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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (2): 282–285.
Published: 01 April 2005
...Faviola Rivera Otfried Höffe, Categorical Principles of Law: A Counterpoint to Modernity. University Park: Penn State University Press, 2002. Pp. xxx, 311. Cornell University 2005 BOOK REVIEWS my opinion, not worth reading, though if you tend toward...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (4): 525–560.
Published: 01 October 2003
.... Vogler, Candace. 1995 . Philosophical Feminism, Feminist Philosophy. Philosophical Topics 23 : 295 -319. ____. 2003 . Reasonably Vicious . Cambridge: Harvard University Press. The Philosophical Review, Vol. 112, No. 4 (October 2003) Does the Categorical Imperative Give...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 279–322.
Published: 01 July 2018
... to the problem and find them all wanting. This suggests a return to a kind of Goodmanian view that the world is a structureless mess onto which we project our own categorizations, not something with categories already built in. © 2018 by Cornell University 2018 metaphysical realism anti-realism...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (3): 371–375.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Igor Douven Leitgeb Hannes , The Stability of Belief: How Rational Belief Coheres with Probability . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2017 . xiv + 365 pp . © 2019 by Cornell University 2019 There is an ongoing debate about how to connect categorical beliefs to graded beliefs...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 82–84.
Published: 01 January 2001
... of their pervasiveness. In Dispositions, Stephen Mumford confronts the toughest and most impor- tant metaphysical issues about dispositions. He tackles the viability of condi- tional analyses, what he sees as the attending question of realism versus anti- realism, the dispositional/categorical distinction...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 79–82.
Published: 01 January 2001
... of condi- tional analyses, what he sees as the attending question of realism versus anti- realism, the dispositional/categorical distinction, the relationship between a disposition and its categorical base, laws of nature, and the threat of over- determination stemming from the causal efficacy...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 91–94.
Published: 01 January 2001
... chart the possibilities of existence and thereby provide us with the conceptual tools wherewith to categorize the world’s contents as best we can in the light of experience, while we try to keep open minds as to how we might interpret new empirical evidence in the future [Wle must...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (2): 277–282.
Published: 01 April 2005
..., Vol. 114, No. 2 (April 2005) Otfried Höffe, Categorical Principles of Law: A Counterpoint to Modernity. Univer- sity Park: Penn State University Press, 2002. Pp. xxx, 311. Otfried Höffe’s central claim is that modern legal and political culture cannot renounce categorical principles of law...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (3): 348–352.
Published: 01 July 2019
... widely accepted (though there are still some detractors). It is strikingly illustrated by studies of pure or unmixed colors, where for each pure hue we record substantive ranges of objects being categorized as having it by normal perceivers in normal conditions. Thus, an object one perceiver categorizes...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (4): 583–586.
Published: 01 October 2000
... But this means that practical reason makes categorical demands on the struc- ture of our ends and preferences themselves. A quicker route to the conclusion that instrumental reasoning requires completion by categorical reasons is to recognize that hypothetical imper...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (2): 283–286.
Published: 01 April 2001
... the claim that the action meets certain standards endorsed by the agent, and at the same time expresses categorical endorsement of those standards. The first component of the judgment would make sense of the “contextualist” label Timmons gives the view. In explicating his contextualism, Timmons...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (2): 289–293.
Published: 01 April 2008
... of a judgment must be reality, Bradley concludes that singular categorical judgments must attribute their contents to reality indi- rectly or conditionally if they are to be true; for, they cannot assert anything as being true of reality directly, but only given certain other assumptions about reality...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 41–71.
Published: 01 January 2018
... these questions in reverse order. The property P is the property of being morally wrong. In order to have a concrete thesis to work with, I take a particular candidate specification as a working assumption. Henceforth, I assume, with the Kantians, that P is the property of violating the categorical...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (4): 515–519.
Published: 01 October 2019
... by withholding an answer to the latter question until the final chapter. Consider Kant’s answer to this question. For Kant, we have overriding reasons to be moral because the moral law presents itself to every rational agent as a categorical demand. According to Kosch’s Fichte, morality is not a matter...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (4): 433–468.
Published: 01 October 2005
... (at least as depicted by classical physics, which is not supposed to be as weird as quantum mechanics) does not consist entirely of instan- tiations of categorical properties. If facts about instantaneous velocity are ontologically primitive and irreducibly subjunctive in a possible world operating...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (4): 519–523.
Published: 01 October 2018
..., but seems to think that this conflicts with Descartes's notion of degrees of freedom. To resolve this apparent conflict, Ragland argues that Descartes distinguishes between “absolute” hypothetical two-way power, and “moral” categorical two-way power. For Descartes, degrees of freedom are qualitative...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (2): 311–315.
Published: 01 April 2021
... character. While Kant has no explicit conception of cognitive virtue as such, Merritt argues that such a conception is implied by the principles of healthy understanding, which specify a categorically required way of thinking for beings like us. By developing good cognitive character in accordance...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (1): 63–114.
Published: 01 January 2005
..., the moral incentive is insufficient to deter- mine the will by itself, and so in order to actually perform an action required by the Categorical Imperative, the agent needs some addi- tional motivation from the inclinations, and so his performance of the right action relies on heteronomous...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 589–594.
Published: 01 October 2002
... natural kinds. The most important difference between scientific essentialism and Humeanism concerns what sorts of intrinsic properties there are: scientific essentialism endorses the “somewhat heretical view” that dispo- sitional properties are “at least as fundamental as any categorical properties...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (2): 238–241.
Published: 01 April 2014
...: (1) the categoricity of some central commands, (2) the insulation of central beliefs from commonsensical and scientific standards of evidence, and (3) the offering of existential consolation in the face of suffering and death (34, 52). In chapter 3, Leiter argues (reasonably) that the Kantian...