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    Kate Kearns (2003). Durative Achievements and Individual-Level Predicates on Events. Linguistics and Philosophy 26 (5):595 - 635.
    Ryle (1949, Chapter V) discusses a range of predicates which in different ways exemplify a property I shall call quasi-duality - they appear to report two actions or events in one predicate. Quasi-duality is the key property of predicates Ryle classed as achievements. Ryle's criteria for classification were not temporal or aspectual, and Vendler's subsequent adoption of the term achievement for the aktionsart of momentary events changes the term - Rylean achievements and Vendlerian achievements are in principle different classes. Nevertheless, (...)
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  2. Kate Kearns (2000). Semantics. St. Martin's Press.
    The main aim of the book is to provide a good understanding of a range of semantic phenomena and issues in semantics, adopting a truth-conditional account of meaning, but without using a compositional formalism. The book assumes no particular background in linguistics of philosophy, and all the technical tools used are explained as they are introduced. They style is accessible, with numerous examples.
     
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  3. Stephen Kearns & Daniel Star (2009). Reasons as Evidence. Oxford Studies in Metaethics 4:215-42.
    In this paper, we argue for a particular informative and unified analysis of normative reasons. According to this analysis, a fact F is a reason to act in a certain way just in case it is evidence that one ought to act in that way. Similarly, F is a reason to believe a certain proposition just in case it is evidence for the truth of this proposition. Putting the relatively uncontroversial claim about reasons for belief to one side, we present (...)
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  4. Stephen Kearns & Daniel Star (2013). Weighing Reasons. Journal of Moral Philosophy 10 (1):70-86.
    This paper is a response to two sets of published criticisms of the 'Reasons as Evidence’ thesis concerning normative reasons, proposed and defended in earlier papers. According to this thesis, a fact is a normative reason for an agent to Φ just in case this fact is evidence that this agent ought to Φ. John Broome and John Brunero have presented a number of challenging criticisms of this thesis which focus, for the most part, on problems that it appears to (...)
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  5. Stephen Kearns & Daniel Star (2013). Reasons, Facts‐About‐Evidence, and Indirect Evidence. Analytic Philosophy 54 (2):237-243.
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  6. Stephen Kearns (2013). Free Will Agnosticism. Noûs 47 (2):235-252.
    I argue that no one knows whether there is free will.
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    Stephen Kearns (2012). Aborting the Zygote Argument. Philosophical Studies 160 (3):379-389.
    Alfred Mele’s zygote argument for incompatibilism is based on a case involving an agent in a deterministic world whose entire life is planned by someone else. Mele’s contention is that Ernie (the agent) is unfree and that normal determined agents are relevantly similar to him with regards to free will. In this paper, I examine four different ways of understanding this argument and then criticize each interpretation. I then extend my criticism to manipulation arguments in general. I conclude that the (...)
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  8. Stephen Kearns & Daniel Star (2008). Reasons: Explanations or Evidence? Ethics 119 (1):31-56.
  9. Mike Kearns, Could Daniel Dennett Be a Zombie?
    This article was primarily a reaction to Dennett's Sweet Dreams (2005). In it Dennett pretends to renounce zombies. But what he means is that consciousness is nothing beyond that which can be tested behaviorally and objectively, so since zombies pass these tests, they can't be said to be unconscious – yet that is part of their definition. So they are a contradiction. In other words, zombies are inconceivable because a being that is "behaviorally, objectively indistinguishable from a conscious person" just (...)
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  10. Stephen Kearns & Daniel Star (forthcoming). Weighing Explanations. In Andrew Reisner & Iwao Hirose (eds.), Weighing and Reasoning: A Festschrift for John Broome. Oxford University Press
  11. Stephen Kearns & Ofra Magidor (2008). Epistemicism About Vagueness and Meta-Linguistic Safety. Philosophical Perspectives 22 (1):277-304.
    The paper challenges Williamson’s safety based explanation for why we cannot know the cut-off point of vague expressions. We assume throughout (most of) the paper that Williamson is correct in saying that vague expressions have sharp cut-off points, but we argue that Williamson’s explanation for why we do not and cannot know these cut-off points is unsatisfactory. -/- In sect 2 we present Williamson's position in some detail. In particular, we note that Williamson's explanation relies on taking a particular safety (...)
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  12. Stephen Kearns & Ofra Magidor (2012). Semantic Sovereignty. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 85 (2):322-350.
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    Stephen Kearns (2011). Responsibility for Necessities. Philosophical Studies 155 (2):307-324.
    It is commonly held that no one can be morally responsible for a necessary truth. In this paper, I will provide various examples that cast doubt on this idea. I also show that one popular argument for the incompatibility of moral responsibility and determinism (van Inwagen’s Direct Argument) fails given my examples.
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    Sarah Atkinson, Bethan Evans, Angela Woods & Robin Kearns (2015). ‘The Medical’ and ‘Health’ in a Critical Medical Humanities. Journal of Medical Humanities 36 (1):71-81.
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  15. Stephen Kearns & Daniel Star (2011). On Good Advice: A Reply to McNaughton and Rawling. Analysis 71 (3):506-508.
  16. Stephen Kearns (2009). Review of "The Metaphysics of Everday Life". [REVIEW] Philosophical Review 118 (4):533-536.
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    Stephen Kearns (2011). Can a Thing Be Part of Itself? American Philosophical Quarterly (1):87.
    Why might someone consider the answer to the titular question to be trivial? Perhaps because she has read some mereology and understands that mereologists distinguish between parthood on the one hand and proper parthood on the other. She understands that, at least when talking in the language of mereology, a thing is necessarily not a proper part of itself, but is necessarily a part of itself. Whether the English word “part” expresses parthood or proper parthood does not seem too important, (...)
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    Stephen Kearns (2008). Compatibilism Can Resist Prepunishment: A Reply to Smilansky. Analysis 68 (299):250–253.
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    Alan J. Kearns, Dónal P. O'mathúna & P. Anne Scott (2010). Diagnostic Self-Testing: Autonomous Choices and Relational Responsibilities. Bioethics 24 (4):199-207.
    Diagnostic self-testing devices are being developed for many illnesses, chronic diseases and infections. These will be used in hospitals, at point-of-care facilities and at home. Designed to allow earlier detection of diseases, self-testing diagnostic devices may improve disease prevention, slow the progression of disease and facilitate better treatment outcomes. These devices have the potential to benefit both the individual and society by enabling individuals to take a more proactive role in the maintenance of their health and by helping society improve (...)
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    Marcela Herdova & Stephen Kearns (2015). Get Lucky: Situationism and Circumstantial Moral Luck. Philosophical Explorations 18 (3):362-377.
    Situationism is, roughly, the thesis that normatively irrelevant environmental factors have a great impact on our behaviour without our being aware of this influence. Surprisingly, there has been little work done on the connection between situationism and moral luck. Given that it is often a matter of luck what situations we find ourselves in, and that we are greatly influenced by the circumstances we face, it seems also to be a matter of luck whether we are blameworthy or praiseworthy for (...)
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    Pearce Alan, Rogers Mark, Corp Daniel, Major Brendan & Hoy Kate (2015). The Effect Of Acute Sports Concussion on Corticomotor Excitability in Australian Football Players. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
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    Stephen Kearns (2007). In Praise of Folly: A Reply to Blome-Tillmann. Analysis 67 (295):219–222.
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    Stephen Kearns (2016). Finding the Value in Things: Remarks on Markovits's Moral Reason. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 92 (2):539-548.
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    Emily Kearns & W. Burkert (1999). Creation of the Sacred: Tracks of Biology in Early Religions. Journal of Hellenic Studies 119:200.
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    Stephen Kearns (2014). Naturalism and the First Person Perspective By Lynne Rudder Baker. Analysis 74 (4):733-735.
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    Laurel Kearns & Catherine Keller (eds.) (2007). Ecospirit: Religions and Philosophies for the Earth. Fordham University Press.
    We hope—even as we doubt—that the environmental crisis can be controlled. Public awareness of our species’ self-destructiveness as material beings in a material world is growing—but so is the destructiveness. The practical interventions needed for saving and restoring the earth will require a collective shift of such magnitude as to take on a spiritual and religious intensity.This transformation has in part already begun. Traditions of ecological theology and ecologically aware religious practice have been preparing the way for decades. Yet these (...)
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    Emily Kearns, W. Burkert & J. Raffan (1987). Greek Religion: Archaic and Classical. Journal of Hellenic Studies 107:215.
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    John T. Kearns (1997). Thinking Machines: Some Fundamental Confusions. [REVIEW] Minds and Machines 7 (2):269-87.
    This paper explores Church's Thesis and related claims madeby Turing. Church's Thesis concerns computable numerical functions, whileTuring's claims concern both procedures for manipulating uninterpreted marksand machines that generate the results that these procedures would yield. Itis argued that Turing's claims are true, and that they support (the truth of)Church's Thesis. It is further argued that the truth of Turing's and Church'sTheses has no interesting consequences for human cognition or cognitiveabilities. The Theses don't even mean that computers can do as much (...)
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    John T. Kearns (1997). Propositional Logic of Supposition and Assertion. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 38 (3):325-349.
    This presentation of a system of propositional logic is a foundational paper for systems of illocutionary logic. The language contains the illocutionary force operators '' for assertion and ' ' for supposition. Sentences occurring in proofs of the deductive system must be prefixed with one of these operators, and rules of take account of the forces of the sentences. Two kinds of semantic conditions are investigated; familiar truth conditions and commitment conditions. Accepting a statement A or rejecting A commits a (...)
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    Stephen Kearns (2008). Compatibilism Can Resist Prepunishment: A Reply to Smilansky. Analysis 68 (299):250-253.
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    Emily Kearns & I. Malkin (1991). Religion and Colonization in Ancient Greece. Journal of Hellenic Studies 111:236.
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  32. Robin Kearns (2000). Being There: Research Through Observing and Participating. In Iain Hay (ed.), Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography. Oxford University Press 103--121.
     
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    Laura-Lee Kearns (2015). Subjects of Wonder: Toward an Aesthetics, Ethics, and Pedagogy of Wonder. Journal of Aesthetic Education 49 (1):98.
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    Stephen Kearns (2007). In Praise of Folly: A Reply to Blome-Tillmann. Analysis 67 (295):219-222.
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    John T. Kearns (1979). The Strong Completeness of a System for Kleene's Three-Valued Logic. Zeitschrift fur mathematische Logik und Grundlagen der Mathematik 25 (3-6):61-68.
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    Stephen Kearns (2010). Review of Types and Tokens by Linda Wetzel. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
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    John Kearns (2007). An Illocutionary Logical Explanation of the Liar Paradox. History and Philosophy of Logic 28 (1):31-66.
    This paper uses the resources of illocutionary logic to provide a new understanding of the Liar Paradox. In the system of illocutionary logic of the paper, denials are irreducible counterparts of assertions; denial does not in every case amount to the same as the assertion of the negation of the statement that is denied. Both a Liar statement, (a) Statement (a) is not true, and the statement which it negates can correctly be denied; neither can correctly be asserted. A Liar (...)
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    Stephen Kearns (2010). Ishtiyaque Haji, Incompatibilism's Allure: Principal Arguments for Incompatibilism. [REVIEW] Philosophical Review 119 (3):391-394.
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    John T. Kearns (1977). The Logic of Calculation. Zeitschrift fur mathematische Logik und Grundlagen der Mathematik 23 (1-6):45-58.
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    John T. Kearns (2006). Conditional Assertion, Denial, and Supposition as Illocutionary Acts. Linguistics and Philosophy 29 (4):455 - 485.
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    Stephen Kearns (2009). The Metaphysics of Everyday Life. Philosophical Review 118 (4):533-535.
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  42. R. G. Osborne & E. Kearns (1992). The Heroes of Attica. Journal of Hellenic Studies 112:199.
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    Emily Kearns (2004). Indian Connections. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 54 (2):420-423.
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    Stephen Kearns (2013). Review of "Free Will and Modern Science". [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
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    John T. Kearns (1981). Modal Semantics Without Possible Worlds. Journal of Symbolic Logic 46 (1):77-86.
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    Laurel Kearns (2007). Religion and Ecology in the Context of Globalization. In Peter Beyer & Lori G. Beaman (eds.), Religion, Globalization and Culture. Brill 6--305.
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    John T. Kearns (2004). RAn Enlarged Conception of the Subject Matter of Logic. Ideas Y Valores 126:57-74.
    This paper is an introduction to illocutionary logic, i.e. the logic of speech acts. The author proposes an approach to this subject matter that is different from John Searle’s and Daniel Vanderveken’s views. They conceive illocutionary logic as a supplement or an appendix to standard logic, pro..
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    Alan J. Kearns (2014). Catholic Social Teaching as a Framework for Research Ethics. Journal of Academic Ethics 12 (2):145-159.
    The importance of having ethical oversight in research that is carried out on humans is well established. Research ethics, which is mainly influenced by a biomedical ethical framework, aims to ensure that the well-being and the rights of research participants are upheld and that any potential risks and harms are reduced. However, research is also considered to be a social activity with social effects. Therefore the principles of Catholic Social Teaching as a framework for research ethics may be significant. This (...)
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    John Kearns (1999). An Illocutionary Logical Explanation of the Surprise Execution. History and Philosophy of Logic 20 (3-4):195-213.
    This paper further develops the system of illocutionary logic presented in ?Propositional logic of supposition and assertion? (Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 1997, 38, 325-349) to accommodate an ?I believe that? operator and resolve Moore's Paradox. This resolution is accomplished by providing both a truth-conditional and a commitment-based semantics. An important feature of the logical system is that the correctness of some arguments depends on who it is that makes the argument. The paper then shows that the logical system (...)
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  50. John T. Kearns (2004). “An Illocutionary Analysis of Conditional Assertions” Próximamente En. In Libor Behounek (ed.), Logica Yearbook 2003.
     
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