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Thomas M. Norton-Smith [4]Thomas Michael Norton-Smith [3]
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    The Dance of Person and Place: One Interpretation of American Indian Philosophy.Thomas M. Norton-Smith - 2010 - State University of New York Press.
    Common themes in American Indian philosophy -- First introductions -- Common themes : a first look -- Constructing an actual American Indian world -- NelsonGoodman's constructivism -- Setting the stage -- Fact, fiction, and feeders -- Ontological pluralism -- True versions and well-made worlds -- Nonlinguistic versions and the advancement of understanding -- True versions and cultural bias -- Constructive realism : variations on a theme by Goodman -- True versions and cultural bias -- An American Indian well-made actual world (...)
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    An Arithmetic of Action Kinds: Kitcher Gone Mad(Dy).Thomas M. Norton-Smith - 1991 - Philosophical Studies 63 (2):217 - 230.
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    Ultimate Acceptability, Cultural Bias, and an American Indian World: Reflections on Nelson Goodman.Thomas M. Norton-Smith - 2012 - Enrahonar: Quaderns de Filosofía 49:41-51.
    Nelson Goodman maintains that there is a plurality of internally consistent, equally privileged, well-made actual worlds constructed through the use of very special symbol systems—right or ultimately acceptable world versions. Using evidence from American Indian traditions, I will argue that Goodman’s criteria for ultimately acceptability are culturally biased against any non-Western world version—especially a Native version. I will then offer a culturally sensitive interpretation of Goodman’s criteria for ultimate acceptability that an American Indian world version satisfies, and so is numbered (...)
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    A Note on Philip Kitcher's Analysis of Mathematical Truth.Thomas M. Norton-Smith - 1991 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 33 (1):136-139.