Theo Todman's Philosophy Papers Full Database (Categorised by Sub-Topic)

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I’ve made an attempt to categorise my accumulated papers by topic, subject and sub-topic. Herewith is the full list of philosophy papers, segregated by sub-topic. Book chapters are broken out in many cases, where I could be bothered, otherwise a book is represented by a single entry.

Author Title Priority Abstract Source Pages Read?
Alanen (Lilli) Descartes, Conceivability and Logical Modality 3 More
Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy, Ed. Tamara Horowitz & Gerald J. Massey, 1991 22 .
Anapolitanos (D.A.) Thought Experiments and Conceivability Conditions in Mathematics 2 More
Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy, Ed. Tamara Horowitz & Gerald J. Massey, 1991 12 .
Baggini (Julian) Life-and-death thought experiments are correctly unsolvable 1 Abstract
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Aeon, 17 January, 2017 2 Yes
Baillie (James) Methodology Matters 1 Abstract
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Baillie (James) - Problems in Personal Identity, 1993, Chapter 5 19 .
Baillie (James) Problems in Personal Identity: Introduction 1 Abstract
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Baillie (James) - Problems in Personal Identity, 1993, Chapter 1 9 .
Barberousse (Anouk), Francescelli (Sara) & Imbert (Cyrille) Computer Simulations as Experiments 4 Abstract
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Synthese (Special Issue, 2008?) - Models and Simulations 1 16 .
Barker (Jonathan) Debunking Arguments and Metaphysical Laws 1 Abstract
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Philosophical Studies (Forthcoming as of March 2019) 30 29%
Batterman (Robert) Idealization and Modeling 4 Abstract
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Synthese (Special Issue, 2008?) - Models and Simulations 1 26 .
Bealer (George) Intuition and the Autonomy of Philosophy 2 Abstract
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DePaul & Ramsey - Rethinking Intuition: The Psychology of Intuition and Its Role in Philosophical Inquiry, 1998 40 .
Bealer (George) Modal Epistemology and the Rationalist Renaissance 2 Abstract
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Gendler & Hawthorne - Conceivability and Possibility, 2002 56 .
Brook (J.A.) Imagination, Possibility, and Personal Identity 3 Abstract
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American Philosophical Quarterly, 12.3, July 1975, pp. 185-198 14 .
Brown (James Robert) Thought Experiments: A Platonic Account 2 More
Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy, Ed. Tamara Horowitz & Gerald J. Massey, 1991 10 .
Brown (James Robert) Why Thought Experiments Transcend Empiricism 2 More
Hitchcock (Christopher) - Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Science, 2004 21 .
Brown (James Robert) & Fehige (Yiftach) Thought Experiments 1 Abstract
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Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, 1996-2014 58 6%
Bunzl (Martin) The Logic of Thought Experiments 3 Abstract
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Synthese, Vol. 106, No. 2 (Feb., 1996), pp. 227-240 14 .
Camp (Joseph L.) The Balad of Clyde the Moose 3 More
Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy, Ed. Tamara Horowitz & Gerald J. Massey, 1991 8 .
Campbell (John) Berkeley's Puzzle 2 More
Gendler & Hawthorne - Conceivability and Possibility, 2002 18 .
Cargile (James) Review of Tamara Horowitz & Gerald Massey 'Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy' 3 More
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 54, No. 2, Jun., 1994, pp. 483-486 4 .
Chalmers (David) Does Conceivability Entail Possibility? 2 More
Gendler & Hawthorne - Conceivability and Possibility, 2002 56 .
Cohnitz (Daniel) Personal Identity and the Methodology of Imaginary Cases 1 Abstract
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Petrus - On Human Persons, 2003 38 Yes
Cole (David) Thought and Thought Experiments 1 Abstract
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Philosophical Studies, Vol. 45, No. 3 (May, 1984), pp. 431-444 14 25%
Coleman (Stephen) Thought Experiments and Personal Identity 3 Abstract
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Philosophical Studies. Mar (I) 2000; 98(1): 53-69 17 .
Cummins (Robert) Reflections on Reflective Equilibrium 2 More
DePaul & Ramsey - Rethinking Intuition: The Psychology of Intuition and Its Role in Philosophical Inquiry, 1998 16 .
Currie (Gregory) Desire in Imagination 2 More
Gendler & Hawthorne - Conceivability and Possibility, 2002 22 .
Della Rocca (Michael) Essentialism versus Essentialism 2 Abstract
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Gendler & Hawthorne - Conceivability and Possibility, 2002 30 .
DePaul (Michael) Why Bother with Reflective Equilibrium? 2 More
DePaul & Ramsey - Rethinking Intuition: The Psychology of Intuition and Its Role in Philosophical Inquiry, 1998 18 .
DePaul (Michael) & Ramsey (William) Rethinking Intuition: Preface 2 More
DePaul & Ramsey - Rethinking Intuition: The Psychology of Intuition and Its Role in Philosophical Inquiry, 1998 10 .
Falk (Dan) Armchair science 1 More
Aeon, 20 December, 2017 9 Yes
Fine (Kit) The Varieties of Necessity 2 More
Gendler & Hawthorne - Conceivability and Possibility, 2002 30 .
Foley (Richard) Rationality and Intellectual Self-Trust 2 More
DePaul & Ramsey - Rethinking Intuition: The Psychology of Intuition and Its Role in Philosophical Inquiry, 1998 16 .
Forge (John) Thought Experiments in the Philosophy of Physical Science 3 More
Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy, Ed. Tamara Horowitz & Gerald J. Massey, 1991 14 .
Frigg (Roman) & Reiss (Julian) The Philosophy of Simulation: Hot New Issues or Same Old Stew? 4 Abstract
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Synthese (Special Issue, 2008?) - Models and Simulations 1 28 .
Gale (Richard) On Some Pernicious Thought-Experiments 1 Abstract
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Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy, Ed. Tamara Horowitz & Gerald J. Massey, 1991 8 Yes
Gelfert (Axel) Rigorous Results, Cross-Model Justification, and the Transfer of Empirical Warrant: The Case of Many-Body Models in Physics 4 Abstract
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Synthese (Special Issue, 2008?) - Models and Simulations 1 26 .
Gendler (Tamar Szabo) Exceptional Persons: On the Limits of Imaginary Cases 1 Abstract
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Journal of Consciousness Studies, Volume 5, Numbers 5-6, 1998, pp. 592-610(19). 20 .
Gendler (Tamar Szabo) Personal Identity and Thought Experiments 1 Abstract
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Philosophical Quarterly, Volume 52, Number 206, January 2002, pp. 34-54(21). 21 .
Gendler (Tamar Szabo) & Hawthorne (John) Conceivability and Possibility: Introduction 1 Abstract
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Gendler & Hawthorne - Conceivability and Possibility, 2002 70 3%
George (Rolf) The Tradition of Thought Experiments in Epistemology 5 Abstract
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Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy, Ed. Tamara Horowitz & Gerald J. Massey, 1991 12 .
Goldman (Alvin) & Pust (Joel) Philosophical Theory and Intuitional Evidence 2 More
DePaul & Ramsey - Rethinking Intuition: The Psychology of Intuition and Its Role in Philosophical Inquiry, 1998 22 .
Gopnik (Alison) & Schwitzgebel (Eric) Whose Concepts Are They, Anyway? The Role of Philosophical Intuition in Empirical Psychology 2 More
DePaul & Ramsey - Rethinking Intuition: The Psychology of Intuition and Its Role in Philosophical Inquiry, 1998 20 .
Graham (George) & Horgan (Terence) Southern Fundamentalism and the End of Philosophy 2 Abstract
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DePaul & Ramsey - Rethinking Intuition: The Psychology of Intuition and Its Role in Philosophical Inquiry, 1998 22 .
Grüne-Yanoff (Till) The Explanatory Potential of Artificial Societies 4 Abstract
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Synthese (Special Issue, 2008?) - Models and Simulations 1 33 .
Gutting (Gary) Rethinking Intuition: A Historical and Metaphilosophical Introduction 2 More
DePaul & Ramsey - Rethinking Intuition: The Psychology of Intuition and Its Role in Philosophical Inquiry, 1998 14 .
Hall (D. Geoffrey) Continuity and the Persistence of Objects: When the Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of the Parts 3 Abstract
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Cognitive Psychology, Volume 37, Number 1, October 1998, pp. 28-59(32) 32 .
Heller (Mark) The Mad Scientist Meets the Robot Cats: Compatibilism, Kinds, and Counterexamples 1 Abstract
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Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 56, No. 2 (Jun., 1996) (pp. 333-337) 5 .
Hershenov (David) A Hylomorphic Account of Thought Experiments Concerning Personal Identity 1 Abstract
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American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, 82:3, pp. 2008. 481-502 22 6%
Hetherington (Stephen) Conceivability and Modal Knowledge 2 More
Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy, Ed. Tamara Horowitz & Gerald J. Massey, 1991 10 .
Horowitz (Tamara) Philosophical intuitions and psychological theory 1 Abstract
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DePaul & Ramsey - Rethinking Intuition: The Psychology of Intuition and Its Role in Philosophical Inquiry, 1998 18 20%
Horowitz (Tamara) & Massey (Gerald J.) Newcomb's Problem as a Thought Experiment 3 More
Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy, Ed. Tamara Horowitz & Gerald J. Massey, 1991 12 .
Horowitz (Tamara) & Massey (Gerald J.) Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy: Introduction 3 More
Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy, Ed. Tamara Horowitz & Gerald J. Massey, 1991 28 .
Humphreys (Paul) The Philosophical Novelty of Computer Simulation Methods 4 Abstract
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Synthese (Special Issue, 2008?) - Models and Simulations 1 21 .
Irvine (Andrew D.) Thought Experiments in Scientific Reasoning 3 More
Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy, Ed. Tamara Horowitz & Gerald J. Massey, 1991 18 .
James (Susan) Feminism in Philosophy of Mind: The Question of Personal Identity 1 Abstract
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Fricker & Hornsby - The Cambridge Companion to Feminism in Philosophy 20 Yes
Janis (Allen I.) Can Thought Experiments Fail? 2 More
Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy, Ed. Tamara Horowitz & Gerald J. Massey, 1991 6 .
Johnston (Mark) Human Beings 1 Abstract
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Journal of Philosophy, Volume 84, Issue 2 (Feb 1987), 59-83 25 Yes
Kahneman (Daniel) & Tversky (Amos) Prospect Theory: An Analysis of Decision Under Risk 1 Abstract
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Gardenfors & Sahlin - Decision, Probability and Utility - Selected Readings 32 6%
Kamm (F.M.) Moral Intuitions, Cognitive Psychology, and the Harming-Versus-Not-Aiding Distinction 4 More
Ethics, Vol. 108, No. 3 (Apr., 1998), pp. 463-488 26 .
King (Peter) Mediaeval Thought-Experiments: The Metamethodology of Mediaeval Science 4 More
Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy, Ed. Tamara Horowitz & Gerald J. Massey, 1991 22 .
Kolak (Daniel) The Metaphysics and Metapsychology of Personal Identity: Why Thought Experiments Matter in Deciding Who We Are 2 Abstract
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American Philosophical Quarterly, 30 #1, 1993: 39-50 12 .
Kornblith (Hilary) The Role of Intuition in Philosophical Inquiry: An Account with No Unnatural Ingredients 2 More
DePaul & Ramsey - Rethinking Intuition: The Psychology of Intuition and Its Role in Philosophical Inquiry, 1998 14 .
Kripke (Saul) A Puzzle about Time and Thought 1 More
Kripke (Saul) - Philosophical Troubles: Collected Papers, Volume 1 8 .
Kuhn (Thomas) A Function For Thought Experiments 2 More
Hacking - Scientific Revolutions - Oxford Readings 22 .
Kuhn (Thomas) A Function For Thought Experiments 1 More
Kuhn - The Essential Tension 26 .
Laymon (Ronald) Thought Experiments By Stevin, Mach and Gouy: Thought Experiments As Ideal Limits and As Semantic Domains 3 More
Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy, Ed. Tamara Horowitz & Gerald J. Massey, 1991 26 .
Leiber (Justin) Beyond Rejection 4 More
Hofstadter & Dennett - The Mind's I - Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul 11 .
Lennox (James G.) Darwinian Thought Experiments: A Function For Just-So Stories 3 More
Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy, Ed. Tamara Horowitz & Gerald J. Massey, 1991 24 .
Massey (Barbara D.) Do All Rational Folk Reason As We Do? Frege's Thought Experiments Reconsidered 3 More
Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy, Ed. Tamara Horowitz & Gerald J. Massey, 1991 14 .
Massey (Gerald J.) Backdoor Analyticity 3 More
Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy, Ed. Tamara Horowitz & Gerald J. Massey, 1991 12 .
Mattingly (James) & Warwick (Walter) Projectible Predicates in Analogue and Simulated Systems 4 Abstract
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Synthese (Special Issue, 2008?) - Models and Simulations 1 36 .
Mohanty (J.N.) Method of Imaginative Variation in Phenomenology 3 More
Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy, Ed. Tamara Horowitz & Gerald J. Massey, 1991 12 .
Murphy (Peter) Reliability Connections Between Conceivability and Inconceivability 2 Abstract
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Dialectica, 60.2, June 2006, pp. 195-205(11) 11 .
Nagel (Thomas) Conceiving the Impossible and the Mind-Body Problem 3 Abstract
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Philosophy - 73/285 (July 1998), pp 337-352 16 .
Nichols (Shaun) & Bruno (Michael) Intuitions about Personal Identity: An Empirical Study 1 Abstract
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Forthcoming in Philosophical Psychology, Special issue on experimental philosophy 34 3%
Nielsen (Lasse) Reconstructing Thought Experiments in Personal Identity 1 Abstract
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Philosophia: Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities, 2018 6 33%
Norton (John D.) Thought Experiments in Einstein's Work 3 More
Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy, Ed. Tamara Horowitz & Gerald J. Massey, 1991 20 .
Norton (John D.) Why Thought Experiments do not Transcend Empiricism 2 More
Hitchcock (Christopher) - Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Science,, 2004 23 .
Papineau (David) The Importance of Philosophical Intuition 1 Abstract
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Backdoor Broadcasting Company; Metaphilosophical Directions for the 21st Century - 11 December 2009 4 Yes
Parker (Matthew W.) Computing the Uncomputable, or, The Discrete Charm of Second-Order Simulacra 4 Abstract
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Synthese (Special Issue, 2008?) - Models and Simulations 1 32 .
Parker (Wendy) Does Matter Really Matter? Computer Simulations, Experiments, and Materiality 4 Abstract
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Synthese (Special Issue, 2008?) - Models and Simulations 1 25 .
Ramsey (William) Prototypes and Conceptual Analysis 2 Abstract
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DePaul & Ramsey - Rethinking Intuition: The Psychology of Intuition and Its Role in Philosophical Inquiry, 1998 18 .
Rescher (Nicholas) Thought Experiments in Presocratic Philosophy 3 More
Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy, Ed. Tamara Horowitz & Gerald J. Massey, 1991 12 .
Richmond (Alasdair) Time-Travel Fictions and Philosophy 1 Abstract
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American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct., 2001), pp. 305-318 14 8%
Robinson (Howard) Thought Experiments, Ontology, And Concept-Dependent Truthmakers 3 Abstract
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Monist, Oct2004, Vol. 87 Issue 4, p537-553, 17p; 17 .
Rosch (Eleanor) & Mervis (Carolyn B.) Family Resemblances: Studies in the Internal Structure of Categories 2 More
DePaul & Ramsey - Rethinking Intuition: The Psychology of Intuition and Its Role in Philosophical Inquiry, 1998 28 .
Rosen (Gideon) A Study in Modal Deviance 2 More
Gendler & Hawthorne - Conceivability and Possibility, 2002 26 .
Schlimm (Dirk) Learning from the Existence of Models. On Psychic Machines, Tortoises, and Computer Simulations 4 Abstract
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Synthese (Special Issue, 2008?) - Models and Simulations 1 31 .
Shafir (Eldar) Philosophical Intuitions and Cognitive Mechanisms 2 More
DePaul & Ramsey - Rethinking Intuition: The Psychology of Intuition and Its Role in Philosophical Inquiry, 1998 16 .
Sidelle (Alan) On the Metaphysical Contingency of the Laws of Nature 2 More
Gendler & Hawthorne - Conceivability and Possibility, 2002 28 .
Sorensen (Roy) Are Thought Experiments Experiments? 2 Abstract
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Thought Experiments, Roy A. Sorensen, 1992, Chapter 9 36 .
Sorensen (Roy) Conflict Vagueness and Precisification 2 Abstract
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Thought Experiments, Roy A. Sorensen, 1992, Chapter 7 19 .
Sorensen (Roy) Fallacies and Antifallacies 2 Abstract
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Thought Experiments, Roy A. Sorensen, 1992, Chapter 10 39 .
Sorensen (Roy) Kuhntradictions 3 Abstract
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Thought Experiments, Roy A. Sorensen, 1992, Chapter 5 21 .
Sorensen (Roy) Mach and Inner Cognitive Africa 3 Abstract
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Thought Experiments, Roy A. Sorensen, 1992, Chapter 3 25 .
Sorensen (Roy) Our Most Curious Device 2 Abstract
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Thought Experiments, Roy A. Sorensen, 1992, Chapter 1 14 .
Sorensen (Roy) Scepticism About Thought Experiments 2 Abstract
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Thought Experiments, Roy A. Sorensen, 1992, Chapter 2 30 .
Sorensen (Roy) The Evolution of Thought Experiments 3 Abstract
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Thought Experiments, Roy A. Sorensen, 1992, Chapter 8 30 .
Sorensen (Roy) The Logical Structure of Thought Experiments 2 Abstract
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Thought Experiments, Roy A. Sorensen, 1992, Chapter 6 35 .
Sorensen (Roy) The Wonder of Armchair Inquiry 2 Abstract
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Thought Experiments, Roy A. Sorensen, 1992, Chapter 4 35 .
Sorensen (Roy) Thought Experiments: Introduction 1 Abstract
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Sorenson (Roy) The Art of the Impossible 2 Abstract
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Gendler & Hawthorne - Conceivability and Possibility, 2002 32 .
Sosa (David) Scepticism About Intuition 2 Abstract
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Philosophy - 81/318 (October 2006) 16 .
Sosa (Ernest) Minimal Intuition 2 More
DePaul & Ramsey - Rethinking Intuition: The Psychology of Intuition and Its Role in Philosophical Inquiry, 1998 14 .
Sosa (Ernest) Reliability and the A Priori 2 More
Gendler & Hawthorne - Conceivability and Possibility, 2002 16 .
Stear (Nils-Hennes) Imaginative and Fictionality Failure: A Normative Approach 3 Abstract
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Philosophers' Imprint, Vol. 15, No. 35, December 2015, pp. 1-18 18 10%
Stich (Stephen) Reflective Equilibrium, Analytic Epistemology and the Problem of Cognitive Diversity 2 Abstract
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DePaul & Ramsey - Rethinking Intuition: The Psychology of Intuition and Its Role in Philosophical Inquiry, 1998 18 .
Stoljar (Daniel) Two Conceivability Arguments Compared 1 More
Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society; 128th Session, 6 October 2006; 2006-2007 18 .
Thomas (J.L.H.) Against the Fantasists 1 More
Philosophy Vol. 66, No. 257, Jul., 1991, pp. 349-367 19 .
Thomason (Sarah G.) Thought Experiments in Linguistics 5 More
Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy, Ed. Tamara Horowitz & Gerald J. Massey, 1991 14 .
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Thought Experiments 1 Abstract
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Tye (Michael) Can You Really Imagine What You Think You Can? 1 Abstract
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Tye - Ten Problems of Consciousness, 1995, Chapter 7 26 Yes
Weatherson (Brian) What Good Are Counterexamples? 1 Abstract
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Philosophical Studies, Vol. 115, No. 1 (Jul., 2003), pp. 1-31 31 .
Wilkes (Kathleen) Thought Experiments 1 Abstract
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Wilkes - Real People: Personal Identity Without Thought Experiments, Chapter 1 48 Yes
Williamson (Timothy) Thought Experiments 1 More
Williamson (Timothy) - The Philosophy of Philosophy 29 .
Wilson (Mark) Reflections on Strings 5 More
Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy, Ed. Tamara Horowitz & Gerald J. Massey, 1991 16 .
Winsberg (Eric) A Tale of Two Methods 4 Abstract
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Synthese (Special Issue, 2008?) - Models and Simulations 1 32 .
Wisniewski (Edward J.) The Psychology of Intuition 2 More
DePaul & Ramsey - Rethinking Intuition: The Psychology of Intuition and Its Role in Philosophical Inquiry, 1998 14 .
Wright (Crispin) The Conceivability of Naturalism 1 Abstract
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Gendler & Hawthorne - Conceivability and Possibility, 2002 40 14%
Yablo (Stephen) Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda 2 More
Gendler & Hawthorne - Conceivability and Possibility, 2002 52 .
Yablo (Stephen) Is Conceivability a Guide to Possibility? 3 Abstract
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Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 53, No. 1, Mar., 1993, pp. 1-42 42 .



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