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    Book Review:The Political Writings of Jean Jacques Rousseau. C.E. Vaughan. [REVIEW]C. Delisle Burns - 1916 - Ethics 26 (4):553-.
  2. The Political Writings of Jean Jacques RousseauC.E. Vaughan.C. Delisle Burns - 1916 - International Journal of Ethics 26 (4):553-557.
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    Societies of Brains: Walter Freeman in Conversation with Jean Burns.Walter J. Freeman & J. Burns - 1996 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 3 (2):172-180.
    [opening paragraph]: Walter Freeman discusses with Jean Burns some of the issues relating to consciousness in his recent book. Burns: To understand consciousness we need know its relationship to the brain, and to do that we need to know how the brain processes information. A lot of people think of brain processing in terms of individual neurons, and you're saying that brain processing should be understood in terms of dynamical states of populations?
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  4. The Action of Consciousness and the Uncertainty Principle.Jean E. Burns - 2012 - Journal of Nonlocality 1 (1).
    The term action of consciousness is used to refer to an influence, such as psychokinesis or free will, that produces an effect on matter that is correlated to mental intention, but not completely determined by physical conditions. Such an action could not conserve energy. But in that case, one wonders why, when highly accurate measurements are done, occasions of non-conserved energy (generated perhaps by unconscious PK) are not detected. A possible explanation is that actions of consciousness take place within the (...)
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    What is Beyond the Edge of the Known World?Jean E. Burns - 2003 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 10 (6-7):7-28.
    Experiments show that psi differs from known physical processes in a variety of ways, and these differences are described herein. Because of these, psi cannot be accounted for in terms of presently known physical laws. A number of theories, of which we review a sampling, suggest ways in which known physical laws might be expanded in order to account for psi. However, there is no agreement on which of these theories, if any, will ultimately provide a general explanation. A further (...)
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  6. Does Consciousness Perform a Function Independently of the Brain?Jean E. Burns - 1991 - Frontier Perspectives, Center for Frontier Sciences, Temple University 2 (1):19-34.
    Even if all of the content of conscious experience is encoded in the brain, there is a considerable difference between the view that consciousness does independent processing and the view that it does not. If all processing is done by the brain, then conscious experience is unnecessary and irrelevant to behavior. If consciousness performs a function, then its association with particular aspects of brain processing reflect its functional use in determining behavior. However, if consciousness does perform a function, it cannot (...)
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  7. The Possibility of Empirical Test of Hypotheses About Consciousness.Jean E. Burns - 1996 - In S. R. Hameroff, A. W. Kaszniak & A. C. Scott (eds.), Towards a Science of Consciousness. MIT Press. pp. 739--742.
    The possibility of empirical test is discussed with respect to three issues: (1) What is the ontological relationship between consciousness and the brain/physical world? (2) What physical characteristics are associated with the mind/brain interface? (3) Can consciousness act on the brain independently of any brain process?
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  8. What Does the Mind Do That the Brain Does Not?Jean E. Burns - 2010 - In R. L. Amoroso (ed.), The Complementarity of Mind and Body: Fulfilling the Dream of Descartes, Einstein and Eccles. Nova Science.
    Two forms of independent action by consciousness have been proposed by various researchers – free will and holistic processing. (Holistic processing contributes to the formation of behavior through the holistic use of brain programs and encoding.) The well-known experiment of Libet et al. (1983) implies that if free will exists, its action must consist of making a selection among alternatives presented by the brain. As discussed herein, this result implies that any physical changes mind can produce in the brain are (...)
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  9. Entropy and Vacuum Radiation.Jean E. Burns - 1998 - Foundations of Physics 28 (7):1191-1207.
    It is shown that entropy increase in thermodynamic systems can plausibly be accounted for by the random action of vacuum radiation. A recent calculation by Rueda using stochastic electrodynamics (SED) shows that vacuum radiation causes a particle to undergo a rapid Brownian motion about its average dynamical trajectory. It is shown that the magnitude of spatial drift calculated by Rueda can also be predicted by assuming that the average magnitudes of random shifts in position and momentum of a particle correspond (...)
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    Vacuum Radiation, Entropy, and Molecular Chaos.Jean E. Burns - 2007 - Foundations of Physics 37 (12):1727-1737.
    Vacuum radiation causes a particle to make a random walk about its dynamical trajectory. In this random walk the root mean square change in spatial coordinate is proportional to t 1/2, and the fractional changes in momentum and energy are proportional to t −1/2, where t is time. Thus the exchange of energy and momentum between a particle and the vacuum tends to zero over time. At the end of a mean free path the fractional change in momentum of a (...)
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  11. Quantum Fluctuations and the Action of the Mind.Jean E. Burns - 2002 - Noetic Journal 3 (4):312-317.
    It is shown that if mental influence can change a position or momentum coordinate within the limits of the uncertainty principle, such change, when magnified by a single interaction, is sufficient to order the direction of traveling molecules. Mental influence could initiate an action potential in the brain through this process by using the impact of ordered molecules to open the gates of sodium channels in neuronal membranes. It is shown that about 80 ordered molecules, traveling at thermal velocity in (...)
     
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    The Arrow of Time and the Action of the Mind at the Molecular Level.Jean E. Burns - 2006 - In Daniel P. Sheehan (ed.), Frontiers of Time. American Inst. Of Physics.
    A new event is defined as an intervention in the time reversible dynamical trajectories of particles in a system. New events are then assumed to be quantum fluctuations in the spatial and momentum coordinates, and mental action is assumed to work by ordering such fluctuations. It is shown that when the cumulative values of such fluctuations in a mean free path of a molecule are magnified by molecular interaction at the end of that path, the momentum of a molecule can (...)
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    Volition and Physical Laws.Jean E. Burns - 1999 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 6 (10):27-47.
    The concept of free will is central to our lives, as we make day-to-day decisions, and to our culture, in our ethical and legal systems. The very concept implies that what we choose can produce a change in our physical environment, whether by pressing a switch to turn out electric lights or choosing a long-term plan of action which can affect many people. Yet volition is not a part of presently known physical laws and it is not even known whether (...)
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  14. Contemporary Models of Consciousness, Part I.Jean E. Burns - 1990 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 11 (2):153-171.
    Recent models of consciousness are reviewed which explore the relationship of consciousness to physical laws; many of these also explore the relationship of consciousness to biological findings. Issues investigated by these models are discussed, with the issues framed in a general way in order to provide a comparison between the models. In Part I the issues discussed are: (1) What is the causal relationship between consciousness and the physical world (physicalism, dualism, etc.)? and (2) What physical characteristics are associated with (...)
     
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    The Action of the Mind.Jean E. Burns - 2012 - In I. Fredriksson (ed.), Aspects of Consciousness. McFarland. pp. 204.
    It is assumed that mental action, such as free will, exists, and an exploration is made of its relationship to the brain, physical laws, and evolutionary selection. If the assumption is made that all content of conscious experience is encoded in the brain, it follows that free will must act as process only. This result is consistent with the experimental results of Libet and others that if free will exists, it must act by making a selection between alternatives provided by (...)
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    Contemporary Models of Consciousness, Part II.Jean E. Burns - 1991 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 12 (3):407-420.
    Recent models of consciousness are reviewed which explore the relationship of consciousness to physical laws; many of these also explore the relationship of consciousness to biological findings. Issues investigated by these models are discussed, with the issues framed in a general way in order to provide a comparison between the models. In Part II the issues discussed include: Does all of the information content of consciousness correspond to neural coding in the brain? Does consciousness follow the brain passively, or can (...)
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  17. The Nature of Causal Action.Jean E. Burns - 2014 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 21 (3-4):60-73.
    It is not known whether consciousness can affect the physical world, as a result of a free will action or in some other way. To do so, it must be able to produce physical changes that cannot be accounted for by physical laws, an ability we will refer to as causal action, and several issues relevant to this possibility are discussed. 1) Until recently it was thought that the conservation laws of physics would prohibit causal action. It has now been (...)
     
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  18. Consciousness and Psi.Jean E. Burns - 1986 - PSI Research 5:166-205.
     
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  19. Current Hypotheses About the Nature of the Mind-Brain Relationship and Their Relationship to Findings in Parapsychology.Jean E. Burns - 1993 - In K. Ramakrishna Rao (ed.), Cultivating Consciousness. Praeger.
  20. Time, Consciousness, and Psi.Jean E. Burns - 1993 - In B. Kane, J. Millay & D. H. Brown (eds.), Silver Threads: 25 Years of Parapsychology Research. Praeger.
     
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  21. STEVEN A. SLOMAN (Brown University, Providence) When Explanations Compete: The Role of Explanatory Coherence on Judgements of Likelihood, 1-21.J. David Smith, Deborah G. Kemler, Lisa A. Grohskopf Nelson, Terry Appleton, Mary K. Mullen, Judy S. Deloache, Nancy M. Burns, Kevin B. Korb, Robert L. Goldstone & Jean E. Andruski - 1994 - Cognition 52 (251):251.
     
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    Becoming-Bertha: Virtual Difference and Repetition in Postcolonial 'Writing Back', a Deleuzian Reading of Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea.Lorna Burns - 2010 - Deleuze Studies 4 (1):16-41.
    Critical responses to Wide Sargasso Sea have seized upon Rhys's novel as an exemplary model of writing back. Looking beyond the actual repetitions which recall Brontë’s text, I explore Rhys's novel as an expression of virtual difference and becomings that exemplify Deleuze's three syntheses of time. Elaborating the processes of becoming that Deleuze's third synthesis depicts, Antoinette's fate emerges not as a violence against an original identity. Rather, what the reader witnesses is a series of becomings or masks, some of (...)
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    Book Review:The Twenty Years Crisis, 1919-1939: An Introduction to the Study of International Relations. E. H. Carr. [REVIEW]C. Delisle Burns - 1940 - Ethics 50 (3):344-.
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    Vagueza: a metáfora de frege e o paradoxo sorites.Linda Claire Burns - forthcoming - Critica.
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    Book Review:Political Parties. Robert Michels, E. Paul, C. Paul. [REVIEW]C. Delisle Burns - 1917 - Ethics 27 (2):259-.
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    Contemporary British Philosophy: Personal Statements by James Ward, E. B. Bax, D. Fawcett, G. Dawes Hicks, R. F. A. Hoenlé, C. E. M. Joad, G. E. Moore, J. A. Smith, W. R. Sorley, A. E. Taylor, J. Arthur Thompson, Clement C. J. Webb.J. H. Muirhead. [REVIEW]C. Delisle Burns - 1926 - International Journal of Ethics 36 (3):314-315.
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    Histoire Économique Et Sociale de l'Espagne Chrétienne au Moyen 'geCh.-E. Dufourcq J. Gautier-Dalché.Robert I. Burns - 1978 - Speculum 53 (2):356-358.
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    Jean Wahl.G. E. G. E. - 1974 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 164 (3):399-400.
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    Lenn E. Goodman. Avicenna. Arabic Thought and Culture Series. Pp. Xvi+240.Robert M. Burns - 1994 - Religious Studies 30 (1):124.
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    Man and the State. By W. E. Hocking, Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civil Polity. [REVIEW]C. Delisle Burns - 1927 - Philosophy 2 (7):410.
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    Book Review:The Social Good. E. J. Urwick. [REVIEW]C. Delisle Burns - 1928 - Ethics 38 (3):351-.
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    Book Review:Contemporary British Philosophy: Personal Statements by James Ward, E. B. Bax, D. Fawcett, G. Dawes Hicks, R. F. A. Hoenle, C. E. M. Joad, G. E. Moore, J. A. Smith, W. R. Sorley, A. E. Taylor, J. Arthur Thompson, Clement C. J. Webb. J. H. Muirhead. [REVIEW]C. Delisle Burns - 1926 - Ethics 36 (3):314-.
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    The Social Good. By E. J. Urwick , Professor of Political Science in the University of Toronto. (London: Methuen & Co. 1927. Pp. Vii + 146. Price 10s. 6d. Net.). [REVIEW]C. Delisle Burns - 1928 - Philosophy 3 (10):240-.
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  34. Davies, E. - The Collectivist State In Making. [REVIEW]C. Delisle Burns - 1920 - Scientia, Rivista di Scienza 14 (28):325.
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  35. DAVIES, E. - The collectivist State in making. [REVIEW]C. Delisle Burns - 1920 - Scientia 14 (28):325.
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  36. Jaume I, Pere El Gran, Els Grans Reis Del Segle Xiii. Ferran SoldevilaEls Descendents de Pere El Gran: Alfons El Franc, Jaume II, Alfons El Benigne. J. E. Martines Ferrando, S. Sobrequés I Vidal, E. BaguéRafeal Tasis I Marca, Pere El Ceremoniós I Els Seus Fills, El Segle Xiv. Rafeal Tasis I MarcaEls Trastàmares, El Segle Xv. J. Vicens I Vivies. [REVIEW]R. Ignatius Burns - 1960 - Speculum 35 (1):151-153.
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  37. Leisure in the Modern World. By E. S. Ames. [REVIEW]C. D. Burns - 1932 - Ethics 43:449.
     
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  38. Matter, Life and Value. C. E. M. Joad.C. D. Burns - 1930 - International Journal of Ethics 40 (4):559-560.
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  39. Political PartiesRobert Michels E. Paul C. Paul.C. Delisle Burns - 1917 - International Journal of Ethics 27 (2):259-260.
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  40. ROSS, E. A. and others - War and militarism in their sociological aspects. [REVIEW]C. Delisle Burns - 1918 - Scientia 12 (24):491.
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  41. Ross, E. A. And Others - War And Militarism In Their Sociological Aspects. [REVIEW]C. Delisle Burns - 1918 - Scientia, Rivista di Scienza 12 (24):491.
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  42. Book Review:Matter, Life and Value. C. E. M. Joad. [REVIEW]C. D. Burns - 1930 - Ethics 40 (4):559-.
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  43. Jean Meslier. [REVIEW]G. E. G. E. - 1957 - Giornale Critico Della Filosofia Italiana 11:263.
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  44. Jean Wahl. [REVIEW]G. E. G. E. - 1952 - Giornale Critico Della Filosofia Italiana 6:125.
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  45. Volume Offert a Jean Capart.I. E. S. E. - 1936 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 56:239.
  46. Legacies in Ethics and Medicine.Chester R. Burns (ed.) - 1977 - Science History Publications.
    Burns, C. R. Introduction.--Antiquity: Margalith, D. The ideal doctor as depicted in ancient Hebrew writings. Edelstein, L. The Hippocratic oath. Edelstein, L. The professional ethics of the Greek physician. Michler, M. Medical ethics in Hippocratic bone surgery. Maas, P. L., Oliver, J. H. An ancient poem on the duties of a physician.--The medieval era: Levey, M. Medical deontology in ninth century Islam. Bar-Sela, A., Hoff, H. E. Isaac Israeli's fifty admonitions of the physicians. Rosner, F. The physician's prayer attributed (...)
     
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    The Horizon of Experience.A. E. M. & C. Delisle Burns - 1934 - Journal of Philosophy 31 (9):242.
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    Concurrent Counting of Two and Three Events in a Serial Anticipation Paradigm.Richard A. Burns & Rebecca E. Sanders - 1987 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 25 (6):479-481.
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    Patient, Physician and Presentational Influences on Clinical Decision Making for Breast Cancer: Results From a Factorial Experiment.John B. McKinlay, Risa B. Burns, Richard Durante, Henry A. Feldman, Karen M. Freund, Brooke S. Harrow, Julie T. Irish, Linda E. Kasten & Mark A. Moskowitz - 1997 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 3 (1):23-57.
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    Altruism in Nature as Manifestation of Divine Energeia.Charlene P. E. Burns - 2006 - Zygon 41 (1):125-137.
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