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  • The Significance of a Life’s Shape 

    Dorsey, Dale (The University of Chicago Press, 2015-01)
    The shape of a life hypothesis holds, very roughly, that lives are better when they have an upward, rather than downward, slope in terms of momentary well-being. This hypothesis is plausible and has been thought to cause ...
  • Objectivity and Perfection in Hume's Hedonism 

    Dorsey, Dale (John Hopkins University Press, 2015-04)
    In this paper, I investigate David Hume’s theory of well-being or prudential value. That Hume was some sort of hedonist is typically taken for granted in discussions of his value theory, but I argue that Hume was a ...
  • The brain’s cutting-room floor: segmentation of narrative cinema 

    Zacks, Jeffrey M.; Speer, Nicole K.; Swallow, Khena M.; Maley, Corey John (Frontiers Media, 2010-10-01)
    Observers segment ongoing activity into meaningful events. Segmentation is a core component of perception that helps determine memory and guide planning. The current study tested the hypotheses that event segmentation is ...
  • Changes in Events Alter How People Remember Recent Information 

    Swallow, Khena M.; Barch, Deanna M.; Head, Denise; Maley, Corey John; Holder, Derek; Zacks, Jeffrey M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 2011-05)
    Observers spontaneously segment larger activities into smaller events. For example, “washing a car” might be segmented into “scrubbing,” “rinsing,” and “drying” the car. This process, called event segmentation, separates ...
  • Letter knowledge in parent–child conversations: differences between families differing in socio-economic status 

    Robins, Sarah; Ghosh, Dina; Rosales, Nicole; Treiman, Rebecca (Frontiers, 2014-06-24)
    When formal literacy instruction begins, around the age of 5 or 6, children from families low in socioeconomic status (SES) tend to be less prepared than children from families of higher SES. The goal of our study is to ...
  • Mindreading and Tacit Knowledge 

    Robins, Sarah (Elsevier, 2014-01)
    Debate over the nature of mindreading proceeds on the assumption that theory and simulation offer distinct characterizations of this ability. The threat of collapse objection questions this assumption, suggesting that ...
  • Harming the Dead 

    Marquis, Don (University of Chicago Press, 1985-10-01)
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  • Contemplation, the Noble, and the Mean: The Standard of Moral Virtue in Aristotle's Ethics 

    Tuozzo, Thomas (De Gruyter, 1995-12-01)
    No abstract is available for this item.
  • Selection, Drift, and Independent Contrasts: Defending the Methodological Foundations of the FIC 

    Schulz, Armin W. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 2013-02-01)
    Felsenstein’s method of independent contrasts (FIC) is one of the most widely used approaches to the study of correlated evolution. However, it is also quite controversial: numerous researchers have called various aspects ...
  • Duties and Ideals in Leonard Nelson's Ethics 

    DeGeorge, Richard T. (De Gruyter, 1960)
  • What's Wrong with These Cities? The Social Dimension of sophrosune in Plato's Charmides 

    Tuozzo, Thomas (John Hopkins University Press, 2001-07)
  • The General Account of Pleasure in Plato's Philebus 

    Tuozzo, Thomas (John Hopkins University Press, 1996-10)
  • Conceptualized and Unconceptualized Desire in Aristotle 

    Tuozzo, Thomas (John Hopkins University Press, 1994-10)
  • Emergence and Reflexive Downward Causation 

    Symons, John (Principa, 2002)
    This paper responds to Jaegwon Kim's powerful objection to the very possibility of genuinely novel emergent properties. Kim argues that the incoherence of reflexive downward causation means that the causal power of an ...
  • How to Resolve an Ethical Dilemma Concerning Randomized Clinical Trials 

    Marquis, Don (Massachusetts Medical Society, 1999-08-26)
    An apparent ethical dilemma arises when physicians consider enrolling their patients in randomized clinical trials. Suppose that a randomized clinical trial comparing two treatments is in progress, and a physician has an ...
  • Nietzsche's Questions Concerning the Will to Truth 

    Jenkins, Scott (John Hopkins University Press, 2012)
    By a will to truth Nietzsche understands an overriding commitment, unlimited in scope, to believing in accordance with evidence and argument. I show that the critique of this commitment found in Nietzsche’s later works ...
  • Hegel's Concept of Desire 

    Jenkins, Scott (John Hopkins University Press, 2009)
    Hegel’s assertion that self-consciousness is desire in general stands at a critical point in the Phenomenology, but the concept of desire employed in this identification is obscure. I examine three ways in which Hegel’s ...
  • Hutcheson's Deceptive Hedonism 

    Dorsey, Dale (John Hopkins University Press, 2010-10)
    Francis Hutcheson’s theory of value is often characterized as a precursor to the qualitative hedonism of John Stuart Mill. The interpretation of Mill as a qualitative hedonist has come under fire recently; some have argued ...
  • Wanting Freedom 

    Cudd, Ann E. (Wiley, 2012-12-11)
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  • Is Capitalism Good for Women? 

    Cudd, Ann E. (Springer Netherlands, 2014-05-21)
    This paper investigates an aspect of the question of whether capitalism can be defended as a morally legitimate economic system by asking whether capitalism serves progressive, feminist ends of freedom and gender equality. ...

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