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  1. Don A. Merrell (2006). Theoretical Identity, Reference Fixing, and Boyd's Defense of Type Materialism. Philosophia 34 (2):169-172.score: 960.0
    In his Materialism without Reductionism: What Materialism Does not Entail, Richard Boyd answers Kripke’s challenge to materialists to come up with a way to explain away the apparent contingency of mind-brain identities (such as ‘Pain=C-fiber firings’). Boyd accuses Kripke of an imaginative myopia manifesting itself as a failure to realize that the more theoretical term in the identity (‘C-fiber firings’) is fixed by contingent descriptions – descriptions that might pick out otherworldly kinds of neural events where C-fibres are absent. If (...)
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  2. Don A. Merrell (2005). Token Physicalism is Not Immune to Kripke's Essentialist Anti-Physicalist Argument. Philosophia 32 (1-4):383-388.score: 870.0
  3. Kent D. Butz, Greg Merrell & Eric A. Nauman (2012). A Three-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis of Finger Joint Stresses in the MCP Joint While Performing Common Tasks. In Zdravko Radman (ed.), The Hand. Mit Press. 7--3.score: 540.0
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  4. Don Merrell (2011). Polger on the Illusion of Contingent Identity. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 19 (4):593 - 602.score: 450.0
    Abstract Thomas Polger has argued in favour of the mind?brain type?identity theory, the view that mental states or processes are type?identical to states of the central nervous system. Acknowledging that the type?materialist must respond to Kripke?s modal anti?materialist argument, Polger insists that Kripke?s argument rests on dubious assumptions concerning the identity conditions of brain states. In brief, Polger claims that one knows that x and y are non?identical when one knows the identity conditions for both x and y. Replace x (...)
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  5. João Queiroz & Floyd Merrell (2009). On Peirce's Pragmatic Notion of Semiosis—a Contribution for the Design of Meaning Machines. Minds and Machines 19 (1):129-143.score: 420.0
    How to model meaning processes (semiosis) in artificial semiotic systems? Once all computer simulation becomes tantamount to theoretical simulation, involving epistemological metaphors of world versions, the selection and choice of models will dramatically compromise the nature of all work involving simulation. According to the pragmatic Peircean based approach, semiosis is an interpreter-dependent process that cannot be dissociated from the notion of a situated (and actively distributed) communicational agent. Our approach centers on the consideration of relevant properties and aspects of Peirce’s (...)
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  6. Floyd Merrell (2007). Toward a Concept of Pluralistic, Inter-Relational Semiosis. Sign Systems Studies 35 (1-2):9-68.score: 420.0
    Brief consideration of (1) Peirce’s ‘logic of vagueness’, (2) his categories, and (3) the concepts of overdetermination and underdetermination, vagueness and generality, and inconsistency and incompleteness, along with (4) the abrogation of classical Aristotelian principles of logic, bear out the complexity of all relatively rich sign systems. Given this complexity, there is semiotic indeterminacy, which suggests sign limitations, and at the same time it promises semiotic freedom, giving rise to sign proliferation the yield of which is pluralistic, inter-relational semiosis. This (...)
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  7. Floyd Merrell (1976). Communication and Paradox in Carlos Fuentes' - the Death of Artemio Cruz: Toward a Semiotics of Character. Semiotica 18 (4).score: 360.0
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  8. Floyd Merrell (1985). A Semiotics of Perceptual Modes for Reading Texts. Semiotica 57 (3-4):289-316.score: 360.0
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  9. Floyd Merrell (2008). Life Before Matter, Possible Signification Before Tangible Signs: Towards a Mediating View. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 4 (1-2):99-112.score: 360.0
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  10. Floyd Merrell (1998). The Trickster Who Mistook Him/Herself for a Mask. American Journal of Semiotics 14 (1/4):144-156.score: 360.0
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  11. Gloria Soto & Floyd Merrell (1995). A Semiotic Analysis of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Systems. Semiotica 107 (3-4):209-236.score: 360.0
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  12. F. Merrell (1975). Structuralism and Beyond: A Critique of Presuppositions. Diogenes 23 (92):67-103.score: 360.0
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  13. Floyd Merrell (2005). Cultures, Timespace, and the Border of Borders: Posing as a Theory of Semiosic Processes. Semiotica 2005 (154 - 1/4):287-353.score: 360.0
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  14. Floyd Merrell (2007). Deconstruction Meets a Mathematician. American Journal of Semiotics 2 (4):125-152.score: 360.0
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  15. Floyd Merrell (1998). Does the Life of Signs Yield a Meaningful Universe? Semiotica 120 (3-4):311-342.score: 360.0
     
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  16. Floyd Merrell (2003). Living Signs in a Rigidly Patterned World: How Healthy Can It Be? Semiotica 2003 (147).score: 360.0
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  17. Floyd Merrell (1985). Minimal Conditions for a General Semiotic Theory of Texts. Semiotics:454-463.score: 360.0
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  18. Floyd Merrell (1995). Peirce's Semiotics Now: A Primer. Canadian Scholars' Press.score: 360.0
     
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  19. Floyd Merrell (1987). Semiosis as a Basis for Modeling. Semiotics:42-51.score: 360.0
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  20. Floyd Merrell (2006). The 2005 Thomas A. Sebeok Fellow Address. American Journal of Semiotics 22 (1/4):1-2.score: 360.0
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  21. Floyd Merrell (2006). The 2005 Thomas A. Sebeok Fellow Address:" Chewing Gum, Ambulating, and Signing, All at the Same Time: Or, The Magical Number Three". American Journal of Semiotics 22 (1):1.score: 360.0
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  22. Aaron Champene & Don Merrell (2008). The Causal Impotency Objection to Vegetarianism. Southwest Philosophy Review 24 (1):53-60.score: 240.0
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  23. D. A. Merrell (2009). Erring on the Side of Life: The Case of Terri Schiavo. Journal of Medical Ethics 35 (5):323-325.score: 240.0
    In debates over life and death it is often said that one should err on the side of caution—that is, on the side of life. In the light of the recent case of Terri Schiavo, it is explained how the “err-on-the-side-of-life” argument proceeds, and an objection to it is offered.
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  24. Aakash Chauhan, Timothy C. Bowlin, Alexander D. Mih & Gregory A. Merrell (2012). Patient-Reported Outcomes After Acute Carpal Tunnel Release in Patients with Distal Radius Open Reduction Internal Fixation. In Zdravko Radman (ed.), The Hand. Mit Press. 147-150.score: 240.0
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  25. Franklin Merrell-Wolff (1994). Franklin Merrell-Wolff's Experience and Philosophy: A Personal Record of Transformation and a Discussion of Transcendental Consciousness: Containing His Philosophy of Consciousness Without an Object and His Pathways Through to Space. State University of New York Press.score: 126.0
    Here is an account of the enlightenment experience and its consequences written by a trained philosopher and mathematician who is also a master of English prose.
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  26. Joy Merrell & Anne Williams (1994). Participant Observation and Informed Consent: Relationships and Tactical Decision-Making in Nursing Research. Nursing Ethics 1 (3):163-172.score: 120.0
    This paper draws on research undertaken by the authors in community well woman clinics and hospital settings. Discussion focuses on issues around informed consent and participant observation. The authors are concerned to highlight the complexity of decision-making where researchers hold dual or multiple agendas, which are sometimes in conflict. Further situational factors which affect decision-making in research settings are explored. In particular, the complexity of gaining informed consent throughout the research process is addressed. The intention is not to point to (...)
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  27. Floyd Merrell (2001). Lotman's Semiosphere, Peirce's Categories, and Cultural Forms of Life. Sign Systems Studies 29 (2):385-414.score: 120.0
    This paper brings Lotman's semiotic space to bear on Peirce's categories of the universe's processes. Particular manifestations of cultural semiotic space within the semiosphere are qualified as inconsistent and/or incomplete, depending upon the cultural context. Inconsistency and incompleteness are of the nature of vagueness and generality respectively, that are themselves qualified in terms of overdetermination and underdetermination, the first being of the nature of the category of Firstness and the second of the nature Thirdness. The role of Secondness is unfolded (...)
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  28. João Queiroz & Floyd Merrell (2006). Semiosis and Pragmatism. Sign Systems Studies 34 (1):37-64.score: 120.0
    Philosophers and social scientists of diverse orientations have suggested that the pragmatics of semiosis is germane to a dynamic account of meaning as process. Semiosis, the central focus of C. S. Peirce’s pragmatic philosophy, may hold a key to perennial problems regarding meaning. Indeed, Peirce’s thought should be deemed seminal when placed within the cognitive sciences, especially with respect to his concept of the sign. According to Peirce’s pragmatic model, semiosis is a triadic, time-bound, context-sensitive, interpreter-dependent, materially extended dynamic process. (...)
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  29. John Deely (2005). Floyd Merrell Named Sixth Thomas A. Sebeok Fellow of the Semiotic Society of America. Sign Systems Studies 33 (2):477-480.score: 120.0
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  30. Floyd Merrell (forthcoming). As Signs Grow, so Life Goes. Biosemiotics. A Semiotic Web 1991.score: 120.0
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  31. Floyd Merrell (2010). Resemblance. Sign Systems Studies 38 (1-4):91-128.score: 120.0
    Three premises set the stage for a Peirce based notion of resemblance, which, as Firstness, cannot be more than vaguely distinguished from Secondnessand Thirdness. Inclusion of Firstness with, and within, Secondness and Thirdness, calls for a nonbivalent, nonlinear, context dependent mode of thinkingcharacteristic of semiosis — that is, the process by which everything is always becoming something other than what it was becoming — and at the same time itincludes linear, bivalent classical logic as a subset. Certain aspects of the (...)
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  32. Bruce J. Turner (1982). Too Biased a Book Ecological Genetics David J. Merrell. BioScience 32 (9):756-756.score: 120.0
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  33. Franklin Merrell-Wolff (1995). Transformations in Consciousness: The Metaphysics and Epistemology. Franklin Merrell-Wolff Containing His Introceptualism. State University of New York Press.score: 42.0
    This book presents a philosophy that includes the enlightenment experience--a philosophy grounded on the authority of direct realization resulting from transformation in consciousness.
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  34. Merrell E. Thompson (1950). Reactive Inhibition as a Factor in Maze Learning: I. The Work Variable. Journal of Experimental Psychology 40 (1):131.score: 36.0
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  35. Merrell E. Thompson & Jean P. Thompson (1949). Reactive Inhibition as a Factor in Maze Learning: II. The Role of Reactive Inhibition in Studies of Place Learning Versus Response Learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology 39 (6):883.score: 36.0
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  36. Merrell E. Thompson (1952). Reactive Inhibition as a Factor in Maze Learning: III. Effects in the Human Stylus Maze. Journal of Experimental Psychology 43 (2):130.score: 36.0
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  37. Merrell E. Thompson & Edward J. Martin (1961). Supplementary Report: Alternation in a T Maze with Habit Held Constant. Journal of Experimental Psychology 62 (6):629.score: 36.0
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  38. A. Assinatura das Coisas (1996). 100 F. Merrell Knowing Full Well That Talk, Well, It's Just Talk. In the United States, Talk is More Often Than in Brazil Meant to Be Taken Quite Seriously, and Customary Naivete Waxes Indignantly Outraged When It is Paid Little Heed; yet Talk Invariably Becomes Cloudy, for, After All, If It Were Perfectly. Semiotica 108 (1/2):99-127.score: 36.0
     
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  39. Eric A. Youngstrom & Christine Pellegrini Busch (2000). Expert Testimony in Psychology: Ramifications of Supreme Court Decision in Kumho Tire Co., Ltd. V. Carmichael. Ethics and Behavior 10 (2):185 – 193.score: 30.0
    A recent Supreme Court decision, Kumho Tire Co., Ltd. v. Carmichael (March 23, 1999), may have substantial impact on psychological expert testimony. Previous criteria for admissibility of scientific expert testimony now apply broadly to expert testimony, not just testimony narrowly grounded in scientific evidence. Judges will determine the relevance and reliability of all expert testimony, including that based on clinical experience or training. Admissible testimony will either satisfy the criteria established in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (1993) (...)
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  40. Susan Haack (2008). Proving Causation: The Holism of Warrant and the Atomism of Daubert. Journal of Health and Biomedical Law 4:253-289.score: 24.0
    In many toxic-tort cases - notably in Oxendine v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and in Joiner v. G.E., - plaintiffs argue that the expert testimony they wish to present, though no part of it is sufficient by itself to establish causation "by a preponderance of the evidence," is jointly sufficient to meet this standard of proof; and defendants sometimes argue in response that it is a mistake to imagine that a collection of pieces of weak evidence can be any (...)
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  41. Susan Haack (2007). Peer Review and Publication: Lessons for Lawyers. Stetson Law Review 36 (3).score: 24.0
    Peer review and publication is one of the factors proposed in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as indicia of the reliability of scientific testimony. This Article traces the origins of the peer-review system, the process by which it became standard at scientific and medical journals, and the many roles it now plays. Additionally, the Author articulates the epistemological rationale for pre-publication peer-review and the inherent limitations of the system as a scientific quality-control mechanism. The Article explores recent changes (...)
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  42. David Mercer (2008). Science, Legitimacy, and “Folk Epistemology” in Medicine and Law: Parallels Between Legal Reforms to the Admissibility of Expert Evidence and Evidence-Based Medicine. Social Epistemology 22 (4):405 – 423.score: 24.0
    This paper explores some of the important parallels between recent reforms to legal rules for the admissibility of scientific and expert evidence, exemplified by the US Supreme Court's decision in Daubert v Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 1993, and similar calls for reforms to medical practice, that emerged around the same time as part of the Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) movement. Similarities between the “movements” can be observed in that both emerged from a historical context where the quality of medicine (...)
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  43. Claus Emmeche, Transdisciplinarity, Theory-Zapping, and the Growth of Knowledge [*].score: 24.0
    The dense prose in Signs Grow by the distinguished semiotician Floyd Merrell draws on and connects multiform sources and repeatedly demands extremely careful reflection and interpretation by the reader, and so it illustrates a point often taken to be a hermeneutic truism, that the incipient meaning created by the reader is most probably very different from the meaning intended by the author. Fortunately not totally different, however. Shared meanings may increase by expanded access to common background knowledge, which (...)
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