Boonin, Katrina L. Sifferd, Tyler K. Fagan, Valerie Gray Hardcastle, Michael Huemer, Daniel Wodak, Derk Pereboom, Stephen J. Morse, Sarah Tyson, Mark Zelcer, Garrett VanPelt, Devin Casey, Philip E. Devine, David K. Chan, Maarten Boudry, Christopher Freiman, Hrishikesh Joshi, Shelley Wilcox, Jason Brennan, Eric Wiland, Ryan Muldoon, Mark Alfano, Philip Robichaud, Kevin Timpe, David Livingstone Smith, Francis J. Beckwith, Dan Hooley, Russell Blackford, John Corvino, Corey McCall, Dan Demetriou, Ajume Wingo, Michael Shermer, Ole Martin Moen, Aksel Braanen Sterri, Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, Jeppe von Platz, John Thrasher, Mary Hawkesworth, William MacAskill, Daniel Halliday, Janine O’Flynn, Yoaav Isaacs, Jason Iuliano, Claire Pickard, Arvin M. Gouw, Tina Rulli, Justin Caouette, Allen Habib, Brian D. Earp, Andrew Vierra, Subrena E. Smith, Danielle M. Wenner, Lisa Diependaele, Sigrid Sterckx, G. Owen Schaefer, Markus K. Labude, Harisan Unais Nasir, Udo Schuklenk, Benjamin Zolf & Woolwine (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy. Springer Verlag. pp. 809-825.
    This chapter attempts to articulate a novel approach to thinking about urban politics and urban public policy. Building on the observation that all action requires reliance, the chapter argues that elements of the urban environment function as what we call reliance structures. These are the structures that allow agents to realize their intentions as actions. That is, reliance structures are constitutive features of the capacity for action, that is, for agency. The chapter then argues that the urban can be understood (...)
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  33. 1. The Accommodation Thesis.Matthew Noah Smith - unknown
    How ought we to respond to other people caring about whatever it is that they care about – even if they care about things that are obviously not careworthy?2 For example, if my neighbor cares about collecting antique decorative saltshakers and I think this is an idiotic pastime, how ought I to respond to this? My thesis is that I should respond by accommodating his cares.3 I describe accommodation as follows: [Accommodation] A accommodates B’s caring about F by adjusting her (...)
     
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  34. Terrorism as Ethical Singularity.Matthew Smith - 2010 - Public Affairs Quarterly 24 (3):229-246.
    Virginia Held, in her thoughtful collection of essays How Terrorism Is Wrong, explores many facets of the moral significance of terrorism. Perhaps the most important contribution Held makes is a step toward a more rigorous contextualization of terrorism within the broader spectrum of violence, and in particular within the context of war. This welcome subtlety prompts the discussion of terrorism found in this essay. In particular, I eschew making any axiological or deontic judgments about terrorism and instead attempt to further (...)
     
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  35. Trust and Planning.Matthew Smith - manuscript
     
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  36. This Paper Argues That Reliance is a Distinctive Psychologiocal Attitude That has Both Belief-Like and Desire-Like Properties.Matthew Smith - manuscript
     
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  37. Terrorism, Shared Rules and Trust &Ast.Matthewnoah Smith - 2008 - Journal of Political Philosophy 16 (2):201-219.
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    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age. [REVIEW]Matthew L. Smith - 2009 - Identity in the Information Society 2 (3):369-373.
    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Delete: the virtue of forgetting in the digital age Content Type Journal Article DOI 10.1007/s12394-010-0039-x Authors Matthew L. Smith /, International Development Research Centre Ottawa Canada Journal Identity in the Information Society Online ISSN 1876-0678 Journal Volume Volume 2 Journal Issue Volume 2, Number 3.
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    Exploring the Influence and Practical Development of Coaches’ Psychosocial Behaviors in Strength and Conditioning.Christoph Szedlak, Bettina Callary & Matthew J. Smith - forthcoming - Strength and Conditioning Journal.
    Research suggests that psychological characteristics and social behaviors contribute to the development of coaching effectiveness and as such should not be neglected by strength and conditioning coaches. This review examines the current literature on the influence of psychosocial characteristics and behaviors of the S&C coach on elite athlete development. Additionally, this review provides practical suggestions and guidelines to coach developers and coach practitioners to develop such psychosocial behaviors using constructivist learning theories in relation to reflection, stories, mentorships, and internships.
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