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  1. Why isn't the mind-body problem ancient?Wallace I. Matson - 1966 - In Paul K. Feyerabend & Grover Maxwell (eds.), Mind, Matter, and Method: Essays in Philosophy and Science in Honor of Herbert Feigl. University of Minnesota Press.
     
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  2. Hume, Newton, and the Design Argument.Robert H. Hurlbutt & Wallace I. Matson - 1965 - Philosophy 41 (156):181-183.
  3. Death and destruction in Spinoza's ethics.Wallace Matson - 1977 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 20 (1-4):403 – 417.
    An exposition of Spinoza's views of the cause and cure of death. He holds death to be disruption of mind/body which need not involve becoming a corpse; amnesia counts. It follows that his criterion of personal identity includes memory, so Spinozistic immortality is impersonal. The cause of death is always something external, for nothing can destroy itself. (This principle, however, is not universally true; Spinoza was led to it by mistaken physics.) Suicide is irrational. Fear of death is to be (...)
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    The existence of God.Wallace I. Matson - 1965 - Ithaca, N.Y.,: Cornell University Press.
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    Sentience.Wallace I. Matson - 1976 - University of California Press.
    1 Strange words to come from the father of materialism, a philosophy that might be self-evidently true if only there were no people. ..
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    Parmenides Unbound.Wallace I. Matson - 1980 - Philosophical Inquiry 2 (1):345-360.
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    Socrates' Critique of Cognitivism.Wallace I. Matson - 1991 - Philosophy 66 (256):145-167.
    Ethics and lexicography would seem, prima facie, to have little to do with each other. Yet Aristotle testifies that Socrates pursued both:Socrates was busying himself about ethical matters and neglecting the world of nature as a whole but seeking the universal in these ethical matters, and fixed thought for the first time on definitions. Socrates occupied himself with the excellences of character, and in connection with them became the first to raise the problem of universal definitions.
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    Spinoza’s Theory of Mind.Wallace I. Matson - 1971 - The Monist 55 (4):567-578.
    Spinoza has told us that knowledge of the union that the mind has with the whole of nature is the true and highest good. That union consists in the body’s being the object of the idea constituting the mind; or as stated slightly differently, the mind’s being the idea itself or the knowledge of the human body. If to interpret this cryptic pronouncement we appeal to the definition of idea as “a conception of the mind which the mind forms because (...)
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    Spinoza’s Theory of Mind.Wallace I. Matson - 1971 - The Monist 55 (4):567-578.
    Spinoza has told us that knowledge of the union that the mind has with the whole of nature is the true and highest good. That union consists in the body’s being the object of the idea constituting the mind; or as stated slightly differently, the mind’s being the idea itself or the knowledge of the human body. If to interpret this cryptic pronouncement we appeal to the definition of idea as “a conception of the mind which the mind forms because (...)
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  10. Steps toward Spinozism.Wallace Matson - 1977 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 31 (1):69.
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    Socrates' Critique of Cognitivism.Wallace I. Matson & Adam Leite - 1991 - Philosophy 66 (256):145 - 167.
    Ethics and lexicography would seem, prima facie, to have little to do with each other. Yet Aristotle testifies that Socrates pursued both:Socrates was busying himself about ethical matters and neglecting the world of nature as a whole but seeking the universal in these ethical matters, and fixed thought for the first time on definitions. Socrates occupied himself with the excellences of character, and in connection with them became the first to raise the problem of universal definitions.
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  12. A history of philosophy.Wallace I. Matson - 1968 - [New York]: American Book Co..
     
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  13. Sentience.Wallace Matson - 1976 - Philosophy 52 (202):495-497.
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  14. Hegesias; the death-persuader; or, the gloominess of hedonism.Wallace I. Matson - 1998 - Philosophy 73 (4):553-557.
    Hegesias (3d c.BC), as hedonist, held that the sage will kill himself. For: One should pursue pleasure and avoid pain. But life is virtually certain to contain more pain than pleasure. Therefore death, which is neither pleasurable nor painful, is better than life. The flaw in the argument lies in the underlying game-theoretical model of life as a game in which play and payoff are distinct. Hegesias's conclusion, that life is not ‘worth living,’ is inescapable by any philosophy so based, (...)
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    Report on Analysis 'Problem' no. 12.J. L. Austin, Wallace I. Matson & V. V. Mshvenieradze - 1957 - Analysis 18 (5):97 - 101.
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    Against Liberalism.Wallace Matson - 1997 - Philosophical and Phenomenological Research 59 (4):1096-1098.
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    An Introduction to Omniscience.Wallace I. Matson - 1968 - Analysis 29 (1):8 - 12.
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    A New History of Philosophy: From Thales to Ockham.Wallace I. Matson - 2000 - Wadsworth Publishing Company.
    This two volume series introduces the fascinating story of philosophy in a lucid, readable style students enjoy reading. Incorporating the most current scholarship, Matson integrates philosophy into the scientific, political, religious, and social context of different periods. The two volumes can be used as a core text or as a supplement to primary source readings.
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  19. Critical notices.Wallace Matson - 1999 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 59 (4):1096.
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  20. Comments on Roger Miller's Address.Wallace I. Matson - 1972 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 53 (3):343.
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    Davidson on intentionality and externalism, pms Hacker.Wallace I. Matson - 1998 - Philosophy 73 (286).
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    Eleatic Motions.Wallace Matson - 1984 - Philosophical Inquiry 6 (3-4):184-201.
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  23. From water to atoms.Wallace I. Matson - 1983 - In Kevin Robb (ed.), Language and thought in early Greek philosophy. La Salle, Ill.: Hegeler Institute.
     
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    Grand theories and everyday beliefs: science, philosophy, and their histories.Wallace I. Matson - 2011 - Oxford, N.Y.: Oxford University Press.
    Accessibly written, this is a book for all who are interested in the foundations of 21st century thought and who wonder where the cracks might be.
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    How things are what they are.Wallace J. Matson - 1972 - The Monist 56 (2):234 - 249.
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    How Things Are What They Are.Wallace I. Matson - 1972 - The Monist 56 (2):234-249.
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    Hobbes. Tom Sorell, Ted Honderich.Wallace I. Matson - 1988 - Ethics 98 (4):857-859.
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    III. Metametaphilosophy.Wallace I. Matson - 1984 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 27 (1-4):326-333.
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    Justice: A Funeral Oration.Wallace Matson - 1983 - Social Philosophy and Policy 1 (1):94.
    1. THRENODY Is it any longer possible to talk seriously about justice and rights? Are these words corrupted and debased beyond redemption? There is no need to multiply examples of how anything that any pressure group has the chutzpah to lay claim to forthwith becomes a right, nemine contradicente. Nor is this Newspeak restricted to the vulgar. The President of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association has granted permission to misuse words like rights and justice if you do (...)
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    Justice: A Funeral Oration.Wallace Matson - 1983 - Social Philosophy and Policy 1 (1):94-113.
    1. THRENODYIs it any longer possible to talk seriously about justice and rights? Are these words corrupted and debased beyond redemption? There is no need to multiply examples of how anything that any pressure group has the chutzpah to lay claim to forthwith becomes a right,nemine contradicente. Nor is this Newspeak restricted to the vulgar. The President of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association has granted permission to misuse words likerightsandjusticeif you do so in the service of desirable (...)
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  31. Justice: A Funeral Oration.Wallace Matson - 1997 - In Louis P. Pojman & Robert Westmoreland (eds.), Equality: Selected Readings. Oup Usa.
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  32. Kenneth Blackwell, ed., The Spinozistic Ethics of Bertrand Russell Reviewed by.Wallace Matson - 1986 - Philosophy in Review 6 (3):99-101.
     
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  33. Logical possibility, laws of nature, and mind in the history of philosophy.Wallace I. Matson - manuscript
     
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  34. Metametaphilosophy.Wallace I. Matson - 1984 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 27 (2/3):326.
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    "More than Consent": The Born-Again Hobbes.Wallace I. Matson - 1989 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 6 (1):27 - 36.
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    No Title available.Wallace Matson - 1978 - Philosophy 53 (206):576-576.
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    One pain is enough.Wallace I. Matson - 1985 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 8 (1):67-67.
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    Reply to professor Nielsen.Wallace Matson - 1967 - World Futures 5 (4):86-89.
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    The Expiration of Morality.Wallace I. Matson - 1994 - Social Philosophy and Policy 11 (1):159-178.
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    The Expiration of Morality*: WALLACE I. MATSON.Wallace I. Matson - 1994 - Social Philosophy and Policy 11 (1):159-178.
    Has Alexander Pope's prediction, made a quarter of a millennium ago , come true in our own day? No one who has lived through the last thirty years is unaware of the spectacular alterations of behavior norms that have occurred in most Western societies. It is not merely that everywhere incivility and crime are on the increase, that there are more and more violations of moral standards which nevertheless continue to be acknowledged. Rather, we witness the relaxation or disappearance of (...)
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    Uncorrected papers: diverse philosophical dissents.Wallace I. Matson - 2006 - Amherst, N.Y.: Humanity Books.
    Part 1: Is -- part 2: Ought -- part 3: Some Greeks -- part 4: Spinoza -- part 5: Academica.
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    Zombies Begone!Wallace Matson - 2003 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 24 (1):123-136.
    Like Berkeley’s Three Dialogues, David Chalmers’ now celebrated book makes for a good read as it leads us down the garden path. It is written with a like enthusiasm, and for the most part in a clear and forthright style. The author is not afraid of candidly drawing the consequences of his contentions. He takes consciousness seriously, according to his lights. And one must admire his insouciance in printing the Calvin & Hobbes cartoon strip that pulls the rug out from (...)
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    Zombies begone! Against Chalmers' mind/brain dualism.Wallace Matson - 2003 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 24 (1):123-136.
    Like Berkeley’s Three Dialogues, David Chalmers’ now celebrated book makes for a good read as it leads us down the garden path. It is written with a like enthusiasm, and for the most part in a clear and forthright style. The author is not afraid of candidly drawing the consequences of his contentions. He takes consciousness seriously, according to his lights. And one must admire his insouciance in printing the Calvin & Hobbes cartoon strip that pulls the rug out from (...)
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    Zombies Begone!Wallace Matson - 2003 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 24 (1):123-136.
    Like Berkeley’s Three Dialogues, David Chalmers’ now celebrated book makes for a good read as it leads us down the garden path. It is written with a like enthusiasm, and for the most part in a clear and forthright style. The author is not afraid of candidly drawing the consequences of his contentions. He takes consciousness seriously, according to his lights. And one must admire his insouciance in printing the Calvin & Hobbes cartoon strip that pulls the rug out from (...)
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    [Book review] against liberalism. [REVIEW]Wallace Matson - 1997 - Ethics 108 (3):602-606.
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    Hume, Newton, and the Design Argument. [REVIEW]Wallace I. Matson - 1966 - Journal of Philosophy 63 (6):161-166.
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    Against Liberalism. [REVIEW]Wallace Matson - 1999 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 59 (4):1096-1098.
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    Reason and Religion Edited by Stuart C. Brown Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1977, 315 pp., £11.25, £4.50 paper. [REVIEW]Wallace Matson - 1978 - Philosophy 53 (205):411-413.
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  49. Evidence and Inquiry: Towards Reconstruction in Epistemology. By Susan Haack. Oxford: Blackwell, 1993. x + 259 pages. [REVIEW]Wallace Matson - 1997 - Reason Papers 22:161-163.
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    Human nature preserved. [REVIEW]Wallace I. Matson - 1995 - Behavior and Philosophy 23 (1):43 - 47.
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