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  1. The Metaphysics of Creation: Secondary Causality, Modern Science.O. P. James Dominic Rooney - forthcoming - In Eleonore Stump & Thomas Joseph White (eds.), The New Cambridge Companion to Aquinas.
    This chapter moves from the most fundamental parts of Aquinas’s metaphysics to Aquinas’s thought about the created world, and especially the way in which things in the created world are able to act as beings in their own right, without altering their dependence on the creator. The result is an account of the causality of creatures that does not impugn their connection to the more basic causality of the Deity and that allows this part of Aquinas’s account to be compatible (...)
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  2. Menschenbildkonflikte: Evolutionstheorie und Naturalismus.Ingo Brigandt - 2022 - In Michael Zichy (ed.), Handbuch Menschenbilder. Wiesbaden: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-32138-3_40-1.
    Ein naturalistisches Menschenbild sieht berechtigterweise uns Menschen und unsere geistigen Fähigkeiten als materielle Phänomene und durch Evolution entstanden. Dies ist immer wieder der Anlass zu Menschenbildkonflikten, insbesondere mit religiös fundierten Menschenbildern. Aber auch innerhalb der Verhaltens- und Kognitionswissenschaft kann man suspekte Menschenbilder finden, die kulturell bedingte Verhaltensmuster und soziale Organisationsformen als biologisch-genetisch bestimmt sehen. Zum Beispiel kann die heutige evolutionäre Psychologie behaupten, dass aufgrund unterschiedlicher sozialer Rollen während der Evolution Männer und Frauen unterschiedliche verhaltenspsychologische Tendenzen und unterschiedliche kognitive Fähigkeiten haben. (...)
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  3. The Mathematical Basis of Creation in Hinduism.Mukundan P. R. - 2022 - In The Modi-God Dialogues: Spirituality for a New World Order. New Delhi: Akansha Publishing House. pp. 6-14.
    The Upanishads reveal that in the beginning, nothing existed: “This was but non-existence in the beginning. That became existence. That became ready to be manifest”. (Chandogya Upanishad 3.15.1) The creation began from this state of non-existence or nonduality, a state comparable to (0). One can add any number of zeros to (0), but there will be nothing except a big (0) because (0) is a neutral number. If we take (0) as Nirguna Brahman (God without any form and attributes), then (...)
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  4. Methodological naturalism in the sciences.Sandy C. Boucher - 2020 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 88 (1):57-80.
    Creationists have long argued that evolutionary science is committed to a dogmatic metaphysics of naturalism and materialism, which is based on faith or ideology rather than evidence. The standard response to this has been to insist that science is not committed to any such metaphysical doctrine, but only to a methodological version of naturalism, according to which science may only appeal to natural entities and processes. But this whole debate presupposes that there is a clear distinction between the natural and (...)
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  5. The modal problem of creatio ex nihilo.Pao-Shen Ho - 2020 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 88 (2):197-213.
    I first provide an interpretation of the doctrine of creatio ex nihilo based on the Fourth Lateran Council, according to which God creates from nothing if and only if God creates everything except God Himself. I then show that this doctrine entails the modal problem that it is both possible and not possible that there is nothing at all except God, or alternatively, that it is both necessary and not necessary that there is something else besides God. I proceed to (...)
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  6. Do Christians Need to Reconcile Evolutionary Theory and Doctrines of Divine Providence and Creation?Stephen C. Meyer - 2020 - Philosophia Christi 22 (1):63-74.
    Many Christian scholars have argued that standard versions of evolutionary theory and orthodox theological commitments can be reconciled. Some theistic evolutionists or “evolutionary creationists” have argued that evolutionary mechanisms such as random mutation and natural selection are nothing less than God’s way of creating. Though I dispute the logical coherence of these attempted reconciliations elsewhere, I argue here that there is little reason for Christians to attempt them, since an accumulating body of evidence from multiple subdisciplines of biology casts doubt (...)
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  7. Mere Theistic Evolution.Michael J. Murray & John Ross Churchill - 2020 - Philosophia Christi 22 (1):7-41.
    A key takeaway from the recent volume Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique is that no version of theistic evolution that adheres largely to consensus views in biology is a plausible option for orthodox Christians. In this paper we argue that this is false: contrary to the arguments in the volume, evolutionary theory, properly understood, is perfectly compatible with traditional Christian commitments. In addition, we argue that the lines between Intelligent Design and theistic evolution are not as sharp (...)
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  8. The Intrinsic Probability of Grand Explanatory Theories.Ted Poston - 2020 - Faith and Philosophy 37 (4):401-420.
    This paper articulates a way to ground a relatively high prior probability for grand explanatory theories apart from an appeal to simplicity. I explore the possibility of enumerating the space of plausible grand theories of the universe by using the explanatory properties of possible views to limit the number of plausible theories. I motivate this alternative grounding by showing that Swinburne’s appeal to simplicity is problematic along several dimensions. I then argue that there are three plausible grand views—theism, atheism, and (...)
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  9. The concept of continuous creation part II: Continuous creation: Toward a renewed and actualized concept.Fabien Revol - 2020 - Zygon 55 (1):251-274.
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  10. Evolution and the Fall. Edited by William T. Cavanaugh and James K. Smith. Pp. 231, Grand Rapids, MI, Eerdmans, 2017, $26.00. [REVIEW]Paul Allen - 2019 - Heythrop Journal 60 (5):811-812.
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  11. Creators and creatures: The creation account in genesis and the idea of the artificial humanoid.Gábor Ambrus - 2019 - Zygon 54 (3):557-574.
  12. Philosophical Theology and Evolutionary Anthropology.Martin Breul - 2019 - Neue Zeitschrift für Systematicsche Theologie Und Religionsphilosophie 61 (3):354-369.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie Jahrgang: 61 Heft: 3 Seiten: 354-369.
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  13. The blurred line between theistic evolution and intelligent design.Mikael Leidenhag - 2019 - Zygon 54 (4):909-931.
    It is often assumed that there is a hard line between theistic evolution (TE) and intelligent design (ID). Many theistic evolutionists subscribe to the idea that God only acts through natural processes, as opposed to the ID assertion that God, at certain points in natural history, has acted in a direct manner; directly causing particular features of the world. In this article, I argue that theistic evolutionists subscribe to what might be called Natural Divine Causation (NDC). NDC does not merely (...)
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  14. Harun Yahya's Influence in Muslim Minority Contexts: Implications for Research in Britain, Europe, and Beyond.Glen Moran - 2019 - Zygon 54 (4):837-856.
    Abstract In 2006, the Turkish Harun Yahya Enterprise published and distributed thousands of copies of its anti‐evolutionary text Atlas of Creation to educational institutes in the West. Although this was little more than a publicity stunt, it resulted in Harun Yahya becoming a mainstay in discussions about creationism in Europe. Although Yahya is often presented as the “go to” representative of European Muslim perceptions of evolution, one would be hard pressed to find the literature about Islamic creationism in Europe that (...)
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  15. The Metaphysics of Jonathan Edwards’s “Personal Narrative”: Continuous Creation, Personal Identity, and Spiritual Development.Christopher Woznicki - 2019 - Neue Zeitschrift für Systematicsche Theologie Und Religionsphilosophie 61 (2):184-206.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie Jahrgang: 61 Heft: 2 Seiten: 184-206.
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  16. Rate variation during molecular evolution: creationism and the cytochrome c molecular clock.R. Hofmann James - 2017 - Evolution: Education and Outreach 10 (1).
    Molecular clocks based upon amino acid sequences in proteins have played a major role in the clarification of evolutionary phylogenies. Creationist criticisms of these methods sometimes rely upon data that might initially seem to be paradoxical. For example, human cytochrome c differs from that of an alligator by 13 amino acids but differs by 14 amino acids from a much more closely related primate, Otolemur garnettii. The apparent anomaly is resolved by taking into consideration the variable substitution rate of cytochrome (...)
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  17. Review of Adapting Minds Evolutionary Psychology and the Persistent Quest for Human Nature by Buller (2006).Michael Starks - 2017 - Philosophy, Human Nature and the Collapse of Civilization Michael Starks 3rd Ed. (2017).
    I bought this thinking anything from Bradford books and MIT must be good. Instead it's a boring, stupid, incompetent, antiscientific and antirational piece of closet creationist trash. Heads should roll at Bradford for this atrocity! If you must then start by reading the last chapter first as he conceals a frank statement of his anti-rationality til the end. I made detailed notes on it as I thought it was a serious work of science and was going to do a long (...)
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  18. Evolution, Chance and God: Understanding the Relationship between Evolution and Religion. [REVIEW]Scott Ventureyra - 2017 - Maritain Studies/Etudes Maritainiennes 33 (1):161-167.
  19. The Emperor's New Science, or Jerry Coyne on the Incompatibility of Science and Religion. [REVIEW]Philippe Gagnon - 2016 - ESSSAT News and Reviews 26 (1):19-26.
    Review Article on Jerry A. Coyne, Faith versus Fact: Why Science and Religion are Incompatible.
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  20. God's Simplicity, Evolution and the Origin of Embodied Human Consciousness.Scott Ventureyra - 2016 - Maritain Studies/Etudes Maritainiennes 32 (1):137-154.
    In this paper, I will argue that the best explanation for the origin of embodied human consciousness is grounded in God as understood through the doctrine of divine simplicity. First, I will present a modern expression of Aquinas’ understanding of divine simplicity. I will focus on one of Aquinas’ main contentions, namely, the impossibility that God possesses any spatial or temporal parts. Second, I will offer a modern version of a cosmological argument that will fortify the doctrine of divine simplicity (...)
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  21. Mapping the Origins Debate: Six Models of the Beginning of Everything. [REVIEW]Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2016 - Science Et Esprit 68 (2-3):404-409.
  22. Life and consciousness – The Vedāntic view.Bhakti Niskama Shanta - 2015 - Communicative and Integrative Biology 8 (5):e1085138.
    In the past, philosophers, scientists, and even the general opinion, had no problem in accepting the existence of consciousness in the same way as the existence of the physical world. After the advent of Newtonian mechanics, science embraced a complete materialistic conception about reality. Scientists started proposing hypotheses like abiogenesis (origin of first life from accumulation of atoms and molecules) and the Big Bang theory (the explosion theory for explaining the origin of universe). How the universe came to be what (...)
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  23. From Aristotle’s Teleology to Darwin’s Genealogy: The Stamp of Inutility, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 (pdf: Contents, Introduction).Marco Solinas - 2015 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    Starting with Aristotle and moving on to Darwin, Marco Solinas outlines the basic steps from the birth, establishment and later rebirth of the traditional view of living beings, and its overturning by evolutionary revolution. The classic framework devised by Aristotle was still dominant in the 17th Century world of Galileo, Harvey and Ray, and remained hegemonic until the time of Lamarck and Cuvier in the 19th Century. Darwin's breakthrough thus takes on the dimensions of an abandonment of the traditional finalistic (...)
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  24. Science and Christian Spirituality: The Relationship Between Christian Spirituality and Biological Evolution.Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2015 - American Journal of Biblical Theology 16 (43):1-20.
    Many different aspects of science intersect with Christian spirituality. Some of these points of intersection are apparent in astronomy, cosmology, quantum physics, genetics, neuroscience, organic evolution, chemical evolution, technological advances, and environmental science. The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between organic evolution and Christian spirituality. It is important to note that Christian spirituality has varying significances throughout Christendom. For the purpose of this paper, I will treat Christian spirituality as the study of the experience of Christian (...)
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  25. The Evolution Revolution: Why Thinking People Are Rethinking the Theory of Evolution. [REVIEW]Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2015 - Science Et Esprit 67 (2):297-303.
  26. Darwin’s Principle: The Use of Contrastive Reasoning in the Confirmation of Evolution.Cornelius Hunter - 2014 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 4 (1):106-149.
  27. La evolucion segun Noe.Enrique Morata - 2014 - bubok.
    Noe y el Genesis , Blasco Ibanez y los germanicos, David Hume y el Imperio Britanico.
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  28. Roger S. Wotton, Walking with Gosse: Natural History, Creation, and Religious Conflicts. Southampton: Clio Publishing, 2012. Pp. viii+214. ISBN 978-0-9556983-9-2. £11.95. [REVIEW]Courtney Salvey - 2014 - British Journal for the History of Science 47 (1):187-188.
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  29. Scratching the Surface: A Review of Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion & Naturalism. [REVIEW]Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2014 - Convivium 3 (16):38-40.
  30. Living with Kitcher?Wolfgang D. Gerr, Tim Grafe, Reinhardt Liesert, Johannes Müller & Peter Nickl - 2013 - In Marie Kaiser & Ansgar Seide (eds.), Philip Kitcher – Pragmatic Naturalism. Ontos. pp. 45.
  31. Divine purpose and evolutionary processes.Thomas F. Tracy - 2013 - Zygon 48 (2):454-465.
    When Darwin's theory of natural selection threatened to put Paley's Designer out of a job, one response was to reemploy God as the author of the evolutionary process itself. This idea requires an account of how God might be understood to act in biological history. I approach this question in two stages: first, by considering God's action as creator of the world as a whole, and second, by exploring the idea of particular divine action in the course of evolution. As (...)
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  32. Is science metaphysically neutral?Iris Fry - 2012 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 43 (3):665-673.
    This paper challenges the claim that science is metaphysically neutral upheld by contenders of the separation of peacefully co-existent science and religion and by evolutionary theists. True, naturalistic metaphysical claims can neither be refuted nor proved and are thus distinct from empirical hypotheses. However, metaphysical assumptions not only regulate the theoretical and empirical study of nature, but are increasingly supported by the growing empirical body of science. This historically evolving interaction has contributed to the development of a naturalistic worldview that (...)
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  33. Darwin's Pious Idea: Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both Get It Wrong. [REVIEW]Frederick Gregory - 2012 - Isis 103:429-431.
  34. Creatio ex nihilo: uno studio interdisciplinare tra teologia e cosmologia scientifica.Gaetano Iaia - 2012 - Dissertation, Pontificia Università Lateranense
  35. Naturalism, evolution and true belief.Stephen Law - 2012 - Analysis 72 (1):41-48.
    Plantinga's Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism aims to show that naturalism is, as he puts it, ‘incoherent or self defeating’. Plantinga supposes that, in the absence of any God-like being to guide the process, natural selection is unlikely to favour true belief. Plantinga overlooks the fact that adherents of naturalism may plausibly hold that there exist certain conceptual links between belief content and behaviour. Given such links, natural selection will favour true belief. A further rather surprising consequence of the existence of (...)
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  36. Did God have a hand in the origin of species?Elliott Sober - 2012 - The Philosophers' Magazine 56 (56):20-27.
    “The theory of evolution is about organisms evolving, populations evolving. What does this theory tell us about the quantum mechanics of micro-particles? The answer is ‘nothing’. There’s lots of stuff that happens in the world that the theory just isn’t telling us about. The existence of a God who occasionally intervenes in nature might be one of those things.”.
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  37. L'impronta dell'inutilità. Dalla teleologia di Aristotele alle genealogie di Darwin (pdf: Introduzione).Marco Solinas - 2012 - ETS.
    The book aims to offer a contribution to the historiographical and conceptual reconfiguration of the evolutionary revolution in the light of the centuries-old tenets of the Aristotelian biological tradition. Darwin’s breakthrough constitutes a thorough overturning of the fixist, essentialist and teleological framework created by Aristotle, a framework still dominant in the 17th Century world of Harvey and Ray, as well as Galileo, and then hegemonic until Linnaeus and Cuvier. This change is exemplified in the morphological analysis of useless parts, such (...)
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  38. Junking the Myth: A Review of The Myth of Junk DNA. [REVIEW]Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2012 - Canadian Observer 2 (1):53-55.
  39. Could God create Darwinian accidents?John S. Wilkins - 2012 - Zygon 47 (1):30-42.
    Abstract Charles Darwin, in his discussions with Asa Gray and in his published works, doubted whether God could so arrange it that exactly the desired contingent events would occur to cause particular outcomes by natural selection. In this paper, I argue that even a limited or neo-Leibnizian deity could have chosen a world that satisfied some arbitrary set of goals or functions in its outcomes and thus answer Darwin's conundrum. In more general terms, this supports the consistency of natural selection (...)
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  40. Z evolučního hlediska: Pojem evoluce v současné filosofii.Vladimir Havlik & Tomas Hribek (eds.) - 2011 - Praha, Česko: Filosofia.
    [From an Evolutionary Point of View: The Concept of Evolution in Contemporary Philosophy].
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  41. Darwinismus a formy kreacionismu.Tomas Hribek - 2011 - In Vladimir Havlik & Tomas Hribek (eds.), Z evolučního hlediska: Pojem evoluce v současné filosofii. Praha, Česko: pp. 21-73.
    [Darwinism and the Forms of Creationism].
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  42. Evolution without Naturalism.Elliott Sober - 2011 - In Jonathan L. Kvanvig (ed.), Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 3. Oxford University Press.
    God and numbers provide two challenges to metaphysical naturalism–the former if God exists and is a supernatural being, the latter if numbers exist and mathematical Platonism is true. Evolutionary theory is often described as having a commitment to naturalism, but this is doubly wrong. The theory is neutral on the question of whether God exists and mathematical evolutionary theory entails that numbers exist. The chapter develops the point about theistic neutrality by considering what evolutionary biologists mean when they say that (...)
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  43. Richard Dawkins Hauptargument wissenschaftstheoretisch betrachtet.Albert J. J. Anglberger, Christian J. Feldbacher & Stefan H. Gugerell - 2010 - In Albert J. J. Anglberger & Paul Weingartner (eds.), Neuer Atheismus Wissenschaftlich Betrachtet. Ontos. pp. 181-197.
    Dieser Sammelband hat zum Ziel, moderne atheistische Richtungen kritisch und wissenschaftlich zu betrachten. Mit diesen modernen atheistischen Richtungen ist vor allem der in Oxford unterrichtende Biologe und Religionskritiker Richard Dawkins verknüpft, bekennender Gegner von Kreationismus, Intelligent Design und Theologie, der schon 1976 mit der Veröffentlichung seines Buches "Der Gotteswahn" in der breiten Öffentlichkeit auf sich aufmerksam machte. Auch in jüngerer Vergangenheit, und zwar im Jahr 2006, war Dawkins mit seinem Buch (Dawkins 2006) an einem erneuten Aufflammen einer vor allem in (...)
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  44. Can a Thomist Be a Darwinist?Logan Paul Gage - 2010 - In Jay W. Richards (ed.), God and Evolution. Seattle, WA, USA: pp. 187-202.
    A discussion of several tensions between Thomistic philosophy and modern Darwinian theory as well as several recent Thomistic criticisms of intelligent design.
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  45. Owen's Ape and Darwin's Bulldog: Beyond Darwinism and Creationism. [REVIEW]Stephen Jacyna - 2010 - Isis 101:231-232.
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  46. Michel J. Behe.Gal Kober - 2010 - In Roger Chapman (ed.), Culture Wars: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices. M.E. Sharpe. pp. 39-40.
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  47. Evolution vs creationism in Australian schools.Graham Oppy - 2010 - In Warren Bonett (ed.), The Australian Book of Atheism,. Scribe. pp. 139-53.
    This paper discusses the teaching of -- and opposition to the teaching of -- evolutionary theory in Australian schools in the early twenty-first century.
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  48. Is Mivart still relevant?Louis Caruana - 2009 - Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the British Jesuits.
    St. George Mivart (1827-1900) was a prolific writer on biological evolution and on its relevance to the Christian faith. His initial support for the evolutionary ideas put forward by Charles Darwin and Thomas Huxley would eventually turn into heavy criticism of these same ideas, evident in his 1871 book "On the Genesis of Species". This short paper critically evaluates the origins and development of his thinking that led to this book. It examines his paper "Difficulties of the Theory of Natural (...)
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  49. Darwinism and its discontents. By Michael Ruse. [REVIEW]Christopher Eliot - 2009 - Metaphilosophy 40 (5):702-710.
  50. Book Reviews: Dissent over dissent: reply to Richards: Steve Fuller, Dissent over Descent: Intelligent Design’s Challenge to Darwinism. Thriplow, Cambs: Icon Books, 2008. v + 272 pp. ISBN: 978-1840468-04-5. £12.99.Steve Fuller - 2009 - History of the Human Sciences 22 (5):117-122.
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