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Profile: Spyridon George Couvalis (Flinders University)
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    Spyridon George Couvalis (2013). Philoponus's Traversal Argument and the Beginning of Time. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand) (Special Issue):68-78.
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    Spyridon George Couvalis, Aristotle on Being: An Aristotelian Critique of Russell’s Theory of Existence.
    Aristotle explains existence through postulating essences that are intrinsic and perception independent. I argue that his theory is more plausible than Hume’s and Russell’s theories of existence. Russell modifies Hume’s theory because he wants to allow for the existence of mathematical objects. However, Russell’s theory facilitates a problematic collapse of ontology into epistemology, which has become a feature of much analytic philosophy. This collapse obscures the nature of truth. Aristotle is to be praised for starting with a clear account of (...)
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    Spyridon George Couvalis (2011). Aristotle on Non-Contradiction. In Michael Tsianikas (ed.), Greek Research in Australia. Department of Modern Greek 36-43.
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    Spyridon George Couvalis (1986). Should Philosophers Become Playwrights? Inquiry 29 (1-4):451-457.
    Feyerabend has recently argued that the best way to deal with philosophical problems is through drama rather than through intellectual debate. This paper criticises his view and corrects it.
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    Spyridon George Couvalis & Matthew L. Usher, Plato on False Pains and False Pleasures.
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    Spyridon George Couvalis (1988). Feyerabend and Laymon on Brownian Motion. Philosophy of Science 55 (3):415-421.
    In this paper, I will defend Paul Feyerabend's claim--that there are some scientific theories that cannot be refuted unless one of their rivals is first confirmed--by criticizing Ronald Laymon's well-known attack on Feyerabend's claim. In particular, I will argue both that the Second Law of Thermodynamics was not refuted before the Kinetic Theory's predictions were confirmed, and that it could not have been refuted without the confirmation of the remarkable predictions of some rival theory.
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    Matthew L. Usher & Spyridon George Couvalis, Plato on False Pains and Modern Cognitive Science.
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  8. Spyridon George Couvalis (1985). Feyerabend's Critique of Foundationalism. Dissertation, University of New South Wales (Australia)
    This thesis argues that: there are no indubitable or highly probable empirical statements that can serve as a foundation for scientific knowledge; the progress of science is not necessarily or generally cumulative; the widespread belief that certain scientific theories are founded in experience had had bad consequences because it has retarded the progress of science and led to the development of totalitarian institutions; hypotheses which are rivals to entrenched scientific theories are helpful and sometimes even necessary for bringing the fundamental (...)
     
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