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V. Alan White
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Villard Alan White
University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
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    B-Time: A Reply to Tallant.L. Nathan Oaklander & V. Alan White - 2007 - Analysis 67 (4):332-340.
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    David Hodgson , Rationality + Consciosness = Free Will . Reviewed By.V. Alan White - 2013 - Philosophy in Review 33 (2):126-128.
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    Picturing Einstein's Train of Thought.V. Alan White - 1996 - Philosophy 71 (278):591 - 594.
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    Cohen on Einstein's Simultaneity "Gedankenexperiment".V. Alan White - 1991 - Philosophy 66 (256):244 - 245.
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    Relativity and Simultaneity Redux.V. Alan White - 1993 - Philosophy 68 (265):401 - 404.
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    Letters to the Editor.Sandra Lee Bartky & V. Alan White - 1988 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 62 (2):321 - 324.
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  7. A Companion to Free Will.Joseph Campbell, Kristin M. Mickelson & V. Alan White (eds.) - forthcoming
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  8. Wiley Companion to Free Will.Joe Campbell, Kristin M. Mickelson & V. Alan White (eds.) - forthcoming - Wiley.
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    Review of Logic: A Very Short Introduction, by Graham Priest. [REVIEW]David Gratz & V. Alan White - 2004 - Essays in Philosophy 5 (1):169-171.
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  10. [email protected]V. Alan White - unknown
    Of course you know the movie, just by cultural assimilation if not by having seen it. There’s this young elephant, Dumbo, who has laughably big ears and has been pitiably separated from his mom. He’s aided by a friendly talking mouse[ii] into translating those otherwise hapless ears into the power of flight, which he eventually uses to rescue his mom and live happily ever after. The way the wily mouse gets Dumbo to believe that he could fly is to give (...)
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    "A Brief History of Analytic Philosophy: From Russell to Rawls," by Stephen P. Schwartz.V. Alan White - 2013 - Teaching Philosophy 36 (1):104-106.
  12. At Last: My Last Lecture.V. Alan White - unknown
    All right, first off I need to disappoint some people who despise reading the fine print on things or just plain love to speed-read only large fonts: this is not only not my last lecture, I m not even retiring anytime soon. So sorry to those of you poised to shout Good riddance to bad rubbish! at the end of this soliloquy. You re going to have to be patient a while longer.
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    A Philosophical Guide to Conditionals.V. Alan White - 2005 - Review of Metaphysics 59 (1):167-169.
    "If" and "then," wrapped around enough content to form at least two propositions that seem to be conditionally assertible together as antecedent and consequent, are, of course, the key denizens of this very deep work. It's a commonplace among philosophers that what so innocently malingers in indicative language as, "If Bennett didn't write this excellent Guide, then someone else did," can rapidly morph by a little fancy into the eyebrow-arching subjunctive/counterfactual, "If Bennett hadn't written this marvelous work, then someone else (...)
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    Cohen on Einstein's Simultaneity Gedankenexperiment.V. Alan White - 1991 - Philosophy 66 (256):244.
  15. Dumbo's Feather: Why We Need Free Will.V. Alan White - unknown
    Of course you know the movie, just by cultural assimilation if not by having seen it. There’s this young elephant, Dumbo, who has laughably big ears and has been pitiably separated from his mom. He’s aided by a friendly talking mouse2 into translating those otherwise hapless ears into the power of flight, which he eventually uses to rescue his mom and live happily ever after. The way the wily mouse gets Dumbo to believe that he could fly is to give (...)
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  16. Determinism is Not Fatalism.V. Alan White - manuscript
    After learning about the concept of determinism, a natural tendency is to conclude that if anyone actually believed in the determinism of human nature, then all future human actions are "set out for us" or "cut and dried" and, in some sense, utterly unavoidable. Another way of referring to such inevitability is that human action appears to be..
     
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  17. A. Freedom and World-Views in the X-Files.V. Alan White - manuscript
    “Men can never be free, because they’re weak, corrupt, worthless and restless. The people believe in authority; they’ve grown tired of waiting for miracle or mystery. Science is their religion; no greater explanation exists for them.” (Cigarette Smoking Man, "Talitha Cumi" The X-Files 3X24).
     
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  18. Frankfurt, Failure, and Finding Fault.V. Alan White - 1998 - Sorites 9 (9):47-52.
    Harry Frankfurt's famous examples of overdetermined moral agents who are nevertheless responsible for their actions and omissions have long been hailed as proofs that the ability and/or opportunity to do otherwise is not a necessary condition for moral responsibility. In this paper I use recent clarifications of some of these examples by Frankfurt himself to show that their force relies in part on tacit ceteris paribus assumptions concealing a reliance on PAP that concerns matters of fairness in assessing moral responsibility.
     
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    How to Mind One's Ethics: A Reply to Van Inwagen.V. Alan White - 1990 - Analysis 50 (1):33-35.
    Analysis shows that statements of ability are disguised conditionals. More exactly, the correct analysis of 'X could have done A' is 'If X h decided (chosen, willed ...) to do A, X would have done A'. Therefore having acted freely--having been able to act otherwise than one fact did--is compatible with determinism (with the causal determination of one's acts).
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    Manuel Vargas , Building Better Beings: A Theory of Moral Responsibility . Reviewed By.V. Alan White - 2014 - Philosophy in Review 34 (3-4):192-194.
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    Presentism and Einstein’s Train of Thought: Reply to Brogaard and Marlow.V. Alan White - 2015 - Erkenntnis 80 (5):1023-1029.
    It has been widely held that presentism cannot easily accommodate Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity account of the relativity of simultaneity because presentism privileges successively unique times ontologically. Recently Brogaard and Marlow argued that presentism does not deserve the attribution of this defect because it may well be that Einstein’s account of the relativity of simultaneity is defective, leaving it open to establishing a view of absolutist simultaneity friendlier to presentism. Specifically Brogaard and Marlow present an argument against one of (...)
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    Single-Topic Introductory Philosophy: An Update.V. Alan White - 1996 - Teaching Philosophy 19 (2):137-144.
    The author examines the single topic approach to the construction of introductory philosophy courses. The author considers the single topic approach to be an alternative to more historically- and topically-based approaches. The traditional approach to philosophy is often broad and difficult for students to engage with in classroom discussion. A narrow and detailed treatment of a standard area or topic facilitates classroom discussion and allows students to transfer insights and skills in areas of their own disciplines. The author outlines a (...)
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    The Single-Issue Introduction to Philosophy.V. Alan White - 1990 - Teaching Philosophy 13 (1):13-19.