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  • Identifying motivational factors affecting assist-as-needed rehabilitation 

    Mosqueda, Gissele; Sutton, Rachel; Miranda, Virgil; Tri, Anna; Vangsness, Lisa; Yihun, Yimesker S. (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2020-05-11)
    Robot-based, assist-as-needed (AAN) therapeutic devices are one solution to the high costs and increased demand for rehabilitative therapy. Three decades of work have improved the design of robot-based AAN devices; however, ...
  • Using mobile technology to enhance college sexual violence response, prevention, and risk reduction efforts 

    Potter, Sharyn J.; Moschella, Elizabeth A.; Demers, Jennifer M.; Lynch, Michelle (Routledge, 2021-06)
    Given high rates of sexual violence (SV) perpetrated against college students, campus administrators need to identify and utilize strategies to prevent and reduce the risk of SV before, during, and after violence has ...
  • Epistemologys prime evils 

    Bondy, Patrick R. (Brill Academic Publishers, 2021-05-26)
    This essay addresses what we can call epistemology’s Prime Evils. These are the three demons epistemologists have conjured that are the most troublesome and the most difficult to dispel: Descartes’ classic demon; Lehrer ...
  • What do we need to ask before settling space? 

    Schwartz, James S.J.; Wells-Jensen, Sheri; Traphagan, John W.; Weibel, Deana L.; Smith, Kelly C. (British Interplanetary Society, 2021-04)
    We advocate for a "humanitarian review" of space settlement proposals, which takes seriously the various cultural and ethical questions that space settlement raises. As a preview of how such a review might be conducted, ...
  • Can video games help prevent violence? An evaluation of games promoting bystander intervention to combat sexual violence on college campuses. 

    Potter, Sharyn J.; Demers, Jennifer M.; Flanagan, Mary; Seidman, Max; Moschella, Elizabeth A. (American Psychological Association, 2021)
    Objective: Several studies have documented sustained changes in knowledge, attitudes, and bystander behaviors following participation in bystander intervention programs to prevent sexual violence on college campuses. ...
  • Confucius and the role of reason 

    Soles, David E. (Wiley, 1995-02-10)
  • Mo Tzu and the foundations of morality 

    Soles, David E. (Wiley, 1999-02)
  • Xunzi: Moral education and transformation 

    Lu, Xiufen (Routledge, 2020-11-08)
    A fair amount of recent Xunzi scholarship has focused on the problem of moral transformation. The problem being addressed supposedly arises this way. According to Xunzi, human nature is innately or inherently evil; ...
  • The Genius of the 'Original Imitation Game' Test 

    Sterrett, Susan G. (Springer, 2020-10-29)
    Twenty years ago in "Turing's Two Tests for Intelligence" I distinguished two distinct tests to be found in Alan Turing's 1950 paper "Computing Machinery and Intelligence": one by then very well-known, the other neglected. ...
  • Zeami’s Reply to Plato: Mastering the Art of Sarugaku 

    Castro, Susan V. H. (Japan Studies Association, 2018-05-31)
    Mae Smethurst’s work has largely aimed to articulate nō theater in Western terms from their early roots, primarily through Aristotle’s On Tragedy. Her detailed examination of the shared structure of the content of these ...
  • A Kantian theory of the Sensory Processing Subtype of ASD 

    Castro, Susan V. H. (Center for Cognition and Neuroethics, 2019-03)
    Immanuel Kant’s theory of imagination is a surprisingly fruitful nexus of explanation for the prima facie disparate characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), especially the sub-spectrum best characterized by the ...
  • Engendering algorithmic oppressions 

    Castro, Susan V. H. (American Philosophical Association, 2020-07-29)
  • Deeply disagreeing with myself: synchronic intrapersonal deep disagreements 

    Bondy, Patrick R. (Springer, 2020-06-29)
    Interpersonal disagreement happens all the time. How to properly characterize interpersonal disagreement and how to respond to it are important problems, but the existence of such disagreements at least is obvious. The ...
  • Commentary on Christoph Lumer, "A Theory of Philosophical Arguments" 

    Bondy, Patrick R. (Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation, 2020-06-03)
    In this paper, Lumer offers a comprehensive theory of philosophical argument types. His main target is a theory of philosophical arguments rather than philosophical theories, but he also rightly notes that philosophical ...
  • Mars: science before settlement 

    Schwartz, James S. J. (Taylor & Francis, 2019-06-28)
    I review Mars science goals, including those associated with the study of Mars’ past and present habitability, as well as those associated with understanding Mars’ atmosphere and climate. I argue that Mars settlement ...
  • The Great Colonization Debate 

    Smith, Kelly C.; Abney, Keith; Anderson, Gregory; Billings, Linda; DeVito, Carl L.; Green, Brian Patrick; Johnson, Alan R.; Marino, Lori; Munevar, Gonzalo; Oman-Reagan, Michael P.; Potthast, Adam; Schwartz, James S. J.; Tachibana, Koji; Traphagan, John W.; Wells-Jensen, Sheri (Elsevier, 2019-02-22)
    This special issue grew out of a series of discussions on the ethics of human colonization in the context of the 2018 SoCIA (Social and Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology) meeting in Reno, NV. These exchanges, both by email ...
  • The epistemic norm of inference and non-epistemic reasons for belief 

    Bondy, Patrick R. (Springer Nature, 2019-03-05)
    There is an important disagreement in contemporary epistemology over the possibility of non-epistemic reasons for belief. Many epistemologists argue that non-epistemic reasons cannot be good or normative reasons for holding ...
  • Editorial: To: The editor of JBIS, 26 July 2018 

    Schwartz, James S. J. (British Interplanetary Society, 2018-10)
  • Space settlement: What's the Rush? 

    Schwartz, James S. J. (Elsevier, 2019-02-20)
    In this paper I argue that obligations associated with the scientific exploration and study of the solar system are, over sub-millennial timescales, stronger than obligations associated with the preservation of humanity ...
  • Book review: The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Ethics 

    Birondo, Noell N. (Cambridge University Press, 2018-10)
    'Greek Ethics', an undergraduate class taught by the British moral philosopher N.J.H. Dent, introduced this reviewer to the ethical philosophy of ancient Greece. The class had a modest purview - a sequence of Socrates, ...

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