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The Philosophical Review (1 October 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. But...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2012) 121 (3): 359–406.
Published: 01 July 2012
... interaction between context and linguistic meaning: compositional semantics does not need to look at the context and hence has no need for a context parameter. © 2012 by Cornell University 2012 For comments, questions, mentorship, and encouragement, thanks to Corine Besson, Alex Byrne, Fabrizio...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2007) 116 (1): 51–91.
Published: 01 January 2007
... Contemporary Philosophy , ed. Frank Jackson and Michael Smith, 636 -77. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Lewis, David. 1986 . On the Plurality of Worlds . Oxford: Basil Blackwell. ____. 1991 . Parts of Classes . Oxford: Basil Blackwell. Markosian, Ned. 1998a . “Brutal Composition...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2003) 112 (2): 254–258.
Published: 01 April 2003
... principle. The principle of compositionality is most commonly given a functional implementation—a language L is compositional iff the meaning of a complex expression α of L is a function of the meanings of the parts of α and the syn- tactic structure of α. Equivalently, L is compositional iff synonyms...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2004) 113 (2): 157–201.
Published: 01 April 2004
... composition and equality relations of intuitions. 159 DANIEL SUTHERLAND Part 1: Magnitudes, Homogeneity, and Intuition 1. Magnitude in the Critique of Pure Reason According to Kant, all objects of human experience conform to con- ceptual and...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2019) 128 (2): 237–240.
Published: 01 April 2019
... that fundamentality as not a “dark notion” (102), I will focus my discussion on why I think this part of the book is less successful. Bennett first introduces building relations by example: composition, constitution, set formation, and a few others. She then characterizes building relations...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2005) 114 (2): 273–277.
Published: 01 April 2005
... say about the nonidentity of a thing and its parts, but much less to offer by way of a satisfying positive approach to the difficult questions about composition and identity he engages. Still, Plato’s negative remarks prove important and instructive, and, suggests Harte, if he does not offer a full...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2003) 112 (1): 110–113.
Published: 01 January 2003
... inspired by some cryptic and condensed remarks made by David Lewis in defense of unrestricted mereological composition, the thesis that, for any plurality of objects whatsoever, there is a single object that they compose.4 Sider’s argument from vagueness, if successful, establishes that objects are con...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2015) 124 (2): 207–253.
Published: 01 April 2015
... Fregean 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. © 2015 by Cornell University 2015 Frege senses quantification variable binding attitude verbs de re attitudes de...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2019) 128 (3): 356–362.
Published: 01 July 2019
... leading theories about propositions? The obvious merit of Rumfitt's solution makes these questions worthy of further research. James Shaw's contribution lays out the motivation for a compositional semantics of truth-talk that can handle semantic circularity, and identifies a desideratum facing any...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2001) 110 (1): 77–79.
Published: 01 January 2001
... will always be involved.) As already remarked, one consequence of the die tinct existences assumption seems to be that mereological composition is the only composition that there is. But where does this lead to in its turn? A few years ago, talking with Lewis, I was, in the technical sense...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2014) 123 (3): 367–371.
Published: 01 July 2014
... as one overcome simply by providing a compositional semantics. For all the ink spilled on compositionality, interpreted weakly enough, it is an extraordinarily low bar, a purely formal constraint, which rival theories (e.g., the plan semantics of Gibbard 2003 ) meet equally well. Good semantics is...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2016) 125 (2): 302–306.
Published: 01 April 2016
... 2001 .) The history that Wuerth provides of the idea in Kant's work that the soul is simple (not a composite of parts) and immaterial is particularly penetrating and helpful. Wuerth focuses throughout the first five chapters on Kant's claims about the substantiality of the soul, the topic of the...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2016) 125 (1): 35–82.
Published: 01 January 2016
...) Sam knows how to cook risotto. share both syntactic structure and compositional semantics with other knowledge reports involving embedded questions, such as (2) Sam knows who cooked the risotto he ate. It is an established claim in the semantics literature that sentences like (2) are just...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2016) 125 (4): 451–472.
Published: 01 October 2016
... composition . The basic idea: Break up the action that we are looking at into proper subactions, each of which influences only the interests of one person. Then argue that you ought to do each of these subactions, appealing to the idea that if you know that an action affects only one person's interests, then...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2001) 110 (1): 79–82.
Published: 01 January 2001
... be involved.) As already remarked, one consequence of the die tinct existences assumption seems to be that mereological composition is the only composition that there is. But where does this lead to in its turn? A few years ago, talking with Lewis, I was, in the technical sense outSmarted...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2002) 111 (1): 98–101.
Published: 01 January 2002
... masterful job of showing how to read Book Z, chapters 1–6, 10–11, and 13–17 as developing aspects of a causal theory of form. While I have reservations on the question of whether Aristotle introduces 1For two recent interpretations that defend the composite substance as primary in Metaphysics Z...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2000) 109 (2): 293–295.
Published: 01 April 2000
..., and steam, ‘Water is H,O’ should be read not as an identity statement, but rather as a claim about the composition of water. This is a plausible view, and not without philosophical significance. However, it does not seem rel- evant to Putnam’s claims about the reference of natural kind terms...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2017) 126 (4): 532–535.
Published: 01 October 2017
... response to the problem of factual unity takes an altogether different form. Wittgenstein, he maintains, is dissolving rather than solving the problem; for he is denying that facts are composite or compounded at all (108). They are rather “ultimate indivisible units” (108). And since objects are not...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2002) 111 (3): 483–486.
Published: 01 July 2002
... shareholders. But this ignores what he had earlier admitted: that corporations are controlled by their officers. Composition is not the relevant category to examine, since composition does not necessarily point toward the relevant form of participation to trigger accountability. While Kutz is right to...