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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (4): 465–500.
Published: 01 October 2009
...Neil Sinhababu This essay defends a strong version of the Humean theory of motivation on which desire is necessary both for motivation and for reasoning that changes our desires. Those who hold that moral judgments are beliefs with intrinsic motivational force need to oppose this view, and many...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (2): 263–266.
Published: 01 April 2003
...Daniel Nolan Gerhard Preyer and Frank Siebelt, editors, Reality and Humean Supervenience: Essays on the Philosophy of David Lewis. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2001. Pp xiii, 245. Cornell University 2003 BOOK REVIEWS The Philosophical...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (3): 443–446.
Published: 01 July 2001
...Elizabeth S. Radcliffe A CULTIVATED REASON: AN ESSAY ON HUME AND HUMEANISM. By Christopher Williams. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1999. Pp. x, 190. Cornell University 2001 BOOK REVIEWS Notwithstanding these qualms, though...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (3): 423–446.
Published: 01 July 2011
...David Enoch In Slaves of the Passions Mark Schroeder puts forward Hypotheticalism, his version of a Humean theory of normative reasons that is capable, so he argues, of avoiding many of the difficulties Humeanism is traditionally vulnerable to. This critical notice first outlines the main argument...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (2): 153–181.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Louis deRosset A major source of latter-day skepticism about necessity is the work of David Hume. Hume is widely taken to have endorsed the Humean claim : there are no necessary connections between distinct existences. The Humean claim is defended on the grounds that necessary connections between...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (2): 250–254.
Published: 01 April 2019
... and modality—causation, chance, laws, and the like. As Callender notes, his instincts about modality are Humean, so he is suspicious of attempts to say what is distinctive about time by appeal to primitive modalities such as causation: “Reducing time to causation has always seemed to be a case of explaining...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 589–594.
Published: 01 October 2002
... as an alternative to Humeanism” (7). Ellis summarizes Humeanism in five theses (7): 1. That causal relations hold between logically independent events. 2. That the laws of nature are behavioral regularities of some kind that could, in principle, be found to exist in any field of inquiry...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (4): 537–589.
Published: 01 October 2020
... need in order to write the “book of the world.” This paper attempts to make good on this metaphor. To that end, a modality is introduced that, put informally, stands to propositions as logical truth stands to sentences. The resulting theory, formulated in higher-order logic, also vindicates the Humean...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (4): 565–591.
Published: 01 October 2010
... theory of causation is the notion of a real ground or causal power that is non-Humean (since it doesn't reduce to regularities or counterfactual dependencies among events or states) and non-Leibnizean because it doesn't reduce to logical or conceptual relations. However, we raise questions about...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (1): 136–140.
Published: 01 January 2017
... science, but the seemingly innocent word ‘impose’ in the editors' characterization of metaphysics of science manages to exclude half the field. Humeans and non-Humeans agree that in a world without regularity, there could not be science, that is, there could be neither prediction nor explanation...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (2): 256–260.
Published: 01 April 2018
... back to holding a Humean understanding of laws, since if the laws and initial conditions are not available beforehand, a prediction cannot be made. On the other hand, causation can be analyzed in terms of a physical relation between events, in the sense that one event physically necessitates...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (3): 440–443.
Published: 01 July 2001
.... NATALIEBENDER Wesleyan university The Philosophical him,Vol. 110, No. 3 (July 2001) A CULTNATED REASON: AN ESSAY ON HUME AND HUMEANISM. By CHRISTOPHERWILLIAMS. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1999. Pp. x, 190. The main aim...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 77–79.
Published: 01 January 2001
..., properties. All these gradations, as I take it, are to be identified a postm’ori. For lack of space, I pass over the wealth of material available in the other nineteen papers in favour of commenting on one great theme in Lewis’s metaphysics. This is his continuous upholding of the “Humean...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (1): 1–49.
Published: 01 January 2022
... a principle called fundamental exactness on certain anti-Humeanism but not on Humeanism about laws of nature. (The first part of section 2.1 may be skimmed by experts in vagueness.) Second (section 3 ), I focus on the case of the Past Hypothesis (PH), the postulate that (roughly) the universe started...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (3): 371–375.
Published: 01 July 2019
... degree of belief, but rather stably high enough degree of belief. The formal content of this is given by what Leitgeb calls ‘the Humean thesis’. Where Pr is a rational person's degree-of-belief function and ‘high enough degree of belief’ is understood as a degree of belief above a certain threshold...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 594–597.
Published: 01 October 2002
...Alex Byrne Joseph Levine, Purple Haze: The Puzzle of Consciousness. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. Pp. 204. Cornell University 2002 BOOK REVIEWS correct insofar as he thinks Humeanism is committed to object transubstantia- tion...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (3): 374–377.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Eric Campbell Street's essay addresses the normative significance of our contingent evaluative attitudes. Though packaged as addressing a “strictly intramural debate” between Humean and Kantian versions of constructivism, I think this topic is of broader and deeper significance than the question...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (1): 131–135.
Published: 01 January 2005
... psychology. (He 131 BOOK REVIEWS calls these, respectively, “the Humean account” and “the Augmented Humean account Holton’s principal objection is that they mistake the phenomenol- ogy of strength of will, conceiving it simply...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 132–134.
Published: 01 January 2001
... from Hume’s intentions in two respects. First, Hume’s direct and explicit concern is with the role of the inferential fac- ulty, reason, rather than with the role of belief as such. Failure to appreciate this point leads Bricke unfairly to diagnose as incomplete the Humean argument...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (1): 43–87.
Published: 01 January 2023
... + . Second, if the chances are immodest, the Trust Principle is equivalent to the Principal Principle (since in the immodest case, the Principal Principle is equivalent to the New Principle). The anti-Humean who endorses immodesty is thus in luck, as the Trust Principle gives another route to the Principal...