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Dan O'Brien

I am currently working on David Hume’s philosophy of religion, on his holistic account of the mind, and also on the epistemology of testimony.

Selected Publications
 
Books
  • An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge, Polity Press, Cambridge, 2006.
  • Hume’s Enquiry: Reader’s Guide, Continuum, London (with A. Bailey), 2006.
  • A Critique of Naturalistic Philosophies of Mind, Edwin Mellen Press, New York, 2007.
Papers
  • ‘Testimony and Lies’ in The Philosophical Quarterly, 57 (227), 225–238, 2007.
  • ‘A More Satisfying Exorcism’ in The International Journal of the Humanities, 5(1), 87–92, 2007.
  • ‘Gullible Yet Intelligible’ in Abstracta, 3 (1), 46–73, 2006.
  • ‘Shakespeare and the Analysis of Knowledge’ in Discourse: Learning and Teaching in Philosophical and Religious Studies, 4 (1), 57–70, 2004.
  • ‘Family Life’ in the Richmond Journal of Philosophy, 8, pp. 3–17, 2004.
Encyclopedia Entries
  • ‘Induction’ in The Reasoner, vol. 2, no. 4, p. 8, 2008 (ISSN 1757-0522), 2008.
  • ‘The Objects of Perception’ in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2004.
  • ‘The Epistemology of Perception’ in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2004.
forthcoming
  • Sick Men’s Dreams’: Hume’s Critique of Religion, contract with Springer Academic, (with A. Bailey). Forthcoming 2010.
  • ‘Induction’, ‘Induction by Enumeration’, ‘Inductive Inference’, ‘A Priori’, ‘A Posteriori’, ‘Analytic’ and ‘Synthetic’ in F. Russo & J. Williamson, eds, Key Terms in Logic, Continuum, London, 2008.
  • ‘Testimony, Engineered Knowledge and Internalism’ in Philosophica, 75 (2), 2008.
  • ‘Introduction to the Epistemology of Testimony’ in Philosophica, 75 (2), 2008.