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    Nathan M. Brooks (2006). Russian Chemistry in the 1850s: A Failed Attempt at Institutionalization. Annals of Science 52 (6):577-589.
    This paper examines the efforts of two young Russian chemists during the late 1850s and early 1860s to establish a professional chemistry journal and a public laboratory for chemistry research in Russia. These two, N. N. Sokolov and A. N. Engel' gardt, were important participants in the early efforts to institutionalize and professionalize chemistry in Russia. However, both the chemistry laboratory and the chemistry journal ended after only a few years. The chemistry journal was curtailed not because of Government interference, (...)
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    Nathan M. Brooks (2002). Developing the Periodic Law: Mendeleev's Work During 1869–1871. [REVIEW] Foundations of Chemistry 4 (2):127-147.
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    M. Coltheart, A. Brooks, C. Brown, D. Brown, J. Brown, R. Brown, R. Bulmer, H. Bunn, R. Burt & V. Bush (2002). Et Al.; López Et Al.; Medin Et Al.; Ross Et Al. Collard, M., 25 Collman, P., 302. In Peter Carruthers, Stephen P. Stich & Michael Siegal (eds.), The Cognitive Basis of Science. Cambridge University Press
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    Colin M. Angle & Rodney A. Brooks, Small Planetary Rovers.
    We have previously built a small IKg ([Angle 89] and [Brooks 89]) six legged walking robot named Genghis. It was remarkably successful as a testbed to develop walking and learning algorithms. It encouraged us to build a more fully engineered robot with higher performance. We are building two copies of the robot, both 1.6Kg in mass. Their generic name is Attila. Attila has 24 actuators and over 150 sensors, all connected via a local network (the I2C bus) to 11 (...)
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    N. M. L. Nathan (1980). Evidence and Assurance. Cambridge University Press.
    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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    N. M. L. Nathan (2001). The Price of Doubt. Routledge.
    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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  7. N. M. L. Nathan (1992). Will and World. Oxford University Press.
    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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  8. R. H. T. Edwards, M. Nathan, J. M. Round & M. J. Rennie (1981). Clinical Studies of Muscle Breakdown and Repair in Man. In G. Adam, I. Meszaros & E. I. Banyai (eds.), Advances in Physiological Science.
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  9. H. J. M. Tabachneck, K. R. Koedinger & M. J. Nathan (1994). Toward a Theoretical Account of Strategy Use and Sense-Making in Mathematics Problem Solving. In Ashwin Ram & Kurt Eiselt (eds.), Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Erlbaum
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  10. Andrew M. Brooks & Gregory S. Berns (2013). Aversive Stimuli and Loss in the Mesocorticolimbic Dopamine System. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 17 (6):281-286.
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    D. H. M. Brooks (1978). Assertions: A Reply to Cohen. Analysis 38 (1):56 - 58.
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    N. M. L. Nathan (2004). Stoics and Sceptics: A Reply to Brueckner. Analysis 64 (283):264–268.
  13. D. H. M. Brooks (1985). Strawson, Hume, and the Unity of Consciousness. Mind 94 (October):583-86.
  14. N. M. L. Nathan (1981). On an Argument of Peacocke's About Physicalism and Counterfactuals. Analysis 41 (3):124-125.
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    Wendy Sword, Alexander M. Clark, Kathleen Hegadoren, Sandra Brooks & Dawn Kingston (2012). The Complexity of Postpartum Mental Health and Illness: A Critical Realist Study. Nursing Inquiry 19 (1):51-62.
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    N. M. L. Nathan (1988). Explicability and the Unpreventable. Analysis 48 (1):36 - 40.
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    P. J. Brooks & M. D. Braine (1996). What Do Children Know About the Universal Quantifiers All and Each? Cognition 60 (3):235-268.
    Children's comprehension of the universal quantifiers all and each was explored in a series of experiments using a picture selection task. The first experiment examined children's ability to restrict a quantifier to the noun phrase it modifies. The second and third experiments examined children's ability to associate collective, distributive, and exhaustive representations with sentences containing universal quantifiers. The collective representation corresponds to the "group" meaning (for All the flowers are in a vase all of the flowers are in the same (...)
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  18. N. M. L. Nathan (1975). Materialism and Action. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 35 (4):501-511.
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    Justine M. Naylor, Victoria Ko, Steve Rougellis, Nick Green, Danella Hackett, Ann Magrath, Anne Barnett, Grace Kim, Megan White, Priya Nathan, Alison Harmer, Martin Mackey, Rob Heard, Anthony E. T. Yeo, Sam Adie, Ian A. Harris, Rajat Mittal & Adam Cho (2012). Is Discharge Knee Range of Motion a Useful and Relevant Clinical Indicator After Total Knee Replacement? Part 1. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 18 (3):644-651.
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    N. M. L. Nathan (1977). What Vitiates an Infinite Regress of Justification? Analysis 37 (3):116 - 126.
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    N. M. L. Nathan (2005). Direct Realism: Proximate Causation and the Missing Object. [REVIEW] Acta Analytica 20 (36):3-6.
    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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    D. H. M. Brooks (1994). The Method of Thought Experiment. Metaphilosophy 25 (1):71-83.
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    D. H. M. Brooks (1992). Secondary Qualities and Representation. Analysis 52 (3):174-179.
    Secondary qualities have peculiarities which are thought to threaten physicalism. It is argued that these peculiarities are only to be expected in a physicalist universe in virtue of the essential characteristics of a representing device. Any device representing the world such as a camera will have depictional qualities. Secondary qualities are a subset of these.
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    D. M. Brooks, The Necessity of Atheism.
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    D. H. M. Brooks (1986). Group Minds. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 64 (December):456-70.
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    D. H. M. Brooks (1994). How to Perform a Reduction. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 54 (4):803-14.
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    N. M. L. Nathan (1989). Democracy and Impartiality. Analysis 49 (2):65 - 70.
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    N. M. L. Nathan (2001). Book Review. The Nature of Perception John Foster. [REVIEW] Mind 110 (438):455-460.
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    D. H. M. Brooks (1981). Memories and the World. Analysis 41 (June):141-145.
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    N. M. L. Nathan (1997). Self and Will. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 5 (1):81 – 94.
    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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    N. M. L. Nathan (1982). Conscious Belief. Analysis 42 (March):90-93.
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    N. M. L. Nathan (2010). Exclusion and Sufficient Reason. Philosophy 85 (3):391-397.
    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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    N. M. L. Nathan (1983). `Egalitarianism'. Mind 92 (367):413-416.
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    M. H. Gendel, E. Brooks, S. R. Early, D. C. Gundersen, S. L. Dubovsky, S. L. Dilts & J. H. Shore (2012). Self-Prescribed and Other Informal Care Provided by Physicians: Scope, Correlations and Implications. Journal of Medical Ethics 38 (5):294-298.
    Background While it is generally acknowledged that self-prescribing among physicians poses some risk, research finds such behaviour to be common and in certain cases accepted by the medical community. Largely absent from the literature is knowledge about other activities doctors perform for their own medical care or for the informal treatment of family and friends. This study examined the variety, frequency and association of behaviours doctors report providing informally. Informal care included prescriptions, as well as any other type of personal (...)
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    N. M. L. Nathan (1997). Naturalism and Self-Defeat: Plantinga's Version. Religious Studies 33 (2):135-142.
    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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    N. M. L. Nathan (2011). Substance Dualism Fortified. Philosophy 86 (2):201-211.
    You have a body, but you are a soul or self. Without your body, you could still exist. Your body could be and perhaps is outlasted by the immaterial substance which is your soul or self. Thus the substance dualist. Most substance dualists are Cartesians. The self, they suppose, is essentially conscious: it cannot exist unless it thinks or wills or has experiences. In this paper I sketch out a different form of substance dualism. I (...)
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    N. M. L. Nathan (1971). On the Justification of Democracy. The Monist 55 (1):89-120.
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    D. H. M. Brooks (1976). Cohen's Criticism of Dummett. Analysis 36 (3):113 - 117.
    An account of a language in terms of the sense and reference of its sentences is inadequate and must be supplemented by indicating the point of uttering different sentences. Assuming that a sense and reference account will be given in terms of 'truth' conditions, The article shows that such an account is framed in terms of the notion: member of the class of sentences a language user attempts to utter, Rather than the notion of truth, And that one such account (...)
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    D. H. M. Brooks (1981). Joint Action. Mind 90 (357):113-119.
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    Catherine M. Brooks (2013). The Child Should Not Have the Right to Refuse Medical Treatment to Which the Child's Parents or Guardians Have Consentedl. In Arthur L. Caplan & Robert Arp (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Bioethics. John Wiley & Sons 25--181.
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    D. H. M. Brooks (1983). Why Discrimination is Especially Wrong. Journal of Value Inquiry 17 (4):305-311.
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    N. M. L. Nathan (1991). Mctaggart's Immaterialism. Philosophical Quarterly 41 (165):442-456.
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    N. M. L. Nathan (1997). Admiration: A New Obstacle. Philosophy 72 (281):453 - 459.
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    N. M. L. Nathan (2006). Jewish Monotheism and the Christian God. Religious Studies 42 (1):75-85.
    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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    N. M. L. Nathan (1995). The Good and the True. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 55 (2):494-496.
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    N. M. L. Nathan & Gabriel Uzquiano (2005). Metaphysics. Philosophical Books 46 (3):268-271.
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    Rodney A. Brooks & Liana M. Lorigo, Visually-Guided Obstacle Avoidance in Unstructured Environments.
    This paper presents an autonomous vision-based obstacle avoidance system. The system consists of three independent vision modules for obstacle detection, each of which is computationally simple and uses a di erent criterion for detection purposes. These criteria are based on brightness gradients, RGB Red, Green, Blue color, and HSV Hue, Saturation, Value color, respectively. Selection of which modules are used to command the robot proceeds exclusively from the outputs of the modules themselves. The system is implemented on a small monocular (...)
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    N. M. L. Nathan (1971). A Difficulty About Justice. Mind 80 (318):227-237.
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    N. M. L. Nathan & J. J. Valberg (1982). Necessity, Inconceivability and the "A Priori". Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 56:117 - 155.
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    D. H. M. Brooks (1987). Dogs and Slaves: Genetics, Exploitation and Morality. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 88:31 - 64.
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