Cause, Mind, and Reality

Essays Honoring C.B. Martin

  • John Heil

Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 47)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. C. B. Martin: A Biographical Sketch

    1. J. J. C. Smart
      Pages 1-3
  3. Cause

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Daniel Shaw
      Pages 17-29
  4. Mind

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. David Charles
      Pages 33-52
    3. Max Deutscher
      Pages 53-72
    4. Michael Devitt
      Pages 73-94
    5. Ian Hinckfuss
      Pages 95-109
    6. Brian P. McLaughlin
      Pages 111-120
    7. Ullin T. Place
      Pages 121-135
    8. P. F. Snowdon
      Pages 137-158
  5. Reality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. James Cargile
      Pages 161-172
    3. J. M. Hinton
      Pages 173-190
    4. Frank Jackson
      Pages 191-199
    5. Graham Nerlich
      Pages 221-234
    6. Kai Nielsen
      Pages 235-259
    7. J. J. C. Smart
      Pages 261-270
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 271-290

About this book


T is said that there is no progress in philosophy. The illusion of standing I still, however, arises only when we lose sight of our history and so fail to notice the distance we have travelled. Philosophers nowadays find obvious ideas and themes that, as it happens, emerged slowly and painfully and largely in reaction to prevailing sensibilities. The essays here honour a man to whom present-day philosophy owes much: Charles Burton Martin. In reflecting on my own on-going and somewhat chaotic philosophical education, I find considerable evidence of Charlie Martin's influence. After departing graduate school, one of the first papers I succeeded in publishing consisted of an attack on Martin and Deutscher's 'Remembering'. ' After that, Charlie more or less vanished from my conscious awareness until the winter of 1985, when we appeared together in a colloquium at the Eastern Division meetings of the American Philosophical Association. Although Charlie was nominally a commentator on a paper I was delivering, his 'comments' contained more philosophy and went considerably beyond the tentative and highly circumscribed thesis I had elected to defend. Whereas my focus had been on a tiny feature of Hilary Putnam's argument against realism, Charlie went straight for the jugular, addressing matters that immediately took us into deep water.


determinism freedom ideology philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • John Heil
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyDavidson CollegeDavidsonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-9736-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-9734-2
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