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  1. John Stewart (2014). An Enquiry Concerning the Nature of Conceptual Categories: A Case-Study on the Social Dimension of Human Cognition. Frontiers in Psychology 5.
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  2. Charles Lenay & John Stewart (2012). Minimalist Approach to Perceptual Interactions. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 6.
    Work aimed at studying social cognition in an interactionist perspective often encounters substantial theoretical and methodological difficulties: identifying the significant behavioural variables; recording them without disturbing the interaction; and distinguishing between: (a) the necessary and sufficient contributions of each individual partner for a collective dynamics to emerge ; (b) features which derive from this collective dynamics and escape from the control of the individual partners ; (c) the phenomena arising from this collective dynamics which are subsequently appropriated and used by (...)
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  3. Charles Lenay, John Stewart, Marieke Rohde & Amal Ali Amar (2012). You Never Fail to Surprise Me: The Hallmark of the Other: Experimental Study and Simulations of Perceptual Crossing. Interaction Studies 12 (3):373-396.
    Classically, the question of recognizing another subject is posed unilaterally, in terms of the observed behaviour of the other entity. Here, we propose an alternative, based on the emergent patterns of activity resulting from the interaction of both partners. We employ a minimalist device which forces the subjects to externalize their perceptual activity as trajectories which can be observed and recorded; the results show that subjects do identify the situation of perceptual crossing with their partner. The interpretation of the results (...)
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  4. Susan Randolph, Michelle Prairie & John Stewart (2012). Monitoring State Fulfillment of Economic and Social Rights Obligations in the United States. Human Rights Review 13 (2):139-165.
    This article adapts the economic and social rights fulfillment index (SERF Index) developed by Fukuda-Parr, Lawson-Remer, and Randolph to assess the extent to which each of the 50 US states fulfills the economic and social rights obligations set forth in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. It then extends the index to incorporate discrimination and examines differences in economic and social rights fulfillment by race and sex within each of the states. The overall SERF Index score varies (...)
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  5. John Stewart (2012). The Future of Life and What It Means for Humanity. Foundations of Science 17 (1):47-50.
    Vidal’s (Found Sci, 2010 ) and Rottiers’s (Found Sci, 2010 ) commentaries on my (2010) paper raised a number of important issues about the possible future trajectory of evolution and its implications for humanity. My response emphasizes that despite the inherent uncertainty involved in extrapolating the trajectory of evolution into the far future, the possibilities it reveals nonetheless have significant strategic implications for what we do with our lives here and now, individually and collectively. One important implication is the replacement (...)
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  6. John Stewart (2012). The Reality of Phlogiston in Great Britain. Hyle 18 (2):175 - 194.
    Mi Gyung Kim (2008) has challenged the historiographical assumption that phlogiston was the paradigmatic concept in eighteenth century chemistry. Her analysis of the operational, theoretical, and philosophical identities of phlogiston demonstrates how Stahlian phlogiston was appropriated into the burgeoning field of affinity theory. However, this new French conception of phlogiston was destabilized by the introduction of Boerhaave's thermometrics. By extending this story through 1790, I will show that British pneumatic chemists integrated new understandings of heat with an affinity based operational (...)
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  7. John E. Stewart (2010). The Meaning of Life in a Developing Universe. Foundations of Science 15 (4):395-409.
    The evolution of life on Earth has produced an organism that is beginning to model and understand its own evolution and the possible future evolution of life in the universe. These models and associated evidence show that evolution on Earth has a trajectory. The scale over which living processes are organized cooperatively has increased progressively, as has its evolvability. Recent theoretical advances raise the possibility that this trajectory is itself part of a wider developmental process. According to these theories, the (...)
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  8. John Stewart, Ezequiel A. Di Paolo & Olivier Gapenne (eds.) (2010). Enaction: Toward a New Paradigm for Cognitive Science. A Bradford Book.
     
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  9. Pierre Steiner & John Stewart (2009). From Autonomy to Heteronomy (and Back): The Enaction of Social Life. [REVIEW] Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 8 (4):527-550.
    The term “social cognition” can be construed in different ways. On the one hand, it can refer to the cognitive faculties involved in social activities, defined simply as situations where two or more individuals interact. On this view, social systems would consist of interactions between autonomous individuals; these interactions form higher-level autonomous domains not reducible to individual actions. A contrasting, alternative view is based on a much stronger theoretical definition of a truly social domain, which is always defined by a (...)
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  10. John E. Stewart (2007). The Future Evolution of Consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Studies 14 (8):58-92.
  11. John Stewart & Olivier Gapenne (2004). Reciprocal Modelling of Active Perception of 2-D Forms in a Simple Tactile-Vision Substitution System. Minds and Machines 14 (3):309-330.
    The strategies of action employed by a human subject in order to perceive simple 2-D forms on the basis of tactile sensory feedback have been modelled by an explicit computer algorithm. The modelling process has been constrained and informed by the capacity of human subjects both to consciously describe their own strategies, and to apply explicit strategies; thus, the strategies effectively employed by the human subject have been influenced by the modelling process itself. On this basis, good qualitative and semi-quantitative (...)
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  12. John Stewart (2002). Genetics, Biology and Multifactorial Diseases. Acta Biotheoretica 50 (4).
    The schematic concept of levels of causal interaction is applied to the relation between genetics and biology. The strength of classical formal genetics lies in its power to proceed directly from observations on an external phenotype, to inferences concerning the nature and properties of the fundamental genetic factors. Its weakness comes from the fact that by short-circuiting the causal chain leading from genotype to phenotype, it creates a divorce between genetics and biology. It is argued that in order to reestablish (...)
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  13. John Stewart (2001). Future Psychological Evolution. [Journal (on-Line/Unpaginated)].
    Humans are able to construct mental representations and models of possible interactions with their environment. They can use these mental models to identify actions that will enable them to achieve their adaptive goals. But humans do not use this capacity to identify and implement the actions that would contribute most to the evolutionary success of humanity. In general, humans do not find motivation or satisfaction in doing so, no matter how effective such actions might be in evolutionary terms. From an (...)
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  14. John Stewart (2001). Radical Constructivism in Biology and Cognitive Science. Foundations of Science 6 (1-3):99-124.
    This article addresses the issue of objectivism vs constructivism in two areas,biology and cognitive science, which areintermediate between the natural sciences suchas physics (where objectivism is dominant) andthe human and social sciences (whereconstructivism is widespread). The issues inbiology and in cognitive science are intimatelyrelated; in each of these twin areas, the objectivism vs constructivism issue isinterestingly and rather evenly balanced; as aresult, this issue engenders two contrastingparadigms, each of which has substantialspecific scientific content. The neo-Darwinianparadigm in biology is closely resonant (...)
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  15. John Stewart (2000). 'Science Fights Death': David Stark Murray, Science, and Socialism in Interwar Britain. Annals of Science 57 (2):143-161.
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  16. John B. Stewart (1995). A Response to Douglas Long. Hume Studies 21 (2):193-195.
  17. Fred Sherman, John W. Stewart & Susumu Tsunasawa (1985). Methionine or Not Methionine at the Beginning of a Protein. Bioessays 3 (1):27-31.
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  18. John B. Stewart (1977). Hume's Philosophical Politics. Journal of the History of Philosophy 15 (2):231-233.
  19. John David Stewart (1969). Paul Ricoeur's Phenomenology of Evil. International Philosophical Quarterly 9 (4):572-589.
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  20. Brant Clark & John D. Stewart (1968). Magnitude Estimates of Rotational Velocity During and Following Prolonged Increasing, Constant, and Zero Angular Acceleration. Journal of Experimental Psychology 78 (2p1):329.
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  21. John B. Stewart (1963/1973). The Moral and Political Philosophy of David Hume. Westport, Conn.,Greenwood Press.
  22. John W. Sweigart & John P. Stewart (1959). Another Look at Fact, FIction, and Forecast. Philosophical Studies 10 (6):81 - 89.
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