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  1. Commentary.Erik Angner & Valerie Tiberius - unknown
    In the history of Western philosophy, questions of well-being and happiness have played a central role for some 2,500 years. Yet, when it comes to the systematic empirical study of happiness and satisfaction, philosophers are relative latecomers. Empirically-minded psychologists began studying systematically the determinants and distribution of happiness and satisfaction – understood as positive or desirable subjectively experienced mental states – during the 1920’s and 30’s, as personality psychology emerged as a bona fide subdiscipline of psychology shortly after World War (...)
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    A Few Simple Questions.Erik Angner - manuscript
    Angner is especially interested in the work of Goodman Watson. “He was a professor of educational psychology at Columbia University who wrote a prominent article in 1930 that outlined his determination to explore whether it was possible to measure happiness,” Angner explains.
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    What Preferences Really Are.Erik Angner - 2018 - Philosophy of Science 85 (4):660-681.
    Daniel M. Hausman holds that preferences in economics are total subjective comparative evaluations—subjective judgments to the effect that something is better than something else all things told—and that economists are right to employ this conception of preference. Here, I argue against both parts of Hausman’s thesis. The failure of Hausman’s account, I continue, reflects a deeper problem, that is, that preferences in economics do not need an explicit definition of the kind that he seeks. Nonetheless, Hausman’s labors were not in (...)
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    Revisiting Rawls:A Theory of Justice in the Light of Levi's Theory of Decision.Erik Angner - 2004 - Theoria 70 (1):3-21.
  5. Is It Possible to Measure Happiness?Erik Angner - 2013 - European Journal for Philosophy of Science 3 (2):221-240.
    A ubiquitous argument against mental-state accounts of well-being is based on the notion that mental states like happiness and satisfaction simply cannot be measured. The purpose of this paper is to articulate and to assess this “argument from measurability.” My main thesis is that the argument fails: on the most charitable interpretation, it relies on the false proposition that measurement requires the existence of an observable ordering satisfying conditions like transitivity. The failure of the argument from measurability, however, does not (...)
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  6. Are Subjective Measures of Well-Being 'Direct'?Erik Angner - 2011 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 89 (1):115 - 130.
    Subjective measures of well-being?measures based on answers to questions such as ?Taking things all together, how would you say things are these days?would you say you're very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy these days???are often presented as superior to more traditional economic welfare measures, e.g., for public policy purposes. This paper aims to spell out and assess what I will call the argument from directness: the notion that subjective measures of well-being better represent well-being than economic measures do (...)
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  7. Levi's Account of Preference Reversals.Erik Angner - 2002 - Economics and Philosophy 18 (2):287-302.
    This paper argues that Isaac Levi's account of preference reversals is only a limited success. Levi succeeds in showing that an agent acting in accord with his theory may exhibit reversals. Nevertheless, the specific account that Levi presents in order to accommodate the behavior of experimental subjects appears to be disconfirmed by available evidence.
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  8. Economists as Experts: Overconfidence in Theory and Practice.Erik Angner - 2006 - Journal of Economic Methodology 13 (1):1-24.
    Drawing on research in the psychology of judgment and decision making, I argue that individual economists acting as experts in matters of public policy are likely to be victims of significant overconfidence. The case is based on the pervasiveness of the phenomenon, the nature of the task facing economists?as?experts, and the character of the institutional constraints under which they operate. Moreover, I argue that economist overconfidence can have dramatic consequences. Finally, I explore how the negative consequences of overconfidence can be (...)
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    To Navigate Safely in the Vast Sea of Empirical Facts.Erik Angner - 2015 - Synthese 192 (11):3557-3575.
    This paper examines issues of ontology and methodology in behavioral economics: the attempt to increase the explanatory and predictive power of economic theory by providing it with more psychologically plausible foundations. Of special interest is the epistemological status of neoclassical economic theory within behavioral economics, the runaway success story of contemporary economics. Behavioral economists aspire to replace the fundamental assumptions of orthodox, neoclassical economic theory. Yet, behavioral economists have gone out of their way to praise those very assumptions. Matthew Rabin, (...)
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  10. Did Hayek Commit the Naturalistic Fallacy?Erik Angner - manuscript
    In promoting spontaneous orders – orders that evolve in a process of cultural evolution – as “efficient,” “beneficial,” and “advantageous,” Friedrich A. Hayek (1899-1992) has often been attributed the belief that there is something desirable about them. For this reason, he has been accused of committing the naturalistic fallacy, that is, of trying to derive an “ought” from an “is.” It appears that Hayek was..
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  11. Subjective Well-Being.Erik Angner - unknown
    This paper examines the notion of “subjective well-being” as it is used in literature on subjective measures of well-being. I argue that those who employ the notion differ at least superficially on at least two points: first, about the relationship between subjective well-being and well-being simpliciter, and second, about the constituents of subjective well-being. In an effort to reconcile the differences, I propose an interpretation according to which subjective measures presuppose preference hedonism: an account according to which well-being is a (...)
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  12. The Philosophical Foundations of Subjective Measures Of Well-Being.Erik Angner - 2008 - In Luigino Bruni, Flavio Comim & Maurizio Pugno (eds.), Capabilities and Happiness. Oxford University Press.
  13. Subjective Measures of Well-Being: Philosophical Perspectives.Erik Angner - 2009 - In Harold Kincaid & Don Ross (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics. Oxford University Press. pp. 560--579.
     
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  14. The Measurement-Theoretic Argument Against Subjective Measures of Well-Being: A Philosophical Evaluation.Erik Angner - manuscript
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    The Evolution of Eupathics: The Historical Roots of Subjective Measures of Well-Being.Erik Angner - manuscript
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    Is Empirical Research Relevant to Philosophical Conclusions?Erik Angner - 2013 - Res Philosophica 90 (3):365-385.
    Much recent philosophical literature on happiness and satisfaction is based on the belief that empirical research is relevant to philosophical conclusions. In his2010 book What is This Thing Called Happiness? Fred Feldman begs to differ. He suggests that there is no evidence that empirical research is relevant to long-standing philosophical questions; consequently, that philosophers have little reason to pay attention to the work of psychologists or economists; and that philosophers need not fear embarrassing themselves by being ignorant of important scientific (...)
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  17. Fred Feldman, What is This Thing Called Happiness? (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), Pp. Xv + 286.Erik Angner - 2011 - Utilitas 23 (4):458-461.
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    Subjective Measures of Well-Being: A Philosophical Investigation.Erik Angner - manuscript
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    How Economists Work and Think.Erik Angner - 2015 - Journal of Economic Methodology 22 (2):247-248.
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    Friedrich Hayek: A Biography, Alan Ebenstein. Palgrave, 2001, XIII + 403 Pages. [REVIEW]Erik Angner - 2002 - Economics and Philosophy 18 (2):351-385.
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    Fred Feldman, What is This Thing Called Happiness? , Pp. Xv + 286.Erik Angner - 2011 - Utilitas 23 (4):458-461.
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    6 Current Trends in Welfare Measurement.Erik Angner - 2011 - In J. B. Davis & D. W. Hands (eds.), Elgar Companion to Recent Economic Methodology. Edward Elgar Publishers. pp. 121.
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    The History of Hayek’s Theory of Cultural Evolution.Erik Angner - 2002 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 33 (4):695-718.
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    Psychometrics Versus Representational Theory of Measurement.Elina Vessonen - 2017 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 47 (4-5):330-350.
    Erik Angner has argued that simultaneous endorsement of the representational theory of measurement and psychometrics leads to inconsistency. His claim rests on an implicit assumption: RTM and psychometrics are full-fledged approaches to measurement. I argue that RTM and psychometrics are only partial approaches that deal with different aspects of measurement, and that therefore simultaneous endorsement of the two is not inconsistent. The argument has implications for the improvement of measurement practices.
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  25. The History of Hayek's Theory of Cultural Evolution.E. Angner - 2002 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 33 (4):695-718.
    This paper traces the historical origins of Friedrich A. Hayek's theory of cultural evolution, and argues that Hayek's evolutionary thought was significantly inspired by Alexander M. Carr-Saunders and Oxford zoology. While traditional Hayek scholarship emphasizes the influence of Carl Menger and the British eighteenth-century moral philosophers, I claim that these sources underdetermine what was most characteristic of Hayek's theory, viz. the idea that cultural evolution is a matter of group selection, and the idea that natural selection operates on acquired as (...)
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    De-Ontologizing the Debate on Social Explanations: A Pragmatic Approach Based on Epistemic Interests.Van Bouwel Jeroen & Weber Erik - 2008 - Human Studies 31 (4):423-442.
    In a recent paper on realism and pragmatism published in this journal, Osmo Kivinen and Tero Piiroinen have been pleading for more methodological work in the philosophy of the social sciences—refining the conceptual tools of social scientists—and less philosophically ontological theories. Following this de-ontologizing approach, we scrutinize the debates on social explanation and contribute to the development of a pragmatic social science methodology. Analyzing four classic debates concerning explanation in the social sciences, we propose to shift the debate away from (...)
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    Dynamic Inconsistency and Performable Plans.Carlson Erik - 2003 - Philosophical Studies 113 (2):181 - 200.
    An agent may abandon an initiated action plan, although he doesnot acquire new information or encounter unforeseen obstacles.Such dynamic inconsistency can be to the agent'';s guaranteeddisadvantage, and there is a debate on how it should rationallybe avoided. The main contenders are the sophisticated andthe resolute approaches. I argue that this debate is misconceived,since both approaches rely on false assumptions about theperformability of action plans. The debate can be reformulated,so as to avoid these mistaken assumptions. I try to show that sucha (...)
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    A Note on an Unpublished Manuscript by Erik Stenius.Giuseppina Ronzitti - 2010 - Theoria 76 (1):91-96.
    Material kept in the National Library of Finland shows that from 1963 until 1969 Erik Stenius (1911–1990) worked on a book on antinomies , having been invited by the Dutch logician Evert Beth (1908–1964) to contribute a monograph to the North-Holland series Studies in Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics . The book was never published, but the manuscript has been found, and it is the purpose of this note to report on this finding.
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    Sceptical Theism and Divine Lies: ERIK J. WIELENBERG.Erik J. Wielenberg - 2010 - Religious Studies 46 (4):509-523.
    In this paper I develop a novel challenge for sceptical theists. I present a line of reasoning that appeals to sceptical theism to support scepticism about divine assertions. I claim that this reasoning is at least as plausible as one popular sceptical theistic strategy for responding to evidential arguments from evil. Thus, I seek to impale sceptical theists on the horns of a dilemma: concede that either sceptical theism implies scepticism about divine assertions, or the sceptical theistic strategy for responding (...)
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    Commentary on Jan Albert van Laar and Erik C. W. Krabbe, “Splitting a Difference of Opinion”.David Godden - unknown
    Jan Albert van Laar and Erik Krabbe’s paper “Splitting a difference of opinion” studies an important type of dialogue shift, namely that from a deliberation dialogue over action or policy options where critical and persuasive argumentation is exchanged about the rational acceptability of the policy options proposed by various parties, to a negotiation dialogue where agreement is reached by a series of compromises, or trade-offs, on the part of each side in the disagreement.
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    Review of Erik Wielenberg's Robust Ethics: The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Godless Normative Realism. [REVIEW]Jussi Suikkanen - 2016 - Ethics 126 (2):541-545.
    This article is a short book review of Erik Wielenberg's book Robust Ethics: The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Godless Normative Realism.
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    Review of Erik Banks: Realistic Empiricism (2014). [REVIEW]Mostyn W. Jones - forthcoming - Journal of Consciousness Studies.
    Erik Banks does several things in this slender yet substantial book on realistic empiricism (aka neutral monism). First, he encapsulates the main ideas of this tradition. While he goes into greater depth on some of these ideas than other introductions do, these pages are still accessible to nonspecialists. Second, he traces the the history of this tradition through the Austrian scientist, Ernst Mach, the American psychologist, William James, the British philosopher, Bertrand Russell, and others. These four chapters are a (...)
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    Review of Erik J. Wielenberg’s “Robust Ethics: The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Godless Normative Realism”. [REVIEW]Thomas Pölzler - 2015 - Ethical Perspectives 22 (3):509-513.
    Erik Wielenberg’s new book Robust Ethics: The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Godless Normative Realism aims at defending a non-theistic of ‘robust normative realism’: the metaethical view that normative properties exist, and have four features: (1) objectivity, (2) non-naturalness, (3) irreducibility, and (4) causal inertness. In my review I criticize that Wielenberg does not address semantic issues which are crucial both to defending robust normative realism, and to assessing the empirical claims he makes. Moreover, and relatedly, I suggest that Wielenberg’s (...)
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    Dialogue Foundations: Dialogue Logic Revisited: Erik C. W. Krabbe.Erik C. W. Krabbe - 2001 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 75 (1):33–49.
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  35. A Letter To The Editor From Erik Malmqvist In Response To The Recent Letter From Howard Brody, David Buchanan, And Franklin G. Miller Concerning His Article Understanding Exploitation,” Mar-Apr 2011).Erik Malmqvist - 2012 - IRB: Ethics & Human Research 34 (2):19.
     
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    Reply to Kevin Carnahan and Erik A. Anderson.Nicholas Wolterstorff - 2013 - Philosophia 41 (2):429-435.
    In my response to Kevin Carnahan, I explain the concept of religion that I have been working with in my writings on the place of religious reasons in public political discourse. While acknowledging that religion is often privatized, my concern has been with religion as a way of life. It is religion so understood that raises the most serious issues concerning the role of religion in public discourse. In my response to Erik A. Anderson, I go beyond what I (...)
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  37. Essays in Philosophical Analysis: Dedicated to Erik Stenius on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday.Erik Stenius & Ingmar Pörn (eds.) - 1981 - Societas Philosophica Fennica.
     
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  38. If Only Darwinists Scrutinized Their Own Work as Closely: A Response to "Erik".William Dembski - manuscript
    An Internet persona known as "Erik" reviewed those aspects of my book No Free Lunch dealing with the Law of Conservation of Information and specificational resources. Erik's review is titled "On Dembski's Law of Conservation of Information" and is available at http://www.talkreason.org/articles/dembski_LCI.pdf. I respond to the review here.
     
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    Meaningful Civicness for the Many: A Comment on Erik Claes.Paul Dekker - 2016 - Foundations of Science 21 (2):377-380.
    This comment on Erik Claes values his treatment of in-depth interviews to gain a better understanding of how volunteers make sense of their activities, but it questions the representativeness, meaningfulness and civicness of what is found. Meaning as deep personal commitment to an objective value is probably quite exceptional. The values and goals of Claes’s volunteers are deeply human and wide-ranging, but too ignorant of disagreement, power and politics to be called civic.
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    II—Erik C. W. Krabbe: Dialogue Logic Revisited.Erik C. W. Krabbe - 2001 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 75 (1):33-49.
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    Shaping Our Selves: On Technology, Flourishing, and a Habit of Thinking by Erik Parens.Nancy M. P. King - 2016 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 26 (1):5-10.
    In Shaping Our Selves, Erik Parens offers both a personal history of bioethics and a cleverly clarifying lens to train on disputes in bioethics about emerging technologies. The question for readers is whether this lens, as useful as it is, leaves too much outside our field of vision. Parens, born in 1957, comes from the first wave of bioethics scholars—those of us who still mostly happened into bioethics as a field, before it was sufficiently well-established to be identified as (...)
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    Jihad and Islam in World War 1: Studies on the Ottoman Jihad on the Centenary of Snouck Hurgronje’s ‘Holy War Made in Germany’ Edited by Erik-Jan Zürcher.Eugene Rogan - 2017 - Journal of Islamic Studies 28 (3):404-407.
    © The Author. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.comIn January 1915, the leading Dutch Orientalist, Christiaan Snouk Hurgronje, published a stinging critique of Turco-German efforts to provoke a pan-Islamic uprising against the Entente powers. His article, entitled ‘The holy war made in Germany”’, condemned both the Kaiser’s government and the German Orientalists who encouraged ‘politico-religious’ fanaticism among colonial Muslims. Written with one eye on Dutch (...)
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    Erik Erikson: The Ethical Orientation, Conscience and the Golden Rule.Walter E. Conn - 1977 - Journal of Religious Ethics 5 (2):249 - 266.
    Erik Erikson's work in psychosocial developmental theory has made valuable contributions to the field of religious ethics on some very basic issues. This paper makes scattered elements of Erikson's explicit ethical perspective available in concise fashion for critical ethical reflection. It does this in such a way as to highlight the centrally important fact for religious ethics that implicitly operative in Erikson's view is a criterion of "self-transcendence" as definitive of mature personal (fully human, ethical) development.
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    'Something is Recognised': A Liberal Protestant Reflection on Erik Borgman's Cultural Theology.Rick Benjamins - 2016 - Hts Theological Studies 72 (4):1-8.
    The Dutch Roman Catholic theologian Erik Borgman, who developed a cultural theology, was appointed as a visiting professor at the liberal Protestant theological Mennonite Seminary in Amsterdam. In this article, his progressive Roman Catholic theology is compared to a liberal Protestant approach. The historical backgrounds of these different types of theology are expounded, all the way back to Aquinas and Scotus, in order to clarify their specific character for the sake of a better mutual understanding. Next, the convergence of (...)
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    A Response to Erik Schokkaert on Macrojustice.Serge-Christophe Kolm - 2009 - Economics and Philosophy 25 (1):85-98.
    Erik Schokkaert's note presents a very good summary of the theory of macrojustice and a very good list of the directions of research it points to. This is quite fitting since a research programme defines a paradigm, and he sees this proposal as a paradigm shift. This is also very appropriate since his own qualifications are the best for advancing fast in these research topics. I have only a very small number of qualifications to add to his presentation, but (...)
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  46. The Clinical Erik Erikson: A Psychoanalytic Method of Engagement and Activation.Stephen Schlein - 2016 - Routledge.
    The twentieth century has been described as the time of man’s discovery of himself; few have contributed more to this cause than Erik Erikson. _The Clinical Erik Erikson: A psychoanalytic method of engagement and activation_ highlights Erikson’s transforming contributions to the field of psychoanalysis and honors his legacy by providing unpublished clinical case illustrations of his actual psychotherapeutic work. The publication of case material—simple memorable fragments and clinical vignettes— brings the reader into Erikson’s consultation room, providing a portrait (...)
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  47. Bibliography of the Philosophical Writings of Erik Stenius 1935-1984.Erik Stenius - 1984 - Theoria 50 (2/3):310.
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  48. Generasjoner I Norsk Filosofi. En Antologi. Red. Av Anfinn Stigen. Bidrag Av Carl Erik Grenness [M. Fl.].Anfinn Stigen & Carl Erik Grenness - 1973
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  49. (2018) Gabriel Vacariu (Philosophy, University of Bucharest) 92018), ‘Section July 2018: UNBELIEVABLE Similar Ideas with My Ideas (2002-2008) of These Authors: Oreste M. Fiocco (Forthcoming); Baptiste Le Bihan (University of Geneva, Forthcoming); Antonella Mallozzi (The Graduate Center – CUNY, Forthcoming in Synthese, Penultimate Draft); Erik C. Banks (Wright State University, 2014); Sami Pihlström (2009).Gabriel Vacariu - manuscript
    (2018) Gabriel Vacariu (Philosophy, University of Bucharest) 92018), ‘Section July 2018: UNBELIEVABLE similar ideas with my ideas (2002-2008) of these authors: Oreste M. Fiocco (forthcoming); Baptiste Le Bihan (University of Geneva, forthcoming); Antonella Mallozzi (The Graduate Center – CUNY, forthcoming in Synthese, penultimate draft); Erik C. Banks (Wright State University, 2014); Sami Pihlström (2009) -/- [I investigated these works in July 2018: In this section, I will include only paragraphs from various articles or books written by different persons. These (...)
     
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    Radicalizing Enactivism: Basic Minds Without Content, by Daniel D. Hutto and Erik Myin.Lawrence A. Shapiro - 2014 - Mind 123 (489):213-220.
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