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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 602–604.
Published: 01 October 2002
...John P. Burgess Hartry Field, Truth and the Absence of Fact. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2001. Pp. xvi, 401. Cornell University 2002 BOOK REVIEWS Lewis, David. 1972. Psychophysical and Theoretical Identifications. Australa- sian Journal of Philosophy 50...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (2): 273–277.
Published: 01 April 2018
... method is syntactic, and consists of paraphrasing ordinary first-order sentences into sentences of the factalist language. For instance, the ordinary sentence “All humans are mortal” will be paraphrased as “Every hypersurface which picks out a true fact in the human quality space, picks out a true fact...
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The Philosophical Review (2006) 115 (1): 105–107.
Published: 01 January 2006
...David Merli Peter Railton, Facts, Values, and Norms . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xix + 388 pp. Cornell University 2006 BOOK REVIEWS Peter Railton, Facts, Values, and Norms. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xix + 388 pp...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (4): 573–609.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Boris Kment Antihaecceitists believe that all facts about specific individuals—such as the fact that Fred exists, or that Katie is tall—globally supervene on purely qualitative facts. Haecceitists deny that. The issue is not only of interest in itself, but receives additional importance from its...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (4): 425–464.
Published: 01 October 2009
...Dilip Ninan When one considers one's own persistence over time from the first-person perspective, it seems as if facts about one's persistence are “further facts,” over and above facts about physical and psychological continuity. But the idea that facts about one's persistence are further facts...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (3): 365–380.
Published: 01 July 2010
..., expressing the supervenience of the phenomenal on the physical, is necessary but not a priori. However, what Chalmers and Jackson demonstrate, if anything, is that the conditional that includes all the microphysical plus the phenomenal in the antecedent, and nonphenomenal macro facts (such as facts about...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (4): 539–571.
Published: 01 October 2012
... of a conditional is independent of any proposition inconsistent with its antecedent. But they also point to something important, namely, that our uncertainty about conditionals is not confined to uncertainty about the facts (what the actual world is like) but also expresses uncertainty about the counterfacts (what...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (1): 1–47.
Published: 01 January 2008
... of the female ones and despite the number of mosquitoes that don't carry the virus being ninety-nine times the number that do. Puzzling facts such as these have made generic sentences defy adequate semantic treatment. However complex the truth conditions of generics appear to be, though, young children grasp...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (3): 337–393.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Selim Berker When it comes to epistemic normativity, should we take the good to be prior to the right? That is, should we ground facts about what we ought and ought not believe on a given occasion in facts about the value of being in certain cognitive states (such as, for example, the value...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (2): 205–229.
Published: 01 April 2014
... and shows why this idea, though initially appealing, does not address the real problem. As the essay shows, the idea derives its spurious plausibility from the fact that the dependency conception cannot even make sense of our pretheoretic idea of causal redundancy. The essay concludes by briefly discussing...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (4): 473–507.
Published: 01 October 2016
... when the judgment is in fact mistaken). In these instances, your friendship can make it the case that you may not act on your own practical and even moral judgments because, at those times, you have a duty as their close friend to defer to their judgments. As a result, treating your friend properly...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 January 2017
... like. Is such knowledge to be understood as knowledge of a fact, or rather as a kind of ability? From the claim that the knowledge in the target cases is not immediate, and the fact that these cases are paradigm cases of immediate knowledge of objects' kinds, the essay concludes that perception does...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (4): 525–554.
Published: 01 October 2008
... are ambiguous between de re * and de dicto * interpretations. This fact is used to account for asymmetric mistaken identity attributions (for example, Biron thinks Katherine is Rosaline, but he doesn't think Rosaline is Katherine ). The variable theory compares favorably with its alternatives, including...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 January 2009
... not. It also argues that Jones even now has a choice about the thousand-years-ago truth of that Jones sits at t . Those arguments do not require the complex machinery of Ockhamism, with its distinction between hard facts and soft facts; indeed, those arguments do not require any complex machinery at all...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (4): 567–586.
Published: 01 October 2011
... are “hard facts.” Rather, the fundamental question is whether God's beliefs about what an agent will do in the future depend on what that agent will do in the future. Foreknowledge and Freedom Trenton Merricks University of Virginia...
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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): 577–617.
Published: 01 October 2013
... be taller than I would be’ or ‘if I am seven feet tall, I am taller than I am’. These examples exemplify the fact that whether a sentence's evaluation remains at the actual world in the scope of a modal or conditional depends on the combination of mood in the embedded and matrix clauses rather than...
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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 (2014) 123 (1): 79–105.
Published: 01 January 2014
... identifying normative with natural statements and facts do not transfer seamlessly to identifying normative with natural properties. © 2013 by Cornell University 2013 When Derek Parfit's Reasons and Persons ( RP ) appeared in 1984, it posed stiff challenges to moral philosophical orthodoxy across...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (1): 35–82.
Published: 01 January 2016
... be exported to the know-how debate. On the one hand, some of the expressivists' semantic resources can be used to deflect Stanley and Williamson's influential argument for factualism about know-how: the claim that knowing how to do something consists in knowing a fact. On the other, expressivism provides...