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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (1): 97–115.
Published: 01 January 2011
...John Martin Fischer; Patrick Todd In his recent essay in the Philosophical Review , “Truth and Freedom,” Trenton Merricks contends (among other things) that the basic argument for the incompatibility of God's foreknowledge and human freedom is question-begging. He relies on a “truism” to the effect...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (1): 45–92.
Published: 01 January 2013
... of the story extends the basic framework to cover some complicated data about retraction and the interaction between epistemic modality and tense. A comparison between the suggestion made in this essay and current versions of the orthodoxy is provided. © 2013 by Cornell University 2013 For comments...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (3): 307–339.
Published: 01 July 2016
... to Lewis's results is to claim that conditional claims, or claims about subjective value, lack truth conditions. For this strategy to have a chance of success, it needs to give up basic structural principles about how epistemic states can be updated—in a way that is strikingly parallel to the commitments...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (3): 351–374.
Published: 01 July 2009
... individuals) can develop into. This is because the early education ensures that the auxiliary and the philosopher share the same basic structure of soul, with reason being in control of each, though the auxiliary's natural deficiencies create some limitations in terms of his or her moral self-sufficiency...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (1): 77–95.
Published: 01 January 2010
...John Turri In this essay I show how to reconcile epistemic invariantism with the knowledge account of assertion. My basic proposal is that we can comfortably combine invariantism with the knowledge account of assertion by endorsing contextualism about speech acts. My demonstration takes place...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (2): 275–287.
Published: 01 April 2008
...Graeme Forbes In this critical review I discuss the main themes of the papers in Kit Fine's Modality and Tense: Philosophical Papers . These themes are that modal operators are intelligible in their own right and that actualist quantifiers are to be taken as basic with respect to possibilist...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (4): 481–524.
Published: 01 October 2008
... commitments. What is really at issue between conventionalists and nonconventionalists is whether the basic moral relation of promissory commitment derives from the moral principles that govern our use of social conventions. Other nonconventionalist accounts make problematic concessions...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (3): 365–380.
Published: 01 July 2010
..., their argument for modal rationalism, and against type-B materialism, only goes through if one grants them at least one of the following two assumptions: first, that what is semantically basic must also be metaphysically basic; second, that phenomenal properties happen to be metaphysically basic. The lat...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (1): 31–76.
Published: 01 January 2010
.... It is a corollary of the well-foundedness condition that there are basic actual concrete objects. Without a well-founded partial ordering, there would be a third option besides monism and pluralism, on which neither the one whole nor any of its proper parts are basic because no actual concrete objects are basic...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2002
... formulations look very different, but the basic prescription of classical decision theory can be stated simply. We assume that our task is to choose an action from a set A of alternative actions. The actions are to be evaluated in This work was supported by NSF grant no. IRI-IIS-0080888...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (1): 141–144.
Published: 01 January 2000
.... The understanding in question is what Levinson calls “basic musical understanding,” the most fundamental marks of which are listening (not describing) with “present-centered absorption, . . . active following, . . . and grasp of expressiveness” (33). Basic musical understanding, typically re- quiring...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (3): 421–425.
Published: 01 July 2001
... understanding of his political philosophy. First of all, the revisions emphasize that Rawls’s presentation of the basic problem of justice and his arguments for the two principles are guided throughout by a moral conception of the person as free and equal. This moral conception is invoked...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (1): 135–138.
Published: 01 January 2016
... endeavors in DA to explain the full range of life activities of organisms as diverse as plants, animals, and humans by reference to three basic psychological capacities: nutrition, perception, and intellect. The results of this approach are impressive: Johansen delivers an attractive interpretation of DA...
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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (4): 584–587.
Published: 01 October 2004
... to basic needs. Pogge’s conception of human rights thus “emphasizes negative duties across the board,” and thus “narrows the philosophical gap” between those who insist on only negative duties of human rights and those who insist that there are also positive duties of human rights (70...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (4): 635–638.
Published: 01 October 2001
... sets out the structure of his essay as follows. The central focus throughout part 1 is the following thesis: (R) Perceptual experiences provide reasons for empirical beliefs. And the argument for (R) rests on two premises: (1) The most basic beliefs about the spatial world have...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (2): 262–270.
Published: 01 April 2002
... will excuse my unwillingness to wait for the answers in the fuller work. Nussbaum aims to provide the philosophical underpinning for an account of basic constitutional principles that should be respected and implemented by the governments of all nations, as a bare minimum of what respect for human dignity...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 January 2001
... of conceptual role semantics.” According to the version of conceptual role semantics that I wish to develop, the meaning of a term is given by the basic rules of rationality governing its use. That is, the term’s meaning is given by certain rules that specify ways in which it would be rational...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (2): 307–310.
Published: 01 April 2013
... the character of our perceptual engagement with photos and with film. Walton’s basic claim is: (1) Photographs are transparent while (normally) handmade visual depictions are not. To say that a visual representation is transparent is to be understood as follows: (T...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (2): 314–317.
Published: 01 April 2013
... the character of our perceptual engagement with photos and with film. Walton’s basic claim is: (1) Photographs are transparent while (normally) handmade visual depictions are not. To say that a visual representation is transparent is to be understood as follows: (T...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (2): 318–322.
Published: 01 April 2013
... the character of our perceptual engagement with photos and with film. Walton’s basic claim is: (1) Photographs are transparent while (normally) handmade visual depictions are not. To say that a visual representation is transparent is to be understood as follows: (T...