Anderson Brown University of Puerto Rico
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I am focused at the moment on the metaphysics of the mind/body problem, but I have a heavy teaching load that involves Buddhism and Asian philosophy, Early Modern, etc. Two important arguments (argumentative poles, maybe) are Plato's form/matter distinction and Wittgenstein's critique of Cartesian models of mind and meaning.
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  1. A. Brown (2015). Principles of Stakes Fairness in Sport. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 14 (2):152-186.
    Fairness in sport is not just about assigning the top prizes to the worthiest competitors. It is also about the way the prize structure itself is organised. For many sporting competitions, although it may be acceptable for winners to receive more than losers, it can seem unfair for winners to take everything and for losers to get nothing. Yet this insight leaves unanswered some difficult questions about what stakes fairness requires and which principles of stakes fairness are appropriate for particular (...)
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  2. L. Cosand, T. Cavanagh, A. Brown, C. Courtney, A. Rissling, A. Schell & M. Dawson (2008). Arousal, Working Memory, and Conscious Awareness in Contingency Learning☆. Consciousness and Cognition 17 (4):1105-1113.
    There are wide individual differences in the ability to detect a stimulus contingency embedded in a complex paradigm. The present study used a cognitive masking paradigm to better understand individual differences related to contingency learning. Participants were assessed on measures of electrodermal arousal and on working memory capacity before engaging in the contingency learning task. Contingency awareness was assessed both by trial-by-trial verbal reports obtained during the task and by a short post-task recognition questionnaire. Participants who became aware had fewer (...)
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  3. F. X. Alario, S. Allen, G. T. M. Altmann, P. Bach, C. Becchio, I. Blanchette, L. Boroditsky, A. Brown, R. Campbell & U. Cartwright-Finch (2007). Dehaene-Lambertz, G., 261 Dijkstra, K., 139 Dumay, N., 341. Cognition 102:486-487.
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  4. L. Gabora & A. Brown (1999). Susan Blackmore, The Meme Machine. Journal of Consciousness Studies 6:77-85.
     
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  5. A. Brown (1998). Lorenzo and the Monte: Another Note (on the Author's Original Article on Public and Private Interest in Renaissance Florence). Rinascimento 38:517-522.
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  6. A. Brown (1905). Examination of the Validity of an Approximate Solution of a Certain Velocity Equation. Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 16 (1):459-464.
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