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Tim Kenyon
University of Waterloo
  1. Critical Thinking Education and Debiasing.Tim Kenyon & Guillaume Beaulac - 2014 - Informal Logic 34 (4):341-363.
    There are empirical grounds to doubt the effectiveness of a common and intuitive approach to teaching debiasing strategies in critical thinking courses. We summarize some of the grounds before suggesting a broader taxonomy of debiasing strategies. This four-level taxonomy enables a useful diagnosis of biasing factors and situations, and illuminates more strategies for more effective bias mitigation located in the shaping of situational factors and reasoning infrastructure—sometimes called “nudges” in the literature. The question, we contend, then becomes how best to (...)
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    False Polarization: Debiasing as Applied Social Epistemology.Tim Kenyon - 2014 - Synthese 191 (11):2529-2547.
    False polarization (FP) is an interpersonal bias on judgement, the effect of which is to lead people in contexts of disagreement to overestimate the differences between their respective views. I propose to treat FP as a problem of applied social epistemology—a barrier to reliable belief-formation in certain social domains—and to ask how best one may debias for FP. This inquiry leads more generally into questions about effective debiasing strategies; on this front, considerable empirical evidence suggests that intuitively attractive strategies for (...)
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    The Informational Richness of Testimonial Contexts.Tim Kenyon - 2013 - Philosophical Quarterly 63 (250):58-80.
    An influential idea in the epistemology of testimony is that people often acquire justified beliefs through testimony, in contexts too informationally poor for the justification to be evidential. This has been described as the Scarcity of Information Objection (SIO). It is an objection to the reductive thesis that the acceptance of testimony is justified by evidence of general kinds not unique to testimony. SIO hinges on examples intended to show clearly that testimonial justification arises in low-information contexts; I argue that (...)
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  4. Noninferentialism and Testimonial Belief Fixation.Tim Kenyon - 2013 - Episteme 10 (1):73-85.
    An influential view in the epistemology of testimony is that typical or paradigmatic beliefs formed through testimonial uptake are noninferential. Some epistemologists in particular defend a causal version of this view: that beliefs formed from testimony (BFT) are generated by noninferential processes. This view is implausible, however. It tends to be elaborated in terms that do not really bear it out – e.g. that BFT is fixed directly, immediately, unconsciously or automatically. Nor is causal noninferentialism regarding BFT plausibly expressed in (...)
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    Analogues of Knowability.David DeVidi & Tim Kenyon - 2003 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 81 (4):481 – 495.
    An interesting recent reply to the Paradox of Knowability is Neil Tennant's proposal: to restrict the anti-realist's knowability thesis to truths the knowing of which is logically consistent. However, this proposal is egregiously ad hoc unless motivated by something other than the wish to save anti-realism from embarrassment. We examine Tennant's argument that his restriction is motivated by parallel considerations in cases that are neutral with respect to debates about realism. We conclude that the cases are not neutral, nor the (...)
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    Oral History and The Epistemology of Testimony.Tim Kenyon - 2016 - Social Epistemology 30 (1):45-66.
    Social epistemology has paid little attention to oral historiography as a source of expert insight into the credibility of testimony. One extant suggestion, however, is that oral historians treat testimony with a default trust reflecting a standing warrant for accepting testimony. The view that there is such a standing warrant is sometimes known as the Acceptance Principle for Testimony. I argue that the practices of oral historians do not count in support of APT, all in all. Experts have commonly described (...)
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    Assertion and Capitulation.Tim Kenyon - 2010 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 91 (3):352-368.
    The context or manner of an utterance can alter or nullify the speech-act that would normally be performed by utterances of that sort. Coercive contexts have this effect on some kinds of seeming assertions: they end up being non-assertoric, and are merely capitulations. An earlier version of this view is clarified, defended, and extended partly in response to a useful critique by Roy Sorensen. I examine some complications that arise regarding resistance to speaking under coercion when ideological or religious commitments (...)
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    Cynical Assertion: Convention, Pragmatics, and Saying "Uncle".Tim Kenyon - 2003 - American Philosophical Quarterly 40 (3):241-248.
    This paper begins by exploring a subspecies of assertion. Under some circumstances an utterance intuitively counts as an assertion, even though it is Cynical: that is, it is insincere, and made without the reasonable expectation of even appearing sincere to its audience. The paper explores the contextual and cognitive workings of Cynical assertion – directly, in part, but also by comparison with superficially similar but non-assertoric utterances, namely, those made under duress. Finally, the paper examines the broader relevance of Cynical (...)
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    Analogues of Knowability.David DeVide & Tim Kenyon - 2003 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 81 (4):481-495.
    An interesting recent reply to the Paradox of Knowability is Neil Tennant's proposal: to restrict the anti-realist's knowability thesis to truths the knowing of which is logically consistent. However, this proposal is egregiously ad hoc unless motivated by something other than the wish to save anti-realism from embarrassment. We examine Tennant's argument that his restriction is motivated by parallel considerations in cases that are neutral with respect to debates about realism. We conclude that the cases are not neutral, nor the (...)
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  10. Utopian Communism and Political Thought in Early Modern England.Timothy Kenyon - 1991 - Utopian Studies 2 (1):202-204.
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    Truth, Knowability, and Neutrality.Tim Kenyon - 1999 - Noûs 33 (1):103-117.
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    The Scope of Debiasing in the Classroom.Guillaume Beaulac & Tim Kenyon - 2018 - Topoi 37 (1):93-102.
    Critical thinking is often taught with some emphasis on categories and operations of cognitive biases. The underlying thought is that knowledge of biases equips students to reduce them. The empirical evidence, however, doesn’t provide much support for this thought. We have previously argued that the emphasis on debiasing in critical thinking education is worth preserving, but in light of a more explicit and broader conception of debiasing. We now argue that this broader conception of debiasing strategies obliges critical thinking instructors (...)
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    Non-Sentential Assertions and the Dependence Thesis of Word Meaning.Tim Kenyon - 1999 - Mind and Language 14 (4):424–440.
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    Are Names Ambiguous?Tim Kenyon - 2005 - ProtoSociology 21:148-159.
    It is widely held that proper names are ambiguous in some sense, a view commonly associated with the theory that names are, when suitably idealized, semantically “rigid designators”. In this brief paper I suggest that, while some refinement of the concept of a name is surely appropriate, proper names do not very clearly meet the standards normally used to determine ambiguity. There is reason to regard shared names as semantically univocal, including some evidence from development linguistics to regard a grasp (...)
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  15. Utopia in Reality-Ideal Societies in Social and Political-Theory.Timothy Kenyon - 1982 - History of Political Thought 3 (1):123-155.
     
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    Searle Rediscovers What Was Not Lost.Tim Kenyon - 1998 - Dialogue 37 (1):117-130.
    We shall see that both these projects are deeply misguided. The first suffers from Searle’s misrepresentation, en masse and individually, of the various materialist theories. To show this, I will focus on the basic claims of token identity specifically, and draw out the inaccuracy of Searle’s straw materialism. This is a shortcut; by showing one conjunct to be false, we may show the conjunction of Searle’s summaries to be false. And, after all, token identity is the most widely held current (...)
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    The Problem of Freedom and Moral Behavior in Thomas More's Utopia.Timothy Kenyon - 1983 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 21 (3):349-373.
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    Statesmen and Politicians of the Stuart Era : Timothy Eustace , $27.50. [REVIEW]Timothy Kenyon - 1987 - History of European Ideas 8 (6):742-743.
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    The Foundations of Modern Political Thought : Quentin Skinner . Vol. One. The Renaissance, Xxiv + 305 Pp., H.C. £12.50. S.C. £4.95. [REVIEW]Timothy Kenyon - 1984 - History of European Ideas 5 (2):181-187.
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    A Review Of Jose Luis Bermudez's The Paradox Of Self-Consciousness. [REVIEW]Tim Kenyon - 2000 - PSYCHE: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research On Consciousness 6.
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    Simple Mindedness: In Defense of Naïve Naturalism in the Philosophy of Mind Jennifer Hornsby Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997, Xii + 265 Pp. [REVIEW]Tim Kenyon - 1999 - Dialogue 38 (3):656-.
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    Communism and the Fall of Man : The Social Theories of Thomas More and Gerrard Winstanley.Timothy Kenyon - unknown
    The thesis examines the thought of Thomas More and Gerrard Winstanley, emphasizing the concern of both theorists with the prevailing moral depravity of human nature attributable to the Fall of Man, and their proposals for the amendment of men's conduct by institutional means, especially by the establishment of a communist society. The thesis opens with a conceptual exploration of 'utopianism' and 'millenarianism' before discussing the particular forms of these concepts employed by More and Winstanley. The introductory section also includes an (...)
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    The Romantic Tradition in British Political Thought: Jonathan Mendilow , 267 Pp., £22.50. [REVIEW]Timothy Kenyon - 1988 - History of European Ideas 9 (3):356-358.
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    Winstanley: “The Law of Freedom’ and Other Writings : Edited by Christopher Hill , 395 Pp., £27.50. [REVIEW]Timothy Kenyon - 1986 - History of European Ideas 7 (1):115-116.
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    Commentary on ‘Levels of Depth in Deep Disagreement’.Tim Kenyon - unknown
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    Indeterminacy and Realism.Timothy A. Kenyon - 2000 - In Andrew Brook, Don Ross & David L. Thompson (eds.), Dennett's Philosophy: A Comprehensive Assessment. MIT Press. pp. 77--94.
    This article considers a Quine-Dennett style of argument from the indeterminacy of intentional content against the reducibility of mental states to neurological states. The most compelling version of such an argument, I suggest, is one that exploits a semantic anti-realist notion of truth; this holds out the promise of a relatively sophisticated story about the respects in which mental state attributions may be true or false of physical systems, without those states themselves being physical states.
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    Russell on Pastness.Timothy A. Kenyon - 1991 - Dialogue:57-59.
    In "On the Experience of Time", Russell claims that a knowledge of an objective earlier/later relation cannot establish our original awareness of "pastness". He proposes a special knowledge of pastness derived from introspection upon memory. My paper summarizes both accounts, examining Russell's rejection of the former. I conclude that the objective relation could indeed form the epistemic basis of pastness. Thus, for Russell's purposes, the psychological account is unnecessary.
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    White Paper: Measuring Research Outputs Through Bibliometrics.Lauren Byl, Jana Carson, Annamaria Feltracco, Susie Gooch, Shannon Gordon, Tim Kenyon, Bruce Muirhead, Daniela Seskar-Hencic, Kathy MacDonald, M. Tamer Özsu & Peter Stirling - unknown
    The suggested citation for this white paper is: University of Waterloo Working Group on Bibliometrics, Winter 2016. White Paper: Measuring Research Outputs through Bibliometrics, Waterloo, Ontario: University of Waterloo.
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  29. Gary Ebbs, Rule-Following and Realism Reviewed By.Tim Kenyon - 2003 - Philosophy in Review 23 (2):101-103.
     
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    Virtuous Discourse: Sensibility and Community in Late Eighteenth-Century Scotland.Timothy Kenyon - 1990 - History of European Ideas 12 (5):685-687.
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    Searle Rediscovers What Was Not Lost.Tim Kenyon - 1998 - Dialogue 37 (1):117-130.
    We shall see that both these projects are deeply misguided. The first suffers from Searle’s misrepresentation, en masse and individually, of the various materialist theories. To show this, I will focus on the basic claims of token identity specifically, and draw out the inaccuracy of Searle’s straw materialism. This is a shortcut; by showing one conjunct to be false, we may show the conjunction of Searle’s summaries to be false. And, after all, token identity is the most widely held current (...)
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  32. Entitlement and the Extent of Property-Holding Some Observations on the Lockean Perspective.Timothy Kenyon - 1985 - Department of Political Theory and Institutions, the University of Liverpool.
     
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  33. Embodied Minds and Software.Tim Kenyon - 1999 - Ends and Means 3 (2).
     
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  34. Gary Ebbs, Rule-Following and Realism. [REVIEW]Tim Kenyon - 2003 - Philosophy in Review 23:101-103.
  35. Idealized Psychology and Doxastic Logic.Tim Kenyon - 2005 - The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication 1.
     
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  36. Luciano Floridi, Philosophy and Computing. [REVIEW]Tim Kenyon - 2000 - Ends and Means 4 (2).
  37. Logic, Metaphysics and Epistemology in Canada.Tim Kenyon - unknown - Eidos: The Canadian Graduate Journal of Philosophy 17.
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  38. Labour — Natural, Property — Artificial: The Radical Insights of Gerrard Winstanley.Timothy Kenyon - 1985 - History of European Ideas 6 (2):105-127.
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  39. Simple Mindedness: In Defense of Naïve Naturalism in the Philosophy of Mind. [REVIEW]Tim Kenyon - 1999 - Dialogue 38 (3):656-658.
    Jennifer Hornsby has a distinct position on the metaphysics of mind and action, which she terms naïve naturalism. Her new book is a collection of essays, often illuminating, sometimes tantalizing and frustrating, in which she sketches the outlines of this position. The sketch is distributed over twelve essays in three main sections: Ontological Questions; Agency; and Mind, Causation, and Explanation. The discussions are far from introductory—they were mostly published in venues or read for audiences of a specialized nature—but they are (...)
     
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