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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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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    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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  6. 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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    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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    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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  9. 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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  10. Consciousness and Psi.Jean E. Burns - 1986 - PSI Research 5:166-205.
  11. 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.
  12. 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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  13. 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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    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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  15. 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.
  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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    The Political Writings of Jean Jacques Rousseau. C.E. Vaughan.C. Delisle Burns - 1916 - International Journal of Ethics 26 (4):553-557.
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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.
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    The Authority of Reason.Jean E. Hampton - 1998 - Cambridge University Press.
    This challenging and provocative book argues against much contemporary orthodoxy in philosophy and the social sciences by showing why objectivity in the domain of ethics is really no different from the objectivity of scientific knowledge. Many philosophers and social scientists have challenged the idea that we act for objectively authoritative reasons. Jean Hampton takes up the challenge by undermining two central assumptions of this contemporary orthodoxy: that one can understand instrumental reasons without appeal to objective authority, and that the (...)
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    Psychological Aspects of Current Realism: Primary and Secondary Qualities.John E. Burns - 1932 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 8:34-45.
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  23. Psychological Aspects of Current Realism.John E. Burns - 1932 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 8:34.
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    Redefining the Muslim Community: Ethnicity, Religion, and Politics in the Thought of Alfarabi.Daniel E. Burns - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (1):12-15.
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    William E. Burns. An Age of Wonders: Prodigies, Politics, and Providence in England, 1657–1727. X+228 Pp., Bibl., Index. Manchester/New York: Manchester University Press, 2002. $64.95. [REVIEW]Patricia Fara - 2003 - Isis 94 (4):728-728.
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    The Scientific Revolution: Five Books About ItSteven Weinberg. To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science. Xiv + 417 Pp., Illus., Bibl., Index. New York: HarperCollins, 2015. $28.99 .David Knight. Voyaging in Strange Seas: The Great Revolution in Science. Viii + 329 Pp., Figs., Index. New Haven, Conn./London: Yale University Press, 2014. $35 .William E. Burns. The Scientific Revolution in Global Perspective. Xv + 198 Pp., Illus., Figs., Tables, Bibl., Index. New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. £16.99 .David Wootton. The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution. Xiv + 769 Pp., Illus., Figs., Bibl., Index. London: Penguin Books, Allen Lane, 2015. £20.40 .H. Floris Cohen. The Rise of Modern Science Explained: A Comparative History. Vi + 296 Pp., Figs., Tables, Index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. $89.99. [REVIEW]John Henry - 2016 - Isis 107 (4):809-817.
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    BI-Modal Logic, Double-Closure Algebras, and Hilbert Space.Jean E. Rubin - 1962 - Zeitschrift fur mathematische Logik und Grundlagen der Mathematik 8 (3-4):305-322.
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    Trade and Mycenae (B.E.) Burns Mycenaean Greece, Mediterranean Commerce, and the Formation of Identity. Pp. Xii + 246, Ills, Maps. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Cased, £55, US$85. ISBN: 978-0-521-11954-2. [REVIEW]Eric H. Cline - 2011 - The Classical Review 61 (2):580-583.
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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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    Response to “Entitlement to Cloning” by Timothy Murphy (CQ Vol 8, No 3) and “Cloning and Infertility” by Carson Strong (CQ Vol 7, No 3). [REVIEW]Jean E. Chambers - 2001 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 10 (2):194-204.
    Carson Strong argues, in that if cloning of humans by somatic cell nuclear transfer were to become a safe procedure, then infertile couples should have access to it as a last resort. He lists six reasons such couples might desire genetically related children. Of these, two are relevant to justifying their access to cloning—namely, that they want to jointly participate in the creation of a person, and that having a genetically related child would constitute an affirmation of their mutual love. (...)
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    BI‐Modal Logic, Double‐Closure Algebras, and Hilbert Space.Jean E. Rubin - 1962 - Mathematical Logic Quarterly 8 (3‐4):305-322.
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    Response to “Clone Alone” by Carson Strong and “Are There Limits to the Use of Reproductive Cloning” by Timothy Murphy. [REVIEW]Jean E. Chambers - 2002 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 11 (2):169-179.
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  33. The Social Construction of Consciousness. Part 1: Collective Consciousness and its Socio-Cultural Foundations.T. R. Burns & E. Engdahl - 1998 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 5 (1):67-85.
    This paper outlines, from a sociological and social psychological perspective, a theoretical framework with which to define and analyse consciousness, emphasizing the importance of language, collective representations, conceptions of self, and self-reflectivity in understanding human consciousness. It argues that the shape and feel of consciousness is heavily social, and this is no less true of our experience of collective consciousness than it is of our experience of individual consciousness. The paper is divided into two parts. Part One argues that the (...)
     
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    Response to “Entitlement to Cloning” by Timothy Murphy (CQ Vol 8, No 3) and “Cloning and Infertility” by Carson Strong (CQ Vol 7, No 3) May a Woman Clone Herself? [REVIEW]Jean E. Chambers - 2001 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 10 (2):194-204.
    Carson Strong argues, in that if cloning of humans by somatic cell nuclear transfer were to become a safe procedure, then infertile couples should have access to it as a last resort. He lists six reasons such couples might desire genetically related children. Of these, two are relevant to justifying their access to cloning—namely, that they want to jointly participate in the creation of a person, and that having a genetically related child would constitute an affirmation of their mutual love. (...)
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    Pronouncing “the” as “Thee” to Signal Problems in Speaking.Jean E. Fox Tree & Herbert H. Clark - 1997 - Cognition 62 (2):151-167.
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    Jean E. Hampton (1954-1996). Obituary.Christopher W. Morris, John Broome & Philippe Mongin - 1996 - Economics and Philosophy 12 (2):251-252.
    An obituary of Jean E. Hampton (1954-1996) by the editors of Economics and Philosophy. At the time of her premature death, Jean was serving as a member of the Editorial Board of the journal.
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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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  38. Creative People at Work: Twelve Cognitive Case Studies.Doris B. Wallace & Howard E. Gruber (eds.) - 1992 - Oxford University Press USA.
    "In the 12 case studies in this treasure of a book, various authors examine the critical, direction-finding moments in the work of such individuals as Charles Darwin, Jean Piaget, Robert Burns Woodward, William James, Anais Nin, and others." --Virginia Quarterly Review.
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    Weak Forms of the Axiom of Choice and the Generalized Continuum Hypothesis.Arthur L. Rubin & Jean E. Rubin - 1993 - Mathematical Logic Quarterly 39 (1):7-22.
    In this paper we study some statements similar to the Partition Principle and the Trichotomy. We prove some relationships between these statements, the Axiom of Choice, and the Generalized Continuum Hypothesis. We also prove some independence results. MSC: 03E25, 03E50, 04A25, 04A50.
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    The Political Writings of Jean Jacques Rousseau.C. Delisle Burns - 1916 - Mind 25 (99):399-404.
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    The Boolean Prime Ideal Theorem Plus Countable Choice Do Not Imply Dependent Choice.Paul Howard & Jean E. Rubin - 1996 - Mathematical Logic Quarterly 42 (1):410-420.
    Two Fraenkel-Mostowski models are constructed in which the Boolean Prime Ideal Theorem is true. In both models, AC for countable sets is true, but AC for sets of cardinality 2math image and the 2m = m principle are both false. The Principle of Dependent Choices is true in the first model, but false in the second.
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  42. Man in Search of Himself.Jean E. Charon - 1967 - London: Allen & Unwin.
  43. Privacy, Sex, and Norms: An Indirect Control Definition.Jean E. Chambers - 2000 - Journal of Information Ethics 9 (1):10-25.
     
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  44. The Authority of Reason.E. Hampton Jean - 2000 - Philosophical Quarterly 50 (199):270-272.
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    Jean E. Rubin. Mathematical Logic: Applications and Theory. The Saunders Series. Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia Etc. 1990, Xvi + 417 Pp. [REVIEW]Walter Felscher - 1994 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 59 (2):670-671.
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    Review: Jean E. Rubin, Mathematical Logic: Applications and Theory. [REVIEW]Walter Felscher - 1994 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 59 (2):670-671.
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    Foreign Policy by Indictment: Using Legal Tools Against Foreign Officials Involved in Drug Trafficking.Jean E. Engelmayer - 1989 - Criminal Justice Ethics 8 (2):3-31.
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    Women's Right to Choose Rationally: Genetic Information, Embryo Selection, and Genetic Manipulation.Jean E. Chambers - 2003 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 12 (4):418-428.
    Margaret Brazier has argued that, in the literature on reproductive technology, women's “right” to reproduce is privileged, pushed, and subordinated to patriarchal values in such a way that it amounts to women's old “duty” to reproduce, dressed up in modern guise. I agree that there are patriarchal assumptions made in discussions of whether women have a right to select which embryos to implant or which fetuses to carry to term. Forcing ourselves to see women as active, rational decisionmakers tends to (...)
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    Book Reviews : The Dialectical Imagination: A History of the Frankfurt School and the Institute of Social Research, I923-I950. By Martin Jay. Boston, Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, I973. Pp. 382. $4.75 (Paper). Critical Theory of Society (Translation of Kritische Gesellschaftstheorie Und Positiv Ismus). By Albrecht Wellmer, Translated by John Cumming. New York : Herder and Herder, I97i. Pp. I39. $6.95. [REVIEW]Jean E. Saindon - 1975 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 5 (1):79-83.
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    Friedrich von Schiller and the Drama of Human Existence Alexej Ugrinsky, Directeur de la Publicatión Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1988, X, 205 P. [REVIEW]Jean-E. Joos - 1992 - Dialogue 31 (2):342-.
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