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  1. Nathan Carlin, Cathy Rozmus, Jeffrey Spike, Irmgard Willcockson, William Seifert, Cynthia Chappell, Pei-Hsuan Hsieh, Thomas Cole, Catherine Flaitz, Joan Engebretson, Rebecca Lunstroth, Charles Amos & Bryant Boutwell (2011). The Health Professional Ethics Rubric: Practical Assessment in Ethics Education for Health Professional Schools. [REVIEW] Journal of Academic Ethics 9 (4):277-290.score: 120.0
    A barrier to the development and refinement of ethics education in and across health professional schools is that there is not an agreed upon instrument or method for assessment in ethics education. The most widely used ethics education assessment instrument is the Defining Issues Test (DIT) I & II. This instrument is not specific to the health professions. But it has been modified for use in, and influenced the development of other instruments in, the health professions. The DIT contains certain (...)
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  2. Cynthia Chappell & Nathan Carlin (2011). Public Health Ethics Education in a Competency-Based Curriculum: A Method of Programmatic Assessment. [REVIEW] Journal of Academic Ethics 9 (1):33-42.score: 120.0
    Public health ethics began to emerge in the 1990s as a development within bioethics. Public health ethics education has been implemented in schools of public health in recent years, and specific professionalism and ethics competencies were included in the Master of Public Health (MPH) competency set developed nationally and adapted by individual schools of public health around the country. The University of Texas School of Public Health approved the present set of MPH competencies in 2005. After 4 years of experience, (...)
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  3. N. M. L. Nathan (2001). The Price of Doubt. Routledge.score: 60.0
    Are any of our beliefs justified? Are they rational? The skeptic thinks that our epistemic justifications are undeserved. Nicholas Nathan confronts the skeptic and questions the value of his argument. Skeptical arguments are against justified and rational belief as well as for ignorance. Nathan argues that the truth value of trivial arguments are a matter of indifference. He tests this conjecture with a varied collection of counterexamples: arguments for ignorance, neo-Cartesian and infinite regress arguments, and also more critically (...)
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  4. N. M. L. Nathan (1980). Evidence and Assurance. Cambridge University Press.score: 60.0
    A systematic study of rational or justified belief, which throws fresh light on current debates about foundations and coherence theories of knowledge, the validation of induction and moral scepticism. Dr Nathan focuses attention on the largely unsatisfiable desires for active and self-conscious assurance of truth liable to be engendered by philosophical reflection about total belief-systems and the sources of knowledge. He extracts a kernel of truth from the doctrine that a regress of justification is both necessary and impossible, contrasts (...)
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  5. N. M. L. Nathan (1992). Will and World. Oxford University Press.score: 60.0
    Beneath metaphysical problems there often lies a conflict between what we want to be true and what we believe to be true. Nathan provides a general account of the resolution of this conflict as a philosophical objective, showing that there are ways of thinking it through systematically with a view to resolving or alleviating it. The author also studies in detail a set of interrelated conflicts about the freedom and the reality of the will. He shows how difficult it (...)
     
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  6. N. M. L. Nathan (2005). Direct Realism: Proximate Causation and the Missing Object. [REVIEW] Acta Analytica 20 (36):3-6.score: 30.0
    Direct Realists believe that perception involves direct awareness of an object not dependent for its existence on the perceiver. Howard Robinson rejects this doctrine in favour of a Sense-Datum theory of perception. His argument against Direct Realism invokes the principle ‘same proximate cause, same immediate effect’. Since there are cases in which direct awareness has the same proximate cerebral cause as awareness of a sense datum, the Direct Realist is, he thinks, obliged to deny this causal principle. I suggest that (...)
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  7. Christopher Nathan (2011). Need There Be a Defence of Equality? Winner of the 2010 Postgraduate Essay Prize. Res Publica 17 (3):211-225.score: 30.0
    There is an apparent problem in identifying a basis for equality. This problem vanishes if what I call the ‘intuited response’ is successful. According to this response, there is no further explanation of the significance of the feature in virtue of which an individual matters, beyond the bare fact that it is the feature in virtue of which an individual matters. I argue against this claim, and conclude that if the problem of identifying a basis for equality is to be (...)
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  8. Daniel O. Nathan (1982). Irony and the Artist's Intentions. British Journal of Aesthetics 22 (3):245-256.score: 30.0
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  9. Laurence Carlin (2006). Leibniz on Final Causes. Journal of the History of Philosophy 44 (2):217-233.score: 30.0
    : In this paper, I investigate Leibniz's conception of final causation. I focus especially on the role that Leibnizian final causes play in intentional action, and I argue that for Leibniz, final causes are a species of efficient causation. It is the intentional nature of final causation that distinguishes it from mechanical efficient causation. I conclude by highlighting some of the implications of Leibniz's conception of final causation for his views on human freedom, and on the unconscious activity of substances.
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  10. Laurence Carlin (2004). Leibniz on Conatus, Causation, and Freedom. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 85 (4):365–379.score: 30.0
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  11. Marco J. Nathan (2012). The Varieties of Molecular Explanation. Philosophy of Science 79 (2):233-254.score: 30.0
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  12. Laurence Carlin (2011). The Importance of Teleology to Boyle's Natural Philosophy. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 19 (4):665 - 682.score: 30.0
    Boyle prefaced his Disquisition about the Final Causes of Natural Things with the claim that there are three dangerous consequences for failing to engage in the pursuit of final causes. Boyle was sincere in this claim, for there is a systematic line of reasoning in his texts that incorporates all three consequences and establishes conceptual connections between his science, his theology, and his value theory. I argue in this paper that Boyle's teleological outlook led him to believe that the natural (...)
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  13. N. M. L. Nathan (2010). Exclusion and Sufficient Reason. Philosophy 85 (3):391-397.score: 30.0
    I argue for two principles by combining which we can construct a sound cosmological argument. The first is that for any true proposition p's if 'there is an explanation for p's truth' is consistent then there is an explanation for p's truth. The second is a modified version of the principle that for any class, if there is an explanation for the non-emptiness ofthat class, then there is at least one non-member ofthat class which causes it not to be empty.
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  14. N. M. L. Nathan (2006). Jewish Monotheism and the Christian God. Religious Studies 42 (1):75-85.score: 30.0
    Some Christians combine a doctrine about Christ which implies that there is more than one divine self with the doctrine that God revealed to the Jews a monotheism according to which there is just one divine self. I suggest that it is less costly for such Christians to achieve consistency by abandoning the second of these doctrines than to achieve it by abandoning the first.
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  15. Marco J. Nathan & Andrea Borghini (2014). Development and Natural Kinds. Synthese 191 (3):539-556.score: 30.0
    While philosophers tend to consider a single type of causal history, biologists distinguish between two kinds of causal history: evolutionary history and developmental history. This essay studies the peculiarity of development as a criterion for the individuation of biological traits and its relation to form, function, and evolution. By focusing on examples involving serial homologies and genetic reprogramming, we argue that morphology (form) and function, even when supplemented with evolutionary history, are sometimes insufficient to individuate traits. Developmental mechanisms bring in (...)
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  16. N. M. L. Nathan (1991). Mctaggart's Immaterialism. Philosophical Quarterly 41 (165):442-456.score: 30.0
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  17. Daniel O. Nathan (2005). A Paradox in Intentionalism. British Journal of Aesthetics 45 (1):32-48.score: 30.0
    I argue that intentionalism in aesthetics and in legal interpretation is vulnerable to a different sort of criticism than is found in the voluminous literature on the topic. Specifically, a kind of paradox arises for the intentionalist out of recognition of a second-order intention embedded in the social practices that characterize both art and law. The paper shows how this second-order intention manifests itself in each of the two enterprises, and argues that its presence entails the overriding centrality of the (...)
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  18. N. M. L. Nathan (1982). Conscious Belief. Analysis 42 (March):90-93.score: 30.0
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  19. Marco J. Nathan (2013). A Simulacrum Account of Dispositional Properties. Noûs 47 (4):n/a-n/a.score: 30.0
    This essay presents a model-theoretic account of dispositional properties, according to which dispositions are not ordinary properties of real entities; dispositions capture the behavior of abstract, idealized models. This account has several payoffs. First, it saves the simple conditional analysis of dispositions. Second, it preserves the general connection between dispositions and regularities, despite the fact that some dispositions are not grounded in actual regularities. Finally, it brings together the analysis and the explanation of dispositions under a unified framework.
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  20. Daniel O. Nathan (1990). Skepticism and Legal Interpretation. Erkenntnis 33 (2):165 - 189.score: 30.0
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  21. N. M. L. Nathan (2004). Stoics and Sceptics: A Reply to Brueckner. Analysis 64 (283):264–268.score: 30.0
  22. Laurence Carlin (2002). Reward and Punishment in the Best Possible World: Leibniz's Theory of Natural Retribution. Southern Journal of Philosophy 40 (2):139-160.score: 30.0
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  23. Marco J. Nathan (2014). Causation by Concentration. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 65 (2):191-212.score: 30.0
    This essay is concerned with concentrations of entities, which play an important—albeit often overlooked—role in scientific explanation. First, I discuss an example from molecular biology to show that concentrations can play an irreducible causal role. Second, I provide a preliminary philosophical analysis of this causal role, suggesting some implications for extant theories of causation. I conclude by introducing the concept of causation by concentration, a form of statistical causation whose widespread presence throughout the sciences has been unduly neglected and which (...)
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  24. N. M. L. Nathan (1997). Admiration: A New Obstacle. Philosophy 72 (281):453 - 459.score: 30.0
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  25. N. M. L. Nathan & Gabriel Uzquiano (2005). Metaphysics. Philosophical Books 46 (3):268-271.score: 30.0
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  26. N. M. L. Nathan (1997). Naturalism and Self-Defeat: Plantinga's Version. Religious Studies 33 (2):135-142.score: 30.0
    In "Warrant and Proper Function" Plantinga argues that atheistic Naturalism is self-defeating. What is the probability that our cognitive faculties are reliable, given this Naturalism and an evolutionary explanation of their origins? Plantinga argues that if the Naturalist is modest enough to believe that it is irrational to have any belief as to the value of this probability, then he is irrational even to believe his own Naturalism. I suggest that Plantinga's argument has a false premise, and that even if (...)
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  27. Daniel O. Nathan (1973). Categories and Intentions. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 31 (4):539-541.score: 30.0
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  28. Laurence Carlin (2012). Boyle's Teleological Mechanism and the Myth of Immanent Teleology. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 43 (1):54-63.score: 30.0
  29. N. M. L. Nathan (2001). Knowledge and its Limits by Timothy Williamson, Oxford University Press, 2000, Pp. XI + 340, £25. Philosophy 76 (3):460-475.score: 30.0
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  30. N. M. L. Nathan (1975). Compatibilism and Natural Necessity. Mind 84 (April):277-280.score: 30.0
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  31. Amos Nathan (1984). The Fallacy of Intrinsic Distributions. Philosophy of Science 51 (4):677-684.score: 30.0
    Jaynes contends that in many statistical problems a seemingly indeterminate probability distribution is made unique by the transformation group of necessarily implied invariance properties, thereby justifying the principle of indifference. To illustrate and substantiate his claims he considers Bertrand's Paradox. These assertions are here refuted and the traditional attitude is vindicated.
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  32. N. M. L. Nathan (1983). `Egalitarianism'. Mind 92 (367):413-416.score: 30.0
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  33. N. M. L. Nathan & J. J. Valberg (1982). Necessity, Inconceivability and the "A Priori". Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 56:117 - 155.score: 30.0
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  34. Amos Nathan (2006). Probability Dynamics. Synthese 148 (1):229 - 256.score: 30.0
    ‘Probability dynamics’ (PD) is a second-order probabilistic theory in which probability distribution d X = (P(X 1), . . . , P(X m )) on partition U m X of sample space Ω is weighted by ‘credence’ (c) ranging from −∞ to +∞. c is the relative degree of certainty of d X in ‘α-evidence’ α X =[c; d X ] on U m X . It is shown that higher-order probabilities cannot provide a theory of PD. PD applies to (...)
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  35. Laurence Carlin (2003). Can Any Divine Punishment Be Morally Justified? Philo 6 (2):280-298.score: 30.0
    A traditional and widespread belief among theists is that God administers punishment for sins and/or immoral actions. In this paper, Iargue that there is good reason to believe that the infliction of any suffering on humans by God (i.e., a perfectly just being) is morally unjustified. This is important not only because it conflicts with a deeply entrenched religious belief, but also because, as I show, a number of recent argumentative strategies employed by theistic philosophers require that divine punishment be (...)
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  36. Daniel O. Nathan (2008). Aesthetic Creationby Zangwill, Nick. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 66 (4):416-418.score: 30.0
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  37. N. M. L. Nathan (2001). Book Review. The Nature of Perception John Foster. [REVIEW] Mind 110 (438):455-460.score: 30.0
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  38. Amos Nathan (1984). False Expectations. Philosophy of Science 51 (1):128-136.score: 30.0
    Common probabilistic fallacies and putative paradoxes are surveyed, including those arising from distribution repartitioning, from the reordering of expectation series, and from misconceptions regarding expected and almost certain gains in games of chance. Conditions are given for such games to be well-posed. By way of example, Bernoulli's "Petersburg Paradox" and Hacking's "Strange Expectations" are discussed and the latter are resolved. Feller's generalized "fair price, in the classical sense" is critically reviewed.
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  39. N. M. L. Nathan (2011). Substance Dualism Fortified. Philosophy 86 (2):201-211.score: 30.0
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  40. Nicholas Nathan (2010). Eat My Flesh and Drink My Blood. Heythrop Journal 51 (5):862-871.score: 30.0
    Disgust or horror is our natural attitude to eating human flesh and drinking human blood. How can this attitude not transfer itself to the Christian Eucharist, in which the bread is said to be Christ's body and the wine his blood? And if the aversion must transfer itself, then how can God have been, as Christians have to think, the founder of the rite? I discuss these questions with reference to several different theories of the Eucharist, one Calvinist, the others (...)
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  41. Maria T. Wowk & Andrew P. Carlin (2004). Depicting a Liminal Position in Ethnomethodology, Conversation Analysis and Membership Categorization Analysis: The Work of Rod Watson. Human Studies 27 (1):69-89.score: 30.0
    This paper provides a provisional examination of Rod Watson''s work and contributions to EM/CA/MCA, in part through a critique of misrepresentations of his arguments in secondary accounts of his work. The form of these misrepresentations includes adumbration and traducement of his arguments. Focusing on the reflexivity of category and sequence and turn-generated categories, we suggest that his analytic position within ethnomethodological fields is unique and remarkable, yet largely unacknowledged. We argue that a re-examination of the body of Watson''s (...)
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  42. Amos Nathan (1986). How Not to Solve It. Philosophy of Science 53 (1):114-119.score: 30.0
    Six recently discussed problems in discrete probabilistic sample space, which have been found puzzling and even paradoxical, are reexamined. The importance is stressed of a sharp distinction between the formalization of mathematical problems and their formal solution that, applied to probability theory, must lead through the explicit partitioning of a sample space. If this approach is consistently followed, such problems reveal themselves to be either inherently ambiguous, and therefore without solution, or quite straightforward. In both cases nothing remains of any (...)
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  43. N. M. L. Nathan (1977). What Vitiates an Infinite Regress of Justification? Analysis 37 (3):116 - 126.score: 30.0
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  44. Laurence Carlin, Leibniz, Gottried Wilhelm — B. Causation. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.score: 30.0
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  45. N. M. L. Nathan (1976). On the Non-Causal Explanation of Human Action. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 6 (3):241-243.score: 30.0
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  46. N. M. L. Nathan (1997). Self and Will. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 5 (1):81 – 94.score: 30.0
    When do two mental items belong to the same life? We could be content with the answer -just when they have certain volitional qualities in common. An affinity is noted between that theory and Berkeley's early doctrine of the self. Some rivals of the volitional theory invoke a spiritual or physical owner of mental items. They run a risk either of empty formality or of causal superstition. Other rivals postulate a non-transitive and symmetrical relation in the set of mental items. (...)
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  47. George J. Nathan & Julian Wolfe (1968). The Identity Thesis as a Scientific Hypothesis. Dialogue 7 (December):469-472.score: 30.0
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  48. Daniel O. Nathan (1979). On the Factual Basis of Moral Reasoning. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 57 (2):157 – 162.score: 30.0
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  49. Jonathan Barnes, W. von Leyden, David Pole, Anthony Manser, W. H. Walsh, Michael Leahy, Gerard J. Hughes, Guy Robinson, Keith Jones, John Williamson, Alan Motefiore, Dorothy Emmet & N. L. Nathan (1973). New Books. [REVIEW] Mind 82 (326):292-320.score: 30.0
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  50. Laurence Carlin (2000). On the Very Concept of Harmony in Leibniz. Review of Metaphysics 54 (1):99 - 125.score: 30.0
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