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  1. Theories of Theories of Mind.Peter Carruthers & Peter K. Smith (eds.) - 1996 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Theories of Theories of Mind brings together contributions by a distinguished international team of philosophers, psychologists, and primatologists, who between them address such questions as: what is it to understand the thoughts, feelings, and intentions of other people? How does such an understanding develop in the normal child? Why, unusually, does it fail to develop? And is any such mentalistic understanding shared by members of other species? The volume's four parts together offer a state of the art survey of the (...)
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  2. Vagueness: A Reader.Rosanna Keefe & Peter Smith (eds.) - 1996 - MIT Press.
    Vagueness is currently the subject of vigorous debate in the philosophy of logic and language. Vague terms -- such as 'tall', 'red', 'bald', and 'tadpole' -- have borderline cases ; and they lack well-defined extensions. The phenomenon of vagueness poses a fundamental challenge to classical logic and semantics, which assumes that propositions are either true or false and that extensions are determinate.This anthology collects for the first time the most important papers in the field. After a substantial introduction that surveys (...)
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    An Introduction to Gödel's Theorems.Peter Smith - 2007 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    In 1931, the young Kurt Gödel published his First Incompleteness Theorem, which tells us that, for any sufficiently rich theory of arithmetic, there are some arithmetical truths the theory cannot prove. This remarkable result is among the most intriguing in logic. Gödel also outlined an equally significant Second Incompleteness Theorem. How are these Theorems established, and why do they matter? Peter Smith answers these questions by presenting an unusual variety of proofs for the First Theorem, showing how to prove the (...)
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  4. Theories of Theories of Mind.Peter Carruthers & Peter K. Smith - 1999 - Philosophical Quarterly 49 (194):115-119.
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    Explaining Chaos.Peter Smith - 1998 - Cambridge University Press.
    Chaotic dynamics has been hailed as the third great scientific revolution in physics this century, comparable to relativity and quantum mechanics. In this book, Peter Smith takes a cool, critical look at such claims. He cuts through the hype and rhetoric by explaining some of the basic mathematical ideas in a clear and accessible way, and by carefully discussing the methodological issues which arise. In particular, he explores the new kinds of explanation of empirical phenomena which modern dynamics can deliver. (...)
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  6. An Introduction to Gödel's Theorems.Peter Smith - 2009 - Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 15 (2):218-222.
     
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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.
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    Absolute Generality.Peter Smith - 2006 - Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 14 (3):398-401.
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  9. Rejection and valuations.Luca Incurvati & Peter Smith - 2010 - Analysis 70 (1):3 - 10.
    Timothy Smiley’s wonderful paper ‘Rejection’ (1996) is still perhaps not as well known or well understood as it should be. This note first gives a quick presentation of themes from that paper, though done in our own way, and then considers a putative line of objection – recently advanced by Julien Murzi and Ole Hjortland (2009) – to one of Smiley’s key claims. Along the way, we consider the prospects for an intuitionistic approach to some of the issues discussed in (...)
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  10. Explaining Chaos.Peter Smith - 2000 - Philosophical Quarterly 50 (198):126-128.
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    Innate Ideas.Peter Smith - 1976 - Philosophical Quarterly 26 (104):277-279.
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  12. An introduction to formal logic.Peter Smith - 2003 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Formal logic provides us with a powerful set of techniques for criticizing some arguments and showing others to be valid. These techniques are relevant to all of us with an interest in being skilful and accurate reasoners. In this highly accessible book, Peter Smith presents a guide to the fundamental aims and basic elements of formal logic. He introduces the reader to the languages of propositional and predicate logic, and then develops formal systems for evaluating arguments translated into these languages, (...)
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  13. Approximate truth and dynamical theories.Peter Smith - 1998 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 49 (2):253-277.
    Arguably, there is no substantial, general answer to the question of what makes for the approximate truth of theories. But in one class of cases, the issue seems simply resolved. A wide class of applied dynamical theories can be treated as two-component theories—one component specifying a certain kind of abstract geometrical structure, the other giving empirical application to this structure by claiming that it replicates, subject to arbitrary scaling for units etc., the geometric structure to be found in some real-world (...)
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    The Shape of Space.Peter Smith - 1978 - Philosophical Quarterly 28 (111):167-169.
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    Could We Be Brains in a Vat?Peter Smith - 1984 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 14 (1):115--23.
    The course of my experience is quite consistent with the hypothesis that it is being produced by a mad scientist who is feeding into my sensory receptors entirely delusive stimuli. Indeed, I could at this very moment be nothing more than a brain floating in a vat of nutrients, my nerve ends linked up to some infernal apparatus by means of which my unknown deceiver induces in me utterly erroneous beliefs about the world.So begins a familiar line of thought which (...)
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  16. Pretend play.Chris Jarrold, Peter Carruthers, Jill Boucher & Peter K. Smith - 1994 - Mind and Language 9 (4):445-468.
    Children’s ability to pretend, and the apparent lack of pretence in children with autism, have become important issues in current research on ‘theory of mind’, on the assumption that pretend play may be an early indicator of metarepresentational abilities.
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  17. An Introduction to Formal Logic.Peter Smith - 2004 - Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 10 (4):563-565.
     
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    Philosophical Problems of Modern Physics.Peter Smith & Peter Mittelstaedt - 1977 - Philosophical Quarterly 27 (107):188.
  19. Modest reductions and the unity of science.Peter Smith - 1992 - In K. Lennon & D. Charles (eds.), Reduction, Explanation, and Realism. Oxford University Press. pp. 19--43.
     
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  20. Ancestral arithmetic and Isaacson's Thesis.Peter Smith - 2008 - Analysis 68 (1):1-10.
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    The philosophy of mind.Peter Smith & Jones O. R. - 1986 - New York: Cambridge University Press. Edited by O. R. Jones.
    This is a straightforward, elementary textbook for beginning students of philosophy. The general aim is to provide a clear introduction to the main issues arising in the philosophy of mind. Part I discusses the Cartesian dualist view which many find initially appealing, and contains a careful examination of arguments for and against. Part II introduces the broadly functionalist type of physicalism which has Aristotelian roots. This approach is developed to yield accounts of perception, action, belief and desire, and the emerging (...)
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    Could We Be Brains in a Vat?Peter Smith - 1984 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 14 (1):115-123.
    The course of my experience is quite consistent with the hypothesis that it is being produced by a mad scientist who is feeding into my sensory receptors entirely delusive stimuli. Indeed, I could at this very moment be nothing more than a brain floating in a vat of nutrients, my nerve ends linked up to some infernal apparatus by means of which my unknown deceiver induces in me utterly erroneous beliefs about the world.So begins a familiar line of thought which (...)
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  23. Is 'no' a force-indicator? Sometimes, possibly.Luca Incurvati & Peter Smith - 2012 - Analysis 72 (2):225-231.
    Some bilateralists have suggested that some of our negative answers to yes-or-no questions are cases of rejection. Mark Textor (2011. Is ‘no’ a force-indicator? No! Analysis 71: 448–56) has recently argued that this suggestion falls prey to a version of the Frege-Geach problem. This note reviews Textor's objection and shows why it fails. We conclude with some brief remarks concerning where we think that future attacks on bilateralism should be directed.
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  24. Realism and the Progress of Science.Peter Smith - 1984 - Mind 93 (371):463-465.
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  25. Bad news for anomalous monism?Peter Smith - 1982 - Analysis 42 (4):220-224.
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    Cultures and Persons: Characterizing National and Other Types of Cultural Difference Can Also Aid Our Understanding and Prediction of Individual Variability.Peter Bevington Smith & Michael Harris Bond - 2019 - Frontiers in Psychology 10.
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    On animal beliefs.Peter Smith - 1982 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 20 (4):503-512.
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    Space, Time and Motion: A Philosophical Introduction.Peter Smith & Wesley C. Salmon - 1976 - Philosophical Quarterly 26 (105):371.
  29. Category Theory: A Gentle Introduction.Peter Smith - manuscript
    This Gentle Introduction is very much still work in progress. Roughly aimed at those who want something a bit more discursive, slower-moving, than Awodey's or Leinster's excellent books. -/- The current [Jan 2018] version is 291pp.
     
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    Realism and the Progress of Science.Peter Smith - 1981 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    This book examines the philosophical foundations of the realist view of the progress of science as cumulative. It is a view that has recently been faced with a number of powerful attacks in which successive scientific theories are seen, not as extending their scope and honing their explanations, but as incommensurable. There is, it is held, in principle no way of establishing that they are about the same things. From the voluminous literature on the topic, Dr Smith has selected relevantly (...)
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  31. The Philosophy of Mind: An Introduction.Peter Smith & O. R. Jones - 1986 - New York: Cambridge University Press. Edited by O. R. Jones.
    This is a straightforward, elementary textbook for beginning students of philosophy. The general aim is to provide a clear introduction to the main issues arising in the philosophy of mind. Part I discusses the Cartesian dualist view which many find initially appealing, and contains a careful examination of arguments for and against. Part II introduces the broadly functionalist type of physicalism which has Aristotelian roots. This approach is developed to yield accounts of perception, action, belief and desire, and the emerging (...)
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  32. The Philosophy of Mind: An Introduction.Peter Smith & O. R. Jones - 1989 - Mind 98 (390):311-313.
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    On Animal Beliefs.Peter Smith - 1982 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 20 (4):503-512.
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  34. Anomalous monism and epiphenomenalism: A reply to Honderich.Peter Smith - 1984 - Analysis 44 (2):83-86.
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    Blackburn on saying that.Peter Smith - 1976 - Philosophical Studies 30 (6):423 - 426.
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    Eliminative materialism—a reply to everitt.Peter Smith - 1982 - Mind 91 (363):438-440.
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    Memory scanning as a serial self-terminating process.John Theios, Peter G. Smith, Susan E. Haviland, Jane Traupmann & Melvyn C. Moy - 1973 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 97 (3):323.
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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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    Bennett's belief.Peter Smith - 1982 - Philosophical Studies 41 (May):431-442.
  40. Godel without (too many) tears.Peter Smith - manuscript
    odel’s Theorems (CUP, heavily corrected fourth printing 2009: henceforth IGT ). Surely that’s more than enough to be going on with? Ah, but there’s the snag. It is more than enough. In the writing, as is the way with these things, the book grew far beyond the scope of the lecture notes from which it started. And while I hope the result is still pretty accessible to someone prepared to put in the time and effort, there is – to be (...)
     
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  41. Introducing Wilfrid Hodges, a shorter model theory.Peter Smith - unknown
    In the opening chapter of ‘the Shorter Hodges’, we get a lot of fixing of terminology and notation, and some fairly natural definitions of ideas like that of isomorphism between structures. There are no really tricky ideas which need further exploration, nor any nasty proofs that could do with more elaboration. So I don’t pretend to have anything very thrilling by way of introductory comments. But let me make some more general philosophical comments.
     
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  42. Charles Parsons: Mathematical Thought and Its Object.Peter Smith - 2009
     
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    Phenotypic matching, human altruism, and mate preference.Maria Leek & Peter K. Smith - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (3):534-535.
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    Consciousness.Peter Smith - 1989 - Cogito 3 (1):20-25.
  45. Consciousness.Peter Smith - 1989 - Cogito 3 (2):93-98.
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    Fact and Meaning.Peter Smith & Jane Heal - 1993 - Philosophical Quarterly 43 (170):90.
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    On The Objects of Perceptual Experience.Peter Smith - 1991 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 91:191-196.
    Peter Smith; On ‘The Objects of Perceptual Experience’, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Volume 91, Issue 1, 1 June 1991, Pages 191–196, https://doi.org.
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    Subjectivity and Colour Vision.Peter Smith & Gregory McCulloch - 1987 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 61 (1):245-282.
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    Social and Environmental Influences on Child Mortality in Brazil: Logistic Regression Analysis of Data from Census Files.Cesar G. Victora, Peter G. Smith & J. Patrick Vaughan - 1986 - Journal of Biosocial Science 18 (1):87-102.
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  50. Solitary speakers.Peter Smith - 1975 - Mind 84 (336):590-594.
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