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  1. Matthew Noah Smith, Dignity, Rank, and Rights By Jeremy Waldron.
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  2. James Stacey Taylor, Death and the Afterlife By Samuel Scheffler, Edited by Niko Kolodny.
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  1. Alexander Paseau, Knowledge of Mathematics Without Proof.
    Mathematicians do not claim to know a proposition unless they think they possess a proof of it. For all their confidence in the truth of a proposition with weighty non-deductive support (for example, the Riemann hypothesis), they maintain that, strictly speaking, the proposition remains unknown until such time as someone has proved it. This article challenges this conception of knowledge, which is quasi-universal within mathematics. We present four arguments to the effect that non-deductive evidence can yield knowledge of a mathematical (...)
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volume 23, issue 3, 2014
  1. Mônica Cavalcanti Sá de Abreu, Larissa Teixeira da Cunha & Claire Y. Barlow, Institutional Dynamics and Organizations Affecting the Adoption of Sustainable Development in the United Kingdom and Brazil.
    This paper provides an exploratory comparative assessment of the institutional pressures influencing corporate social responsibility (CSR) in a developed country, UK, vs. a developing country, Brazil, based on a survey of different actors. Information on sustainability concerns, organizational strategies and mechanisms of pressure was collected through interviews with environmental regulatory agencies, financial institutions, media and non-governmental organizations. Our results confirm that the more advanced awareness and CSR responsiveness in the UK is a consequence of a predominance of coercive and normative (...)
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  1. Ciencia Cognitiva, Jornadas inaugurales del Centro de Investigación Mente, Cerebro y Comportamiento (CIMCYC), Universidad de Granada.
    María Ruz, Andrés Catena, y el comité organizador Centro Mente, Cerebro y Comportamiento, Universidad de Granada, España Granada (España), 18 … Read More →.
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volume 36, issue 2, 2014
  1. V. P. J. Arponen, The Cultural Causes of Environmental Problems.
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  2. W. S. K. Cameron, Against Ecological Sovereignty: Ethics, Biopolitics, and Saving the Natural World by Mick Smith.
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  3. Seamus Carey, Elemental Philosophy: Earth, Air, Fire, Water as Environmental Ideas by David Macauley.
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  4. Melissa Clarke, A New Environmental Ethics: The Next Millennium for Life on Earth by Holmes Rolston, III.
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  5. Alain Ducharme, Aristotle and the Dominion of Nature.
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  6. Christopher G. Framarin, Karma, Rebirth, and the Value of Nature.
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  7. Benjamin Howe, Life on the Brink: Environmentalists Confront Overpopulation by Philip Cafaro and Eileen Crist, Eds.
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  8. Eric Katz, Reconsidering the Turn to Policy Analysis.
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  9. Alex Lee, Adam Pérou Hermans & Benjamin Hale, Restoration, Obligation, and the Baseline Problem.
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  10. Sean C. Lema, The Ethical Implications of Organism-Environment Interdependency.
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  11. Ji Li, Yali Tan, Hong Zhu, Zhenyao Cai & Susanna Y. F. Lo, Environmental Protection of Panda Habitat in the Wolong Nature Reserve: A Chinese Perspective.
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  12. Adam Shriver, Why Animals Matter: Animal Consciousness, Animal Welfare, and Human Well-Being by Marian Stamp Dawkins.
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  13. Allen Thompson, Environmental Philosophy: From Theory to Practice.
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  14. Kenneth Worthy, Ecopsychology: Science, Totems, and the Technological Species. Peter H. Kahn, Jr. And Patricia H. Hasbach, Eds.
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volume 21, issue 2, 2014
  1. Thomas J. Coleman Iii & Silver, Focusing on Horizontal Transcendence: Much More Than a “Non-Belief”.
    Much of the reigning research on non-religion and non-belief focuses on demographics and personality characteristics. While this is a necessary foundation on which future research may be built upon, such data does not necessarily produce theory. In many ways the dominant cultural milieu of religions along with the benign intent of some researchers force a person who holds no belief in a God to assume an oppositional identity in relation to religion. This oppositional identity tautologically sets researchers up to continually (...)
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  2. Christopher P. Ferbrache, Capital Punishment: Its Lost Appeal?
    A large proportion of the population thinks that capital punishment is a reasonable method to reduce crime and punish those who have been convicted of a capital crime. I discuss aspects to the philosophy of capital punishment, and analyze factual elements of murder conviction processes, to significantly cast doubt on the pro-capital punishment argument. In order to measure the true value and need for capital punishment, one must analyze pro capital punishment arguments in light of the alternatives. While theories of (...)
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  3. Frank Friedlander, Emotions and Rationality as a Basis for Humanism: Can Humanism Encompass Both Intellect and Spirit?
    Two primary philosophical underpinnings of humanism are rationality and emotionality. Rationality along with a focus on reason, logic, and an empirical brand of science fortifies our skepticism toward belief in God, and promotes our theories of evolution. Emotionality provides the deeper feelings and compassion we have for one another. These two, rationality and emotionality, are symbolized by the head and heart of ourselves as individuals. They also, to varying degrees, underlay the religions and institutions of which we are a part.
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  4. Victor H. Knight Iii, Towards an Understanding of Moral Underpinnings.
    Much of today’s public and private discourse surrounding social norms, morals, and values is non-productive, if not counter-productive. It is rare that any kind of consensus is reached when such discrepancies surface. Some of this is due to honest disagreement among genuinely reflective and open-minded individuals, but it is becoming more obvious that a large and perhaps growing portion of this problem stems from misunderstandings about the nature of these concepts themselves. Sadly, these misunderstandings do not seem to be diminishing. (...)
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  5. Paul Kurtz, Moral Choices in a Random Universe.
    This essay is excerpted by Nathan Bupp from Paul Kurtz, The Turbulent Universe (Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2013). Copyright ©2013 by the Estate of Paul Kurtz. All rights reserved. Used by permission of the Estate and the publisher, www.prometheusbooks.com.
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  6. James A. Metzger, Can Liberal Christians Save the Church? A Humanist Approach to Contemporary Progressive Christian Theologies.
    In contrast to many traditional theologies, today’s progressive theologies offer believers an attractive ethic that is humane, pacific, and Earth-centered. And when God is spoken of, he is generally portrayed as non-coercive, deeply invested in the well-being of all, and attentive to the cries of any who suffer. On the one hand, then, humanists have good reason to celebrate this recent shift in thinking about the sacred and divine-human relations. Indeed, we share with progressive Christians a very similar set of (...)
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  7. John R. Shook, Paul Kurtz, Atheology, and Secular Humanism.
    Paul Kurtz will be long remembered as the late twentieth century’s pre-eminent philosophical defender of freethinking rationalism and skepticism, the scientific worldview to replace superstition and religion, the healthy ethics of humanism, and democracy’s foundation in secularism. Reason, science, ethics, and civics – Kurtz repeatedly cycled through these affirmative agendas, not only to relegate religion to humanity’s ignorant past, but mainly to indicate the direction of humanity’s better future.
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  8. David Sprintzen, A Commentary on Ronald Dworkin's Religion Without God.
    Ronald Dworkin’s posthumous book Religion Without God searches for the possibility of atheistic religiosity. Rather than clarifying the situation, this book does more to confuse it, and succeeds in undermining his expressed humanitarian goals.
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  9. Paul B. Thompson, Environmentalism and Posthumanism.
    The term ‘posthumanism’ has not been promoted by many environmental philosophers, and it is not clear how the figures I discuss would react to be being characterized as posthumanist. It is more typical for advocates of the perspectives I discuss to characterize them with labels such as ‘non-anthropocentric,’ ‘ecocentric’, or ‘deep ecology.’ Yet, as I will argue, the ideas that have emerged in these lines of thought reflect philosophical commitments that could aptly be characterized as posthumanist.
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  10. Mark Tschaepe, A Humanist Ethic of Ubuntu: Understanding Moral Obligation and Community.
    The secular conception of ubuntu, as proffered by Thaddeus Metz, supplies a foundation for a humanist argument that justifies obligation to one’s community, even apart from a South African context, when combined with Kwasi Wiredu’s conception of personhood. Such an account provides an argument for accepting the concept of ubuntu as humanistic and not necessarily based in communalism or dependent upon supernaturalism. By re-evaluating some core concepts of community as they are presented in Plato’s Republic, I argue that this account (...)
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  1. Maria Angelillo, The Legacy of Fear. Bal Keshav Thackeray (1926–2012).
    The death of Bal Keshav Thackeray, in November 2012, has led several Indian journalists and intellectuals to think over the legacy of the supreme leader of the Shiv Sena to the Indian society. The present article means to identify the reasons which have let the Indian journalists describe the bequest of Thackeray to the Indian society in terms of a legacy of fear. The article deals with Thackeray's use of fear as a tool to arise consent around his social, cultural (...)
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  2. Alessandro Battistini, Ātaṅkavādaśataka: The Century of Verses on Terrorism by Vagish Shastri.
    This paper will examine the sanskrit short-poem Āta ṅkavādaśataka (“ Century of Verses on terrorism ”) written in 1988 by the famous indian pandit Vagish Shastri. Although composed in a language that is 2500 year old, the Century deals with one of the most dramatic events in contemporary indian history: sikh nationalist terrorism. The poet provides both a socio-political interpretation as well as a mythological-theological one, managing to combine a traditional approach with a pronounced ideological awareness. We will both supply (...)
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  3. Alessandra Consolaro, Who is Afraid of Shah Rukh Khan ? Neoliberal India's Fears Seen Through a Cinema Prism.
    21st century India constructs itself as a neoliberal and consumerist superpower. In his cinematic career Shah Rukh Khan has become an icon of a rampant middle class, transforming himself from an antihero into a model story of Indian success. Focusing on identity politics, in this article his persona is utilized as a prism through which some representations of fears connected to 20th century India can be observed.
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  4. Consuelo Pintus, Women's Fear in Four Dalit Poems in Hindi.
    The paper's goal is the understanding of the ̔ fear of the other̕ within the Contemporary Indian Literature context and, in particular, through dalit women literature. I have selected four hindi dalit poems because they represent dalit women’s voice and they capture their agonies, pains and the dominant caste males vs females’ fear, the so called ̔fear of the other̕. It becomes inscribed into dalit women’s minds, as evidenced by many contemporary poems, so much so that the women can be (...)
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  5. Alessandro Vescovi, Fear and Ethics in the Sundarbans. Anthropology in Amitav Ghosh's "The Hungry Tide".
    Amitav Ghosh's The Hungry Tide has been often interpreted from the point of view of postcolonial studies and environmental studies, overlooking the anthropological implications of the narrative. This paper investigates the worship and the myth of the sylvan deity Bonbibi, and of her counterpart, the demon Dakshin Rai. The goddess, endowed with an apotropaic function, protects the people who “do the forest” from the dangers of the wilderness, epitomized by (but not limited to) tigers. According to anthropologist Annu Jalais, who (...)
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volume 55, issue 4, 2014
  1. James Higgins, Cosmology, Logic, and Judaeo‐Christian Belief.
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  2. Ethna Regan, Barely Visible: The Child in Catholic Social Teaching.
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  1. Matthias Wille, Basic Laws of Arithmetic. Derived Using Concept-Script. Volumes I & II.
    Basic Laws of Arithmetic. Derived Using Concept-Script. Volumes I & II. . ???aop.label???
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  1. J. Horley, The Emergence and Development of Psychopathy.
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volume 20, issue 11-12, 2013
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    Rocco J. Gennaro, Defending HOT Theory and The Wide Intrinsicality View: A Reply to Weisberg, Van Gulick, and Seager.
    This is my reply to Josh Weisberg, Robert Van Gulick, and William Seager, published in JCS vol 20, 2013. This symposium grew out of an author-meets-critics session at the Central APA conference in 2013 on my 2012 book THE CONSCIOUSNESS PARADOX (MIT Press). Topics covered include higher-order thought (HOT) theory, my own "wide intrinsicality view," the problem of misrepresentation, targetless HOTs, conceptualism, introspection, and the transitivity principle.
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  1. Kok-Chor Tan, Why Global Justice Matters.
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volume 52, issue 3, 2014
  1. Robert Andrews, Aristotle's Categories in the Byzantine, Arabic, and Latin Traditions Ed. By Sten Ebbesen, John Marenbon, and Paul Thom (Review).
    This volume, surveying a narrow topic over a long expanse of time, is comprised of selections from a trio of international conferences on the title theme. It is an expensive book, but even its most valuable articles are marred by slovenly editing.Börje Bydén’s contribution begins the survey in Byzantium. By linking Photios’s (apparently) original criticism of Aristotle to Plotinus, Bydén gives an interesting hint of how neo-Platonism came to permeate Christianity. But Photios seems to have been “ignored by posterity” (31). (...)
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  2. Lloyd P. Gerson, Harold Cherniss and the Study of Plato Today.
    There are, very broadly speaking, two interpretative approaches to the study of Plato. Let us call the first the “Protestant” approach and the second the “Catholic” approach. According to the first, the fundamental principle of interpretation is sola scriptura, adherence to the texts of the dialogues as the only vehicle providing access to Plato’s philosophy. On this approach, putative evidence for Plato’s thinking drawn from Academic testimony or the indirect tradition is to be either excluded altogether or, if given any (...)
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  3. Helen Hattab, Hobbes's and Zabarella's Methods: A Missing Link.
    early modern philosophers commonly appeal to a mathematical method to demonstrate their philosophical claims. Since such claims are not always followed by what we would recognize as mathematical proofs, they are often dismissed as mere rhetoric. René Descartes, Thomas Hobbes, and Benedict de Spinoza are perhaps the most well-known early modern philosophers who fall into this category. It is a matter of dispute whether the ordo geometricus amounts to more than a method of presentation in Spinoza’s philosophy. Descartes and Hobbes (...)
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  4. Taneli Kukkonen, Ibn Sīnā and the Early History of Thought Experiments.
    the history and philosophy of thought experiments has attracted considerable attention in recent years. Of particular interest to philosophers as well as historians of science has been the emergence of thought experiments as a common procedure in early modern science, along with the methodological presuppositions that underwrite this practice.1 From a philosophical perspective, the notion of thought experiments is intimately tied in with the much-debated connection between conceivability and possibility, as exemplified by the radical affirmation of the Conceivability Criterion of (...)
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  5. Mogens Lærke, Spinoza's Language.
    when reading spinoza’s Ethics,1 one comes upon a particularly disconcerting passage in Part Three. In an explication of two definitions of ‘favor’ (favor) and ‘indignation’ (indignatio), Spinoza writes,I know that in their common usage these words mean something else. But my purpose is to explain the nature of things, not the meaning of words. I intend to indicate these things by words whose meaning is not entirely opposed to the meaning with which I wish to use them. One warning of (...)
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    Colin Marshall, Does Kant Demand Explanations for All Synthetic A Priori Claims?
    in his prolegomena to any future metaphysics, Kant states that “[a]ll metaphysicians are … suspended from their occupations until such a time as they will have satisfactorily answered the question: How are synthetic cognitions a priori possible?” (Prolegomena, 4:278).1 In the Critique of Pure Reason, Kant describes the issue of the synthetic a priori as “[t]he real problem of pure reason” (B19), and in the Critique of the Power of Judgment as “the general problem of transcendental philosophy” (Judgment, 5:289). Kant (...)
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  7. Nathan M. Powers, Void and Space in Stoic Ontology.
    The Stoics claim that only a body can be a substance (οὐσία). They also claim that the cosmos taken as a whole is one continuous body, finite in extent, comprising within itself all the bodies that there are. Given these claims, one might expect that when confronted with the question of what lies outside the cosmos, the Stoics would take the Aristotelian line: namely, that there is nothing whatsoever outside the cosmos. But this is not what the Stoics say. They (...)
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