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  1. Robrecht Vanderbeeken (2013). Virtual Invaders. Foundations of Science 18 (1):159-164.
    Since both responses interrogate different aspects of my article “The screen as an in-between” (Vanderbeeken 2011 ), I will address them separately. Vanhoutte rightly questions the affinities of my theses with Luddism, Orwell and Baudrillard’s theoretical terrorism. My reply discusses why these reactionary positions are currently out of joint. Hoens rightly questions my interpretation of the notion ‘passion for the real’ and whether the examples discussed delineate the specificity of new media. My reply discusses how I take this notion as (...)
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  2. Robrecht Vanderbeeken (2011). A Plea for Agonism Between Analytic and Continental Philosophy. Open Journal of Philosophy 1 (1):16.
    Since the rise of analytic philosophy, a virtual Berlin wall seems to be inserted with respect to continental philosophy. If we take into account the difference between both traditions concerning the respective subject-matters, the pivotal goals, the modes of inquiry and scholarship, the semantic idioms, the methodological approaches, the ongoing discussions, the conferences and publications etc., it is hardly an overstatement to say that both traditions evolve insulated and have a conflicting relation. From a meta-philosophical stance, the common and prima (...)
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  3. Robrecht Vanderbeeken (2011). The Screen as an In-Between. Foundations of Science 16 (2):245-257.
    This article refutes the apparently innocent, common sense idea that the audiovisual screen is just a window to the world that displays an extra set of sensual data alongside and independent of our personal, unmediated experience of reality. On the contrary, the screen as an in-between is both a mediator and generator of reality that eventually compromises the distinction between us and our environment. Part 1 discusses three examples of mediation: eclipsing, interpassivity and audiovisual media as a truth-procedure. Part 2 (...)
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  4. Robrecht Vanderbeeken (2009). Introduction: Contemporary Analytic Metaphysics, Its Crisis and Challenge. In Robrecht Vanderbeeken & Bart D'Hooghe (eds.), Worldviews, Science and Us: Studies of Analytical Metaphysics. World Scientific. 4--10.
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  5. Robrecht Vanderbeeken (2008). Dispositions Pace Armstrong. In T. Im de Mey & Markku Keinänen (eds.), Problems From Armstrong. Acta Philosophica Fennica 84. 127--153.
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  6. Robrecht Vanderbeeken (2008). From Technotopia to Cybertribes. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 48:75-76.
    The recent developments in new media tools promise to improve our personal access to information management and our personalized abilities concerning i-communication. Rather than focusing on the practical implications of this evolution, I take a step back and address two underlying cultural phenomena in order to get a grip on the contemporary significance of ‘new media’. The first phenomenon (technotopia) concerns the place technology occupies in our psychological perception. ‘Technology’ is a concept on the move. In post-war culture, technology stands (...)
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  7. Robrecht Vanderbeeken (2008). Media Art. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 1:271-272.
    Media art can be conceived as laboratory, at the edges of art. These technological experiments give priority to innovation and exploration by means of new media. In metaphorical terms, we could say that the emphasis is on creating new languages that allow us, in a later phase, to write prose or poetry with it.In my paper, I discuss why the common view on media art falls short. Media art is not just about mixing media but rather about mixing art. Several (...)
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  8. Robrecht Vanderbeeken & Gertrudis Van de Vijver (2007). Een maat en vele gewichten. Repliek op de Proefvlucht van Buekens. Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Wijsbegeerte 99 (3):211-221.
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  9. Helena De Preester & Robrecht Vanderbeeken (2005). Wetenschapsmetafysica. Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Wijsbegeerte 97 (4):300-302.
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  10. Robrecht Vanderbeeken (2005). Intentional Explanations as Causal-Mechanical Explanations. In Gabor Forrai George Kampis (ed.), Intentionality: Past and Future. Rodopi Ny.
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  11. Erik Weber, Jeroen Van Bouwel & Robrecht Vanderbeeken (2005). Forms of Causal Explanation. Foundations of Science 10 (4):437-454.
    In the literature on scientific explanation two types of pluralism are very common. The first concerns the distinction between explanations of singular facts and explanations of laws: there is a consensus that they have a different structure. The second concerns the distinction between causal explanations and uni.cation explanations: most people agree that both are useful and that their structure is different. In this article we argue for pluralism within the area of causal explanations: we claim that the structure of a (...)
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  12. Erik Weber & Robrecht Vanderbeeken (2005). The Functions of Intentional Explanations of Actions. Behavior and Philosophy 33 (1):1 - 16.
    This paper deals with the "functions of intentional explanations" of actions (IEAs), i.e., explanations that refer to intentional states (beliefs, desires, etc.) of the agent. IEAs can have different formats. We consider these different formats to be instruments that enable the explainer to capture different kinds of information. We pick out two specific formats, i.e. "contrastive" and "descriptive", which will enable us to discuss the functions of IEAs. In many cases the explanation is contrastive, i.e. it makes use of one (...)
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  13. Robrecht Vanderbeeken (2004). Models of Intentional Explanation. Philosophical Explorations 7 (3):233 – 246.
    The controversy about intentional explanation of action concerns how these explanations work. What kind of model allows us to capture the dependency or relevance relation between the explanans, i.e. the beliefs and desires of the agent, and the explanandum, i.e. the action? In this paper, I argue that the causal mechanical model can do the job. Causal mechanical intentional explanations consist in a reference to the mechanisms of practical reasoning of the agent that motivated the agent to act, i.e. to (...)
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  14. Robrecht Vanderbeeken & Stefaan E. Cuypers (2004). Introduction: Beyond Empiricism in the Social Explanation of Action. Philosophical Explorations 7 (3):197 – 200.
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