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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (3): 499–503.
Published: 01 July 2023
...H. K. Andersen © 2023 by Cornell University 2023 Questions about idealizations in science are often framed along the lines of, How can science be so effective when it gets so much wrong? Rice’s book, Leveraging Distortions: Explanation, Idealization, and Universality in Science offers...
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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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2023) 132 (2): 344–349.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Duncan Pritchard Sosa Ernest , Epistemic Explanations: A Theory of Telic Normativity, and What it Explains . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2021 . xii + 226 pp. © 2023 by Cornell University 2023 A new book by Ernest Sosa is always an event. In a philosophical age where...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 422–426.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Mark Povich; Carl F. Craver Lange Marc , Because without Cause: Non-Causal Explanations in Science and Mathematics . New York: Oxford University Press , 2016 . 489 pp. . © 2018 by Cornell University 2018 The consensus in the philosophy of science, at least since the 1980s, has...
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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 (2023) 132 (2): 239–292.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., it must be able to explain perception’s computational tractability . One of the few attempts to move toward such an explanation is the information encapsulation hypothesis, which posits that perception can be fast because it keeps computational costs low by forgoing access to information stored...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (4): 533–581.
Published: 01 October 2021
... is “metaphysically lightweight” that both captures the motivations for that claim and solves the problems. Louis.deRosset@uvm.edu © 2021 by Cornell University 2021 truth grounding deflationism explanation Few subjects have received more philosophical scrutiny than the nature of truth...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (4): 509–587.
Published: 01 October 2016
.... 26. More carefully, past facts help to causally explain future events in the sense of figuring into the full, complete causal explanation of those future events , just in case they also help to explain the chances of those events at intervening times (supposing those chances are defined). See...
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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 (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...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (3): 293–336.
Published: 01 July 2019
... experience requires that bodies are sensuously colored, and (iii) the attribution of sensuous colors to bodies provides the best explanation of color constancy. Although some passages might suggest that Cavendish endorses a reductive account of sensuous color, according to which sensuous color reduces...