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    Deep problems with neural network models of human vision.Jeffrey S. Bowers, Gaurav Malhotra, Marin Dujmović, Milton Llera Montero, Christian Tsvetkov, Valerio Biscione, Guillermo Puebla, Federico Adolfi, John E. Hummel, Rachel F. Heaton, Benjamin D. Evans, Jeffrey Mitchell & Ryan Blything - 2023 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 46:e385.
    Deep neural networks (DNNs) have had extraordinary successes in classifying photographic images of objects and are often described as the best models of biological vision. This conclusion is largely based on three sets of findings: (1) DNNs are more accurate than any other model in classifying images taken from various datasets, (2) DNNs do the best job in predicting the pattern of human errors in classifying objects taken from various behavioral datasets, and (3) DNNs do the best job in predicting (...)
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  2. Composition in Distributional Models of Semantics.Jeff Mitchell & Mirella Lapata - 2010 - Cognitive Science 34 (8):1388-1429.
    Vector-based models of word meaning have become increasingly popular in cognitive science. The appeal of these models lies in their ability to represent meaning simply by using distributional information under the assumption that words occurring within similar contexts are semantically similar. Despite their widespread use, vector-based models are typically directed at representing words in isolation, and methods for constructing representations for phrases or sentences have received little attention in the literature. This is in marked contrast to experimental evidence (e.g., in (...)
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  3. Freedom to do Otherwise and the Contingency of the Laws of Nature.Jeff Mitchell - manuscript
    This article argues that the freedom of voluntary action can be grounded in the contingency of the laws of nature. That is, the possibility of doing otherwise is equivalent to the possibility of the laws being otherwise. This equivalence can be understood in terms of an agent drawing a boundary between self and not-self in the domains of both matter and laws, defining the extent of the body and of voluntary behaviour. In particular, the article proposes that we can think (...)
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    Clarifying status of DNNs as models of human vision.Jeffrey S. Bowers, Gaurav Malhotra, Marin Dujmović, Milton L. Montero, Christian Tsvetkov, Valerio Biscione, Guillermo Puebla, Federico Adolfi, John E. Hummel, Rachel F. Heaton, Benjamin D. Evans, Jeffrey Mitchell & Ryan Blything - 2023 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 46:e415.
    On several key issues we agree with the commentators. Perhaps most importantly, everyone seems to agree that psychology has an important role to play in building better models of human vision, and (most) everyone agrees (including us) that deep neural networks (DNNs) will play an important role in modelling human vision going forward. But there are also disagreements about what models are for, how DNN–human correspondences should be evaluated, the value of alternative modelling approaches, and impact of marketing hype in (...)
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    The Logic of Actual Innocence.Jeff Mitchell - 2024 - Teaching Philosophy 47 (1):33-47.
    The article features an analytic protocol for examining controversial criminal cases in critical thinking courses. The rubric has been designed to be useful to busy critical thinking teachers who wish to draw on student interest in true crime. Six guidelines are presented that are intended to provide the instructor with a convenient scheme for quickly and easily framing classroom discussions. Due to their generality, the guidelines can be readily applied to a wide-range of cases, giving educators a high degree of (...)
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  6. If contraception is ethically permissible, then so is early-term abortion.Jeff Mitchell - 2010 - Think 9 (25):39-45.
    In the essay I argue that the routine use of contraception is morally tantamount to early-term abortion because it produces the same result: namely, it prevents the creation of a human life that would have otherwise probably taken place. Because it can be shown that contraception is ethically acceptable, it follows that early-term abortion is as well.
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    Danto, Dewey and the Historical End of Art.Jeff Mitchell - 1989 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 25 (4):469 - 501.
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    John Dewey's Rival Versions of Virtue.Jeff Mitchell - 2019 - Education and Culture 35 (2):47.
    John Dewey’s Ethics, which he co-authored with James Hayden Tufts, is now available as an online text in the public domain. Indeed, unrestricted access copies are obtainable on the Internet for both editions of the Ethics: the first edition of 1908 and the much revised second edition of 1932. This should be welcome news for teachers, because the book represents a cornucopian instructional resource. The Ethics constitutes an ambitious and comprehensive work that is organized into three distinct parts, which respectively (...)
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    Neurosis and the historic quest for security: a social-role analysis.Jeff Mitchell - 1998 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 5 (4):317-328.
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    On a Common Misconception of Ruth Benedict’s Relativism.Jeff Mitchell - 2012 - Teaching Philosophy 35 (1):29-40.
    In philosophy textbooks for undergraduates the cultural anthropologist Ruth Benedict is often cited as a proponent of moral relativism, and her writings are not infrequently excerpted to illustrate the view that the individual’s moral values are culturally determined. Because Benedict established that significant differences can exist in the underlying cultural patterns of different societies, her work is commonly construed as providing evidence for the arbitrary and non-rational basis of morals. The author of the present essay argues that this popular reading (...)
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    On the Decline of the Genteel Virtues: From Gentility to Technocracy.Jeff Mitchell - 2019 - Springer Verlag.
    This innovative book proposes that what we think of as “moral conscience” is essentially the exercise of reflective judgment on the goods and ends arising in interpersonal relations, and that such judgment constitutes a form of taste. Through an historical survey Mitchell shows that the constant pendant to taste was an educational and cultural ideal, namely, that of the gentleman, whether he was an ancient Greek citizen-soldier, Roman magistrate, Confucian scholar-bureaucrat, Renaissance courtier, or Victorian grandee. Mitchell argues that it was (...)
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    On the Invidious Distinction Between Weak and Strong Critical Thinking.Jeff Mitchell - 2022 - Teaching Philosophy 45 (3):327-333.
    The distinction between weak and strong forms of critical thinking is a hallmark of Richard Paul’s pedagogy. He maintains that good reasoning entails a personal commitment to fair-mindedness. In this brief essay, I argue that Paul’s conception of fair-mindedness conflates cognitive empathy with empathetic concern and altruism. One’s understanding another’s perspective by no means entails approving of it, and one may seek to better grasp this standpoint for purely selfish reasons. Depending upon the circumstances, the other could be one’s competitor, (...)
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    Reason's Different Tastes.Jeff Mitchell - 2010 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 34 (4):493-505.
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    Reason's Different Tastes.Jeff Mitchell - 2010 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 34 (4):493-505.
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    Response to the Commentary.Jeff Mitchell - 1998 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 5 (4):333-335.
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    The Case for Revolutionin School Sports.Jeff Mitchell - 2004 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 31 (1):64-77.
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    The Philosopher King, the Veil and the Mammoth.Jeff Mitchell - 2004 - Philosophy Now 47:7-9.
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    The Psychology of French bashing.Jeff Mitchell - 2005 - Think 3 (9):91-99.
    Are the French really ? Jeff Mitchell investigates what motivates such U.S. anti-French sentiments.
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    Philosophy and the Reconstruction of Culture: Pragmatic Essays after Dewey (review).Jeff Mitchell - 1994 - Philosophy and Literature 18 (2):403-404.
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    Living a lie: Self-deception, habit, and social roles. [REVIEW]Jeff Mitchell - 2000 - Human Studies 23 (2):145-156.
    In this paper I give an account of self-deception by situating it within the theory of human conduct advanced by American pragmatists John Dewey and George Herbert Mead. After examining and rejecting the two most prevalent explanations of self-deception - namely, Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic interpretation and Jean-Paul Sartre's phenomenological one - I provide a brief sketch of some of Dewey's and Mead's fundamental insights into the inherently social nature of mind.I argue that one of the main forms of self-deception involves (...)
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    Book Review: Nietzsche's Case: Philosophy as/and Literature. [REVIEW]Jeff Mitchell - 1995 - Philosophy and Literature 19 (1):164-165.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Reviewed by:Nietzsche’s Case: Philosophy as/and LiteratureJeff MitchellNietzsche’s Case: Philosophy as/and Literature, by Bernd Magnus, Jean-Pierre Mileur and Stanley Stewart; 284 pp. New York: Routledge, Chapman & Hall, 1993, $16.95.In their “Pre(post)faces,” which open and conclude Nietzsche’s Case, the authors explain that the essay was primarily motivated by a problem they perceived in English-speaking Nietzsche criticism. Critical discussion of Nietzsche has suffered, they argue, from institutionalized “mutual shunning” which creates (...)
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    Peirce, Semiotics, and Psychoanalysis. [REVIEW]Jeff Mitchell - 2001 - Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 29 (89):52-54.
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    Perspektivismus und Pragmatismus. [REVIEW]Jeff Mitchell - 2002 - Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 30 (92):44-47.
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    The Cosmopolitan Self. [REVIEW]Jeff Mitchell - 2003 - Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 31 (95):54-57.