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The Philosophical Review (1 April 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 (1 January 2000) 109 (1): 138–141.
Published: 01 January 2000
...Jenefer Robinson PHILOSOPHIES OF ARTS: AN ESSAY IN DIFFERENCES. By Peter Kivy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. Pp. xi, 242. Cornell University 2000 BOOK REWEWS Nevertheless, its sophisticated discussion of institutional design should en- gage...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2001) 110 (3): 431–433.
Published: 01 July 2001
...Anthony Simon Laden LEGITIMATE DIFFERENCES: INTERPRETATION IN THE ABORTION CONTROVERSY AND OTHER PUBLIC DEBATES. By Georgia Warnke. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999. Pp. xi, 214. Cornell University 2001 BOOK REVEWS The Philosophical...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2004) 113 (2): 288–292.
Published: 01 April 2004
...Matti Eklund Crispin Wright, Saving the Differences: Essays on Themes from Truth and Objectivity. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2003. Pp. ix, 549. Cornell University 2004 Wright, Crispin. 1983 . Frege's Conception of Numbers as Objects . Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2012) 121 (2): 179–207.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Wesley H. Holliday According to the Principle of the Fixity of the Past (FP), no one can now do anything that would require the past to have unfolded differently than it actually did, for the past is fixed, over and done with. Why might doing something in the future require the past to be different...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2011) 120 (2): 247–283.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Zoltán Gendler Szabó Consider the hypothesis that every quantified sentence in every natural language contains some expression or other whose extension constrains the domain of quantification. If the hypothesis is correct, quantificational domains are fixed in fundamentally different ways in...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2015) 124 (3): 353–392.
Published: 01 July 2015
... that memory and a diary differ with respect to their psychological roles, and second that this psychological difference underwrites important downstream epistemic differences. The resulting view stands opposed to prominent discussions of memory and testimony, which either, like the diary model, treat...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2017) 126 (4): 421–479.
Published: 01 October 2017
... 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 (1 July 2018) 127 (3): 371–398.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Jan Sprenger This article develops axiomatic foundations for a probabilistic theory of causal strength as difference-making. I proceed in three steps: First, I motivate the choice of causal Bayes nets as an adequate framework for defining and comparing measures of causal strength. Second, I prove...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2019) 128 (1): 1–61.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Matthew Mandelkern What does ‘might’ mean? One hypothesis is that ‘It might be raining’ is essentially an avowal of ignorance like ‘For all I know, it's raining’. But it turns out these two constructions embed in different ways—in particular, as parts of larger constructions like Wittgenstein's ‘It...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2016) 125 (2): 241–286.
Published: 01 April 2016
... that history would have been different—but only microscopically different—all the way back. © 2016 by Cornell University 2016 counterfactuals determinism laws of nature incompatibilism There is a puzzle about the truth of counterfactual conditionals in deterministic worlds. It is...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2008) 117 (4): 555–606.
Published: 01 October 2008
... framework for modeling stories involving context-sensitive claims. The key innovations are a revised conditionalization rule and a principle relating models of the same story with different modeling languages. The essay then applies the modeling framework to the Sleeping Beauty Problem, showing that when...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2009) 118 (3): 351–374.
Published: 01 July 2009
... are best solved by comparing the auxiliary to the timocrat, both of whom represent different forms of second-best morality. A lengthy discussion of the early education's effect on the spirited part shows how the auxiliary represents the best kind of moral agent that the second-best nature (silver...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2010) 119 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 January 2010
... Ralph Wedgwood that this essay will call benchmark theory (BT) all advise agents to maximize different types of expected value. Consequently, their verdicts sometimes conflict. In certain famous cases of conflict—medical Newcomb problems—CDT and BT seem to get things right, while EDT seems to get things...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2010) 119 (3): 273–313.
Published: 01 July 2010
... objects in its entirety. According to this solution, the various cases of distinct coincidents do not clash with the anticoincidence principle since the cases and the principle manifest different yet compatible perspectives on the world. © 2010 by Cornell University 2010 For comments on the...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2010) 119 (4): 531–563.
Published: 01 October 2010
... matter of course, conscious of ourselves, but we do not, as a matter of course, know ourselves. A second group of remarks, all of which occur in part 5 of the Ethics , emphasizes a different point about consciousness and knowledge: the knowledge that distinguishes the minds of the most powerful or...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2011) 120 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 January 2011
... there are two distinct normative senses of 'ought', which actually exhibit different syntactic behavior, and then going on to argue that the deliberative sense of 'ought' relates agents to actions, rather than to propositions. It closes by drawing lessons for a range of issues in moral theory...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2011) 120 (4): 567–586.
Published: 01 October 2011
... to be that that treatment is, despite its claims to the contrary, merely a form of Ockhamism—and a poorly developed form of Ockhamism at that. This essay replies to Fischer and Todd's specific objections. But, more importantly, it further clarifies the fundamental differences between the way it...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2013) 122 (2): 215–287.
Published: 01 April 2013
... against this claim: curvilinear perspective is one common style of depiction in which successful pictorial representation depends as much on a picture’s systematic differences with the scene depicted as on the similarities; it cannot be analyzed in terms of similarity alone. The same problem arises for...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2008) 117 (1): 49–75.
Published: 01 January 2008
... superior to inclusivism, but still deficient, I will present and defend a dualistic account of happiness in which two different types of happiness, one divine and one human, are present in Nicomachean Ethics . When Aristotle commends contemplation as a happiness that humans can attain, he is careful to...