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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2013) 122 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 January 2013
... diagnosis of probabilistic analogues of Gettier cases. Just like propositional knowledge, probabilistic knowledge is factive, safe, and sensitive. And it helps us build knowledge-based norms of action without accepting implausible semantic assumptions or endorsing the claim that knowledge is interest...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2015) 124 (1): 59–117.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Delia Graff Fara One reason to think that names have a predicate-type semantic value is that they naturally occur in count-noun positions: ‘The Michaels in my building both lost their keys’; ‘I know one incredibly sharp Cecil and one that's incredibly dull’. Predicativism is the view that names...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2017) 126 (3): 301–343.
Published: 01 July 2017
... analysis—it presents a new account that builds on both the existential and conditional analyses. On this account, the act conditional analysis , a sentence like ‘John can swim across the river’ says that there is some practically available action (in a sense the essay makes precise) that is such that if...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2019) 128 (2): 237–240.
Published: 01 April 2019
... would have it who believe that a single relation of metaphysical grounding gives rise to the layers. Instead, metaphysics is concerned with the fundamental as well as the nonfundamental, and as opposed to a single grounding relation we have a family of “building relations.” Being more fundamental than...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2004) 113 (4): 582–584.
Published: 01 October 2004
... entering a burning house to rescue a child who is trapped in it. But suppose that you choose to enter such a building and pick up a child, and that it is now merely a question of which exit you will carry him out through. If one of the exits is only a little bit more dangerous for you, but the other is...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2002) 111 (2): 327–330.
Published: 01 April 2002
... Prototractatus and the composition of the Notebooks. Proops argues that “Wittgenstein is more likely to attack central Fregean notions than to build on them,” and that “his grasp of Frege’s philosophy is not nearly so firm as many have supposed,” because his “understanding of Frege seems to have been...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2002) 111 (4): 497–537.
Published: 01 October 2002
...) content of ‘I had a fever yesterday’ is the singular proposition about the agent of c, and about the day before c, that the former had a fever on the latter. I call this rule “character-building.” Unlike the content rule (CR1), (CR2) specifies the content of the...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2000) 109 (2): 290–293.
Published: 01 April 2000
... spends little time building a positive case for the determinacy of truth conditions. Likewise, he is careful to detail just what his commitments to the analytic/synthetic distinction are, but does not pause to construct the positive case for the cogency of the distinction. This sort of defense...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2018) 127 (2): 247–251.
Published: 01 April 2018
...: (1) that the only building blocks of the social world are people, and (2) that the social is a projection by people onto the physical world. His attack on individualism is an attack on both pictures, although the first picture is of main concern. Let us be clearer about the theses of...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2001) 110 (1): 129–132.
Published: 01 January 2001
... interpretations of Aquinas’s social theory, emphasizing his view of human beings as possessing free will and as rational choosers. The term ‘natural’ as applied to human conduct is understood to mean “rational” or “in accordance with right reason.” The natural inclinations on which Aquinas builds his...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2005) 114 (1): 122–125.
Published: 01 January 2005
... perceptions, reveal the truth about the nature of extramental reality” (223). Throughout the book, Hatfield explores how Descartes applies this rationalist principle in building the “formidable” (33) metaphysical arguments that ground his physics. The most striking application of the principle occurs...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2004) 113 (4): 584–587.
Published: 01 October 2004
... rescue a child who is trapped in it. But suppose that you choose to enter such a building and pick up a child, and that it is now merely a question of which exit you will carry him out through. If one of the exits is only a little bit more dangerous for you, but the other is very likely to kill or...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2018) 127 (3): 426–431.
Published: 01 July 2018
... inconsistent with scientific practice (11, 34). Likewise, Piccinini takes semantic accounts, on which computation presupposes representation, to run afoul of the computer scientist's ability to build a computer that manipulates symbols arbitrarily and without semantic interpretation (35). He further requires...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2014) 123 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 April 2014
... Marmor is at his best. Marmor gives a meticulous defense of the role of conventions in law that both builds on H. L. A. Hart's (1961) theory and amends it. All the theoretical work of the first part of the book is put to good use to defend the idea that the institutional rules of law are founded upon...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2015) 124 (2): 286–289.
Published: 01 April 2015
... are defeasible principles, but principles nonetheless, and principled things can be said about the conditions of their defeat. Reasons as Defaults deserves effusive praise. One of its chief virtues is how expertly and seamlessly it brings together and builds on the achievements of many...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2005) 114 (2): 273–277.
Published: 01 April 2005
...) Verity Harte, Plato on Parts and Wholes: The Metaphysics of Structure. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Pp. x, 311. What is a child’s building-block house over and above the blocks themselves? To some, the answer seems glaringly obvious: nothing. As they will say with impatient emphasis...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2005) 114 (4): 497–534.
Published: 01 October 2005
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2006) 115 (2): 169–198.
Published: 01 April 2006
... ease.” If some- one asks why they should care that their action is morally impermissible, or indeed that it is irrational, just insisting that they should care because it is immoral or irrational will be, so Korsgaard thinks, pointless. But if someone is building a house and if sheltering from...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2010) 119 (1): 77–95.
Published: 01 January 2010
... to the truth of your impending testimony, in uttering ‘Q’ you are swearing that Q. Should you utter ‘The defendant entered the building before dusk’, you thereby swear that the defendant entered the building before dusk.10 Let speech act contextualism be the view that context affects which...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2008) 117 (2): 304–306.
Published: 01 April 2008
... become a progressive science with the results secured by one generation of physicists providing the founda- tions on which the next generation could build. There are (I shall assert) no comparable “results” in philosophy. But if Murphy’s book is to lay a new and better foundation for psychiatry...