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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (1): 116–118.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Alexander Bird Lange writes with restrained elegance, but this does not disguise the fact that his book is in many places hard intellectual work. That reflects the fact that this is a work of highest intellectual caliber, not unlike important advances in mathematics, that happens to deal...
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The Philosophical Review (2006) 115 (1): 131–133.
Published: 01 January 2006
...Alexander Bird Susan Haack, Defending Science — Within Reason: Between Scientism and Cynicism . Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2003. 411 pp. Cornell University 2006 BOOK REVIEWS Peter Railton, Facts, Values, and Norms. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2009
... of the fact that watching is perceptual, if S is watching some object, O, at t, then S saw it at t. But there is a puzzling case that implies that at least one of these two claims about the nature of watching must be false. 3.1. The Bird Case Jim is watching a peregrine falcon swoop down from its...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (3): 410–417.
Published: 01 July 2017
... of birds ( birds ) if you have a mental representation that has all and only birds in its extension. When psychologists (and philosophers) speak of ‘concepts’, they sometimes use the word ‘concept’ differently. They sometimes use it to refer to a certain associated body of ‘knowledge’ (in a very loose...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (1): 1–47.
Published: 01 January 2008
... not venture into obscurity to find a phenomenon worthy of attention. If one so chooses, one may ask any English speaker whatsoever whether sentences such as ‘tigers have stripes’, ‘birds lay eggs’, or ‘mosquitoes carry the West Nile virus’ are true, or whether ‘mosquitoes don’t carry the West Nile...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (1): 97–99.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Marc Lange Alexander Bird, Nature's Metaphysics: Laws and Properties . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. 256 pp. Cornell University 2010 BOOK REVIEWS Alexander Bird, Nature’s Metaphysics: Laws and Properties. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. 256...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (1): 100–103.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Peter Sullivan Gregory Landini, Wittgenstein's Apprenticeship with Russell . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. xi + 300 pp. Cornell University 2010 BOOK REVIEWS Alexander Bird, Nature’s Metaphysics: Laws and Properties. Oxford: Oxford University...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (1): 104–108.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Patrick Kain Allen W. Wood, Kantian Ethics . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. xviii + 342 pp. Cornell University 2010 BOOK REVIEWS Alexander Bird, Nature’s Metaphysics: Laws and Properties. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. 256 pp...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (1): 108–112.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Don Garrett Paul Russell, The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. xi + 424 pp. Cornell University 2010 BOOK REVIEWS Alexander Bird, Nature’s Metaphysics: Laws and Properties. Oxford...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (1): 112–115.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Steven T. Kuhn Richard Tuck, Free Riding . Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008. viii + 223 pp. Cornell University 2010 BOOK REVIEWS Alexander Bird, Nature’s Metaphysics: Laws and Properties. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. 256 pp...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (1): 115–117.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Thomas Hurka C. A. J. Coady, Morality and Political Violence . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. xi + 317 pp. Cornell University 2010 BOOK REVIEWS Alexander Bird, Nature’s Metaphysics: Laws and Properties. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (1): 118–123.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Stephan Leuenberger Dean Zimmerman, ed., Oxford Studies in Metaphysics , vol. 2. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. 400 pp. Cornell University 2010 BOOK REVIEWS Alexander Bird, Nature’s Metaphysics: Laws and Properties. Oxford: Oxford University Press...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (1): 123–126.
Published: 01 January 2010
...John Dupré Daniel P. Steel, Across the Boundaries: Extrapolation in Biology and Social Science . New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. 256 pp. Cornell University 2010 BOOK REVIEWS Alexander Bird, Nature’s Metaphysics: Laws and Properties. Oxford...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (2): 277–281.
Published: 01 April 2000
... reasoning in the AI community (McCarthy 1980, Reiter 1980). The goal of this work is to provide semantics for statements like “birds typically/ normally/by default fly.” We want to be able to conclude from such state- ments that, for example, if all we know about Tweety is that Tweety is a bird...
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The Philosophical Review (2006) 115 (3): 273–316.
Published: 01 July 2006
... Pelletier, 300 -338. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Bird, Alexander. 1998 . “Dispositions and Antidotes.” Philosophical Quarterly 48 : 227 -34. Bonevac, Daniel. 2003 . Deduction . Malden, MA: Blackwell. Carnap, Rudolf. 1936 . “Testability and Meaning I.” Philosophy of Science 3...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (3): 285–324.
Published: 01 July 2009
... of search times. Birds, monkeys, and apes track bodies over months without inter- vening observation.40 The idea that issues of reidentification do not “arise” for these animals needs support that Quine does not give. Quine thinks that there is a further special problem about deter- mining...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (3): 327–359.
Published: 01 July 2022
... examples. 29. The gestalt psychologists formulated various principles to explain why some perceptual elements are grouped together as one. For example, the “principle of common fate” is supposed to explain why birds moving together appear as a single flock. For a review, see Wagemans et al. 2012...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (4): 537–541.
Published: 01 October 2022
... versions of inflationism—the Joint Acceptance account—is untenable. I am in full agreement. I will turn, however, to Lackey’s case against my preferred inflationism – the distributive account defended most prominently in (Bird 2010; see also Simion, Kelp, and Carter 2022). Accounts like these license...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (4): 609–614.
Published: 01 October 2021
...-datum. If, by contrast, one is committed to naive realism, the very same experience can make rational a transition to the belief that one is acquainted with the physical bird itself. An antecedent view contains within it much more than a set of philosophical commitments, of course. If one has been given...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (2): 286–289.
Published: 01 April 2015
...” the default. For example, a default rule tells us to conclude that Tweety flies (F ) if we accept the premise that Tweety is a bird (B). Horty proposes that the premise P of a triggered default is what we mean by a reason for C. These rules can issue conflicting instructions. A different default rule...