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  1. Epistemic Permissiveness.Roger White - 2005 - Philosophical Perspectives 19 (1):445–459.
    A rational person doesn’t believe just anything. There are limits on what it is rational to believe. How wide are these limits? That’s the main question that interests me here. But a secondary question immediately arises: What factors impose these limits? A first stab is to say that one’s evidence determines what it is epistemically permissible for one to believe. Many will claim that there are further, non-evidentiary factors relevant to the epistemic rationality of belief. I will be ignoring the (...)
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  2. Problems for Dogmatism.Roger White - 2006 - Philosophical Studies 131 (3):525-557.
    I argue that its appearing to you that P does not provide justification for believing that P unless you have independent justification for the denial of skeptical alternatives – hypotheses incompatible with P but such that if they were true, it would still appear to you that P. Thus I challenge the popular view of ‘dogmatism,’ according to which for some contents P, you need only lack reason to suspect that skeptical alternatives are true, in order for an experience as (...)
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  3. You Just Believe That Because….Roger White - 2010 - Philosophical Perspectives 24 (1):573-615.
    I believe that Tom is the proud father of a baby boy. Why do I think his child is a boy? A natural answer might be that I remember that his name is ‘Owen’ which is usually a boy’s name. Here I’ve given information that might be part of a causal explanation of my believing that Tom’s baby is a boy. I do have such a memory and it is largely what sustains my conviction. But I haven’t given you just (...)
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  4. Evidential Symmetry and Mushy Credence.Roger White - 2009 - In T. Szabo Gendler & J. Hawthorne (eds.), Oxford Studies in Epistemology. Oxford University Press. pp. 161-186.
    the symmetry of our evidential situation. If our confidence is best modeled by a standard probability function this means that we are to distribute our subjective probability or credence sharply and evenly over possibilities among which our evidence does not discriminate. Once thought to be the central principle of probabilistic reasoning by great..
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  5. On Treating Oneself and Others as Thermometers.Roger White - 2009 - Episteme 6 (3):233-250.
    I treat you as a thermometer when I use your belief states as more or less reliable indicators of the facts. Should I treat myself in a parallel way? Should I think of the outputs of my faculties and yours as like the readings of two thermometers the way a third party would? I explore some of the difficulties in answering these questions. If I am to treat myself as well as others as thermometers in this way, it would appear (...)
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  6. Evidence Cannot Be Permissive.Roger White - 2013 - In Matthias Steup & John Turri (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Epistemology. Blackwell. pp. 312.
  7. Fine-Tuning and Multiple Universes.Roger White - 2000 - Noûs 34 (2):260–276.
    ports the thesis that there exist very many universes. The view has found favor with a number of philosophers such as Derek Parfit ~1998!, J. J. C. Smart ~1989! and Peter van Inwagen ~1993!.1 My purpose is to argue that this is a mistake. First let me set out the issue in more detail.
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    Reasoning with Plenitude.Roger White - 2018 - In Matthew A. Benton, John Hawthorne & Dani Rabinowitz (eds.), Knowledge, Belief, and God: New Insights in Religious Epistemology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  9. Explanation as a Guide to Induction.Roger White - 2005 - Philosophers' Imprint 5:1-29.
    It is notoriously difficult to spell out the norms of inductive reasoning in a neat set of rules. I explore the idea that explanatory considerations are the key to sorting out the good inductive inferences from the bad. After defending the crucial explanatory virtue of stability, I apply this approach to a range of inductive inferences, puzzles, and principles such as the Raven and Grue problems, and the significance of varied data and random sampling.
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  10. The Generalized Sleeping Beauty Problem: A Challenge for Thirders.Roger White - 2006 - Analysis 66 (2):114–119.
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  11. Epistemic Subjectivism.Roger White - 2007 - Episteme 4 (1):115-129.
    Epistemic subjectivism, as I am using the term, is a view in the same spirit as relativism, rooted in skepticism about the objectivity or universality of epistemic norms. I explore some ways that we might motivate subjectivism drawing from some common themes in analytic epistemology. Without diagnosing where the arguments go wrong, I argue that the resulting position is untenable.
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    The Epistemic Advantage of Prediction Over Accommodation.Roger White - 2003 - Mind 112 (448):653-683.
    According to the thesis of Strong Predictionism, we typically have stronger evidence for a theory if it was used to predict certain data, than if it was deliberately constructed to accommodate those same data, even if we fully grasp the theory and all the evidence on which it was based. This thesis faces powerful objections and the existing arguments in support of it are seriously flawed. I offer a new defence of Strong Predictionism which overcomes the objections and provides a (...)
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  13. The Structure of Metaphor: The Way the Language of Metaphor Works.Roger M. White - 1996 - Blackwell.
    This volume provides a philosophical introduction to and analysis of the study of metaphor. By proceeding from the concrete analysis of complex metaphors, White is able to identify a range of features which are incompatible with standard accounts of the way words function in metaphor.
     
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  14. The Problem of the Problem of Induction.Roger White - 2015 - Episteme 12 (2):275-290.
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    Talking About God: The Concept of Analogy and the Problem of Religious Language.Roger M. White - 2009 - Ashgate.
    Introduction -- The mathematical roots of the concept of analogy -- Aristotle : the uses of analogy -- Aristotle : analogy and language -- Thomas Aquinas -- Immanuel Kant -- Karl Barth -- Final reflections.
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  16. Does Origins of Life Research Rest on a Mistake?Roger White - 2007 - Noûs 41 (3):453–477.
    This disagreement extends to the fundamental details of physical and biochemical theories. On the other hand, (2) There is almostuniversal agreementthatlife did notfirstcome aboutmerely by chance. This is not to say that all scientists think that life’s existence was inevitable. The common view is that given a fuller understanding of the physical and biological conditions and processes involved, the emergence of life should be seen to be quite likely, or at least not very surprising. The view which is almost universally (...)
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  17. Locke's Relations and God's Good Pleasure.Roger White - forthcoming - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society.
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  18. Why Favour Simplicity?Roger White - 2005 - Analysis 65 (3):205–210.
    Among theories which fit all of our data, we prefer the simpler over the more complex. Why? Surely not merely for practical convenience or aesthetic pleasure. But how could we be justified in this preference without knowing in advance that the world is more likely to be simple than complex? And isn’t this a rather extravagant a priori assumption to make? I want to suggest some steps we can take toward reducing this embarrassment, by showing that the assumption which supports (...)
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    Literal Meaning and “Figurative Meaning”.Roger M. White - 2001 - Theoria 67 (1):24-59.
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    Wittgenstein on Identity.Roger White - 1977 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 78:157 - viii.
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  21. Posthumous Writings.Gottlob Frege, Peter Long & Roger White - 1981 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 14 (3):196-197.
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    On the Translation of Frege's Bedeutung: A Reply to Dr. Bell.Peter Long & Roger White - 1980 - Analysis 40 (4):196 - 202.
    A defense of the translation of "bedeutung" by "meaning" in frege's "posthumous writings" (blackwell 1979). Objections made to such renderings as 'denotation' and 'reference'.
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    Mary Geach and Luke Gormally , Logic, Truth and Meaning: Writings by G. E. M. Anscombe . Xix + 317, Price £40.00hb, £19.95 Pb. [REVIEW]Roger M. White - 2016 - Philosophical Investigations 39 (4):396-399.
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    More Praise for Moore's Proof.Roger White - 2006 - In Stephen Hetherington (ed.), Aspects of Knowing. Elsevier Science. pp. 67.
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    Peter Geach and “The Frege Point”.Roger M. White - 2015 - Philosophical Investigations 38 (1-2):133-149.
    Peter Geach frequently showed the relevance of some of Frege's insights to contemporary philosophical debates, such as that which Geach called “the Frege Point” – “a proposition may occur in discourse now asserted, now unasserted, and yet be recognizably the same proposition”. Geach argued against a variety of “expressivist” accounts of certain propositions that their proponents could not explain the significance of such propositions in subordinate clauses. The paper extends Geach's argument to show that “the Frege Point” presents a powerful (...)
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    Riddles and Anselm's Riddle.Cora Diamond & Roger White - 1977 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 51 (1):143 - 186.
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  27. Gottlob Frege: Posthumous Writings.Hans Hermes, Friedrich Kambartel, Friedrich Kaulbach, Peter Long & Roger White - 1982 - Philosophical Review 91 (1):115-118.
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    X—Wittgenstein on Identity.Roger White - 1978 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 78 (1):157-174.
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    On Treating Oneself and Others as Thermometers.Roger White - 2009 - Episteme 6 (3):233-250.
    I treat you as a thermometer when I use your belief states as more or less reliable indicators of the facts. Should I treat myself in a parallel way? Should I think of the outputs of my faculties and yours as like the readings of two thermometers the way a third party would? I explore some of the difficulties in answering these questions. If I am to treat myself as well as others as thermometers in this way, it would appear (...)
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    Political Theory as an Object of Discourse.White Roger - 1990 - Social Theory and Practice 16 (1):85-100.
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    The Problem of Pessimism in the Ontology of Jean-Paul Sartre.Roger White - 1997 - International Studies in Philosophy 29 (4):81-95.
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    Museum Collections (J.) Cuno Who Owns Antiquity? Museums and the Battle Over Our Ancient Heritage. Pp. Xl + 228, Ills. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2008. Cased, £14.95, US$24.95. ISBN: 978-0-691-13712-. [REVIEW]Roger White - 2009 - The Classical Review 59 (02):576-.
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    Moral Issues in the Allocation of Health Care Resources to Special Child Populations.Roger B. White - 1983 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 4 (2).
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    Museum Collections. [REVIEW]Roger White - 2009 - The Classical Review 59 (2):576-578.
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    Instrumentalism, Conflict and the Temporality of Consciousness in Sartre's Philosophy.Roger White - 1999 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 11 (2).
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    Effects of Pretraining and Stimulus Composition on Rule Learning.Peter J. Johnson & Roger H. White Jr - 1969 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 80 (3p1):450.
  37. Riddles and Anselm's Riddle.Cora Diamond & Roger White - 1977 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes( 51:143-186.
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  38. Notes on Analogical Predication, and Speaking About God.Roger White - 1982 - In Donald MacKenzie MacKinnon, Brian Hebblethwaite & Stewart R. Sutherland (eds.), The Philosophical Frontiers of Christian Theology: Essays Presented to D.M. Mackinnon. Cambridge University Press.
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  39. William Paley.Roger White - 2009 - In Graham Robert Oppy & Nick Trakakis (eds.), The History of Western Philosophy of Religion. Oxford University Press. pp. 3--303.
     
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