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    Aristotle's Theory of Substance: The Categories and Metaphysics Zeta.Michael V. Wedin - 2000 - Oxford University Press.
    Michael Wedin argues against the prevailing notion that Aristotle's views on the nature of reality are fundamentally inconsistent. According to Wedin's new interpretation, the difference between the early theory of the Categories and the later theory of the Metaphysics reflects the fact that Aristotle is engaged in quite different projects in the two works--the earlier focusing on ontology, and the later on explanation.
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    Mind and Imagination in Aristotle.Michael V. Wedin - 1988 - Yale University Press.
  3. Aristotle on the Good for Man.Michael V. Wedin - 1981 - Mind 90 (358):243-262.
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    Content and Cause in the Aristotelian Mind.Michael V. Wedin - 1993 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 31 (S1):49-105.
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    Keeping the Matter in Mind: Aristotle on the Passions and the Soul.Michael V. Wedin - 1995 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 76 (3 & 4):183-221.
    This paper considers I) whether Aristotle's notion of form is 'compositionally plastic' and II) whether matter is in any way to be included in the form of natural things. It pursues (I) and (II) with respect to two texts only: De Anima I-2's socalled definition of anger and the notorious young Socrates passage from Metaphysics VII.11. Neither passage supports indusion of anything material in the form and both are consistent with compositional plasticity. To thus extent the support what I call (...)
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    Critical Study.Michael V. Wedin - 1986 - Ancient Philosophy 6:161-167.
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    Negation and Quantification in Aristotle.Michael V. Wedin - 1990 - History and Philosophy of Logic 11 (2):131-150.
    Two main claims are defended. The first is that negative categorical statements are not to be accorded existential import insofar as they figure in the square of opposition. Against Kneale and others, it is argued that Aristotle formulates his o statements, for example, precisely to avoid existential commitment. This frees Aristotle's square from a recent charge of inconsistency. The second claim is that the logic proper provides much thinner evidence than has been supposed for what appears to be the received (...)
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    PARTisanship in Metaphysics Z.Michael V. Wedin - 1991 - Ancient Philosophy 11 (2):361-385.
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    Aristotle on How to Define a Psychological State.Michael V. Wedin - 1996 - Topoi 15 (1):11-24.
  10. Tracking Aristotle's Noûs.Michael V. Wedin - 1993 - In Michael Durrant & Aristotle (eds.), Aristotle's De Anima in Focus. Routledge.
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    Aristotle on the Existential Import of Singular Sentences.Michael V. Wedin - 1978 - Phronesis 23 (2):179-196.
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    A Curious Turn in Metaphysics Gamma: Protagoras and Strong Denial of the Principle of Non-Contradiction.Michael V. Wedin - 2003 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 85 (2):107-130.
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    Mind and Imagination in Aristotle.Christopher Shields & Michael V. Wedin - 1992 - Philosophical Review 101 (2):371.
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  14. Animadversions on Burnyeat's Theaetetus: On the Logic of the Exquisite Argument.Michael V. Wedin - 2005 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 29:171-191.
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    Nozick on Explaining Nothing.Michael V. Wedin - 1984 - Philosophy Research Archives 10:337-346.
    This paper raises some difficulties with the strategy suggested in Robert Nozick’s Philosophical Explanations for explaining why there is something rather than nothing. I am concerned less with his adoption of an egalitarian, as opposed to inegalitarian, explanatory stance than with his use of a crucial assumption in reasoning from the egalitarian point of view. I argue that this assumption, that all possibilities exist, is fatally ambiguous, that the persuasiveness of Nozick’s reasoning depends on at once assuming and blurring the (...)
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    Trouble in Paradise?Michael V. Wedin - 1992 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 42:23-55.
    It is argued that Wittgenstein did not abandon his tractarian position because he was of the opinion that the Tractatus suffered from an intemal incoherence inherited from the incompatibility of the thesis of mutual independence of elementary propositions (MI) and the picture theory of the proposition (PIC) or an incoherent notion of the elementary proposition itself. In the way suggested, TLP provides no opportunity for such concems to arise, for the inner sub-surface structure of a proposition cannot cause conflict with (...)
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    Content and Cause in the Aristotelian Mind.Michael V. Wedin - 1993 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 31 (Supplement):49-105.
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  18. Human Nature and Natural Knowledge. Essays Presented to Marjorie Grene on the Occasion of Her Seventy-Fifth Birthday.A. Donogan, An Perovich & Michael V. Wedin - 1986 - Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science 89:3-381.
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    Nozick on Explaining Nothing.Michael V. Wedin - 1984 - Philosophy Research Archives 10:337-346.
    This paper raises some difficulties with the strategy suggested in Robert Nozick’s Philosophical Explanations for explaining why there is something rather than nothing. I am concerned less with his adoption of an egalitarian, as opposed to inegalitarian, explanatory stance (the net effect of which is to detach for independent consideration the question, “Why is there something?”) than with his use of a crucial assumption in reasoning from the egalitarian point of view. I argue that this assumption, that all possibilities exist, (...)
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    Aristotle on the Mechanics of Thought.Michael V. Wedin - 1989 - Ancient Philosophy 9 (1):67-86.
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    Trouble in Paradise?: On the Alleged Incoherence of the Tractatus.Michael V. Wedin - 1992 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 42:23-55.
    It is argued that Wittgenstein did not abandon his tractarian position because he was of the opinion that the Tractatus suffered from an intemal incoherence inherited from the incompatibility of the thesis of mutual independence of elementary propositions and the picture theory of the proposition or an incoherent notion of the elementary proposition itself. In the way suggested, TLP provides no opportunity for such concems to arise, for the inner sub-surface structure of a proposition cannot cause conflict with MI. It (...)
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    Singular Statements and Essentialism in Aristotle.Michael V. Wedin - 1984 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 14 (sup1):67-88.
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    Critical Study: David Charles, Aristotle’s Philosophy of Action. [REVIEW]Michael V. Wedin - 1986 - Ancient Philosophy 6:161-167.
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    ‘Said of and ‘Predicated Of' in the Categories.Michael V. Wedin - 1979 - Philosophy Research Archives 5:418-432.
    Anyone with more than casual interest in Aristotle's Categories knows the convention that "predicated of" ["κατηγορεἳται"] marks a general relation of predication while "said of" ["λέγεται"] is reserved for essential predication. By "convention" I simply mean to underscore that the view in question ranks as the conventional or received interpretation. Ackrill, for example, follows the received view in holding that only items within the same category can stand in the being-said-of relation and, thus, that only secondary substances can be said (...)
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    Αυτα Τα Iσα and the Argument at Phaedo 74b7-C5.Michael V. Wedin - 1977 - Phronesis 22 (2):191-205.
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    Αὐτὰ Τὰ Ἴσα and the Argument at "Phaedo" 74b7-C5.Michael V. Wedin - 1977 - Phronesis 22 (3):191 - 205.
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    Fred R. Berger: 1937 - 1986.Michael V. Wedin, Michael Bratman, Margaret Battin, Myles Brand, Julius Moravcsik, Richard Purtill, Anita Silvers, Richard Wasserstrom & Elizabeth Wolgast - 1987 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 60 (3):537 - 538.
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    Criss-Crossing a Philosophical Landscape.Michael V. Wedin - 1992 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 42:23-55.
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  29. Brill Online Books and Journals.Theodore Scaltsas, Michael V. Wedin, Michael J. White, Anna Ioppolo, Christopher Rowe, Bob Sharples & Anne Sheppard - 1993 - Phronesis 38 (2).
  30. "Auta Ta Hisa" [Greek] and the Argument at Phaedo 74b7-C5.Michael V. Wedin - 1977 - Phronesis 22:191.
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  31. Aristotle's Theory of Substance: The Categories and Metaphysics Zeta.Michael V. Wedin - 2000 - Oxford University Press.
    Michael Wedin argues against the prevailing view that Aristotle's views on the nature of reality are fundamentally inconsistent. According to Wedin's new interpretation, the difference between the early theory of the Categories and the later theory of the Metaphysics reflects the fact that Aristotle is engaged in quite different projects in the two works: the early theory focuses on ontology, the later theory on explanation.
     
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  32. Aristotle's Theory of Substance: The Categories and Metaphysics Zeta.Michael V. Wedin - 2002 - Philosophical Quarterly 52 (207):256-258.
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  33. Chapter 5. Aristotle on the Mind’s Self-Motion.Michael V. Wedin - 2017 - In James G. Lennox & Mary Louise Gill (eds.), Self-Motion: From Aristotle to Newton. Princeton University Press. pp. 81-116.
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  34. Mind and Imagination in Aristotle.Michael V. Wedin - 1994 - Noûs 28 (3):414-416.
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    Parmenides' Grand Deduction: A Logical Reconstruction of the Way of Truth.V. Wedin Michael - 2014 - Oxford University Press.
    Michael V. Wedin presents a rigorous reconstruction of the deductions in Parmenides' Way of Truth: the most important philosophical treatise before Plato and Aristotle. He answers criticisms which claim that Parmenides' arguments are shot through with logical fallacies, and argues against natural explanations of Parmenides in the Ionian tradition.
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  36. Some Logical Problems in Metaphysics Gamma.Michael V. Wedin - 2000 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 19:113-62.
  37. Singular Statements and Essentialism in Aristotle.Michael V. Wedin - 1984 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary Volume 10:67.
     
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