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    Gerald J. Erion & Barry Smith (2002). Skepticism, Morality and the Matrix. In W. Irwin (ed.), Philosophy and The Matrix. Open Court
    The Matrix exposes us to the uncomfortable worries of philosophical skepticism in an especially compelling way. However, with a bit more reflection, we can see why we need not share the skeptic’s doubts about the existence of the world. Such doubts are appropriate only in the very special context of the philosophical seminar. When we return to normal life we see immediately that they are groundless. Furthermore, we see also the drastic mistake that Cypher commits in turning his back upon (...)
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    Gerald J. Erion (2001). The Cartesian Test for Automatism. Minds and Machines 11 (1):29-39.
    In Part V of his Discourse on the Method, Descartes introduces a test for distinguishing people from machines that is similar to the one proposed much later by Alan Turing. The Cartesian test combines two distinct elements that Keith Gunderson has labeled the language test and the action test. Though traditional interpretation holds that the action test attempts to determine whether an agent is acting upon principles, I argue that the action test is best understood as a test of common (...)
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  3. Gerald J. Erion (2007). Amusing Ourselves to Death with Television News: Jon Stewart, Neil Postman, and the Huxleyan Warning. In Jason Holt (ed.), The Daily Show and Philosophy: Moments of Zen in the Art of Fake News. Blackwell 5--16.
     
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    Gerald J. Erion (1997). Finding the Faults of No-Fault Naturalism. Behavior and Philosophy 25 (1):29 - 42.
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    Gerald J. Erion (2000). Thinking Critically About College Writing. Teaching Philosophy 23 (1):53-61.
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  6. David Valleau Curtis & Gerald J. Erion (2013). Juvenile Hijinks With Serious Subtext. In Robert Arp & Kevin S. Decker (eds.), The Ultimate South Park and Philosophy: Respect My Philosophah! Wiley-Blackwell
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