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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (1): 45–92.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Malte Willer A dynamic semantics for epistemically modalized sentences is an attractive alternative to the orthodox view that our best theory of meaning ascribes to such sentences truth-conditions relative to what is known. This essay demonstrates that a dynamic theory about might and must offers...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (2): 269–272.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Mark Wilson Sklar Lawrence , Philosophy and the Foundations of Dynamics . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2013 . ix + 272 pp . © 2015 by Cornell University 2015 In philosophy classes, we hear of the fabled struggles between theory T and T  ′, armored...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (3): 469–472.
Published: 01 July 2001
...Muhammad Ali Khalidi DYNAMICS IN ACTION: INTENTIONAL BEHAVIOR AS A COMPLEX SYSTEM. By Alicia Juarrero. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1999. Pp. x, 288. Cornell University 2001 BOOK REVIEWS The Philosophical hinu,Vol. 110, No. 3 uuly 2001...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (3): 307–339.
Published: 01 July 2016
... of the project of dynamic semantics. © 2016 by Cornell University 2016 probability conditionals epistemic modals subjective value dynamic semantics commutativity idempotence These principles have a ring of plausibility: The probability you assign the conditional “if A then B ” ought...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 January 2016
... monads may, in a perfectly reasonable sense, be spatially located. © 2016 by Cornell University 2016 Leibniz physics dynamics space Garber In the opening paragraphs of his now classic paper “Leibniz and the Foundations of Physics: The Middle Years,” Daniel Garber (1985, 27) suggests...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (4): 433–485.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Dilip Ninan This essay presents a puzzle concerning the interaction of epistemic modals, singular terms, and quantifiers. The puzzle poses a number of problems for both static and dynamic theories of epistemic modals. The trouble arises because neither approach takes into account the fact...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (1): 1–61.
Published: 01 January 2019
... and not p⌝ and ⌜Not p and might p⌝ are inconsistent? To make sense of this situation, I propose a new theory of epistemic modals that aims to account for their subtle embedding behavior and shed new light on the dynamics of information in natural language. © 2019 by Cornell University 2019 epistemic...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (4): 527–531.
Published: 01 October 2019
... dynamic,” which “motivate[s] A-theorists and . . . must be explained away by B-theorists” (164). In line with his earlier proposal that “the claim that time passes has no clear meaning” (165), Prosser goes on to suggest that the contents in question are “necessarily false” (168), that “the dynamic element...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 408–413.
Published: 01 July 2018
... to the dynamics of communication opens a way for an autonomously pragmatic account: supervening on mental states of the agents, CGC provides a resource for explaining how they convey information, and coordinate attitudes, independently of substantive linguistic assumptions. The changes an utterance imposes...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (3): 465–469.
Published: 01 July 2000
...-normative coherence and dynamic singularity-“might be closely connected with” the two conditions she describes as nonconceptual forms of self-consciousness-intentional access to contents, and perspec- tive-and that these latter conditions “might be sufficient for conscious states in living...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (2): 289–290.
Published: 01 April 2001
.... The Philosophical Review, Vol. 110, No. 2 (April 2001) EXPLAINING CHAOS. By PETERSMITH. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. Pp. viii, 193. Explaining Chaos provides both a succinct and accurate introduction to the physics and mathematics of chaotic dynamical systems along...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (3): 342–354.
Published: 01 July 2014
... to be measurable magnitudes. And Kant needs to give this foundation for Newton's physics without relying either on the mechanism of Descartes and his followers or on Newton's absolute space and time. Second, Friedman argues that “the general dynamical theory of matter on which Kant builds a foundation for Newton's...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (1): 1–49.
Published: 01 January 2022
... of entropy, PH remains vague: there will be borderline lawful worlds with features of genuine fuzziness. An exact version of PH (which I call the Strong Past Hypothesis) contains an objectionable kind of arbitrariness not found in any other fundamental laws or dynamical constants—its exact boundary leaves...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (3): 439–442.
Published: 01 July 2002
... instance a single, unified, all-pervasive, substantial, force-field. This ether makes possible the formation of matter into individual bodies. Insofar as bod- ies are subject to the ether’s influence, they are able in turn to have influence on one another. Thus, they form a “dynamical community.” We can...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (1): 111–115.
Published: 01 January 2022
... will not be enough by themselves to address social inequities. We need to understand the broader dynamics of cultural evolution in order to fully understand the roles played by categories such as gender, race, and class, and the many forces that produce and sustain inequities along these lines even apart from biases...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (2): 330–335.
Published: 01 April 2021
... abstraction be dynamic : he appeals to repeated applications of the predicative abstraction principles. That way he obtains sufficient mathematical strength (e.g., Zermelo-Fraenkel set theory is obtained), while avoiding inconsistency. Linnebo differs from neo-Fregeans (and similar theorists...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (4): 641–647.
Published: 01 October 2013
..., that epistemic modal claims express propositions of some kind. Stephen Yablo offers a dynamic semantics for epistemic modals that gives the semantics of (1) in terms of its update effects on the common ground between discourse participants. The classical dynamic approach to might by Veltman (1985 , 1996...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 589–594.
Published: 01 October 2002
...- sals. The hierarchies correspond to three categories of natural kinds: substance natural kinds, whose members are particular objects; dynamic natural kinds, whose members are particular processes; and property natural kinds, whose mem- bers are property instances, or tropes. Natural kinds...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (2): 314–316.
Published: 01 April 2008
.... referential ‘he’: John was here but he left. bound ‘he’: Every boy thinks he’s a rock star. donkey ‘it’: Every farmer who owns a donkey beats it. The D-type theory goes against dynamic semantics—the received view originally developed by Heim and Kamp. The donkey pronoun ‘it’ is tricky...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (3): 315–360.
Published: 01 July 2001
... structure. First, 328 CONCEPTUAL ANALYSIS AiW REDUCTIVE EXPLANATION PQTIimplies complete information (in the language of physics) about the structure, dynamics, composition, and distribution of macroscopic systems, as well as information about...