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Putting Expectations In Order, Alan Richard Baker Dec 2007

Putting Expectations In Order, Alan Richard Baker

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In their paper, “Vexing Expectations,” Nover and Hájek (2004) present an allegedly paradoxical betting scenario which they call the Pasadena Game (PG). They argue that the silence of standard decision theory concerning the value of playing PG poses a serious problem. This paper provides a threefold response. First, I argue that the real problem is not that decision theory is “silent” concerning PG, but that it delivers multiple conflicting verdicts. Second, I offer a diagnosis of the problem based on the insight that standard decision theory is, rightly, sensitive to order. Third, I describe a new betting scenario—the Alternating ...


Computing Mechanisms, Gualtiero Piccinini Oct 2007

Computing Mechanisms, Gualtiero Piccinini

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This paper offers an account of what it is for a physical system to be a computing mechanism—a system that performs computations. A computing mechanism is a mechanism whose function is to generate output strings from input strings and (possibly) internal states, in accordance with a general rule that applies to all relevant strings and depends on the input strings and (possibly) internal states for its application. This account is motivated by reasons endogenous to the philosophy of computing, namely, doing justice to the practices of computer scientists and computability theorists. It is also an application of recent literature ...


Philosophy And Theology: Notes On Reponses To The Papal Allocution On Life-Sustaining Treatments And Vegetative State, Christopher Kaczor Oct 2007

Philosophy And Theology: Notes On Reponses To The Papal Allocution On Life-Sustaining Treatments And Vegetative State, Christopher Kaczor

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Philosophy And Theology: Notes On Condom Use By Hiv Infected Spouses And Embryo Ethics, Christopher Kaczor Jul 2007

Philosophy And Theology: Notes On Condom Use By Hiv Infected Spouses And Embryo Ethics, Christopher Kaczor

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Há Alternativas Ao Uso Dos Transgênicos?, Hugh Lacey Jul 2007

Há Alternativas Ao Uso Dos Transgênicos?, Hugh Lacey

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Whether or not there are alternatives to using transgenics, that would be able to satisfy the world's food and nutrition needs, remains open to further scientific investigation. The necessity for using transgenics is not currently well based on available scientific knowledge, in part because the achievements and potential of agroecology have received insufficient scientific attention.
A existência ou não de alternativa ao uso de transgênicos capaz de satisfazer a demanda mundial por alimento e nutrientes é uma questão que permanece aberta à investigação científica. A importância dos transgênicos ainda não está bem fundamentada no conhecimento científico disponível, em parte ...


On The Aims And Responsibilities Of Science, Hugh Lacey Jun 2007

On The Aims And Responsibilities Of Science, Hugh Lacey

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Philosophy And Theology: Notes On Pro-Life Consistency, Personhood Potentiality, And Prayer For Healing, Christopher Kaczor Jan 2007

Philosophy And Theology: Notes On Pro-Life Consistency, Personhood Potentiality, And Prayer For Healing, Christopher Kaczor

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On The Reliability Of Moral And Intellectual Virtues, Jason Baehr Jan 2007

On The Reliability Of Moral And Intellectual Virtues, Jason Baehr

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Leibniz And China: A Commerce Of Light By Franklin Perkins (Review), Robin R. Wang Jan 2007

Leibniz And China: A Commerce Of Light By Franklin Perkins (Review), Robin R. Wang

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