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David Cole
University of Manchester
  1. The Chinese Room Argument.David Cole - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  2. Thought and Thought Experiments.David Cole - 1984 - Philosophical Studies 45 (May):431-44.
    Thought experiments have been used by philosophers for centuries, especially in the study of personal identity where they appear to have been used extensively and indiscriminately. Despite their prevalence, the use of thought experiments in this area of philosophy has been criticized in recent times. Bernard Williams criticizes the conclusions that are drawn from some experiments, and retells one of these experiments from a different perspective, a retelling which leads to a seemingly opposing result. Wilkes criticizes the method of thought (...)
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  3. Artificial Intelligence and Personal Identity.David J. Cole - 1991 - Synthese 88 (September):399-417.
    Considerations of personal identity bear on John Searle's Chinese Room argument, and on the opposed position that a computer itself could really understand a natural language. In this paper I develop the notion of a virtual person, modelled on the concept of virtual machines familiar in computer science. I show how Searle's argument, and J. Maloney's attempt to defend it, fail. I conclude that Searle is correct in holding that no digital machine could understand language, but wrong in holding that (...)
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  4. Functionalism and Inverted Spectra.David J. Cole - 1990 - Synthese 82 (2):207-22.
    Functionalism, a philosophical theory, has empirical consequences. Functionalism predicts that where systematic transformations of sensory input occur and are followed by behavioral accommodation in which normal function of the organism is restored such that the causes and effects of the subject's psychological states return to those of the period prior to the transformation, there will be a return of qualia or subjective experiences to those present prior to the transform. A transformation of this type that has long been of philosophical (...)
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    The Actions of Affect in Deleuze: Others Using Language and the Language That We Make ..David R. Cole - 2011 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (6):549-561.
    The actions of affect are prominent in the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and can be broken down for the purposes of education into two roles. The first alludes to the history of philosophy and the ways in which affect has been used by Spinoza (Deleuze, 1992) Nietzsche (Deleuze, 1983) or Bergson (Deleuze, 1991). In this role, Deleuze reinvigorates and challenges definitions of affect that would place them into systems of understanding that could take paths to metaphysics or to becoming paradigms (...)
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    Statutory Definitions of Death and the Management of Terminally Ill Patients Who May Become Organ Donors After Death.David Cole - 1993 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 3 (2):145-155.
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    Analysing the Matter Flows in Schools Using Deleuze’s Method.David Cole - 2019 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 38 (3):229-240.
    Using Deleuzian theory for educational research and practice has become an increasingly popular activity. However, there are many theoretical complexities to the straightforward application of Deleuze to the educational context. For example, the ‘new materialism’ that Deleuze refers to in the 1960s takes its inspiration from Spinoza, and is an emancipatory project. Contrariwise, the ‘new materialism’ of the present moment is frequently applied to educational research and practice specifically as a way out of anthropocentric limits and enclosure. This paper explores (...)
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    Nowhere ǁ Erewhon.David R. Cole - 2019 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 51 (3):255-264.
    What is nowhere? Is it a non-place that has been created by the disappearance of distinct identities in the spread of standardised, global capitalism? Or has it come about as a result of colonialisation and the separation of indigenous cultures from their lands, and their replacement with vacuous, colonised, globalised non-places? This article suggests that ‘nowhere’, which was satirically entitled, ‘Erewhon’ by Samuel Butler due to the inverted action of machines, is still being created today, but by the combined forces (...)
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    Educational Philosophy and ‘New French Thought’.David R. Cole & Joff P. N. Bradley - 2015 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 47 (10):1006-1008.
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    Educational Non-Philosophy.David R. Cole - 2015 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 47 (10):1009-1022.
    The final lines of Deleuze and Guattari’s What is Philosophy? call for a non-philosophy to balance and act as a counterweight to the task of philosophy that had been described by them in terms of concept creation. In a footnote, Deleuze and Guattari mention François Laruelle’s project of non-philosophy, but dispute its efficacy in terms of the designated relationship between non-philosophy and science, as had been realised by Laruelle at the time. However, the mature non-philosophy of Laruelle could indicate a (...)
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    Matter in Motion: The Educational Materialism of Gilles Deleuze.David R. Cole - 2012 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (s1):3-17.
    This paper critically examines the materialism that Gilles Deleuze espouses in his oeuvre to the benefit of educational theory. In Difference and Repetition, he presented transcendental empiricism by underwriting Kant with realism (Deleuze, 1994). Later, in Capitalism & Schizophrenia I & II that were co-written with Félix Guattari (1984, 1988) and that they named Anti-Oedipus and A Thousand Plateaus, Deleuze's philosophical approach is realigned into what I term here as transcendental materialism, and latterly as immanent materialism; that I claim effectively (...)
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  12. The Function of Consciousness.David J. Cole - 2002 - In James H. Fetzer (ed.), Consciousness Evolving. John Benjamins. pp. 287-305.
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  13. Hearing Yourself Think: Natural Language, Inner Speech, and Thought.David J. Cole - manuscript
    "Mantras were not viewed as the only means of expressing truth, however. Thought, which was defined as internalized speech, offered yet another aspect of truth. And if words and thoughts designated different aspects of truth, or reality, then there had to be an underlying unity behind all phenomena" (S. A. Nigosian 1994: World Faiths, p. 84).
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  14. The Causal Powers of CPUs.David J. Cole - 1994 - In Eric Dietrich (ed.), Thinking Computers and Virtual Persons. Academic Press.
     
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  15. Contingent Materialism.David J. Cole & F. Foelber - 1984 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 65 (1):74-85.
     
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  16. I Don't Think So: Pinker on the Mentalese Monopoly.David J. Cole - 1999 - Philosophical Psychology 12 (3):283-295.
    Stephen Pinker sets out over a dozen arguments in The language instinct (Morrow, New York, 1994) for his widely shared view that natural language is inadequate as a medium for thought. Thus he argues we must suppose that the primary medium of thought and inference is an innate propositional representation system, mentalese. I reply to the various arguments and so defend the view that some thought essentially involves natural language. I argue mentalese doesn't solve any of the problems Pinker cites (...)
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    Against Derived Intentionality.David Cole - unknown
    Intentionality is a property of an important class of things: things that represent, or are about something. Thus a belief or sentence or story is about something, a painting or photo is of something, a sign is a sign of something, and a desire is a desire for something. These disparate things all display intentionality. They have content; they represent some state of affairs beyond themselves. The represented state of affairs need not be actual, and is not in the cases (...)
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    Artificial Minds: Cam on Searle.David J. Cole - 1991 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 69 (3):329-33.
  19. Inverted Spectrum Arguments.David J. Cole - 2000
    Formerly a spectral apparition that haunted behaviorism and provided a puzzle about our knowledge of other minds, the inverted spectrum possibility has emerged as an important challenge to functionalist accounts of qualia. The inverted spectrum hypothesis raises the possibility that two individuals might think and behave in the same way yet have different qualia. The traditional supposition is of an individual who has a subjective color spectrum that is inverted with regard to that had by other individuals. When he looks (...)
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  20. Thought and Qualia.David Cole - 1994 - Minds and Machines 4 (3):283-302.
    I present a theory of the nature and basis of the conscious experience characteristic of occurent propositional attitudes: thinking this or that. As a preliminary I offer an extended criticism of Paul Schweizer's treatment of such consciousness as unexplained secondary qualities of neural events. I also attempt to rebut arguments against the possibility of functionalist accounts of conscious experience and qualia.
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    Effects of Maturation on Multiscale Porosity in the Eagle Ford Shale.Lawrence Michael Anovitz, David Robert Cole, Julia Meyer Sheets, Alexander Swift, Harold William Elston, Susan Welch, Steve James Chipera, Kenneth Charles Littrell, David Francis Raymond Mildner & Matthew John Wasbrough - 2015 - Interpretation: SEG 3 (3):SU59-SU70.
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    Effects of Maturation on Multiscale (Nanometer to Millimeter) Porosity in the Eagle Ford Shale.Lawrence Michael Anovitz, David Robert Cole, Julia Meyer Sheets, Alexander Swift, Harold William Elston, Susan Welch, Steve James Chipera, Kenneth Charles Littrell, David Francis Raymond Mildner & Matthew John Wasbrough - 2015 - Interpretation 3 (3):SU59-SU70.
    Porosity and permeability are key variables that link the thermal-hydrologic, geomechanical, and geochemical behavior in rock systems and are thus important input parameters for transport models. Neutron scattering studies indicate that the scales of pore sizes in rocks extend over many orders of magnitude from nanometer-sized pores with huge amounts of total surface area to large open fracture systems. However, despite considerable efforts combining conventional petrophysics, neutron scattering, and electron microscopy, the quantitative nature of this porosity in tight gas shales, (...)
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    Notes on Contributorsepat_858 115.. 116.Patrick Carmichael, Prentice T. Chandler & David R. Cole - 2012 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (S1).
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    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 196 Doyle, Michael, 73, 80.Paul Churchland, Marcus Tullius Cicero, Gregory Clark, Ronald H. Coase, David Cohen, Felix Cohen, Morris Cohen, Edward Lord Coke, David Cole & William T. Coleman - forthcoming - In Francis J. Mootz (ed.), On Philosophy in American Law. Cambridge University Press. pp. 305.
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    Anthony Chemero: Radical Embodied Cognitive Science: The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2009, Xiv+252, $30.00, ISBN 978-0-262-01322-2. [REVIEW]David Cole - 2010 - Minds and Machines 20 (3):475-479.
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    Andy Clark: Supersizing the Mind. [REVIEW]David Cole - 2010 - Minds and Machines 20 (1):145-147.
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    A Defence of Mill's Theory of Names.David Cole - unknown
    Michael Devitt and Kim Sterelny, in their text _Language and Reality: An Introduction to Philosophy of Language_, rehearse four well-known arguments against Mill's theory. They conclude that we should follow Frege and postulate senses; the only other alternative is to follow Meinong and Lewis and inflate ontology. I will defend Mill's theory and try to show how we can respond to each of the four objections without postulating senses or inflating ontology.
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    A Pedagogy of the Parasite.David R. Cole, Joff P. N. Bradley & Alex Taek-Gwang Lee - forthcoming - Studies in Philosophy and Education:1-15.
    In the South Korean film, The Parasite, the underling family, in an act of desperation, uses deceptive means to infiltrate the rich family. The term parasite refers nominally to the underling family, and their efforts to befriend and inhabit the class territory and social hierarchy of the rich family. How can this be of use for education? To answer this, we ask: what can we learn from Parasite to inform contemporary philosophy of education? Primarily, this experimental piece written from different (...)
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    Caught Between the Air and Earth: A Schizoanalytic Critique of the Role of the Education in the Development of a New Airport.David R. Cole - forthcoming - Educational Philosophy and Theory:1-14.
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    Critique of Arguments Against Images as a Medium of Thought.David Cole - unknown
    The Way of Ideas died an ignoble death, committed to the flames by behaviorist empiricists. Ideas, pictures in the head, perished with the Way. By the time those empiricists were supplanted at the helm by functionalists and causal theorists, a revolution had taken place in linguistics and the last thing anyone wanted to do was revive images as the medium of thought. Currently, some but not all cognitive scientists think that there probably are mental images - experiments in cognitive psychology (...)
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    Dretske on Naturalizing the Mind.David J. Cole - manuscript
    Dretske’s Naturalizing the Mind sets out the case for holding that mental states in general are natural representers of reality. Mental states have functions; for many states the function is to indicate what is going on in the world. Among such indicator states are beliefs. The content of these states is given by what they are supposed to represent. So if a state is supposed to indicate that it’s dark, then “it’s dark” is the content of the state. Thus we (...)
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    Ethical Issues in Research Supervision: A Commentary.David Cole & Paula McGee - 2006 - Research Ethics 2 (4):144-146.
    This case study appeared in full in the last issue of Research Ethics Review : 108). It concerned the supervision of Simon Shaw, a senior radiographer undertaking an MSc, whose research focused on the professional and parental response to fetal tissue abnormalities.
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    Ethical Issues in Research Supervision.David Cole & Paula McGee - 2006 - Research Ethics 2 (3):108-108.
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    Formalism, Realism, and the War on Drugs.David Cole - unknown
    One of the ways our legal system has avoided confronting this ugly reality is through a commitment to legal formalism. Legal formalism allows us to ignore the social determinants that my AUSA friend saw every day as he prosecuted federal drug cases. As my colleague Professor Michael Seidman has suggested, legal formalism, which has been effectively critiqued and displaced by legal realism in many other areas of law, continues to exercise considerable influence over the way we think about criminal law. (...)
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    Gerald Edelman and Giulio Tononi, A Universe of Consciousness: How Matter Becomes Imagination, New York: Basic Books, 2000, Xiii+ 274 Pp., $17.00 , ISBN 0-465-01377-5. [REVIEW]David J. Cole - 2003 - Minds and Machines 13 (3):445-449.
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    Images and Thinking: Critique of Arguments Against Images as a Medium of Thought.David Cole - manuscript
    The Way of Ideas died an ignoble death, committed to the flames by behaviorist empiricists. Ideas, pictures in the head, perished with the Way. By the time those empiricists were supplanted at the helm by functionalists and causal theorists, a revolution had taken place in linguistics and the last thing anyone wanted to do was revive images as the medium of thought. Currently, some but not all cognitive scientists think that there probably are mental images - experiments in cognitive psychology (...)
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    Introduction: The Future of Educational Materialism.David R. Cole - 2012 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (s1):1-2.
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    Jerry Fodor, Concepts: Where Cognitive Science Went Wrong. [REVIEW]David Cole - 2002 - Minds and Machines 12 (3):443-448.
  39. Jerry Fodor, Lot 2: The Language of Thought Revisited , New York: Oxford University Press, 2008, X+228, $37.95, Isbn 978-0-119-954877-. [REVIEW]David Cole - 2009 - Minds and Machines 19 (3):439-443.
    Jerry Fodor, LOT 2: The Language of Thought Revisited , New York: Oxford University Press, 2008, x+228, $37.95, ISBN 978-0-119-954877-4 Content Type Journal Article Pages 439-443 DOI 10.1007/s11023-009-9164-4 Authors David Cole, University of Minnesota-Duluth Department of Philosophy 369 A B Anderson Hall Duluth MN 55812 USA Journal Minds and Machines Online ISSN 1572-8641 Print ISSN 0924-6495 Journal Volume Volume 19 Journal Issue Volume 19, Number 3.
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    Jerry Fodor, LOT 2: The Language of Thought Revisited, New York: Oxford University Press, 2008, X+228, $37.95, ISBN 978-0-119-954877-4. [REVIEW]David Cole - 2009 - Minds and Machines 19 (3):439-443.
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    Kim Sterelny: The Evolved Apprentice: How Evolution Made Humans Unique: MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2012, Xvi+242, $37.00, ISBN: 978-0-262-01679-7.David Cole - 2016 - Minds and Machines 26 (4):473-476.
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    Lost in Data Space: Using Nomadic Analysis to Perform Social Science.David R. Cole - 2013 - In Rebecca Coleman & Jessica Ringrose (eds.), Deleuze and Research Methodologies. Edinburgh University Press. pp. 219.
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    Meaning and Knowledge.David J. Cole - 1979 - Philosophical Studies 36 (3):329 - 331.
  44. Michael Tye, Consciousness Revisited: Materialism Without Phenomenal Concepts: Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009, Xiv+229, $35.00, ISBN 978-0-262-01273-7. [REVIEW]David Cole - 2011 - Minds and Machines 21 (1):103-106.
    Michael Tye, Consciousness Revisited: Materialism Without Phenomenal Concepts Content Type Journal Article Pages 103-106 DOI 10.1007/s11023-011-9225-3 Authors David Cole, Department of Philosophy, University of Minnesota-Duluth, 369 A.B. Anderson Hall, Duluth, MN 55812, USA Journal Minds and Machines Online ISSN 1572-8641 Print ISSN 0924-6495 Journal Volume Volume 21 Journal Issue Volume 21, Number 1.
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    Natural Language and Natural Meaning.David J. Cole - manuscript
    In Book II of the _Essay_, at the beginning of his discussion of language in Chapter II ("Of the Signification of Words"), John Locke writes that we humans have a variety of thoughts which might profit others, but that unfortunately these thoughts lie invisible and hidden from others. And so we use language to communicate these thoughts. As a result, "words, in their primary or immediate signification,stand for nothing but _the ideas in the mind of him that uses them_.
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  46. Natural Meaning for Natural Language.David Cole - 2010 - Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations 9:114-133.
     
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    Note on Analyticity and the Definability of "Bachelor".David Cole - manuscript
    Those who have a brief against the analytic-synthetic distinction raise problems for what seem to supporters of the distinction to be some of the clearest cases. That bachelors are unmarried seems to many to be analytically true. But to hold this seems to imply that there is a definition of "bachelor" that includes being unmarried. But critics of the analytic-synthetic distinction, such as Jerry Fodor, deny that there are true definitions (reportive, not stipulative). So there can be no definition of (...)
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  48. Outsourcing Terror: Extraordinary Rendition and The Necessity For Extraterritorial Protection of Human Rights.David Cole - 2010 - In Sibylle Scheipers (ed.), Prisoners in War. Oxford University Press.
     
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  49. Philosophy, Mind and Cognitive Inquiry.David J. Cole, James H. Fetzer & Terry L. Rankin - 1992 - Studia Logica 51 (2):341-343.
  50. Pinker on the Thinker: Against Mentalese Monopoly.David J. Cole - manuscript
    thought and problem solving in persons lacking natural language altogether would be a decisive challenge, but there is no clear evidence of any abstract thinking capabilities similar to those evinced by the scientists. Pinker cites languageless persons rebuilding broken locks - this is evidence of perhaps visual imagery, but not mentalese (at least not without quite a bit more detail and argument than we are given). Spiders, e.g., build marvelous things, but no inference to spiderese appears to be warranted. There (...)
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