Stephen Hetherington

Professor

 

Stephen Hetherington is a Professor of Philosophy, in the School of Humanities and Languages. B.A. (Hons -- Class I) (Sydney),  B.Phil. (Oxford),  M.A., Ph.D. (Pittsburgh). And FAHA. Since the end of 2013, he has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, one of the world's leading philosophy journals.

His main interests are in epistemology and, to a lesser extent, metaphysics. He has published on many aspects of epistemology, including knowledge-how, meta-epistemology, philosophical knowledge, various forms of scepticism, the Gettier problem and defining knowledge, non-absolute knowledge (grades or degrees of knowledge), induction, a priori knowledge, and fallibilism. His research in metaphysics has been mainly on death, free will, and moral responsibility.

Hetherington has written several books, including Good Knowledge, Bad Knowledge (Oxford University Press, 2001), Self-Knowledge (Broadview Press, 2007), How To Know (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), and Knowledge and the Gettier Problem (Cambridge University Press, 2016). He has edited several others, including Epistemology Futures (Oxford University Press, 2006) and The Gettier Problem (Cambridge University Press, 2018). He is also the general editor of the four-volume The Philosophy of Knowledge: A History (Bloomsbury, 2019), one volume of which is Knowledge in Contemporary Philosophy, co-edited with Markos Valaris.
 

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Publications

Books
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Hetherington S, 2019, What Is Epistemology?, Polity Press, Cambridge, UK, http://politybooks.com/bookdetail/?isbn=9781509529506
2019
Hetherington SC, 2016, Knowledge and the Gettier Problem, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316569870
2016
Hetherington SC, 2011, How To Know: A Practicalist Conception of Knowledge, Original, Wiley-Blackwell, Malden, MA
2011
Hetherington SC, 2009, Yes, But how Do You Know? Introducing Philosophy Through Sceptical ideas, 1, Broadview Press, Peterborough, Ontario: Canada, http://www.broadviewpress.com/product.php?productid=970&cat=109&page=1
2009
Hetherington SC, 2007, Self-Knowledge: Beginning Philosophy Right Here and Now, 1, Broadview Press, Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA, http://www.broadviewpress.com/product.php?productid=852&cat=08&page=1
2007
Hetherington SC, 2001, Good Knowledge, Bad Knowledge: On Two Dogmas of Epistemology, Original, Clarendon Press, Oxford, UK, http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199247349.do?keyword=stephen+hetherington&sortby=bestMatches
2001
Book Chapters
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Hetherington S, 2020, 'The Grounds of Knowledge Need Not Be Accessible', in Cowan SB (ed.), Problems in Epistemology and Metaphysics: An Introduction to Contemporary Debates, Bloomsbury, London, pp. 107 - 118
2020
Hetherington S, 2020, 'Response to Hasan', in Cowan SB (ed.), Problems in Epistemology and Metaphysics: An Introduction to Contemporary Debates, Bloomsbury, London, pp. 119 - 122
2020
Hetherington S, 2020, 'Knowledge-Minimalism: Reinterpreting the Meno on Knowledge and True Belief', in Hetherington S; Smith ND (ed.), What the Ancients Offer to Contemporary Epistemology, Routledge, New York, pp. 25 - 40
2020
Hetherington S; Smith ND, 2020, 'Introduction: Ancient Epistemology's Potential Significance for Contemporary Epistemology', in Hetherington S; Smith ND (ed.), What the Ancients Offer to Contemporary Epistemology, Routledge, New York, pp. 1 - 7
2020
Hetherington S, 2020, 'The Epistemic Basing Relation and Knowledge-That as Knowledge-How', in Carter JA; Bondy P (ed.), Well-Founded Belief: New Essays on the Epistemic Basing Relation, Routledge, New York, pp. 305 - 323
2020
Hetherington S; Valaris M, 2019, 'Introduction: Theorizing about Theorizing about Knowledge', in Knowledge in Contemporary Philosophy, Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 1 - 7
2019
Hetherington S, 2019, 'Conceiving of Knowledge in Modal Terms?', in Hetherington S; Valaris M (ed.), Knowledge in Contemporary Philosophy, Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 231 - 248, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781474258814
2019
Hetherington S, 2019, 'The Gettier Problem's Explicability Problem', in Hetherington S (ed.), The Gettier Prolem, edn. Classic Philosophical Arguments, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 218 - 234
2019
Hetherington S, 2019, 'The Luck/Knowledge Incompatibility Thesis', in Church I; Hartman R (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Psychology of Luck, Routledge, New York, pp. 295 - 304
2019
Hetherington S, 2019, 'Introduction: Meet the Gettier Problem', in Hetherington S (ed.), The Gettier Problem, edn. Classic Philosophical Arguments, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 1 - 10
2019
Hetherington S, 2018, 'Skepticism and Fallibilism', in Machuca DE; Reed B (ed.), Skepticism: From Antiquity to the Present, Bloomsbury, London, pp. 609 - 619
2018
Hetherington SC, 2017, 'Philosophical Greatness: Introducing the Very Idea', in Hetherington SC (ed.), What Makes a Philosopher Great?, Routledge, New York, pp. 1 - 11
2017
Hetherington SC, 2017, 'Knowledge and Knowledge-Claims: Austin and Beyond', in Tsohatzidis SL (ed.), Interpreting J.L. Austin: Critical Essays, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 206 - 222
2017
Hetherington S, 2017, 'Gettier Cases: Transworld Identity and Counterparts', in Explaining Knowledge: New Essays on the Gettier Problem, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 366 - 383
2017
Lai KL; Hetherington SC, 2015, 'Knowing-How and Knowing-To', in Bruya B (ed.), The Philosophical Challenge from China, MIT Press, Massachusetts, pp. 279 - 302, http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/philosophical-challenge-china
2015
Hetherington SC, 2015, 'Self-Knowledge as an Intellectual and Moral Virtue?', in Mi C; Slote M; Sosa E (ed.), Moral and Intellectual Virtues in Western and Chinese Philosophy: The Turn Towards Virtue, Routledge, New York, pp. 64 - 76
2015
Hetherington SC, 2015, 'Australasian Philosophy', in The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, edn. 3rd, Cambridge University press, New York, pp. 71 - 73, http://www.cambridge.org/au/academic/subjects/philosophy/philosophy-general-interest/cambridge-dictionary-philosophy-2nd-edition#contentsTabAnchor
2015
Hetherington SC, 2014, 'Knowledge can be lucky', in Steup M; Turri J; Sosa E (ed.), Contemporary Debates in Epistemology, edn. 2nd ed., Wiley Blackwell, pp. 164 - 176, http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470672099.html
2014
Hetherington SC, 2014, 'Epistemology', in Oppy G; Trakakis NN (ed.), History of Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 379 - 411, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6958_14
2014
Hetherington SC, 2013, 'Self-knowledge', in Kaldis B (ed.), Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences, edn. Original, SAGE Reference, Los Angeles, pp. 856 - 858
2013
Hetherington SC, 2012, 'Epistemology's Past Here and Now', in Hetherington S (ed.), Epistemology: The Key Thinkers, edn. 1st, Continuum, London, pp. 1 - 28
2012
Hetherington SC, 2012, 'Epistemology's Future Here and Now', in Hetherington S (ed.), Epistemology: The Key Thinkers, edn. 1st, Continuum, London, pp. 230 - 239
2012
Hetherington SC, 2011, 'The Gettier Problem', in Bernecker S; Pritchard D (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Epistemology, edn. 1, Routledge, New York, pp. 119 - 130
2011
Hetherington SC, 2011, 'The Cartesian Dreaming Argument for External-World Skepticism', in Bruce M; Barbone S (ed.), Just The Arguments: 100 of the Most Important Arguments in Western Philosophy, edn. Original, Wiley-Blackwell, Malden, Mass., pp. 137 - 141
2011
Hetherington SC, 2011, 'Knowledge and knowing: Ability and manifestation', in Tolksdorf S (ed.), Conceptions of knowledge, edn. Original, De Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 73 - 99
2011
Hetherington SC, 2010, 'Theories of knowledge', in Oppy G; Trakakis N (ed.), A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand, edn. 1, Monash University Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 551 - 553, http://www.publishing.monash.edu/cpanz.html
2010
Hetherington SC, 2010, 'Australasian Analytic Philosophy (1960s Onwards)', in Oppy G; Trakakis N (ed.), A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand, edn. 1, Monash University Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 42 - 47, http://www.publishing.monash.edu/cpanz.html
2010
Hetherington SC, 2007, 'Knowledgeable Inquiry', in Action in Context, edn. 1, Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin, Germany, pp. 372 - 381
2007
Hetherington SC, 2006, 'How to Know (That Knowledge-That is Knowledge-How)', in Hetherington S (ed.), Epistemology Futures, edn. 1, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 71 - 94
2006
Hetherington SC, 2006, 'Introduction: The Art of Precise Epistemology', in Aspects of Knowing: Epistemological Essays, edn. 1, Elsevier Ltd, The Netherlands, pp. 1 - 13
2006
Hetherington SC, 2006, 'Knowledge That Works: A Tale of Two Conceptual Models', in Aspects of Knowing: Epistemological Essays, edn. 1, Elsevier Ltd, The Netherlands, pp. 219 - 240
2006
Hetherington SC, 2006, 'Introduction: Epistemological Progress', in Hetherington S (ed.), Epistemology Futures, edn. 1, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 1 - 9
2006
Hetherington SC, 2005, 'Fallibilism', in The Internet Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, edn. Original, University of Tennessee, Martin, TN, USA
2005
Hetherington SC, 2005, 'Gettier Propblems', in The Internet Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, edn. Original, University of Tennessee, Martin, TN, USA
2005
Hetherington SC, 1991, 'Conceivability and Modal Knowledge', in Horowitz T; Massey G (ed.), Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy, edn. Original, Rowman & Littlefield, Savage, MD, USA, pp. 317 - 325
1991
Conference Papers
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Hetherington S, 2018, 'Knowing as SImply Being Correct', in Zhang B; Tong S; Cao J; Fan C (eds.), A Dialogue between Law and Philosophy: Proceedings of the International Conference on Facts and Evidence, China University of Political Science and Law Press, East China Normal University, Shanghai, pp. 68 - 83, presented at International Conference on Facts and Evidence, East China Normal University, Shanghai, 28 May 2016 - 29 May 2016
2018
Edited Books
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Hetherington S; Smith ND, (ed.), 2020, What the Ancients Offer to Contemporary Epistemology, Routledge, New York
2020
Journal articles
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Hetherington S, 2018, 'Should You Be Afraid? Aloneness Scepticism and Descartes', Think, vol. 17, pp. 15 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1477175618000179
2018
Hetherington S, 2018, 'The Redundancy Problem: From Knowledge-Infallibilism to Knowledge-Minimalism', Synthese, vol. 195, pp. 4683 - 4702, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11229-016-1091-3
2018
Hetherington SC, 2017, 'Knowing as Simply Being Correct', Philosophical Analysis, vol. 8, pp. 41 - 53
2017
Hetherington S, 2017, 'Knowledge as Potential for Action', European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy, vol. 9, http://journals.openedition.org/ejpap/1070
2017
Hetherington SC, 2016, 'Understanding Fallible Warrant and Fallible Knowledge: Three Proposals', Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 97, pp. 270 - 282
2016
Hetherington SC, 2015, 'Technological Knowledge-That as Knowledge-How: A Comment.', Philosophy & Technology, vol. 28, pp. 567 - 572, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/sl3347-014-0179-2
2015
Hetherington SC, 2014, 'Transient Global Amnesia and Kantian Perception', Think, vol. 13, pp. 69 - 72
2014
Hetherington SC, 2013, 'Where is the harm in dying prematurely? An Epicurean answer', The Journal of Ethics: an international philosophical review, vol. 17, pp. 79 - 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10892-012-9135-5
2013
Hetherington SC, 2013, 'Concessive Knowledge-Attributions: Fallibilism and Gradualism', Synthese, vol. 190, pp. 2835 - 2851, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11229-012-0088-9
2013
Hetherington SC, 2013, 'Skeptical Challenges and Knowing Actions', Philosophical Issues, vol. 23, pp. 18 - 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/phis.12002
2013
Hetherington SC, 2012, 'The significance of fallibilism within Gettier's challenge: A case study', Philosophia, vol. 40, pp. 539 - 547
2012
Hetherington SC, 2012, 'The Gettier-Illusion: Gettier-Partialism and Infallibilism', Synthese, vol. 188, pp. 217 - 230, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11229-011-9924-6
2012
Hetherington SC, 2012, 'The Extended Knower', Philosophical Explorations, vol. 15, pp. 207 - 218
2012
Hetherington SC, 2012, 'Libraries and Fallible Knowledge', Think, vol. 11, pp. 65 - 72
2012
Hetherington SC, 2011, 'Abnormality and Gettier Situations: An Explanatory Proposal', Ratio, vol. 24, pp. 176 - 191
2011
Hetherington SC, 2010, 'The Gettier Non-Problem', Logos & Episteme, vol. 1, pp. 85 - 107, http://www.logos-and-episteme.proiects.ro/?q=archive
2010
Hetherington SC, 2010, 'Elusive Epistemological Justification', Synthese, vol. 174, pp. 315 - 330, http://www.springerlink.com/content/k476r52l106776p5/fulltext.pdf
2010
Hetherington SC, 2009, 'Sceptical possibilities? No worries', Synthese, vol. 168, pp. 97 - 118
2009
Hetherington SC, 2009, 'Ginet on A Priori Knowledge: Skills and Grades', Veritas, vol. 54, pp. 32 - 40
2009
Hetherington SC, 2009, 'The Cogito: Indubitability Without Knowldge?', Principia, vol. 13, pp. 85 - 91, http://www.cfh.ufsc.br/~principi/olvol131.html
2009
Hetherington SC, 2008, 'Not Actually Hume`s Problem: on induction and knowing-how', Philosophy, vol. 83, pp. 459 - 481
2008
Hetherington SC, 2008, 'Knowing-That, Knowing-How, and Knowing Philosophically', Grazer Philosophische Studien, vol. 77, pp. 307 - 324
2008
Hetherington SC, 2007, 'Is this a world where knowledge has to include justification?', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, vol. 75, pp. 41 - 69
2007
Hetherington SC, 2006, 'Knowledge`s boundary problem', Synthese, vol. 150, pp. 41 - 56
2006
Hetherington SC, 2006, 'Scepticism and ordinary epistemic practice', Philosophia, vol. 34, pp. 303 - 310
2006
Hetherington SC, 2006, 'So-far incompatibilism and the so-far consequence argument', Grazer Philosophische Studien, vol. 73, pp. 163 - 178
2006
Hetherington SC, 2005, 'Lucretion Death: Asymmetries and Agency', American Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 42, pp. 211 - 219
2005
Hetherington SC, 2005, 'Knowing (How it is) That P: Degrees and Qualities of Knowledge', Veritas, vol. 50, pp. 129 - 152
2005
Hetherington SC, 2005, 'Photosinthesis: How Deceptive Images Imperil Knowledge', Think, vol. 10, pp. 99 - 107
2005
Hetherington SC, 2004, 'Shattering a Cartesian Sceptical Dream', Principia, vol. 8, pp. 103 - 117
2004
Hetherington SC, 2003, 'Alternate possibilities and avoidable moral responsibility', American Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 40, pp. 229 - 239
2003
Hetherington SC, 2002, 'Fallibilism and Knowing That One is Not Knowing', Canadian journal of philosophy, vol. 32, pp. 83 - 102
2002
Hetherington SC, 2002, 'The Grue Possibility as a Sceptical Possibility?', Philosophia, vol. 29, pp. 253 - 260
2002
Hetherington SC, 2002, 'Epistemic Responsibility: A Dilemma', Monist, vol. 85, pp. 398 - 414
2002
Hetherington SC, 2001, 'A Fallibilist and Wholly Internalist Solution to the Gettier Problem', Journal of Philosophical Research, vol. 26, pp. 307 - 324
2001
Hetherington SC, 2001, 'Why there need not be any Grue Problem about inductive inference as such', Philosophy, pp. 127 - 136
2001
Hetherington SC, 2001, 'Deathly Harm', American Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 39, pp. 349 - 362
2001
Hetherington SC, 2000, 'Re: Brains in a Vat', Dialectica, pp. 307 - 311
2000
Hetherington SC, 1999, 'Free Will As a Sceptical Threat to Knowing', Principia, pp. 139 - 154
1999
Hetherington SC, 1999, 'Dispensing With (Men of) Reason', Reason Papers, pp. 57 - 72
1999
Hetherington SC, 1999, 'Knowing Failably', Journal of Philosophy, pp. 565 - 587
1999
Hetherington SC, 1999, 'Epistemic Disaster Averted', Analysis, pp. 194 - 200
1999
Hetherington SC, 1998, 'Stove`s new irrationalism', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 76, pp. 244 - 249, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00048409812348381
1998
Hetherington SC, 1998, 'Actually knowing', Philosophical Quarterly, pp. 453 - 469
1998
Hetherington SC, 1998, 'The sceptic is absolutely mistaken (As is Dretske)', Philosophical Papers, vol. 27, pp. 29 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/05568649809506574
1998
Hetherington SC, 1997, 'Scepticism on scepticism', Philosophia (United States), vol. 25, pp. 323 - 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02380037
1997
Hetherington SC, 1997, 'Scepticism on scepticism', Philosophia, vol. 25, pp. 323 - 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02380037
1997
Hetherington SC, 1996, 'Foley`s evidence and his epistemic reasons', Analysis, vol. 56, pp. 122 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/analys/56.2.122
1996
Hetherington SC, 1996, 'Gettieristic Scepticism', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 74, pp. 83 - 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00048409612347081
1996
Hetherington SC, 1994, 'Sceptical Insulation and Sceptical Objectivity', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 72, pp. 411 - 425, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00048409412346231
1994
Hetherington SC, 1993, 'Furthering Stich's Fragmentation', Analysis, vol. 53, pp. 40 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/analys/53.1.40
1993
Hetherington SC, 1992, 'Nozick and Sceptical Realism', Philosophical Papers, vol. 21, pp. 33 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/05568649209506369
1992
Hetherington SC, 1992, 'Epistemology's Psychological Turn', Metaphilosophy, vol. 23, pp. 47 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9973.1992.tb00736.x
1992
HETHERINGTON SC, 1992, 'GETTIER AND SKEPTICISM', AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, vol. 70, pp. 277 - 285, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00048409212345171
1992
Hetherington SC, 1991, 'Kripke and McGinn on Wittgensteinian Rule-Following', Philosophia, vol. 21, pp. 89 - 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02381971
1991
Hetherington SC, 1991, 'On Being Epistemically Internal', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, vol. 51, pp. 855 - 871, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2108185
1991
Hetherington SC, 1990, 'Epistemic Internalism's Dilemma', American Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 27, pp. 245 - 251
1990
Hetherington SC, 1988, 'More on Possible Objects', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 66, pp. 96 - 100
1988
Hetherington SC, 1984, 'A Note on Inherence', Ancient Philosophy, vol. 4, pp. 218 - 223
1984
Hetherington SC, 1984, 'Parsons and Possible Objects', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 62, pp. 246 - 254
1984
Hetherington SC, 1983, 'Tooley's Theory of Laws of Nature', Canadian journal of philosophy, vol. 13, pp. 101 - 106
1983
Other
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Hetherington S, 2020, Book review of A.G. Long's Death and Immortality in Ancient Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
2020
Hetherington SC, 2016, Gettier Problems, Routledge, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780415249126-P022-2
2016
Hetherington SC, 2016, Review note for Peter Unger's book Empty Ideas, Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles
2016
Hetherington SC, 2014, Book Note for 'Scepticism and Perceptual Justification', (ed.) D. Dodd & E. Zardini, Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
2014
Hetherington SC, 2014, Not an Article, Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
2014
Hetherington SC, 2012, Review of Knowledge Ascriptions (eds. J. Brown & M. Gerken)
2012
Hetherington SC, 2009, Review of Ideas In Process (by N. Rescher), University of Notre Dame, http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=16986
2009
Hetherington SC, 2008, Review of The Metaphysics of Knowledge (by K. Hossack), University of Notre Dame
2008
Hetherington SC, 2007, Review of Moore`s Paradox (eds. M. Green & J. Williams), University of Notre Dame
2007
Hetherington SC, 2007, Review of Confusion (by J. Camp), Cornell Univ Sage School Philosophy
2007
Hetherington SC, 2007, Review of Justification without awareness: A defese of epistemic externalism, Oxford Univ Press
2007
Hetherington SC, 2006, Review of Philosophical Dialectics (by N. Rescher), University of Notre Dame
2006
Hetherington SC, 2006, Review of Against Coherence (by Erik Olsson), Oxford Univ Press
2006
Hetherington SC, 2000, Review of Rethinking Intuition (eds. M. DePaul & W. Ramsey), Oxford Univ Press
2000
Hetherington SC, 1999, Review of In Defense of Pure Reason (by L. BonJour), Oxford Univ Press
1999
Hetherington SC, 1997, Review of Inductive Inference and its Natural Ground (by H. Kornblith), Oxford Univ Press
1997
Hetherington SC, 1997, Review of The Foundations of Knowledge (by T. McGrew), Oxford Univ Press
1997
Hetherington SC, 1997, Review note of Warrant in Contemporary Epistemology (ed. by J. Kvanvig), Oxford Univ Press
1997
Hetherington SC, 1997, Inductive inference and its natural ground: An essay in naturalistic epistemology - Kornblith,H, AUSTRALASIAN ASSOCIATION PHILOSOPHY, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1997WQ03600015&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
1997
Hetherington SC, 1990, Review of The Logic of Epistemology and The Epistemology of Logic (by J. & M. Hintikka)
1990