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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (1): 43–79.
Published: 01 January 2017
... indeterminate identity and indeterminate synonymy—and argues that each is unsatisfactory. © 2017 by Cornell University 2017 deflationism referential indeterminacy indeterminacy reference indeterminate identity Picture a building consisting of two independent towers, joined only by an elevated...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (4): 379–428.
Published: 01 October 2014
... that includes postcabinet stages). Such identities, too, can be indeterminate to various degrees and will match the degree of determinacy of the I and R relations. Appendix B sets out the case for this. 30 However, that the personal identity relation (however understood) comes in degrees...
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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 (2004) 113 (2): 279–283.
Published: 01 April 2004
... indeterministic agent cau- sation, even if real, would be of little help in understanding free will. In a vari- ant on the traditional charge that indeterminism could do no more than reduce our decisions to chance occurrences, van Inwagen has us imagine a sce- nario in which God has a person replay...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (4): 565–591.
Published: 01 October 2010
... Watkins's more specific claims that Kant completely rejects a model on which the first relatum of a phenomenal causal relation is an event and that he maintains that real grounds are metaphysically and not just epistemically indeterminate. CRITICAL NOTICE Kant’s Theory...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (3): 472–475.
Published: 01 July 2001
... but that are part of her experience nonetheless). The problem is that outline shapes cannot determine the pictorial contents we enjoy. One way to bring this out is to consider indeterminate styles (as well as exaggerated styles such as caricatures), as Hopkins does in fine-tuning the proposal...
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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. Unless the proposition that p itself happens to be about language, when we say that it's clear that p , we are not talking about language any more...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (1): 1–49.
Published: 01 January 2022
... has exactly 5,250 hairs on his head? There are determinate cases of “bald,” but there are also borderline cases of “bald.” In other words, predicates such as “bald” are indeterminate: there are individuals such that it is indeterminate whether they are bald. 1 Moreover, the boundary between “bald...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 140–144.
Published: 01 January 2018
... threatens Sattig's strategy for resolving the puzzles. To illustrate, consider again the puzzle of coincidence. Sattig attempts to vindicate our conviction that ordinary objects are identical if coincident. He appeals to the material mode of predication. His claim is that two ordinary objects materially...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (4): 425–464.
Published: 01 October 2009
... analyzed in terms of centered worlds. Persistence and the First-Person Perspective Dilip Ninan University of St Andrews 1. Introduction A familiar divide in the theory of personal identity over time is between those who think personal identity...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (1): 163–167.
Published: 01 January 2015
... can ask the same kind of explanatory questions about other features of Prinz's view. How might he respond? Rather than tackling them head on, he might reject such questions as illegitimate or based on false presuppositions. For example, he might say that theoretical identities are not the kind...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (2): 263–298.
Published: 01 May 2021
... are phenomenally identical. If these constraints are satisfied, then the structure of the model mirrors the structure of the quality-space. But since standard models cannot capture precision structure, none of these desiderata can be fully satisfied. The challenge in what follows is to show that the analogous...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (1): 97–99.
Published: 01 January 2010
.... Dispositional monism is the view that every sparse fundamental property of physics essentially involves a disposition. On Bird’s view, the associ- ation between a fundamental natural property and a disposition is a matter of metaphysical necessity. (Bird goes even further: he argues that the identity...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (1): 100–103.
Published: 01 January 2010
... that the identity of a given fundamental natural property is exhausted by its dispositional character.) Therefore, it is metaphysically necessary that anything possessing a certain sparse fundamental property of physics will exhibit certain further properties when suitably stimulated. These regularities...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (1): 104–108.
Published: 01 January 2010
... fundamental property of physics essentially involves a disposition. On Bird’s view, the associ- ation between a fundamental natural property and a disposition is a matter of metaphysical necessity. (Bird goes even further: he argues that the identity of a given fundamental natural property is exhausted...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (1): 108–112.
Published: 01 January 2010
... argues that the identity of a given fundamental natural property is exhausted by its dispositional character.) Therefore, it is metaphysically necessary that anything possessing a certain sparse fundamental property of physics will exhibit certain further properties when suitably stimulated...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (1): 112–115.
Published: 01 January 2010
... is the view that every sparse fundamental property of physics essentially involves a disposition. On Bird’s view, the associ- ation between a fundamental natural property and a disposition is a matter of metaphysical necessity. (Bird goes even further: he argues that the identity of a given fundamental...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (1): 115–117.
Published: 01 January 2010
.... Dispositional monism is the view that every sparse fundamental property of physics essentially involves a disposition. On Bird’s view, the associ- ation between a fundamental natural property and a disposition is a matter of metaphysical necessity. (Bird goes even further: he argues that the identity...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (1): 118–123.
Published: 01 January 2010
... that the identity of a given fundamental natural property is exhausted by its dispositional character.) Therefore, it is metaphysically necessary that anything possessing a certain sparse fundamental property of physics will exhibit certain further properties when suitably stimulated. These regularities...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (1): 123–126.
Published: 01 January 2010
... argues that the identity of a given fundamental natural property is exhausted by its dispositional character.) Therefore, it is metaphysically necessary that anything possessing a certain sparse fundamental property of physics will exhibit certain further properties when suitably stimulated...