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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (2): 205–229.
Published: 01 April 2014
... and shows why this idea, though initially appealing, does not address the real problem. As the essay shows, the idea derives its spurious plausibility from the fact that the dependency conception cannot even make sense of our pretheoretic idea of causal redundancy. The essay concludes by briefly discussing...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (4): 481–524.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Seana Valentine Shiffrin The power to promise is morally fundamental and does not, at its foundation, derive from moral principles that govern our use of conventions. Of course, many features of promising have conventional components—including which words, gestures, or conditions of silence create...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 January 2016
... section sets the stage by introducing a case study from Leibniz's technical work on the strength of extended, rigid beams. The second section draws on that case study to introduce a model for understanding Leibniz's views on the relationship between derivative and primitive forces. The third section draws...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (3): 295–325.
Published: 01 July 2022
... plastic : A zygote that naturally develops into a singleton (i.e., develops into exactly one infant/adult without twinning) might have naturally developed into a numerically different singleton. From this, I derive the conclusion that a human infant or adult is numerically distinct from the zygote she...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 41–71.
Published: 01 January 2018
...J. Robert G. Williams The concept of moral wrongness, many think, has a distinctive kind of referential stability, brought out by moral twin earth cases. This article offers a new account of the source of this stability, deriving it from a metaphysics of content: “substantive” radical...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (1): 43–79.
Published: 01 January 2017
... for the incompatibility of deflationism and RI. Section 3 argues that direct RI—RI that is not simply a derivative of some other, nonreferential instance of indeterminacy—is strictly incompatible with deflationism. Section 4 considers a couple of different ways the deflationist might try to achieve indirect RI—via...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (4): 531–563.
Published: 01 October 2010
... the power of any idea derives from the power of its causes and because many ideas have external causes, there are no grounds for taking the intensity of conscious experience to track a mind's power closely. Rather, as the second group of remarks suggests, power in a human mind tracks the degree to which...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 371–398.
Published: 01 July 2018
... several representation theorems for probabilistic measures of causal strength—that is, I demonstrate how these measures can be derived from a set of plausible adequacy conditions. Third, I use these results to argue for a specific measure of causal strength: the difference that interventions on the cause...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (4): 529–578.
Published: 01 October 2023
... to be explained by its inferential relation to assertion. We combine this account of the meaning of the truth predicate with a new diagnosis of the liar paradox: its derivation requires the truth rules to preserve evidence, but these rules only preserve commitment. The result is a novel inferential deflationist...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 408–413.
Published: 01 July 2018
... that everyone accepts, and so on, ad infinitum. CG determines a context: a set of worlds compatible with it. The basic goal of inquiry is to shrink this set, eliminating uncertainty about how things are. Also key is the notion of a derived context , a local context that can be operative locally, at various...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (4): 433–468.
Published: 01 October 2005
... in explicating a body’s instantaneous velocity not merely as equal to, but moreover as identical to the time-derivative of its trajectory. This approach exploits the conceptual advances in “arith- meticizing” the foundations of the calculus that were made over the course of the nineteenth century...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (1): 138–141.
Published: 01 January 2002
... license non-derivatively, and the pre-existent object will be a driver’s license only derivatively: it will be a driver’s license in virtue of con- stituting something that is non-derivatively a driver’s license. The new object, moreover, will be essentially a driver’s license, and the pre-existent...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (4): 661–664.
Published: 01 October 2020
.... Admittedly, regarding Jago's own project, it seems less of a problem; Jago might be fine saying that what he details concerns only derivative reality, and press on regardless. Indeed, some things probably become easier! Now negative states of affairs, which Jago later relies on, become significantly less...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 594–597.
Published: 01 October 2002
... are not a priori derivable from the microphysical facts, and thus zombie- H2O [H2O that isn’t water, in a world microphysically exactly like the actual world] is conceptually possible” (54). The E-type theorist can give the following account of the “explanatory gap.” Suppose p is some fact necessitated...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (1): 1–51.
Published: 01 January 2020
... will just be what is fundamentally demanded by the value, with room for other responses of derived significance constrained by demands of respect, so that forms of promotion incompatible with respect are forbidden. Political philosophy again affords a helpful illustration. Relational egalitarians...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 618–620.
Published: 01 October 2002
... REVIEWS ing the talented to compensate the untalented, regardless of whether the talented receive gifts, earn a salary, or purchase goods) may not. A second subject about which one finds something new in JF is Rawls’s defense of his conception of justice. Recall that in PL the derivation...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (2): 173–238.
Published: 01 April 2023
... ⊢ R x y : t again by Application. Exchange lets you move to y : e , x : e ⊢ R x y : t , and two applications of Abstraction let you get to ⊢ λ y λ x . R x y : e → e → t . 28. Assuming we have already derived x : e , y : e ⊢ R x y : t...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (2): 254–258.
Published: 01 April 2003
... relations that no genuinely compositional language ought to display. Szabó gives the example of a language LЈ that is derived from a compositional fragment L of English by swapping the meanings assigned to ‘Elephants are grey’ and ‘Julius Caesar was murdered on the ides of March’.3 By composing...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (2): 197–224.
Published: 01 April 2018
... another consideration, such as morality or prudence, dictates otherwise. So our desires can explain why something is good in a derivative way, by influencing our choices, which are “value-conferring” ( 1996a, 122 ). Third, in both Kant's Argument and Korsgaard's Argument, Korsgaard assumes...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (2): 296–299.
Published: 01 April 2008
...” a derivation in some mechanical deduction system; and part 3 argues that these two positions are (despite appearances) compatible with a nonsyntactic view of consequence as a type of truth-preservation. Parts 1 and 2 are relatively independent and I think can profitably be read on their own. Part 3 depends...