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  1. Rüdiger Vaas (2012). Cosmological Artificial Selection: Creation Out of Something? [REVIEW] Foundations of Science 17 (1):25-28.
    According to the scenario of cosmological artificial selection (CAS) and artificial cosmogenesis, our universe was created and possibly even fine-tuned by cosmic engineers in another universe. This approach shall be compared to other explanations, and some far-reaching problems of it shall be discussed.
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  2. Rüdiger Vaas (2003). Kurt Wuchterl: Handbuch der analytischen Philosophie und Grundlagenforschung. [REVIEW] Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger 56 (1).
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  3. Rüdiger Vaas (2002). And Its Place in Nature. Journal of Consciousness Studies 9 (2):69-78.
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  4. Rüdiger Vaas, Evolving Persons and Free Will.
    Human beings are masters of deception if they want to appear superior to others and to suggest that they have everything under control (see, e.g., Fingarette 2000, Mele 2000). Such self-delusions might be advantageous, because those are the most successful liars who believe their own lies. Although it seems paradoxical at first (for he who does not tell the untruth intentionally is, strictly speaking, not a liar at all), it rests upon a much more radical self-deception which is quite useful (...)
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  5. Rüdiger Vaas (2002). Problems of Mental Causation - Whether and How It Can Exist A Review of Jaegwon Kim's Mind in a Physical World. Psyche 8.
    There is a tension or even contradiction between mental causation - the belief that some mental events or properties are causally relevant for some physical events or properties - and the irreducibility of mental features to physical ones, the causal closure of the physical, and the assumption that there is no overdetermination of the physical. To reconcile these premises was a promise of nonreductive physicalism, but a closer inspection shows that it is, on the contrary, a source of the problem (...)
     
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  6. Rüdiger Vaas (2000). John Haugeland, Having Thought. Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind. Erkenntnis 52 (1):139-147.
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