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    Cartesian truth.Thomas C. Vinci - 1998 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    This book argues that science and metaphysics are closely and inseparably interwoven in the work of Descartes, such that the metaphysics cannot be understood without the science and vice versa. In order to make his case, Thomas Vinci offers a careful philosophical reconstruction of central parts of Descartes' metaphysics and of his theory of perception, each considered in relation to Descartes' epistemology. Many authors of late have written on the relation between Descartes' metaphysics and his physics, especially insofar as the (...)
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    Aristotle and Modern Genetics.Thomas C. Vinci & Jason Scott Robert - 2005 - Journal of the History of Ideas 66 (2):201-221.
    We assess Aristotle's doctrine of the four causes in relation to current research on the development of organisms. Our goals are four-fold: first, to present and critically challenge what has become an orthodox interpretation of Aristotle among biologists; second, to present and defend a more adequate account of organismal development; third, to elaborate and justify a novel account of Aristotle's natural teleology, one at odds with the orthodox interpretation; and fourth, to illustrate how our reading of Aristotle, if right, permits (...)
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    Space, Geometry, and Kant's Transcendental Deduction of the Categories.Thomas C. Vinci - 2014 - New York, US: Oup Usa.
    Thomas C. Vinci argues that Kant's Deductions demonstrate Kant's idealist doctrines and have the structure of an inference to the best explanation for correlated domains. With the Deduction of the Categories the correlated domains are intellectual conditions and non-geometrical laws of the empirical world. With the Deduction of the Concepts of Space, the correlated domains are the geometry of pure objects of intuition and the geometry of empirical objects.
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    Objective chance, indicative conditionals and decision theory; or, how you can be Smart, rich and keep on smoking.Thomas C. Vinci - 1988 - Synthese 75 (1):83 - 105.
    In this paper I explore a version of standard (expected utility) decision theory in which the probability parameter is interpreted as an objective chance believed by agents to obtain and values of this parameter are fixed by indicative conditionals linking possible actions with possible outcomes. After reviewing some recent developments centering on the common-cause counterexamples to the standard approach, I introduce and briefly discuss the key notions in my own approach. (This approach has essentially the same results as the causal (...)
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    On the Truth-Relevancy of the Pragmatic Utility of Beliefs.Nicholas Rescher & Thomas C. Vinci - 1975 - Review of Metaphysics 28 (3):443 - 452.
    This position is not confined to the philosophical pragmatists of yore. More recent methodologists of science have reacted to Rudolf Carnap’s thesis that science can dispense with accepting hypotheses as true by maintaining that scientists do accept hypotheses, albeit on practical rather than theoretical grounds. On the position adopted by this school of thought, "accepting a hypothesis as true" is to be reinterpreted to amount to "acting or being disposed to act in the manner which would be best relative to (...)
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    Descartes and the Modern.Neil G. Robertson, Gordon McOuat & Thomas C. Vinci (eds.) - 2007 - Cambridge Scholars Press.
    Descartes is not simply our iconic modern philosopher, mathematician or scientist. He stands as the cultural symbol for modernity itself. This title offers insights into the relationship between Descartes and the Modern, and the very meaning and status of Modernity itself.
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  8. Paul K. Mosher, Empirical Knowledge Reviewed by.Thomas C. Vinci - 1987 - Philosophy in Review 7 (3):118-121.
     
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    What is the ground for the principle of the identity of indiscernibles in Leibniz's correspondence with Clarke?Thomas C. Vinci - 1974 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 12 (1):95-101.
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    Review of James R. O'Shea, Wilfrid Sellars: Naturalism with a Normative Turn[REVIEW]Thomas C. Vinci - 2008 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2008 (4).
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