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    Hume on Existence and Possibility.Michael Smithurst - 1981 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 81:17 - 37.
    Michael Smithurst; II*—Hume on Existence and Possibility, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Volume 81, Issue 1, 1 June 1981, Pages 17–38, https://doi.org.
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    The elusiveness of human nature.Michael Smithurst - 1990 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 33 (4):433 – 445.
    Sociobiology uses neo?Darwinism to make wide?ranging explanatory conjectures about man and society. The ?naturalism? of such an enterprise recommends it, but a thoroughgoing and Darwinian naturalism is compatible with a rejection of sociobiological conjectures. Retention of juvenile characteristics explains various human physical features and can be used to account for the playful and curiosity?driven nature of human intelligence. The malleable and hedonistic character of human sexuality is similarly explained. It has been argued (Wallace and latterly T. Nagel) that human intellectual (...)
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    Do the Successes of Technology Evidence the Truth of Theories?Michael Smithurst - 1995 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 38:19-28.
    Borrowing perhaps from mathematics, there is a custom of speaking of science as pure science and applied. Platonism, and other classical positions in the philosophy of mathematics, did not think of the applications of mathematics as a test of the truth of its theorems. 1 But the picture is otherwise for science and technology. It is initially tempting to say that the theories of pure science are empirical generalizations and that the applications of these theories in the makings and doings (...)
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    Evolution.Michael Smithurst - 1995 - Philosophical Books 36 (2):138-139.
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    II*—Hume on Existence and Possibility.Michael Smithurst - 1981 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 81 (1):17-38.
    Michael Smithurst; II*—Hume on Existence and Possibility, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Volume 81, Issue 1, 1 June 1981, Pages 17–38, https://doi.org.
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    Knowledge and Scepticism.Michael Smithurst - 1983 - Philosophical Books 24 (3):170-172.
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    Perception and Identity: Essays Presented to A. 3. Ayer with his Replies to them.Michael Smithurst - 1981 - Philosophical Books 22 (3):184-186.
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  8. Popper a skepticismy evoluční epistemologie aneb pro co byli lidé uzpůsobeni?Michael Smithurst - 2000 - Filosoficky Casopis 48:401-418.
    [Popper and the Scepticisms of Evolutionary Epistemology, or, What Were Human Beings Made for?].
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    Popper and the Scepticisms of Evolutionary Epistemology, or, What Were Human Beings Made For?Michael Smithurst - 1995 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 39:207-223.
    There is a sort of scepticism, or, at least, epistemological pessimism, that is generated by appealing to Darwin's theory of evolution. The argument is that nature, that is the selective pressures of evolution, has clearly fitted us for certain sorts of learning and mundane understanding, directly beneficial in point of individual survival and chances for reproduction. Very likely then, it is argued, nature has not fitted us for arcane intellectual accomplishments remote from, or quite disconnected from, those ends. So, it (...)
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    Scepticism and Naturalism: Some Varieties.Michael Smithurst - 1987 - Philosophical Books 28 (1):28-30.
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    Skeptical Essays.Michael Smithurst - 1982 - Philosophical Books 23 (2):127-128.
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  12. Patricia Illingworth: "AIDS and the Good Society". [REVIEW]Michael Smithurst - 1991 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 8 (1):134.
     
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