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  1. added 2015-03-01
    Robert J. O'Hara (2006). Essay-Review of Christian's "Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History". [REVIEW] International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 20 (1): 117–120.
  2. added 2015-02-28
    D. N. Byrne (2015). One Day in the Life of David Hicks. [REVIEW] Drawing Board.
    David Hicks has just been cleared of the charges he faced in a US Military Commission, while imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay. His counsel, Michael Mori, has told the story of Hicks’ case: the problematic constitutionality of the military commissions and the charges laid under their authority; how Hicks was treated—and abused—by the military authorities; and the apparent indifference of the Howard Government to Hicks’ predicament. It’s a story that reveals and warns in equal measure.
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    Robert J. O'Hara (1993). Review of Atran's "Cognitive Foundations of Natural History: Towards an Anthropology of Science". [REVIEW] Forest and Conservation History 37 (1): 43.
  4. added 2015-02-27
    Nikolay Milkov (2006). Hermann Lotze's "Microcosm". In A.-T. Tymieniecka (ed.), Islamic Philosophy and Phenomenology on the Perennial Issue of Microcosm and Macrocosm. Kluwer. 41-65.
    Lotze’s "Microcosm" was published in three volumes, in 1856, 1858 and 1864, respectively. It was soon one of the most widely read philosophy books of the time. It was translated into French and Russian immediately, into English in 1885/87, and into Italian in 1911/16. The book saw six editions in Germany alone by 1923.
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    David James Miller (1991). Husserl and the Possibility of Communication: A Prolegomenon to a Philosophy of Communication. Dissertation, Purdue University
    The central argument of the present work consists of an attempt to show that within Husserl's phenomenology, the phenomenon of human communication is impossible. The argument is developed in terms of the centrality and tenacity of Husserl's assumption that there exists a radical separation of the conceptual and corporeal components of meaningful or sense-informed behavior. ;As the context for such a separation, the presumption of immanence that historically has attended the notion of intentionality is taken over by Husserl and is (...)
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    Hirofumi Miwa (2015). Voters’ Left–Right Perception of Parties in Contemporary Japan: Removing the Noise of Misunderstanding. Japanese Journal of Political Science 16 (1):114-137.
    The prevailing theory states that either Japanese voters have stopped ideologically distinguishing parties or that the main political parties in Japan have become more centrist in recent years. These arguments are based on survey questions asking citizens to locate parties on an ideological scale. However, these questions may suffer from noise caused by respondents who misinterpret the question wording or answer the questions inappropriately to mask their misunderstanding of the terms and . To address this problem by extracting only the (...)
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    Yasushi Asako & Iida (2015). Dynastic Politicians: Theory and Evidence From Japan. Japanese Journal of Political Science 16 (1):5-32.
    Dynastic politicians, defined as those whose family members have also served in the same position in the past, occupy a sizable portion of offices in many parts of the world. We develop a model of how dynastic politicians with inherited political advantages affect electoral outcomes and policy choices. Our model predicts that, as compared with non-dynastic legislators, dynastic legislators bring more distributions to the district, enjoy higher electoral success, and harm the economic performance of the districts, despite the larger amount (...)
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    Koji Kagotani (2015). National Security Environments, Patriotism, and Japanese Public Opinion. Japanese Journal of Political Science 16 (1):96-113.
    This study examines Japanese reactions to neighboring countries’ behavior by addressing possible micro-motives, such as patriotism, the rational demand for national defense, and retrospective policy evaluation. This theoretical development leads to distinctive hypotheses from different motivations and directly tests them using macro-data . This research will apply this framework to Japanese politics and will show that foreign threats stimulate patriotism in the public mind and enhance political support for national leaders. It will also demonstrate that the Japanese public has no (...)
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    Kentaro Fukumoto (2015). Introduction to Special Issue: Who Does or Does Not Respond to Whom or What in a Democracy? The Case of Japan. Japanese Journal of Political Science 16 (1):1-4.
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    Yoshikuni Ono (2015). Personal Attributes of Legislators and Parliamentary Behavior: An Analysis of Parliamentary Activities Among Japanese Legislators. Japanese Journal of Political Science 16 (1):68-95.
    This study explores the individual-level activities of legislators in parliament, which have been largely ignored in the literature on parliamentary democracies. Individual legislators are extensively involved in parliamentary activities such as drafting private members’ bills and posing questions, even though these activities have only been considered to play marginal roles in parliamentary democracies. Moreover, their engagement varies significantly. By using unique data from Japan, this study demonstrates that the personal attributes of legislators affect their choice of parliamentary activities. Under electoral (...)
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    Taehee Kim (2015). The Effect of Direct Democracy on Political Efficacy: The Evidence From Panel Data Analysis. Japanese Journal of Political Science 16 (1):52-67.
    Does direct democracy enhance political efficacy? This article examines the effect of direct democracy on political efficacy. Normative theorists have suggested that direct democracy has educative effects on citizens, such as promoting political efficacy. While a number of studies have examined the corresponding hypothesis, their empirical findings are not clear-cut. This study attributes the inconsistent results to two problems of the existing studies: the employment of cross-sectional data and the heterogeneity of popular vote issues. This study closes this gap by (...)
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    Kentaro Fukumoto & Masuyama (2015). Measuring Judicial Independence Reconsidered: Survival Analysis, Matching, and Average Treatment Effects. Japanese Journal of Political Science 16 (1):33-51.
    This article reconsiders how to judge judicial independence by using the Japanese judicature, one of the allegedly-most dependent judiciary branches. In their influential work, Ramseyer and Rasmusen argue that judges who once belonged to a leftist group take longer to reach a under the long-term conservative rule of Japan. Their method does not, however, deal appropriately with the possibility of judges not reaching this position because the judge dies, retires early, or is still at the early stage of her career. (...)
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    Ioannis Xenakis, Argyris Arnellos, Thomas Spyrou & John Darzentas (2012). Modelling Aesthetic Judgment: An Interactive-Semiotic Perspective. Cybernetics and Human Knowing 19 (3).
    Aesthetic experience, as a cognitive activity is a fundamental part of the interaction process in which an agent attempts to interpret his/her environment in order to support the fundamental process of decision making. Proposing a four-level interactive model, we underline and indicate the functions that provide the operations of aesthetic experience and, by extension, of aesthetic judgment. Particularly in this paper, we suggest an integration of the fundamental Peircean semiotic parameters and their related levels of semiotic organization with the proposed (...)
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    Argyris Arnellos, Thomas Spyrou & Ioannis Darzentas (2007). Exploring Creativity in the Design Process: A Systems-Semiotic Perspective. Cybernetics and Human Knowing 14 (1):37-64.
    This paper attempts to establish a systems-semiotic framework explaining creativity in the design process, where the design process is considered to have as its basis the cognitive process. The design process is considered as the interaction between two or more cognitive systems resulting in a purposeful and ongoing transformation of their already complex representational structures and the production of newer ones, in order to fulfill an ill-defined goal. Creativity is considered as the result of an emergence of organizational complexity in (...)
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    Zoltán Vecsey (2015). Indexicals, Fiction, and Perspective. Semiotica 2015 (203):109-122.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Semiotica Jahrgang: 2015 Heft: 203 Seiten: 109-122.
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    Paja Faudree (2015). Why X Doesn’T Always Mark the Spot: Contested Authenticity in Mexican Indigenous Language Politics. Semiotica 2015 (203):179-201.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Semiotica Jahrgang: 2015 Heft: 203 Seiten: 179-201.
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    Erzsébet Szabó (2015). Why Do We Accept a Narrative Discourse Ascribed to a “Third-Person Narrator” as True? The Classical, and a Cognitive Approach. Semiotica 2015 (203):123-136.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Semiotica Jahrgang: 2015 Heft: 203 Seiten: 123-136.
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    James M. Wilce & Janina Fenigsen (2015). Introduction: De-Essentializing Authenticity: A Semiotic Approach. Semiotica 2015 (203):137-152.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Semiotica Jahrgang: 2015 Heft: 203 Seiten: 137-152.
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    Jan Blommaert & Piia Varis (2015). Culture as Accent: The Cultural Logic of Hijabistas. Semiotica 2015 (203):153-177.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Semiotica Jahrgang: 2015 Heft: 203 Seiten: 153-177.
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    Zsuzsa Simonffy (2015). From Trace to Topical Field: Toward a Linguistic Definition of Point of View. Semiotica 2015 (203):79-108.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Semiotica Jahrgang: 2015 Heft: 203 Seiten: 79-108.
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    Zoltán Vecsey (2015). Introduction: Linguistic and Literary Aspects of Perspectivity. Semiotica 2015 (203):1-8.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Semiotica Jahrgang: 2015 Heft: 203 Seiten: 1-8.
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    Márta Horváth (2015). Authorial Intention and Global Coherence in Fictional Text Comprehension: A Cognitive Approach. Semiotica 2015 (203):39-51.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Semiotica Jahrgang: 2015 Heft: 203 Seiten: 39-51.
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    Szilárd Tátrai (2015). Context-Dependent Vantage Points in Literary Narratives: A Functional Cognitive Approach. Semiotica 2015 (203):9-37.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Semiotica Jahrgang: 2015 Heft: 203 Seiten: 9-37.
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    D. N. Byrne (2015). Book Review: Outlines of the Philosophy of Right, Trans. T.M. Knox. [REVIEW] History of Political Thought 36 (1):194-197.
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    Enikő Németh T. (2015). The Role of Perspectives in Various Forms of Language Use. Semiotica 2015 (203):53-78.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Semiotica Jahrgang: 2015 Heft: 203 Seiten: 53-78.
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    Benjamin Smith (2015). The Semiotics and Politics of “Real Selfhood” in the American Therapeutic Discourse of the World War II Era. Semiotica 2015 (203):203-226.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Semiotica Jahrgang: 2015 Heft: 203 Seiten: 203-226.
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    Xuan Wang (2015). Inauthentic Authenticity: Semiotic Design and Globalization in the Margins of China. Semiotica 2015 (203):227-248.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Semiotica Jahrgang: 2015 Heft: 203 Seiten: 227-248.
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    Nicholas Maxwell (2015). How Humanity Might Avoid Devastation. Ethical Record 120 (1):18-23.
    We face grave global problems. One might think universities are doing all they can to help solve these problems. But universities, in successfully pursuing scientific knowledge and technological know-how in a way that is dissociated from a more fundamental concern with problems of living, have actually made possible the genesis of all our current global problems. Modern science and technology have led to modern industry and agriculture, modern medicine and hygiene, modern armaments, which in turn have led to habitat destruction, (...)
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    Aboulafia (2002). Habermas und Mead: Über Universalität und Individualität (translation of Habermas and Mead: On Universality and Individuality). In Axel Honneth & Hans Joas (eds.), Kommunikatives Handeln.
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    Mitchell Aboulafia (1989). A Mead Divided Against Himself: A Mead Divided Against Himself," Comments on R. Collins' "Toward a Neo-Meadian Sociology of Mind. Symbolic Interaction 12 (1).
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    Mitchell Aboulafia (1999). A (Neo) American in Paris: Bourdieu, Mead, and Pragmatism. In RIchard Shusterman (ed.), Bourdieu: A Critical Reader. 153-174.
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    Andreas Dorschel (2010). Ideengeschichte. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
    What are ideas? How have new ideas emerged? How have ideas been preserved or altered? Whoever ‘has got an idea’ may believe it fell from the skies. Yet in so far as they become intelligible, ideas must have grown out of some tradition, and in so far as they are significant, new ideas grow from them. In a nutshell: Ideas are always connected historically. How such connections are to be explored constitutes the subject matter of this book, focussing on method.
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    Andreas Dorschel (2006). Über Kanonisierung. Musiktheorie 21 (1):6-12.
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    Krzysztof Brzechczyn (2012). Varieties of Idealization and Strategies of Modification of Social Theory. The Case of the Totalitarian Syndrome. Człowiek I Społeczeństwo 34:235-47.
    The aim of this paper is to consider the influence of the methodological status of the concept of the totalitarian syndrome on the strategy of its development. It is argued that the totalitarian syndrome as put forward by Carl J. Friedrich and Zbigniew Brzezinski represented a kind of social modelling. However, there are different approaches to modelling in the social sciences. Modelling, when perceived from a neo-Hegelian perspectives, leads to the elaboration of dependencies between social phenomenon and their main factors. (...)
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    Melford E. Spiro (1986). Cultural Relativism and the Future of Anthropology. Cultural Anthropology 1 (3):259-286.
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    Claude Lévi-Strauss (1969). The Elementary Structures of Kinship. Beacon Press.
    'At last one of the most famous generalizing works in anthropology by the field's most stimulating and controversial contemporary figure has been translated, beautifully, and with the enlightening preface of the second French edition.
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    Bronislaw Malinowski (1922). Argonauts of the Western Pacific. George Routledge & Sons.
    The introductory chapter, entitled 'The Subject, Method and Scope of this Enquiry,' details how anthropology is to be pursued as a science and advocates the method of participant observation.
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    Andreas Dorschel (2013). Aesthetics of Conducting: Expression and Gesture. In Jean Paul Olive & Susanne Kogler (eds.), Expression et geste musical. L'Harmattan. 65-73.
    Expression in orchestral music is a matter of conductors rather than orchestras. Why should that be so? The straightforward answer seems to be that expression is bound to the individual self. But, then, does it have to be? Collective expression of, e.g., anger, rage or protest is not at all unusual in the public domain of politics. Our intuition of conductors’ expressive primacy could be salvaged if we were to conceive of orchestras as their instruments. But that will not do. (...)
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    Andreas Dorschel (2010). Der ‘Kunstregelbau’. Kontrapunktik in Max Webers Fragment Zur Musiksoziologie. In Ulrich Tadday (ed.), Philosophie des Kontrapunkts. edition text + kritik. 135-142.
    In his social theory, Max Weber (1864 – 1920) attempts to identify patterns that have distinguished Western rationality. Music, he argues, is one of the domains that exhibit such structures. As a specific instance, Weber cites counterpoint as developed in 15th century Europe and – so he claims – culminating in Bach’s music. “No other epoch and culture possesses it”, Weber asserts. Counterpoint’s rationality is meant to manifest itself in rules; yet Weber’s approach lacks an analysis of such rules. Remarkably, (...)
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    Steven M. Rosen (2014). How Can We Signify Being? Semiotics and Topological Self-Signification. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 10 (2):250-277.
    The premise of this paper is that the goal of signifying Being central to ontological phenomenology has been tacitly subverted by the semiotic structure of conventional phenomenological writing. First it is demonstrated that the three components of the conventional sign as defined by C. S. Peirce—the sign-vehicle, object, and interpretant—bear an external relationship to each other. This is linked to the abstractness of alphabetic language, which objectifies nature and splits subject and object. It is the subject-object divide that phenomenology must (...)
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    Andreas Dorschel & Matthias Kettner (1996). Systemrationalität? In Karl-Otto Apel & Matthias Kettner (eds.), Die eine Vernunft und die vielen Rationalitäten. Suhrkamp. 349-372.
    We judge actions to be rational if means are adequate to ends. In modern societies, innumerable actions are interconnected into complex systems. Does rationality, then, become a feature of systems? If so, it will not do to view means in the light of ends, Niklas Luhmann maintained. In ‘The Concept of Purpose and Systems Rationality’ (‘Zweckbegriff und Systemrationalität’) (1968), he defined the rationality of systems as their capacity to reduce complexity (“Reduktion von Komplexität”); in his later work, Luhmann elaborated and (...)
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    Andreas Dorschel (1995). Das anthropologische Argument in der praktischen Philosophie und die Logik des Vergleichs. Logos 2 (1):19-40.
    Arnold Gehlen's attempt to give anthropological grounds for morality stems from Kant's idea that being freed from the compulsion of instinct left human beings in need of compensation for the loss of the practical guidance which instinct had hitherto provided. Whereas Kant thought this compensation was to found only in reasoned morality, Gehlen would argue that morality provides recompense by becoming a quasi-instinct that functions without reflection and that needs to be bred into human beings. The author maintains that in (...)
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    Andreas Dorschel (1986). Religion als 'Teilsystem'? Zu Niklas Luhmanns 'Die Unterscheidung Gottes'. Österreichische Zeitschrift Für Soziologie 11 (3):12-18.
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    Lajos L. Brons (2014). Needing the Other: The Anatomy of the Mass Noun Thesis. ARGUMENT 4 (1):103-122.
    Othering is the construction and identification of the self or in-group and the other or out-group in mutual, unequal opposition by attributing relative inferiority and/or radical alienness to the other/out-group. Othering can be “crude” or “sophisticated”, the defining difference being that in the latter case othering depends on the interpretation of the other/out-group in terms that are applicable only to the self/in-group but that are unconsciously assumed to be universal. The Mass Noun Thesis, the idea that all nouns in certain (...)
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    Eva-Maria Engelen, Christian Fleischhack, C. Giovanni Galizia & Katharina Landfester (eds.) (2010). Heureka: Evidenzkriterien in den Wissenschaften. Ein Kompendium für den interdisziplinären Gerauch. Spektrum Springer.
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