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  1. Explaining Understanding (or Understanding Explanation).Wesley Van Camp - 2014 - European Journal for Philosophy of Science 4 (1):95-114.
    In debates about the nature of scientific explanation, one theme repeatedly arises: that explanation is about providing understanding. However, the concept of understanding has only recently been explored in any depth, and this paper attempts to introduce a useful concept of understanding to that literature and explore it. Understanding is a higher level cognition, the recognition of connections between various pieces of knowledge. This conception can be brought to bear on the conceptual issues that have thus far been unclear in (...)
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    Principle Theories, Constructive Theories, and Explanation in Modern Physics.Wesley Van Camp - 2011 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 42 (1):23-31.
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    On Kinematic Versus Dynamic Approaches to Special Relativity.Wesley Van Camp - 2011 - Philosophy of Science 78 (5):1097-1107.
    Janssen argues that special relativity is preferable to Lorentzian dynamics due to its kinematic structure. Brown, along with others, raises an objection, arguing that a dynamical understanding of special relativity is explanatorily prior and hence more fundamental than the principle theory-based kinematic structure of Minkowski spacetime. This paper challenges this objection, arguing that both Janssen and Brown miss the essential aspect of the principles of special relativity which underwrite its interpretational success. It is not its kinematic structure, but the constitutive (...)
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    The Retention of Forensic DNA Samples: A Socio-Ethical Evaluation of Current Practices in the EU.N. Van Camp & K. Dierickx - 2008 - Journal of Medical Ethics 34 (8):606-610.
    Since the mid-1990s most EU Member States have established a national forensic DNA database. These mass repositories of DNA profiles enable the police to identify DNA stains which are found at crime scenes and are invaluable in criminal investigation. Governments have always brushed aside privacy objections by stressing that the stored DNA profiles do not contain sensitive genetic information on the included individuals and that they reside under the statutory privacy protection regulations. However, it has been generally overlooked that the (...)
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    Social and Individual Religious Orientations Exist Within Both Intrinsic and Extrinsic Religiosity.Lloyd Sloan, Jamie Barden & Debbie Van Camp - 2016 - Archive for the Psychology of Religion 38 (1):22-46.
    This research presents the development of a measure of religiosity that includes social intrinsic religiosity as distinct from extrinsic religiosity and from the typical conceptualization of intrinsic religiosity as an individual orientation. Study 1 developed the measure using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis; the results confirmed two intrinsic identity factors and two extrinsic benefit factors. Correlations with previously established religiosity measures demonstrate the scales construct validity and that social intrinsic religiosity is independent from extrinsic religiosity. In Study 2, differential responding (...)
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    A Pragmatic Approach to the Identity of Works of Art.Julie Van Camp - 2006 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 20 (1):42-55.
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    Enhancing the Natal Condition: Hannah Arendt and the Question of Biotechnology.Nathan Van Camp - 2014 - Symposium 18 (2):171-189.
    This paper turns to Hannah Arendt’s brief, poignant remarks about the advent of a biotechnological revolution as a starting point for a renewed reflection on her concept of natality. By expanding on Arendt's significant, but often overlooked, reference to the work of the German anthropologist Arnold Gehlen, it will be argued that that natality is a concept that subverts any rigid opposition between zoe and bios, biological birth and politico-linguistic birth. Consequently, it will be shown that Jürgen Habermas and Michael (...)
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    Alexei Ratmansky’s Serenade After Plato’s Symposium.Julie C. Van Camp - 2017 - The Philosophers' Magazine 76:105-107.
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    Book Review: Aesthetics in Feminist Perspective. [REVIEW]Julie van Camp - 1995 - Philosophy and Literature 19 (1):178-179.
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    Jean Van Camp Et Paul Canart: Le Sens du Mot Θεῖος Chez Platon. Pp. 452. Louvain: Nauwelaerts, 1956. Paper, 375 B. Fr.D. J. Allan - 1959 - The Classical Review 9 (02):170-171.
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    Stiegler, Habermas and the Techno‐Logical Condition of Man.Nathan Van Camp - 2009 - Journal for Cultural Research 13 (2):125-141.
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    Art Making and Education.Julie van Camp - 1995 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 53 (3):323-324.
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    The Expansion of Forensic DNA Databases and Police Sampling Powers in the Post-9/11 Era.Nathan van Camp & Kris Dierckx - 2007 - Ethical Perspectives 14 (3):237-268.
    Although DNA profiling has been an important forensic research technique since the late 1980s, for a long time, it had not captured much attention from either academics or the public so far.In recent years, this neglect seems to have ended. Not only has wide-spread media coverage of events such as 9/11 and the 2004 tsunami brought about widespread knowledge of the usefulness of forensic DNA identification, the development of large databases containing DNA profiles of both suspected and convicted criminals has (...)
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    Footnotes.Julie Van Camp - manuscript
    Dance is an elusive art form, existing in the moment of performance. Its transience poses special obstacles to analysis by scholars. Program notes, reports by critics, personal memories, and still photographs provide secondary sources limited in their potential for sustained analysis and study of actual dances.
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    Freedom of Expression at the National Endowment for the Arts: An Opportunity for Interdisciplinary Education.Julie Van Camp - 1996 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 30 (3):43.
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    Platonic Ideas and Concept Formation in Ancient and Medieval Thought.Carlos G. Steel, Gerd van Riel, Caroline Macé & Leen van Campe (eds.) - 2004 - Leuven University Press.
    From an epistemological viewpoint, the Forms constitute the objects of true knowledge. From an ontological point of view, they are the principles that underlie the order of the universe.
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    Le Sens du Mot ΘEIOΣchez Platon.I. G. Kidd, Jean van Camp & Paul Canart - 1958 - Philosophical Quarterly 8 (33):377.
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  18. The Bloomsbury Handbook of Dance and Philosophy.Rebecca Farinas & Julie Van Camp (eds.) - 2021
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    Abstract.Julie Van Camp - manuscript
    I consider why women philosophers, once identified and given recognition, too often seem to drop from the intellectual radar screen or, at least, to drop mainly to the land of footnotes and bibliographies. Are they disappearing any more than men of comparable stature from their generation? Is there anything we can do about this? Can we do more than excavate and recognize women in philosophy? What can we do to continue and enhance their presence in the historic dialogue of philosophy?
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    Computer Ethics: Codes, Commandments, and Quandries.Julie Van Camp - manuscript
    Surprise – these much-publicized rules are not the least bit reassuring to people who specialize in the study of ethics. While attention to ethics is certainly welcome, these ethical codes provide a too-easy cop-out, a way to neatly dispose of attention to nagging and pervasive problems. The typical professional code is little more than a checklist of rules that enables professionals of any stripe to give lip service to ethical behavior without engaging in continuing dialogue on ethical dilemmas. Neatly packaged (...)
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    Colorization Revisited.Julie C. Van Camp - 2004 - Contemporary Aesthetics 2.
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    Dance and the Philosophy of Action: A Framework for the Aesthetics of Dance.Julie C. Van Camp - 2019 - British Journal of Aesthetics 59 (3):348-351.
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    Derrida and the Jewish Heritage: Introductory Remarks.Nathan Van Camp - 2011 - Bijdragen 72 (3):239-245.
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    Dance Criticism by Croce, Denby, and Siegel.Julie Van Camp - manuscript
    This article may be printed or downloaded for personal, scholarly, or educational use, but only if the full citation, copyright notice, and this permission notice are included in full. It may not be sold or otherwise used for commercial purposes without written permission.
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    Deep Thought: For (Mostly) Men Only? Does It Matter?Julie Van Camp - manuscript
    An important milestone was crossed recently in the discipline of philosophy, but hardly anyone seems to have noticed. In 2004, for the first time since statistics have been gathered on such things, women earned more than 30 percent of the doctorates in philosophy in this country, 33.3 percent, up from 27.1 percent the year before. The highest percentage women had achieved previously in philosophy was 29.4 percent, in..
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    Heidegger and the Question Concerning Biotechnology.Nathan Van Camp - 2012 - Journal of Philosophy of Life 2 (1):32-54.
    From the mid-thirties onwards, Martin Heidegger occasionally speculated about the future possibility of artificially producing human beings. What is at stake in biotechnology, Heidegger claims, is the imminent possibility of the destruction of the human essence. It is unclear, however, how Heidegger can substantiate such a claim given that he consistently denounced attempts to define human Dasein as a living being to which a higher capacity such as reason or language is added. This paper will argue that, in this sense, (...)
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    How Ontology Saved Free Speech in Cyberspace.Julie Van Camp - manuscript
    Reno v. ACLU , the 1997 landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court providing sweeping protection to speech on the Internet, is usually discussed in terms of familiar First Amendment issues. Little noticed in the decision is the significance of the ontological assumptions of the justices in their first visit to cyberspace. I analyze the apparent awareness of the Supreme Court of ontological issues and problems with their approaches. I also argue that their current ontological assumptions have left open (...)
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  28. How Ontology Saved Free Speech in Cyberspace.Julie Van Camp - 1998 - The Paideia Archive: Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 33:64-69.
    Reno v. ACLU, the 1997 landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court providing sweeping protection to speech on the Internet, is usually discussed in terms of familiar First Amendment issues. Little noticed in the decision is the significance of the ontological assumptions of the justices in their first visit to cyberspace. I analyze the apparent awareness of the Supreme Court of ontological issues and problems with their approaches. I also argue that their current ontological assumptions have left open the (...)
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    How Religion Co-Opts Morality in Legal Reasoning: A Case Study of Lawrence V. Texas.Julie C. Van Camp - 2007 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 21 (2):241-251.
    Some recent commentators have acquiesced in the efforts of some religious groups to co-opt concepts of morality, thus leading many—inappropriately, I believe—to think we must keep all morality out of our civic life and especially out of the reasoning in our legal system. I review examples of the confusion in characterizing the 2003 Lawrence v. Texas decision as a conflict between constitutional rights and religious moral precepts. I argue that this approach capitulates to particular views of morality as religious morality. (...)
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    How Religion Co-Opts Morality in Legal Reasoning: A Case Study of Lawrence V. Texas.Julie C. Van Camp - 2007 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 21 (2):241-251.
    Some recent commentators have acquiesced in the efforts of some religious groups to co-opt concepts of morality, thus leading many—inappropriately, I believe—to think we must keep all morality out of our civic life and especially out of the reasoning in our legal system. I review examples of the confusion in characterizing the 2003 Lawrence v. Texas decision as a conflict between constitutional rights and religious moral precepts. I argue that this approach capitulates to particular views of morality as religious morality. (...)
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    Identity in Dance: What Happened?Julie C. Van Camp - 2019 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 44 (1):81-91.
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    Issue Ownership as a Determinant of Political Parties’ Media Coverage.Kirsten Van Camp - 2018 - Communications 43 (1):25-45.
    For many citizens, news media are the most important source of information about relevant political topics and actors. As a consequence, it is crucial to investigate who gains media coverage and why. Leaning on two classic news sourcing criteria, suitability and availability, we claim that issue owners can be seen as good news sources. By combining a content analysis of television news with data collected through a journalist survey, we investigate whether issue ownership is a determinant of political parties’ news (...)
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    Information Processing: From a Mechanistic to a Natural Systems Approach. Why Connectionism is Compatible with the Idea of an Active Information Processor.Ingrid Van Camp - 1989 - Philosophica 44.
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    Judging Aesthetic Value: 2 Live Crew, Pretty Woman, and the Supreme Court.Julie van Camp - unknown
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that a parody by the rap group 2 Live Crew of Ray Orbison's song "Oh, Pretty Woman" was "fair use" and thus did not infringe the copyright. Although the court insisted that it was not evaluating the quality of the parody, I argue that it does in fact make several aesthetic evaluations and sometimes even seems to praise the content of the parody. I first consider the stated reasons for the claimed refusal of the (...)
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    Liste des Ouvrages Et Tirés À Part Envoyées au Secrétariat au Cours de l'Année 2004.Leen Van Campe & Guy Guldentops - 2005 - Bulletin de Philosophie Medievale 47:301-305.
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    Liste des Ouvrages Et Tirés À Part Envoyées au Secrétariat au Cours de L’Année 2006.Leen Van Campe - 2006 - Bulletin de Philosophie Medievale 48:359-362.
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    Liste des Ouvrages Et Tirés À Part Envoyées au Secrétariat au Cours de L’Année 2007.Leen Van Campe & Markus Erne - 2007 - Bulletin de Philosophie Medievale 49:377-380.
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    La « Philosophie Chrétienne » de Louis Thomassin, de l'Oratoire.Henri van Camp - 1937 - Revue Néo-Scolastique de Philosophie 40 (54):242-266.
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  39. Le Sens du Mot Theios Chez Platon.Jean van Camp & Paul Canart - 1956 - Bibliothèque de L'Université.
     
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  40. Le sens du mot θεῑοϛ chez Platon.Jean Van Camp & Paul Canart - 1957 - Les Etudes Philosophiques 12 (2):237-238.
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  41. Le sens du mot θεĩος chez Platon, 4esérie.Jean Van Camp & Paul Canart - 1972 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 162:39-41.
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    Matter and Form: From Natural Science to Political Philosophy. Edited by Ann Ward.Nathan Van Camp - 2013 - The European Legacy 18 (2):259-260.
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    Non-Verbal Metaphor: A Non-Explanation of Meaning in Dance.Julie Van Camp - 1996 - British Journal of Aesthetics 36 (2):177-187.
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    Non-Verbal Metaphor: A NON-EXPLANATION OF MEANING IN DANCE.Julie Van Camp - 1996 - British Journal of Aesthetics 36 (2):177-187.
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    Negotiating the Anthropological Limit. Derrida, Stiegler, and the Question of the Animal.Nathan Van Camp - 2011 - Between the Species 14 (1):4.
    Although much has been written about the so-called political, ethical and religious turns in the thinking of Jacques Derrida, few have noticed that his late writings were marked by what we could tentatively call a “zoological turn.” This is surprising given that in The Animal That Therefore I Am Derrida clearly stated that the question as to what distinguishes the human from the animal has for him always been the most important question of philosophy. This essay will attempt to offer (...)
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  46. Philosophy in the Contemporary World.Julie Van Camp - manuscript
    This is the journal of the Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World, which is committed to the application of philosophy in the understanding and solution of contemporary ethical and conceptual problems. The journal provides a peer-reviewed venue for continuing dialogues in applied philosophy, philosophy and public policy, philosophy of the professions, race and gender studies, environmental philosophy, educational philosophy, and a range of multi-cultural issues. Philosophy in the Contemporary World invites original, creative, and unconventional thinking, welcomes both analytical and (...)
     
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    "Philosophy of Dance" (Essay-Review).Julie van Camp - unknown
    Philosophical consideration of dance has gained in vigor, diversity, and sophistication in recent decades -- even though philosophers disagree sharply on what philosophy is! Divergent methodological approaches range from the phenomenological explorations of Maxine Sheets- Johnstone, the existentialist approach of Sandra Horton Fraleigh, and the postmodernist continental work of Susan Foster to more traditional "British-American" analysis by such well-known philosophers as Nelson Goodman, Joseph Margolis, and Francis Sparshott.
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  48. Philosophical Problems of Dance Criticism.Julie Charlotte Van Camp - 1982 - Dissertation, Temple University
    Several philosophical problems concerning the object of criticism in dance are identified and analyzed as preliminary to an eventual theory of evaluation of dance. Basic to philosophical adequacy is understanding the artform as it is actually practiced and appreciated, recognizing its complexity as a performing artform using unique human bodies as instruments. ;Definitions of "dance" proposed by philosophers, dance historians, and others are inadequate to specify necessary and sufficient conditions of dance, to distinguish dance from other human non-art phenomena, and (...)
     
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    Philosophy: What Can You Do with It? What Can You Do Without It!Julie Van Camp - manuscript
    Philosophers perpetually find ourselves justifying our existence in a pragmatic go-go capitalistic world. Aren’t we the head-in-the-clouds people indulging in endless debates about how many angels fit on the head of a pin? The absent-minded professors who argue that the physical world might not exist- - even as we step aside to avoid that bus bearing down on us? The granola-heads who delight in pondering a world of brains-in-vats?
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    Review of John Stuart Mill, Louis J. Matz (Ed.), Three Essays on Religion[REVIEW]Julie C. van Camp - 2009 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (9).
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