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    Wittgenstein, Mind, and Meaning: Toward a Social Conception of Mind.Meredith Williams - 1999 - Routledge.
    Wittgenstein, Mind and Meaning explores the connection between Wittgenstein's critique of the Cartesian theory of mind and his conception of language and mind, and lays the foundations for a social conception of mind.
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  2. Nonsense and Cosmic Exile: The Austere Reading of the Tractatus.Meredith Williams - 2004 - In Max Kölbel & Bernhard Weiss (eds.), Wittgenstein's Lasting Significance. Routledge.
     
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    Language Learning and the Representational Theory of Mind.Meredith Williams - 1984 - Synthese 58 (2):129-151.
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    The Significance of Learning in Wittgenstein's Later Philosophy.Meredith Williams - 1994 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 24 (2):173 - 203.
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  5. Blind Obedience: Rules, Community and the Individual.Meredith Williams - 1991 - In Klaus Puhl (ed.), Meaning Scepticism. De Gruyter.
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    Wittgenstein and Davidson on the Sociality of Language.Meredith Williams - 2000 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 30 (3):299–318.
  7. Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations: Critical Essays.Meredith Williams (ed.) - 2006 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    This anthology identifies four central themes in Wittgenstein's Investigations — reference and meaning, rules and their application, the interiority of mind and the alleged uses of private languages, and necessity and grammar-and provides important recent essays that explore these themes in lucid detail. Intended for both the novice and experienced reader of Wittgenstein's classic work, this book includes important notes and references to help make his problems and arguments more accessible.
     
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    Rights, Interests, and Moral Equality.Meredith Williams - 1980 - Environmental Ethics 2 (2):149-161.
    I discuss Peter Singer’s claim that the interests of animals merit equal consideration with those of human beings. I show that there are morally relevant differences between humans and animals that Singer’s rather narrow utilitarian conception of morality fails to capture. Further, I argue that Singer’s formal conception of moral equality is so thin as to be virtually vacuous and that his attempts to give it moresubstance point to just the kind of differences between humans and animals that undermine his (...)
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    Wittgenstein' S Rejection of Scientific Psychology.Meredith Williams - 1985 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 15 (2):203–223.
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    Wittgenstein on Representation, Privileged Objects, and Private Languages.Meredith Williams - 1983 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 13 (1):57 - 78.
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    Normative Naturalism.Meredith Williams - 2010 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 18 (3):355-375.
    The problem of how we can be both animals living in a causal world and agents acting through norms, principles, and rules in that same world persists. Many have understood this as a clash between science and our ordinary ways of talking. For many, this clash has been resolved in favour of the scientific image, either by reducing the intentional and normative to the causal laws of behaviourism or by eliminating our 'folk psychology' altogether in favour of a syntactic or (...)
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  12. Wittgenstein, Mind and Meaning.Meredith Williams - 2000 - Mind 109 (435):665-668.
     
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    Mind in a Physical World.Meredith Williams - 2000 - International Philosophical Quarterly 40 (3):377-378.
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    Externalism and the Philosophy of Mind. [REVIEW]Meredith Williams - 1990 - Philosophical Quarterly 40 (160):352-80.
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    Social Norms and Narrow Content.Meredith Williams - 1990 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 15 (1):425-462.
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    Review of P.M.S Hacker, Wittgenstein: Connections and Controversies[REVIEW]Meredith Williams - 2002 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2002 (10).
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    Transcendence and Return.Meredith Williams - 1988 - International Philosophical Quarterly 28 (4):403-419.
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Erwin M. Segal, Meredith Williams, David J. Cole, James Geller, Yorick Wilks, Shoshana Loeb, Kim Sterelny, Jerry Fodor, Sara Heinämaa & Ausonio Marras - 1993 - Minds and Machines 3 (3):335-375.
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    Beyond the Infinite Regress.Meredith Williams - 1980 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 10 (3):211–230.
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    Private States and Public Practices.Meredith Williams - 1994 - International Philosophical Quarterly 34 (1):89-110.
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  21. Master and Novice in the Later Wittgenstein.Meredith Williams - 2011 - American Philosophical Quarterly 48 (2):199-211.
     
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    A Theory of Sentience.Meredith Williams - 2002 - International Philosophical Quarterly 42 (1):113-114.
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    Martin Stokhof, World and Life as One:World and Life as One.Meredith J. Williams - 2004 - Ethics 114 (3):638-641.
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    Book Review:The Mental as Physical. Edgar Wilson. [REVIEW]Meredith Williams - 1981 - Ethics 91 (3):519-.
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    Review: Externalism and the Philosophy of Mind. [REVIEW]Meredith Williams - 1990 - Philosophical Quarterly 40 (160):352 - 380.
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  26. Blind Obedience: The Structure and Content of Wittgenstein's Later Philosophy.Meredith Williams - 2015 - Routledge.
    There is considerable debate amongst philosophers as to the basic philosophical problem Wittgenstein is attempting to solve in _Philosophical Investigations_. In this bold and original work, Meredith Williams argues that it is the problem of "normative similarity". In _Blind Obedience_ Williams demonstrates how Wittgenstein criticizes traditional, representationalist theories of language by employing the ‘master/novice’ distinction of the learner, arguing that this distinction is often overlooked but fundamental to understanding philosophical problems about mind and language. The book not only provides revealing (...)
     
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  27. Blind Obedience: The Structure and Content of Wittgenstein's Later Philosophy.Meredith Williams - 2009 - Routledge.
    There is considerable debate amongst philosophers as to the basic philosophical problem Wittgenstein is attempting to solve in _Philosophical Investigations_. In this bold and original work, Meredith Williams argues that it is the problem of "normative similarity". In _Blind Obedience_ Williams demonstrates how Wittgenstein criticizes traditional, representationalist theories of language by employing the ‘master/novice’ distinction of the learner, arguing that this distinction is often overlooked but fundamental to understanding philosophical problems about mind and language. The book not only provides revealing (...)
     
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  28. J.N. Findlay, Wittgenstein: A Critique. [REVIEW]Meredith Williams - 1986 - Philosophy in Review 6:273-275.
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  29. Rights, Interests, and Moral Equality.Meredith Williams - 1980 - Environmental Ethics 2 (2):149-161.
    I discuss Peter Singer’s claim that the interests of animals merit equal consideration with those of human beings. I show that there are morally relevant differences between humans and animals that Singer’s rather narrow utilitarian conception of morality fails to capture. Further, I argue that Singer’s formal conception of moral equality is so thin as to be virtually vacuous and that his attempts to give it moresubstance point to just the kind of differences between humans and animals that undermine his (...)
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  30. Transcendence and Return: The Overcoming of Philosophy in Nietzsche and Wittgenstein.Meredith Williams - 1988 - International Philosophical Quarterly 28 (4):403-419.
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  31. The Significance of Learning in Wittgenstein’s Later Philosophy.Meredith Williams - 1994 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 24 (2):173-203.
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  32. Wittgenstein, Kant, and the «Metaphysics of Experience».Meredith Williams - 1990 - Kant-Studien 81 (1):69-88.
     
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  33. Wittgenstein, Mind and Meaning: Towards a Social Conception of Mind.Meredith Williams - 1999 - Routledge.
    _Wittgenstein, Mind and Meaning_ offers a provocative re-reading of Wittgenstein's later writings on language and mind, and explores the tensions between Wittgenstein's ideas and contemporary cognitivist conceptions of the mental. This book addresses both Wittgenstein's later works as well as contemporary issues in philosophy of mind. It provides fresh insight into the later Wittgenstein and raises vital questions about the foundations of cognitivism and its wider implications for psychology and cognitive science.
     
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