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Moors, Fields, and Popular Protest in South Lancashire and the West Riding of Yorkshire, 1800–1848
This article argues that moors and fields in south Lancashire and the West Riding of Yorkshire were integral to the symbolism of political and social agitation during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The ...
Logical fallacies as informational shortcuts
The paper argues that the two best known formal logical fallacies, namely denying the antecedent (DA) and affirming the consequent (AC) are not just basic and simple errors, which prove human irrationality, but rather ...
True self-love and true self-sacrifice
In recent commentary on Kierkegaard’s Works of Love, a distinction is commonly drawn between ‘proper’ and ‘selfish’ forms of self-love. In arguing that not all vices of self-focus can be captured under the heading of ...
In defence of narrative
Over the last few decades, a number of influential philosophers, psychologists and others (including Alasdair MacIntyre, Charles Taylor and Paul Ricoeur) have invoked the notion of narrative as having a central role to ...
Wot U @ Uni 4? : expectations and actuality of studying philosophy at university
In a project funded by the Subject Centre, we used focus groups to explore students' answers to six questions, including their reasons for going to university and their views of the purpose of higher education. Particular ...
Why the ability hypothesis is best forgotten
According to the knowledge argument, physicalism fails because when physically omniscient Mary first sees red, her gain in phenomenal knowledge involves a gain in factual knowledge. Thus not all facts are physical facts. ...
The Multiple Contents of Experience : Representation and the Awareness of Phenomenal Qualities
This paper examines the contents of perceptual experience, and focuses in particular on the relation between the representational aspects of an experience and its phenomenal character. It is argued that the Critical Realist ...
Trading options before Black-Scholes : a study of the market in late seventeenth-century London
This article uses data from the ledgers of the financial broker Charles Blunt to explore the market in equity options that emerged in London during the stock market boom of the early 1690s. Blunt's ledgers provide a unique ...
European Folk Medicine
(Pharmaceutical Press, 2009)