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Dynamical Kinds and their Discovery
We demonstrate the possibility of classifying causal systems into kinds that share a common structure without first constructing an explicit dynamical model or using prior knowledge of the system dynamics. The algorithmic ...
Restoring the Fallen Blue Sky: Management Issues and Environmental Legislation for Lake Sevan, Armenia
(UC Davis School of Law, 2005)
Armenia is a small, landlocked country in the Southern Caucasus Mountains. It is one of the world's oldest civilizations,¹ yet a very young country. It was formed as one of the Newly Independent States (NIS) following the ...
Environmental Remediation to Address Childhood Lead Poisoning Epidemic due to Artisanal Gold Mining in Zamfara, Nigeria
(National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2016-09)
Background: From 2010 through 2013, integrated health and environmental responses addressed an unprecedented epidemic lead poisoning in Zamfara State, northern Nigeria. Artisanal gold mining caused widespread contamination ...
The Dilemma of Case Studies Resolved: The Virtues of Using Case Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science
(MIT Press, 2001-12)
Philosophers of science turned to historical case studies in part in response to Thomas Kuhn's insistence that such studies can transform the philosophy of science. In this issue Joseph Pitt argues that the power of case ...
Recent Work on Aristotelian Biology
(MIT Press, 2000-12)
The Dilemma of Case Studies: Toward a Heraclitian Philosophy of Science
(MIT Press, 2001-12)
What do appeals to case studies accomplish? Consider the dilemma: On the one hand, if the case is selected because it exemplifies the philosophical point, then it is not clear that the historical data hasn't been manipulated ...
Plan-Based Expressivism and Innocent Mistakes
(University of Chicago Press, 2009-01)
Over the past hundred years, there has been a series of metaethical views according to which we ought to deepen our understanding of normative terms by inquiring after the states of mind they express. This is the class of ...
The practical turn in ethical theory: Korsgaard's constructivism, realism, and the nature of normativity
(University of Chicago Press, 2005-07)
My aim is to assess the merits of Korsgaard's rejection of realism as well as the prospects for her practical approach to normativity, and I shall both raise problems for her constructivism and develop a realist response ...
Moral Responsibility and Normative Ignorance: Answering a New Skeptical Challenge
(University of Chicago Press, 2008-07)
Philosophical doubts about moral responsibility have typically been rooted in worries about free agency in the face of causal determinism, culminating in familiar metaphysical arguments against the very possibility of moral ...
(MIT Press, 2007-12)