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    • Chapter 4 -- Equilibrium, Natural Motion, and Models of Explanation 

      Hepburn, Brian S. (Springer, Cham, 2017)
      A key theme in the historiographical work of Machamer has been the ways that motion is made intelligible through explanatory means of natural motion and models of the simple machines such as the lever and pendulum. One way ...
    • Book review: Passions & Projections: Themes from the Philosophy of Simon Blackburn 

      Birondo, Noell N. (Wiley, 2017-01-01)
      Simon Blackburn has not shied away from the use of vivid imagery in developing, over a long and prolific career, a large-scale philosophical vision. Here one might think, for instance, of ‘Practical Tortoise Raising’ or ...
    • Myth-free space advocacy part I-The myth of innate exploratory and migratory urges 

      Schwartz, James S. J. (Elsevier, 2017-08)
      This paper discusses the "myth" that we have an innate drive to explore or to migrate into space. Three interpretations of the claim are considered. According to the "mystical interpretation," it is part of our "destiny" ...
    • Book review: Means, ends, and persons: the meaning & psychological dimensions of Kant's humanity formula 

      Castro, Susan V. H. (Koninklijke Brill NV., 2018)
      Audi's aim in Means, Ends, and Persons is to introduce an ethics of conduct in which treatment of persons features as a central case. The approach to conduct is inspired by Kant, and there are moments of explicit contact, ...
    • Myth-free space advocacy part III: The myth of educational inspiration 

      Schwartz, James S. J. (Elsevier, 2018-02)
      I argue against a common belief among space advocates that spaceflight is "educationally inspiring" in that it has a clear, positive impact on scientific literacy and on STEM education. On the basis of a variety of survey ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • Editorial: To: The editor of JBIS, 26 July 2018 

      Schwartz, James S. J. (British Interplanetary Society, 2018-10)
    • Book review: Aristotle's Concept of Mind 

      Birondo, Noell N. (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019-01)
      In this ambitious first book, Erick Raphael Jiménez argues that a good model for understanding Aristotle’s concept of mind (nous) lies in Aristotle’s account of the perception of time. This “time-perception model” of mind ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Engendering algorithmic oppressions 

      Castro, Susan V. H. (American Philosophical Association, 2020-07-29)
    • 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; ...
    • 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. ...