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  1. Aristotle's Four Becauses.Max Hocutt - 1974 - Philosophy 49 (190):385 - 399.
    What has traditionally been labelled ‘Aristotle's theory of causes’ would be more intelligible if construed as ‘Aristotle's theory of explanations’, where the term ‘explanation’ has substantially the sense of Hempel and Oppenheim, who construe explanations as deductions. For Aristotle, specifying ‘causes’ is constructing demonstrations.
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    Is Epistemic Logic Possible?Max O. Hocutt - 1972 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 13 (4):433-453.
  3. Spartans, Strawmen, and Symptoms.Max O. Hocutt - 1985 - Behaviorism 13 (2):87-97.
    Behaviorism is belief that psychological states and traits are behavioral dispositions. This is normally interpreted by critics to mean that every person in state S is disposed to behave in way B. So interpreted, behaviorism is subject to the objection that there are spartans who feel pain but do not moan and groan. However, with few exceptions, behaviorists have not contended that everybody who is in a given state of mind necessarily behaves in the same obvious way. Instead, behaviorists have (...)
     
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    The Inner Life of a Rational Agent: In Defence of Philosophical Behaviourism – Rowland Stout.Max Hocutt - 2009 - Philosophical Quarterly 59 (237):750-752.
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  5. Witches and Behaviorists: A Reply to Robinson and Boyer.Max O. Hocutt - 1986 - Behaviorism 14 (1):97-101.
    Philosophical critics standardly read behaviorism as a program for defining the concepts of folk psychology in equivalent behavioral terms. This is a misreading. Behaviorism is a program for getting rid of ill-defined mentalistic terms in favor of better defined behavioral idiom. In short, it is a program not for conceptual analysis but for verbal reform. Therefore, criticizing behaviorists for failing to define mentalistic concepts is like criticizing opponents of the Spanish Inquisition for failing to define witchcraft.
     
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    Gordon Foxall on Intentional Behaviorism.Max Hocutt - 2007 - Behavior and Philosophy 35:77 - 92.
    "Intentional behaviorism" is Gordon Foxall's name for his proposal to mix the oil of mentalist language with the water of empiricist behaviorism. The trouble is, oil and water don't mix. To remain scientific, the language of behavioral science must remain non-mental. Folk psychological ascriptions of belief and desire do not explain the patterns of behavior identified by behavior analysis; they merely describe these patterns in less scientific language. The underpinnings of these patterns, if not intentionality, must be sought in physiology, (...)
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    The Bell Curve Case for Heredity.Max Hocutt & Michael Levin - 1999 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 29 (3):389-415.
    City College of New York The hereditarian theory of race differences in IQ was briefly revived with the appearance of The Bell Curve but then quickly dismissed. The authors attempt a defense of it here, with an eye to conceptual and logical issues of special interests to philosophers, such as alleged infirmities in the heritability concept. At the same time, some relevant post-Bell Curve empirical data are introduced.
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    The Logical Foundations of Peirce's Aesthetics.Max Oliver Hocutt - 1962 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 21 (2):157-166.
  9. Grounded Ethics the Empirical Bases of Normative Judgements.Max Hocutt - 2000
     
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    Armstrong and Strawson on 'Disembodied Existence'.Max Hocutt - 1974 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 35 (September):46-59.
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    The Difference Between the Psychology and the Epistemology of Perception.Max Hocutt - 1968 - Tulane Studies in Philosophy 17:61-81.
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    Private Events.Max Hocutt - 2009 - Behavior and Philosophy 37:105 - 117.
    What are "private events" and what is their significance? The term is B. F. Skinner's, but the idea is much older. Before J. B. Watson challenged their methods and their metaphysics, virtually all psychologists assumed that the only way to discover a person's supposedly private states of mind was to ask her about them. Not a believer in minds, Skinner nevertheless agreed that sensations, feelings, and certain unspecified forms of "covert behavior" cannot be observed by others, because they take place (...)
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    On the Illogic of the Mental.Max Hocutt - 1967 - Tulane Studies in Philosophy 16:93-109.
  14. The Truth in Behaviorism: A Review of G. E. Zuriff, "Behaviorism: A Conceptual Reconstruction". [REVIEW]Max Hocutt - 1985 - Behavior and Philosophy 13 (1):77.
     
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    Review: From Logical Positivism to Scientific Realism. [REVIEW]Max Hocutt - 1997 - Behavior and Philosophy 25 (1):77 - 80.
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  16. George Graham.Peter R. Killeen, Robert Epstein, Willard F. Day Jr, K. Richard Garrett, Max Hocutt, Wv Quine, Roger Schna1tter, Donald Baer, William Baum & David Begelman - 1985 - Behaviorism 13.
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    Behaviorism as Opposition to Cartesianism.Max Hocutt - 1996 - In William T. O'Donohue & Richard F. Kitchener (eds.), The Philosophy of Psychology. Sage Publications. pp. 81--95.
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    In Defense of Materialism.Max Hocutt - 1967 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 27 (June):366-85.
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    The Pursuit of Unhappiness: The Elusive Psychology of Well-Being – Daniel M. Haybron.Max Hocutt - 2010 - Philosophical Quarterly 60 (239):433-434.
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    Skinner on the Word `Good': A Naturalistic Semantics for Ethics.Max Hocutt - 1977 - Ethics 87 (4):319-338.
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    Hicks Versus Postmodernism. [REVIEW]Max Hocutt - 2006 - Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 7 (2):445 - 457.
    In his compact and erudite but lucid and skillfully argued volume, Hxplaining Postmodernism, Stephen Hicks traces the history of postmodernist commitment to relativistic nihilism from its origins in Kant and Rousseau up through Fichte and Heidegger to Derrida, Foucault, Lyotard and Rorty. That done, Hicks goes on to show how the anticapitalist left has responded to the spectacular failures of socialist practice and theory by abandoning the scientistic objectivism of Marx while embracing postmodernist irrationalism, multiculturalism, and extremist rhetoric. It is (...)
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    Morality: What in the World is It?.Max Hocutt - 2010 - Behavior and Philosophy 38:31-48.
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    The Elements of Logical Analysis and Inference.Michael Partridge & Max Hocutt - 1981 - Philosophical Quarterly 31 (122):90.
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    The Road of Inquiry.Max Hocutt - 1983 - Teaching Philosophy 6 (4):385-386.
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    Freedom and Capacity.Max Hocutt - 1975 - Review of Metaphysics 29 (2):256 - 262.
    Nor does the converse relation hold. Freedom does not insure facility, as the following case shows. Jones is free, any time he wishes, to press five hundred pounds. There is no law against it and nobody will object if he makes the attempt. Nevertheless, Jones, who weighs only a hundred pounds himself, is unable to lift fifty pounds, much less five hundred, and must fail if he tries. Again, the distinction is that between "may" and "can." Jones may lift five (...)
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    Ethical Relativisms and Ethical Relativism.Max Hocutt - 1963 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 1 (4):19-26.
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    A Game of Mirrors.Max Hocutt - 1996 - Philosophical Books 37 (3):155-163.
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    Relativism and Moral Judgements: A Reply to Sullivan.Max Hocutt - 1994 - Philosophia 24 (1-2):203-210.
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    What We Perceive.Max O. Hocutt - 1968 - American Philosophical Quarterly 5 (1):43-53.
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    Values: A Reply to Staddon's "Faith and Goodness".Max Hocutt - 2009 - Behavior and Philosophy 37:187 - 194.
    In his spirited "Faith and Goodness" (this issue), John Staddon says that my defense of B. F. Skinner's definition of the good—as what has the potential to reinforce desire for it—overlooks the fact that people sometimes desire the wrong things. Staddon appears to agree with G. E. Moore that the good should, rather, be equated with what is worthy of being desired, so ought to be desired, whether it ever is desired or not. But since there is no objective test (...)
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  31. Must Relativists Tolerate Evil?Max Hocutt - 1986 - Philosophical Forum 17 (3):188-200.
     
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    Some Truths About Truth: An Editorial.Max Hocutt - 1994 - Behavior and Philosophy 22 (2):1-5.
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    The Road of Inquiry: Charles Peirce’s Pragmatic Realism. [REVIEW]Max Hocutt - 1983 - Teaching Philosophy 6 (4):385-386.
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    The Difference Between the Psychology and the Epistemology of Perception.Max Hocutt - 1968 - Tulane Studies in Philosophy 17:61-81.
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    Naturalist Moral Theory: A Reply to Staddon.Max Hocutt - 2009 - Behavior and Philosophy 37:165 - 180.
    In an earlier essay in this journal, the estimable John Staddon charges B. F. Skinner and E. O. Wilson with committing several fallacies while promoting evolutionary ethics. The present essay replies that what Staddon regards as fallacies are signal contributions to a naturalistic understanding of ethical choice and language.
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    Zuriff on Observability.Max Hocutt - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (4):706-707.
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    Truth, Knowledge, and Belief: A Reply to Markham.Max Hocutt - 1995 - Behavior and Philosophy 23 (2):79 - 80.
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    Self-Control as Habit.Max Hocutt - 1995 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 18 (1):129-130.
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    Skinner on Sensations.Max Hocutt - 1984 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 7 (4):560.
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    Some Truths About Truth: An Editorial.Max Hocutt - 1994 - Behavior and Philosophy 22 (2):1 - 5.
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    Difference Without Discontinuity.Max Hocutt - 1993 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 16 (4):651-651.
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    On the Illogic of the Mental.Max Hocutt - 1967 - Tulane Studies in Philosophy 16:93-109.
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    Iredell Jenkins 1909-1988.Max Hocutt - 1988 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 62 (1):36 - 37.
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    Reply to Keita.Michael Levin & Max Hocutt - 2001 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 31 (3):395-403.
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    On the Alleged Circularity of Skinner's Concept of Stimulus.Max Hocutt - 1967 - Psychological Review 74 (6):530-532.
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  46. A Personal and Professional Tribute to George Graham.Max Hocutt - forthcoming - Behavior and Philosophy.
  47. First Philosophy: An Introduction to Philisophical Issues.Max Hocutt - 1986 - R.E. Krieger Pub. Co..
     
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  48. Grounded Ethics: The Empirical Bases of Normative Judgments.Max Hocutt - 2003 - Behavior and Philosophy 31:203-207.
     
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  49. Review of Bruce Waller's Freedom Without Responsibility. [REVIEW]Max Hocutt - 1992 - Behavior and Philosophy 20 (1):71-76.
  50. Spartans, Strawmen, and Symptoms.Max Hocutt - 1985 - Behavior and Philosophy 13 (2):87.
     
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