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    Jon Anderson, Ulrich Mühe, Dylan Trigg, Nathan Andersen & Cindy Ott (2007). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] Ethics, Place and Environment 10 (2):245 – 255.
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    Greg Dickinson, Carole Blair & Brian L. Ott (eds.) (2010). Places of Public Memory: The Rhetoric of Museums and Memorials. University of Alabama Press.
    introduction Rhetoric/Memory/Place Carole Blair, Greg Dickinson, and Brian L. Ott The story is told of the poet Simonides of Ceos who, after chanting a poem ...
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    Walter Ott (2009). Teaching & Learning Guide For: Locke on Language. Philosophy Compass 4 (5):877-879.
    Although a fascination with language is a familiar feature of 20th-century empiricism, its origins reach back at least to the early modern period empiricists. John Locke offers a detailed (if sometimes puzzling) treatment of language and uses it to illuminate key regions of the philosophical topography, particularly natural kinds and essences. Locke's main conceptual tool for dealing with language is 'signification'. Locke's central linguistic thesis is this: words signify nothing but ideas. This on its face seems absurd. Don't we need (...)
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  4. Robert W. Ott & Al Hurwitz (1990). Art in Education: An International Perspective. Pennsylvania State University Press.
    Profiles of art education in nineteen countries around the world by citizens or longtime residents of those countries comprise the core of this book. Guidelines for the cross-cultural study of art education are presented by the editors in a general introduction and three part introductions, and also by contributing specialists. The nineteen national profiles, with accompanying examples of children's artwork, make up the largest section of the book, Part II. The three chapters in Part I review research that has identified, (...)
     
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    Walter R. Ott (2003). Locke's Philosophy of Language. Cambridge University Press.
    This book examines John Locke's claims about the nature and workings of language. Walter Ott proposes an interpretation of Locke's thesis in which words signify ideas in the mind of the speaker, and argues that rather than employing such notions as sense or reference, Locke relies on an ancient tradition that understands signification as reliable indication. He then uses this interpretation to explain crucial areas of Locke's metaphysics and epistemology, including essence, abstraction, knowledge and mental representation. His discussion challenges many (...)
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  6. W. Ott (2002). Locke's Argument From Signification. Locke Studies 2:145-76.
    Locke clearly intends what I call his 'linguistic thesis,' the claim that words signify nothing but ideas, to tell against Aristotelian essentialism. I argue that current interpretations of Locke's anti-essentialist arguments have not accorded the linguistic thesis its proper role. This is largely due to the prevalent misreadings of that thesis. Locke's view is that words reliably indicate ideas in the mind of the speaker. It is only once we see this that we can understand how the thesis functions in (...)
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  7. Walter Ott (2012). What is Locke's Theory of Representation? British Journal for the History of Philosophy 20 (6):1077-1095.
    On a currently popular reading of Locke, an idea represents its cause, or what God intended to be its cause. Against Martha Bolton and my former self (among others), I argue that Locke cannot hold such a view, since it sins against his epistemology and theory of abstraction. I argue that Locke is committed to a resemblance theory of representation, with the result that ideas of secondary qualities are not representations.
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    Walter Ott (2016). Phenomenal Intentionality and the Problem of Representation. Journal of the American Philosophical Association 2 (1):131--145.
    According to the phenomenal intentionality research program, a state’s intentional content is fixed by its phenomenal character. Defenders of this view have little to say about just how this grounding is accomplished. I argue that without a robust account of representation, the research program promises too little. Unfortunately, most of the well-developed accounts of representation – asymmetric dependence, teleosemantics, and the like – ground representation in external relations such as causation. Such accounts are inconsistent with the core of the phenomenal (...)
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  9. Dieter Vaitl, Niels Birbaumer, John Gruzelier, Graham A. Jamieson, Boris Kotchoubey, Andrea Kübler, Dietrich Lehmann, Wolfgang H. R. Miltner, Ulrich Ott, Peter Pütz, Gebhard Sammer, Inge Strauch, Ute Strehl, Jiri Wackermann & Thomas Weiss (2005). Psychobiology of Altered States of Consciousness. Psychological Bulletin 131 (1):98-127.
  10. Hugo Ott (1994). Martin Heidegger schreibt an Jean-Paul Satre. Perspektiven der Philosophie 20:413-417.
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  11. Walter Ott (2014). Malebranche and the Riddle of Sensation. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 88 (3):689-712.
    Like their contemporary counterparts, early modern philosophers find themselves in a predicament. On one hand, there are strong reasons to deny that sensations are representations. For there seems to be nothing in the world for them to represent. On the other hand, some sensory representations seem to be required for us to experience bodies. How else could one perceive the boundaries of a body, except by means of different shadings of color? I argue that Nicolas Malebranche offers an extreme -- (...)
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  12. Albert Borgmann, Holly Jean Buck, Wylie Carr, Forrest Clingerman, Maialen Galarraga, Benjamin Hale, Marion Hourdequin, Ashley Mercer, Konrad Ott, Clare Palmer, Ronald Sandler, Patrick Taylor Smith, Bronislaw Szerszynski & Kyle Powys Whyte (2012). Engineering the Climate: The Ethics of Solar Radiation Management. Lexington Books.
    Engineering the Climate: The Ethics of Solar Radiation Management is a wide-ranging and expert analysis of the ethics of the intentional management of solar radiation. This book will be a useful tool for policy-makers, a provocation for ethicists, and an eye-opening analysis for both the scientist and the general reader with interest in climate change.
     
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    Walter Ott (2015). Locke and the Real Problem of Causation. Locke Studies 15:53-77.
    Discussions of John Locke’s theory of causation tend, understandably, to focus on the related notion of power and in particular the dialectic with David Hume. But Locke faces a very different threat, one that is internal to his view. For he argues both that causation is a relation and that relations are not real. The obvious conclusion is intolerable. And yet the premises, I argue, are unassailable. Building on an interpretation of Locke’s treatment of relations I have developed elsewhere, I (...)
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  14. Walter Ott (2002). Propositional Attitudes in Modern Philosophy. Dialogue 41 (3):551-568.
    Philosophers of the modern period are often presented as having made an elementary error: that of confounding the atttitude one adopts toward a proposition with its content. By examining the works of Locke and the Port-Royalians, I show that this accusation is ill-founded and that Locke, in particular, has the resources to construct a theory of propositional attitudes.
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    Barbara Ott & Robert Olson (2011). Ethical Issues of Medical Missions: The Clinicians' View. [REVIEW] HEC Forum 23 (2):105-113.
    Surgery is an important part of health care worldwide. Without access to surgical treatments, morbidity and mortality increase. Access to surgical treatment is a significant problem in global public health because surgical services are not equally distributed in the world. There is a disproportionate scarcity of surgical access in low-income countries. There are many charitable organizations around the world that sponsor surgical missions to under served nations. One such organization is Operation Smile International, a group with which both authors have (...)
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  16. Walter Ott (2006). Hume on Meaning. Hume Studies 32 (2):233-252.
    Hume’s views on language have been widely misunderstood. Typical discussions cast Hume as either a linguistic idealist who holds that words refer to ideas or a proto-verificationist. I argue that both readings are wide of the mark and develop my own positive account. Humean signification emerges as a relation whereby a word can both indicate ideas in the mind of the speaker and cause us to have those ideas. If I am right, Hume offers a consistent view on meaning that (...)
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    M. I. Mendelev, M. J. Kramer, R. T. Ott, D. J. Sordelet, D. Yagodin & P. Popel (2009). Development of Suitable Interatomic Potentials for Simulation of Liquid and Amorphous Cu–Zr Alloys. Philosophical Magazine 89 (11):967-987.
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  18. Walter Ott (2006). Descartes and Berkeley on Mind: The Fourth Distinction. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 14 (3):437 – 450.
    The popular Cartesian reading of George Berkeley's philosophy of mind mischaracterizes his views on the relations between substance and essence and between an idea and the act of thought in which it figures. I argue that Berkeley rejects Descartes's tripartite taxonomy of distinctions and makes use of a fourth kind of distinction. In addition to illuminating Berkeley's ontology of mind, this fourth distinction allows us to dissolve an important dilemma raised by Kenneth Winkler.
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    Yogi Hale Hendlin & Konrad Ott (2016). Habermas on Nature. Environmental Ethics 38 (2):183-208.
    Environmental ethicists typically consider Jürgen Habermas’s theory of communicative action to exclude moral consideration for nonhuman animals. Habermas's early work indeed limits relationships with nature to instrumental ones. Yet, interspersed throughout Habermas's writings are clear indications that nonhuman life deserves moral consideration, and that humans can enter into communicative relationships with nonhumans, however asymmetrical. Habermas’s anthropocentric theoretical foundations can achieve a revised, reflective equilibrium congruent with his persistent intuitions that nonhumans also possess powers of communication (but not discourse) that would (...)
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  20. Walter Ott (2008). Régis's Scholastic Mechanism. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 39 (1):2-14.
    Unlike many of Descartes’s other followers, Pierre-Sylvain Re´gis resists the temptations of occasionalism. By marrying the ontology of mechanism with the causal structure of concurrentism, Re´gis arrives at a novel view that both acknowledges God’s role in natural events and preserves the causal powers of bodies. I set out Re´gis’s position, focusing on his arguments against occasionalism and his responses to Malebranche’s ‘no necessary connection’ and divine concursus arguments.
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  21. Walter R. Ott (2004). The Cartesian Context of Berkeley's Attack on Abstraction. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 85 (4):407–424.
    I claim that Berkeley's main argument against abstraction comes into focus only when we see Descartes as one of its targets. Berkeley does not deploy Winkler's impossibility argument but instead argues that what is impossible is inconceivable. Since Descartes conceives of extension as a determinable, and since determinables cannot exist as such, he falls within the scope of Berkeley's argument.
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    Walter R. Ott (2009). Causation and Laws of Nature in Early Modern Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
  23. Walter Ott (2010). Locke's Exclusion Argument. History of Philosophy Quarterly 27 (2):181-196.
    In this paper, I argue that Locke is not in fact agnostic about the ultimate nature of the mind. In particular, he produces an argument, much like Jaegwon Kim's exclusion argument, to show that any materialist view that takes mental states to supervene on physical states is committed to epiphenomenalism. This result helps illuminate Locke's otherwise puzzling notion of 'superaddition.'.
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    Walter Ott (2016). Leibniz on Sensation and the Limits of Reason. History of Philosophy Quarterly 33 (2):135-153.
    I argue that Leibniz’s doctrine of sensory representation is intended in part to close an explanatory gap in his philosophical system. Unlike the twentieth century explanatory gap, which stretches between neural states on one side and phenomenal character on the other, Leibniz’s gap lies between experiences of secondary qualities like color and taste and the objects that cause them. The problem is that the precise arrangement and distribution of such experiences can never be given a full explanation. In response, Leibniz (...)
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    M. A. Ott, A. B. Alexander, M. Lally, J. B. Steever & G. D. Zimet (2013). Preventive Misconception and Adolescents' Knowledge About HIV Vaccine Trials. Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (12):765-771.
    Objective Adolescents have had very limited access to research on biomedical prevention interventions despite high rates of HIV acquisition. One concern is that adolescents are a vulnerable population, and trials carry a possibility of harm, requiring investigators to take additional precautions. Of particular concern is preventive misconception, or the overestimation of personal protection that is afforded by enrolment in a prevention intervention trial. Methods As part of a larger study of preventive misconception in adolescent HIV vaccine trials, we interviewed 33 (...)
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    Walter Ott (1997). Locke and the Scholastics on Theological Discourse. Locke Studies 28 (1):51-66.
    On the face of it, Locke rejects the scholastics' main tool for making sense of talk of God, namely, analogy. Instead, Locke claims that we generate an idea of God by 'enlarging' our ideas of some attributes (such as knowledge) with the idea of infinity. Through an analysis of Locke's idea of infinity, I argue that he is in fact not so distant from the scholastics and in particular must rely on analogy of inequality.
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    Walter Ott (2008). Causation, Intentionality, and the Case for Occasionalism. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 90 (2):165-187.
    Despite their influence on later philosophers such as Hume, Malebranche's central arguments for occasionalism remain deeply puzzling. Both the famous ‘no necessary connection’ argument and what I call the epistemic argument include assumptions – e.g., that a true cause is logically necessarily connected to its effect – that seem unmotivated, even in their context. I argue that a proper understanding of late scholastic views lets us see why Malebranche would make this assumption. Both arguments turn on the claim that a (...)
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    Lucia D. Wocial, Elizabeth Molnar & Mary A. Ott (forthcoming). Values, Quality, and Evaluation in Ethics Consultation. Ajob Empirical Bioethics:1-8.
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    Paul Ott (2009). World and Earth: Hannah Arendt and the Human Relationship to Nature. Ethics, Place and Environment 12 (1):1-16.
    In place of traditional approaches in environmental ethics, I suggest an improved approach, with respect to the goal of improving the condition of the natural environment, called 'world mediation' through the use of Hannah Arendt's theory of the vita activa . This approach focuses on the relationship between human made worlds and nature, from which a theory of value is suggested. Intrinsic value theory and nature-culture monism are both criticized for an insufficient attention paid toward the human-nature relationship.
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    Walter Ott (2015). Berkeley’s Argument for Idealism by Samuel C. Rickless. Journal of the History of Philosophy 53 (1):162-163.
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    Walter Ott (2008). Locke on Language. Philosophy Compass 3 (2):291–300.
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    Walter Ott (2012). Are There Duties to the Dead? Philosophy Now 89:14-16.
    Of course not. In this short paper, I offer a series of arguments against Pitcher and Feinberg and reply to the best objection to the view I defend.
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    Brian L. Ott & Greg Dickinson (2009). Visual Rhetoric and/as Critical Pedagogy. In A. Lunsford, K. Wilson & R. Eberly (eds.), Sage Handbook of Rhetorical Studies. Sage Publications.
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    Barbara Skorupinski & Konrad Ott (2002). Technology Assessment and Ethics. Poiesis and Praxis 1 (2):95-122.
    Technology assessment (TA) is – for several reasons – not detachable from ethical questions. The development of institutions and concepts for TA, especially in the USA and Western Europe, has been marked by an increasing tendency to focus evaluative and normative questions. In the following paper, we point out, in as far as the common notions of TA are implicitly normative, why reflection upon conceptual options of TA inevitably leads to ethical questions, and that the key question of participation necessarily (...)
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    Walter Ott (2006). Aristotle and Plato on Character. Ancient Philosophy 26 (1):65-79.
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    Johann Steurer, Ulrike Held, Lucas M. Bachmann, David Holzmann, Peter Ott & Olli S. Miettinen (2009). Clinical Diagnosis of Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis, Typical of Experts. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 15 (4):614-619.
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    Hugo Ott (1986). Mitarbeiterliste. Perspektiven der Philosophie 12:359-359.
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  38. M. I. Mendelev, M. J. Kramer, R. T. Ott & D. J. Sordelet (2009). Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Diffusion in Supercooled Cu–Zr Alloys. Philosophical Magazine 89 (2):109-126.
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  39. Carole Blair, Greg Dickinson & Brian L. Ott (2010). Rhetoric/Memory/Place. In Greg Dickinson, Carole Blair & Brian L. Ott (eds.), Places of Public Memory: The Rhetoric of Museums and Memorials. University of Alabama Press. pp. 1--54.
     
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    Marc Hight & Walter Ott (2004). The New Berkeley. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 34 (1):1 - 24.
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    Konrad Ott, Lilin Kerschbaumer, Jan Felix Köbbing & Niels Thevs (2016). Bringing Sustainability Down to Earth: Heihe River as a Paradigm Case of Sustainable Water Allocation. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 29 (5):835-856.
    The article analyses a transdisciplinary wicked upstream–downstream conflict over water allocation in an arid region of Inner Mongolia. This conflict is about scarce water resources which can be either allocated to irrigation agriculture upstream or to preservation and restoration a rare ecosystem downstream. This conflict is located at the interface of environmental and agricultural ethics. The case study is about Heihe River, agricultural demands for irrigation in the region of Zhangye, and endangered Tugai forest at downstream Heihe in Ejina oasis. (...)
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    K. Ott (2011). Is Civil Disobedience Appropriate in the Case of Climate Policies? Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics 11 (1):23-26.
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    Daniel J. Ott (2012). The God Debates: A 21st Century Guide for Atheists and Believers (and Everyone in Between). American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 33 (1).
    The first thing that the reader notices when taking up John Shook's The God Debates is his refreshingly conciliatory tone. In a time when the "New Atheists" crowd the best-sellers lists with mud-slinging tomes and Evangelical Christians and others seem all too ready to return fire, Shook offers his work as a contribution to "ecumenical conversation" (p. 2), extending intrafaith and interfaith dialogue to include the nonreligious. In this book, Shook focuses his attention on the question of God's existence. This (...)
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    Ralf Dohrenbusch, O. Berndt Scholz & Ralf Ott (2006). Conscious and Preconscious Uses of Memory in Patients with Depressive and Somatoform Disorders. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 28 (2):69-77.
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    Hugo Ott (1995). Martin Heidegger's Catholic Origins. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 69 (2):137-156.
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    Konrad Ott (2012). , Man musharp sich einschalten Wie Plessner Heidegger aufforderte, politisch aktiv zu werden. Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 66 (3):448-459.
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    Heinrich Ott (1994). Paul Schütz' Denken im Blick auf zwei aktuelle theologische Probleme: das Sprachproblem und das Zeitproblem. Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 46 (3):247-255.
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    Dieter Vaitl & Ulrich Ott (2005). Altered States of Consciousness Induced by Psychophysiological Techniques. Mind and Matter 3 (1):9-30.
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    Daniel J. Ott (2015). Life and Thought of Bernard Eugene Meland, American Constructive Theologian, 1899–1993 by W. Creighton Peden. American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 36 (3):292-295.
    This book offers another in a long line of Creighton Peden’s contributions to understanding the thought of perhaps neglected religious thinkers in the American liberal tradition. Peden has stated that his approach in writing about figures like Gerald Birney Smith, George Burman Foster, and Edward Scribner Ames has not been critical or even comparative, but explicative. His goal is to make more of their work more accessible. And Peden is especially well positioned to do so in the case of Bernard (...)
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    Walter Ott (2005). Locke on Essence and Identity. Review of Metaphysics 58 (3):654-656.
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