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    Universality caused: the case of renormalization group explanation
    European Journal for Philosophy of Science 9 (3): 36. 2019.
    Recently, many have argued that there are certain kinds of abstract mathematical explanations that are noncausal. In particular, the irrelevancy approach suggests that abstracting away irrelevant causal details can leave us with a noncausal explanation. In this paper, I argue that the common example of Renormalization Group explanations of universality used to motivate the irrelevancy approach deserves more critical attention. I argue that the reasons given by those who hold up RG as noncausal d…Read more
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    Vocabulary of 2-year-olds learning English and an additional language: norms and effects of linguistic distance. II: Methods
    with Caroline Floccia, Thomas Sambrook, Claire Delle Luche, Rosa Kwok, Jeremy Goslin, Laurence White, Allegra Cattani, Kirsten Abbot-Smith, Andrea Krott, Debbie Mills, Caroline Rowland, Judit Gervain, and Kim Plunkett
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    Jacques Lacan and the Philosophy of Psychoanalysis
    Urbana : University of Illinois Press. 1986.
    Offers an analysis of Jacques Lacan's thought for the English-speaking world. Using empirical data as well as Lacan's texts, this title demonstrates how Lacan's teachings constitute a new epistemology that goes far beyond conventional thinking in psychoanalysis, psychology, philosophy, and linguistics.
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    Jacques Lacan and the Philosophy of Psychoanalysis
    with Richard Feldstein
    Substance 16 (3): 88. 1987.
  •  15
    Jacques Lacan: The Death of an Intellectual Hero
    with Stuart Schneiderman
    Substance 14 (1): 102. 1985.
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    Lacan and the Subject of Language (edited book)
    with Mark Bracher
    Routledge. 2015.
    Originally published in 1991, this volume tackles the diverse teachings of the great psychoanalyst and theoretician. Written by some of the leading American and European Lacanian scholars and practitioners, the essays attempt to come to terms with his complex relation to the culture of contemporary psychoanalysis. The volume presents useful insights into Lacan’s innovative theories on the nature of language and the subject. Many of the essays probe the importance of psychoanalysis for problems o…Read more
  • Hysteria
    In Elizabeth Wright (ed.), Feminism and Psychoanalysis: A Critical Dictionary, Blackwell. pp. 163--66. 1992.
  • Seeking the third term: Desire, the phallus, and the materiality of language
    In Richard Feldstein & Judith Roof (eds.), Feminism and Psychoanalysis, Cornell University Press. pp. 40--64. 1989.
  • The Symbolic
    In Elizabeth Wright (ed.), Feminism and Psychoanalysis: A Critical Dictionary, Blackwell. pp. 420--23. 1992.
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    The Free Market and the Human Condition: Essays on Economics and Culture (edited book)
    with Jeremy Beer, Bryce Christensen, Kirk Fitzpatrick, Pamela Hood, William H. Krieger, Peter McNamara, and Lee Trepanier
    Lexington Books. 2014.
    The Free Market and the Human Condition explores the human condition as situated in the free market from a variety of academic disciplines. By relying upon contributors who approach the topic from their respective disciplines, the book provides an accumulated picture of the free market, the human condition, and the relationship between them
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    Understanding the Virtue-Relevant Self Through Courage
    with Cynthia Pury and Charles Starkey
    To what extent do differences in who we are predict differences in courage? We propose to de-velop a measure of the virtue-relevant self, which is composed of self-conception, social roles, virtue-relevant values, and personality traits. We will then conduct three studies using this meas-ure to determine the extent to which these various components of the virtue-relevant self pre-dict the types of acts people consider courageous as well as the willingness of people to engage in courageous acts t…Read more