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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (3): 405–409.
Published: 01 July 2003
...Susan Sauvé Meyer Suzanne Bobzien, Determinism and Freedom in Stoic Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Clarendon Press, 1998. Pp. xii, 441. Cornell University 2003 BOOK REVIEWS The Philosophical Review, Vol. 112, No. 3 (July 2003...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (2): 179–225.
Published: 01 April 2005
.... M. Kalderon. New York: Oxford University Press. The Philosophical Review, Vol. 114, No. 2 (April 2005) Number Determiners, Numbers, and Arithmetic Thomas Hofweber 1. Frege’s Other Puzzle In his groundbreaking Grundlagen, Frege (1884) pointed out...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (2): 179–207.
Published: 01 April 2012
...? Because if determinism is true—if the laws of nature and the initial conditions of the Big Bang determined a unique future for our universe—then doing anything other than what you are determined to do would require one of two things: either a miracle , a violation of the actual laws of nature, or a...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (2): 189–214.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Carolina Sartorio Some philosophers have claimed that causally determined agents are not morally responsible because they cannot make a difference in the world. A recent response by philosophers who defend the compatibility of determinism and responsibility has been to concede that causally...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (1): 1–58.
Published: 01 January 2015
... traditional interpretation regards the distinction between the two notions as reflecting a distinction between indeterminate space and determinations of space by the understanding, respectively. By contrast, a recent influential reading has argued that the two notions can be fused into one and that space as...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (4): 429–484.
Published: 01 October 2014
... directions of fit are supposed to be determinations of one and the same determinable two-place relation, differing only in the ordering of favored terms. But there is no such determinable because of ineliminable asymmetries between the way that beliefs “aim at truth” and the way that desires (or intentions...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (2): 151–196.
Published: 01 April 2018
...″ tall, and why we can say “Ellen has a hat like the one Sherlock Holmes always wears” without implying Holmes exists or has a hat. This article presents a simple formalism for understanding this pragmatic mechanism, specifying how, in context, the result of such subtractions is determined. And it shows...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (2): 219–240.
Published: 01 April 2017
... count noun. This data set, they say, reveals that names’ interaction with the determiner system differs from that of common count nouns only with respect to the definite article ‘the’. They conclude that this special distribution of names is best explained by the-predicativism, the view that posits the...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (3): 337–393.
Published: 01 July 2013
... having true beliefs)? The overwhelming answer among contemporary epistemologists is “Yes, we should.” This essay argues to the contrary. Just as taking the good to be prior to the right in ethics often leads one to sanction implausible trade-offs when determining what an agent should do, so too, this...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (2): 241–286.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Cian Dorr This essay considers how counterfactuals should be evaluated on the assumption that determinism is true. It argues against Lewis's influential view that if anything had happened that did not actually happen, the actual laws of nature would have been false, and defends the competing view...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (4): 475–513.
Published: 01 October 2011
...Simon Prosser Intentionalism is the view that the phenomenal character of a conscious experience is wholly determined by, or even reducible to, its representational content. This essay puts forward a version of intentionalism that allows (though does not require) the reduction of phenomenal...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (3): 383–421.
Published: 01 July 2011
... course of action. Aristotle's account of the constraints governing rational deliberation is furthermore not incompatibilist—for all Aristotle says, we may deliberate rationally despite being committed to the truth of determinism. Deliberation as Inquiry: Aristotle’s Alternative to the...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (1): 95–124.
Published: 01 January 2012
... incompatibilists believe that we can or should forgo moral blame if determinism is true, their stance may seem out of touch with our emotional reality. This essay examines Strawson's claim that the reactive attitudes are inseparable from ordinary interpersonal relationships. Strawson says surprisingly little to...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (1): 99–117.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Jeffrey C. King Complex demonstratives (in the singular) are noun phrases that result from combining the determiners `this' or `that' with syntactically simple or complex common noun phrases such as `woman' or `woman who is taking her skis off'. Thus, `this woman', and `that woman who is taking her...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (3): 285–324.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Tyler Burge A central preoccupation of philosophy in the twentieth century was to determine constitutive conditions under which accurate (objective) empirical representation of the macrophysical environment is possible. A view that dominated attitudes on this project maintained that an individual...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (2): 183–223.
Published: 01 April 2009
... alternative resemblance account, drawing on Grice's account of nonnatural meaning and its role in determining sentence meaning to argue that something depicts an object if it bears intention-based resemblances to the object that jointly capture its overall appearance. In addition to solving the metaphysical...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (1): 119–152.
Published: 01 January 2015
... University 2014 objective chance epistemic probability determinism indeterminism levels of description There has been much debate on whether there can be objective chance in a deterministic world. The “orthodox view” is that nondegenerate objective chance (“true randomness”) is incompatible...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (3): 315–336.
Published: 01 July 2010
... been accepted by both compatibilists and incompatibilists about causal determinism and moral responsibil- ity, the denial of PAP potentially opens up an interesting new route to compatibilism about causal determinism and moral responsibility; that is, one might contend that causal determinism...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (4): 558–561.
Published: 01 October 2017
... animals only if their movements are in fact settlings of matters that were previously open. But how do we decide whether their movements are such settlings if we have not already ruled it out that determinism is true? It is quite unclear, I think, how we can complete Steward's argument against...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (4): 554–557.
Published: 01 October 2018
... consequence of this position is that it allows van Inwagen to endorse Frankfurt's highly influential challenge to the Principle of Alternative Possibilities (PAP) while pronouncing its success a hollow victory for compatibilists about determinism and moral responsibility. According to PAP, “Someone is morally...