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    Freedom and Belief, Galen Strawson. [REVIEW]Stephen L. White - 1991 - Philosophical Review 100 (1):119-122.
  2. Partial Character and the Language of Thought.Stephen L. White - 1982 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 63 (4):347-65.
  3. Curse of the Qualia.Stephen L. White - 1986 - Synthese 68 (August):333-68.
    In this paper I distinguish three alternatives to the functionalist account of qualitative states such as pain. The physicalist-functionalist holds that (1) there could be subjects functionally equivalent to us whose mental states differed in their qualitative character from ours, (2) there could be subjects functionally equivalent to us whose mental states lacked qualitative character altogether and (3) there could not be subjects like us in all objective respects whose qualitative states differed from ours. The physicalist-functionalist holds (1) and (3) (...)
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  4. The Unity of the Self.Stephen L. White - 1991 - Cambridge: MIT Press.
    In these essays Stephen White examines the forms of psychological integration that give rise to self-knowable and self-conscious individuals who are responsible, concerned for the future, and capable of moral commitment. The essays cover a wide range of basic issues in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, moral psychology, and political philosophy, providing a coherent, sophisticated, and forcefully argued view of the nature of the self. Beginning with mental content and ending with Rawls and utilitarianism, each essay argues a distinctive line. Together (...)
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  5. What is It Like to Be an Homunculus?Stephen L. White - 1987 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 68 (June):148-74.
     
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    Property Dualism, Phenomenal Concepts, and the Semantic Premise.Stephen L. White - 2006 - In Torin Alter & Sven Walter (eds.), Phenomenal Concepts and Phenomenal Knowledge: New Essays on Consciousness and Physicalism. Oxford University Press. pp. 210-248.
    This chapter defends the property dualism argument. The term “semantic premise” mentioned is used to refers to an assumption identified by Brian Loar that antiphysicalist arguments, such as the property dualism argument, tacitly assume that a statement of property identity that links conceptually independent concepts is true only if at least one concept picks out the property it refers to by connoting a contingent property of that property. It is argued that, the property that does the work in explaining the (...)
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  7. Metapsychological Relativism and the Self.Stephen L. White - 1989 - Journal of Philosophy 86 (6):298-323.
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    Subjectivity and the Agential Perspective.Stephen L. White - 2004 - In Mario De Caro & David Macarthur (eds.), Naturalism in Question. Harvard University Press. pp. 201-27.
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  9. A Posteriori Identities and the Requirements of Rationality.Stephen L. White - 2006 - Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 2:91-102.
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    Skepticism, Deflation, and the Rediscovery of the Self.Stephen L. White - 2004 - The Monist 87 (2):275-298.
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    Color and Notional Content.Stephen L. White - 1994 - Philosophical Topics 22 (1/2):471-503.
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  12. Narrow Content and Narrow Interpretation.Stephen L. White - 1992 - In The Unity of the Self. MIT Press.
     
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    The Transcendental Significance of Phenomenology.Stephen L. White - 2007 - PSYCHE: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research On Consciousness 13 (1).
    There is a well-known line of thought, associated with Donald Davidson, that connects the notion of a perceptual given—of non-linguistic or non-conceptual experience of the world—with skepticism. Against this, I argue that the notion of what is given in perception leads to skepticism only on certain interpretations. I argue, in fact, that there must be perceptual experience such that there is “something it is like” to have it, or that would provide the subject of a phenomenological analysis, if we are (...)
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    The Property Dualism Argument.Stephen L. White - 2009 - In Robert C. Koons & George Bealer (eds.), The Waning of Materialism: New Essays. Oxford University Press. pp. 89-114.
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  15. Skepticism, Deflation, and the Rediscovery of the Self.Stephen L. White - 2004 - The Monist 87 (2):275-298.
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    Transcendentalism and its Discontents.Stephen L. White - 1989 - Philosophical Topics 17 (1):231-61.
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    A Posteriori Identities and the Requirements of Rationality.Stephen L. White - 2006 - In Dean Zimmerman (ed.), Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Volume 2. Oxford University Press. pp. 91-102.
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    The Indeterminacy of Translation: Fifty Years Later.Stephen L. White - 2012 - Disputatio 4 (32):385-393.
    The paper considers the Quinean heritage of the argument for the indeterminacy of translation. Beyond analyzing Quine’s notion of stimulus meaning, the paper discusses two Kripkean argument’s against the Quinean claim that dispositions can provide the basis for an account of meaning: the Normativity Argument and the Finiteness Argument. An analogy between Kripke’s arguments and Hume’s argument for epistemological skepticism about the external world will be drawn. The paper shows that the answer to Kripke’s rule-following skepticism is analogous to the (...)
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  19. Phenomenology and the Normativity of Practical Reason.Stephen L. White - 2010 - In Mario de Caro & David Macarthur (eds.), Naturalism and Normativity. Columbia University Press. pp. 205-228.
     
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    On the Absence of an Interface: Putnam, Direct Perception, and Frege's Constraint.Stephen L. White - 2008 - European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 4 (2):11-28.
    Hilary Putnam and John McDowell have each argued against representational realist theories of perception and in favor of direct realist (or “common-sense realist”) alternatives. I claim that in both cases they beg the question against their representational realist opponents. Moreover, in neither case has any alternative been offered to the representational realist position where the solution to perceptual or demonstrative versions of Frege’s problem is concerned. In this paper I present a transcendental argument that some of our perceptions of external (...)
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    The Desire to Survive.Stephen L. White - 1992 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 52 (1):153 - 158.
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    Transcendentalism and Its Discontents.Stephen L. White - 1989 - Philosophical Topics 17 (1):231-261.
    It has normally been assumed that whatever empirical and metaphysical problems it may raise, mind-body dualism would satisfy a number of deeply engrained intuitions about the mental for which nondualist theories have no plausible account. In what follows I shall argue that this is true only for a special class of dualist theories. I distinguish transcendental dualism from the other forms that dualist theories may take. And I argue that where the intuitions about subjectivity that have seemed to motivate and (...)
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    Color and Notional Content.Stephen L. White - 1994 - Philosophical Topics 22 (1/2):471-503.
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