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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (4): 595–598.
Published: 01 October 2000
...Martino Traxler ON MORAL CONSIDERABILITY: AN ESSAY ON WHO MORALLY MATTERS. By Mark H. Bernstein. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Pp. 189. Cornell University 2000 BOOK REVlEWS cant and distinctive contribution to the ongoing debate about freedom...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (2): 129–168.
Published: 01 April 2022
.... Does Kant leave open the possibility of discursive cognizers who have different categories? Even if other discursive cognizers might not sense like us, must they at least think like us? This essay argues that textual and systematic considerations do not determine the answers to these questions...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (2): 277–284.
Published: 01 April 2012
... systems will preserve their equivalence. If they were functionally equivalent before the exchange, they will also be so after. Consideration of the contextual nature of realization shows that Principle P is not a general truth as Tye claims, and his argument against the possibility of absent qualia thus...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (3): 317–358.
Published: 01 July 2012
... epistemological considerations. © 2012 by Cornell University 2012 For helpful comments and discussion, thanks to Agustin Rayo, Robert Stalnaker, Roger White, anonymous referees for the Philosophical Review as well as the editors thereof, and audiences at MIT and the 2010 AAP conference...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (3): 393–406.
Published: 01 July 2015
... that probabilism isn't to blame for the failure of rational introspection and that Caie's modified accuracy criterion conflicts with Dutch book considerations, is scoring rule dependent, and leads to the failure of rational introspection. 16. The disadvantage of this version of accuracy considerations...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (2): 153–181.
Published: 01 April 2009
..., there are necessary connections between material objects and their material origins. This essay argues that the primary motivation for the Humean claim, Hume's datum , also motivates the key premise in an argument for the necessity of origins. The very considerations that the Humean takes to show that necessary...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (1): 31–76.
Published: 01 January 2010
... to consider particles fundamental, with metaphysical explanation snaking upward from the many. There seem to be physical and modal considerations that favor the monistic view. Physically, there is good evidence that the cosmos forms an entangled system and good reason to treat entangled systems as irreducible...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (4): 509–587.
Published: 01 October 2016
... important about what the pursuit of probabilistic knowledge demands from us. It does not demand that we give hypotheses equal treatment , by affording them equal credence. Rather, it demands that we give them equal consideration , by affording them an equal chance of being discovered. © 2016 by Cornell...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (2): 155–204.
Published: 01 April 2016
... on the definition as well as the scope of the notion of substance. For it is often thought that the ultimate subject of properties need not—and, in some cases, cannot—be independent. Drawing on a suite of historical, textual, and philosophical considerations, this essay argues for an interpretation that reconciles...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (1): 95–130.
Published: 01 January 2020
... for present actions are grounded in present or future desires. Futurist subjectivism promises to answer Parfit's Agony Argument , and it is motivated by natural extensions of some of the considerations that support subjectivism in general. However, it faces a problem: because which desires one will have...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (4): 481–531.
Published: 01 October 2021
... is suffused with valence. What it’s like to undergo perceptual experiences—from pains to supposedly “neutral” visual experiences—standardly feels good or bad to some degree. The second aim is to argue, by appealing to theoretical and empirical considerations pertaining to the phenomenon of (perceptual...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (4): 598–601.
Published: 01 October 2000
... moral consideration as a precondition to contrac- tualist bargaining. In addition, rejecting (2) opens the door to deep ecol- ogy, the door left unlatched by Bernstein’s earlier skeptical arguments. MARTINO TRAXLER Agnes Scott College...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (4): 447–482.
Published: 01 October 2003
... as answered by, and answerable to, the same set of considerations. The seamless shift in focus from belief to truth is not a quirky feature of human psychology, but something that is demanded by the nature of first-personal doxastic deliberation. Follow- 447...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (4): 592–595.
Published: 01 October 2000
... MORALLY IMT’TERS. By MARKH. BERNSTEIN.New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Pp. 189. Who or what is morally considerable? That is to say, what merits direct moral consideration-consideration in light of what it is? Mark Bernstein steers a middle course between the extremes he...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (4): 533–562.
Published: 01 October 2007
... or a psychological matter. Therefore we should not think of normative reasons as pushing and pulling an object (here, a rational agent) in one direction or another. Rather, we should think of normative reasons as considerations that play certain systematic roles in determining the rational status of actions...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (2): 211–249.
Published: 01 April 2020
... is easily outweighed by considerations like immediate practical need. In such cases, one will have most practical reason to have a correct belief concerning whether p . In these cases, the epistemic reasons carry the day. There is a clear analogy here with cases where you have most reason to play whatever...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (4): 601–605.
Published: 01 October 2021
... consideration is worthy of equal moral consideration; and chapter 3 runs through various consequentialist distribution principles, like prioritarianism and sufficientarianism. Chapter 4 argues that any plausible view about welfare distribution will have to reject unitarianism and embrace what Kagan calls...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (3): 478–483.
Published: 01 July 2002
... and Crisp show that the debate isn’t about whether moral thought consists in following principles that are identified in explicit propositional form. Being guided by principles requires only that the considerations that principles determine to be reasons play a proper role in deliberation (Raz, 57–58...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (3): 349–371.
Published: 01 July 2000
... its coherence with earlier beliefs.) But information-preser- vation considerations do not naturally support a “forward-looking” principle to the effect that an agent should form beliefs so as to make them coherent with the beliefs she’ll have at a later time.8 Since the learning...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (1): 97–115.
Published: 01 January 2011
... of the truism, even together with other considerations, does not show that the arguments under consideration are question-begging. At most, the truism helps us to see—what we should in any case have seen before—that the argu- ments, as regimented by Merricks, are incomplete. But the truism in no way...