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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (4): 633–637.
Published: 01 October 2023
... of excuses, weds criminal law and moral theorizing, and provides both breadth and depth in its analysis. The early chapters articulate the underlying theoretical account, and the later chapters analyze specific potential excuses, such as insanity and structural injustice. Brink operates within...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (3): 395–431.
Published: 01 July 2020
...; it is not only explained but obviously excused by the patriarchal illusion of which she is a victim. Radha is doing, we want to say, the best she can, given her own distorted epistemic connection to the world. Her belief is eminently understandable; we would be naive to expect anything better of ourselves...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (2): 219–222.
Published: 01 April 2022
... objection. While Aristotle takes practical knowledge to be primarily of particulars, and ignorance of particulars to be generally excusing, he need not excuse the agent whose ignorance is caused by the very temptation that causes him to act wrongly. Ideally, of course, thought and feeling are at one...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (4): 519–523.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... Unavoidable wrong-doing, or necessary evil, is, on Haksar's reading of Gandhi, not morally justified, but is rather excused or pardoned. This distinction maintains the ultimate desirability of the ideal of perfection and its ability to guide and inspire our actions. Haksar takes the unusual position...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (2): 349–353.
Published: 01 April 2023
... as a blameless norm violation. For example, KRA is indeed governing S’s assertion and violated, but S has an excuse. Objectors to KRA complain that this kind of move is ad hoc , inappropriately insulating KRA from apparent counterexamples. In the context of this dialectic, Kelp and Simion introduce...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 41–71.
Published: 01 January 2018
... plays role R iff the judgment that an agent's action is W makes one blame the agent for so acting (absent a judgment that they have an excuse); and the judgment that the agent's action is not W inhibits one from blaming them. 1 In the stability thesis, W ranges over concepts. I take...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (1): 1–51.
Published: 01 January 2020
... justifications rather than mere excuses or merely subjective reasons (contra Littlejohn 2012 and Williamson, forthcoming ), and (ii) can defeat the justification that would otherwise be provided by reliable processes. One could then allow that such justifications may fall short of establishing the all-things...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (1): 79–105.
Published: 01 January 2014
... that these concepts are second personal in this sense (see also Strawson 1968 , Watson 1987 , and Wallace 1994 ). The idea is not that ‘wrong’ means the same as ‘blameworthy’ since someone may do something wrong without being to blame if he or she has an excuse. I claim, rather, that it is a conceptual truth...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (4): 481–527.
Published: 01 October 2017
...” ( Strawson 2003, 76 ). The reactive attitudes are the natural responses that we have to those who violate this demand (albeit with excuses for some whose injurious behavior doesn't exhibit ill will, and exemptions for those who are incapacitated in some respect “for ordinary interpersonal relations...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (2): 285–295.
Published: 01 April 2017
... a theory of excuses and exemptions, which will cover cases where we are provided with either reinterpretations of the agent's conduct (for example, accidents, ignorance, and so on) or presented with considerations that suggest the agent is sufficiently incapacitated as to show that he or she...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (1): 127–129.
Published: 01 January 2002
.... But this doesn’t seem right. A con- tract to do evil imposes no moral obligation to do evil, and the subjects’ vulnerability—while perhaps casting them in a more sympathetic light—does not excuse their misconduct. In another place, an objection to grounding norms in particular practices is considered...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (4): 551–554.
Published: 01 October 2017
... to believe, against the evidence, that they will survive; ignoring the evidence of doctors who tell you that you're doomed can actually be good. In heavy circumstances like these, believers are excused for taking evidential liberties, and when the evidence is neutral, “there is nothing pernicious about...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (4): 642–644.
Published: 01 October 2001
... provides some rich and original discussion of several issues facing this type of theory. That he does not cover the whole topic as fully as one might like can be excused, especially in light of the fact that the early chapters of the book are so powerful and wide-ranging in scope. I conclude...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (4): 629–631.
Published: 01 October 2001
... suppose, be excused, since the book is not intended to address only epistemological mat- ters; it also explores aspects of the psychology of faith. I especially appreciated Helm’s discussion of the role that suitably tuned moral affections, or the lack thereof, play in acquiring and evaluating...
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The Philosophical Review (2006) 115 (4): 449–485.
Published: 01 October 2006
..., and so on, are no excuses for suppressing them? I think not, given that, in the kind of case we are considering, it is rational for us to believe that what we are trying to convince our audience of is true. 39. As DeRose (2002, 181) remarks, there are “troubling conjunctions,” such as (his...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (3): 447–450.
Published: 01 July 2000
... BOOK REmWS ization of the failures of logical empiricism? That the point of such an endeavour need not be to excuse the latter, but to further reflection on the long shadow that logical empiricism has cast over analytical philoso- phy-and reflection on whether that is really as bad...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (3): 450–453.
Published: 01 July 2000
... of the failures of logical empiricism? That the point of such an endeavour need not be to excuse the latter, but to further reflection on the long shadow that logical empiricism has cast over analytical philoso- phy-and reflection on whether that is really as bad as sometimes sug- gested-that is shown...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (1): 113–116.
Published: 01 January 2002
... available in paperback, in addition to a reprint of the Lennon-Olscamp Search After Truth,4 there is no excuse for leaving Malebranche off the seven- teenth century reading list. His role in the evolution of idealistic metaphysics aside, Malebranche’s beautiful and fluid style, his range of scientific...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (3): 399–403.
Published: 01 July 2022
... to the argument from the poverty of the stimulus. The moral grammars acquired by all normal children include (but are not limited to) prohibitions of familiar crimes and torts, such as murder, assault, theft, and fraud; principles of justification and excuse, such as self-defense, mistake of fact, duress...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (4): 648–652.
Published: 01 October 2000
... of interesting evidence, overall his essay tilts too far in the opposite direction, excusing apparent confusion or loose formulation in every author he discusses except Frege, to be convincing. However, the con- tention of Tait’s final section is striking and persuasive: he finds in Cantor’s little...