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David Cole
University of Manchester
  1. The Chinese Room Argument.David Cole - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  2. Artificial Intelligence and Personal Identity.David J. Cole - 1991 - Synthese 88 (September):399-417.
    Considerations of personal identity bear on John Searle's Chinese Room argument, and on the opposed position that a computer itself could really understand a natural language. In this paper I develop the notion of a virtual person, modelled on the concept of virtual machines familiar in computer science. I show how Searle's argument, and J. Maloney's attempt to defend it, fail. I conclude that Searle is correct in holding that no digital machine could understand language, but wrong in holding that (...)
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  3. Thought and Thought Experiments.David Cole - 1984 - Philosophical Studies 45 (May):431-44.
    Thought experiments have been used by philosophers for centuries, especially in the study of personal identity where they appear to have been used extensively and indiscriminately. Despite their prevalence, the use of thought experiments in this area of philosophy has been criticized in recent times. Bernard Williams criticizes the conclusions that are drawn from some experiments, and retells one of these experiments from a different perspective, a retelling which leads to a seemingly opposing result. Wilkes criticizes the method of thought (...)
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  4. Functionalism and Inverted Spectra.David J. Cole - 1990 - Synthese 82 (2):207-22.
    Functionalism, a philosophical theory, has empirical consequences. Functionalism predicts that where systematic transformations of sensory input occur and are followed by behavioral accommodation in which normal function of the organism is restored such that the causes and effects of the subject's psychological states return to those of the period prior to the transformation, there will be a return of qualia or subjective experiences to those present prior to the transform. A transformation of this type that has long been of philosophical (...)
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    The Actions of Affect in Deleuze: Others Using Language and the Language That We Make ..David R. Cole - 2011 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (6):549-561.
    The actions of affect are prominent in the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and can be broken down for the purposes of education into two roles. The first alludes to the history of philosophy and the ways in which affect has been used by Spinoza (Deleuze, 1992) Nietzsche (Deleuze, 1983) or Bergson (Deleuze, 1991). In this role, Deleuze reinvigorates and challenges definitions of affect that would place them into systems of understanding that could take paths to metaphysics or to becoming paradigms (...)
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    Statutory Definitions of Death and the Management of Terminally Ill Patients Who May Become Organ Donors After Death.David Cole - 1993 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 3 (2):145-155.
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    Educational Philosophy and ‘New French Thought’.David R. Cole & Joff P. N. Bradley - 2015 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 47 (10):1006-1008.
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    Analysing the Matter Flows in Schools Using Deleuze’s Method.David Cole - 2019 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 38 (3):229-240.
    Using Deleuzian theory for educational research and practice has become an increasingly popular activity. However, there are many theoretical complexities to the straightforward application of Deleuze to the educational context. For example, the ‘new materialism’ that Deleuze refers to in the 1960s takes its inspiration from Spinoza, and is an emancipatory project. Contrariwise, the ‘new materialism’ of the present moment is frequently applied to educational research and practice specifically as a way out of anthropocentric limits and enclosure. This paper explores (...)
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    Nowhere ǁ Erewhon.David R. Cole - 2019 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 51 (3):255-264.
    What is nowhere? Is it a non-place that has been created by the disappearance of distinct identities in the spread of standardised, global capitalism? Or has it come about as a result of colonialisation and the separation of indigenous cultures from their lands, and their replacement with vacuous, colonised, globalised non-places? This article suggests that ‘nowhere’, which was satirically entitled, ‘Erewhon’ by Samuel Butler due to the inverted action of machines, is still being created today, but by the combined forces (...)
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    Educational Non-Philosophy.David R. Cole - 2015 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 47 (10):1009-1022.
    The final lines of Deleuze and Guattari’s What is Philosophy? call for a non-philosophy to balance and act as a counterweight to the task of philosophy that had been described by them in terms of concept creation. In a footnote, Deleuze and Guattari mention François Laruelle’s project of non-philosophy, but dispute its efficacy in terms of the designated relationship between non-philosophy and science, as had been realised by Laruelle at the time. However, the mature non-philosophy of Laruelle could indicate a (...)
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  11. The Function of Consciousness.David J. Cole - 2002 - In James H. Fetzer (ed.), Consciousness Evolving. John Benjamins. pp. 287-305.
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    Matter in Motion: The Educational Materialism of Gilles Deleuze.David R. Cole - 2012 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (s1):3-17.
    This paper critically examines the materialism that Gilles Deleuze espouses in his oeuvre to the benefit of educational theory. In Difference and Repetition, he presented transcendental empiricism by underwriting Kant with realism (Deleuze, 1994). Later, in Capitalism & Schizophrenia I & II that were co-written with Félix Guattari (1984, 1988) and that they named Anti-Oedipus and A Thousand Plateaus, Deleuze's philosophical approach is realigned into what I term here as transcendental materialism, and latterly as immanent materialism; that I claim effectively (...)
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  13. Hearing Yourself Think: Natural Language, Inner Speech, and Thought.David J. Cole - manuscript
    "Mantras were not viewed as the only means of expressing truth, however. Thought, which was defined as internalized speech, offered yet another aspect of truth. And if words and thoughts designated different aspects of truth, or reality, then there had to be an underlying unity behind all phenomena" (S. A. Nigosian 1994: World Faiths, p. 84).
     
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  14. The Causal Powers of CPUs.David J. Cole - 1994 - In Eric Dietrich (ed.), Thinking Computers and Virtual Persons. Academic Press.
     
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  15. Contingent Materialism.David J. Cole & F. Foelber - 1984 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 65 (1):74-85.
     
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    Rebooting the End of the World: Teaching Ecosophy Through Cinema.David R. Cole - forthcoming - Educational Philosophy and Theory:1-11.
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    When Two Worlds Collide: Creatively Reassessing the Concept of a House Beyond the Human.David R. Cole & Yeganeh Baghi - forthcoming - Qualitative Inquiry.
    This article reassesses the concept of a house from a non-human perspective. The two worlds that collide in this article are philosophical analyses that are “beyond the human” and sustainable engineering house design. By analyzing the houses of ten animal species for shelter/skin properties, life pedagogy, materials and resources, thermal dynamics, and structural elements, we speculate on the future of housing. The premise of this article is that “beyond the human” philosophy opens a new visage to comprehend and conceptualize what (...)
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  18. I Don't Think So: Pinker on the Mentalese Monopoly.David J. Cole - 1999 - Philosophical Psychology 12 (3):283-295.
    Stephen Pinker sets out over a dozen arguments in The language instinct (Morrow, New York, 1994) for his widely shared view that natural language is inadequate as a medium for thought. Thus he argues we must suppose that the primary medium of thought and inference is an innate propositional representation system, mentalese. I reply to the various arguments and so defend the view that some thought essentially involves natural language. I argue mentalese doesn't solve any of the problems Pinker cites (...)
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    Artificial Minds: Cam on Searle.David J. Cole - 1991 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 69 (3):329-33.
  20. Against Derived Intentionality.David Cole - unknown
    Intentionality is a property of an important class of things: things that represent, or are about something. Thus a belief or sentence or story is about something, a painting or photo is of something, a sign is a sign of something, and a desire is a desire for something. These disparate things all display intentionality. They have content; they represent some state of affairs beyond themselves. The represented state of affairs need not be actual, and is not in the cases (...)
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  21. Michael Tye, Consciousness Revisited: Materialism Without Phenomenal Concepts: Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009, Xiv+229, $35.00, ISBN 978-0-262-01273-7. [REVIEW]David Cole - 2011 - Minds and Machines 21 (1):103-106.
    Michael Tye, Consciousness Revisited: Materialism Without Phenomenal Concepts Content Type Journal Article Pages 103-106 DOI 10.1007/s11023-011-9225-3 Authors David Cole, Department of Philosophy, University of Minnesota-Duluth, 369 A.B. Anderson Hall, Duluth, MN 55812, USA Journal Minds and Machines Online ISSN 1572-8641 Print ISSN 0924-6495 Journal Volume Volume 21 Journal Issue Volume 21, Number 1.
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  22. Jerry Fodor, Lot 2: The Language of Thought Revisited , New York: Oxford University Press, 2008, X+228, $37.95, Isbn 978-0-119-954877-. [REVIEW]David Cole - 2009 - Minds and Machines 19 (3):439-443.
    Jerry Fodor, LOT 2: The Language of Thought Revisited , New York: Oxford University Press, 2008, x+228, $37.95, ISBN 978-0-119-954877-4 Content Type Journal Article Pages 439-443 DOI 10.1007/s11023-009-9164-4 Authors David Cole, University of Minnesota-Duluth Department of Philosophy 369 A B Anderson Hall Duluth MN 55812 USA Journal Minds and Machines Online ISSN 1572-8641 Print ISSN 0924-6495 Journal Volume Volume 19 Journal Issue Volume 19, Number 3.
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  23. Pinker on the Thinker: Against Mentalese Monopoly.David J. Cole - manuscript
    thought and problem solving in persons lacking natural language altogether would be a decisive challenge, but there is no clear evidence of any abstract thinking capabilities similar to those evinced by the scientists. Pinker cites languageless persons rebuilding broken locks - this is evidence of perhaps visual imagery, but not mentalese (at least not without quite a bit more detail and argument than we are given). Spiders, e.g., build marvelous things, but no inference to spiderese appears to be warranted. There (...)
     
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    Gerald Edelman and Giulio Tononi, A Universe of Consciousness: How Matter Becomes Imagination, New York: Basic Books, 2000, Xiii+ 274 Pp., $17.00 , ISBN 0-465-01377-5. [REVIEW]David J. Cole - 2003 - Minds and Machines 13 (3):445-449.
  25. Note on Analyticity and the Definability of "Bachelor".David Cole - manuscript
    Those who have a brief against the analytic-synthetic distinction raise problems for what seem to supporters of the distinction to be some of the clearest cases. That bachelors are unmarried seems to many to be analytically true. But to hold this seems to imply that there is a definition of "bachelor" that includes being unmarried. But critics of the analytic-synthetic distinction, such as Jerry Fodor, deny that there are true definitions (reportive, not stipulative). So there can be no definition of (...)
     
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  26. Dretske on Naturalizing the Mind.David J. Cole - manuscript
    Dretske’s Naturalizing the Mind sets out the case for holding that mental states in general are natural representers of reality. Mental states have functions; for many states the function is to indicate what is going on in the world. Among such indicator states are beliefs. The content of these states is given by what they are supposed to represent. So if a state is supposed to indicate that it’s dark, then “it’s dark” is the content of the state. Thus we (...)
     
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    Richard Menary (Ed): The Extended Mind. [REVIEW]David Cole - 2012 - Minds and Machines 22 (1):47-51.
  28. Natural Language and Natural Meaning.David J. Cole - manuscript
    In Book II of the _Essay_, at the beginning of his discussion of language in Chapter II ("Of the Signification of Words"), John Locke writes that we humans have a variety of thoughts which might profit others, but that unfortunately these thoughts lie invisible and hidden from others. And so we use language to communicate these thoughts. As a result, "words, in their primary or immediate signification,stand for nothing but _the ideas in the mind of him that uses them_.
     
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    Formalism, Realism, and the War on Drugs.David Cole - unknown
    One of the ways our legal system has avoided confronting this ugly reality is through a commitment to legal formalism. Legal formalism allows us to ignore the social determinants that my AUSA friend saw every day as he prosecuted federal drug cases. As my colleague Professor Michael Seidman has suggested, legal formalism, which has been effectively critiqued and displaced by legal realism in many other areas of law, continues to exercise considerable influence over the way we think about criminal law. (...)
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    Anthony Chemero: Radical Embodied Cognitive Science: The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2009, Xiv+252, $30.00, ISBN 978-0-262-01322-2. [REVIEW]David Cole - 2010 - Minds and Machines 20 (3):475-479.
  31. Images and Thinking: Critique of Arguments Against Images as a Medium of Thought.David Cole - manuscript
    The Way of Ideas died an ignoble death, committed to the flames by behaviorist empiricists. Ideas, pictures in the head, perished with the Way. By the time those empiricists were supplanted at the helm by functionalists and causal theorists, a revolution had taken place in linguistics and the last thing anyone wanted to do was revive images as the medium of thought. Currently, some but not all cognitive scientists think that there probably are mental images - experiments in cognitive psychology (...)
     
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    A Pedagogy of the Parasite.David R. Cole, Joff P. N. Bradley & Alex Taek-Gwang Lee - 2021 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 40 (5):477-491.
    In the South Korean film, The Parasite, the underling family, in an act of desperation, uses deceptive means to infiltrate the rich family. The term parasite refers nominally to the underling family, and their efforts to befriend and inhabit the class territory and social hierarchy of the rich family. How can this be of use for education? To answer this, we ask: what can we learn from Parasite to inform contemporary philosophy of education? Primarily, this experimental piece written from different (...)
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    Sophie’s World CD-ROM.David Cole - 2000 - Teaching Philosophy 23 (2):189-192.
  34. The Return of the Evil Genius.David Cole - unknown
    Descartes refuted skepticism in 1641. George Berkeley refuted skepticism in 1710. O.K. Bouwsma refuted skepticism in 1949. Hilary Putnam refuted skepticism in 1981. The locus classicus for the form of skepticism refuted is Descartes' Meditations -- which also goes on to set out a famous realist refutation of skepticism. Indeed, Descartes is the principal inventor of the philosophic enterprise of skepticism refutation so central to Modern philosophy and its epistemic preoccupations. What the cited successors of Descartes and many others have (...)
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    Andy Clark: Supersizing the Mind. [REVIEW]David Cole - 2010 - Minds and Machines 20 (1):145-147.
  36. Education, the Anthropocene, and Deleuze/Guattari.David R. Cole - 2021 - Brill.
    This book puts forward a radical, unorthodox thesis with respect to the Anthropocene, the philosophy of Deleuze/Guattari and education. This book analyses the Anthropocene for its unconscious drives and develops a parallel mode of education and social change.
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  37. Outsourcing Terror: Extraordinary Rendition and The Necessity For Extraterritorial Protection of Human Rights.David Cole - 2010 - In Sibylle Scheipers (ed.), Prisoners in War. Oxford University Press.
     
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  38. Wilderness Visitor Experiences: Progress in Research and Management; April 4-7, 2011 (Pp. 21-36); Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-66. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.David N. Cole (ed.) - 2012
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  39. Art, Artists and Pedagogy.C. Naughton, G. Biesta & David R. Cole (eds.) - forthcoming - London, UK: Routledge.
    This volume has been brought together to generate new ideas and provoke discussion about what constitutes arts education in the twenty-first century, both within the institution and beyond. Art, Artists and Pedagogy is intended for educators who teach the arts from early childhood to tertiary level, artists working in the community, or those studying arts in education from undergraduate to Masters or PhD level.
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    The Progress of Philosophy and Rationality of Philosophy as a Cognitive Enterprise.David Cole - 1989 - Teaching Philosophy 12 (3):268-270.
  41. Inverted Spectrum Arguments.David J. Cole - 2000
    Formerly a spectral apparition that haunted behaviorism and provided a puzzle about our knowledge of other minds, the inverted spectrum possibility has emerged as an important challenge to functionalist accounts of qualia. The inverted spectrum hypothesis raises the possibility that two individuals might think and behave in the same way yet have different qualia. The traditional supposition is of an individual who has a subjective color spectrum that is inverted with regard to that had by other individuals. When he looks (...)
     
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    Kim Sterelny: The Evolved Apprentice: How Evolution Made Humans Unique: MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2012, Xvi+242, $37.00, ISBN: 978-0-262-01679-7.David Cole - 2016 - Minds and Machines 26 (4):473-476.
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    Rocco Gennaro: The Consciousness Paradox: Consciousness, Concepts and Higher-Order Thoughts: MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2012, X + 378 Pp, $35.00, ISBN: 978-0-262-01660-5.David Cole - 2014 - Minds and Machines 24 (2):227-231.
    If not a paradox, consciousness is at least an enigma. Many believe consciousness is hard to have, whereas others are panpsychists. Many hold that consciousness is hard to understand, perhaps impossibly so, whereas others believe we already have available an adequate general understanding of consciousness. Rocco Gennaro belongs to the second camp, and in this important work he explains why.In The Paradox of Consciousness, Gennaro develops and defends a higher-order thought (HOT) theory of consciousness. A HOT theory is an alternative (...)
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  44. Sense and Sentience.David J. Cole - 1998
    Surely one of the most interesting problems in the study of mind concerns the nature of sentience. How is it that there are sensations, rather than merely sensings? What is it like to be a bat -- or why is it like anything at all? Why aren't we automata or responding but unfeeling Zombies? How does neural activity give rise to subjective experience? As Leibniz put the problem : _It must be confessed, however, that Perception_ [consciousness?]_, and that which depends (...)
     
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  45. Thought and Qualia.David Cole - 1994 - Minds and Machines 4 (3):283-302.
    I present a theory of the nature and basis of the conscious experience characteristic of occurent propositional attitudes: thinking this or that. As a preliminary I offer an extended criticism of Paul Schweizer's treatment of such consciousness as unexplained secondary qualities of neural events. I also attempt to rebut arguments against the possibility of functionalist accounts of conscious experience and qualia.
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    The Difference Prevention Makes: Regulating Preventive Justice.David Cole - 2015 - Criminal Law and Philosophy 9 (3):501-519.
    Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States and many other countries have adopted a “paradigm of prevention,” employing a range of measures in an attempt to prevent future terrorist attacks. This includes the use of pretextual charges for preventive detention, the expansion of criminal liability to prohibit conduct that precedes terrorism, and expansion of surveillance at home and abroad. Politicians and government officials often speak of prevention as if it is an unqualified good. Everyone wants to (...)
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    The Reproduction of Philosophical Bodies in Education with Language.David Robert Cole - 2010 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 (8):816-829.
    This paper articulates a feminist poststructural philosophy of education by combining the work of Luce Irigaray and Michel Foucault. This acts as an underpinning for a philosophy of desire (McWilliam, 1999) in education, or as a minor philosophy of education where multiple movements of bodies are enacted through theoretical methodologies and research. These methods include qualitative analysis and critical discourse analysis; where the conjunction Irigaray-Foucault is a paradigm for dealing with educational phenomena. It is also a rigorous materialism (Braidotti, 2005) (...)
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  48. Natural Meaning for Natural Language.David Cole - 2010 - Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations 9:114-133.
     
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    Meaning and Knowledge.David J. Cole - 1979 - Philosophical Studies 36 (3):329 - 331.
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Erwin M. Segal, Meredith Williams, David J. Cole, James Geller, Yorick Wilks, Shoshana Loeb, Kim Sterelny, Jerry Fodor, Sara Heinämaa & Ausonio Marras - 1993 - Minds and Machines 3 (3):335-375.
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