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October 1, 1998... "People say I'm arrogant, but I know better." -- John Sununu I. INTRODUCTION What does Sununu know that the people who say he's arrogant don't? That he acts arrogant, but isn't really? That his behavior does not reflect arrogance, but merely self-confidence? That he has a high...
INTANGIBLE PROPERTY: PRIVACY, POWER, AND INFORMATION CONTROL.
October 1, 1998... Imagine a place where trespassers leave no footprints, where goods can be stolen an infinite number of times and yet remain in the possession of their original owners, where businesses you never heard of can own the history of your personal affairs, where only children feel fully at home,...
THE ECONOMY OF BELIEF OR, EXPLAINING COOPERATION AMONG THE PRUDENT.
October 1, 1998... I. COMMON AND CONFLICTING INTERESTS Among members of a community there always exists a certain amount of common interest, even if this is as small as the common interest in not accidentally interfering with each other's projects, to the disadvantage of interfered with and interfering...
THE FIRST-PERSON PERSPECTIVE: A TEST FOR NATURALISM.
October 1, 1998... Self-consciousness, many philosophers agree, is essential to being a person. There is not so much agreement, however, about how to understand what self-consciousness is. Philosophers in the field of cognitive science tend to write off self-consciousness as unproblematic. According to such...
October 1, 1998... How far does the projected reality extend: what is our creation and what is given (Blackburn 1984, 212)? `Objects' do not exist independently of conceptual schemes (Putnam 1981, 52). [T]he raw material of the physical universe is stuff not things, and... the organization of (some...