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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (2): 191–217.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Hongwoo Kwon There are close parallels between Frank Jackson's case of black-and-white Mary and David Lewis's case of the two omniscient gods. This essay develops and defends what may be called “the ability hypothesis” about the knowledge that the gods lack, by adapting Lewis's ability hypothesis...
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The Philosophical Review (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 (2013) 122 (4): 577–617.
Published: 01 October 2013
... commonly thought, just on the presence of an operator ‘actually’. This essay argues that this phenomenon provides evidence that mood admits of bound and free readings along the lines of tenses and pronouns. It therefore favors the hypothesis that natural language contains variables and quantifiers for...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (1): 1–47.
Published: 01 January 2008
... give voice to our most cognitively primitive generalizations and that this hypothesis accounts for a variety of facts ranging from acquisition patterns to cross-linguistic data concerning the phonological articulation of operators. I go on to develop an account of the nature of these cognitively...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (1): 1–61.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Matthew Mandelkern What does ‘might’ mean? One hypothesis is that ‘It might be raining’ is essentially an avowal of ignorance like ‘For all I know, it's raining’. But it turns out these two constructions embed in different ways—in particular, as parts of larger constructions like Wittgenstein's ‘It...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (3): 323–393.
Published: 01 July 2020
... hypothesis (DRH). According to DRH, perceptual processes are constrained to compute over a bounded range of dimensions, while cognitive processes are not. This view allows that perception is cognitively penetrable, but places strict limits on the varieties of penetration that can occur. The article argues...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (3): 337–364.
Published: 01 July 2010
... filled in, the hypothesis becomes far more puzzling than the linguistic data it is used to explain. No matter how the creationist identifies where, when and how fictional objects are created, the proposal conflicts with other strong intuitions we have about fictional characters. The...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (4): 495–519.
Published: 01 October 2001
... visuomotor action, on the other. This “dual visual systems” hypothesis, which finds many echoes in various other bodies of cognitive scientific research, poses a prima facie challenge to the Assumption of Experience-Based Control. More importantly, it provides (I shall argue) fuel for an alternative and...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (2): 229–232.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., Socratic examination aims to make us aware that we lack such expertise, so that our most pressing question becomes how to acquire the knowledge that Socrates has made us desire. Hugh Benson's book proposes to understand the method of hypothesis as Plato's strategy for that acquisition (3). Chapter 1 argues...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (1): 185–189.
Published: 01 January 2021
... three lessons from Mayo's book that are valuable for philosophers and scientists alike. I then discuss one way in which I think Mayo's arguments could be tightened. Mayo argues that one has evidence for a hypothesis to the extent the hypothesis has passed a severe test . More precisely, she argues...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 73–114.
Published: 01 January 2018
... theorems. 5 The first asserts that a hypothesis is knowable in principle according to ccs if and only if it is knowable according to a theory that identifies knowledge with true belief satisfying a probabilistic version of the safety principle. The second asserts that if a hypothesis is sp- knowable...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (4): 643–646.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., or most people, or the main speaker himself, believes them? Or because they explain something that one of these parties believes?” (11). Kamtekar draws on the methodological discussions within the dialogues, and in particular what scholars call “the method of hypothesis,” to inform her own...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (1): 131–134.
Published: 01 January 2019
... movements, or checking the state of a task-relevant variable” (100). Madary reports similar results in a wide range of empirically studied cases. Why does Madary take the task-dependence of saccades to support (AF)? Because the task-dependence of saccades can be well explained by the hypothesis that...
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The Philosophical Review (2006) 115 (2): 139–168.
Published: 01 April 2006
... and the absent qualia hypothesis. However, realism about phe- nomenal consciousness does not require acceptance of either of these hypotheses. The absent qualia hypothesis is the main focus of the present essay. This hypothesis, as I shall understand it, is the hypothesis that it could...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (4): 411–447.
Published: 01 October 2010
... awakenings she will undergo is determined by the outcome of a random process. Let S be a partition of alternative hypotheses concerning the outcome of this pro- cess. Beauty knows the objective chance of each hypothesis in S,andshe also knows how many times she will awaken conditional on each of these...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (2): 149–177.
Published: 01 April 2012
... beliefs by drawing on the analogy between the four problems. Preliminaries Confirmation theory is concerned with the relationship between evi- dence and hypothesis: what is it for evidence to confirm a hypothesis? A central feature of Bayesian confirmation theory is that evidence con- I have had...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (4): 529–532.
Published: 01 October 2017
... to be a materialist about the soul. His sotto voce, not-entirely-asserted thesis is that Locke actually is a materialist, this in spite of Locke's multiple assertions that Cartesian dualism is the more likely hypothesis than thinking matter. According to Jolley, Locke “arguably leaves it to the...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (2): 266–269.
Published: 01 April 2003
...Erin I. Kelly Hans Oberdiek, Tolerance: Between Forbearance and Acceptance. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2001. Pp. ix, 182. Cornell University 2003 BOOK REVIEWS and “Knowing What it is Like: The Ability Hypothesis and the Knowledge Argu- ment,” by...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (4): 497–534.
Published: 01 October 2005
... latter option, because transparency can be explained instead by the hypothesis that the concept of belief includes a standard of correctness. This explanation goes roughly as follows. When one deliberates whether to have an attitude conceived as a belief that p, one deliberates about an attitude...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (2): 263–266.
Published: 01 April 2003
.... Part 3, the last section of the collection, contains two papers: “Multiple Ref- erence, Multiple Realization and the Reduction of Mind,” by Terence Horgan, 265 BOOK REVIEWS and “Knowing What it is Like: The Ability Hypothesis and...