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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (2): 296–299.
Published: 01 April 2000
...Frederick Neuhouser HEGEL'S IDEA OF A `PHENOMENOLOGY OF SPIRIT'. By Michael N. Forster. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998. Pp. xi, 661. Cornell University 2000 BOOK REVIEWS The Philosophical Review, Vol. 109, No. 2 (April 2000) HEGEL S IDEA OF A PHENOMENOLOGY OF SPIRIT...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (4): 429–484.
Published: 01 October 2014
... by Cornell University 2014 Many philosophers draw a distinction between practical and theoretical thought. Drawing the distinction precisely is difficult, but the rough idea is easy to grasp. Theoretical thought aims at reflecting the world as it is (was, will be, could be, and so forth). Practical...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (3): 393–398.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Jonathan Cottrell De Pierris Graciela , Ideas, Evidence, and Method: Hume's Skepticism and Naturalism Concerning Knowledge and Causation . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2015 . xv + 318 pp . © 2017 by Cornell University 2017 This is a rich, ambitious, and original study...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (2): 205–229.
Published: 01 April 2014
... and shows why this idea, though initially appealing, does not address the real problem. As the essay shows, the idea derives its spurious plausibility from the fact that the dependency conception cannot even make sense of our pretheoretic idea of causal redundancy. The essay concludes by briefly discussing...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (2): 205–239.
Published: 01 April 2016
... or disagreement between ideas. However, perceiving agreements between ideas seems to yield knowledge only of analytic truths, not propositions about existence. The second problem concerns the epistemic status of sensitive knowledge: How could the senses yield certain knowledge? This essay argues that the key...
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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 (2020) 129 (4): 537–589.
Published: 01 October 2020
... idea that fundamental properties and relations are freely recombinable and a variant of the structural idea that propositions can be decomposed into their fundamental constituents via logical operations. Indeed, it is seen that, although these ideas are seemingly distinct, they are not independent...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (4): 425–464.
Published: 01 October 2009
...Dilip Ninan When one considers one's own persistence over time from the first-person perspective, it seems as if facts about one's persistence are “further facts,” over and above facts about physical and psychological continuity. But the idea that facts about one's persistence are further facts...
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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 (2): 191–217.
Published: 01 April 2017
... about the knowledge that Mary acquires. What the gods might lack despite their propositional omniscience is not any distinctive kind of information, but certain abilities of introspection. The motivating idea is that knowledge one acquires by exercising introspective abilities cannot fail...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (2): 143–178.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of the view beyond its slogan form. As I argue, it turns out to be extraordinarily difficult to do so: straightforward attempts are either inconsistent or fail to capture the target idea. Making progress requires us to engage in more delicate metaphysics than we might have expected and, along the way, reveals...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (2): 155–187.
Published: 01 April 2013
... theory in detail, showing how, on his account, God’s ideas provide both truth-makers for possibilities and necessities and an ontological foothold for those truth-makers, thereby explaining modal truths. Along the way, it suggests several refinements and possible amendments to Leibniz’s grounding thesis...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (3): 359–406.
Published: 01 July 2012
... they are in the scope of epistemic modals or attitude verbs. The new view has two interesting philosophical consequences. First, it vindicates a broadly Fregean perspective on referential expressions, essentially refuting the idea that indexicals are rigid designators. Second, it suggests a new picture...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (2): 189–214.
Published: 01 April 2013
..., first, that the intuitive plausibility of the idea that responsibility is grounded in difference making is not completely put to rest by Frankfurt cases, even if those cases successfully show that responsibility is not grounded in difference making in the sense of access to alternative possibilities...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 January 2009
.... Instead, those arguments are built on an uncontroversial understanding of the idea that truth depends on the world. In the final section of the article, those arguments are extended to show that foreknowledge of an action does not threaten that action's freedom. Cornell University 2009 Adams...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (4): 495–519.
Published: 01 October 2001
... conception, the links are often quite direct. The contents of conscious visual experience, according to this conception, are typically active in the control and guidance of our fine-tuned, real-time engagements with the surrounding three-dimensional world. But this idea (which I shall call the Assumption...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (4): 633–645.
Published: 01 October 2007
... the justice of Matthew Stuart’s criticism of my earlier treatment and offer a revised account of Locke’s semantics for secondary quality words. I’ll then argue that Locke does not offer his thesis that secondary qualities are powers to produce ideas in us as a careful description of a being...
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The Philosophical Review (2006) 115 (3): 317–354.
Published: 01 July 2006
... divine providence and goal-directed human action are commonly understood as involving thought. When God creates the world, according to an infl uential tradition, he does so by selecting among alternatives that are represented to him by ideas in the divine mind. That is, God’s creation...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (1): 57–96.
Published: 01 January 2003
...Matthew Stuart Cornell University 2003 Aaron, Richard. 1971 . John Locke . 3d ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Alexander, Peter. 1985 . Ideas, Qualities and Corpuscles . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Aristotle. 1984 . The Complete Works of Aristotle . Ed. Jonathan...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (2): 314–318.
Published: 01 April 2002
... convinc- ing is Pappas's own explanation of that role. His explanation revolves around a thesis he attributes to Berkeley, one I'll refer to as the Abstraction in Relation to Realism thesis (ARR): ARR: If there are abstract ideas, then the esse is percipi principle is false. (36) ARR...