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  1. Gregor Damschen (2008). This is Nonsense. The Reasoner 2 (10):6-8.score: 18.0
    In his Paradoxes (1995: Cambridge University Press: 149) Mark Sainsbury presents the following pair of sentences: Line 1: The sentence written on Line 1 is nonsense. Line 2: The sentence written on Line 1 is nonsense. Sainsbury (1995: 149, 154) here makes three assertions: (1) The sentence in Line 1 is so viciously self-referential that it falls into the truth-value gap. The sentence is really nonsense. (2) The sentence in Line 2 is by contrast true. For it (...)
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  2. Herman Cappelen (2013). Nonsense and Illusions of Thought. Philosophical Perspectives 27 (1):22-50.score: 18.0
    This paper addresses four issues: 1. What is nonsense? 2. Is nonsense possible? 3. Is nonsense actual? 4. Why do the answers to (1)–(3) matter, if at all? These are my answers: 1. A sentence (or an utterance of one) is nonsense if it fails to have or express content (more on ‘express’, ‘have’, and ‘content’ below). This is a version of a view that can be found in Carnap (1959), Ayer (1936), and, maybe, the early (...)
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  3. Thomas Macaulay Ferguson (forthcoming). Logics of Nonsense and Parry Systems. Journal of Philosophical Logic:1-16.score: 18.0
    We examine the relationship between the logics of nonsense of Bochvar and Halldén and the containment logics in the neighborhood of William Parry’s A I. We detail two strategies for manufacturing containment logics from nonsense logics—taking either connexive and paraconsistent fragments of such systems—and show how systems determined by these techniques have appeared as Frederick Johnson’s R C and Carlos Oller’s A L. In particular, we prove that Johnson’s system is precisely the intersection of Bochvar’s B 3 and (...)
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  4. Melissa M. Kozma & Jeanine Weekes Schroer (forthcoming). Purposeful Nonsense, Intersectionality, and the Mission to Save Black Babies. In Namita Goswami, Maeve O'Donavan & Lisa Yount (eds.), Why Race and Gender Still Matter: An Intersectional Approach. Pickering & Chatto Ltd.score: 18.0
    The competing expressions of ideology flooding the contemporary political landscape have taken a turn toward the absurd. The Radiance Foundation’s recent anti-abortion campaign targeting African-American women, including a series of billboards bearing the slogan “The most dangerous place for an African-American child is in the womb”, is just one example of political "discourse" that is both infuriating and confounding. Discourse with these features – problematic intelligibility, disinterest in the truth, and inflammatory rhetoric – has become increasingly common in politics, the (...)
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  5. F. C. Davis (1930). The Relative Reliability of Words and Nonsense Syllables as Learning Material. Journal of Experimental Psychology 13 (3):221.score: 15.0
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  6. Charles W. Eriksen & Joseph S. Lappin (1967). Selective Attention and Very Short-Term Recognition Memory for Nonsense Forms. Journal of Experimental Psychology 73 (3):358.score: 15.0
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  7. W. C. F. Krueger (1934). The Relative Difficulty of Nonsense Syllables. Journal of Experimental Psychology 17 (1):145.score: 15.0
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  8. Barbara S. Musgrave, Albert E. Goss & Elizabeth Shrader (1963). Compound Nonsense-Syllable Stimuli Presented Without an Intervening Space. Journal of Experimental Psychology 66 (6):609.score: 15.0
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  9. E. Raskin & S. W. Cook (1937). The Strength and Direction of Associations Formed in the Learning of Nonsense Syllables. Journal of Experimental Psychology 20 (4):381.score: 15.0
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  10. F. M. Sauer (1930). The Relative Variability of Nonsense Syllables and Words. Journal of Experimental Psychology 13 (3):235.score: 15.0
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  11. D. Arnoult Malcolm (1956). Familiarity and Recognition of Nonsense Shapes. Journal of Experimental Psychology 51 (4):269.score: 15.0
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  12. B. R. Bugelski (1950). A Remote Association Explanation of the Relative Difficulty of Learning Nonsense Syllables in a Serial List. Journal of Experimental Psychology 40 (3):336.score: 15.0
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  13. Barry Gholson & Raymond H. Hohle (1968). Choice Reaction Times to Hues Printed in Conflicting Hue Names and Nonsense Words. Journal of Experimental Psychology 76 (3p1):413.score: 15.0
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  14. J. A. McGeoch (1932). The Comparative Retention Values of a Maze Habit, of Nonsense Syllables, and of Rational Learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology 15 (6):662.score: 15.0
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  15. B. R. Philip & H. E. Peixotto (1943). Generalization in the Initial Stages of Learning Nonsense Syllables: II. Partial and Inadequate Responses. Journal of Experimental Psychology 33 (2):136.score: 15.0
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  16. Albert Silverstein & Richard A. Dienstbier (1968). Can the Superior Learnability of Meaningful and Pleasant Words Be Transferred to Nonsense Syllables? Journal of Experimental Psychology 78 (2p1):292.score: 15.0
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  17. Benton J. Underwood (1953). Studies of Distributed Practice: XI. An Attempt to Resolve Conflicting Facts on Retention of Serial Nonsense Lists. Journal of Experimental Psychology 45 (5):355.score: 15.0
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  18. David W. Abbott & Louis E. Price (1964). Stimulus Generalization of the Conditioned Eyelid Response to Structurally Similar Nonsense Syllables. Journal of Experimental Psychology 68 (4):368.score: 15.0
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  19. E. James Archer (1953). Retention of Serial Nonsense Syllables as a Function of Rest-Interval Responding Rate and Meaningfulness. Journal of Experimental Psychology 45 (4):245.score: 15.0
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  20. W. C. Biel & R. C. Force (1943). Retention of Nonsense Syllables in Intentional and Incidental Learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology 32 (1):52.score: 15.0
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  21. Bonnie Webb Camp (1960). "Association" of Nonsense Syllables Following Varied Learning Conditions. Journal of Experimental Psychology 59 (1):35.score: 15.0
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  22. Richard S. Fink & Roger L. Dominowski (1974). Pronounceability as an Explanation of the Difference Between Word and Nonsense Anagrams. Journal of Experimental Psychology 102 (1):159.score: 15.0
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  23. J. A. McGeoch & A. W. Melton (1929). The Comparative Retention Values of Maze Habits and of Nonsense Syllables. Journal of Experimental Psychology 12 (5):392.score: 15.0
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  24. Irwin Miller (1957). Perception of Nonsense Passages in Relation to Amount of Information and Speech-to-Noise Ratio. Journal of Experimental Psychology 53 (6):388.score: 15.0
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  25. Barbara S. Musgrave (1962). The Effect of Nonsense-Syllable Compound Stimuli on Latency in a Verbal Paired Associate Task. Journal of Experimental Psychology 63 (5):499.score: 15.0
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  26. Helen E. Peixotto (1947). Proactive Inhibition in the Recognition of Nonsense Syllables. Journal of Experimental Psychology 37 (1):81.score: 15.0
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  27. B. R. Philip & H. E. Peixotto (1943). Generalization in the Initial Stages of Learning Nonsense Syllables: I. Integral Responses. Journal of Experimental Psychology 33 (1):50.score: 15.0
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  28. Richard A. Steffy & Charles W. Eriksen (1965). Short-Term, Perceptual-Recognition Memory for Tachistoscopically Presented Nonsense Forms. Journal of Experimental Psychology 70 (3):277.score: 15.0
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  29. J. B. Stroud, A. F. Lehman & C. McCue (1934). The Reliability of Nonsense-Syllable Scores. Journal of Experimental Psychology 17 (2):294.score: 15.0
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  30. J. B. Stroud (1936). The Reliability of Nonsense Syllable Scores Derived by Group Method of Experimentation. Journal of Experimental Psychology 19 (5):621.score: 15.0
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  31. E. Philip Trapp & Donald H. Kausler (1960). Relationship Between MAS Scores and Association Values of Nonsense Syllables. Journal of Experimental Psychology 59 (4):233.score: 15.0
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  32. Benton J. Underwood & Jack Richardson (1955). Studies of Distributed Practice: XIII. Interlist Interference and the Retention of Serial Nonsense Lists. Journal of Experimental Psychology 50 (1):39.score: 15.0
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  33. Benton J. Underwood & Jack Richardson (1958). Studies of Distributed Practice: XVIII. The Influence of Meaningfulness and Intralist Similarity of Serial Nonsense Lists. Journal of Experimental Psychology 56 (3):213.score: 15.0
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  34. Benton J. Underwood (1952). Studies of Distributed Practice: VII. Learning and Retention of Serial Nonsense Lists as a Function of Intralist Similarity. Journal of Experimental Psychology 44 (2):80.score: 15.0
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  35. Benton J. Underwood (1953). Studies of Distributed Practice: VIII. Learning and Retention of Paired Nonsense Syllables as a Function of Intralist Similarity. Journal of Experimental Psychology 45 (3):133.score: 15.0
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  36. Meredith Williams (2004). Nonsense and Cosmic Exile: The Austere Reading of the Tractatus. In Max Kölbel & Bernhard Weiss (eds.), Wittgenstein's Lasting Significance. Routledge.score: 15.0
     
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  37. Edmund Dain (2006). Contextualism and Nonsense in Wittgenstein's Tractatus. South African Journal of Philosophy 25 (2):91-101.score: 12.0
    Central to a new, or 'resolute', reading of Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico- Philosophicus is the idea that Wittgenstein held there an 'austere' view of nonsense: the view, that is, that nonsense is only ever a matter of our failure to give words a meaning, and so that there are no logically distinct kinds of nonsense. Resolute readers tend not only to ascribe such a view to Wittgenstein, but also to subscribe to it themselves; and it is also a (...)
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  38. Leo K. C. Cheung (2008). The Disenchantment of Nonsense: Understanding Wittgenstein's Tractatus. Philosophical Investigations 31 (3):197–226.score: 12.0
    This paper aims to argue against the resolute reading, and offer a correct way of reading Wittgenstein'sTractatus. According to the resolute reading, nonsense can neither say nor show anything. The Tractatus does not advance any theory of meaning, nor does it adopt the notion of using signs in contravention of logical syntax. Its sentences, except a few constituting the frame, are all nonsensical. Its aim is merely to liberate nonsense utterers from nonsense. I argue that these points (...)
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  39. Danièle Moyal-Sharrock (2007). The Good Sense of Nonsense: A Reading of Wittgenstein's Tractatus as Nonself-Repudiating. Philosophy 82 (1):147-177.score: 12.0
    This paper aims to return Wittgenstein's Tractatus to its original stature by showing that it is not the self-repudiating work commentators take it to be, but the consistent masterpiece its author believed it was at the time he wrote it. The Tractatus has been considered self-repudiating for two reasons: it refers to its own propositions as ‘nonsensical’, and it makes what Peter Hacker calls ‘paradoxical ineffability claims’ – that is, its remarks are themselves instances of what it says (...)
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  40. Carl F. Craver & Sarah K. Robins (2011). No Nonsense Neuro-Law. Neuroethics 4 (3):195-203.score: 12.0
    In Minds, Brains, and Norms, Pardo and Patterson deny that the activities of persons (knowledge, rule-following, interpretation) can be understood exclusively in terms of the brain, and thus conclude that neuroscience is irrelevant to the law, and to the conceptual and philosophical questions that arise in legal contexts. On their view, such appeals to neuroscience are an exercise in nonsense. We agree that understanding persons requires more than understanding brains, but we deny their pessimistic conclusion. Whether neuroscience can be (...)
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  41. A. W. Moore (2003). Ineffability and Nonsense. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 77 (1):169–193.score: 12.0
    [A. W. Moore] There are criteria of ineffability whereby, even if the concept of ineffability can never serve to modify truth, it can sometimes (non-trivially) serve to modify other things, specifically understanding. This allows for a reappraisal of the dispute between those who adopt a traditional reading of Wittgenstein's Tractatus and those who adopt the new reading recently championed by Diamond, Conant, and others. By maintaining that what the nonsense in the Tractatus is supposed to convey is ineffable understanding, (...)
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  42. Peter Sullivan (2003). Ineffability and Nonsense. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 77 (1):195–223.score: 12.0
    [A. W. Moore] There are criteria of ineffability whereby, even if the concept of ineffability can never serve to modify truth, it can sometimes (non-trivially) serve to modify other things, specifically understanding. This allows for a reappraisal of the dispute between those who adopt a traditional reading of Wittgenstein's Tractatus and those who adopt the new reading recently championed by Diamond, Conant, and others. By maintaining that what the nonsense in the Tractatus is supposed to convey is ineffable understanding, (...)
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  43. Brian Leiter, In Praise of Realism (and Against 'Nonsense' Jurisprudence).score: 12.0
    Ronald Dworkin describes an approach to how courts should decide cases that he associates with Judge Richard Posner as a Chicago School of anti-theoretical, no-nonsense jurisprudence. Since Professor Dworkin takes his own view of adjudication to be diametrically opposed to that of the Chicago School, it might seem fair, then, to describe Dworkin's own theory as an instance of pro-theoretical, nonsense jurisprudence. That characterization is not one, needless to say, that Professor Dworkin welcomes. Dworkin describes his preferred approach (...)
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  44. José Medina (2003). Wittgenstein and Nonsense: Psychologism, Kantianism, and the Habitus. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 11 (3):293 – 318.score: 12.0
    This paper is a critical examination of Wittgenstein's view of the limits of intelligibility. In it I criticize standard analytic readings of Wittgenstein as an advocate of transcendental or behaviourist theses in epistemology; and I propose an alternative interpretation of Wittgenstein's view as a social contextualism that transcends the false dichotomy between Kantianism and psychologism. I argue that this social contextualism is strikingly similar to the social account of epistemic practices developed by Pierre Bourdieu. Through a comparison between Wittgenstein's and (...)
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  45. John Lippitt & Daniel Hutto (1998). Making Sense of Nonsense: Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 98 (3):263–286.score: 12.0
    The aim of this paper is to make sense of cases of apparent nonsense in the writings of Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein. Against commentators such as Cora Diamond and James Conant, we argue that, in the case of Wittgenstein, recognising such a category of nonsense is necessary in order to understand the development of his thought. In the case of Kierkegaard, we argue against the view that the notion of the 'absolute paradox' of the Christian incarnation is intended to (...)
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  46. Łukasz Kosowski (2008). Noema in the Light of Contradiction, Conflict, and Nonsense: The Noema as Possibly Thinkable Content. [REVIEW] Husserl Studies 24 (3):243-259.score: 12.0
    The present paper is guided by the belief that Edmund Husserl’s concept of noema can be significantly enriched when considered in light of extreme epistemological instances. These include the phenomena of the absurd and nonsense, but also intentional conflict and cases of consciousness directed to contradictory objects. The paper shows that the noema, when experienced in such a context, exhibits interesting characteristics that are rather difficult to note in other circumstances. The paper consists of five sections. The first interprets (...)
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  47. Sarah Robins & Carl Craver (2011). No Nonsense Neuro-Law. Neuroethics 4 (3):195-203.score: 12.0
    In Minds, Brains, and Norms , Pardo and Patterson deny that the activities of persons (knowledge, rule-following, interpretation) can be understood exclusively in terms of the brain, and thus conclude that neuroscience is irrelevant to the law, and to the conceptual and philosophical questions that arise in legal contexts. On their view, such appeals to neuroscience are an exercise in nonsense. We agree that understanding persons requires more than understanding brains, but we deny their pessimistic conclusion. Whether neuroscience can (...)
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  48. Edmund Dain (2008). Wittgenstein, Contextualism, and Nonsense. Journal of Philosophical Research 33:101-125.score: 12.0
    What nonsense might be, and what Wittgenstein thought that nonsense might be, are two of the central questions in the current debate between those—such as Cora Diamond, James Conant and Michael Kremer—who favour a “resolute” approach to Wittgenstein’s work, and those—such as P. M. S. Hacker and Hans-Johann Glock—who instead favour a more “traditional” approach. What answer we give to these questions will determine the nature and force of his criticisms of traditional philosophy, and so the very shape (...)
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  49. Daniel Hutto (1998). Making Sense of Nonsense: Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 98 (3):263 - 286.score: 12.0
    The aim of this paper is to make sense of cases of apparent nonsense in the writings of Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein. Against commentators such as Cora Diamond and James Conant, we argue that, in the case of Wittgenstein, recognising such a category of nonsense is necessary in order to understand the development of his thought. In the case of Kierkegaard, we argue against the view that the notion of the 'absolute paradox' of the Christian incarnation is intended to (...)
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  50. Kevin N. Laland & Gillian Brown (2011). Sense and Nonsense: Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Behaviour. OUP Oxford.score: 12.0
    Evolutionary theory is one of the most wide-ranging and inspiring of scientific ideas. It offers a battery of methods that can be used to interpret human behaviour. But the legitimacy of this exercise is at the centre of a heated controversy that has raged for over a century. Many evolutionary biologists, anthropologists and psychologists are optimistic that evolutionary principles can be applied to human behaviour, and have offered evolutionary explanations for a wide range of human characteristics, such as homicide, religion (...)
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