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Bridging the Responsibility Gap in Automated Warfare
Sparrow (J Appl Philos 24:62–77, 2007) argues that military robots capable of making their own decisions would be independent enough to allow us denial for their actions, yet too unlike us to be theExpand
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Seeing Things as They Are
In the previous chapter, I added similarity-based signs or icons to the standard menu of referential options. In this chapter, I want to explore the ramifications of this addition for perception.Expand
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Experience and Life as Ever-Present Constraints on Knowledge
This essay argues that acknowledging the existence of mind-independent facts is a matter of vital importance, in that acquiescence before the layout of the world is something demanded of knowingExpand
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Sound Reasoning (Literally): Prospects and Challenges of Current Acoustic Logics
  • M. Champagne
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • Logica Universalis
  • 25 July 2015
Building on the notational principles of C. S. Peirce’s graphical logic, Pietarinen has tried to develop a propositional logic unfolding in the medium of sound. Expand
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Diagrams of the past: How timelines can aid the growth of historical knowledge
Abstract Historians occasionally use timelines, but many seem to regard such signs merely as ways of visually summarizing results that are presumably better expressed in prose. Challenging thisExpand
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Brandom, Peirce, and the overlooked friction of contrapiction
  • M. Champagne
  • Philosophy, Computer Science
  • Synthese
  • 1 August 2016
An alternative to the neo-pragmatism of Rorty that does not rely primarily on peer pressure, I draw on the work of Charles S. Peirce. Expand
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Teaching Argument Diagrams to a Student Who Is Blind
  • M. Champagne
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Diagrams
  • 18 June 2018
This paper describes how bodily positions and gestures were used to teach argument diagramming to a student who cannot see. Expand
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Axiomatizing umwelt normativity
Prompted by the thesis that an organism’s umwelt possesses not just a descriptive dimension, but a normative one as well, some have sought to annex semiotics with ethics. Yet the pronouncements madeExpand
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Explaining the Qualitative Dimension of Consciousness: Prescission Instead of Reification
ABSTRACT: This paper suggests that it is largely a want of notional distinctions which fosters the “explanatory gap” that has beset the study of consciousness since T. Nagel’s revival of the topic.Expand
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Why Images Cannot be Arguments, But Moving Ones Might
Drawing inspiration from the graphical logic of C. S. Peirce, we suggest that images can be manipulated (erased, dragged, copied, etc.) in a way that overcomes the dilemma. Expand
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