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    Joseph A. Bulbulia, Kristen Kingfield Kearns, Ilsup Ahn, Peter Forrest, Stephen R. Napier, Graeme Marshall & Patrick Hutchings (2003). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] Sophia 42 (1):125-126.
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  2. 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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    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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  4. Stephen Kearns & Daniel Star (2013). Reasons, Facts‐About‐Evidence, and Indirect Evidence. Analytic Philosophy 54 (2):237-243.
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  5. 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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  6. 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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    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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  8. Stephen Kearns & Daniel Star (2008). Reasons: Explanations or Evidence? Ethics 119 (1):31-56.
  9. Stephen Kearns & Daniel Star (forthcoming). Weighing Explanations. In Andrew Reisner & Iwao Hirose (eds.), Weighing and Reasoning: A Festschrift for John Broome. Oxford University Press
  10. 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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    Stephen Kearns (2008). Compatibilism Can Resist Prepunishment: A Reply to Smilansky. Analysis 68 (299):250–253.
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  13. Stephen Kearns & Daniel Star (2011). On Good Advice: A Reply to McNaughton and Rawling. Analysis 71 (3):506-508.
  14. Stephen Kearns (2009). Review of "The Metaphysics of Everday Life". [REVIEW] Philosophical Review 118 (4):533-536.
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    Marcela Herdova & Stephen Kearns (forthcoming). Get Lucky: Situationism and Circumstantial Moral Luck. Philosophical Explorations:1-16.
    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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    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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    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 (2007). In Praise of Folly: A Reply to Blome-Tillmann. Analysis 67 (295):219–222.
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  19. Mike Kearns, Could Daniel Dennett Be a Zombie?
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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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    Carol Ann Kearns & David William Inouye (1997). Pollinators, Flowering Plants, and Conservation Biology. BioScience 47 (5):297-306.
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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 & I. Malkin (1991). Religion and Colonization in Ancient Greece. Journal of Hellenic Studies 111:236.
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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). 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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    R. G. Osborne & E. Kearns (1992). The Heroes of Attica. Journal of Hellenic Studies 112:199.
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    Stephen Kearns (2009). The Metaphysics of Everyday Life. Philosophical Review 118 (4):533-535.
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  29. 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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  30. 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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    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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    Stephen Kearns (2010). Review of Types and Tokens by Linda Wetzel. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
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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 (2006). Conditional Assertion, Denial, and Supposition as Illocutionary Acts. Linguistics and Philosophy 29 (4):455 - 485.
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    John Kearns (1967). The Contribution of Le'sniewski. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 8 (1-2):61-93.
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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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    Stephen Kearns (2010). Ishtiyaque Haji, Incompatibilism's Allure: Principal Arguments for Incompatibilism. [REVIEW] Philosophical Review 119 (3):391-394.
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    John Kearns (1969). Two Views of Variables. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 10 (2):163-180.
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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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    John T. Kearns (1981). A More Satisfactory Description of the Semantics of Justification. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 22 (2):109-119.
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    Emily Kearns & J. R. March (1990). The Creative Poet: Studies on the Treatment of Myths in Greek Poetry. Journal of Hellenic Studies 110:247.
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    Emily Kearns (1995). Greek Myths R. Buxton: Imaginary Greece: The Contexts of Mythology. Pp. Xvi+250, Frontispiece+20 Plates in Text. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994. £35/$59.95 (Paper, £12.95/$ 18.95). [REVIEW] The Classical Review 45 (02):300-301.
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    Emily Kearns (1987). Antje Krug: Heilkunst undHeilkult: Medizin in der Antike. (Beck's Archäologische Bibliothek.) Pp. 244; 96 text illustrations. Munich: C. H. Beck, 1985. Paper, DM 38. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 37 (02):331-332.
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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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    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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    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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    Emily Kearns (2000). DOUBLES W. Doniger: Splitting the Difference. Gender and Myth in Ancient Greece and India . Pp. Xi + 376. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 1999. Paper, £15.95 (Cased, £43.95). ISBN: 0-226-15641-. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 50 (02):474-.
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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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    Cleo McNelly Kearns (2012). Christianity, History and the Dharma in Rajiv Malhotra's. International Journal of Hindu Studies 16 (3):349-368.
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