Monday, January 5, 2009

December 2008

Australasian Journal of Philosophy
The British Journal for the History of Science, Vol. 41,, #4, 2008
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 59, #4, 2008
The Bulletin of Symbolic Logic, Vol. 14, # 4, 2008
Erkenntnis, Vol. 69, #3, 2008
Journal of Philosophy, vol. 105, #7, 2008
The Journal of Symbolic Logic, Vol. 73, # 4, 2008
Legal Theory, Vol. 14, #4, 2008
Logic Journal of the IGPL, Vol. 16, #6, 2008
Philosophy of Science, Vo. 75, # 3, 2008
Social Epistemology, Vol. 22, #3, 2008
Utilitas, Vol. 20, #4, 2008

John Kulvicki, "The Nature of Noise"
There is a growing consensus in the philosophical literature that sounds differ rather profoundly from colors. Colors are qualities, while sounds are particulars of some sort or other, such as events or pressure waves. A key motivation for this is that sounds seem to be transient, to evolve over time, to begin and end, while colors seem like stable qualities of objects' surfaces. I argue that sounds are indeed, like colors, stable qualities of objects. Sounds are not transient, and they do not seem to be, even though they are typically perceived transiently. In particular, sounds are dispositions of objects to vibrate in response to being stimulated. This stable property view of sounds aligns nicely with, and owes an inspirational debt to, reflectance physicalist accounts of color.
The upshot is a unified picture of colors, sounds, and the perception thereof.

The British Journal for The History of Science, Vol.#4, 2008
Presidential Address
Frank A.J.L. James. The Janus face of modernity: Michael Faraday in the twentieth century.
Research Articles
Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth. Bipartisan politics and practical knowledge: advertising of public science in two London newspapers, 1695–1720.
Andrew R. Holmes. Presbyterians and science in the north of Ireland before 1874.
Jon Agar. What happened in the sixties?
Book Reviews
George Saliba, Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance. Review by Silke Ackermann.
Matthew McLean, The Cosmographia of Sebastian Münster: Describing the World in the Reformation. Review by Adam Mosley.
Adam Mosley, Bearing the Heavens: Tycho Brahe and the Astronomical Community of the Late Sixteenth Century. Review by Pamela H. Smith.
Louise H. Curth, English Almanacs, Astrology and Popular Medicine: 1550–1700. Review by H. Darrel Rutkin.
Anna Marie Roos reviews both Tara Nummedal, Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire. AND Bruce T. Moran, Andreas Libavius and the Transformation of Alchemy: Separating Chemical Cultures with Polemical Fire.
Ursula Klein and Wolfgang Lefèvre, Materials in Eighteenth-Century Science: A Historical Ontology. Review by Matthew D. Eddy.
Charles C. Gillispie reviews both Maurice Crosland Books: The Language of Science: From the Vernacular to the Technical. AND
Scientific Institutions and Practice in France and Britain, c. 1700–1870.
John Carson, The Measure of Merit: Talent, Intelligence, and Inequality in the French and American Republics, 1750–1940. Review by James W. Reed.
Ralph O'Connor, The Earth on Show: Fossils and the Poetics of Popular Science, 1802–1856.
Review by Nicolaas A. Rupke.
Bernard Lightman, Victorian Popularizers of Science: Designing Nature for New Audiences. Review by Ruth Barton.
Peter Broks, Understanding Popular Science. Review by Jonathan R. Topham.
Roger Smith Reviews Peter Becker and Richard F. Wetzell (eds.), Criminals and Their Scientists: The History of Criminology in International Perspective. AND Cesare Lombroso, Criminal Man. Translated and with a new Introduction by Mary Gibson and Nicole Hahn Rafter.

Sarah E. Igo, The Averaged American: Surveys, Citizens, and the Making of a Mass Public. Review by Michael Pettit.
Margaret A. Boden, Mind as Machine: A History of Cognitive Science. 2 vols. Review by Tara H. Abraham.
John Krige, American Hegemony and the Postwar Reconstruction of Science in Europe. Review by Jeff Hughes.
Mariana Mazzucatto and Giovanni Dosi (eds.) Knowledge Accumulation and Industry Evolution: The Case of Pharma-Biotech. Review by Viviane Quirke.
Edward J. Hackett, Olga Amsterdamska, Michael Lynch and Judy Wajcman (eds.) The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, Third Edition. Review by Jesse Richmond.
Books received

British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 59, #4, 2008
P. Vanderschraaf. Game Theory Meets Threshold Analysis: Reappraising the Paradoxes of Anarchy and Revolution.
S. Schindler. Model, Theory, and Evidence in the Discovery of the DNA Structure 619.
P. D. Welch. The Extent of Computation in Malament–Hogarth Spacetimes.
J. B. Pitts. Why the Big Bang Singularity Does Not Help the Kal¯am Cosmological Argument for Theism.
J. Nado. Effects of Moral Cognition on Judgments of Intentionality.
A. W. Schulz. Structural Flaws: Massive Modularity and the Argument from Design.
G. J. Morgan and W. B. Pitts. Evolution without Species: The Case of Mosaic Bacteriophages.
P. Vickers. Frisch, Muller, and Belot on an Inconsistency in Classical Electrodynamics.
A. H´ajek . Arguments for–or against–Probabilism
J. D. Norton. Why Constructive Relativity Fails.
A. Glymour. Correlated Interaction and Group Selection.
D. G. Mayo. How to Discount Double-Counting When It Counts: Some Clarifications.
P. Kyle Stanford. Exceeding Our Grasp: Science, History, and the Problem of Unconceived Alternatives. Reviewed by P. Enfield.

The Bulletin of Symbolic Logic, Vol. 14, # 4, 2008
Vladimir G. Pestov. Hyperlinear and Sofic Groups: A Brief Guide.
Rafal Gruszczynski, Andrzej Pietruszczak. Full Development of Tarski’s Geometry of Solids.
G. Brady. From Peirce to Skolem. Reviewed by John Corcoran.
G. Priest. An Introduction to Non-classical Logic: From If to Is. Reviewed by Petr Hajek.
Second Indian Winter School on Logic, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, January 14-26, 2008.
Conference on Computability, Complexity and Randomness, Nanjing University, China, May 19-23, 2008.
15th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information, and Computation (WoLLIC 2008), Edinburgh, Scotland, July 1-4, 2008.
Officers and Committees of the Association for Symbolic Logic.
Members of the Association.

Erkenntnis, Vol. 69, #3, 2008
Ian McDiarmid. Underdetermination and Meaning Indeterminacy: What is the Difference?
Hamid Vahid. Experience and the Space of Reasons: The Problem of Non-Doxastic Justification.
Holger Andreas. Another Solution to the Problem of Theoretical Terms.
Darrell P. Rowbottom. On the Proximity of the Logical and ‘Objective Bayesian’ Interpretations of Probability.
Josefa Toribio. State Versus Content: The Unfair Trial of Perceptual Nonconceptualism.
Kai F. Wehmeier. Wittgensteinian Tableaux, Identity, and Co-Denotation.
John Earman. Superselection Rules for Philosophers.
Book Reviews
Joseph LaPorte, Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change. Review by R. W. Fischer.
Adam Olszewski, Jan Wolenski, and Robert Janusz (eds): Church’s Thesis After 70 Years. Review by Sven Ove Hansson.
Vincent Hendricks, Mainstream and Formal Epistemology. Review by Patrick Allo.

Journal of Philosophy, vol. 105, #7, 2008
Daniel C. Dennett. Descartes’s Argument from Design.
Matthew Chrisman. Ought to Believe.
Adina L. Roskies and Shaun Nichols. Bringing Moral Responsibility Down to Earth.

The Journal of Symbolic Logic, Vol. 73, # 4, 2008
Kenneth Harris. η-Representation of Sets and Degrees.
Daniel E. Severin. Unary Primitive Recursive Functions.
Benjamin D. Miller. Measurable Chromatic Numbers.
Bart Kastermans, Juris Steprāns, Yi Zhang. Analytic and Conanalytic Families of Almost Disjoint Functions.
Maciej Malicki. An Example of a Polish Group.
Bruno Poizat. A la Rcherche de la Definition de la Coplexite d’Espace pour le Calcul des Plynomes a la Maniere de Valiant.
Andrzej Starosolski. P-Hierarchy on βω.
Thomas A. Johnstone. Strongly Unfoldable Cardinals Made Indestructible.
Kazimierz Swirydowicz. There Exists an Uncountable Set of Pretabular Estensions of the Relevant Logic R and Each Logic of this Set is Generated by a Variety of Finite Height.
Greg Hjorth. Borel Equivalence Relations which are Highly Unfree.
Boaz Tsaban, Lyubomyr Zdomskyy. Cominatorial Images of Sets of Reals and Semifilter Trichotomy.
David Milovich. Splitting Families and the Noetherian Type of βω\ω.
James Cummings, Sy-David Friedman.  on the Singular Cardinals.
Charles McCarty. Completeness and Incompleteness for Intuitionistic Logic.
Su Gao, Michael Ray Oliver. Borel Complexity of Isomorphism Between Quotient Boolean Algebras.
Stephen Binns. П
0 1 Classes with Complex Elements.
Hajime Ishihara, Peter Schuster. A Comtinuity Principle, a Version of Baire’s Theorem and a Boundedness Principle.
Dima Sinapova. A Model for a Very Good Scale and a Bad Scale.
Rachel Epstein. Prime Models of Computably Enumerable Degree.
Pavel Pudlák. Fragments of Bounded Arithmetic and the Lengths of Proofs.
Roland Sh. Omanadze, Andrea Sorbi. A Characterization of the Δ02 Hyperhyperimmune Sets.

Legal Theory, Vol. 14, #4, 2008
Peter Jaffey. Liabilities in Private Law.
Jonathan Peterson. Lockean Property and Literary Works.
Mike Redmayne. Exploring the Proof Paradoxes.
Massimo Renzo. Duties of Samaritanism and Political Obligation.

Logic Journal of the IGPL Volume 16, #6, 2008
Dov M. Gabbay and Amir Pnueli. A Sound and Complete Deductive System for CTL* Verification.
Marcello D’Agostino, Marcelo Finger, Dov Gabbay. Cut-Based Abduction.
Seyed Mohammad Bagheri, Massoud Pourmahdian. Elementary Amalgamation and Joint Embedding Property for Intermediate Logics.
Igor Carboni Oliveira,Walter Carnielli. The Ricean Objection: An Analogue of Rice's Theorem for First-order Theories.
Costas D. Koutras, Christos Nomikos, Pavlos Peppas. On a Simple 3-valued Modal Language and a 3-valued Logic of ‘not-fully-justified’ Belief.

Philosophy of Science, Vol. 75, # 3, 2008
Benjamin Jantzen, David Danks. Biological Codes and Topological Causation.
Gerhard Schurz. The Meta-inductivist’s Winning Strategy in the Prediction Game: A New Approach to Hume’s Problem.
D. Benjamin Barros. Natural Selection as a Mechanism.
Jutta Schickore. Doing Science, Writing Science. Michael Devitt. Resurrecting Biological Essentialism.
Anna Alexandrova. Making Models Count.
Book Reviews
Fritz Allhoff, Patrick Lin, James Moor, John Weckert (eds.). Manoethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Nanotechnology. Reviewed by Kevin C. Elliott.
John W. Carroll (ed.). Readings on Laws of Nature. Reviewed by Simon Bostock.

Philosophy of Science, Vo. 75, # 4, 2008
Franz Huber. Milne's Argument for the Log-Ratio Measure.
James Justus. Ecological and Lyapunov Stability.
Chris Haufe. Perverse Engineering.
Edward MacKinnon. The Standard Model as a Philosophical Challenge.
Jeffrey Bub. Quantum Computation and Pseudotelepathic Games.
Book Reviews
Eric Margolis and Stephen Laurence (eds.): Creations of the Mind: Theories of Artifacts and Their Representation. Review by Pieter E. Vermaas.
Nicholas Maxwell: Is Science Neurotic? Review by Joseph Agassi.
Richard Healey: Gauging What's Real: The Conceptual Foundations of Contemporary Gauge Theories. Review by Jonathan Bain.

Social Epistemology Volume 22 Issue 3 2008
Special Issue: Contrastivism
Martin Blaauw. Contrastivism in Epistemology.
Jonathan Schaffer. The Contrast-sensitivity of Knowledge Ascriptions.
Jonathan Kvanvig. Contrastivism and Closure.
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong. A Contrastivist Manifesto.
Adam Morton; Antti Karjalainen. Contrastivity and Indistinguishability.
Ren van Woudenberg. The Knowledge Relation: Binary or Ternary?
Ram Neta. Undermining the Case for Contrastivism.
Duncan Pritchard. Contrastivism, Evidence, and Scepticism.

Utilitas, Vol. 20, #4, 2008
David Cummiskey. Dignity, Contractualism and Consequentialism.
David Lefkowitz. On the Concept of a Morally Relevant Harm.
Violetta Igneski. Defending Limits on the Sacrifices We Ought To Make For Others.
S. Matthew Liao. Who Is Afraid of Numbers?
Guy Fletcher. The Consistency of Qualitative Hedonism and the Value of (at Least Some) Malicious Pleasures.
Gerald Lang. The Right Kind of Solution to the Wrong Kind of Reason Problem.
Philip Cook. An Augmented Buck-Passing Account of Reasons and Value: Scanlon and Crisp on What Stops the Buck.

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