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  1. Douglas N. Kutach (2003). Time Travel and Consistency Constraints. Philosophy of Science 70 (5):1098-1113.
    The possibility of time travel, as permitted in General Relativity, is responsible for constraining physical fields beyond what laws of nature would otherwise require. In the special case where time travel is limited to a single object returning to the past and interacting with itself, consistency constraints can be avoided if the dynamics is continuous and the object's state space satisfies a certain topological requirement: that all null-homotopic mappings from the state-space to itself have some fixed point. Where consistency constraints (...)
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    Douglas Kutach (2013). Shlomo Sternberg. Curvature in Mathematics and Physics. Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, 2012. ISBN 978-0-486-47855-5. Pp. Ii + 405. [REVIEW] Philosophia Mathematica (1):nkt037.
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    Douglas Kutach (2014). Causation. Polity.
    In most academic and non-academic circles throughout history, the world and its operation have been viewed in terms of cause and effect. The principles of causation have been applied, fruitfully, across the sciences, law, medicine, and in everyday life, despite the lack of any agreed-upon framework for understanding what causation ultimately amounts to. In this engaging and accessible introduction to the topic, Douglas Kutach explains and analyses the most prominent theories and examples in the philosophy of causation. The (...)
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    A. E. Douglas (1985). Seneca's Troades Elaine Fantham: Seneca's Troades. A Literary Introduction with Text, Introduction and Commentary. Pp. Xii + 412. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1983. £31.60. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 35 (01):33-34.
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    Patricia Casey Douglas, Ronald A. Davidson & Bill N. Schwartz (2001). The Effect of Organizational Culture and Ethical Orientation on Accountants' Ethical Judgments. Journal of Business Ethics 34 (2):101 - 121.
    This paper examines the relationship between organizational ethical culture in two large international CPA firms, auditors'' personal values and the ethical orientation that those values dictate, and judgments in ethical dilemmas typical of those that accountants face. Using an experimental task consisting of multiple judgments designed to vary in "moral intensity" (Jones, 1991), and unique as well as tried-and-true approaches to variable measurements, this study examined the judgments of more than three hundred participants in our study. ANCOVA and path analysis (...)
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  6. Douglas Kutach (2013). Causation and Its Basis in Fundamental Physics. Oxford University Press.
    I provide a comprehensive metaphysics of causation based on the idea that fundamentally things are governed by the laws of physics, and that derivatively difference-making can be assessed in terms of what fundamental laws of physics imply for hypothesized events. Highlights include a general philosophical methodology, the fundamental/derivative distinction, and my mature account of causal asymmetry.
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  7. Douglas Kutach (2011). The Asymmetry of Influence. In Craig Callender (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time. Oxford University Press
    An explanation of our seeming inability to influence the past.
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  8. Douglas Kutach (2002). The Entropy Theory of Counterfactuals. Philosophy of Science 69 (1):82-104.
    I assess the thesis that counterfactual asymmetries are explained by an asymmetry of the global entropy at the temporal boundaries of the universe, by developing a method of evaluating counterfactuals that includes, as a background assumption, the low entropy of the early universe. The resulting theory attempts to vindicate the common practice of holding the past mostly fixed under counterfactual supposition while at the same time allowing the counterfactual's antecedent to obtain by a natural physical development. Although the theory has (...)
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  9. Douglas Kutach (2007). The Physical Foundations of Causation. In Huw Price & Richard Corry (eds.), Causation, Physics, and the Constitution of Reality: Russell's Republic Revisited. Oxford University Press
    I defend what may loosely be called an eliminativist account of causation by showing how several of the main features of causation, namely asymmetry, transitivity, and necessitation, arise from the combination of fundamental dynamical laws and a special constraint on the macroscopic structure of matter in the past. At the microscopic level, the causal features of necessitation and transitivity are grounded, but not the asymmetry. At the coarse-grained level of the macroscopic physics, the causal asymmetry (...)
     
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  10. Douglas Kutach (2013). Time Travel and Time Machines. In Adrian Bardon & Heather Dyke (eds.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Time. Blackwell
    Thinking about time travel is an entertaining way to explore how to understand time and its location in the broad conceptual landscape that includes causation, fate, action, possibility, experience, and reality. It is uncontroversial that time travel towards the future exists, and time travel to the past is generally recognized as permitted by Einstein’s general theory of relativity, though no one knows yet whether nature truly allows it. Coherent time travel stories have added flair to (...)
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  11. Douglas Kutach (2011). Backtracking Influence. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 25 (1):55-71.
    Backtracking influence is influence that zigzags in time. For example, backtracking influence exists when an event E_1 makes an event E_2 more likely by way of a nomic connection that goes from E_1 back in time to an event C and then forward in time to E_2. I contend that in our local region of spacetime, at least, backtracking influence is redundant in the sense that any existing backtracking influence exerted by E_1 on E_2 is equivalent to E_1's temporally direct (...)
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  12. Douglas Kutach, The Empirical Content of the Epistemic Asymmetry.
    I conduct an empirical analysis of the temporally asymmetric character of our epistemic access to the world by providing an experimental scheme whose results represent the core empirical content of the epistemic asymmetry. I augment this empirical content by formulating a gedanken experiment inspired by a proposal from David Albert. This second experiment cannot be conducted using any technology that is likely to be developed in the foreseeable future, but the expected results help us to state an important constraint on (...)
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  13. Douglas Kutach (2010). A Connection Between Minkowski and Galilean Space-Times in Quantum Mechanics. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 24 (1):15 – 29.
    Relativistic quantum theories are equipped with a background Minkowski spacetime and non-relativistic quantum theories with a Galilean space-time. Traditional investigations have distinguished their distinct space-time structures and have examined ways in which relativistic theories become sufficiently like Galilean theories in a low velocity approximation or limit. A different way to look at their relationship is to see that both kinds of theories are special cases of a certain five-dimensional generalization involving no limiting procedures or approximations. When one compares them, striking (...)
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    Douglas Kutach (1998). Review of Peter Mittelstaedt The Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics and the Measurement Process. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 49 (4):649-651.
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    Douglas Kutach (2000). Review of Quantum Measurement: Beyond Paradox. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 51 (4):947-951.
    Book Review of Quantum measurement: Beyond paradox.
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    Douglas Kutach (2011). Reductive Identities: An Empirical Fundamentalist Approach. Philosophia Naturalis 47 (1):67-101.
    I sketch a philosophical program called ‘Empirical Fundamentalism,’ whose signature feature is the extensive use of a distinction between fundamental and derivative reality. Within the framework of Empirical Fundamentalism, derivative reality is treated as an abstraction from fundamental reality. I show how one can understand reduction and supervenience in terms of abstraction, and then I apply the introduced machinery to understand the relation between water and H2O, mental states and brain states, and so on. The conclusion is that such relations (...)
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    Douglas Kutach (1998). Review of The Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics and the Measurement Process. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 49 (4):649-651.
    Book review of The Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics and the Measurement Process.
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    Douglas Kutach (2009). Empirical Analyses of Causation. In Allan Hazlett (ed.), New Waves in Metaphysics. Palgrave Macmillan
    Conceptual analyses can be subdivided into two classes, good and evil. Em- pirical analysis is the good kind, routinely practiced in the sciences. Orthodox analysis is the malevolent version that plagues philosophical discourse. In this paper, I will clarify the difference between them, provide some reasons to prefer good over evil, and illustrate their consequences for the metaphysics of causation. By conducting an empirical analysis of causation rather than an orthodox analysis, one can segregate the genuine metaphysical problems that need (...)
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    Patricia Casey Douglas, A. Davidson Ronald & N. Bill (2001). Ethics: Leadership and Accountability the 13th Annual Eben Conference Guest Editors: Christopher Cowton Christopher Cowton/Editorial Introduction Warren French, Harald Zeiss and Andreas Georg Scherer. Journal of Business Ethics 34:361-362.
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    Douglas Kutach (1998). Review of Bangs, Crunches, Whimpers, and Shrieks. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 49 (4).
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  21. J. Conrad, V. Crapanzano, M. Crick, J. Cripps, M. David, J. Derrida, N. B. Dirks, T. Docherty, N. Dorian & M. Douglas (1997). Collard, J. 54 Comito, T. 198 Condor, J. 205n2 Condry, E. 87-8, 90, 91. In Andrew Dawson, Jennifer Lorna Hockey & Andrew H. Dawson (eds.), After Writing Culture: Epistemology and Praxis in Contemporary Anthropology. Routledge 264.
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  22. Douglas Neil Kutach (2001). Entropy and Counterfactual Asymmetry. Dissertation, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick
    I assess the thesis that counterfactual asymmetries are explained by an asymmetry of the global entropy at the temporal boundaries of the universe by developing a new semantic element for counterfactuals called objective assertibility and a method of evaluating counterfactuals that constrains consideration to possibilities where the early universe has low entropy. The resulting theory vindicates the common practice of holding the past mostly fixed under counterfactual supposition while at the same time allowing the counterfactual's antecedent to obtain by a (...)
     
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  23. J. Douglas (2006). Den Uyl and Douglas B. Rasmussen," The Myth of Atomism,". Review of Metaphysics 59:843-70.
     
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  24. Andrew Halliday Douglas (1910). The Philosophy and Psychology of Pietro Pomponazzi, Ed. By C. Douglas and R.P. Hardie.
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  25. John Stuart Mill & Charles Mackinnon Douglas (1897). The Ethics of John Stuart Mill [a System of Logic, Book 6 and Utilitarianism] Ed. With Intr. Essays by C. Douglas.
     
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  26. N. N. & John Stuart Mill (1876). Thirteen Pages on Intellectual Property, with Special Reference to a Doubtful Doctrine of J.S. Mill [in His Principles of Political Economy] by One of His Pupils [Signing Himself N.N.]. [REVIEW]
     
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  27. Francis Myrna Kamm (1985). Sheila McLean and Gerry Maher, Medicine, Morals, and the Law; Michael Bayles, Reproductive Ethics; Douglas N. Walton, Ethics of Withdrawal of Life-Support Systems Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 5 (4):168-173.
    Title: Medicine, Morals, and the LawPublisher: Gower Pub CoISBN: 0566005336Author: Sheila McLean and Gerry MaherTitle: Reproductive EthicsPublisher: Prentice HallISBN: 0137739044Author: Michael BaylesTitle: Ethics of Withdrawal of Life-Support SystemsPublisher: Praeger PaperbackISBN: 0275927105Author: Douglas N. Walton.
     
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  28. N. J. H. Dent (1987). Douglas N. Walton, Courage: A Philosophical Investigation Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 7 (4):171-172.
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  29. N. Dent (1987). Douglas N. Walton, Courage: A Philosophical Investigation. [REVIEW] Philosophy in Review 7:171-172.
     
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    T. Michael McNulty (1980). The Power of God: Readings on Omnipotence and Evil. Edited by Linwood Urban and Douglas N. Walton. Modern Schoolman 57 (2):189-190.
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    Thomas L. Carson (1988). Courage: A Philosophical Investigation. By Douglas N. Walton. Modern Schoolman 65 (2):148-150.
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  32. Trudy Govier (1985). Douglas N. Walton, Arguer's Position: A Pragmatic Study of Ad Hominem Attack, Criticism, Refutation, and Fallacy Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 5 (9):405-406.
     
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    Ralph H. Johnson (1998). Douglas N. Walton, A Pragmatic Theory of Fallacy. Argumentation 12 (1):115-123.
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    T. Michael McNulty (1980). The Power of God: Readings on Omnipotence and Evil. Edited by Linwood Urban and Douglas N. Walton. Modern Schoolman 57 (2):189-190.
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    John Woods (1997). Begging the Question: Circular Reasoning as a Tactic of Argumentation Douglas N. Walton Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1991, Xv + 360 Pp. U.S. $49.95. [REVIEW] Dialogue 36 (02):435-.
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    David A. J. Richards (1994). Book Review:Drugs and Rights. Douglas N. Husak. [REVIEW] Ethics 104 (3):645-.
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    Natalie Abrams (1981). Book Review:On Defining Death. Douglas N. Walton. [REVIEW] Ethics 92 (1):148-.
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    Lester H. Hunt (1987). Book Review:Courage: A Philosophical Investigation. Douglas N. Walton. [REVIEW] Ethics 98 (1):172-.
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  39. Leo Groarke (1990). Douglas N. Walton, Informal Logic: A Handbook for Critical Argumentation Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 10 (7):294-296.
     
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    Eike-Henner W. Kluge (1981). On Defining Death: An Analytic Study of the Concept of Death in Philosophy and Medical Ethics. By Douglas N. Walton. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press. 1979. Pp. Xii, 189. $15.95. [REVIEW] Dialogue 20 (3):616-620.
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    Georges Hélal (1988). Physician-Patient Decision-Making: A Study in Medical Ethics Douglas N. Walton Contributions in Philosophy, Vol. 27 New York, NY: Greenwood Press, 1985. Xv, 265 P. $35.00. [REVIEW] Dialogue 27 (1):163.
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    David Matheson (2004). Legal Argumentation and Evidence Douglas N. Walton University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2002, Xvii + 374 Pp., $65.00. [REVIEW] Dialogue 43 (3):607.
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    David Hitchcock (1986). Topical Relevance in Argumentation Douglas N. Walton Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1982. Pp. Viii, 81. $18.00. [REVIEW] Dialogue 25 (04):819-.
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  44. Carl J. Friedrich (1959). Community. By Douglas N. Morgan. [REVIEW] Ethics 70:242.
     
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  45. Barry Hoffmaster (1986). Douglas N. Walton, Physician-Patient Decision Making: A Study in Medical Ethics Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 6 (8):407-409.
     
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  46. C. W. Tindale (1997). Douglas N. Walton. Arguments From Ignorance. Philosophy and Rhetoric 30:97-100.
     
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  47. Charles B. Cousar (forthcoming). Book Review: Inhabiting the Cruciform God: Kenosis, Justification, and Theosis in Paul's Narrative Soteriology by Michael J. Gorman Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 2009. 394 Pp. $24.00. ISBN 978-0-8028-6265-5.; Justification: God's Plan and Paul's Vision by N. T. Wright InterVarsity, Downers Groves, Ill., 2009. 279 Pp. $25.00 (Cloth). ISBN 978-0-8308-3863-9.; The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul by Douglas A. Campbell Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 2009. 1,248 Pp. $60.00 (Cloth). ISBN 978-0-8028-3126-2. [REVIEW] Interpretation 64 (4):414-416.
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    Thomas Blanchard (2015). Douglas Kutach: Causation and Its Basis in Fundamental Physics. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 82 (2):330-333,.
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    D. L. Drew (1929). A Study of the Moretum. (A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Arts and Literature in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts.) by Florence Louise Douglas. Pp. 169. Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University, 1929. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 43 (06):243-.
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    Sharon T. Strocchia (2008). Douglas Biow, The Culture of Cleanliness in Renaissance Italy. Ithaca, N.Y., and London: Cornell University Press, 2006. Pp. Xxiii, 244; 44 Black-and-White Figures. $35. [REVIEW] Speculum 83 (1):172-174.
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