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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2009) 118 (2): 253–255.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Hugh Baxter David Bilchitz, Poverty and Fundamental Rights. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. xviii + 279 pp. Cornell University 2009 BOOK REVIEWS Aaron V. Garrett, Meaning in Spinoza’s Method. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xii + 240 pp...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2011) 120 (4): 567–586.
Published: 01 October 2011
... to be that that treatment is, despite its claims to the contrary, merely a form of Ockhamism—and a poorly developed form of Ockhamism at that. This essay replies to Fischer and Todd's specific objections. But, more importantly, it further clarifies the fundamental differences between the way it...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2012) 121 (4): 573–609.
Published: 01 October 2012
... intimate connection to the question of whether all fundamental facts are qualitative or whether they include facts about which specific individuals there are and how qualitative properties and relations are distributed over them. Those who think that all fundamental facts are qualitative are arguably...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 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 to...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2008) 117 (2): 159–191.
Published: 01 April 2008
..., occupied by John Stuart Mill. The key to understanding Mill's unorthodox utilitarianism and the role it plays in his moral philosophy is to appreciate his sentimentalist metaethics—especially his account of wrongness in terms of fitting guilt and resentment. Mill recognizes a fundamental moral asymmetry...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2008) 117 (4): 481–524.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Seana Valentine Shiffrin The power to promise is morally fundamental and does not, at its foundation, derive from moral principles that govern our use of conventions. Of course, many features of promising have conventional components—including which words, gestures, or conditions of silence create...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2011) 120 (2): 247–283.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Zoltán Gendler Szabó Consider the hypothesis that every quantified sentence in every natural language contains some expression or other whose extension constrains the domain of quantification. If the hypothesis is correct, quantificational domains are fixed in fundamentally different ways in...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2011) 120 (2): 285–320.
Published: 01 April 2011
... defended against Garber's critique, the original traditional view that takes the theory of monads as the first and most fundamental principle of Leibniz's metaphysics is no longer sustainable. © 2011 by Cornell University 2011 My thanks to Jeff McDonough and Christie Thomas for comments on...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2012) 121 (2): 209–239.
Published: 01 April 2012
... up ordinary deliberation. These nondeliberative, nonvoluntary processes by means of which we are able to deliberate for reasons are the fundamental processes by means of which we can think or do anything for a reason: once it has been seen that they must exist, it can be recognized that they are...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2008) 117 (1): 1–47.
Published: 01 January 2008
... fundamental generalizations and argue that this account explains the strange truth-conditional behavior of generics. Cornell University 2007 Asher, N., and M. Morreau. 1995 . “What Some Generic Sentences Mean.” In The Generic Book , ed. G. Carlson and F. J. Pelletier, 300 -339. Chicago: Chicago...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2018) 127 (1): 1–40.
Published: 01 January 2018
... undermine his suggestion that there is room at a fundamental metaphysical level for ordinary material objects. In section 3 I attempt to fill out Descartes's argument in the Synopsis from the premise that bodies-taken-in-general are substances to the conclusion that they are incorruptible. In order to...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2018) 127 (3): 279–322.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Shamik Dasgupta Much recent metaphysics is built around notions such as naturalness, fundamentality, grounding, dependence, essence, and others besides. In this article I raise a problem for this kind of metaphysics, the “problem of missing value.” I survey a number of possible solutions to the...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2019) 128 (2): 237–240.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Thomas Hofweber Bennett Karen , Making Things Up . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2017 . xi + 260 pp . © 2019 by Cornell University 2019 Karen Bennett's book defends the layered picture of reality: some things are more fundamental than others. And as a book in metaphysics...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2016) 125 (3): 431–435.
Published: 01 July 2016
.... The thought of the anticausalists was not that physics is incompatible with causal representation but that we don't find causal structures at the fundamental level of physical description. The most valuable part of the book is the demonstration that causal reasoning plays an indispensable role in...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2014) 123 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 January 2014
... structure (or naturalness, or fundamentality), developing a framework for metaphysical inquiry while defending the centrality of metaphysics to philosophy as a whole. There is much to admire and much to discuss. I expect Sider's book to become a touchstone for further discussion of the nature and viability...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2001) 110 (3): 421–425.
Published: 01 July 2001
..., whatever one’s system of ends (93, 1st ed Rather, they are characterized as goods it is assumed persons normally need to carry out their plans of life, when we think of persons as having a definite conception of the good and fundamental interests connected with the formation and revision of that...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2018) 127 (3): 403–408.
Published: 01 July 2018
... in metaphysics, but in going quite far to resolving them. In what follows I raise some critical questions concerning what Kreines defends as the organizing focus of Hegel's project, the metaphysics of reason in the world. In insisting on the priority and fundamentality of metaphysics, understood in...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2019) 128 (1): 134–138.
Published: 01 January 2019
... first his views seem odd—the self is a momentary inner thing that ceases to exist when experience ceases; the physical is suffused with mentality; life is fundamentally nonnarrative. They're certainly not the typical views. But as one reads, they begin to seem less strange. Perhaps they only seem...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2000) 109 (1): 141–144.
Published: 01 January 2000
... intuitive lis- tener” (173) against Schenkerian and other “architectonicist” theorists promoting the notion that “elaborate apprehensions of the form and tech- nique of music are necessary to understanding it” (174). The fundamental thesis of concatenationism is first announced thus...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2002) 111 (3): 449–452.
Published: 01 July 2002
... attention should instead be directed at a more fundamental concept of truth, which he labels “disclosedness.” Disclosedness is a character- istic of our human kind of being (“Dasein”, or, in Dahlstrom’s translation, “being-here we understand what it is to be, and that understanding makes it possible for...