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  1. The Immaterial Self: A Defence of the Cartesian Dualist Conception of the Mind.John Foster - 1991 - Routledge.
    Dualism argues that the mind is more than just the brain. It holds that there exists two very different realms, one mental and the other physical. Both are fundamental and one cannot be reduced to the other - there are minds and there is a physical world. This book examines and defends the most famous dualist account of the mind, the cartesian, which attributes the immaterial contents of the mind to an immaterial self. John Foster's new book exposes the inadequacies (...)
  2. The Case for Idealism.John Foster - 1982 - Boston: Routledge.
  3. The Nature of Perception.John Foster - 2000 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    John Foster addresses the question: what is it to perceive a physical object? He rejects the view that we perceive such objects directly, and argues for a new version of the traditional empiricist account, which locates the immediate objects of perception in the mind. But this account seems to imply that we do not perceive physical objects at all. Foster offers a surprising solution, which involves embracing an idealist view of the physical world.
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  4. The divine lawmaker: lectures on induction, laws of nature, and the existence of God.John Foster - 2004 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    John Foster presents a clear and powerful discussion of a range of topics relating to our understanding of the universe: induction, laws of nature, and the existence of God. He begins by developing a solution to the problem of induction - a solution whose key idea is that the regularities in the workings of nature that have held in our experience hitherto are to be explained by appeal to the controlling influence of laws, as forms of natural necessity. His second (...)
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  5. Meaning and truth theory.John Foster - 2010 - In Darragh Byrne & Max Kölbel (eds.), Arguing about language. New York: Routledge.
     
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  6. The Nature of Perception.John Foster - 2001 - Philosophical Quarterly 51 (205):552-555.
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  7. A world for us: the case for phenomenalistic idealism.John Foster - 2008 - Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press.
    A World for Us aims to refute physical realism and establish in its place a form of idealism. Physical realism, in the sense in which John Foster understands it, takes the physical world to be something whose existence is both logically independent of the human mind and metaphysically fundamental. Foster identifies a number of problems for this realist view, but his main objection is that it does not accord the world the requisite empirical immanence. The form of idealism that he (...)
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    The Case for Idealism.Harold Kincaid & John Foster - 1984 - Philosophical Review 93 (3):465.
  9. Induction, explanation, and natural necessity.John Foster - 1983 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 83:87-101.
    I want to examine a possible solution to the problem of induction-one which, as far as I know, has not been discussed elsewhere. The solution makes crucial use of the notion of objective natural necessity. For the purposes of this discussion, I shall assume that this notion is coherent. I am aware that this assumption is controversial, but I do not have space to examine the issue here.
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    The Nature of Perception.John Foster - 2000 - Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press on Demand.
    John Foster presents a penetrating investigation into the question: what is it to perceive a physical object? Is perceptual contact with a physical object, he asks, something fundamental, or does it break down into further factors? If the latter, what are these factors, and how do they combine to secure the contact? For most of the book, Foster addressed these questions in the framework of a realist view of the physical world. But the arguments which thereby unfold - arguments which (...)
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    VI*—Induction, Explanation and Natural Necessity.John Foster - 1982 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 83 (1):87-102.
    John Foster; VI*—Induction, Explanation and Natural Necessity, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Volume 83, Issue 1, 1 June 1983, Pages 87–102, https://d.
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  12. In S Elf - defence.John Foster - 1979 - In Graham Macdonald (ed.), Perception and Identity. Cornell University Press. pp. 161-185.
     
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    Psychophysical causal relations.John A. Foster - 1968 - American Philosophical Quarterly 5 (1):64-70.
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    The Case for Idealism.John Foster - 1982 - Boston: Routledge.
    Originally published in 1982, the aim of this book is a controversial one - to refute, by the most rigorous philosophical methods, physical realism and to develop and defend in its place a version of phenomenalism. Physical realism here refers to the thesis that the physical world is an ingredient of ultimate reality, where ultimate reality is the totality of those entities and facts which are not logically sustained by anything else. Thus, in arguing against physical realism, the author sets (...)
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    The Return of the Dialectics of Nature.John Bellamy Foster - forthcoming - Historical Materialism:1-26.
    The resurrection of the classical Marxian ecological critique in the context of the current planetary emergency has led to the return of the concept of the dialectics of nature, associated with the work of Frederick Engels in particular. In the century following the deaths of Charles Darwin and Karl Marx, the dialectics-of-nature conception played a formative role in the development of the modern ecological critique within science, notably in Britain, and helped inspire the contemporary environmentalist movement. Nevertheless, all of this (...)
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    Regularities, Laws of Nature, and the Existence of God.John Foster - 2001 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 101 (1):145-161.
  17. Matter and Sense: A Critique of Contemporary Materialism.Howard Robinson & John Foster - 1983 - Religious Studies 19 (2):249-255.
     
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  18. Metabolism, energy, and entropy in Marx's critique of political economy: Beyond the Podolinsky myth.Paul Burkett & John Bellamy Foster - 2006 - Theory and Society 35 (1):109-156.
  19. Regulatities, laws of nature, and the existance of God.John Foster - 2001 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 101 (2):145–161.
    The regularities in nature, simply by being regularities, call for explanation. There are only two ways in which we could, with any plausibility, try to explain them. One way would be to suppose that they are imposed on the world by God. The other would be to suppose that they reflect the presence of laws of nature, conceived of as forms of natural necessity. But the only way of making sense of the notion of a law of nature, thus conceived, (...)
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  20. Ayer.John Foster - 1987 - Philosophy 62 (242):536-538.
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    Essays on Berkeley.John Foster & Howard Robinson - 1989 - Noûs 23 (2):263-265.
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  22. Ayer.John Foster - 1986 - Mind 95 (379):387-389.
     
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  23. A brief defense of the cartesian view.John A. Foster - 2001 - In Kevin Corcoran (ed.), Soul, body, and survival: essays on the metaphysics of human persons. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
     
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    A Brief Defense of the Cartesian View.John Foster - 2001 - In Kevin Corcoran (ed.), Soul, body, and survival: essays on the metaphysics of human persons. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
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  25. A Defense of Dualism.John Foster - 1989 - In J. Smythies & John Beloff (eds.), The Case for Dualism. Univ Pr of Virginia.
  26. Essays on Berkeley: a tercentennial celebration.John Foster & Howard Robinson (eds.) - 1985 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Marking the tercentenary of Berkeley's birth, this collection of previously unpublished essays covers such Berkeleian topics as: imagination, experience, and possibility; the argument against material substance; the physical world; idealism; science; the self; action and inaction; beauty; and the general good. Among the contributors are: Christopher Peacocke, Ernest Sosa, Margaret Wilson, C.C.W. Taylor, and J.O. Urmson.
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  27. The Succinct Case for Idealism.John Foster - 1993 - In Howard Robinson (ed.), Objections to Physicalism. Clarendon Press. pp. 293-313.
     
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    In Defense of History; Marxism and the Postmodern Agenda.Ellen Meiksins Wood & John Bellamy Foster - 2006 - Aakar Books.
    A Hard-Hitting Critique... Brings Together Fine Essays That Speak Directly To The Underlying Assumptions Of Postmodernism And Offer A Stunning Critique Of Its Usefulness In Both Understanding And Critiquing The Current Historical Epoch. Contemporary Sociology.
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  29. The dialectics of nature and Marxist ecology.John Bellamy Foster - 2008 - In Bertell Ollman & Tony Smith (eds.), Dialectics for the New Century. Palgrave-Macmillan.
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    A. J. Ayer.John Foster - 1985 - Boston: Routledge // Kegan Paul.
  31. Berkeley on the physical world.John Foster - 1985 - In John Foster & Howard Robinson (eds.), Essays on Berkeley: a tercentennial celebration. New York: Oxford University Press.
     
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  32. The Succinct Case for Idealism.John Foster - 2003 - In John Heil (ed.), Philosophy of Mind: A Guide and Anthology. Oxford University Press.
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    Ayer.John Foster - 1985 - New York: Routledge.
    This book is available either individually, or as part of the specially-priced Arguments of the Philosphers Collection.
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    Making sense of stewardship: metaphorical thinking and the environment.John Foster - 2005 - .
    This paper sketches the fundamental characteristics of metaphorical language which enable it to subserve not only the shaping of particular discourses, but also crucial aspects of our powers of enquiry and understanding. It argues that without metaphorical creativity we cannot make adequate sense of the more complex and open-ended aspects of our experience. This is illustrated from the way in which we deploy the closely related key environmental metaphors of 'stewardship' and 'natural capital', including the more specific 'real option' sub-version (...)
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    A. J. Ayer.Anthony L. Brueckner & John Foster - 1989 - Philosophical Review 98 (1):97.
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    Education as sustainability.John Foster - 2001 - .
    The relation between education and sustainability cannot be an external, still less an instrumental one. Sustainability means humans, as individuals and societies, consciously trying to go with the grain of nature. Learning to understand the natural world and the human place in it can only be an active process through which our sense of what counts as going with the grain of nature is continuously constituted and recreated. This process cannot have its agenda set to subserve sustainability criteria which it (...)
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  37. Essays on Berkeley. A Tercentennial Celebration.John Foster & Howard Robinson - 1987 - Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 41 (4):696-700.
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    In Defence of Phenomenalistic Idealism.John Foster - 1994 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 54 (3):509 - 529.
  39. Valuing Nature? Ethics, Economics and the Environment.John Foster - 2000 - Environmental Values 9 (1):122-124.
     
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    O novo irracionalismo.John Bellamy Foster - 2023 - Verinotio – Revista on-line de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas 28:383-413.
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  41. The case for dualism.John A. Foster - 2000 - In Theos, Anthropos, Christos: A Compendium of Modern Philosophical Theology. New York: Lang.
     
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    Thought Couplets in the Tale of Sinuhe: Verse Text and Translation with an Outline of Grammatical Forms and Clause Sequences and an Essay on the Tale as Literature.Edward Bleiberg & John L. Foster - 1996 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 116 (1):175.
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    Is There an Allocation Problem?: Accounting for Unproductive Labor.Michael Dawson & John Bellamy Foster - 1994 - Science and Society 58 (3):315 - 325.
  44. Abortion: Can It Ever Be Justified?John Foster - 2000 - In Theos, Anthropos, Christos: A Compendium of Modern Philosophical Theology. Lang.
     
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  45. 5.2 'a defense of dualism'.John Foster - 2001 - In William Lane Craig (ed.), Philosophy of Religion: A Reader and Guide. Rutgers University Press. pp. 455-475.
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    Applied Evolutionary Economics and Complex Systems.John Foster & Werner Hölzl - 2004 - Edward Elgar Publishing.
    Foster (economics, University of Queensland, Australia) and H lzl (economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria) develop an empirically based foundation for evolutionary economics built on complex systems theory. Arguing that modern evolutionary economics is at a crossroads on both the theoretical and applied level.
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    Ayer-Arg Philosophers.John Foster - 1985 - New York: Routledge.
    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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  48. Ayer-Arg Philosophers.John Foster - 1985 - New York: Routledge.
    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
     
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    Beyond Costs and Benefits: Weighing Environmental Goods.John Foster - 1994 - Analyse & Kritik 16 (2):133-149.
    A teleological approach to deciding how we should act underlies the attempted extension of neo-classical economics to environmental issues, with its emphasis on comparative valuation in monetary terms. Such an extension fails because, in the environmental sphere, there are powerful reasons for denying commensurability of the relevant values. But this denial then tends to undercut any weighing of environmental goods. In response to this difficulty, the paper seeks to develop an account of the weighing of goods which would enable us (...)
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    Divine Lawmaker.John Foster - 2004 - Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press UK.
    John Foster presents a clear and powerful discussion of a range of topics relating to our understanding of the universe: induction, laws of nature, and the existence of God. He begins by developing a solution to the problem of induction - a solution whose key idea is that the regularities in the workings of nature that have held in our experience hitherto are to be explained by appeal to the controlling influence of laws, as forms of natural necessity. His second (...)
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