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    Lisa N. Geller, Joseph S. Alper, Paul R. Billings, Carol I. Barash, Jonathan Beckwith & Marvin R. Natowicz (1996). Individual, Family, and Societal Dimensions of Genetic Discrimination: A Case Study Analysis. [REVIEW] Science and Engineering Ethics 2 (1):71-88.
    Background. As the development and use of genetic tests have increased, so have concerns regarding the uses of genetic information. Genetic discrimination, the differential treatment of individuals based on real or perceived differences in their genomes, is a recently described form of discrimination. The range and significance of experiences associated with this form of discrimination are not yet well known and are investigated in this study. Methods. Individuals at-risk to develop a genetic condition and parents of children with specific genetic (...)
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    Joseph S. Alper & Mark Bridger (1998). Newtonian Supertasks: A Critical Analysis. Synthese 114 (2):355-369.
    In two recent papers Perez Laraudogoitia has described a variety of supertasks involving elastic collisions in Newtonian systems containing a denumerably infinite set of particles. He maintains that these various supertasks give examples of systems in which energy is not conserved, particles at rest begin to move spontaneously, particles disappear from a system, and particles are created ex nihilo. An analysis of these supertasks suggests that they involve systems that do not satisfy the mathematical conditions required of Newtonian systems at (...)
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    Joseph S. Alper & Mark Bridger (1997). Mathematics, Models and Zeno's Paradoxes. Synthese 110 (1):143-166.
    A version of nonstandard analysis, Internal Set Theory, has been used to provide a resolution of Zeno's paradoxes of motion. This resolution is inadequate because the application of Internal Set Theory to the paradoxes requires a model of the world that is not in accordance with either experience or intuition. A model of standard mathematics in which the ordinary real numbers are defined in terms of rational intervals does provide a formalism for understanding the paradoxes. This model suggests that in (...)
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    Joseph S. Alper & Jon Beckwith (1998). Distinguishing Genetic From Nongenetic Medical Tests: Some Implications for Antidiscrimination Legislation. Science and Engineering Ethics 4 (2):141-150.
    Genetic discrimination is becoming an increasingly important problem in the United States. Information acquired from genetic tests has been used by insurance companies to reject applications for insurance policies and to refuse payment for the treatment of illnesses. Numerous states and the United States Congress have passed or are considering passage of laws that would forbid such use of genetic information by health insurance companies. Here we argue that much of this legislation is severely flawed because of the difficulty in (...)
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  5. Joseph S. Alper (2002). The Double-Edged Helix Social Implications of Genetics in a Diverse Society. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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    Joseph S. Alper & Jon Beckwith (2000). On the Philosophical Analysis of Genetic Essentialism. Science and Engineering Ethics 6 (3):311-314.
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    Joseph S. Alper (1985). Sex Differences in Brain Asymmetry: A Critical Analysis. Feminist Studies 11 (1):7.
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    Jon Beckwith & Joseph S. Alper (1998). Reconsidering Genetic Antidiscrimination Legislation. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 26 (3):205-210.
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    Jon Pérez Laaraudogoitia, Mark Bridger & Joseph S. Alper (2002). Two Ways of Looking at a Newtonian Supertask. Synthese 131 (2):173 - 189.
    A supertask is a process in which an infinite number of individuated actions are performed in a finite time. A Newtonian supertask is one that obeys Newton''s laws of motion. Such supertasks can violate energy and momentum conservation and can exhibit indeterministic behavior. Perez Laraudogoitia, who proposed several Newtonian supertasks, uses a local, i.e., particle-by-particle, analysis to obtain these and other paradoxical properties of Newtonian supertasks. Alper and Bridger use a global analysis, embedding the system of particles in a Banach (...)
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  10. Jon Beckwith & Joseph S. Alper (1998). Reconsidering Genetic Antidiscrimination Legislation. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 26 (3):205-210.
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    Joseph S. Alper (1995). Does the ADA Provide Protection Against Discrimination on the Basis of Genotype? Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 23 (2):167-172.
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    Joseph S. Alper & Robert V. Lange (1984). Mathematical Models for Gene–Culture Coevolution. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 7 (4):739.
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    Mark Bridger & Joseph S. Alper (1999). On the Dynamics of Perez Lauraudogoitia's Supertask. Synthese 119 (3):325-337.
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  14. Joseph S. Alper (1981). Facts, Values, and Biology. Philosophical Forum 13 (2):85.
     
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  15. Joseph S. Alper (1981). A Methodological Analysis of Sociobiology. Philosophical Forum 13 (2):67.
     
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  16. Joseph S. Alper (1995). Does the ADA Provide Protection Against Discrimination on the Basis of Genotype? Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 23 (2):167-172.
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