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    Cartesian Truth.Thomas C. Vinci - 1997 - Oxford University Press.
    This book argues that science and metaphysics are closely and inseparably interwoven in the work of Descartes, such that the metaphysics cannot be understood without the science and vice versa. In order to make his case, Thomas Vinci offers a careful philosophical reconstruction of central parts of Descartes' metaphysics and of his theory of perception, each considered in relation to Descartes' epistemology. Many authors of late have written on the relation between Descartes' metaphysics and his physics, especially insofar as the (...)
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  2. Novel Confirmation.Richmond Campbell & Thomas Vinci - 1983 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 34 (4):315-341.
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    Space, Geometry, and Kant's Transcendental Deduction of the Categories.Thomas C. Vinci - 2015 - Oup Usa.
    Thomas C. Vinci argues that Kant's Deductions demonstrate Kant's idealist doctrines and have the structure of an inference to the best explanation for correlated domains. With the Deduction of the Categories the correlated domains are intellectual conditions and non-geometrical laws of the empirical world. With the Deduction of the Concepts of Space, the correlated domains are the geometry of pure objects of intuition and the geometry of empirical objects.
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    Aristotle and Modern Genetics.Thomas C. Vinci & Jason Scott Robert - 2005 - Journal of the History of Ideas 66 (2):201-221.
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    Sellars and the Adverbial Theory of Sensation.Thomas Vinci - 1981 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 11 (June):199-217.
    It seems generally agreed that a theory of sensory episodes that mentions sensory objects and a sensing relation — the ‘act-object’ theory — is unacceptable and should be replaced by some other account. A chief competitor is the Adverbial Theory, and one of its chief advocates is Wilfrid Sellars. While it is clear that there are serious difficulties for the act-object theory not facing the adverbial theory, I will argue that the latter has difficulties of its own.
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    The Myth of the Myth of the Given.Thomas Vinci - 1998 - Problems From Wilfrid Sellars- Writing on Sellars.
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    Solving the Contact Paradox: Rational Belief in the Teeth of the Evidence.Thomas Vinci - 2020 - Journal of Science Fiction and Philosophy 3:1-21.
    Evidentialism is the doctrine that rational belief should be proportioned to one’s evidence. By “one’s evidence,” I mean evidence that we possess and know that we possess. I specifically exclude from “evidence” the following: information of which we are unaware that our brain might rely on in constructing experience or in the formation of beliefs. My initial interest is with the doctrine of Evidentialism as it applies to a quandary that arises in the Sci-Fi movie Contact, the “Contact Paradox” as (...)
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    Objective Chance, Indicative Conditionals and Decision Theory; or, How You Can Be Smart, Rich and Keep on Smoking.Thomas C. Vinci - 1988 - Synthese 75 (1):83 - 105.
    In this paper I explore a version of standard (expected utility) decision theory in which the probability parameter is interpreted as an objective chance believed by agents to obtain and values of this parameter are fixed by indicative conditionals linking possible actions with possible outcomes. After reviewing some recent developments centering on the common-cause counterexamples to the standard approach, I introduce and briefly discuss the key notions in my own approach. (This approach has essentially the same results as the causal (...)
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  10. Descartes and the Modern.Neil G. Robertson, Gordon McOuat & Thomas C. Vinci (eds.) - 2007 - Cambridge Scholars Press.
    Descartes is not simply our iconic modern philosopher, mathematician or scientist. He stands as the cultural symbol for modernity itself. This title offers insights into the relationship between Descartes and the Modern, and the very meaning and status of Modernity itself.
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  11. Paul K. Mosher, Empirical Knowledge Reviewed By.Thomas C. Vinci - 1987 - Philosophy in Review 7 (3):118-121.
     
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  12. Paul K. Mosher, Empirical Knowledge. [REVIEW]Thomas Vinci - 1987 - Philosophy in Review 7:118-121.
     
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  13. Reason, Imagination, and Mechanism in Descartes' Theory of Perception.Thomas Vinci - 2005 - In Daniel Garber & Steven Nadler (eds.), Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy: Volume 2. Oxford University Press.
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  14. Reason, Imagination, and Mechanism in Descartes' Theory of Perception.Thomas Vinci - 2005 - In Daniel Garber & Steven Nadler (eds.), Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy Volume 2. Oxford University Press.
  15. Thomas M. Lennon, Ed., Cartesian Views: Papers Presented to Richard A. Watson Reviewed By.Thomas Vinci - 2004 - Philosophy in Review 24 (5):343-345.
     
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  16. Brian Skyrms, Pragmatism and Empiricism. [REVIEW]Thomas Vinci - 1985 - Philosophy in Review 5:390-394.
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    David Landy, Kant’s Inferentialism: The Case Against Hume New York and London: Routledge: 2015 Pp. 308 ISBN 9781138913080 $148.00. [REVIEW]Thomas Vinci - 2017 - Kantian Review 22 (2):331-338.
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    Gettier Examples, Probability and Inference to the Best Explanation.Thomas Vinci - 1982 - Philosophia 12 (1-2):57-75.
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    Theoretical Models and the Theory of Sense-Data.Thomas Vinci - 1984 - Metaphilosophy 15 (April):112-128.
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    Descarte’s Dualism.Thomas Vinci - 2004 - International Studies in Philosophy 36 (1):275-278.
  21. Brian Skyrms, Pragmatism and Empiricism Reviewed By.Thomas Vinci - 1985 - Philosophy in Review 5 (9):390-394.
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    Review of James R. O'Shea, Wilfrid Sellars: Naturalism with a Normative Turn[REVIEW]Thomas C. Vinci - 2008 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2008 (4).
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    On the Truth-Relevancy of the Pragmatic Utility of Beliefs.Nicholas Rescher & Thomas C. Vinci - 1975 - Review of Metaphysics 28 (3):443 - 452.
    This position is not confined to the philosophical pragmatists of yore. More recent methodologists of science have reacted to Rudolf Carnap’s thesis that science can dispense with accepting hypotheses as true by maintaining that scientists do accept hypotheses, albeit on practical rather than theoretical grounds. On the position adopted by this school of thought, "accepting a hypothesis as true" is to be reinterpreted to amount to "acting or being disposed to act in the manner which would be best relative to (...)
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    Review Essay: Wayne Waxman’s Kant’s Anatomy of the Intelligent Mind - Wayne Waxman, Kant’s Anatomy of the Intelligent Mind Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014 Pp. Xxi + 582, £64.00, Hbk. [REVIEW]Thomas Vinci - 2015 - Kantian Review 20 (1):121-132.
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    Why the “Concept” of Spaces is Not a Concept for Kant.Thomas Vinci - 2013 - ProtoSociology 30:238-250.
    In the “Metaphysical Exposition” Kant argues that our representation of space is a pure intuition. Kant also claims there that “Space is not an empirical concept that has been drawn from outer experiences.” However, it is not clear how these two claims fit into the overall structure of Kant’s argument. I maintain that the second claim is a premise for the first and that Kant has an independent argument for the premise. By considering the question whether the notion that Kant (...)
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    A Functionalist Interpretation of Locke's Theory of Simple Ideas.Thomas Vinci - 1985 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 2 (2):179 - 194.
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  27. Reason, Imagination, and Mechanism in Descartes's Theory of Perception.Thomas Vinci - 2005 - Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy 2:1035-73.
     
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    Review of Wayne Waxman, Kant and the Empiricists: Understanding Understanding[REVIEW]Thomas Vinci - 2006 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2006 (6).
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    Certainty: A Refutation of Skepticism.Thomas Vinci - 1984 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 14 (1):125-145.
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  30. Skepticism and Doxastic Conservatism.Thomas Vinci - 1983 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 64 (4):341.
     
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    Objective Justification and Knowledge: A Comment on Odegard's Argument.Thomas Vinci - 1980 - Dialogue 19 (2):286-289.
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    Review of Descartes, His Life and Thought. [REVIEW]Thomas Vinci - 2004 - International Studies in Philosophy 36 (1):269-271.
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    Solipsism.Thomas Vinci - 1996 - In Audi Robert (ed.), European Journal of Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. pp. 123-123.
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    What is the Ground for the Principle of the Identity of Indiscernibles in Leibniz's Correspondence with Clarke?Thomas C. Vinci - 1974 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 12 (1):95-101.
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    Descarte’s Dualism. [REVIEW]Thomas Vinci - 2004 - International Studies in Philosophy 36 (1):275-278.
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    Critical Notice.Thomas Vinci - 1984 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 14 (1):125-145.
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    Sellars and the Adverbial Theory of Sensation.Thomas Vinci - 1981 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 11 (2):199-217.
    It seems generally agreed that a theory of sensory episodes that mentions sensory objects and a sensing relation — the ‘act-object’ theory — is unacceptable and should be replaced by some other account. A chief competitor is the Adverbial Theory, and one of its chief advocates is Wilfrid Sellars. While it is clear that there are serious difficulties for the act-object theory not facing the adverbial theory, I will argue that the latter has difficulties of its own.
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