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  1. The Conditions of Fruitfulness of Theorizing About Mechanisms in Social Science.Arthur L. Stinchcombe - 1991 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 21 (3):367-388.
    Mechanisms in a theory are defined here as bits of theory about entities at a different level (e.g., individuals) than the main entities being theorized about (e.g., groups), which serve to make the higher-level theory more supple, more accurate, or more general. The criterion for whether it is worthwhile to theorize at lower levels is whether it makes the theory at the higher levels better, not whether lower-level theorizing is philosophically necessary. The higher-level theory can be made better by mechanisms (...)
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    Reasoned Faith: Essays in Philosophical Theology in Honor of Norman Kretzmann.Eleonore Stump & Norman Kretzmann (eds.) - 1993 - Cornell University Press.
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    Meaning and Method in the Social Sciences: A Case for Methodological Pluralism.Arthur L. Stinchcombe - 1987 - Ethics 99 (2):434-435.
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    Wittgenstein and Idealism: Norman Malcolm.Norman Malcolm - 1982 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 13:249-267.
    Recently some philosophers have proposed that the later philosophy of Wittgenstein tends towards idealism, or even solipsism. The solipsism is said to be of a peculiar kind. It is characterized as a ‘collective’ or ‘aggregative’ solipsism. The solipsism or idealism is also said to be ‘transcendental’. In the first part of this paper I will be examining a recent essay by Professor Bernard Williams, in which he presents what he takes to be the grounds for such an interpretation of Wittgenstein. (...)
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    Reason and Rationality.Arthur L. Stinchcombe - 1986 - Sociological Theory 4 (2):151-166.
  6. Applied Ethics: What is Applied to What?: Richard Norman.Richard Norman - 2000 - Utilitas 12 (2):119-136.
    This paper criticizes the conception of applied ethics as the top-down application of a theory to practical issues. It is argued that a theory such as utilitarianism cannot override our intuitive moral perceptions. We cannot be radically mistaken about the kinds of considerations which count as practical reasons, and it is the task of theoretical ethics to articulate the basic kinds of considerations which we appeal to in practical discussions. Dworkin's model of doing ethics ‘from the inside out’ is used (...)
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    Symposium on the Rationing of Health Care: 2 Rationing Medical Care — A Philosopher's Perspective on Outcomes and Process: Norman Daniels.Norman Daniels - 1998 - Economics and Philosophy 14 (1):27-50.
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    Consent to Sex: The Liberal Paradigm Reformulated &Ast.Arthurl Stinchcombe - 2009 - Journal of Political Philosophy 17 (1):66-89.
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    Libertarianism: Some Conceptual Problems: Norman Barry.Norman Barry - 1989 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 26:109-127.
    Perhaps the most remarkable event in social thought of the last twenty years has been the resurgence of various strands of individualism as political doctrines. The term ‘individualism’ is a kind of general rubric that encompasses elements of nineteenth century classical liberalism, laissez-faire economics, the theory of the minimal state, and an extreme mutation out of this intellectual gene pool, anarcho-capitalism. The term libertarianism itself is applied indiscriminately to all of those doctrines. It has no precise meaning, except that in (...)
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    On Softheadedness on the Future:From Modernization to Modes of Production: A Critique of the Sociologies of Development and Underdevelopment. John G. Taylor; The Third Century: America as a Post-Industrial Society. Seymour Martin Lipset; World Modernization: The Limits of Convergence. Wilbert E. Moore; History of the Idea of Progress. Robert Nisbet; Capitalism and Progress: A Diagnosis of Western Society. Bob Goudzwaard; After Industrial Society? The Emerging Self-Service Economy. Jonathan Gershuny; Facing the Future: Mastering the Probable and Managing the Unpredictable. OECD Interfutures; Prophecy and Progress: The Sociology of Industrial and Post-Industrial Society. Krishan Kumar. [REVIEW]Arthur L. Stinchcombe - 1982 - Ethics 93 (1):114-.
  11. A Discussion Between Wittgenstein and Moore on Certainty : From the Notes of Norman Malcolm.Ludwig Wittgenstein, G. E. Moore, Norman Malcolm & Gabriel Citron - 2015 - Mind 124 (493):73-84.
    In April 1939, G. E. Moore read a paper to the Cambridge University Moral Science Club entitled ‘Certainty’. In it, amongst other things, Moore made the claims that: the phrase ‘it is certain’ could be used with sense-experience-statements, such as ‘I have a pain’, to make statements such as ‘It is certain that I have a pain’; and that sense-experience-statements can be said to be certain in the same sense as some material-thing-statements can be — namely in the sense that (...)
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    Certainty of the Law: Reasons, Situation-Types, Analogy, and Equilibrium.A. L. Stinchcombe - 1999 - Journal of Political Philosophy 7 (3):209–224.
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  13. Just Health: Meeting Health Needs Fairly.Norman Daniels - 2007 - Cambridge University Press.
    In this book by the award-winning author of Just Healthcare, Norman Daniels develops a comprehensive theory of justice for health that answers three key questions: what is the special moral importance of health? When are health inequalities unjust? How can we meet health needs fairly when we cannot meet them all? Daniels' theory has implications for national and global health policy: can we meet health needs fairly in ageing societies? Or protect health in the workplace while respecting individual liberty? (...)
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    Jesse Norman. After Euclid: Visual Reasoning and the Epistemology of Diagrams. Stanford: CSLI Publications, 2006. ISBN 1-57586-509-2 ; 1-57586-510-6 . Pp. Vii +176. [REVIEW]Jesse Norman - 2007 - Philosophia Mathematica 15 (1):116-121.
    This monograph treats the important topic of the epistemology of diagrams in Euclidean geometry. Norman argues that diagrams play a genuine justificatory role in traditional Euclidean arguments, and he aims to account for these roles from a modified Kantian perspective. Norman considers himself a semi-Kantian in the following broad sense: he believes that Kant was right that ostensive constructions are necessary in order to follow traditional Euclidean proofs, but he wants to avoid appealing to Kantian a priori intuition (...)
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    Theoretical Methods in Social History.Bruce Kuklick & Arthur L. Stinchcombe - 1979 - History and Theory 18 (3):427.
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    The Social Structure of Liquidity: Flexibility, Markets, and States. [REVIEW]Bruce G. Carruthers & Arthur L. Stinchcombe - 1999 - Theory and Society 28 (3):353-382.
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    Memory as Direct Awareness of the Past: Norman Malcolm.Norman Malcolm - 1975 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 9:1-22.
    The philosophy of memory has been largely dominated by what could be called ‘the representative theory of memory’. In trying to give an account of ‘what goes on in one's mind’ when one remembers something, or of what ‘the mental content of remembering’ consists, philosophers have usually insisted that there must be some sort of mental image, picture, or copy of what is remembered. Aristotle said that there must be ‘something like a picture or impression’; William James thought that there (...)
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  18. Norman O. Brown.Norman O. Brown & S. E. Pro - 1989 - In Richard Kostelanetz (ed.), Esthetics Contemporary. Prometheus Books. pp. 114.
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    Norman Levitt. Reviewed Work: The Undiscovered Mind: How the Human Brain Defies Replication, Medication, and Explanation by John Horgan. [REVIEW]Norman Levitt - 2000 - Philosophy of Science 67 (2):346-347.
  20. Just Health Care.Norman Daniels - 1985 - Cambridge University Press.
    How should medical services be distributed within society? Who should pay for them? Is it right that large amounts should be spent on sophisticated technology and expensive operations, or would the resources be better employed in, for instance, less costly preventive measures? These and others are the questions addreses in this book. Norman Daniels examines some of the dilemmas thrown up by conflicting demands for medical attention, and goes on to advance a theory of justice in the distribution of (...)
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  21. Stratification and Organization: Selected Papers.Arthur L. Stinchcombe - 1986 - Cambridge University Press.
    The essays in this collection, on stratification, organization and the discipline of sociology, all bear upon a general theoretical question: what models of rationality are necessary or suitable to explain individual and collective action in institutional contexts? Professor Stinchcombe was one of the first sociologists to write on this question; and this collection includes a new essay which takes account of recent work done in the tradition Stinchcombe did much to institute. The first group of essays - on (...)
     
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    Spheres of Justice: A Defense of Pluralism and Equality.Norman Daniels - 1983 - Philosophical Review 94 (1):142-148.
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    A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'.Norman Kemp Smith - 1918 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    Of all the major philosophical works, Kant's Critique of Pure Reason is one of the most rewarding, yet one of the most difficult. Norman Kemp Smith's Commentary elucidates not only textural questions and minor issues, but also the central problems which arise, he contends, from the conflicting tendencies of Kant's own thinking. Kemp Smith's Commentary continues to be in demand with Kant scholars, and it is being reissued here with a new introduction by Sebastian Gardner to set it in (...)
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    Love and Irrationality: It's Got to Be Rational to Love You Because It Makes Me so Happy.Carol A. Heimer & Arthur L. Stinchcombe - 1980 - Social Science Information 19 (4-5):697-754.
  25. The Philosophy of David Hume: A Critical Study of its Origins and Central Doctrines.Norman Kemp Smith - 1941 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    Norman Kemp Smith's The Philosophy of David Hume continues to be unsurpassed in its comprehensive coverage of the ideas and issues of Hume's Treatise. Now, after years of waiting, this currently out-of-print and highly sought-after classic is being re-issued. This ground-breaking book has long been regarded as a classic study by scholars in the field, yet a new introduction by Don Garrett places the book in its contemporary context, showing Humes's continuing importance in the field.
     
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  26. The Credibility of Divine Existence: The Collected Papers of Norman Kemp Smith.Norman Kemp Smith - 1967 - New York: St. Martin's Press.
     
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    Treatise on Social Theory. Vol. 2. Substantive Social Theory.Arthur L. Stinchcombe - 1990 - Ethics 100 (4):897-897.
  28. Arthur Stinchcombe, "Theoretical Methods in Social History". [REVIEW]Theda Skocpol - 1979 - Theory and Society 8 (3):415.
     
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  29. Albert O. Hirschman, "Shifting Involvements: Private Interests and Public Action". [REVIEW]Arthur L. Stinchcombe - 1983 - Theory and Society 12 (5):689.
     
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    Consent to Sex: The Liberal Paradigm Reformulated.Arthur L. Stinchcombe & Laura Beth Nielsen - 2009 - Journal of Political Philosophy 17 (1):66-89.
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    Is There Value Added in Mathematical Marxism?Arthur L. Stinchcombe - 1985 - Theory and Society 14 (1):83-91.
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    Liberalism and Collective Investments in Repertoires.A. L. Stinchcombe - 2000 - Journal of Political Philosophy 8 (1):1–26.
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    Milieu and Structure Updated.Arthur L. Stinchcombe - 1986 - Theory and Society 15 (6):901-914.
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  34. Mancur Olson, "The Rise and Decline of Nations: Economic Growth, Stagflation, and Social Rigidities". [REVIEW]Arthur L. Stinchcombe - 1984 - Theory and Society 13 (4):613.
  35. Review Essay Symposium.Arthur Stinchcombe - 1992 - Theory and Society 21 (2).
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    Review: On Softheadedness on the Future. [REVIEW]Arthur L. Stinchcombe - 1982 - Ethics 93 (1):114 - 128.
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    Simmel Systematized.Arthur L. Stinchcombe - 1992 - Theory and Society 21 (2):183-202.
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  38. The Functional Theory of Social Insurance.Arthur L. Stinchcombe - 1985 - Politics and Society 14 (4):411-430.
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  39. Taylor, John G., "From Modernization to Modes of Production: A Critique of the Sociologies of Development and Underdevelopment".Arthur L. Stinchcombe - 1982 - Ethics 93:114.
     
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    The Preconditions of World Capitalism: Weber Updated.Arthur L. Stinchcombe - 2003 - Journal of Political Philosophy 11 (4):411–436.
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    V. Is the Prisoners' Dilemma All of Sociology?Arthur L. Stinchcombe - 1980 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 23 (2):187 – 192.
    If social relations often require the choice of a cooperative solution to a prisoners' dilemma, we must ask how people generally solve the games. Three possible devices are that those who choose non-cooperative strategies get a bad reputation and so learn to be cooperative, that people are taught by parents that non-cooperators have unhappy lives, or that an official can be paid a salary to make the cooperative choice. By analyzing erotic love and marriage, and why people try to do (...)
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    Freedom, Law and Authority: Norman Barry.Norman Barry - 1988 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 24:191-223.
    Despite the emphasis on the state in the history of political philosophy, the twentieth century has been characterized by a remarkable lack of philosophical reflection on the concept. Until recently analytical philosophy had eschewed those evaluative arguments about political obligation and the limits of state authority that were typical of political theory in the past in favour of the explication of the meaning of the concept. However, even here the results have been disappointing. Logical Positivist attempts to locate some unique (...)
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    Psychological Egoism Revisited: Norman J. Brown.Norman J. Brown - 1979 - Philosophy 54 (209):293-309.
    Psychological egoism is, I suppose, regarded by most philosophers as one of the more simple-minded fallacies in the history of philosophy, and dangerous and seductive too, contriving as it does to combine cynicism about human ideals and a vague sense of scientific method, both of which make the ordinary reader feel sophisticated, with conceptual confusion, which he cannot resist. For all of these reasons it springs eternal, in one form or another, in the breasts of first-year students, and offers excellent (...)
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  44. Wide Reflective Equilibrium and Theory Acceptance in Ethics.Norman Daniels - 1979 - Journal of Philosophy 76 (5):256-282.
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    Book Review:Meaning and Method in the Social Sciences: A Case for Methodological Pluralism. Paul A. Roth. [REVIEW]Arthur L. Stinchcombe - 1989 - Ethics 99 (2):434-.
  46. Ludwig Wittgenstein: A Memoir.Norman Malcolm - 2001 - Clarendon Press.
    Wittgenstein was one of the most powerful influences on contemporary philosophy, yet he shunned publicity and was essentially a private man. This remarkable, vivid, personal memoir is written by one of his friends, the eminent philosopher Norman Malcolm. Reissued in paperback, this edition includes the complete text of fifty-seven letters which Wittgenstein wrote to Malcolm over a period of eleven years. Also included is a concise biographical sketch by another of Wittgenstein's philosopher friends, Georg Henrik von Wright. 'A reader (...)
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    The Concept of Physical Law.Norman Swartz - 1985 - Cambridge University Press.
    The Concept of Physical Law is an original and creative defense of the Regularity theory of physical law, the concept that physical laws are nothing more than descriptions of whatever universal truths happen to be instanced in nature. Professor Swartz clearly identifies and analyzes the arguments and intuitions of the opposing Necessitarian theory, and argues that the standard objection to the Regularity theory turns on a mistaken view of what Regularists mean by 'physical impossibility'; that it is impossible to construct (...)
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  48. Can There Be a Just War?: Norman Can There Be a Just War?Richard J. Norman - 2004 - Think 3 (8):7-16.
    Richard Norman examines justifications for war that are rooted in the right of self-defence.
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    Memory and Mind.Norman Malcolm - 1977 - Cornell University Press.
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    Liberalism and the Limits of Justice.Norman S. Care - 1985 - Noûs 19 (3):459-467.
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