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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (4): 567–586.
Published: 01 October 2011
... foreknowledge and human freedom. In “The Truth about Freedom: A Reply to Merricks” ( Philosophical Review 120 [2011]: 97–115), John Martin Fischer and Patrick Todd raise a number of objections to “Truth and Freedom,” most of which are objections to its treatment of foreknowledge. Their central complaint seems...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (2): 241–272.
Published: 01 April 2017
... forgiving is genuinely possible—as this essay hopes to illustrate—then this fact has implications for our understanding of both relational normativity and the nature of forgiveness. © 2017 by Cornell University 2017 forgiving forgiveness rights standing complaint This essay defends...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 125–130.
Published: 01 January 2018
... and investment is funded by public banks. Thomas's complaints against Schweickartian socialism are that it is inefficient and exploitative. Unfortunately these complaints are not always clearly distinguished, which makes any attempt to rebut them needlessly complicated. Thomas's account of exploitation...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (4): 540–544.
Published: 01 October 2005
... on experience, sometimes on nature. From the “idealist” direc- tion, the complaint is, roughly, that McDowell separates experience (or nature) too much from conceptual or social activity and/or gives it too much of a foundational role. The “empiricist” criticism, in contrast, is that McDow- ell’s experience...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (4): 664–667.
Published: 01 October 2013
... a complaint that the relative positions of any two individuals from distinct societies are unfair. All to which individuals can lay claim is their fair share of their country's fair share of the gains of trade (170). This sharply distinguishes James's account from a leading competitor in the field, widely...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (3): 395–404.
Published: 01 July 2003
... skeptical consequences. Yet Nelkin believes they are less than satisfactory. Her complaint is that, in essence, these proposals are hardly more than restatements of the assumptions that one cannot know, or rationally believe, that one’s ticket is a loser and that, accordingly, they are of little help...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (4): 545–550.
Published: 01 October 2018
...” and the Kantian view in an essay in the Harvard Law Review called “Kant's Legal Positivism.” I have no complaints about the way this work is treated, nor, I think, should David Estlund, Anna Stilz, Thomas Christiano, or any of the other authors he discusses. Whether any of us accepts Simmons's criticisms...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (1): 126–132.
Published: 01 January 2017
... of conversation and not to what is presupposed in their private context of thought” (47). One familiar complaint against EC is that it doesn't really engage with epistemological issues, skepticism included. Responding to the charge of “epistemological irrelevance,” Blome-Tillmann notes that philosophical...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (3): 475–480.
Published: 01 July 2021
.... The relevant agent may well believe p and q , but that’s as fine-grained as it goes. About no particular entity in his colorfully bifurcated brain does it make any sense to ask, “Is this the thought whose content is p ?” Complaints in this vicinity troubled me throughout the book. What makes Mirror...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (2): 159–191.
Published: 01 April 2008
... was fundamentally correct, contrary to the conventional assessment, although that is my view.10 My com- plaint against Crisp and the other advocates of the standard interpre- tation is nearly antithetical to Urmson’s complaint against his antago- nists. Mill is now read not unsympathetically...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 115–117.
Published: 01 January 2018
... are located. No doubt the authors will reply that it is impossible to please everybody and that these complaints are the cavils of a specialist. Those who regularly teach the Principles will surely want to look further into this book and decide for themselves. 1. Bennett 1994, 261 . Bennett's...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (3): 437–440.
Published: 01 July 2015
..., whether the indexicalist whom Borg is fighting isn't made mostly of straw. Borg criticizes the use of binding arguments, for example, but whether or not they are successful, they are clearly motivated by an attempt to give syntactic arguments (rather than speech-act content based). One final complaint...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (1): 148–151.
Published: 01 January 2016
... planet have no relationships with Earth but simply demand monetary transfers; Tan says that we can ignore their complaints, since the difference between their wealth and ours is not produced by any shared set of institutions (168–69). Tan then argues, though, that if the aliens insist that they have...
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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (3): 435–437.
Published: 01 July 2004
... complaint in his reply to BonJour’s main essay (219–22). The main problem with Sosa’s main essay is something BonJour presses in his reply (185–86): Sosa’s solution to the new evil demon problem requires him to make some implausible moves. The new evil demon problem is a challenge for reliabilists...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 609–611.
Published: 01 October 2002
... sources, than most writers. The theory he presents is innovative and at least aims to be comprehensive. And of course there are some good arguments for it. Despite this there are, as always, occasional grounds for complaint. Although Lycan is very careful to get the syntax of ‘if’ right, and proves...
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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (1): 127–129.
Published: 01 January 2004
... that it is unfeasible to demand of some fundamentalists that they behave more reasonably. A final, related, complaint is that Galston sometimes depends on the vague- ness of a position to give it plausibility. For example, he objects to the idea that the state may legitimately use schooling to promote children’s...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (3): 451–454.
Published: 01 July 2001
..., and brevity, these are gems of analysis, which would prove as useful for introducing students to these topics as for shedding light on Kant. Disagreements of interpretation aside, my only complaint is that, in the course of one’sjourney through this expansive volume, one can occasionally lose...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (3): 454–456.
Published: 01 July 2001
... REVIEWS experimental psychologists. In their precision, originality, and brevity, these are gems of analysis, which would prove as useful for introducing students to these topics as for shedding light on Kant. Disagreements of interpretation aside, my only complaint is that, in the course...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (4): 592–595.
Published: 01 October 2000
... complaints without falling back on the arbitrary and bizarre constructions of libertarianism itself. Bok sees the distinction between the theoretical and practical stand- points as the key to a more satisfactory understanding (chap. 2). On her careful account, this (non-exhaustive) distinction...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (2): 135–189.
Published: 01 April 2003
... between focus and ground is not ad hoc. As I noted in the last section, we often value things nonfinally: that is, we often value X as a focus, while taking another thing, Y, to be the ground of valuing X in that way. 25 Is this a sufficient response to the complaint that the relationship theory...