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  1. Utilitarianism: For and Against.J. J. C. Smart & Bernard Williams - 1973 - Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Edited by Bernard Williams.
    Two essays on utilitarianism, written from opposite points of view, by J. J. C. Smart and Bernard Williams. In the first part of the book Professor Smart advocates a modern and sophisticated version of classical utilitarianism; he tries to formulate a consistent and persuasive elaboration of the doctrine that the rightness and wrongness of actions is determined solely by their consequences, and in particular their consequences for the sum total of human happiness. In Part II Bernard Williams offers a sustained (...)
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  2. Philosophy and Scientific Realism.J. J. C. Smart - 1963 - New York,: Routledge.
  3. Sensations and Brain Processes.J. J. C. Smart - 2003 - In John Heil (ed.), Philosophy of Mind: A Guide and Anthology. Oxford University Press.
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    Philosophy and Scientific Realism.J. J. C. Smart - 1965\ - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 15 (60):358-360.
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  5. Free will, praise and blame.J. J. C. Smart - 1961 - Mind 70 (279):291-306.
    In this article I try to refute the so-called "libertarian" theory of free will, and to examine how our conclusion ought to modify our common attitudes of praise and blame. In attacking the libertarian view, I shall try to show that it cannot be consistently stated. That is, my dscussion will be an "analytic-philosophic" one. I shall neglect what I think is in practice an equally powerful method of attack on the libertarian: a challenge to state his theory in such (...)
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    The Anthropic Cosmological Principle.J. J. C. Smart - 1987 - Philosophical Quarterly 37 (149):463-466.
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  7. The river of time.J. J. C. Smart - 1949 - Mind 58 (232):483-494.
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    Utilitarianism: For and Against.Gerald Dworkin, J. J. C. Smart & Bernard Williams - 1975 - Philosophical Review 84 (3):419.
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  9. Free-will, praise and blame.J. J. C. Smart - 1961 - Mind 70 (279):291-306.
  10. Extreme and restricted utilitarianism.J. J. C. Smart - 1956 - Philosophical Quarterly 6 (25):344-354.
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  11. Utilitarianism; For and Against.J. J. C. Smart, Bernard Williams & Anthony Quinton - 1974 - Philosophy 49 (188):212-215.
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  12. Free Will, Praise and Blame.J. J. C. Smart - 2003 - In Gary Watson (ed.), Free Will. Oxford University Press.
     
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  13. On some criticisms of a physicalist theory of colors.J. J. C. Smart - 1975 - In Charles L. Y. Cheng (ed.), Philosophical Aspects of the Mind-Body Problem. University Press of Hawaii. pp. 54-63.
     
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  14. Utilitarianism, For and Against.J. J. C. Smart, B. A. O. Williams & Anthony Quinton - 1975 - Mind 84 (336):630-632.
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  15. Time and becoming.J. J. C. Smart - 1980 - In Peter van Inwagen (ed.), Time and Cause. D. Reidel. pp. 3-15.
  16. Extreme and Restricted Utilitarianism.J. J. C. Smart - 1998 - In James Rachels (ed.), Ethical Theory 2: Theories About How We Should Live. Oxford University Press UK.
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    Review of T he Direction of Time.J. J. C. Smart - 1958 - Philosophical Quarterly 8 (30):72-77.
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  18. Materialism.J. J. C. Smart - 1963 - Journal of Philosophy 60 (October):651-62.
  19. The tenseless theory of time.J. J. C. Smart - 2008 - In Theodore Sider, John Hawthorne & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Metaphysics. Blackwell. pp. 226--38.
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    Ethics, Persuasion and Truth.David O. Brink & J. J. C. Smart - 1987 - Philosophical Review 96 (2):290.
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  21. Spatialising time.J. J. C. Smart - 1955 - Mind 64 (254):239-241.
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  22. Physicalism and emergence.J. J. C. Smart - 1981 - Neuroscience 6:109-13.
  23. Our Place in the Universe.J. J. C. Smart - 1990 - Mind 99 (394):315-316.
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    Utilitarianism: For and Against.Utilitarian Ethics.J. J. C. Smart, B. Williams & Anthony Quinton - 1974 - Philosophical Quarterly 24 (96):279-281.
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  25. Can biology be an exact science?J. J. C. Smart - 1959 - Synthese 11 (4):359 - 368.
  26. Ockham’s razor.J. J. C. Smart - 1984 - In James H. Fetzer (ed.), Principles of philosophical reasoning. Totowa, N.J.: Rowman & Allanheld. pp. 118--28.
     
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  27. Laws of nature and cosmic coincidences.J. J. C. Smart - 1985 - Philosophical Quarterly 35 (140):272-280.
  28. Our place in the universe.J. J. C. Smart - 1992 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 182 (4):572-572.
     
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    Atheism and Theism.J. J. C. Smart & J. J. Haldane (eds.) - 1996 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    In this book two philosophers, each committed to unambiguous versions of belief and disbelief, debate the central issues of atheism and theism. Considers one of the oldest and most widely disputed philosophical questions: is there a God? Presents the atheism/theism issue in the form of philosophical debate between two highly regarded scholars, widely praised for the clarity and verve of their work. This second edition contains new essays by each philosopher, responding to criticisms and building on their previous work.
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  30. The Existence of God.John Kick, J. J. C. Smart & Antony Flew - 1964
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    Causal Theories of Time.J. J. C. Smart - 1969 - The Monist 53 (3):385-395.
    This paper expresses certain qualms about causal theories of time, Such as have been put forward by h. Mehlberg and adolf gruenbaum. These qualms arise from doubts about the clarity of the notion of causality. It is suggested that a metalinguistic concept of causality cannot occur within the object language of physics, And that any non-Metalinguistic concept of causality leads to more difficulties than do the concepts of physical geometry which a causal theory of time is supposed to elucidate.
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    Realism v. Idealism.J. J. C. Smart - 1986 - Philosophy 61 (237):295 - 312.
  33. A note on categories.J. J. C. Smart - 1953 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 4 (15):227-228.
    The relation between categories and sentence frames as presented in ryle's "the concept of mind" is discussed. smart states, "it is important to note that the fact that two expressions 'a' and 'b' "will" go into the same blank in a sentence frame does "not" prove that they are of the same category." (staff).
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    Colours.J. J. C. Smart - 1961 - Philosophy 36 (April-July):128-142.
    In this paper I wish first of all to argue against two possible views about colour qualities, which I shall label the Objectivist and Subjectivist views respectively. I find these views to be prevalent among philosophers of my acquaintance, though sometimes they are hidden by a veneer of post-Wittgensteinian sophistication. Part of my argument will depend on modern scientific theories of colour vision. In the second part of the paper I shall argue for a different view of my own.
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    Explanation—Opening Address.J. J. C. Smart - 1990 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 27:1-19.
    It is a pleasure for me to give this opening address to the Royal Institute of Philosophy Conference on ‘Explanation’ for two reasons. The first is that it is succeeded by exciting symposia and other papers concerned with various special aspects of the topic of explanation. The second is that the conference is being held in my old alma mater, the University of Glasgow, where I did my first degree. Especially due to C. A. Campbell and George Brown there was (...)
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    Realism v. Idealism.J. J. C. Smart - 1986 - Philosophy 61 (237):295-312.
    It is characteristic of realists to separate ontology from epistemology and of idealists to mix the two things up. By ‘idealists’ here I am mainly referring to the British neo-Hegelians but the charge of mixing up ontology and epistemology can be made against at least one ‘subjective idealist’, namely Bishop Berkeley, as his wellknown dictum ‘esse ispercipi’ testifies. The objective idealists rejected the correspondence theory of truth and on the whole accepted a coherence theory. The qualification is needed here because (...)
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    Explanation—Opening Address.J. J. C. Smart - 1990 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 27:1-19.
    It is a pleasure for me to give this opening address to the Royal Institute of Philosophy Conference on ‘Explanation’ for two reasons. The first is that it is succeeded by exciting symposia and other papers concerned with various special aspects of the topic of explanation. The second is that the conference is being held in my old alma mater, the University of Glasgow, where I did my first degree. Especially due to C. A. Campbell and George Brown there was (...)
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  38. Further remarks on sensations and brain processes.J. J. C. Smart - 1961 - Philosophical Review 70 (July):406-407.
  39. The space-time world.J. J. C. Smart - 2004 - In Tim Crane & Katalin Farkas (eds.), Metaphysics: A Guide and Anthology. Oxford University Press UK.
     
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    Atheism and Theism.Hugh J. McCann, J. J. C. Smart & J. J. Haldane - 1998 - Philosophical Review 107 (3):462.
    In this volume, the sixth in Blackwell's Great Debates in Philosophy series, Smart and Haldane discuss the case for and against religious belief. The debate is unusual in beginning with the negative side. After a short jointly authored introduction, there is a fairly extended presentation of the atheist position by Smart. Haldane then offers an equally extended defense of theism. The authors respond to one another in the same order, and the book concludes with a brief co-authored treatment of antirealism, (...)
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    Empiricism and Ethics.J. J. C. Smart & D. H. Monro - 1969 - Philosophical Review 78 (2):259.
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    Metaphysical Realism.J. J. C. Smart - 1982 - Analysis 42 (1):1 - 3.
  43. Nicholas Maxwell, the comprehensibility of the universe: A new conception of science.J. J. C. Smart - 2000 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 51 (4):907-911.
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    Why Philosophers Disagree.J. J. C. Smart - 1993 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 23 (sup1):67-82.
    Why is it that philosophers find it so hard to come to agreement? Many disputes that have gone on for centuries or even millennia are still unresolved, even though there has been increased conceptual sophistication on the part of the contending parties. Consider, for example, the question of free will, where libertarians still contest the field with determinists and compatibilists.
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  45. Is time travel possible?J. J. C. Smart - 1963 - Journal of Philosophy 60 (9):237-241.
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  46. "Tensed statements": A comment.J. J. C. Smart - 1962 - Philosophical Quarterly 12 (48):264-265.
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    Ethics, Persuasion and Truth.J. J. C. Smart - 1984 - Boston: Routledge.
    Originally published in 1984, deals with meta-ethics - that is the semantics and pragmatics of ethical language. This book eschews the notions of meaning and analyticity on which meta-ethics normally depends. It discusses questions of free will and responsibility and the relations between ethics on the one hand and science and metaphysics on the other. The author regards ethics as concerned with deciding what to do and with persuading others - not with exploring a supposed realm of ethical fact.
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  48. Atheism and Theism.J. J. C. Smart & J. J. Haldane - 1996 - Mind 110 (439):836-839.
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    A form of metaphysical realism.J. J. C. Smart - 1995 - Philosophical Quarterly 45 (180):301-315.
    This essay defends a view which is near enough to Putnam's characterization of metaphysical realism for it to be called by the same name. Indeterminacy of reference is conceded, in the sense that there may be multiple reference relations, but it is denied that this implied belief in unknowable noumena. It is enough for metaphysical realism as conceived here, that there be at least one reference relation. The essay also argues against defining truth epistemically. Even a Peircean ideal theory might (...)
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    Open Vistas: Philosophical Perspectives of Modern Science.J. J. C. Smart & Henry Margenau - 1962 - Philosophical Quarterly 12 (49):378.
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