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    Talking a good game: inquiries into the principles of sport.Spencer K. Wertz - 1991 - Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press.
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    Mixing and Matching Deductive and Non-deductive Arguments.Spencer K. Wertz - 2024 - Teaching Philosophy 47 (1):95-106.
    This essay is basically divided into two parts. The first deals with the similarities between reductio ad absurdum arguments and slippery slope arguments. The chief example comes from Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan, which advances an argument for the necessity of government for humane living. The second addresses some pedagogical concerns centered around another pair of arguments: the argument by complete enumeration and the argument by inductive generalization. The illustration for this pair comes from the arts. I finish with a suggestion that (...)
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    Zen, Yoga, And Sports: Eastern Philosophy For Western Athletes.Spencer K. Wertz - 1977 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 4 (1):68-82.
    The oriental martial arts tend to be viewed as having deep, mysterious significance and secret, occult practices. An adept in a martial art is supposed to be not only an expert in combat but also a spiritual master, worthy of assuming a religious status for his students. Much of what is written under the name of "philosophy of the martial arts" emphasizes these characteristics, and makes claims about the results of martial arts training that may well perplex an outsider. We (...)
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    Representation and Expression in Sport and Art.Spencer K. Wertz - 1985 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 12 (1):8-24.
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    Does film weaken spectator consciousness?Robert Boyd & Spencer K. Wertz - 2003 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 37 (2):73-79.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:The Journal of Aesthetic Education 37.2 (2003) 73-79 [Access article in PDF] Does Film Weaken Spectator Consciousness? R.D. Boyd and S.K. Wertz The role of spectator is crucial for an actor, for there are "no actors without spectators." 1 At times the success of the actor depends upon the role taken by the spectator. Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" depends upon an active,creative, involved audience. Other artists expect their audience (...)
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    Between Hume’s Philosophy and History: Historical Theory and Practice.Spencer K. Wertz - 1999 - Upa.
    This book explores the historical dimension of David Hume's philosophy, a feature that Spencer Wertz calls 'historical empiricism.' According to Wertz, Hume sought to understand the present in terms of the past in a way that anticipates the historical constructionism of R.G. Collingwood and Herbert Butterfield. Hume's method is to tell a story about something's origin in which ideas yield impressions. These impressions eventually yield to experience that includes history as part of its structure. Arguing that Hume worked between history (...)
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    How To Do Things with Austin’s Words.Spencer K. Wertz - 1973 - New Scholasticism 47 (4):478-482.
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    Is "Choking" an Action?Spencer K. Wertz - 1986 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 13 (1):95-107.
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    Poor Austin’s Words.Spencer K. Wertz - 1976 - New Scholasticism 50 (3):366-375.
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    Poor Austin’s Words.Spencer K. Wertz - 1976 - New Scholasticism 50 (3):366-375.
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    The national endowment for the arts and its opposition: Danto's argument for art for our sake.Spencer K. Wertz - 2007 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 41 (3):111-117.
    : A survey of arguments made by fiscal conservatives who wish to eliminate federal funding of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is given and a critique of them stemming from Danto's argument for art for our sake. Following Hegel's lead, Danto shows us that there is an intimate relationship that exists between nations and their art—that is, that art is central to the political health of a nation. The arguments by conservatives are found wanting and pose no threat (...)
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    David fate Norton, ed., the cambridge companion to Hume. [REVIEW]Spencer K. Wertz - 1994 - Southwest Philosophy Review 10 (2):199-208.
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    Human Nature and Historical Knowledge. [REVIEW]Spencer K. Wertz - 2004 - Hume Studies 30 (2):412-415.
    This book, now available in paperback, was not reviewed in this journal when it first appeared, but that omission is corrected here. Since its first appearance, the book has established itself as an important contribution to the philosophy of history and Hume’s place in it. Because of the scope of this journal, I shall mainly focus on Professor Pompa’s discussion of Hume, but the three thinkers—Hume, Hegel, and Vico—are a nice contrast. In his concluding chapter 4, Pompa sums up this (...)
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