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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 (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 (2014) 123 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 January 2014
... mistake, which this essay calls the “numerical fallacy,” is to assume that a distinction that isn't represented by different numbers isn't represented at all in a mathematical representation. In this case, the essay claims that although the real numbers do not make all relevant distinctions, the full...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (2): 143–178.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Maegan Fairchild According to material plenitude , every material object coincides with an abundance of other material objects that differ in the properties they have essentially and accidentally . Although this kind of plenitude is becoming increasingly popular, it isn't clear how to make sense...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (1): 1–61.
Published: 01 January 2019
... to maintain definedness, we will be forced to evaluate the conjunction relative to a different variable assignment, one that makes the modal conjunct, and thus the whole conjunction, false at any world. In short, conjoining two sentences can change the way that we interpret those sentences. Interpreted...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (4): 379–428.
Published: 01 October 2014
... of embarking on a program of public information films. But by developing better theories of the F s, one can make a difference to whether or not one's philosophical position is compatible with the current best theory of F s, and it is this kind of project in which I am engaged here. One theory...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (4): 531–563.
Published: 01 October 2010
.... Sympathetic scholars have argued that such a theory may be found in the very few remarks about consciousness that Spinoza makes in the Ethics. There are two different proposals, which derive from two different groups of remarks. In parts 3 and 4 of the Ethics, Spinoza introduces a few claims about our...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (4): 550–554.
Published: 01 October 2018
... of the causal process between c and e . Finally, Sartorio denies the centrality of counterfactual dependence to causation, instead holding that causation is partially a difference-making relation, similar to but not exactly like counterfactual dependence. Of difference-makers, the idea...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (4): 614–619.
Published: 01 October 2021
... important in the present context. What matters is whether [ exclusion] is true. If we adopt a simple counterfactual theory of causation, this thesis is probably false, as Kroedel has argued. However, if we adopt a sophisticated difference-making approach to causation, Kroedel’s arguments are no longer...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (4): 619–622.
Published: 01 October 2012
...). On the kairetic account of explanation, the principle of explana- tory relevance is that of difference making. The central intuition driving the ac- count is that “to understand a phenomenon is to see what made a difference to the causal production of the phenomenon and how it did so” (69). In chapter 3...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (4): 622–625.
Published: 01 October 2012
...). On the kairetic account of explanation, the principle of explana- tory relevance is that of difference making. The central intuition driving the ac- count is that “to understand a phenomenon is to see what made a difference to the causal production of the phenomenon and how it did so” (69). In chapter 3...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (4): 625–630.
Published: 01 October 2012
...). On the kairetic account of explanation, the principle of explana- tory relevance is that of difference making. The central intuition driving the ac- count is that “to understand a phenomenon is to see what made a difference to the causal production of the phenomenon and how it did so” (69). In chapter 3...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (4): 630–633.
Published: 01 October 2012
...). On the kairetic account of explanation, the principle of explana- tory relevance is that of difference making. The central intuition driving the ac- count is that “to understand a phenomenon is to see what made a difference to the causal production of the phenomenon and how it did so” (69). In chapter 3...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (4): 634–636.
Published: 01 October 2012
... that are also explanatorily relevant (3). On the kairetic account of explanation, the principle of explana- tory relevance is that of difference making. The central intuition driving the ac- count is that “to understand a phenomenon is to see what made a difference to the causal production of the phenomenon...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (2): 315–319.
Published: 01 April 2021
... be concerned with is what important difference a particular difference makes, and for what purpose. 1 For Korsgaard, the difference between humans and animals is important because it sets up a sharp dichotomy between humans and nature: “The natural world staunchly resists moral reorganization” (215). Human...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (3): 327–358.
Published: 01 July 2005
..., fragility miscounts traces. When the speck of dust hits the win- dow alongside the rock, the speck makes some difference as to the win- dow shattering through the contribution of a speck of force. But surely the speck of dust does not cause the window to shatter. To hold other- wise is to miscount...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (4): 646–651.
Published: 01 July 2020
... of deliberation involves comparing two options to see which is best, whereas in the Eudemian Ethics decision or choice is always of an act for the sake of some particular end. These differences make it likely, Nielsen suggests, that the Magna Moralia is an early work whose mature form we find in the Eudemian...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (3): 341–348.
Published: 01 July 2019
... doubt on the claim that semantic differences make any phenomenal difference to auditory perceptual experience in the absence of other audible experiences” (136). A second reason to reject the view that you hear specific meanings is that there is a better alternative. O'Callaghan argues...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (2): 153–181.
Published: 01 April 2009
... Modal Logic.” Journal of Philosophy 65 : 113 -26. ____. 1986 . On the Plurality of Worlds . Oxford: Blackwell. ____. 1997 . “Finkish Dispositions.” Philosophical Quarterly 47 : 143 -58. ____. 2001 . “Truthmaking and Difference-Making.” Noûs 35 : 602 -15. MacBride, Fraser...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (1): 119–152.
Published: 01 January 2015
... at the lower level (see, for example, the contributions in Ellis, Noble, and O'Connor 2012 ). This view is particularly plausible when (as common in the special sciences) causation is understood as difference making ( List and Menzies 2009 , Raatikainen 2010 ). The difference-making cause of an agent's...
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