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    Singer, Beth J. Pragmatism, Rights, and Democracy.Wesley Cooper - 2002 - Review of Metaphysics 56 (1):202-204.
  2. The Unity of William James's Thought.Wesley Cooper - 2002 - Vanderbilt University Press.
    Wesley Cooper opposes the traditional view of William Jamesís philosophy which dismissed it as fragmented or merely popular, arguing instead that there is a systematic philosophy to be found in James's writings. His doctrine of pure experience is the binding thread that links his earlier psychological theorizing to his later epistemological, religious, and pragmatic concerns.
     
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    Virtual Reality and the Metaphysics of Self, Community and Nature.Wes Cooper - 1995 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 9 (2):1-14.
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    Nozick, Ramsey, and Symbolic Utility.Wesley Cooper - 2008 - Utilitas 20 (3):301-322.
    I explore a connection between Robert Nozick's account of decision value/symbolic utility in The Nature of Rationality and F. P. Ramsey's discussion of ethically neutral propositions in his 1926 essay , a discussion that Brian Skyrms in Choice and Chance credits with disclosing deeper foundations for expected utility than the celebrated Theory of Games and Economic Behavior of von Neumann and Morgenstern. Ramsey's recognition of ethically non-neutral propositions is essential to his foundational work, and the similarity of these propositions to (...)
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    The Ideal of Rationality.Wes Cooper - 1996 - Teaching Philosophy 19 (1):84-86.
  6. Simon A. Hailwood, Exploring Nozick: Beyond Anarchy, State and Utopia Reviewed By.Wes Cooper - 1997 - Philosophy in Review 17 (6):416-418.
     
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    The Cambridge Companion to Peirce.Wesley Cooper - 2007 - Review of Metaphysics 60 (4):875-878.
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    The Construction of Professional Reality.Wesley Cooper - 1996 - Professional Ethics 5 (1/2):63-85.
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  9. Michael Heim, The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality Reviewed By.Wes Cooper - 1995 - Philosophy in Review 15 (1):42-44.
     
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    Decision-Value Utilitarianism.Wesley Cooper - 2008 - Polish Journal of Philosophy 2 (2):39-50.
    A decision value alternative is proposed to the various formulations of the principle of utility, which counsel maimization of expected utility as utility is variously conceived. Decision value factors expected utility into causal expected utility and evidential expected utility, and it adds a third factor --- symbolic utility. This latter introduces deontological and a ‘perceived value’ elements into calculations of utility. It also suggests a solution to a lingering problem in population ethics, the so-called Repugnant Conclusion that consequentialist thinking demands (...)
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    Parfit, Heroic Death, and Symbolic Utility.Wesley Cooper - 2002 - Journal of Social Philosophy 33 (2):221–239.
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    Pragmatism and Radical Empiricism.Wesley Cooper - 1999 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 42 (3 & 4):371 – 383.
    A rational reconstruction of James's doctrine of pure experience is attempted, showing how it can be formulated in terms of a Ramsey sentence so that its credibility is comparable to contemporary functionalism about the mind. Whereas functionalism treats only mental predicates as theoretical terms and quantifies over physical objects, Jamesian 'global-functionalism' treats both mental and physical predicates as theoretical terms and quantifies over pure experience. Rehabilitated in this way, the doctrine of pure experience is a fit partner for Jamesian pragmatism. (...)
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    Moral Realism, Social Construction, and Realism, Social Construction, and Communal Ontology.Wesley Cooper & Augustine Frimpong- Mansoh - 2005 - South African Journal of Philosophy 19 (2).
    The paper examines two forms of naturalistic moral realism, “Micro-structure realism” (MSR) and “Reason realism” (RR). The latter, as we defend it, locates the objectivity of moral facts in socially constructed reality, but the former, as exemplified by David Brink's model of naturalistic moral realism, secures the objectivity of moral facts in their micro- structure and a nomic supervenience relationship. We find MSR's parity argument for this account of moral facts implausible; it yields a relation ship between moral facts and (...)
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    James's Theory of Mental Causation.Wesley E. Cooper - 1994 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 30 (2):349 - 370.
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    Linkage.Wes Cooper - 1992 - Social Philosophy Today 7:99-110.
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    Hobbesian Moral and Political Theory.Wesley Cooper - 1989 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 19 (3):491-507.
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    Moral Realism, Social Construction, and Communal Ontology.Wesley Cooper & Augustine Frimpong-Mansoh - 2005 - South African Journal of Philosophy 19 (2):120-131.
    The paper examines two forms of naturalistic moral realism, “Micro-structure realism” and “Reason realism” . The latter, as we defend it, locates the objectivity of moral facts in socially constructed reality, but the former, as exemplified by David Brink\'s model of naturalistic moral realism, secures the objectivity of moral facts in their micro- structure and a nomic supervenience relationship. We find MSR\'s parity argument for this account of moral facts implausible; it yields a relation ship between moral facts and their (...)
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    An Eldritch Tale.Wesley Cooper - 2008 - Philo 11 (2):133-144.
    This essay continues Kafka’s tale of a human being who metamorphoses into a beetle. The tale is developed in the light of some recent theory about personal identity and rational choice, particularly Robert Nozick’s Closest-Continuer theory and Mark Johnston’s Relativism about the self. These are potentially complementary conceptions of relativity about the self, Nozick’s focusing on the individual’s ‘metric’ as a criterion of personal continuity, Johnston’s on social standards. When the individually authentic determination about ‘closeness’ coincides with the community’s standards (...)
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    Logic and Reality in the Philosophy of John Stuart Mill.Wesley E. Cooper - 1991 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 29 (1):145-147.
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    Books for Review and for Listing Here Should Be Addressed to Emily Zakin, Review Editor, Department of Philosophy, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056.Emmett Barcalow, Richard H. Bell, David Bloor, Laurence BonJour, Catherine Chalier, Peter W. Cookson Jr, Kristina Berger, Wesley Cooper, Frank Cunningham & Christopher Falzon - 2002 - Teaching Philosophy 25 (3):287.
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    Refereeing in 1997.Patrick Baert, Brian Baigrie, Stanley Barrett, Pascal Boyer, Michael Chiarello, R. H. Coase, Lorraine Code, Wes Cooper, Timothy M. Costelloe & Robert D’Amico - 2000 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 30 (3):480.
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    Liberalism, Community, and Culture.Wesley Cooper - 1993 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 23 (3):433-451.
  23. Robert Nozick, The Nature of Rationality Reviewed By.Wesley E. Cooper - 1994 - Philosophy in Review 14 (3):195-198.
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  24. Warren P. Fraleigh, Right Actions in Sport: Ethics for Contestants Reviewed By.Wesley E. Cooper - 1985 - Philosophy in Review 5 (1):5-7.
     
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    R. Noziek, Invariances: The Structure of the Objective World.Wesley Cooper - 2002 - Philosophical Inquiry 24 (3-4):145-146.
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    Critical Notice.Wesley Cooper - 1989 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 19 (3):491-507.
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    Critical Notice.Wesley Cooper - 1993 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 23 (3):433-451.
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  28. Michael Walzer, Spheres of Justice: A Defense of Pluralism and Equality Reviewed By.Wesley E. Cooper - 1985 - Philosophy in Review 5 (5):227-230.
     
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    Reclaiming the History of Ethics: Essays for John Rawls Andrew Reath, Barbara Herman, and Christine M. Korsgaard, Editors Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997, 415 Pp., $59.95. [REVIEW]Wes Cooper - 1998 - Dialogue 37 (04):867-.
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  30. Daniel Little, Varieties of Social Explanation: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Social Science Reviewed By.Wesley E. Cooper - 1994 - Philosophy in Review 14 (3):186-189.
     
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    James's God.Wesley E. Cooper - 1995 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 16 (3):261 - 277.
  32. John C. Haugland, Having Thought: Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind Reviewed By.Wes Cooper - 2001 - Philosophy in Review 21 (5):339-341.
     
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    William James's Moral Theory.Wesley Cooper - 2003 - Journal of Moral Education 32 (4):411-422.
    James's moral theory, primarily as set out in ?The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life? (in his The Will To Believe (1897)), is presented here as having a two-level structure, an empirical or historical level where progress toward greater moral inclusiveness is central, and a metaphysical or end-of-history level?James's ?kingdom of heaven??characterised by universal agreement on moral content that is likely to be pluralistic, including deontological elements in a broadly consequentialist endeavour to attain the greatest good, by the lights of (...)
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  34. Robert Nozick, Invariances: The Structure of the Objective World Reviewed By.Wesley Cooper - 2002 - Philosophy in Review 22 (4):293-296.
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    Review: Ruth Anna Putnam, Ed., The Cambridge Companion to William James:The Cambridge Companion to William James. [REVIEW]Wesley Cooper - 1999 - Ethics 109 (2):457-459.
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    Tp [\ Canadian (Q\ JJJournal of£| Philosophy.Nicholas Asher, Graciela De Pierris, Paul Gomberg, Robert E. Goodin, Charles W. Mills, Jordan Howard Sobel, Andrew Levine, Frank Cunningham, W. J. Waluchow & Wesley Cooper - 1989 - Philosophy 19 (3).
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  37. Doris Olin, Ed., William James: Pragmatism In Focus Reviewed By.Wesley E. Cooper - 1993 - Philosophy in Review 13 (6):329-332.
     
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    Professional Ethics, Professionalism, and Work.Wes Cooper - 1996 - Journal of Social Philosophy 27 (2):90-103.
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    Moral Realism, Social Construction, and Realism, Social Construction, and Communal Ontology.Cooper Wesley & Frimpong-Mansoh Augustine - 2000 - South African Journal of Philosophy 19 (2):119-131.
    The paper examines two forms of naturalistic moral realism, “Micro-structure realism” and “Reason realism”. The latter, as we defend it, locates the objectivity of moral facts in socially constructed reality, but the former, as exemplified by David Brink\'s model of naturalistic moral realism, secures the objectivity of moral facts in their micro- structure and a nomic supervenience relationship. We find MSR\'s parity argument for this account of moral facts implausible; it yields a relation ship between moral facts and their natural- (...)
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  40. Robert Nozick, The Examined Life: Philosophical Meditations Reviewed By.Wesley E. Cooper - 1993 - Philosophy in Review 13 (1):47-50.
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  41. Lenn E. Goodman, In Defense of Truth Reviewed By.Wes Cooper - 2002 - Philosophy in Review 22 (5):323-325.
     
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    The Construction of Professional Reality.Wesley Cooper - 1996 - Professional Ethics, a Multidisciplinary Journal 5 (1):63-85.
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    On Understanding Works of Art: An Essay in Philosophical Aesthetics Petra von Morstein Problems in Contemporary Philosophy Series Queenstown: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1986. Pp. X, 230. $49.95 (U.S.). [REVIEW]Wes Cooper - 1989 - Dialogue 28 (04):682-.
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    Review: The Cambridge Companion to Peirce. [REVIEW]Wesley Cooper - 2007 - Review of Metaphysics 60 (4):875-878.
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    Comments on Farr's Paper (I) Sir Karl Popper: Tributes and Adjustments.John King-Farlow & Wesley E. Cooper - 1983 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 13 (2):177-182.
  46. An Eldritch Tale: Kafka’s The Metamorphosis and the Self.Wesley Cooper - 2008 - Philo 11 (2):133-144.
    This essay continues Kafka’s tale of a human being who metamorphoses into a beetle. The tale is developed in the light of some recent theory about personal identity and rational choice, particularly Robert Nozick’s Closest-Continuer theory and Mark Johnston’s Relativism about the self. These are potentially complementary conceptions of relativity about the self, Nozick’s focusing on the individual’s ‘metric’ as a criterion of personal continuity, Johnston’s on social standards. When the individually authentic determination about ‘closeness’ coincides with the community’s standards (...)
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  47. Andrew Reynolds, Peirce's Scientific Metaphysics: The Philosophy of Chance, Law, and Evolution Reviewed By.Wesley Cooper - 2003 - Philosophy in Review 23 (5):364-367.
     
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  48. Buridan’s Ass and Other Dilemmas: A Decision-Value Approach.Wesley Cooper & Guillermo Barron - 2000 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 7 (2/3):21-31.
    The dilemma confronted by Buridan’s Ass leads into a problem about nil-preference situations, to which there is a solution in the literature that is inspired by Alan Turing: we have evolved with a computational module in our brains that comes into play in such situations by picking a random action among the alternatives that detennines the subject’s choice. We relate these Buridan’s Ass situations to a larger, theoretically interesting category in which there is no alternative that is decisively superior to (...)
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  49. Doris Olin, Ed., William James: Pragmatism In Focus. [REVIEW]Wesley Cooper - 1993 - Philosophy in Review 13:329-332.
     
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  50. Geoffrey Scarre, "Logic and Reality in the Philosophy of John Stuart Mill". [REVIEW]Wesley E. Cooper - 1991 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 29 (1):133.
     
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