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Bryony Pierce
Bristol University (PhD)
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    Can Panabstractism Offer an Alternative Approach to the Hard Problem?Bryony Pierce - 2021 - Constructivist Foundations 16 (2):161-163.
    While sympathetic to the view that lived experience is prior, epistemologically, at least, to any conclusions we draw about an apparent external world, I argue that to deny that the ontological ….
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  2. Is The Concept Of Rational Agency Coherent?Bryony Pierce - 2006 - Philosophical Writings 33 (3).
    The concept of rational agency commonly presupposes the freedom of the agent to act autonomously, for reasons of the agent’s own choosing. If we are rational agents, the normative nature of reason and the presupposition of autonomy appear to preclude a deterministic account of rational agency, in which actions would be reducible to events within a causally closed physical system. This paper will challenge the notion of rational agency as involving self-determination in the sense of freedom of action. My thesis (...)
     
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  3. Is the Reduction of Abstraction in the Syllabus an Appropriate Aim of Decolonisation?Bryony Pierce - 2018 - Constructivist Foundations 13 (3):327-329.
    Open peer commentary on the article “Heterarchical Reflexive Conversational Teaching and Learning as a Vehicle for Ethical Engineering Curriculum Design” by Philip Baron. Upshot: The target article advocates the use of conversational heterarchical curriculum design as part of the process of decolonisation in South African universities. A stated objective is to reduce the amount of abstraction in the syllabus. I discuss whether the reduction of abstraction is an appropriate aim of decolonisation, considering some of the potential consequences and questioning whether (...)
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    How Can We Distinguish, in Experience, Between an Imagined Drawing and a Memorised Motif?Bryony Pierce - 2020 - Constructivist Foundations 15 (3):258-260.
    This commentary requests some further details about the study and raises some concerns about factors that may have affected the findings or the interpretation thereof. These include the possibility….
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