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Forall X: An Introduction To Formal Logic, P.D. Magnus Dec 2014

Forall X: An Introduction To Formal Logic, P.D. Magnus

Philosophy Faculty Books

In formal logic, sentences and arguments in English are translated into mathematical languages with well-defined properties. If all goes well, properties of the argument that were hard to discern become clearer. This book covers translation, formal semantics, and proof theory for both sentential logic and quantified logic. Each chapter contains practice exercises; solutions to selected exercises appear in an appendix.


On Reporting The Onset Of The Intention To Move, Uri Maoz, Liad Mudrik, Ram Rivlin, Ian Ross, Adam Mamelak, Gideon Yaffe Nov 2014

On Reporting The Onset Of The Intention To Move, Uri Maoz, Liad Mudrik, Ram Rivlin, Ian Ross, Adam Mamelak, Gideon Yaffe

Psychology Faculty Books and Book Chapters

"In 1965, Hans Kornhuber and Luder Deecke made a discovery that greatly influenced the study of voluntary action. Using electroencephalography (EEG), they showed that when aligning some tens of trials to movement onset and averaging, a slowly decreasing electrical potential emerges over central regions of the brain. It starts 1 second ( s) or so before the onset of the voluntary action1 and continues until shortly after the action begins. They termed this the Bereitschaftspotential, or readiness potential (RP; Kornhuber & Deecke, 1965).2 This became the first well-established neural marker of voluntary action. In that, the RP allowed for more objective ...


Emplotting Virtue: A Narrative Approach To Environmental Virtue Ethics, Brian Treanor Nov 2014

Emplotting Virtue: A Narrative Approach To Environmental Virtue Ethics, Brian Treanor

Faculty Pub Night

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Logic From Primates To Ipad & Philosophy In Four Easy Steps, Bernd Buldt Nov 2014

Logic From Primates To Ipad & Philosophy In Four Easy Steps, Bernd Buldt

2014 Science and Society at IPFW (SASI)

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Derrida's Voice And Phenomenon: An Edinburgh Philosophical Guide, Vernon W. Cisney Jun 2014

Derrida's Voice And Phenomenon: An Edinburgh Philosophical Guide, Vernon W. Cisney

Gettysburg College Faculty Books

This work provides a detailed analysis of Derrida's 1967 book, Voice and Phenomenon, contextualizing it in the broader history of French receptions of the phenomenological tradition.


Believing Against The Evidence: Agency And The Ethics Of Belief, Miriam S. Mccormick Jan 2014

Believing Against The Evidence: Agency And The Ethics Of Belief, Miriam S. Mccormick

Bookshelf

The question of whether it is ever permissible to believe on insufficient evidence has once again become a live question. Greater attention is now being paid to practical dimensions of belief, namely issues related to epistemic virtue, doxastic responsibility, and voluntarism.

In this book, McCormick argues that the standards used to evaluate beliefs are not isolated from other evaluative domains. The ultimate criteria for assessing beliefs are the same as those for assessing action because beliefs and actions are both products of agency. Two important implications of this thesis, both of which deviate from the dominant view in contemporary philosophy ...


Universal Rights And The Constitution, Stephen A. Simon Jan 2014

Universal Rights And The Constitution, Stephen A. Simon

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Are constitutional rights based exclusively in uniquely American considerations, or are they based at least in part on principles that transcend the boundaries of any particular country, such as the requirements of freedom or dignity? By viewing constitutional law through the prism of this fundamental question, Universal Rights and the Constitution exposes an overlooked difficulty with opinions rendered by the Supreme Court, namely, an inherent ambiguity about the kinds of arguments that count in constitutional interpretation, which weakens the foundations of our most cherished rights.

Rejecting current debates over constitutional interpretation as flawed, Stephen A. Simon offers an innovative framework ...