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  1. A New Take on Deceptive Advertising: Beyond Frankfurt’s Analysis of ‘BS’.Andrew Johnson - 2010 - Business and Professional Ethics Journal 29 (1-4):5-32.
    The publication of Harry Frankfurt’s 1986 essay “On Bullshit,” and especially its republication as a book in 2005, have sparked a great deal of interest in the philosophical analysis of the concept of bullshit. The present essay seeks to contribute to the ever-widening discussion of the concept by applying it to the realm of advertising. First, it is argued that Frankfurt’s definition of bullshit is too narrow, and an alternative definition is defended that accommodates both Frankfurt’s truth-indifferent bullshit and what (...)
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  2. Viral Politics: Jacques Derrida's Account of the Auto-Immune Logic of Carl Schmitt's Political Philosophy.Andrew Johnson - unknown
    pseudo-Master's thesis Since Jacques Derrida’s 1989 essay “Force of Law: the Mystical Foundations of Authority,” Carl Schmitt has been a perennial subject of Derrida’s political critique. I will argue that Derrida’s concept of auto-immunity is uniquely applicable to Derrida’s interpretation of Schmitt’s political philosophy. Therefore, my argument will consist of two interrelated but equally divergent parts; the digressive structure will attempt to mimic Derrida’s complex style of weaving opposed concepts into a coherent whole. First, I will demonstrate the many forms (...)
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  3. An Apology for the “New Atheism”.Andrew Johnson - 2013 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 73 (1):5-28.
    In recent years, a series of bestselling atheist manifestos by Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens has thrust the topic of the rationality of religion into the public discourse. Christian moderates of an intellectual bent and even some agnostics and atheists have taken umbrage and lashed back. In this paper I defend the New Atheists against three common charges: that their critiques of religion commit basic logical fallacies (such as straw man, false dichotomy, or hasty generalization), that their own (...)
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  4. Cleveland Amory Ranch of Dreams Middlesex, UK: Viking Penguin, 1997, 288 Pp. Susan G. Davis Spectacular Nature: Corporate Culture and the Sea World Experience. [REVIEW]Gail A. Eisnitz, Moira Ferguson, Elizabeth Hess, Barbara Hodgson, Alan Holland, Andrew Johnson, James M. Jasper, Joanne Elizabeth Lauck, Randall Lockwood & Frank Ascione - 1997 - Ethics and Behavior 7:2.
     
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    Don’T Bring It On: The Case Against Cheerleading as a Collegiate Sport.Andrew B. Johnson & Pam R. Sailors - 2013 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 40 (2):255 - 277.
    The 2010 Quinnipiac cheerleading case raises interesting questions about the nature of both cheerleading and sport, as well as about the moral character of each. In this paper we explore some of those questions, and argue that no form of college cheerleading currently in existence deserves, from a moral point of view, to be recognized as a sport for Title IX purposes. To reach that conclusion, we evaluate cheerleading using a quasi-legal argument based on the NCAA?s definition of sport and (...)
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    The Chief Political Officer: CEO Characteristics and Firm Investment in Corporate Political Activity.Andrew F. Johnson & Bruce C. Rudy - 2019 - Business and Society 58 (3):612-643.
    Research on corporate political activity has considered a number of antecedents to a firm’s engagement in politics. The majority of this research has focused on either industry or firm-level motivations that lead to corporate political activity, leaving the role of the firm’s leader noticeably absent in such scholarship. This article combines ideas from Upper Echelons Theory with research in corporate political activity to bridge this important gap. More specifically, this research utilizes CEO demographic characteristics to determine whether a firm will (...)
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    The Concurrent Criterion Validity of the 32-Item Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure.Shabnam Medhizadah, Sherrilene Classen & Andrew M. Johnson - 2019 - Frontiers in Psychology 10.
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    Kant's Empirical Hedonism.Andrew B. Johnson - 2005 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 86 (1):50–63.
    : According to the long orthodox interpretation of Kant's theory of motivation, Kant recognized only two fundamental types of motives: moral motives and egoistic, hedonistic motives. Seeking to defend Kant against the ensuing charges of psychological simplism, Andrews Reath formulated a forceful and seminal repudiation of this interpretation in his 1989 essay “Hedonism, Heteronomy and Kant's Principle of Happiness.” The current paper aims to show that Reath's popular exegetical alternative is untenable. His arguments against the traditional view miss the mark, (...)
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    Visual Hebb Repetition Effects: The Role of Psychological Distinctiveness Revisited.Andrew J. Johnson & Christopher Miles - 2019 - Frontiers in Psychology 10.
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    Foucault: Critical Theory of the Police in a Neoliberal Age.Andrew Johnson - 2014 - Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory 61 (141):5-29.
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    A Blind Eye to Animal Rights?Andrew Johnson - 1989 - Philosophy 64 (248):255 - 260.
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    Inflammation and Insulin Resistance: New Targets Encourage New Thinking.Andrew M. F. Johnson, Shaocong Hou & Pingping Li - 2017 - Bioessays 39 (9):1700036.
    Galectin-3 and LTB4 are pro-inflammatory molecules recently shown to directly cause insulin resistance in mouse and human cells. They are highly expressed in the obese state, and can be targeted both genetically and pharmacologically to improve insulin sensitivity in vivo. This expands on previous research showing that targeting inflammatory cytokines can be insulin sensitizing in animal models. However, translating these potential therapies into the human setting remains challenging. Here we review this latest research, and discuss how balancing their pleiotropic functions, (...)
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    Consequentialism and Environmental Ethics, Edited by Avram Hiller, Ramona Ilea, and Leonard Kahn.Andrew B. Johnson - 2015 - Teaching Philosophy 38 (1):124-128.
  14. The Biophilia Hypothesis. [REVIEW]Andrew Johnson - 1995 - Environmental Values 4 (2):187-188.
     
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    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Secular Relaxation Measurements as a Method of Extracting Internal Magnetic Field Gradients and Pore Sizes.Andrew Johnson & Hugh Daigle - 2016 - Interpretation: SEG 4 (4):T557-T565.
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    Passing an Enhanced Turing Test – Interacting with Lifelike Computer Representations of Specific Individuals.Steven Kobosko, James Hollister, Miguel Elvir, Maxine Brown, Carlos Leon-Barth, Luc Renambot, Gordon S. Carlson, Victor Hung, Sangyoon Lee, Steven Jones, Andrew Johnson, Ronald F. DeMara, Jason Leigh & Avelino J. Gonzalez - 2014 - Journal of Intelligent Systems 23 (3):357-357.
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    The Agnostic Reader.Andrew Johnson - 2010 - Teaching Philosophy 33 (1):85-89.
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    Passing an Enhanced Turing Test – Interacting with Lifelike Computer Representations of Specific Individuals.Steven Kobosko, James Hollister, Miguel Elvir, Maxine Brown, Carlos Leon-Barth, Luc Renambot, Victor Hung, Sangyoon Lee, Steven Jones, Andrew Johnson, Ronald F. DeMara, Jason Leigh & Avelino J. Gonzalez - 2013 - Journal of Intelligent Systems 22 (4):365-415.
    This article describes research to build an embodied conversational agent as an interface to a question-and-answer system about a National Science Foundation program. We call this ECA the LifeLike Avatar, and it can interact with its users in spoken natural language to answer general as well as specific questions about specific topics. In an idealized case, the LifeLike Avatar could conceivably provide a user with a level of interaction such that he or she would not be certain as to whether (...)
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    Sociobiology and Concern for the Future.Andrew Johnson - 1989 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 6 (2):141-148.
    ABSTRACT Despite its excesses, sociobiology can make a useful contribution to ethics, if it is recognised that it need not impinge on free‐will, and if the ‘naturalistic fallacy’ can be avoided. This contribution is the central concept of evolutionary stability, and the implication which can be drawn from it, that concern for the future is a basic part of human nature. In stable societies, such concern is manifested as fear of change, or strict adherence to tradition, but modern ideas of (...)
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    Divide et impera?Andrew Johnson & Alison Johnson - 2006 - Environmental Values 15 (2):143 - 144.
    Instead of an editorial, in this issue of Environmental Values the publishers have been invited to comment on a local environmental issue that currently looms large in our Scottish island backyard. Divided from mainland Scotland by fifty miles of sea, the Outer Hebrides are a peripheral part of the already peripheral Scottish Highlands - a region of low production, and high demands on thinly spread national services. Fifteen years ago our economic salvation was to be the creation of the largest (...)
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  21. How Not to Argue for Abortion Rights.Andrew Johnson - 2005 - Free Inquiry 25.
     
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  22. Insufficient Reason: An Interpretation and Critique of Kant's Categorical Imperative.Andrew Burkitt Johnson - 2001 - Dissertation, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Kant's moral theory, along with Utilitarianism and Virtue Ethics, is one of the three leading moral theories in contemporary Western moral philosophy. I argue in this dissertation, however, that Kant's moral theory suffers from deeper flaws than its proponents have acknowledged---flaws that render it untenable. But a great deal of interpretative argument must be done before this critique can be compelling, since every critique rests on interpretative presuppositions that are liable to be questioned. Hence the dissertation also spends significant time (...)
     
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  23. Les Murray. [REVIEW]Andrew Johnson - 2003 - Colloquy 7.
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  24. Points: Interviews 1974-1994. [REVIEW]Andrew Johnson - 1996 - Colloquy 1.
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  25. Robert Adamson's Mulberry Leaves: New and Selected Poems, 1970-2001. [REVIEW]Andrew Johnson - 2001 - Colloquy 5.
     
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  26. The Default Country: A Lexical Cartography of Twentieth-Century Australia. [REVIEW]Andrew Johnson - 2004 - Colloquy 8.
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  27. That Fatal Song: A Tribute to Judith Wright and A.D. Hope, Southerly, Volume 61, Halstead Press 2001. [REVIEW]Andrew Johnson - 2001 - Colloquy 5.
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    A Critique of the Husserlian and Heideggerian Concepts of Earth: Toward a Transcendental Earth That Accords with the Experience of Life.Andrew Tyler Johnson - 2014 - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 45 (3):220-238.
    This paper presents an exposition and critical appraisal of the concepts of earth that appear almost simultaneously in essays by Husserl and Heidegger in the mid 1930s. I argue that while both of these earths are noteworthy insofar as they suggest, each in its own way, the isolation of a non-worldly dimension of disclosure, nevertheless, neither Husserl nor Heidegger succeeds in fully emancipating the earth from the logic of the world. In Husserl's case, the earth is implicated in a fourfold (...)
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