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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (4): 433–485.
Published: 01 October 2018
... University 2018 quantifiers epistemic modals dynamic semantics counterpart theory conceptual covers Imagine that there is a lottery with only two tickets, a blue ticket and a red ticket. The tickets are also numbered 1 through 2, but we don't know which color goes with which number...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (4): 441–480.
Published: 01 October 2015
... to an anonymous referee for encouraging me to discuss this point. 13. This is how Langton (1998) characterized Kantian ignorance of things in themselves. 14. This focus on canonical modes of identification can be seen as an application of Aloni's (2005a, 2005b, 2008) “conceptual covering...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (2): 264–268.
Published: 01 April 2018
... and rightly influential essays. No short review can do justice to the wealth of insights and argumentation contained between the covers of the book. All the same, in what follows I offer a summary of the key themes and ideas of the book and conclude with some brief remarks about the virtues of the book qua...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (3): 459–462.
Published: 01 July 2000
...D. Gene Witmer FROM METAPHYSICS TO ETHICS: A DEFENCE OF CONCEPTUAL ANALYSIS. By Frank Jackson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. Pp. ix, 174. Cornell University 2000 BOOK REvlEWS necessarily and so our beliefs about them cannot counterfactually depend...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 91–94.
Published: 01 January 2001
...) THE POSSIBILJTY OF h4ElXPHYSICi: SUBSTME, DENTW AND TIM. By E. J. Low. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Clarendon Press, 1998. Pp. x, 275. In case you hadn’t noticed, metaphysics is mounting a comeback. After decades of attempts to keep the subject at arm’s length, philosophers are dis- covering...
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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (1): 139–143.
Published: 01 January 2004
... for the eleven essays collected here, hailing Bennett’s book as setting “new standards for philosophical research on Spinoza” (3). Bennett’s work is indeed a worthy model. Aside from its more generic virtues, such as learnedness and conceptual rigor, perhaps what is most distinctive about Bennett’s treatment...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 January 2001
... the gener- al framework of conceptual role semantics could be extended to cover other moral terms. Many other treatments are possible within this general framew~rk 6. Advantages of This Approach What are the advantages of this approach to moral semantics? As I said at the outset, the three...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (1): 140–146.
Published: 01 January 2017
.... The term republicanism covers a number of quite heterogeneous approaches ranging from neo-Aristotelian models focusing on an orientation toward a supposed common good and the civic humanism of the Renaissance, up to Rousseau-inspired conceptions of the volonté générale and the constitutional thought...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 41–71.
Published: 01 January 2018
.... Schematically: there is a property P, applying to actions, that our concept of moral wrongness picks out, and there is also a conceptual role R that our concept of moral wrongness plays. The referential stability thesis is the following: necessarily if an agent has a concept W that plays role R, then W denotes...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (3): 473–480.
Published: 01 July 2020
... Neo-Brentanians) on Inner Consciousness .” Dialectica 60 , no. 4 : 411 – 32 . These two new books on Brentano are rich and nuanced. Both cover many topics that I have not discussed here. I hope that what I have said will encourage others to read them and to give Brentano’s significant...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (1): 136–138.
Published: 01 January 2005
... for philosophers com- pletely familiar with the usual options on truth. Chapter 5 covers the relationship between truth, time, and propositions. Chapter 6 discusses two “modest” views about truth that take truth to be a prop- erty of propositions: first, Horwich’s minimalism, and finally Künne’s own view...
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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 January 2004
...Alan Nelson J. A. Cover and John O'Leary-Hawthorne, Substance and Individuation in Leibniz. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Pp. x, 307. Cornell University 2004 Adams, R. 1994 . Leibniz . New York: Oxford University Press. Mates, B. 1985 . The Philosophy...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (1): 153–155.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Michael Jacovides I presented some of this material at an Author Meets Critics session at the 2014 meeting of the Central APA. I'm grateful to Matthew for setting me straight on a misunderstanding, to Antonia LoLordo for helpful comments, and to Jan Cover for a useful conversation. Stuart...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (4): 503–506.
Published: 01 October 2022
... be combined in an account of motion. Speed as we understand it, in terms of the distance covered over the time taken, cannot be conceptualised in this framework” (276). It’s impossible to discuss all the evidence here, and I am not certain where the truth lies, but let me sketch an argument that Plato...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (2): 286–289.
Published: 01 April 2000
... the cluster of tra- ditional philosophical issues surrounding the interpretation of the seman- tics of modal logic as merely a quaint, “popular ideology concerning a conceptual framework which itself admits of many possible uses.” This ideology, he continues, has now been supplanted by a more...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (3): 410–415.
Published: 01 July 2015
... is pale because Socrates's paleness exists, or that Socrates's paleness exists because Socrates is pale? Benjamin Schnieder (2006) claims it is the latter because, in conceptual explanations, the explanans ought to be simpler than the explanandum— Socrates is conceptually simpler than the trope...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (4): 447–482.
Published: 01 October 2003
... evidence warrants belief. According to the first interpretation, he is making a substantive normative judgment expressing the norms that he accepts for governing belief. According to the second interpretation, Gibbard is making a conceptual claim about the analytic normative connection between belief...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (2): 281–284.
Published: 01 April 2002
... of generalizations about observable traits will cover more cases than its utterer can have had occasion actually to observe .1 Quine s response to the difficulty is essentially Hume s: give up the project of trying to understand the rationality of natural science its obligation to the norm of truth and aim instead...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (3): 315–360.
Published: 01 July 2001
... are involved. 316 CONCEPTUAL ANALYSIS AND REDUCTIVE EXPLANATION phenomena, such as water or life, outside the psychological, social, and evaluative domains. Some such truths include: ‘Water boils at 100 degrees Centigrade’, ‘water is H20’, ‘water covers...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (2): 222–226.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., we may be imposing competing modern intuitions about free will onto these old texts. Hoffmann’s book is in this regard an important step forward. Instead of looking with microscopic detail at any one author, it aims for a comprehensive grasp of the broader debate, covering not just the great figures...