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Risen Apes And Fallen Angels: The New Museology Of Human Origins, Stephen Asma 2011 Columbia College Chicago

Risen Apes And Fallen Angels: The New Museology Of Human Origins, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

There has been a little explosion of "origin" exhibitions in the past few years. The recent bicentennial of Darwin's birth, in 2009, ushered in a bevy of traveling exhibitions and events. Grandscale permanent exhibitions have recently opened at the American Museum of Natural History (the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins) in New York, and the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History (the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins) in Washington, D.C. A new museology is afoot, and some of the recent changes are worth tracking. And let's not forget the recently opened Creation Museum in ...


Articulating Animals: Animals And Implicit Inferences In Brandom’S Work, Joel D. Musser 2011 Louisiana State University

Articulating Animals: Animals And Implicit Inferences In Brandom’S Work, Joel D. Musser

Between the Species

Brandom denies animals implicit reasoning by emphasizing their inability to make inferences explicit, and in so doing, denigrates animals by likening their behavior to that of machines and artifacts. With disturbing regularity and ease, Brandom equates pigeons and parrots to machines and thermostats in their inability to express implicit/explicit inferences: neither the pigeon nor the machine can “provid[e] reasons for making other moves in the language game.”

I contest, however, that animals are paradigmatically more than any similarity or analogy to mechanical processing, just as humans are paradigmatically more than any reductive analogy to animals. The human/animal ...


Challenges Before Traditional Media In The Age Of Digital Media-How To Integrate It With Digital Media-The Way Ahead, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr 2011 India Today Group

Challenges Before Traditional Media In The Age Of Digital Media-How To Integrate It With Digital Media-The Way Ahead, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr

Ratnesh Dwivedi

You may have heard of digital media, but you may have no idea what it is and how it can help you out when it comes to marketing. It's definitely important that you get up to speed so you can use this to benefit your business. Basically digital media refers to any type of electronic media out there. Today media can be accessed in many ways, including with hand held devices like mobile phones, laptops, desktops, mp3 players, and more.Digital media must be stored in an electronic way, so there is a lot of digital content on the ...


The East Unleashed, Raam P. Gokhale 2011 SelectedWorks

The East Unleashed, Raam P. Gokhale

Raam P Gokhale

A Dialogue Concerning the Political Ramifications of the Developing World


Singular And General Causal Relations: A Mechanist Perspective, Stuart Glennan 2011 Butler University

Singular And General Causal Relations: A Mechanist Perspective, Stuart Glennan

Stuart Glennan

My aim in this paper is to make a case for the singularist view from the perspective of a mechanical theory of causation (Glennan 1996, 1997, 2010, forthcoming), and to explain what, from this perspective, causal generalizations mean, and what role they play within the mechanical theory.


Coerced Confessional, Miracle Exoneration: The Case Of Ex-Monster Jerry Hobbs, Stephen Asma 2011 Columbia College Chicago

Coerced Confessional, Miracle Exoneration: The Case Of Ex-Monster Jerry Hobbs, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

No abstract provided.


The New Atheists' Narrow World-View, Stephen Asma 2011 Columbia College Chicago

The New Atheists' Narrow World-View, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

The article discusses atheism, Buddhism, and the practice of animism in southeast Asia. Atheists such as Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris are discussed as is the argument regarding the "provincialism" of religion. It is noted that some atheists echo the statement by philosopher Karl Marx that religion is an opiate that should be done away with because it has little moral value. The use of spirit houses as a part of religious practice in southeast Asia is described. The opinion held by theists on animism is explored. Other topics include living conditions in Cambodia and the role of religion in ...


Wittgenstein And The Challenge Of Global Ethics, Julian Friedland 2011 Fordham University

Wittgenstein And The Challenge Of Global Ethics, Julian Friedland

Julian Friedland

No abstract provided.


Cognitive Systems And The Extended Mind, Mirko Farina 2011 University of Edinburgh

Cognitive Systems And The Extended Mind, Mirko Farina

Mirko Farina

No abstract provided.


Obtaining Speech Assets For Judgement Analysis On Low-Pass Filtered Emotional Speech, John Snel, Charlie Cullen 2011 Technological University Dublin

Obtaining Speech Assets For Judgement Analysis On Low-Pass Filtered Emotional Speech, John Snel, Charlie Cullen

Conference papers

Investigating the emotional content in speech from acoustic characteristics requires separating the semantic con- tent from the acoustic channel. For natural emotional speech, a widely used method to separate the two channels is the use of cue masking. Our objective is to investigate the use of cue masking in non-acted emotional speech by analyzing the extent to which filtering impacts the perception of emotional content of the modified speech material. However, obtaining a corpus of emotional speech can be quite difficult whereby verifying the emotional content is an issue thoroughly discussed. Currently, speech research is showing a tendency toward constructing ...


The Explanatory Value Of The Cognitive Unconscious, Benjamin Thomas Pageler 2011 University of Colorado at Boulder

The Explanatory Value Of The Cognitive Unconscious, Benjamin Thomas Pageler

Philosophy Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This dissertation defends the explanatory value of unconscious mental states. Unconscious mental states are a subject’s information-bearing states with certain properties. These states possess features that make them mental states but do not possess the properties that make them conscious mental states. The claim is that some human behaviors, driven by perceptual and cognitive mental states, are best explained by employing unconscious mental states of one kind or another. The general idea is that the explanatory value of unconscious mental states equals the number of a subject’s behaviors valuably explained by their mental states minus the number of ...


Does The Mind Extend Out Into The World, Andrew D. Kishino 2011 Claremont McKenna College

Does The Mind Extend Out Into The World, Andrew D. Kishino

CMC Senior Theses

The extended mind debate juggles the possibilities of whether or not the mind extends out into the world. Today, with the rise in technology, we have an additional claim that our tools are responsible for extending our minds. The internet, smart phones, and other tools give us a foothold in the extended mind debate by providing real world examples of how our mind is perceived as extending out into the world. In discovering where the divide between mind and environment exists we can come up with a conclusion whether or not the mind truly extends out into the world.


Philosophy Of Perception And The Phenomenology Of Visual Space, Gary Hatfield 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Philosophy Of Perception And The Phenomenology Of Visual Space, Gary Hatfield

Philosophic Exchange

My aim in this paper is to consider various forms of perceptual realism, including, for purposes of comparison, the largely abandoned indirect or representative realism. After surveying the variety of perceptual realisms and considering their various commitments, I introduce some considerations concerning the phenomenology of visual space that cause trouble for most forms of direct realism. These considerations pertain to the perception of objects in the distance and, secondarily, to the perception of shapes at a slant. I argue that one of the lesser known varieties of perceptual realism, critical direct realism, can meet the challenges offered by the facts ...


Responsible Believing, Miriam S. McCormick 2011 University of Richmond

Responsible Believing, Miriam S. Mccormick

Philosophy Faculty Publications

In most of our decisions as parents or educators concerning how we should talk to children about difficult subjects, the question turns to what degree we should withhold the truth, how much information we should provide, or what details are appropriate. We, as adults, know the answer to the child's question, and the difficulty arises in figuring out what to convey and how. Questions about death and the afterlife are not like this. We - and by "we;' I mean especially educated adults of the Western world - are often as confused about what we should believe about these matters as ...


Will You Survive A Trip To Rekall, Inc.?, G. C. Goddu 2011 University of Richmond

Will You Survive A Trip To Rekall, Inc.?, G. C. Goddu

Philosophy Faculty Publications

What would you do for ninety-two million dollars? In the movie Paycheck (based on the Philip K. Dick story of the same name), Michael Jennings agrees to give up three full years of his life-kind of. He loses three years of his mental life. To ensure confidentiality for his current client, the Rethrick Corporation, Jennings agrees to have all his memories of the three years he will work for the company removed. In return, Jennings will receive a large quantity of company stock options worth approximately $92 million. A good deal? Maybe, but I suspect most of us would be ...


Review- Startling Strangeness: Reading Lonergan's., Randall Rosenberg 2011 Seton Hall University

Review- Startling Strangeness: Reading Lonergan's., Randall Rosenberg

Department of Religion Publications

No abstract provided.


Ignatius, Lonergan, And The Catholic University, Richard Liddy 2011 Seton Hall University

Ignatius, Lonergan, And The Catholic University, Richard Liddy

Department of Religion Publications

No abstract provided.


Review- Startling Strangeness: Reading Lonergan's Insight. By Richard M. Liddy., Michael McGuckian 2011 Seton Hall University

Review- Startling Strangeness: Reading Lonergan's Insight. By Richard M. Liddy., Michael Mcguckian

Department of Religion Publications

No abstract provided.


Method In Catholic Studies, Richard Liddy 2011 Seton Hall University

Method In Catholic Studies, Richard Liddy

Department of Religion Publications

No abstract provided.


Catholicity And Faculty Seminars, Richard Liddy 2011 Seton Hall University

Catholicity And Faculty Seminars, Richard Liddy

Department of Religion Publications

No abstract provided.


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