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Farewell to Reason
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Who wrote the rules for the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
Twelve governments recently signed the much-anticipated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), sparking heated debate about its merits. As a primary motivation for this first “mega-regional” agreement, USExpand
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Images of Science
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Disagreement in science
SummaryThe argument of this paper is (1) that, contrary to what is often thought, there are cases of disagreement among scientists concerning the relative acceptability of theories which do not turnExpand
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Deep Disagreement and Informal logic: No Cause for Alarm
In a recent paper in this journal,[1] Robert Fogelin argues that "there are disagreements, sometimes on important issues, which by their nature, are not subject to rational resolution"(p.7). ContraryExpand
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Wittgenstein’s True Thoughts
Abstract The central remarks of the Tractatus are without substantial content or consequence, remarks at the boundaries of sense that dissolve into truth. While they say nothing, they encapsulateExpand
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‘Mundic’-type problems: a building material catastrophe
Abstract During the period ad 1900–1950, readily-available mining spoils, specifically mundic and killas rocks, were used as aggregates in concrete in order to keep building costs low. UnfortunatelyExpand
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Wittgenstein on Transparent White
Abstract No single topic receives more attention in Remarks on Colour than transparency and the impossibility of transparent white. In each of the three parts of the book, Wittgenstein explores theExpand
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Social impact assessment and forestry
In NSW, environmental impact assessment through the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, clearly entreats consideration of social impacts as well as the traditional ‘physical’ environmen...
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