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Splitting Concepts, Gualtiero Piccinini, Sam Scott Oct 2006

Splitting Concepts, Gualtiero Piccinini, Sam Scott

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A common presupposition in the concepts literature is that concepts constitute a singular natural kind. If, on the contrary, concepts split into more than one kind, this literature needs to be recast in terms of other kinds of mental representation. We offer two new arguments that concepts, in fact, divide into different kinds: (a) concepts split because different kinds of mental representation, processed independently, must be posited to explain different sets of relevant phenomena; (b) concepts split because different kinds of mental representation, processed independently, must be posited to explain responses to different kinds of category. Whether these arguments are ...


O Princípio De Precaução E A Autonomia Da Ciência, Hugh Lacey Sep 2006

O Princípio De Precaução E A Autonomia Da Ciência, Hugh Lacey

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The Precautionary principle recommends taking special precautions, and conducting detailed and farreaching research on the potential risks of technoscientific innovations, before implementing them. Its use is defended against the charge that it threatens the autonomy of science. On the contrary, I argue, it actually serves to counter current distortions of scientific practices that follow from their having been subordinated to commercial and political values.
O princípio de precaução recomenda que, antes de implementar as inovações tecnocientíficas, sejam tomadas precauções especiais e que se conduza pesquisa detalhada e de largo alcance sobre os riscos potenciais dessas inovações. Defendo o uso do ...


Selfless Offspring: Filial Children And Social Order In Medieval China By Keith Nathaniel Knapp (Review), Robin R. Wang Jan 2006

Selfless Offspring: Filial Children And Social Order In Medieval China By Keith Nathaniel Knapp (Review), Robin R. Wang

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Review Of Michael Depaul & Linda Zagzebski, Intellectual Virtue: Perspectives From Ethics And Epistemology, Jason Baehr Jan 2006

Review Of Michael Depaul & Linda Zagzebski, Intellectual Virtue: Perspectives From Ethics And Epistemology, Jason Baehr

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Review Of Duncan Pritchard, Epistemic Luck, Jason Baehr Jan 2006

Review Of Duncan Pritchard, Epistemic Luck, Jason Baehr

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Character, Reliability, And Virtue Epistemology, Jason Baehr Jan 2006

Character, Reliability, And Virtue Epistemology, Jason Baehr

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Standard characterizations of virtue epistemology divide the field into two camps: virtue reliabilism and virtue responsibilism. Virtue reliabilists think of intellectual virtues as reliable cognitive faculties or abilities, while virtue responsibilists conceive of them as good intellectual character traits. I argue that responsibilist character virtues sometimes satisfy the conditions of a reliabilist conception of intellectual virtue, and that consequently virtue reliabilists, and reliabilists in general, must pay closer attention to matters of intellectual character. This leads to several new questions and challenges for any reliabilist epistemology.


Review Of Jordi Corominas And Joan Albert Vicens, Xavier Zubiri: La Soledad Sonora, Brad E. Stone Jan 2006

Review Of Jordi Corominas And Joan Albert Vicens, Xavier Zubiri: La Soledad Sonora, Brad E. Stone

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The Violinist And Double Effect Reasoning, Christopher Kaczor Jan 2006

The Violinist And Double Effect Reasoning, Christopher Kaczor

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Review Of "A Structural Account Of Mathematics" By C. S. Chihara, Alan Richard Baker Jan 2006

Review Of "A Structural Account Of Mathematics" By C. S. Chihara, Alan Richard Baker

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