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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (4): 519–523.
Published: 01 October 2019
... but the religious sentiments of the ban's proponents. Theorizing about these matters in a hypothetical mode can mask the urgency of the underlying situation. Agitation against cow slaughter gained force in colonial India as part of the assertion of upper-caste Hindu dominance over particular beef-eating communities...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (2): 183–223.
Published: 01 April 2009
... ability to identify intentions from the products of communicative behavior and our knowledge of stylistic conventions. This account avoids the difficulties that face rival attempts to analyze depiction in terms of resemblance. It also clarifies and explains the features that distinguish depictive from...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (4): 554–558.
Published: 01 October 2017
.... Imagination and Convention represents a welcome shift to a debate whose terms we should all be able to agree on. Pragmatics contributes to explanations of human communication by appealing to domain-neutral capacities, such as mindreading, that we possess by virtue of being cooperative and rational social...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (4): 545–581.
Published: 01 October 2000
.... Rousseau’s general will, I shall argue, is the totality of unrescinded decisions made by a community-that is, of an association of individuals contractually constituted as a “moral and collective body”-when its deliberation is subject to certain constraints.’ The interpretation of Rousseau...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (3): 520–525.
Published: 01 July 2023
... The question of how communities may author their own laws, thereby manifesting autonomy (“self-legislation”), arises throughout the history of political thought. In Democratic Law , her Berkeley Tanner Lectures, Seana Valentine Shiffrin offers a distinguished contribution to this long inquiry: she argues...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (3): 439–442.
Published: 01 July 2002
... instance a single, unified, all-pervasive, substantial, force-field. This ether makes possible the formation of matter into individual bodies. Insofar as bod- ies are subject to the ether’s influence, they are able in turn to have influence on one another. Thus, they form a “dynamical community.” We can...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (3): 425–428.
Published: 01 July 2000
... and Littlefield, 1997. Pp. xii, 162. Robert Mayhew’s Aristotle’s Criticism of Pluto’s Republic focuses on Aristotle’s main objections to Plato’s political philosophy: the degree of unity envi- sioned by Plato is impossible/undesirable; too much unity undermines self- sufficiency; community of women...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (1): 121–126.
Published: 01 January 2019
... goes like this (18): (i) there are two different linguistic communities, A and B, where A has the thin, all-things-considered, normative word ‘ought’ and B has the thin, all-things-considered, normative word ‘ought*’; (ii) ‘ought’ and ‘ought*’ have the same normative role (as a matter of conventional...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (1): 159–162.
Published: 01 January 2015
... the brief summary of it given above. Her concern for the role of emotions in belief formation, evident in her work on the intellectual virtues, also finds expression here, and she examines a broader range of epistemic phenomena—including trust, autonomy, and the role of communities—than is usual...
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The Philosophical Review (2006) 115 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 January 2006
... the obligations surrounding testimony. Promising and Testifying There are at least two ways in which I can inform someone that I am going to do something. Typically, I tell someone what I am going to do by communicating an intention to do it, but I can also convey this infor- mation by predicting that I...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (2): 296–299.
Published: 01 April 2000
..., are essentially communal and that truth is constituted by enduring communal consensus (193). The other three tasks are metaphysical in the sense that the Phenomenology aims (in being comprehended and accepted by its readers) actually to bring about-to produce-new metaphysical realities or truths: (1...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (3): 371–374.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., specifically as regards the semantics-pragmatics interface for singular terms. Its main idea is that in order to account for the role of linguistic meaning in communication, we will need reflexive semantic contents beside the ordinary, referential ones. The reflexive contents derive from the reflexive...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (3): 511–515.
Published: 01 July 2023
...—they reject that too. Another plausible idea is that the scope of consent is fixed by what the consent-giver successfully communicates to the consent-receiver. This is intuitive in two respects. First, while most people agree that the consent-giver should determine what has been permitted, they also...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (4): 604–607.
Published: 01 October 2000
... object on religious grounds to compulsory at- tendance at (secular) schools, Wall argues that “if the children of the community are required to attend state-accredited schools, then . . . either . . . the community will survive because enough of its younger members will return after receiving...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (2): 285–295.
Published: 01 April 2017
... only if the agent can understand them or has “a capacity to be addressed.” In this sense, we should view reactive attitudes as “incipient forms of communication,” and as such, they presuppose that agents targeted by reactive attitudes can make sense of them. According to McKenna, what is correct about...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 279–322.
Published: 01 July 2018
... than grue is an upshot of our linguistic history but does not reflect anything special about the properties themselves. On this view, a community with a different linguistic history may not be getting anything wrong about the world by theorizing in terms of grue rather than green. We propose...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (3): 375–378.
Published: 01 July 2019
... for at least certain indigenous communities. In taking a view oriented to this separation, Seymour inadvertently favors some groups over others, contrary to his own value of respect for diversity. To his credit, Seymour is trying to be sensitive to various real problems that arise with collective rights...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (2): 233–236.
Published: 01 April 2019
... the universal default rules apply to them, and if their opt-out agreements comply with widely held norms of justice. Fifth, partners may choose to marry or solemnize their relationships in their communities of choice, and such ceremonies or agreements would retain much of their cultural and social significance...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (1): 176–180.
Published: 01 January 2021
... in both (1) and (4). Breckenridge's unification here of ‘looks’ talk with talk about other kinds of events is compelling, and I will return to it toward the end. After the introductory chapter 1, Breckenridge turns, in chapter 2, to show that with (1) we communicate something about a way . Evidence...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (2): 288–291.
Published: 01 April 2002
... where reference is established through a community of perceiving beings who inquire to pro- duce evidence concerning shared referents. Hookway’s analysis is interesting for our understanding of Peirce’s philosophical development. He shows that in responding to Royce, Peirce examined the role...