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    Many Worlds?: Everett, Quantum Theory, & Reality.Simon Saunders, Jonathan Barrett, Adrian Kent & David Wallace (eds.) - 2010 - Oxford University Press UK.
    What would it mean to apply quantum theory, without restriction and without involving any notion of measurement and state reduction, to the whole universe? What would realism about the quantum state then imply? This book brings together an illustrious team of philosophers and physicists to debate these questions. The contributors broadly agree on the need, or aspiration, for a realist theory that unites micro- and macro-worlds. But they disagree on what this implies. Some argue that if unitary quantum evolution has (...)
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  2. One World Versus Many: The Inadequacy of Everettian Accounts of Evolution, Probability, and Scientific Confirmation.Adrian Kent - 2010 - In Simon Saunders, Jonathan Barrett, Adrian Kent & David Wallace (eds.), Many Worlds?: Everett, Quantum Theory & Reality. Oxford University Press.
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    Does It Make Sense to Speak of Self-Locating Uncertainty in the Universal Wave Function? Remarks on Sebens and Carroll.Adrian Kent - 2015 - Foundations of Physics 45 (2):211-217.
    Following a proposal of Vaidman The Stanford encyclopaedia of philosophy, 2014) The probable and the improbable: understanding probability in physics, essays in memory of Itamar Pitowsky, 2011), Sebens and Carroll , have argued that in Everettian quantum theory, observers are uncertain, before they complete their observation, about which Everettian branch they are on. They argue further that this solves the problem of making sense of probabilities within Everettian quantum theory, even though the theory itself is deterministic. We note some problems (...)
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    Non-Contextuality, Finite Precision Measurement and the Kochen–Specker Theorem.Jonathan Barrett & Adrian Kent - 2004 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 35 (2):151-176.
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    Quanta and Qualia.Adrian Kent - 2018 - Foundations of Physics 48 (9):1021-1037.
    I sketch a line of thought about consciousness and physics that gives some motivation for the hypothesis that conscious observers deviate—perhaps only very subtly and slightly—from quantum dynamics. Although it is hard to know just how much credence to give this line of thought, it does add motivation for a stronger and more comprehensive programme of quantum experiments involving quantum observers.
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    Non-Contextuality, Finite Precision Measurement and the Kochen–Specker Theorem.Jonathan Barrett & Adrian Kent - 2004 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 35 (2):151-176.
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    Real World Interpretations of Quantum Theory.Adrian Kent - 2012 - Foundations of Physics 42 (3):421-435.
    I propose a new class of interpretations, real world interpretations, of the quantum theory of closed systems. These interpretations postulate a preferred factorization of Hilbert space and preferred projective measurements on one factor. They give a mathematical characterisation of the different possible worlds arising in an evolving closed quantum system, in which each possible world corresponds to a (generally mixed) evolving quantum state. In a realistic model, the states corresponding to different worlds should be expected to tend towards orthogonality as (...)
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    A Proposed Test of the Local Causality of Spacetime.Adrian Kent - 2009 - In Wayne C. Myrvold & Joy Christian (eds.), Quantum Reality, Relativistic Causality, and Closing the Epistemic Circle. Springer. pp. 369--378.
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    Locality and Reality Revisited.Adrian Kent - 2002 - In T. Placek & J. Butterfield (eds.), Non-Locality and Modality. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 163--171.
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    Might Quantum-Induced Deviations From the Einstein Equations Detectably Affect Gravitational Wave Propagation?Adrian Kent - 2013 - Foundations of Physics 43 (6):707-718.
    A quantum measurement-like event can produce any of a number of macroscopically distinct results, with corresponding macroscopically distinct gravitational fields, from the same initial state. Hence the probabilistically evolving large-scale structure of space-time is not precisely or even always approximately described by the deterministic Einstein equations.Since the standard treatment of gravitational wave propagation assumes the validity of the Einstein equations, it is questionable whether we should expect all its predictions to be empirically verified. In particular, one might expect the stochasticity (...)
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  11. Non-Local Correlations Are Generic in Infinite-Dimensional Systems.with Hans Halvorson & Adrian Kent - 2004 - In Jeremy Butterfield & Hans Halvorson (eds.), Quantum Entanglements: Selected Papers. Clarendon Press.
     
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  12. Simulating Quantum Mechanics by Non-Contextual Hidden Variables.with Adrian Kent - 2004 - In Jeremy Butterfield & Hans Halvorson (eds.), Quantum Entanglements: Selected Papers. Clarendon Press.
     
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    Byzantine Silver Stamps: With an Excursus on the Comes Sacrarum Largitionum by J. P. C. Kent[REVIEW]D. M. Metcalf, E. C. Dodd & J. P. C. Kent - 1963 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 83:217-218.
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    Simon Saunders , Jonathan Barrett , Adrian Kent , and David Wallace , Many Worlds? Everett, Quantum Theory, and Reality . Oxford: Oxford University Press (2010), 618 Pp., $99.00. [REVIEW]Peter Lewis - 2012 - Philosophy of Science 79 (1):177-181.
  15. Review of Simon Saunders, Jonathan Barrett, Adrian Kent, David Wallace (Eds.), Many Worlds? Everett, Quantum Theory, and Reality[REVIEW]Amit Hagar - 2010 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (10).
    Hugh Everett III died of a heart attack in July 1982 at the age of 51. Almost 26 years later, a New York Times obituary for his PhD advisor, John Wheeler, mentioned him and Richard Feynman as Wheeler’s most prominent students. Everett’s PhD thesis on the relative state formulation of quantum mechanics, later known as the “Many Worlds Interpretation”, was published (in its edited form) in 1957, and later (in its original, unedited form) in 1973, and since then has given (...)
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    The Many Facets of Everett’s Many Worlds: Simon Saunders, Jonathan Barrett, Adrian Kent, and David Wallace : Many Worlds? Everett, Quantum Theory, & Reality. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010, Xvi+618pp, £63.00 HB.Guido Bacciagaluppi - 2013 - Metascience 22 (3):575-582.
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    Reviews Many Worlds? Everett, Quantum Theory and Reality. Simon Saunders, Jonathan Barrett, Adrian Kent and David Wallace. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Pp. Xvi + 618. ISBN: 9780199560561; £55 Hbk. [REVIEW]Jeremy Butterfield - 2011 - Philosophy 86 (3):451-463.
  18. Charles S. Peirce: Logic and the Classification of the Sciences.Beverley Kent - 1987 - Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
    C.S. Peirce, the American philosopher and a principal figure in the development of the modern study of semiotics, struggled, mostly during his later years, to work out a systematic method for classifying sciences. By doing this, he hoped to define more clearly the various tasks of these sciences by showing how their individual effects are interrelated and how these effects, considered in their interrelations, establish pragmatic meanings for each individual science. Much of his work was centered on the meaning and (...)
     
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  19. Freethought Student Alliance.James Kent - 2013 - The Australian Humanist 110 (110):27.
  20. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Can Savage Salvage Everettian Probability?Huw Price - 2008 - In Simon Saunders, Jonathan Barrett, Adrian Kent & David Wallace (eds.), Many Worlds?: Everett, Quantum Theory & Reality. Oxford University Press.
    [Abstract and PDF at the Pittsburgh PhilSci Archive] A slightly shorter version of this paper is to appear in a volume edited by Jonathan Barrett, Adrian Kent, David Wallace and Simon Saunders, containing papers presented at the Everett@50 conference in Oxford in July 2007, and the Many Worlds@50 meeting at the Perimeter Institute in September 2007. The paper is based on my talk at the latter meeting (audio, video and slides of which are accessible here).
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  21. The Views of Members of Local Research Ethics Committees, Researchers and Members of the Public Towards the Roles and Functions of LRECs.G. Kent - 1997 - Journal of Medical Ethics 23 (3):186-190.
    BACKGROUND: It can be argued that the ethical conduct of research involves achieving a balance between the rights and needs of three parties-potential research participants, society, and researchers. Local Research Ethics Committees (LRECs) have a number of roles and functions in the research enterprise, but there have been some indications that LREC members, researchers and the public can have different views about these responsibilities. Any such differences are potential sources of disagreement and misunderstanding. OBJECTIVES: To compare the views of LREC (...)
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  22. The Relation of a to $\Operatorname{Prov} \Ulcorner a \Urcorner$ in the Lindenbaum Sentence Algebra.C. F. Kent - 1973 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 38 (2):295 - 298.
  23. Evil in Later Medieval Philosophy.Bonnie Kent - 2007 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 45 (2):177-205.
    This essay presents a critical review of recent literature on evil in medieval philosophy, as understood by thinkers from Anselm of Canterbury onward. "Evil" is taken to include not only serious, deliberate wrongdoing, but also everyday sins done from ignorance or passion. Special attention is paid to Aquinas's De Malo, Giles of Rome and the aftermath of the 1277 Condemnation, scholarly disputes about Scotus's teachings, and commentaries on the Nicomachean Ethics by Walter Burley, Gerald Odonis, and John Buridan.
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  24. The Use of Deception in Nursing.K. Teasdale & G. Kent - 1995 - Journal of Medical Ethics 21 (2):77-81.
    Arguments about the morality of the use of deception in patient care have been conducted largely in an empirical vacuum, with few data about the situations in which deception occurs. Do staff frequently deceive their patients and, if so, under what conditions? Can the consequences of deception always be foreseen? What justifications do staff use to explain their behaviour? The small-scale study reported here on the uses of deception by nurses when attempting to reassure patients provides information on these questions. (...)
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    Consent and Confidentiality in Genetics: Whose Information is It Anyway?A. Kent - 2003 - Journal of Medical Ethics 29 (1):16-18.
    Against a background of increasing regulation regarding access to medical information and the presentation of patients' confidentiality, the case of genetic information raises interesting questions about whether the application of general rules is appropriate in all situations. Whilst all genetic information is not equally sensitive, some of it is highly predictive. It also allows deductions to be made about other family members. It may not be regarded as particularly sensitive when compared to other types of medical information and those to (...)
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    Responses by Four Local Research Ethics Committees to Submitted Proposals.G. Kent - 1999 - Journal of Medical Ethics 25 (3):274-277.
    BACKGROUND: There is relatively little research concerning the processes whereby Local Research Ethics Committees discharge their responsibilities towards society, potential participants and investigators. OBJECTIVES: To examine the criteria used by LRECs in arriving at their decisions concerning approval of research protocols through an analysis of letters sent to investigators. DESIGN: Four LRECs each provided copies of 50 letters sent to investigators after their submitted proposals had been considered by the committees. These letters were subjected to a content analysis, in which (...)
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  27. The Status of the Data of Experience.John B. Kent - 1928 - Journal of Philosophy 25 (23):617-627.
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    Children's Consent to Research Participation: Social Context and Personal Experience Invalidate Fixed Cutoff Rules.Richard Ashcroft, Trudy Goodenough, Emma Williamson & Julie Kent - 2003 - American Journal of Bioethics 3 (4):16 – 18.
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    The Relation of a to Prov ⌜a ⌝ in the Lindenbaum Sentence Algebra.C. F. Kent - 1973 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 38 (2):295-298.
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    Transitory Vice: Thomas Aquinas on Incontinence.Bonnie Dorrick Kent - 1989 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 27 (2):199-223.
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    Consent to the Use of Aborted Fetuses in Stem Cell Research and Therapies.N. Pfeffer & J. Kent - 2006 - Clinical Ethics 1 (4):216-218.
    This paper identifies the legal and policy framework relating to the use of aborted fetuses in stem cell research and therapies and contrasts this with the collection of embryos for research. It suggests that more attention should be given to questions about the kind of consent sought by researchers from women and that there should be more transparency about how aborted fetuses are used. It reports on variability in current practices of research ethics committees and researchers and uncertainty about the (...)
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    Bounding Nonsplitting Enumeration Degrees.Thomas F. Kent & Andrea Sorbi - 2007 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 72 (4):1405 - 1417.
    We show that every nonzero $\Sigma _{2}^{0}$ enumeration degree bounds a nonsplitting nonzero enumeration degree.
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    Aquinas and Weakness of Will.Bonnie Kent - 2007 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 75 (1):70–91.
    Aquinas’s admirers, reacting against Donald Davidson’s criticisms of hirn, commonly argue (a) that the will does play a role in Aquinas’s account of incontinence, and (b) that his explanation of incontinent action turns on the weakness of the will. The first part of this paper argues that they are correct about (a) but wholly mistaken about (b). Aquinas rarely even mentions the weakness of the will, and he neverinvokes it to explain why someone acts counter to her own better judgment. (...)
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    Early Sāṃkhya in the "Buddhacarita".Stephen A. Kent - 1982 - Philosophy East and West 32 (3):259-278.
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    Brentano and the Relational View of Consciousness.Otis T. Kent - 1984 - Man and World 17 (1):19-52.
    What is consciousness? brentano suggests that consciousness is a simple binary relation between a self and an object. in this paper, i offer a textual clarification and a qualified philosophical defense of brentano's suggestion. in part i, i indicate the ordinary facts of subjective experience that any adequate theory of consciousness must account for. in part ii, i argue on textual grounds that brentano's theory has been misunderstood by chisholm. in part iii, i argue that brentano's theory meets the conditions (...)
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    Worlds Galore?Guido Bacciagaluppi - unknown
    This is an Essay Review of "Many Worlds? Everett, Quantum Theory, & Reality", edited by Simon Saunders, Jonathan Barrett, Adrian Kent, and David Wallace. A much shortened version of this review is appearing in "Metascience" under the title "The Many Facets of Everett’s Many Worlds".
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    Beyond Confederation.Lynne M. Adrian - 1988 - The Personalist Forum 4 (2):55-57.
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    Dr. Hasan’s Direct Realism.John B. Kent - 1931 - The Monist 41 (1):140-153.
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Werner Menski, Carl Olson, William Cenkner, Anne E. Monius, Sarah Hodges, Jeffrey J. Kripal, Carol Salomon, Deepak Sarma, William Cenkner, John E. Cort, Peter A. Huff, Joseph A. Bracken, Larry D. Shinn, Jonathan S. Walters, Ellison Banks Findly, John Grimes, Loriliai Biernacki, David L. Gosling, Thomas Forsthoefel, Michael H. Fisher, Ian Barrow, Srimati Basu, Natalie Gummer, Pradip Bhattacharya, John Grimes, Heather T. Frazer, Elaine Craddock, Andrea Pinkney, Joseph Schaller, Michael W. Myers, Lise F. Vail, Wayne Howard, Bradley B. Burroughs, Shalva Weil, Joseph A. Bracken, Christopher W. Gowans, Dan Cozort, Katherine Janiec Jones, Carl Olson, M. D. McLean, A. Whitney Sanford, Sarah Lamb, Eliza F. Kent, Ashley Dawson, Amir Hussain, John Powers, Jennifer B. Saunders & Ramdas Lamb - 2005 - International Journal of Hindu Studies 9 (1-3):153-228.
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    Extensions of Arithmetic for Proving Termination of Computations.Clement F. Kent & Bernard R. Hodgson - 1989 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 54 (3):779-794.
    Kirby and Paris have exhibited combinatorial algorithms whose computations always terminate, but for which termination is not provable in elementary arithmetic. However, termination of these computations can be proved by adding an axiom first introduced by Goodstein in 1944. Our purpose is to investigate this axiom of Goodstein, and some of its variants, and to show that these are potentially adequate to prove termination of computations of a wide class of algorithms. We prove that many variations of Goodstein's axiom are (...)
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    Classifications of Philosophies.William Kent - 1953 - Journal of Philosophy 50 (19):569-577.
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    Scientific Naming.William Kent - 1958 - Philosophy of Science 25 (3):185-193.
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    The Development of Ethics: A Historical and Critical Study. Volume I: From Socrates to the Reformation (Review).Bonnie Kent - 2009 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 47 (4):pp. 619-620.
    ‘ The Development of Ethics’ proves a rather misleading title for Terence Irwin’s latest book. He describes it more accurately as “a selective historical and critical study in the Socratic tradition, with special attention to Aristotelian naturalism, its formation, elaboration, criticism, and defence” . ‘Socratic’ refers to Irwin’s method: not merely describing “a collective Socratic inquiry” historically but also evaluating it and taking part in it . Unlike Alasdair MacIntyre and J. B. Schneewind, who think that “a moral theory cannot (...)
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    L. Adelson, George L. Kustas: A Bronze Hoard of the Period of Zeno I. (Numismatic Notes and Monographs, 148.) Pp. Ix+89; 1 Plate. New York: American Numismatic Society, 1962. Paper, $3.50. [REVIEW]J. P. C. Kent - 1963 - The Classical Review 13 (03):356-357.
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    Review of 'Many Worlds? Everett, Quantum Theory and Reality'. [REVIEW]J. Butterfield - unknown
    This is a Critical Notice for the general philosophical journal, Philosophy, of the anthology 'Many Worlds? Everett, Quantum Theory and Reality', edited by Simon Saunders, Jonathan Barrett, Adrian Kent and David Wallace.
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    Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation. Richard Sorabji Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Pp. XI, 499. [REVIEW]Bonnie Kent - 2005 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 70 (1):245–247.
    The last decade has witnessed a dramatic revival of interest in Hellenistic philosophy. No longer can one complain that scholars pitch their tents on Aristotelian turf and refuse to move beyond it. Indeed, the burgeoning literature on Hellenistic philosophy might now raise doubts about whether an author breaks any new ground. Sorabji's latest book analyzes many of the same texts and issues explored in Martha Nussbaum's The Therapy of Desire ; and he, too, argues that ancient philosophical therapy can be (...)
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    Valentinian Gnosticism and Classical Sāṃkhya: A Thematic and Structural Comparison.Stephen A. Kent - 1980 - Philosophy East and West 30 (2):241-259.
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Edwin Dickens, Eliza F. Kent, Rita M. Gross, M. Whitney Kelting & Deven M. Patel - 2007 - International Journal of Hindu Studies 11 (1):115-123.
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    Notes on the Delian Farm Accounts.John Harvey Kent - 1939 - Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique 63 (1):232-245.
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    Transcendence and Tolerance: Cultural Diversity in the Tamil Celebration of Taipūcam in Penang, Malaysia. [REVIEW]Alexandra Kent - 2004 - International Journal of Hindu Studies 8 (1-3):81-105.
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