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  1. Michael Morris, Wormholes.
    "A 'wormhole' is a theoretical object permitted by Einstein's theory of general relativity, where distant regions of space are connected by a shortcut," says Landis, a scientist at NASA's Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, OH. "Such wormholes could have been created in the distant past, in the time just following the 'big bang' that created the universe. What we discovered at the workshop was that if such wormholes did exist, they could be detected by the bending of light due to (...)
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  2. Kim-Pong Tam, Michael Morris, Sau-lai Lee, Ivy Yee-Man Lau, Chi-yue Chiu & Xi Zou, Culture as Common Sense: Perceived Consensus Vs. Personal Beliefs as Mechanisms of Cultural Influence.
    We propose that culture affects people through their perceptions of what is consensually believed. Whereas past research has examined whether cultural differences in social judgment are mediated by differences in individuals’ personal values and beliefs, we investigate whether they are mediated by differences in individuals’ perceptions of the views of people around them. We propose that individuals who perceive that traditional views are culturally consensual (e.g., Chinese participants who believe that most of their fellows hold collectivistic values) will themselves behave (...)
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  3. Marilyn C. Morris, Tanya Sachdeva & George E. Hardart (forthcoming). Enrolling Brain Dead Humans in Medical Research: Stakeholder Opinions. Ajob Empirical Bioethics:00-00.
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  4. Mervyn J. Morris (forthcoming). Entrepreneurship and Family Firms: Growth and Survival. Business Ethics Quarterly: Stakeholder Theory, Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Family Enterprise.
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  5. Amy C. Reichelt, Margaret J. Morris & R. F. Westbrook (2014). Cafeteria Diet Impairs Expression of Sensory-Specific Satiety and Stimulus-Outcome Learning. Frontiers in Psychology 5.
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  6. Virginie Lecomte, Neil A. Youngson, Christopher A. Maloney & Margaret J. Morris (2013). Parental Programming: How Can We Improve Study Design to Discern the Molecular Mechanisms? Bioessays 35 (9):787-793.
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  7. M. Morris (2013). On the Politics of Perception in Moving Image Technology. Philosophy and Social Criticism 39 (6):539-557.
    To claim that there is a politics to or expressed within media technology is of course by no means new, but it remains controversial and not always well understood. Walter Benjamin’s (1986b) essay from 1936 on the political import of media technology is often regarded as the starting point of such discussions, since it foregrounds a key theme in critical theory, namely the politics of perception. In what follows, I would like to review the importance of the politics of perception (...)
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  8. Matthew Morris (2013). We Know in Part: James McCosh on Evolution and Christian Faith. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology:1-48.
    James McCosh (1811–1894), president of Princeton College from 1868 to 1888, played a significant role in the American reception of evolution in the late 1800s – he was one of the more prominent clergyman to assuage the public’s fears of evolution while incorporating evolution into a conservative Christian worldview. McCosh was a prolific writer, whose books document his intellectual journey from hostility to acceptance of evolution. Three things will stand out in this overview that have not been emphasized in detail (...)
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  9. Michael Morris (2013). Realism and Representation: The Case of Rembrandt's Hat. European Journal of Philosophy 22 (3).
    Some artistic representations—the painting of a hat in a famous picture by Rembrandt is an example—are able to present vividly the character of what they represent precisely by calling attention to their medium of representation. There is a puzzle about this whose structure, I argue, is analogous to that of a familiar Kantian problem for traditional realism. I offer a precise characterization of the puzzle, before arguing that an analogue for the case of representation to the Kantian solution to the (...)
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  10. Michael Morris (2013). Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy, Ed. J.L. Zalabardo. [REVIEW] Australasian Journal of Philosophy 91 (3):620-623.
     
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  11. Michael Morris (2013). Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy, Edited by Zalabardo, José L. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 91 (3):620 - 623.
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  12. Michael Morris (2013). Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy, Edited by Zalabardo, José L. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, Pp. Viii+ 274,£ 40 (Hardback). [REVIEW] Australasian Journal of Philosophy:1-3.
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  13. Michael Morris (2012). The Meaning of Music. The Monist 95 (4):556-586.
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  14. Michael Morris (2011). The French Revolution and the New School of Europe: Towards a Political Interpretation of German Idealism. European Journal of Philosophy 19 (4):532-560.
    Abstract: In this paper I consider the significant but generally overlooked role that the French Revolution played in the development of German Idealism. Specifically, I argue that Reinhold and Fichte's engagement in revolutionary political debates directly shaped their interpretation of Kant's philosophy, leading them (a) to overlook his reliance upon common sense, (b) to misconstrue his conception of the relationship between philosophical theory and received cognitive practice, (c) to fail to appreciate the fundamentally regressive nature of his transcendental argumentative strategy, (...)
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  15. Michael C. Morris (2011). The Use of Animals in New Zealand: Regulation and Practice. Society and Animals 19 (4):368-382.
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  16. Michael Morris (2010). Nectarios G. Limnatis (Ed.), The Dimensions of Hegel's Dialectic. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (9).
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  17. Michael Morris (2010). Reviews Works of Music: An Essay in Ontology . By Julian Dodd. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007, Pp. XI+286, £55. Philosophy 85 (3):419-424.
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  18. M. Morris (2009). Five Fictions in Search of Truth. British Journal of Aesthetics 49 (3):310-312.
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  19. Michael Morris (2009). Hegel and the Freedom of Moderns. The Owl of Minerva 40 (2):242-251.
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  20. Michael Morris (2009). The Question of Idealism in McDowell. Philosophical Topics 37 (1):95-114.
    John McDowell has attempted to defend himself against the charge that the view presented in his influential book Mind and World is idealist. This paper argues that in spite of that defence, there is a clear way in which the view does depend on a form of idealism. McDowell is committed to the thought that the world is ‘conceptually organized’. I consider what this means, and argue that, although it does not formally imply idealism, it is only defensible from a (...)
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  21. Michael C. Morris (2009). Middle Earth, Narnia, Hogwarts, and Animals: A Review of the Treatment of Nonhuman Animals and Other Sentient Beings in Christian-Based Fantasy Fiction. [REVIEW] Society and Animals 17 (4):343-356.
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  22. Michael C. Morris (2009). The Ethics and Politics of Animal Welfare in New Zealand: Broiler Chicken Production as a Case Study. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 22 (1):15-30.
    The cause of poor welfare in broilers is multifactorial, but genotype is a major contributor. Modern broilers have been bred for rapid growth, and this leads to increases in lameness and ascites as the legs and hearts of the heavier birds find it difficult to cope with the extra demands placed on them. Visible lameness indicative of pain is more common in New Zealand than in Europe. The government, however, insists that New Zealand welfare standards are higher than Europe. The (...)
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  23. Michael Morris & Julian Dodd (2009). Mysticism and Nonsense in the Tractatus. European Journal of Philosophy 17 (2):247-276.
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  24. Matt Morris (2008). A Celestial Place: Hill Gardening in a Colonial Garden City. Thesis Eleven 92 (1):69-86.
    Despite an assumption that Christchurch — the Garden City of New Zealand — has historically been viewed as the manifestation of a utopian dream, the experiences of the city's gardeners reveal a variety of sentiments about the meaning of gardens. Hillside gardeners, in particular, tended to see their gardens and their place in them in very different ways from their counterparts on the flat. These hillside gardens were places that allowed for an explicit appreciation of internationalism, localism, and an often (...)
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  25. Michael Morris (2008). Review of Nathan Ross, On Mechanism in Hegel's Social and Political Philosophy. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2008 (10).
  26. Michael Morris (2008). Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Wittgenstein and the Tractatus. Routledge.
    Introduction -- The nature of the world -- The legacy of Frege and Russell -- The general theory of representation -- Sentences as models -- Logic and compound sentences -- Solipsism, idealism, and realism -- Metaphysics, ethics, and the limits of philosophy -- Appendix: The substance argument.
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  27. John McManus, Annette McClinton, Robert Gerhardt & Michael Morris (2007). Performance of Ethical Military Research is Possible: On and Off the Battlefield. Science and Engineering Ethics 13 (3):297-303.
    Many of the same fundamental principles and regulations that govern civilian biomedical research also apply to research conducted by the US Military. Despite these similarities, the conduct of research by the US Military has additional requirements designed to preserve service members’ informed consent rights, ethical standards and information that may be deemed classified. Furthermore, there are also additional rules and regulations associated with potential research to be done in a combat setting. Before conducting battlefield research, many unique circumstances must be (...)
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  28. Michael Morris (2007). An Introduction to the Philosophy of Language. Cambridge University Press.
    In this textbook, Michael Morris offers a critical introduction to the central issues of the philosophy of language. Each chapter focusses on one or two texts which have had a seminal influence on work in the subject, and uses these as a way of approaching both the central topics and the various traditions of dealing with them. Texts include classic writings by Frege, Russell, Kripke, Quine, Davidson, Austin, Grice and Wittgenstein. Theoretical jargon is kept to a minimum and is fully (...)
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  29. Michael Morris (2007). Doing Justice to Musical Works. In Kathleen Stock (ed.), Philosophers on Music: Experience, Meaning, and Work. Oxford University Press.
     
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  30. Martin Morris (2006). Between Deliberation and Deconstruction: The Condition of Post-National Democracy. In Lasse Thomassen, Jacques Derrida & Jürgen Habermas (eds.), The Derrida-Habermas Reader. Edinburgh University Press. 34--4.
     
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  31. Martin Morris (2006). Culturizing the Social: The Ethnological Imagination in Sociology. Thesis Eleven 85 (1):104-114.
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  32. Michael Morris (2006). Akrasia in the "Protagoras" and the "Republic&Quot;. Phronesis 51 (3):195 - 229.
    Although it is a commonplace that the "Protagoras" and the "Republic" present diffent views of akrasia, the nature of the difference is not well understood. I argue that the logic of the famous argument in the "Protagoras" turns just on two crucial assumptions: that desiring is having evaluative beliefs (or that valuing is desiring), and that no one can have contradictory preferences at the same time; hedonism is not essential to the logic of the argument. And the logic of the (...)
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  33. Michael Morris (2006). Akrasia in the Protagoras and the Republic. Phronesis 51 (3):195-229.
    Although it is a commonplace that the "Protagoras" and the "Republic" present diffent views of akrasia, the nature of the difference is not well understood. I argue that the logic of the famous argument in the "Protagoras" turns just on two crucial assumptions: that desiring is having evaluative beliefs (or that valuing is desiring), and that no one can have contradictory preferences at the same time; hedonism is not essential to the logic of the argument. And the logic of the (...)
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  34. Michael C. Morris (2006). The Ethics and Politics of the Caged Layer Hen Debate in New Zealand. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 19 (5):495-514.
    Changes in attitudes toward animal welfare, with a greater emphasis on the importance of allowing animals to express normal patterns of behavior has led to an examination of the practice of keeping hens in battery cages. There is widespread scientific consensus that the conditions of confinement and the barren nature of battery cages severely restrict hens’ behavioral repertoire, and are thus detrimental to their welfare. The New Zealand Animal Welfare Act 1999, stipulates that animals must have “the opportunity to display (...)
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  35. Margot Claire Morris (2005). Gender, HIV/AIDS and Refugees. Reconceiving Vulnerability and Promoting Transformation. A Kenyan Study. Dialogue 3 (1):1-40.
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  36. Michael Morris (2005). Realism Beyond Correspondence. In Helen Beebee & Julian Dodd (eds.), Truthmakers: The Contemporary Debate. Clarendon.
  37. Susana Segura & Michael W. Morris (2005). Scenario Simulations in Learning: Forms and Functions at the Individual and Organizational Levels. In David R. Mandel, Denis J. Hilton & Patrizia Catellani (eds.), The Psychology of Counterfactual Thinking. Routledge.
     
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  38. Sean A. Weaver & Michael C. Morris (2005). Risks Associated with Genetic Modification: – An Annotated Bibliography of Peer Reviewed Natural Science Publications. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 18 (2):157-189.
    We present an annotated bibliography of peer reviewed scientific research highlighting the human health, animal welfare, and environmental risks associated with genetic modification. Risks associated with the expression of the transgenic material include concerns over resistance and non-target effects of crops expressing Bt toxins, consequences of herbicide use associated with genetically modified herbicide-tolerant plants, and transfer of gene expression from genetically modified crops through vertical and horizontal gene transfer. These risks are not connected to the technique of genetic modification as (...)
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  39. Martin Morris (2004). Review: The Critique of Transcendence: Poststructuralism and the Political. [REVIEW] Political Theory 32 (1):121 - 132.
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  40. S. A. Weaver & M. C. Morris (2004). Science, Pigs, and Politics: A New Zealand Perspective on the Phase-Out of Sow Stalls. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 17 (1):51-66.
    Sows housed in stalls are kept insuch extreme confinement that they are unableto turn around. In some sectors of the porkindustry, sows are subjected to this degree ofconfinement for almost their entire lives(apart from the brief periods associated withmating). While individual confinement isrecognized by farmers and animal welfarecommunity organizations alike, as a valuabletool in sow husbandry (to mitigate againstaggression), what remains questionable from ananimal welfare point of view is the necessityto confine sows in such small spaces.In 2001, the Australian Journal (...)
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  41. Maia J. Young & Michael W. Morris (2004). Existential Meanings and Cultural Models. In Jeff Greenberg, Sander L. Koole & Tom Pyszczynski (eds.), Handbook of Experimental Existential Psychology. Guilford Press. 215.
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  42. M. C. Morris & S. A. Weaver (2003). Minimizing Harm in Agricultural Animal Experiments in New Zealand. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 16 (5):421-437.
    Intrusive agricultural experimentspublished in New Zealand in the last five yearsare reviewed in terms of the degree of animalsuffering involved, and the necessity for thissuffering in relation to research findings.When measured against animal welfare criteriaof the Ministry of Agriculture, thirty-sixstudies inflicted ``severe'' or ``very severe''suffering. Many of these experiments hadquestionable short-term applications, had anapplication restricted to agriculturalproduction or economic growth, or could havebeen modified to prevent or reduce suffering.
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  43. M. Morris & S. Weaver (2003). Ethical Issues Associated with Possum Research and Control in New Zealand. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 16:367-385.
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  44. Marla Morris (2003). Archiving Derrida. Educational Philosophy and Theory 35 (3):297–312.
  45. Michael C. Morris (2003). Issues Associated with Research on Sheep Parasite Control in New Zealand – a Descriptive Ethic. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 16 (2):187-207.
    In common with much of theEnglish-speaking world, New Zealandersgenerally oppose the use of animalexperimentation where there is no demonstrableand immediate benefit for human, animal, orenvironmental health. Intrusive experiments onsheep internal and external parasites publishedbetween 1996 and 2000 are reviewed, anddiscussed in relation to these publicsensibilities. A total of 16 publishedexperiments on sheep parasites involvedsurgical manipulations or other intrusiveprocedures. Some of these experiments had noshort-term application, or the only applicationwas in increasing animal production. Otherscould have been modified at some extra expenseso (...)
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  46. Michael C. Morris & Sean A. Weaver (2003). Minimizing Harm in Possum Control Operations and Experiments in New Zealand. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 16 (4):367-385.
    Pest control operations andexperimentation on sentient animals such as thebrushtail possum can cause unnecessary andavoidable suffering in the animal subjects.Minimizing animal suffering is an animalwelfare goal and can be used as a guide in thedesign and execution of animal experimentationand pest control operations.The public has little sympathy for the possum,which can cause widespread environmentaldamage, but does believe that control should beas painless as possible. Trapping and poisoningprovide only short-term solutions to the possumproblem and often involve methods that causesuffering. Intrusive experiments (...)
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  47. Michael Morris (2002). ARISTOTLE'S PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE M. Wilson: Aristotle's Theory of the Unity of Science . Pp X + 271. Toronto, Buffalo, and London: University of Toronto Press, 2000. Cased, £55. ISBN: 0-8020-4796-. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 52 (02):260-.
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  48. Michael H. Morris, Minet Schindehutte, John Walton & Jeffrey Allen (2002). The Ethical Context of Entrepreneurship: Proposing and Testing a Developmental Framework. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 40 (4):331 - 361.
    The aim of this study is to increase our understanding of the ethical climate of entrepreneurial firms as they grow and develop. A developmental framework is introduced to describe the formal and informal ethical structures that emerge in entrepreneurial firms over time. Factors influencing where firms are within the developmental framework are posited, including the entrepreneur's psychological profile, lifecycle stage of the business, and descriptive characteristics of the venture. It is also proposed that the implementation of ethical structures will impact (...)
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  49. Daniel R. Ames, Eric D. Knowles, Michael W. Morris, Charles W. Kalish, Andrea D. Rosati & Alison Gopnik (2001). The Social Folk Theorist: Insights From Social and Cultural Psychology on The. In Bertram Malle, L. J. Moses & Dare Baldwin (eds.), Intentions and Intentionality: Foundations of Social Cognition. Mit Press.
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  50. M. Morris (2001). Ethical Approaches to Animal-Based Science. Proceedings of the Joint ANZCCART/NAEAC Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 1997; Innovation, Ethics and Animal Welfare: Public Confidence in Science and Agriculture. AWAC/ANZCCART Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 1999. [REVIEW] Agriculture and Human Values 18 (3):333-334.
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