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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (3): 504–507.
Published: 01 July 2023
..., for when multiple functions come into conflict, the ones that are more important to the survival of the organism will generate weightier normative constraints. dganson@oberlin.edu Simion Mona , Shifty Speech and Independent Thought: Epistemic Normativity in Context . Oxford : Oxford...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 98–100.
Published: 01 January 2001
...Dorothy Grover TRUTH IN CONTEXT: AN ESSAY ON PLURALISM AND OBJECTIVITY. By Michael P. Lynch. Cambridge: MIT Press, Bradford Books, 1998. Pp. xi, 184. Cornell University 2001 BOOK REVIEWS The Philosophical Review, Vol. 110, No. 1 (January 2001...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 408–413.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Una Stojnić Stalnaker Robert , Context . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2014 . viii + 248 pp . © 2018 by Cornell University 2018 This book is a development of Stalnaker's dominant research program (going back to Stalnaker 1970 ), defending the “autonomy of pragmatics...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (3): 455–460.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Robin McKenna; Duncan Pritchard DeRose Keith , The Case for Contextualism: Knowledge, Skepticism, and Context . vol. 1 . New York : Oxford University Press , 2009 fpage. xiii + 288 pp. © 2011 by Cornell University 2011 BOOK REVIEWS Alfred R...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (3): 482–485.
Published: 01 July 2007
... to the notion of understanding the proposition as a whole” (121). In the context of Kant’s representationalism, this means that we cannot explain our having intuitions of complex objects by pointing out that, as receptive beings, we have a manifold of representa- tions, each of which represents a part...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (2): 261–266.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Steven Gross Stewart Shapiro, Vagueness in Context. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. xiv + 226 pp. Cornell University 2009 BOOK REVIEWS Aaron V. Garrett, Meaning in Spinoza’s Method. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xii + 240 pp...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (2): 167–203.
Published: 01 April 2002
...Keith DeRose Cornell University 2002 The Philosophical Review, Vol. 111, No. 2 (April 2002) Assertion, Knowledge, and Context Keith DeRose This paper brings together two positions that for the most part have been developed and defended...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (3): 473–478.
Published: 01 July 2002
...David Hills Josef Stern, Metaphor in Context. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2000. Pp xx, 385. Cornell University 2002 BOOK REVIEWS and “Annals Of Analysis.”8 Our take-home message, then, is that readers should study those works, and avoid this one...
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The Philosophical Review (2024) 133 (1): 87–91.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Daniel W. Harris danielwharris@gmail.com Stojnić Una , Context and Coherence: The Logic and Grammar of Prominence . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2021 . ix + 219 pp. © 2024 by Cornell University 2024 Here is a picture of the relationship between natural...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (2): 291–295.
Published: 01 April 2001
...Chris Swoyer THE NEW DIALECTIC: CONVERSATIONAL CONTEXTS OF ARGUMENT. By Douglas Walton. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998. Pp. vii, 304 AD HOMINEM ARGUMENTS . By Douglas Walton. Tuscaloosa and London: University of Alabama Press, 1998. Pp. vii, 315. Cornell University 2001...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 April 2003
...: Oxford University Press. King, Jeffrey C. 2001 . Complex Demonstratives: A Quantificational Account . Cambridge: MIT Press, Bradford Books. Lewis, David. 1981 . Index, Context, and Content. In Philosophy and Grammar . Ed. Stig Kanger and Sven Öhman, 79 -100. Dordrecht: Reidel. Reprinted...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (4): 525–554.
Published: 01 October 2008
...) may also be shifted by operators in the representation language. Indeed verbs that create hyperintensional contexts, like `think', are treated as operators that simultaneously shift the world and assignment parameters. By contrast, metaphysical modal operators shift the world of assessment only. Names...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (3): 359–406.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Paolo Santorio According to the orthodox account developed by Kaplan, indexicals like I, you , and now invariably refer to elements of the context of speech. This essay argues that the orthodoxy is wrong. I, you , and the like are shifted by certain modal operators and hence can fail to refer...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (1): 77–98.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Kai von Fintel; Anthony S. Gillies Epistemic modals are standardly taken to be context-dependent quantifiers over possibilities. Thus sentences containing them get truth-values with respect to both a context and an index. But some insist that this relativization is not relative enough: `might...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (1): 97–143.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Peter van Elswyk A speaker's use of a declarative sentence in a context has two effects: it expresses a proposition and represents the speaker as knowing that proposition. This article is about how to explain the second effect. The standard explanation is act-based. A speaker is represented...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (2): 131–171.
Published: 01 April 2014
... that is to be paid for this theory is a strong dependency of belief on the context, where a context involves both the agent's degree of belief function and the partitioning or individuation of the underlying possibilities. But as this essay argues, that price seems to be affordable. This essay develops a joint...
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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 (2017) 126 (4): 421–479.
Published: 01 October 2017
... of which properties of the objects of moral choice matter in any given context, and (ii) a specification of how these properties matter. Reason-based representations provide a very general taxonomy of moral theories, as differences among theories can be attributed to differences in their two key parameters...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (2): 211–249.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., the authors draw on an analogy with a similar distinction between types of reasons for actions in the context of activities. This motivates a two-level account of the structure of normativity. The account relies upon a further distinction between normative reasons and authoritatively normative reasons. Only...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (2): 209–239.
Published: 01 April 2012
... that they are ubiquitous. As a result, the usefulness of deliberation to rational belief and action is intermittent, contingent, and modest. Deliberation is a tremendously valuable tool for increasing human capacities to think and act for good reasons in challenging contexts, but in the end it is merely a tool, wielded...