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articulation

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies.

1. In oral communication, control of the voice so as to produce clear and distinct sounds in speech.

2. (semiotics) Structural levels within semiotic...

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Beautiful Chaos?

in Borrowed Knowledge

December 2008; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Science. 8860 words.

This chapter examines two of the most fully developed attempts to use chaos theory in aesthetic arguments about literature: the works of Alexander Argyros and Harriet Hawkins. First, it...

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How Darwinian Reductionism Refutes Genetic Determinism

in Darwinian Reductionism

September 2006; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Science. 7603 words.

This chapter considers the subject of genetic determinism. Since the eagerness to refute the thesis motivates so much of the resistance to reductionism about biology, it is truly ironic...

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Kant on Science and Common Knowledge

Karl Ameriks.

in Kant and the Sciences

March 2001; p ublished online February 2006 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Science. 11240 words.

This paper sets Kant in the broader context of modern philosophy as a whole by suggesting that Kant not be understood primarily as attempting to i) defeat skepticism, ii) promote...

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Introduction

Jacob Stegenga.

in Medical Nihilism

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Science. 9370 words.

This chapter introduces the book, describes the key arguments of each chapter, and summarizes the master argument for medical nihilism. It offers a brief survey of prominent articulations...

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Effectiveness and Medicalization

Jacob Stegenga.

in Medical Nihilism

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Science. 6778 words.

This chapter further articulates the hybrid account of effectiveness presented in Chapter 2 and applies it to several pressing problems with disease attribution. A medical intervention can...

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From Pragmatic Realism to Structural Empiricism

Newton C. A. da Costa and Steven French.

in Science and Partial Truth

November 2003; p ublished online February 2006 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Science. 18905 words.

Ladyman has incorporated partial structures into his version of “structural realism” which he sees as realism's best hope in the face of the ontological perplexities presented by modern...

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Concepts, Facts, and Sedimentation in Experimental Science

Friedrich Steinle.

in Science and the Life-World

December 2009; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Science. 6398 words.

This chapter shows how Husserl's ideas may be fruitfully extended and applied in historical research in the experimental sciences, in this case, chemistry. It considers some notions that...

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A Difference That Makes a Difference: Passing through Dennett's Stalinesque/Orwellian Impasse

Steven J. Todd.

in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

September 2009; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Science and Mathematics. 9740 words.

Dennett and Kinsbourne ([1992]) argue that metacontrast backward visual masking provides a clear illustration that ‘there is really only a verbal difference’ between two versions of the...

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No Categorial Support for Radical Ontic Structural Realism

Vincent Lam and Christian Wüthrich.

in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

September 2015; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Science and Mathematics. 12937 words.

Radical ontic structural realism (ROSR) asserts an ontological commitment to ‘free-standing’ physical structures understood solely in terms of fundamental relations, without any recourse to...

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Finite Frequentism in a Big World

Nick Tosh.

in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

March 2016; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Science and Mathematics. 20285 words.

The view that chances are relative frequencies of occurrence within actual, finite reference classes has long been written off. I argue that it ought to be reconsidered. Focusing on...

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