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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (2): 289–292.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Zoltán Gendler Szabó Magidor Ofra , Category Mistakes . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2013 . xi + 171 pp . © 2015 by Cornell University 2015 If you have a systematic language with a large vocabulary, you will end up with a lot of nonsense. For example, besides sentences...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (1): 111–115.
Published: 01 January 2022
... of social categories to solve recurring coordination problems. Cailin O’Connor illuminates this more complicated story using evolutionary game-theoretic modeling. This framework, she argues, shows how type-conditioning of behavior using categories such as gender can emerge spontaneously in response...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (2): 129–168.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Anil Gomes; A. W. Moore; Andrew Stephenson For Kant, the human cognitive faculty has two subfaculties: sensibility and the understanding. Each has pure forms that are necessary to us as humans: space and time for sensibility; the categories for the understanding. But Kant is careful to leave open...
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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 (2015) 124 (1): 1–58.
Published: 01 January 2015
... of determination by the understanding through the transcendental synthesis of the imagination. The conceptual unity that the understanding prescribes to the manifold in intuition, by means of the categories, defines the formal intuition. Furthermore, this article argues that it is the sui generis, nonconceptual...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (4): 583–589.
Published: 01 October 2015
... as a real “community of substances” (chap. 18, “Our Place in Nature and Its Place in Us”). It is only at the penultimate level that the famous Kantian “categories” enter in. But before that, Waxman makes powerful and original use of a notion much less in focus for commentators on Kant: analytic unity...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 121–125.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., correctly I think, determines that the notion of representation is at the heart of the TD, he is prevented from grasping the reasoning I have sketched, since, for the direct realist, perception is not representational. We thus find him wondering why showing that “by means of [the categories] an object can...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (2): 226–230.
Published: 01 April 2022
... service to philosophy” in part 1 of her book. She focuses first on the Critique of Pure Reason and provides a brief but lucid account of the role assigned by Kant to categories as the conditions of possible experience. She then turns her attention to what (following Henry Allison) she calls the problem...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 91–94.
Published: 01 January 2001
... the split). The example illustrates the central role of metaphysical categories. A priori metaphysical theses depend on truths concerning these categories. Lowe sides with Aristotle in supposing metaphysics to concern categories of being, as dis- tinct from Kantian categories of thought (10...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (4): 596–600.
Published: 01 October 2021
... contested category. What is Race? Four Philosophical Views brings together four leading philosophers of race to advance their theories and engage with each other. The result is a must-read for any philosopher of race and a highly valuable resource for anyone trying to understand this important and complex...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (1): 98–101.
Published: 01 January 2002
.... By MICHAEL WEDIN. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, pp. 482. Michael Wedin’s Aristotle’s Theory of Substance provides an interpretation of pri- mary substance in Metaphysics Book Z that is compatible with the ontology of the Categories. The incompatibilist position holds that primary...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (3): 323–393.
Published: 01 July 2020
... psychological category has borderline cases, so why should perception and cognition be any different? The real challenge is to significantly limit the range of borderline cases so that the perception-cognition distinction remains theoretically important and useful. The border can't be so fuzzy...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (4): 645–648.
Published: 01 October 2000
... of certain a priori concepts, the Categories. However, this is only the surface of Kant’s much deeper, though neglected view about the nature of reason and judgment. Kant holds that even our a priori concepts are acquired, not from sensation, but “originally,” because our mind has a fundamental ca...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (2): 316–320.
Published: 01 April 2023
... might qualify here, but this category will rarely be used since it requires the wrongdoing itself to be reasonable.) Third, if residents are rich and the wrongdoing was egregious, then an equal distribution is again fine. Pasternak does not say so, but surely this category mandates a strongly...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (1): 149–153.
Published: 01 January 2020
... that ontological pluralism is useful to our theorizing about time, ontological categories, “almost nothings,” and persons, respectively (140). Each chapter appeals to a special case of the Sideggerian view: while the unrestricted quantifier isn't perfectly natural, there are various perfectly natural restricted...
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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (2): 157–201.
Published: 01 April 2004
...). ____. 1984 . Arithmetic and the Categories. Topoi 3 : 109 -121. Shabel, Lisa. 1998 . Kant on the `Symbolic Construction' of Mathematical Concepts. Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science 29 : 589 -621. Simons, Peter. 1987 . Parts: A Study in Ontology . Oxford: Clarendon Press...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2005
... indifferently between formal and material modes of expression involving vague terms. For example, I will say both that ‘x is (definitely) ⌽’ is true and that x is (definitely) ⌽, and both that x is a borderline case for the predicate and that x is a borderline case for the category or kind or property...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (2): 243–246.
Published: 01 April 2010
.... To many today it will seem a kind of category mistake to call this state of affairs true or false, or even to assess it for truth or falsity. Socrates-being- seated-on-a-leather-sofa seems a certain sort of structured entity, a complex of a pair of individuals and a nonsymmetric relation. Because...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (2): 246–250.
Published: 01 April 2010
... or false, let alone espe- cially or paradigmatically true. Consider the state of affairs of Socrates-being-seated- on-a-leather-sofa. To many today it will seem a kind of category mistake to call this state of affairs true or false, or even to assess it for truth or falsity. Socrates-being- seated...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (2): 250–255.
Published: 01 April 2010
... the state of affairs of Socrates-being-seated- on-a-leather-sofa. To many today it will seem a kind of category mistake to call this state of affairs true or false, or even to assess it for truth or falsity. Socrates-being- seated-on-a-leather-sofa seems a certain sort of structured entity, a complex...