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  1. Anton Alterman (2003). ``A Piece of Yourself'': Ethical Issues in Biometric Identification. [REVIEW] Ethics and Information Technology 5 (3):139-150.
    The proliferation of biometric identification technology raises difficult issues in the matter of security, privacy and identity. Though biometric "images" are not images per se, they are both unique representations of an individual in themsevles and a means of access to other identifying information. I compare biometric imaging with other kinds of identifying representations and find that there are issues specific to biometric ID's. Because they represent information that is written into the body they are directly related to one's sense (...)
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  2. Anton Alterman (2002). Severin Schroeder, Ed., Wittgenstein and Contemporary Philosophy of Mind Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 22 (3):217-219.
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  3. Joseph Margolis, Tom Rockmore, Lisa Dolling, Jaakko Hintikka, Anton Alterman, Stephen Toulmin, Michel Paty, John Stachel, Gregg Horowitz, Michael Kelly, Tom Huhn, Barbara Savedoff, Saul Fisher, Sybil Schwarzenbach, John Pittman, Raphael Sassower & MaryAnn Cutter (2002). Constructivism and Practice: Toward a Historical Epistemology. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Constructivism and Practice advances the understanding of the role of construction and model creation and reflects on the relationship of these models to social practices.
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  4. Anton Alterman (2001). The New Wittgenstein (Review). [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Philosophy 39 (3):456-457.
    The essays in the book have two main emphases. Regarding the late Wittgenstein, they focus on the idea that skepticism about rule-following is undermined, indeed incoherent, in virtue of Wittgenstein's emphasis on context of utterance and "forms of life" (roughly the "community" view of his later work). In the early Wittgenstein they take a "resolute" position on nonsense, saying that he did not believe there was some ineffable or informative nonsense, but only pure and utter nonsense, including everything in the (...)
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  5. Anton Alterman (2000). Wittgenstein and the Grammar of Physics: A Study of Ludwig Wittgenstein's 1929--1930 Manuscripts and the Roots of His Later Philosophy. [REVIEW] Dissertation, City University of New York
    In 1929 Wittgenstein began to work on the first philosophical manuscripts he had kept since completing the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus in 1918. The impetus for this was his conviction that the logic of the TLP was flawed: it was unable to account for the fact that a proposition that assigns a single value on a continuum to a simple object thereby excludes all assignments of different values to the object . Consequently Wittgenstein's "atomic propositions" could not be logically independent of one (...)
     
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