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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (4): 533–569.
Published: 01 October 2015
...Jonathan Cottrell This essay gives a new interpretation of Hume's second thoughts about minds in the Appendix, based on a new interpretation of his view of composition. In Book 1 of the Treatise , Hume argued that, as far as we can conceive it, a mind is a whole composed by all its perceptions...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (4): 451–472.
Published: 01 October 2016
... argues that such theories are mistaken. Go ahead and do what is expectedly best for everybody. The argument is based on the thought that when interacting with an individual it is fine for you to act in the expected interests of the individual and that many interactions with individuals may compose...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (2): 207–253.
Published: 01 April 2015
... thoughts composed of senses. The Fregean view faces a challenge of compositionality here. This essay describes the challenge and offers a response on the Fregean's behalf. The difficulty is compounded if we adopt the further Fregean doctrine that expressions that occur in indirect contexts denote...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (2): 135–163.
Published: 01 April 2010
... Leibniz's guiding analogy of a geometrical packing or tiling problem may be applied to solve the puzzle of incompossibility in the context of finite and infinite worlds composed of extended corporeal substances. Finally, the fourth section shows how the strategy of Leibniz's packing analogy might be applied...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (3): 273–313.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Thomas Sattig It seems to be a platitude of common sense that distinct ordinary objects cannot coincide, that they cannot fit into the same place or be composed of the same parts at the same time. The paradoxes of coincidence are instances of a breakdown of this platitude in light...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (4): 579–627.
Published: 01 October 2023
... forms, occupying opposite poles on a spectrum of naturalness. Symbolic rules are composed entirely of primitive juxtapositions of sign types with contents, while iconic rules determine contents entirely by uniform natural relations with sign types. This distinction is marked explicitly in the formal...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 586–588.
Published: 01 October 2002
.... The objects found to possess the requisite powers include human per- sons, who are taken to be human organisms (and therefore wholly material), other conscious organisms, such as dogs and dolphins (but not any of the supercellular parts of organisms), and the microscopica of which organisms are composed...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (1): 51–91.
Published: 01 January 2007
... 2007 by Cornell University 51 THEODORE SIDER The existence of expansions follows from two premises.3 First, unrestricted composition: for any Xs, there exists a “fusion” of the Xs (or, object the Xs “compose defi ned...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (1): 171–175.
Published: 01 January 2021
...-Threlkeld and Szymanik 2019 for a suggestion that conservativity may differ from other semantic universals. 1. For more historical discussion and examples, see Szymanik 2016 . In summary, the book is a well-composed and well-reflected philosophical argument for thinking about the meaning...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (3): 295–325.
Published: 01 July 2022
... with the singleton it develops into, the inner cells of a 16-cell embryo constitute a human being identical with the singleton coming from the embryo, and so a 16-cell embryo contains a human being. Some might go on to claim that the part of the zygote that later composes the inner cells of the 16-cell embryo...
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The Philosophical Review (2006) 115 (4): 415–448.
Published: 01 October 2006
... loves y)’ in ‘(yx)(x loves y)’ is the concept corresponding to this propositional function: that of being loved by someone or other. This concept is composed of the content of the occurrence of ‘x loves y’ and the customary content of x the latter being the second-order concept, someone or other...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (4): 532–536.
Published: 01 October 2022
... that is likely to be at the center of discussion in the coming years. Wilson begins by observing that the physical and life sciences constitute an interwoven hierarchy. Our best theories treat readily observable phenomena as composed of more basic phenomena, themselves similarly composed, in multiple...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (3): 428–430.
Published: 01 July 2001
... in certain examples. There are cases in which it appears that all individuals comply with AU, but they do not achieve the best that they could have jointly accomplished. The proposal is that in such cases an entity composed of the individuals acts too, and it acts wrongly according to AU. We shall...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (2): 273–277.
Published: 01 April 2005
... into perspective. When arranged in the appropriate structure, she observes, the blocks compose the house, though they are never identical with it. After all, she may add, relying on an observation of Plato’s, the blocks are many and the house is one, and one thing cannot be identical to many (see, for example...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (2): 251–253.
Published: 01 April 2003
... Aristotle has in view, as when he asks whether the principles (archai) of things are the kinds and genera predicated of them or are rather the constituents that compose them (Meta. 998a20–b14). Arthur Madigan has offered an admirable guide to these puzzles about Aris- totle’s puzzles, fulfilling...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (4): 587–591.
Published: 01 October 2021
... that it is not plants and animals that are substances, but only the parts of extension (the “bodies in general”) of which they are composed. Nonetheless, they also conclude that Descartes can allow that such objects have a distinctive ontological status in virtue of the fact that they have their own “true and immutable...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 1–40.
Published: 01 January 2018
... offers a metaphysics of the material world that is “monist” or “pluralist.” On the monist interpretation, Descartes holds that there is only one material substance, namely, the realm of extension as a whole. 1 In contrast, on a pluralist reading Descartes takes the material world to be composed...
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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (2): 157–201.
Published: 01 April 2004
... magnitude, which can be composed to form a whole. These are the same requirements that underlie mea- surement, which rests on the stipulation of a unit magnitude, the com- posing of magnitudes equal to the unit, and the equality of the composed and measured magnitudes. Thus, Kant’s use of the relation...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 115–117.
Published: 01 January 2018
... of the laws of nature in part 1, section 30, the authors give the example of a hat being tossed on the floor. They tell us that the right way to analyze that event is: “one cluster of ideas—those composing my hat—moved towards another cluster of ideas—those composing the floor” (74). Students will wonder how...
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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (1): 89–100.
Published: 01 January 2004
.... Carb, the portion of H2O in my glass, the gravel on the streets, the SiO2 in my windshield, and all other portions of discrete stuffs are to be analyzed as sums. Crude, the graphite in my pencil, the milk in my glass, the wood composing my chair, and all other portions of nondiscrete stuffs...