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  1. Lee Hester, Dennis McPherson & Annie Booth (2000). Indigenous Worlds and Callicott's Land Ethic. Environmental Ethics 22 (3):273-290.score: 240.0
    We assess J. Baird Callicott’s attempt in Earth’s Insights to reconcile his land ethic with the “environmental ethics” of indigenous peoples. We critique the rejection of ethical pluralism that informs this attempted rapprochement. We also assess Callicott’s strategy of grounding his land ethic in a postmodern scientific world view by contrasting it with the roles of “respect” and narrative in indigenous “ethics.”.
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  2. Richard McPherson (1997). Comment by Richard McPherson. The Chesterton Review 23 (4):538-540.score: 180.0
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  3. Mich Bruce McPherson (2009). McPherson: Where Safety Nets Are in Financial Distress, Are the Reasons Within or Outside Their Control? What is Your Sense of What is Really Going on Here? Inquiry 46.score: 180.0
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  4. Lionel K. McPherson (2007). Is Terrorism Distinctively Wrong? Ethics 117 (3):524-546.score: 30.0
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  5. Tristram McPherson (2011). Against Quietist Normative Realism. Philosophical Studies 154 (2):223-240.score: 30.0
    Recently, some philosophers have suggested that a form of robust realism about ethics, or normativity more generally, does not face a significant explanatory burden in metaphysics. I call this view metaphysically quietist normative realism . This paper argues that while this view can appear to constitute an attractive alternative to more traditional forms of normative realism, it cannot deliver on this promise. I examine Scanlon’s attempt to defend such a quietist realism, and argue that rather than silencing metaphysical questions about (...)
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  6. Daniel M. Hausman & Michael S. McPherson (2009). Preference Satisfaction and Welfare Economics. Economics and Philosophy 25 (1):1-25.score: 30.0
    The tenuous claims of cost-benefit analysis to guide policy so as to promote welfare turn on measuring welfare by preference satisfaction and taking willingness-to-pay to indicate preferences. Yet it is obvious that people's preferences are not always self-interested and that false beliefs may lead people to prefer what is worse for them even when people are self-interested. So welfare is not preference satisfaction, and hence it appears that cost-benefit analysis and welfare economics in general rely on a mistaken theory of (...)
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  7. Dan Dennis (2011). Evil, Fine-Tuning and the Creation of the Universe. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 70 (2):139-145.score: 30.0
    Could God have created a better universe? Well, the fundamental scientific laws and parameters of the universe have to be within a certain miniscule range, for a life-sustaining universe to develop: the universe must be ‘Fine Tuned’. Therefore the ‘embryonic universe’ that came into existence with the ‘big bang’ had to be either exactly as it was or within a certain tiny range, for there to develop a life-sustaining universe. If it is better that there exist a life-sustaining universe than (...)
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  8. Tristram McPherson (2012). Mark Schroeder's Hypotheticalism: Agent-Neutrality, Moral Epistemology, and Methodology. [REVIEW] Philosophical Studies 157 (3):445-453.score: 30.0
    Symposium contribution on Mark Schroeder's Slaves of the Passions. Argues that Schroeder's account of agent-neutral reasons cannot be made to work, that the limited scope of his distinctive proposal in the epistemology of reasons undermines its plausibility, and that Schroeder faces an uncomfortable tension between the initial motivation for his view and the details of the view he develops.
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  9. Erin Kelly & Lionel McPherson (2001). On Tolerating the Unreasonable. Journal of Political Philosophy 9 (1):38–55.score: 30.0
  10. Tristram McPherson (2008). Metaethics & the Autonomy of Morality. Philosophers' Imprint 8 (6):1-16.score: 30.0
    Some philosophers have been attracted to the idea that morality is an autonomous domain. One version of this idea is the thesis that non-moral claims are irrelevant to the justification of fundamental normative ethical theories. However, this autonomy thesis appears to be in tension with a pair of apparent features of metaethical theorizing. On one hand, metaethics seemingly aims to explain how morality fits into our broader conception of the world. On the other, metaethical theorizing appears to have potential normative (...)
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  11. Lionel K. McPherson (2007). Normativity and the Rejection of Rationalism. Journal of Philosophy 104 (2):55-70.score: 30.0
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  12. Lionel K. McPherson & Tommie Shelby (2004). Blackness and Blood: Interpreting African American Identity. Philosophy and Public Affairs 32 (2):171–192.score: 30.0
  13. Ian Howard Dennis (2009). On Necessity as a Defence to Crime: Possibilities, Problems and the Limits of Justification and Excuse. Criminal Law and Philosophy 3 (1):29-49.score: 30.0
    The article reviews recent developments in England in the law of necessity as a defence to crime and calls for its further extension. It argues that the defence of necessity presents the criminal law with difficult questions of competing values and the ordering of harms. English law has taken a nuanced position on the respective roles of the courts and the legislature in the ordering of harms, although the development of the law has been pragmatic rather than coherently theorised. The (...)
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  14. David McPherson & Charles Taylor (2012). Re-Enchanting the World: An Interview with Charles Taylor. Philosophy and Theology 24 (2):275-294.score: 30.0
    This interview with Charles Taylor explores a central concern throughout his work, viz., his concern to confront the challenges presented by the process of ‘disenchantment’ in the modern world. It focuses especially on what is involved in seeking a kind of ‘re-enchantment.' A key issue that is discussed is the relationship of Taylor’s theism to his effort of seeking re-enchantment. Some other related issues that are explored pertain to questions surrounding Taylor’s argument against the standard secularization thesis that views secularization (...)
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  15. Kingsley L. Dennis (2011). Quantum Consciousness: Reconciling Science and Spirituality Toward Our Evolutionary Future(S). World Futures 66 (7):511-524.score: 30.0
  16. Erin I. Kelly & Lionel K. McPherson (2007). Prisoner's Mistrust. Ratio 20 (1):57–70.score: 30.0
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  17. Peter Dennis (2012). Was Heidegger a Nonconceptualist? Ratio 25 (1):108-117.score: 30.0
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  18. Tristram McPherson (2012). Unifying Moral Methodology. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 93 (4):523-549.score: 30.0
    This article argues that the best way to pursue systematic normative ethical theorizing involves metaethical enquiry. My argument builds upon two central claims. First, I argue that plausible metaethical accounts can have implications that can help to resolve the methodological controversies facing normative ethics. Second, I argue that metaethical research is at least roughly as well supported as normative ethical research. I conclude by examining the implications of my thesis. Inter alia, it shows that the common practice of engaging in (...)
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  19. Lionel K. McPherson (2005). The Limits of the War Convention. Philosophy and Social Criticism 31 (2):147-163.score: 30.0
    What is the relation between the rules of war covered by ‘the war convention’ and the source of their normative authority? According to Michael Walzer, these rules have normative authority by virtue of being widely established in theory and practice and conforming to our moral sensibilities. It is striking that his influential account of just war has a conventionalist grounding similar to his more scrutinized general theory of justice. Indeed, we should question whether a shared moral understanding is an adequate (...)
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  20. A. Chapple, S. Ziebland, A. McPherson & A. Herxheimer (2006). What People Close to Death Say About Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Medical Ethics 32 (12):706-710.score: 30.0
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  21. Geoffrey W. Dennis (2008). The Use of Water as a Medium for Altered States of Consciousness in Early Jewish Mysticism: A Cross-Disciplinary Analysis. Anthropology of Consciousness 19 (1):84-106.score: 30.0
    This article combines the disciplines of textual/linguistic analysis, anthropology, and perceptual psychology to examine selected ancient Jewish mystical texts that claim to describe the praxis for ascents into heaven and encounters with angelic spirits in order to reconstruct the psychosocial context of these literary works. Specifically, the article examines Hekhalot or "Divine Palaces" texts that deal with hydromancy, giving attention to their mythic–symbolic assumptions, their described preparatory and triggering rituals, and their accounts of the ASC (altered states of consciousness) visions (...)
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  22. Alex Dennis (2003). Skepticist Philosophy as Ethnomethodology. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 33 (2):151-173.score: 30.0
    Ethnomethodology is in trouble, its conceptual apparatus prone to indifference or misunderstanding both from "conventional" sociologists and from its own practitioners. This article describes some of these loci of confusion and suggests that they have a common root in the relationship between ethnomethodology and conventional sociology. Ethnomethodologists' desire to find a principled theoretical framework for dealing with this relationship is shown to be the common basis for subsequent confusion, and some of the corollaries of their putative solution(s) are elaborated with (...)
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  23. Lionel K. McPherson (2002). The Moral Insignificance of ``Bare'' Personal Reasons. Philosophical Studies 110 (1):29 - 47.score: 30.0
    Common sense supports the idea that we can have morally significantreasons for giving priority to the interests of persons for whom wehave special concern. Yet there is a real question about the natureof such reasons. Many people seem to believe that there are biologicalor metaphysical special relations, such as family, race, religion orpersonal identity, which are in themselves morally important and thussupply reasons for special concern. I maintain that there are nogrounds for accepting this. What matters morally, I argue, is (...)
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  24. David McPherson (2012). To What Extent Must We Go Beyond Neo-Aristotelian Ethical Naturalism? American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 86 (4):627-654.score: 30.0
    In this essay I discuss the limits of recent attempts to develop a neo-Aristotelian virtue ethic on the basis of a commitment to ‘ethical naturalism.’ By ‘ethical naturalism’ I mean the view that ethics can be founded on claims about what it is for human beings to flourish qua member of the human species, which is analogous to what it is for plants and other animals to flourish qua member of their particular species. Drawing on Charles Taylor’s account of ‘strong (...)
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  25. Stephen E. Newstead, Peter Bradon, Simon J. Handley, Ian Dennis & Jonathan St B. T. Evans (2006). Predicting the Difficulty of Complex Logical Reasoning Problems. Thinking and Reasoning 12 (1):62 – 90.score: 30.0
    The aim of the present research was to develop a difficulty model for logical reasoning problems involving complex ordered arrays used in the Graduate Record Examination. The approach used involved breaking down the problems into their basic cognitive elements such as the complexity of the rules used, the number of mental models required to represent the problem, and question type. Weightings for these different elements were derived from two experimental studies and from the reasoning literature. Based on these weights, difficulty (...)
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  26. B. Hwang Dennis, L. Golemon Patricia, Teng-Shih Wang Yan Chen & Wen-Shai Hung (2009). Guanxi and Business Ethics in Confucian Society Today: An Empirical Case Study in Taiwan. Journal of Business Ethics 89 (2).score: 30.0
  27. Lionel K. McPherson (2005). Innocence and Responsibility in War. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 34 (4):485-506.score: 30.0
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  28. J. Gosling, Alan R. White, John Arthur Passmore, William Kneale, Don Locke, C. K. Grant, Thomas McPherson, Peter Nidditch, Martha Kneale, A. C. Ewing & W. F. Hicken (1965). New Books. [REVIEW] Mind 74 (293):126-153.score: 30.0
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  29. Ian McPherson (2002). Global Nihilism and Local Meanings? Dreyfus on Kierkegaard and Heidegger Today. Educational Philosophy and Theory 34 (4):395–401.score: 30.0
  30. Peter Hobbins, Lynley Anderson, Nikki Cunningham, Mike Carnahan, Julie Park, Justin Denholm, Christopher Newell & Jean McPherson (2005). Liberal Eugenics: In Defence of Human Enhancement. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 2 (2):106-115.score: 30.0
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  31. Tristram McPherson (2011). Shafer-Landau , Russ , Ed. Oxford Studies in Metaethics . Vol. 5. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. Pp. 324. $99.00 (Cloth); $40.00 (Paper). [REVIEW] Ethics 121 (4):828-832.score: 30.0
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  32. Amanda Dennis (2011). Dithyrambs and Ploughshares: The Cycle of Creation and Criticism in Nietzsche's Aesthetics. The European Legacy 16 (4):469 - 485.score: 30.0
    Pairing Thus Spoke Zarathustra with On the Genealogy of Morality foregrounds tensions between artistic creation and critical interpretation in Nietzsche's work. From The Birth of Tragedy to his genesis of the concept, Will to Power, Nietzsche describes the real, or ?what is,? in terms of a creative, form-giving force. We might therefore read Zarathustra?a linguistically experimental, richly allegorical, self-reflexive, modernist prose poem?as the pre-eminent, artistic mode of philosophical expression, at least for Nietzsche. But Zarathustra is followed by a sober Abhandlung (...)
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  33. Amanda M. Dennis (2010). Refractions of Reality: Philosophy and the Moving Image. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 18 (1):115 – 119.score: 30.0
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  34. Michael S. McPherson (1982). Mill's Moral Theory and the Problem of Preference Change. Ethics 92 (2):252-273.score: 30.0
    A reconsideration of mill's theory of "higher pleasures," construed as a way of evaluating changes in preferences or character that result from changes in social environment. mill's account is criticized and partly reconstructed in light of modern preference theory, but viewed favorably as an illuminating attempt to address a fundamental problem in moral evaluation of social institutions. mill's advocacy of the higher pleasures is defended in particular against the charge that it is incompatible with his commitment to liberty.
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  35. David C. Rubin, Michelle F. Dennis & Jean C. Beckham (2011). Autobiographical Memory for Stressful Events: The Role of Autobiographical Memory in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Consciousness and Cognition 20 (3):840-856.score: 30.0
    To provide the three-way comparisons needed to test existing theories, we compared (1) most-stressful memories to other memories and (2) involuntary to voluntary memories (3) in 75 community dwelling adults with and 42 without a current diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Each rated their three most-stressful, three most-positive, seven most-important and 15 word-cued autobiographical memories, and completed tests of personality and mood. Involuntary memories were then recorded and rated as they occurred for 2 weeks. Standard mechanisms of cognition and (...)
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  36. Thomas McPherson (1984). The Moral Patient. Philosophy 59 (228):171 - 183.score: 30.0
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  37. L. Dennis, R. W. Gray, L. H. Kauffman, J. Brender McNair & N. J. Woolf (2009). A Framework Linking Non-Living and Living Systems: Classification of Persistence, Survival and Evolution Transitions. [REVIEW] Foundations of Science 14 (3):217-238.score: 30.0
    We propose a framework for analyzing the development, operation and failure to survive of all things, living, non-living or organized groupings. This framework is a sequence of developments that improve survival capability. Framework processes range from origination of any entity/system, to the development of increased survival capability and development of life-forms and organizations that use intelligence. This work deals with a series of developmental changes that arise from the uncovering of emergent properties. The framework is intended to be general, but (...)
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  38. Allen E. Buchanan, Andrea Califano, Jeffrey Kahn, Elizabeth McPherson, John A. Robertson & Baruch A. Brody (2002). Pharmacogenetics: Ethical Issues and Policy Options. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 12 (1):1-15.score: 30.0
    : Pharmacogenetics offers the prospect of an era of safer and more effective drugs, as well as more individualized use of drug therapies. Before the benefits of pharmacogenetics can be realized, the ethical issues that arise in research and clinical application of pharmacogenetic technologies must be addressed. The ethical issues raised by pharmacogenetics can be addressed under six headings: (1) regulatory oversight, (2) confidentiality and privacy, (3) informed consent, (4) availability of drugs, (5) access, and (6) clinicians' changing responsibilities in (...)
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  39. Alison Capon, Simon Handley & Ian Dennis (2003). Working Memory and Reasoning: An Individual Differences Perspective. Thinking and Reasoning 9 (3):203 – 244.score: 30.0
    This article reports three experiments that investigated the relationship between working memory capacity and syllogistic and five-term series spatial inference. A series of complex and simple verbal and spatial working memory measures were employed. Correlational analyses showed that verbal and spatial working memory span tasks consistently predicted syllogistic and spatial reasoning performance. A confirmatory factor analysis showed that three factors best accounted for the data--a verbal, a spatial, and a general factor. Syllogistic reasoning performance loaded all three factors, whilst spatial (...)
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  40. Norwood R. Hanson, G. B. Keene, J. L. Ackrill, J. R. Lucas, Thomas McPherson, E. J. Lemmon, W. von Leyden, C. H. Whiteley, Renford Bambrough, A. C. MacIntyre, W. Gerber & M. Kneale (1958). New Books. [REVIEW] Mind 67 (266):272-288.score: 30.0
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  41. Richard Krouse & Michael McPherson (1986). A "Mixed"-Property Regime: Equality and Liberty in a Market Economy. Ethics 97 (1):119-138.score: 30.0
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  42. L. K. McPherson (2010). Killing in War, by Jeff McMahan. Mind 119 (474):511-515.score: 30.0
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  43. Tristram McPherson (2008). Moral Fictionalism. [REVIEW] Philosophical Review 117 (3):445-448.score: 30.0
    This is a short review of Mark Kalderon's book Moral Fictionalism.
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  44. Thomas McPherson (1972). The Argument From Design. [New York]St. Martin's Press.score: 30.0
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  45. C. Chen Jennifer, M. Patten Dennis & W. Roberts Robin (2008). Corporate Charitable Contributions: A Corporate Social Performance or Legitimacy Strategy? Journal of Business Ethics 82 (1).score: 30.0
    This study examines the relation between firms’ corporate philanthropic giving and their performance in three other social domains – employee relations, environmental issues, and product safety. Based on a sample of 384 U.S. companies and using data pooled from 1998 through 2000, we find that worse performers in the other social areas are both more likely to make charitable contributions and that the extent of their giving is larger than for better performers. Analyses of each separate area of social performance, (...)
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  46. Ian McPherson (2011). Nietzsche, Culture and Education. By Thomas E. Hart, Ed. Journal of Philosophy of Education 45 (3):569-572.score: 30.0
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  47. Thomas McPherson (1967). Punishment: Definition and Justification. Analysis 28 (1):21 - 27.score: 30.0
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  48. Daniel M. Hausman & Michael S. McPherson (1988). Standards. Economics and Philosophy 4 (01):1-.score: 30.0
  49. Amanda Dennis (2010). Art Encounters Deleuze and Guattari: Thought Beyond Representation. By Simon O'Sullivan. Heythrop Journal 51 (1):168-169.score: 30.0
  50. Ken Dennis (1995). A Logical Critique of Mathematical Formalism in Economics. Journal of Economic Methodology 2 (2):181-200.score: 30.0
    Mathematical economic theory is lacking in logical rigour. Even if the mathematics used in constructing formal economic theory is rigorous as pure mathematics, economic theory possesses both mathematical and non-mathematical components. But mathematical reductionism fails to formalize the non-mathematical components of economic theory, and the method of numerics (outlined in this paper) shows how, in simple cases, the two components of economic theory can be formally identified, distinguished, and integrated. However, the real challenge to formalizing economic theory points not to (...)
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