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  1. Stephen J. Davies (2005). Ellen Dissanayake's Evolutionary Aesthetic. Biology and Philosophy 20 (2-3):291-304.score: 870.0
    Dissanayake argues that art behaviors – which she characterizes first as patterns or syndromes of creation and response and later as rhythms and modes of mutuality – are universal, innate, old, and a source of intrinsic pleasure, these being hallmarks of biological adaptation. Art behaviors proved to enhance survival by reinforcing cooperation, interdependence, and community, and, hence, became selected for at the genetic level. Indeed, she claims that art is essential to the fullest realization of our human nature. I make (...)
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  2. Robert E. Alhnson, Julia Annas, John P. Anton, Preus Anthony, Nigel Ashford, Stephen Davies, Zev Bechler, Radu J. Bogdan & Stephen E. Braude (1992). Appearance M This List Does Not Preclude a Future Review of the Book. Where They Are Known Prices Are Either Given in $ US or in£ UK. Agazzi, E. And Cordero, A., Philosophy and the Origin and Evolution of the Universe, Dordrecht, Netherlands, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1991, Pp. 466,£ 64.00 Agazzi, Evandro, The Problem of Reductiomsm in Science, Dordrecht, Netherlands, Klu. [REVIEW] Mind 101.score: 810.0
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  3. J. Brookman, M. Cieri, C. Peeps, M. Davies, N. Naffine, W. McElroy, L. Kuo, T. Mansoor, A. Morris & T. O.’Donnell (2003). Anderson, E., Judging Bertha Wilson, Law as Large as Life (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001). Aristodemou, M., Law and Literature (Oxford: OUP, 2000). Beveridge, F., Nott, S. And Stephen, K., Eds., Making Women Count: Integrating Gender Into Law and Policy Making (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000). [REVIEW] Feminist Legal Studies 11:117-118.score: 630.0
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  4. Stephen Davies (1991). Definitions of Art. Cornell University Press.score: 480.0
    Stephen Davies describes and analyzes the definition of art as it has been discussed in Anglo-American philosophy during this period and, in the process, ...
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  5. Stephen Davies (1994). Musical Meaning and Expression. Cornell University Press.score: 480.0
    But what does music mean, and how does it mean?Stephen Davies addresses these questions in this sophisticated and knowledgeable overview of current theories in ...
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  6. Stephen Davies (2003). Themes in the Philosophy of Music. Oxford University Press.score: 480.0
    Representing Stephen Davies's best shorter writings, these essays outline developments within the philosophy of music over the last two decades, and summarize the state of play at the beginning of a new century. Including two new and previously unpublished pieces, they address both perennial questions and contemporary controversies, such as that over the 'authentic performance' movement, and the impact of modern technology on the presentation and reception of musical works. Rather than attempting to reduce musical works to a (...)
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  7. Stephen Davies (2010). The Hypothetical Intentionalist's Dilemma: A Reply to Levinson. British Journal of Aesthetics 50 (3):307-312.score: 480.0
    In a recent essay, Jerrold Levinson defends his version of hypothetical intentionalism (HI), which is a theory of literary interpretation, from two criticisms. The first, argued by Stephen Davies, is that it is equivalent to the value-maximizing view. The second, argued by Robert Stecker, is that there are straightforward counterexamples to HI. We will argue that Levinson does not successfully fend off either criticism, and further, that in the process of attempting to do so, creates another dilemma for (...)
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  8. Stephen Davies (2007/2010). Philosophical Perspectives on Art. New York;Oxford University Press.score: 480.0
    Philosophical Perspectives on Art presents a series of essays devoted to two of the most fundamental topics in the philosophy of art: the distinctive character of artworks and what is involved in understanding them as art. In Part I, Stephen Davies considers a wide range of questions about the nature and definition of art. Can art be defined, and if so, which definitions are the most plausible? Do we make and consume art because there are evolutionary advantages to (...)
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  9. Stephen Davies (2012). The Artful Species: Aesthetics, Art, and Evolution. Oup Oxford.score: 480.0
    Stephen Davies presents a fascinating exploration of the idea that art, and our aesthetic sensibilities more generally, should be understood as an element in human evolution. He asks: Do animals have aesthetics? Do our aesthetic preferences have prehistoric roots? Is art universal? What is the biological role of aesthetic and artistic behaviour?
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  10. Stephen Davies (2003). Empiricism and History. Palgrave.score: 480.0
    In the last 20 years postmodernism has had a powerful effect on the discipline of history and is now forcing empiricist historians to articulate their methods, and to defend them as both possible and virtuous. In this concise introduction, Stephen Davies explains what historians mean by empiricism, examines the origins, growth and persistence of empirical methods, and shows how students can apply these methods to their own work.
     
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  11. Philip J. Stephens, Patrick S. Tarpey, Helen Davies, Peter Van Loo, Chris Greenman, David C. Wedge, Serena Nik-Zainal, Sancha Martin, Ignacio Varela & Graham R. Bignell (2012). The Landscape of Cancer Genes and Mutational Processes in Breast Cancer. In Jeffrey Kastner (ed.), Nature. Mit Press. 400-404.score: 430.0
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  12. Auguste Comte, J. Daniel, Basil Davidson, Merryl Wyn Davies, W. D. Davies, David De Silva, P. A. Deiros, K. N. O. Dharmadasa, C. G. Diehl & E. Don-Yehiya (1995). 310 Name Index Cockburn, Claud 68 Collins, S. 208, 210 Comaroff, J. 272. In Wendy James (ed.), The Pursuit of Certainty: Religious and Cultural Formulations. Routledge.score: 420.0
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  13. Margaret Davies, Ngaire Naffine, Anthony J. Connolly, Margaret Thornton, Rosalind F. Atherton & Peter Drahos (2003). Margaret Davies and Ngaire Naffine. Are Persons Property? Legal Debates About Property and Personality [Book Symposium.]. Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy 28 (2003):189.score: 420.0
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  14. Gordon L. Davies (1975). The History of the Study of Landforms, Ii. The Life Find Work of William Morris Davis by Richard J. Chorley, Robert P. Beckinsale, and Antony J. Dunn. [REVIEW] History of Science 13:139-145.score: 420.0
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  15. R. Stecker & S. Davies (2010). The Hypothetical Intentionalist's Dilemma: A Reply to Levinson. British Journal of Aesthetics 50 (3):307-312.score: 300.0
    In a recent essay, Jerrold Levinson defends his version of hypothetical intentionalism (HI), which is a theory of literary interpretation, from two criticisms. The first, argued by Stephen Davies, is that it is equivalent to the value-maximizing view. The second, argued by Robert Stecker, is that there are straightforward counterexamples to HI. We will argue that Levinson does not successfully fend off either criticism, and further, that in the process of attempting to do so, creates another dilemma for (...)
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  16. Stephen Davies, The Origins of Balinese Legong.score: 300.0
    The Genre Legong is a secular (balih-balihan) Balinese dance genre (Anon. 1971).[1] Though originally associated with the palace,[2] legong has long been performed in villages, especially at temple ceremonies, as well as at Balinese festivals of the arts. Since the 1920s, abridged versions of legong dances have featured in concerts organized for tourists and in overseas tours by Balinese orchestras. Indeed, the dance has become culturally emblematic, and its image is used to advertise Bali to the world. Traditionally, the dancers (...)
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  17. J. Smallwood, J. B. Davies, D. Heim, F. Finnigan, M. Sudberry & Obonsawin M. O'Connor R. (2004). Subjective Experience and the Attentional Lapse: Task Engagement and Disengagement During Sustained Attention. Consciousness and Cognition 13 (4):657-90.score: 280.0
  18. Rebekah C. White, Anne M. Aimola Davies, Terri J. Halleen & Martin Davies (2010). Tactile Expectations and the Perception of Self-Touch: An Investigation Using the Rubber Hand Paradigm. Consciousness and Cognition 19 (2):505-519.score: 280.0
  19. Elizabeth M. Wolkovich, B. I. Cook, J. M. Allen, T. M. Crimmins, J. L. Betancourt, S. E. Travers, S. Pau, J. Regetz, T. J. Davies & N. J. B. Kraft (2012). Warming Experiments Underpredict Plant Phenological Responses to Climate Change. In Jeffrey Kastner (ed.), Nature. Mit Press. 494-497.score: 280.0
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  20. C. Currie, J. Green, S. Davies & C. Morgan (1997). Cost Effectiveness of Medical Ethics Training. Journal of Medical Ethics 23 (5):328-328.score: 280.0
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  21. A. D. Parton, M. F. Bradshaw, B. J. Rogers & I. R. L. Davies (1996). The Effect of Surface Orientation on the Perception of Stereoscopic Corrugations. In Enrique Villanueva (ed.), Perception. Ridgeview. 67-68.score: 280.0
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  22. J. Arnold & K. Davies (1998). Ditchfield. In John Arnold, Kate Davies & Simon Ditchfield (eds.), History and Heritage: Consuming the Past in Contemporary Culture. Donhead.score: 280.0
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  23. Ernest D. Kemble, Thomas J. Skoglund & Vicki A. Davies (1980). Effects of Ethanol on Threshold and Duration of Amygdaloid Kindled Seizures. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 16 (4):299-300.score: 280.0
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  24. Rosemary K. Rushmer, Diane Kelly, Murray Lough, Joyce E. Wilkinson, Gail J. Greig & Huw T. O. Davies (2007). The Learning Practice Inventory: Diagnosing and Developing Learning Practices in the UK. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 13 (2):206-211.score: 280.0
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  25. R. J. (1994). [Z Nowości Zagranicznych] Zagadnienia Filozoficzne W Matematyce J.M. Folina, Poincaré and the Philosophy of Mathematics, 1992. K. Jacobs, Invitation to Mathematics, 1992. D. M. Davis, The Nature and Power of Mathematics, 1993. G. Hellman, Mathemati. [REVIEW] Zagadnienia Filozoficzne W Nauce 16.score: 260.0
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  26. Stephen Davies (1997). John Cage's 4'33'': Is It Music? Australasian Journal of Philosophy 75 (4):448 – 462.score: 240.0
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  27. Stephen Davies (2006). Authors' Intentions, Literary Interpretation, and Literary Value. British Journal of Aesthetics 46 (3):223-247.score: 240.0
    I discuss three theories regarding the interpretation of fictional literature: actual intentionalism (author's intentions constrain how their works are to be interpreted), hypothetical intentionalism (interpretations are justified as those most likely intended by a postulated author), and the value-maximizing theory (interpretations presenting the work in the most favourable light are to be preferred). I claim that actual intentionalism cannot account for the appropriateness or legitimacy of some interpretations, or alternatively that it must be weakened to the point that the considerations (...)
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  28. Stephen Davies (2004). The Cluster Theory of Art. British Journal of Aesthetics 44 (3):297-300.score: 240.0
    Berys Gaut has recently defended a cluster account of art. He proposes it as superior to other anti-essentialist positions. I argue that his defence of this claim is unconvincing. Not only is the cluster theory consistent with the current crop of disjunctive definitions, it is at its most plausible when seen in such terms.
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  29. Stephen Davies (1991). The Ontology of Musical Works and the Authenticity of Their Performances. Noûs 25 (1):21-41.score: 240.0
  30. Stephen Davies (2004). The Know-How of Musical Performance. Philosophy of Music Education Review 12 (2):154-159.score: 240.0
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  31. Stephen Davies (2001). Musical Works and Performances: A Philosophical Exploration. Oxford University Press.score: 240.0
    What are musical works? Are they discovered or created? Can recordings substitute faithfully for live performances? This book considers these and other intriguing questions. It first outlines the nature of musical works, their relation to performances, and their notational specification; it then considers authenticity in performance, musical traditions, and recordings. Comprehensive and original, the volume discusses many kinds of music, applying its conclusions to issues as diverse as the authentic performance movement, the cultural integrity of ethnic music, and the implications (...)
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  32. Stephen Davies (2011). Infectious Music: Music-Listener Emotional Contagion. In Amy Coplan & Peter Goldie (eds.), Empathy: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives. Oxford University Press.score: 240.0
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  33. Stephen Davies (2009). Responding Emotionally to Fictions. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 67 (3):269 - 284.score: 240.0
    It is widely held that there is a paradox in the fact that we respond emotionally to characters, situations, or events that we know to be fictional, or in other words, when they do not exist. To take a familiar example.
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  34. Stephen Davies (2010). Functional Beauty Examined. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 40 (2):315-332.score: 240.0
    In Functional Beauty, Glenn Parsons and Allen Carlson defend the importance of Functional Beauty—that is, the view that an item's fitness (or otherwise) for its proper function is a source of positive (or negative) aesthetic value—within a unified comprehensive aesthetic theory that encompasses art, the everyday, animals and organic nature, natural environments and inorganic nature, and artifacts. In the following section, I outline the main lines of argument presented in the book. I then criticize some of these arguments. I do (...)
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  35. Stephen Davies (1994). Musical Understanding and Musical Kinds. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 52 (1):69-81.score: 240.0
  36. Stephen Davies (1999). Rock Versus Classical Music. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 57 (2):193-204.score: 240.0
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  37. Stephen Davies (1983). Is Music a Language of the Emotions? British Journal of Aesthetics 23 (3):222-233.score: 240.0
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  38. Stephen Davies (2010). Perceiving Melodies and Perceiving Musical Colors. Review of Philosophy and Psychology 1 (1):19-39.score: 240.0
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  39. Stephen Davies (1997). First Art and Art's Definition. Southern Journal of Philosophy 35 (1):19-34.score: 240.0
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  40. Stephen Davies (2007). Balinese Aesthetics. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 65 (1):21–29.score: 240.0
    According to the Balinese expert, Dr. Anak Agung Mad ´e Djelantik, “no writings about aesthetics specifically as a discipline exist in Bali.”1 The arts are discussed in ancient palm leaf texts, but mainly in connection with religion, spirituality, ceremony, and the like. However, there are famous accounts by expatriate Westerners and anthropologists.2 There have also been collaborations between Balinese and Western scholars.3 In addition, there is a significant literature written in Indonesian by Balinese experts, beginning in the 1970s.4 Considerable experience (...)
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  41. Stephen Davies (2005). Beardsley and the Autonomy of the Work of Art. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 63 (2):179–183.score: 240.0
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  42. Stephen Davies (2006). Aesthetic Judgements, Artworks and Functional Beauty. Philosophical Quarterly 56 (223):224-241.score: 240.0
    I offer an analysis of the role played by consideration of an item's functions when it is judged aesthetically. The account applies also to artworks, of which some serve extrinsic functions (such as the glorification of God and the communication of religious lore) and others have the function of being contemplated for their own sake alone. Along the way, I deny that aesthetic judgements fit the model of judgements either of free beauty or of dependent beauty, given how these two (...)
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  43. David Davies (2009). Creations of the Mind: Theories of Artifacts and Their Representation • by Eric Margolis and Stephen Laurence. Analysis 69 (1):171-172.score: 240.0
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  44. Stephen Davies (2006). Artistic Expression and the Hard Case of Pure Music. In Matthew Kieran (ed.), Contemporary debates in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Blackwell Publishing.score: 240.0
    In its narrative, dramatic, and representational genres, art regularly depicts contexts for human emotions and their expressions. It is not surprising, then, that these artforms are often about emotional experiences and displays, and that they are also concerned with the expression of emotion. What is more interesting is that abstract art genres may also include examples that are highly expressive of human emotion. Pure music – that is, stand-alone music played on musical instruments excluding the human voice, and without words, (...)
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  45. Stephen Davies (2003). I Wanna Be Me: Rock Music and the Politics of Identity. British Journal of Aesthetics 43 (2):199-201.score: 240.0
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  46. Michael J. B. Allen, Valery Rees & Martin Davies (eds.) (2002). Marsilio Ficino: His Theology, His Philosophy, His Legacy. Brill.score: 240.0
    This volume consists of 21 essays on Marsilio Ficino (1433-99), the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus-priest who was the architect of Renaissance Platonism.
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  47. Stephen Davies (1995). Relativism in Interpretation. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 53 (1):8-13.score: 240.0
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  48. Stephen Davies (2009). Aesthetics and Music • by Andy Hamilton. Analysis 69 (2):397-398.score: 240.0
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  49. Stephen Davies (2011). Musical Understandings. New York;Oxford University Press.score: 240.0
    In this chapter, I discuss the kinds of understanding expected of and evinced by skilled listeners, performers, analysts, and composers. I confine the discussion to Western, purely instrumental music, mainly with the classical tradition in mind.[1] And I refer primarily to the Anglophone literature of "analytic" philosophy of music. As will become apparent, my concern is with an analysis that maps what are meant to be familiar aspects of musical experience. I investigate the various understandings expected of an accomplished listener, (...)
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  50. Stephen Davies (2006). The Philosophy of Art. Blackwell Pub..score: 240.0
    Written with clarity, wit, and rigor, The Philosophy of Art provides an incisive account of the core topics in the field. The first volume in the new Foundations of the Philosophy of the Arts series, designed to provide crisp introductions to the fundamental general questions about art, as well as to questions about the several arts (such as literature, music or painting). Presents a clear and insightful introduction to central topics and on-going debates in the philosophy of art. Eight sections (...)
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