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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (1): 115–118.
Published: 01 January 2007
...Robert Stecker Gary Iseminger, The Aesthetic Function of Art . Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2004. x + 147 pp. BOOK REVIEWS Gary Iseminger, The Aesthetic Function of Art. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2004. x + 147 pp. This elegant, terse...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (4): 528–532.
Published: 01 October 2022
...David Wallace In summary, I congratulate Ney for a rich, subtle, and provocative account of wave function realism. Her edited collection of papers (coedited with Albert), The Wave Function , set the agenda for much of the metaphysics of quantum mechanics in the 2010s; The World in the Wave...
Published: 01 January 2015
Figure 3   Higher-level histories generated by the function f and the partition {A, B} More
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (3): 398–401.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Bradley Murray Glenn Parsons and Allen Carlson, Functional Beauty. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. iv + 255 pp. © 2010 by Cornell University 2010 BOOK REVIEWS David Pears, Paradox and Platitude in Wittgenstein’s Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (2): 277–284.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Robert Van Gulick In “Absent Qualia and the Mind-Body Problem,” Michael Tye (2006) presents an argument by which he claims to show the inconceivability of beings that are functionally equivalent to phenomenally conscious beings but lack any qualia. On that basis, he concludes that qualia can...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (4): 475–513.
Published: 01 October 2011
... are also considered. The view assumes that a phenomenal character has an essential functional role; though it need not be assumed that a functional role is sufficient for a phenomenal character. © 2011 by Cornell University 2011 Affordances and Phenomenal Character in Spatial...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Kenny Easwaran Many philosophers have become worried about the use of standard real numbers for the probability function that represents an agent's credences. They point out that real numbers can't capture the distinction between certain extremely unlikely events and genuinely impossible ones...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (4): 495–519.
Published: 01 October 2001
...Andy Clark How should we characterize the functional role of conscious visual experience? In particular, how do the conscious contents of visual experience guide, bear upon, or otherwise inform our ongoing motor activities? According to an intuitive and (I shall argue) philosophically influential...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (4): 531–563.
Published: 01 October 2010
... or virtuous people is conscious. The characterization of human consciousness that underlies both theories is best understood as one on which a wide variety of ideas in human minds are conscious, and the intensity or degree of consciousness of a given idea is a function of its power. For human minds, because...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (2): 241–275.
Published: 01 April 2012
... vindications of David Lewis’s original Principal Principle as well as recent reformulations due to Ned Hall and Jenann Ismael. Joyce enumerates properties that a function must have if it is to measure the distance from a set of credences to a set of truth values; he shows that, on any such measure, and for any...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (1): 49–75.
Published: 01 January 2008
... to the specifically and merely human function, which is an activity of the compound of human reason and emotions. Cornell University 2007 Ackrill, J. L. 1980 . “Aristotle on Eudaimonia.” In Essays on Aristotle's Ethics ,ed. A. O. Rorty, 15 -33. Berkeley: University of California Press. Broadie, Sarah...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (2): 131–171.
Published: 01 April 2014
... that is to be paid for this theory is a strong dependency of belief on the context, where a context involves both the agent's degree of belief function and the partitioning or individuation of the underlying possibilities. But as this essay argues, that price seems to be affordable. This essay develops a joint...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (2): 211–249.
Published: 01 April 2020
... the latter constitutively play the functional role of explaining what state one just plain ought to be in. The authors conjecture that all and only practical reasons are authoritative. Hence, in one important sense, all reasons for belief are practical reasons. But this account also preserves the autonomy...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (3): 395–431.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Amia Srinivasan This article presents a novel challenge to epistemic internalism. The challenge rests on a set of cases which feature subjects forming beliefs under conditions of “bad ideology”—that is, conditions in which pervasively false beliefs have the function of sustaining, and are sustained...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (1): 51–98.
Published: 01 January 2022
... is lacking. Provisional right thereby functions as a methodological device in a sequential elucidation of the moral basis of public law. To develop this reading, we first explain Kant’s two-step account of property rights—his division between ‘having’ and ‘acquiring’. Then we explain what is involved...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (4): 515–518.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Sebastian Köhler s.koehler@fs.de Sinclair Neil , Practical Expressivism . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2021 . 295 pp. © 2022 by Cornell University 2022 An underappreciated but core part of metaethical expressivism is a thesis about moral practice’s function...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (3): 378–385.
Published: 01 July 2019
... she proposes centrally invokes three such ingredients: functions, causal relations, and relations of second-order similarity. The relevant notion of function is “malfunction-permitting” in that something might not fulfill its function. Neander is open-minded about how to further understand the notion...
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The Philosophical Review (2006) 115 (2): 139–168.
Published: 01 April 2006
...Michael Tye Cornell University 2006 Balog, K. 1999 . “Conceivability, Possibility, and the Mind-Body Problem.” Philosophical Review 108 : 497 -528. Block, N. 1980a . “Troubles with Functionalism.” In Readings in the Philosophy of Psychology , 1 : 268 -305. Cambridge, MA: MIT...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 April 2003
... is the value of art? Stecker addresses each question in turn and delivers what he claims to be “a unified, if incomplete, philosophy of art—a theory of the nature and functions of art and of the practice of interpreting and appreciating it” (3). His strategy is to discuss thoroughly recent contributions...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (2): 230–235.
Published: 01 April 2022
...L. A. Paul Spelled out in terms of the metaphysics of selves: at t 1 , the agent is realized by her ex ante self , whose values are defined with utility function U 1 . This self deliberates, and chooses to act in a way that leads to changes in U 1 . By changing herself in this way, she realizes...