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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2016) 125 (3): 397–430.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Samuel Levey It can be shown by means of a paradox that, given the Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR), there is no conjunction of all contingent truths. The question is, or ought to be, how to interpret that result: Quid sibi velit? A celebrated argument against PSR due to Peter van Inwagen and...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2002) 111 (3): 462–465.
Published: 01 July 2002
.... Yet he claims in the main text that instan- tiation comes in two modes, necessary and contingent, and “[i]t is always one or the other” (80). In the chapter on truth, McGinn defends a view he calls “thick disquotation- alism.” The essence of truth, on this view, lies in the fact that for any...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2002) 111 (1): 142–147.
Published: 01 January 2002
... human thought, which in turn varies in accordance with contingencies of tempera- ment, time, language, place, and culture. Do these features of the human con- dition provide good reasons for holding that reality and truth are themselves relative to these contingencies, changing in accordance with...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2009) 118 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 January 2009
....” In Polish Logic 1920-1939 , ed. Storrs McCall, 40 -65. Oxford: Clarendon. MacFarlane, John. 2003 . “Future Contingents and Relative Truth.” Philosophical Quarterly 53 : 321 -36. McKay, Thomas, and David Johnson. 1996 . “A Reconsideration of an Argument against Compatibilism...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2010) 119 (2): 243–246.
Published: 01 April 2010
..., if any, between truth and determinism by focusing on the truth value of future contingent statements. These three primary sections of text are prefaced by a lucid introduc- tion, in which Crivelli states in unadorned and economical prose his main con- tentions, and supplemented by six...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2007) 116 (1): 118–121.
Published: 01 January 2007
...Bruce Ellis Benson Lambert Zuidervaart, Artistic Truth: Aesthetics, Discourse, and Imaginative Disclosure . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. xiii + 277 pp. Cornell University 2007 BOOK REVIEWS Gary Iseminger, The Aesthetic Function of Art. Ithaca...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2016) 125 (3): 439–447.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Dilip Ninan MacFarlane John , Assessment Sensitivity: Relative Truth and Its Applications . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2014 . ix + 344 pp . © 2016 by Cornell University 2016 This is an impressive book. It presents a bold and original theory with clarity and precision...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2009) 118 (4): 546–551.
Published: 01 October 2009
...Francesco Ademollo Jonathan Barnes, Truth, etc.: Six Lectures on Ancient Logic . Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. x + 551 pp. Cornell University 2009 BOOK REVIEWS Lynne Rudder Baker, The Metaphysics of Everyday Life. Cambridge: Cambridge...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2008) 117 (4): 630–633.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Allan Hazlett Barry Taylor, Models, Truth, and Realism . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. 185 pp. © 2008 by Cornell University 2008 Lewis, David. 1999a . “Putnam's Paradox.” In Papers in Metaphysics and Epistemology , 56 -77. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2009) 118 (2): 273–276.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Simon Keller Trenton Merricks, Truth and Ontology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. xviii + 202 pp. Cornell University 2009 BOOK REVIEWS Aaron V. Garrett, Meaning in Spinoza’s Method. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xii + 240 pp. The...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2007) 116 (3): 478–481.
Published: 01 July 2007
...JC Beall Tim Maudlin, Truth and Paradox: Solving the Riddles . Oxford: Clarendon, 2004. xiv + 209 pp. Cornell University 2007 BOOK REVIEWS Jody Azzouni, Defl ating Existential Consequence: A Case for Nominalism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. viii...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2007) 116 (3): 482–485.
Published: 01 July 2007
...D. S. Hutchinson Andrea Wilson Nightingale, Spectacles of Truth in Classical Greek Philosophy: Theoria in Its Cultural Context . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. x + 311 pp. Cornell University 2007 BOOK REVIEWS Jody Azzouni, Defl ating Existential...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2011) 120 (1): 97–115.
Published: 01 January 2011
...John Martin Fischer; Patrick Todd In his recent essay in the Philosophical Review , “Truth and Freedom,” Trenton Merricks contends (among other things) that the basic argument for the incompatibility of God's foreknowledge and human freedom is question-begging. He relies on a “truism” to the effect...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2003) 112 (4): 447–482.
Published: 01 October 2003
...Nishi Shah Cornell University 2003 The Philosophical Review, Vol. 112, No. 4 (October 2003) How Truth Governs Belief Nishi Shah Introduction Why, when asking oneself whether to believe that p, must one immediately recognize that...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2013) 122 (2): 155–187.
Published: 01 April 2013
... intellect of God. Although other early moderns agreed that modal truths are in some way dependent on God, there were sharp disagreements surrounding two distinct questions: (1) On what in God do modal truths and modal truth-makers depend? (2) What is the manner(s) of dependence by which modal truths and...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2018) 127 (3): 323–369.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Alexander W. Kocurek A counteridentical is a counterfactual with an identity statement in the antecedent. While counteridenticals generally seem nontrivial, most semantic theories for counterfactuals, when combined with the necessity of identity and distinctness, attribute vacuous truth conditions...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2011) 120 (4): 567–586.
Published: 01 October 2011
... their wording only and are equivalently about the future, since their truth depends on the truth of propositions about the future. (Predestination, God’s Foreknowledge, and Future Contingents, assumption 3 [1983, 46–47]) Ockham here does not even appear to say that truth...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2013) 122 (4): 577–617.
Published: 01 October 2013
...John Mackay A person of average height would assert a truth by the conditional ‘if I were seven feet tall, I would be taller than I am,’ in which an indicative clause ‘I am’ is embedded in a subjunctive conditional. By contrast, no one would assert a truth by ‘if I were seven feet tall, I would be...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2014) 123 (4): 429–484.
Published: 01 October 2014
...Kim Frost Direction of fit theories usually claim that beliefs are such that they “aim at truth” or “ought to fit” the world and desires (or intentions) are such that they “aim at realization” or the world “ought to fit” them. This essay argues that no theory of direction of fit is correct. The two...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2018) 127 (4): 433–485.
Published: 01 October 2018
... theory and a dynamic system of contingent identity. I then consider a variant on the initial puzzle that helps us to choose between the two theories. The variant also sheds light on how the phenomenon discussed in this essay relates to Frege's Puzzle about attitude ascriptions. © 2018 by Cornell...