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    Cutting the Vines of the Past: Environmental Histories of the Central African Rain Forest.Tamara Giles-Vernick - 2002 - University Press of Virginia.
    Cutting the Vines of the Past offers a novel argument: African ways of seeing and interpreting their environments and past are not only critical to how ...
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    A Study in Phenomenalism.James Giles - 1994 - Aalborg University.
    Phenomenalism is a philosophical theory of perception involving the idea that statements about material objects can be explained in terms of statements about actual and possible sense experiences. In this study James Giles explores the development of phenomenalism through the works of Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and others. He shows how problems occur for phenomenalists precisely at the point where they abandon their empiricism. Holding to empiricism, Giles then presents his own version of phenomenalism as a metaphysical thesis in which the (...)
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    Evidence – Competence – Discourse: The Theoretical Framework of the Multi-Centre Clinical Ethics Support Project Metap.Stella Reiter-Theil, Marcel Mertz, Jan Schürmann, Nicola Stingelin Giles & Barbara Meyer-Zehnder - 2011 - Bioethics 25 (7):403-412.
    In this paper we assume that ‘theory’ is important for Clinical Ethics Support Services (CESS). We will argue that the underlying implicit theory should be reflected. Moreover, we suggest that the theoretical components on which any clinical ethics support (CES) relies should be explicitly articulated in order to enhance the quality of CES.A theoretical framework appropriate for CES will be necessarily complex and should include ethical (both descriptive and normative), metaethical and organizational components. The various forms of CES that exist (...)
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  4. The No-Self Theory: Hume, Buddhism, and Personal Identity.James Giles - 1993 - Philosophy East and West 43 (2):175-200.
    The problem of personal identity is often said to be one of accounting for what it is that gives persons their identity over time. However, once the problem has been construed in these terms, it is plain that too much has already been assumed. For what has been assumed is just that persons do have an identity. A new interpretation of Hume's no-self theory is put forward by arguing for an eliminative rather than a reductive view of personal identity, and (...)
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  5. Being a Celebrity: A Phenomenology of Fame.David Giles & Donna Rockwell - 2009 - Journal of Phenomenological Psychology 40 (2):178-210.
    The experience of being famous was investigated through interviews with 15 well-known American celebrities. The interviews detail the existential parameters of being famous in contemporary culture. Research participants were celebrities in various societal categories: government, law, business, publishing, sports, music, film, television news and entertainment. Phenomenological analysis was used to examine textural and structural relationship-to-world themes of fame and celebrity. The study found that in relation to self, being famous leads to loss of privacy, entitization, demanding expectations, gratification of ego (...)
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  6. A New Approach To the Dynamics of Speech.H. Giles - 1979 - Diogenes 27 (106):110-127.
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    A Non-Classical Logic for Physics.Robin Giles - 1974 - Studia Logica 33 (4):397 - 415.
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    The Nature of Sexual Desire.James Giles - 2008 - University Press of America.
    The Nature of Sexual Desire takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the psychology, philosophy, and anthropology of this most urgent of human desires. Examining both ancient writings and modern research, both Eastern and Western thought, the author argues that sexual desire is a continuous element in awareness and can only be understood in terms of our experience. The experience of sexual desire is explored and its relation to sexual interaction, erotic pleasure, the experience of gender, and romantic love, (...)
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    Halokinetic Deformation Adjacent to the Deepwater Auger Diapir, Garden Banks 470, Northern Gulf of Mexico: Testing the Applicability of an Outcrop-Based Model Using Subsurface Data.Thomas E. Hearon, Mark G. Rowan, Katherine A. Giles & William H. Hart - 2014 - Interpretation 2 (4):SM57-SM76.
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    The Ethics of Restrictive Licensing for Handguns: Comparing the United States and Canadian Approaches to Handgun Regulation.Jon S. Vernick, James G. Hodge & Daniel W. Webster - 2007 - Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 35 (4):668-678.
    The United States and Canada regulate frearms, particularly handguns, quite differently. With only a few state and local exceptions, the U.S. approach emphasizes the ability of most individuals to purchase, possess, and carry handguns. By comparison, Canada has a form of restrictive licensing for handguns that places a premium on community safety. The authors first review the potential individual and community level harms and benefits associated with these differing fre-arm policies. Using this information, they explore the ethical dimensions of the (...)
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  11. Social Constructionism and Sexual Desire.James Giles - 2006 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 36 (3):225–238.
    Various scholars argue that sexual desire is socially constructed. There is, however, little agreement surrounding the nature of social constructionism. Vance contrasts social constructionism here with a cultural influence model and distinguishes between degrees of social constructionism. There are, however, problems with this classification. These problems can similarly be found with Foucault whose arguments fail to support his claim that sexual desire is a social construction. Difficulties also appear in Simon and Gagnon's scripting theory of sexual desire, a theory that (...)
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    No Self to Be Found: The Search for Personal Identity.James Giles - 1997 - University Press of America.
    This book is a exploration of the notion of personal identity. Here it is shown how the various attempts to give an account of personal identity are all based on false assumptions and so inevitably run aground. One of the first Western thinkers to realize this was David Hume, the 18th century empiricist philosopher who argued that self was a fiction. A new interpretation of Hume's no-self theory is put forward by arguing for an eliminative rather than a reductive point (...)
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    How the Law Affects Gun Policy in the United States: Law as Intervention or Obstacle to Prevention.Jon S. Vernick & Julie Samia Mair - 2002 - Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 30 (4):692-704.
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    Sex Hormones and Sexual Desire.James Giles - 2008 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 38 (1):45–66.
    Some scholars attempt to explain sexual desire biologically by claiming that sex hormones play a necessary causal role in sexual desire. This can be claimed even if sexual desire is seen to be an experience. Yet the evidence for such biological essentialism is inadequate. With males the loss of sexual desire following hormonal changes can easily be explained in terms of social stigmas that are attached to the physiological situation. Concerning females, the relevance of sex hormones here is even more (...)
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    An Antidote to the Emerging Two Tier Organ Donation Policy in Canada: The Public Cadaveric Organ Donation Program.S. Giles - 2005 - Journal of Medical Ethics 31 (4):188-191.
    In Canada, as in many other countries, there exists an organ procurement/donation crisis. This paper reviews some of the most common kidney procurement and allocation programmes, analyses them in terms of public and private administration, and argues that privately administered living donor models are an inequitable stopgap measure, the good intentions of which are misplaced and opportunistic. Focusing on how to improve the publicly administered equitable cadaveric donation programme, and at the same time offering one possible explanation for its current (...)
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    No Permanent Home": The Five Skandhas and Philip Whalen's "The Slop Barrel. [REVIEW]Todd Giles - 2013 - Philosophy and Literature 37 (2):405-420.
    “Skhandas my ass! Even that” Alan Watts, in his oft-quoted 1958 Chicago Review essay “Beat Zen, Square Zen, and Zen,”3 fails to mention Philip Whalen—whose “Sourdough Mountain Lookout” appeared in truncated form in the same issue—even though he takes Gary Snyder, Jack Kerouac, and Allen Ginsberg to task. In fact, toward the beginning of his essay, Watts even makes a statement about Confucianism and Taoism that sounds similar to the dynamics one finds at play in Whalen’s poetry. The ancient Chinese (...)
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    Listenaires: Thoughts on a Database.Gordon J. Giles - 1990 - British Journal of Aesthetics 30 (2):166-174.
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    Information Privacy and Performance Appraisal: An Examination of Employee Perceptions and Reactions. [REVIEW]Kevin W. Mossholder, William F. Giles & Mark A. Wesolowski - 1991 - Journal of Business Ethics 10 (2):151 - 156.
    Role-failure acts (Waters and Bird, 1989) have been described as a form of morally questionable activity involving a failure to perform the managerial role. The present study examined employee perceptions and reactions with regard to one form of role-failure act, failure to maintain adequate privacy of performance appraisal information. The study assessed employees' attitudes toward various performance appraisal facets as an invasion of privacy and determined the relationships between these privacy-related attitudes and employees' satisfaction with components of their appraisal system, (...)
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    The Reach of the Aesthetic: Collected Essays on Art and Nature.Gordon J. Giles - 2003 - British Journal of Aesthetics 43 (1):84-86.
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    How Litigation Can Promote Product Safety.Jon S. Vernick, Jason W. Sapsin, Stephen P. Teret & Julie Samia Mair - 2004 - Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 32 (4):551-555.
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    A Theory of Love and Sexual Desire.James Giles - 1994 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 24 (4):339–357.
    The experience of being in love involves a longing for union with the other, where an important part of this longing is sexual desire. But what is the relation between being in love and sexual desire? To answer this it must first be seen that the expression ‘in love’ normally refers to a personal relationship. This is because to be ‘in love’ is to want to be loved back. This much would be predicted by equity and social exchange theories of (...)
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  22. How Litigation Can Promote Product Safety.Jon S. Vernick, Jason W. Sapsin, Stephen P. Teret & Julie Samia Mair - 2004 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 32 (4):551-555.
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    Aesthetic Matters: Literature and the Politics of Disorientation.Paul Giles - 2013 - Substance 42 (2):99-113.
    Ever since Plato expelled artists from his ideal republic, the question of aesthetics has enjoyed a dubious status within the civic realm as well as among more rarefied circles of academia. Aesthetics in general have not enjoyed the intellectual prestige accorded to, say, linguistic philosophy or political history, which have traditionally been thought to grapple with more serious and substantive issues. Even when not tarnished with the popular notion of aestheticism as betokening a Wildean hedonism, the field has frequently been (...)
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  24. Brecht on Art and Politics.Bertolt Brecht, Tom Kuhn, Steve Giles & Laura J. R. Bradley - 2003
     
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    The Concept of Practice, Enlightenment Rationality and Education: A Speculative Reading of Michel de Certeau'sTheWriting of History.Graham Giles - 2014 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 46 (3):1-14.
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    The Ethics of Restrictive Licensing for Handguns: Comparing the United States and Canadian Approaches to Handgun Regulation.Jon S. Vernick, James G. Hodge & Daniel W. Webster - 2007 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 35 (4):668-678.
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    Greece and Rome for the New People The Civilisation of Greece and Rome. By Benjamin Farrington. Pp. 95. (The New People's Library, Vol. VIII.) London: Gollancz, 1938. Cloth, Is. 6d. (Paper, Is). [REVIEW]A. F. Giles - 1938 - The Classical Review 52 (05):184-185.
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    From Inwardness to Emptiness: Kierkegaard and Yogacara Buddhism.James Giles - 2001 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 9 (2):311 – 340.
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    Kierkegaard and Freedom.James Giles (ed.) - 2000 - Palgrave.
    Kierkegaard and Freedom is a critical exploration of the ideas of Kierkegaard on the various problems surrounding the issue of human freedom. Kierkegaard's views here have been largely ignored by modern English-speaking philosophers. Through the combined efforts of eleven philosophers and scholars this book enndeavours to fill the gap by giving a clear presentation of Kierkegaard's position on such things as radical choice, autonomy, freedom and anxiety, necessity and fate, and self-deception, all the while critically assessing his contributions to one (...)
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    Art and Religion, Art and Science, Art and Production.Gordon J. Giles - 2002 - British Journal of Aesthetics 42 (1):99-101.
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    The Concept of a Proposition in Classical and Quantum Physics.Robin Giles - 1979 - Studia Logica 38 (4):337 - 353.
    A proposition is associated in classical mechanics with a subset of phase space, in quantum logic with a projection in Hilbert space, and in both cases with a 2-valued observable or test. A theoretical statement typically assigns a probability to such a pure test. However, since a pure test is an idealization not realizable experimentally, it is necessary — to give such a statement a practical meaning — to describe how it can be approximated by feasible tests. This gives rise (...)
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    Szondi's Theory of Modern Drama.Steve Giles - 1987 - British Journal of Aesthetics 27 (3):268-277.
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    A Game-Based Formal System for Ł∞.Alan Adamson & Robin Giles - 1979 - Studia Logica 38 (1):49-73.
    A formal system for , based on a game-theoretic analysis of the ukasiewicz prepositional connectives, is defined and proved to be complete. An Herbrand theorem for the predicate calculus (a variant of some work of Mostowski) and some corollaries relating to its axiomatizability are proved. The predicate calculus with equality is also considered.
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    Naked Love: The Evolution of Human Hairlessness.James Giles - 2010 - Biological Theory 5 (4):326-336.
    All primates except human beings have thick coats of body hair. This suggests the primate ancestors of human beings likewise had such body hair and that, for some evolutionary reason, lost their body hair. Various theories have been put forward but none is fully adequate. This article presents the “naked love theory.” This theory locates the origin of human hairlessness in the ancestral mother—infant relationship. In this view, hairlessness is ultimately the adaptive consequence of bipedalism. Because of bipedalism, ancestral infants (...)
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    A Generalization of the Theory of Subjective Probability and Expected Utility.Robin Giles - 1992 - Synthese 90 (2):301 - 343.
    A generalization of the usual approach to the expected utility theory is given, with the aim of representing the state of belief of an agent who may decline on grounds of ignorance to express a preference between a given pair of acts and would, therefore, be considered irrational from a Bayesian point of view. Taking state, act, and outcome as primitive concepts, a utility function on the outcomes is constructed in the usual way. Each act is represented by a utility-valued (...)
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  36. 'Aristotle: Psychology'.Pearson Giles - 2013 - In F. Sheffield & J. Warren (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy. Routledge. pp. 304-318.
  37. How the Law Affects Gun Policy in the United States: Law as Intervention or Obstacle to Prevention.Jon S. Vernick & Julie Samia Mair - 2002 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 30 (4):692-704.
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    Roman History Arthur E. R. Boak: A History of Rome to 565 A. D. (Third Edition). Pp. Xiii+552; 13 Plates, 12 Maps. New York: TheMacmillan Co., 1943. Cloth, $4.50. [REVIEW]A. F. Giles - 1945 - The Classical Review 59 (02):70-71.
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    Baly's Eur-Aryan Roots Eur-Aryan Roots with Their English Derivatives and the Corresponding Words in the Cognate Languages, Compared and Systematically Arranged. By J. Baly, M.A., Worcester College, Oxon., Fellow of Calcutta University, Sometime Archdeacon of Calcutta. Vol. I. Pp. Xxviii., 781. Royal 8vo. London : Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., Ltd. 1897. 50s. Net. [REVIEW]P. Giles - 1899 - The Classical Review 13 (05):270-272.
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    Mediterranean Culture J. L. Myres: Mediterranean Culture. (The Frazer Lecture, 1943.) Pp. 52. Cambridge: University Press, 1943. Paper, 2s. Net. [REVIEW]A. F. Giles - 1944 - The Classical Review 58 (01):27-.
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    Cicero H. J. Haskeix: This Was Cicero. Pp. Xxi+406. 12 Plates and 2 Maps. London: Seeker and Warburg, 1943. Cloth, 15s. Net. [REVIEW]A. F. Giles - 1943 - The Classical Review 57 (03):117-118.
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    Legrand's Étube Sur Thėocrite Ėude Sur Théocrite, Par Ph.-E. Legrand. Bibliothèque des Écoles Frangaises d'Ath`Enes Et de Rome. Paris. Albert Fontemoing. 1898. Pp. 111, 442. [REVIEW]P. Giles - 1899 - The Classical Review 13 (01):50-53.
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    Smyth's Ionic Dialect The Sounds and Inflections of the Greek Dialects. Ionic. By Herbert Weir Smyth. Oxford. At the Clarendon Press. 1894. 24s. [REVIEW]P. Giles - 1895 - The Classical Review 9 (09):457-460.
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    The Roman Empire M. P. Charlesworth, The Roman Empire. Pp. 215. London: Oxford University Press, 1951. Cloth, 5s. Net.A. F. Giles - 1952 - The Classical Review 2 (3-4):211-212.
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    The Roman Republic H. W. Household: Rome, Republic and Empire. Vol. I: The Republic. Pp. Xii + 308; 3 Maps. London: Dent, 1936. Cloth, 3s. 6d. [REVIEW]A. F. Giles - 1937 - The Classical Review 51 (01):28-29.
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    Ερσai, Προγονοι, Μετασσαι.P. Giles - 1889 - The Classical Review 3 (1-2):3-4.
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    V. Henry's Comparative Grammar A Short Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin for Schools and Colleges, by Victor Henry, Translated by R. T. Elliott, M.A. Swan Sonnenschein and Co. 1890. 7s. 6d. [REVIEW]P. Giles - 1891 - The Classical Review 5 (08):387-.
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    A History of the Roman Republic. By Cyril E. Robinson. Pp. Xi + 471; 14 Maps. London: Methuen, 1932. Cloth, 6s.A. F. Giles - 1933 - The Classical Review 47 (02):86-87.
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    A Short History of Greece David M. Robinson: A Short History of Greece. Pp. Xii + 227, 1 Photo, 2 Maps. New York: Huxley House, 1936. Cloth, $3. [REVIEW]A. F. Giles - 1936 - The Classical Review 50 (06):229-230.
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    From Augustus to Hadrian T. Salmon: History of the Roman World, 3O B.C.–A.D. 138. Pp. Xiii+363; 5 Maps. London: Methuen, 1944. Cloth, 20s. Net. [REVIEW]A. F. Giles - 1946 - The Classical Review 60 (01):43-45.
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