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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2010) 119 (4): 449–495.
Published: 01 October 2010
...Ian Proops In the chapter of the Critique of Pure Reason entitled “The Paralogisms of Pure Reason” Kant seeks to explain how rationalist philosophers, including thinkers of the caliber of Descartes and Leibniz, could have arrived at what he considers to be certain erroneous, “dogmatic” conclusions...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2001) 110 (2): 289–290.
Published: 01 April 2001
... chapter, Marion mounts an impressive attack on one of the standard interpretations of Wittgenstein’s philosophy of mathemat- ics-most notably proposed by Dummett-which equates Wittgenstein’s position with strict finitism. In particular, Marion shows that Wittgenstein was hostile to the argument...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2014) 123 (2): 231–234.
Published: 01 April 2014
... has evidently gone into producing this volume, and the result is a book that makes a significant contribution to research in this area and that most certainly delivers on its goal of helping us to see the Phaedo through late Neoplatonic spectacles. The book's seven chapters track the order of the...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2016) 125 (1): 135–138.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Robert Howton The first three chapters set out the framework for Johansen's “naturalistic” interpretation. Johansen argues that DA occupies a foundational place in Aristotle's biology: in seeking “to gain knowledge of the soul by defining its essence” (9), DA seeks to identify the principles...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2014) 123 (2): 234–238.
Published: 01 April 2014
... inspire. The book's seven chapters fall naturally into three groups, each with its own distinctive central topic. These are the ontological argument and the necessity of God's being (chapters 1 and 2); the necessity of everything actual and the actuality of everything possible (chapters 3 and 4); and...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2001) 110 (3): 428–430.
Published: 01 July 2001
... pursue one issue here, after sketching the project of each substantial chapter. (i) Chapter 2 supports moral theory construction over particularism. The latter is argued to have the disadvantage of entailing that we lack epistemic justification for our moral beliefs. Chapter 3...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2014) 123 (4): 541–544.
Published: 01 October 2014
... terms—is expounded and usefully updated in the chapters composing part 1 (chapters 1–3, 7–63). Dicker sees Berkeley as a largely reactive philosopher. This reactivity is most evident in part 3 of the book (chapters 7–10, 147–203), where Dicker examines what he calls Berkeley's “indirect” arguments for...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2001) 110 (3): 482–484.
Published: 01 July 2001
... quantum mechanics. The book is at its best when it is distinguishing between the various versions of the Everett interpretation, and would certainly be useful to anyone who wishes to pursue Everett’s approach. Barrett looks at Everett’s papers directly in chapter 3. He pointedly does not...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2003) 112 (1): 100–102.
Published: 01 January 2003
... Press, 2002. Pp. xvi, 302. The opening chapter of this book presents the skepticism of Sextus Empiricus as far more interesting than any of the varieties of skepticism typically discussed today. It is claimed that the skeptic in Sextus’s understanding (a real live figure, not a hypothetical...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2014) 123 (2): 244–247.
Published: 01 April 2014
.... In chapter 1, Hassoun argues that we need a new argument for why members of developed societies ought to meet the basic needs of the world's poor. Such an argument would have to withstand the objection that positive duties are indeterminate or that fulfilling such duties demands an unjust sacrifice...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2015) 124 (2): 255–258.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Christopher Evan Franklin Swinburne Richard , Mind, Brain, and Free Will . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2013 . vii + 242 pp . © 2015 by Cornell University 2015 In chapter 4, Swinburne argues that no one could ever be justified in believing epiphenomenalism, and since it...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2001) 110 (3): 446–448.
Published: 01 July 2001
... contemporary commentators have sought to develop through reflection on the character of the community at Clarens established by de Wolmar). Such selectivity enables O’Hagan to consider in some detail each of his chosen texts, which he does with persistent intensity and rigor, in chapters 2 to 6...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2000) 109 (2): 274–276.
Published: 01 April 2000
... orthodox Christians to conceive of this relationship: the Molinist account. Chapter 1 sets forth the type of divine control and human freedom that Flint believes orthodox Christians rightly find appealing. Tradition and scripture, we are told, support a notion of providence that sees nothing...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2002) 111 (1): 98–101.
Published: 01 January 2002
..., does Aristotle introduce a new kind of priority, explanatory priority, in Metaphysics Book Z, chapter 4? This claim is crucial for Wedin’s compatibilism. Second, does form explain the cen- tral features of c-substances, a claim of strong compatibilism? Wedin argues convincingly that in Book Z...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2003) 112 (1): 118–120.
Published: 01 January 2003
... deliberation as a special kind of cooperative activity. The first two chapters deal with standard issues of cooperation. With a twist: McMahon’s agents are situated in social situations in which some courses of collective action, some “cooperative schemes,” are plausible candidates and others are not...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2014) 123 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 April 2014
... of his theory. In clear, straightforward prose, Marmor introduces an analysis of what conventions are and makes some theoretical distinctions (chapters 1–3), which he then applies to language (chapters 4–5) and law and morality (chapter 6–7). Marmor's theory is best regarded as a response to...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2018) 127 (2): 251–256.
Published: 01 April 2018
... are no grounds for assuming that the lives of many or most people with disabilities would go better without them. In chapter 1, Barnes searches for a unifying or explanatory definition of disability that includes paradigm conditions, doesn't beg normative questions about the (dis)value of...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2003) 112 (4): 572–575.
Published: 01 October 2003
...? David Owen’s project is to answer these questions, as they arise in A Treatise of Human Nature. His answers pointedly challenge mainstream Hume scholar- ship. Chapters 1–3. Owen’s first chapter is a summary of and introduction to his eight other chapters. In chapters 2–3 he examines the...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2013) 122 (3): 522–525.
Published: 01 July 2013
... substantivalism and relationalism about space. (Belot discusses things in terms of space rather than spacetime, explaining this choice at the end.) As Belot convincingly argues in chapter 2, the relationalist should be a modal relationalist, positing, in the spatial facts about a world, not just the actual...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2001) 110 (2): 286–289.
Published: 01 April 2001
.... Second, Wittgenstein’s views are analyzed against the background of debates on the foundations of mathematics that were occupying contemporaries such as, among others, Brouwer, Hilbert, Ramsey, and Skolem. The overall result is a rich tapestry woven in eight chapters. Needless to say, only...