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  1. Robert Arp & Kevin S. Decker (2013). Introduction “Well, I'm Afraid It's About to Happen Again”. In Robert Arp & Kevin S. Decker (eds.), The Ultimate South Park and Philosophy: Respect My Philosophah! Wiley-Blackwell.
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  2. Robert Arp & Kevin S. Decker (eds.) (2013). The Ultimate South Park and Philosophy: Respect My Philosophah! Wiley-Blackwell.
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  3. Kevin S. Decker (2013). Reply to Pullman. In Arthur L. Caplan & Robert Arp (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Bioethics. John Wiley & Sons. 25--39.
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  4. Kevin S. Decker (2013). Sitting Downtown at Kentucky Fried Chicken. In Robert Arp & Kevin S. Decker (eds.), The Ultimate South Park and Philosophy: Respect My Philosophah! Wiley-Blackwell. 194--207.
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  5. Kevin S. Decker (2013). There Are No Universal Ethical Principles That Should Govern the Conduct. In Arthur L. Caplan & Robert Arp (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Bioethics. John Wiley & Sons. 25--27.
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  6. Kevin S. Decker (2013). Who is Who?: The Philosophy of Doctor Who. I.B. Tauris.
    This is the first in-depth philosophical investigation of Doctor Who in popular culture.
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  7. Kevin S. Decker (2012). Perspectives and Ideologies: A Pragmatic Use for Recognition Theory. Philosophy and Social Criticism 38 (2):215-226.
    ‘Recognition’ is a normative concept denoting the ascription of positive status to a group or an individual by (an) other(s). In its larger meaning, it carries the implication that when a group or an individual can justifiably expect such a positive status-ascription, its denial (misrecognition) is unjustified and unethical. I discuss the role that the concept of recognition can play at the intersection of two philosophies, pragmatism and contemporary critical theory. My perspective is one that embraces the ‘pragmatic turn’ in (...)
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  8. Kevin S. Decker (2010). Playing Doctor. The Philosophers' Magazine 51:93-96.
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  9. Richard Brown & Kevin S. Decker (eds.) (2009). Terminator and Philosophy: I'll Be Back, Therefore I Am. John Wiley & Sons.
    Time travelers and battles between people and machines provoke old philosophical questions: Can the past really be changed? How do we differentiate ourselves from machines? Can machines have an inner life? Brown (philosophy & critical thinking, LaGuardia Community Coll.) and Decker (philosophy, Eastern Washington Univ.; coeditor, Star Wars and Philosophy ) collect 19 essays by primarily young academics who pursue these questions with entertaining verve and philosophical skill. The Terminator story is about something well intentioned—a defense project—going wrong, but none (...)
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  10. Kevin S. Decker (2009). Teaching Autonomy and Emergence Through Pop Culture. Teaching Philosophy 32 (4):331-343.
    Teaching Kantian ethics is difficult, for “getting Kant right” extends to a wide field of concerns. This paper is aimed at instructors who wish to give interdisciplinary criticism of Kantian deontology by discussing exceptions naturalist critics take to Kant’s concept of “autonomy.” This concept can and should be supplanted by the notion of “emergent intelligence.” Surprising support for this project comes from the fictional exploits of Star Trek’s Captain Jean-Luc Picard. I conclude by indicating how the residual lessons from this (...)
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  11. H. Heath Bawden & Kevin S. Decker (2008). The Evolution of the Psychical Element, by George Herbert Mead (Dec. 1899–March 1900 or 1898–1899). Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 44 (3):480 - 507.
    George Herbert Mead's lectures at the University of Chicago are more important to understanding Mead's views on social psychology than some commentators, such as Hans Joas, have emphasized. Mead's 1898-99 lecture series, preserved through the notes of his student H. Heath Bawden, demonstrate his devotion to Hegelianism as a method of thinking and how this influenced his non-reductive approach to functionalist psychology. In addition, Mead's breadth of historical knowledge and his commitments in the natural and social sciences are on display (...)
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  12. Kevin S. Decker (2008). The Evolution of the Psychical Element: George Herbert Mead at the University of Chicago: Lecture Notes by H. Heath Bawden 1899–1900: Introduction. [REVIEW] Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 44 (3):pp. 469-479.
    George Herbert Mead's early lectures at the University of Chicago are more important to understanding the genesis of his views in social psychology than some commentators, such as Hans Joas, have emphasized. Mead's lecture series "The Evolution of the Psychical Element," preserved through the notes of student H. Heath Bawden, demonstrate his devotion to Hegelianism as a method of thinking and how this influenced his non-reductionistic approach to functional psychology. In addition, Mead's breadth of historical knowledge as well as his (...)
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  13. George Herbert Mead, H. Heath Bawden & Kevin S. Decker (2008). The Evolution of the Psychical Element, By George Herbert Mead (Dec. 1899–March 1900 or 1898–1899). Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 44 (3):480-507.
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  14. Jason T. Eberl & Kevin S. Decker (2007). Star Trek and Philosophy. Open Court.
    Philosophy and space travel are characterized by the same fundamental purpose: exploration. An essential guide for both philosophers and Trekkers, Star Trek and Philosophy combines a philosophical spirit of inquiry with the beloved television and film series to consider questions not only about the scientific prospects of interstellar travel but also the inward journey to examine the human condition. The expansive topics range from the possibilities for communication among different cultural backgrounds to questions about the stoic temperament exhibited by Vulcans (...)
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  15. Kevin S. Decker & Jason T. Eberl (2005). Star Wars and Philosophy. Open Court.
    The essays in this volume tackle the philosophical questions from these blockbuster films including: Was Anakin predestined to fall to the Dark Side? Are the Jedi truly role models of moral virtue? Why would the citizens and protectors of a democratic Republic allow it to descend into a tyrannical empire? Is Yoda a peaceful Zen master or a great warrior, or both? Why is there both a light and a dark side of the Force? Star Wars and Philosophy ponders the (...)
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  16. Kevin S. Decker (2003). Dewey and the Democratic Way of Life. Philosophy Now 43:16-19.
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  17. Kevin S. Decker (2002). John Dewey's Liberalism. Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 30 (92):31-35.
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  18. Kevin S. Decker (2001). Andrew Light and Mechthild Nagel, Eds., Race, Class, and Community Identity Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 21 (5):354-356.
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  19. Kevin S. Decker (2000). The Limits of Radical Openness. Symposium: The Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 4 (1):5-32.
    To what extent can the structure of dialogue be used to ground a theory of human understanding? In this paper, I examine Plato’s Phaedo, Republic, and Philebus with an eye toward challenging Gadamer’s thesis that Socratic dialogue grounds a theory of hermeneutics that characterizes understanding as a factor within experience as “radical openness.” I contend that there is a basic problem in Gadamer’s historical appropriation of the dialectic. This is that the elenchtic ideal of most of the early dialogues of (...)
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  20. Kevin S. Decker (2000). The Open System and Its Enemies. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 74 (4):599-620.
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