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Alternative scales for extensive measurement: Combining operations and conventionalism
This thesis concerns alternative concatenating operations in extensive measurements and the degree to which concatenating operations are matter of convention. My arguments are directed against Ellis' claim that what prevents ...
Is someone in coma Dasein?
An ontological investigation into the way of Being for someone in irreversible coma through Martin Heidegger's Dasein-analysis. Ambiguity in the designation 'human being' leads to the conceptual confusion one experiences ...
Seeking the standpoint of rationality
Theories of practical rationality which are based upon the concept of the maximization of preference satisfaction are open to criticism on the grounds that they alienate the agent from his actions, and from the source of ...
The view from somewhere: Moral judgment in bioethics
Secular bioethics has been involved in the resolution of moral controversies both in the clinic and in the discussion of public policy and there are three models used to justify moral judgments in bioethics. The first is ...
La litterature and le Livre (literature and the Book) (French text)
What is "the Book?" Theology and philosophy have traditionally postulated the metaphysical precedence of orality and considered literacy as a subsequent, historical turning point: one day, an original logos "came down" and ...
Political neutrality and the argument from personal autonomy
One argument for political neutrality appeals to the value of autonomy. I consider three objections to this argument. First, it appears that this argument is self-defeating in drawing from a controversial conception of the ...