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  • Exposure and emergence in usage-based grammar: computational experiments in 35 languages 

    Dunn, Jonathan (Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2022)
    This paper uses computational experiments to explore the role of exposure in the emergence of construction grammars. While usage-based grammars are hypothesized to depend on a learner’s exposure to actual language use, the ...
  • An appeal for a creaturely attitude to animals in Vasily Rozanov's writing 

    Mondry, Henrietta (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan, 2022)
    <jats:p>The work of Vasily Rozanov offers a relevant case study of our changing relation to natural-cultural contact zones with animals. Rozanov used a comparative approach to human-animal connections to change the societal ...
  • AI's Promise: Our post-human future 

    Proudfoot, Diane; Copeland, B. Jack (2012)
    In celebration of the centenary of Alan Turing’s birth, and motivated by the possibility of living forever in a cyborg body, we’ve given this forum over to refl ection on the future of machine intelligence. Turing is ...
  • Rethinking Turing’s Test and the Philosophical Implications 

    Proudfoot, Diane (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2020)
    © 2020, Springer Nature B.V. In the 70 years since Alan Turing’s ‘Computing Machinery and Intelligence’ appeared in Mind, there have been two widely-accepted interpretations of the Turing test: the canonical behaviourist ...
  • The Cogito, Dreamt Characters, and Unreal Existence 

    Turp, Michael-John (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2023)
    Borges’ The Circular Ruins tells the story of a magician who turns out to be a character in a dream. Leibowitz (2021) argues that this scenario undermines the rational indubitability of Descartes’ Cogito. The magician, he ...
  • The development of a professional capabilities framework for social work in Aotearoa New Zealand 

    Ballantyne N; Beddoe L; Hay K; Walker S; Merriman C; Maidment, Jane (2022)
    As in other jurisdictions, social work education in Aotearoa New Zealand operates in a highly political and contested terrain (Beddoe, 2018; Nash & Munford, 2001). In recent years, criticism by public figures, including ...
  • ‘STEALING’ VICTORY AT GAUGAMELA: THE MANIPULATION OF TIME IN ARRIAN'S NARRATIVE 

    Morrison, Gary (Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2022)
    There are numerous historical reconstructions of the lead-up to the Battle of Gaugamela, albeit often as a short prelude to the battle itself. The focus tends to be historical reality, with the extant sources blended to ...
  • Pacific identity discourses on Twitter: constructing cyberspaces of belonging 

    Ross, Tara (Informa UK Limited, 2022)
    This article investigates the performance of Pacific identities on Twitter during a high-profile cultural and sporting event, Tonga and Australia’s first-ever rugby league test match in late 2018. More than 9000 tweets ...
  • Physical and metaphysical visualities: Vasily Rozanov and historical artefacts 

    Mondry, Henrietta (2022)
    In Russian modernism, the work of writer Vasily Rozanov (1856–1919) presents an un derstudied case of constructing a worldview based on the study of the parallel history of human physicality and artefacts, which he ...
  • Register variation remains stable across 60 languages 

    Li H; Nini A; Dunn, Jonathan (Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2022)
    This paper measures the stability of cross-linguistic register variation. A register is a variety of a language that is associated with extra-linguistic context. The relationship between a register and its context is ...
  • From Detention to Devotion: Historical Horror and Gaming Politics in Taiwan 

    Wu, Chia-rong (British Association for Chinese Studies, 2022)
    <jats:p>This article provides a theoretical review of Detention (Fanxiao 返校) and Devotion (Huanyuan 還願) by Red Candle Games. The international recognition received by these two horror video games is unprecedented in the ...
  • A thematic exploration of three countries’ government communication during the COVID-19 crisis and corresponding media coverage 

    Kenix LJ; Bolanos Lopez JF (Informa UK Limited, 2022)
    This study attempts to add to the current literature on crisis communication by exploring differences in COVID-19 governmental crisis communication and variances in the media coverage of that communication through thematic ...
  • On the Authenticity of De-extinct Organisms, and the Genesis Argument 

    Campbell, Douglas (2017)
    Are the methods of synthetic biology capable of recreating authentic living members of an extinct species? An analogy with the restoration of destroyed natural landscapes suggests not. e restored version of a natural ...
  • Does the solar system compute the laws of motion? 

    Yang Y; Campbell, Douglas (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2021)
    The counterfactual account of physical computation is simple and, for the most part, very attractive. However, it is usually thought to trivialize the notion of physical computation insofar as it implies ‘limited ...
  • The Eightfold Way: Why Analyticity, Apriority and Necessity are Independent 

    Campbell, Douglas (2017)
    This paper concerns the three great modal dichotomies: (i) the necessary/contingent dichotomy; (ii) the a priori/empirical dichotomy; and (iii) the analytic/synthetic dichotomy. These can be combined to produce a tri-dichotomy ...
  • The Inconceivable Popularity of Conceivability Arguments 

    Deng Z; Campbell, Douglas; Copeland, B. Jack (Oxford University Press (OUP), 2017)
    Famous examples of conceivability arguments include (i) Descartes’ argument for mind-body dualism, (ii) Kripke's ‘modal argument’ against psychophysical identity theory, (iii) Chalmers’ ‘zombie argument’ against materialism, ...
  • Against Lewis on ‘Desire as Belief’ 

    Campbell, Douglas (Philosophy Documentation Center, 2017)
    David Lewis describes, then attempts to refute, a simple anti-Humean theory of desire he calls ‘Desire as Belief’. Lewis’ critics generally accept that his argument is sound and focus instead on trying to show that its ...
  • Doxastic desire and Attitudinal Monism 

    Campbell, Douglas (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2018)
    © 2016 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht How many attitudes must be posited at the level of reductive bedrock in order to reductively explain all the rest? Motivational Humeans hold that at least two attitudes are ...
  • The Fragmentation of Being 

    Campbell, Douglas (Informa UK Limited, 2019)
    This is a densely argued dive into deep and rich metaphysical waters. McDaniel defends ontological pluralism, the doctrine that there are multiple ways of being (i.e., multiple modes, or degrees, or orders, or levels, or ...

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