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    The Antecedents of Moral Imagination in the Workplace: A Social Cognitive Theory Perspective. [REVIEW]Brian G. Whitaker & Lindsey N. Godwin - 2013 - Journal of Business Ethics 114 (1):61-73.
    As corporate scandals proliferate, organizational researchers and practitioners have made calls for research providing guidance for those wishing to influence positive moral decision-making and behavior in the workplace. This study incorporates social cognitive theory and a vignette-based cognitive measure for moral imagination to examine (a) moral attentiveness and employee creativity as important antecedents of moral imagination and (b) creativity as a moderator of the positive relationship between moral attentiveness and moral imagination. Based on the results from supervisor–subordinate dyadic data (N (...)
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    Empathy as an Antecedent of Social Justice Attitudes and Perceptions.Matthew Cartabuke, James W. Westerman, Jacqueline Z. Bergman, Brian G. Whitaker, Jennifer Westerman & Rafik I. Beekun - 2019 - Journal of Business Ethics 157 (3):605-615.
    At the same time that social justice concerns are on the rise on college campuses, empathy levels among US college students are falling. Social injustice resulting from organizational decisions and actions causes profound and unnecessary human suffering, and research to understand antecedents to these decisions and actions lacks attention. Empathy represents a potential tool and critical skill for organizational decision-makers, with empirical evidence linking empathy to moral recognition of ethical situations and greater breadth of understanding of stakeholder impact and improved (...)
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    Beyond Mechanism: Putting Life Back Into Biology.Brian G. Henning & Adam Scarfe - 2013 - Lexington Books.
    It has been said that new discoveries and developments in the human, social, and natural sciences hang “in the air” (Bowler, 1983; 2008) prior to their consummation. While neo-Darwinist biology has been powerfully served by its mechanistic metaphysic and a reductionist methodology in which living organisms are considered machines, many of the chapters in this volume place this paradigm into question. Pairing scientists and philosophers together, this volume explores what might be termed “the New Frontiers” of biology, namely contemporary areas (...)
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    The Ethics of Creativity: Beauty, Morality, and Nature in a Processive Cosmos.Brian G. Henning - 2005 - University of Pittsburgh Press.
    A central concern of nearly every environmental ethic is its desire to extend the scope of direct moral concern beyond human beings to plants, nonhuman animals, and the systems of which they are a part. Although nearly all environmental philosophies have long since rejected modernity’s conception of individuals as isolated and independent substances, few have replaced this worldview with an alternative that is adequate to the organic, processive world in which we find ourselves. In this context, Brian G. Henning (...)
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    Experimental evidence needed to demonstrate inter‐ and trans‐generational effects of ancestral experiences in mammals.Brian G. Dias & Kerry J. Ressler - 2014 - Bioessays 36 (10):919-923.
    Environmental factors routinely influence an organism's biology. The inheritance or transmission of such influences to descendant generations would be an efficient mode of information transfer across generations. The developmental stage at which a specific environment is encountered by the ancestral generation, and the number of generations over which information about that environment is registered, determines an inter‐ vs. trans‐generational effect of ancestral influence. This commentary will outline the distinction between these influences. While seductive in principle, inter‐ and trans‐generational inheritance in (...)
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    Vincenzo's Portrayal of Nietzsche's Socrates.Brian G. Domino - 1993 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 26 (1):39 - 47.
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    Integral geography: Space, place, and perspective.Brian G. Eddy - 2005 - World Futures 61 (1 & 2):151 – 163.
    Considering the role of space and place in Integral Ecology is presented as the concept of Integral Geography. First, an ecological AQAL model is proposed to situate the diverse scientific disciplines used in geography, giving equal consideration for their respective contributions in knowledge and understanding of the world. Second, a model for incorporating perspectives provided in the arts and humanities is proposed in situating scientific understanding in relation to aesthetic and cultural aspects of "being and becoming." Third, a Geographical Information (...)
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  8. Genre Theory: Cultural and Historical Motives Engendering Literary Genre.Brian G. Caraher - 2006 - In Garin Dowd, Lesley Stevenson & Jeremy Strong (eds.), Genre Matters. Intellect.
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    Climate Change Ethics and the Non-Human World.Brian G. Henning & Zack Walsh (eds.) - 2020 - Routledge.
    This book examines from different perspectives the moral significance of non-human members of the biotic community and their omission from climate ethics literature. The complexity of life in an age of rapid climate change demands the development of moral frameworks that recognize and respect the dignity and agency of both human and non-human organisms. Despite decades of careful work in non-anthropocentric approaches to environmental ethics, recent anthologies on climate ethics have largely omitted non-anthropocentric approaches. This multidisciplinary volume of international scholars (...)
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    Conversational Implicatures and Legal Texts.Brian G. Slocum - 2016 - Ratio Juris 29 (1):23-43.
    Legal texts are often given interpretations that deviate from their literal meanings. While legal concerns often motivate these interpretations, others can be traced to linguistic phenomena. This paper argues that systematicities of language usage, captured by certain theories of conversational implicature, can sometimes explain why the meanings given to legal texts by judges differ from the literal meanings of the texts. Paul Grice's account of conversational implicature is controversial, and scholars have offered a variety of ways to conceptualize implicatures and (...)
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  11. Standing in Livestock's 'Long Shadow': The Ethics of Eating Meat on a Small Planet.Brian G. Henning - 2011 - Ethics and the Environment 16 (2):63-93.
    A primary contribution of this essay is to provide a survey of the human and environmental impacts of livestock production. We will find that the mass consumption of animals is a primary reason why humans are hungry, fat, or sick and is a leading cause behind the depletion and pollution of waterways, the degradation and deforestation of the land, the extinction of species, and the warming of the planet. Recognizing these harms, this essay will consider various solutions being proposed to (...)
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    Recovering the Adventure of Ideas: In Defense of Metaphysics as Revisable, Systematic, Speculative Philosophy.Brian G. Henning - 2015 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 29 (4):437-456.
    ABSTRACT My aim in this article is twofold. First, I hope to show that, despite its seeming rehabilitation, metaphysics as systematic, speculative philosophy is no less threatened. Second, I will argue that metaphysics as systematic, speculative philosophy is ultimately revisable. That is, metaphysics is not the aim at a closed system of apodictic truths but, rather, an open-ended, fallibilistic pursuit of ever-more-adequate accounts of reality. Specifically, building on the work of Charles Sanders Peirce and Alfred North Whitehead, I will argue (...)
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    Trusting in the 'efficacy of beauty': A kalocentric approach to moral philosophy.Brian G. Henning - 2009 - Ethics and the Environment 14 (1):pp. 101-128.
    Although debates over carbon taxes and trading schemes, over carbon offsets and compact fluorescents are important, our efforts to address the environmental challenges that we face will fall short unless and until we also set about the difficult work of reconceiving who we are and how we are related to our processive cosmos. What is needed, I argue, are new ways of thinking and acting grounded in new ways of understanding ourselves and our relationship to the world, ways of understanding (...)
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    The spectral distribution of multiple Compton scattering for X-rays.Brian G. Williams, Philip Pattison & Malcolm J. Cooper - 1974 - Philosophical Magazine 30 (2):307-317.
  15. Introduction.Brian G. Slocum - 2017 - In The nature of legal interpretation: what jurists can learn about legal interpretation from linguistics and philosophy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
     
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  16. The contribution of linguistics to legal interpretation.Brian G. Slocum - 2017 - In The nature of legal interpretation: what jurists can learn about legal interpretation from linguistics and philosophy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
     
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    The nature of legal interpretation: what jurists can learn about legal interpretation from linguistics and philosophy.Brian G. Slocum (ed.) - 2017 - Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
    "Language shapes and reflects how we think about the world. It engages and intrigues us. Our everyday use of language is quite effortless--we are all experts on our native tongues. Despite this, issues of language and meaning have long flummoxed the judges on whom we depend for the interpretation of our most fundamental legal texts. Should a judge feel confident in defining common words in the texts without the aid of a linguist? How is the meaning communicated by the text (...)
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  18. Is There an Ethics of Creativity?Brian G. Henning - 2006 - Chromatikon 2:161-173.
    Is there an ethics of creativity? Though this question appears innocent enough, it proves surprisingly difficult to answer. A survey of the literature on the topic reveals that process ethics has variously been categorized as or seen as compatible with: moral interest theory, ecological virtue ethics, utilitarianism, Confucian virtue ethics, and even deontology. What can account for such divergent and even contradictory conclusions? On one level we might blame Whitehead, whose sporadic comments on morality may appear to be more suggestive (...)
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    Being in America: Sixty Years of the Metaphysical Society.Brian G. Henning & David Kovacs (eds.) - 2014 - New York: Editions Rodopi.
    Since its founding in 1950, the Metaphysical Society of America has remained a pluralistic community dedicated to rigorous philosophical inquiry into the most basic metaphysical questions. At each year’s conference, the presidential address offers original insights into metaphysical questions. Both the insights and the questions are as perennial as they are relevant to contemporary philosophers. This volume collects eighteen of the finest representatives from those presidential addresses, including contributions from George Allan, Richard Bernstein, Norris Clarke, Vincent Colapietro, Frederick Ferré, Jorge (...)
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    A Reader's Guide to "Gravity's Rainbow".Brian G. McHale & Douglas Fowler - 1981 - Substance 10 (1):99.
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    17. Whitehead in Class: Do the Harvard-Radcliffe Course Notes Change How We Understand Whitehead’s Thought?Brian G. Henning - 2019 - In Brian G. Henning & Joseph Petek (eds.), Whitehead at Harvard, 1924–1925. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. pp. 337-356.
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  22. Stewardship and the Roots of the Ecological Crisis: Reflections on Laudato Si’.Brian G. Henning - 2015 - In Cobb Jr & Ignacio Castuera (eds.), For Our Common Home: Process-Relational Responses to Laudato Si’. Process Century Press. pp. 41-51.
    My goal in this brief essay is not so much to defend White's controversial thesis, but to use it as a context for appreciating the significance of Pope Francis's new encyclical Laudato Si’. Considering it in the context of White’s thesis, will bring certain salient features into relief.
     
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    Is There an Ethics of Creativity?Brian G. Henning - 2006 - Chromatikon 2:161-173.
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  24. The Ethics of Food, Fuel, and Feed.Brian G. Henning - 2015 - Daedalus 144 (4):90-98.
    As the collective impact of human activity approaches Earth’s biophysical limits, the ethics of food become increasingly important. Hundreds of millions of people remain undernourished, yet only 60 percent of the global harvest is consumed by humans, while 35 percent is fed to livestock and 5 percent is used for biofuels and other industrial products. This essay considers the ethics of such use of edible nutrition for feedstock and biofuel. How humanity uses Earth’s land is a reflection of its values. (...)
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    Process and Morality.Brian G. Henning - 2008 - In Michel Weber and Will Desmond (ed.), Handbook of Whiteheadian Process Thought. De Gruyter. pp. 198-206.
    Whereas traditional ethical theories limit morality to the relations between human beings, Whitehead seems committed to a fundamentally different model. Yet despite the longstanding consensus among process scholars that Whitehead’s philosophy of organism provides an ideal ground for a rich moral philosophy, particularly one encompassing ecological concerns, there is a relative dearth of scholarship on the topic. What is more, among those who do engage in such scholarship, there seems to be no agreement as to how to classify Whitehead’s ethics, (...)
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    A Genuine Ethical Universe: Beauty, Morality, and Nature in a Processive Cosmos.Brian G. Henning - 2003 - Dissertation, Fordham University
    This project develops and defends a holistic, organic ethical theory grounded firmly in Whitehead's aesthetico-metaphysics of process. The seminal insight of this ethic, which I refer to as the Ethics of Creativity, is the fundamental sense of beauty and value at the base of existence; there is no vacuous, valueless existence. As a result of this starting point, it is this project's contention that it is not enough for an ethical theory merely to prescribe how we ought to interact with (...)
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    Consenting to God and Nature: Toward a Theocentric, Naturalistic, Theological Ethics.Brian G. Henning - 2009 - Process Studies 38 (1):139-142.
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    From the Anthropocene to the Ecozoic: Philosophy and Global Climate Change.Brian G. Henning - 2016 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 40 (1):284-295.
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    Moral Vegetarianism.Brian G. Henning - 2016 - Process Studies 45 (2):236-249.
    In this article the work of a recent critic of moral vegetarianism (and veganism) is analyzed: Andrew F. Smith. Smith s work is significant for process thinkers who defend moral vegetarianism for various reasons. One of these is that he forces process thinkers to consider in more depth Whitehead’s view of plant ontology; another is that Smith adds insightfully to the conversation within process thought regarding the relationship between claims regarding animal rights and the ecoholistic concerns of environmental ethicists.
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    On the Possibility of a Whiteheadian Aesthetics of Morals.Brian G. Henning - 2002 - Process Studies 31 (2):97-114.
    Process philosophy has traditionally focused predominantly on ontology and cosmology. However, in the closing decades of the twentieth century, the scope of its application broadened significantly to include areas such as theology, physics, biology, psychology, and even education. But, one area that was not so fortunate is ethics. Process philosophy, nonetheless, has the potential to make a unique contribution to the state of ethical theory, which, having the support of a process ontology, could avoid many of the pitfalls which plague (...)
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  31. Preface : a brief history of the critical edition of Whitehead.Brian G. Henning - 2019 - In Brian G. Henning & Joseph Petek (eds.), Whitehead at Harvard, 1924–1925. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
     
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    Saving Whitehead’s Universe of Value.Brian G. Henning - 2005 - International Philosophical Quarterly 45 (4):447-465.
    While most scholars readily recognize that Alfred North Whitehead had deep and penetrating misgivings about the substantial view of individuality, fewer note that these misgivings stem as much from axiological considerations as ontological ones. I contend that, taken in the context of the “classical interpretation” of his metaphysics, Whitehead’s bold affirmation that actuality and value are coextensive introduces a potentially serious problem for the adequacy and applicability of his axiology. For if actuality is coextensive with valuebut actuality is itself limited (...)
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    Saving Whitehead’s Universe of Value.Brian G. Henning - 2005 - International Philosophical Quarterly 45 (4):447-465.
    While most scholars readily recognize that Alfred North Whitehead had deep and penetrating misgivings about the substantial view of individuality, fewer note that these misgivings stem as much from axiological considerations as ontological ones. I contend that, taken in the context of the “classical interpretation” of his metaphysics, Whitehead’s bold affirmation that actuality and value are coextensive introduces a potentially serious problem for the adequacy and applicability of his axiology. For if actuality is coextensive with valuebut actuality is itself limited (...)
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    The Harvard Lectures of Alfred North Whitehead, 1925-1927: General Metaphysical Problems of Science.Brian G. Henning, Joseph Petek & George Lucas - 2021 - Edinburgh University Press.
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    Thinking with Whitehead and the American Pragmatists: Experience and Reality.Brian G. Henning, William T. Myers & Joseph David John (eds.) - 2015 - Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.
    Despite there being deep lines of convergence between the philosophies of Alfred North Whitehead, C. S. Peirce, William James, John Dewey, and other classical American philosophers, it remains an open question whether Whitehead is a pragmatist, and conversation between pragmatists and Whitehead scholars have been limited. Indeed, it is difficult to find an anthology of classical American philosophy that includes Whitehead’s writings. These camps began separately, and so they remain. This volume questions the wisdom of that separation, exploring their connections, (...)
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  36. Creative Love: Eros and Agape in Whitehead and Peirce.Brian G. Henning - 2015 - In Brian G. Henning, William T. Myers & Joseph David John (eds.), Thinking with Whitehead and the American Pragmatists: Experience and Reality. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books. pp. 149-164.
    The kernel of this chapter has been lodged in my mind since I was a graduate student at Fordham. As I studied the work of Charles Sanders Peirce and Alfred North Whitehead I was continually struck by the numerous points of conver-gence between their respective projects. Unlike other pragmatists, both of these mathematically trained philosophers were interested in constructing a specula-tive philosophy that rejected the reductive, mechanistic accounts of nature. Instead, both Peirce and Whitehead described an emergent, evolutionary cos-mos that (...)
     
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  37. Philosophy in the Age Fascism: Reflections on the Presidential Addresses of the American Philosophical Association, 1931-1940.Brian G. Henning - 2015 - In Richard Hull (ed.), Historical Essays in Twentieth Century American Philosophy. Philosophy Documentation Center. pp. 69-95.
    The opportunity to read and reflect on Presidential Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 1931–1940, the fourth volume of the American Philosophical Association Centennial Series, has been in equal measures rewarding, humbling, and taxing. Having recently completed my own edited volume of presidential addresses of another philosophical society, I have been thoroughly disabused of the notion that there is any particular form or content that defines a philosophical presidential address. Perhaps it should not be surprising that the topics of the (...)
     
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    Riders in the Storm: Ethics in an Age of Climate Change.Brian G. Henning - 2015 - Anselm Academic.
    With the increase of natural disasters, droughts, and superstorms, it’s clear that climate change isn’t coming—it’s here. The ecological crisis of climate change—and how we handle it—is the challenge of this century. Though policy changes or technological advances may help, they’re not enough. We are in need of new ways of thinking and acting; new ways of understanding our relationship to the world. Riders in the Storm assesses the challenges of climate change through an interdisciplinary study, examining the basic scientific, (...)
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    “Trusting in the ‘Efficacy of Beauty’.Brian G. Henning - 2010 - Process Studies 39 (2):374-375.
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    Unearthing the Process Roots of Environment Ethics: Whitehead, Leopold, and the Land Ethic.Brian G. Henning - 2016 - Balkan Journal of Philosophy 8 (1):3-12.
    The aim of this essay is twofold. First, I examine the role of Alfred North Whitehead and process thinkers in bringing about and shaping the field of environmental ethics. As we will see, our job is not so much to develop the connections between Whitehead and environmental thought as to recover them. Second, given this genealogical work, I invite process scholars to reconsider their generally hostile reception of Aldo Leopold and his land ethic. I suggest that a version of the (...)
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    Comparison of viewpoints of health care professionals with or without involvement with formal ethics processes on the role of ethics committees and hospitals in the resolution of clinical ethical dilemmas.Brian S. Marcus, Jestin Carlson, Gajanan G. Hegde, Jennifer Shang & Arvind Venkat - 2015 - Clinical Ethics 10 (1-2):22-33.
    ObjectiveOur objective was to evaluate whether those individuals with previous involvement with formal clinical ethics processes differ in their attitudes towards the resolution of prototypical clinical ethics cases than general health care professionals. We hypothesized that those individuals with previous participation in ethics consultation would have significantly different attitudes on the appropriate role of ethics committees in the assessment and resolution of clinical ethical dilemmas than those who have not.MethodsWe conducted a case-based survey of health care professionals at six US (...)
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    Animals, Ethics, and Process Thought: Hierarchy without Anthroparchy.Brian G. Henning - 2013 - Process Studies 42 (2):221-239.
    Hierarchical views of nature have for centuries been used to justify the enslaving of peoples perceived as inferior, the often violent and coercive “reeducation” of indigenous peoples, the patriarchal subjugation of women, the cruel use of nonhuman animals for often trivial purposes, and the wanton destruction of the natural world. I join those who condemned the oppressive nature of these forms of hierarchical thinking. Yet, I fear that, in their effort to right past wrongs, too many thinkers are in danger (...)
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    Value, Beauty, and Nature: The Philosophy of Organism and the Metaphysical Foundations of Environmental Ethics.Brian G. Henning - 2023 - Albany: SUNY Press.
    Argues that, to make progress within environmental ethics, philosophers must explicitly engage in environmental metaphysics.
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    Whitehead at Harvard, 1924–1925.Brian G. Henning & Joseph Petek (eds.) - 2019 - Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
    In these newly commissioned essays, leading Whitehead scholars ask a range of important questions about Whitehead's first year of philosophy lectures. Do these lectures challenge or confirm previous understandings of Whitehead's published works? What is revealed about the development of Whitehead's thought in the crucial period after London but before the publication of Science and the Modern World? What should we make of concepts and terms that were introduced in these lectures but were never incorporated into subsequent publications? Also included (...)
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    AIDS a Moral Issue -- Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects.Brian G. Gazzard - 1992 - Journal of Medical Ethics 18 (1):51-52.
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    Correspondence.Brian G. Caraher - 1995 - British Journal of Aesthetics 35 (2):201-202.
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    Metaphor as Contradiction: A Grammar and Epistemology of Poetic Metaphor.Brian G. Caraher - 1981 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 14 (2):69 - 88.
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    Ordinary Meaning and Ordinary People.Kevin Tobia, Brian G. Slocum & Victoria Frances Nourse - 2023 - University of Pennsylvania Law Review 171.
    Perhaps the most fundamental principle of legal interpretation is the presumption that terms should be given their “ordinary” (i.e., general, non-technical) meanings. This principle is a central tenet of modern textualism. Textualists believe a universal presumption of ordinary meaning follows from their theory’s core commitment: A law should be interpreted consistently with what its text communicates to the ordinary public. This Article begins from this textualist premise, empirically examining what legal texts communicate to the public. Five original empirical studies (N (...)
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    Comments on Michael Polanyi, Scientist and Philosopher.N. E. Wetherick, Brian G. Gowenlock & John Puddefoot - 2007 - Tradition and Discovery 34 (3):31-43.
    This article discusses the 2005 OUP biography of Michael Polanyi by William T. Scott and Martin X. Moleski S.J., Michael Polanyi, Scientist and Philosopher . The discussants are N. E. Wetherick, Brian G Gowenlock, and John Puddefoot; Martin X. Moleski, S. J. briefly responds, providing a previously unpulished letter from Polanyi to Reverend Dr. Knox, a Presbyterian mininster.
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    Beyond metaphysics?: explorations in Alfred North Whitehead's late thought.Roland Faber, Brian G. Henning & Clinton Combs (eds.) - 2010 - New York: Rodopi.
    Alfred North Whitehead’s interpreters usually pay less attention to his later monographs and essays. Process and Reality is taken to be the definitive center of the Whiteheadian universe and the later works, thereby, appear to many only as applications or elaborations of themes already introduced earlier. Yet, is it also possible that the dominance of this perspective has obscured or even distorted further creative developments of Whitehead’s thought? This volume offers a sort of Copernican revolution in Whitehead interpretation, methodologically and (...)
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