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    Other human beings.David Cockburn - 1990 - New York: St. Martin's Press.
    The author argues that a view of what a person is cannot be separated from our view of how another person is to be treated. What is needed is an acknowledgement of the tangible, persisting human being--a being with a distinctive bodily form and having its own distinctive kind of value--as a fundamental feature of our thought.
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    Other Times: Philosophical Perspectives on Past, Present and Future.David Cockburn - 1997 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    We view things from a certain position in time: in our language, thought, feelings and actions, we draw distinctions between what has happened, is happening, and will happen. Frequently, approaches to this feature of our lives - those seen in disputes between tensed and tenseless theories, between realist and anti-realist treatments of past and future, and in accounts of historical knowledge - embody serious misunderstandings of the character of the issues; they misconstrue the relation between metaphysics and ethics, and the (...)
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  3. Other Human Beings.David Cockburn - 1991 - Philosophy 66 (258):529-531.
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    Tense and emotion.David Cockburn - 1998 - In Robin Le Poidevin (ed.), Questions of time and tense. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 77--91.
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    Determinism, Blameworthiness, and Deprication.David Cockburn - 1991 - Philosophical Quarterly 41 (162):120-120.
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    Human Beings.David Cockburn (ed.) - 1991 - Cambridge University Press.
    What is the importance of the notion 'human being'? The contributors to this collection have radically different approaches, some accepting and others denying its validity for a proper understanding of what a person is and for our ethical thought about each other. Contributors on both sides of the divide eloquently defend their views in ways that stand in sharp contrast to some current work in moral philosophy and philosophy of mind. Epistemological and theological issues are also raised in the provocative (...)
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    Other Times: Philosophical Perspectives on Past, Present and Future.David Cockburn - 1999 - Mind 108 (432):761-764.
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    The Mind, the Brain and the Face.David Cockburn - 1985 - Philosophy 60 (234):477-493.
    ‘Only of a living human being and what resembles a living human being can one say: it has sensations; it sees; is blind; hears, is deaf; is conscious or unconscious’. 1 ‘The human body is the best picture of the human soul’. Anyone who believes that Wittgenstein's remarks here embody important truths has quite a bit of explaining to do. What needs to be explained is why it is that enormous numbers of people, people who have never had the chance (...)
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    Trust in Conversation.David Cockburn - 2014 - Nordic Wittgenstein Review 3 (1):47-68.
    We may think of the notion of “trust” primarily in epistemological terms or, alternatively, primarily in ethical terms. These different ways of thinking of trust are linked with different ways of picturing language, and my relation to the words of another. While an analogy with an individual continuing an arithmetical series has had a central place in discussions of language originating from Wittgenstein, Rush Rhees suggests that conversation provides a better model for thinking about language. Linking this with Knud Løgstrup’s (...)
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    An introduction to the philosophy of mind.David Cockburn - 2001 - New York: Palgrave.
    This book differs from others by rejecting the dualist approach associated in particular with Descartes. It also casts serious doubt on the forms of materialism that now dominate English language philosophy. Drawing in particular on the work of Wittgenstein, a central place is given to the importance of the notion of a human being in our thought about ourselves and others.
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    Memories, traces and the significance of the past.David Cockburn - 2001 - In Christoph Hoerl & Teresa McCormack (eds.), Time and memory: issues in philosophy and psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.
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    Responsibility and Necessity.David Cockburn - 1995 - Philosophy 70 (273):409 - 427.
    It is widely assumed that there is some form of logical tension between the idea that everything that happens happens of necessity and the idea that people are sometimes responsible for what they do. If there is such a tension it ought to be possible to characterize the notions of necessity and responsibility in a way such that the incompatibility is transparent.
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  13. Human Beings.David Cockburn - 1992 - Philosophy 67 (262):569-570.
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    Human beings and giant squids (on ascribing human sensations and emotions to non-human creatures).David Cockburn - 1994 - Philosophy 69 (268):135-50.
    A television nature programme a year or two ago contained a striking sequence in which a giant squid was under threat from some other creature . The squid responded in a way which struck me immediately and powerfully as one of fear. Part of what was striking in this sequence was the way in which it was possible to see in the behaviour of a creature physically so very different from human beings an emotion which was so unambiguously and specifically (...)
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    The Supernatural.David Cockburn - 1992 - Religious Studies 28 (3):285 - 301.
    The final chapter of Peter Winch's book on Simone Weil discusses Weil's idea of supernatural virtue. Weil uses this language in connection with certain exceptional actions: actions of a kind which are for most of us, most of the time, simply impossible. She is particularly struck by cases in which someone refrains from exercising a power which they have over another: in which, for example, someone refrains from killing or enslaving an enemy who has grievously harmed him and who is (...)
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    Depression and Science.Howard Sankey & David Cockburn - 1995 - Cogito 9 (1):67-72.
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    A Dialogue on Scientific Realism.David Cockburn & Howard Sankey - 1992 - Cogito 6 (3):163-169.
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    A Dialogue on Scientific Rationality.Howard Sankey & David Cockburn - 1991 - Cogito 5 (3):135-140.
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    In the Beginning Was the Deed.David Cockburn - 2013 - Philosophical Investigations 36 (4):303-319.
    Winch's readings of Wittgenstein and Weil call for a significant rethinking of the relation between “metaphysics” and “ethics.” But there are confusions, perhaps to be found in all three of these writers, that we may slip into here. These are linked with the tendency to see idealist tendencies in Wittgenstein, and with his remark that giving grounds comes to an end, not in a kind of seeing on our part, but in our acting. The sense that we think we see (...)
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    Deirdre’s Smile: Names, Faces, and ‘the Simple Actuality’ of Another.David Cockburn - 2019 - Sophia 60 (1):209-223.
    The paper explores what it could mean to speak of love as involving a delight in ‘the simple actuality’ of another, or, as Buber does, of the ‘touchable’ human being as ‘unique and devoid of qualities’. Developing strands in Merleau-Ponty’s treatment of perception, it is argued that the relation between recognising this as a particular individual and recognising particular qualities in her may be close to the reverse of what might be supposed: a recognition of this distinctive smile being dependent (...)
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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.Thomas Baldwin, William Bechtel, Adele Abrahamsen, Richard Boothby, Thomas C. Brickhouse, Nicholas D. Smith, Mario Bunge, Steven M. Cahn, Peter Markie & David Cockburn - 2002 - Teaching Philosophy 25 (1):107.
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    ARCHON: A distributed artificial intelligence system for industrial applications.David Cockburn & Nick R. Jennings - 1996 - In N. Jennings & G. O'Hare (eds.), Foundations of Distributed Artificial Intelligence. Wiley. pp. 319--344.
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    Booknotes.David Cockburn - 1989 - Philosophy 64:275.
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    Chapter 1. Rush Rhees: The reality of discourse.David Cockburn - 2009 - In John T. Edelman (ed.), Sense and reality: essays out of Swansea. Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag. pp. 1-22.
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  25. Ethics and the Human Agent.David Cockburn - 1982
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  26. Emotion, expression and conversation.David Cockburn - 2009 - In Ylva Gustafsson, Camilla Kronqvist & Michael McEachrane (eds.), Emotions and understanding: Wittgensteinian perspectives. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 126.
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    Editorials: Stars in the West.David Cockburn - 1989 - Philosophy 64:283.
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    Freedom and Science.David Cockburn - 1990 - Cogito 4 (2):96-100.
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    Fatalism: thoughts about tomorrow's sea battle.David Cockburn - 2019 - Philosophy 94 (2):295-312.
    The hold of the fatalistic reasoning that Aristotle criticizes is dependent, first, on the idea, articulated by Frege, that the real candidates for truth and falsity are something other than particular contingent happenings such as affirmations or thinkings, and, second, on the idea that the demand for speculative reflection overrides any demand for practical deliberation. Standard challenges to the reasoning embody the same presuppositions and so simply perpetuate the core confusions. They do so most fundamentally in the assumption that we (...)
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    Hume: Reason and Experience.David Cockburn & Geoffrey Bourne - 1983
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    Introduction.David Cockburn - 1991 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 29:1-9.
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  32. Language, belief and human beings.David Cockburn - 2001 - In Anthony O'Hear (ed.), Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement. Cambridge University Press. pp. 141-157.
    We may think of the core of Cartesian dualism as being the thesis that each of us is essentially a non-material mind or soul: ‘non-material’ in the sense that it has no weight, cannot be seen or touched, and could in principle continue to exist independently of the existence of any material thing. That idea was, of course, of enormous importance to Descartes himself, and we may feel that having rejected it, as most philosophers now have, we have rejected what (...)
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    Language, Belief and Human Beings.David Cockburn - 2003 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 53:141-157.
    We may think of the core of Cartesian dualism as being the thesis that each of us is essentially a non-material mind or soul: ‘non-material’ in the sense that it has no weight, cannot be seen or touched, and could in principle continue to exist independently of the existence of any material thing. That idea was, of course, of enormous importance to Descartes himself, and we may feel that having rejected it, as most philosophers now have, we have rejected what (...)
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    Matter and Mind.David Cockburn - 1976 - Philosophical Quarterly 26 (105):374.
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    Notebook.David Cockburn - 1989 - Philosophy 64:282.
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    Pride, Shame and Guilt: Emotions of Self‐Assessment.David Cockburn - 1987 - Philosophical Books 28 (1):40-41.
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    Rush Rhees, Wittgenstein and the possibility of discourse.David Cockburn - 2002 - Philosophical Investigations 25 (1):79–93.
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    The Evidence for Reincarnation.David Cockburn - 1991 - Religious Studies 27 (2):199 - 207.
    There are significant numbers of well-documented cases of the following general kind. At the age of 3 or 4 a child starts to make claims about his past which clearly do not correspond to anything that has happened in his present life. He claims to remember living in a certain place, doing certain things, being with certain people, and so on. It is then found that these memory claims fit the life of a person who died shortly before the child (...)
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    Time in Consciousness, Consciousness in Time.David Cockburn - 2010 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 67:183-201.
    The paper is a criticism of the idea that a notion of has a significant role to play in the attempt to understand how the experience of change is possible. Discussion of such experience must give a significant place to its public and private manifestations. How should we picture the relationship between the experience of change and its manifestations? While we cannot identify these, we need not conclude that is something distinct from any of its public or private manifestations. With (...)
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    The Non-Reality of Free Will.Freedom Within Reason.David Cockburn, Richard Double & Susan Wolf - 1992 - Philosophical Quarterly 42 (168):383.
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    The problem of the past.David Cockburn - 1987 - Philosophical Quarterly 37 (146):54-77.
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    Timely Topics.David Cockburn - 1996 - Philosophical Books 37 (4):268-269.
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    Two views of the soul.David Cockburn - 1989 - Cogito 3 (1):26-30.
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    Value and Understanding: Essays for Peter Winch.David Cockburn - 1991 - Philosophical Books 32 (4):227-229.
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    Wittgenstein and Kierkegaard: Religion, Individuality and Philosophical Method.David Cockburn - 1990 - Philosophical Books 31 (2):82-83.
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    Wittgenstein, Human Beings and Conversation.David Cockburn - 2021 - New York, NY: Anthem Studies in Wittgenstein.
    The papers in this volume can be roughly divided between?the philosophy of mind? and?the philosophy of language?. They are, however, united by the idea that this standard philosophical classification stands in the way of clear thinking about many of the core issues. With this, they are united by the idea that the notion of a human being must be central to any philosophical discussion of issues in this area, and by an insistence on an inescapably ethical dimension of any adequate (...)
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    Counterfactuals and the Self.David Cockburn - 1994 - Philosophical Investigations 17 (2):380-387.
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    Capital Punishment and Realism.David Cockburn - 1991 - Philosophy 66 (256):177 - 190.
    In its treatment of capital punishment Amnesty International gives a central place to the suffering of the prisoner. Two quite distinct forms of suffering are relevant here. There is the psychological anguish of the person awaiting execution; and there is the physical suffering which may be involved in the execution itself. It is suggested that if we reflect clearly on this suffering we will conclude that the death penalty involves cruelty of a kind which makes it quite unacceptable. It is (...)
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    Empiricism and the Theory of Meaning.David Cockburn - 1985 - Philosophical Investigations 8 (1):17-50.
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    Reason and Persons.David Cockburn - 1987 - Philosophical Investigations 10 (1):54-72.
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