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By David Papineau

The most recent addition to the winning Oxford Readings in Philosophy sequence, this assortment comprises an important contributions to the hot debate at the philosophy of technological know-how. The participants crystallize the usually heated arguments of the final 20 years, assessing the skeptical attitudes inside of philosophy of technological know-how and the counter-challenges of the medical realists. participants comprise Nancy Cartwright, Brian Ellis, Arthur high-quality, Clark Glymour, Larry Laudan, Peter Lipton, Alan Musgrave, Wesely C. Salmon, Lawrence Sklar, Bas C. van Fraassen, and John Worrall.

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6 The McGowan case was closer to the rule than to the exception. Southwide, allegations of rape were made in about one-sixth of all lynchings (but probably in one hundred percent of all southern speeches about lynching). Immediately after it was founded, the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching (ASWPL) made an attempt to find out how many of the charges of rape had any validity: These investigations showed that white men, determined to get rid of a certain Negro, would accuse him of an attempted sex crime.

In George County Negroes are denied the right to vote; in Magee one Negro is encouraged to vote but the general Negro population is discouraged; in Washington County Negroes are invited to vote; in Sunflower County (Indianola) some Negroes are permitted, others are not. There are some counties in which Negroes are not permitted to pay their poll tax but are permitted to register; consequently they can't vote. In Jefferson Davis County there are different regulations in different towns. In Mt. 38 Page 27 The figure of twenty or twenty-five thousand registrants in Mississippi by the mid-fifties is hardly impressive in a state with an adult Negro population of nearly half a million.

He was allowed to sing a hymn, which he was able to do in a clear, unfaltering voice, apparently unnerving some of his captors. After he was dead, several in the crowd used his swinging body for target practice. 4 Ten days later in Lawrence County, R. J. Tyronne was shot to death, apparently by neighbors who Page 9 thought he had become too prosperous. On the thirtieth of the month, the body of Rev. T. A. Allen, weighted down with chain, was found in the Coldwater River. Allen had been involved in an attempt to organize sharecroppers.

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