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  1. Steven Orla Kimbrough (1979). On the Reduction of Genetics to Molecular Biology. Philosophy of Science 46 (3):389-406.score: 870.0
    The applicability of Nagel's concept of theory reduction, and related concepts of reduction, to the reduction of genetics to molecular biology is examined using the lactose operon in Escherichia coli as an example. Geneticists have produced the complete nucleotide sequence of two of the genes which compose this operon. If any example of reduction in genetics should fit Nagel's analysis, the lactose operon should. Nevertheless, Nagel's formal conditions of theory reduction are inapplicable in this case. Instead, it is argued that (...)
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  2. Steven Orla Kimbrough (1980). On the Use of Likelihood as a Guide to Truth. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1980:117 - 128.score: 870.0
    Confirmation functions are generally thought of as probability functions. The well known difficulties associated with the probabilistic confirmation functions proposed to date indicate that functions other than probability functions should be investigated for the purpose of developing an adequate basis for confirmation theory. This paper deals with one such function, the likelihood function. First, it is argued here that likelihood is not a probability function. Second, a proof is given that, in the limit, likelihood can be used to determine which (...)
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  3. Steven O. Kimbrough & Hua Hua (1991). On Nonmonotonic Reasoning with the Method of Sweeping Presumptions. Minds and Machines 1 (4):393-416.score: 240.0
    Reasoning almost always occurs in the face of incomplete information. Such reasoning is nonmonotonic in the sense that conclusions drawn may later be withdrawn when additional information is obtained. There is an active literature on the problem of modeling such nonmonotonic reasoning, yet no category of method-let alone a single method-has been broadly accepted as the right approach. This paper introduces a new method, called sweeping presumptions, for modeling nonmonotonic reasoning. The (...)
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  4. Scott Kimbrough (1998). Anti-Individualism and Fregeanism. Philosophical Quarterly 48 (193):470-482.score: 30.0
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  5. Robert B. Talisse, Maureen Eckert, Norman Bowie, Steven M. Cahn, Randall Curren, Alan Goldman, Tziporah Kasachkoff, Peter Markie, John O'Connor, David Rosenthal, Robert Simon, David Shatz, George Sher, Douglas Stalker & Christine Vitrano (2009). A Teacher's Life: Essays for Steven M. Cahn. Lexington Books.score: 21.0
    This is a collection of 13 essays honoring Steven Cahn, presented to him on the occasion of his 25th year as Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York.
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  6. Don Howard, Are Elementary Particles Individuals? A Critical Appreciation of Steven French and Décio Krause's Identity in Physics: A Historical, Philosophical, and Formal Analysis.score: 18.0
    Steven French and Décio Krause have written what bids fair to be, for years to come, the definitive philosophical treatment of the problem of the individuality of elementary particles in quantum mechanics and quantum field theory. The book begins with a long and dense argument for the view that elementary particles are most helpfully regarded as non-individuals, and it concludes with an earnest attempt to develop a formal apparatus for describing such non-individual entities better suited to the task than (...)
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  7. Timothy Krahn, Andrew Fenton & Letitia Meynell (2010). Novel Neurotechnologies in Film—a Reading of Steven Spielberg's Minority Report. Neuroethics 3 (1):73-88.score: 18.0
    The portrayal of novel neurotechnologies in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report serves to inoculate viewers from important moral considerations that are displaced by the film’s somewhat singular emphasis on the question of how to reintroduce freedom of choice into an otherwise technology driven world. This sets up a crisis mentality and presents a false dilemma regarding the appropriate use, and regulation, of neurotechnologies. On the one hand, it seems that centralized power is required to both control and effectively implement such (...)
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  8. Steven Gerrard (1999). How Old Are These Bones? Putnam, Wittgenstein and Verification: Steven Gerrard. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 73 (1):135–150.score: 18.0
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  9. Steven Pinker, There Will Always Be an English by Steven Pinker.score: 18.0
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- What will English be like a hundred years from now? No one has ever observed what happens when a language is used for a century in a global village. Will MTV and CNN infiltrate every yurt and houseboat and drive out all other languages? Will regional accents go extinct, leaving everyone sounding like a Midwestern newscaster? Some language lovers worry that e-mail and chat rooms will influence writing & F2F (face-to-face) lang. & leadd it 2 loose it's (...)
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  10. Keith Gunderson (2003). Steven Lehar's Gestalt Bubble Model of Visual Experience: The Embodied Percipient, Emergent Holism, and the Ultimate Question of Consciousness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (4):413-414.score: 18.0
    Aspects of an example of simulated shared subjectivity can be used both to support Steven Lehar's remarks on embodied percipients and to triangulate in a novel way the so-called “hard problem” of consciousness which Lehar wishes to “sidestep,” but which, given his other contentions regarding emergent holism, raises questions about whether he has been able or willing to do so.
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  11. Selmer Bringsjord (2001). Are We Evolved Computers?: A Critical Review of Steven Pinker's How the Mind Works. [REVIEW] Philosophical Psychology 14 (2):227 – 243.score: 18.0
    Steven Pinker's How the mind works (HTMW) marks in my opinion an historic point in the history of humankind's attempt to understand itself. Socrates delivered his "know thyself" imperative rather long ago, and now, finally, in this behemoth of a book, published at the dawn of a new millennium, Pinker steps up to have psychology tell us what we are: computers crafted by evolution - end of story; mystery solved; and the poor philosophers, having never managed to obey Socrates' (...)
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  12. Steven Gross, Steven Gross.score: 18.0
    Should a theory of meaning state what sentences mean, and can a Davidsonian theory of meaning in particular do so? Max Ko¨lbel answers both questions affirmatively. I argue, however, that the phenomena of non-homophony, non-truth-conditional aspects of meaning, semantic mood, and context-sensitivity provide prima facie obstacles for extending Davidsonian truth-theories to yield meaning-stating theorems. Assessing some natural moves in reply requires a more fully developed conception of the task of such theories than Ko¨lbel provides. A more developed conception is also (...)
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  13. Howard Sankey (2014). On Relativism and Pluralism: Response to Steven Bland. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 47:98-103.score: 18.0
    This paper responds to criticism presented by Steven Bland of my naturalistic approach to epistemic relativism. In my view, the central argument for epistemic relativism derives from the Pyrrhonian problem of the criterion. This opens relativism to an anti-sceptical response. I combine Roderick Chisholm’s particularist response to the problem of the criterion with a reliabilist conception of epistemic warrant. A distinction is made between epistemic norms which provide genuine warrant and those which do not. On the basis of this (...)
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  14. John Sarnecki & Matthew Sponheimer (2002). Why Neanderthals Hate Poetry: A Critical Notice of Steven Mithen's the Prehistory of Mind. Philosophical Psychology 15 (2):173 – 184.score: 18.0
    The significance of historical advances in human development has been widely debated within cognitive science. Steven Mithen's recent book, The prehistory of mind (London: Thames & Hudson, 1996), presents an archeologist's attempt to explain the details of cognitive development within the framework of modern anthropology and cognitive psychology. We argue that Mithen's attempt fails for a number of different reasons. The relationship between the archeological evidence he considers and his conclusions is problematic. We maintain that it is difficult to (...)
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  15. Virginia Moyer, Steven M. Teutsch & Jeffrey R. Botkin (2009). Virginia Moyer, Steven M. Teutsch, and Jeffrey R. Botkin Reply. Hastings Center Report 39 (1):7-8.score: 18.0
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  16. Steven Mulhall (1998). The Givenness of Grammar: A Reply to Steven Affeltd. European Journal of Philosophy 6 (1):32–44.score: 18.0
    The article contests Affeldt's critique of Mulhall's "Stanley Cavell: Philosophy's Recounting of the Ordinary," by asking how deep the conflict between what Affeldt proposes as Cavell's account of Wittgenstein's notion of grammar and that of Baker and Hacker really goes. It argues that Affeldt's critique is successful against one interpretation of the claims that grammar consists of a framework of rules and that criteria function as a basis for judgment, but that other interpretations of these claims are available and appear (...)
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  17. Steven Joffe & Franklin G. Miller (2008). Steven Joffe and Franklin G. Miller Reply. Hastings Center Report 38 (5):7-7.score: 18.0
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  18. Vlastimil Zuska (2011). Steven Shaviro, Without Criteria: Kant, Whitehead, Deleuze, and Aesthetics. Estetika 48 (2):254-261.score: 18.0
    A review of Steven Shaviro´s Without Criteria: Kant, Whitehead, Deleuze, and Aesthetics (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009, xvi + 174 pp. ISBN 978-0-262-19576-8).
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  19. Stephen C. Maxson (1999). Some Misunderstandings and Misinterpretations About Sociobiology and Behavior Genetics in Lifelines by Steven Rose. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (5):898-899.score: 18.0
    Lifelines by Steven Rose is supposed to present a new perspective on biology replacing an emphasis on genes with one on organisms. However, much of the book is a highly biased critique of sociobiology and behavior genetics. Some of the flaws in Rose's description and depiction of these fields are presented and refuted. Also, it would appear that these aspects of the book and many others are, in fact, related more to Rose's perennial concern for the ideology, social origins (...)
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  20. Inga Römer (2014). Steven Crowell: Normativity and Phenomenology in Husserl and Heidegger. Husserl Studies 30 (3):283-291.score: 18.0
    In seinem neuen Buch vertieft Steven Crowell seine Auffassung der Phänomenologie als Transzendentalphilosophie, die es mit dem normativen Raum des Sinnes (space of meaning) zu tun habe (vgl. Crowell 2001). Sowohl Husserl als auch Heidegger führen aus seiner Sicht innerhalb der Phänomenologie die kantische Tradition der Transzendentalphilosophie weiter, indem sie der Frage nach den „transzendentalen Bedingungen der Konstitution oder Enthüllung des Sinnes“ (S. 1) nachgehen.Vgl. auch den von Steven Crowell mit herausgegebenen Band Transcendental Heidegger (2007). Da der Sinn (...)
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  21. Jacob Rump (forthcoming). Steven Crowell: Normativity and Phenomenology in Husserl and Heidegger. Continental Philosophy Review:1-7.score: 18.0
    Steven Crowell’s book is a welcome addition to the literature in phenomenology as well as a demonstration of the importance of phenomenology for those working in other areas of contemporary philosophy, especially those areas of Anglo-American philosophy concerned with normativity, meaning and the philosophy of action. Through a series of thirteen independent but thematically linked essays, he offers a novel account of the importance of normativity to phenomenology, a carefully argued re-thinking of the Husserlian and early Heideggerian accounts of (...)
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  22. Irene Comins Mingol (2013). PINKER, Steven, Los ángeles que llevamos dentro. El declive de la violencia y sus implicaciones, Barcelona: Paidós, 2012. Daimon 59:209-210.score: 18.0
    Reseña del libro: Steven Pinker (2012): Los ángeles que llevamos dentro, el declive de la violencia y sus implicaciones , Barcelona, Paidós.
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  23. Steven Rybin (2011). Frederick Wasser (2010) Steven Spielberg's America. Film-Philosophy 15 (1):247-254.score: 18.0
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  24. Steven Bartlett (1977). "Philosophy and Language," by Steven Davis. Modern Schoolman 54 (4):406-406.score: 18.0
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  25. Michael Cournoyea (2010). Steven Shapin. The Scientific Life: A Moral History of a Late Modern Vocation. Spontaneous Generations 4 (1):273-275.score: 18.0
    In The Scientific Life, Steven Shapin argues that people and their virtues matter in late modern science. While scientists struggle to remain objective and impersonal, it is the personal, familiar, and charismatic—the traits once swept aside as vices by the scientifically virtuous—that have come to embody the “truth-speakers” of late modernity. With an enormous and sometimes daunting wealth of primary sources (from technical commentaries to his own sociological fieldwork), Steven Shapin breathes life back into these quotidian virtues. The (...)
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  26. Steven Miller (1992). Steven Miller. Social Epistemology 6 (1):23-33.score: 18.0
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  27. Daniel H. Cohen (1988). A Reply to Steven M Cahn. Analysis 48.score: 18.0
    Steven m cahn, In the june 1987 issue of "analysis", Asks how a principled divesture of stocks is possible. Selling stock requires a buyer, So no net reduction of objectionable economic behavior results. Is divestiture merely self-Righteous cleansing of one's own hands? not necessarily. It is argued that divesture as a means to influence corporate behavior, And not just as a means to a clean portfolio, Can be justified.
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  28. Steven E. Hyman (2012). Interview with Steven E. Hyman. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 16 (1):3-5.score: 18.0
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  29. Otasio Bueno, Henry Jackman, Jonathan M. Weinberg & Steven D. Hales (2008). Book Symposium: Steven D. Hales, Relativism and the Foundations of Philosophy (Mit Press, 2006). International Journal of Philosophical Studies 16 (2).score: 18.0
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  30. Steven Jensen (2003). A Long Discussion Regarding Steven A. Long's Interpretation of the Moral Species. The Thomist 67 (4):623-643.score: 18.0
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  31. Steven Pinker (2002). Steven Pinker. Cognitive Science 1991 (1996).score: 18.0
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  32. A. Reply to Steven Rappaport (1997). Relativism and Truth: A Reply to Steven Rappaport Michael P. Lynch. Philosophia 25:417.score: 18.0
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  33. Jerry A. Fodor (2005). Reply to Steven Pinker So How Does the Mind Work?. Mind and Language 20 (1):25-32.score: 15.0
  34. Gaverick Matheny (2003). Least Harm: A Defense of Vegetarianism From Steven Davis's Omnivorous Proposal. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 16 (5):505-511.score: 15.0
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  35. Desmond M. Clarke (1995). Malebranche and Occasionalism: A Reply to Steven Nadler. Journal of the History of Philosophy 33 (3):499-504.score: 15.0
    In Malebranche's account of occasional causality, God exercises his general will with respect to every event that merits a causal explanation. Nadler distinguishes two pictures of God's involvement; (1) there are as many distinct acts of God's will as there are causal events to be explained; (2) God's will is exercised once only, when the natural order of causes is created. I argue that Malebranche's concept of God is inconsistent with a real distinction between God and acts of his will, (...)
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  36. Taylor Carman (2002). Review of Steven Galt Crowell, Husserl, Heidegger, and the Space of Meaning: Paths Toward Transcendental Phenomenology. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2002 (2).score: 15.0
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  37. Mary Clayton Coleman (2010). Sobel, David , and Wall, Steven , Eds. Reasons for Action . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009 . Pp. 288. $90.00 (Cloth). [REVIEW] Ethics 120 (3):631-635.score: 15.0
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  38. Alfredo Pereira (2008). Steven Horst, Beyond Reduction: Philosophy of Mind and Post-Reductionist Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind Series. [REVIEW] Minds and Machines 18 (3):421-423.score: 15.0
  39. Dan Zahavi (2003). Steven Galt Crowell: 'Husserl, Heidegger, and the Space of Meaning: Paths Toward Transcendental Phenomenology'. [REVIEW] Continental Philosophy Review 36 (3):325-334.score: 15.0
  40. Joseph Carroll (1998). Steven Pinker's Cheesecake for the Mind. Philosophy and Literature 22 (2):478-485.score: 15.0
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  41. Bart Streumer (2011). Review of David Sobel and Steven Wall, Reasons for Action. [REVIEW] Analysis 71 (1):200-202.score: 15.0
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  42. Thomas Hurka (2001). Liberalism, Perfectionism and Restraint. Steven Wall. Mind 110 (439):878-881.score: 15.0
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  43. Jonathan M. Weinberg (2008). Naturalism and Intuitions: Commentary on Steven Hales, Relativism and the Foundations of Philosophy. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 16 (2):263 – 270.score: 15.0
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  44. Francis Cheneval (2000). Steven V. Hicks, International Law and the Possibility of a Just World Order. An Essay on Hegel's Universalism. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 3 (4):457-459.score: 15.0
  45. Nate Zuckerman (2010). Steven Crowell and Jeff Malpas (Eds): Transcendental Heidegger. [REVIEW] Continental Philosophy Review 43 (4):575-578.score: 15.0
  46. Kevin Corrigan, Richard Patterson, Garth Tissol, Peter Wakefield & Jack Zupko (2010). Steven K. Strange 1950-2009. International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 4 (1):1-3.score: 15.0
  47. Kurt Smith (2012). Occasionalism: Causation Among the Cartesians. By Steven Nadler. (Oxford UP, 2011. Pp. Xii + 207. Price £37.00.). Philosophical Quarterly 62 (248):643-643.score: 15.0
  48. W. Glannon (2011). The Philosophy of Death * by Steven Luper. Analysis 71 (3):601-603.score: 15.0
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  49. Guy Lancaster (2010). Against Perfectionism: Defending Liberal Neutrality. By Steven Lecce. Heythrop Journal 51 (4):702-703.score: 15.0
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  50. John Dupre (1999). Book Review:How the Mind Works Steven Pinker. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 66 (3):489-.score: 15.0
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