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  1. Denis Mareschal, Mark H. Johnson, Sylvain Sirois, Michael Spratling, Michael S. C. Thomas & Gert Westermann (2007). Neuroconstructivism - I: How the Brain Constructs Cognition. OUP Oxford.
    What are the processes, from conception to adulthood, that enable a single cell to grow into a sentient adult? Neuroconstructivism is a pioneering 2 volume work that sets out a whole new framework for considering the complex topic of development, integrating data from cognitive studies, computational work, and neuroimaging.
     
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  2. Anthony P. Atkinson, Michael S. C. Thomas & Axel Cleeremans (2000). Consciousness: Mapping the Theoretical Landscape. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 4 (10):372-382.
    What makes us conscious? Many theories that attempt to answer this question have appeared recently in the context of widespread interest about consciousness in the cognitive neurosciences. Most of these proposals are formulated in terms of the information processing conducted by the brain. In this overview, we survey and contrast these models. We first delineate several notions of consciousness, addressing what it is that the various models are attempting to explain. Next, we describe a conceptual landscape that addresses how the (...)
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    Michael Sc Thomas & James L. McClelland (2008). Connectionist Models of Cognition. In Ron Sun (ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Computational Psychology. Cambridge University Press
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    Michael Thomas & Annette Karmiloff-Smith (2002). Are Developmental Disorders Like Cases of Adult Brain Damage? Implications From Connectionist Modelling. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (6):727-750.
    It is often assumed that similar domain-specific behavioural impairments found in cases of adult brain damage and developmental disorders correspond to similar underlying causes, and can serve as convergent evidence for the modular structure of the normal adult cognitive system. We argue that this correspondence is contingent on an unsupported assumption that atypical development can produce selective deficits while the rest of the system develops normally (Residual Normality), and that this assumption tends to bias data collection in the field. Based (...)
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    Michael S. C. Thomas, Neil A. Forrester & Angelica Ronald (2016). Multiscale Modeling of Gene–Behavior Associations in an Artificial Neural Network Model of Cognitive Development. Cognitive Science 40 (1):51-99.
    In the multidisciplinary field of developmental cognitive neuroscience, statistical associations between levels of description play an increasingly important role. One example of such associations is the observation of correlations between relatively common gene variants and individual differences in behavior. It is perhaps surprising that such associations can be detected despite the remoteness of these levels of description, and the fact that behavior is the outcome of an extended developmental process involving interaction of the whole organism with a variable environment. Given (...)
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    Sylvain Sirois, Michael Spratling, Michael S. C. Thomas, Gert Westermann, Denis Mareschal & Mark H. Johnson (2008). Précis of Neuroconstructivism: How the Brain Constructs Cognition. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (3):321-331.
    Neuroconstructivism: How the Brain Constructs Cognition proposes a unifying framework for the study of cognitive development that brings together (1) constructivism (which views development as the progressive elaboration of increasingly complex structures), (2) cognitive neuroscience (which aims to understand the neural mechanisms underlying behavior), and (3) computational modeling (which proposes formal and explicit specifications of information processing). The guiding principle of our approach is context dependence, within and (in contrast to Marr [1982]) between levels of organization. We propose that three (...)
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    Olaf Beyersdorff, Arne Meier, Sebastian Müller, Michael Thomas & Heribert Vollmer (2011). Proof Complexity of Propositional Default Logic. Archive for Mathematical Logic 50 (7-8):727-742.
    Default logic is one of the most popular and successful formalisms for non-monotonic reasoning. In 2002, Bonatti and Olivetti introduced several sequent calculi for credulous and skeptical reasoning in propositional default logic. In this paper we examine these calculi from a proof-complexity perspective. In particular, we show that the calculus for credulous reasoning obeys almost the same bounds on the proof size as Gentzen’s system LK. Hence proving lower bounds for credulous reasoning will be as hard as proving lower bounds (...)
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    Joachim Thiele, Hans Sprenger & Michael Thomas (1976). Kunstgeschichte. Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 28 (1):268-274.
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    Jungik Kim, Peter Goldsmith & Michael H. Thomas (2010). Economic Impact and Public Costs of Confined Animal Feeding Operations at the Parcel Level of Craven County, North Carolina. Agriculture and Human Values 27 (1):29-42.
    Conflicts have arisen between communities and operators of confined animal feeding as farms have become bigger in order to maintain their competitiveness. These conflicts have been difficult to resolve because measuring and allocating the benefits and costs of livestock production is difficult. This papers demonstrates a policy tool for promoting compromise whereby the community gets reduced negative impacts from livestock while at the same time continues to benefit from livestock jobs, taxes, and related economic activity. Public economic benefits and public (...)
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    Michael Thomas & Rainer Haas (1973). Augustinus von Hippo. Eine Biographie von Peter Brown . Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Johannes Bernard. Societätsverlag Frankfurt a. Main 1973, 499 pp. [REVIEW] Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 25 (4):369-373.
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    Michael Thomas & Rainer Haas (1973). Augustinus von Hippo. Eine Biographie von Peter Brown (Oxford). Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Johannes Bernard. Societätsverlag Frankfurt a. Main 1973, 499 pp. (Engl. Originalausgabe ,,Augustine of Hippo. A biographiy. Ed. Faber and Faber, London.). [REVIEW] Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 25 (4):369-373.
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    Michael Thomas (1978). Bonaventura. Studien zu seiner Wirkungsgeschichte, hrsg. von Ildefons Vanderheyden OFM. (Franziskanische Forschungen, 28. Heft), Dietrich-Coelde-Verlag Werl/Westf. 1976, 202 pp., 17 Bildtafeln. [REVIEW] Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 30 (4):377-378.
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    Michael Thomas (1978). Claude Marumo: Barbizon et les Paysagistes du XIXe. Les Editions de l'Amateur, Paris 1975, 160 pp., zahlr. Abb., Register. [REVIEW] Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 30 (2):171-173.
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    Michael Thomas (1974). Fritz Schmalenbach: Studien über Malerei und Malereigeschichte. Gebr. Mann Verlag Berlin 1972, 116 pp. 27 Abb. [REVIEW] Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 26 (3):281-282.
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    Michael Thomas (1974). Hans C. Syz: Vom Sein und vom Sinn. Bericht über ein frühes Erlebnis. Editio Academica, Zürich 1972, 47 pp. [REVIEW] Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 26 (1):96-96.
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    Michael Thomas, F. W. Kantzenbach, Heinz-Jürgen Loth & Jürgen Wilbelm Winterhager (1979). Kirchengeschichte. Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 31 (1):304-320.
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    Michael Thomas (1978). Konrad Fischer: De Deo trino et uno. Das Verhältnis von productio und reductio in seiner Bedeutung für die Gotteslehre Bonaventuras. (Forschungen zur systematischen und ökumenischen Theologie, Band 38), Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 1978, 364 pp. [REVIEW] Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 30 (4):376-377.
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    Michael S. C. Thomas (2005). Plotting the Causes of Developmental Disorders. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 9 (10):465-466.
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    Michael Thomas (1974). Rudolf Sprandel: Mentalitäten und Systeme. Neue Zugänge zur mittelalterlichen Geschichte. Union Verlag, Stuttgart 1972, 178 pp. [REVIEW] Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 26 (2):181-182.
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    Michael Thomas (1972). Zum religionsgeschichtlichen Standort der„Meditationes vitae Christi“. Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 24 (3):209-226.
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    Michael Thomas (1976). Zum religions- und geistesgeschichtlichen Entstehungsbereich der europäischen Malerei. Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 28 (1):73-79.
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    Michael Thomas, F. W. Kantzenbach, Heinz-Jürgen Loth & Jürgen Wilbelm Winterhager (1979). Kirchengeschichte. Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 31 (1):304-320.
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  23. Jungik Kim, P. D. Goldsmith & Michael H. Thomas (2010). Economic Impact and Social Cost of Confined Animal Feeding Operations: A Comparison and Compensation Analysis at the Parcel Level. Agriculture and Human Values 27 (1):29-42.
     
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  24. Arne Meier, Martin Mundhenk, Thomas Schneider, Michael Thomas, Volker Weber & Felix Weiss (2010). The Complexity of Satisfiability for Fragments of Hybrid Logic—Part I. Journal of Applied Logic 8 (4):409-421.
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    Michael S. C. Thomas, Gert Westermann, Denis Mareschal, Mark H. Johnson, Sylvain Sirois & Michael Spratling (2008). Studying Development in the 21st Century. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (3):345-356.
    In this response, we consider four main issues arising from the commentaries to the target article. These include further details of the theory of interactive specialization, the relationship between neuroconstructivism and selectionism, the implications of neuroconstructivism for the notion of representation, and the role of genetics in theories of development. We conclude by stressing the importance of multidisciplinary approaches in the future study of cognitive development and by identifying the directions in which neuroconstructivism can expand in the Twenty-first Century.
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    Michael Thomas (1974). Lexikon der christlichen Ikonographie. Hrsg. von Engelbert Kirschbaum SJ † in Zusammenarbeit mit Günter Bandmann, Wolfgang Braun f els, Johannes Kollwitz †, Wilhelm Mrazek, Al f red A. Schmidt, Hugo Schnell. 4. Bd. Allg. Ikonographie. Saba. Königin von - Zypresse. Nachträge. Verlag Herder. Rom, Freiburg, Basel, Wien 1972, 674 pp., 294 Abb., Stichwortverzeichnisse Englisch und Französisch. Gertrud Schiller: Ikonographie der christlichen Kunst. Bd. 3. Die Auferstehung und Erhöhung Christi. Gütersloher Verlagshaus Gerd Mohn, Gütersloh 1971. 604 pp., 721. [REVIEW] Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 26 (2):188-191.
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    Arne Meier, Irina Schindler, Johannes Schmidt, Michael Thomas & Heribert Vollmer (2015). On the Parameterized Complexity of Non-Monotonic Logics. Archive for Mathematical Logic 54 (5-6):685-710.
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    Michael Thomas (1974). Lexikon der christlichen Ikonographie. Begr. von Engelbert Kirschbaum SJ †. Hrsg. von Wolfgang Braunfels. 5. Bd. Ikonographie der Heiligen. Aaron - Crescentianus von Rom. Verlag Herder. Rom, Freiburg, Basel, Wien 1973, 519 pp., 239 Abb. [REVIEW] Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 26 (2):191-192.
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    Michael Thomas & Annette Karmiloff-Smith (2002). Residual Normality: Friend or Foe? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (6):772-780.
    In response to our target article, many of the commentators concentrated on our notion of Residual Normality. In our response, we focus on the questions raised by this idea. However, we also examine broader issues concerning the importance of incorporating a realistic theory of the process of development into explanations of developmental deficits.
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    Michael Thomas (1976). Zur Ikonographie der Franziskuslegende, besonders der Fresken Giottos in der Oberkirche der Basilika San Francesco in Assisi. Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 28 (1):245-255.
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    Michael Thomas (1978). Walter Shaw Sparrow (Hrsg.): Women Painters of the World, From the Time of Caterina Vigri 1413-1463 to Rosa Bonheur and the Present Day, Hacker Art Books New York 1976, 332 Pp., Zahlr. Abb. [REVIEW] Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 30 (2):168-170.
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    Michael Thomas (1974). Valdo Vinay: Ecclesiologia Ed Etica Politica in Giovanni Calvino. (Biblioteca di Cultura Religiosa, Vol. 22), Paideia Editrice Brescia 1973, 200 Pp. [REVIEW] Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 26 (3):285-287.
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    Michael Thomas (1975). Soziologie und Geschichtswissenschaft. Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 27 (1):252-255.
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    Michael Thomas (1974). Jean Magne: L'Exaltation de Sabaôth Dans Hypostase des Archontes 143, 1-31 Et L'Exaltation de Jésus Dans Philippiens 2, 6-11 Ou La Naissance de Jésus-Christ Paris, Cercle Ernest-Renan 1973, 56 Pp. [REVIEW] Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 26 (4):367-367.
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    Michael Thomas (1974). Religionswissenschaft. Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 26 (3):266-266.
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    John Hennig, Ernst Offner, Julius Gross, Georg Franz-Willing, Schalom Ben-Chorin, Gustav Mensching, F. W. Kantzenbach, Michael Thomas, Niels-Peter Moritzen, Hans G. Klemm & Gerhard Müller (1975). Christliche Theologie. Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 27 (1):256-268.
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    Georg Franz-Willing, Horst Schallenberger, Michael Thomas, Julius H. Schoeps, Wolf Gewehr & Hans-Joachim Schoeps (1975). Geschichte. Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 27 (1):269-285.
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    Michael Thomas, Ernst Benz & Karl Hoheisel (1976). Ikonographische Interpretation und historische Gestalt. Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 28 (1):163-173.
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    Michael Thomas (1977). Ikonographie der Heiligen und religionsgeschichtlicher Rahmen. Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 29 (1):7-17.
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    Michael S. C. Thomas & Anthony P. Atkinson (1999). Quantities of Qualia. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (1):169-170.
    We address two points in this commentary. First, we question the extent to which O'Brien & Opie have established that the classical approach is unable to support a viable vehicle theory of consciousness. Second, assuming that connectionism does have the resources to support a vehicle theory, we explore how the activity of the units of a PDP network might sum together to form phenomenal experience (PE).
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    Michael S. C. Thomas, Harry R. M. Purser & Denis Mareschal (2012). Is the Mystery of Thought Demystified by Context-Dependent Categorisation? Towards a New Relation Between Language and Thought. Mind and Language 27 (5):595-618.
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    Nadia Creignou, Johannes Schmidt, Michael Thomas & Stefan Woltran (2011). Complexity of Logic-Based Argumentation in Post's Framework. Argument and Computation 2 (2-3):107 - 129.
    Many proposals for logic-based formalisations of argumentation consider an argument as a pair (Φ,α), where the support Φ is understood as a minimal consistent subset of a given knowledge base which has to entail the claim α. In case the arguments are given in the full language of classical propositional logic reasoning in such frameworks becomes a computationally costly task. For instance, the problem of deciding whether there exists a support for a given claim has been shown to be -complete. (...)
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  43. Denis Mareschal, Mark H. Johnson, Sylvain Sirois, Michael Spratling, Michael S. C. Thomas & Gert Westermann (2007). Neuroconstructivism - I & Ii. OUP Oxford.
    What are the processes, from conception to adulthood, that enable a single cell to grow into a sentient adult? Neuroconstructivism is a pioneering 2 volume work that sets out a whole new framework for considering the complex topic of development, integrating data from cognitive studies, computational work, and neuroimaging.
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  44. Denis Mareschal, Mark H. Johnson, Sylvain Sirois, Michael Spratling, Michael S. C. Thomas & Gert Westermann (2007). Neuroconstructivism: Volume 1: How the Brain Constructs Cognition. Oxford University Press Uk.
    What are the processes, from conception to adulthood, that enable a single cell to grow into a sentient adult? The processes that occur along the way are so complex that any attempt to understand development necessitates a multi-disciplinary approach, integrating data from cognitive studies, computational work, and neuroimaging - an approach till now seldom taken in the study of child development. Neuroconstructivism is a major new 2 volume publication that seeks to redress this balance, presenting an integrative new framework for (...)
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  45. Denis Mareschal, Mark H. Johnson, Sylvain Sirois, Michael Spratling, Michael S. C. Thomas & Gert Westermann (2007). Neuroconstructivism: Volume 1: How the Brain Constructs Cognition. Oxford University Press Uk.
    What are the processes, from conception to adulthood, that enable a single cell to grow into a sentient adult? The processes that occur along the way are so complex that any attempt to understand development necessitates a multi-disciplinary approach, integrating data from cognitive studies, computational work, and neuroimaging - an approach till now seldom taken in the study of child development. Neuroconstructivism is a major new 2 volume publication that seeks to redress this balance, presenting an integrative new framework for (...)
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  46. Glendon Moriarty, Michael Thomas & John Allmond (2008). God Image Psychotherapy : Comparing Approaches. In Glendon Moriarty & Louis Hoffman (eds.), God Image Handbook for Spiritual Counseling and Psychotherapy: Research, Theory, and Practice. Haworth Pastoral Press
     
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  47. Michael Thomas (1983). Business Education: A Study in Paradox. Business and Society 22 (1):18-21.
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  48. Michael J. Thomas (1997). Consumer Market Research Does It Have Validity? : Some Post-Modern Thoughts. University of Strathclyde, Dept. Of Marketing.
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  49. Michael Thomas (1997). Der Teilhabegedanke in den Schriften und Predigten des Nikolaus von Kues. Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 59 (3):554-555.
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  50. Michael Thomas (2003). Ethical Lessons Of The Failure To Bring The Japanese Doctors' To Justice. Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics 13 (3):1-4-106.
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