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  1. Ron Sun, Andrew Coward & Michael J. Zenzen (2005). On Levels of Cognitive Modeling. Philosophical Psychology 18 (5):613-637.
    The article first addresses the importance of cognitive modeling, in terms of its value to cognitive science (as well as other social and behavioral sciences). In particular, it emphasizes the use of cognitive architectures in this undertaking. Based on this approach, the article addresses, in detail, the idea of a multi-level approach that ranges from social to neural levels. In physical sciences, a rigorous set of theories is a hierarchy of descriptions/explanations, in which causal relationships among entities at a high (...)
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  2. Ron Sun, L. Andrew Coward & Michael J. Zenzen (2005). On Levels of Cognitive Modeling. Philosophical Psychology 18 (5):613-637.
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  3. Selmer Bringsjord & Michael Zenzen (2002). Toward a Formal Philosophy of Hypercomputation. Minds and Machines 12 (2):241-258.
    Does what guides a pastry chef stand on par, from the standpoint of contemporary computer science, with what guides a supercomputer? Did Betty Crocker, when telling us how to bake a cake, provide an effective procedure, in the sense of `effective' used in computer science? According to Cleland, the answer in both cases is ``Yes''. One consequence of Cleland's affirmative answer is supposed to be that hypercomputation is, to use her phrase, ``theoretically viable''. Unfortunately, though we applaud Cleland's ``gadfly philosophizing'' (...)
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  4. James Fahey & Michael Zenzen (1999). Reductionism and the Neuron Doctrine: A Metaphysical Fix of Gold & Stoljar's Trivial–Radical Distinction. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (5):835-836.
    The trivial neuron doctrine (TND) holds that psychology merely depends on neurobiology. The radical neuron doctrine (RND) goes further and claims that psychology is superfluous in that neuroscience can “replace it.” Popular among RND notions of “replacement” is “reduction,” and in our commentary we challenge Gold & Stoljar (G&S) to make clear their distinction between merely depends on (TND) and is reducible to (RND). G&S give us a TND–RND distinction that is a distinction without a difference; a defensible TND–RND distinction (...)
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  5. James G. Colbert, Fred Seddon, Julien S. Murphy, John-Christian Smith, John W. Murphy, Michael J. Zenzen & Robert B. Louden (1992). Reviews. [REVIEW] Studies in East European Thought 43 (1):37-71.
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  6. Michael J. Zenzen & Kurt Marko (1990). Reviews. [REVIEW] Studies in East European Thought 39 (1):37-51.
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  7. Michael J. Zenzen, John W. Murphy, Michael Henry, Christine Sypnowich & Kurt Marko (1989). Reviews. [REVIEW] Studies in East European Thought 37 (1):37-51.
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  8. Michael Zenzen (1987). Book Review:Philosophy, Its History and Historiography A. J. Holland. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 54 (2):317-.
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  9. Walda Katz Fishman, George C. Benello, C. George Benello, Joseph Fashing, David G. Gil, Ted Goertzel, James Kelly, Alfred McClung Lee, Robert Newby, David J. O'Brien, Victoria Rader, Sal Restivo, Jerold M. Starr, Richard S. Sterne & Michael Zenzen (1986). Readings in Humanist Sociology: Social Criticism and Social Change. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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  10. Michael J. Zenzen (1986). Book Review:Entropy in Relation to Incomplete Knowledge K. G. Denbigh, J. S. Denbigh. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 53 (3):451-.
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  11. Henry B. Hollinger & Michael J. Zenzen (1982). An Interpretation of Macroscopic Irreversibility Within the Newtonian Framework. Philosophy of Science 49 (3):309-354.
    Some of the most imaginative analyses in contemporary science have been fostered by the paradox of irreversibility. Rendered as a question the paradox reads: How can the anisotropic macrophysical behavior of a system of molecules be reconciled with the underlying reversible molecular model? Attempts to resolve and dissolve the paradox have appealed to large numbers of particles, jammed correlations, unseen perturbations, hidden variables or constraints, uncertainty principles, averaging procedures (e.g., coarse graining and time smoothing), stochastic flaws, cosmological origins, etc. While (...)
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  12. Michael J. Zenzen (1978). Thinking About Technology: A Meta-Inquiry. [REVIEW] Man and World 11 (3-4):336-349.
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  13. Michael J. Zenzen & Louis Z. Hammer (1978). Value Measurement and Existential Wholeness: A Critique of the Rokeachean Approach to Value Research. [REVIEW] Journal of Value Inquiry 12 (2):142-156.
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  14. Michael J. Zenzen (1977). Popper, Grünbaum and de Facto Irreversibility. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 28 (4):313-324.
  15. Michael J. Zenzen (1977). The Suggestive Power of Color. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 36 (2):185-190.
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