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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (4): 623–627.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Peter Fritz peter.fritz@acu.edu.au Studd J. P. , Everything, More or Less: A Defence of Generality Relativism . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2019 304 pp. © 2021 by Cornell University 2021 Everything, More or Less by J. P. Studd is a joy to read. Its topic...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (4): 545–581.
Published: 01 October 2000
...Gopal Sreenivasan Cornell University 2000 The Philosophical Review, Vol. 109, No. 4 (October 2000) What Is the General Will? Gopal Sreenivasan What is the general will? In this essay, I propose a simple and straightforward answer...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (3): 307–339.
Published: 01 July 2016
... to the standard truth-conditional picture is dynamic semantics , and one of its signal features is that it permits violations of Commutativity. 24 The key thought is that, in general, the semantic value of a sentence is not a truth condition—something like a set of possibilities—but rather a “context change...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (2): 268–272.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Matt Teichman Nickel Bernhard , Between Logic and the World: An Integrated Theory of Generics . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2016 . vii + 274 pp . © 2018 by Cornell University 2018 Bernhard Nickel's Between Logic and the World looks at genericity, the phenomenon...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (4): 463–509.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Jack C. Lyons The paper offers a solution to the generality problem for a reliabilist epistemology, by developing an “algorithm and parameters” scheme for type-individuating cognitive processes. Algorithms are detailed procedures for mapping inputs to outputs. Parameters are psychological variables...
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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...
Published: 01 January 2015
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (4): 411–447.
Published: 01 October 2010
...Jacob Ross This essay argues that there is a conflict between the principle of Countable Additivity and standard views of how we should update centered or de se beliefs. The latter views, this essay argues, entail a general principle, which the essay calls the Generalized Thirder Principle...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (1): 59–117.
Published: 01 January 2015
... for this. The definite article is sometimes pronounced with names in the singular: ‘The Ivan we all love doesn't feel well’. Sloat proposed a disjunctive generalization of when the definite article must be pronounced with a singular name. This essay shows that by slightly revising Sloat's generalization, we arrive...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 1–40.
Published: 01 January 2018
... in general” is a substance, and since all substances are “by their nature incorruptible,” this sort of body is incorruptible as well. In this article I defend a pluralist reading of this passage, according to which there are indefinitely many bodies-taken-in-general, each of which counts as an incorruptible...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (4): 537–589.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., and fall out of a natural and general theory about the granularity of reality. © 2020 by Cornell University 2020 Metaphysicians often theorize in terms of the notion of a property or relation being fundamental . When it comes to spelling out what this means, metaphors abound. According to one gloss...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 January 2021
... by Bayesian conditionalization, and second, a framework in which updating happens by Jeffrey conditionalization. The article spells out problems for both views, and then generalizes some of these to nonprobabilistic frameworks. The main theme of the discussion is that the epistemic import of a seeming...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (1): 51–98.
Published: 01 January 2022
... in a sequential exposition of right more generally. “True acquisition” means that provisional acquisition is acquisition in the true and full meaning of the word; as we have stressed, Kant is not introducing an exotic juridical status. The term “provisional,” however, expresses defect or internal incompletion...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (3): 459–490.
Published: 01 July 2023
... tests whether a maxim is the cause or determining ground of an action at all. According to Kant’s general account of causality, nothing can be a cause of some effect unless there is a lawlike relation between the putative cause and effect. Applied to the case of action, no maxim can be the cause...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (1): 89–145.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Jeremy Goodman; Bernhard Salow We offer a general framework for theorizing about the structure of knowledge and belief in terms of the comparative normality of situations compatible with one’s evidence. The guiding idea is that, if a possibility is sufficiently less normal than one’s actual...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (3): 301–343.
Published: 01 July 2017
...) that is such that if John tries to do it, he swims across the river. The essay argues that the act conditional analysis avoids the problems faced by existing accounts of agentive modality and shows how the act conditional analysis can be extended to an account of generic agentive modal claims. The upshot is a new vantage...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (4): 421–479.
Published: 01 October 2017
... of which properties of the objects of moral choice matter in any given context, and (ii) a specification of how these properties matter. Reason-based representations provide a very general taxonomy of moral theories, as differences among theories can be attributed to differences in their two key parameters...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (2): 147–190.
Published: 01 April 2017
... that Kant's conception of number includes both cardinal and ordinal elements; it suggests that the cardinal elements provide the basis of a conception of number in general, while the ordinal elements contribute to specifying the exact size of particular collections. In considering these elements, roles...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 323–369.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Alexander W. Kocurek A counteridentical is a counterfactual with an identity statement in the antecedent. While counteridenticals generally seem nontrivial, most semantic theories for counterfactuals, when combined with the necessity of identity and distinctness, attribute vacuous truth conditions...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (1): 95–130.
Published: 01 January 2020
... for present actions are grounded in present or future desires. Futurist subjectivism promises to answer Parfit's Agony Argument , and it is motivated by natural extensions of some of the considerations that support subjectivism in general. However, it faces a problem: because which desires one will have...