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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
... by David Schweickart (2002) . Schweickartian socialism comprises a system of worker-managed firms without a capital market, in which productive wealth is owned by the state and investment is funded by public banks. Thomas's complaints against Schweickartian socialism are that it is inefficient...
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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 (2023) 132 (1): 158–163.
Published: 01 January 2023
..., how often they occur, who gets sent to prison on their basis—and also, whose complaints of actual sexual assault get dismissed as “false reports.” “The Right to Sex” begins with a discussion of the “incel” (for “involuntarily celibate”) movement and the villain who inspired it, the mass murderer...
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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 (2021) 130 (3): 475–480.
Published: 01 July 2021
... received the wrong kind of thing. Now, perhaps for metaphysical reasons, that complaint is strictly speaking incorrect. Nothing is wrong with the fruit; it’s a perfect qualitative duplicate of one that would yield a proper lemon tart. Something is wrong only with its nonqualitative relation...
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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 (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
... a cluster of ideas can move. And of course the very notion of movement implies that there is some space in which ideas 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...
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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 (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...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (2): 325–329.
Published: 01 April 2023
...—this complaint has no interest in context of discovery and no force once we turn to context of justification. Third, the concepts of ‘generation’ and ‘derivation’ with which Kvanvig works also admit of examination, particularly in light of the distinctions mentioned in the preceding paragraph. Kvanvig takes...
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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...