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Gerald J. Erion
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    Engaging Student Relativism.Gerald J. Erion - 2005 - Discourse: Learning and Teaching in Philosophical and Religious Studies 5 (1):120-133.
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  2. The Cartesian Test for Automatism.Gerald J. Erion - 2001 - Minds and Machines 11 (1):29-39.
    In Part V of his Discourse on the Method, Descartes introduces a test for distinguishing people from machines that is similar to the one proposed much later by Alan Turing. The Cartesian test combines two distinct elements that Keith Gunderson has labeled the language test and the action test. Though traditional interpretation holds that the action test attempts to determine whether an agent is acting upon principles, I argue that the action test is best understood as a test of common (...)
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    Juvenile Hijinks With Serious Subtext.David Valleau Curtis & Gerald J. Erion - 2013 - In Robert Arp & Kevin S. Decker (eds.), The Ultimate South Park and Philosophy: Respect My Philosophah! Wiley-Blackwell.
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  4. Amusing Ourselves to Death with Television News: Jon Stewart, Neil Postman, and the Huxleyan Warning.Gerald J. Erion - 2007 - In Jason Holt (ed.), The Daily Show and Philosophy: Moments of Zen in the Art of Fake News. Blackwell. pp. 5--16.
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  5. Barry Smith an Sich.Gerald J. Erion & Gloria Zúñiga Y. Postigo (eds.) - 2017 - Cosmos + Taxis.
    Festschrift in Honor of Barry Smith on the occasion of his 65th Birthday. Published as issue 4:4 of the journal Cosmos + Taxis: Studies in Emergent Order and Organization. Includes contributions by Wolfgang Grassl, Nicola Guarino, John T. Kearns, Rudolf Lüthe, Luc Schneider, Peter Simons, Wojciech Żełaniec, and Jan Woleński.
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    Finding the Faults of No-Fault Naturalism.Gerald J. Erion - 1997 - Behavior and Philosophy 25 (1):29 - 42.
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    Thinking Critically About College Writing: The Analogy Between Arguments and Essays.Gerald J. Erion - 2000 - Teaching Philosophy 23 (1):53-61.
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    Teaching Philosophy of the City.Gerald J. Erion - 2018 - Teaching Philosophy 41 (2):137-150.
    This paper reviews goals, content materials, and other essential elements of a new, experimental philosophy course on the built environment of cities now being developed in Buffalo, New York. Applying traditional philosophical methods, the course adds experiential components and expands philosophy’s scope in ways that promote deep learning about the city. A model unit on the work of Frederick Law Olmsted receives special attention here, as Olmsted’s work in Buffalo and elsewhere invites philosophical treatment—analysis, critical examination, and so on—from scholars, (...)
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