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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (3): 378–382.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Sam Berstler Both the cover image—a crowd of speakers, heads turned unexpectedly this way and that—and the title of Sanford C. Goldberg’s new book evokes this familiar, maddening cacophony. In its best moments, Conversational Pressure imposes order on the clamor. Goldberg aspires to limn...
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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 (2018) 127 (2): 151–196.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Daniel Hoek Conversational exculpature is a pragmatic process whereby information is subtracted from, rather than added to, what the speaker literally says. This pragmatic content subtraction explains why we can say “Rob is six feet tall” without implying that Rob is between 5 ′11.99″ and 6 ′0.01...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (2): 273–276.
Published: 01 April 2017
...David C. Lee McCabe Mary Margaret , Platonic Conversations . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2015 . x + 402 pp . © 2017 by Cornell University 2017 A surprising fact—but one widely known among those who specialize in ancient philosophy—is that the interest and sophistication...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (2): 285–295.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Paul Russell McKenna Michael , Conversation and Responsibility . New York: Oxford University Press , 2012 , 272 pp . © 2017 by Cornell University 2017 Michael McKenna's Conversation and Responsibility is an ambitious and impressive statement of a new theory of moral...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (1): 83–134.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Andreas Stokke This essay argues that the distinction between lying and misleading while not lying is sensitive to discourse structure. It shows that whether an utterance is a lie or is merely misleading sometimes depends on the topic of conversation, represented by so-called questions under...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (4): 453–497.
Published: 01 October 2022
... apply the theory of collective abstraction to solve a problem about converse relations. For present purposes, what is particularly important is that converse relations give rise to an Identification Problem. Is the pure structure of the natural numbers the one where the numbers are ordered by the pure...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (4): 501–532.
Published: 01 October 2009
... relations shaping Kant's early cosmology points us to a widely recognized motivation for interactionism, turning on a constraint on agency within certain noninteractionist cosmologies. In particular, Kant's early conversion to a libertarian theory of freedom, together with his rejection of occasionalism...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (3): 463–467.
Published: 01 July 2021
... possess some special institutionalized authority. The most controversial aspect of McGowan’s analysis is probably her central idea of harmful norm-enactment that requires no special speaker-authority (developed in chapters 1–4). In chapter 2, McGowan spells out the idea of conversational exercitives...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (3): 435–439.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Brendan de Kenessey Laden Anthony Simon , Reasoning: A Social Picture . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2012 . xi + 283 pp . © 2016 by Cornell University 2016 Anthony Simon Laden's Reasoning: A Social Picture investigates how we reason with each other in conversation about...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 January 2000
... : 343 -69. Williamson, T. 1985 . “Converse Relations.” Philosophical Review 94 : 249 -62. The Philosophical Review, Vol. 109, No. 1 (January 2000) Neutral Relations Kit Fine There is a standard view of relations, held...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (1): 126–132.
Published: 01 January 2017
... is disposed to behave, in her use of language, as if she believed p to be common ground in C (26), where, again following Stalnaker, ‘common ground’ refers to those things that, for purposes of the conversation, all parties accept (that is, treat as true), and believe that all accept, and believe...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (2): 319–322.
Published: 01 April 2021
... unifies literature that is historically dispersed philosophically (and linguistically). It is a feat to bring philosophy of language, linguistics, philosophy of mind, semantics, pragmatics, feminism, and social and political philosophy into conversation with each other in a unified way. If anything comes...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (4): 387–422.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... In conversation, she is (in absolute terms) both (3) too aggressive and (4) too defensive, overly harsh in her criticism of others and loath to acknowledge her own faults. So there is plenty of room for improvement in Harriet's public and private patterns of self- and of other-criticism, considered in themselves...
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The Philosophical Review (2024) 133 (1): 87–91.
Published: 01 January 2024
... the course of conversations and that determine the contents of the pronouns and modals that are uttered along the way. She takes the crucial components of contexts to be rankings of entities and possibilities according to their “prominence.” The content of an occurrence of ‘he’ is the most prominent male...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (1): 77–95.
Published: 01 January 2010
... could respond to the radical skeptic, in a way that rivals the antiskeptical contextualist’s response. Thanks to Keith DeRose, James Dreier, Leo Iacono, Ben Jarvis, Andrew Rotondo, Patrick Rysiew, Jonathan Schaffer, Ernest Sosa, and Rob Stainton for very helpful conversation, feedback, and advice...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (4): 537–589.
Published: 01 October 2020
... as a relation applied to its arguments in one order or its converse in the other). We also obtain the principle that the fundamental are simple, in the sense that they cannot be decomposed into other fundamental properties and relations. In section 5, I briefly explain how to model our combinatorial theory...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (3): 473–478.
Published: 01 July 2002
... as here and which table counts as this table depend in familiar ways on relevant features of the concrete conversational setting. What it takes to count as a scarecrow, lit- erally speaking, is always the same, but what it takes to count as a scarecrow, metaphorically speaking, is being gaunt...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 408–413.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of how they are encoded in language or thought. The central notion remains the common ground (CG), a body of information presumed shared by interlocutors, defined in terms of mutual acceptance: in its simplest form it is a set of propositions everyone in the conversation accepts, accepts...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (3): 255–291.
Published: 01 July 2019
... as it is often useful to round to the nearest certainty in conversation with others, it is also useful to round to the nearest certainty in thought. It takes more effort to reason with credences that are precise to several decimal places, just as it takes more effort to reason with temporal beliefs...