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  • 1993

    Schmitter, Amy M.

    Introduction: This is an excellent monograph concerning several central features of Aristotle's physical theory and their various interpretations in the Middle Ages. The first half of this study treats of the definition of nature in book two of the Physics, the problem of the natural motion of...

  • 1977

    Pelletier, Francis J.

    It is an extremely popular view among logicians and some linguists (McCawley, Hurford) that there are two distinct or's in English - an \"inclusive\" and an \"exclusive\". It seems equally popular among lexicographers, experts on proper usage, and some linguists (R. Lakoff) that there is only...

  • 2001

    Wilson, Robert A.

    David Sloan Wilson has recently revived the idea of a group mind as an application of group selectionist thinking to cognition. Central to my discussion of this idea is the distinction between the claim that groups have a psychology and what I call the social manifestation thesis-a thesis about...

  • 2012

    Brigandt, Ingo

    Introduction: The philosophy of science that grew out of logical positivism tended to construe scientific knowledge in terms of a set of interconnected beliefs about the world, such as theories and observation statements. Confirmation was understood as a logical relation between observation...

  • 2001

    Brigandt, Ingo

    We give an answer to the question as to whether quantifier elimination is possible in some infinite algebraic extensions of QpQp ('infinite p-adic fields') using a natural language extension. The present paper deals with those infinite p-adic fields which admit only tamely ramified algebraic...

  • 1986

    Pelletier, Francis J., Rudnicki, Piotr

    Introduction: Some problems that are difficult for automated theorem provers (ATPs) are so merely because of their size, but not because of any logical or conceptual complexity. Examples of this type of difficult problem have been published in the past: see Pelletier [1986: problems 12, 29, 34,...

  • 2003

    Brigandt, Ingo

    Introduction: Even though Psillos’s latest book is called Causation and Explanation, it is actually a unified discussion of causation, laws, and explanation. Despite the fact that these three topics are interconnected, it is rare to have detailed treatment of all of them. Psillos does not really...

  • 1997

    Welchman, Jennifer

    John Dewey and G.E. Moore were the moral lions of two competing philosophical schools, who did not cooperate, correspond, or regularly meet. Dewey, a founder of classic American Pragmatism devoted his mature philosophy to naturalizing neo- Hegelian ethics, epistemology, and metaphysics to...

  • The Mind Beyond Itself

    2000

    Wilson, Robert A.

    Introduction: Individualism is a view about how mental states are taxonomized, classified, or typed and, it has been claimed (by, e.g., Stich, 1983; Fodor, 1980), that individualism constrains the cognitive sciences. Individualists draw a contrast between the psychological states of individuals...

  • 2005

    Schmitter, Amy M.

    Introduction: Gone are the days when walking off a cliff, living in a bathtub, or inventing a new science would have seemed natural outgrowths of philosophical epistemology. Whether this reflects growing modesty or a lamentable failure of commitment, few contemporary philosophers would undertake...

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