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    Hume's Missing Shade of Blue Re-Viewed.John O. Nelson - 1989 - Hume Studies 15 (2):353-363.
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    In Defence of Descartes: Squaring a Reputed Circle.John O. Nelson - 1964 - Dialogue 3 (3):262-272.
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    Was Aristotle a Functionalist?John O. Nelson - 1990 - Review of Metaphysics 43 (4):791 - 802.
    WHEN, CONTROVERSIALLY, IT IS MAINTAINED that Aristotle was a functionalist, what is meant by "functionalist" cannot have the sense of "teleological functionalist," for in that sense there can be no doubt that Aristotle was a functionalist. The sense of "functionalism" that is patently being exploited is that which appears in contemporary philosophies of mind with affinities to logical behaviorism but also with some important divergencies and which Paul Churchland describes as the view that "psychological states are functional states in the (...)
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    Conceptual Thinking.John O. Nelson & Stephan Korner - 1957 - Philosophical Review 66 (3):402.
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    In Defense of the Traditional Interpretation of the Square.John O. Nelson - 1954 - Philosophical Review 63 (3):401-413.
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    The Role of Part XII in Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion.John O. Nelson - 1988 - Hume Studies 14 (2):347-371.
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    Are Inductive Generalizations Quantifiable?John O. Nelson - 1962 - Analysis 22 (3):59 - 65.
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    Modal Logic and the Ontological Proof for God's Existence.John O. Nelson - 1963 - Review of Metaphysics 17 (2):235 - 242.
    Now it cannot be denied, I think, that this argument has the appearance of being sound, that is, both true in its premises and valid in its conclusion. But one surely ought to harbor suspicions concerning an argument which establishes the most momentous of all conclusions upon nothing more than a few propositions. In this paper I shall attempt to show that these suspicions are well-founded by pointing out that the above "proof" derives whatever force it has from an equivocation.
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    Can One Tell That He is Awake by Pinching Himself?John O. Nelson - 1966 - Philosophical Studies 17 (6):81 - 84.
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    The Burial and Resurrection of Hume's Essay "Of Miracles".John O. Nelson - 1986 - Hume Studies 12 (1):57-76.
    I TRY TO EXPLAIN WHY THE "ESSAY OF MIRACLES" DID NOT APPEAR IN THE "TREATISE" BUT DID IN THE "ENQUIRY". I ARGUE THAT THE ESSAY WAS ORIGINALLY DIRECTED AGAINST REVEALED KNOWLEDGE; SO DIRECTED, IT FITTED INTO THE TIGHTLY ORGANIZED PROGRAM OF THE "TREATISE", BUT HAD TO BE SUPPRESSED FOR PRUDENTIAL REASONS. RECONSTRUCTED AS AN ESSAY DIRECTED MERELY AGAINST NON-SCRIPTURAL MIRACLES ITS APPEARANCE IN THE "ENQUIRY" PRESENTED NO PHILOSOPHICAL OR PRUDENTIAL DIFFICULTIES.
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  11. Hume's 'New Scene of Thought' and the Several Faces of David Hume in the Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion.Jeff Broome & John O. Nelson - 2009 - Upa.
    This book is a defense of Hume's philosophical principles in the Treatise of Human Nature. Nelson shows that Hume's new philosophy was a uniquely original and profound masterpiece in philosophical literature, worthy of serious study and acceptance. It is argued that Dialoguesis a reflective philosophical autobiography of Hume himself.
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    Remembering: A Philosophical Problem.John O. Nelson - 1963 - Philosophical Review 72 (1):127.
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    Philosophers‘ Nonsense.John O. Nelson - 1972 - Metaphilosophy 3 (3):238–243.
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    I Know That Here Is a Hand.John O. Nelson - 1964 - Analysis 24 (6):185 - 190.
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    The Authorship of the Abstract Revisited.John O. Nelson - 1991 - Hume Studies 17 (1):83-86.
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    Some Experiential Incoherencies of Riemannian Space.John O. Nelson - 1975 - Philosophia Mathematica (1):66-75.
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    Tastes.John O. Nelson - 1966 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 26 (4):537-545.
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    Stroud's Dream Argument Critique: John O. Nelson.John O. Nelson - 1993 - Philosophy 68 (266):473-482.
    In his recent work, The Significance of Philosophical Scepticism , Barry Stroud proposes to carry out an in-depth critique of the attempt by philosophers to invalidate all knowledge of an external world on the basis of Descartes' dream argument. His more particular aims in this endeavour are to uncover significant features of any such scepticism and to disclose in the process fundamental aspects of ‘human knowledge’ itself. Thus, among other features of knowledge that his study discloses, he thinks, is, echoing (...)
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    An Examination of D M Armstrong's Theory of Perception.John O. Nelson - 1964 - American Philosophical Quarterly 1 (2):154-160.
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    A Dialogue Partly on Political Liberty: Interlocutors, Intrinsicon and Damon.Tibor R. Machan & John Ogden Nelson - 1990 - Upa.
    This work is a classic dialogue between two philosophers, with the unusual twist that it was actually conducted, not fabricated, by two different philosophers. It presents in a conversational tone the various crucial and not so crucial aspects of the topic of political liberty and what if any value it has for us.
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  21. An Examination of Sommers' Truth-Functional Counterfactuals.John O. Nelson - 1965 - Theoria 31 (1):61.
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  22. Are Inductive Generalisations Quantifiable?John O. Nelson - 1962 - Analysis 22 (3):59.
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  23. Reason and Altruism.John O. Nelson - 1970 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 51 (3):324.
     
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  24. The Function of Government.John O. Nelson - 1971 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 52 (2):161.
     
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  25. Young Laymen—Young Church.John Oliver Nelson - 1948
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    Induction: A Non-Sceptical Humean Solution: John O. Nelson.John O. Nelson - 1992 - Philosophy 67 (261):307-327.
    Pre-analytically at least some of our inductions seem to be possessed of rational justification. This comment would apply, for instance, to my present induction, ‘If that climber high on the Flatirons falls he will be killed,’ not to mention such more momentous inductions as, ‘If a full-scale nuclear war breaks out there will be greater destruction than in World War II.’ Notoriously, however, a few Humean reflections seem to strip even the most plausible of our inductions of all possible rational (...)
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    Propositional Knowledge and Belief: Entailment or Mutual Exclusion?John O. Nelson - 1982 - Philosophical Investigations 5 (2):135-141.
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    Does Physics Lead to Berkeley?: John O. Nelson.John O. Nelson - 1982 - Philosophy 57 (219):91-103.
    Russell said that physics drove him to a position not unlike that of Berkeley —by which he meant subjectivism or solipsism. ‘As regards metaphysics’, he tells us in his Autobiography , ‘when, under the influence of Moore, I first threw off the belief in German idealism, I experienced the delight of believing that the sensible world is real. Bit by bit, chiefly under the influence of physics, this delight has faded, and I have been driven to a position not unlike (...)
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    That a Worker's Labour Cannot Be a Commodity: John O. Nelson.John O. Nelson - 1995 - Philosophy 70 (272):157-165.
    There are, no doubt, a variety of reasons, good and bad, why anyone might want to treat a worker's labour, and most people, consciously or unconsciously do, as a commodity.
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    Stroud's Dream Argument Critique.John O. Nelson - 1993 - Philosophy 68 (266):473 - 482.
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    In Defence of a Radical Millianism.John O. Nelson - 1996 - Philosophy 71 (278):521 - 530.
    In order to by-pass immaterial historical bickering I shall stipulatively mean by ‘Radical Millianism’ just this much more than what Katz in his recent article in The Philosophical Review , ‘Names without Bearers’ , means by the unqualified term, ‘Millianism’; namely, whereas Katz means by ‘Millianism’ that theory of proper names which holds that proper names ‘have no linguistic meaning,’.
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    Zeno's Paradoxes on Motion.John O. Nelson - 1963 - Review of Metaphysics 16 (3):486 - 490.
    The author argues that, Although zeno's paradoxes on motion cannot be resolved in their own terms, They are nonetheless illegitimate. Examining the paradox of achilles and the tortoise, He finds that the mechanism of zeno's argument consists in an equivocal concept of motion characterized at once by a constant rate and by proportionate segments of movement. He then contends it is illegitimate to treat the concept of motion and its subconcepts like the postulates of a deductive system. However, That the (...)
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    Mr. Hochberg on Moore.John O. Nelson - 1962 - Review of Metaphysics 16 (1):119-132.
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    The Confirmation of Hypotheses.John O. Nelson - 1958 - Philosophical Review 67 (1):95-100.
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    A Berkeleian Reading of Hume’s Treatise, Book I.John O. Nelson - 1987 - Philosophy Research Archives 13:245-269.
    In this essay I try, first, to show that Lockean passages in Book I can be given a Berkeleian interpretation. I take two passages that have, in particular, been cited as allowing only a Lockean interpretation and show how they can be more coherently construed as Berkeleian in their intended meaning. In the process of this demonstration I show that only a Berkeleian interpretation is tenable for Book I. Second, I defend the Berkeleian interpretation against several charges; for instance, a (...)
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    An Inconsistency in “Dreaming”.John O. Nelson - 1964 - Philosophical Studies 15 (3):33 - 35.
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    The Conclusion of Book One, Part Four, of Hume's Treatise.John O. Nelson - 1964 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 24 (4):512-521.
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    Has the Authorship of an Abstract of a Treatise of Human Nature Really Been Decided?John O. Nelson - 1976 - Philosophical Quarterly 26 (102):82-91.
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    Wittgenstein: Language and World. [REVIEW]John O. Nelson - 1984 - Review of Metaphysics 38 (2):380-382.
    In his preface to Wittgenstein: Language and World, Canfield briefly explains the plan of the work. Feeling that "Wittgenstein's later work remains, after decades of study, in significant part poorly grasped or misinterpreted," and that "to make Wittgenstein's thought available, what is needed are in-depth examinations of his major concepts," he proposes to undertake a part of that task by examining in detail the "two connected ideas, that of a 'criterion', or standard by which one judges truth, and that of (...)
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    Pragmatism According to Rorty: A Disaster Area.John O. Nelson - 1995 - Journal of Philosophical Research 20:349-366.
    The limited objectives of this paper are to show that A), what seem to be merely superficial incoherencies in Rorty’s preferred pragmatism [according to which, “the only constraints on inquiry are conversational ones”] really are not but B), along with every assertion of Rorty’s defining his system and its consequences, belie an intrinsic incoherency resulting from that system’s intended conflation of “correspondence truth” and “pragmatic truth.” Then C), I shall argue that should we ask of a philosophy that denies to (...)
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    Wittgenstein.John O. Nelson - 1984 - Review of Metaphysics 38 (2):380-382.
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    A Question of Entailment.John O. Nelson - 1964 - Review of Metaphysics 18 (2):364 - 377.
    A r anderson and n d belnap, Jr., Maintained in their 1962 article, "the pure calculus of entailment," that necessary propositions can be entailed only by necessary propositions, And not by contingent ones. Against this r w ashby offered an apparently conclusive counterexample in "entailment and modality" (1963). In support of anderson and belnap, The author of the present paper develops a definition of entailment and argues that contingent propositions never entail necessary ones. However, Psychological factors may intervene in our (...)
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    I know that here is a band.John O. Nelson - 1964 - Analysis 24 (6):185.
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    A Groat's Worth More on Moore's Assertion.John O. Nelson - 1965 - Analysis 26 (1):32 -.
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    Pragmatism According to Rorty: A Disaster Area.John O. Nelson - 1995 - Journal of Philosophical Research 20:349-366.
    The limited objectives of this paper are to show that A), what seem to be merely superficial incoherencies in Rorty’s preferred pragmatism [according to which, “the only constraints on inquiry are conversational ones”] really are not but B), along with every assertion of Rorty’s defining his system and its consequences, belie an intrinsic incoherency resulting from that system’s intended conflation of “correspondence truth” and “pragmatic truth.” Then C), I shall argue that should we ask of a philosophy that denies to (...)
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    On the Impossibility of Theories of Meaning.John O. Nelson - 1963 - Journal of Philosophy 60 (11):296-303.
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    The Validation of Memory and Our Conception of a Past.John O. Nelson - 1963 - Philosophical Review 72 (January):35-47.
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    Two Main Questions Concerning Hume's Treatise and Enquiry.John O. Nelson - 1972 - Philosophical Review 81 (3):333-350.
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    How is Non-Metaphysics Possible?John O. Nelson - 1969 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 30 (2):219-237.
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    Discussion.John O. Nelson - 1965 - Theoria 31 (1):61-63.
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