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    Kenneth M. Sayre (1986). Intentionality and Information Processing: An Alternative Model for Cognitive Science. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (1):121-38.
    This article responds to two unresolved and crucial problems of cognitive science: (1) What is actually accomplished by functions of the nervous system that we ordinarily describe in the intentional idiom? and (2) What makes the information processing involved in these functions semantic? It is argued that, contrary to the assumptions of many cognitive theorists, the computational approach does not provide coherent answers to these problems, and that a more promising start would be to fall back on mathematical communication theory (...)
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (1976). Cybernetics and the Philosophy of Mind. Routledge and Kegan Paul.
    This book, published in 1976, presents an entirely original approach to the subject of the mind-body problem, examining it in terms of the conceptual links between the physical sciences and the sciences of human behaviour. It is based on the cybernetic concepts of information and feedback and on the related concepts of thermodynamic and communication-theoretic entropy. The foundation of the approach is the theme of continuity between evolution, learning and human consciousness. The author defines life as a process of energy (...)
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    Alan Ross Anderson & Kenneth M. Sayre (1966). Recognition: A Study in the Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence. Philosophical Quarterly 16 (65):387.
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (1969). Consciousness: A Philosophic Study of Minds and Machines. Random House.
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (1983). Some Untoward Consequences of Dretske's “Causal Theory” of Information. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 6 (1):78.
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (1987). Cognitive Science and the Problem of Semantic Content. Synthese 70 (February):247-69.
    The problem of semantic content is the problem of explicating those features of brain processes by virtue of which they may properly be thought to possess meaning or reference. This paper criticizes the account of semantic content associated with fodor's version of cognitive science, And offers an alternative account based on mathematical communication theory. Its key concept is that of a neuronal representation maintaining a high-Level of mutual information with a designated external state of affairs under changing conditions of perceptual (...)
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  7. Kenneth M. Sayre (2000). Parmenides' Lesson, Translation and Explication of Plato's Parmenides. Mind 109 (433):173-176.
     
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (1997). Belief and Knowledge: Mapping the Cognitive Landscape. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Contesting much contemporary epistemology and cognitive science, noted philosopher Kenneth M. Sayre argues that, while some cognitive attitudes such as believing take propositions as objects, there are many others whose objects are instead states of affairs.
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (1963). Bodily Sensations. Philosophical Studies 12:250-255.
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    Kenneth M. Sayre & Frederick J. Crosson, Minds, Machines and Gödel.
    Gödel's theorem seems to me to prove that Mechanism is false, that is, that minds cannot be explained as machines. So also has it seemed to many other people: almost every mathematical logician I have put the matter to has confessed to similar thoughts, but has felt reluctant to commit himself definitely until he could see the whole argument set out, with all objections fully stated and properly met.1 This I attempt to do.
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  11. Kenneth E. Goodpaster & Kenneth M. Sayre (1979). Ethics and Problems of the 21st Century.
     
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (1964). Action, Emotion and Will. Philosophical Studies 13:215-217.
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (1997). Essay Review: Plato's Literary Garden: How to Read a Platonic Dialogue. Philosophy and Literature 21 (1).
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  14. Silvia Benso, Anne-Marie Bowery, Lloyd P. Gerson, Francisco J. Gonzalez, David P. Hunt, Drew A. Hyland, David Roochnik, Kenneth M. Sayre, Allan Silverman, Joanne B. Waugh & Lisa A. Wilkinson (eds.) (2003). Plato's Forms: Varieties of Interpretation. Lexington Books.
    Plato's Forms: Varieties of Interpretation is an ambitious work that brings together, in a single volume, widely divergent approaches to the topic of the Forms in Plato's dialogues.
     
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (1983). The Development of Plato's Metaphysics. Journal of the History of Philosophy 21 (3):391-393.
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (1976). Sophist 263b Revisited. Mind 85 (340):581-586.
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (1977). Statistical Models of Causal Relations. Philosophy of Science 44 (2):203-214.
    A model of causation is presented which shares the advantages of Reichenbach's definition in terms of the screening-off relation, but which has the added advantage of distinguishing cause and effect without reference to temporal directionality. This model is defined in terms of the masking relation, which in turn is defined in terms of the equivocation relation of communication theory.
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (2008). Plato's Forms in Transition: A Reading of the Parmenides (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 46 (1):169-170.
    Kenneth M. Sayre - Plato's Forms in Transition: A Reading of the Parmenides - Journal of the History of Philosophy 46:1 Journal of the History of Philosophy 46.1 169-170 Muse Search Journals This Journal Contents Kenneth M. Sayre University of Notre Dame Samuel C. Rickless. Plato's Forms in Transition: A Reading of the Parmenides. Cambridge-New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Pp. v + 272. Cloth, $90.00. Rickless construes Plato's middle-period account of the Forms as a theory comprising axioms, auxiliary principles, (...)
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (1969). Plato's Analytic Method. Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (1964). Sensationalism and Scientific Explanation. Philosophical Studies 13:240-243.
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (1970). Teaching Ourselves by Learning Machines. Journal of Philosophy 67 (21):908-918.
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (1987). Various Senses of “Intentional System”. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (4):760.
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  23. Kenneth M. Sayre (2003). Plato's Literary Garden: How to Read a Platonic Dialogue. Philosophical Quarterly 53 (212):446-448.
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (1964). On Disagreement About Perception. Inquiry 7 (1-4):143 – 162.
    We attempt to clarify the nature of philosophic assertions about perception by considering how one can argue effectively against such assertions. Reasons are given, with illustrative assertions from Aristotle and Berkeley, why one cannot argue effectively against such either (1) by arguing for contrary assertions in competing theories or (2) by appealing to scientific observation. Effective arguments against such accounts include (1) those which demonstrate inconsistency within the account, (2) those which disclose an unintelligibility within the account, and (3) those (...)
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (1960). The Problems of Perception. Philosophical Studies 10 (10):239-242.
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (1968). Intelligence, Bodies, and Digital Computers. Review of Metaphysics 21 (4):714 - 723.
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (1962). Gasking on Arithmetical Incorrigibility. Mind 71 (283):372-376.
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (1964). Syllogistic Inference Within the Propositional Calculus. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 5 (3):238-240.
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (1963). Propositional Logic in Plato's Protagoras. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 4 (4):306-312.
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (1979). Book Review:The Computer Revolution in Philosophy: Philosophy, Science and Models of Mind Aaron Sloman. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 46 (4):651-.
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (1997). Of Dialogues and Seeds. Philosophy and Literature 21 (1):167-178.
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  32. Kenneth M. Sayre (1988). Plato's Dialogues in Light of the Seventh Letter. In Charles L. Griswold (ed.), Platonic Writings/Platonic Readings. Pennsylvania State University Press 93--109.
     
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    Kenneth M. Sayre & Frederick James Crosson (1963). The Modeling of Mind Computers and Intelligence. University of Notre Dame Press.
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (1984). Current Questions for the Science of Behavior. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 7 (4):535-535.
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  35. Frederick James Crosson & Kenneth M. Sayre (1968). Philosophy and Cybernetics Essays Delivered to the Philosophic Institute for Artificial Intelligence at the University of Notre Dame. Simon &Schuster.
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  36. Kenneth M. Sayre (1984). Information-Flow Diagrams as Scientific Models. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 7 (1):79.
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  37. Kenneth M. Sayre (1977). Moonflight: A Conversation on Determinism. Produced and Distributed on Demand by University Microfilms International.
     
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    Kenneth M. Sayre (2006). Metaphysics and Method in Plato's Statesman. Cambridge University Press.
    At the beginning of his Metaphysics, Aristotle attributed several strange-sounding theses to Plato. Generations of Plato scholars have assumed that these could not be found in the dialogues. In heated arguments, they have debated the significance of these claims, some arguing that they constituted an 'unwritten teaching' and others maintaining that Aristotle was mistaken in attributing them to Plato. In his previous book-length study on Plato's late ontology, Kenneth Sayre demonstrated that, despite differences in terminology, these claims correspond to themes (...)
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  39. Kenneth M. Sayre (1983). Plato's Late Ontology: A Riddle Resolved: With a New Introduction and the Essay, "Excess and Deficiency at Statesman 283c-285c". [REVIEW] Parmenides Pub..
     
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  40. Kenneth M. Sayre (1977). Starburst: A Conversation on Man and Nature. Produced and Distributed on Demand by University Microfilms International.
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  41. Kenneth M. Sayre (2010). Unearthed: The Economic Roots of Our Environmental Crisis. University of Notre Dame Press.
    In __Unearthed: The Economic Roots of Our Environmental Crisis_, _Kenneth M. Sayre argues that the only way to resolve our current environmental crisis is to reduce our energy consumption to a level where the entropy produced by that consumption no longer exceeds the biosphere’s ability to dispose of it. Tangible illustrations of this entropy buildup include global warming, ozone depletion, loss of species diversity, and unmanageable amounts of nonbiodegradable waste._ Degradation of the biosphere is tied directly to human energy use, (...)
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