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  1. Epistemic Landscapes, Optimal Search, and the Division of Cognitive Labor.Jason McKenzie Alexander, Johannes Himmelreich & Christopher Thompson - 2015 - Philosophy of Science 82 (3):424-453,.
    This article examines two questions about scientists’ search for knowledge. First, which search strategies generate discoveries effectively? Second, is it advantageous to diversify search strategies? We argue pace Weisberg and Muldoon, “Epistemic Landscapes and the Division of Cognitive Labor”, that, on the first question, a search strategy that deliberately seeks novel research approaches need not be optimal. On the second question, we argue they have not shown epistemic reasons exist for the division of cognitive labor, identifying the errors that led (...)
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    Rose's Prevention Paradox.Christopher Thompson - 2018 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 35 (2):242-256.
    Geoffrey Rose's ‘prevention paradox’ occurs when a population-based preventative health measure that brings large benefits to the community – such as compulsory seatbelts, a ‘fat tax’, or mass immunisation – offers little to each participating individual. Although the prevention paradox is not obviously a paradox in the sense in which philosophers understand the term, it does raise important normative questions. In particular, should we implement population-based preventative health measures when the typical individual is not expected to gain from them? After (...)
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    The Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Val66met Polymorphism Differentially Affects Performance on Subscales of the Wechsler Memory Scale – Third Edition.Yvette N. Lamb, Christopher S. Thompson, Nicole S. McKay, Karen E. Waldie & Ian J. Kirk - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
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    Melissa Schwartzberg: Counting the Many: The Origins and Limits of Supermajority Rule. [REVIEW]Christopher Thompson - 2015 - Contemporary Political Theory 14 (3):e35-e38.
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    A (Mainly Epistemic) Case for Multiple-Vote Majority Rule.Richard Bradley & Christopher Thompson - 2012 - Episteme 9 (1):63-79.
    Multiple-vote majority rule is a procedure for making group decisions in which individuals weight their votes on issues in accordance with how competent they are on them. When individuals are motivated by the truth and know their relative competence on different issues, multiple-vote majority rule performs nearly as well, epistemically speaking, as rule by an expert oligarchy, but is still acceptable from the point of view of equal participation in the political process.
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    How to Tell When Efficacy Will NOT Translate Into Effectiveness.Christopher Thompson - 2009 - In Damien Fennell (ed.), Contingency and Dissent in Science, Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, LSE.
    I aim to show that the failure of the California Class Size Reduction initiative highlights an important class of situations in the application of evidence to policy. There are some circumstances in which the implementation of a policy will be self-defeating. The introduction of the factor assumed to have causal efficacy into the target population can lead to changes in the conditions of the target population that amount to interfering factors. Because these interfering factors are a direct result of the (...)
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    Altered Neuromodulatory Drive May Contribute to Exaggerated Tonic Vibration Reflexes in Chronic Hemiparetic Stroke.Jacob G. McPherson, Laura M. McPherson, Christopher K. Thompson, Michael D. Ellis, Charles J. Heckman & Julius P. A. Dewald - 2018 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 12.
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    Trust Without Reliance.Christopher Thompson - 2017 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 20 (3):643-655.
    A standard view of trust sees trust as intimately related to reliance; on this standard view, trust is reliance plus some other factor. A significant literature has now developed that seeks to explain what factor, in addition to reliance, serves to distinguish cases of trust from cases of mere reliance. I argue that this approach to the analysis of trust is misguided. Although reliance, properly understood, frequently accompanies trust, reliance is not a necessary condition of trust.
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    The Moral Agency of Group Agents.Christopher Thompson - 2018 - Erkenntnis 83 (3):517-538.
    Christian List and Philip Pettit have recently developed a model of group agency on which an autonomous group agent can be formed, by deductive inference, from the beliefs and preferences of the individual group members. In this paper I raise doubts as to whether this type of group agent is a moral agent. The sentimentalist approach to moral responsibility sees a constitutive role for moral emotions, such as blame, guilt, and indignation, in our practices of attributing moral responsibility. These moral (...)
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    A General Model of a Group Search Procedure, Applied to Epistemic Democracy.Christopher Thompson - 2013 - Synthese 190 (7):1233-1252.
    The standard epistemic justification for inclusiveness in political decision making is the Condorcet Jury Theorem, which states that the probability of a correct decision using majority rule increases in group size (given certain assumptions). Informally, majority rule acts as a mechanism to pool the information contained in the judgements of individual agents. I aim to extend the explanation of how groups of political agents track the truth. Before agents can pool the information, they first need to find truth-conducive information. Increasing (...)
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    Economic Analysis, Moral Philosophy, and Public Policy, Daniel Hausman, Michael McPherson and Debra Satz. Cambridge University Press, 2016, 414 Pages. [REVIEW]Christopher Thompson - 2018 - Economics and Philosophy 34 (1):121-127.
  12. Moral Theology in a Sapiential Mode: Veritatis Splendor and the Renewal of Moral Theology.Christopher J. Thompson - 2001 - The Thomist 65 (3):465-473.
     
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    Christian Identity and Augustine's Confessions.Christopher J. Thompson - 1996 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 70:249-258.
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    Preliminary Remarks Toward A Constructive Encounter Between St. Thomas and Clinical Psychology.Christopher J. Thompson - 2005 - Catholic Social Science Review 10:41-52.
    This article address the ways in which contemporary psychologists might usefully engage in a dialogue with Catholic philosophers and theologians influenced by the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas. The specific point of common agreement and vision between these diverse approaches lies in the general notion that human action is directed toward an end which the individual judges to be good in some sense. Despite the considerable differences in foundational issues, boththe clinical psychologist and Thomist are perhaps able to come to (...)
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    Beholding the Logos.Christopher J. Thompson - 2009 - Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 12 (3):33-52.
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    Processing Compound Words: Evidence From Synaesthesia.Jennifer L. Mankin, Christopher Thompson, Holly P. Branigan & Julia Simner - 2016 - Cognition 150:1-9.
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    Christian Identity and Augustine’s Confessions.Christopher J. Thompson - 1996 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 70:249-258.
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    Beholding the Logos: The Church, the Environment, and the Meaning of Man.Christopher J. Thompson - 2009 - Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 12 (3).
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    7. Choosing Sex: Freedom, Deliberation, and Natural Family Planning.Christopher J. Thompson - 2002 - Logos. Anales Del Seminario de Metafísica [Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España] 5 (4).
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    Philosophy of Technology.Christopher J. Thompson - 1996 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 70:249-258.
  21. Augustine and Narrative Ethics.Christopher J. Thompson - 1994 - Dissertation, Marquette University
    The warrant for investigating the relationship between Augustine and narrative ethics is prompted, among other things, by a consideration of the appeals to Augustine among a diversity of views within the vast field of narrative ethics. Disparate thinkers from distinctively different backgrounds and with different motives and purposes, while all sharing an interest in the category of "narrative," also share a common interest in employing Augustine's Confessions in their efforts. Thus the question emerges as to what it is about this (...)
     
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  22. Benedict, Thomas, or Augustine? The Character of MacIntyre's Narrative.Christopher J. Thompson - 1995 - The Thomist 59 (3):379-407.
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  23. Choosing Sex.Christopher J. Thompson - 2002 - Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 5 (4):96-108.
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  24. 7. Choosing Sex: Freedom, Deliberation, and Natural Family Planning.Christopher J. Thompson - 2002 - Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 5 (4).
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  25. Introduction to the Symposium on Aquinas and the Environment.Christopher Thompson - 2012 - Nova et Vetera 10:61-66.
     
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  26. Laudato Si' Snd the Rise of Green Thomism.Christopher J. Thompson - 2016 - Nova et Vetera 14 (3).
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  27. Perennial Wisdom: Notes Toward a Green Thomism.Christopher Thompson - 2012 - Nova et Vetera 10:67-80.
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  28. Review. [REVIEW]Christopher Thompson - 1999 - The Thomist 63:156-159.
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  29. The Spirit and the Limits of Prudential Reasoning.Christopher J. Thompson - 1999 - The Thomist 63 (3):425-437.
     
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