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  1. Living High and Letting Die: Our Illusion of Innocence.Peter K. Unger - 1996 - Oxford University Press.
    By contributing a few hundred dollars to a charity like UNICEF, a prosperous person can ensure that fewer poor children die, and that more will live reasonably long, worthwhile lives. Even when knowing this, however, most people send nothing, and almost all of the rest send little. What is the moral status of this behavior? To such common cases of letting die, our untutored response is that, while it is not very good, neither is the conduct wrong. What is the (...)
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  2. Identity, Consciousness, and Value.Peter K. Unger - 1990 - Oxford University Press.
    The topic of personal identity has prompted some of the liveliest and most interesting debates in recent philosophy. In a fascinating new contribution to the discussion, Peter Unger presents a psychologically aimed, but physically based, account of our identity over time. While supporting the account, he explains why many influential contemporary philosophers have underrated the importance of physical continuity to our survival, casting a new light on the work of Lewis, Nagel, Nozick, Parfit, Perry, Shoemaker, and others. Deriving from his (...)
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  3. I Do Not Exist.Peter K. Unger - 1979 - In Graham F. Macdonald (ed.), Perception and Identity. Cornell University Press.
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  4. Why There Are No People.Peter K. Unger - 1979 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 4 (1):177-222.
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  5. The Mental Problems of the Many.Peter K. Unger - 2004 - In D. Zimmerman (ed.), Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Vol. 1. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  6. The Mystery of the Physical and the Matter of Qualities.Peter K. Unger - 1998 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 22 (1):75–99.
    For some fifty years now, nearly all work in mainstream analytic philosophy has made no serious attempt to understand the _nature of_ _physical reality,_ even though most analytic philosophers take this to be all of reality, or nearly all. While we've worried much about the nature of our own experiences and thoughts and languages, we've worried little about the nature of the vast physical world that, as we ourselves believe, has them all as only a small part.
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    Philosophical Papers.Peter K. Unger - 2006 - Oxford University Press.
    While well-known for his book-length work, philosopher Peter Unger's articles have been less widely accessible. These two volumes of Unger's Philosophical Papers include articles spanning more than 35 years of Unger's long and fruitful career. Dividing the articles thematically, this first volume collects work in epistemology and ethics, among other topics, while the second volume focuses on metaphysics. Unger's work has advanced the full spectrum of topics at the heart of philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language and philosophy of (...)
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    Free Will and Scientifiphicalism.Peter K. Unger - 2002 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 65 (1):1-25.
    It’s been agreed for decades that not only does Determinism pose a big problem for our choosing from available alternatives, but its denial seems to pose a bit of a problem, too. It’s argued here that only Determinism, and not its denial, means no real choice for us.But, what explains the appeal of the thought that, where things aren’t fully determined, to that extent they’re just a matter of chance? It's the dominance of metaphysical suppositions that, together, comprise Scientiphicalism: Wholly (...)
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    Conscious Beings in a Gradual World.Peter K. Unger - 1988 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 12 (1):287-333.
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    On Experience and the Development of the Understanding.Peter K. Unger - 1966 - American Philosophical Quarterly 3 (January):48-56.
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    Impotence and Causal Determinism.Peter K. Unger - 1977 - Philosophical Studies 31 (May):289-305.
  12. Semantics and Philosophy: [Essays].Milton Karl Munitz & Peter K. Unger (eds.) - 1974 - New York University Press.
  13. Experience, Scepticism, and Knowledge.Peter K. Unger - 1966
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