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  1. Steven Frederick Savitt (ed.) (1995). Time's Arrows Today: Recent Physical and Philosophical Work on the Direction of Time. Cambridge University Press.score: 870.0
    While experience tells us that time flows from the past to the present and into the future, a number of philosophical and physical objections exist to this commonsense view of dynamic time. In an attempt to make sense of this conundrum, philosophers and physicists are forced to confront fascinating questions, such as: Can effects precede causes? Can one travel in time? Can the expansion of the Universe or the process of measurement in quantum mechanics define a direction in time? In (...)
     
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  2. Steven F. Savitt (1977). The Structure of Scientific Theories, Edited and with a Critical Introduction by Frederick Suppe. Dialogue 16 (02):328-345.score: 810.0
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  3. Steven Savitt & Roberto Torretti (2011). Time in the Special Theory of Relativity. In Craig Callender (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time. Oxford University Press. 546--570.score: 240.0
  4. Steven Savitt, Presentism and Eternalism in Perspective.score: 240.0
    The distinction between presentism and eternalism is usually sought in some formula like ‘Only presently existing things exist’ or ‘Past, present, and future events are equally real’. I argue that ambiguities in the copula prevent these slogans from distinguishing significant opposed positions. I suggest in addition that one can find a series of significant distinctions if one takes spacetime structure into account. These presentisms and eternalisms are not contradictory. They are complementary elements of a complete naturalistic philosophy of time.
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  5. Steven F. Savitt (2000). There's No Time Like the Present (in Minkowski Spacetime). Philosophy of Science 67 (3):574.score: 240.0
    Mark Hinchliff concludes a recent paper, "The Puzzle of Change," with a section entitled "Is the Presentist Refuted by the Special Theory of Relativity?" His answer is "no." I respond by arguing that presentists face great difficulties in merely stating their position in Minkowski spacetime. I round up some likely candidates for the job and exhibit their deficiencies.
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  6. Steven Savitt (2002). On Absolute Becoming and the Myth of Passage. In Craig Callender (ed.), Time, Reality & Experience. 153-.score: 240.0
    I propose that the passage of time is the successive occurrence of sets of simultaneous events (assuming classical or Newtonian spacetime structure as background). This conception of passage, I claim, is lean enough to survive the criticisms of passage-deniers while robust enough to satisfy the needs of passage-affirmers. I undertake to describe and defend this minimal notion of passage.
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  7. Steven F. Savitt (1993). The Structure and Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics R. I. G. Hughes Cambridge, MA, and London: Harvard University Press, 1989, Ix + 369 Pp., US$42.50. [REVIEW] Dialogue 32 (04):833-.score: 240.0
  8. Steven Savitt (1993). Selective Scientific Realism, Constructive Empiricism, and the Unification of Theories. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 18 (1):154-165.score: 240.0
  9. Steven F. Savitt (1994). Is Classical Mechanics Time Reversal Invariant? British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (3):907-913.score: 240.0
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  10. Steven F. Savitt (1994). The Replacement of Time. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 72 (4):463 – 474.score: 240.0
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  11. Steven F. Savitt (1996). The Direction of Time. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 47 (3):347-370.score: 240.0
    The aim of this essay is to introduce philosophers of science to some recent philosophical discussions of the nature and origin of the direction of time. The essay is organized around books by Hans Reichenbach, Paul Horwich, and Huw Price. I outline their major arguments and treat certain critical points in detail. I speculate at the end about the ways in which the subject may continue to develop and in which it may connect with other areas of philosophy.
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  12. Steven F. Savitt (1992). World Enough and Space-Time. Dialogue 31 (04):701-.score: 240.0
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  13. Steven F. Savitt (1986). Foundations of Space-Time Theories: Relativistic Physics Philosophy of Science Michael Friedman Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1983. Pp. Xvi, 385. $35.00. [REVIEW] Dialogue 25 (02):388-.score: 240.0
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  14. Steven F. Savitt (1974). Rorty's Disappearance Theory. Philosophical Studies 28 (6):433-36.score: 240.0
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  15. Steven F. Savitt (2012). Of Time and the Two Images. Humana.Mente - Journal of Philosophical Studies 21.score: 240.0
    In this paper I argue that the clash of the Sellars’ two images is particularly acute in the case of time. In Time and the World Order Sellars seems embarked on a quest to locate manifest time in Minkowski spacetime. I suggest that he should have argued for the replacement of manifest time with the local, path-dependent time of the “scientific image”, just as he suggests that manifest objects must be replaced by their scientific counterparts.
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  16. Steven F. Savitt (2001). A Limited Defense of Passage. American Philosophical Quarterly 38 (3):261 - 270.score: 240.0
  17. Paul Bartha & Steven F. Savitt (1998). Second-Guessing Second Nature. Analysis 58 (4):252–263.score: 240.0
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  18. Steven F. Savitt (1987). Absolute Informational Content. Synthese 70 (February):185-90.score: 240.0
  19. Steven Savitt (2005). Time Travel and Becoming. The Monist 88 (3):413-422.score: 240.0
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  20. Steven F. Savitt (1990). Epistemological Time Asymmetry. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1990:317 - 324.score: 240.0
    In a recent book, Asymmetries in Time, Paul Horwich presents a systematic account of various temporal asymmetries, including a neo-Reichenbachian account of the (apparent) fact that we know more about the past than the future, the epistemological time asymmetry. I find some obscurities in Horwich's presentation, however, and I argue that when his view is understood in a way that I shall propose, it does represent an advance on Reichenbach's, but it fails to vindicate Horwich's "main point...that our special knowledge (...)
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  21. Steven Savitt (2004). Time and Space Barry Dainton Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001, Xiv + 386 Pp., $75.00, $29.95 Paper. [REVIEW] Dialogue 43 (01):174-.score: 240.0
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  22. Steven Savitt (1972). I-Counting is Counting. Philosophy of Science 39 (1):72-73.score: 240.0
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  23. Morris Lipson & Steven Savitt (1993). A Dilemma for Causal Reliabilist Theories of Knowledge. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 23 (1):55 - 74.score: 240.0
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  24. Martin Rudwick, Naomi Oreskes, David Oldroyd, David Philip Miller, Alan Chalmers, John Forge, David Turnbull, Peter Slezak, David Bloor, Craig Callender, Keith Hutchison, Steven Savitt & Huw Price (1996). Review Symposia. Metascience 5 (1):7-85.score: 240.0
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  25. Steven F. Savitt (1982). Tachyon Signals, Causal Paradoxes, and the Relativity of Simultaneity. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:277 - 292.score: 240.0
    Some elementary properties of tachyons are described and then it is argued that the claim that (T) Tachyons exist, is incompatible with the truth of the Special Theory of Relativity (STR). First it is argued that from T, STR, and the negation of the principle that (Pl) Effect never precedes cause, one can derive a paradoxical conclusion, one of the so-called "causal paradoxes". An obvious response is to affirm (Pl), but then it is argued that (Pl) and (T) entail that (...)
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  26. Steven F. Savitt (1999). Critical Notice of John Earman Bangs, Crunches, Whimpers, and Shrieks. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 29 (3):479-490.score: 240.0
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  27. Steven F. Savitt (2009). The Transient Nows. In. In Wayne C. Myrvold & Joy Christian (eds.), Quantum Reality, Relativistic Causality, and Closing the Epistemic Circle. Springer. 349--362.score: 240.0
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  28. Steven F. Savitt (1983). Fred I. Dretske, Knowledge and the Flow of Information Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 3 (2):55-58.score: 240.0
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  29. Steven Savitt (2001). Palle Yourgrau, Gödel Meets Einstein: Time Travel in the Gödel Universe Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 21 (3):229-233.score: 240.0
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  30. Steven F. Savitt (1992). Palle Yourgrau, The Disappearance of Time Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 12 (3):223-225.score: 240.0
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  31. Steven Savitt (2010). Relativity, Locality and Tense. In. In Mauricio Suarez, Mauro Dorato & Miklos Redei (eds.), Epsa Philosophical Issues in the Sciences. Springer. 211--217.score: 240.0
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  32. Steven F. Savitt (1990). 2-Avslmme. City ofqod (llartnottdsworthz Penguin Books, 1984). _. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 41:461-472.score: 240.0
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  33. Steven F. Savitt (1991). Critical Notice. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 21 (3):399-417.score: 240.0
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  34. Steven F. Savitt (1979). Davidson's Psycho-Physical Anomalism. Nature and System 1 (September):203-213.score: 240.0
     
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  35. Steven F. Savitt (2006). Introduction. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 37 (3):393.score: 240.0
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  36. Steven Savitt (1969). Review: Jens Erik Fenstad, On the Completeness of Some Transfinite Recursive Progressions of Axiomatic Theories. [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 34 (1):131-131.score: 240.0
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  37. Steven F. Savitt (1982). Searle's Demon and the Brain Simulator. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 5 (2):342.score: 240.0
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  38. Edited By Steven Savitt (2006). The Arrows of Time, 2006. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 37 (3):393.score: 240.0
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  39. Steven Savitt (2004). Time and Space. Dialogue 43 (1):174-174.score: 240.0
     
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  40. Steven Rybin (2011). Frederick Wasser (2010) Steven Spielberg's America. Film-Philosophy 15 (1):247-254.score: 126.0
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  41. Cynthia R. Nielsen (2012). Resistance is Not Futile: Frederick Douglass on Panoptic Plantations and the Un-Making of Docile Bodies and Enslaved Souls. Philosophy and Literature 35 (2):251-268.score: 24.0
    Frederick Douglass, in his first autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, describes how his sociopolitical identity was scripted by the white other and how his spatiotemporal existence was likewise constrained through constant surveillance and disciplinary dispositifs. Even so, Douglass was able to assert his humanity through creative acts of resistance. In this essay, I highlight the ways in which Douglass refused to accept the other-imposed narrative, demonstrating with his life the truth of his being—a human being (...)
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  42. Alexandre Korolev (2007). Indeterminism, Asymptotic Reasoning, and Time Irreversibility in Classical Physics. Philosophy of Science 74 (5):943-956.score: 24.0
    A recent proposal by Norton (2003) to show that a simple Newtonian system can exhibit stochastic acausal behavior by giving rise to spontaneous movements of a mass on the dome of a certain shape is examined. We discuss the physical significance of an often overlooked and yet important Lipschitz condition the violation of which leads to the existence of anomalous nontrivial solutions in this and similar cases. We show that the Lipschitz condition is closely linked with the time reversibility of (...)
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  43. Bernard R. Boxill (2009). Frederick Douglass's Patriotism. Journal of Ethics 13 (4):301 - 317.score: 24.0
    Although Frederick Douglass disclaimed any patriotism or love of the United States in the years when he considered its constitution to be pro-slavery, I argue that he was in fact always a patriot and always a lover of his country. This conclusion leads me to argue further that patriotism is not as expressly political as many philosophers suppose. Patriots love their country despite its politics and often unreasonably, although in loving their country they are concerned with its politics. The (...)
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  44. L. Nathan Oaklander (2004). Absolute Becoming and the Myth of Passage. Philo 7 (1):36-46.score: 24.0
    In a recent paper, Steven Savitt attempts to demonstrate that there is an area of common ground between one classic proponent of temporal passage, C.D. Broad, and one classic opponent of passage, D.C. Williams. According to Savitt, Broad's notion of “absolute becoming” as the ordered occurrence of (simultaneity sets of) events, and Williams’ notion of “literal passage,” as the happening of events strung along the four-dimensional space-time manifold, are indistinguishable. Savitt recognizes that some might think it (...)
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  45. David H. Guston (2012). The Pumpkin or the Tiger? Michael Polanyi, Frederick Soddy, and Anticipating Emerging Technologies. Minerva 50 (3):363-379.score: 24.0
    Imagine putting together a jigsaw puzzle that works like the board game in the movie “Jumanji”: When you finish, whatever the puzzle portrays becomes real. The children playing “Jumanji” learn to prepare for the reality that emerges from the next throw of the dice. But how would this work for the puzzle of scientific research? How do you prepare for unlocking the secrets of the atom, or assembling from the bottom-up nanotechnologies with unforeseen properties – especially when completion of such (...)
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  46. David Benatar (ed.) (2009). Life, Death, and Meaning: Key Philosophical Readings on the Big Questions. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc..score: 24.0
    Introduction -- Part I: The meaning of life -- Richard Taylor, The meaning of life -- Thomas Nagel, The absurd -- Richard Hare, Nothing matters -- W.D. Joske, Philosophy and the meaning of life -- Robert Nozick, Philosophy and the meaning of life -- David Schmidtz, The meanings of life -- Part II: Creating people -- Derek Parfit, Whether causing someone to exist can benefit this person -- John Leslie, Why not let life ecome extinct? -- James Lenman, On becoming (...)
     
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  47. Steven J. Luck Lisa M. Oakes, Heidi A. Baumgartner, Frederick S. Barrett, Ian M. Messenger (2013). Developmental Changes in Visual Short-Term Memory in Infancy: Evidence From Eye-Tracking. Frontiers in Psychology 4.score: 24.0
    We assessed visual short-term memory (VSTM) for color in 6- and 8-month-old infants (n = 76) using a one-shot change detection task. In this task, a sample array of two colored squares was visible for 517 ms, followed by a 317-ms retention period and then a 3000-ms test array consisting of one unchanged item and one item in a new color. We tracked gaze at 60 Hz while infants looked at the changed and unchanged items during test. When the two (...)
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  48. Margaret A. Boden, Richard B. Brandt, Peter Caldwell, Fred Feldman, John Martin Fischer, Richard Hare, David Hume, W. D. Joske, Immanuel Kant, Frederick Kaufman, James Lenman, John Leslie, Steven Luper-Foy, Michaelis Michael, Thomas Nagel, Robert Nozick, Derek Parfit, George Pitcher, Stephen E. Rosenbaum, David Schmidtz, Arthur Schopenhauer, David B. Suits, Richard Taylor & Bernard Williams (2004). Life, Death, and Meaning: Key Philosophical Readings on the Big Questions. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.score: 24.0
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  49. Nick Huggett, Steven French & Frederick Suppe (2000). Metaphilosophy and the History of the Philosophy of Science-The Structure of Scientific Theories Thirty Years On-Understanding Scientific Theories: An Assessment of Developments, 1969-1998. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 67 (3).score: 24.0
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  50. Steve M. Raciti, Timothy J. Fahey, R. Quinn Thomas, Peter B. Woodbury, Charles T. Driscoll, Frederick J. Carranti, David R. Foster, Philip S. Gwyther, Brian R. Hall & Steven P. Hamburg (2012). Local-Scale Carbon Budgets and Mitigation Opportunities for the Northeastern United States. BioScience 62 (1):23-38.score: 24.0
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