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  1. Constancy Mechanisms and the Normativity of Perception.Zed Adams & Chauncey Maher - 2017 - In Zed Adams & Jacob Browning (eds.), Giving a Damn: Essays in Dialogue with John Haugeland. Cambridge, MA: MIT Pres.
    In this essay, we draw on John Haugeland’s work in order to argue that Burge is wrong to think that exercises of perceptual constancy mechanisms suffice for perceptual representation. Although Haugeland did not live to read or respond to Burge’s Origins of Objectivity, we think that his work contains resources that can be developed into a critique of the very foundation of Burge’s approach. Specifically, we identify two related problems for Burge. First, if (what Burge calls) mere sensory responses are (...)
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  2. Cognitive Spread: Under What Conditions Does the Mind Extend Beyond the Body?Zed Adams & Chauncey Maher - 2012 - European Journal of Philosophy 20 (4):420-438.
    The extended mind hypothesis (EMH) is the claim that the mind can and does extend beyond the human body. Adams and Aizawa (A&A) contend that arguments for EMH commit a ‘coupling constitution fallacy’. We deny that the master argument for EMH commits such a fallacy. But we think that there is an important question lurking behind A&A's allegation: under what conditions is cognition spread across a tightly coupled system? Building on some suggestions from Haugeland, we contend that the system must (...)
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    Surface Noise.Zed Adams - 2018 - British Journal of Aesthetics 58 (3):255-270.
    In this paper, I argue that the dominant view of musical sampling embodies an impoverished conception of the expressive capabilities of sampling. There are two respects in which it goes wrong. First, it overlooks the possibility of samples representing their sample sources. Second, it overlooks the possibility of samples that are not instances of their sample sources. En route to bringing out why the dominant view is impoverished, I introduce a theoretical framework that illuminates some of the ways in which (...)
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  4. Moral Mistakes.Zed Adams - 2011 - Philosophical Investigations 34 (1):1-21.
    Is it possible to show that a moral claim is mistaken without taking a moral stand with regard to it? A striking number of contemporary metaethicists suppose that it is. In this paper, I argue against a prominent line of support for this supposition. My goal is to cast suspicion on a general tendency to think that the epistemic standing of moral claims is something that can be assessed from outside the practices of making and critically evaluating moral judgements. I (...)
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    On Images: Their Structure and Content. [REVIEW]Zed Adams - 2009 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 67 (3):336-339.
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  6. Moral Fictionalism by Kalderon, Mark. [REVIEW]Zed Adams - 2006 - Ethics 117 (1).
  7. Against Moral Intellectualism.Zed Adams - 2014 - Philosophical Investigations 37 (1):37-56.
    This paper argues that non-cognitivism about moral judgements is compatible with moral realism. In order to reveal the possibility, and plausibility, of this hitherto under-explored position in metaethics, it surveys a series of four increasingly fine-grained formulations of the distinction between cognitivism and non-cognitivism. It argues that all but the last of these distinctions should be rejected, on the grounds that they lead advocates of non-cognitivism away from what initially motivated them to advocate non-cognitivism in the first place. One significant (...)
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  8. The Objective Eye: Color, Form, and Reality in the Theory of Art by Hyman, John.Zed Adams - 2007 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 65 (4):417–419.
  9. Review of Kalderon (2005). [REVIEW]Zed Adams - 2006 - Ethics 117:131-35.
     
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    Richard Joyce, The Evolution of Morality. [REVIEW]Zed Adams - 2007 - Ethics 117 (2):363-369.
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    Frans de Waal, Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved:Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved.Zed Adams - 2007 - Ethics 117 (3):552-555.
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    Seeing is Knowing.Zed Adams - 2012 - Review of Metaphysics 66 (1):61-88.
    There is a well-known tradition of thinkers who have argued that philosophical reflection on the lived character of everyday experience can reveal significant and sometimes surprising insights into the nature of things. Philosophers as diverse as William James, Edmund Husserl, and Ludwig Wittgenstein have all suggested that first-person experience can play an important, if not definitive, role in structuring our philosophical accounts of the world. One deep source of opposition to this tradition is the worry that first-person experience simply cannot (...)
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    Photography and Philosophy: Essays on the Pencil of Nature Edited by Walden, Scott.Zed Adams - 2010 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 68 (3):319-320.
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    Strange but True On the Counter-Intuitiveness of the Extended Mind Hypothesis.Chauncey Maher & Zed Adams - 2013 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 20 (9-10):9-10.
    The Extended Mind Hypothesis (EM) strikes many as counter-intuitive. It is the claim that things outside of human bodies are literally parts of human minds. But EM rests upon a plausible idea: that the world itself is minded when parts of it are functionally equivalent to parts of human minds. In this paper, we address two intuitive criticisms of EM recently expressed by Sam Coleman (Coleman, 2011). The first is that the examples of extended mind offered by advocates of EM (...)
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    Mark Eli Kalderon, Moral Fictionalism:Moral Fictionalism.Zed Adams - 2006 - Ethics 117 (1):131-135.
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    On Images: Their Structure and Content by Kulvicki, John. [REVIEW]Zed Adams - 2009 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 67 (3):336-339.
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    On the Hardness of the Ethical Must.Zed Adams - 2009 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 30 (2):409-420.
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    Book ReviewsRichard Joyce,. The Evolution of Morality.Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006. Pp. 288. $32.00.Zed Adams - 2007 - Ethics 117 (2):363-369.
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    Genealogies of Ethics.Zed Adams - 2012 - Analyse & Kritik 34 (1):157-165.
    There have been many genealogies of ethics. Philip Kitcher’s The Ethical Project stands apart in its ability to incorporate the insights of earlier genealogies while avoiding their oversights and mistakes. In this essay, I compare and contrast Kitcher’s genealogy of ethics with two contemporary alternatives, those offered by Frans de Waal and Richard Joyce. Comparing Kitcher’s genealogy with these alternatives makes it easy to highlight his most useful contribution to our understanding of the origin of ethics: the idea of ethics (...)
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    Book Notes. [REVIEW]Zed Adams, Daniel Farnham, Ian Farrell, Daniel Jacobson & Paul B. Thompson - 2006 - Ethics 116 (2):445-450.
  21. Book ReviewsFrans de Waal,. Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved.Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006. Pp. 209. $22.95. [REVIEW]Zed Adams - 2007 - Ethics 117 (3):552-555.
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  22. Book ReviewsMark Eli Kalderon,. Moral Fictionalism.Oxford: Clarendon, 2005. Pp. 193. $45.00.Zed Adams - 2006 - Ethics 117 (1):131-135.
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  23. Ethics Without Ontology. [REVIEW]Zed Adams - 2006 - Ethics 116 (2).
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  24. Giving a Damn: Essays in Dialogue with John Haugeland.Zed Adams & Jacob Browning (eds.) - 2017 - MIT Pres.
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  25. Truth & Understanding: Essays in Honor of John Haugeland.Zed Adams (ed.) - forthcoming
  26. On the Genealogy of Color: A Case Study in Historicized Conceptual Analysis.Zed Adams - 2015 - Routledge.
    In On the Genealogy of Color , Zed Adams challenges widely held philosophical views about the nature of color, exploring the relevance of the history of color science for contemporary debates in color realism/anti-realism and philosophy of mind. Adams argues that the two sides of the contemporary debate on the problem of color realism, Cartesian anti-realism and Oxford realism, are both predicated on an assumption that the concept of color perception is ahistorical and unrevisable. Adams takes issue with this premise (...)
     
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  27. Primates and Philosophers by de Waal, Frans. [REVIEW]Zed Adams - 2007 - Ethics 117 (3).
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  28. The Evolution of Morality by Joyce, Richard. [REVIEW]Zed Adams - 2007 - Ethics 117 (2).
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