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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (2): 165–200.
Published: 01 April 2010
... of the tension between Rousseau's optimism and his pessimism that it reveals. © 2010 by Cornell University 2010 I am very grateful to Véronique Munoz-Dardé, Fred Neuhouser, David Owens, and an anonymous reader for the Philosophical Review for comments. The Explanation of Amour-Propre...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (4): 625–630.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Lina Jansson Strevens Michael , Depth: An Account of Scientific Explanation . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2008 . xi + 516 pp . © 2012 by Cornell University 2012 BOOK REVIEWS Huw Price, Naturalism Without Mirrors. New York: Oxford...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (4): 485–531.
Published: 01 October 2014
...Marc Lange Unlike explanation in science, explanation in mathematics has received relatively scant attention from philosophers. Whereas there are canonical examples of scientific explanations (as well as canonical examples of nonexplanations, such as “the flagpole,” “the eclipse...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (4): 481–532.
Published: 01 October 2015
... nonparadoxical self-reference to prove conclusively that even immediate full grounding isn't an internal relation in this sense. The positive, second part of this essay uses the notion of a “completely satisfactory explanation” to shed light on the logic of ground in the presence of self-reference. This allows...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (3): 315–360.
Published: 01 July 2001
... Explanation David J. Chalmers and Frank Jackson 1. Introduction Is conceptual analysis required for reductive explanation? If there is no a priori entailment from microphysical truths to phenomenal truths, does reductive explanation of the phenomenal fail? We say yes (Chalmers...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (2): 294–296.
Published: 01 April 2002
...Michael Ferejohn R. J. Hankinson, Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998 Pp. ix, 499. Cornell University 2002 BOOK REVIEWS occurrences make a causal difference. This more restrictive version of MOVE would...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 January 2003
...J. David Velleman Cornell University 2003 The Philosophical Review, Vol. 112, No. 1 (January 2003) Narrative Explanation J. David Velleman The Problem of Narrative Explanation A story does more than recount events; it recounts...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (1): 128–131.
Published: 01 January 2005
...Tracy Isaacs David-Hillel Ruben, Action and Its Explanation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. Pp. x, 240. Cornell University 2005 BOOK REVIEWS functional in nature, and an argument that tokens of such property types could be physically realized...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (3): 411–413.
Published: 01 July 2005
...Chrisoula Andreou G. F. Schueler, Reasons and Purposes: Human Rationality and the Teleological Explanation of Action. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2003. Pp. xii, 174. Cornell University 2005 BOOK REVIEWS The Philosophical Review, Vol. 114, No. 3...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 422–426.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Mark Povich; Carl F. Craver Next, consider “really statistical” explanations, which reveal their explananda to be statistical “facts of life” (190). One might explain why students with the lowest scores on the first exam tend not to have the lowest scores on the next exam by appeal to regression...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (1): 97–143.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Peter van Elswyk A speaker's use of a declarative sentence in a context has two effects: it expresses a proposition and represents the speaker as knowing that proposition. This article is about how to explain the second effect. The standard explanation is act-based. A speaker is represented...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (1): 31–76.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Jonathan Schaffer Which is prior, the whole or its parts? The monist holds that the whole is prior to its parts, and thus views the cosmos as fundamental, with metaphysical explanation dangling downward from the One. The pluralist holds that the parts are prior to their whole, and thus tends...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (4): 509–587.
Published: 01 October 2016
... Review 70 , no. 3 : 193 – 242 . Eriksson L. , and Hajek A. 2007 . “ What Are Degrees of Belief? ” Studia Logica 86 , no. 2 : 183 – 213 . Fetzer J. 1982 . “ Probabilistic Explanations .” PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of Philosophy of Science...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (4): 533–581.
Published: 01 October 2021
... ≺ it’s both snowy and windy says that it is both snowy and windy partly in virtue of its being snowy. I will follow standard terminology in calling the notion indicated by ‘≺’ partial ground . What’s more, I will assume that every true grounding explanation is accompanied by an explanatory...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2009
... suggestions about how the apparatus developed in connection with the notion of watching may enable us to offer related explanations of other kinds of perceptual activity. It proposes that a useful distinction can be drawn between perceptual activities like watching which have as their aim knowledge of what...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (3): 285–324.
Published: 01 July 2009
... and perception. It distinguishes nonperceptual sensing from perceptual representation and explicates perceptual representation as a type of objective sensory representation. Objectivity is marked by perceptual constancies. Representation is marked by a nontrivial role for veridicality conditions in explanations...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (1): 45–92.
Published: 01 January 2013
... elegant explanations of a range of puzzling observations about epistemic modals. The first part of the story offers a unifying treatment of disputes about epistemic modality and disputes about matters of fact while at the same time avoiding the complexities of alternative theories. The second part...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (4): 619–639.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Patrick Todd The most promising way of responding to arguments for the incompatibility of divine foreknowledge and human freedom (in one way or another) invokes a claim about the order of explanation: God knew (or believed) that you would perform a given action because you would, in fact, perform...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 41–71.
Published: 01 January 2018
... interpretation, and first-order normative assumptions. This story is distinguished from extant “reference magnetic” explanations of the phenomenon, and objections and replies are considered. © 2018 by Cornell University 2018 naturalness metaethics metasemantics radical interpretation Some say...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (3): 397–430.
Published: 01 July 2016
... is a more satisfactory explanation of why, if PSR is true, there should be no conjunction of all contingent truths. This sheds new light on the nature of the explanatory demand embedded in PSR and uncovers a number of surprising implications for the commitments of rationalism. © 2016 by Cornell University...