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to the market-place in order, say, to appear before the court inter- sects with the causal chain which makes the debtor linger on a certain corner of the market-place just when the creditor passes by. As far as the Nicostra- tus episode is concerned, the intersection of the two relevant causal chains

In: Agency and Causation in the Human Sciences
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sometimes, but not always, a crucial link in the causal chain that determines the emotion. That is, Etiological Cognitivism is true of some cases but does not generally hold for all emotional episodes. I agree with Scarantino that Constitutive Cognitivism tends to be uninfor- mative, and thus my sympathies

In: Emotions as Natural and Social Kinds

(2011) provide a striking example of the complexity of interactive coordination in human-robot interaction. The authors followed a team of roboticists and examined their efforts to test robotic behavior with preschool children. In one episode, which was meant to probe the allure of the robot, a

In: Artificial Intelligence

of death which is “the set of all events that form part of the chain of causes leading to C”, where “C is the immediate or proximate cause” (McMahan 1988, 47) of death. 21 The first and the third criteria stand in a dynamic conflict in cases where death was not caused by such a random and unrelated

In: Planning for the Future
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(dialectical) questioners, so here, reason does not stop and consider at all one of the two premises, i.e. the obvious one. Hence whatever we do without calculating, we do quickly. (Transl. Nussbaum, altered). That the passage is giving examples of episodes of thinking becomes apparent in the chain argument in

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis

Davidson 1980b. My own view of laws is developed most fully in Lowe 2006a, Part III. 84 E. Jonathan Lowe condition. The so-called ›problem of deviant causal chains‹, which besets causal theories of rational action of the foregoing sort, is in my view just symptomatic of this more fundamental defect in

In: Agency and Causation in the Human Sciences
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combined psycho-physical criterion according to which the unity of a person consists of a causally supported continuity that exists between past, present and future episodes. In the biological approach, in contrast, the decisive constitutive function is conferred on the nomologically structured feat of

In: Human Persons
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modifying the components of SPH in the previous section and putting the clause "For a hedonist" in front of them. Component (1), for example, would read: (1) For a hedonist, every episode of pleasure is intrinsi- cally good; every episode of pain is intrinsically bad. If we modify (1)-(5) in this way

In: Radical Life Extension
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objects; and practices determine the fate of their souls both in life and in the afterlife (81d6-82a8). As an aspect of this development, Socrates treats the rst link in these chains of deter- mination, the importance-attaching attitudes, not as something to be taken for granted but as something to be

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pragmatism. This can be seen in three features of his outlook: First, in Hegel’s refusal to take natural scientific theories as a model for philosophical questions and methods, second, in his social-externalist conception of the mind (or Geist, »spirit«), which locates the essence of mental episodes in

In: Spirit's Actuality