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  1. Ignorance: A Case for Scepticism.Peter K. Unger - 1975 - Oxford University Press.
    In these challenging pages, Unger argues for the extreme skeptical view that, not only can nothing ever be known, but no one can ever have any reason at all for anything. A consequence of this is that we cannot ever have any emotions about anything: no one can ever be happy or sad about anything. Finally, in this reduction to absurdity of virtually all our supposed thought, he argues that no one can ever believe, or even say, that anything is (...)
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    An Interpretation of Hsi Kʿang's Eighteen Poems Presented to Hsi Hsi on His Entry into the Army.Peter Rushton, Hsi Kʿang & Hsi Kang - 1979 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 99 (2):175.
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  3. Identity, Consciousness, and Value.Peter K. Unger - 1990 - Oxford University Press.
    The topic of personal identity has prompted some of the liveliest and most interesting debates in recent philosophy. In a fascinating new contribution to the discussion, Peter Unger presents a psychologically aimed, but physically based, account of our identity over time. While supporting the account, he explains why many influential contemporary philosophers have underrated the importance of physical continuity to our survival, casting a new light on the work of Lewis, Nagel, Nozick, Parfit, Perry, Shoemaker, and others. Deriving from (...)
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  4. Living High and Letting Die: Our Illusion of Innocence.Peter K. Unger - 1996 - Oxford University Press.
    By contributing a few hundred dollars to a charity like UNICEF, a prosperous person can ensure that fewer poor children die, and that more will live reasonably long, worthwhile lives. Even when knowing this, however, most people send nothing, and almost all of the rest send little. What is the moral status of this behavior? To such common cases of letting die, our untutored response is that, while it is not very good, neither is the conduct wrong. What is the (...)
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    All the Power in the World.Peter K. Unger - 2005 - Oxford University Press.
    This bold and original work of philosophy presents an exciting new picture of concrete reality. Peter Unger provocatively breaks with what he terms the conservatism of present-day philosophy, and returns to central themes from Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume and Russell. Wiping the slate clean, Unger works, from the ground up, to formulate a new metaphysic capable of accommodating our distinctly human perspective. He proposes a world with inherently powerful particulars of two basic sorts: one mental but not physical, the (...)
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    Philosophical Relativity.Peter K. Unger - 1984 - Oxford University Press.
    In this short but meaty book, Peter Unger questions the objective answers that have been given to central problems in philosophy. As Unger hypothesizes, many of these problems are unanswerable, including the problems of knowledge and scepticism, the problems of free will, and problems of causation and explanation. In each case, he argues, we arrive at one answer only relative to an assumption about the meaning of key terms, terms like "know" and like "cause," even while we arrive at (...)
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  7. I do not exist.Peter K. Unger - 1979 - In Graham F. Macdonald (ed.), Perception and Identity. Cornell University Press.
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    Empty Ideas: A Critique of Analytic Philosophy.Peter K. Unger - 2014 - New York, NY: Oup Usa.
    During the middle of the twentieth century, philosophers generally agreed that, by contrast with science, philosophy should offer no substantial thoughts about the general nature of concrete reality. Instead, philosophers offered conceptual truths. It is widely assumed that, since 1970, things have changed greatly.
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    Scientific Controversies: Philosophical and Historical Perspectives.Peter K. Machamer, Marcello Pera & Aristeidēs Baltas (eds.) - 2000 - Oxford University Press.
    Traditionally it has been thought that scientific controversies can always be resolved on the basis of empirical data. Recently, however, social constructionists have claimed that the outcome of scientific debates is strongly influenced by non-evidential factors such as the rhetorical prowess and professional clout of the participants. This volume of previously unpublished essays by well-known philosophers of science presents historical studies and philosophical analyses that undermine the plausibility of an extreme social constructionist perspective while also indicating the need for a (...)
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    Does a Fetus Already have a Future-Like-Ours?Peter K. McInerney - 1990 - Journal of Philosophy 87 (5):264.
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  11. Does a fetus already have a future-like-ours?Peter K. McInerney - 1990 - Journal of Philosophy 87 (5):264-268.
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    Feyerabend and Galileo: The interaction of theories, and the reinterpretation of experience.Peter K. Machamer - 1973 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 4 (1):1-46.
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    Descartes's Changing Mind.Peter K. Machamer - 2009 - Princeton University Press.
    This is the first book to focus on Descartes's changing views, and it is welcome."--Roger Ariew, University of South Florida.
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    Living a Fast Life.Peter K. Jonason, Bryan L. Koenig & Jeremy Tost - 2010 - Human Nature 21 (4):428-442.
    The current research applied a mid-level evolutionary theory that has been successfully employed across numerous animal species—life history theory—in an attempt to understand the Dark Triad personality trait cluster (narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism). In Study 1 (N = 246), a measure of life history strategy was correlated with psychopathy, but unexpectedly with neither Machiavellianism nor narcissism. Study 2 (N = 321) replicated this overall pattern of results using longer, traditional measures of the Dark Triad traits and alternative, future-discounting indicators of (...)
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  15. Motion and Time, Space and Matter.Peter K. Machamer & Robert G. Turnbull (eds.) - 1976 - Ohio State University Press.
  16. Neuroscience, learning and the return to behaviorism.Peter K. Machamer - 2009 - In John Bickle (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Neuroscience. Oxford University Press. pp. 166--178.
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    Does play matter? Functional and evolutionary aspects of animal and human play.Peter K. Smith - 1982 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 5 (1):139-155.
  18. Aristotle on Natural Place and Natural Motion.Peter K. Machamer - 1978 - Isis 69 (3):37-387.
     
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    Non-kripkean deontic logic.Peter K. Schotch & Raymond E. Jennings - 1981 - In Risto Hilpinen (ed.), New Studies in Deontic Logic. pp. 149--162.
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    The Metaphysics of Media: Toward an End of Postmodern Cynicism and the Construction of a Virtuous Reality.Peter K. Fallon - 2009 - University of Scranton Press.
    In _The Metaphysics of Media_, award-winning media critic Peter K. Fallon tackles the complicated question of how a succession of dominant forms of media have supported—and even to some extent created—different conceptions of reality. To do so, he starts with the basics: a critical discussion of the very idea of objective reality and the various postmodern responses that have tended to dominate recent philosophical approaches to the subject. From there, he embarks on a survey of the evolution of communication (...)
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  21. The mystery of the physical and the matter of qualities.Peter K. Unger - 1998 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 22 (1):75–99.
    For some fifty years now, nearly all work in mainstream analytic philosophy has made no serious attempt to understand the _nature of_ _physical reality,_ even though most analytic philosophers take this to be all of reality, or nearly all. While we've worried much about the nature of our own experiences and thoughts and languages, we've worried little about the nature of the vast physical world that, as we ourselves believe, has them all as only a small part.
     
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    Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy: Racism in the Formation of the Philosophical Canon, 1780–1830.Peter K. J. Park - 2013 - State University of New York Press.
    A historical investigation of the exclusion of Africa and Asia from modern histories of philosophy.
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    Aristotle on Natural Place and Natural Motion.Peter K. Machamer - 1978 - Isis 69 (3):377-387.
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    Thinking about Causes: From Greek Philosophy to Modern Physics.Peter K. Machamer & Gereon Wolters (eds.) - 2007 - Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Pre.
    Emerging as a hot topic in the mid-twentieth century, causality is one of the most frequently discussed issues in contemporary philosophy. Thinking about Causes brings together top philosophers from the United States and Europe to focus on causality as a major force in philosophical and scientific thought.
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    What is still valuable in Husserl's analyses of inner time-consciousness.Peter K. McInerney - 1988 - Journal of Philosophy 85 (11):605-616.
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    Violence in Schools: The Response in Europe.Peter K. Smith (ed.) - 2002 - Routledge.
    Violence in schools is a pervasive, highly emotive and, above all, global problem. Bullying and its negative social consequences are of perennial concern, while the media regularly highlights incidences of violent assault - and even murder - occurring within schools. This unique and fascinating text offers a comprehensive overview and analysis of how European nations are tackling this serious issue. _Violence in Schools: The Response in Europe_, brings together contributions from all EU member states and two associated states. Each chapter (...)
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    Civilized Shamans: Buddhism in Tibetan Societies.Peter K. Moran & Geoffrey Samuel - 1995 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 115 (3):506.
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    On experience and the development of the understanding.Peter K. Unger - 1966 - American Philosophical Quarterly 3 (1):48-56.
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    Strength of desire.Peter K. McInerney - 2004 - American Philosophical Quarterly 41 (4):299-310.
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    Impossibility attempts: A speculative thesis.Peter K. Westen - manuscript
    Courts and commentators have struggled for years to identify rules to explain and justify certain widely-shared intuitions about impossibility attempts, and they have proposed rules variously based upon (1) what mistakes actors make, (2) what intentions actors possess, and (3) what conduct actors perform. None of the proposals fully succeeds, however, and none is able to explain the widely-shared intuition, which underlies Sandy Kadish's inventive hypothetical regarding Mr. Law and Mr. Fact, that some attempts based upon mistakes of law are (...)
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    Pollock on Rational Choice and Trying.Peter K. Mcinerney - 2006 - Philosophical Studies 129 (2):253-261.
    In everyday life people frequently recognize that a person at a time may be more or less strongly motivated to carry out an intentional action and that “trying harder” frequently affects the successful completion of an intentional action. In “Rational Choice and Action Omnipotence,” John Pollock provides an original account of rational choice in which “trying to do an action” is a basic factor. This paper argues that Pollock’s “expected-utility optimality prescription” is deficient because it lacks a parameter for intensity (...)
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  32. Goffman's framing order: Style as structure.Peter K. Manning - 1980 - In Jason Ditton (ed.), The View From Goffman. St. Martin's Press. pp. 252--84.
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  33. Studies in Perception.Peter K. Machamer & Robert G. Turnbull - 1979 - Philosophy of Science 46 (4):657-659.
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    Thirteen Loose Sheets of Varying Size: On Part II of Bemerkungen über Frazer’s “The Golden Bough”.Peter K. Westergaard - 2016 - In Aidan Seery, Josef G. F. Rothhaupt & Lars Albinus (eds.), Wittgenstein’s Remarks on Frazer: The Text and the Matter. De Gruyter. pp. 291-310.
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    "Kant's principle of the formal finality of nature and its role in experience, Iris Fry in his critique of judgment, and especially in its two introductions, Kant examined the necessary conditions for concrete knowledge and ex-perience. The object of investigation here was not the first critique's" na.Peter K. Mcinerney Consciousness - 1988 - Journal of Philosophy 85 (11).
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    Motion and Time, Space and Matter: Interrelations in the History of Philosophy and Science.Peter K. Machamer & Robert G. Turnbull - 1979 - Philosophical Review 88 (1):122-124.
  37. The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages.Peter K. Austin & Julia Sallabank (eds.) - 2011 - Cambridge University Press.
    It is generally agreed that about 7,000 languages are spoken across the world today and at least half may no longer be spoken by the end of this century. This state-of-the-art Handbook examines the reasons behind this dramatic loss of linguistic diversity, why it matters, and what can be done to document and support endangered languages. The volume is relevant not only to researchers in language endangerment, language shift and language death, but to anyone interested in the languages and cultures (...)
     
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    Introduction to Philosophy.Peter K. McInerney - 1992 - Harper Collins.
    The HarperCollins College Outline series summarizes an area of study in a format that assures easy comprehension for students as well as the general reader. INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY covers areas ranging from the Nature of God to Theories of Personal Identity Through Time to Feminism and Purposes of Government.
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  39. Gila J. Hayim, The Existential Sociology of Jean-Paul Sartre Reviewed by.Peter K. McInerney - 1981 - Philosophy in Review 1 (2/3):82-85.
     
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    “The Suffering of an Ascetic”: On Linguistic and Ascetic Self-misunderstanding in Wittgenstein and Nietzsche.Peter K. Westergaard - 2016 - Nordic Wittgenstein Review 5 (2):183-202.
    This paper outlines an interpretation of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s remark in the _Big Typescript_ in which he compares the philosopher bewitched by the workings of language to “the suffering of an ascetic”. The interpretation takes as its starting point Friedrich Nietzsche’s terse account of the philosopher, the history of philosophy, and his diagnosis of ascetic self-misunderstanding, from the Third Essay, “What do ascetic ideals mean?”, in _On the Genealogy of Morality_. In its assumption of an affinity between Wittgenstein’s remark and Nietzsche’s (...)
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    A note on three-valued modal logic.Peter K. Schotch, Jorgen B. Jensen, Peter F. Larsen & Edwin J. MacLellan - 1978 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 19 (1):63-68.
  42. Epistemology and Psychology. [REVIEW]Peter K. Machamer - 1975 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 5 (4):373.
  43. Guide to the Philosophy of Science.Peter K. Machamer & Michael Silberstein (eds.) - 2002 - Blackwell.
     
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  44. Philosophy and the Sciences of Mind.Peter K. Machamer & Martin Carrier (eds.) - forthcoming
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    Review. Hygin. Fables. J-Y Boriaud [ed].Peter K. Marshall - 1999 - The Classical Review 49 (2):410-412.
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    Semiotics and Contextualized Knowledge.Peter K. Storkerson - 2010 - Semiotics:110-120.
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    Mopping up Operations. [REVIEW]Peter K. Marshall - 2001 - The Classical Review 51 (1):49-51.
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    Mopping up Operations A. Bouvet, J.-C. Richard(edd., trans.): Pseudo-César , Guerre d'Afrique (Collection des Universités de France publiée sous le patronage de l'Association Guillaume Budé). Pp. lxv + 143, map. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1997. Cased, frs. 295. ISBN: 2-251-01399-7. N. diouron (ed., trans.): Pseudo–César , Guerre d'Espagne (Collection des Universités de France publiée sous le patronage de l'Association Guillaume Budé). Pp. cix + 196, maps. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1999. Cased. ISBN: 2-251-01413-. [REVIEW]Peter K. Marshall - 2001 - The Classical Review 51 (01):49-.
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    Semiotic ethnographic research.Peter K. Manning - 1991 - American Journal of Semiotics 8 (1/2):27-45.
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    Nietzsche and Cognitive Science.Peter K. Mcinerney - 1997 - International Studies in Philosophy 29 (3):3-11.
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