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  1. Zack Jenkins (2003). Do You Need to Believe in Orbitals to Use Them?: Realism and the Autonomy of Chemistry. Philosophy of Science 70 (5):1052-1062.score: 240.0
    Eric Scerri and other authors have acknowledged that the reality of chemical orbitals is not compatible with quantum mechanics. Recently, however, Scerri and Sharon Crasnow have argued that if chemists cannot consider orbitals as real entities, then chemistry is in danger of being reduced to physics. I argue that the question of the existence of orbitals is best viewed as an issue of approximation, not metaphysics: in many chemically important cases orbitals do not make sufficiently accurate predictions, and must be (...)
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  2. Jacqueline Jenkins (1995). cThis Lyf En Englyssh Tunge': Translation Anxiety in Late Medieval Lives of St Katherine Jacqueline Jenkins. Speculum 70:822-64.score: 180.0
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  3. C. S. I. Jenkins & Masashi Kasaki (forthcoming). The Traditional Conception of the a Priori. Synthese:1-22.score: 90.0
    In this paper, we explore the traditional conception of a prioricity as epistemic independence of evidence from sense experience. We investigate the fortunes of the traditional conception in the light of recent challenges by Timothy Williamson. We contend that Williamson’s arguments can be resisted in various ways. En route, we argue that Williamson’s views are not as distant from tradition (in particular, from Kant) as they might seem at first glance.
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  4. Naomi Zack (2010). The Fluid Symbol of Mixed Race. Hypatia 25 (4):875 - 890.score: 60.0
    Philosophers have little to lose in making practical proposals. If the proposals are enacted, the power of ideas to change the world is affirmed. If the proposals are rejected, there is new material for theoretical reflection. During the 1990s, I believed that broad public recognition of mixed race, particularly black and white mixed race, would contribute to an undoing of rigid and racist, socially constructed racial categories. I argued for such recognition in my first book, Race and Mixed Race ( (...) 1993), a follow-through anthology, American Mixed Race (Zack 1995), and numerous articles, especially the essay, ''Mixed Black and White Race and Public Policy," which appeared first in Hypatia in 1995. I aho delivered scores of public and academic lectures and presentations on this subject, all of which expressed the following in varied forms and formats: Race is an idea that lacks the biological foundation it is commonly assumed to have. There is need for broad education about this absence of foundation; mixed-race identities should be recognized, especially black-white identities. (shrink)
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  5. Naomi Zack (2002). Philosophy of Science and Race. Routledge.score: 60.0
    In this concisely argued, short new book, well-known philosopher Naomi Zack explores the scientific and philosophical problems in applying a biological conception of race to human beings. Through the systematic analysis of up-to-date data and conclusions in population genetics, transmission genetics, and biological anthropology, Zack provides a comprehensive conceptual account of how "race" in the ordinary sense has no basis in science. Her book combats our everyday understanding of race as a scientifically supported taxonomy of human beings, and (...)
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  6. John I. Jenkins (1997). Knowledge and Faith in Thomas Aquinas. Cambridge University Press.score: 60.0
    This book offers a revisionary account of key epistemological concepts and doctrines of St Thomas Aquinas, particularly his concept of scientia (science), and proposes a new interpretation of the purpose and composition of Aquinas's most mature and influential work, the Summa theologiae, which presents the scientia of sacred doctrine, i.e. Christian theology. Contrary to the standard interpretation of it as a work for neophytes in theology, Jenkins argues that it is in fact a pedagogical work intended as the culmination (...)
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  7. Keith Jenkins (2003). Refiguring History: New Thoughts on an Old Discipline. Routledge.score: 60.0
    In this engaging sequel to Rethinking History , Keith Jenkins argues for a re-figuration of historical study. At the core of his survey lies the realization that objective and disinterested histories as well as historical 'truth' are unachievable. The past and questions about the nature of history remain interminably open to new and disobedient approaches. Jenkins reassesses conventional history in a bold fashion. His committed and radical study presents new ways of 'thinking history', a new methodology and philosophy (...)
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  8. Keith Jenkins (1999). Why History?: Ethics and Postmodernity. Routledge.score: 60.0
    Why History? is a compelling introduction to the issue of history and ethics. Designed to provoke discussion, the book asks whether and why a good knowledge and understanding of the past is desirable. In the context of current postmodern thinking, Keith Jenkins suggests that the goal of "learning lessons from the past" actually means learning lessons from stories written by historians and others. If the past as history has no foundation, can anything ethical be gained from history? Daring and (...)
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  9. Nico Jenkins (2013). A Continuous Act.. Continent 2 (4):248-250.score: 60.0
    In this issue we include contributions from the individuals presiding at the panel All in a Jurnal's Work: A BABEL Wayzgoose, convened at the second Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group. Sadly, the contributions of Daniel Remein, chief rogue at the Organism for Poetic Research as well as editor at Whiskey & Fox , were not able to appear in this version of the proceedings. From the program : 2ND BIENNUAL MEETING OF THE BABEL WORKING GROUP CONFERENCE “CRUISING IN (...)
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  10. C. S. Jenkins (2008). Modal Knowledge, Counterfactual Knowledge and the Role of Experience. Philosophical Quarterly 58 (233):693-701.score: 30.0
    In recent work Timothy Williamson argues that the epistemology of metaphysical modality is a special case of the epistemology of counterfactuals. I argue that Williamson has not provided an adequate argument for this controversial claim, and that it is not obvious how what he says should be supplemented in order to derive such an argument. But I suggest that an important moral of his discussion survives this point. The moral is that experience could play an epistemic role which is more (...)
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  11. C. S. Jenkins & Daniel Nolan (2012). Disposition Impossible. Noûs 46 (4):732-753.score: 30.0
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  12. C. S. Jenkins (2006). Lewis and Blackburn on Quasi-Realism and Fictionalism. Analysis 66 (4):315–319.score: 30.0
    Lewis has argued that quasi-realism is fictionalism. Blackburn denies this, offering reasons which rely on a descriptive reading of quasi-realism. This note offers a different, more general argument against Lewis's claim, available to prescriptive as well as descriptive quasi-realists.
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  13. C. S. Jenkins (2007). Entitlement and Rationality. Synthese 157 (1):25 - 45.score: 30.0
    This paper takes the form of a critical discussion of Crispin Wright’s notion of entitlement of cognitive project. I examine various strategies for defending the claim that entitlement can make acceptance of a proposition epistemically rational, including one which appeals to epistemic consequentialism. Ultimately, I argue, none of these strategies is successful, but the attempt to isolate points of disagreement with Wright issues in some positive proposals as to how an epistemic consequentialist should characterize epistemic rationality.
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  14. C. S. Jenkins (2008). A Priori Knowledge: Debates and Developments. Philosophy Compass 3 (3):436–450.score: 30.0
    forthcoming in Philosophy Compass. This is a paper which aims both to survey the field and do some work at its cutting edge.
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  15. C. S. Jenkins (2008). Boghossian and Epistemic Analyticity. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 8 (1):113-127.score: 30.0
    Boghossian claims that we can acquire a priori knowledge by means of a certain form of argument, our grasp of whose premises relies on the existence of implicit definitions. I discuss an objection to his ‘analytic theory of the a priori’. The worry is that in order to employ this kind of argument we must already know its conclusion. Boghossian has responded to this type of objection in recent work, but I argue that his responses are unconvincing. Along the way, (...)
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  16. Scott Jenkins (2009). Hegel's Concept of Desire. Journal of the History of Philosophy 47 (1):pp. 103-130.score: 30.0
    Hegel’s assertion that self-consciousness is desire in general stands at a critical point in the Phenomenology , but the concept of desire employed in this identification is obscure. I examine three ways in which Hegel’s concept of desire might be understood and conclude that this concept is closely related to Fichte’s notions of drive and longing. So understood, the concept plays an essential role in Hegel’s non-foundational, non-genetic account of the awareness that individual rational subjects have of themselves. This account, (...)
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  17. C. S. Jenkins (2005). Realism and Independence. American Philosophical Quarterly 42 (3):199 - 209.score: 30.0
    I argue that mind-independence realism should be characterised in terms of what I call 'essential', rather than 'modal', independence from our mental lives. I explore the connections between the two kinds of independence, and argue that characterizations in terms of essence respect more intuitions about what realism is, harmonize better with standard characterizations of anti-realism, and avert the threat of subversion from Blackburn's quasi-realist.
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  18. Heledd Jenkins (2006). Small Business Champions for Corporate Social Responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics 67 (3):241 - 256.score: 30.0
    While Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has traditionally been the domain of the corporate sector, recognition of the growing significance of the Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) sector has led to an emphasis on their social and environmental impact, illustrated by an increasing number of initiatives aimed at engaging SMEs in the CSR agenda. CSR has been well researched in large companies, but SMEs have received less attention in this area. This paper presents the findings from a U.K. wide study (...)
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  19. C. S. Jenkins, The Philosophy of Flirting.score: 30.0
    I attempt to give necessary and sufficient conditions for when an act of flirtation has taken place.
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  20. Scott Jenkins (2011). Hegel on Space: A Critique of Kant's Transcendental Philosophy. Inquiry 53 (4):326-355.score: 30.0
    This paper considers Hegel's views on space and his account of Kant's theory of space. I show that Hegel's discussions of space exhibit a deep understanding of Kant's apriority argument in the first Critique , commit him to the central premise of that argument, and separate his concerns from the familiar problem of the neglected alternative. Nevertheless, Hegel makes two objections to Kant's theory of space. First, he argues that the theory is internally inconsistent insofar as Kant's identification of space (...)
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  21. C. S. Jenkins (2009). The Nature of Normativity. Analysis 69 (1):156-166.score: 30.0
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  22. C. S. Jenkins (2011). Is Metaphysical Dependence Irreflexive? The Monist 94 (2):267-276.score: 30.0
  23. C. S. Jenkins (2010). What Is Ontological Realism? Philosophy Compass 5 (10):880-890.score: 30.0
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  24. Heledd Jenkins (2009). A 'Business Opportunity' Model of Corporate Social Responsibility for Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises. Business Ethics 18 (1):21-36.score: 30.0
    In their book 'Corporate Social Opportunity', Grayson and Hodges maintain that 'the driver for business success is entrepreneurialism, a competitive instinct and a willingness to look for innovation from non-traditional areas such as those increasingly found within the corporate social responsibility (CSR) agenda'. Such opportunities are described as 'commercially viable activities which also advance environmental and social sustainability'. There are three dimensions to corporate social opportunity (CSO) – innovation in products and services, serving unserved markets and building new business models. (...)
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  25. Willis Jenkins (2009). After Lynn White: Religious Ethics and Environmental Problems. Journal of Religious Ethics 37 (2):283-309.score: 30.0
    The fields of environmental ethics and of religion and ecology have been shaped by Lynn White Jr.'s thesis that the roots of ecological crisis lie in religious cosmology. Independent critical movements in both fields, however, now question this methodological legacy and argue for alternative ways of inquiry. For religious ethics, the twin controversies cast doubt on prevailing ways of connecting environmental problems to religious deliberations because the criticisms raise questions about what counts as an environmental problem, how religious traditions change, (...)
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  26. C. S. Jenkins (2007). Epistemic Norms and Natural Facts. American Philosophical Quarterly 44 (3):259 - 272.score: 30.0
    in American Philosophical Quarterly 44 (3), July 2007, pp. 259-72. Argues that epistemically normative claims are made true by the same facts as, but do not mean the same as, certain natural-sounding claims.
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  27. Mark P. Jenkins (2010). Nietzsche on Freedom and Autonomy (Review). Journal of Nietzsche Studies 40:85-90.score: 30.0
  28. C. S. Jenkins (2005). Sleeping Beauty: A Wake-Up Call. Philosophia Mathematica 13 (2):194-201.score: 30.0
    This note concerns a puzzle about probability which has recently caught the attention of a number of philosophers. According to the current philosophical consensus, the solution to the puzzle reveals that one can acquire new information, sufficient to change one's credences in certain events, just by having a certain experience, even though one knew all along that one would have an experience which felt exactly like this. I argue that the philosophical consensus is mistaken.
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  29. Scott Jenkins (2012). Nietzsche's Questions Concerning the Will to Truth. Journal of the History of Philosophy 50 (2):265-289.score: 30.0
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  30. C. S. Jenkins & Daniel Nolan (2008). Backwards Explanation. Philosophical Studies 140 (1):103 - 115.score: 30.0
    We discuss explanation of an earlier event by a later event, and argue that prima facie cases of backwards event explanation are ubiquitous. Some examples: (1) I am tidying my flat because my brother is coming to visit tomorrow. (2) The scarlet pimpernels are closing because it is about to rain. (3) The volcano is smoking because it is going to erupt soon. We then look at various ways people might attempt to explain away these prima facie cases by arguing (...)
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  31. Phil Jenkins (2011). Constructing the Self. Philosophical Psychology 24 (6):873 - 876.score: 30.0
  32. C. S. Jenkins (2008). Romeo, René, and the Reasons Why: What Explanation Is. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 108 (1part1):61-84.score: 30.0
  33. C. S. Jenkins (2010). Concepts, Experience and Modal Knowledge1. Philosophical Perspectives 24 (1):255-279.score: 30.0
    forthcoming in R. Cameron, B. Hale and A. Hoffmann (ed.s), The Logic, Epistemology and Metaphysics of Modality, Oxford University Press. Presents a concept-grounding account of modal knowledge.
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  34. C. S. Jenkins (2005). Knowledge of Arithmetic. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 56 (4):727-747.score: 30.0
    The goal of the research programme I describe in this article is a realist epistemology for arithmetic which respects arithmetic's special epistemic status (the status usually described as a prioricity) yet accommodates naturalistic concerns by remaining fundamentally empiricist. I argue that the central claims which would allow us to develop such an epistemology are (i) that arithmetical truths are known through an examination of our arithmetical concepts; (ii) that (at least our basic) arithmetical concepts are accurate mental representations of elements (...)
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  35. Trefor Jenkins, Darrel Moellendorf & Udo Schüklenk (2001). The Distribution of Medical Resources, Withholding Medical Treatment, Drug Trials,Advance Directives, Euthanasia and Other Ethical Issues: The Thandi Case (II). Developing World Bioethics 1 (2):163–174.score: 30.0
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  36. C. S. I. Jenkins (2014). Merely Verbal Disputes. Erkenntnis 79 (1):11-30.score: 30.0
    Philosophers readily talk about merely verbal disputes, usually without much or any explicit reflection on what these are, and a good deal of methodological significance is attached to discovering whether a dispute is merely verbal or not. Currently, metaphilosophical advances are being made towards a clearer understanding of what exactly it takes for something to be a merely verbal dispute. This paper engages with this growing literature, pointing out some problems with existing approaches, and develops a new proposal which builds (...)
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  37. C. S. I. Jenkins (2011). Reflective Knowledge and Epistemic Circularity. Philosophical Papers 40 (3):305-325.score: 30.0
    Abstract This paper examines the kind of epistemic circularity which, according to Ernest Sosa, is unavoidably entailed whenever one has what he calls ?reflective? knowledge (that is, knowledge that p such that the knower reflectively endorses the reliability of the epistemic sources by which she came to her belief that p). I begin by describing the relevant kind of circularity and its role in Sosa's epistemology, en route presenting and resisting Sosa's arguments that this kind of circularity is not vicious. (...)
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  38. Margaret Jenkins (2010). Political Liberalism and Toleration in Foreign Policy. Journal of Social Philosophy 41 (1):112-136.score: 30.0
  39. A. D. Fraser Jenkins (1970). Cosimo De' Medici's Patronage of Architecture and the Theory of Magnificence. Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 33:162-170.score: 30.0
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  40. C. S. Jenkins (2007). Anti-Realism and Epistemic Accessibility. Philosophical Studies 132 (3):525 - 551.score: 30.0
    I argue that Fitch’s ‘paradox of knowability’ presents no special problem for the epistemic anti-realist who believes that reality is epistemically accessible to us. For the claim which is the target of the argument (If p then it is possible to know p) is not a commitment of anti-realism. The epistemic anti-realist’s commitment is (or should be) to the recognizability of the states of affairs which render true propositions true, not to the knowability of the propositions themselves. A formal apparatus (...)
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  41. C. S. Jenkins (2006). Knowledge and Explanation. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 36 (2):137-163.score: 30.0
    I propose a necessary and sufficient condition on knowledge in terms of explanation.
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  42. C. S. Jenkins (2010). Truth in Virtue of Meaning, by Gillian Russell. Mind 119 (473):232-238.score: 30.0
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  43. Joyce L. Jenkins (1999). The Advantages of Civic Friendship. Journal of Philosophical Research 24:459-471.score: 30.0
    Aristotle distinguishes three types of friendship: virtue or character friendship, advantage friendship, and pleasure friendship. He also holds that the civic relation is a friendship, but it is unclear to which of the three types it belongs. There appear to be two candidates. It is either a character friendship, or an advantage friendship. I argue that it cannot be a character friendship, since that would entail that citizens have active goodwill toward one another, and Aristotle claims that such goodwill can (...)
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  44. Willis Jenkins (2011). Environmental Pragmatism, Adaptive Management, and Cultural Reform. Ethics and the Environment 16 (1):51-74.score: 30.0
    The field of environmental ethics hosts a debate between competing strategies of practical reason. Both sides of the debate share a commitment for ethics to address environmental problems, but strategies diverge over notions of what an ethic must accomplish in order to do so effectively. Should ethics critique the cultural worldviews that give rise to environmental problems and propose alternative environmental values, or should it develop practical responses to problems from broadly available cultural values? That initial question of strategy seems (...)
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  45. C. S. I. Jenkins (2013). Justification Magnets. Philosophical Studies 164 (1):93-111.score: 30.0
    David Lewis is associated with the controversial thesis that some properties are more eligible than others to be the referents of our predicates solely in virtue of those properties’ being more natural; independently, that is, of anything to do with our patterns of usage of the relevant predicates. On such a view, the natural properties act as ‘reference magnets’. In this paper I explore (though I do not endorse) a related thesis in epistemology: that some propositions are ‘justification magnets’. According (...)
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  46. John Jenkins (2009). Max Stirner's Egoism. Heythrop Journal 50 (2):243-256.score: 30.0
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  47. Scott Jenkins (2011). What Does Nietzsche Owe Thucydides? Journal of Nietzsche Studies 42 (1):32-50.score: 30.0
    In the concluding section of Twilight of the Idols, entitled "What I Owe the Ancients," Nietzsche tells us that his debt to the Greeks has little to do with Greek philosophy. Plato is portrayed as simply a step toward Christian moralism, and Nietzsche states more generally that "the philosophers are the decadents of Greek culture" (TI "Ancients" 3).1 In contrast, he remarks that "my recreation, my preference, my cure from all Platonism has always been Thucydides" (TI "Ancients" 2). This esteem (...)
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  48. C. S. Jenkins & Daniel Nolan (2010). Maximising, Satisficing and Context. Noûs 44 (3):451-468.score: 30.0
  49. C. S. Jenkins (2011). Kripkenstein and the Cleverly Disguised Mules. Analytic Philosophy 52 (2):88-99.score: 30.0
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