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Wisconsin Studies in Experimental Psychosystematics

The most prestigious journal ever published in the field of experimental psychosystematics, Wisconsin Studies completed its frenetic run in one hundred numbers from 1991–1992. So thoroughly did it explore the field that little else has been published in experimental psychosystematics in the years since.


   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 1




     "I've now discovered that I can't do
          philosophy sitting down."



                          E. Sober, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 2




   "Olives don't have much of a mental life."



                          M. Solovey, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 3




   "We don't know how to individuate anything."



                          E. Sober, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 4




          "It's hard to say anything
               new in philosophy."



                          M. Vicedo, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 5




        "I can't read something without
            holding a pen in my hand."



                          E. Sober, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 6




          "You can't get that close to
         the cutting edge and not bleed."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 7




         "Time and DNA wait for no man."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 8




         "I'm very naive, but now I'm
            discovering some things."



                          M. Vicedo, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 9




         "So many things in life are
             good up to a point."



                          M. Vicedo, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 10




      "I stopped reading books years ago."



                          M. Solovey, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 11




          "The goal of estimation is
             to constrain oneself."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 12




           "If Bob ever publishes my
          remarks I'll never get a job."



                          M. Vicedo, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 13




            "I'm very old fashioned.
            I'm interested in truth."



                          M. Vicedo, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 14




          "When I was a kid, I always
           thought I was pretty dumb."



                          M. Vicedo, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 15



       "The problem with being a well-read,
       well-educated man is that no one is
         willing to pay you to do that."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 16




      "You've either got an infinite regress
                 or a big circle."



                          M. Forster, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 17




     "It all depends on what the facts are."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 18




       "The more piles you have, the less
               organized you are."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 19




        "You could kill a couple of them."



                          M. Vicedo, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 20




    "Hennig has nothing to do with cladistics."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 21




   "There is a God, and He's in this computer."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 22




   "Drink beer, eat shrimp, and shoot kangaroos
        from the back of your pickup truck."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 23




            "I think we are awash in
             a sea of irrationalism."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 24




         "I'm going to take a bunch of
          philosophers, for protection."



                          E. Sober, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 25




           "That was fun: go out in the
               woods and set fires."



                          L. Robbins, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 26




           "You know what I'm really
          interested in?  Dead lizards."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 27




         "Italians give papers sitting."



                          J. Camerini, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 28




       "I don't know what they don't know,
   ya know?  And that's what you have to know."



                          J. Camerini, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 29




          "The only thing important in
       philosophy, Bob, is to be stubborn."



                          M. Vicedo, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 30




   "I know a Markovian process when I see one."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 31




         "In an ordinary everyday sense,
              I think truth is OK."



                          T. Nickles, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 32




            "Vague is a word that is
            used with some precision."



                          E. Sober, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 33




    "It's just amazing how much money I need."



                          M. Vicedo, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 34




             "That's just rubbish."



                          M. Vicedo, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 35




           "If Marilyn Monroe said it,
                I have to use it."



                          M. Vicedo, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 36




       "I am worried it's going to esplode."



                          M. Vicedo, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 37




   "Humpty Dumpty was right about stipulation."



                          E. Sober, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 38




     "How can you hate things that are true?"



                          E. Sober, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 39




    "I don't know how to assign a probability
             to the existence of God."



                          E. Sober, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 40




      "This is not supposed to be realistic
        biology, right?  It's philosophy."



                          E. Sober, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 41




      "I don't know why you should believe
            anything I've just said."



                          E. Sober, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 42



        "I love these tree diagrams where
       deconstruction is on one branch and
        Ernst Mayr is on another branch."



                          E. Sober, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 43



        "I can't believe I'm lecturing on
           deconstruction.  I surprise
                myself sometimes."



                          E. Sober, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 44




   "Dictionaries don't help you do philosophy."



                          E. Sober, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 45




        "If you go to do field work you
       certainly don't construct a snake!"



                          M. Vicedo, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 46




          "In Spain, people don't move."



                          M. Vicedo, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 47




      "It has to do with your p's and q's."



                          E. Sober, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 48



         "If I don't know about him, he
       didn't contribute anything to what
               we still believe."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 49




     "Rocks don't learn language; people do."



                          E. Sober, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 50




      "Why don't you say something profound
          so you can get to an even 50."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 51




    "The more I read the more confused I am."



                          M. Vicedo, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 52




    "I've always found it difficult to believe
       that there are people with no ideas."



                          M. Vicedo, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 53




      "There is more slop than is dreamt of
               in your philosophy."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 54




    "What do you expect; a philosopher doesn't
            know what the issues are."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 55




       "Everything had already happened in
          the world by the fall of Rome."



                          J. Wills, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 56



     "Darlington and Mayr made faces and said
        'That's ridiculous,' and look what
                 happened to them."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 57




          "Science praedictio do fingo."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 58




    "It's time-consuming being a human being."



                          N. Le Duc, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 59




         "There seems to be an infinite
          number of interesting subjects."



                          M. Solovey, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 60




            "What's so awful about
             being a social misfit?"



                          A. Strawson, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 61




        "You never get it.  That's what's
               wonderful about it."



                          E. Sober, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 62



      "If I were Andy Warhol, they'd pay me
        for it.  But of course if I were
           Andy Warhol, I'd be dead."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1991




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 63




   "You can never have too much bibliography."



                          J. Wills, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 64




     "I urge you resolutely to accept whatever
       course of action leads to more money."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 65




       "So, I've become greatly interested
          in the fall of Constantinople."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 66




            "Who cares about truth?"



                          E. Sober, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 67




         "So, what did Foucault think?"



                          G. C. Mayer, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 68




    "Don't underestimate the moronic factor."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 69




   "Trees come and go; characters are forever."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 70




         "If we already knew stuff, we
        wouldn't have to argue about it."



                          E. Sober, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 71




            "The difference between
          land and water is important."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 72




      "They're very highly derived animals,
    specialized in the direction of stupidity."



                          J. A. W. Kirsch, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 73




      "Many a something is lost twixt the
          something and the something."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 74




        "I don't know what it is to be
                 monophyletic."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 75




       "If you can't trust a proton beam
          analysis, who can you trust?"



                          G. C. Mayer, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 76




        "Talk about wacky and wonderful!
     To me, this is on the top of the list!"



                          E. Sober, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 77




            "You can't make someone
          say something intelligible."



                          P. Gottleib, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 78




         "This is not a joke.  This is
           the history of philosophy."



                          E. Sober, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 79



       "Ultimately, the only interesting
       question in the history of science
            is: 'Were they right?'"



                          G. C. Mayer, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 80




           "Maybe we don't even know
             anything, but so what?"



                          E. Sober, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 81



      "It's remarkable that philosophers
       have agreed on anything for more
              than five seconds."



                          E. Sober, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 82




         "As strange as philosophy is,
           physics is even stranger."



                          E. Sober, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 83




      "It's like being inside of a donut."



                          E. Sober, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 84




        "'If' is a very important word."



                          E. Sober, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 85




         "Anyone with a printing press
               is a systematist."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 86




      "As soon as you try to apply logic to
      systematics you really get in trouble."



                          J. Camerini, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 87




   "Why take my word for it?  What do I know?"



                          E. Sober, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 88




        "My mind isn't anywhere at all."



                          E. Sober, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 89




        "Phylogenetics is an intention,
                not a technique."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 90




      "There are no numerical pheneticists
    anymore, but there are psychopheneticists."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 91




   "The species tree is not the species tree."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 92




    "There are always more than two theories."



                          E. Sober, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 93




          "It's a real mystery to me."



                          E. Sober, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 94




       "The Beatles were not continental
                  obscurantists."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 95




          "Put something in Latin and
          people will misunderstand it."



                          J. Wills, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 96




           "Luckily, I know which one
               is the real truth."



                          A. Dickerman, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 97



   "It's sometimes interesting to know how other
   people destroyed their rivals and became rich
   and famous in spite of having nothing to say."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 98




        "I'm very excited about my ets."



                          J. Wills, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 99




       "Everything becomes circular when
           you truly understand it."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1992




   WISCONSIN STUDIES IN
   EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSYSTEMATICS        No. 100




            "Give that duck a beer."



                          G. C. Mayer, 1992



Acknowledgements

The publication of Wisconsin Studies in Experimental Psychosystematics was supported by the National Science Foundation (DIR-9103325).


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