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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (3): 241–294.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Yoaav Isaacs; John Hawthorne; Jeffrey Sanford Russell Is the fact that our universe contains fine-tuned life evidence that we live in a multiverse? Ian Hacking and Roger White influentially argue that it is not. We approach this question through a systematic framework for self-locating epistemology...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (3): 281–338.
Published: 01 July 2014
... reasonably be confident in a counterfactual whose consequent can be true only if a certain very finely tuned microphysical configuration obtains. This essay develops the foregoing puzzle and explores several possible solutions. Understand ‘semantics’ broadly, so that propositions about the speech acts...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (2): 149–177.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Darren Bradley This article defends the Doomsday Argument, the Halfer Position in Sleeping Beauty, the Fine-Tuning Argument, and the applicability of Bayesian confirmation theory to the Everett interpretation of quantum mechanics. It will argue that all four problems have the same structure...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (4): 495–519.
Published: 01 October 2001
... conception, the links are often quite direct. The contents of conscious visual experience, according to this conception, are typically active in the control and guidance of our fine-tuned, real-time engagements with the surrounding three-dimensional world. But this idea (which I shall call the Assumption...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (3): 472–475.
Published: 01 July 2001
... but that are part of her experience nonetheless). The problem is that outline shapes cannot determine the pictorial contents we enjoy. One way to bring this out is to consider indeterminate styles (as well as exaggerated styles such as caricatures), as Hopkins does in fine-tuning the proposal...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (4): 523–527.
Published: 01 October 2019
... a reasons fundamentalist can provide a real definition of the property of being rational, and the resulting view is fine-tuned to avoid a variety of problems. Yet, one question on which readers get little guidance is why they should endorse reasons fundamentalism to begin with. At one point, Lord calls...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (4): 578–582.
Published: 01 October 2015
...”) “only after the complications of moving, with some eccentricity, out further along one axis” (1). Kant's “revolutionary” metaphysical thesis of transcendental idealism becomes one such eccentric episode, rather than a focal point unto itself, one requiring some “modifying” and “fine-tuning” elsewhere...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 January 2013
... . 2010 . “ Constructivism, Expressivism and Ethical Knowledge .” International Journal of Philosophical Studies 18 ( 3 ): 331 – 53 . Collins Robin . 1999 . “ A Scientific Argument for the Existence of God: The Fine-Tuning Design Argument .” In Reason for the Hope Within , ed. Murray...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (2): 241–286.
Published: 01 April 2016
... letter being typed, it should also be plausible that for some n′ > n , there is an assignment of values to the first n′ digits that result in the first two letters of Hamlet being typed, and so on. We need not worry that the fine-tuned choices of parameters required to generate the first...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (3): 323–393.
Published: 01 July 2020
... predictions fail to be used efficiently, this is because the features they concern are either too abstract or too fine-grained for the process that would need to use them. Thus, the reason that cognition fails to fine-tune visual search and texture segregation is not because these processes are dimensionally...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 January 2014
.... “Infinitesimal Chances.” Philosophers Imprint . Holder R. 2002 . “ Fine-Tuning, Multiple Universes and Theism .” Noûs 36 , no. 2 : 295 – 312 . Hoover D. 1980 . “ A Note on Regularity .” In Studies in Inductive Logic and Probability , ed. Jeffrey R. , 2 : 295 – 297...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (4): 463–509.
Published: 01 October 2019
... are part of Sosa's “situation” and play a role in Feldman's (1985) initial presentation of the generality problem. Others, however, like shapes of tuning curves, or degree of match to template, are unlikely to be mentioned except by process reliabilists (the latter is explicitly noted by Goldman 1986...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 445–448.
Published: 01 July 2008
... that the laws of nature might be metaphysically necessary, Plantinga notes that the seemingly contingent values of the funda- mental constants of physics lie within a narrow range required for life. This fact has been used by some as evidence for fine-tuning...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 448–451.
Published: 01 July 2008
... that the laws of nature might be metaphysically necessary, Plantinga notes that the seemingly contingent values of the funda- mental constants of physics lie within a narrow range required for life. This fact has been used by some as evidence for fine-tuning...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 451–455.
Published: 01 July 2008
... that the laws of nature might be metaphysically necessary, Plantinga notes that the seemingly contingent values of the funda- mental constants of physics lie within a narrow range required for life. This fact has been used by some as evidence for fine-tuning...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 455–458.
Published: 01 July 2008
... that the laws of nature might be metaphysically necessary, Plantinga notes that the seemingly contingent values of the funda- mental constants of physics lie within a narrow range required for life. This fact has been used by some as evidence for fine-tuning...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 458–462.
Published: 01 July 2008
... that the laws of nature might be metaphysically necessary, Plantinga notes that the seemingly contingent values of the funda- mental constants of physics lie within a narrow range required for life. This fact has been used by some as evidence for fine-tuning...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 462–464.
Published: 01 July 2008
... that the laws of nature might be metaphysically necessary, Plantinga notes that the seemingly contingent values of the funda- mental constants of physics lie within a narrow range required for life. This fact has been used by some as evidence for fine-tuning...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 465–468.
Published: 01 July 2008
... that the laws of nature might be metaphysically necessary, Plantinga notes that the seemingly contingent values of the funda- mental constants of physics lie within a narrow range required for life. This fact has been used by some as evidence for fine-tuning...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 468–471.
Published: 01 July 2008
... that the laws of nature might be metaphysically necessary, Plantinga notes that the seemingly contingent values of the funda- mental constants of physics lie within a narrow range required for life. This fact has been used by some as evidence for fine-tuning...