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  1. Helen De Cruz & Johan De Smedt (2013). The Value of Epistemic Disagreement in Scientific Practice. The Case of Homo Floresiensis. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 44 (2):169-177.score: 280.0
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  2. Helen De Cruz & Johan De Smedt (2012). Evolved Cognitive Biases and the Epistemic Status of Scientific Beliefs. Philosophical Studies 157 (3):411 - 429.score: 280.0
    Our ability for scientific reasoning is a byproduct of cognitive faculties that evolved in response to problems related to survival and reproduction. Does this observation increase the epistemic standing of science, or should we treat scientific knowledge with suspicion? The conclusions one draws from applying evolutionary theory to scientific beliefs depend to an important extent on the validity of evolutionary arguments (EAs) or evolutionary debunking arguments (EDAs). In this paper we show through an analytical model that cultural transmission of scientific (...)
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  3. Helen De Cruz & Johan De Smedt (2013). Mathematical Symbols as Epistemic Actions. Synthese 190 (1):3 - 19.score: 280.0
    Recent experimental evidence from developmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience indicates that humans are equipped with unlearned elementary mathematical skills. However, formal mathematics has properties that cannot be reduced to these elementary cognitive capacities. The question then arises how human beings cognitively deal with more advanced mathematical ideas. This paper draws on the extended mind thesis to suggest that mathematical symbols enable us to delegate some mathematical operations to the external environment. In this view, mathematical symbols are not only used to (...)
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  4. Daniel Ansari, Bert de Smedt & Roland Grabner (2012). Neuroeducation–a Critical Overview of an Emerging Field. Neuroethics 5 (2):105-117.score: 177.0
    Abstract In the present article, we provide a critical overview of the emerging field of ‘neuroeducation’ also frequently referred to as ‘mind, brain and education’ or ‘educational neuroscience’. We describe the growing energy behind linking education and neuroscience in an effort to improve learning and instruction. We explore reasons behind such drives for interdisciplinary research. Reviewing some of the key advances in neuroscientific studies that have come to bear on neuroeducation, we discuss recent evidence on the brain circuits underlying reading, (...)
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  5. Claude Troisfontaines (2007). Mgr De Smedt Et la Déclaration Dignitatis Humanae. Gregorianum 88 (4):761-779.score: 140.0
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  6. Claude Panaccio (1987). Nicole Oresme and the Marvels of Nature: A Study of His De Causis Mirabilium Bert Hansen Studies and Texts, Vol. 68 Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 1985. Pp. Xi, 478. [REVIEW] Dialogue 26 (04):738-.score: 120.0
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  7. Sophie Bourgault (2010). Raymond Aron. Michel Foucault. Dialogue. Analyse de Jean-François Bert (Paris: Nouvelles Éditions Lignes, 2007), ISBN: 978-2355260049. [REVIEW] Foucault Studies 10:160-162.score: 120.0
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  8. Benoît Dillet (2011). Philippe Artières, Jean-François Bert, Frédéric Gros and Judith Revel (Eds.) , Cahier de L'Herne 95: Michel Foucault (Paris: L'Herne, 2011) ISBN: 2851971646. [REVIEW] Foucault Studies 12:200-205.score: 120.0
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  9. Elisabetta Basso (2011). Philippe Artières, Jean-François Bert, Philippe Chevallier, Pascal Michon, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, Judith Revel and Jean-Claude Zancarini (Textes Choisis Et Présentés Par) , Les Mots Et les Choses de Foucault. Regards Critiques 1966-1968 (Caen: Presses Universitaires de Caen, 2009), ISBN: 978-2841333479. [REVIEW] Foucault Studies 12:210-213.score: 120.0
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  10. Michael H. Shank (1987). Bert Hansen, Nicole Oresme and the Marvels of Nature: A Study of His “De Causis Mirabilium” with Critical Edition, Translation, and Commentary. (Studies and Texts, 68.) Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1985. Paper. Pp. Xii, 478., $39. [REVIEW] Speculum 62 (4):947-950.score: 120.0
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  11. Kathryn E. Patten & Stephen R. Campbell (eds.) (2011). Educational Neuroscience. Wiley-Blackwell.score: 90.0
    Machine generated contents note: Notes on Contributors.1. Introduction: Educational Neuroscience (Kathryn E. Patten and Stephen R. Campbell).2. Educational Neuroscience: Motivations, methodology, and implications (Stephen R. Campbell).3. Can Cognitive Neuroscience Ground a Science of Learning? (Anthony E. Kelly).4. A Multiperspective Approach to Neuroeducational Research (Paul A. Howard-Jones).5. What Can Neuroscience Bring to Education? (Michel Ferrari).6. Connecting Education and Cognitive Neuroscience: Where will the journey take us? (Daniel Ansar1, Donna Coch and Bert De Smedt).7. Position Statement on Motivations, Methodologies, and (...)
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  12. Bert De Smedt Roland H. Grabner (2012). Oscillatory EEG Correlates of Arithmetic Strategies: A Training Study. Frontiers in Psychology 3.score: 90.0
    There has been a long tradition of research on mathematics education showing that children and adults use different strategies to solve arithmetic problems. Neurophysiological studies have recently begun to investigate the brain correlates of these strategies. The existing body of data, however, reflect static end points of the learning process and do not provide information on how brain activity changes in response to training or intervention. In this study, we explicitly address this issue by training participants in using fact retrieval (...)
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  13. Daniel Ansari, Donna Coch & Bert de Smedt (2011). Connecting Education and Cognitive Neuroscience: Where Will the Journey Take Us? Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (1):37-42.score: 87.0
    In recent years there have been growing calls for forging greater connections between education and cognitive neuroscience. As a consequence great hopes for the application of empirical research on the human brain to educational problems have been raised. In this article we contend that the expectation that results from cognitive neuroscience research will have a direct and immediate impact on educational practice are shortsighted and unrealistic. Instead, we argue that an infrastructure needs to be created, principally through interdisciplinary training, funding (...)
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  14. F. H. Woods (1889). Homilies of Aphrahat and Acts of Karpus Aphrahats des Persischen Weisen Homilien aus dem Syrischen übersezt und erläutert, Dr von Georg Bert. Die Akten des Karpus, des Papylus und der Agathonike, eine Urkunde aus der Zeit Marc Aurels, untersucht von Adolf Harnack. Leipzig, Hinrichs. 16 Mk. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 3 (10):455-458.score: 66.0
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  15. Maarten Boudry, Helen De Cruz, Stefaan Blancke & Johan De Smedt (2011). Het 'Universele Zuur' van de Evolutionaire Psychologie? Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 73 (2):287-305.score: 58.0
    In a previous issue of Tijdschrift voor Filosofie, Filip Buekens argues that evolutionary psychology (EP), or some interpretations thereof, have a corrosive impact on our ‘manifest self-image’. Buekens wants to defend and protect the global adequacy of this manifest self-image in the face of what he calls evolutionary revisionism. Although we largely agree with Buekens’ central argument, we criticize his analysis on several accounts, making some constructive proposals to strengthen his case. First, Buekens’ argument fails to target EP, because his (...)
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  16. Helen De Cruz & Johan De Smedt (forthcoming). A Natural History of Natural Theology. The Cognitive Science of Theology and Philosophy of Religion. MIT Press.score: 56.0
    [from the publisher's website] Questions about the existence and attributes of God form the subject matter of natural theology, which seeks to gain knowledge of the divine by relying on reason and experience of the world. Arguments in natural theology rely largely on intuitions and inferences that seem natural to us, occurring spontaneously—at the sight of a beautiful landscape, perhaps, or in wonderment at the complexity of the cosmos—even to a nonphilosopher. In this book, Helen De Cruz and Johan De (...)
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  17. Gerard J. Brault (2004). Piotr Tylus, Ed., Histoire de la Reine Berte Et du Roy Pepin: Mise En Prose d'Une Chanson de Geste. (Textes Littéraires Français, 536.) Geneva: Droz, 2001. Paper. Pp. 349. [REVIEW] Speculum 79 (1):281-283.score: 40.0
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  18. M. M. La mbe’R. (1999). Lo Gicand La W: Fo Rmalversus Ju R Id Ic Al Lo G Ic Ro Bert E. Ro des, Jr. And Ho Ward Po Sposel, Premises and Conclusions: Symbolic Logic for Legal Analysis. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1997. X 1 387 Pp. No Price Stated. ISBN 0-13-262635-7. Reviewed by La Mbe'r MM Ro Yakkers, Department of Philosophy and Method. [REVIEW] History and Philosophy of Logic 20 (47):53.score: 40.0
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  19. Bert Theunissen (1994). Closing the Door on Hugo de Vries' Mendelism. Annals of Science 51 (3):225-248.score: 36.0
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  20. Bert Groen (2013). Drie nieuwe inleidingen tot de bestudering van de liturgie. Bijdragen 40 (4):424-433.score: 36.0
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  21. Dick Kleinlugtenbelt, Bert Molewijk & Hans Bolten (2011). Katern van de Vereniging voor Filosofische Praktijk (VFP). Filosofie En Praktijk 32 (4):97.score: 36.0
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  22. Ku Leuven Campus Kortrijk (2007). Bert Cappelle. In Marja Nenonen & Sinikka Niemi (eds.), Collocations and Idioms 1: Papers From the First Nordic Conference on Syntactic Freezes, Joensuu, May 19-20, 2006. Joensuun Yliopisto. 41.score: 36.0
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  23. Bert Peeters (2003). La Quete de Sens. Semiotica 2003 (145).score: 36.0
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  24. Bert Peeters (1995). Un Cadre Organisateur du Monde du Sens: La Sémantique Générale de Bernard Pottier. Semiotica 104 (3-4):245-263.score: 36.0
     
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  25. Paul Schotsmans (2002). O Rien Janssens, Henk ten have, Bert Broeckaert, David Clark, Diego Gracia, Franz-Jozef illhardt, Goran Lantz, Salvatore privitera. In H. ten Have & David Clark (eds.), The Ethics of Palliative Care: European Perspectives. Open University Press. 72.score: 36.0
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  26. Bert Theunissen & Huib Zuidervaart (2008). brief Universiteitsgeschiedenis. Zowel de fusie van verenigingen als de daarmee gepaard gaande verbreding van de scope van het tijdschrift zijn het gevolg van een recente ontwikkeling binnen de weten-schapsgeschiedenis, namelijk het vervagen van de grenzen tussen de specialisten van de alfa-, bèta, en gammavakken. Scherpe grenzen tussen de academische disciplines waren. Studium 1:1-2.score: 36.0
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  27. Vanderson de Sousa Silva (2013). Teologia da oração eucarística II: Da anáfora de hipólito de Roma à oração eucarística II. Revista de Teologia (Reveleteo). Issn 2177-952x 7 (11):35-59.score: 30.0
    Este trabalho monográfico busca pesquisar a teologia da Oração Eucarística II, em seus aspectos teológicos e históricos. Para tanto, buscou-se estudar a Anáfora Eucarística de Hipólito de Roma em sua obra – Traditio Apostolica, este é um texto patrístico do século III, onde se encontram alguns aspectos da Liturgia em Roma. Investigando o texto anafórico hipolitano constata-se que a Comissão responsável pela confecção das novas Preces Eucarísticas retoma o texto anafórico de Hipólito de Roma. Nosso artigo busca possibilitar o conhecimento (...)
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  28. Luis Mariano De la Maza (2012). La interpretación antropológica de la Fenomenología del Espíritu. Aportes y problemas. Revista de Filosofia 68:79-101.score: 30.0
    Este artículo se refiere a una línea de interpretación de la Fenomenología del Espíritu de Hegel que tiene en Alexandre Kojève a su exponente más conocido e influyente. En ella se privilegian los aspectos antropológico-existenciales e histórico-políticos por sobre los aspectos lógico-sistemáticos de la obra. La exposición se divide en dos partes. La primera está dedicada a la lectura de Hegel realizada por Kojève en su célebre curso dictado entre 1933-1939 en la École Practique des Hautes Études de París, y (...)
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  29. Vanderson de Sousa Silva (2012). 'Tres status mundi propter tres personas divinitatis': Teologia como história trinitário-apocalíptica em joaquim de Fiore. Revista de Teologia (Reveleteo). Issn 2177-952x 6 (10):p. 81-90.score: 30.0
    O presente artigo intenta perquirir o pensamento do abade e místico medieval Joaquim de Fiore (1132-1202), no que tange a concepção escatológica. O abade cisterciense e filósofo místico, defensor do milenarismo e do advento da idade do Espírito Santo deu origem a diversos movimentos filosóficos, com destaque para os joaquimitas. Seu pensamento foi combatido por Tomás de Aquino e condenado pelo Concílio de Laterão de 1215. Partindo de uma releitura dos escritos de Joaquim de Fiore (Liber Concordiae Novi ac Veteris (...)
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  30. Julio de la Vega-Hazas Ramírez (2009). La ética civil como factor de cohesión en la sociedad pluralista. Anales Del Seminario de Historia de la Filosofía 26:195-205.score: 30.0
    La llamada "moral civil" tiene tres características principales: es una "ética de mínimos", es plenamente racional, y se establece por consenso. Sin embargo, la ética no se mide por el número de preceptos, y los sistemas éticos no pueden ser clasificados por un criterio de cantidad. Más aun, es un punto de partida falso considerarla como un pensamiento racional uniforme frente a una pluralidad de creencias religiosas. Y si el consenso es sólo el resultado de una votación, puede fácilmente convertirse (...)
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  31. Juan Cano de Pablo (2008). Algebra de la experiencia (o de cómo puede ser entendido lo no directamente intuible como parte integrante de la experiencia posible) y su aplicación a la Teoría de la relatividad. Anales Del Seminario de Historia de la Filosofía 25:457-482.score: 30.0
    El problema fundamental para que la Teoría de la relatividad pueda ser acorde con la filosofía de Kant es el de la utilización de una geometría no euclídea. Que sus principios sean interpretados como juicios sintéticos a priori es, a nuestro entender, un problema secundario. Si queremos que los principios de una ciencia de la naturaleza sean universales y necesarios sin recurrir a dogmatismos, no queda otra posibilidad que entenderlos trascendentalmente. Como se observa en el principio de relatividad, Einstein también (...)
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  32. Helen De Cruz & Johan De Smedt (2013). The Value of Epistemic Disagreement in Scientific Practice. The Case of Homo Floresiensis. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 44 (2):169–177.score: 28.0
    Epistemic peer disagreement raises interesting questions, both in epistemology and in philosophy of science. When is it reasonable to defer to the opinion of others, and when should we hold fast to our original beliefs? What can we learn from the fact that an epistemic peer disagrees with us? A question that has received relatively little attention in these debates is the value of epistemic peer disagreement—can it help us to further epistemic goals, and, if so, how? We investigate this (...)
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  33. Johan de Smedt & Helen de Cruz (2011). A Cognitive Approach to the Earliest Art. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 69 (4):379-389.score: 28.0
    This paper takes a cognitive perspective to assess the significance of some Late Palaeolithic artefacts (sculptures and engraved objects) for philosophicalconcepts of art. We examine cognitive capacities that are necessary to produceand recognize objects that are denoted as art. These include the ability toattribute and infer design (design stance), the ability to distinguish between themateriality of an object and its meaning (symbol-mindedness), and an aesthetic sensitivity to some perceptual stimuli. We investigate to what extent thesecognitive processes played a role in (...)
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  34. Helen De Cruz & Johan De Smedt (2013). Mathematical Symbols as Epistemic Actions. Synthese 190 (1):3-19.score: 28.0
    Recent experimental evidence from developmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience indicates that humans are equipped with unlearned elementary mathematical skills. However, formal mathematics has properties that cannot be reduced to these elementary cognitive capacities. The question then arises how human beings cognitively deal with more advanced mathematical ideas. This paper draws on the extended mind thesis to suggest that mathematical symbols enable us to delegate some mathematical operations to the external environment. In this view, mathematical symbols are not only used to (...)
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  35. Helen De Cruz & Johan De Smedt (2013). Reformed and Evolutionary Epistemology and the Noetic Effects of Sin. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 74 (1):49-66.score: 28.0
    Despite their divergent metaphysical assumptions, Reformed and evolutionary epistemologists have converged on the notion of proper basicality. Where Reformed epistemologists appeal to God, who has designed the mind in such a way that it successfully aims at the truth, evolutionary epistemologists appeal to natural selection as a mechanism that favors truth-preserving cognitive capacities. This paper investigates whether Reformed and evolutionary epistemological accounts of theistic belief are compatible. We will argue that their chief incompatibility lies in the noetic effects of sin (...)
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  36. Johan De Smedt (2009). Cognitive Modularity in the Light of the Language Faculty. Logique Et Analyse 208:373-387.score: 28.0
    Ever since Chomsky, language has become the paradigmatic example of an innate capacity. Infants of only a few months old are aware of the phonetic structure of their mother tongue, such as stress-patterns and phonemes. They can already discriminate words from non-words and acquire a feel for the grammatical structure months before they voice their first word. Language reliably develops not only in the face of poor linguistic input, but even without it. In recent years, several scholars have extended this (...)
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  37. Helen de Cruz & Johan de Smedt (2012). Evolved Cognitive Biases and the Epistemic Status of Scientific Beliefs. Philosophical Studies 157 (3):411-429.score: 28.0
    Our ability for scientific reasoning is a byproduct of cognitive faculties that evolved in response to problems related to survival and reproduction. Does this observation increase the epistemic standing of science, or should we treat scientific knowledge with suspicion? The conclusions one draws from applying evolutionary theory to scientific beliefs depend to an important extent on the validity of evolutionary arguments (EAs) or evolutionary debunking arguments (EDAs). In this paper we show through an analytical model that cultural transmission of scientific (...)
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  38. Helen De Cruz & Johan De Smedt (2010). The Innateness Hypothesis and Mathematical Concepts. Topoi 29 (1):3-13.score: 28.0
    In historical claims for nativism, mathematics is a paradigmatic example of innate knowledge. Claims by contemporary developmental psychologists of elementary mathematical skills in human infants are a legacy of this. However, the connection between these skills and more formal mathematical concepts and methods remains unclear. This paper assesses the current debates surrounding nativism and mathematical knowledge by teasing them apart into two distinct claims. First, in what way does the experimental evidence from infants, nonhuman animals and neuropsychology support the nativist (...)
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  39. Helen de Cruz & Johan de Smedt (2010). Paley's Ipod: The Cognitive Basis of the Design Argument Within Natural Theology. Zygon 45 (3):665-684.score: 28.0
    The argument from design stands as one of the most intuitively compelling arguments for the existence of a divine Creator. Yet, for many scientists and philosophers, Hume's critique and Darwin's theory of natural selection have definitely undermined the idea that we can draw any analogy from design in artifacts to design in nature. Here, we examine empirical studies from developmental and experimental psychology to investigate the cognitive basis of the design argument. From this it becomes clear that humans spontaneously discern (...)
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  40. Helen de Cruz, Maarten Boudry, Johan de Smedt & Stefaan Blancke (2011). Evolutionary Approaches to Epistemic Justification. Dialectica 65 (4):517-535.score: 28.0
    What are the consequences of evolutionary theory for the epistemic standing of our beliefs? Evolutionary considerations can be used to either justify or debunk a variety of beliefs. This paper argues that evolutionary approaches to human cognition must at least allow for approximately reliable cognitive capacities. Approaches that portray human cognition as so deeply biased and deficient that no knowledge is possible are internally incoherent and self-defeating. As evolutionary theory offers the current best hope for a naturalistic epistemology, evolutionary approaches (...)
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  41. Helen de Cruz & Johan de Smedt (2007). The Role of Intuitive Ontologies in Scientific Understanding – the Case of Human Evolution. Biology and Philosophy 22 (3):351-368.score: 28.0
    Psychological evidence suggests that laypeople understand the world around them in terms of intuitive ontologies which describe broad categories of objects in the world, such as ‘person’, ‘artefact’ and ‘animal’. However, because intuitive ontologies are the result of natural selection, they only need to be adaptive; this does not guarantee that the knowledge they provide is a genuine reflection of causal mechanisms in the world. As a result, science has parted ways with intuitive ontologies. Nevertheless, since the brain is evolved (...)
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  42. Krist Vaesen & Wybo Houkes (2013). Modelling the Truth of Scientific Beliefs with Cultural Evolutionary Theory. Synthese (1):1-17.score: 28.0
    Evolutionary anthropologists and archaeologists have been considerably successful in modelling the cumulative evolution of culture, of technological skills and knowledge in particular. Recently, one of these models has been introduced in the philosophy of science by De Cruz and De Smedt (Philos Stud 157:411–429, 2012), in an attempt to demonstrate that scientists may collectively come to hold more truth-approximating beliefs, despite the cognitive biases which they individually are known to be subject to. Here we identify a major shortcoming in (...)
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  43. Johan De Smedt & Helen De Cruz (2013). Delighting in Natural Beauty: Joint Attention and the Phenomenology of Nature Aesthetics. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 5 (4):167-186.score: 28.0
    Empirical research in the psychology of nature appreciation suggests that humans across cultures tend to evaluate nature in positive aesthetic terms, including a sense of beauty and awe. They also frequently engage in joint attention with other persons, whereby they are jointly aware of sharing attention to the same event or object. This paper examines how, from a natural theological perspective, delight in natural beauty can be conceptualized as a way of joining attention to creation. Drawing on an analogy between (...)
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  44. Laetitia de Rohan Chabot (2013). Le rôle de l'imagination dans la naissance du sentiment moral chez Rousseau. Astérion. Philosophie, Histoire des Idées, Pensée Politique (11).score: 28.0
    Telle qu’elle se décline dans la théorie de la pitié du livre IV de l’Émile, la philosophie morale de Rousseau réconcilie deux traditions : les morales dites de l’amour-propre et celles du sentiment moral. La présence de l’imagination, dans la morale dite égoïste, mêle le sentiment moral à l’intérêt et donc à l’amour-propre. A contrario, ne pas recourir à l’imagination dans les morales du sentiment moral doit permettre d’éviter cette perversion. L’originalité de la philosophie morale de Rousseau est de concilier (...)
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  45. Johan De Smedt & Helen De Cruz (2014). The Imago Dei as a Work in Progress: A Perspective From Paleoanthropology. Zygon 49 (1):135-156.score: 28.0
    This article considers the imago Dei from the perspective of paleoanthropology. We identify structural, functional, and relational elements of the imago Dei that emerged mosaically during human evolution. Humans are unique in their ability to relate to each other and to God, and in their membership of cultural communities where shared attention, the transmission of moral norms, and symbolic behavior are important elements. We discuss similarities between our approach and the concept of theosis adopted in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
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  46. Johan De Smedt, Common Minds, Uncommon Thoughts: A Philosophical Anthropological Investigation of Uniquely Human Creative Behavior, with an Emphasis on Artistic Ability, Religious Reflection, and Scientific Study.score: 28.0
    The aim of this dissertation is to create a naturalistic philosophical picture of creative capacities that are specific to our species, focusing on artistic ability, religious reflection, and scientific study. By integrating data from diverse domains (evolutionary and developmental psychology, cognitive anthropology and archeology, neuroscience) within a philosophical anthropological framework, I have presented a cognitive and evolutionary approach to the question of why humans, but not other animals engage in such activities. Through an application of cognitive and evolutionary perspectives to (...)
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  47. Johan De Smedt & Helen De Cruz (2013). The Artistic Design Stance and the Interpretation of Paleolithic Art. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36 (2):139-140.score: 28.0
    The artistic design stance is an important part of art appreciation, but it remains unclear how it can be applied to artworks for which art historical context is no longer available, such as Ice Age art. We propose that some of the designer's intentions can be gathered noninferentially through direct experience with prehistoric artworks.
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  48. Stefaan Blancke & Johan De Smedt (2013). Evolved to Be Irrational?: Evolutionary and Cognitive Foundations of Pseudosciences. In Massimo Pigliucci & Maarten Boudry (eds.), Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem. University of Chicago Press.score: 28.0
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  49. Anouk De Smedt, Ronald Buyl & Marc Nyssen (2007). Knowledge on Evidence‐Based Practice: Self‐Assessment by Primary Care Workers. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 13 (4):599-600.score: 28.0
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  50. Johan De Smedt & Helen De Cruz, The Cognitive Appeal of the Cosmological Argument.score: 28.0
    The cosmological argument has enjoyed and still enjoys substantial popularity in various traditions of natural theology. We propose that its enduring appeal is due at least in part to its concurrence with human cognitive predispositions, in particular intuitions about causality and agency. These intuitions seem to be a stable part of human cognition. We will consider implications for the justification of the cosmological argument from externalist and internalist perspectives.
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