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  • Aspects of the Cannibalism Controversy: Comments on Merrilee Salmon 

    Feleppa, Robert (Wiley-Blackwell, 1995)
    Professor Salmon argues that the controversies about Mead’s work and about cannibalism encourage healthy discussion of anthropological standards of evidence and definition, and provide an opportunity to consider the ...
  • Black Rain: Reflections on Hiroshima and Nuclear War in Japanese Film 

    Feleppa, Robert (Wiley-Blackwell, 2004)
    In the literature on atomic bomb themes in Japanese cinema we find a number of trends. Some films, but surprisingly few, are intended as open social protest of America’s use of the bombs. There are some critics who see ...
  • Book Review: Fieldwork in Familiar Places: Morality, Culture, and Philosophy. By Michele M. Moody-Adams 

    Feleppa, Robert (Wiley-Blackwell, 2000-04)
    In this ambitious book, Moody-Adams aims to establish, as she says, “a plausible conception of moral objectivity” and to defend “a cautious optimism that moral philosophy can be an aid in serious, everyday moral inquiry” ...
  • Book review: Kant on Practical Life: From Duty to History 

    Unknown author (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014-04)
    In Kant on Practical Life: From Duty to History, Kristi E. Sweet accepts Allen Wood’s challenge to present in a single book the entire arc of Kant’s practical philosophy, including both its a priori and empirical aspects, ...
  • Book Review: Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, vol 1 

    Birondo, Noell N. (Koninklijke Brill NV, 2014)
    This volume initiates a welcome new Oxford Studies series based on the annual meeting of the Arizona Workshop in Normative Ethics, organized by Mark Timmons. The back matter indicates that the series is a place where ...
  • Bringing up Turing's 'Child-Machine' 

    Sterrett, Susan G. (Springer, Berlin, 2012)
    Turing wrote that the "guiding principle" of his investigation into the possibility of intelligent machinery was "The analogy [of machinery that might be made to show intelligent behavior] with the human brain." [10] In ...
  • Darwin’s analogy between artificial and natural selection: how does it go? 

    Sterrett, Susan G. (Elsevier, 2002-03)
    The analogy Darwin drew between artificial and natural selection in "On the Origin of Species" has a detailed structure that has not been appreciated. In Darwin’s analogy, the kind of artificial selection called Methodical ...
  • Emics, Etics, and Social Objectivity 

    Feleppa, Robert (University of Chicago Press, 1986-06)
    Emic analysis, whether seen as opposed or as complementary to etic modes, is regarded as essential for ensuring that culture-specific particularities are not suppressed in efforts to subsume social phenomena under ...
  • Epistemic utility and theory-choice in science: Comments on Hempel 

    Feleppa, Robert (D. Reidel Publishing Company, 1981)
    Professor Hempel has sketched a number of turns in the problem of induction, showing us in the process that the traditional problem of justifying inductive inference is inextricably bound up with problems concerning ...
  • Ethics and the human genome project 

    Paske, Gerald H. (Kansas Medical Society, 1995)
  • Experimentation on analogue models 

    Sterrett, Susan G. (2015-05-31)
    Analogue models are actual physical setups used to model something else. They are especially useful when what we wish to investigate is difficult to observe or experiment upon due to size or distance in space or time: ...
  • Frege and Hilbert on the Foundations of Geometry 

    Sterrett, Susan G. (1994-10-14)
  • Historical context and Philosophy of Science: a reply to Peter Simons' 'Coincidence and Kite-Flying' 

    Sterrett, Susan G. (2009-03-04)
    This essay responds to a review of my book "Wittgenstein Flies A Kite: A Story of Models of Wings and Models of the World" by Peter Simons that appears in the March 2009 issue of the journal Metascience. The revised version ...
  • How beliefs make a difference 

    Sterrett, Susan G. (University of Pittsburgh, 1999-11-15)
    How are beliefs efficacious? One answer is: via rational intentional action. But there are other ways that beliefs are efficacious. This dissertation examines these other ways, and sketches an answer to the question of how ...
  • How many thoughts can fit in the form of a proposition? 

    Sterrett, Susan G. (2004--06-2)
    I argue here that Frege’s eventual view on the relation between sentences and the thoughts they express is that, ideally, a sentence expresses exactly one thought, and a thought is expressed by exactly one (canonical) ...
  • John Searle's Making the Social World 

    Hershfield, Jeffrey A. (Cambridge University Press, 2011-12)
  • Kinds of models 

    Sterrett, Susan G. (2003-03-20)
    In this paper, I survey a broad variety of models with an eye to asking what kind of model each is in the following sense: in virtue of what is each of them regarded as a model? It will be seen that when we classify models ...
  • Kites, models and logic: Susan Sterrett investigates models in Wittgenstein's world 

    Sterrett, Susan G. (, 2008)
    This is the text of Dr. Sterrett's replies to an interviewer's questions for, a website with interviews by academics on various authors, philosophers, and scientists.
  • Mathematical structuralism, modal nominalism, and the coherence principle 

    Schwartz, James S. J. (Oxford University Press, 2015-10)
    According to Stewart Shapiro's coherence principle, structures exist whenever they can be coherently described. I argue that Shapiro's attempts to justify this principle (along with his position, ante rem structuralism) ...
  • Missed it by that much: Austin on norms of truth 

    Hershfield, Jeffrey A. (Springer, 2012-06)
    A principal challenge for a deflationary theory is to explain the of truth: why we aim for true beliefs, abhor dishonesty, and so on. The problem arises because deflationism sees truth as a mere logical property and the ...