Jonathan Simon New York University
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I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at NYU, associated with the NYU Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness as well as the Global Institute for Advanced Studies Project on Space, Time and Consciousness. Formerly I was Mellon post-doc at Tulane University, and a post-doc at the Australian National University (Centre for Consciousness). I received my PhD from NYU in 2012. My advisors were Paul Boghossian, Ned Block, David Chalmers, and Sharon Street.
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    Heather Alexander & Jonathan Simon (2014). 'Unable to Return' in the 1951 Refugee Convention: Stateless Refugees and Climate Change. Florida Journal of International Law 26 (3):531-574.
    Argues that it is not only a point of literal construction, but also inherent in the object and purpose of the 1951 Refugee Convention, that displaced stateless persons unable to return to their countries of former habitual residence may be eligible for refugee status even if unpersecuted. 'Unable to return' as it occurs in the clause following the semi-colon of 1(A)2 of the 1951 Refugee Convention must be understood as a term of art subject to appropriate canons of construction in (...)
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    Jonathan A. Simon (2014). Indeterminate Comprehension. Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):39-48.
    Can we solve the Problem of the Many, and give a general account of the indeterminacy in definite descriptions that give rise to it, by appealing to metaphysically indeterminate entities? I argue that we cannot. I identify a feature common to the relevant class of definite descriptions, and derive a contradiction from the claim that each such description is satisfied by a metaphysically indeterminate entity.
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  3. Barry Smith & Jonathan Simon (2011). Explications Vérifactionnistes. Philosophiques 38 (1):177-194.
    Le présent article est une tentative nouvelle d’articuler le rôle d’une théorie des vérifacteurs. Nous soutenons que la théorie de la vérifaction constitue une pierre angulaire dans une bonne méthodologie en métaphysique, mais que l’amalgame entre la théorie de la vérifaction et la théorie de la vérité a été responsable de certains excès associés aux approches vérifactionnistes dans la littérature récente. Nous montrons que la théorie de la vérifaction conserve son attrait comme instrument d’investigation métaphysique, et ce, malgré notre accord (...)
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    Barry Smith & Jonathan Simon (2007). Truthmaker Explanations. In Jean-Maurice Monnoyer (ed.), Metaphysics and Truthmakers. Ontos Verlag 18--79.
    This paper is a fresh attempt to articulate the role of a theory of truthmakers. We argue that truthmaker theory constitutes a cornerstone of good methodology in metaphysics, but that a conflation of truthmaker theory with the theory of truth has been responsible for certain excesses associated with truthmaker-based approaches in the recent literature. If truthmaker theory is not a component of a theory of truth, then truthmaker maximalism – the view that every truth has a truthmaker – loses its (...)
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    Jonathan Simon (2005). Formal Ontology for Natural Language Processing and the Integration of Biomedical Databases. International Journal of Medical Informatics 75:224-231.
    The central hypothesis of the collaboration between Language and Computing (L&C) and the Institute for Formal Ontology and Medical Information Science (IFOMIS) is that the methodology and conceptual rigor of a philosophically inspired formal ontology greatly benefits application ontologies. To this end r®, L&C’s ontology, which is designed to integrate and reason across various external databases simultaneously, has been submitted to the conceptual demands of IFOMIS’s Basic Formal Ontology (BFO). With this project we aim to move beyond the level of (...)
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    Jonathan Simon (2005). Is Time Travel a Problem for the Three-Dimensionalist? The Monist 88 (3):353-361.
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    James M. Fielding, Jonathan Simon, Werner Ceusters & Barry Smith (2004). Ontological Theory for Ontological Engineering: Biomedical Systems Information Integration. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on the Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. AMIA
    Software application ontologies have the potential to become the keystone in state-of-the-art information management techniques. It is expected that these ontologies will support the sort of reasoning power required to navigate large and complex terminologies correctly and efficiently. Yet, there is one problem in particular that continues to stand in our way. As these terminological structures increase in size and complexity, and the drive to integrate them inevitably swells, it is clear that the level of consistency required for such navigation (...)
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  8. Jonathan Simon (2003). Nick Hopwood.Embryos in Wax: Models From the Ziegler Studio. Ix + 206 Pp., Illus., Notes, Tables, Bibl., Index. Cambridge: University of Cambridge, 2002. £13.50. [REVIEW] Isis 94 (2):401-402.
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    Jonathan Simon (1999). Naming and Toxicity: A History of Strychnine. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 30 (4):505-525.
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