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    The Content-Dependence of Imaginative Resistance

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    An observation of Hume’s has received a lot of attention over the last decade and a half: Although we can standardly imagine the most implausible scenarios, we encounter resistance when imagining propositions at odds with established moral (or perhaps more generally evaluative) convictions. The literature is ripe with ‘solutions’ to this so-called ‘Puzzle of Imaginative Resistance’. Few, however, question the plausibility of the empirical assumption at the heart of the puzzle. In this paper, we explore empirically whether the difficulty we witness in imagining certain propositions is indeed due to claim type (evaluative v. non-evaluative) or whether it is much rather driven by mundane features of content. Our findings suggest that claim type plays but a marginal role, and that there might hence not be much of a ‘puzzle’ to be solved

    Ultrasonic detection of flaws in fusion butt welds

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    Reliable and accurate Delta technique, a nondestructive ultrasonics method, uses redirection of energy to detect randomly oriented imperfections in fusion butt welds. Data on flaws can be read from either an oscilloscope or a printout

    Mononitration of durene

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    Reaction conditions under which the nitration of durene give predominantly, and in high yield, mononitrodurene (I), rather than dinitrodurene were found. The nitrating agent was No2+RF6-. Nitration with nitrosulfuric acid also gave mononitrodurene; however, byproducts such as 2.3.5.6-Me4C6HCH2C6H2Me3-2,4,5, were also formed. The NO2 PF6- gave an intermediate additional compound with durene. The reaction carried out with 3.6-dideuterodurene in D2O shows no isotope effect

    Ostracism Increases Positive Valence Theory of Mind Decoding Accuracy

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    The Exclusive Economic Zone: A \u27No-Man\u27s Land\u27 for United States Patent Law

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