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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (1): 43–79.
Published: 01 January 2017
...David E. Taylor This essay argues that deflationism (about truth and reference) is incompatible with the phenomenon of referential indeterminacy (RI). This puts the deflationist in the difficult position of having to deny the possibility of what otherwise seems like a manifest and theoretically...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (1): 1–54.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Michael Caie An attractive approach to the semantic paradoxes holds that cases of semantic pathology give rise to indeterminacy. What attitude should a rational agent have toward a proposition that it takes to be indeterminate in this sense? Orthodoxy holds that rationality requires that an agent...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (4): 379–428.
Published: 01 October 2014
... of mind in action, this essay examines a debate between David Lewis and Derek Parfit over what matters in survival. Lewis argued that indeterminacy in personal identity allows caring about psychological connectedness and caring about personal identity to amount to the same thing. The essay argues...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 612–615.
Published: 01 October 2002
... advises that the incompatibilist endorse much of his compatibilist view, but add to it the further condition that autonomous action include an internal indeterminacy in its causal production. This, Mele contends, will address the incompatibilist’s deepest motive for requiring indeterminism...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 602–604.
Published: 01 October 2002
... reprints a dozen of the author’s papers, most with substantial post- scripts, and adds one new one. The bulk of the material is on topics in philos- ophy of language (truth and indeterminacy), but there are also two papers on philosophy of mathematics written after the appearance of the author’s col...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (3): 299–352.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of problems. Although revenge paradoxes of different strengths can be formulated, they are found to be indeterminate at higher orders and not inconsistent. © 2015 by Cornell University 2015 revenge paradox semantic paradox higher-order indeterminacy determinacy operators truth According...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (4): 532–536.
Published: 01 October 2022
... emergents, this leads her to embrace metaphysical indeterminacy, which she explicates as cases where an entity has a determinable property but no unique determinate (something commonly ruled out by analyses of the determinable-determinate relation). She contends that in these cases there are a plurality...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2005
... not then their status with respect to (and ‘not would not be indeterminate (indefinite, unclear, uncertain). There would be a “fact of the matter”: borderline cases are not Such a result runs counter to the very nature of borderline cases. Call this the ‘argument from indeterminacy’. (3) Even if we could say...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (3): 489–495.
Published: 01 July 2020
... and yet embed felicitously under probability operators: (4) It is fifty-fifty whether the die would have landed on an even if it had been rolled. The lesson here is that genuine semantic indeterminacy is not incorporated into probability operators embedding it. Rather, such semantic...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (3): 285–324.
Published: 01 July 2009
..., they come to be able to carry out genuine reference to entities in the environment. The account is meant as a contri- bution to psychology and linguistics, whatever their status. It can be evalu- ated on its merits, apart from the indeterminacy theses.31 The indeterminacy theses...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (1): 1–49.
Published: 01 January 2022
... arbitrariness laws of nature time’s arrow Past Hypothesis quantum theory fundamentality indeterminacy statistical mechanics Vagueness is a pervasive feature of ordinary language. Many predicates we use in everyday contexts do not have determinate boundaries of application. Is John bald when he...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (3): 401–425.
Published: 01 July 2007
... a fairly radical form of semantic indeter- minacy. Some arguments for indeterminacy turn on cases of genuine metaphysical controversy and focus on a fairly limited form of indeterminacy. So, for instance, the fact that metaphysicians disagree about whether cats should be thought of as four...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (1): 153–158.
Published: 01 January 2020
... for modes of presentation or for indeterminacy about the contents of attitudes. So, if vague attitudes have a distinctive bearing on rational action, and we are to explain this using standard decision theory, vague attitudes must have distinctive contents. The application of standard decision theory...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (3): 425–430.
Published: 01 July 2015
... understanding of the terminology of “simple” and “complex.” Anyone reading what he says will certainly not feel his claim is foolish. Ryan Wasserman explores the idea that the complex view generates indeterminacies about personal identity in certain imaginary cases, and that generates moral indeterminacies...
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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (2): 284–288.
Published: 01 April 2004
... manuscript. ___ 2005 . The indeterminacy paradox: Character evaluations and human psychology. Noûs , forthcoming. BOOK REVIEWS The Philosophical Review, Vol. 113, No. 2 (April 2004) John M. Doris, Lack of Character: Personality and Moral Behavior. New...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (4): 643–644.
Published: 01 October 2012
...-World Semantics for Conditionals 539 Caie, Michael, Belief and Indeterminacy 1 Dorsey, Dale, Subjectivism without Desire 407 Gert, Joshua, Moral Worth, Supererogation, and the Justifying/Requiring Distinction 611 Greco, Daniel, The Impossibility of Skepticism 317 Holliday, Wesley H...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (2): 285–290.
Published: 01 April 2012
... of the pragmatics of everyday communication, such as widespread indeterminacy of content, the textual ambiguities celebrated by many literary critics, and widespread discontinuities between content conveyed and content grasped. Parikh offers a framework that includes all these and more. On Parikh’s view...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (2): 291–293.
Published: 01 April 2012
... of the pragmatics of everyday communication, such as widespread indeterminacy of content, the textual ambiguities celebrated by many literary critics, and widespread discontinuities between content conveyed and content grasped. Parikh offers a framework that includes all these and more. On Parikh’s view...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (2): 294–298.
Published: 01 April 2012
... of the pragmatics of everyday communication, such as widespread indeterminacy of content, the textual ambiguities celebrated by many literary critics, and widespread discontinuities between content conveyed and content grasped. Parikh offers a framework that includes all these and more. On Parikh’s view...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (2): 298–301.
Published: 01 April 2012
... of the pragmatics of everyday communication, such as widespread indeterminacy of content, the textual ambiguities celebrated by many literary critics, and widespread discontinuities between content conveyed and content grasped. Parikh offers a framework that includes all these and more. On Parikh’s view...