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volume 30, issue 8, 2016
  1. Govert den Hartogh, Two Kinds of Suicide.
    In suicidology, the common view is that ‘rational’ suicides occur only rarely, because the competence of people who want to end their lives is compromised by mental illness. In the Netherlands and Flanders, however, patients’ requests for euthanasia or assistance in suicide are granted in 5300 and 1400 cases a year respectively, and in all these cases at least two doctors have confirmed the patient's competence. The combination of these two findings is puzzling. In other countries one would expect at (...)
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  2. Timothy F. Murphy, What Justifies a Future with Humans in It?
    Antinatalist commentators recommend that humanity bring itself to a close, on the theory that pain and suffering override the value of any possible life. Other commentators do not require the voluntary extinction of human beings, but they defend that outcome if people were to choose against having children. Against such views, Richard Kraut has defended a general moral obligation to people the future with human beings until the workings of the universe render such efforts impossible. Kraut advances this view on (...)
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  3. Sagar Sanyal, Biomedical Enhancement and Social Development: A Conservative Techno‐Fix.
    Allen Buchanan has argued for a linking of the ethics of human enhancement to the ethics of development more generally. The promise of the ‘enhancement enterprise' is that it may help develop society, just as other technological advances have in the past. He proposes a framework of intellectual property rights, government action to ensure the poor can access the enhancements, an international organization to administer the diffusion of new enhancement technologies from the West to poor countries, and the diffusion within (...)
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volume 40, issue 6, 2016
  1. Matthew Lehet & Lori L. Holt, Dimension‐Based Statistical Learning Affects Both Speech Perception and Production.
    Multiple acoustic dimensions signal speech categories. However, dimensions vary in their informativeness; some are more diagnostic of category membership than others. Speech categorization reflects these dimensional regularities such that diagnostic dimensions carry more “perceptual weight” and more effectively signal category membership to native listeners. Yet perceptual weights are malleable. When short-term experience deviates from long-term language norms, such as in a foreign accent, the perceptual weight of acoustic dimensions in signaling speech category membership rapidly adjusts. The present study investigated whether (...)
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  2. Aniruddh D. Patel & Emily Morgan, Exploring Cognitive Relations Between Prediction in Language and Music.
    The online processing of both music and language involves making predictions about upcoming material, but the relationship between prediction in these two domains is not well understood. Electrophysiological methods for studying individual differences in prediction in language processing have opened the door to new questions. Specifically, we ask whether individuals with musical training predict upcoming linguistic material more strongly and/or more accurately than non-musicians. We propose two reasons why prediction in these two domains might be linked: Musicians may have greater (...)
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  3. Jon Scott Stevens, Lila R. Gleitman, John C. Trueswell & Charles Yang, The Pursuit of Word Meanings.
    We evaluate here the performance of four models of cross-situational word learning: two global models, which extract and retain multiple referential alternatives from each word occurrence; and two local models, which extract just a single referent from each occurrence. One of these local models, dubbed Pursuit, uses an associative learning mechanism to estimate word-referent probability but pursues and tests the best referent-meaning at any given time. Pursuit is found to perform as well as global models under many conditions extracted from (...)
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  1. Boris Rähme, Performative Inkonsistenz für Fallibilisten.
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  1. Christel Grimaud, Modelling Reasoning Processes in Natural Agents: A Partial-Worlds-Based Logical Framework for Elemental Non-Monotonic Inferences and Learning.
    In this paper we address the modelling of reasoning processes in natural agents. We focus on a very basic kind of non-monotonic inference for which we identify a simple and plausible underlying process, and we develop a family of logical models that allow to match this process. Partial worlds models, as we call them, are a variant of Kraus, Lehmann and Magidor’s cumulative models. We show that the inference relations they induce form a strict subclass of cumulative relations and tackle (...)
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  1. Bill Wringe, Punishment Forgiveness and Reconciliation.
    It is sometimes thought that the normative justification for responding to large-scale violations of human rights via the judicial appararatus of trial and punishment is undermined by the desirability of reconciliation between conflicting parties as part of the process of conflict resolution. I take there to be philosophical, as well as practical and psychological issues involved here: on some conceptions of punishment and reconciliation, the attitudes that they involve conflict with one another on rational grounds. But I shall argue that (...)
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  1. Elizabeth Bolton, Meaning-Making Across Disparate Realities: A New Cognitive Model for the Personality-Integrating Response to Fairy Tales.
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  2. Ersu Ding, Rethinking the Peircean Trichotomy of Icon, Index, and Symbol.
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  3. Laura Gherlone, Vygotsky, Bakhtin, Lotman: Towards a Theory of Communication in the Horizon of the Other.
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  4. Bujar Hoxha, Semiotics of Precision and Imprecision.
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  5. Karen A. Krasny, Toward an Embodied Account of Double-Voiced Discourse: The Critical Role of Imagery and Affect in Bakhtin’s Dialogic Imagination.
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  6. Tuomas Kuronen & Aki-Mauri Huhtinen, Leadership as Zero-Institution.
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  7. Massimo Leone, Nature and Culture in Visual Communication: Japanese Variations on Ludus Naturae.
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  8. Susan Petrilli, Dialogue, Responsibility and Literary Writing: Mikhail Bakhtin and His Circle.
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  9. Susan Petrilli, Semiotics and Education, Semioethic Perspectives.
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  10. Susan Petrilli, Semiotics and Education, Semioethic Perspectives.
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  11. Georgij Yu Somov, Interrelations of Codes in Human Semiotic Systems.
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  12. Ibrahim Taha, Anthroposemiotics of Literature: The Cultural Nature.
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  1. Edmund Henden (2016). Addiction, Compulsion, and Weakness of the Will: A Dual Process Perspective. In Nick Heather Gabriel Segal (ed.), Addiction and Choice. Rethinking the Relationship.
    How should addictive behavior be explained? In terms of neurobiological illness and compulsion, or as a choice made freely, even rationally, in the face of harmful social or psychological circumstances? Some of the disagreement between proponents of the prevailing medical models and choice models in the science of addiction centres on the notion of “loss of control” as a normative characterization of addiction. In this article I examine two of the standard interpretations of loss of control in addiction, one according (...)
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  2. Boris Rähme (forthcoming). Ambition, Modesty, and Performative Inconsistency. In Jens Peter Brune Brune, Robert Stern & Micha H. Werner (eds.), Transcendental Arguments in Moral Theory.
    This chapter argues that the distinction between ambitious and modest transcendental arguments, developed and deployed by various authors in the wake of Stroud’s influential critique of transcendental reasoning, may be pointless when applied to transcendental arguments from performative inconsistency that have moral statements as their conclusions. If moral truth is assertorically constrained, then any modest moral transcendental argument from performative inconsistency can be converted into an ambitious moral transcendental argument. The chapter provides an account of performative inconsistency and suggests an (...)
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Sep 25th 2016 GMT
New books
  1. Savas L. Tsohatzidis (ed.) (forthcoming). Interpreting Austin: Critical Essays. Cambridge UP.
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  2. Nancy Nyquist Potter (2016). The Virtue of Defiance and Psychiatric Engagement. Oxford University Press.
    The Virtue of Defiance and Psychiatric Engagement argues that defiance sometimes is a virtue even for those with mental illnesses. It also argues that defiance is sometimes mistaken as a sign of mental disorder when it may have other, reasonable explanations. This book offers a nuanced and complex look at defiance, taking seriously issues of mental disorders while also attending to social contexts in which defiant behaviour may arise. Arguments are presented for how to understand defiance as different from noncompliance, (...)
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    James Bardis, Much Ado About 'Nothing' in Greek Hexameter Philosophy.
    -/- This submission constitutes six (core) pages in literary prose expounding the philosophy of Parmenides of Elea outside the reductionist framework based in formal logic that has become de rigeur in philosophy departments of the English language world — at least prior to Dr. Papa-Grimaldi’s research. To this end, my paper, in chronological order, by way of introduction simulates Plato’s Parmenides; in the main body reconstructs Taran’s argument in “Much Ado About ‘Nothing,’” in Apeiron, Vol. XXXV, No. 2, June 2002, (...)
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  1. Richard MCDonough, A Gestalt-Model of Zettel 608.
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  1. Elizabeth Bolton, Meaning-Making Across Disparate Realities: A New Cognitive Model for the Personality-Integrating Response to Fairy Tales.
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  2. Ersu Ding, Rethinking the Peircean Trichotomy of Icon, Index, and Symbol.
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  4. Bujar Hoxha, Semiotics of Precision and Imprecision.
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  5. Karen A. Krasny, Toward an Embodied Account of Double-Voiced Discourse: The Critical Role of Imagery and Affect in Bakhtin’s Dialogic Imagination.
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  6. Tuomas Kuronen & Aki-Mauri Huhtinen, Leadership as Zero-Institution.
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  7. Massimo Leone, Nature and Culture in Visual Communication: Japanese Variations on Ludus Naturae.
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  8. Youzheng Li, Cross-Political Pan-Commercialism in the Postmodern Age and Proposed Readjustment of Semiotic Practices.
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  9. Susan Petrilli, Dialogue, Responsibility and Literary Writing: Mikhail Bakhtin and His Circle.
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  10. Georgij Yu Somov, Interrelations of Codes in Human Semiotic Systems.
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  1. Jennifer Hardes & Bryan Hogeveen, Flow, Skilled Coping, and the Sovereign Subject: Toward an Ethics of Being-with in Sport.
    According to Dreyfus and Dreyfus, skilled coping in sport occurs when an athlete reaches an expert level and can execute a sport skill on ‘automatic-pilot’, in a state of ‘flow’. In this paper we reframe phenomenological accounts of sport that try to depict flow-states as part of an athlete’s competency framework. We do so from the point of view of post-structural and post-phenomenological scholars such as Jacques Derrida’s deconstructive work on sovereignty and Jean-Luc Nancy’s ontological vantage of ‘being-with’. This lens (...)
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  1. Friederike Moltmann (forthcoming). Levels of Linguistic Acts and the Semantics of Saying and Quoting. In Savas L. Tsohatzidis (ed.), Interpreting Austin: Critical Essays. Cambridge UP
    This paper will outline a novel semantics of verbs of saying and of quotation based on Austin’s (1962) distinction among levels of linguistic acts (illocutionary, locutionary, rhetic, phatic, and phonetic acts). It will propose a way of understanding the notion of a rhetic act and argue that it is well-reflected in the semantics of natural language. The paper will furthermore outline a novel, unified and compositional semantics of quotation which is guided by two ideas. First, quotations convey properties related to (...)
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