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  1. Real Time.D. H. Mellor - 1981 - Cambridge University Press.
    This is a study of the nature of time. In it, redeploying an argument first presented by McTaggart, the author argues that although time itself is real, tense is not. He accounts for the appearance of the reality of tense - our sense of the passage of time, and the fact that our experience occurs in the present - by showing how time is indispensable as a condition of action. Time itself is further analysed, and Dr Mellor gives answers to (...)
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  2. Real Time Ii.D. H. Mellor - 1998 - Routledge.
    Real Time II extends and evolves D.H. Mellor's classic exploration of the philosophy of time, Real Time . This wholly new book answers such basic metaphysical questions about time as: how do past, present and future differ, how are time and space related, what is change, is time travel possible? His Real Time dominated the philosophy of time for fifteen years. This book will do the same for the next twenty years.
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    Real Time Ii.D. H. Mellor - 1998 - Routledge.
    _Real Time II_ extends and evolves DH Mellor's classic exploration of the philosophy of time,_Real Time._ This new book answers such basic metaphysical questions about time as: how do past, present and future differ, how are time and space related, what is change, is time travel possible? His _Real Time_ dominated the philosophy of time for fifteen years. _Real TIme II_ will do the same for the next twenty. GET /english/edu/Studying_at_SU/History_of_Literature.html HTTP/1.0.
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  4. The Facts of Causation.D. H. Mellor - 1995 - Routledge.
    The Facts of Causation grapples with one of philosophy's most enduring issues. Causation is central to all of our lives. What we see and hear causes us to believe certain facts about the world. We need that information to know how to act and how to cause the effects we desire. D. H. Mellor, a leading scholar in the philosophy of science and metaphysics, offers a comprehensive theory of causation. Many questions about causation remain unsettled. In science, the indeterminism of (...)
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  5. There is No Question of Physicalism.Tim Crane & D. H. Mellor - 1990 - Mind 99 (394):185-206.
    Many philosophers are impressed by the progress achieved by physical sciences. This has had an especially deep effect on their ontological views: it has made many of them physicalists. Physicalists believe that everything is physical: more precisely, that all entities, properties, relations, and facts are those which are studied by physics or other physical sciences. They may not all agree with the spirit of Rutherford's quoted remark that 'there is physics; and there is stamp-collecting',' but they all grant physical science (...)
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  6. The Matter of Chance.D. H. Mellor - 1971 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book deals not so much with statistical methods as with the central concept of chance, or statistical probability, which statistical theories apply to nature.
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  7. In Defense of Dispositions.D. H. Mellor - 1974 - Philosophical Review 83 (2):157-181.
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    Foundations: Essays in Philosophy, Logic, Mathematics, and Economics.Frank Plumpton Ramsey & D. H. Mellor (eds.) - 1978 - Humanties Press; Routledge.
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    Probability: A Philosophical Introduction.D. H. Mellor - 2004 - Routledge.
    This book: * assumes no mathematical background and keeps the technicalities to a minimum * explains the most important applications of probability theory to ...
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    The Facts of Causation.D. H. Mellor - 1995 - Routledge.
    Everything we do relies on causation. We eat and drink because this causes us to stay alive. Courts tell us who causes crimes, criminology tell us what causes people to commit them. D.H. Mellor shows us that to understand the world and our lives we must understand causation. _The Facts of Causation_, now available in paperback, is essential reading for students and for anyone interested in reading one of the ground-breaking theories in metaphysics. We cannot understand the world and our (...)
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  11. Real Time.D. H. Mellor - 1983 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 34 (2):197-200.
     
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  12. The Facts of Causation.D. H. Mellor - 1995 - Routledge.
    Everything we do relies on causation. We eat and drink because this causes us to stay alive. Courts tell us who causes crimes, criminology tell us what causes people to commit them. D.H. Mellor shows us that to understand the world and our lives we must understand causation. _The Facts of Causation_, now available in paperback, is essential reading for students and for anyone interested in reading one of the ground-breaking theories in metaphysics. We cannot understand the world and our (...)
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  13. The Facts of Causation.D. H. Mellor - 1995 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 48 (3):411-433.
    Mellor's subject is singular causation between facts, expressed 'E because C'. His central requirement for causation is that the chance that E if C be greater than the chance that E if $\sim \text{C}\colon \ ch_{\text{C}}>ch_{\sim \text{C}}$. The book is as much about chance as it is about causation. I show that his way of distinguishing ch C from the traditional notion of conditional chance leaves him with a problem about the existence of ch Q when Q is false ; (...)
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  14. Natural Kinds.D. H. Mellor - 1977 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 28 (4):299-312.
  15. Properties and Predicates.D. H. Mellor - 1997 - In D. H. Mellor & Alex Oliver (eds.), Properties. Oxford University Press.
     
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    The Facts of Causation.I. Hinkfuss & D. H. Mellor - 1997 - Philosophical Books 38 (1):1-11.
    Everything we do relies on causation. We eat and drink because this causes us to stay alive. Courts tell us who causes crimes, criminology tell us what causes people to commit them. D.H. Mellor shows us that to understand the world and our lives we must understand causation. The Facts of Causation , now available in paperback, is essential reading for students and for anyone interested in reading one of the ground-breaking theories in metaphysics. We cannot understand the world and (...)
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    Probability: A Philosophical Introduction.D. H. Mellor - 2004 - Routledge.
    _Probability: A Philosophical Introduction_ introduces and explains the principal concepts and applications of probability. It is intended for philosophers and others who want to understand probability as we all apply it in our working and everyday lives. The book is not a course in mathematical probability, of which it uses only the simplest results, and avoids all needless technicality. The role of probability in modern theories of knowledge, inference, induction, causation, laws of nature, action and decision-making makes an understanding of (...)
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  18. The Facts of Causation.D. H. Mellor - 1995 - Mind 107 (428):855-875.
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  19. There is No Question of Physicalism.Tim Crane & D. H. Mellor - 1995 - In Paul K. Moser & J. D. Trout (eds.), Contemporary Materialism: A Reader. London: Routledge. pp. 65.
    Many philosophers are impressed by the progress achieved by physical sciences. This has had an especially deep effect on their ontological views: it has made many of them physicalists. Physicalists believe that everything is physical: more precisely, that all entities, properties, relations and facts are those which are studied by physics or other physical sciences...
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    Conscious Belief.D. H. Mellor - 1978 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 78:87-101.
  21. The Facts of Causation.D. H. Mellor - 1995 - Philosophical Quarterly 48 (193):550-552.
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    Matters of Metaphysics.D. H. Mellor - 1988 - Cambridge University Press.
    This selection of D. H. Mellor's work demonstrates the wide ranging originality of his work. It gathers together sixteen major papers on related topics. Together they form a complete modern metaphysics. The first five papers are on aspects of the mind: on our 'selves', their supposed subjectivity and how we refer to them, on the nature of conscious belief and on computational and physicalist theories of the mind. The next five papers deal with dispositions, natural kinds, laws of nature and (...)
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    Real Metaphysics: Replies.D. H. Mellor - 2003 - In Hallvard Lillehammer & Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra (eds.), Real Metaphysics: Essays in honour of D. H. Mellor. Routledge.
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    Truthmakers for What?D. H. Mellor - 2009 - In Heather Dyke (ed.), From Truth to Reality: New Essays in Logic and Metaphysics.
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  25. The Matter of Chance.D. H. Mellor - 1979 - Erkenntnis 14 (2):183-216.
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    How to Believe a Conditional.D. H. Mellor - 1993 - Journal of Philosophy 90 (5):233-248.
  27. The Matter of Chance.D. H. Mellor - 1974 - Mind 83 (332):622-624.
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  28. Consciousness and Degrees of Belief.D. H. Mellor - 1980 - In Prospects for Pragmatism. Cambridge University Press.
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    VI—Conscious Belief.D. H. Mellor - 1978 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 78 (1):87-102.
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    Mind, Meaning, and Reality: Essays in Philosophy.D. H. Mellor - 2012 - Oxford University Press.
    Mind, Meaning, and Reality presents fifteen philosophical papers in which D. H. Mellor explores some of the most intriguing questions in philosophy. These include: what determines what we think, and what we use language to mean; how that depends on what there is in the world and why there is only one universe; and the nature of time.
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  31. The Matter of Chance.D. H. Mellor - 1975 - Philosophy 50 (192):244-246.
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  32. Foundations, Essays in Philosophy, Logic, Mathematics and Economics.F. P. Ramsey, D. H. Mellor, Mirsky, Smiley & R. Stone - 1979 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 169 (1):118-118.
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    I—The Presidential Address: Nothing Like Experience.D. H. Mellor - 1993 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 93 (1):1-16.
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  34. Matters of Metaphysics.D. H. MELLOR - 1991 - Philosophy 67 (260):268-270.
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  35. Conscious Belief.D. H. Mellor - 1978 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 78:88.
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  36. On Raising the Chances of Effects.D. H. Mellor - 1988 - In J. H. Fetzer (ed.), Probability and Causality. D. Reidel. pp. 229-239.
    I show that the connotations of causation - temporal, explanatory, predictive and means-end - are preserved in indeterministic causation only to the extent that effects have a greater chance of occurring in the circumstances if their causes do than if they don’t.
     
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  37. Wholes and Parts: The Limits of Composition.D. H. Mellor - 2006 - South African Journal of Philosophy 25 (2):138-145.
    The paper argues that very different part-whole relations hold between different kinds of entities. While these relations share most of their formal properties, they need not share all of them. Nor need other mereological principles be true of all kinds of part–whole pairs. In particular, it is argued that the principle of unrestricted composition, that any two or more entities have a mereological sum, while true of sets and propositions, is false of things and events.
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    I and Now.D. H. Mellor - 1989 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 89:79 - 94.
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    The Reduction of Society: D. H. Mellor.D. H. Mellor - 1982 - Philosophy 57 (219):51-75.
    How does the study of society relate to the study of the people it comprises? This longstanding question is partly one of method, but mainly one of fact, of how independent the objects of these two studies, societies and people, are. It is commonly put as a question of reduction, and I shall tackle it in that form: does sociology reduce in principle to individual psychology? I follow custom in calling the claim that it does ‘individualism’ and its denial ‘holism’.
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  40. The Warrant of Induction.D. H. Mellor - 1991 - In Matters of Metaphysics. Cambridge University Press.
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  41. Crane's Waterfal Illusion.D. H. Mellor - 1988 - Analysis 48 (3):147.
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    Probable Explanation.D. H. Mellor - 1976 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 54 (3):231 – 241.
  43. Matters of Metaphysics.D. H. MELLOR - 1992 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 43 (4):555-559.
     
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  44. Foundations: Essays in Philosophy, Logic, Mathematics and Economics.F. P. Ramsey & D. H. Mellor - 1979 - Philosophy 54 (208):259-260.
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    Counting Corners Correctly.D. H. Mellor - 1982 - Analysis 42 (2):96-7.
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    Micro-Composition.D. H. Mellor - 2008 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 62:65-80.
    Entities of many kinds, not just material things, have been credited with parts. Armstrong , for example, has taken propositions and properties to be parts of their conjunctions, sets to be parts of sets that include them, and geographical regions and events to be parts of regions and events that contain them. The justification for bringing all these diverse relations under a single ‘part–whole’ concept is that they share all or most of the formal features articulated in mereology . But (...)
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    Micro-Composition1: D. H. Mellor.D. H. Mellor - 2008 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 62:65-80.
    Entities of many kinds, not just material things, have been credited with parts. Armstrong, for example, has taken propositions and properties to be parts of their conjunctions, sets to be parts of sets that include them, and geographical regions and events to be parts of regions and events that contain them. The justification for bringing all these diverse relations under a single ‘part–whole’ concept is that they share all or most of the formal features articulated in mereology. But the concept (...)
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    There Are No Conjunctive Universals.D. H. Mellor - 1992 - Analysis 52 (2):97 - 103.
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  49. The Singularly Affecting Facts of Causation.D. H. Mellor - 1987 - In J. J. C. Smart, Philip Pettit, Richard Sylvan & Jean Norman (eds.), Metaphysics and Morality: Essays in Honour of J.J.C. Smart. Blackwell.
     
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    Experimental Error and Deducibility.D. H. Mellor - 1965 - Philosophy of Science 32 (2):105-122.
    The view is advocated that to preserve a deductivist account of science against recent criticism, it is necessary to incorporate experimental error, or imprecision, in the deductive structure. The sources of imprecision in empirical variables are analyzed, and the notion of conceptual imprecision introduced and illustrated. This is then used to clarify the notion of the acceptable range of a functional law. It is further shown that imprecision may be ascribed to parameters in laws and theories without rendering the deductive (...)
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