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  1. New Physical Foundations for Cognitive Science.Stephen W. Kercel - 2008 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 29 (1-2):159-193.
    Why should the subject of physics arise in a paper ostensibly concerned with cognitive science and evolutionary biology? If we were advocating a new physics of life and mind simply because we cannot devise an explanation of brain function within the framework of conventional physics, it would appear to reveal a fundamental flaw in the paradigm that we are discussing. If cognition is a biological process, and if biology is ultimately reducible to physics, should not physics be sufficient to entail (...)
     
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  2. Topology and Life Redux: Robert Rosen’s Relational Diagrams of Living Systems. [REVIEW]A. H. Louie & Stephen W. Kercel - 2007 - Axiomathes 17 (2):109-136.
    Algebraic/topological descriptions of living processes are indispensable to the understanding of both biological and cognitive functions. This paper presents a fundamental algebraic description of living/cognitive processes and exposes its inherent ambiguity. Since ambiguity is forbidden to computation, no computational description can lend insight to inherently ambiguous processes. The impredicativity of these models is not a flaw, but is, rather, their strength. It enables us to reason with ambiguous mathematical representations of ambiguous natural processes. The noncomputability of these structures means computerized (...)
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  3. Maximin Justice, Sacrifice, and the Reciprocity Argument: A Pragmatic Reassessment of the Rawls/Nozick Debate: Stephen W. Ball.Stephen W. Ball - 1993 - Utilitas 5 (2):157-184.
    Theories of economic justice are characteristically based on abstract ethical concerns often unrelated to practical distributive results. Two decades ago, Rawls's theory of justice began as a reaction against the alleged ‘sacrifices’ condoned by utilitarian theory. One variant of this objection is that utilitarianism permits gross inequalities, severe deprivations of individual liberty, or even the enslavement of society's least well-off individuals. There are, however, more subtle forms of the objection. In Rawls, it is often waged without any claim that utilitarianism (...)
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  4. Critical Review of Rawls's Political Liberalism: A Utilitarian and Decision-Theoretical Analysis of the Main Arguments: Stephen W. Ball.Stephen W. Ball - 1998 - Utilitas 10 (2):222-240.
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    A Brief History of Time From the Big Bang to Black Holes.Stephen W. Hawking - 1988 - Bantam.
    A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes is a popular-science book on cosmology by British physicist Stephen Hawking. It was first published in 1988. Hawking wrote the book for readers who have no prior knowledge of the universe and people who are interested in learning.
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  6. Behavior Mod and the Managed Society: Manipulating and Programming People for Goodness, Robert L. Geiser. [REVIEW]Stephen W. White - 1978 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 9 (3):151-156.
     
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    Literacy and Growth: Opposing Views. [REVIEW]Stephen W. White - 1980 - Teaching Philosophy 3 (3):387-390.
  8. Philosophy Beside Itself: On Deconstruction and Modernism.Stephen W. Melville & Donald Marshall - 1986 - Univ of Minnesota Press.
    _Philosophy Beside Itself _ was first published in 1986. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The writings of French philosopher Jacques Derrida have been the single most powerful influence on critical theory and practice in the United States over the past decade. But with few exceptions American philosophers have taken little or no interest in Derrida's work, and the task of reception, (...)
     
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    Bachelard and the Problem of Epistemological Analysis.Stephen W. Gaukroger - 1976 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 7 (3):189.
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    End-of-Life Decisions in Medical Care: Principles and Policies for Regulating the Dying Process.Stephen W. Smith - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction -- Moral status -- The value of life -- Killing versus letting die and moral responsibility -- Autonomy and paternalism -- Beneficence, non-maleficence and harm -- Dignity -- A comprehensive ethical approach -- Introduction to Part Two -- Protection of patients -- The impact on health care practitioners -- Greater societal issues -- Slippery slope arguments -- Necessary procedural protections -- Conclusions.
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  11. Reductionism in Ethics and Science: A Contemporary Look at G. E. Moore's Open-Question Argument.Stephen W. Ball - 1988 - American Philosophical Quarterly 25 (3):197 - 213.
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    Decomposing Modernity: Ernest Becker's Images of Humanity at the End of an Age.Stephen W. Martin - 1996 - Upa.
    This book reads Ernest Becker both as a prophet of modernity and as a sensitive observer of its decline. Situated within the disciplinary approach of 'theology of culture,' the book discerns in dialogue with Becker the contours of modern vision in its depth-dimension. Taking note of Becker's works as a whole, it identifies the two master images of human existence—homo poeta and homo heroica—which articulate this dimension, situating them in scholarly debate and comparing and relating them to the contemporary situation.
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  13. Precautionary Reasoning in Determining Moral Worth.Stephen W. Smith - 2008 - In Michael D. A. Freeman (ed.), Law and Bioethics / Edited by Michael Freeman. Oxford University Press.
     
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    Foucault, Neoliberalism, and Beyond.Stephen W. Sawyer & Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins (eds.) - 2018 - Rowman & Littlefield International.
    Offers a comprehensive account of Foucault’s relationship to neoliberalism that is driven not by polemics but a careful reading of Foucault’s texts and political positions.
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  15. The Problem of Political Obligation: A Critical Analysis of Liberal Theory.Stephen W. Ball - 1981 - Philosophical Review 90 (3):475-479.
  16. Evolution, Explanation, and the Fact/Value Distinction.Stephen W. Ball - 1988 - Biology and Philosophy 3 (3):317-348.
    Though modern non-cognitivists in ethics characteristically believe that values are irreducible to facts, they nevertheless believe that values are determined by facts, viz., those specified in functionalist, explanatory theories of the evolutionary origin of morality. The present paper probes the consistency of this position. The conventionalist theories of Hume and Harman are examined, and are seen not to establish a tight determinative reduction of values to facts. This result is illustrated by reference to recent theories of the sociobiological mechanisms involved (...)
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  17. Economic Equality: Rawls Versus Utilitarianism.Stephen W. Ball - 1986 - Economics and Philosophy 2 (2):225-244.
    Perhaps the most salient feature of Rawls's theory of justice which at once attracts supporters and repels critics is its apparent egalitarian conclusion as to how economic goods are to be distributed. Indeed, many of Rawls's sympathizers may find this result intuitively appealing, and regard it as Rawls's enduring contribution to the topic of economic justice, despite technical deficiencies in Rawls's contractarian, decision-theoretic argument for it which occupy the bulk of the critical literature. Rawls himself, having proposed a “coherence” theory (...)
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    From Here to Absurdity: The Moral Battlefields of Joseph Heller.Stephen W. Potts - 1982 - Borgo Press.
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  19. Year-by-Year and Cumulative Impacts of Attending a High-Mobility Elementary School on Children's Mathematics Achievement in Chicago, 1995 to 2005. [REVIEW]Stephen W. Raudenbush, Marshall Jean & M. Art - 2011 - In Greg J. Duncan & Richard J. Murnane (eds.), Whither Opportunity. Russell Sage. pp. 359--376.
     
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  20. Linguistic Intuitions and Varieties of Ethical Naturalism.Stephen W. Ball - 1991 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 (1):1-38.
  21. Karl Barth on the Heart of the Matter.Stephen W. Sykes - 1986 - Gregorianum 67 (4):679-691.
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  22. Decomposing Modernity: Ernest Becker's Images of Humanity at the End of an Age.Stephen W. Martin - 1996 - Upa.
    This book reads Ernest Becker both as a prophet of modernity and as a sensitive observer of its decline. Situated within the disciplinary approach of 'theology of culture,' the book discerns in dialogue with Becker the contours of modern vision in its depth-dimension. Taking note of Becker's works as a whole, it identifies the two master images of human existence—homo poeta and homo heroica—which articulate this dimension, situating them in scholarly debate and comparing and relating them to the contemporary situation.
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    CAHOST: An Excel Workbook for Facilitating the Johnson-Neyman Technique for Two-Way Interactions in Multiple Regression.Stephen W. Carden, Nicholas S. Holtzman & Michael J. Strube - 2017 - Frontiers in Psychology 8.
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  24. The Equality Principle: Is It Linguistically Justifiable?Stephen W. White - 1974 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 55 (1):53-60.
     
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    From Philosophy to Philology: Intellectual and Social Aspects of Change in Late Imperial China.Stephen W. Durrant & Benjamin A. Elman - 1987 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 107 (2):346.
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    The Distinction Between Authoritarianism and Fundamentalism in Three Cultures: Factor Analysis and Personality Correlates.Stephen W. Krauss, Heinz Streib, Barbara Keller & Christopher Silver - 2006 - Archive for the Psychology of Religion 28 (1):341-348.
    The goals of the study were to examine whether fundamentalism and authoritarianism could be distinguished by the Big Five factors of personality in American, Romanian and German samples, and to determine whether fundamentalism and authoritarianism could be distinguished by factor analysis in any of the three cultures. The results in all three cultures indicate that fundamentalism and authoritarianism have virtually identical personality correlates. In all three cultures, the two constructs were indistinguishable via exploratory factor analysis and could only be distinguished (...)
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    Working Memory, Short-Term Memory, and General Fluid Intelligence: A Latent-Variable Approach.Randall W. Engle, Stephen W. Tuholski, James E. Laughlin & Andrew R. A. Conway - 1999 - Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 128 (3):309.
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    Choosing Between Choice Models of Ethics: Rawlsian Equality, Utilitarianism, and the Concept of Persons.Stephen W. Ball - 1987 - Theory and Decision 22 (3):209-224.
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    Epictetus on Fearing Death: Bugbear and Open Door Policy.W. O. Stephens - 2014 - Ancient Philosophy 34 (2):365-391.
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    The Distinction Between Authoritarianism and Fundamentalism in Three Cultures: Factor Analysis and Personality Correlates.Stephen W. Krauss, Heinz Streib, Barbara Keller & Christopher Silver - 2006 - Archive for the Psychology of Religion / Archiv für Religionspychologie 28 (1):341-348.
    The goals of the study were to examine whether fundamentalism and authoritarianism could be distinguished by the Big Five factors of personality in American, Romanian and German samples, and to determine whether fundamentalism and authoritarianism could be distinguished by factor analysis in any of the three cultures. The results in all three cultures indicate that fundamentalism and authoritarianism have virtually identical personality correlates. In all three cultures, the two constructs were indistinguishable via exploratory factor analysis and could only be distinguished (...)
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  31. Neural Darwinism: The Theory of Neuronal Group Selection.Stephen W. Smoliar - 1989 - Artificial Intelligence 39 (1):121-136.
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    Facts, Values, and Normative Supervenience.Stephen W. Ball - 1989 - Philosophical Studies 55 (2):143 - 172.
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    Dworkin and His Critics: The Relevance of Ethical Theory in Philosophy of Law.Stephen W. Ball - 1990 - Ratio Juris 3 (3):340-384.
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    Uncertainty in Moral Theory: An Epistemic Defense of Rule-Utilitarian Liberties.Stephen W. Ball - 1990 - Theory and Decision 29 (2):133-160.
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    Challenges to the Successful Introduction of Biotechnologies in Developing Countries.Stephen W. Jarrett - 2008 - Public Health Ethics 1 (2):104-109.
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    Shakespeare's Last Plays: Essays in Literature and Politics.Stephen W. Smith & Travis Curtright (eds.) - 2002 - Lexington Books.
    What were Shakespeare's final thoughts on history, tragedy, and comedy? Shakespeare's Last Plays focuses much needed scholarly attention on Shakespeare's "Late Romances." The work—a collection of newly commissioned essays by leading scholars of classical political philosophy and literature—offers careful textual analysis of Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, The Tempest, All is True, and The Two Noble Kinsmen. The essays reveal how Shakespeare's thought in these final works compliments, challenges, fulfills, or transforms previously held conceptions of the playwright (...)
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  37. Gianfrancesco Pico and the Fear of the Imagination: From Scepticism to Witchcraft.W. Stephens - 2003 - Rinascimento 43:49-74.
  38. Law and the Early Christianity.W. Stephen - 1997 - Journal of Dharma 22:396-417.
     
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    Linguistic Intuitions and Varieties of Ethical Naturalism.Stephen W. Ball - 1991 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 (1):1-38.
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    A Useful Inheritance: Evolutionary Aspects of the Theory of Knowledge. Nicholas Rescher. [REVIEW]Stephen W. Ball - 1992 - Philosophy of Science 59 (2):332-334.
  41. The Siren and the Sage: Knowledge and Wisdom in Ancient Greece and China.Steven Shankman & Stephen W. Durrant - 2000 - A&C Black.
    A comparative study of what the most influential writers of Ancient Greece and China thought it meant to have knowledge and whether they distinguished knowledge from other forms of wisdom. It surveys selected works of poetry, history and philosophy from the period of roughly the eighth through to the second century BCE, including Homer's "Odyssey", the ancient Chinese "Classic of Poetry", Thucydides' "History of the Peloponnesian War", Sima Qian's "Records of the Historian", Plato's "Symposium", and Laozi's "Dao de Jing and (...)
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    Gibbard's Evolutionary Theory of Rationality and its Ethical Implications.Stephen W. Ball - 1995 - Biology and Philosophy 10 (2):129-180.
    Gibbard''s theory of rationality is evolutionary in terms of its result as well as its underpinning argument. The result is that judgments about what is rational are analyzed as being similar to judgments of morality — in view of what Darwin suggests concerning the latter. According to the Darwinian theory, moral judgments are based on sentiments which evolve to promote the survival and welfare of human societies. On Gibbard''s theory, rationality judgments should be similarly regarded as expressing emotional attachments to (...)
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    Book ReviewsCarl Cohen,, and James P Sterba,. Affirmative Action and Racial Preference: A Debate.Oxford University Press, 2003. Pp. Xv+394. $30.00. [REVIEW]Stephen W. Ball - 2005 - Ethics 116 (1):226-228.
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    Morality Among Nations: An Evolutionary View. [REVIEW]Stephen W. Ball - 1992 - Biology and Philosophy 7 (3):361-377.
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    Stephen W. Smith: End-of-Life Decisions in Medical Care: Principles and Policies for Regulating the Dying Process: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2012, 350 Pp, $110, ISBN: 978-1-107-00538-9. [REVIEW]Francis J. Beckwith - 2013 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 34 (6):499-504.
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  46. Philosophy and Methodology in the Social Sciences" by Barry Hindess. [REVIEW]Stephen W. Gaukroger - 1979 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 9 (3):379.
  47. The Use of Gradient and Dual Space in Line-Drawing Interpretation.Stephen W. Draper - 1981 - Artificial Intelligence 17 (1-3):461-508.
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    Bergmann's Theory of Freedom.Stephen W. Ball - 1985 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 15 (3):287-304.
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    Hegel on Proving the Existence of God.Stephen W. Ball - 1979 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 10 (2):73 - 100.
  50. Epistemology and Cognition.Stephen W. Smoliar - 1988 - Artificial Intelligence 34 (2):251-264.
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