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Warren Shrader
Indiana University South Bend
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    Shoemaker on Emergence.Warren Shrader - 2010 - Philosophical Studies 150 (2):285 - 300.
    Sydney Shoemaker has recently given an account of emergent properties according to which emergent properties are a special type of structural property and the determination relation holding between emergent properties and their base properties is one of "mere nomological supervenience." According to Shoemaker, emergent properties are what he calls type-2 microstructural properties, whereas physical properties are type-1 microstructural properties. After highlighting the advantages of viewing emergent properties as a special class of microstructural properties, I show how according to his own (...)
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  2. Assessing the Case Against a Posteriori Physicalism.Warren Shrader - 2003
     
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  3. Book Review. [REVIEW]Warren Shrader - 2001 - Philosophia Christi 3 (1):287-292.
     
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  4. Does Physicalism Require a Supervenience Thesis?Warren Shrader - manuscript
    Many authors have taken up the challenge of formulating physicalism as a supervenience thesis. These endeavors have met with varying response, but it seems that the general consensus still remains that a supervenience thesis that is both sufficient and necessary for physicalism has yet to be developed. Terence Horgan1 and Jaegwon Kim2 have most famously argued that supervenience theses are not sufficiently strong for physicalism. Nonetheless, several recent articles suggest that there are philosophers who still hold out hope for some (...)
     
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    Dembski’s Specification Condition and the Role of Cognitive Abilities.Warren Shrader - 2009 - Philosophia Christi 11 (2):377-396.
    This paper brings recent work in virtue epistemology to bear on the debate over design inferences. I intend to show that certain objections to William Dembski’s explanatory filter, in particular his specification condition, are on target, but that incorporating into the specification condition a notion borrowed from virtue epistemologists makes the condition more understandable and immune to the criticisms that have been offered. I conclude by suggesting a way that one might flesh out the notion of a cognitive ability and (...)
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    From Metaphysics to Ethics: A Defence of Conceptual Analysis.Warren Shrader - 2001 - Philosophia Christi 3 (1):287-292.
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  7. John Stuart Mill and the Development of British Emergentism.Warren Shrader - manuscript
     
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    On the Relevance of Supervenience Theses to Physicalism.Warren Shrader - 2008 - Acta Analytica 23 (3):257-271.
    This paper is an investigation into the nature of physicalism as well as to the possibility of formulating physicalism as a supervenience thesis. First, I review the motivation for finding a supervenience thesis that characterizes physicalism. Second, I briefly survey the types of supervenience theses that have been proposed as necessary (or, in some cases, as necessary and sufficient) for physicalism. Third, I analyze the recent supervenience thesis proposed by Frank Jackson and expounded upon by Gene Witmer. Jackson claims the (...)
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  9. The Unity of Consciousness: Trouble for the Materialist or the Emergent Dualist?Warren Shrader - 2006 - Faith and Philosophy 23 (1):33-44.
    As part of his case for emergent dualism, William Hasker proffers a _unity-of-_ _consciousness_ (UOC) argument against materialism. I formalize the argument and show how the warrant for two of its premises accrues from the warrant one assigns to two distinct theses about unified conscious experience. I then argue that though both unity theses are plausible, the materialist has little to fear from Hasker.
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  10. What is the Unity of Consciousness Argument?Warren Shrader - manuscript
     
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